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HAVING FUN: Twins Sienna and Devon Hopkins enjoy the pajama and movie day organised by the Burnside Primary School pupil council. The council comes up with a plan each term for a day where pupils can have fun. More photos on page 15.

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FED-UP RESIDENTS living near a problematic alleyway in Hei Hei may at last get their wish to have it closed down. A proposal by the city council is out for public consultation on the closure of the alleyway that runs between Aurora St and Buchanans Rd. The public’s views will help the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board decide whether to progress with formal access-way closure procedures. In October a petition was signed by nearly 40 residents to close the alleyway down and presented to the community board. The petition addressed the issue of criminal activity residents had been dealing with. Residents wanted the alleyway owned by the city council in October to be shut down after enduring loud parties and fighting from Thursday to Sunday most weeks. They were left to clean up used needles, glass, dog faeces and blood. Resident Mary-Ann Belcher said it had taken the city council a long time to get round to having the public consultation. She said recently there had been the same issues of drunk people walking down the alleyway. Community board deputy chair-

FED-UP: Residents Mary-Ann Belcher and Natasha McLean.

woman Helen Broughton said it is really important people do comment on the consultation. “As long as the community wants it closed it can be closed. But if we get a divided community it makes it more difficult. It does depend on the response that comes back,� she said. The decision will be made by the community board in the following months after the consultation had closed. Ms Belcher and another resident Natasha McLean are currently looking at purchasing the land after the alleyway has closed. The consultation process closes on August 19. To have your say go to

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WELL, THE Olympics are upon us and I for one am considering doing a few early mornings of intense television watching before work. It will be a hard grind during the day, but I feel that coffee will do its job – it is only every four years we get to see this. I have very fond memories watching the Olympics growing up and am hoping they will keep their magic. Reporter Caitlin Miles interviewed William Stedman who will debut at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in September. He flies out tomorrow and we wish him all the very best. On page 3, concept designs for the $3.7 million Hornby Primary School redevelopmnent c have been revealed. It looks pretty impressive. Hei kona – Shelley Robinson

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE MINISTRY of Education has revealed the new concept designs for Hornby Primary School as part of its $3.7 million redevelopment. The first stage of the redevelopment will include construction of a new administration space, library, spaces for 200 pupils and a multi-purpose space. The multi-purpose space will be available for use as a gymnasium, hall and other learning activities. The new teaching and administration block will be built on the school’s current netball courts and will be adjacent to the swimming pool. Ministry of Education head of infrastructure service Jerome Sheppard said work is planned to begin next month and tendering is currently out for the main contractors. He said the work will be carried out at the same time as the adjacent Hornby High School, with both schools scheduled to be completed in 2019. Hornby High is to be completely rebuilt with construction expected to begin in January and cost about $31 million.

NOTICE BOARD A community notice board will be placed in Harrington Park after about 50 residents signed a petition to have the notice board placed in a more central location. The petition was organised by resident Peter Simmonds. The community notice board was initially placed in Paeroa Reserve. The second community notice board will be installed by the city council.

Fashion Gardening UPDATED: The new concept design for Hornby Primary School released by the Ministry of Education. The design shows the administration area, library and multi-purpose space. ​ opening next month in the school’s old car park. Mr Roberts said when everything is finished the teaching spaces and administration block will be in a horse-shoe shape connecting the school. Stage one is expected to be completed in the middle of 2017. The next stage of the process will be relocating the year 7 and 8 teaching blocks from Hornby High to the primary school. Mr Roberts said when Branston Intermediate School closed at the end of 2013, year 7 and 8 students were moved into movable classrooms at Hornby High.

Hornby Primary principal Gary Roberts (right) said the school is very excited about the redevelopment. “To be fair we didn’t have as much damage and destruction as schools on the eastern side of town. “We were certainly fortunate. But the school is ageing. We have issues around lighting, acoustics and heating so we are looking forward to our rebuild and redevelopment,” he said. Along with the redevelopment getting under way, the new early childhood Pasifika centre will be


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INDUSTRIAL INCIDENT The fire service was called to assist in freeing a man trapped under a sheet of metal at an industrial address on Annex Rd. Two appliances were sent from the Sockburn and Addington fire stations. The incident happened at about 9.10am on Saturday. The man was transported to Christchurch Hospital. CORRECTION Last week the Western News published an article about Hei Hei resident Hamish Reid who attended an Outward Bound trip. Hamish’s surname should have read Ward. We apologise for the error.


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Fashion „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer LAST WEEK I mentioned heading to a fire investigation about the time I was writing the column. That incident turned out to be the fatal fire that occurred in Woolston and involved several days on the scene for investigators. While inquiries continue, I can say that any situation in which people are living where flame is involved in any cooking, heating or lighting makes for a heightened level of risk from fire. I regularly report the instances of cooking or kitchen fires here. A call just before 6am last Saturday to a house in North New Brighton seemed a little early in the day. It turned out to be a baby’s bottle left sterilising in a pot on the stove

until the water boiled away and the plastic bottle started to burn. I’ve got to admit to sympathy for the poor mum or dad with memories from way, way back of the zombie-like state that months of broken sleep brings on. But it appears a smoke alarm that should have operated didn’t have a battery. Which could have made a bad situation tragic! Winter weather has had an effect on fire calls in the city. Crews attended 18 car crashes this week. They also went to 20 ambulance code purple assistance calls, of which eight involved fatalities. Cold, wet weather seems to be one of the influences. It means we should be extra careful driving just now and perhaps be a little more regular in our visits to elderly parents. Just in case!

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Newly appointed Riccarton BushKilmarnock Residents’ Association chairman Tony Simons writes about the challenges facing the area I’ve only recently been elected as chairman, but already there’s plenty to do. The Riccarton Bush-Kilmarnock Residents’ Association represents many of those living close to Westfield mall – the oldest and one of the biggest shopping malls in the city. That presents its challenges, but we also sit next to Riccarton Bush, arguably the most historically and environmentally significant area in the city. We cover north of Riccarton Rd between Riccarton Bush and the railway line and up to Matai St West. Over the years, the association has been involved with amenity preservation, beautification, as well as resisting commercial encroachment. We have participated in consultations on the university

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residents’ family and friends. Currently, the city council is planning to extend these parking restrictions to parts of Kilmarnock, Harakeke and Jane Deans Cl. And, of course, next on the agenda will be a full city council review of parking across the city in 2017. Like most residents in the city, we are concerned about the apparent increase in mindless vandalism, graffiti and hooliganism. It seemed to get worse after the earthquakes and, while not as bad as some areas of the city, we have worked with the community board, police and Canterbury University on this issue. The area is under a liquor ban but also of some concern is the fact that more bars, with early morning closing, may be opening in the Westfield Mall precinct. This in spite of the city council stating its intention in future to cut back on opening hours for bars in suburban areas. So we’ve got plenty on. And, of course, the more people who join groups like ours, the louder the community voice. Residents in our area are encouraged to join the association simply by emailing us at rbkresidents@




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News Outdoor pantries possible Fashion „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MINI OUTDOOR pantries could start popping up around the western area of the city as part of an initiative to improve local community parks. The idea was proposed by deputy mayor Vicki Buck at the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board meeting as a way of connecting the community last week. Along with the outdoor pantry, a “library fridge” and an outdoor table to share vegetables in local parks were some of the other ideas she suggested. The concept was inspired by a cupboard of books open to the public on Barbadoes St and around the world. Cr Buck said the community board had been looking at a range of ideas after a reserve on the corner of Dilworth St and Picton Ave was identified as a park needing a clean-up. She said a community group would need to maintain the facilities and is planning to run a Facebook status to find out who is interested. If the ideas go ahead they would be supported by the community board’s discretionary



INNOVATIVE: An outdoor pantry like this one in the United States, has been one of the ideas suggested by deputy mayor Vicki Buck as a way of improving parks in the Riccarton-Wigram ward. PHOTO: BOREDPANDA.COM ​

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Buck’s idea, the food pantry and library fridge was not as easy as it sounds. He said the neighbourhood box for people to put their excess produce set up by Oasis Baptist Church in Hei Hei after the earthquakes had to be shut down.

“There were mattresses, wheels, prams and God knows what arrived in there,” Mr Mora said. He said the initiative had to be shut down because it was turned into a dumping ground and it cost the church a fortune to have the rubbish removed. Mr Mora said the community board will however, look into the proposals. The ideas were endorsed by Riccarton West Neighbourhood Group’s Sheree Wharewhiti. She said the outdoor food pantry was a great idea but there would need to be non-perishable items like canned food. “The nice thing about trying some of these things is really the cost of trying them is close to nothing. If they work fantastic, if they don’t, nothing ventured, nothing gained,” Cr Buck said. The initiative has been forwarded on to the city council. The city council’s role in strengthening communities Marie Byrne will report back to the community board in the upcoming months. HAVE YOUR SAY: What would you like to see in your local parks? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@


In Brief SMALL GRANTS MEETING The Riccarton-Wigram Community Board will be holding small grants fund assessment committee agenda this Wednesday. The purpose is to consider and make decisions on the applications received for funding from the 2016/17 Small Grants Fund. The meeting will be held at 4pm at the Fendalton Service Centre on the corner of Jeffreys and Clyde Rd. COMMUNITY CENTRE A notice of motion was made at a Riccarton-Wigram Community Board meeting last week to ensure a temporary service centre stays in the central Riccarton area. City council staff are in the process of finding a location for a temporary service centre. A request was made by deputy mayor Vicki Buck for city council staff to report back to the community board within two months if a temporary facility or co-location for the building could not be found. CAR CRASH A person sustained moderate injuries after a car crash on Curletts Rd last week. St John was alerted to the incident at 10.27am on Sunday. One ambulance was sent to the scene. The woman was taken to Christchurch Hospital.


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Our People Track and field athlete to make Christchurch’s William Stedman, 16, will debut at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in September. He spoke to reporter Caitlin Miles about how he hasn’t let cerebral palsy stop him from competing and what inspired him to become a paralympic athlete Congratulations on getting a grant from Inspire Foundation. Thank you. Yeah, it’s really cool, it’ll help me out a lot to get things I need before heading to Rio. I’m really thankful that they gave me the money. They’re a great foundation. How much money did you receive? What will it go towards? I got $1000, so that will go towards paying for orthotics and shoes and that kind of stuff. The New Zealand Paralympics covers our entry costs and stuff, which is a big relief because it’s not cheap. The money I got from the foundation can be focused on getting me the things I need for it, not just pay to compete. Congratulations too on heading to Rio – are you excited? I fly out tomorrow so I’m pretty excited. I’ve been doing a lot of training and stuff so it’s still pretty surreal. The other people I’ve met in the paralympic team are really great so it’s going to be

really cool. How long have you been training for? I kind of never stop training. It gets ramped up and more intense closer to the time, but I’m always training. When I went to the world champs in Doha, I didn’t know I was going until about two weeks before. I didn’t think I had got in so, when I found out I had, there was a bit more pressure to train harder. I had been training constantly anyway, but that uncertainty was annoying. It was such a big event and competition to be a part of so the idea of missing out was hard, so it was even better when I found out I had got in. How did you fund that? It must have been hard to get all the money and everything together in a short amount of time? Well my parents were really good about it. They helped me out big time with getting everything together in not much time. I guess it was such a big

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paralympian? I have cerebral palsy so the left side of my body is a bit slower and doesn’t react as quickly. I was classed as T28, which was bit too hard for me to compete in. I am now classed at T36 and that made a big change to how I can compete. It’s much easier for me and I compete better and a little easier, which gives me a good chance to compete professionally and go to worlds and stuff. Why did you decide to become an athlete? I have always been pretty active. I enjoy sport. It wasn’t until I saw the 2012 London Paralympics and I thought, ‘I can do that, why can’t I do that?’ So I decided to get serious about it and see what I can do. So you’ve been competing for four years? No, not at first. I wanted to get into running and see what it was like. I joined the Port Hills Athletics Club and I started long distance running with the club. It wasn’t until 2014 when I started training properly for competitions. What events do you compete in? I do the 400m, 800m running events and the long jump.

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What events do you compete in? I do the 400m, 800m running events and the long jump. How often do you train and what’s involved? I train roughly seven times a week. That’s about 10-11 hours. It might not sound like much but it’s pretty high intensity stuff. I do a lot of different exercises

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paralympics are getting more support and recognition, which is really cool. It’s not so hidden anymore. There is a lot more support for us athletes, which I think is a really great thing to see. Do you see yourself as a role model for other people with disabilities? I wouldn’t call myself a role model. Not at the moment anyway. I’d like to be a role model in the future, though. I think it’s just really cool that paralympics is becoming a bigger event and getting more people to celebrate us. It gets more coverage in the media, more people recognise us as athletes that have disabilities and support us. Not just here, but around the world, which is really cool. It’s a big step forward.

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Students showcase talent; raise funds for production

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CAUGHT: Three young adults were caught on Hornby Primary School’s CCTV cameras stealing and vandalising.

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Motoring A CCTV camera was stolen from Hornby Primary School last Tuesday. Three young adults were caught on another of the school’s CCTV cameras allegedly stealing and vandalising property last Tuesday at about 10.20pm. The footage showed three individuals walking off with one of the security cameras. Inquiries are continuing and police are working towards iden-

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding NATIONAL Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art students took to the stage recently in a bid to showcase their talent and fundraise for their next production. The third-year students raised money for the special effects and costumes for their upcoming musical Ragtime, written by American writers Stephen Flaherty, Terrence McNally and Lynn Ahrens. It will open next month. They took the opportunity to preview a snippet of the upcoming production. Our Children, a song from the musical, was previewed at the concert. The production is based on the book by E.L Doctorow and covers three families pursuing the American dream. Erin Wells, of Avonhead, was one of the performers in the show and will take part in the production of the Ragtime next month. A variety of contemporary and musical theatre was

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performed at the concert, along with solos, duets, contemporary dance, tap dance, cultural and full ensemble numbers. Performances included songs from the musicals Wicked, The Full Monty and Once. Third year student Sophie Petersen said the preview concert was student-led and provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase performers from the academy. “To come together as students

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Situated in a sought after cul-de-sac is a well-designed family home. The entrance way opens to the modern kitchen, the comfortable interconnecting living areas that flow into the outdoor private entertaining area. Four bedrooms, master with spacious ensuite, plus three bedrooms offering the best of family living.

Located on generous 4,440sq m section, this stunning, newly built home offers a lifestyle that many can only dream of. Featuring stone inside and out for dramatic impact, this solid executive home is set to be a crowd pleaser for many generations to come.

Positioned over 3 levels this apartment has an up to the minute kitchen with brand new appliances, neutral décor, open plan living with balcony, separate laundry, double - internal access garaging with off street parking and a brand new heat pump to ensure comfort all year round!

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior) View at: ID# FH4227 Judy Taylor Ph 0274 324 595

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior) View at: ID# FH4229 Linda Veitch Ph 027 512 9261

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Hornby 14 Aymes Road

Cashmere 116 Dyers Pass Road

Prebbleton 21 Cathcart Crescent

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766sqm Zoned Residential Suburban Density Transition under the Replacement District Plan. The days are numbered for the house but exciting for the section in the beating heart of Hornby. Close to shops, doctors & amenities. Our owners have accepted an insurance settlement and given clear instructions for the disposal of this property on an “as is where is basis.”

This site has significance history attached to it, as it was selected by the widow of Lord Ernest Rutherford due to its far reaching views who then commissioned distinguished Architect the Late Richard Harman to design a home to suit the site. The home has been well maintained, but would respond to some enhancements. This is a great opportunity here!

Attention to detail, a selection of quality materials combine to create this brilliant 375m2 floor plan, built to take maximum advantage of the sun and privacy, 1205m2 section. The new occupants will be spoilt for choice with multiple living and entertaining options, media room, study, entertainer kitchen, 4 bdrms, 3 bthrms, 4 car garaging.

Auction: 18th August 2016 (unless sold prior)

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Rising auctioneer ACHIEVERS star recognised „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A LICENSED real estate consultant and auctioneer based in Hornby has been recognised at a national auctioneering competition. Sam Steele, of Harcourts Four Seasons Reality Ltd, gained first place in the rising star category at the REINZ National Auction Championships. The competition was held in Auckland last month. “It was an awesome thing to get under the belt after a lot of months worth of training,” he said. In the six months leading up to the national competition Mr Steele was mentored by professional auctioneers Phil and Mark McGoldrick. “I’ve been really lucky here in the city. Harcourts produce pretty much the best auctioneers in the world. I was lucky to be mentored by a couple of guys who are absolute legends.” The competition required contestants to perform a mock auction in front of a crowd including three to seven judges with a bidding script. “They ask you tough questions to throw you off . . . a lot of the time it is legal questions,” he said. Contestants were judged on factors including personal ability,

SCHOO TRIUMPH: Youth Guarantee most improved award winner Angelo Scott with his cookery tutor Bill Bryce. ​

Autistic student excels in cookery



ACHIEVEMENT: REINZ rising star category winner Sam Steele with Harcourts chief executive Chris Kennedy. ​ standard of dress, the bidding sequence and entertainment factor. “It is a basically a public speaking competition with bidding thrown in as well,” Mr Steele said. He had been working as a licensed real estate consultant and auctioneer at Harcourts Four Seasons Reality Ltd for three years. But before he went into real es-

tate he was a professional cyclist. Mr Steele competed in competitions around the world including the United States, Mexico, South Africa and Australia. But he has now put his cycling aside to pursue a professional career as an auctioneer. While Mr Steele has only done charity auctions and auctions for fun, already he has six property auctions booked in the future.



WHEN ANGELO Scott won a most improved award at the recent Ara Youth Guarantee Awards, it was an emotional moment for his family. Training for Angelo, who is autistic, at the Ara Institute of Canterbury has been a big journey for both him and his family. “We weren’t expecting an award. It’s the first time in his life he has won anything. It was a big moment for us as well. I burst out crying,” his father Peter Scott said. The lady next to me asked why I was crying and I said, ‘that’s my son’, then she started crying and my wife was also crying”. After secondary school, the Wigram resident joined a supported learning programme at Ara called Workskills. The programme is designed especially for students with intellectual disabilities. After joining Workskills,

Angelo transitioned into the Youth Guarantee programme. It is a supported learning stream for 15 to 19-year-olds and is the only level two supported learning programme in New Zealand. Youth Guarantee tutor Bill Bryce said Angelo’s improvement in his cookery class had been “exceptional”. “When Angelo first arrived, for the first few days I was worried . . . at the start he would not try things because of lack of confidence and would expect help but not ask for it,” he said. But Mr Bruce said Angelo is now excelling in his cookery. “He will now attempt tasks and will ask for help directly if he needs it. He always tries hard,” Mr Bryce said. Angelo’s parents said he is now cooking a lot more at home too. When he was asked if he liked his cooking class, he said it was “really cool”.



Finalist in line for Countdown award A CHURCH Corner Countdown staff member has been announced as one of the top four finalists contending for the national store manager of the year. Madison Taylor has claimed the top spot in the South Island beating 39 other store managers. Ms Taylor first began working

part-time for Countdown when she was 15-years-old. Thirteen years on she has made her way up through the company to store manager. “I’ve been really lucky to have such supportive mentors throughout my career and it’s a huge sense of pride seeing the rest of the team achieve their

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and now Christchurch. “I’ve taken every opportunity thrown my way and love the different challenges I am faced with each day,” she said. The Countdown national store manager of the year will be announced at an awards dinner in Auckland on August 29.

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Industry expert invites Villa student back to US A VILLA Maria College student has been asked to return to the United States next year after achieving high results at a world performing arts competition last month. Year 13 student Sophie Holt was selected to represent New Zealand at the World Championships of Performing Arts last month in Long Beach, California. She won six awards at the competition including an industry medal, three “silver awards” for the contemporary, country and pop categories for 18 to 24-year-olds. Sophie also won a gold award for the original works category and an overall gold award for 16 to 24-year-olds. Now she has been invited to return to the US next year to perform her original songs by music industry professional Jeffrey Weber. “I never signed a contract but I’m hopefully heading back next year to record my songs with him,” Sophie said. Mr Weber has been in the American music industry for more than 30 years and has worked with American singer and actress Ariana Grande’s musical director. He was the founder of

American television network Studio M and has produced more than 180 CDs. Sophie is a singer-songwriter and one of 21 New Zealanders who was selected to travel to the US to compete. The competition started with a boot camp which consisted of workshops ran by professionals from the New York Film Academy. Sophie said the boot camp was beneficial and gave an insight into how the industry works. The competition was set up in three rounds. After each round, judges who were interested in talking with competitors about their talent were issued “go see slips”. Sophie received three of the slips. This provided Sophie the opportunity to sit down with Mr Weber and discussed her future singing career. “The results of this trip were more than I’d ever imagined and I am honestly so humbled by it all,” she said.

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STUDENTS GOT their hands dirty last week as part of a Rebuilding Christchurch class run by Canterbury University Associate Professor Billy O’Steen. The class of 50 students helped prepare the new site behind the Halswell Timber Company for planting which was recently obtained by social enterprise Cultivate Christchurch. The day was also spent digging out trenches where willows will be planted to serve as a windbreak for the crops. Cultivate Christchurch is aimed at getting young people

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Burnside Primary School held a pyjama day recently. It was organised by the pupil council, which runs a fun event for the whole school every term.

ONESIE: Minami Nakamura (left), Dabok Kwon, Piper Everson, Jamie Kang and Alex Weng (front) show off their mixture of bear and penguin onesies.

SPOTTED: A highlight for Burnside’s year 13 geography students was seeing Ohau Stream baby seals up close in Kaikoura.

Adventure in Kaikoura for Burnside students BURNSIDE HIGH School students went on an adventure in Kaikoura recently as part of their year 13 geography studies. The students spent their time collecting primary data in the field as part of their research assessment on sustainable tourism in Kaikoura. Highlights were seeing the Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses in the Kaikoura Ranges, whalewatching, and having the opportunity to see Ohau Stream baby seals up close. The students also had

a go at the Kaikoura Peninsula Walk and attend a talk by Kaikoura District Council planner Rachel Vaughn at The Kaikoura Landfill and Recycling Centre. Burnside High enrolment and publicity officer Bernadette Shaw said the class stayed at the Canterbury Underwater Club lodge for the first time which proved to be a “very comfortable base”. ‘It was a pleasure to work with such a great bunch of students and staff,” she said.

PAJAMA PARTY: Milni Jayasingle (left), Maddie Trafford and Jasmine Lee made the most of their pyjama day.

SCHOOL FUN: Dabok Kwon, Claire Mouat (back), Miecke Potgieter, Baily Trafford and Riley Goodall had fun in their pajamas.

FUN IN THE SUN: Pupils get out and about in their pajamas.

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Semi-final fixtures confirmed „„ By Gordon Findlater CHRISTCHURCH BOYS’ High School has qualified for the UC Championship semi-finals in second position following a 19-13 victory over Shirley Boys’ High School. Saturday’s victory had extra meaning for Christchurch BHS after suffering a 17-25 upset at the hands of Shirley in last year’s semi-final. They will now play Nelson College in this weekend’s semifinal. The two teams couldn’t be separated when they met in May, sharing the points in a six-all draw. Christ’s College go into this weekend’s semi-finals as the top seed after a 67-19 demolition job of St Andrew’s. They will host Shirley Boys’

High School who qualified in fourth position. Shirley rugby manager John Fox knows how tough getting a result against the competition’s top side will be. Meanwhile, it was an agonising wait for Burnside High School who had a bye on the weekend. They were forced to wait on Saturday’s results to find out if they would have a chance to defend the fifth-place plate title they won last year. After both Waimea and Marlborough won Saturday’s early games, Burnside were left relying on St Andrew’s College to come away from their game against Christ’s College empty handed. A bonus point for finishing within seven points or for scor-

ing four tries would have been enough for St Andrew’s to claim eighth spot. However, Christ’s 67-19 demolition job meant that Burnside snuck into eighth spot, setting up a semi-final clash with Timaru Boys’ High School. The two schools met in Timaru in early July, where Burnside took home a narrow 14-12 win. Round 14 results Christ’s College 67, St Andrew’s 19; Timaru BHS 15, St Thomas 10, Christchurch BHS 19, Shirley BHS 13; Ashburton College 26, Roncalli College 24; Marlborough BC 16, St Bede’s College 10; Waimea Combined 52, Rangiora HS 12; Nelson College 55, Lincoln HS 5 Semi-finals Christ’s College v Shirley BHS; Christchurch BHS v Nelson College

SEMI-FINAL TIME: Year 11 Christchurch BHS half-back Louie Chapman has been instrumental in his team’s success this year. ​

Mo’unga back to school PUPILS FROM Riccarton Primary School will have the task of announcing the Canterbury squad for theReMitre 10 Cup today. Former Riccarton student Richie Mo’unga will return to his former school, along with Canterbury player Ere Enari and assistant coach Joe Maddock. They will arrive at lunchtime to mix and mingle with the students. Then a group of students will announce the Canterbury squad in the school hall, followed by a performance from the Riccarton Primary School Pasifika group. They will visit the school to launch Canterbury Rugby’s ‘Adopt a School’ programme, which sees players matched up with schools from around the region as a way of building connections with some of the team’s youngest fans. Mo’unga and Enari will be buddied up with Riccarton Primary School for the season. The players will make three visits to the school over the course of the season. Schools from across Canterbury will also have the


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„„ By Gordon Findlater THE TRIO of Canterbury basketballers hope to book a spot in the New Zealand under-19 team ahead of the World Championship qualifying tournament in December. Quinn Clinton, of Christchurch Boys’ High School, Toby Gillooly, of Burnside High School, and Angus McWilliam, of Middleton Grange, are attending a training camp in Auckland today. They aim to stake their claim for selection in the under-19 team ahead of the tournament. For McWilliam, representing

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Craft “n” Yarn Today (August 9), 10am-noon Go and join the friendly group at the library. Take along your knitting, crochet, embroidery or any portable craft for two hours of creativity and social fun. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Storytimes – Wā Kōrero Today, 10.30-11am Go along to the library for a Storytime session. The programme includes stories, music, movement and rhymes. It is best-suited for pre-schoolers. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds Knit “n” Stitch Today, 1-2pm Go along with your crochet, knitting, mending, card making, tapestry, or anything you like that’s portable and crafty. If you fancy learning, there will be people who can help. The programme is suited for all ages. Red Cafe at Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Fendalton Library Book Group with Sandra and Lesley Tomorrow, 11am-noon For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers.

The group subscribes to the “Book Discussion Scheme” so a cost is involved. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds Introduction to iPads Tomorrow, 11am -12.30pm Have you got an iPad but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in getting an iPad and would like to learn some of the basics? This course will help you become more confident and show you the basics. For absolute beginners. Cost is $15 per term. Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Scrabble Club Tomorrow, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to the library’s scrabble club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Go Well Group – play rummikub Thursday, 1.30-3pm Go along to the library and play rummikub – an exciting, interactive strategy game. The programme is suited for all ages. Fendalton Library, cnr of

BOOK WONDER: The Halswell community read for 2016 is Heartland by Jenny Pattrick. The city council invites you to read, share and discuss this fantastic novel, as well as join with the author herself for a series of fun, free and inspirational events. The event will be held on August 18, 10-11.30am at the Te Hapua: Halswell Centre on 341 Halswell Rd. ​ Jeffreys and Clyde Rds Science Alive in the library Thursday, 3.30- 4.30pm There are drop-in science sessions at the local library. Activities based around the science of popular books and other interesting topics. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Babytimes – Wā Pēpi Friday, 10.15-10.45am During each session a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other book related activities will be shared. The pro-

gramme is especially suitable for under two-year-olds Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Learn to play mahjong Friday, 2-4pm Go along to the library and learn to play mahjong – a game that will stimulate your brain and keep you on your toes. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday, 11-11.45am Enjoy stories, rhymes and crafty times. The programme is suited for children aged two to seven.

Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Beginning Computer Skills Monday (August 15) 11am12.30pm These sessions will develop basic computer skills such as using a mouse, keyboard familiarisation, saving and retrieving documents, making folders and searching the internet. Once this introduction is complete you will set up an online email account and learn basic email and searching skills. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd


Bridal show bigger and better $22,000 in prizes up for grabs SAVE THE date. The With This Ring Bridal Show is rolling around for another year, being held on August 28 at the Air Force Museum in Wigram. This year’s show will have 85 exhibitors ranging from wedding and bridesmaid gowns, photography, honeymoons, flowers, stationary, caterers, venue hire and many more. On top of that, there will be more than $22,000 of prizes to be won. A wedding and honeymoon at Norfolk Island will be up for grabs, as well as a honeymoon at The Edgewater Resort and Spa in Rarotonga. Brides-to-be can go in the draw to win a wedding gown, up to the value of $3895, from To Cherish Bridal Boutique. Venue hire up to the value of $4050 for Wigram Base will be up for grabs, along with many more prizes and giveaways. Two fashion catwalks will be held, one at 11am and the other at 2pm, showcasing wedding gowns and mother-of-the bride outfits. Event manager Mark Sinclair said this year’s event would be “bigger and better” than last year’s inaugural one. “If they are just needing the last few things or they are wanting to plan their whole wedding, this show has everything

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SAVE THE DATE: The With This Ring Bridal Show will have two catwalks showcasing wedding gowns and mother of the bride outfits. ​ under the one roof.” He said there was a wide range of exhibitors and stalls to look at to plan your special day. “There are so many specialists that are there under one roof so people can go at their own leisure and talk to them and plan their day. Then they can make appointments to go back at a later date and follow up.” • The With This Ring Bridal Show will be held at the Air Force Museum in Wigram, on August 28, from 9.30am-4pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door on the day, or pre-sale tickets are available online at

St Mark’S is the only anglican StateIntegrated Primary School in the South Island. as a school of Special Character we focus on growing the unique gifts, talents and abilities of every student within a Christian family atmosphere. This holistic view ensures the students spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and cultural needs and potential are the heart of all we do, the way we think and the way we live. Students who can collaborate, act adaptively, are actively involved in their own learning, and solve problems using a range of thinking skills are hallmarks

New Brighton Catholic School (Mary Immaculate) A state-integrated Catholic School for Years 0 to 8 • A positive virtues-based culture • Strong community involvement • Diverse opportunities • Supportive learning for all • After School Care programme Deb Daines, Principal, welcomes all enquiries (03) 388-7982 or 100 Lonsdale Street, New Brighton

One Community – Learning Together

of the child at the centre of teaching and learning. These are also the skills that will propel students into their future and our ever changing world. Positive relationships between students, staff and whanau is a strength at St Mark’s. knowing every student, their strengths and abilities creates a scaffold for inquiry, curiosity, collaboration and fun! Come and visit us! take a look at our new and innovative campus. Hear from our families. talk to our talented students. talk to the teachers who inspire them. But most of all see how we are all connected by faith to a place that creates a sense of belonging and worth for everyone.

Estuary Road • South New Brighton • Christchurch 8062 Telephone 388-9426 • Fax 388-1810 • FULL PRIMARY SCHOOL-Years 0-8 Our vision: To be a community of quality learners, nurturing our values to: Create (Hanga), Achieve (Eke), Relate (Whakawhanaunga) and Engage (Tomo).

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SCHOOL OPTIONS – early and middle years 2017 Getting Parents Involved MerrIn BelIeveS that effective school-home partnerships can enhance children’s learning. These partnerships are also welcome within the school to give students an extra boost through various programmes which would not be available without parent input. examples of these programmes are our group of Parent reading tutors whom work alongside 2 students three times a week and the Perceptual Motor Programme which helps enhance our tāmariki’s movement skills and understanding of language. Including and encouraging parents to be active participants within learning discussions is another growth area

at Merrin. These opportunities are provided through our Merrin ICt Community Blog providing instant online support and information about BYOD and digital citizenship through a specially designed portal, giving parents interactive responses to questions.  There is a regular Monday Parent Drop in Centre for parents to ask questions while having a chat and cup of coffee.  Parent information workshops also pop up regularly throughout the year on a variety of topics. Merrin is always looking for ways to enhance and grow our partnership with parents for the benefit of all our tāmariki.

Welcome to Casebrook Intermediate School.

Year 7 & 8 students are a unique age group that we specialize in educating. Our staff and school resources are all geared for this stage of personal development and focus on providing as a diverse range of learning opportunities to create a well-rounded individual. Our learning environment is supported by a strong focus on our school values of respect (Whakaute), excellence (Panekiretanga) and Perseverance (Hiringa). Through these ‘reP’ values we develop within each student a sense of self worth to realise their importance as a member of our Casebrook community.

Daniel helping our tāmariki with their spelling.

B rilliant staff who know their learners A mazing country feel in the heart of Christchurch

We specialise in great schooling for years 1 to 10 • years 1 to 6 establishing strong foundations • years 7 to 10 great preparation for the senior years • well prepared for life beyond the gate

Growing in Wisdom & Stature Application closing date for 2017 enrolments at all year levels is:

August 26, 2016

Limited places in Year 7 to 10 applications are invited

Working together with families in the south west of Christchurch. Our students benefit from our specialist teaching with emphasis on pastoral care and our special focus on personal character development and learning.

Moving forward with learning F riendly community focused school O pen for new enrolments R adical initiatives in place D edicated staff, support staff and teachers S mall class size C hromebooks and iPads in each class H appy cheerful learners O ur Year 7-8 leaders are shining stars! O pen NOW for enrolments L earning environments that bring out the best in people

For more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153 or or go to our website



Gould Crescent, Woolston | Phone 982 0206

Our school environment is one where students are safe and have the confidence to take risks with their learning. In this way the students at Casebrook are supported and encouraged to become self-motived, independent learners. We value the partnership between home and school. together we can create an environment where we foster feelings of pride and belonging. We are sure you will enjoy being a part of our community and I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s future at Casebrook. Sharon Keen Casebrook Intermediate School Principal

“Inspiring today’s learners to be successful in tomorrow’s world”. For excellence in academic, sporting & cultural activities. Elmwood Normal School is a decile 10 school situated on beautiful grounds in the heart of Merivale. We teach years 1 – 6 in a diverse, supportive and enriching learning environment. To learn more about the Elmwood Normal School point of difference: Visit – or call – 355 7192 29 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014

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The Cathedral Grammer School at CatHeDral GraMMar, we are passionate about young people and their boundless potential to lead exciting and generous lives. We believe in aspiring to excellence in all we do, encouraging individuals to flourish – in mind, body and spirit. This term the Cathedral Grammar community have welcomed Scott Thelning as our new Principal. Scott is an experienced principal from Christchurch who is passionate about our city and ensuring that Grammar is a valued part of the rejuvenation of our CBD. He is looking forward to working with our pupils, staff and parents to ensure our school engages, motivates and inspires young Cantabrians who are ready for the challenges of the 21st century, building on the best of our valued traditions whilst opening their minds to new ways of thinking, doing and being. Cathedral Grammar is a unique educational environment. Our dedicated, co-educational Pre-School and Junior School each provide the ideal foundation for our young pupils up to Year 3 before they move up to the Boys’ and Girls’ Prep Schools. Here, in Years 4 to 8, our boys and girls are educated separately, allowing for dedicated single-sex learning that meets the needs of each gender, alongside many opportunities to mix and develop social

skills in a co-educational environment outside the classroom. Grammar’s overarching vision – to help our pupils to become engaged thinkers, enterprising spirits and moral citizens – will equip our students with the knowledge, quality skills and dispositions to play a leading role in our ever-changing world. all of this occurs in a genuinely happy, caring and vibrant atmosphere committed to provide outstanding opportunities for every girl and boy, and to celebrate their diverse gifts. You and your child are warmly invited to visit and meet our pupils and staff, and to discover for yourselves the purposeful, warm and inclusive atmosphere for which we are known. We welcome you to our next Open Day on tuesday 23 august, or we would be delighted to arrange your visit on another, normal school day Ph 03.365.0385 – linda Marsh, registrar.

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A game changer in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease If you have Parkinson’s disease, you cannot afford to underestimate the benefits of exercise. Being sedentary is one of the fastest ways to see your symptoms get worse. To be the best you can be, consider a revolutionary Parkinson’s programme, PD Warrior, run by Muscle People Physiotherapy. “Exercise needs to be a front line defence for people with Parkinson’s disease. PD Warrior aims to re-wire the brain to allow everyday movements and activities to be performed with greater ease. Just like your muscles benefit from cross- training, your brain also benefits from being challenged and surprised.” Melissa McConaghy, co-founder of PD Warrior and Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist. Purposeful movement can combat the loss of motor control seen in Parkinson’s disease. PD Warrior combines a high effort, intensive work-out with a challenging combination of movements and mental strategy. It is designed for people with early stage or mild Parkinson’s disease with the aim of slowing down the progress of the disease. “PD Warrior is loads of fun and can get very loud with plenty of variety to keep people engaged. you get to connect with like-minded people who want to fight their symptoms,” says Laurie Moore, Director of Muscle People Physiotherapy. Neil, from Rangiora, has been attending the PD Warrior programme and says; “The exaggerated movement keeps the body moving rather than seizing up”. Neil keeps up the exercises at home during the week and

says “that’s how you get the most benefit out of it.” He has been playing more golf and is able to work a couple of days a week. Muscle People has helped clients achieve some significant milestones through PD Warrior. Those who come to the PD Warrior circuit style programme at the city clinic each week report feeling more confident in their movements and are able to move more freely and get back into life. The first step in the PD Warrior programme is an assessment at Muscle People Physiotherapy. for more information or to book your assessment telephone the friendly team at Muscle People on 360 3606.” PD Warrior not only re-trains your brain, it also helps you to get •

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REAL ESTATE Contemporary Ferrymead townhouse 10 Mollymawk Place, Ferrymead Enquiries Over $369,000 2 bedrooms | 1 living room | 1 bathroom | 1-car garage | Listing#: SMT1855

YOU HAVE waited and here you are an over 60s unit in Brookhaven! This gorgeous townhouse of approx. 1.5 years of age has a sizeable floor plan of 104m2. The funky open planned kitchen, dining living areas offer space along with a great flow to the private west facing outdoor patio and barbeque area. The cosy gas fire in the living area will keep you toasty warm during the winter months. Featuring two double bedrooms, the master offers a semi ensuite with a wet floor shower. Excellent outdoor flow to the patio from the main bedroom is an added bonus. The single plus internal accessed garage plus off street parking offers easy drive on access from the street. Our owners have given clear instructions this gorgeous property will be sold.

Open Home: Saturday 11.15am to 11.45am or viewing by appointment any time. See you at the Open Home or for an appointment to view contact Debra Hakaraia of Smart Real Estate (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) on 027 562 0420 or 384 8600 or email Debra on enquiries. or visit our website

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Trades & Services FURnITURE REMoVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 oVEn CLEAnIng Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAInTIng DECoRATIng interior & exterior, gib fixing, plastering, paperhanging, Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph Wingfields Ltd, ph Mark 021 1711586 or 355-5994 PAInTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492

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Tuition PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition. Raewyn Clegg, Registered Music Teacher, 29 Lancewood Drive, Halswell. Ph: 3229377 PILATES Beginner & Intermediate classes, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Fendalton Croquet Club, Makora Street. Phone Julie 351-2100


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An afternoon of fine jazz Maestro Doug Caldwell performs the first concert at the new venue 'The Piano', Centre for Music & the Arts, on Sunday the 14th August at 3pm. Doug is an icon of the jazz world and has been performing for the past 72 years, debuting in 1944 as pianist in The Staretta Trio, at the age of 16 years. He played at the Malando regularly for 15 years then joined the Brian Marston Band playing in the Winter Gardens regularly. He studied arranging and composition at Michigan State University USA in 1956 and upon returning to New Zealand as well as being very much in the music scene in Christchurch, was then musical director for Radio New Zealand and Television New Zealand for many years. Doug taught at the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School for 14 years and retired as Lecturer Emeritus in 2005 and in his honour the auditorium at the Jazz School is named after him. The Maestro has performed with the cream of

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the crop Jazz musicians, Henry Mancini, Ronnie Scott, Nat Adderley, Scott Hamilton, Buddy Tait, Holly Hoffman, Don Rader, Mavis Rivers and many more. Doug is a full writer member of APRA/AMCOS and has received numerous Awards and Citations including in 2006 the MNZM for Services to Jazz in New Zealand. Now aged 88 years he is looking forward to taking the stage with fellow musicians Bob Heinz on guitar, Mike Kime bass and Ted Meager drums. Jody Keehan completes the lineup on vocals. Tickets for the concert are available on Eventbrite or by 'phoning 3528568 and the audience can rest assured of an afternoon of fine jazz from the Maestro and friends.


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Whitney Houston SOUTH African born, Belinda Davids performs the music of Whitney Houston in a fabulous tribute show that is currently touring New Zealand as part of a world wide tour. ‘The Greatest Love of All : The Whitney Houston Show” plays one Christchurch date at the Aurora Centre on Tuesday 16th August, 8pm. In the wake of Whitney Houston's tragic passing in 2012, and in respect for Houston's legacy, Showtime Australia dedicated over 12 months to perfecting this production and finding the right star. After conducting over 15,000 auditions in 12 countries, accomplished vocalist Belinda Davids was selected to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions. Blessed with a 4 octave range, Belinda has performed professionally since the age of 14. She has opened

for and sung along side many international artists and acts, and has recorded and released her own solo album. In ‘The Greatest Love of All’, Belinda delivers over 20 of Houston’s most loved songs including Greatest Love of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment in Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You - live on stage in a spectacular show backed by a live band and dancers. Tickets on sale now at Eventfinda. For further information visit

Be in to WIN a double pass Star Media has a double to pass to give away to ‘The Greatest Love of All : The Whitney Houston Show” taking place at the Aurora Centre, Greers Rd on Tuesday 16th August 2016, 8pm. To go into the ticket draw, email your name and daytime contact phone number, along with the answer to: “The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Love of All” to: Subject: Whitney Houston Competition. Entries close 5pm Friday 12th August. The winner will be notified.



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