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Risk over dry stream plan „„ By Gabrielle Stuart and Andrew King A POTENTIAL solution to drying streams in the north-west has been found, but it comes with a risk: The flow-on effects could dry other streams. Both the Waimairi and Wai-iti streams have dried out and, in March, more than 40 residents signed a petition asking the city council to do something about it. Several options for feeding the streams were put forward in a report put to the Fendalton-

Waimairi Community Board yesterday, which included creating a new bore or diverting water from existing ones. The cost of a new bore was estimated a between $250,000 and $350,000, and diverting water from an existing bore in Burnside Park has been estimated to cost $125,000. But the report also warned the potential solution could come at a cost. “Augmentation of one stream may have negative effects on other streams, by diverting shallow groundwater which would

otherwise go to another stream,” the report said. Community board deputy chairman David Cartwright was concerned the board did not have enough information about the potential effects of the bores. “I’m certainly wanting to maintain streams as they are part of Christchurch’s heritage, but not if it is at the detriment of the greater Christchurch ecology or aquifers,” he said. He wanted to see more information about the flow-on effects, how the water levels would be



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monitored and if a new bore could be shut off, before a final decision was made. He was also concerned about the wider problem of dropping aquifer levels, and whether more streams would dry in the future. Money spent on the bores could reduce the budget for other water programmes supporting the greater aquifer system. Climate change, a drier than average winter and more urbanisation preventing water seeping back into the ground are the main reasons there have been

low water levels, according to the report. Fendalton resident Kristina Pickford, who has the Wai-iti Stream running through her property, agreed longer-term solutions to the low aquifer levels needed to be prioritised. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the city council spend up to $350,000 diverting water to replenish the north-west streams? Share your views with us. Email andrew.king@

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THE NEW local body election wards have thrown up a few interesting issues. One of the most intriguing is that there are many candidates not opting to go for the ward they live in (page 5). Waimairi Ward, for example, is guaranteed not to have a city councillor who lives in the area, while Harewood has candidates from Cashmere vying for the table. Though it is not a legal requirement, it seems like strategy is playing a heavy part in this. In my humble opinion, there is nothing like being at the grass roots of a community to truly know the issues and heart of the area. Current city councillor Jamie Gough takes a shot at the new wards in his opinion piece this week (page 4). Postal election ballots are delivered to mailboxes from Friday – choose wisely. Hei kona – Shelley Robinson



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„„ By Andrew King THE ELMWOOD Club is looking to undertake a major expansion of its facilities by building on a nearby school. The Ministry of Education and the club have a verbal contract allowing the club to build a “major sporting hub” on land that belongs to Heaton Normal Intermediate on Heaton St. The club is made up of seven different sporting clubs, including Lincoln University Rugby Football Club, St Nicholas Netball Club, Elmwood Bowling Club, Elmwood Croquet Club, Old Boys Collegians Cricket Club, High School Old Boys’ Burnside Hockey, High School Old Boys’ Football Club and the Shirley Volleyball Club. It currently has a bowling green, beach volleyball courts and croquet facilities and also backs onto Elmwood Park which has grounds for cricket and football. A planner has been employed by the club to figure out what can be built, how much it will cost and how they will fund it. The idea is to include multiuse indoor courts, clubrooms, gym space and sports medicine facilities.

UPGRADE: Elmwood Club sports co-ordinator Erin Hyde said a new sports facility would allow the already popular grounds to expand and provide a better service.

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strong community focus,” she said. The seven clubs have 2600 members between them, and more than 75,000 people pass through the doors each year, Ms Hyde said. Club board member Lorraine McLeod said the key is to work with the surrounding community and schools to make the best possible facility. “Both Heaton and St Andrew’s will have prioritised use,” she said. “We are now at the stage that we need to replace our current buildings with something modern and usable . . . It will be the icing on the cake for those who use it,” she said. Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon said any collaboration between schools and clubs was a great thing, provided it was not doubling up on current facilities. “They are hard to get started, but have huge value once up and running,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Does the north-west need more sporting facilities? Share your views with us. Email andrew.king@starmedia. kiwi


In Brief HOUSE FIRE A rubbish truck driver risked his life on Friday at about 6.30am when he spotted a house fire in Burnside. He broke the windows to alert anyone inside about the danger. Luckily noone was home at the time. However, a pet dog died in the blaze. Early indications suggest the fire started in the lounge and then gutted the house. Fire crews from Harewood fought the blaze for close to an hour. DEEPENING BORES The city council is set to speed up efforts to replace shallow bores, which provide drinking water to the north-west of Christchurch, with ones that are deeper. It’s a recommendation from the infrastructure, transport and environment committee. There are 22 bores in the north-west catchment, supplying about 80,000 people. The shallowest of these is 16m. The deep bores which provide water to other parts of the city reach depths of about 100m. The work is due to be completed in June 2018. ROADING DETOURS The intersection of Westminister St, Roosevelt St and Courtenay St in St Albans will be closed while an intersection upgrade is carried out. Motorists can use Cranford St, Innes Rd and Rutland St to detour around the work site.


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Your Local Views Lone candidate not ideal City councillor Jamie Gough writes this week’s opinion piece on being the Lone Ranger of Fendalton and how the system may not encourage people to get involved with the city council. Being the Lone Ranger of Fendalton – due to an unopposed re-election to the city council – is a slightly odd feeling. I’m torn with emotion as my successful bid for a third term was obviously a goal for the year, however, I’m disappointed about what it says for democracy. The new representation model, which the city council adopted earlier this year, changed the way

our council is elected – the ward sizes were shrunk, so instead of multiple councillors elected over a wider area, it became a winner-take-all system with one councillor elected per small area. Further to this, more councillors were added in total. I cannot see how this achieves anything positive as it virtually ensures incumbents have a stranglehold on their small patch.  Dare I say it, but I suspect this may have been exactly what some people wanted.

What it will mean for the working dynamics is also worrying; the system will incentivise councillors to loose sight of the bigger picture, which is the vital ingredient of good governance. I come from a private-enterprise background and don’t plan on being a councillor for life, so to be perfectly frank, having a cushy re-election road is of no interest to me. What I actually care about is having a system that encourages capable people to put their hand up, because having quality councillors around the table is what’s really important. This is exactly why I voted against the model we now have. Having the most conflicted people in the world – the councillors themselves – effectively driving the process which dictates their re-employment is a complete nonsense. Something needs to change and I plan on trying to have this self-serving model kicked for touch.


Wild weather havoc „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer JUST WHEN we were getting used to warmer days and shorter nights on Wednesday we got reminded just how winter could have been with a polar blast sweeping through the city. While there was a bit of hail, a bit of wind and a lowering of temperature before 2pm it was from 4.35 pm on wards that everything went off for our fire crews.  Between then and 2am the next morning we attended 37 incidents caused by the weather.  It wasn’t a great night to be a tree with 18 of these being uprooted right across the city, interrupting power and blocking roads.  There were also garden sheds, trampolines, a car port, some roofs and even a campervan near Akaroa blown over or away. 

A wild night that included some impressive rain coming in sideways where I live. Hopefully, now we’ll cruise towards summer with no more winter blasts. In fact we’ll probably be moaning about nor’westers soon.  Which means we need to be careful with anything, including barbecues, that might start fire. Friday a week ago saw fire in Bottle Lake Forest which is always a concern.  Normally, we go to deliberately-lit fires started by idiots who seem to think it a good idea.  However, this time a loader working at the landfill had a fuel hose burst and diesel poured over its electrics when then shorted out.  The resulting fire was probably quite a shock to the driver.  It was going well when St Albans crew arrived but was quickly extinguished.

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„„ By Bridget Rutherford TWO EMPTY sections, 200m from Northlands Shopping Centre, could be turned into motels. Victor Chan has applied to the city council for resource to consent to build a 14-unit motel complex at 134 and 136 Main North Rd, including a had two previous terms on the Hagley-Ferrymead Community manager’s residence. The complex would be made up Board,’ he said. of two buildings. The first doubleRod S Cameron also lives in storey building would have the Cashmere and is running for manager’s residence and garage, a Harewood said he didn’t think reception and three units, while the he naturally fits in anywhere. “I spoke to a couple of current first floor would have a further four units. councillors I know quite well The second building would have and they asked if I would four units on the ground floor level consider Harewood,” he said. and three on the first floor, with a Mike Davidson lives in deck. It would have 16 car parks, and Central and is running two cycle parks. for Papanui said the ward Previous owners had gained moved from him due to the resource consent for a similar motel representation review. development in 2006. However, it “My decision to stand as expired. an Independent candidate in Mr Chan bought the two sites in Papanui was because of the work November. A resource management I have done in this ward as the act hearings panel will be held on chairman of the community September 29 so Commissioner Daboard and the over 20 years I have spent living locally,” he said. vid Mountford can decide whether „„ HAVE YOUR SAY: Should to grant the consent. One of the sites had previously candidates stand in the housed a dairy, while the other had wards they live in? Share a residential home on it. Both buildyour views with us. Email ings were demolished in 2012.

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Few candidates live in wards „„ By Andrew King and Bridget Rutherford HALF OF the candidates standing for the city council in the north-west do not live in the wards they are competing in. Between Harewood, Waimairi, Papanui, Fendalton and Innes Wards there are 12 candidates looking for a spot around the city council table come October. Of those 12, only Brian Gargiulo and Aaron Keown (Harewood), John Stringer (Papanui), Jamie Gough (Fendalton), Pauline Cotter and Mel Rodricks (Innes), live in the wards they are standing in. Current city councillor Pauline Cotter and Mel Rodricks both live and will compete in the Innes Ward, Jamie Gough was re-elected after he ran unopposed in the Fendalton Ward and John Stringer will compete for a seat

Elections in his home ward of Papanui. Both candidates in the Waimairi Ward do not live in the area. Current city councillor Raf Manji lives in Fendalton and said he has been closely involved in the District Plan issues in that area. “I am not a fan of the new ward system for councillors but that’s what we have for now,” he said. Anthony Rimell lives in Central and said he is standing in Waimairi because that’s where he grew up, got married and first had his family. “I could have chosen to stand elsewhere, but this is an area I love, and really want to

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Spa pool reopened; cleared of bacteria „„ By Andrew King TESTING FOR the dangerous legionella bacterium will be carried out every two weeks after an outbreak at Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre. The spa pool reopened last week after the latest testing proved negative for the bacterium. The Canterbury District Health Board confirmed the seven water samples taken from the spa on August 18 were negative for legionella bacterium, meaning it can reopen to the public. Legionella bacterium can cause legionellosis, including a pneumonia-type illness called legionnaires’

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develop additional testing processes going forward. Regular legionella bacterium testing will now be carried out at all city council spa pools and we have also implemented an additional fortnightly super-chlorination process,” he said. “Both these actions are above the required industry standards, but the safety of our users is our primary concern and these extra measures will help to ensure our water quality remains high.” HAVE YOUR SAY: Has the recent closure affected you? Share your story with us. Email andrew.king@

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PERFORMERS: Rangi Ruru’s senior choir placed third in the Big Sing national final held in Dunedin recently. ​

Rachel McSweeney and silver award winners From Russia With Love were made up of students Grace McKenzie, Karen Hu and Isabella Gregory. It was the only school represented by two groups. At the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival both the Rangi jazz band and jazz combo received gold awards with the

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Our People Community board leader retires When she first put her hand up to be part of a community board in 1995, Val Carter was a fresh-faced, concerned resident who felt intimidated by the whole process. Fast-forward 21 years and she is ending her tenure with the FendaltonWaimairi Community Board. Andrew King talks to her about life as an elected official Wow, 21 years as an elected official – has it flown by? It has certainly flown by. It is surprising how fast time flies, but I have enjoyed every minute of it. When you think about it in those terms, it seems long but it really has been a very enjoyable time of my life. It takes a long time to work out the processes and realise that the whole machinery of the city council works slowly. Describe the feeling you had when you first put your nomination in, what was going through your head? I think I was nervous because I didn’t know if I would be elected and it is a big thing to stand up and say I want to represent you.

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munity to make a choice that would benefit them. What was the community board like in the early days? There were four councillors and about five members. They have not changed a lot. They still have the same purpose now as they did back then. Giving the

community a voice. Did you have many clashes over the years? Not really. When you are standing as a team, you work as a team. Things have changed over the years. It has never been cutthroat like national politics, it has always been polite. The thing is once you are elected onto the board you work together. Our board has always been harmonious. When did you became chairwoman? I was nominated chairwoman in 2007, and have been there for the last three terms. You must have seen a few mayors come and go, what has been your impression of them? They have all been different. Vicki Buck was a wonderful, optimistic, people person, and so was Garry Moore. He was a steady hand and kept things moving while looking after the ship very well. Bob Parker was the best speaker to the public, with strong media skills. He had a very tough task because of the earthquakes, but I think he did a fantastic job. Lianne Dalziel has steadied the ship after the earthquakes quite nicely.

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after 20 plus years in politics She is very good at organising people and policy and shows genuine concern with everything. She is very precise with detail. Have we had a bad mayor in your opinion? I can’t say we have had a bad mayor, sometimes I don’t agree on policies but that is the game. What was it like to be an elected official during the earthquakes? It was very difficult for us because the elected members weren’t part of civil defence and felt slightly pushed to one side. There was a lot of stress out there. Our ward didn’t have the same immediate issues as those out east and by the coast. We had pockets that were badly affected; we had a lady break her back when she was hit by a falling chimney which was horrible. We made sure we talked to people in our immediate streets to see how they were. Looking back, would you do anything differently? Not really, no. I did everything that I could do. I think the one thing that pleasantly surprised me was how much work goes on in the community. Especially how many volunteers there are

who keep the wheels turning. We do a lot of work supporting those volunteers and groups, which is just amazing. The community board is so valuable as it allows residents to have a voice with the city council. What is your proudest moment in the job? There are a number of things. Some of the art work in Fendalton Park – it has made the place look good. The skate park in Jellie Park. We put a walkway around Avonhead Park, which I recently walked around and there were heaps of people using it. Parking issues is one of the biggest problems still facing our ward and we have worked hard to come up with solutions. I was proud of getting the post office into the Fendalton centre to keep that facility going. Also, the widening of Fendalton Rd was a good moment for us. There is plenty to be proud of, but there is always more to do. How did you deal with the criticism that goes along with being an elected member? It depends on how personal people got. All of us can cope when debate is about the issue. Have you ever had a moment where you thought, I don’t

want to do this anymore? If I have had those thoughts, they haven’t lasted long. I think it is the nature of the job and you have other things in your life, so you don’t get too down. You have to be able to take a step back and reassess. Your son was on the city council – must be a family thing? Yes, he was on the city council.

SCIRT programme on the home straight SCIRT’s five year programme of repairs to pipes, roads, bridges and retaining walls is almost complete and we’re aiming to finish construction in December. The City Council and NZ Transport Agency will continue completing ongoing repairs to the city's earthquake-damaged infrastructure after SCIRT.

Progress in your neighbourhood • Fixing the Northern Relief, one of Christchurch’s biggest wastewater pipes running through Fendalton, Merivale and St Albans is more than halfway through and will be completed at the end of the year. • Essential wastewater repairs in Aikmans Road in Merivale are progressing well and will be completed at the end of the year. • Ongoing repairs to the wastewater networks in Fendalton, Strowan, Papanui and Bryndwr are due to finish at the end of September. • The historic Helmore’s Lane Bridge was reopened to pedestrians and cyclists on 5 September after major rebuilding. Your support is helping us to get the job done. Thank you from the SCIRT team.

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He was elected in the HagleyFerrymead Ward. After a huge natural disaster the job takes its toll and I think a few from that city council burnt out. But that is the job. So where to now for you? I have a few projects that need attention. I haven’t sorted out my new house; the garden needs sorting. I will catch up with some friends and I will find

RETIRING: Val Carter (centre) with her fellow FendaltonWaimairi Community Board members (left to right) David Cartwright, Sally Buck, Cr Jamie Gough and Faimeh Burke.

other interests as time goes on. I am a keen gardener when I get the time so I will get into that.

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SCHOOLS St Albans Catholic School year 5 and 6 pupils enjoyed a visit from three Canterbury Kings cricket players. They led a cricket session and taught the children how to play 3bats, a modified cricket game. Principal Annette Sjoberg said it was a great way to get the pupils excited. “We are ready for the summer sporting season,” she said.

Marshland School pupils took to the slopes last week during their annual Mt Hutt skiing trip. Teacher Carolyn Davies said the “great” forecast for the trip got it off to a fantastic start. “For some, it was their first time up the mountain. The day went smoothly as the organisation from Mt Hutt’s administration and ski instructors was outstanding . . . our pupils did not stop smiling and have had, in their own words, the best day of the year,” she said.

READY: Pupils warming up with the Canterbury Kings. TRIPLE TROUBLE: (Above left) Calyb Armitage, Joseph Collins and Hiamoe Harris having a break while learning the secrets of snowboarding. SMILES: Mollie Hedgman and Lucy Hamilton on Highway 72 at Mt Hutt.

GEARED UP: Snowboarder Hiamoe Harris gets ready to hit the slopes.

TWO TEAMS: The Kings showed children a new form of cricket called 3bats.



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SCHOOLS Selwyn House School pupils spent a day looking out for each other in what they have dubbed random acts of kindness day. There were lots of thoughtful and kind acts being performed throughout the school. In particular, year 3 and 4 pupils were spreading cheer throughout the school, doing a lot of kind things to make others smile.

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Burnside hooker picked for national schools’ team „„ By Gordon Findlater PERRY KARATI has been named in the New Zealand Schools’ rugby squad after a stand-out season with the Burnside High School first XV. The hooker was all nerves last Monday, hoping for the phone to ring and hear that he had been named in the squad. He knew that those selected in the team would be given a call at some stage on Monday. However, it wasn’t until the evening that Karati’s phone rung to deliver the good news. “It was a long day, (but) when I found out I was stoked. I had finally made it – one more step towards the next goal,” said Karati. Karati will now take part in a three-day training camp at the end of the month in Auckland. He is also hopeful of gaining a rugby scholarship at Lincoln University through the Crusaders NATIONAL HONOURS: Burnside hooker Perry Karati will take part in a three-day camp with the New Zealand Schools squad in academy as he looks to push his Auckland later this month. ​ case for provincial and Super Rugby in the future. The year 13 student is now in the first XV as a year 10 student, nament after winning the South his fourth year with the Burnside they were considered one of the Island co-ed title by defeating first XV and has been one of the easy beats in the UC ChampionSouth Otago High School 20-14. school’s longest serving players, ship. The three-day camp begins on bringing up his 50th cap earlier That has certainly changed in September 24. this year. recent years. Burnside won the The New Zealand Schools’ Karati’s time at Burnside has championship plate 12 months team will play against Australia come with plenty of ups and ago and last month advanced to Schools and Fiji Schools in early downs. When he first played for the national top four co-ed tourOctober.

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SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS: Christchurch Boys’ High School have been crowned South Island basketball champions after defeating Otago Boys’ High School 92-57 in the grandfinal. The South Island schools tournament took place over four days at Ashburton’s EA Networks Centre. CBHS faced some familiar opposition on their way to the title, defeating Cashmere High School 94-75 in the semi-final. Jack Lang proved the difference hitting eight three pointers in the semi-final victory. The tournament win means that CBHS have booked a spot in the national tournament, which will be played in Palmerston North at the end of the month. They will be joined by Cashmere and Christ’s College. Meanwhile, the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Middleton Grange and Rangiora High School girls’ teams have also qualified for nationals.


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Second XI bring home national hockey title


RANGI RURU’S second XI hockey team has won the Chris Arthur Cup in Hamilton. They beat local rival St Margaret’s College 4-0 in the national hockey tournament. Assistant coach Amy McKerchar said the team’s sense of self belief was key to their success. “The girls were determined they could improve on their placing from last year. And improve they certainly did,” she said. “They are a true team of champions and an absolute pleasure to work with.” The first pool game against Westlake Girls High School showed the girls were wellprepared, securing a 6-1 win. The second game against Queen Margaret College did much to strengthen the resolve of the group as they roared home with a massive 19-0 win. The team’s only loss of the tournament was against another local team, Christchurch Girls’ High School, going down 2-0. Having secured top spot in their pool, the quarter-final match-up against St Cuthbert’s College was a tightly contested game, which resulted in a 1-0 win to progress Rangi Ruru to the semi-final against defending champion’s Whangarei Girls’

WINNERS: Rangi Ruru students Annabelle Jones (left), Luca Swale, Mikayla Smith and Olivia Goodwillie won the Jane Sullivan Trophy. ​

Rangi Ruru wins Jane Sullivan Trophy RANGI RURU Girls’ School has won an equestrian trophy named after a former student. The school’s gold team battled wet and windy conditions recently to beat 22 other Canterbury teams and win the Jane Sullivan Trophy. The event was held in the National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island. Rangi Ruru’s blue team placed a close forth. The school’s director of equestrian Pippa Young said it was the first time Rangi Ruru had won the trophy since 2004. “Jane Sullivan is a former

Rangi Ruru student, so to receive the trophy named after her from her was very significant to us all,” she said. “The girls performed brilliantly, riding almost without any faults in show jumping or cross-country. “That’s quite exceptional when you consider that all of the riders are in their first few years of secondary education, mostly years 9 and 10.” “These girls are going from strength to strength, which is testament to their dedication and skill, as well as the excellent equestrian programme we run here at Rangi Ruru.”

CHAMPIONS: Rangi Ruru’s second XI hockey team won the Chris Arthur Cup, beating St Margaret’s College 4-0. ​

High School. Playing in a similar fashion, the girls held onto their 1-0 lead to book themselves a spot in the final. Rangi Ruru’s most valuable player for the tournament was goalkeeper Alys Mathew who had a solid tournament conceding only three goals. They also had the two top goal scorers of the tournament – Jemima Bell who netted 11 and Haley Stephens who scored eight. In other winter tournament

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GOLF Burnside High School’s latest National Champions qualified to compete in the National Golf Teams Final after winning the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Title in March this year. The Nationals were held at the Nelson Golf Club in very windy conditions. We had the Best Team Stroke Play score and Juliana won the Individual score as well. Congratulations! Left to right: Juliana Hung, Amelia Garvey, Hiroki Miya, Hayato Miya

SENIOR PRODUCTION Our Senior Production was an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Held over three nights in The Aurora Centre the visually stunning production captivated young and old alike.

RUGBY The 1st XV Rugby team won the South Island co-ed final against South Otago High School which was played in Balclutha. This is the first time the 1st XV have won this South Island title. This meant the team qualified for the National co-ed finals weekend held at the Sport and Rugby Institute in Palmerston North. The first game the team played Aorere College - final score 13-32 to Aorere. The second game was against St Peters College - final score 37-10 to St Peters.

BIG SING The Annual New Zealand Choral Federation Big Sing was held in Dunedin over three days in August. Senior Chorale and Bel Canto both received Gold Awards. This places both of them within the top five choirs in New Zealand.

This year’s Cantamath competition was held on 24th August at Horncastle Arena. Up to fifty teams competed in this annual event and what a great night for Burnside Maths! We won the Year 9 and Year 10 award - the first time we have held both titles in five years. A special mention to the Year 13s who have been helping Mrs Risbridger to run Year 9 training sessions at lunchtimes all year: Hamish Gunasekara, Paddy Cheah, Zach Withers and Jess Dunn. Thank you and congratulations to both our teams. Back row left to right: Felix Backhouse, Andrew Cai, Andrew Chen Front row left to right: Jonathan Voon, Nini Ose, E Wen Wong, Jordan Peters Absent: Ricki Lee


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PIANO Lixin Zhang won the presitigious bi-annual Wallace Junior Piano Competition in Auckland last month. A member of the Specialist Music Programme, Lixin also won the Best Performance of a Classical Sonata at the same competition which is open to all school age students and is considered as one of the premier music competitions in New Zealand.


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Storytimes - Wā Kōrero Today, 10.30 – 11am. Go along to the library for a story time session. The programme includes stories, music, movement and rhymes. It is best-suited for preschoolers. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds. Roald Dahl 100th Birthday Celebrations Today, 3.30–4.30pm Come and celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. A fun event for primary school children with games, quizzes, colouringin and giveaways. No bookings necessary. Caregiver required. For more information phone 941 7923. Free. Shirley Public Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley. Christchurch Senior Citizens Join them for euchre/whist on Monday afternoon or indoor bowls on Tuesday afternoon. An old time dance is held on the first and third Saturday afternoon each month. For more information phone Vonnie on 383 4682 or Beth on 388 2375. ScottishNEW Society Hall, 136 LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 Caledonian Rd, St Albans.

Reading to Dogs Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm. The programme uses dogs who are the pets of the city council animal management team. These furry friends have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. The dogs can increase a child’s relaxation while reading, they listen attentively, they don’t laugh, judge or criticise and allow children to proceed at their own pace. Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions which are 15min long. Admission is free. Papanui Library, cnr of Langdons Rd and Restell St. 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 Jeffreys and Clyde Rds. 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 1/05/2014 11:51:35 a.m. keep you on your toes.


GALA DAY: The Mairehau Primary School Gala will be held this weekend from 11am-3pm. The school is holding it to fundraise for a new sound system for the hall, which is also used by community groups. This year the event will feature bouncy castles, pony rides, mini jeeps, a Noddy train, photo booth, face painting, crazy bikes, heaps of food stalls and entertainment from members of the school community. Special guests from Faerie Circle Christchurch, and Darth Vader and his friends will be there too. We have some great prizes up for grabs – try your luck with the mystery buckets, silent auction, crack the code, chocolate wheel, and grocery raffle. There will also be a cake decorating competition, for details visit the Facebook page. Grab a special $20 gala pass which is a ticket for 11, $2 activities or buy single $2 tickets on the day. The gala pass can be shared within a family or between friends. 43 Mahars Rd, Mairehau.

Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds. Super Saturday Story Times Every Saturday, 11-11.45am. Come along and enjoy a story times session followed by fun craft activities. This programme runs during the school term and is for children between the ages of two to seven. There will be a different storytime theme and craft activity every weekend. Admission is free. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley.

“Gool Kernuak” A Cornish Celebration Saturday, 2pm. St Albans Community Choir, under the direction of Heather Gladstone, and in association with the Christchurch Cornish Association will be putting on an afternoon of popular Cornish music followed by afternoon tea including Cornish fare. Admission by donation to cover costs. For more information phone Val Moore 386 1313. St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd, Papanui.

Oblivion Rave September 23, 8pm. The Papanui Youth Development are finishing the term off in style with an epic rave. All high school-aged students are welcome. This event is drug and alcohol-free, all bags will searched on arrival. Security guards will be present throughout the event and random ID checks will be carried out. Entry is with ticket only. Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry. Tickets will be $10 each and $15 door sales. Papanui Youth Centre, 1A Harewood Rd, Papanui.



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News En route: Icelandic horses in Canty 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 „„ By Scott Bamford ICELANDIC HORSES, said to have been brought to Iceland by the Vikings, are increasing in number around Canterbury. Inga Currey, owner and operator of Christchurch Icelandic Horse Treks, is using them in her business. There are other owners, and breeders, of icelandic horses around Christchurch, Rangiora, Oxford, Waikuku, Ashburton, Oamaru and Twizel. “The first sort of bigger breeder was in Oamaru, the stud was called Vindholar Southern Icelandics, they were the pioneers here. There is a breeder in Ashburton,” she said. She said three of her clients in Christchurch had bought icelandic horses, and two of them have bred their first foal. “For the last two years we have

TREKKING. A group rides on Spencer Park Beach with Christchurch Icelandic Horse Treks. PHOTOS: CHRISTCHURCH ICELANDIC HORSE TREKS even had some horses in the Christchurch AMP show,” she said. Mrs Currey, originally from just south of Frankfurt, Germany, has lived in New Zealand since moving here with her Kiwi husband in 2000. She has ridden icelandic horses since she was 18. “They were brought into Iceland by the Vikings, over 1000 years ago. They have been purebred there since then. No icelandic horse that leaves Iceland can ever go back and no other horses can be imported either,” she said. Her trekking business stems

from her passion for the breed and being conveniently located near Spencer Park Beach. “I collected horses for the family, who then weren’t interested … I had the horses and I had the location. You couldn’t ride icelandic horses anywhere here yet, that’s why I had the idea.” Mrs Currey said one of her favourite traits of icelandic horses was “definitely the tölt.” “When people experience the tölt for the first time, their expressions and the things they say are lovely to see,” she said. The tölt is a unique gait al-

lowing the horse to move in a similar fashion to walking, but at a running speed. This makes for a very smooth ride. Jennie Boerema, president of the Icelandic Horses New Zealand association, explained riding with a full glass of beer has been used to demonstrate how smooth the tölt can be. “[During] the beer tölt, we have a glass of beer in hand and we use a wooden plank to ride over so you can hear the hoof beats. You can just sit still and drink your beer while riding. We thought that was very conveni-

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Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or could it be mainly my muscles? The team at Physical sense in sydenham sees clients with a range of symptoms but many of their middle-aged and senior clients visit complaining of pain in one of their joints. PhysiotheraPist ietje van stolk suggests that a major part of the pain could be due to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis. “even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason for the pain may be the muscles around the joint,” she explains. The images show how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain are the red areas in the drawings), a knot in a muscle on the back of the shoulder blade can give a deep pain in the front of the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way near the groin can give an ache in the knee (especially at night in bed). ietje recalls one case where an 89 year old client with severe arthritis who walked with a stick, told her, “i will end up in a wheelchair, i cannot put any weight through my right leg due to pain in my hip and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she was walking with her stick but without the severe pain,” says ietje. “The arthritis was one of the factors that made her muscles spasm but

the other was that older people move less and the flexed position the hip is in when we sit is particularly bad for the hip.” ietje is happy with the fact that although the client was 89 and could have been “given up on” or told to live with the pain, she made a difference to her health and wellbeing. The same lack of movement can be the reason for your knee pain or your shoulder pain and the same few treatments could make a huge difference for you. at Physical sense, hands-on techniques (massage and triggerpoint deactivation techniques) are used to release the muscles. The client also gets a home exercise program designed to mobilize and stretch the joint, strengthen the important core muscles and increase general strength and balance. They teach a movement sequence that stretches the joint in all directions whilst the client is able to lie safely on their bed, perfect for older or



(the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt)

less mobile clients. in many cases having the muscles released and being taught how to maintain it, is enough to stay on top of the problem. if severe arthritis is the underlying cause, some maintenance therapy may be necessary, but that is often more affordable and, for older patients, better tolerated than surgery. in very few treatments the client will know

if it is going to work for them or not, without financial commitment. Physical sense Gym & Physio is located at 300 Colombo street, sydenham. The Blue line Bus stops in front of the door and there is ample parking. to enquire about specialised exercise classes or physiotherapy treatment, phone 377-2577 or visit

Chronic pain in one of your joints? Even if your joint is not in the best shape, a major part of the pain could be caused by the muscles surrounding the joint. At Physical Sense we have good results with releasing the muscles (with hands on techniques) and increasing your strength and flexibility. Within a few treatments you will know if this is what you need.

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REAL ESTATE Merely 40mm Off Level – As Is, Where Is 13 Holmwood Road, Fendalton Auction Date: Thursday 29 Sep from 10am - will not be sold prior 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2 living rooms | 1 dining room | 2 car garage | 3 off-street parks Combine an insurance settlement, a career move and a recent purchase in the City of Sails for the perfect ingredients for client motivation – needless to say our instructions are clear! This classic executive style townhouse represents an exciting opportunity to secure a foothold in sought after Holmwood Road. Offered on an ‘as is, where basis’, and while exhibiting the typical war wounds of recent events, foundation settlement is minimal, arguably within building tolerance levels. Ample in its proportions (248sqm), designed by architect David McBride the home offers versatile options; bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels ensure flexibility in accommodation, while interconnecting ground floor living spaces allow for entertaining on

an intimate or grand scale. Designer style kitchen with central counter, efficient (in-slab) heating system and double garaging supplemented by ample off street parking roll out a few of the essential must haves. Situated on the favoured northern side of the street and complemented by easy care 471sqm grounds, the home provides direct indoor/outdoor flow with perfect orientation for alfresco entertaining options. Hagley Park and Mona Vale are mere moments away, while local cafes and numerous local amenities offer further recreational options. Your family’s educational needs will be amply met, with a variety of sought after private schools nearby and zoning for (Elmwood Primary, Heaton Intermediate, CBHS

and CGHS) further underpinning the value of your investment. While possession date has been set in place for November, inevitably as the clock counts down our owners’ motivation heightens. Immediate action for this exciting and rare opportunity is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Auction: Thursday 29 September from 10.00am, Gold Auction Rooms, 471 Papanui Road (will not be sold prior) Open Homes: 12 noon every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday prior to auction. See you at the open homes or call me today for a private viewing appointment - contact Peter Griffioen of Harcourts Gold Parklands (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) on 03 383 0406 or mobile 0274 330 445

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The BMW experts BMWs and BMW minis are some of the most recognisable and best selling cars around. Known for their European engineering as well as their stylish appearance, it’s important to go to the experts when looking for parts and servicing. Conveniently located on McAlpine St in Sockburn, Eurocare and Eurorec Ltd offers a wide range of servicing and repairs options and because they are also specialist BMW dismantlers, they also have a huge range of parts available to trade and individual buyers. And if they don’t have it in stock in their own large inventory, they can source new or used parts at your request from around New Zealand.

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