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Top barista serves Riccarton Championship in Auckland recently. Mr Laurie said it was a huge achievement and he had been working hard to perfect his coffee since he started at Columbus Coffee Riccarton about three years ago. The 25-year-old started out as a barista at the Honeypot Cafe on Colombo St when

„„ By Georgia O’ConnorHarding RICCARTON barista Sam Laurie makes between 400-500 coffees a day, so it is no wonder he can make a good brew. In fact, his coffees are so good he was named best barista at the Columbus Coffee National

it re-opened after the earthquakes in 2013. “It wasn’t until I started at Columbus Coffee that I started nailing my passion,� he said. He never was much of a coffee-drinker in high school but now his favourite coffee to make is a shortblack because it is “the closest flavour to coffee you can get.�

Principal’s concern for future of school „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HILLMORTON HIGH School’s principal does not support a proposal to remove its intermediate students to form a new school in Halswell. Principal Ann Brokenshire said Hillmorton High has a strong middle school culture and she would be “reluctant� to see it move to a campus in Halswell. The comments come after the Ministry of Education put out 12 options for the future of Halswell schooling due to a predicted population explosion in the future. The survey asked participants if they would like to see Hillmorton High become a year 11-13 school only. But Ms Brokenshire said the advan-

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tage of having a middle school and high school on the same site is huge. She said advantages included working with specialist teachers and talented students could be put up a level. “If you are running two sites, it would be really difficult to do that in a seamless way,â€? she said. The other options include establishing a new year 1-6 primary school, a year 1-8 primary school or a new year 7-10 intermediate in northern Halswell. The survey closes on Friday. Last month, Western News reported the MoE confirmed land on Tongariro St will be the location for a new $15 million school. •Turn to page 4

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ON THE front page today, Halswell looks like it could be getting a bit of a shake-up as the Ministry of Education tries to problem-solve how it is going to provide for future population growth. It is always difficult when you discuss schools – remember the awful time after the earthquakes when so many were closed or merged? It can create so much upheaval for the community. Fill in the survey if you can. What would you prefer? Being charged for car parking at Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre, or being rewarded for cycling or taking the bus, with free stuff? We look at what a community board is looking at to solve parking woes at the recreation centre on page 5. Hei kona, Shelley Robinson




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News Noisy buses irk residents „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RESIDENTS LIVING on a quiet Halswell street say they will not put up with noisy buses on a permanent basis. Graycliffe St residents are frustrated, saying Environment Canterbury gave them the impression a bus route going through their street would only ever be temporary. But consultation on the route staying put, closes on Friday. The current Orange Line bus service travels through Patterson Tce, Halswell Junction Rd, Hamill Rd, Graycliffe St, Murphys Rd and Caulfield Ave. Resident Helen Smith said buses travel past her house from about 5.30am to midnight every day with about three to four buses at peak times travelling in convoy. “The noise is unbelievable. It is horrendous and our bedroom is at the front of the house so we hear everything all night,” she said. Residents on Graycliffe St and Murphys Rd have been putting up with the temporary bus route for about two years after it was set up in 2014. A consultation is under way

STRUGGLE: Because the roads on Caulfield Ave and Hamill Rd are designed to slow traffic, buses have difficulty turning the corner. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN with ECan to extend a bus route through the subdivisions of Longhurst and Knights Stream to increase patronage numbers. But the consultation is also because buses cannot turn properly on the corner of Hamill Rd and Caulfield Ave, which is a retail area. The roads around the retail area were designed to slow traffic to provide safe access for pedestrians.

Environment Canterbury public transport manager David Stenhouse said the city council had a strong preference that the intersection at Hamill Rd and Caulfield Ave is pedestrianfriendly. He said there is also a high density residential dwelling on the south side of Hamill Rd and the area south of Murphys Rd is zoned for further residential development.

Originally the buses were planned to go along Hamill Rd onto Caulfield Ave and Richmond Ave. A meeting was held between about 30 residents, Mr Stenhouse and city council representatives last Tuesday. In July, Greycliffe St residents received a letter from Mr Stenhouse saying the temporary route was intended to be shifted onto a different route. “At no stage did he even alert to the fact Graycliffe St was going to become an option,” Mrs Smith said. In 2014, a temporary route was created for the Orange Line because roads in the subdivision were not completed. Halswell Residents’ Association member Ross McFarlane said they were disappointed a new subdivision has been built and a bus can’t turn a corner to go into the commercial area. “That is just poor planning,” he said. •Consultation closes on September 30, to make a submission go to http://


In Brief QUARRY CAFE IDEA The city council will test the market to see if anyone is interested in setting up a café in Halswell Quarry Park. On Thursday the city council decided to put out for tender the running of a cafe at the park to gauge interest. The cafe will be near the historic Singleman’s House. Deputy mayor Vicki Buck said the city council will most likely look at a temporary solution for the summer. She said they will then look at a longer term solution which may involve a new building. Meanwhile, the city council has decided against turning Mona Vale’s gatehouse into a cafe at the same meeting. The gatehouse has been closed since the earthquakes. City council staff will work with the Fendalton-Waimari ward to decide on the future use of the gatehouse. WASTEWATER REPAIRS Work began yesterday to repair the earthquake-damaged wastewater system on Fendalton Rd and the wider area. As part of this work they will carry out a patch repair to the wastewater main and clean out a stretch of pipe between Fendalton Rd and Desmond St. The work will be completed on October 10.

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REFERRAL VETERINARY SERVICES Unfortunately, we just can’t know it all and that is why having veterinarians with extra qualifications in a field ( who are only to willing to offer help and advice), is of enormous value when we are faced with a difficult, challenging cases. Recently I referred a 7 year old English Springer Spaniel to an orthopaedic surgeon at VSA in Auckland for spinal surgery. I have had personal experience with the team at VSA and great results in the past. Dusty is a patient we have seen a lot of recently. He was recently neutered and treated for an enlarged prostate and more recently I have examined and treated Dusty for what we believed to be unrelenting lower back pain. Dusty is the perfect patient, amenable to a lot of manipulation and palpation, although he now often freezes and drops when he sees me coming. Previously Dusty has had CT scans, radiographs and blood testing to try to understand why at times he seems crippled with pain. He is unable to run with other dogs, play vigorously, jump, swim for long periods of time – in other words, “just be a dog”. His onset of pain is quick and he wears his pain on his little face. We have treated Dusty with numerous types of pain and inflammation modifying drugs with no real success, as well as physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Dusty’s owner and I discussed in depth our next step which had to be an MRI at St Georges Hospital to determine whether Dusty was a surgical candidate or not. Dusty’s owner is a nurse herself and fully understands an accurate diagnosis is crucial if we are to understand Dusty’s pain better and do the best for him. Luckily it also helps to have pet insurance, as MRI diagnostics and spinal surgery are right up there in cost for the average client. Dusty may make the move to the UK soon, so I wanted to make real sure we were doing all we could for him. The staff at St Georges are helpful, knowledgable and lovely with our canine patients. I regularly travel with patients to sedate and monitor them for their MRI which can take up to an hour. It isn’t painful but they have to lie

very still in order for the radiologist to get good pictures. Ear plugs are inserted as the machinery is very noisy. In Dusty’s case, even I could see the cause of his severe pain. He had a severe disc prolapse and soft tissue hypertrophy at the lumbosacral junction ( L7-S1) causing spinal cord compression. His L6-L7 disc space was also moderately prolapsed. The radiologist also noted a congenital abnormality of his aorta, an incidental finding. The surgeon in Auckland had access to this MRI and could read the images. He concluded that Dusty would benefit from spinal cord decompression and stabilisation of the lumbosacral disc space, which would allow Dusty a far better quality of life. The surgeon liased with Dusty’s owner immediately and within weeks Dusty was flown to Auckland for a referral consultation, operated on successfully and is now rehabilitating in Auckland post operatively for 6 weeks, until the follow up xrays show that there is bony healing and stability of the plates and screws. Dusty is also receiving physiotherapy to help with a quicker recovery. A real success story for Dusty and his family and it just goes to show that the best veterinary medicine is often a collaborative team effort, where our primary objective is to successfully cure, heal and care for our patients. At McMaster & Heap we are also extremely lucky to have the expertise and knowledge of Steve Heap, in diagnosing and treating patients with Eye diseases and Catherine Morganti, who regularly preforms ultrasounds and endoscopy on cats and dogs, allowing us more diagnostic options to working up a sick patient. We also employ a registered veterinary dentist, when required, to perform root canal surgeries and pulpotomies on teeth, when clients would rather save their dogs teeth than us perform extractions. Steve’s caseload at McMaster & Heap would be 80% eye referral work and much of this ends up being operated on. Steve also travels to Dunedin every 3 months for 2 jammed packed days of eye referral work and surgery. These vets have invested time to develop certain skills, knowledge and expertise in a specialised area of veterinary medicine and are of huge help to us primary vets in providing solutions and treatments with our patients. We find our clients want the best for their pets ( as we do) and welcome referral vet services. For any referral advice please contact our Practice. Dr Michele McMaster

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„„ By Tania Green HORNBY HIGH School parent Alesha Millard and her son Luke are some of the first in the country to be part of a new programme by mobile and internet company Spark. The programme Spark Jump offers families with school-aged children who can’t access the internet a standard internet package for a quarter of the normal price. Ms Millard said her family would not have been able to have internet in their home if they were not involved in the programme. The idea behind Spark Jump is to offer heavily subsidised and affordable broadband to families with school-aged children who

OPPORTUNITY: Hornby High School parent Alesha Millard and her son Luke are trialling a new programme by mobile and internet company Spark.

cannot afford commercial home broadband services. Spark corporate relations manager Andrew Pirie said it is important every child in New Zealand has the opportunity to use broadband at home.  “The reality is there are

tens of thousands of children in New Zealand who come home every day and don’t have the opportunity to continue their learning at home . . . that is an affordability challenge and it is one we want to try and solve,” he said.

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•From page 1 An area has been established on Milns Rd in northern Halswell, but no school is yet planned for the site. Meanwhile, parents of Rowley Avenue School have vowed they will fight any bid to relocate their school

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News Call for car parking charges „„ By Andrew King A CYCLING group says Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre users who drive to the facility should be charged for parking. Spokes Canterbury chairman Don Babe said instead of the city council’s proposal to offer free gear, food or discount cards if people travelled by cycle or used the bus, they should simply charge for car parking. The Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board decided in May to form a committee, chaired by board member Bridget Williams, to gather ideas around how to encourage people to leave the car at home. The survey is open now and will run for the next three weeks at Jellie Park. The idea came about because there was not enough parking at the facility during summer. Between December 2015 and March 2016, 238,024 people used the facilities, the park has 114 car parks available. Among the idea was to offer discount cards, give out towels or free food as a reward to those who cycled or used the bus. But Mr Babe said the community board has got it wrong. He said it would be difficult to

IDEAS NEEDED: Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board member Bridget Williams wants to hear any ideas about how to encourage Jellie Park users to get out of their cars and use alternative transport. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​ police who had actually cycled and who had just taken a helmet along to get a discount. He said the idea should be flipped on its head and for car parking to be charged instead. “Let us discourage the use of cars to get to a sports facility if people live close,” he said. Once the committee has gathered those idea it will use the best one in a trial in November. Miss Williams said it would

be better to encourage cycling or public transport rather than charge for parking. “It is one way of controlling parking issues, however, I feel that encouraging cycling provides a benefit to the environment, the person and relieves parking issues,” she said. Extending the car park was rejected by a city council committee in May after overwhelming public response to the consulta-

tion. “The hope is to free up car parks, create healthy habits and make sure there is community involvement,” Miss Williams said. Currently, it costs adults $5.80 to use the pool, while children under 16 pay $3.10. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Should motorists be charged for parking at Jellie Park. Email your views to andrew.king@


Quarries appeal restrictions „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Tom Doudney TWO QUARRY operators have lodged an appeal after they were denied an application to dig deeper into the ground. In August, an application by nine quarries, called the Canterbury Aggregate Producers Group, asked to be granted permission to quarry up to 4m below the highest recorded groundwater level. It was rejected by an independent hearings panel last month. Two of those – Selwyn Quarries, now owned by Winstone Aggregates, and Isaac Construction Ltd – are appealing that decision to the Environment Court. About 500 out of 600 submissions had opposed the application and all submitters were notified of the appeal on Friday. Residents were concerned the possibility of deeper quarrying could contaminate groundwater. This was a key reason why the application was declined. The Selwyn Quarries operation is at 58 Selwyn Rd in Broadfield, while the Isaac Construction Ltd quarry is on McArthurs Rd, Mcleans Island near the airport.

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Library, sports centre options In the lead-up to the local body elections, Western News is asking city council candidates their views on topical issues within the community. This week we ask Hornby Ward candidates what their preferred location is for the Hornby Library and South West Recreation and Sports Centre, and whether they think it should go into Denton Park, which is home to numerous sports clubs. Sara Harnett Kikstra: Independent Difficult question to answer without first knowing what the options are, feasibility studies of different locations, the opinions of local residents and the local cricket and football club. Denton Park, in terms of traffic, is already quite congested. Kyle Park, which is next to Hornby High School, may be an option, although I understand it may have been an old land fill and remediation may be costly. The new Riccarton Library is sited on school land and appears to be a successful partnership, which could be an option with Hornby High School. Hornby now has a plethora of industrial land and exhausted quarry pits on its boundary, which could be used without encroaching on its limited green space. This could be linked to local parks with a walkway. Ultimately, Hornby is long, long overdue for these kind of facilities.

Jimmy Chen: The People’s Choice A site for the new Hornby Library and the South West Recreation and Sports Centre is still under active consideration by the council, including Denton Park. An option to co-locate these facilities on a single site is a part of this work. Before making a decision, the city council will be undertaking consultation with the community on a possible site(s). Feedback received from that consultation is important in helping to inform the city council’s site(s) decision.

Tane Apanui Kyle Park. As well as being central to The Hub Hornby and Hornby High School, it’s located next to the railway line where the train station will be under my plan for public transport. The land needs to be remediated – let’s Manjit Singh: do that instead of leaving a Independent During my cam- possible hazard in the future. Denton Park has a nice open inviting feel as it is. paign, I found out that Denton Park and the area around it seems to be the choice of the community. I believe easy access to transport and the shopping mall is another reason. Also, there is no reason why sports facilities can’t be accommodated in the same place. Denton Park is closer to the hearts of many in the community so having all the facilities in one place might be the answer to the needs of our community.



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Improving safety Elections in Riccarton Ross Carter-Brown: Independent I spoke to users of the bus lounges last week regarding the recent violence and anti-social behaviour. Many people don’t feel safe using the lounge, or even being near it. The core group of trouble-makers are coming in from outside Riccarton and are using the lounges for the free Wi-Fi. That part of Riccarton Rd has always been a hub for buses, the only thing that has changed is the arrival of the bus lounges with Wi-Fi. Get rid of the Wi-Fi and they should stop coming. Also, many lounge-users feel that the current security contractors are not proactive and are ineffectual, so the contract needs to be reviewed. Metro Christchurch, Westfield Riccarton and the surrounding businesses should meet regularly to co-ordinate efforts to stop the anti-social behaviour. Another method would be to collectively trespass repeat offenders from all the sites/businesses involved and have open communication between security at the mall and bus lounges, as well as police. If we all work together we can get on top of this problem.


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Helen Broughton: Independent Citizens Time for stronger action – an on going police presence for this site and potentially the Riccarton business district. The behaviour, while disappointing, is predictable. City council experienced similar difficulties around the pre-earthquake city bus exchange. Riccarton residents and businesses raised concerns during consultation, but little attention was given to these concerns. The behaviour is not at the bus exchange and requires police intervention. City council installed security guards who cannot intervene with on-street behaviour. The young people concerned are not bus-users. Following a public meeting in February, the city council adopted the soft approach – youth advocates working with the young people. This has not worked – we need a stronger police presence and enforcement.

In the lead-up to the local body elections, Western News is asking city council candidates and community board members for their views on topical issues within the community. This week we ask Riccarton Ward candidates what they think needs to be done about the anit-social issues at northern and southern Riccarton bus lounges: Catherine Chu: Independent Citizens The Riccarton Rd bus lounges were opened with good intentions. A warm, safe environment to facilitate people waiting for their transport. However, regardless of how much of a good intent anything has, no doubt it will easily turn into custard if it is poorly managed. That is what’s happening to our bus lounges. It’s now affecting the safety of our people and our local businesses. What needs to be implemented is simple – higher security, stricter rules and better management. It’s time we listen to our residents and put a solution in place to restore its reputation.


Clive Waliyaparambil Antony: Your Fresh Voice for Riccarton After speaking to local business owners around the bus exchange, I am told that some fear for the safety of their employees and also theft has increased. Anti-social behaviour can be a result of a lack of outlets for young people to focus their energy. A dedicated space for youth could be a good start. A space that includes, hot desks, free-Wi-Fi to encourage collaboration, but also exercise facilities like kick-boxing to cater for the athletic in nature. A similar project is currently underway in Takapuna, Auckland, via the local board and youth council called Younite.

Luke Chandler: Best for Riccarton Working with local businesses to ensure this anti-social behaviour is being reported. It’s also imperative we ensure we bolster police patrols of this area. It is an unfortunate result that the 99 per cent of us are getting it right, but it’s the one per cent that are letting us down. We need to call on parents to ensure they are aware of where their children are in the evening, as the majority of anti social behaviour seems to be a result of our youth.

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Readers respond to Western News article on the Red Cafe being the city council’s preferred option for the Te Hapua: Halswell Centre Antony Harrison – I’m very happy that Red Café will take over the Te Hapua Halswell Centre. I’ve been a customer of Red Café at Upper Riccarton Library for nine years now. They are lovely people and always welcome me with a smile. Their coffee is very nice and their food is fantastic. The Te Hapua: Halswell Centre is a short straight drive from work so I’ll be there. Gary Knight – The Wellington-based Wishbone cafe leasing the Te Hapua: Halswell Centre in Halswell was reflective of the blasé attitude of the city council by not retaining local business entities to run these ventures. The hallmark of any community should be to engage through retail or lease options only local personnel for business opportunities inclusive of cafes to retain the inherent spirit of that community. It is encouraging to note the preferred option of Red Cafe was the main contender to run and operate the Te Hapua:Halswell Centre cafe. Having cafes in Upper Riccarton and South Christchurch library bears testimony to the integrity and diversity of this local business operator. The city

Minimise the risk if you have bad habits council should always consider local business personnel who contribute to the city council in terms or rates as opposed to out of town operators offering nothing in this domain. Readers respond to the Western News article on boy racers and speeding truck issues in Oakhampton St Marie Stanley – Maybe they have just had a gutsful of nothing ever being done about the problem. People can only take so much and councillors everywhere need to actually earn their pay. Residents you have my sympathy. Throw a brick. James Tucker – I don’t blame the residents for wanting to take action, but I drive a boy racer type car. I never speed or drive like a idiot but if I had rocks thrown at my car I would be incredibly angry so the resi-

dents just need to be careful. Jill Pitt – They’re not boy racers, they are selfish, stupid idiots, lets not glorify the name. If caught in the act, crush the car, three strikes then you’re out – immediate punishment, and don’t forget to charge them for the service. They come out after dark, frightened of being seen. Shelley Daly – The issue was they put speed bumps along Brynley St, absolutely overkill. Now Oakhampton St is used as a bypass. I’ve seen trucks take out about half the roundabout, knocking signs over. Kevin Garty – Speed bumps are more permanent, but I get the stone-throwing. Boy racers are actually infantile, not even boys. Diane Dick – I completely empathise with you. We had to put up with a lot of it in Halswell too. So glad I’ve moved out of town.

„„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer THIS WEEK saw a couple of fires in commercial buildings which is a little unusual, while not surprising. One of the them, the fire at Tait Electronics in Harewood last Friday night, ended up as a fourth alarm which means eight fire trucks, an aerial appliance and a command unit. While we sometimes read about Auckland’s ability to respond dozens of trucks to a single incident sending those eight fire appliances is quite unusual in a city of our size. It means fewer trucks left to attend other incidents and explains why Lyttelton’s crew had to travel through the tunnel to put out a couch fire in Woolston. The other commercial fire was in Magdala Place in Middleton on Monday evening which attracted four fire trucks and the command unit. The Fire Service’s Region 4 covers all of the South Island down to the Waitaki River. The last couple of years has seen us experiencing more than our

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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

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OPEN: Summerset chief executive Julian Cook and Wigram MP Megan Woods unveil a plaque, while residents of Wigram Retirement Village make use of the facility. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

New retirement village „„ Sam Pickering A nationwide retirement village operator has officially opened a centre in Wigram. Summerset Retirement Village held an opening celebration last week, The new facility includes a swimming pool, bowling green, gym and cafe. The facilities are perfect for


keeping 74-year-old masters athlete Justine Whitaker in shape. She will compete in the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth next month. Justine will take part in the pentathlon. Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the retirement centre is the heart of the village. “We’ve been wanting to come

to Christchurch for some time now so we are really excited to be here at last,” he said. Riccarton-Wigram Community Board chairman Mike Mora and MP for Wigram Megan Woods attended the opening. Summerset Retirement Village is planning to bring another retirement village to Casebrook next year.

MORE THAN 100 volunteers helped plant natives at Trees for Canterbury’s final planting event of the year. Community volunteers helped plant 1000 trees last Saturday. Trees for Canterbury is a charitable trust aimed at establishing a sense of involvement in the community for physically, intellectually and socially disadvantaged people. They also aim to educate and create community awareness for people with disabilities. The organisation plants about 45,000 trees a year. Projects co-ordinator Robin Stove said the event GROWTH: Halswell residents was short and sweet with Jimmy, Lisa and Ellie Jenkins all the plants in the ground planted a kanuka tree. in about 45 minutes. combination of recreational City council park rangwalks, historic sites and ers Robbie Hewson, Nigel Morbotanical collections. ritt and volunteers from groups, Halswell Quarry, which played including St Nicholas Scouts and a major role in the development the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist of the city, ceased production Temple, took part in the event. Mr Stove said Halswell Quarry in 1990 after 140 years of is a 60.4ha park, with an unusual quarrying. 



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You have set up an initiative to help other Christchurch high school students. Why did you set up Limitless Charitable Trust? Last year was my final year of school and I noticed so many people I knew were overwhelmed with career and study path options and were unsure on what way to go. At the same time I knew people who did work they were really passionate about and were working to their strengths and they could talk about their jobs all day. I just thought how cool it would be if we could all do work we are that passionate about. How will this initiative set you up for your ideal career? Basically we have a

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that are relevant to them. For instance if they were passionate about the environment and are looking for work experience we can connect them to the organisation. Are high schools setting students up well enough for the workforce? I think it is really challenging-we do live in a world that is rapidly changing. The workforce is changing and it can be difficult for a traditional school to keep up with that. I feel that knowing who you are, what your strengths are and what your values are important. It should be a priority and that is why we are focusing on that area. I think it is important for students to know what it is like to go to university.

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students excel Do you have a view on NCEA? Being home-schooled I haven’t done NCEA but I feel that maybe the biggest issue facing education is that it is not just academics that matters. What was it like being home-schooled? I guess it was really different. I enjoyed it. I think the reason I enjoyed it was because it gave me the freedom to explore what I was interested in. Do you feel like you missed out on the social side of high school? Being involved with lots of groups and clubs didn’t mean I missed out. It gives you an opportunity to meet people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and perspectives. You make an effort to be part of those groups. I was involved in World Vision New Zealand groups which I meet a lot of cool people through.  What got you interested in social enterprise? I went to the Festival For The Future programme last year. They bring together a whole group of people who are innovators or thinkers passionate about a better future.

EXCITEMENT: Limitless Charitable Trust founder April McLennan with fellow entrepreneur Waleed Yosemite, of Algeria, waiting for US President Barack Obama to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Palo Alto in June.

Social enterprise was talked a lot about there. A lead-on from the Festival of the Future was the programme Live the Dream which is a social enterprise accelerator programme. You go into the programme with a problem you see in the world and in nine weeks they help you develop a solution. Limitless is what I developed over the summer with the programme. Tell me about your trip to Palo Alto in June?

It was amazing. There were incredible speakers. US President Barack Obama and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg spoke. I also enjoyed meeting entrepreneurs from around the world and hearing about their experiences. It was amazing in spite of our differences how much we have in common. After the programme I connected with people including a guy from Montreal and a lady in Jordan who had really similar enterprises to Limitless.

What was the most inspiring story or person you came across? I think meeting this lady from Jordan who had been working on a similar concept to Limitless. Wanting to get girls on a course she had been working on for 15 years. Also hearing President Obama was an obvious stand-out. A key moment in my life. He spoke about the biggest issues of today and how he sees the entrepreneurial spirit of being able to start your own business to create solutions to problems to where you live. He spoke about how the Government needs to step up and make it easier for people to start their own businesses. What do you like to do in your spare time when you are not setting up new businesses? I quite enjoy playing hockey and photography and I am still involved with World Vision. Just spending time outdoors with friends is what I love.

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Try your hand at knuckle bones, barrel of monkeys, snakes and ladders and more. The programme is suited for all ages. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Grandparents Storytimes Holiday Activity Thursday, September 29, 10.3011.30am Go along to the library to hear stories from grandparents. There will be stories, songs and rhymes for babies. Grandparents bring your grandchildren to hear old fashioned stories. All parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome. The programme will be free. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds

Holiday Programme – Lego Mindstorms Robotics Thursday, September 29, 9.30am-3pm Go along to the library and work with Lego Mindstorms EV3. You will learn the basics of how robots work and how to programme them to complete a set of challenges. The programme is suited for people aged 10 years and above. The programme cost is $15 and bookings are essential. Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Antique and Collectors Fair Friday, September 30- Sunday, October 2, varying times This quality antique fair will be presented by The Antique Fair Charitable Trust (TACT), which supports the Christchurch City Mission. All items are for sale, including antique furniture, vintage tools, quality china, linen, crystal, art, glass and silver, clocks, books, jewellery (vintage/modern), collectables, vintage and much more. Dealers at the fair will be interested in buying gold, silver china and collectables. Eftpos available. For more information,

phone Diane on 021 609 399. Christchurch Girls’ High School, 10 Matai St East, Riccarton Riccarton Community Gardens Awesome Car Boot Sale Saturday, October 1, 9amnoon Take along your trash and treasures for a giant car boot sale in the car park. It will cost $15 per space for stall holders and $30 for commercial businesses. Bring your own tables. Toilets will be open for use. All site fees are going to Riccarton West Community Gardens on Peveral St to help buy vegetable plants and seeds to feed the local community.  Halo Bar and Lounge, 66B Wharenui Rd Holiday Programme – Bee-Bots Story Adventure Friday, October 7, 10am-noon Bee-Bots is a fun robot programme for juniors. Explore the story with a Bee-Bot and learn basic robot skills. The programme cost is $7. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

TIME-TURNING: Go along to the library and bring your family history back to the future. Record a conversation between you and your child using old family photographs and the interactive storytelling app, Puppetpals, to create an animated movie to share with family and friends. No previous iPad experience is necessary, just bring along some family photographs and a great story to tell. The programme is best-suited for children aged 8-12. A parent must accompany children at all times. The programme is $7 and bookings are essential. It will be held on Monday, October 3, 9.30am-noon, at the Te Hapua Halswell Centre on 341 Halswell Rd.

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Treatments include the Vampire face lift, which uses Platelet rich Plasma or PrP, and fraxel laser treatment. These treatments can be combined to achieve the desired results. sclerotherapy is also used to remove superficial veins on the legs and face. in addition, the clinic offers mole mapping, mole removal and primary skin cancer removal. The Transform Clinic website,, has a wealth of information on the various treatments and regularly has special offers and promotions. They also suggest you ‘like’ their facebook page, to keep up to date with what they are offering. The Transform Clinic is discreetly located at 52a mandeville street. opening hours are monday to friday from 8.30am, with late nights on Tuesday and Thursday, and saturday from 9am to 3pm. Phone 343-2880 to enquire about treatments or make an appointment.

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Tuesday September 27 2016

REAL ESTATE But wait…there’s more


21 Whareora Terrace, Cashmere Auction Date: Thursday 6 Oct 2016 - unless sold prior 5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 4 toilets | 3 living rooms | 2 dining rooms | 2 offices/studies | 2 car-garage | 2 carports | 6 off-street parks | Listing # BE192677

This stunning home is for those who want a life less ordinary. Refurbished to a high standard, with a state of the art kitchen, this is an entertainers delight. Leading off the kitchen dining area is a large patio with barbecue. This has been completely encased at the front with frameless glass to ensure no matter what the wind you can enjoy these summer evenings to come. The views have been made the centre piece of each of the living rooms, then to add to the space there is a purpose built room for entertaining/gym/teenage retreat with its own butlers sink and bar area. There is easily room for a pool table here. The main house has three double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Extensive decks allow you to choose where you will sit to follow the sun around during the day. As they say on the TV ads ‘but wait there is more’ so it is for this home. A completely

self-contained flat is on the lower level. This has its own kitchen, large living, two bedrooms, bathroom & laundry. Access to this is via the lower driveway and there is double enclosed carport plus ample parking at this level. And yet even more: with the upper level access you have a double garage, and an office - this garage and office must have some of the best views on the hill. And yet again ample off street parking and room for a boat as well! Open Homes Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. until auction. 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

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THE shared title of the Christchurch Casino “The Jazz Library” Charity Poker Event champion for 2016 went to REACH Child Cancer represented by Nick Henare and to Heart Kids Canterbury represented by Pat Lodge. Lynne Taylor took an admirable third place on behalf of the Diabetes Christchurch Inc. The Jazz Library Charity Poker Event was held by Christchurch Casino with $10,000 up for grabs for the eleven deserving charities to play for. The event was held on Thursday 15th September in Sixty6 on Peterborough. The multipurpose function venue had a prohibition theme with a library at the front entrance and a speak-easy below, including “Myrtle”, the 1929 Austin 7C- Cab Van from by Happy Tours and scintillating dancing and entertainment throughout the evening by the talented Epic Entertainment team. The invited guests in their 1920’s & 30’s ensembles relaxed with the sultry jazz tones of the “River City Jazz Men” and enjoyed learning to play black jack and roulette with some even testing their croupier skills, all of which combined to create a fun atmosphere throughout the evening and a memorable occasion. Mike King was a masterful MC, adding humour, energy and poker knowledge to the tournament. With $10,000 at stake for three lucky charities, competition at the tables was fierce as even though this was a fun gaming event the players soon realised they were playing in a structured poker tournament and got their game faces on! The top eleven players then competed at the final table to play off for the top three spots to take home the cash for their charity; finalists only found out who they were playing on behalf of once they had played their last chip – creating an exciting energy amongst players and viewers alike. The eleven charities who were represented at this event were the Cystic Fibrosis Association, Ronald McDonald House, Child Cancer

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Tuesday September 27 2016


Hornby High School Years 7 – 13

School – make the most of it

Kia ora koutou, Talofa, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Bula, Fakaalofa atu, Namaste, Kumusta. Haere mai ki kura Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Warm greetings to the Hornby High School community. Our new school is coming. Yes, I mean “our”, and yes, I mean “new school”. On the one hand I have been talking to students about our school values, and I begin with this parable. An elderly man is sitting outside the gates of a school when a teenager walks up and says, “Hey mister, what’s it like in that school?” The elderly man replies with the question, “Well, what was it like at your last school?” The teen replies: “It was awful, the teachers were hopeless, there was bullying, they sucked at sport… yeah, really horrible.” The elderly man replies: “Well, that’s what it’s like at this school”. The teen walks away. Some time later another teen walks up and asks the elderly man the same question, and again the man replies “Well, what was it like at your last school?” The teen says: “It was amazing. The teachers were awesome, the other kids were heaps of fun. We learnt heaps, had brilliant sports teams. Yeah, I loved it.” The old man replies: “Well that’s what it’s like in there.” It’s your school, it’s our school. It will be what we make it. As long as we share a common set of values it will be great. And on the other hand there is the matter of the “new school”. Planning is now well advanced for the rebuild of the school’s buildings and we are hoping to have some material available for everyone to see very soon. At the heart of the rebuild will be a main block nearly 90 metres long which will house a hauora (student wellness) area, administration and, occupying the bulk of the building, our specialist learning spaces. We have chosen to place the creative arts at the centre of these learning areas reflecting the belief that creativity is at the heart of our future. This reflects the belief that technology will increasingly replace human work in routine or repetitive activities. It will be our “humanness”, our ability to be critical and creative, that will lie at the heart of our future. Technology and sciences will operate alongside this creative hub in “state-of-the-art” learning spaces. This new building will be the first to be built, occupying an “L” shape where our current administration and library buildings sit. Once this is completed, three “learning hubs” with more general learning spaces will be built across and beyond the footprint of the existing A and S blocks. This rebuild will allow for our growth to approximately 800 students, a not too distant future as we grow at an unprecedented pace. And finally we will have a brand new gymnasium, but not in place of the current building. Rather, the new gym will sit alongside the existing gym which will be brought up to the latest building codes. The specialist block and new gymnasium will be built over the course of 2017/2018, and should be ready to occupy later in 2018. To achieve that goal, the fences will go up around the existing administration and library buildings around February/March 2017. The learning hubs will then be built, and the whole job finished by around mid 2019. And as if all of this weren’t enough, the existing music school and auditorium will get a makeover, at this stage probably over the coming 2016/2017 summer break – this is still to be confirmed. These are exciting times as your school, our school, is finally built to provide the Hornby community with the secondary school facilities that match the wonderful learning that goes on inside. Please do follow my thinking on issues that are both specific to Hornby High School and also of more general educational interest on my Principal’s blog “Whakatauki: He waka eke noa”, – https://

Ngā mihi Robin Sutton Principal

Commitment, Achievement, Resilience, Respect

Girls tournament success

The Girls’ Football Team competed in the NZ Secondary Schools’ Tournament held in Christchurch. Sixteen schools from throughout New Zealand took part and the Hornby High School team qualified for the top eight. Mr Hilliard, HOD Sport, commented that at the end of the tournament the girls finished a very creditable sixth place. Casi Larion was selected as the most valuable player, and Bianca van den Berg was awarded Back row: Ms Johnson, Megan Heppell, Sophie Yale, Makayla Williams-Smith, Fatafehi Tongotongo, team player of the Paige Cornish, Qy’ana Curry, Lillian Bell, Jorja Woodgate, Mr Hilliard. Front: Casi Larion, Rose Eaton, tournament. Alexis Ropeha, Shannon Edgeworth, Iris Taramai, Aimee Musson Polwart, Bianca van den Berg.

Literary prowess Volunteers recognised Principal Robin Sutton pictured here with Literary Award winners Kimberley MacKinnon, left, and Jorja Woodgate. Kimberley gained a Highly Commended for the Write On writing competition in the Senior section (Yr 9-11). Jorja entered the 2016 Write Off Line competition and one of her poems, ‘Just For Mum’ – has been selected to be part of the Write Off Line anthology to be published this month.

Iris Taramai, Shakira Clark, and Lachlan Hickford receive their UC Student Volunteer Army UCan programme completion certificates from Daniel Stack and Bonnie Dalton, SVA In-schools team.

Sports representatives The following Hornby High School students have been selected to play for rep teams Larenz Hepi-Brown U17 Canterbury Touch/ U17 Canterbury Maori Rugby League Tyran Smith............... U17 Canterbury Touch Liz Kalaudou.............. Canterbury Primary Netball Jordan Coleman ........ U15 Canterbury Rugby League/South Island U15 Rugby League Sonny Avia ................ U14 Canterbury Country Rugby Jaedon Wellington ... U14 Canterbury Country Rugby KC Newton-Whare ... Canterbury Primary Rugby Arlan Perez ............... Canterbury Primary Rugby Joshua Mafua ........... Canterbury Primary Basketball Jordana Falconer ...... U15 Canterbury Basketball Iris Taramai ............... U15 Canterbury Softball Quinn Wickens ......... U17 Canterbury Softball Jemma Carlton ......... U12 Canterbury Football

Taiwanese students visit

Hornby High School hosted 14 students and their teacher, Ms Julia Yen, from Hsin Kuo High School, Taiwan. The students stayed with host families in the community and attended lessons at school. Each student had a buddy who looked after them for their week at school. The buddies took them to their classes and generally made the students feel welcome. The Taiwanese students and their buddies are pictured at the farewell morning tea.

Good attitude… winning or losing Marylynn Matagi and Junior Stanley were nominated for the Spirit of Rugby Award. They are pictured here receiving a badge from the new Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson. The award is for players who showed leadership, sportsmanship, and resilience, and regardless of winning or loosing were able to have fun playing the game.

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Hope Church, Amyes Rd Saturday, October 15, 9am — 3pm. Fundraising for community services project in Vietnam April 2017. To book a stall contact the school office on 349 5396

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