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Plans for school revealed $31m development to cater for roll increase „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HOW HORNBY High School will look after its $31 million rebuild has now been revealed. Separate staff and student cafes, underfloor heating, a technology centre and a courtyard are some of the new features in a redesigned school that will see the roll increase from about 650 to 800. Construction will get under way in January and is expected to take two years to complete. Principal Robin Sutton (right) said the rebuild was not due to earthquake damage but to bring the school into the modern era. “It is a modernisation. It is an acceptance the buildings have been there since 1975 and no longer fit for purpose,� he said. “There has been a huge amount of work go on. The concept designs are exciting but more importantly the progress that has been made on what will go inside has been astounding,� he said. Mr Sutton said while the school is being rebuilt to provide a capacity for 800 students, the master plan will allow for an additional expansion in buildings at the school to allow the roll to grow to 1200.

Already $2 million has been spent on eight new classrooms for year 7 and 8 students. The designs released include images of the front entry of the school, the northern and southern facades of the school and the central courtyard. MoE’s head of education infrastructure service Jerome Sheppard said the development will have new teaching spaces, a gym, technology centre and administration buildings. “There will also be underfloor heating, staff and student cafes and an attractive central courtyard,� he said. He said building works are planned to take place in three major stages to minimise student disruption and to allow the school to stay open throughout the rebuild. While the current auditorium and music rooms will remain, they will be refurbished. Meanwhile, the redevelopment of Hornby Primary School is underway with Hann Construction Company Ltd starting work last month. The Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme is investing $1.137 billion to refurbish, rebuild and repair 115 schools in the city.

MODERN: The design showing Hornby High School’s central courtyard. The image shows the whare, administration area, student cafe and the end of the technology centre.

BRAND NEW: View of the front entry of the school from Waterloo Rd. The building shows the administration area and western end of technology centre.

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IT IS out with the 41-year-old buildings and in with flash staff and student cafes, underfloor heating and a larger roll at Hornby High School. The school is going to get a $31 million rebuild (front page), complete with a few extra trimmings. It is a far cry from the days of old where you dried your sopping wet jersey on the radiators during the winter months. This week’s Our People feature is on Marlene Bennetts who has written 28 books. On page 6 and 7, Mrs Bennetts chats about her latest book, The Little Drummer Boy, and other little anecdotes, including her husband Hec digging her writing out from the rubbish bin whenever Mrs Bennetts got disheartened after rejection letters from publishers. Hei kona – Shelley Robinson



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News ECan hints water is okay 39 wells tested near quarries „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding TESTING FROM Environment Canterbury has indicated there are no health concerns for residents in the Yaldhurst area after carrying out water testing on 39 wells near quarries. THe tests were carried out after residents’ raised concerns over a temporary earthquake landfill on the Old West Coast Rd. THe results of the testing is still yet to be released, but ECan said the landfill showed no clear impact on domestic wells. It comes after residents were concerned that a temporary earthquake waste landfill permit issued by the city council was extended at Blakely Construction from April this year to June 2021. THe process was granted under The Greater Regeneration Act for temporary activities established under the Order in Council. THe consent permits

CONCERN: Residents in Yaldhurst are concerned a temporary earthquake waste landfill permit issued by the city council was extended at Blakely Construction Ltd. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN storage and recovery material of 80,000m3 from the earthquakes. Two extra consents under ECan were permitted for discharge from depositing clean fill in the ground and the discharge of dust from crushing concrete. Both ECan consents expire in 2018. ECan’s senior manager service delivery Brett Aldridge said there are different expiry dates because they are for different activities. Meanwhile, a separate report found E. coli detections in a bore downstream from some quarries. THe report released in May by

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research’s Dr Brent Gilpin said the E. coli detected is likely to be from environmental sources, or if originally from a faecal source then a very aged source. THe number 5 bore, about 500m east of Blakely Construction along with two other wells near Road Metals Co Ltd and Winstone Aggregates were sampled, Mr Aldridge said. But Mr Aldridge said there are no concerns about the health impacts on residents because tests on all residents’ wells were negative. Yaldhurst resident Dennis Thompson said it was


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“ludicrous” to give an extension to Blakely Construction. He said destroyed houses from the earthquakes are sitting in the pit. “THe crap going in was the total house. Food and all”. An independent GPS survey revealed 30,000 cu m is sitting at the landfill. Halswell-HornbyRiccarton community board member Mike Mora said it is “unbelievable” that the rubbish is sitting over the groundwater. He said he is working with the Yaldhurst Rural Residents’ Association to get the extension reviewed by the city council and ECan. An ECan spokesman said regular visits are made to monitor compliance with the consents. A new consent issued on issued on April 10, 2015, said no hazardous substance will be stored within 20m of a lawfully established bore, lake or wetland boundary. THe ECan spokesman said they were not convinced they saw a typical groundwater recharge and saw the associated leaching of contaminants they might see in a wetter year. THe owner of the company, Woody Blakely did not wish to comment.

EXTENSION UPDATE Construction on the major overhaul of the roading network from the Halswell Junction Rd roundabout at Springs Rd to Islington is now programmed to be finished in 2019. Previously the project had a finish date by 2018 but due to complex design issues the time frames have changed. The city council’s head of transport Chris Gregory said the project team hope to have a preferred option for consultation in the first half of 2017. The allocated budget in the draft Long Term Plan is $4.8 million. LIQUOR LICENCE CONCERN Last week Western News reported residents were concerned over an application lodged for a new liquor store on 76 Riccarton Rd. As of last week, eight public objections have been received opposing the licence. One of the objections was attached with a petition of 15 signatories. The public notification period ends today. POOL CONSULTATION Consultation on where the Hornby Library, Service Centre and South-West Pool should be located is expected to get under way in November-December. Denton Park is one of the options being considered which could mean the re-location of its sports clubs.

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Connecting the community We will be asking the city councillors in the western area to give us their views on issues. This week newly-elected Halswell city councillor Anne Galloway talks about being elected and what she intends to do over the next three years I have the honour and privilege to serve as a city councillor for the Halswell Ward after being elected in the recent local body elections. You may be interested in how the role of councillor is described in the handbook given to all those interested in running for city council. Elected members, acting as the city council, are responsible for A reader responds to a Western News article about an application by PM Liquors Ltd for a licence to open a liquor store on 76 Riccarton Rd Jo Knight – I am writing in opposition to the liquor store proposed for Riccarton Rd next to Work and Income. I believe we don’t need another liquor


governance, including: • The development and adoption of city council policy • Monitoring the performance of the council against its stated objectives and policies • Prudent stewardship of council resources • Employment of the chief executive Elected members are also responsible for representing the interests of the residents and ratepayers of the city. I intend to be visible in the community and available.

The mayor talks about the need for councillors to strengthen heir connection with the community and I will to do that by setting up regular opportunities for people to meet with me. These will be advertised.   I will continue to work with the community  to make it safe for all those walking and cycling to school. My focus to implement safety features along  Aidanfield Drive for all will be at the forefront of this.   I would love to see more family-friendly free community events happening that bring us all together. And, I will be advocating for free pool admission for those under 12 and their careers. Let’s work together to build the sustainable, connected, vibrant community we will all benefit from.

outlet in Riccarton Rd, with two liquor stores in close proximity and several bars open, or opening soon, in the area. Riccarton has got a bad enough reputation with violence and we don’t need another source of alcohol that would invariably not help the situation. It is a bad look for a liquor place to be next door to the Work and Income branch. No doubt a liquor store would

be the first place an unhappy client would visit after seeing a case manager and this could lead to all sorts of difficult situations. The car park for the store is difficult and dangerous to access off Riccarton Rd. With the late night open hours, this will add to the trouble. In summary, I don’t think having the liquor store will add any benefit to the area at all, only negatives.

Stay in the kitchen when cooking „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer HOW LONG does it take for 10 litres or more of water in a large saucepan to boil away and then the pan to melt from the heat (in this case a gas cooker) and set fire to the building? Well in the case of a house in Stanley St, Sydenham, last Friday night it took eight hours.  That’s the time between the occupant forgetting the pan was on and leaving and the place being fully involved in fire.  Five fire trucks and a command unit attended and, as you would expect, damage was severe. This has to be counted as a cooking fire. There were two more reported this week. One of them involved someone being taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.  It also appears this victim may have had two or three drinks too many. There are some classic recipes for disaster in the above incidents.  The first is relatively common but doesn’t always mean a house is completely destroyed. 

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News Tree solution found „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ISSUES surrounding two troublesome oak trees could at long last be resolved. Residents living on the border of Lomax Reserve, Hornby, have been lobbying against the city council to have two oak trees removed since late last year. Concerns included having litter gathering in the guttering, shade issues and the short distance between the trees and residential area. A street meeting was held in the park between city council staff, residents and HalswellHornby-Riccarton community board member Mike Mora recently. As a result, it was agreed city council staff will develop a map of the reserve identifying the two oak trees neighbouring residents want removed. Resident John Baxter said problems built from frustration of nothing happening with the city council but is pleased something positive is finally going to happen. “If we suffered another year of leaves and the city council didn’t do anything about it I would get legal advice and they would come round to mow the lawns


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HISTORIC: Riccarton House has opened its doors for Beca Heritage Week. ​

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RESOLUTION: Two problematic oak trees could be removed from Lomax Reserve after a street meeting was held on the issue. Inset: Mike Mora. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

and there would be two full length trees across the park,” Mr Baxter said. He also said the outcome so far was “absolutely positive”. “I guess if the overly-squeaky wheel keeps squeaking it will get some oil,” he said. The two oak trees to be cut down are nearing maturity and are about 7.6m tall. “If they can plant something that is ever green and not too tall, I’ll be happy as a sand boy,” Mr Baxter said.

City council’s head of parks Andrew Rutledge said city council staff will put a report together but a decision on removing the trees sits with the community board. Mr Mora agreed the street meeting was positive. “The council staff have agreed to go away and do a landscape plan for the reserve with the view of removing those trees and replacing them with something more appropriate and in a better location,” he said.

RICCARTON HOUSE has opened its doors for Beca Heritage Week. The house was the original home of the Deans family who built it in 1856 and lived there until 1947. It was severely damaged during the Canterbury earthquakes and restored before re-opening in 2014. During the $2.7 million restoration process, a previously hidden history of the 160-yearold house was uncovered. Multiple layers of wallpaper was peeled away to reveal the original paper brought by New Zealand pioneer Jane Deans when she emigrated from England. Riccarton House was the first in the city to have electricity and running water and even had its own intercom system so the residents could communicate with their servants.

During Beca Heritage Week a guided tour called Hidden Histories of Riccarton House will be held on various days. Visitors will be able to see new textile exhibits including a christening gown dating from the 1870s worn by all of Jane Deans’ 12 grandchildren, Jane’s betrothal gloves, and her daughter-in-law Catherine’s silver-engraved parasol. Riccarton House customer experience co-ordinator Antonia Allison said these pieces of family history were displayed in a new way that allowed visitors to feel they were uncovering secret treasures. Another favourite for visitors is the recently opened attic area, which was used for storage and also has a children’s play area.  Beca Heritage Week started last Friday and runs through to October 24.

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Children’s author writes book Author Marlene Bennetts, 78, has finished writing her latest children’s book, The Little Drummer Boy, to raise money for her earthquake-damaged church in Opawa. She spoke to Caitlin Miles about her roving childhood and writing her memoirs Can you tell me about The Little Drummer Boy? I was approached to write something for the church in November last year that could be ready for Christmas. I sat on it for a while wondering what I could write and Evelyn Hille said to me why not write something on The Little Drummer Boy and so that’s what I did. How long have you belonged to the Opawa Community Church? I’ve lived in Opawa for about eight and half years and belonged to the church for at least six and half I think. How long have you been writing? I have been writing for about 30 years now, children’s books and poems mostly. What made you want to be a writer? I’ve always wanted to write. I hated poetry. I was always interested in reading. We didn’t have libraries in one-room schools1 NEWthe LOCATION ADVERT.pdf so I didn’t get my first book until

I was eight. It was Peter Pan – I loved that book, my grand-kids have it now. When I was growing up I used to tell my brothers stories to get them to do things for me when I didn’t want to. How many siblings do you have? I have two younger brothers. Did you grow up in Christchurch? No I didn’t. We moved roughly 15 times so it’s hard to pinpoint where I grew up. I was born in Westport, though. Why did you move so often? My father worked in sawmills, so we moved around a lot. We were in a lot of small towns that only had one-classroom schools. Most of them had basically the same text books throughout, so I would read a couple of chapters ahead before starting at a new school and the teachers would think I was really clever until they caught up to the chapter I was on. 11:51:35 a.m. 1/05/2014 Were you a bit cheeky in

AUTHOR: Marlene Bennetts has written 28 books over her 30-year career. PHOTO: CAITLIN MILES

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to rebuild community church Did you end up settling anywhere for a while? No. Even after we got married, we kept moving around. We used to buy houses and do them up before we sold them on. So we were moving all around the North Island. Then in 1987, we heard of a wee cottage in a place called Blackball and I said, as long as I don’t have to use a long drop, I don’t mind and it had an indoor toilet so we bought it. I had never heard of Blackball in my life and we just packed up and went there. I hadn’t been in the South Island since I was nine and my husband had never been so it was pretty big. We bought the house for $10,000 – you wouldn’t dream of that now. Did you start writing when you lived there? Yes. My husband decided to retire when we moved there so he was 56. I use to have a room in the house which looked out onto the mountains where I would go to write. That was my special spot. We had our children by that stage but they were all grown up. I would just shut myself off and Hec would keep supporting me. Were there times when you wanted to give up on writing? I was 48 when I wrote my first

HER ROCK: Marlene’s late husband Hec was her biggest supporter, encouraging her to keep writing when she considered giving up several times. ​

poem called Stolen Virginity. I went to this group where people read out their poems and had them criticised by other writers. These were respected and widely published writers and I was sitting there wondering why I was there and what I was doing. I got up and read it out and came home saying to my husband there is no way I am ever going back there, I’m not writing anymore, and he managed to

convince me it wasn’t that bad so I went back the next month and it was the best thing I ever did. For every acceptance letter I got for a piece, I got about 10 rejections. So it was pretty common for me to say I’m not doing this anymore and chuck it all in the bin. And Hec, my husband, would pull it all out again and convince me to keep writing. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be talking to you today.

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He was always my rock. Your husband seems like a big part of your motivation, how did you two meet? We were doing high jump and that was very different then compared to what it is now. We used to jump and fall into a pit of sawdust. So anyway, I was doing high jump and I stopped just short of the pit and tore a whole load of ligaments in my knee. I needed surgery but it was more

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risky back then. I had wanted to be in the Air Force but that wasn’t likely and, after that, it certainly wasn’t going to happen. So I ended up moving 800 miles (1287km) away to live with my Grandmother to work as a secretary – I was 16 at the time. Hec was working in the garage and he was 23 so it worked out. What have been some of your highlights? I wrote this poem called The Miner’s Widow and I got a letter from a man who had picked up a copy and he said he had read it crying because it was the tale of his mum. That was really touching. You received a New Zealand Order of Merit? Yes, that was a real shock and an honour to receive – I couldn’t believe it. I read the letter and wondered what I was receiving it for. I never dreamed I would get one. I just wished my dad could have been there to see it. How often do you write each day? I’m not sure how many a day, but about 15 hours a week now. I’ve taken a bit of a step back from how much I used to do but I still work away on my laptop.

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Rossendale Vineyard blooms at awards „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding NOT ONLY does Louise Young’s garden make wedding day wishes come true, it has been recognised as one of the finest in the region. Rossendale Vineyard, based at Kennedys Bush, picked up gold in the premier garden category of the Canterbury Horticultural Society Spring Garden Awards. Mrs Young has worked at the vineyard for eight years. She was hopeful of getting a good result in the awards this year after the time and effort she has put into the garden. The award-winning plot features large rhododendrons in the centre, surrounded by spring flowers including roses and tulips.  “I have used quite a lot of bedding and annuals because you have colour all year round. You have spring bulbs and then towards summer you rely on your roses,” she said.  Mrs Young’s passion for gardening blossomed at a young age as she grew up on a farm in Hundalee. She said she used to dig up the lawns to help her mother plant flowers in the garden at her childhood home. Mrs Young’s gardening expertise grew when she started working on an apprenticeship at the Christchurch Botanic

FLOURISHING: Gardening enthusiast Louise Young in her award-winning garden. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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Children being supported by the Child Cancer Foundation had a special visit from some familiar rugby faces. Canterbury players Richie Mo’unga, Inga Finau, Tom Sanders and Alex Hodgman visited the children and families and brought along the Ranfurly Shield. Foundation business development manager Lydia Hemingway said the kids were excited and the players were “awesome” to hang out with. The foundation assists more than 500 families DREAM VISIT: Jake Wilson and Richie Mo’unga with the Ranfurly around the country. Shield.


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„„ By Andrew King A NEW childhood centre will open on Wairakei Rd beside a primary school. The Little Wonders Early Childhood Centre will open its doors in June 2017 and will work with its neighbour, Wairakei School, to provide a pathway for pupils. Managing director Ben Hurst said the first Christchurch centre has been some time coming. “The centre we are constructing is designed to be a leader in early childhood care provision in New Zealand and we look forward to sharing this with the local community,” he said. It will be initially licensed for 100 children, employ more than 25 full-time staff and have five separate, age specific classrooms. “As someone who has spent a considerable part of my life here [Christchurch], I couldn’t be more excited,” Mr Hurst said. Wairakei School principal Shane Buckner said it was great to develop a relationship which will see both sites work together on a number of projects in the future. Mr Hurst said they will “embed” themselves in the

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„„ By Meena Amso ST MARGARET’S College pupils braved the rain on Wednesday to release salmon, they had cared for over the past few months, into the Avon River. They let the slippery creatures loose beside the Carlton Mill footbridge. It took a number of months to get the fish strong enough to survive in the wild, but the pupils were up to the challenge. Teacher Paulette Double said they all had a turn at feeding the tiny fish daily which they had been looking after from the time they were eggs. “The leader of each week looks after them, it’s her responsibility to feed them and make sure that they are fine and the tank is nice and clean. “When they hatch … they are still the egg and they have got a little head and little tail and they survive in the egg sac for a very long time,” she said. Fish and Game initiative coordinator Peter Robinson said pupils got to understand how the local ecosystem worked. “Salmon are pretty cool fish to raise and of course they have been part of the fabric of Can-

NEW CENTRE: An artist’s impression of what the new Little Wonders Early Childhood Centre being built on Wairakei Rd will look like when it is opened in June 2017. ​

community and they are already enjoying a great relationship with Mr Buckner and his team. Mr Hurst said he believes it will be a welcome alternative to current offerings.

“Our child care centres provide excellent facilities, quality educational equipment and programmes, and wellqualified and caring teaching staff,” he said.

SET THEM FREE: Fish and Game initiative co-ordinator Peter Robinson releases young salmon into the Avon River watched by pupils from St Margaret’s College. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ terbury society for 100 years,” he said. Mr Robinson said the pupils got to raise the salmon in the purpose-built tank and learnt a lot about the importance of clean water. “These kids certainly learn about the fish in the tank and the need for clean water because you can lose some if the water quality is not right,” he said. Ms Double said although it was sad to see the tiny creatures go, the pupils were ready to say goodbye.

No airport access from Wairakei Rd ACCESS TO the airport from Wairakei Rd has been permanently closed as part of the Russley Rd upgrade project. The New Zealand Transport Agency closed the road on Thursday night. The change at Wairakei Rd is necessary for safety, given the proximity of the intersection to the Russley Rd and Memorial Ave airport interchange lanes. Motorists will still be able to exit Wairakei Rd onto Russley Rd from the east, heading towards the Memorial Ave intersection. Motorists on Russley Rd head-

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ON TOUR: The CBHS first XI pose for a photo with Shore Grammar School after their 18 run victory. ​ in Sydney. Back at home, the first XI began their campaign over the weekend with two wins. They defeated their own second XI in the opening round of the Christchurch first XI one day competition last Saturday. They scored 214 in the first innings and then bowled out the second XI for just 57 in a one-sided affair. On Sunday, they played St Bede’s in the regional semi-final of the National Secondary School Boys’ First XI Cup (formerly the

Gillette Cup). They bowled St Bede’s out for 104 and then reached the target with relative ease to win by six wickets. Ben Hartland, son of former Canterbury and New Zealand international cricketer Blair Hartland, top scored with a 50 to help his team reach victory. CBHS will now play St Andrew’s in the regional final in November. The winner will take part in the final week-long tournament in Lincoln in December.


FC Twenty 11 bagged a double at Friday night’s Mainland Football Awards. Goalkeeper Briar Guyan (above) picked up the club’s only individual player award, winning Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year. Coach Glenn Lapslie (below) was named Men’s Coach of the Year. Lapslie guided FC Twenty to fifth place this year and beat out departing Cashmere Technical coach John Brown for the award.

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341 Halswell Rd Fendalton Family History Help Wednesday, October 19, 9.3011am Ever wanted to trace your family history but didn’t know where to begin? A volunteer from the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists is available to help with your family history questions. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds, Fendalton  Storytimes/Wā Kōrero Wednesday, October 19, 10.1510.45am Go along to the library for a fun storytimes session. Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. The session is best-suited for preschoolers. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Play Rummikub Thursday, October 20, 1.303pm Go along to the library and play Rummikub – an exciting, interactive strategy game. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds

BRIGHT LIGHTS: Go and celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at the library. There will be crafts, colouring pages and other fun activities throughout the last week of October. Diwali is the Hindu New Year, which is celebrated with great food, lights and decorations for the purpose of bringing light and love into homes. The festival of lights celebration will be held at the Upper Riccarton Library from Monday, October 17 to Sunday, October 23, between 9am-8pm. ​

Book Discussion Group with Veronica Thursday, October 20, 2-3pm This is for those who love reading and want to share a discussion with other friendly book-lovers. The session subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. To find out more information, call 941 7923. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Play Mahjong Friday, October 21, 2-4pm Go along to the library and learn to play Mahjong – a game which will stimulate your brain and keep you on your toes. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds

Diwali Craft Saturday, October 22, 10.3011.30am Create a splash of colour and welcome in the summer by making your own crepe paper marigold garland. Traditionally, garlands were used on special occasions and to welcome visitors. The session is for all ages. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday, October 22, 1111.45am Go along to the library and enjoy stories, rhymes and craft time. The programme is bestsuited for children aged two to seven. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

Canterbury Dahlia Circle and Christchurch Chrysanthemum Circle Saturday, October 22, 9amnoon The Canterbury Dahlia Circle and Christchurch Chrysanthemum Circle will be selling dahlia tubers and chrysanthemum plants.  St Peter’s Church yard, Church Corner Halswell Community Market Sunday, October 23, noon-3pm The market provides a place for people to connect and support local businesses, musicians, clubs and groups. It is a community event with a variety of stalls. St John of God Chapel, 26 Nash Rd, Halswell

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ellesmere speedway at Ellesmere Speedway it will the country at this time of the year but nd arou all n actio into fires on seas y The Speedwa showcase the newest motorsport d opening on 23rd October 2016 as they June 2015, which initially be an extra special occasion at their gran ct arked on a major upgrade proje on 7th emb y dwa Spee mere Elles and. Zeal facility in New the work. The decision was not taken be extended for a full year to complete this ambitious project as was intended for the off season, only to g undertaken. Many eyes were watching bein scale the given one ct corre the is lightly but Selwyn District for the future. By future ivity in securing this race facility in the t for many years to come. this small club forged ahead with posit re that it will be a great community asse ensu will we been have we like e venu proofing the ier sporting venues. This will become one of Selwyn’s prem wed them around from farm to farm as rs” as through my younger days I follo Affectionately called the “Paddock Race County” to stay off the streets and zard the ‘Good Old Boys’ of “Haz for land of piece l smal a for d inue cont the search 1981 the Ellesmere club moved to its where those terms came about when in facility but only the original have some fun. History is documented been many improvements made to the has there s year the Over site. t anen current perm original crew from when the first track to this upgrade, which has many of the construction of the track could compare was built. in the country, (caravan derby) mere with some meetings being the first Elles at had day t grea a y man been There has Sprint Car/Modified series). They have of some well-established tracks (Pacific Woodford Glen and many great and others outshining the performances una (formerly Templeton Speedway) and Ruap the both of s orter supp t grea always been d on the track. names from around the country have race wall replacing the catch ditch, one day Ellesmere may have a concrete and able to purchase the original While it had always been envisaged that ons g donated some of the concrete secti bein that itted adm urgh Roxb Rob President start both financially but it also gave us dway, really gave this project a major kick had a good relationship with the shutters from the defunct Timaru Spee been a dream for many years. Ellesmere had h whic ct, proje this start to n the motivatio g meeting for them when they lost ration days and actually ran a fund raisin gled with costly consent issues Timaru club back in the South Island Fede strug des ago, so they could rebuild. They deca area the of flood re seve a in their track feature fans all around the country need d everyone, before giving it all away. A like the one Ellesmere had the for years trying to find a site that suite well be easier than finding a new site may ty facili g racin a to on ing Hold e. to appreciat Domain Board Reserve Land. good fortune to secure back in 1981 on s as well as obtaining grants from Pub very frugal in accumulating some fund help out. Many local businesses It’s a costly venture but the club had been d, T) and the Ellesmere reserves boar to (NZC Trust ity mun Com and Zeal New Charities, group of members who have been omenal support from a small, hard core have supported this project and the phen h was hundreds of hours of time whic ur by volunteering 99% of the labo n catio dedi and ort supp their with very loyal the small team of volunteers. Initially stadium A massive thanks are owed to that was required to complete the new subject to some weather conditions. was was going to take too long and this but ends week the over ned plan this progressed to many digger work was doing up to three concrete pours per week to have the track opened for Some of the team were on hand full time ssly tirele other tasks. They have worked ng amo area ent ankm emb the ll insta hours to g made, everything has been s, possibly crazy, but no shortcuts are bein business on 23rd October 2016. Ambitiou looks amazing. completed to the highest standard and led, concrete wall constructed, n, catch ditch filled, outer perimeter level dow d pulle e fenc , back was ed grad The track ent have been built around the race lights and raised car park embankm and re profiled, as well as new new safety catchment fence and gates, faced plete without the track being resur com be ldn’t wou ade upgr the track complete control tower facility. nd the track, tied in and other panels the concrete sections were placed arou to them in 200 litre drums Extra moulds were made and used as n in the ground with PVC pipe tied next drive been have irons ay Railw . place poured in rete fence have been tied back down safety fence poles. These drums and conc filled with concrete to support the new The progress has been identified by rial. red with embankment mate cove are they re befo s pole er pow rete to old conc wed our journey and construction le from all over New Zealand have follo stages with many photos and many peop . here web site as well as the few shown process on the clubs Facebook page and which suits the clubs venue and le Racing Track Association) race group Ellesmere is a member of the CTRA (Circ petitors and spectators alike. It’s com for res featu y the all-important safet community values. Affordable but with well as some bike ATV and MX as es ort of some of the SNZ class supp the on s relie mere Elles and place a friendly area and we are thrilled to be writing dway heritage that comes the Selwyn competitors throughout its season. Spee the next few chapters of that history.” dway New Zealand requirements, t in safety regulations which exceed Spee It is a brand new facility with the lates on upgrade not only will we have ntati eme impl the with r in our sport and safety has become a very important facto and. Zeal be one of the safest tracks around New the newest Speedway track but we will its regular car/ bike events. to offer with invited classes supporting inue cont will mere Elles thing some is Variety tcars, V8 Modifieds, Super Saloons on will cater for ‘premier’ classes like Sprin Promoted events for the 2016/17 seas Midget Series, but we won’t be hern and Titles and a round of the Sout Zeal New two ring secu dy alrea ets, and Midg ramme for the over past thirty years. backbone of Ellesmere Speedways prog forgetting the classes that have been the ing which will continue to see the train te and corporate hire as well as priva for able avail be will track the se Of cour 2016, (rain date 24th October). facility well used. Roll on 23rd October Midgets, ¼ Midgets, Moto X, TQ’s, ting include: Sprintcars, V8 Modifieds, Classes conformed for the opening mee ts. 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Get the latest summer look Annabelle Dick checks out spring and summer trends THEY WORKED at school, but will they work in the office? Culottes have made a heroic comeback over the past year and they’re not going away anytime soon. From Kendall Jenner to Victoria Beckham, everybody seems to be rocking the schoolyard trend. While switching your skinny jeans to culottes may seem like a bit of a stretch, these wide-legged cropped pants are pretty easy to pull off when worn right. Once you own a pair, you’ll find they’re practically interchangeable with your favourite black denims. If your culottes are plain, steer towards something more playful up top to really balance out your look. And if your culottes are the star of the show, keep your top half neutral. Pair plain culottes with a crisp

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10 diet tips backed by science EACH AND every day there are headlines screaming the benefits of various diet and exercise regimes. Go Paleo, cut the carbs, fast occasionally or do a juice cleanse are just a few of the more recent diet trends to do the rounds. But when it comes to what the evidence shows are sustainable ways to lose weight and keep it off, the results can be a little sparse when it comes to proving the benefits of these regimes long term. Here are some of the strategies that science shows do work when it comes to long term weight loss success. 1 Eat less at night for weight loss While it is often debated by health professionals, there is growing evidence to show that eating less at night, or at least having relatively long periods overnight without food is beneficial when it comes to weight loss. A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that healthy men who restricted their calorie intake between the hours of 7pm and 6am consumed more than 200 fewer calories per day. The moral of the story, eat for fewer hours each day to support

calorie control and weight loss. 2. Eat like the Italians Of all the dietary regimes sprouted, few, if any have the scientific evidence base that supports disease prevention and longevity the way the Mediterranean diet does. Packed full of fresh fruit, vegetables and plenty of good fats thanks to lashings of olive oil, nuts and avocado, not only is your heart likely to be healthier eating this way, but your risk of developing a number of other diseases. 3 Watch your liquid calories Few foods are directly linked to weight gain the way soft drinks, juices and other sources of nonnutritive liquid calories are. High sugar liquids deposit fat in the liver more readily than other foods and are easily overconsumed. Any time you see sugar in a liquid form, you are best to avoid it. 4 Concentrate on eating Studies have repeatedly shown the benefits of mindful eating, including fewer total calories consumed, increased satiety and less calories consumed at the next meal. This means it is time to ditch lunch in front of the computer for

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While the bar remains the same for now, plans are afoot for cosmetic improvements in the New Year. In the meantime all gaming machines have been replaced by brand new ones that line the walls of their gaming room just off the TAB area that is filled with five large state-of the-art flat screen TVs to watch the sporting action and keep score on bets placed. A percentage of TAB gaming proceeds are now donated to the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), that has a strong focus on amateur sport, that gives back by creating a positive influence within our communities. The new owners continue to support the Linwood Rugby League team whereby Wilson’s Sports Bar has a meet every Friday where punters can buy raffle tickets and play their part in funding the team. Find Wilson’s Sports Bar & TAB at 25 Riccarton Road with plenty of off-street parking to the rear of the building, accessible via Bartlett Street off Riccarton Road. Keep up to date with events throughout Cup Week at WilsonsSportsBar.

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“This is different from “night-cramps” Ietje van Stolk, (physiotherapist at Physical Sense and the centre for Senior Well-being) explains. This kind of cramping (sometimes called “window -shopping legs”) is triggered by normal exertion of the leg muscles and is typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. Sufferers have to find themselves a regular excuse to stop for a while to allow the blood flow to reach the cramped up muscles. The official name for this condition is Intermittent Claudication. Claudication is pain and/or cramping in the lower leg due to inadequate blood flow to the muscles. The pain usually causes the person to limp. The word “claudication” comes from the Latin “claudicare” meaning to limp. Claudication typically is felt while walking, and subsides with rest. It is commonly referred to as “intermittent” claudication because it comes and goes with exertion and rest. In severe claudication, the pain is also felt at rest. It is a painful condition that really “cramps people’s lifestyle”. The pain free walking distance tends to get shorter as the condition progresses. If you suffer from this condition it is crucial to understand that the body actually finds a way to increase the blood flow to the legs IF THE DEMAND is there. It is like every

thing in the body……..”use it or lose it”. Unfortunately many people with this condition end up in a vicious cycle; the pain stops the walking, and the lack of walking increases the problem. Exercise is recommended to greatly reduce symptoms and to increase pain free walking distance. Eight years ago on request of the vascular nurse in Christchurch hospital, Physical Sense started a two weekly circuit for Intermittent Claudication patients. The pilot program started with 50 clients. • 82% of all clients, experienced improvement in their walking distance • Quite a number of clients doubled their walking distance, for some it even became limitless. • After a year 88% of clients were still active • There was an exceptionally low dropout rate of only 8% • The 18% who did not notice a difference in relation to their walking distance still enjoyed all the other benefits of exercise (to heart, lungs, sugar levels, bone health, balance and mood etc.) People always start in a group, so they get the benefit of a guided introduction to more exercise and the use of the gym. In

the groups we are looking at 50-80+ year olds that are giving their legs a workout by using steppers, treadmills, stationary bikes and other exercise stations. That way they also benefit from working out with people who suffer the same problems. “It is amazing the support and wisdom people receive from each other” Ietje says. In this “circuit setup” every client can work in their own tempo, and people simply sit down and have a rest when the “cramping in the leg” becomes too much. Some people stay in the group and some choose to use the gym by themselves to keep on top of their claudication. At Physical Sense they have been going strong with the Intermittent Claudication class ever since the first class eight years ago. You can try the classes for FREE. If you want to continue and you have WINZ support, WINZ usually pays for the classes (as WINZ is VERY supportive of these classes).

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The course was exactly what Charity needed to get into the industry. It included the core practical skills and certifications that employers look for, and provided support to enter the workforce. “The most valuable thing I learned was how to get work-ready. I was taught how to approach an interview and what to put in my CV. We also had potential employers come to talk to us,” she says. Just two weeks after completing her qualification, Charity was offered a job at City Care. She is now a Traffic Management Site Supervisor, wants to work towards a degree and has her sights set on a management role. “It’s like I’m on a totally different planet now. Studying has changed who I am and it has changed my family’s future,” she says.

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A name synonymous with the motor vehicle industry As a youngster, Trevor Crowe always tinkered with cars. After completing his mechanics engineering apprenticeship, he established Lichfield Motors and later Trevor Crowe Motors, obtaining the Subaru franchise in 1988. Crowe Subaru was the top selling Subaru dealership in New Zealand for many years. In 2000, Trevor sold his Subaru franchise to concentrate on his passion of motor vehicle maintenance and repairs, and motor racing in his spare time. “Trevor enjoys making and fixing things,” advises Josh Mitchell, Car Sales Manager at CroweSport. “He sold the franchise so he could specialise in repairs but so many customers kept asking to buy a car that he began importing second-hand cars, opening a car yard beside his workshop.” Josh joined Trevor as an apprentice mechanic when he left school. He learnt the ins and outs of Subarus while also helping out in the car yard. “Customers liked talking to a mechanic who could answer their questions about Subarus and how they worked,” explains Josh who admits to being as fanatical about motor vehicles and engines as Trevor is. After the 2011 February earthquake, the business took over a vacated business next door and Josh took responsibility for the buying and selling of cars. Each day, Josh sifts through the details of around 200 cars at Japanese auctions, selecting vehicles reflecting quality. He then requests their Japanese agent to thoroughly inspect each car and recommend the best which CroweSport imports. With a new law governing the emission levels of imported vehicles, only Subarus that are 2004 or newer are imported.

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FURnITURE REMoVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313

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

PAInTIng & Decorating interior & exterior, gib fixing, plastering, paperhanging, Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph Wingfields Ltd, ph Mark 021 171-1586 or 355-5994 PAInTER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541 PAInTER AVAILAbLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMbER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 PLUMbER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492


Ph 027 282 5700

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

Tel 322 1345

RooFIng Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. SPoUTIng CLEAnIng Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 TILIng Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125

Trades & Services


TREES BIG OR SMALL, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 TREE WoRK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 T.V. SERVICE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEo TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping, weddings, twenty firsts, special occasions, ph 03 338-1655 WATERbLASTIng Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit

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

Wanted To Buy AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

TIMBER DECK CLEANING • Timber decks rejuvinated • Polished floors scrubbed • Polished concrete scrubbed

Experts in... • Wallpapering • Plastering/Crack Repairs • Interior Painting • Exterior Painting • Specialty Finishes • Design Advice Vicki Keast, Director 0274 933 529 email:

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

Ray Anderson Owner Operator

027 323 5190 03 323 5190 *Arbitration Advisory Consultant for Floor Sanding

CARRIER LoCAL experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069 CARPETLAYER Laying and Repairs, 40 yrs experience, ph Peter 3267711 or 027 240-6532

CARPET & VInYL Laying. Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching. Email jflattery@xtra., ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416


ELECTRICIAn REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375

Replace, repair or new. We are a local company with over 10 yrs exp. We also operate a digger for all other earthworks. 9164023AA

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

Also do: gym floors, halls, restaurants, bars, offices and churches.

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

DRAInLAYER Reg, all types incl soak holes & culverts etc ph 028 408-0121

FEnCE PAInTIng Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713

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Tuesday October 18 2016


‘Famous for their roasts!’ JOIN A CLUB THE SEABY !


SENIORS SPECIAL $ Two courses: Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert




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

FAMILY FRIENDLY Kid’s Special Two courses $ Great Kids menu plus designated play area.



Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner




& Motorlodge




Members Lucky Card Draw


7.35pm: OTAGO v BOP


2.35pm: WELLY v N.HARBOUR 7.35pm: NZ v AUSTRALIA

SATURDAY 7pm (upstairs)



Tickets $10


GREAT DINING - downstairs -

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

Midweek $10 SPECIAL ROAST Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

- upstairs -

PIERVIEW Restaurant

Quality a la carte with a view! Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY






Tuesday 8th Nov from 11am includes drink on arrival and lunch Prizes for Best Dressed Lady Best Dressed Man Lucky Seats Losing Ticket Draw


SHUTTLE RUNNING Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

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

FRIDAY SPECIAL: for a limited time

3 courses: $25 NOW OPEN FOR


By the Seaside! 10.30am-2.30pm



$25... BOOK NOW!

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150








Tickets available at the club office


SATURDAY 19 NOV, 8PM BAD MOON RISING THE CCR TRIBUTE SHOW Tickets $20 FRIDAY 9 DEC, 8PM THE WARRATAHS Tickets $25 Hornby WMC, 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby ph 03 349 9026 Members, guests & affiliates welcome

The best in NZ pro wrestling. Tickets on sale now! Phone 366 1481.


blues night EVERY THURSDAY


Six teams Newcomers welcome



KARAOKE 8PM EVERY SATURDAY cnr Brougham St/Waltham Rd phone 366 1481

Christmas Functions

Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days


Book & dine with us for your Christmas party this festive season, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088




le availab from


ONE OF THE MOST HILARIOUS SHOWS YOU'LL EAT THIS YEAR! DOUG Kamo Creative Management return to the Woolston Club with another side-splitting Dinner Theatre. Based in Dunedin, DKCM were last at the club with their ‘Faulty Towers Dinner Theatre’ in August. They return on Saturday 5th November with 'The Other Mrs Browns Boys - The Feck'n Tribute Show'. Written by award winning producer and director Doug Kamo with costumes by Hugh Speirs, this completely original piece of dinner theatre is

The Woolston Club...

A classic, contemporary club experience


LIVE Sima & Vaea



Cafe open from 11am TAB & Gaming, Function Facilities, HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday

presented by a stellar cast of comedic improv actors tributing the brilliance of Brendon O’Carroll and his smash hit television series. Hosted by Rory Brown, Winnie McCoogan and the lady herself Agnes - this is a full dining experience full of unexpected surprises and 2 hours of outrageous interactive comedy. Tickets $65 on sale now at the Woolston Club office phone 389 7039. Tickets include 3 course meal and show. Book now for one of the most hilarious shows you'll eat this year!

Open 7 Days Restaurant open from 5.30pm!

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



3 course Meal & Show. $65 a ticket




Tuesday October 18 2016




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