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First home buyers can get into real estate market „„ By Emma-Jane McLennan GOOD NEWS for first-home buyers in Christchurch – your property goals are within reach. That is the finding of the latest home loan affordability report from financial advice site interest. It shows the average working couple (age 25-29) looking to buy can afford a $382,000 lower quartile house, which is “very positive,” site financial expert Glen Ninness said. “Christchurch is more expensive than the average but you would expect that from a main centre . . . and it’s still only a quarter of take-home pay.” It is based on a working male and female of average income, with no children, making $1550 in take-home pay a week. At that rate, 27.8 per cent of their income would be spent on mortgage repayments. That’s down from Auckland,

where the “astronomical” property market is seeing couples spend almost 50 per cent of their weekly income, Mr Ninness said. “In Christchurch the rents are going down and there is enough supply to reach demand.” The national average takehome pay first-home buyers would need to put towards their mortgage is 21.4 per cent. The cheapest area is Invercargill, where an average 12.5 per cent of weekly income would need to go towards a mortgage. While the report said saving the necessary deposit would be a significant barrier for many Christchurch buyers, Mr Ninness said banks are often flexible enough to make it work. “They are still able to lend more than 80 per cent, just not as often. But those unable to put down 20 per cent may be hurt in the long run if they want to buy now.” •Turn to page 4

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Canterbury Fashion Week will return to the newly-reopened Christchurch Art Gallery next month. The theme will be Parisian-based says organiser Denyse Saunders. Story, page 39. Model: Jaime Spencer from Denyse Saunders Model Management. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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OBESITY. It’s something that can usually be controlled by a simple equation: Lower consumption + better eating + more exercise. But when it comes to kids, the discipline required is generally not there. On pages 8-9 we reveal what schools are trying to do to keep kids from getting fat, and it’s not an easy task. They can ban the fizzy drinks from school, but once out of the school gates those big fast food signs can be too much of a temptation. Fiona Brown and her 14-yearold daughter Grace thought they were going to drown when they got into trouble at New Brighton beach – until Peter Mortensen came along. Peter was on date at the beach, having fish ’n’ chips when he saw the pair get into trouble, and did the decent thing. Last week, Peter, Fiona and Grace got together for a coffee – the first time Fiona had a chance to thank him. They talk to reporter Gabrielle Stuart on page 5. Gabrielle also catches up with well-known chef and restaurant owner Jonny Schwass (page 25) in our weekly Who is cooking for you series on the taste page. Barry Clarke


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CHAIR OF FERTILITY If you are trying to get pregnant, perhaps you should track down this magical chair. The ‘desk chair of fertility’, has sold on Trademe for $400. Three women at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Bryndwr fell pregnant after sitting in the chair - the first after one year, the second after five weeks and the third after just four weeks sitting on it. All the proceeds from the sale would go to the work Big Brothers Big Sisters does in Christchurch.

NET WANTED AT THE BACH Gone are the days where you play board games or enjoy a bonfire on the beach while on holiday. According to a Bookabach survey of more than 7000 bach owners and renters, three in five preferred their bach to have broadband. While on holiday, 86 per cent on them used the internet. Of the respondents, 85 per cent said if their bach had broadband they would work, if that meant they could extend their time away from the office.

NO LOVE FOR BABY NAMES Bad news for those named Angela, Beverley, Clive or Dean; your names have made it to the list of the most unloved baby names so far this year. The list, compiled by BabyCentre, is based on baby name registrations, which noted once-popular names that have had no registrations this year. Girls’ names also included Carol, Debra, Diane, Donna, Sally and Wendy while among the boys’ list were Cecil, Derek, Duncan, Geoffrey and Wayne.

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News Quake repairs not up to code ​

PROBLEM: Of the 32 repaired homes surveyed which did not meet Building Code, most were “jack and pack” repairs like this one. Canterbury Earthquake yesterday about who would be Recovery Minister Gerry responsible for problems with Brownlee was asked by The Star the repairs. if he planned to call for a wider Canterbury Registered Master investigation or inquiry, but his Builders president Alastair office did not respond yesterday. Miles (left) said that was likely Almost 170,000 homes to depend on the case. in Canterbury have needed He said he did not know the “The fact people are having to earthquake repairs, but only un- details of specific cases, but go through this a second time consented repairs were looked at builders were likely to be liable just isn’t good enough. Do the for any poor workmanship. But math, how many sleepless nights during the survey. Of the 90 homes surveyed where a builder was ordered to is that? How many days not by the Government, most were do a repair a certain way and the knowing what is happening to managed by EQC. scope of work was the problem, their homes? There is a problem EQC said it was not able to those responsible for the scope there and the minister needs to answer questions from The Star could be liable. acknowledge it.”

House fires lit by arsonist „„ Andrew King POLICE HAVE confirmed a fire in a house where a woman and her three children slept is the work of an arsonist. Parklands resident Andrea Phillips woke after hearing a “loud popping sound”. She immediately woke her three children and got them outside. “We are all safe and that is the main thing,” she said. A second house, just down the street, had a window forced and curtains set alight. A car was also torched on Queenspark Drive.

App leaves council contractors lost „„ By Bridget Rutherford A FLAW in the city council’s online system has meant some contractors responding to Snap Send Solve app complaints are struggling to find them. People can report issues such as potholes through the smartphone app by taking a photo that is forwarded to the relevant city council department to be dealt with.

But not all contractors are receiving the exact GPS location, as they are meant to. City councillor Paul Lonsdale (left)told the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board last week he had reported a problem through the app. He then received a phone call from a confused contractor who could not find it, because he did not have the exact GPS location. City council digital channel

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IT service manager Dana Burnett said contractors operating on some specific city council systems may not receive all the GPS information. That was because the process and systems were built prior to Snap Send Solve being used, she said. Ms Burnett said the city council was planning on updating its systems to allow contractors to receive all the information they needed. The city council was the first in the country to start using the app in June last year.

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In Brief SCHOOL SITE RESIDENTIAL UNITS TO BE DISCUSSED A Government plan to build 73 residential units on the old Sydenham School site on Colombo St will be discussed next month. On April 21, a hearings panel will discuss the resource consent application by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for the development. The Government bought the land off the city council for $4.5 million last year. POOL COULD BE SAVED TEMPORARILY Central New Brighton School pool could have a reprieve from the bulldozers, but only temporarily. The Ministry of Education wanted to demolish the pool without consulting the community, which caused outrage, and Strategic Urban Rejuvenation Force asked the ministry if it could investigate whether the pool could be saved. It decided keeping the pool was viable, but only temporarily until the replacement QE II Park was completed in 2018. TSUNAMI SIRENS TO BE TESTED The coastline’s tsunami warning sirens will be tested at 11am on April 3. The sirens, which run from Brooklands to Taylors Mistake, will sound for up to three minutes as part of the annual test that is carried out on the Sunday that daylight saving begins and ends. NO SUSPECTS YET AFTER ALLEGED ASSAULTS No suspects have been identified from a list of names given to police in connection with two attacks on women in Selwyn in December. One woman was sexually assaulted while jogging near Lincoln University and two days later, a man tried to drag another woman into a car at Coes Ford. The two attacks were not thought to be linked and separate identikit images of the offenders were released, resulting in a number of people providing police with potential names.


„„ By Gabrielle Stuart MANY EARTHQUAKE repairs do not meet Building Code, new checks have found. The Earthquake Commission started rechecking finished repairs in August after the Government randomly selected and surveyed 90 repaired homes, and found more than a third of them did not meet the Building Code. Most of the problem homes were “jack and pack” repairs. EQC identified 2326 homes it believed needed to be rechecked. Of the 663 repairs it had reviewed by mid-January, only 227 met Building Code requirements. The rest it was reviewing, to decide what further action would be taken. More rechecks have been done since, but EQC was not able to provide the figures yesterday. Labour Canterbury issues spokeswoman Megan Woods (right) said an inquiry was needed into how broad the problem was, and how many more homes might need to be checked. She said many people had already spent years waiting for their repairs to be done, only to find out they were not done properly.


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RETAIL AND hospitality spending in the city continues to outpace the national level, with a 1.5 per cent increase (seasonally adjusted) in the December 2015 quarter. This is compared to a national rise of 1.2 per cent in the same quarter, according to a Statistics New Zealand release. An influx of new businesses in the latter half of last year influenced the change, business indications manager Tehseen Islam said. “Increased spending in the retail and hospitality businesses, particularly over the last two quarters, has further widened the gap in growth for Christchurch ahead of the rest of the country.” In actual terms, Christchurch’s total sales for the December 2015 quarter was $2.2 billion, up 5.1 percent compared with the same quarter in 2014. This follows a 4.2 percent increase in the September 2015 quarter. The longer-term picture shows retail and hospitality sales in Christchurch have risen 33 per cent since the June 2010 quarter. This compares with a 24 percent rise at the national level over the same period.

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First home for Aimee AIMEE WEBLEY gets the keys to her first home today. The 25-year-old anaesthetic technician says she is “stoked” all her saving has paid off and she’s moving in. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, I’ve been unconsciously saving through Kiwi Saver for about eight years now and it’s all very exciting.” Ms Webley bought her three bedroom Parklands property for less than $300,000, with a 20 per cent deposit she put together with help from her parents, she said. “I was prepared to go for a 10 per cent deposit but my mortgage broker said it would be a lot easier with 20 per cent. The repayments will actually be very affordable.” She has been living at home up til now, which she says has made it “much easier” to save. The bank has agreed to put forward 80 per cent, on the condition she lives with a paying flatmate. Single income affordability statistics from’s report show it now takes 56.1 per cent of the median income for a person in the 25-29 age group on a lower quartile

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Buyers can get into market •From page 1 Based on current income and house prices it would take 2.2 years for a couple to save a 10 per cent deposit, and 4.4 years to save 20 per cent. While the housing market in Christchurch will likely get better, if you can afford a 20 per cent deposit on a house now you should seriously think about buying, Mr Ninness said. “Why not get it now, and start paying it off now? The sooner you get your mortgage out of the way, you can start saving for retirement.”

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FIRST HOME BUYERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Christchurch averages from as at February 2016 • Lower quartile house price: $382,500 • Weekly take-home pay for a couple aged 25-29: $1573 • Deposit saved: $67,452 • Interest rate: 4.54 per cent • Weekly payment: $438.15 • Income spent on mortgage: 27.8 per cent

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Brave rescuer meets with swimmers „„ By Gabrielle Stuart THEY WERE just metres from the beach and could see people walking by and watching them, but as they were hit by wave after wave both Fiona Brown and her 14-year-old daughter Grace believed they were going to drown. Last week they were reunited with their rescuer, 63-year-old Peter Mortensen, who dived in to rescue the pair in spite of a sternum injury which made it difficult for him to breathe. “If Peter hadn’t come in, I was starting to take in so much water I was thinking if someone doesn’t help me I’m not going to survive,” Mrs Brown said. The pair had gone down to the beach on a Saturday evening at about 7.30pm for a swim. Grace was playing in waist deep water while Mrs Brown talked to some friends she had bumped into on the beach, she said. But just a few minutes after her People drowned at beaches 25 last year 9 in 2014 18 in 2013 21 in 2012 21 in 2011

HERO: Fiona and Grace Brown believe Peter Mortensen saved their lives when they were caught in a rip at New Brighton beach.

friends left, she heard Grace cry out, and saw her bobbing in the water. Once she got into the water, she realised the sand dropped off sharply into a deep hole. “I thought my daughter’s drowning, I’ll save her. I was in up to my waist and I said reach out to me. I was so close, but I fell in myself.” Mrs Brown grew up swimming at Piha Beach and said she had been caught in many rips before, but this was different. “The waves were going over you but pulling you under and back as they did, which was a

really unusual feeling I’ve never felt before.” Mr Mortensen was out on a date having fish ’n’ chips on the beach when he saw the pair struggling. He said there were plenty of other people on the beach watching what was happening, but no one stepped in to help. He dived in in his jeans, and risked his own life to save the pair, Mrs Brown said. She said he helped the two of them escape the rip quite fast, but then got stuck in it himself. When the three finally made it to shore, he realised his keys

were still in his pocket, and his car immobiliser had been destroyed in the water. Mrs Brown drove him back to his house that night and they exchanged numbers. Last week they met with him to thank him properly, she said. “On the night we kept saying thank you, but don’t think he realised what he had done. And it was great that not just Grace and I could go, but my husband too, because he could have been facing a very different Sunday morning if Peter had not been there.” She said they planned to meet every year in the future to mark the anniversary of the rescue with fish and chips on New Brighton beach. Mr Mortensen was a true hero, she said. “I hope there’s more people out there like Peter. Everyone’s life is worth someone going in to save them. We need more Peters in the world.”

SANDBARS AND holes like the one Fiona and Grace Brown were caught in were not uncommon in New Brighton and were often seen at Waimairi Beach and Sumner as well, Henry Lawson of Surf Life Saving NZ said. He said the waves they described were likely to be barrelling waves, which were loved by surfers but tended to break faster and with more force. “If you can get your speed up and catch those they will push you in to shore, but if you’re tired, caught in a hole where they are breaking on top of you, they will push you down. So if you’re still in a hole being pulled in a rip you may be caught in a cycle,” he said. Once caught in a rip, he said the best idea was usually to swim parallel to shore until you escape the current, or to float with the rip away from shore and swim back through the breaking waves. When looking for sandbars or rips, he said to look out for calm patches in the water, or for waves which were not breaking parallel to the shore.


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New approach to February 2016 quake claims The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will be drawing on lessons learned in previous Canterbury earthquakes to assess and settle claims from the February 2016 earthquakes. The plan is to speed up assessments, where possible, by calling customers to get all the information we need to desktop assess and cash settle their claim, EQC General Manager, Customer and Claims, Trish Keith says. “We won’t necessarily be sending an assessor to the home, except where there is extensive damage, the claim is complex or a customer’s circumstances require it. “EQC will cash settle most of the claims to enable customers to get onto repairs quickly. We’re doing this because we are hearing from customers that their damage is largely cosmetic building repairs and contents,” Mrs Keith says. For those customers already in the Canterbury Home Repair and land programmes who lodge new claims from the February earthquakes, EQC will deal with their claims at

the same time. In this way, EQC will not slow the existing work programmes down due to the new event. EQC’s approach builds on the lessons we have learnt from Canterbury, Cook Strait, and Eketahuna earthquakes. It also reflects that EQC already has a lot of information about Canterbury customers. “The new process is being piloted with a small group of customers before EQC starts rolling it out in earnest, and early feedback has been very positive.” Mrs Keith says. “We can use information we already know about our Christchurch customers to make settling the latest claims smoother and faster,” Mrs Keith says. “Our goal is to make EQC easy to do business with.” There is still time for customers to lodge a claim. Customers whose home suffered damage in the 14 February earthquake have until 16 May 2016 to lodge a claim. The deadline for lodging a claim for the 29 February earthquake is 30 May 2016.

Update on ILV Contents damage from last month’s earthquake submitted to EQC. Courtesy of Joseph Hsieh.

Ethan Rimell from CB Civil & Drainage shows Sandy Ditchburn the CCTV footage of her drains at her Aranui home.

Drainage assessments underway EQC has started rolling out its assessment programme for sewer and stormwater pipes suspected of having earthquake damage. The programme is to ensure a consistent standard of assessment of all sewer and stormwater drains for drainage claims. Customers with unsettled drainage claims will be contacted progressively throughout 2016 to arrange an assessment of their drains, General Manager, Customer and Claims, Trish Keith says. The assessments will be carried out whether or not an inspection has been done

previously, at no cost to homeowners. The inspection programme will also include properties where new drainage claims are lodged during 2016. Assessment information has been provided in the past by drainlayers contracted by homeowners and EQC. The presentation and the level of detail provided varied significantly. In some cases assessments have not included a recommended repair strategy and estimated cost of repair. “That’s meant that in the past we’ve had to go back to drainlayers to get the level of information we’ve needed to settle drainage claims, which has added unnecessary time and hassle for customers,” Mrs Keith says. “The new assessment process – which was trialled successfully with drainlayers at the end of last year – offers much more guidance for drainlayers. The new process should ensure the reports are consistent and capture all earthquake damage,” Mrs Keith says.

“Some of Canterbury’s largest drainlaying firms, all of which are licensed with the New Zealand Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, will carry out the assessments.” The firms will have a certifying drainlayer – the highest qualification available – to oversee the work of licensed drainlayers. A CCTV recording of the inside of drains will identify any earthquake damage. This information will be used to develop a recommended repair strategy and estimated cost of repair. EQC will use all this information to determine cash settlement. “We will provide additional support for customers who have a genuine need for help in hiring drainage contractors after they have received their cash settlement,” Mrs Keith says. “If further damage is discovered during the repair process customers can contact EQC. If we agree the damage is earthquake-related, an additional payment to cover extra costs may be made.”

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Dr Laurie Johnson gave the keynote speech at last Friday’s Seismics forum.

EQC was a major sponsor of the fifth Seismics and the City forum in Christchurch last Friday. The forum brought together public, private and community representatives to voice their views on Shaping Canterbury’s Future Now. This year’s emphasis on collaboration, regeneration and innovation was reflected in the EQC’s contribution, including the participation of key speakers. Urban planner Dr Laurie Johnson (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, UC Berkeley)

offered tangible cases of post-disaster downtown regeneration in other centres to stimulate discussion on realistic goals for Christchurch in the next five years. Dr Johnson has visited Christchurch many times since 2011. She said the great many aftershocks had “reset” the clock for some parts of the community and its infrastructure time and time again, but that Christchurch people should take heart in the betterment and transformation taking place.

“Homes are not simply being patched up. There is a great deal of betterment going into the reconstruction of the housing stock, the infrastructure, and the commercial sector.” Dr Johnson urged Regenerate Christchurch to continue to work toward completion of the vision that central Christchurch is a great place for work, living and play. You can see Dr Johnson’s full 16 minute Seismics in the City presentation at

EQC is working out the settlement amounts for around 4,400 customers who were told their properties qualify for Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability (ILV) land damage. “We have made good progress so far but there is still more we need to do before we can start making any payments,” says EQC Head of Canterbury Land Settlement, Keith Land. “This work includes determining pre-quake property valuations and the amount of the reduction in market value for affected properties as the direct result of ILV land damage. We are also investigating whether some properties with ILV land damage can be feasibly repaired. In these cases, a settlement based on repair cost may be available.” EQC expects to start settling ILV customers in mid 2016. “We recognise that our customers have been waiting a long time for ILV settlements, but this is the first time this type of land damage has been recognised as insured damage, so the settlements involve ground-breaking work which takes time. “We want to make sure we have robust valuation assessments in place and give our customers quality information,” says Mr Land. Settlements for ILV land damage will be made by cash payment, which is how EQC has been settling all land claims to date. The cash settlement for ILV land damage will be based on one of two approaches: repair cost, or reduction in market value of the property due to ILV land damage – also called Diminution of Value (DOV). “We are establishing which properties can have their ILV land damage feasibly repaired, and which can’t, thereby require settlement on the basis of DOV. It’s important to note that each property is considered on its own merits. Each property has unique characteristics, which means that one-size-fits-all or an automated settlement approach is inappropriate,” says Mr Land. ILV land damage settlements on the basis of repair cost Where, for example, the house needs to be rebuilt, EQC will likely settle the ILV land damage on the basis of repair cost if: — there is a feasible repair method for the repair of the ILV land damage on the property; — the customer intends to carry out the repair within a reasonable period of time using that method; — the land has not been sold since the earthquakes. ILV land damage settlements on the basis of DOV Based on what is known to date, EQC expects that most ILV properties will be settled on the basis of DOV. This is because there will generally not be a feasible repair to ILV damage where the house has remained in place after the earthquakes. Furthermore, if an ILV property was repaired or rebuilt without any repair of the ILV land damage, it is likely the settlement will be based on DOV. The settlement will also be based on DOV if the property has been sold since the earthquakes. “Generally the DOV approach and settlements for what is another non-visible land damage type will be similar to how EQC is handling Increased Flooding Vulnerability (IFV) claims. “For those properties where we are investigating settlement based on repair cost, we will contact customers in two months’ time to inform them of the potential to repair the ILV damage on the property, and see whether they intend to repair the land,” says Mr Land. EQC expects to complete ILV settlements, together with other outstanding land settlements, by the end of this year. FOR MORE INFORMATION on ILV land damage visit the

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Thursday March 24 2016

Social cost of crashes ‘huge’

„„ By Tom Doudney DEATH AND serious injury on Canterbury roads cost the country almost $2 billion between 2010 and 2014. Statistics provided by the New Zealand Transport Agency show that during this five-year period there were 1583 crashes on Canterbury roads where someone either died or sustained a serious injury. NZTA has estimated that altogether these crashes resulted in ‘social costs’ of $1,999,340,000. Social costs are estimated from a range of factors such as the cost of hospitalisation, further medical treatment and ACC; legal costs like crash investigation, imprisonment and running court cases; loss of economic output from those killed or injured; and property damage. The 1583 crashes included 190 where at least one person lost their life, and 1393 additional crashes involving at least one serious injury. Overall, 203 people died and 1620 suffered serious injuries. The worst year for fatalities, during this period, was 2013, when 49 people lost their lives, closely followed by 2010 with 48 deaths.

IMPACT: The scene of a fatal car crash on State Highway 1, south of Templeton, on November 24, 2014. The driver of the car was killed in a collision with a truck. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Last year, 46 people died on Canterbury roads. NZTA southern regional director Jim Harland said the ramifications of serious injury and fatality crashes were huge, “not only on the people directly involved but on their wider networks and the community as a whole.” Figures also showed hospitalisations from Canterbury

crashes had fallen steadily, going from 569 in the 12 months to June 1995, to 385 in the 12 months to June 2015. This had happened even as the vehicle kilometres travelled on Canterbury roads had increased from 4.4 billion in 2000/2001 to 5.7 billion in 2013/2014. Mr Harland said that trend was positive and would be related to the ‘safe system’

approach, which authorities had increasingly been applying to road safety matters. This meant looking beyond driver behaviour at other factors such as more effective enforcement by police, newer and safer vehicles, improvements to the roading environment, encouraging safer speed limits, as well as promoting education and awareness.


Don’t be an egg at Easter say police „„ Andrew King WORRY ABOUT starting your holiday when you arrive at your destination is a message police want those heading away this Easter to remember. The Easter holiday period starts today at 4pm and will end on Tuesday at 6am. Senior Sergeant Ash Tabb said with the volume of vehicles on the road the high risk times are Thursday evening and Monday afternoon. “Drivers need to focus on driving, then enjoy your holiday we have to remember mistakes do happen but rash decisions cause crashes,” he said. Last year the national road toll for the Easter period was one. During the period there was 101 reported injury crashes nationally resulting in 29 serious injuries and 114 minor injuries. In Canterbury there was one death, two serious injuries, 12 minor injuries and 21 non-injury crashes in the 2015 period. Senior Sergeant Tabb said every person will be breath tested if they are pulled over. “The 4km/h tolerance will come into force during the period,” he said.


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News Health board: Child obesity normalised in Canterbury THE ‘NORMALISING’ of child obesity in Canterbury was one of the biggest challenges in trying to reduce it, Greg Hamilton of the Canterbury District Health Board said. Reducing child obesity is now one of the health board’s major health targets, but making that happen would not be simple, he said. “The ‘normalising’ of obesity and a lack of recognition and understanding of the problem is an ongoing challenge,” he said. He said a number of strategies would have to be used together in a variety of settings, including in schools. He said he would be interested to watch how the sugar tax worked in the United Kingdom, and believed it could work here. “While it’s still unproven, it seems reasonable to assume that taxation may help in reducing obesity because we know sugary drinks are linked strongly to obesity and are bad for tooth decay, and we also know that appropriate taxes on unhealthy products, such as tobacco, affect consumption and result in more positive health outcomes for people.” But he said it was important to remember obesity was caused by multiple factors, not just one. The health board’s five point plan includes better management and referrals of children to services that can help them, better evaluation of how successful interventions were and better links with local stakeholders, like schools.

Schools: We can’t fight With the news last week that the United Kingdom was introducing a sugar tax, the Government has come under pressure to do more to fight rocketing child obesity here. This week it wrote to all schools asking them to adopt “water only” policies, banning fizzy drinks and juices in school. But many local schools say it’s something they’re already doing, and the Government needs to take a hard line if it wants to make a difference. Gabrielle Stuart reports THEY’RE “healthy heroes”. They eat sushi and Subway for school lunches instead of fish ’n’ chips. They play sport every day. They drink water instead of fizzy. They have breakfast clubs and lunch clubs. While they’re at school, Linwood Avenue School pupils are bombarded with healthy messages. But it’s obvious why that’s not stopping the “obesity epidemic”, principal Gerard Direen said. “They walk out our gate and there would be 10 takeaway outlets within a one or two-minute walk of the school,” he said. Many of the pupils would end up eating takeaways several nights a week, because they were cheap and convenient, he said. The same was true of sport. He said most pupils were passionate about sport and loved playing at school. A survey of pupils at the three primary schools in the area found 80 per cent of nine and 10-year-olds were involved in a team sport at school. But just 52 per cent of boys played sport on the weekend, and only 21 per cent of girls.

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That could be because their parents were working on weekends and they had no transport, because of the cost, or because their local pools or sports clubs had been lost, Mr Direen said. Schools were doing what they could, but the Government had to “be bold” and support them urgently with things like wider restrictions on takeaways and unhealthy food, and more support for community clubs and facilities, he said. “We’ve been saying this for years, because the obesity

epidemic hasn’t happened overnight. There’s no shortage of ideas, there’s a shortage of will to do something about it.” Canterbury Primary Principals’ Association president Jeanette Shearer, who is principal of Isleworth School in Bishopdale, said she heard a similar story from many schools. “Most schools are encouraging healthy choices. They don’t allow soft drinks or fizzy drinks, and the majority have breakfast in school clubs, which is really helpful. But there is also the logistics

of running it all, as there is more and more that schools are being asked to do.” The majority of pupils in Canterbury were active and ate healthily, so more programmes within schools might not be the best use of their limited resources, she said. The last NZ Health Survey showed 4.8 per cent of Canterbury children were considered obese – with a body mass index of 30 or more. But that was one of the lowest rates in the country, significantly lower than the 10.4 per cent national average. Although many schools were doing a very good job, there was no evidence that they all were, or proper data collected about what they were doing, University of Auckland professor Boyd Swinburn said. He has done years of research into preventing child obesity, and said programmes in schools were one of the most important factors. “They provide a lighthouse effect, so things that happen in school shine out far beyond the school gates,” he said.

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obesity alone He wanted to see more schools introducing water-only policies, or banning junk food as fundraisers or rewards in classrooms. But he agreed it could only work alongside wider Government legislation, like a sugar tax and restrictions on marketing junk food to children. Catching the problem while people were young was vital, he said. “It becomes harder and harder as time goes on and people age. A lot of food preferences are set early in life, and participation in sport and activity then has an impact later in life. So schools are fundamental in all of this.” At high school level, there was no longer much point in banning foods or putting rules around what students could eat, Canterbury Secondary Principals’ Association chairman and Darfield High School principal James Morris said. “At secondary school we need to be developing students’ ability to make independent decisions for themselves. We would be doing them a disservice if all we did was set very strict rules, as it’s far more effective to educate them.” He said most of his students

NUTRITIOUS: Getting children to eat healthy food and taking part in activities had been a big challenge for many schools.

started high school reasonably active and did not have a significant problem with junk food, but that was partly because there was not a lot of unhealthy food sold around the school. But he said getting students to sports activities had been a big challenge for many schools since the earthquakes, and they needed more support. “There is a big discrepancy across different areas of the city, because some have the finances and support from parents to

continue, but other schools are finding it really difficult.” Aranui Primary School principal Mike Allen said teachers had used their own cars to drive pupils to a year 5-6 rugby tournament this week, because trying to get funding for buses was like “drawing blood out of a stone”. He said the school did everything it could to encourage the pupils to keep active and eat healthily, but was limited by the amount of time teachers had for different programmes.

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DAY ONE of a new era in our family. I’d bolstered my courage, put on my shades and took my “Number Two” to her first day at school. Her big sister was the best though. She scooted her into the school grounds, escorted her to the classroom and clucked about her like an old hen. My heart swelled with pride as she proudly introduced her Little Sis to friends and teachers alike. The bell rang for mat time. My “big” 5-year-old suddenly looked so tiny in her big sisters’ hand-me-down uniform and over-sized cardigan. She stood an imposing 107cm at the front of the class, and shyly embraced the warmth as her new classmates sang happy birthday and welcomed her with open arms. Up until then, I had been doing quite well. Then her teacher handed me a ‘care package’ – a little parcel filled with tissues, tea bag and a Kit-Kat with encouragement to head home, sip a hot brew, take a break, and let the tears flow. And flow they did. A few stung my eyes as I said my final goodbyes, but by the time I got home, the lump in my throat had liquified and I was a blubbering, leaky-eyed mess. With two at school and only

two at home, our house was so much quieter. She had been my little helper and wee mama-bear to her 2-year-old twin sisters. They seemed lost without her, and wandered about calling her name. To be honest, I felt a little lost too. When I collected her that afternoon, she was full of chatter about the things she had created, new friends made, and plans for the following day. She was simply happy and excited to be there, and I was glad that she had taken to it so well. The rest of the week saw her bounce out the door with fervour. Friday night, however, the tiredness hit. And then the spew. I initially thought that she had downed a few extra hot chips in the excitement of having friends over to celebrate the end of her first week. But alas, not the case. The first week at school had unfortunately brought home her first tummy bug. Feeling forlorn and tired, the start of her second school week finds her back at home with her little sisters, snuggled into the beanbag, watching cartoons and snaffling lemonade ice-blocks. I just hope the bug confines itself to her – the idea of four spewing kids at Easter is not my idea of fun!

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GOOD CAUSE: Hayley Davis, left, will display her extensive Barbie doll collection to raise funds for terminally ill sister Nicole Day, right. PHOTO: TOM DOUDNEY ​ Mrs Day and her husband, Andy, have two children, aged three and five. Doctors originally told her she could expect to live four years at best – that was more than three years ago now. Her existing radiation and

herceptin treatments were no longer effective and the family wanted to try a new treatment, known as Tykerb, which would cost $38,000. Although she had loved dolls as a girl, Miss Davis, now 43, only started her Barbie collec-

tion three years ago. “Years and years ago, I had a few [Barbie dolls] and then I had to sell them but three years ago I just decided I wanted to get back into it,” she said. “It gets me away from all the other things that are going on right now so it’s just a wee escape away that I really enjoy.” Her oldest doll was from 1983 – Fabulous Fur Barbie, dressed in a blue jumpsuit and white fur coat. Her most valuable doll was Pink Splendour Barbie, which cost $1000 when it came out in 1996. Donations to benefit Mrs Day can also be made online via cause/help4nicole

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“If we buy further land, where suitable we would like to create a similar reserve to the ones we already have.” The trust is responsible for spaces including the 140ha Ohinetahi Bush Reserve, which stretches across land from above Governors Bay to Allendale and is considered its flagship reserve. While Mr Louthton said he wasn’t able

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More respite care for children at new centre „„ By Emma-Jane McLennan POST-QUAKE demand for respite care will likely see Cholmondeley Children’s Centre look after about 400 children this year, up from 350 a year for 2014-2015. Its new, more spacious centre will be well-used, chief executive Shane Murdoch said. “There’s been a 50 per cent increase in need for respite care post-quake, and now with the new building we can take those children in.” The children’s charity held a successful ‘back on the map’ campaign to raise $4 million for its new $6.5 million rebuilt centre (utilising $2.5 million in insurance money) over the past

few years. It was operating on split sites since the February 2011 earthquakes - at Living Springs and Governors Bay - before moving into its newly rebuilt facility at the latter site last year. It has a new courtyard area, stat-of the art facilities and playground for the children. The centre offers respite care to children whose families are struggling to take care of them usually for a period of 3-5 days. While it is expecting 400 children this year, Mr Murdoch said that adds up to about 1200 visits: “Because it’s short-term its high turnover, and most children will be with us a few times a year.”

SuperGold Card correction THE STAR reported on March 10 that Environment Canterbury was worried it may have to pay for free SuperGold Card travel for people over 65, as the Government funding had been capped. It also said a report was due on the situation this month. That was incorrect. The Government has said it did

not intend to transfer costs to ratepayers. Therefore no report on the situation was required. Environment Canterbury strategic policy programme manager Steve Gibling said ECan had been assured no additional cost would fall on ratepayers. The Star apologises for the error.

It’s been more than 20 years that Oderings has flouted Easter trading laws and been prosecuted for it - and this year they plan to do it again. Director Julian Oderings said they had been working hard to get their new building at their fifth Christchurch shop in Cashmere open for Easter, which one of their busiest weekends of the year. He said they were opening for their customers. “We’re still open because it’s our best time of year, it’s the best time to plant in your garden because it gives your plants and your trees a chance to establish themselves over the wintertime before they come away in the springtime,” he said. Oderings specials - page 29​



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Urgent need to address prison numbers THE NUMBER of people being jailed in New Zealand continues to grow, a trend which shows little sign of abating. It’s a major problem facing our society, and it’s a major contrast to a country not to dissimilar to our own, the Netherlands. This week it was revealed five of its prisons will close because a third of its 13,500 prison cells are unfilled. The fall in prison sentences is attributed to an older population – less likely to commit crime – and a steep decline in violent offences. Recently, there has also been a focus on not prosecuting victimless crime and on rehabilitation: shorter sentences, more electronic tagging, programmes on job skills and re-entering the community. In August, 2015, the prison population in New Zealand hit 9000 for the first time. Since then it has continued to rise, peaking at 9360 in February this year; record numbers. The increase in New Zealand since 2014 has mostly been driven by the increase in the remand population. Between February 2014 and 2016, the remand population increased by about 40 per cent and remand prisoners accounted for around 90 per cent of the population increase in the last year. The significant increase in offenders on remand is due to a number of factors including changes to the Bail, Sentencing and Victim’s Rights Acts. A big part of the cause are drugs and alcohol. Methamphetamine is rampant,

and the proliferation of suburban liquor stores makes booze far more accessible to those who probably least need it. Money that should be spent on family goes elsewhere; the kids suffer and they too become embroiled in the generational whirlpool of drugs and alcohol. Education, and parents’ responsibility to ensure their kids get one, goes out the back door. As Mike Williams, chief executive of the NZ Howard League and a former Labour Party president said recently: “Last year a white collar offender from a high-profile case contacted me – he had been convicted but not yet sentenced. “He anticipated a sentence of between two and four years. “He knew about the Howard League’s prisoner literacy programme and wanted to make his stay in jail useful by helping with our peer-to-peer literacy initiative. “I was happy for this offender get involved at whatever jail he ended up at. “Some months later he has started teaching illiterate prisoners in his jail, and at Christmas he sent a letter which I’ll quote from. “The saddest thing though is the inevitable arrival at these gates by so many [and their return]. Illiteracy and the ensuing poverty reveal a side to our country that we can’t imagine. I’ve got this idea that our goal needs to be to trim the Corrections budget and to reallocate it to the Education budget – the fence at the top of the cliff”

Rise Up Christchurch’s Facebook page is dedicated to local news. Star Media regularly updates the page with content created by journalists at The Star and its community papers, and CTV News. We said: THe Government is likely to backtrack on its plans to keep full control of the Canterbury rebuild – amendment to the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill is likely to see Government and the city council share the final say. Is this a good step for Christchurch? You said: Corey Humm – The city council has proven to be utterly useless but no more so than central government who act authoritarian when it comes to Christchurch, give it back to the bureaucrats who live here at least not the ones in Wellington.

Pamela Neil Simple – He must repay it if he has spent $36,000. Australian polls have to pay any money back that is not work related. $40,000 for a chopper cause one pollie was running late for a private function.

Tom Peters – It would be nice if they handed back ECan.

books on how to become a better CEO, black tie suit hires, rewarding staff with meals out. ECan chairwoman Dame Margaret Bazley says the spending was necessary for post-quake meetings and Mr Bayfield had helped build up good relationships with people in Canterbury. How much executive expenditure and on what is okay?”

Wendy Le Comte Hodgkinson – Not sure I trust any of them. We said: More than $36,000 in ratepayer-funded credit card bills from ECan chief executive Bill Bayfield have been revealed in The Star. The receipts showed a trend of dining out. Examples included dining on salmon gravlax, merlot, Canterbury duck and crepes. There were also self help

Tui Penman – That’s not a lot for eight people in a corporate environment, in fact pretty reasonable I’d say.

Michael Johns – Of course Margaret would say that, she never had any problem spending the taxpayers money! Diana Thompson – Are they allowed to claim for alcohol? District Health Board’s aren’t! Dee Lepper – Thieves . . . Andrew Bray – Eight people had all that? Seriously wrong Bam Donnelly $167 on wine? Disgusting

Playground an example of SINCE CUTTING the ribbon to open the Margaret Mahy Family Playground in December, I have been pleased to see how popular the facility is. Every time I drive past it appears overrun with children and adults, all enjoying the play equipment and green space. I’m told that over the first seven weeks of opening, which coincided with the summer school holidays, the playground was visited by around 100,000 people.

Gerry Brownlee That’s a fantastic response to this key Anchor Project. Visitors to the playground in the past few weeks will have seen the next stage coming to life, with the installation of three

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Pat Tillard – Should be sacked We said: Do you feel authorities are open enough about what’s happening with the rebuild? We’ve asked the question in The Star this week as information on what is happening with the convention centre and Metro Sports Facility is scarce, and secrecy remains over how much staff at the new Crown company in charge of delivering the projects will be paid. What do you think? You said: Brenda Truman I have plenty of thoughts but who listens? The convention centre is a must to help develop the square - can’t someone just take it by the horns and do it - our local people have done amazing things. If the covnention centre had been started on time we would not have anywhere near the over-runs they keep going on about Christine Schuler – It’s time the minister provided some certainty about the two abovementioned projects. It’s hard enough living here and putting up with all the inconvenience and problems without the government contributing to the uncertainty by refusing to confirm what’s happening and will it will happen. Dallas Ferguson – Just do it.

Locally-led recovery a big win for Canty The longer it takes to make a decision, the more it costs. Try getting the Government to stop sitting on their hands. We said: Investigations into quake building collapses may lead to criminal charges. The charges would relate to deaths in four buildings – the CTV building on Madras St, Ballantynes car park on Lichfield St, Southern Ink Tattoo building on Colombo St and the St Christopher’s Book Market on Riccarton Rd. People died at each, including 115 at the CTV building. You said: Chris Loach – What about the people who said it was okay to return into the building after the 7.2? Kirstie Devine – Even if charges are laid they wont get

fark all it be stripped of licence to design or build again or something . . . nothing compared to the pain and suffering that was caused. Liz Brown – What about all the other buildings that killed people . . . the Press building, PGC building . . . Pamela Neil Why were charges not laid after the quakes. The gutless authorities were frightened of treading on someone’s toes!! Bronwyn Allan – They should have already of been charged 5 years and the hell all there families had to go through Marie Sherry What about the PGG building? Why don’t we ever hear about it? 19 people died in that building but no one seems to have questioned why. It baffles me.

the CBD’s reinvigoration The punt stop on the edge of the playground has been redesigned too, meaning visitors will be able to arrive by boat. A large family barbecue area will be installed for spring. This inner-city adventure centre has not only created hours of fun for children and families, but it has also galvanised the retail sector nearby. Coffee shops in New Regent Street have shared anecdotes of being run off their feet over the school holidays, as parents drop

in for a coffee after coming to the city to visit the playground. That has been the point of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, and the blueprint for the new central city was designed with reinvigorating the CBD. Opening the playground has started to show how that thinking will work and how it makes a difference to the city’s growth. Construction work on the East Frame residential area will start before October with hundreds of new residents moving in within

18 months. These inner-city dwellers will have a front row seat to watch the city’s continued growth, but importantly, will be a key part of the regeneration. I hope that families will see this as a great opportunity to live and work centrally – and all while having the Southern Hemispheres best playground right on their doorstep. Gerry Brownlee is Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

LAST WEEK’S announcement that the Government had agreed to shift its position and back a more locally-led recovery was a big win for Canterbury. THe change came during negotiations on the Government’s Regenerate Christchurch Bill – the piece of legislation that determines what will replace CERA once the agency folds up this year. The Government’s original proposal set up Regenerate Christchurch, a local agency in charge of leading the recovery. The problem was, under the government’s plan, Regenerate Christchurch and the various other local agencies had to submit all of their plans to the Minister for co-ordination and approval. It was an overcomplicated system that still kept all the power in the hands of the Minister in Wellington. Instead, what we in Labour wanted to see was a model based on the proposal put up by the city council – one where smart, local people at Regenerate Christchurch took a lead. The leadership of Regenerate Christchurch has a real track record of making things happen here in Canterbury. Andre Lovatt, for example, has done

great work leading the complex restoration of the Arts Centre. We had been very clear we couldn’t support anything that didn’t put locals firmly in charge of the direction of the recovery. So it was very encouraging to find the Government was willing to withdraw its original proposal, and put up amendments in line with the locally-led model. After over five years of frustration and delay, it was positive that all parties in Parliament could come together and agree on a plan. It gives people confidence that the direction of the city isn’t a partisan issue. It gives the businesses that we need to be investing in Christchurch the certainty that there will be coherent local leadership over the next five years. Getting a better plan is just the start though, the job now is to ensure it’s implemented in a way that lives up to the promise of a faster recovery and a greater say for locals. That work begins now. The devil will always be lurking in its favourite hiding place, the detail, and rest assured that Labour will continue to monitor the progress of Christchurch regeneration and hold the Government to account. Megan Woods is Labour’s Canterbury spokeswoman

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Former St John Christchurch volunteer Anna Mcphee has travelled to Greece to help the hundreds of Syrian refugees in camps across the country. Last week she was detained by the Macedonian military for helping refugees who were trying to cross the border. She shares her experiences I’VE RUN out of tears for the everyday. For the child tugging on my trousers in need of more things than money can buy, for the desperation in the parents’ eyes, for the putrid toxicity of people so desperate they are burning their plastic raincoats for firewood. I didn’t even cry in the Macedonian field, helplessly watching that man vomiting blood into the muddy ditch. No, instead I cried in the train station. Immersed in repulsive normality. A young Grecian god with curly locks plays his shiny trumpet while waiting for a train, and I break down to the bewildered security guards, who are not entirely sure what to do with me. “Don’t cry, you will just be five

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hours later. We will help you get on the next train to Athens, it is okay, we will help”. Kind eyes, nervous pats on the shoulder. I want to express my whole world right now, but I hold it together. This isn’t about misleading directions and wrong platforms, not about missed trains and requests for more Euro that I couldn’t afford in the first place. I had become tired of writing. The stories of these people stick stubbornly in my mind, more accumulating each day. No amount of vocabulary can do these tales justice, so most days I fall asleep in a sea of draft copies and hand written notes that will most probably never make it to these pages. Is my enthusiasm fading as I pour all of my energy into holding hope for these people instead of putting pen to paper? No, it is still very much there, it has just been directed to other places. My pas-

sion for this cause and these people grows with every minute I spend in the muddy hell. Yes, hell. Forty-two days of mud, of sadness and despair and tragedy later, after much resistance I agree to take three days off in Athens, get some space, come back refreshed. One hour away in this large city, my accidentally extended transit stop to Athens, life goes on. I want to scale the walls and shout from the rooftops. “People! Look to your north, look in the mud. People are sick, people are dying all around you”. But, I suppose they know. How could you not, it’s all over the news, all of the time. Back in camp, human rights have become no longer just a concept we should fight, but a reality that I see violated over and over again. People are soaked into their bones. They have been for days, and they will continue to be for many more. If they say the wrong thing, or unknowingly present the wrong papers, they are beaten. The borders are closed, they say. Forever. But where do we go? The question resonates with us all, I wish I had all of the answers. Even some of them would do. To hear more about Anna’s story, see her video blogs or read her latest posts, visit her website

Easter weekend starts tomorrow which means only some shops can be open and only providing limited services. Caitlin Miles asked people if they thought all shops should be open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday no matter what they sell.

Lisa Greenlow, mother, of Rolleston: “I think they should be open. It’s really boring having a four-day weekend and not being able to get to the shops on those days. Especially if you work all week, the long weekend is your chance to go shopping. Also if you’re not going away having the shops closed really limits what you can do and enjoy. So I think they should stay open.”

Jonathan Boon, student, of Illam: “It should be up to the shop owners whether or not they want to open. I think it’s more of a personal thing. Not everyone believes in Easter and the meaning of it anymore, so shop owners should choose based on what they think and believe.”

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Jina Mintorm, librarian, of Rolleston: “There’s a trend to head towards the Anzac layout. Take the morning off and work the afternoon. No one has a problem with that, we’ve been doing it that way for years so that could be the way to go. Not a lot of people believe in the religious belief of Easter so I think the Anzac layout could be the way to go.”

Hilary Sunter, administrator, of Halswell: “Keep Good Friday closed and maybe change Sunday to a half day. Saturday gets really busy, especially working all week, a lot of people swamp the malls and that’s the only chance you have to get stuff you need for the long weekend. The religious side of it has got a little lost I think, so maybe compromise.”

Alyn George, retired, of Cashmere: “I personally think they should be closed. It’s everyone’s right to practice their own religion. It’s a mark of respect, we’re very multicultural here and no one should be driven to work if that is a special time for them. It’s also a real family holiday, and I think it would be sad to see people pushed to work on a holiday.”

Kees VanDa, business owner, Riccarton: If we had an eight-day week people would expect shops to be open eight days. As a business owner I think they should remain closed. My staff work tirelessly through the week and deserve a holiday just as much as anyone else. They want to spend time with their families too, why should we take that away just for some more hours of business?”

Special moment of the week I went to Good Mourning Mrs Brown with a couple of friends last week. Having met Brendan O’Carroll at the ‘greening of the pier’ for St Patrick’s Day, I already knew that he was a warm and generous person in himself, but for a couple of hours I just lost myself in the one-liners that had tears rolling down my cheeks. It reminded me how important it was to take time out and put our worries to one side when we can. After the show Brendan tweeted me “it was a joy to play such a welcoming audience! I’ve rarely felt such a strong spirit in a city’s people xx”. Reality check The release of our draft Annual Plan, which will be debated by city council today, has reminded me just how far we’ve come – in particular the global settlement of our insurance and the issues around the horizontal infrastructure. Consultation on the proposal, (which includes significant changes to the capital programme through prioritising what gets done and when), runs between April 6 and May 10. Local community boards have

Lianne Dalziel been asked to play a bigger role in terms of engaging their local communities before preparing their own submissions on the draft plan. Visit the city council website for details www.ccc.govt. nz. Something I’d recommend people read, watch, cook, see or do in the week ahead I’m reading a book called Happy City by Charles Montgomery. The Happy City website says the message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it. Great stuff. Something I’m looking forward to in the week ahead I am looking forward to Easter. In the northern hemisphere spring, it’s easy to give thought to new beginnings. Unfortunately, this spell of hot weather is not forecasted to continue, but it will be an opportunity to take the time to think about the future.


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What’s your job? “I’M AN embalmer.” That’s the last thing I was expecting from a new acquaintance during casual conversation at the hockey turf this week. I’d just met Amy, and was going through the stockstandard conversation. When I asked her what she does for work, I fully was not expecting her to say she preserves dead bodies for their funerals. I was quite lost for words. “Oh . . . so do you enjoy your job?” “Yeah, I love it. I’m on call tonight though – so if the police phone and tell me I’ve got a job I’ll have to scoot away part way through the game.” Right. That has to go down in a list of unusual occupations. But as a reporter, I almost shouldn’t be surprised. Last week, a colleague of mine (Tom Doudney, Selwyn Times reporter, wee shout out right here) told us he’d just got off the phone with a knowledge manager. “Her actual title is knowledge manager,” he said. That’s just awesome. We often have to deal with lengthy, obscure titles such as ‘infrastructure and rebuild team design panel chief planning co-ordinator’ (give or take a few words) and it can be a struggle to figure out what exactly a fancy

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title means. Other times, jobs simply surprise you. When speaking to a make-up artist recently, she told me she was learning the art of lippy and mascara as a break from her farmhand work. I’ve met people who create jewellery out of old bullets, make an (almost) living from selling bacon sandwiches (shoutout Bacon Bros!) and train searchand-rescue cats. Yes, cats. Yes, the world of jobs is changing. Machinery and computers are taking over, IT experts are in high demand, and being a professional cuddler is a thing. That’s right, I googled it. In the United States you can

hire a professional line-stander (imagine that! No more waiting outside Bally’s on sale day!). You can also enlist the services of a dog surfing instructor, iceberg mover, even a bridesmaid. Bridesmaids cost anywhere between US$300-$2000 per wedding, and offer packages including behind-the-scenes advice and a “friend” to talk to, as well as bridesmaid boot camps for nervous first-timers. Sounds odd? Maybe. But I’d rather be a paid component of the wedding party than a dog food taster or a snake milker. – Emma-Jane McLennan, emma-jane.mclennan@

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Comedian Justin White is making his big comeback, with a comedy festival gig this Saturday. The Christchurch funny guy talks to Emma-Jane McLennan about politicians, strippers and the phone number he most regrets losing So Justin, how did you get into comedy? My drum kit got stolen. Usually I’d have band gigs but I was flatting with a guy who said: ‘Why not just come along to this comedy thing at the Green Room?’ It was a comedy club which used to be in Christchurch and they’d have this night where you go, tell a joke, and the best joke gets a free drink. So I went, told a joke and didn’t win. But a guy there said I was a natural, and asked if I could have five minutes’ of comedy written by the next week, and offered me $50 for it. So I did. I am certainly the first comedian I’ve ever heard of to get a first gig paid for, and it led me to think I had a lucrative career ahead of me – which is never quite true in comedy, of course. You got off to a pretty good

start though – you worked with Rhys Darby, right? Yes, he took me under his wing when I first started out in ’97 or ’98 – he gave me some terrible advice but it worked out well in the end. He told me to write jokes about things I found funny, but my humour is very obtuse so that made things quite difficult. But of course I’ve learnt to work my jokes in with the audience, figure out what they’ll relate to and find funny. Some audiences must be difficult though – what’s been your trickiest? That’s got to be one I did for a Lincoln University rugby club old boys’ reunion. I was all young and hip at the time, and

was truly on my ass for 5min with nobody laughing. There was nothing happening so I decided

to change it up, and made up jokes about their wives, who weren’t there of course. They just lapped it up and one of the guys came up to me afterwards and said ‘Your show was better than the strippers.’ That was my best review ever [laughing]. So you were going with comedy prettyfull time at that stage, right? Yes, I started off with a hiss and a roar, performing in all the main centres and a few whistle-stop towns as well. I had six days of shows in Wellington and all was going well, then my contemporaries all started going away – to Auckland, London and the like to further their careers. I ended up getting married here in Christchurch and having kids instead. What was it like, going from a full-on gig schedule to being a dad? The one thing I would say on that, is children are very funny

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is no joke Did you try to get in touch? Of course, I called and called but I couldn’t get through because I was ‘just that guy from Christchurch who did a show.’ Anytime I want to drive myself f*****g insane, I think about it. Moving on then! Have you done any other work alongside comedy? Yes, I was in the motorcycle industry for a bit, just selling parts. I love motorcycles because they’re dangerous, and anything dangerous is fun. I broke my back though so I’m not doing much of that anymore, which is why I’ve been getting back to comedy now. Ouch – how did you break your back? A drunk Ukrainian guy ran a red light and T-boned me when I was riding my motorcycle and I was very lucky not to lose my leg. I went to hospital and was booted out two days later, they didn’t realise I’d fractured a vertebrae. I was back at work four days later, we didn’t realise until much later, when I finally got a scan, that there was even an issue. So now that you’re back into full-time comedy, what are your goals with it? I’m not looking for a mansion

and a Bentley, I just want to never work for a boss again. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of Kawasaki motorcycle parts but that’s not getting me anywhere [laughing] so I guess this is it. Where do you get inspiration for your stand up from? In terms of comedians, I’m a big fan of Stewart Lee, I loved early Ben Elton – Jim Jefferies I think is really good. Brendan Lovegrove is another good one, there are heaps of good locals that I think people should see. I also find politicians really funny – about a year ago I found Donald Trump funny but now he’s just scary. When I’m writing my stuff I’ll just get it out of my head, think about what I’ve said

recently that’s made my friends laugh, use that. The tricky thing is, jokes are different to music. If you write a good joke you better have a new one next time – a good song will last forever. What do you do in your spare time – are you still into your music? My other great love is always music. We’ve got a band that changes name every week, we do house parties and the like. I also like to read. I’m currently reading a book of Roald Dahl’s short stories, I’ve also got an Ann Banks novel on the go and I’m waiting for the new Patrick Rothfuss novel. Do you like to go out in Christchurch? I pretty much only go out when I’m paid to. I don’t like socialising. But Churchills is a great pub and I will say that the Darkroom is a great place to play at – mainly because it’s so dark it always feels like there is a full audience [laughing]. • Justin White has a gig this Saturday as part of the Christchurch Comedy Carnival. Go to for shows and ticketing

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All diners are superstars Ever wondered who is cooking your food when you go out to a cafe or restaurant? The Star continues its series talking with chefs Jonny Schwass – Harlequin Public House, Mrs Hucks Eatery

JONNY SCHWASS’ MUM’S GINGER SLICE For the base: 125g butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 tsp ground ginger For the icing: 170g butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 3 tsp ground ginger 2 cups icing sugar 1. Preheat oven to 180° deg C. Grease and line a slice tin and set aside.

„„ By Gabrielle Stuart WHEN, AS a “fresh-faced little 17-year-old kid”, Jonny Schwass turned up for his first day in the kitchen, it was a very different place. “It was in the angry kitchen days. I got a few pots thrown at me, and a lot of colourful language, so it was definitely an eye opener. There were no politically correct kitchens in those days, so it was normal to see three or four of the waitresses crying in the middle of services.” He took a job at The Vines Restaurant on Hereford St – one of only two venues in Christchurch open after 11pm – to pay the bills while studying toward a commerce degree. But he “got caught in the grip of hospitality”, he said. It wasn’t only his long-time love of food but the energy of the team that convinced him to ditch commerce for the kitchen, he said. That was almost 25 years ago, and his career as a chef has now taken him around the world, cooking in some amazing restaurants and for some high-profile people – like Prince Harry during his visit to Christchurch last year. It took three months to plan and prepare for the prince’s visit, but when he finally arrived with his entourage all he wanted was some quiet time. “All he wanted to do was eat some roast chicken, bacon and cabbage, and have a bit of quiet time. He was there just to relax. They all have pretty hectic schedules, so they just want to be able to sit down and take the day off and not have to shake hands and kiss babies.”


2. Have a weak cup of tea and do the across section of the daily crossword. 3. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Sift flour and ginger together. Mix into creamed mixture. Press mixture into tin slice. 4. Sneak a piece of crystalised ginger. 5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20min. AT WORK: Although management and organisation of his businesses takes up a lot of time, Jonny Schwass said his passion was still work in the kitchen. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

He said he had cooked for many wealthy or well known people, and most of them wanted a simple, quiet dinner. But many everyday people had saved for a long time to be able to enjoy a fancy night out, so they were the ones who they “go all out” for, he said. “Our policy is always that we treat everyday people like superstars and superstars like every day people,” he said. The commerce degree has come in handy as he’s worked to start cafes, restaurants and catering businesses – but it’s cooking in the kitchen that is still his passion. “The thing about restaurants is there’s sort of 10,000 moving parts, all of which you’ve got to co-ordinate and execute into this flawless experience for someone sitting in a dimly lit dining room listening to some nice music and enjoying themselves.” People who could manage a

kitchen could usually go on to do anything, he said. That was something he had to put to the test after the February 2011 earthquake, when his Restaurant Schwass on Ferry Rd was destroyed. “I was devastated that day, when we lost that. I’d set up a lot of restaurants for other people, but that was the first I could call my own.” But he didn’t waste any time sitting around mourning it. “As soon as I realised my family and friends were all safe my attention turned to making sure people had something to eat,” he said. He spent several weeks working alongside the Farmy Army and City Mission to feed people who were in trouble or were volunteering. “We found everyone wanted to help. We literally had truckloads of food turning up from all over the country.’’

Because of insurance he was able to keep most of his staff on for the whole year, cooking at events and at people’s homes until he opened the Harlequin Public House in 2013. He said there were many times he had considered leaving Christchurch, but it was family and the community that kept him here. At his heart, he said he was never happier than when he was at home, eating simple food and chatting with his friends and family – his wife, Alex, and daughter Roma, who was “four and a half, going on 18”. “There is great opportunity in Christchurch at the moment but there’s also the potential to be a bit greedy. But I’m pretty happy with where we’re at, we’ve got a great team, and a great restaurant for us is about making sure every day we’re delivering what we promise.”

6. Meanwhile make the icing: melt the butter and golden syrup with ground ginger. Sift in icing sugar and mix well, then pour over hot base when it is removed from the oven. 7. Allow to cool, finish the down section of the crossword, remember you left your cup of tea at the mailbox when you collected the daily news, return to the kitchen to discover someone has baked you a lovely ginger slice. Smile, slice and be happy.

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Heat saute pan over mediumhigh heat. Add ground beef; season with salt and pepper. Saute 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Chop mushrooms to size and texture of ground beef and saute in separate pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil 3-5 minutes. Combine mushrooms and meat and set aside. Heat pan used for ground beef over medium-high heat. Add remaining olive oil and onions; saute until golden brown. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add mushroom and beef mixture and chili pepper. Saute 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and lime juice. Toss shredded cabbage with salt, pepper, lime juice and coriander. To make Avocado Salsa Verde, combine all salsa ingredients and refrigerate at least 1 hour. To serve, place 2 tablespoons shredded cabbage on tortilla and top with 2 tablespoons of mushroom and beef mixture. Top with 1 tablespoon Avocado Salsa Verde and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


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A bit of TLC now will keep these powerhouses blooming well into June. Deadhead anything you can see, or reach in the case of climbing and rambling roses. Next, apply a side-dressing of rose fertiliser, don’t be tempted to reach for the lawn fertiliser if you don’t have any rose food, this is far too high in nitrogen and will encourage leaves and no flowers. Keep the water up to them as well, and if you can just water every second or third day, it will encourage those deep feeder roots to stay well below the soil, looking for moisture.

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SOMETIMES spending time in someone else’s garden, whether it be looking around or helping a friend get on top of a few pressing jobs, is just as enjoyable as being in your own. Do you have a bucket list of gardens you would like to see? Botanic gardens are tremendous places in which to escape. Most have a sanctuary-like feel, almost like time is standing still; no one seems to be in a rush, and people seem to be happy to be in the moment.

New Zealand has some of the most amazing private gardens, too. The New Zealand Gardens Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that has a collection of more than 100 gardens they have rated as top class. Either public or privately owned, the gardens are located all over the country. Some are pocket-size and others are acres and acres. If you are looking at going on a green-fingered road trip, look them up.

These darlings of summer are coming to an end. Before hauling them out and adding them to the compost heap, allow a few seed pods to fully mature. Then, once the pods go brown and crispy, split the pods open and save the dark-brown seeds. These seeds will be good to sow in late winter, ready for planting out early in spring. You may find the resulting plants may have a few different flowering characteristics – this is normal and common if the flowers have cross-pollinated with another variety. •Continued on page 31

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Chillies are heating up. To encourage a bit more heat in your crop, reduce the watering by half. Chillies won’t get any bigger in size, but they will pack more of a punch in terms of heat and flavour. Pumpkins need plenty of water over the next six to eight weeks to fatten up the maturing crop. Deep watering twice a week is better than a little every day. Kumara is ready to harvest in some areas, lift carefully with a fork. Pull any remaining broad beans out of the soil and discard, by now plants are more than likely covered in rust and this can infect other plants. Sow more rows of speedy salad greens, such as rocket, mizuna, mibuna and cress. These all germinate within a week to 10 days and will be ready to harvest within four to six weeks. Keep the seedlings moist to ensure an even germination.

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Centre Stage FILM STUDY: Daniel Edser is one of eighteen students who will be creating a short film to be screened later this year.

Students in the bright lights NEW ZEALAND Broadcasting School students are getting a taste of the film industry as they prepare to create their own short films. The class of 18 have been split into groups of four or five and have the opportunity to create their own original films while working under film expert Richard Bell. Mr Bell is the founder of one of the South Island’s leading commercial production companies Shuriken based in the city and has been helping students create short films for several years. He said a major part of the film project is to get the students to “step up” and set their own schedules. The four films to be made by the students will include a psychological horror film, a comedy

and two drama films. “We encourage them to work with their age group in terms of themes and characters. Because they know that world better,” he said. Auditions have been held for the films with the school having a close working relationship with the Hagley Theatre school. “The community is always very supportive of student work which is great. We get all sorts of actors who are willing to help out.” He said while the criteria for making the films is very open, the students are required to prepare their scripts this term before having two weeks of shooting and working in postproduction. At the end of the project, a screening evening will be held at the school’s studio on April 8.

I’m free: Claudia THE BACHELOR Jordan Mauger delivered adrenaline and excitement during Tuesday night’s elimination episode, but it wasn’t all fun and games for one beauty. Bad girl Claudia Conaglen was eliminated after a group date with Naz and Gab, where the beauties got to ride jetskis in an action-packed episode. Following an emotional rose ceremony, there were just 14 girls left to fight for Mauger’s heart. The show is only in week three and already the Bach revealed a passion for all things fast and furious – from racing cars around tracks to adventurous water antics. Earlier in the night a group date saw the girls push their jetskis to full throttle. Things went slightly pear-shaped when terrified Bachelorette Naz fell off and had to be rescued by her knight in shining armour. The stunner from Christchurch overcame a phobia of water only to be given the cold shoulder. When it came to some oneon-one time, Gab got the trip to an island, reducing the show’s “villain” to tears.

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Next Mauger singled out Rebecca for a Rainbow’s End adventure, tailor-made for two “big kids”. While the blonde actress was physically ill on one ride, she kept smiling and got a smooch and a red rose for her trouble. “I’m very excited to see what the future holds,” Mauger said of early favourite Rebecca. “It was so very, very good,” he added after singling her out to “touch base” at the cocktail party. Erin was unwell and missed

out on the celebrations but felt “all better” when the Bach hand delivered a rose to her sick bed. Storm was swept aside for the first ever kiss at a cocktail party, and had her name called first during the rose ceremony. Mauger had previously brushed Claudia off as she tried to encroach on his “romantic time” and was eventually sent home, leaving the model and best friend Naz “stunned”. “I don’t know what happened there, I really didn’t see that coming,” Claudia said.





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Ship ahoy! „„ Georgia O’Connor-Harding FOUR Christchurch performers will be part in the upcoming New Zealand tour of HMS Pinafore starting next month. NASDA graduates Chris McRae, Jane Leonard, Hannah Spedding) and Ethan Keenan will be involved in the British Hannah classical Speeding comedy. Written in the 17thcentury, HMS Pinafore is a comic opera with music by English composer Sir Arthur Seymour Chris McRae Sullivan and the book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert. Set on the ship HMS Pinafore, the show tells the story of the captain’s daughter Josephine and her love for a lower-class

sailer Ralph Racksjaw – in spite of her father wanting her to marry First Lord of the Admiralty Sir Joseph Porter. While the tour will be sticking to the original storyline audiences can expect a twist. With the death of the writers more than 50 years ago, the rights are now open for anyone to change the script. Directed by Geraldine Brophy and produced by Ben Macdonald, the cast has just two weeks to rehearse together before hitting the road. “It is the nature of the game,” Mr McRae said. All four performers from the city involved in the show have similar backgrounds having performed with the city’s theatre

companies including the Court Theatre. Mr McRae said he is looking forward to working with some of New Zealand’s best musical theatre performers including George Henare, Helen Medlyn and Tizane McEvoy. “It’s a really stellar cast and we are quite lucky to be part of it,” he said. Having toured in shows before, Mr McRae said the best part of touring as a performer is seeing the whole country and its theatres. •HMS Pinafore will be performing at the Isaac Theatre Royal on May 1. To book tickets go to: http:// •PHOTOS: LAYNA HUNT

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SOL3 MIO Sol3 Mio will be returning the city to perform at the Horncastle Arena this weekend. The boys will be performing material from their brand new album, as well as beloved operatic classics from their debut album which has just won the Tui for the highest selling album for the second year running at the NZ Music Awards. Continuing the momentum of their previous two tours, which were the biggest and most successful local artist tours of all time – Sol3 Mio are delighted to be visiting the city, with their acclaimed live show.


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BILLY ELLIOT AUDITIONS The Auckland Theatre Company is searching nationwide for boys aged nine to 13 years who are strong dancers to audition for the role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical. The auditions will be held Monday, March 28, at the Impact Dance Studios, 450 Tuam St. Billy Elliot will be playing at the ASB Waterfront Theatre from October 7. For more information go to childrensauditions.html

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MAMMA MIA! The global hit Mamma Mia, presented by Showbiz Christchurch will be opening next week at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Set on a Greek island – a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of Abba. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. Since premiering in London this irresistibly funny comedy has thrilled more than 60 million people all around the world. The show will run from March 31 to April 16.

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Travel Dazzled in Dubai „„ By Mike Yardley IF CITIES were politicians, Dubai is most definitely the Donald Trump of the Arabian Gulf. From the Rolls-Royces lined in alligator-skin to the edible gold cupcakes, Dubai revels in its reputation as a big, flaunting show-off. But as a fleeting stopover and for sheer amusement, Dubai’s sensory rush is undeniable. I’ve always been a sucker for tall towers and skyscraper spectating is a particularly trippy pursuit in Dubai. Proudly home to 10 of the world’s fifty tallest buildings, some of which are taller than classified mountains, the flashy adolescent of the Arabian Gulf is like an ever-expanding hothouse of architectural fantasy. But the world’s tallest tower, cloud-piercing Burj Khalifa, lords over them all. I’ve been lucky enough to scale many of the world’s iconic observation towers, but Dubai’s At the Top experience is so high, it can literally feel over the top – as if you’ve been thrust and suspended in low-orbit. Needless to say, the horizon-wide views stretch into infinity, notwithstanding the pesky intrusion of desert dust and urban smog. For diversionary indulgence, 122 floors up, survey the sights from At.mosphere, one of the coolest cocktail venues in town. Book a table by the window so you can also take in the dancing fountain show from the magnificence of this mahogany-clad lounge. Burj Khalifa springs from the loins of Dubai Mall, an all-consuming shopping colossus, with over 1200 stores sprawling over 500,000 sq m of retail real estate. An hour inside this monstrosity was quite ample

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for me, but I ticked off two staples – pop into Candylicious, the world’s biggest confectionary shop, before balancing up your gluttony by virtuously perusing the shelves of what claims to be the world’s biggest bookshop, Book World by Kinokuniya. Soak up the splashy delight of the dancing Dubai Fountains, designed by the same wizards behind the Bellagio waterworks, which burst into soundtracked, choreographed glory, every 30min from 6pm. The illuminated water jets shoot 152m into the air, and it goes without saying – it’s the world’s biggest dancing fountain show. Now 17 years old, Burj Al Arab remains a compelling totem of raw luxury. Inspired by the shape of a billowing sail on traditional Arabian dhow, if you’re up for one serious splurge in Dubai, make a date with this masterpiece, to swoon over the bold theatrics of its interior. You can swoon over it by making a booking for high tea, either in the Atrium at Sahn Eddar, or push the boat out even further for a sky tea at Skyview Bar. Go on, assault yourself with the unabashed decadence. Take a jaunt to Palm Jumeirah, an audacious extension of humanity into the Arabian Gulf, shaped like a giant palm tree with 17 fronds. Home to the equally audacious Atlantis The Palm resort, this leviathan

of gaudy hospitality, with a colossal aquarium and mega-sized waterpark, is what Kim Kardashian gushed all over, on a recent stay. The easiest way to get to Atlantis is to hop aboard the Palm Monorail, which will also provide you with an elevated perspective over the Royal Family’s palace and the swathe of exquisitely beautiful villas springing up all over Palm Jumeirah. Dubai never seems bereft of fantastical ideas and extravagant constructions. Here’s a taste of some new headliners currently in the works. Set to be the world’s tallest ferris wheel, Dubai Eye will be the centrepiece of Bluewaters Island, jutting off the shoreline of Jumeirah Beach Residence. The 210m wheel, inspired by the 135ml London Eye, will be the crowning glory of this beachfront entertainment hub, which is set to open later this year. Opening soon, IMG Worlds of Adventure will be the largest temperaturecontrolled, indoor-themed entertainment destination in the world. Cartoon Network and MARVEL will anchor the superhero and cartoon character pulling power. Also waiting in the wings is Bollywood Park, bling bling India-style, which will feature 30 live shows on five stages. And Legoland is set to open its first Middle East theme park, later this year.

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Christchurch students from various dance schools off to dance at Disneyland A group of 43 dancers and 2 choreographers from Christchurch will be travelling to L.A in April to perform at Disneyland as part of a 2 week tour. This 2 week long experience will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone involved and open up their eyes to a world full of opportunities further abroad. During the two weeks the dancers will have the chance to take workshops at 3 of the worlds biggest dance schools – IDA, Millennium and The Edge. These schools will give the dancers a vast range of styles to train in and they will work with industry professionals. To go alongside these workshops there will be career seminars, life skill coaching and meetings with agents. The dancers will be able to unlock a world of knowledge and many secrets straight from the sources. The aim of these sessions is to bridge the

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WORK OF ART: Denyse Saunders, with model Jaime Spencer, from Denyse Saunders Model management, wearing Ingrid Brook’s designs. Photos: Geoff Sloan WRAPPED UP: A coat from BEJM designs, one of Ms Saunders’ favourites.

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„„ By Emma-Jane McLennan THE NEWLY reopened Christchurch Art Gallery is set to host Canterbury Fashion Week for the first time since the February 2011 earthquakes. It’s a really positive step forward for the show, organiser Denyse Saunders - of DS Model Management - said. “This is where I first started the shows back in 2001, and while The Tannery has been amazing in the meantime, it’s very positive to be moving back.” Ms Saunders has been curating fashion shows with Canterbury designers, models and artists since the early 1990s. They have morphed with the times to include dancers, acrobats, singers, and entertainers - and the return to the art gallery will see more of a “theatre-style” event this year, Ms Saunders said. “We’re looking at a real Parisian-based show, with a French singer here all the way

IF YOU buy just one thing this season make it a fabulous, oversized coat. That’s the advice from fashion expert Denyse Saunders, as the cooler weather of autumn sets in and new fashion collections are brought out. “There’s so much to choose from different lengths, colours, cuts - it really comes down to personal choice. A coat is a real investment piece, so take your time choosing one,” she said. from Paris, lots of champagne... people will When it comes to Canterbury designers walk into the art gallery and feel like they’re selling great coats, Ms Saunders said you in Paris.” And it’s selling out so fast, she’s looking at can’t go past Beth McKenzie, of BEJM. “She has everyone raving about her staging a second show. “There are only 400 gorgeous stretch heavy-fabric coats.” tickets and they’re really running out,” she Here are her tips for picking the best coat: said. • Look for a versatile coat that you would Emerging talent will be a key feature, with many new designers to look out for, Ms wear at work, for casual and going out • Oversized coats are in - think a modern Saunders said. A-line cut “There are quite a lot of young, new • If you are fuller in the bust, go for a coat designers - we’ll have children’s clothing with a collar in our show for the first time, a gorgeous • All lengths of coat are in this season - go collection of lingerie, and amazing for anything from a crop, right down to your costumes. It’s very eclectic.” ankles Artists and designers on show include • Always buy quality. Wool is best Melanie M, Jo Kidd, Red Button Design, and • A range of colours are in fashion - black, BEJM, with many others, to showcase a slice white, grey, beige, pastel pink, canary yellow, of Canterbury’s fashion. silver, or gold • Canterbury Fashion Week: April 26-29. • Go for a colour that will work with your Tickets and information available at cfbw. wardrobe

Tunic: Smoove boutique (Auckland) Skivvy: Cue Pants: Annah Stretton Boots: Karen Millen “I just want to make people smile with what I wear. I like colour and quirky things, and I tend to look at sales too. It’s funny ‑ the more unique items are normally on sale because they’re the ones people shy away from.” Miles Sanchez, 26, retail worker, Hornby Shirt: BBC by Pharrell Williams Hoodie: Wicked ‑ Mr Sanchez’s own Philippinesbased fashion brand Jacket: Thrift shop buy Jeans: Thrift shop buy Shoes: Air Jordan 5 Nikes “I have my own fashion brand, which has got a big following back in the Philippines, and I’m trying to get it going here in New Zealand. The style is pretty much what I’m wearing ‑ I like to bring back what’s past and create my own hype, not follow the trends.”

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Reynolds won’t risk returning early SOUTH SYDNEY halfback Adam Reynolds has pencilled in a return for the side’s round seven clash against NRL premiers North Queensland as he continues to recover from a broken jaw. Reynolds hasn’t played since being laid out by Sydney Roosters prop Kane Evans in the season-opener, and while he’s on track to take on the Cowboys,

insists he won’t risk coming back too early. “I’d like to think round seven or eight. That’s six weeks from when it happened,” Reynolds told AAP news wire. “But in saying that, if it’s not right, I won’t be pushing it at this stage of the season. It’s a long year ahead and it’s not one to rush back from.”

As the rest of his teammates recovered from Sunday’s 8-6 defeat to St George Illawarra, the 25-year-old was put through his paces alongside the injured Tom Burgess at Redfern Oval on Monday. But he said there was no chance of an early return. “It’s always good running around in the rain. I wish I could’ve been out there with the

boys yesterday, but it wasn’t to be,” he said. “I had my fair share of fitness this morning. It’s a nice top-up there, just keeping in shape.” Reynolds said back-up halfback Cody Walker had performed strongly in his absence, but would have heeded some harsh lessons from their last-start loss to St George Illawarra.


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Tournament hangs in balance NETBALL NEW Zealand is quickly losing patience with its counterparts across the Tasman, as the waiting game over the future of the ANZ Championship continues. The 2016 season was officially launched at the weekend’s summer shootout competition in Auckland and Sydney, but it remains to be seen whether this year will be the last transtasman league. Netball Australia is seeking to increase the number of franchises across the Tasman from five to eight, but the expansion is reliant on securing a paid broadcast deal - something it has been unable to do over the first eight years of the competition. NA hoped to have the broadcast negotiations sewn up by the end of February, but as April approaches there is still no word on its progress. The possible addition of three extra Australian franchises to the league next season has raised the prospect of the competition being split, but NNZ is unable to set any plans for this in motion until the outcome of the

negotiations in Australia is known. Asked if NA is holding the future of the competition to ransom, NNZ chief executive Hilary Poole responded: “I’ll be honest, we are increasingly frustrated. “It’s been a nemesis of this championship from day one ‑ the lack of consistency in long-term agreements in terms of the Australian host broadcaster. As time goes on, we start to look at other options a bit more seriously,” she told the New Zealand Herald. Should the competition split, Poole has indicated NNZ will look to add a sixth New Zealand franchise - most likely in Auckland. “We’ve got to consider all options. Our position remains that we would still very much like to continue with some form of integrated transtasman competition, but it’s got to work for all parties,” she said. A former Australian franchise coach said she would be “devastated” to see the transtasman element of the competition reduced.

Jane Woodlands-Thompson, who guided the Adelaide Thunderbirds for the first eight years of the competition, believes returning to a domestic-focused league would be a step backwards. “The ANZ Championship is the best thing that has happened to netball. To have the best players from New Zealand and Australia, and also the best handpicked players from England, Jamaica, Malawi and potentially South Africa one day is a dream. It’s a good model,” said Woodlands-Thompson, who now mentors Northern Mystics coach Debbie Fuller. “It’s sort of going back to the old CBT [Commonwealth Bank Trophy, Australia’s former domestic competition] days, which was a model that didn’t work for us in the end. “We had three really strong teams, a couple of mediocre ones and then some ordinary ones and it just wasn’t working.” The two-time championship winning coach said she would prefer to see the league move to a full home and away competition, rather than split away.

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Fluffy rabbits, baby chicks, candy hunts and coloured eggs Methodist represent the images of Easter. Beautifully decorated baskets Baptist Baptist filled with a variety of chocolates create lifelong memories for children, while the tantalising aroma of hot cross buns lingers in the air. For many Anglican these thoughts are Interdenominational the first things that usually come to mind, but they don’t represent the history Spiritualist behind the reason we celebrate Easter each year.

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LAING TECHNICAL LTD Retaining Walls and Re-levelling, lifting of Houses. Designed, Consented, Built and Signed Off. 35 Years in the Business. Call Duncan Laing on 021 320 400, or Dave Campbell on 021 466 144 LAWNS & ODD JObS free quotes, ph/txt Rodney 027 530 3030 OVEN CLEANING Oven Sparkle Clean. From $45 ph Lorraine 383 6121 or 021 026 16337 OVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING PLASTERING Free quotes, ref’s avail. Roberto 027 752- 8794 PAINTING PLASTERING Free quotes. Immediate start. Discount for pensioners. Work guaranteed. Ph Kerin 022 191 7877 or 3791281. Website www. PAINTING Int / Ext , Plastering, Wallpapering. Good rates for new houses. Refs available. Contract or hourly rate. Ph Graeme 027 220 1122 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 2743541 PAINTING Interior, exterior & repairs, 15yrs experience, great rates, ph 027 388-6125 Steve Ch PLASTERING - FINNS PLASTERING Services - alterations, renovations, cracks, holes, skim coating and coveing. 24 yrs exp, no job too small. Canty born & bred. Ph 022 087 4351 PLASTIC SHEET Perspex, polycarbonate plus others. Fab Plastics 366-3634 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE In and out Lawns, Windows, Cleaning, Call Brad 027 916 6797

SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 384-3435 or 021 043 2034 SPOUTING CLEANING Environmently friendly vac system. Competitative prices with 20% discount for Sept, Oct & Nov. Free quote. Ph 388-3667 or 022 1926 255 SUTHERLAND FLOORING MOBILE SERVICE - we come to you - supply and install of new carpet, small jobs, re-stretching, relaying, repairs / patches. Garage carpet supplied and installed. 30 years experience, competitive prices. Call 027 418 3306 TILER Phone Paul 022 151 9242, 981-2802 TILES 4 LESS resurfacing concrete areas such as patio’s, steps, kitchens, shop floors etc to a tile or marble effect. Ph Mike on 0274 369 209 WATERbLASTING Quality job, quick service, Phone Richard at JetX 0800 538 969 WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 brm house inside or out $40. Both $70 Phone Trevor 344-2170 WINDOW CLEANING Ph 027 398 6527

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AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ About to move? Books, china, coins, medals, furniture, furs, jewellery, tools, old photos, estate. Ph 385-5117 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951 A Records and Hi-Fi gear wanted, excellent prices paid for good records especially kiwi and overseas bands 60’s - 90’s PennyLane 430 Colombo St Sydenham 7 days www.pennylane. ph 3663278 or 021 2226144 BUYING Now, all old china, crystal, antiques, estate lots. For best prices and free inspection call Academy Antiques. Phone 349-4229 GOOD stuff wanted. Whiteware, freezers etc, good quality furniture, antiques, curios, collectables. Anything considered. Cash paid. Ph Dave 960-8440, 027 66 22 116


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CONCRETE IMPRESSIONS LTD For all your driveways, paths & patio needs. Excavation & placings, power washing service, acid wash & reseal, fencing and asphalt. Please call Jason Fisher 022 075 9310 DRAINLAYER Blocked drains, Repairs to drains, New drains & sumps. All work overseen by Registered Drainlayer. Contact Glen at Y45 Drainage - 0800 945 900 ELECTRICIAN Prompt & reliable registered electrician with 24 years experience for all residential and commercial work, new housing and switch board replacements Phone Chris 027 516 0669 ELECTRICIAN Registered, electrical installation and repairs, Gorbie Electrical, ph 021 026 73375 or 03 322 4209 ELECTRICAL &HEATPUMPS Full service including pressure & performance test $60 + GST. Affordable electrical services, wiring alterations & repairs. Ph 326 4992 or 0274 329755. ELECTRICIAN Registered, Domestic & Commercial, installation & repairs, prompt service, quality work, R & J Electrical, Ph Jeanny 03 323-9475 or 027 214-2430 FAVOUR COMMERCIAL domestic & window cleaning services, ph 03 358-3403 or 021 162-8182 FENCING All styles and shapes, gates, wooden, ph Mark 027 331-3223 FENCING Quality timber fencing gates & repairs, ph Ryan 027 951 8892

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Wanted To Rent TWO Bdrm unit/home wanted for single working woman, New Brighton or Addington areas, up to $300 pw, refs avail ph 027 502 9289



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Le Bons Bay Reserve Management Committee - Le Bons Bay Domain hall, 962 Le Bons Bay road, Le Bons Bay Cass Bay Reserves Management Committee, Ward Room, Steadfast Community Hall, Governors Bay Road, Cass Bay Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee, Duvauchelle Community Centre, 6039 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Duvauchelle Lyttelton Reserves Management Committee, Lyttelton Club, 23 Dublin Street, Lyttelton Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee Meeting Community Hall, 1147 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay Diamond Harbour Reserves Management Committee, Stoddarts Cottage, Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour

Shirley Rugby u6’s and u13’s are looking for players for the upcoming season. For training times & coach info contact Rugby Operations Manager Hayden Mitchell on 0279288405

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I Jagdeep Singh s/o Balvir, Singh r/o vpo Latala (Ludhiana) have changed my name to Jagdeep Singh Khangura

B&S LIQUOR LIMITED, (THE OWNER, 6/12 Keoghs Lane, Christchurch 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 495 Papanui Road known as LIQUOR CENTRE PAPANUI. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 10.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

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The next meetings of the Christchurch City Council, Community Boards, Council Hearings Panels and subcommittees with delegated authority will be held as follows: COMMUNITY BOARDS Date


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Burwood/Pegasus Community Board, Board Room, Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board, Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham Riccarton/Wigram Community Board, Upper Riccarton Library 71 Main South Road, Riccarton Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board, Boardroom, 180 Smith Street, Linwood Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board, Boardroom, 180 Smith Street, Linwood Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board, Boardroom, Lyttelton Service Centre, 15 London Street, Lyttelton Shirley/Papanui Community Board, Boardroom, Papanui Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board, Meeting Room, Little River Service Centre, 4238 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Little River



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Selwyn Waihora Zone Water Committee, Selwyn District Council, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee, Little River Community Centre, Little River Communities, Housing and Economic Development Committee, Council Chamber, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee, Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee, Wynn Williams House, Level 5, 47 Hereford Street Submissions Panel, Committee Room 2, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Regulation and Consents Committee, Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Strategy and Finance Committee, Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee, Fendalton Boardroom, 4 Jeffreys Road, Corner of Jeffreys and Clyde Roads



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Each 10am Resource Management Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, weekday 53 Hereford Street Excluding public holidays COUNCIL HEARINGS PANELS Date







Dog Control Policy & Bylaw Review Hearings Panel, Committee Room 1, Level 2, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Proposed Land Sale Section of QEII Park Hearings Panel, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street




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Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

The following March 2016 meetings previously advertised have changed as shown below: Date


16 March 9.30am 22 March 4pm

Committee and Venue Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board that was scheduled to be held, was cancelled. Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee, Little River Community Centre, Western Valley Road, Little River

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Copies of the agendas will be available online and to the public at the meetings. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of these meetings.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 17 March 2016.


To make a deputation for a Community Board, Committee or Council meeting ring the call centre on 03 941 8999 or email

QINGLING LIMITED, (THE OWNER, 1 Hamill Place, Christchurch 8025), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 1 Hamill Road known as SUPA PANDA RESTAURANT. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.30AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the granting of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 17 March 2016.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 THREE BOYS BREWERY LIMITED, (THE OWNER, Mr R Bungard, PO Box 19898, Woolston, Christchurch 8241), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ONLICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 592 Ferry Road Woolston known as THREE BOYS BREWERY. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 10.00am to 11.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, P O Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 17 March, 2016.


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GOLDENTRAIN COMPANY LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, C/- Mr Bernie Chow, Chow & Associates, PO BOX 29-298, Fendalton Christchurch 8540), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 4 Brake Street, known as GOLD & JADE RESTAURANT.

JBPP LIMITED, (Jason Ray, 55 Riccarton Road, Christchurch) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 55 Riccarton Road, known as VOLSTEAD TRADING COMPANY.

V STREET LIMITED, (THE OWNER, Mr Tony Astle, PO BOX 130028, Armagh Christchurch 8141), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 131 Victoria Street known as MEXICANO’S & DIRTY LANDS.

BAMBOO CAFE & RESTAURANT LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Mr Edward John Mee Zaffron, 147 Colombo Street, Beckenham Christchurch 8023), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 147 Colombo Street sydenham known ZAFFRON. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.


The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE OTHER NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol will be sold under the licence are:

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are:

Across the Bar Monday to Sunday 12.00 midday to 11.00pm.

Monday to Sunday 11.00am to 11.00pm.

The application may be inspected during ordinary offices hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee at Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication was made on 17 March 2016.

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The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 3.00am the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.


(Companies Act 1993, Sections 3, 255(2)(a))

Molbern Holdings Limited (In Liquidation

On the 15 day of March 2016 it was resolved by special resolution of shareholders pursuant to section 241(2) (a) of the Companies Act 1993 that Molbern Holdings Limited be liquidated and that Grant Edwin Duthie and Lance Vincent Edmonds of Kendons Scott Macdonald Limited, Chartered Accountants, be appointed liquidators for the purpose. The Liquidation commenced on 15 March 2016 at 3:00p.m. The liquidators fix 14 April 2016 as the date by which the creditors of the company are to make their claims and to establish any priority. Creditors and shareholders may direct inquiries to us during normal business hours at the address and telephone numbers stated below. Physical Address: 119 Blenheim Road, Christchurch. Postal Address: PO Box 8621, Christchurch. Telephone: (03) 343 4448 Facsimille: (03) 348 2262 Dated this 15 day of March 2016 Grant Edwin Duthie, Liquidator Lance Vincent Edmonds, Liquidator


GOLDEN SIAM COMPANY LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Golden Siam Company Ltd Spice Paragon, PO BOX 6518, Christchurch 8041), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENSE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 20 Waimari Rd, known as TUK TUK (formerly known as SPICE PARAGON). The general nature of the business conducted under the license is: ON-LICENSE RESTAURANT CLASS 2. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the license are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00 AM TO 11.00 PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, P O Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a license may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

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COUNCIL HEARINGS PANEL The following meetings are in addition to those previously advertised, and will be held as follows: COUNCIL HEARINGS PANELS Date



31 March


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THE SHIRLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY INCORPORATED is preparing to wind up. Its remaining funds have to be disposed of in accordance with its constitution. This requires their distribution to organisations within the Shirley /Richmond area which are providing facilities for community use. Organisations which meet that test are invited to submit a written application for assistance to the Secretary, 29 Kenwyn Avenue Christchurch, 8013 by Wednesday, April 6, 2016. NOTE: Only those providing facilities are eligible. The Society is NOT able to make any payment to cover the general operational expenses of community activities.

THE SHIRLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY INCORPORATED is preparing to wind up. Its remaining funds have to be disposed of in accordance with its constitution. This requires their distribution to organisations within the Shirley /Richmond area which are providing facilities for community use. Organisations which meet that test are invited to submit a written application for assistance to the Secretary, 29 Kenwyn Avenue Christchurch, 8013 by Wednesday, April 6, 2016. NOTE: Only those providing facilities are eligible. The Society is NOT able to make any payment to cover the general operational expenses of community activities.


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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 AD LIQUOR LIMITED, (THE OWNER, 2/70 Peverel Street, Christchurch 8041) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 304 Selwyn Street Spreydon, known as BOTTLE O SELWYN STREET.

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The general nature of the business conducted under the licence: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 10.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee at Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

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No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 17 March 2016.

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NEW BRIGHTON CLUB is a social hub where locals and members can come together any day of the week to enjoy good food and great company. There couldn't have been a more idyllic evening to enjoy a meal overlooking the cascading waves breaking on New Brighton's shoreline. Children still frolicked under the watchful gaze of Brighton's iconic whale in the paddling pool and after-work surfers rode the white caps in the ocean beyond. Seated at a table for two in New Brighton Club's Pier View Restaurant, we take a moment's silence to revel in the spectacular view and peruse the menu. Starters include the usual favourites like hot buttery garlic bread, ciabatta with a range of dips, spreads and chicken liver pate, creamy seafood chowder, garlic prawns, and pulled pork and ginger spring rolls with an Asian salad. For the 'Main Event' there are a range of choices, including dishes for vegetarians and gluten-free options. Caesar salad, chicken and bacon fettuccini with baby spinach and parmesan, roasted eggplant rolls filled with pumpkin, spinach, ricotta and roasted peppers, fresh fish of the day, rosemary roasted lamb shoulder with root vegetables, slow-roasted pork belly served with kumara mash, roast beets and garlic beans, beerbattered fish and chips, a cashew-

crusted chicken breast with hand-cut kumara fries, and a choice of chicken or beef rib eye or sirloin steak from the grill. We opt for the two latter dishes, which hit the spot and share an ice cream sundae to end on a sweet note. Downstairs the bistro and club rooms are heaving on a Friday night with members enjoying a pint or two over a game of pool or while watching a game of rugby on the big screen. Annual membership is only $26 and includes access to all the club's amenities - including live entertainment and social and sporting activities held throughout the year. Indoor activities range fro billiards, pool and darts to indoor bowls for men and women and wine tastings, which are held at the club on the first Tuesday of each month and include an annual Christmas function. Outdoor sports include organised fishing trips to Kaikoura, Akaroa, Moeraki, Lake Coleridge and Lake Brunner, motor sport, long boarding and Sunday cricket tournaments. Sign up for the club's social group to experience mystery bus tours, outings around Christchurch and even trips overseas. New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Phone 388 9416.






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BARETTA, St Asaph St: Tonight 7pm - Antony Pickard. Good Friday 4pm - Nick Lee; 7.30pm Emily Cherie duo; 10.30pm - DJ Vlad. Easter Saturday 7pm Em's Dub; 10.30pm - Mike Field; 10.30pm - DJ Thaddeus. Easter Sunday 1pm - Matt Hall. Wednesday 6pm - Emily Cherie. BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd, Hoon Hay: Tonight 6pm Mickey Rat Karaoke. Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BOO RADLEY'S, Victoria St: Saturday 6pm - Kate Anastasiou. CANTERBURY FOLK FESTIVAL, Waipara Adventure Centre, Darnley Rd, Waipara: Festival starts at noon on Good Friday. Acts headlining over the weekend are... Good Friday 2pm - The Nukes; 4pm - Joseph Balfe; 5pm - Vicki Grant & Juan; 7pm - Ceilidh Dance; 10pm Hobnail's Dance Party. Easter Saturday 9am - Workshops; 11.30am - Nick Charles; 2pm Barry Saunders & Caroline Esther; 3pm - Claire Hastings; 8pm - Vikki Grant & Juan Pablo Perez, Ruth Wyand, Dave. Dave & the Not Daves, Hyram Ballard, Frank John & Erin Manu, Himmerland Band. Easter Sunday 11am - Dave, Dave the Not Daves; 12pm Eskil Romme Himmerland Band. 1.30pm - Ruth Wyand; 3pm - Hyram Ballard; 4.30pm Frank, John & Erin Manu; 8pm - Festival Choir, The Nukes, Nick Charles, Claire Hastings, Joseph Balfe, Barry Saunders & Caroine Easther, Hobnail. Further information available at

Smooth Talk. Easter Sunday 7pm - Stevie D; 10.15pm Blackie. Easter Monday 5.30pm Velero. CHURCHILL'S LIVE at the Club Tavern, Battersea St, Sydenham: Tonight and Easter Saturday 7.30pm - Comedy Carnival. DARKROOM, 336 St Asaph St: Tonight 9pm - Ladfidki with MWANN, $10 entry. Easter Saturday 8pm - Merc Swazey International Tour with Pretty Boys and Epps.

welcome. THE BLACK HORSE HOTEL, Lincoln Rd: Easter Saturday Paul Black. THE BOG, Victoria St: Tonight 8.30pm - Assembly Required. Good Friday 6pm - Sima. Easter Saturday 8.30pm - SansTribe. Easter Sunday 3.45pm - Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7.30pm - Jammin' with the Jamesons. Wednesday 7.30pm - Open mic night with Lindon Puffin.

THE BOWER, 487 New Brighton Rd: Today 6pm GBC in the Garden Hotel, Absolut. Easter Saturday 6pm - I Marshland Rd, Shirley: Thursday Alone. 6pm - Sima & Vaieo duo. THE BREWERY, Garlands Rd,

JANES BAR, 271 Stanmore Rd: Woolston: Friday 5.30pm - Kate Sunday 7pm - Live Blues rock. Anastatiou. Easter Saturday Wednesday 7pm - Open Mic 5.30pm - Davey Backyard night. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84b HORNBY WMC, Carmens Rd: Riccarton Rd: Tonight - Ladies Friday 7pm - Jo's Karaoke. Night with DJ Sassafras. Easter Saturday 4.30pm - The Busker; Saturday 10pm - DJ Sassafras. 8pm - A&P duo. Sunday 2pm Wednesday - Karaoke. Heart of the Country, $6 entry. THE CUBAN, 236 St Asaph St:

MACKENZIES HOTEL, 51 Pages Rd, Aranui: Easter Saturday - N-didjah-nis. MAK TAVERN, 1276 Main North Rd, Kainga: Easter Saturday - Mammoth.

MASHINA LOUNGE, Peterborough St: Easter Saturday 11.30pm - DJ Paul McKessar.

Tonight 6.30pm - Davey Backyard. Good Friday 6.30pm Sabor; 10pm - Antony Pickard. Easter Saturday 6.30pm - Nick Lee; 9.30pm - DJ Matt. THE FERRY ALE HOUSE, 2a Waterman Pl, Ferrymead: Good Friday 6pm - Chris Ward. Easter Saturday 8pm - Good Grief. Easter Sunday 3pm - Al Park.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 119 THE FITZ, cnr Fitzgerald Racecourse Rd, Sockburn: Tonight 7.30pm - Mark Reihana. Ave/Cashel St: Tonight 7.30pm Karaoke. RICHMOND WMC, 75 London THE IRISHMAN, St Asaph St: St: Friday 7pm - Franchise. Saturday 7pm - E T duo. Sunday Tonight - Karaoke. Easter Saturday 8pm - DJ Dale Dee 3pm - I Alone. Man. Wednesday - Open mic. SIDELINE SPORTS BAR, 331 THE PAPANUI, Sawyers Arms CARLTON, cnr Papanui Stanmore Rd, Richmond: Rd/Bealey Ave: Tonight 9pm Tonight 7.30pm - Open Mic Jam Rd: Sunday 3pm - Sunday Sessions with Blackie. The Elevators. Tuesday 6pm night. Matt Hall & guest. Wednesday THE WAVE BAR, Cnr 2 New STOCKxCHANGE BAR, 110 8.30pm - Assembly Required. Marshland Rd, Shirley: Saturday Brighton Mall & Marine Parade (opp Pier): Thursday 8.30pm CASHMERE CLUB, 50 7pm - Hot Gossip. Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Colombo St: Friday 7.30pm SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, 291 Christchurch Musicians' Club, $2 Lincoln Rd, Addington: Tonight WINNIE BAGOES CITY, Allen entry. St: Tonight - The Wall feat. - Boiling Billy. Good Friday CATHEDRAL SQUARE Emerson & friends. CLOSED. Saturday 9pm FOOD TRUCKS, Cathedral CLOSED. Tuesday 7.30pm WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Square: Good Friday 6.30pm Topia. Wednesday 7.30pm Hargood St: Good Friday 6pm The Old Dogs. Willie McArthur. Bobby Brown. Easter Saturday CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 7pm - Drive. TEMPS BAR, Goulding Ave, Victoria St: Tonight 6pm - Sly Hornby: Tonight 8pm - Karaoke. WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton: Manhattan; 9.15pm - The Easter Saturday 8pm - No Tuesday 7.30pm - Showcase & Bubblemen duo. Easter Saturday Secrets. Tuesday - Simonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jam Open Mic. 7pm - Page 28; 10.15pm Session, gear provided, all

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SPECTRUM STREET ART FESTIVAL Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am5pm As part of the second annual citywide street art festival - with new paintings appearing on unused walls - the YMCA has a colourful walk-through display of some of New Zealand’s ‑ and the world’s ‑ best street art. Free entry. YMCA, 12 Hereford St.

PRECARIOUS BALANCE Saturday and Sunday This is a group exhibition, featuring 16 different New Zealand artists. The exhibition also incorporates some of the stonework from the original 1880’s Canterbury Society of Arts (CSA) building, saved in the earthquake recovery programme. These are placed throughout the gallery, marking the history and significance of the CSA ‑ a reference to the foundations of the organisation and the re-launch of CoCA. Free entry. 66 Gloucester St. GARDEN CITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS Every Thursday, 7.30-9.30pm The Garden City Orchestra practices every Thursday night in preparation for its upcoming concert in May. Take the family to listen to some classical music or take an instrument along to get involved. Free entry. Addington Haven, 19 Church Square. THE OLD DOGS ROCK THE FOOD TRUCKS Tomorrow, 6.30-8.30pm While sampling foods from around the world, listen to music from The Old Dogs. Their mix of rock and roll and blues blends in with their acoustic sound for everyone to enjoy. Free entry. Catherdral Square. AGENDA ‘T’ PARTY Tomorrow, 7-10pm Agender NZ Inc is hosting a social event for the LGBTIQ community, their friends, family and supporters. Bring a plate and something to drink. Music and a safe atmosphere will be provided. Free entry. 185 Peterborough St, Linwood. XCHC DOCUMENTARY Tomorrow, 5-10pm The bar opens at 5pm and the film is set to start at 7:30pm. This week, XCHC is showing Us and the Game Industry. This feature-length documentary investigates design principles with contemporary computer game developers. Free entry. 376 Wilsons Rd, Christchurch. SPIRITUAL, HOLISTIC AND WELLBEING EXPO Saturday, 10-4pm From getting your palm read to finding a spiritual gift, there’s plenty on offer, with a large range of stalls. There will also be

wholefood smoothies and health foods to try. Take along cash, as eftpos services and cash-out options are limited. Free entry. Mairehau High School, 440 Hills Rd. THE PALMS ULTIMATE EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, 11-2pm The Palms Shopping Centre has hidden 10 Easter eggs around

the mall to find, so take the kids along to get an Easter treat and be in the draw to win the Ultimate Easter Prize Pack. Head along to the mall and collect the map and instruction sheet from the Customer Service Kiosk to begin. Free entry. The Palms Shopping Centre. LATINO MARKET Saturday, 5-11pm Once a month, the Aotearoa Hispanic Association hosts its summer night Latino Market. This Saturday, tuck into some Latin food, enjoy music and dance, before settling in to a classic Spanish film (with English subtitles) under the open sky. Free entry. The Commons, 70 Kilmore St. EASTER PARTY Saturday, 2-5pm Take the kids to the Shirley Playcentre Easter party, to hunt out Easter eggs and other sweet treats, munch on a sausage sizzle, have fun on the bouncy castle, and much more. Gold coin donation. Shirley Playcentre, 61 Chancellor St, Shirley.

SUPER SATURDAY STORYTIMES Saturday, 11-11.45am Take the youngsters to the library for a fun story, followed by arts and crafts activities to expand their knowledge and make something to take home. Free entry. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd. PT IN THE PARK Saturday, 9-10am Wake up early and put your sports gear on for a 1-hour workout session. Get hot, sweaty, and fit as you work out in Hagley Park, followed by a easy walk down to the cafe for a morning coffee. Free entry. Hagley Park, Harper Ave and Carlton Corner end.

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Markets and fairs FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD TRUCKS: Every Friday, 4-9pm, Cathedral Square. KAIAPOI FARMERS MARKET: Every Saturday, 9am-noon, Morgan Williams Reserve, Charles St. RICCARTON BUSH: Every Saturday, 9am-1pm, Kahu Rd. LYTTELTON: Every Saturday, 10am-1pm, London St. NEW BRIGHTON SEASIDE MARKET: Every Saturday, 10am-2pm, Brighton Mall.

Peterborough St. RICCARTON: Every Sunday, 9am-2pm, Riccarton Park. OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Sunday, 9am-noon, Fifield Terrace. SUMNER: Every Sunday, 10am-2pm, Sumner Esplanade. MARKET ON THE FRONT LAWN: Sunday, 10-2pm, 280 Hasketts Rd. HALSWELL COMMUNITY MARKET: Sunday, noon-3pm, 26 Nash Rd.

DIVERSITY FOOD MARKET: Saturday, 4-9pm; Sunday, 10-3pm, The Commons, 70 Kilmore St.

ORIGINAL GYPSY FAIR: Saturday and Sunday, 9-5pm, South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club.


LATINO MARKET: Saturday, 4-8pm, The Commons, 70 Kilmore St.

LIVE-TO-AIR Saturday, 12-1pm Take a look inside life behind a radio desk and listen to a range of free performances from Christchurch musicians. Broadcast live from the RDU98.5FM studio at Canterbury Museum, in front of an audience. Live-to-Air allows you a sneak peek of how getting a performance on the air happens. Canterbury Museum. CHRISTCHURCH BUTTERFLY DAY Sunday, 1-3pm Here’s the place to get your questions about New Zealand moths and butterflies answered. Monarch breeders and other experts will be there to educate you on the butterflies and moths that can be found in your backyard. Free entry. Bromley Community Centre, 31 Bromley Road. SUNDAY BANDSTAND Sunday, 12.30-2pm It’s the last Summer Times Sunday bandstand, and this week the Caledonian Society Pipe Bands will be playing on

the Central Lawn in the Botanic Gardens. Over in Scarborough Park will be Woolston Brass Academy so take along a picnic rug or chair. The Caledonian Society Pipe Bands will be playing in Scarborough Park as well. Free entry. PHITFEST Monday, 9-6pm PHITfest is a Pacific Island Community sports day, designed to bring the community together, promoting being active and healthy living. Register your team now for volleyball

(6-a-side), touch (7-a-side) and kilikiti (15-a-side), or come on down and enjoy the Pacific Island food and music on offer. Free activities for the whole family include tumble time and bouncy castles, while the bigger kids can enjoy playing touch and football, along with basketball and water walkers. The police obstacle course and New Zealand Fire Service will offer everyone a challenge. And don’t miss out on the prizes and giveaways. Enjoy the day, while you support the city council ‘Give Gear, Get Great’ donation drive. Pioneer Stadium, Lyttleton St, Somerfield.


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Offers and product prices advertised here expire Monday 28th March 2016.

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Toronto Desk

The Toronto desk is a contemporary yet practical design perfect for a study or home office. Available in either White or Grey.


Salisbury Dining & Living Range

was $839


% 40 OFF! was $589

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The Star 24-03-16  

The Star 24-03-16

The Star 24-03-16  

The Star 24-03-16