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Christchurch Boys’ High School’s newest All Black Four years ago Anton Lienert-Brown was plying his trade for Christchurch Boys’ High School. On Saturday he became CBHS’s 46th All Black, and in his first touch against the Wallabies he flicked a netball-style pass to Israel Dagg for the All Black’s opening try. He had a top debut in the 29-9 win. •For the 10 things you need to know about Lienert-Brown turn to page 5 PHOTO: GETTY

Restrictions placed on Ruapuna motorsport complex „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RESTRICTIONS HAVE been placed on the usage of the Ruapuna Motorsport Park raceway, which may go towards resolving tensions between residents and the Canterbury Car Club. The independent hearings panel, chaired by Sir John Hansen recently decided that racing vehicles will not be permitted on the track on Mondays – only motor vehicles can be used and they cannot reach speeds higher

than 100km/h. Motor racing, drag racing and special interest vehicles can use the racetrack any day except Mondays but their operation times have been restricted from 9am-6pm. On Fridays and Saturdays motor racing must be finished by 8pm and special interest vehicles can only run from 10am-5pm. Restrictions have also been placed on the speedway and the usage of electric remote controlled vehicles. Speedway race meetings can be

held 15 days a year from 6-10pm while practices can be held five days a year from noon-6pm. It is a recent decision from the independent hearings panel, responsible for deciding the city council district plan rules. Its decision aimed to resolve the 12-year battle between residents, complaining about noise, and the Canterbury Car Club. In 2004, residents complained that city plan changes were too permissive. Tensions flared up in November 2014 when resident

Sara Harnett of the Quieter Please group broke down in tears and told the city council her children could not sleep at night. But she told the Western News she was disappointed with the hearing panel decision calling the rules “liberal.� Canterbury Car Club general manager Mark Wedrell said the club has lost about half a million dollars as a result of the rules. Yet Mr Wedrell said the club was happy with the decision and most of the initiatives were put forward by the club.

“It has been a very long process and at the end of the day we want to do the right thing by the community,� he said. But Canterbury Motor Racing School and VH SuperDrive owner-operator Christopher Hyde said his business has been destroyed by the restrictions put in place, plus a track hireage more than doubling in price for his business. “I don’t know if in a year’s time I am going to be still up-andrunning, that is all I can say,� he said.

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On the front page today, it appears that a 12-year standoff on the usage of Ruapuna Motorsport Park may end, after a ruling came through from the hearings panel deciding the city plan rules. On page 3, we look at what area is getting a new $15 million school, with a decision still to be made on whether it will have primary only, or include intermediate-aged pupils also. Wigram Skies and Fendalton homes have made the finals of the Registered Master Builders’ Association awards. We wish the very best to the building companies in line for the awards that will be announced in Auckland on November 26. Meanwhile, Christchurch Boys’ High School has won the secondary school basketball competition. – Shelley Robinson

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News Candidates: Send in your bios IN THE lead-up to the local body elections, candidates for city council and community boards are invited to send a 100-word profile and photo of themselves to the Western News by September 5 for publication the following week.

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In Brief BID TO ESTABLISH WIGRAM SKIES ROTARY CLUB The Wigram Skies subdivision is looking to establish a new rotary club with help from Wigram Lions Club guiding lion Stuart Barr. The community held its first meeting last Wednesday at the Wigram Harvard Community Lounge. Fourteen people showed up to the meeting but there needs to be 20 members to establish a club. A follow-up meeting will be held at the Wigram Harvard Community Lounge at 7.30pm on September 7.


New $15m school „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HALSWELL WILL be getting a new $15 million primary school to address the rapidly growing population. The Ministry of Education has confirmed the land on Tongariro St will be the new location for the school in western Halswell and it is expected to open in 2020. This is scheduled to be two years earlier than what was planned in the MoE’s Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme. It is not yet known what year range it would have but there is

some support for it to cater for years 7 and 8. Over the past few weeks the MoE has been holding workshops to gather opinions from the community to determine what year group the school will cater for and what facilities it will need. Halswell Community Project spokeswoman Chrys Horn (right), who attended one of the meetings said the consensus was there needs to be a fullscale year 1-8 school. Consultations have been held at Halswell School, Aidanfield

Christian School, Hillmorton School and Rowley Avenue School and were facilitated by Dr Gabrielle Wall. Hillmorton High School principal Ann Brokenshire said if schools are full then new primary schools are needed. She said she had various views on the year group structure of the school due to Hillmorton High School and Hornby High School catering for the area’s intermediate pupils. As for a high school in Halswell Ms Brokenshire said


there is more than enough capacity in the existing high school network. The final public workshop will be held at Oaklands School on September 6, 7-8pm. Dr Wall will collate the ideas generated into an online survey which will be live from September 12-30 on the MoE website. •HAVE YOU SAY: What do you think about Halswell getting a new primary school? Would you like to see a high school in Halswell? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@

REGISTERED DOG NUMBERS Avonhead, Halswell and Hornby are the three suburbs with the most dogs in the western area since 2009. Hornby has the third highest number of dogs in the city with 936 registered by the city council. Halswell has 775 while Avonhead has 695. St Albans has the most registered dogs with 1452 while Spreydon has 1114. The most popular dog breed in the city since October 2013 are labradors. UCSA ELECTIONS Canterbury University student James Addington has narrowly managed to secure his place as UCSA president for another year. Mr Addington was re-elected as president after receiving 2163 votes while his competition Jacob Bignell 1741.

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1) Lienert-Brown nominates the man he has replaced, Sonny Bill Williams, as his favourite player – “great athlete and person”. His favourite sports person is basketball legend Michael Jordan. 2) He was only added to the squad early this month because SBW suffered a season-ending injury playing for the sevens in Rio. 3) Versatility has helped his rise – he made his Chiefs debut in 2014 on the wing, aged 18, against the Bulls in Pretoria. All Black coach Steve Hansen said: “The reason why we have gone for Anton is that he can cover inside and outside centre. He gives us better options than anyone else.” 4) Lienert-Brown’s midfield preferences have changed. “At the start of the year it would have been 12 but . . . I think with the skill set I have, I probably prefer it more at 13,” he said after the Super Rugby season. 5) His older brother, Daniel, is a skilful prop with the High-

landers, and is seen by some as a potential All Black. 6) Lienert-Brown is Christchurch Boys’ High’s 46th All Black – old boys include his current team mates Owen Franks and Brodie Retallick. The most recent All Black coaches – Graham Henry and Steve Hansen – also attended the school. 7) Lienert-Brown said he played Super Rugby before he played senior club rugby. His speedy rise to the test team is even more remarkable when you consider he missed the 2013 season after dislocating his shoulder in a schools match the previous year.

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a raised medium was installed. The proposed speed reductions also include, Marshs Rd, Quaifes Rd and Whincops Rd. Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck was one of the proponents of reducing the speed limits. She said the affected areas had changed “dramatically” due to developments. “Your priority has to be safety and if people have to slow down by another 10km/h then so be it,” she said. A decision on the speed limit changes was expected to be made at city council early next month.


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Volunteering and gardening go Mary Tingey is the chairwoman of the Canterbury Community Gardens Association, and a co-ordinator for three community gardens across the city. Fraser Walker-Pearce talks to her about working with the disabled, reading minds, and gardeners being impatient

How many gardens do you coordinate? Currently I am co-ordinating Delta Community Garden, Churchill Park Community Garden and Packe St Community Garden. Each garden is unique. Community gardens welcome everybody. We see ourselves as growing community as well as food. Community gardens are one of the easiest ways to get support for growing your own food, make new friends and have fun. Why do you enjoy gardening? When I was brought up most people had a vegetable garden. I always enjoyed gardening and I would help my father in the garden. I grew my first garden in Dunedin. I grew a huge cabbage outside the kitchen window. I loved its form and the beautiful veins in the leaves. I always get a buzz out of watching seeds grow. So you’re quite patient?

Patience sounds like you’re sitting with your arms folded at school, listening to a headmaster speak. It does take time to grow plants, but it’s not that type of patience. Plants are alive and they reward you with beauty and food. Is it more about the process than the end product for you? No, no. You want the end product as well – the taste of the food is the thing that hooks people into gardening. When they taste a raw carrot or a pea for the first time, it’s completely different to what you get in the supermarket, and their eyes just pop open and they’ll say: “Wow”. Food which is harvested from your own doorstep tastes simply delicious. Our earthquakes highlighted the importance of local food production. You’re a community garden co-ordinator. Can you describe what that entails?

GREEN THUMB: Mary Tingey co-ordinates three community gardens around the city. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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hand-in-hand in community How many volunteers do you look after? At Delta Community House we have about five volunteers that come almost every week. But we also have volunteers that come in less regularly and those who come in for short periods of time. For example, recently we had a Japanese tourist who volunteered for a month while he was visiting. At Packe St we have about seven or eight who usually come. It’s the same with Churchill Park. How is the Churchill Park garden recovering after the break-in recently? We have a list of how much everything costs to replace, and we’re now looking for funders to help out. This is a long-winded process that takes heaps of time for everybody involved. We now have to cart all our gear to the garden every time we go there. How did you hear about community gardens? I heard about them when I came back to Christchurch after working in Cromwell for five years. I have chickens and at the time I had a dozen spare eggs. So I took them to Delta Community House and donated them. I started talking to the manager

GOOD SORTS: One of the community gardens is based in Delta Community House. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

there and he said he wanted someone to help run a garden, and it all started from there. On one course participants learn basic gardening skills as well as harvesting and cooking. There is a loss of knowledge between generations about growing, harvesting and preparing food. How do people get onto those courses? Can anyone join? They need to contact Delta Community House. Anyone is welcome. As part of community gardening I also teach in schools. Currently I teach at Shirley Primary and Aranui schools.

I am also contracted by the Canterbury Horticultural Society to co-ordinate their Orchards in Schools Programme. Do you live in the area? Yes I do, in Richmond. We moved there in 1990 with our three small children. Where were you before that? Dunedin, Whangarei and Auckland. Why the move here? My husband had difficulty getting work after the share market crash in 1987. What schools did you go to? I went to school and university

in Auckland. I was at Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, and then I did a masters degree in psychology. I have a teaching diploma for the state system and one for Montessori teaching. Can you read people’s body language and that kind of things? I don’t think psychology is that sophisticated, but it revolves around science as opposed to intuitive understandings. What is your background in horticulture? I started community gardening at Delta. I have gardened all

my life. You don’t have to always go on courses to learn things. You can learn from experimentation and experience. I gained commercial production experience by working in a viticulture nursery for four years. Does your husband enjoy gardening? He’s a little interested in gardening, he likes eating it more than anything. What about your kids? The interesting thing for me was that they were uninterested in their teens, but now that they’re grown up they all plant things. They might not have actually been in the garden, but they were always watching, absorbing and learning. Do you have a favourite plant? I don’t think so, I’m a seasonal eater. I’m just loving the winter veges at the moment. What’s your earliest memory in the garden? In Auckland my parents had an enormous passionfruit vine. We each got a pin and etched our initials into a passionfruit when they were green, so when they turned purple, they were all named.

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Owning a husky requires dedication Scott Bamford is the host of CTV’s Rural New Zealand. Watch Rural New Zealand, brought to you by Carrfields, Wednesdays at 7.30pm on CTV Freeview channel 40, live and on demand at ctv. CHILLING. Christos Merentitis and his husky Max enjoying some down time.

„„ By Scott Bamford THIS WINTER, at least one husky a week is arriving at the West Melton branch of Husky Rescue NZ, the company re-homing abandoned or unwanted huskies. This season is shaping up to be the worst in the company’s seven-year history. Although many of the unwanted dogs come from Auckland, Husky Rescue NZ has experienced an influx of huskies from Christchurch. “We do always have dogs from Christchurch … it’s pretty much one dog a week from Canterbury. It’s the worst winter we’ve ever had,” Husky Rescue NZ founder Michelle Attwood said. The siberian husky is known to be a hands-on breed. Ms Attwood said a minimum exercise routine of 5km a day is

WALKIES. Two Husky Rescue NZ dogs out for a dry-land scooter journey. ​ needed to keep them healthy. “In summer, that means [running or walking] very late at night, or early in the morning, to avoid those 20 deg C temperatures.” Huskies also require seasonally intense fur maintenance, a lot of entertainment and a firm understanding of who sets the rules, she said. “If the owner fails to establish

their position as leader, the husky, with its strong pack mentality, will become the pack leader instead and be almost impossible to control,” Ms Attwood said. Many people will purchase a husky before understanding the dog’s needs and then give up when the job becomes too hard, she said. “[Owners] say: ‘Oh well, it

jumped a six-foot fence, it ate the neighbour’s cat and it won’t come back when it’s called’ … Those are all just standard husky traits.” Ms Attwood reported reoccurring problems from irresponsible breeders. “We’ve had over 12 dogs from just one backyard breeder … time and time again we are seeing the same problem dogs from the same problem breeders,” she said. The rescue centre caters to huskies through a combination of pack-like living arrangements and dry-land scootering and sledding. “They do really well at the

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The focus of a successful school is the pupil. The growth of our children at Kirkwood is supported by the many extension opportunities we offer over and above our classroom activities. We work on extending learning opportunities in a number of areas.

Music is taught as part of the performing arts curriculum in all classrooms however, extra opportunities are available for students to learn a wide variety of music. This year, our students have been learning the Guitar, Piano, Violin, Drums, Flute, singing in the Choir and playing in the Orchestra. We also have a Rock Band which performs in assemblies during the year.

Technology Some of the highlights in our technology area include:

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Our students have many opportunities to participate in various competitions and events offered at Kirkwood.

These include:


Extension Groups, Competitions and Events

The Maggi Cooking Competition; Robotics; 3D Printing;

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Online Cookbook ; Maori Carving; School Recipe Cook Book.

The cook book is an opportunity for interested students to engage in a real-life, authentic learning experience, resulting in a high quality publication which will be on sale later this year.

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ICAS competitions; Cantamath; Canterbury-Westland Science Fair; Science Badges; Blue Light PCT competition; Otago Problem Solving; Publishing of a school magazine; Art Cup and; Kids’Lit Quiz.


Apart from the regular physical education programmes within the classrooms there are many other sports offered at Kirkwood. Some the sports played this year are Netball, Football, Cross Country, Skiing, Swimming, Rugby, Basketball, Waterpolo, Touch Rugby & Rugby League. One of our highlights for this year was the recent Korfball Tournament where we gained first place at the Canterbury Korfball Championships.


We value and encourages personal excellence which is recognised with our ‘Blues’ Awards programme.

Don’t forget, there are still some places available for Year 7 and Year 8 for 2017. Please visit our website for information and to download an enrolment form or ring the office on 348 7718 Kirkwood Intermediate is an inclusive school with professional leadership. We are situated near numerous bus routes. If you would like to find out more about us, please contact us on 348 7718. Phil Tappenden Principal


Please visit our website for information and to download an enrolment form or ring the office on 348 7718


Tuesday August 30 2016

News House of the year finalists FOUR HOMES in the western area have won the hearts of judges in the national house of the year awards. Houses in Wigram Skies and Fendalton have been named as finalists in the Registered Master Builders’ Association awards. Association chief executive David Kelly said the homes are well-deserving finalists. “House of the year recognises quality craftsmanship from all over New Zealand and from across the sector, from cost effective builds through to luxury homes,” he said. The finalists represent the top entrants from this year’s regional competitions, which were held in July and August. They will now be re-judged to find the national supreme house of the year and renovation of the year. Finalists also have the opportunity to win one of the 12 national category awards, as well as separate awards for four lifestyle categories. National winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on November 26.

FENDALTON: Jim the Builder has been nominated in the $1-2m category.

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Apprentice builder’s third place BURNSIDE resident Hamish Inch came third in the central South Island apprentice of the year competition. The 20 year-old works for Mark Prosser Builders and received his award on Friday at Hagley Oval. Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said the competition not only celebrates the quality of New Zealand’s carpentry apprentices, but also helps promote the opportunities that an apprenticeship in the trades has to offer. “The construction industry is going through an unprecedented period of growth. We need more people to join the trades across all levels,” he said. Apprentices, employers and young people aspiring to be a part of the construction industry are encouraged to join the Facebook page at apprenticeoftheyear


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Wigram tyre specialists now easier to reach For more than 10 years, Flags Tyres in Wigram has been providing not only tyres, but also brake and shock absorber fitting and repairs for customers across the Wigram/Hornby area. Now, thanks to the recently opened extension to Vickerys Road, the business is much more accessible and is the closest tyre shop for the thousands of residents in the rapidly expanding Halswell area and the new Wigram Skies sub-division. “We are excited to have the opportunity to do business with people living in these new residential areas, and are very pleased that the new infrastructure means we can be reached in just a minute or so’s drive from the Wigram Skies shopping mall,” says business owner Dougal. Located on the corner of Pilkington Way and Hayton Road, right on the doorstep of

the Wigram Business Hub, Flags Tyres has over 2000 tyres in stock, ranging from high performance tyres to quality new and used tyres for personal vehicles. They can provide tyres for most vehicles most of the time and at competitive prices, Dougal says, while the modern workshop’s equipment includes a state-of the-art wheel alignment machine. Manager Ted Cholmondley heads a team of fully trained, friendly staff, who provide everything from WOFs and oil changes through to brake repairs and shock absorber replacement for all types of vehicle. “It starts with WOF, we do a lot of those, and we take it from there depending on what’s required,” Dougal says. One of their specialties is WOFs for trailers, with the large parking area making it easy for trailers to be moved around and tested.



As well as enjoying the friendly, helpful service from Ted and his team, customers have the benefit of a comfortable waiting room with a separate customer toilet. And for work that will take longer, there are courtesy cars available. Anyone who wants a fair deal and to be looked after with courtesy and a friendly word need go no further than Flags Tyres, corner Pilkington Way and Hayton Road. They are open Monday to Friday 8am5.30pm, phone 341 1226.

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Riccarton High School Brain Bee 2016

Riccarton High School’s Brain Bee team: Olivia Singleton, Becky Marshall, Melanie Aitken, Ashley Walsh, Apoorva Patelhkana, Daniel Wei, Erica Chung, Ms Sharyn Varcoe.

Softball success Isabella Waterman competed recently in Sydney in the Softball Friendship Series. She played in the ISA Under 19 Development Team, one of 10 teams in the tournament. Her team was the top finishing New Zealand team. For Isabella, the highlight was drawing with the New Zealand Under 19 team after narrowly losing to Australia by 8-7.

Pupils spend day with mentors Kate Stedman, Joy Louie and Olivia Singleton were given the opportunity by Ara Institute of Canterbury to shadow a mentor in the field of engineering or ICT. After listening to speakers making presentations at Ara in the morning, Joy spent the afternoon following a biomedical engineer while Kate followed an electrical engineer. Both girls had their eyes opened by seeing what was involved in the jobs and noted that the visit gave them something to think about as they sorted out their futures.

To take part in the South Island Brain Bee, the Riccarton High School team had to study neuroscience, take an on-line quiz and be selected to head to Dunedin. A series of individual and team events followed and Riccarton had success in both the individual and team sections. Apoorva Patelhkana, Daniel Wei and Erica Chung with 19 other students made it to the individual final from field of 80 contestants. At the conclusion of the competition Riccarton came third in the team competition. Daniel Wei was first in the individual competition receiving a $150 gift card, and a trip to Tasmania in December to represent the South Island. Our keen contestants were Apoorva Patelhkana, Ashley Walsh, Daniel Wei, Becky Marshall, Melanie Aitken, Olivia Singleton and Erica Chung.

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Musicial high flyers Toby Buckner and Emma McMorran have been selected for the National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band. The band is made up of only 36 members of the best secondary school brass and percussion musicians. A course for the band will be held at Burnham in September with Emma playing 1st Tenor Horn and Toby playing Solo Cornet. Toby plays in the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by our 1993 Head Boy, Scott Taitoko. Emma plays in the Canterbury Brass Band.

‘Racoons’ do well in quiz The “Riccarton Racoons” were placed third out of 17 teams that competed in the Lincoln Science Quiz. It was a close finish with only one point between Riccarton and the two teams which tied for first place. Pictured at left are the team members: Tim Bridgman, Andrew Fordyce, Tori Cotton and Kate Stedman.

Pasifika orators compete Pasifika Speeches At the SPACPAC Pasifika Speech Competition, Hiram Taleni gained first place in the Junior English Speech and Tamarisi Vosanibola was first in the Senior Fijian Speech.

Samoan Language Competition Mareta Ieluia, Avaganofoa Talimatasi, Mavis Togia and Toefiliga Sua, pictured above, travelled to Auckland to take part in FAGASA National Samoan Language Competition. They performed very well and received a medal for their outstanding presentations.

Social raises funds One recent night the school hall rocked to music in a social themed “When I grow up”. The occasion raised money for equipping classrooms in Syria.


Tuesday August 30 2016



Singing nuns perform

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A DRAMA group which has been running for about 52 years will perform the internationally renowned show, Nunsense The Mega Musical. The production will feature performers from Halswell, Rolleston, Cashmere, Tai Tapu and Lincoln. It will be staged from this Friday by the Halswell Drama Group. The show will be their first ever off-Broadway musical. “Part-time nun” Tim Gunther said the show will be bigger and better than any other show the

drama group has performed. “We went to some businesses in Halswell and asked for some financial assistance to help afford the script because it was about 10 times more expensive than the script we usually try,” he said. Nunsense The Mega Musical tells the story of ‘the little sisters of Hoboken’ who have recently suffered the tragic loss of most of their convent after an accidental food poisoning by their cook Sister Julia. Gunther will play the role of Sister Julia who is based on the American chef Julia Child. “It is a bit unusual . . . it is my

first time playing a woman on stage so I am pretty excited about that,” he said. This year the group has partnered with restaurant and bar The Old Vicarage as part of a pre-show dinner. Gunther said the show has been done many times around the world and is the next step down from shows like Cats and Chess. Nunsense The Mega Musical will run from Friday, September 2 to Saturday, September 10, at the Halswell Community Centre. To book tickets vist www.iticket.

HILARIOUS SHOW: Lucy Webb as Sister Mary Leo (left); Olivia Megarry as Sister Mary Hubert; Pat Hannah as Reverend Mother Mary Regina; Jillian Rheinberger as Sister Robert Anne; and Katharine Riley as Sister Mary Amnesia. ​


Japan comes to CGHS

FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Burnside High School students have returned from their exchange to Japan. As part of the Burnside-Imakane exchange, a group of 17 students and two teachers visited Japan this year. A school spokesperson said it was another successful trip. The students had an enjoyable time and were able to practice the language they had learnt in the classroom.

A GROUP of exchange students from Mukogawa, Japan, made themselves at home for about two weeks at Christchurch Girls’ High School. Mokogawa High School travelled to New Zealand to experience the true kiwi lifestyle by attending school and living with billet families of students at CGHS recently. It is the second year CGHS has hosted students from Mokogawa High School. Prefect Jess Maindonald said it was apparent that there were many differences between living and attending school in Japan in

comparison to New Zealand. “In Japan, none of the girls sit on the floor during classes or at break times. Similarly, they also do not use computers in class, instead doing all of their written work by hand,” she said. Jess said she found the Japanese students were fascinated by New Zealand culture. One of the students she spoke to said they thoroughly enjoyed learning about Maori culture and about self-defence in PE. Principal Pauline Duthie said the school is looking to return next year.


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Craft ‘n’ Yarn Tuesday, August 30, 10am-noon Go and join in the library’s friendly group. Take along your knitting, crochet, embroidery or any portable crafts for two hours of creativity and social fun. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave UR Club Tuesday, August 30, 3.304.30pm Join the fun at the library’s after school club. The club is open to all school-aged children, and there will be stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, Sockburn Storytimes: Wā Kōrero Tuesday, August 30, 10.30am11am A fun storytime session, which includes stories, music, movement and rhymes. The session is best suited for preschool aged children. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds ​ crabble Club S Wednesday, August 31, 1.303.30pm Go along to Scrabble Club at the library. No obligation, just go along when you can and join

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MUSICAL: Go along to the Christchurch Choral Festival. It will be the sixth festival in a developing tradition for the city, which is intended to sustain and strengthen choirs that have lost performing facilities since the earthquakes. The festival will feature groups, including the Community Choirs of Christchurch and the Christchurch Youth Choir. After the performance, the audience is invited to speak with the performers at the narthex (front of porch). It would be appreciated if audience members bring a plate. Admission is free. The festival will be held at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester St, Saturday, September 3, 7-8pm,

learn to play Mahjong – a game that will stimulate your brain and keep you on your toes. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds

Ao Tawhiti Presents: Circus Olympus Wednesday, September 14 to September 16, varying times Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery will present Circus Olympus. A fast-paced, hectic, anything-goes show put together and presented by the Greek Geeks. The Greek Geeks love Greek mythology, so they’ve put together this show to share with you some of their all-time favourite myths. Jack Mann Auditorium, Canterbury University, Solway Ave, Ilam

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Christchurch Girls’ High School 139th Birthday Thursday, September 11, 4-6pm The Christchurch Girls’ High School Old Girls’ Association invites past students to an afternoon in honour of the school’s 139th birthday. To confirm a place at this event and for catering purposes, please phone 355 8836. General admission is $20 or $15 for members. Christchurch Girls’ High School, 10 Matai St East, Riccarton

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Bright, friendly pharmacy celebrates first anniversary Spacious, bright and welcoming, the Unichem Spitfire Square Pharmacy in Spitfire Square is celebrating its oneyear anniversary. The staff have enjoyed meeting many new customers over the last year and are looking forward to meeting more in the coming months and years. Conveniently located close to the airport and in a large complex of businesses, including a Countdown supermarket and a variety of restaurants, this attractive and well-stocked pharmacy is ideally placed for residents across the north/west areas of Christchurch to purchase all their pharmacy, health care and cosmetic requirements.

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The two friendly pharmacists, Andrew and David, offer a full range of pharmaceutical services, including prescriptions, flu vaccinations, emergency contraception, Viagra and Trimethoprim antibiotic for treating mild bladder infections. They are always on hand to discuss any of your healthcare needs.

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WHELAN CHAMPIONS: Rangi Ruru won the Whelan Trophy, while Christchurch BHS won the Thompson Trophy. ​

Boys’ High take out basketball champs „„ By Gordon Findlater CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High School has won the Thompson Trophy, defeating Burnside High School in a blow-out, 95-62. Christchurch BHS took an early commanding lead and never looked back. Burnside had defeated Christchurch BHS in their past two meetings. However, the loss of stars Toby Gillooly and Isaiah Morris was too much for Burnside to overcome.

Both teams will join a number of other Christchurch schools at this week’s South Island Championship in Christchurch and Ashburton. They will be competing for spots in the national tournament, which takes place in late September. Christchurch Girls’ High School had to settle for second in the Whelan Trophy after Rangi Ruru Girls’ School beat them. They met Rangi Ruru in the secondary school

basketball final at Cowles Stadium last week, losing 74-62. Christchurch GHS did well to fight back in the final stages of the game. However, it was a case of too little, too late, as Rangi Ruru hung on to win. Quinn Clinton from Christchurch BHS was awarded the Thompson Trophy finals MVP (most valuable player) award. Esra McGoldrick from Rangi won the Whelan Trophy MVP award.

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At Ara Institute of Canterbury’s six community hubs, people can learn at their own pace in a friendly, welcoming environment that supports people who are returning to study after a long break or those who are undertaking study for the first time. At hubs in New Brighton, Bishopdale, Hornby, Rangiora, Christchurch’s Madras Street and now also in Timaru, Ara staff support community learning needs through a range of programmes. Computing for Free is a popular choice for adult learners looking for accessible training for basic computer skills or to upskill to improve their career opportunities.

Computing for Free offers a range of self-paced, short courses of between 20 to 40 hours to introduce people to a wide range of specific programmes as Web Design and Powerpoint. The facilitators who are on-hand to provide support are passionate about the courses they teach and the communities they teach in, providing an excellent experience for students. Timetables

are flexible to fit around family and professional commitments. Having completed Computing for Free herself, tutor Jo Harkerss understands the challenges of returning to study. “For many people it is a huge stepping stone. They may have been made redundant or been out of the workforce after having children and here they can connect with other people and learn new skills that will make them more employable and give them confidence to try other things too. “They might have used computers in the past, but programmes change and skills need to be updated,” Jo says. “The hardest thing is for people to walk in the door. Then they realise that we are really nice! And that they can do it. You see people come in who feel afraid of computers, but we are here to help them to achieve. Study is not easy for everyone, but our programmes have a good balance of theory and practice, plus the programmes are self-paced to fit around other life commitments such as work and family.” Computing for Free also caters for adult learners who want to upskill for career progression, with programmes such as the National Certificate in Computing, which is a formal qualification that employers recognise and value. For students who find a passion for computing there are further programmes on offer at Ara from certificates to degrees. Enrolling is easy – just pop into your local branch to discuss your needs with one of our friendly facilitators or visit http://www.ara. community-study.

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Learning Nation focus for Adult Learners’ Week 2016 Adult educators will be on the streets during Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, September 5-11, asking people what they would like to learn and recording their responses. The campaign called ‘Learning Nation’ will be a focus for this year’s celebration. It acknowledges that

lifelong learning is vital for a rich, rewarding life and worthy of a conversation. Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, celebrates all adult learning whether it’s upskilling for a better job, preparing for further study, improving life skills or having fun. It is supported by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and incorporates International Literacy Day on September 8. Every year thousands of ACE providers, educators, learners and supporters organise a huge range of events to highlight the value of adult learning. The Government priorities for Adult and Community Education (ACE) include literacy, numeracy, English language (ESOL), te Reo Māori and sign language. Providers all over New Zealand offer learning in these core areas and many others. Courses not eligible for funding are often run by volunteers. In Christchurch many of the organisations providing ACE opportunities will be celebrating with their learners

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and in their own communities, more information can be found on the ACE forum website https://aceforumchch. On Wednesday 7th September in collaboration with Ako Aotearoa, PEETO – The Muliti-Cultural learning Centre and Risngholme there will be the Annual Adult learners awards 2016. This will take place at Riccarton Community Church, 80 Rattray St from 7pm. On Friday 9th September there will be the Annual Adult Learners’ week breakfast where we will be discussing further the role of Christchurch as a learning city. It will be a week of celebration and consideration of the importance of learning to our communities and our city and our nation.

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Landscaping & decks have been carefully designed to give shelter whilst enjoying your barbecue. There is even room for three trampolines!

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Garaging & parking have not been forgotten. The double garage is spacious and room beside it has been specially made to park a boat. Offstreet parking in front of the garage for two cars is an added luxury on the hill.

Make sure you come visit at one of the open homes, or to arrange a private viewing of this property call Debbie Pettigrew from Harcourts Grenadier Beckenham (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) now on 337 1316 or 027 777 0411


Tuesday August 30 2016

Classifieds Plants & Gardening

TREE SERVICES Contact us today for your



FIREWOOD SALES, PINE & BLUEGUM Land Clearing Specialists Forestry Block Clean Ups Irrigation Site Clearance Wind Blown Trees Removed Earth Works Small to Large Wind Rows Removed

Block De Stumped Logging 18+ Years Experience Fully Insured Servicing Selwyn & South Canterbury Areas


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A video will bring your business alive & into your customers mind. Promote your services or business with a professionally created video with us • Corporate and Business video a speciality • Competitive rates • 25 years experience • Start to finished product • Professional quality guaranteed

Cars $4,001 - $8,000

Gardening & Supplies

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

NEED a new car? and finance we can help. Call us today Learners lcs, past credit issues, been bankrupt or new to New Zealand! Call Leon on 022 625 2232

A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Rose & Fruit Tree Pruning, Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

Situations Vacant

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

Pets & Supplies AFFORDABLE Dog Grooming $44 small, $52 med, experienced and qualified groomer/ veterinary nurse, Redwood, ph June 03 3546414 or 027 746-5295

Public Notices

Rexellent Rentals Cars, Vans, Brisbane , Coolangatta FREE CALL 0800 601 508


Fashion Designs & Colours Discontinued Designs End of Lines Bargain Prices Call at Our Shop CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET 71 Hawdon St Sydenham Ph 366-5026

Holiday Accommodation

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


Weka Pass Railway Waipara, North Canterbury

If you are a team player and want to be part of a new, exciting, dynamic and friendly team, Phone Angela on 022 321 8636 Situations Vacant



PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition. Raewyn Clegg, Registered Music Teacher, 29 Lancewood Drive, Halswell. Ph: 3229377

Strippers & Podium Dancers Wanted!

NEISHA 021 193 0118


Rexellent Rentals Cars, Vans, Brisbane , Coolangatta FREE CALL 0800 601 508

Trades & Services

Swimming Pool Specialist

The Pool Guys

Need your pool: • Fully Renovated? • Cracks Repaired? • Plumbing Checked or Upgraded? • Filtration? • Painted, Plastered or Tiled?

Email: Call 027 562 7457


Call us now for fast friendly service.

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

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

Ph 027 282 5700

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

The new JUST CUTS salon at THE HUB HORNBY need experienced stylists to join them. Excellent pay and conditions. Flexibility.

Wanted To Buy

With care and respect we will remove your dwelling. Our policy is to recycle as much as we can. We are a local company specialising in residential properties. We will endeavor to cater for your individual needs.

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


We Are Running SunDAY 4th September Running 1st & 3rd Sundays of every month Phone 0800WEKAPASS Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm

Ballet Tuition

Full-time or part-time


Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Tuition

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A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

WIGRAM Skies Piano/ keyboard tuition for adults & children by qualified & experienced teacher, ph Colleen 03 260 0863 or 027 387 4344

Get your problems sorted out quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a FREE quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280 Mobile 021 898 380

FREE QUOTES Professional, friendly Service Always

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

Now working in your area • Tree Pruning & Removal • Stump Grinding • Hedge Trimming Fully Insured Qualified Arborist For a free quote, ph 0800 248 733

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

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629 • Replacement/new roofing • Colour Steel gutter & fascia • Flue & log burner installs • Skytube/light installs • Earthquake repairs Licence Building Practitioner LBP Member of the Roofing Association

DCM ROOFING LTD The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN 027 445 5597

Trades & Services



Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services 14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

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

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 30 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684-4046, email BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDER LICENSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 CARRIER LoCAL experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069 CARPET & VINYL Laying. Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching. Email jflattery@xtra., ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CARPETLAYER Laying and Repairs, 40 yrs experience, ph Peter 3267711 or 027 240-6532

Trades & Services

Builder Wright Enterprises Build Limited W.E. Build New Homes Renovations Alterations Trade Certified Builders Family owned & operated E Antony Wright 021 111 1703 John Wright 0274 343 323 AH 03 347 4347



Remember... we are NOT in Parkhouse Road

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd) P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst


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

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

DRAINLAYER Reg, all types incl soak holes & culverts etc ph 028 408-0121 DRAINLAYER Blocked drains, Repairs to drains, New drains & sumps. All work overseen by Registered Drainlayer. Contact Glen at Y45 Drainage - 0800 945 900 DRAINLAYER Blocked drains, Repairs to drains, New drains & sumps. All work overseen by Registered Drainlayer. Contact Glen at Y45 Drainage - 0800 945 900 ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 ELECTRICAL & HEATPUMPS. Full service including pressure & performance test $60 + GST. Affordable electrical services, wiring alterations & repairs, LED conversions. Motel Maintenance Specialist Ph 326 4992 or 0274 329755. FENCE PAINTINg Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713

FURNITURE REMoVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 PAINTINg & Decorating interior & exterior, gib fixing, plastering, paperhanging, Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph Wingfields Ltd, ph Mark 021 171-1586 or 355-5994 PAINTINg & DECORATING Qualified tradesman, over 30 yrs exp with refs. EQC registered/project managed EQR clients. For a free no obligation quaote call Karl 021 1138 266 or 03 359 5030 PAINTER AVAILABLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PAINTINg & DECORATING. Excellent finish.Domestic & Commercial. Ph Chris 027 223 8542 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


Tuesday August 30 2016


Classifieds Trades & Services

Trades & Services


property maintenance

Buyers & sellers of New & recycled Building Materials & Joinery Check out our vast selection of.. • Wooden & aluminium windows • French doors & ranchsliders • Corrugated iron and roofing tiles • New and recycled timber • rimu & beech T&g flooring

Lawn & gardens General outdoor repairs Gutter & window & maintenance cleaning Water-blasting Weed & pest spraying Landscaping Painting & wood Section clearing staining Irrigation Prepare houses Fences for rent or sale ...& more Contact us for a free no obligation quote

canterbury Property Maintenance Ltd

Musgroves Ph 322 7922 WWW.Musgroves.Co.NZ

Ph: 021-235-5435 email: Website: Looking after your property when you can’t



Service / Installation Maintenance / Repair • Refrigeration design, build & repairs • Heat Pump sales, installation & repairs • Heat Pump servicing

Experts in... • Wallpapering • Plastering/Crack Repairs • Interior Painting • Exterior Painting • Specialty Finishes • Design Advice


SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 STONEMASON BRICK & BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. or ph 027 601-3145

TREES BIG OR SMALL, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759

FATHER’S DAY : THIS SUNDAY Treat the Kids! Seniors SPECIAL Kids two course special from $

T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping, weddings, twenty firsts, special occasions, ph 03 338-1655 VINYL AND TILE uplifting fast efficient service free quotes ph Dave 027 334 4125

WATERBLASTING Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services 14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045



1ST - SAT SEP 10TH 7:30PM

0800 842 538 TICKETEK.CO.NZ $18 / $26

$20 Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Conditions apply.

Racecourse Hotel Motorlodge

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

Celebrating 54 years on the local music scene NEVILLE Wilkins & the Viscounts celebrate 54 years on the music scene this weekend making them one of New Zealand’s longest established dance bands.

Pitney, Eddie Calvert, Neil Diamond, Dire Straits, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Englebert Humperdink, and Elvis Presley,” said Neville. “So we play a good mixture of 50's, 60's, 70's ballads, rock and roll, country and even Irish.” Today the Viscounts still perform at private functions and the occasional public show, however in the past they have shared the stage with some wonderful performers including Eddie Low, Yolande Gibson, Maria Dallas, Frank Rowles, Bunny Walters, Toni Williams, Tommy Adderley, Dean Waretini, and Jonanthan J, to name a few.

Christchurch trumpeter, Neville Wilkins formed the band in 1962 and during its career The Viscounts has had around 60 members, with some staying as long as 20 years. Their first residencies included Christchurch’s 500 Club in Chancery Lane and The Town & About in Peterborough St, followed later by the Bush Inn Courts and Twiggers. With a career spanning well over five decades, the group has adapted its repertoire with time and today play a wide selection of material. “I always aimed for the band to play the most popular artists, such as Ricky Nelson, Billy Vaughan, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Gene

The Woolston Club...



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

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

Two courses Soup/Roast or


Serving Canterbury for 33 years

TILER Phone Paul 022 151 9242, 981-2802 TILING Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125

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

196 Wordsworth St Christchurch

Vicki Keast, Director 0274 933 529 email: ROOFING Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

We noW service your area!

A classic, contemporary club experience Cafe open from 11am TAB & Gaming, Function Facilities, HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday

Neville Wilkins & the Viscounts appear at the Woolston Club, Hargood St, this Saturday (3rd September). Don’t miss your opportunity to ‘cut a rug’ with this highly respected and experienced show band. Entry $5. Band starts at 7.30pm.

Open 7 Days Restaurant open from 5.30pm!

RETRO ROAST LUNCH 12PM-1.30PM WEDNESDAYS $10 Members / $12 Non



Sunday 4th September, 12pm-2pm Dining Dads go in the draw to WIN a $250 ‘Man Pack’ What’s On... 7.30PM SATURDAY: 2PM SUNDAY: THE NEVILLE WILKINS &




Tuesday August 30 2016









- downstairs -

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



Members Lucky Card Draw

$10 ROAST Available Tuesday,



Wednesday, & Thursday

By the Seaside! 10.30am-2.30pm

- upstairs -




PIERVIEW Restaurant




Quality a la carte with a view! Open FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY from 5.30pm FRIDAY SPECIAL: for a limited time



SHUTTLE RUNNING Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

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


Hornby WMC, 17 Carmen Road, Hornby phone 03 349 9026 Members, guests & affiliates welcome



Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088




le availab from



LIVE Rhonda Campbell duo


6PM FRIDAY 2nd September




Tuesday August 30 2016


Your Traditional Local Butcher on Waimairi Road C

hris Miller of Meat @ Millers has been a butcher since first entering the industry at 16. Now with over 30 years experience, Chris works alongside a small team of equally experienced butchers at Meat @ Millers. His traditional butchery in Fendalton of 17 years is now located on the corner of Waimairi and Maidstone Road in Ilam.

With the amount of time, effort, and love that goes into preserving and preparing meats, makes for a truly tantalising adventure for your taste buds that simply can’t be replicated by conveyor belt processing used in large meat processing plants. By buying these meats you are supporting the continuation of these traditional techniques, which are most certainly worth preserving.

Proudly supporting local Canterbury suppliers, Meat @ Millers receives daily deliveries of meat, which is all processed using traditional butchery methods of boning, curing and smoking, ensuring the very best in quality and freshness. All chicken is hormone-free and barn raised, and boned on a daily basis to be made into cordon bleu, schnitzel, and tasty kebabs, using Meat @ Millers’ speciality marinades, which are all made on the premises. Gluten free options are available, with gluten free ham and dry cured bacon, which is also free range, as well as their delicious gourmet sausages, which are all handmade on site. Meat @ Millers is renowned for its speciality meats that require time-honoured traditional methods of curing and smoking, which is carried by the experienced Meat @ Millers’ butchers. Chris takes me on a fascinating tour behind the scenes where butchers, each with around 20 years experience each, are hard at work chopping, slicing, and preparing meat for curing, smoking, and making into sausages.

Priding themselves on providing excellent standards of customer service, including wonderful age-old traditions reminiscent of our childhoods, where kids are still given free cheerios, doors are opened, and expert advice is always on hand for the best methods of meat preparation and cooking of their meats. Meat @ Millers listens to their customers and provides according to demand. If there is something they don’t have, just let them know and chances are they’ll be more than happy to accommodate your needs. In addition to their wide range of speciality meats, which includes tender butterfly legs of lamb, beef fillets, and free-range turkeys for Christmas and other special events, Meat @ Millers offers fresh salmon direct from Akaroa, which is cured and house smoked on site. When the fishing season recommences in October, local fishermen can bring in their catch of salmon, where they offer a salmon processing service. Give Meat @ Millers a call today at their Waimairi branch on 03 358 7004. Fax your orders through on 03 358 7005, or pay them a visit.

Traditional Butcher offering meat with distinction

Specialists in small goods, dry cured bacon & hot smoked salmon • Wholesale & Retail

205 Waimari Road • Ph: 358 7004 Corner Waimari & Maidstone Roads



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