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Fury over Edgeware BP building Neighbours say spirit of resource consent breached „„ By Fraser Walker-Pearce THIS IS the view that one of the Edgeware residents who fought hard to stop a petrol station expanding sees every day. Kazu Kano said his deck was damaged by BP’s work, and the 20m long, 4.9m high white wall constructed on the other side of his fence reflects the sun straight onto his house. Mr Kano is a Cornwall St resident who fought to oppose BP’s developments in August, but an independent commissioner granted consent. Now neighbours are being reassured that BP will adhere to its consent and will not affect neighbouring properties. The developments include adding four more pumps, 12 car parks and a larger forecourt. Contractors on behalf of BP also removed a line of mature trees that were partially blocking the effects of the wall on Mr Kano’s house. Mr Kano’s neighbour Rob Hull said this is in breach of BP’s resource consent. “Our argument is that it was approved because it wasn’t going to be having a big effect on the neighbouring properties but

it is having a big effect and we requested more mitigation. BP just responded with no, which is vindictive and bullying, they just said we will just proceed,â€? he said. After residents met with a BP representative and two city council representatives including city councillor Pauline Cotter earlier in the month, residents asked BP to mitigate their works by planting more trees and painting the wall a different and less reflective colour “like a light green,â€? Mr Hull said. “Everyone agreed it was having a big effect. We asked them to mitigate the effects the wall was having, he said he’d take those concerns back . . . we all left the meeting and within a day they’d changed their mind,â€? Mr Hull said. •Turn to page 5

TOO BIG: This 20m long, 4.9m high wall was constructed by BP as part of its Edgeware petrol station extensions. It reflects sunlight straight onto neighbouring Kazu Kano’s (above) house.

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Tuesday November 22 2016 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

NOTHING SAYS summer like heading down with the children to the local outdoor swimming pool. Finally, almost six years since the February 22, 2011, earthquake closed many of our community pools, all will be open this summer, including Abberley Park. It’s also sporting a new look, with a marine-themed mural at the bottom of the paddling pool. For the second year in a row, Clearwater has been named best course at the annual World Golf Awards in Portugal (pgs 6 and 7). Finally, former Burnside High student Alice Zeimann is off to the University of Minnesota on a volleyball scholarship. She tells sports reporter Gordon Findlater that she is going to have to take a “massive step up” in the US. All the best Alice. Hei kona, Shelley Robinson



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Paddling pool opens tomorrow

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ST ALBANS’ families will now be able to take a dip in the paddling pool at Abberley Park to splash away summer heat. The paddling pool was first scheduled to open last Saturday but the city council will now open it at 3.30pm tomorrow. The paddling pool has been upgraded with new marinethemed murals painted on the bottom of the pool. It will be the first summer since the February 2011 earthquake that all of the city’s outdoor swimming pools will be opened. Paddling pools at the Botanic Gardens, Edgar MacIntosh Park, Papanui, and Woodham Park, Avonside, are also scheduled to open for the summer. It was originally planned for the paddling pools to open at Show Weekend, but wet and windy spring weather caused delays. The city council’s western area recreation manager Nigel Cox said previously the pools were painted each year before opening

READY TO OPEN: The Abberley Park paddling pool will open for the summer season tomorrow.

for the summer months. But he said this year the old paint has been stripped back and they are being covered with a non-slip resin-based paint that will last for 10 years. It comes after St Albans residents along with the Canterbury

District Health Board opposed the city council’s Long Term Plan of not replacing the paddling pool at Abberley Park when it reached the end of its life. It was reported last year in the Long Term Plan Abberley Park’s


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paddling pool, along with Woodham Park and Edgar MacIntosh Park, would not be replaced. The Nor’West News reported in September residents were concerned by the amount of green space the park would lose as a re-

sult of an expansion and upgrade of one of the playgrounds. From the process, a community group named Friends of Abberley Park was formed to build a network of people who care about the protection of the park and to provide an avenue of communication with the city council. Councillor Pauline Cotter said one of the reasons the group was set up was to protect the paddling pool. She said it was important to get the community involved in the project so they can have small fundraisers along the way to support the paddling pool. St Albans Residents’ Association co-chair Emma Twaddell (left) said if the city council is not willing to keep the asset on then the community will take it on themselves to manage it. She said the community is aware the pool could be closed over the next 10 years and they do not want it to happen. “It would be nice to keep that in the forefront of people’s mind so it can’t slip away and then all of a sudden 10 years are up and we lose the pool,” she said.


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Fire risk management officer Mark Thomas talks about the impact of last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake It felt like deja vu all over again just after midnight last Monday morning as the shaking that woke me went on, and on, and on. Since then, it’s become clear that Christchurch has dodged most of the consequences of the 7.8 magnitude quake. Which is just as well. I’m not sure that those still suffering from six years of earthquakerelated stress would be able to handle starting all over again. Part of the heroic stoicism being shown by the people of Kaikoura can be attributed to the fact this level of destruction is new for them. They are going to need every bit of help the rest of us in the region can provide in the next few years. In Christchurch on the night, a couple of fire alarm systems malfunctioned and the seaside brigades of Sumner, Governors Bay and Diamond Harbour spent time evacu-

ating vulnerable people in those hours that a tsunami was a possibility. Otherwise, the city was largely spared. Our Regional Command Centre at Kilmore St has been operating 24/7 this week to support our brigades in the affected areas. Firefighters and Urban Search And Rescue teams from Christchurch were flown to relieve the ex-

hausted Kaikoura brigade. Others have gone to Waiau. Elsewhere our national headquarters in Wellington has been evacuated until the building is cleared as sound and firefighters there have been involved in that city’s earthquake and weather issues. Not a great week for New Zealand.






Not all pets with enucleated eyes need to have prosthetics placed. Steve will often enucleate an eye and then stitch the lids together. This ends up cosmetically looking fine. Due to Penny’s very young age, her owners felt a prosthetic eye would look more pleasing on their cute wee pup.

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This cute owl was bought into Steve recently due to opacities noted on its corneas affecting its’ ability to see clearly. Steve isn’t sure of the cause but is trialling antibiotic drops as he suspects an infective cause.

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Airport helps out community groups COMMUNITY groups around the city have received a helping hand from the Christchurch International Airport to continue their work in the city. Nine community groups received grants from the Christchurch Airport Community Fund. The groups included 180 Degrees Trust, Birthright Canterbury Trust, Christchurch Cathedral Choir, City Parks Community Patrol, DrugARM Trust, Halswell Hall Inc, Listen! Our Voices Count, Oak Development Trust and Papanui-Merivale Plunket. The airport’s chief aeronautical and commercial officer Justin Watson said the fund is made of coins dropped into collections boxes around the airport terminal. “We collect the money and convert the foreign currencies – as many as 14 at a time – then top up the money with a sizeable donation of our own, to support our communities – especially those which have viable projects under way but not enough funding to complete them,” he said. Mr Watson said the latest nine recipients include a radio programme for disabled citizens, a group which runs a community hall, and a group whose

SPREADING THE GOOD: Nine groups received grants from the Christchurch Airport Community Fund to progress their work around the community.

volunteers support police to keep communities safe. 180 Degrees Trust spokesman Jeremy Nurse said the grant will help support the city’s at risk youth. “These young people are referred to 180 through the youth justice system and mentor them, with a focus on using outdoor activities to increase physical and mental fitness,” he said. He said the grant will help pay

for weekly activities which give vulnerable youth confidence and social skills. Oak Development Trust manager Carol Renouf says the grant will help the Korean welfare support team, which works with Korean migrants. “We have two social workers, themselves Korean migrants who help fellow migrants negotiate the health and welfare system, and who have until now


been volunteers. This grant will mean we can cover some of their costs,” she said. Mr Watson said the nine Community Fund recipients were chosen from a record number of applicants. He said they all demonstrated outreach activities into Christchurch communities, as well as sincere concern and caring for the people they work with.

•From page 1 An offer was made to Mr Kano and his family by BP to re-stain their deck and replace gravel at the house because of the impact the work next door was having. BP spokeswoman Shelley Brady said it has gone “above and beyond” what was agreed as part of the resource consent. “It was unfortunate to discover that a small amount of paint spray had blown on to a neighbour’s deck on a particularly windy day recently. BP has spoken to the impacted neighbour and, of course, we will be cleaning the section of the deck impacted in order to return it to its original condition,” she said. Cr Cotter said BP is keeping to their consent, so at the moment nothing can be done. “They’ve had it granted, they’re meeting their conditions, and they say we feel that we’ve done enough. There’s nothing anyone can do now,” she said.

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Clearwater has been named

WINNER: Clearwater Golf Course has won an international award for the second year in a row.

CLEARWATER GOLF course has been named the best course in New Zealand for the second consecutive year at the annual World Golf Awards in Portugal. It won over nominations from nearly all of Golf Tourism New Zealand’s marquee golf courses. World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations. Votes are made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes may also be cast by the public (golf tourism consumers). World Golf Awards managing director Christopher Frost said: “It is an honour for us to recognise Clearwater golf course with the title of New Zealand’s leading golf course. With golf hospitality on an unstoppable rise around the world, with more people choosing to play each year, it is destinations such as this which set the global benchmark for the industry. My sincere congratulations to eve-

rybody at Clearwater golf course and the best of luck for the rest of the summer season in New Zealand.” On top of collecting this prestigious award for the second year in a row, following on from Cape Kidnappers win in 2014, it achieved a rare double by taking out, also for the second year in a row, the title of best course in Oceania beating the best from Australia (Royal Melbourne West) and Fiji (Natadola Bay). Said Clearwater general manager Andrew Bell (left): “We are extremely honoured the World Golf Awards have again recognised the focus that the Clearwater golf course team put in to all aspects of our visitor experience. “The course itself has an outstanding record as the premier venue for international professional championship golf with 15 events staged since the course opened in 2002. By focusing on treating every visitor as a member of the club for the day we believe that we now offer a unique product which the travel and tourism industry are clearly supporting.”

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CHALLENGE: A large crowd watches Lydia Ko compete in the 2015 New Zealand Women’s Golf Open at Clearwater. Ko won the event. Clearwater will no longer host the women’s event.

Ryan Brandenburg of Tourism New Zealand said: “We are thrilled that for the second year in a row Clearwater has been recognised as one of the best golf destinations in the world. As our country’s golf tourism continues to grow, it is vital that our courses meet

and exceed the needs of international visitors, and clearly Clearwater is delivering.” New Zealand also beat Australia and Fiji for the Best Golfing Destination in Oceania. A feat noticed by keen golfer Prime Minister and

Minister of Tourism John Key: “I am extremely pleased to see our New Zealand golf courses being recognised on the international stage by our tourism partners in these awards. The growth in our inbound golf travellers has positive spin-offs.”

It was announced last week that Clearwater will no longer host the New Zealand Woman’s Open. The New Zealand Women’s Open had been held in Christchurch since 2009, but it will now move to the new Windross Farm course in South Auckland.

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Life in the fast lane captured in book him at the time? Yes, working on the bikes and that kind of thing. I also took a position on his team after he finished racing. How old are you? I’m 64, very soon to be a pensioner! And what other hobknow all the fastest guys at bies do you have? the time. I’m quite into my So it was a bit of a windsurfing. I make world circuit? boards and fins and Yes, it was a bit. The all my own stuff major manufacturers really. I’m part of a would also bring their worldwide speed best bikes of the time sailing group as to race them. So we well. You basically had quite an adjust go sailing vanced racing comsomewhere with a munity so we could GPS system, and test ourselves against send the data over the best really. I built to a team in Hola few good bikes land, who give you a and got noticed worldwide ranking. and so next minute You just do your I was working for thing and see these American how fast you go, guys in the world really. championships, which How many started off what I SPANNER MAN: Author Kerry Swanson (left) and Mike Sinclair collaborated on the new people are you thought would be a book Mike Sinclair – King Kenny’s Spanner Man. competing one maybe two-year against? of thing. That’s where I wanted to I’ve lived all around the show adventure turned into I think it’s about 4000 across be. I started in a car spare parts but for a long time I wasn’t in about 25 years of work. shop while I was still at school New Zealand, just living wherever the world. Quite a lot. There’s So you went from working nowhere in New Zealand that is and then as soon as I could I the races were. Initially for my here and there building fast particularly quick – there needs was into the motor bikes. I had young family and I, we actubikes in Christchurch to workto be flat water with a lot of wind some good help from some good ally lived in caravans by the race ing for some of the world’s best which is hard to find. people to get me where I am. track. That was the style back in America? How did you get into windPeople tell me that you were then. They called it the continenYes, effectively. And it wasn’t surfing? in effect ahead of the game with tal circus. one of these things that you A lot of the guys I used to race your mechanical knowledge of So who is Kenny Roberts to can just learn from a book or with now also do windsurfing bikes. Why is that? What did you? something; there was no instrucbecause in a way it’s the same you do? In terms of motor bike racing tion manual, just learning from Well the first bike I had I always he was a huge innovator, he trans- physics. Leaning into corners and mistakes. I was working mostly trying to get to a certain point as kept notes on its performance. ferred an American style to Euwith American riders and their quick as you can. experimental bikes. We won three Whenever I modified it somehow rope, and he was able to generate Would you say you’re a bit of a sponsorship and money for his world titles in that time, and a big I was always checking its perforspeed demon? mance. What I did to it and how own team. He used the money to stack of grands prix on some of No, no. I’m too old to be a it affected its performance, that develop the bikes he was racing, the bikes I was looking after. speed demon now. kind of thing. I’ve still got my that’s how he kept ahead of the Where are you from then? Have you got family in South notebooks from when I was 16. game. He’s one of these racers that I was born in Taihape and New Brighton with you? You must look at some and people refer to as the GOAT – the shifted down here because dad Yes, my daughter is there and just say what was I thinking? Greatest Of All Time. People have grew up here after the war and my two grand daughters. My Yes, absolutely! I figured out different ideas about who’s the then all over the place. son is up in Auckland now, he’s a pretty early that it was an inforbest but Kenny was definitely one And what was your favourite musician and an IT man. mation game and the team with of them for a lot of people. He subject at school? •Mike Sinclair – King Kenny’s the most information would was an American dirt track racer My interests were kind of elseSpanner Man is available at usually win. who switched to road racing, where, I was a bit of a schoolboy and at all How did you end up in South which is a huge change. dreamer. I always knew who was good book stores. New Brighton? And you were working for leading in Europe and that kind

Mike Sinclair has lived such an interesting life that local author Kerry Swanson wrote a book on it. The 64-year-old spent 26 years tinkering with grand prix winning motor-cycles with ‘King’ Kenny Roberts. Fraser Walker-Pearce talked to him and Mr Swanson You’ve managed to get this book Mike Sinclair – King Kenny’s Spanner Man written about you Mike. It’s 330 pages, how have you managed that? Yes, I know it’s pretty big. It’s an indication of about 26 years in the professional motor-biking arena. So were you born riding motor bikes or did you grow into it? No not really, my family doesn’t have a background of motor bike riding, I just got an interest when I was 10 or 11, my mother bought me a plastic model and that was it, motor bikes were for me. And from then on I was always out of school as quick as I could be to get on the bike and on the race track. I raced here in Christchurch and won the 250cc national championship in 1972, but then I got more into the mechanical side of things, more than the riding. Did riding ever take you to overseas competitions and races? At that time you could buy basically a grand prix level bike and go and race in the world championships and be competitive. So quite a lot of the Christchurch guys were doing things like that. One of my mates was at that level and went off to Europe in 1976 and I went off to help him. Were you his pit crew at that stage? Yes kind of. In those days it was just the two of you if you were lucky, otherwise you’d be doing everything yourself. I did 1974 on the same basis with another Christchurch rider. We did the United States season in ’74 and then onto the European season in ’76. From that I got to meet a few of the world’s fastest guys in a competition in Christchurch, sponsored by Marlboro, and was therefore known all around the world. Through that we got to

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SCHOOLS Breens Intermediate pupils returned from their camp in Waipara tired but more confident in their outdoor skills. Last week the pupils travelled north of the city to experience a series of challenging activities. Principal Nikki Clarke said the overnight stay in tents added to the outdoor experience. “[The pupils were] buzzing with renewed confidence after their recent outdoor education camps at Waipara. Children were encouraged to be brave and bold in a series of challenging physical and teamwork activities,” she said.

DREAMY SHOW: The production of Alice in Wonderland will be a “dreamlike interpretation” of the Lewis Carroll novel. (From left) Brigit Moston, Sarah Lawrence, Sarah Liddell, Amelie Spinks as Alice, Annabelle Jones, Kareena Singh and Georgina Scott.

Costumes a highlight of Rangi Ruru production “BEAUTIFUL costumes and a dreamlike interpretation.” That’s how the director of theatre arts at Rangi Ruru described the upcoming junior school production of Alice in Wonderland. The production opens tomorrow at 7pm at the Merivale Lane Theatre and closes on Saturday night. Theatre arts director Peter Rutherford said this fresh adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s familiar classic incorporates dance, a mixture of live and recorded music and beautiful costumes.

“With the performing arts building, which includes specialist staff and music, dance and acting spaces, we are fortunate at Rangi Ruru to be able to produce a show of this standard,” he said. Mr Rutherford said Rangi Ruru’s production focuses on the dreamlike nature of the Alice in Wonderland story. Junior students studying visual art, textile technology and design worked on the set elements for the show. The cast includes more than 70 students in years 9 and 10.

PADDLING: Breens Intermediate pupils went kayaking in Waipara.

The lead role of Alice will be portrayed by four students – Amelie Spinks from year 9, and Rachel McSweeney, Sarah Liddell and Sarah Lawrence, all in year 10. A crew of more than 40 staff and students are working on the production. • Tickets to Rangi Ruru’s production of Alice in Wonderland are available at http://www.eventfinda.

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Proxime Accessit Li Jie (Anna) Chen

Dux of the School: Zachariah Withers

Throughout her years at Burnside High School, Anna has often been recognised for her excellence in a wide range of subjects. She has been involved in badminton, table tennis and as a Year 9 Student Support prefect as well as an International Student Leader and Academic Mentor. At Prizegiving Anna was acknowledged as first in Chemistry, third in Calculus and fourth in both Classical Studies and Physics. We wish Anna well for her Health Science studies at Otago University where she has been offered a Leaders of Tomorrow Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Throughout his time at Burnside High School, Zach has been involved in a wide range of activities. As well as singing in various choirs he has served as a Year 9 Support Prefect, an Academic Mentor and an Arts and Maori Leader. He has been part of the Monetary Policy Challenge team, the United Nations group, debating club, played chess and fenced. At Graduation he was acclaimed as first in both Physics and Economics, third in Classical Studies and fifth in Statistics. Zach plans to attend Auckland University in 2017 to study Economics, Finance and Computer Studies.

Team of the Year: Volleyball Girls Senior A The Senior Girls Volleyball team are on a 60 game winning streak, having not lost a game since 2012 in the Christchurch School Sport Monday night competition. This season they won back-to-back New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Girls Volleyball Championship titles. They achieved back-to-back South Island titles and were named Canterbury Senior Division I Girls’ winners for the 4th consecutive year.

Mary Travers Award for Performance Music: Ella Dunbar-Wilcox Sportsman of the Year: Hamish Findlay Sportswoman of the Year: Alice Zeimann Alice was named MVP for the Canterbury Tournament for the 4th consecutive year. Along with this Alice and her team won back-to-back National titles at the NZ Secondary Schools’ Championships. Alice will be moving to the USA for 2017 where she will attend Minnesota University.

Hamish has been a member of the Boys 1st XI Hockey team since Year 9. As captain of the 1st XI he has not only shown leadership on the field but created a very inclusive culture within the team. The team competed well at NZ Secondary Schools’ Hockey tournament finishing 2nd. Outside of school Hamish is a team member of the NZ Hockey Junior (U19) Black Sticks Team as well as the Canterbury Under 18 Regional Mens Hockey Team.

Ella has been an active member of the choral programme for five years, most recently as a member of Bel Canto and Senior Chorale, though it is in the field of Jazz that she has made her greatest impact. She has been a member of the Burnside High School Big Band and SMP Jazz Combo. She is also a talented pianist and composer and in 2015 won the award for most outstanding original composition at both festivals. She is a member of the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra and the New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra. In 2017 Ella will be attending NZSM in Wellington where she will do a Bachelor in Music majoring in Jazz.

Musician of the Year: Hamish Smith Hamish is a long serving member of the Big Band and SMP Jazz Combo, through which he has won numerous individual awards at a regional and national level. He is a member of the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra and the New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra and a former member of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra. He has played in the Burnside High School Orchestra for 5 years on French Horn and Double Bass.

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Tuesday November 22 2016


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Burnside volleyballer snapped up by University of Minnesota By Gordon Findlater FORMER BURNSIDE High School student Alice Zeimann has secured a scholarship to play at a top United States women’s volleyball college. Zeimann will join the University of Minnesota in January, where she will play under one of the world’s top coaches, who also hails from Christchurch. The 18-year-old had the chance to meet Minnesota coach Hugh McCutcheon earlier this year when he spoke at a seminar at the Papanui Club. “He’s achieved so much, it was great to hear what he had to say on a personal level and to understand his coaching style,” said Zeimann. McCutcheon represented New Zealand at both indoor and beach volleyball before beginning an even more successful coaching career. After coaching stints at US college and European professional league level,

he was named head coach of the US men’s volleyball team in 2005. The 47-year-old led them to an Olympic gold medal at the Beijing games in 2008. He then took on the head coaching role with the US women’s team and helped them to a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Zeimann, a 1.82m outside hitter, has represented New Zealand at both age group and senior level. She won three straight secondary school beach volleyball titles with Burnside while also winning national indoor titles with the school in 2015 and 2016. She is no stranger to success in New Zealand. However, she’s expecting Minnesota to be a massive step up. “I’ll be going in as a small fish in a very big pond. It will be really good for me because I’m a very competitive person. I’ll also be able to learn a lot from the other athletes,” said Zeimann. Another adjustment will be


COLLEGE BOUND: Alice Zeimann (right) and partner Emily Johnston finished second at the Asian Under-19 Beach Volleyball Championships in Laos earlier this year. ​

getting used to the popularity of the sport at Minnesota. Zeimann will go from competing in front of a handful of people at secondary school level in New Zealand to Minnesota’s home stadium, which attracts more than 5000 people for big games.

Zeimann has been hard at work getting into prime condition before making the step up. She has been working on her strength and condition on a regular basis with Ken Franks – father of All Blacks Owen and Ben Franks – at the

Franks Brothers Gym. She’s also been staying sharp on the court by training with her former Burnside High School team. After recently competing for New Zealand at the World Under-19 Beach Volleyball Championships in Cyprus, Zeimann will now concentrate on indoor volleyball, but can see herself pursuing the beach code after college. “It’s a much better pathway to make world champs, Commonwealth Games or even the Olympics. The other option is to get a contract to play indoor volleyball in Europe,” said Zeimann. She leaves for the University of Minnesota in January and is looking at majoring in journalism.

Rangi students recognised for sporting achievements

Brittany Wang won the Best All-Round Junior Sportswoman award. Wang was a member of the Rangi first XI Hockey team that finished fifth in this year’s Federation Cup and also represented Canterbury at under-15 level. She also competed in the South Island Secondary School Athletics Championships, winning gold in the junior girls triple jump and silver in the team relay. Wang has also represented New Zealand in trampolining.

RANGI RURU Girls’ School held its inaugural sports awards last week. The evening lasted just over an hour and highlighted the achievements of students throughout the year. Six major awards were handed out on the evening. Students who have made representative teams were also recognised, including nine students who went on to represent New Zealand. New Zealand rowing eight representative and former Rangi student Francie Turner was the evening’s guest speaker. Awards: Contribution to Coaching - Georgia Thomson Contribution to Administration/Officiating - Holly Reid Best All-Round Year 7/8 Sportswoman - Eve Weston Best All-Round Junior Sportswoman Brittany Wang Best All-Round Senior Sportswoman Margot Willis Sports Team of the Year - U16 Coxed Rowing 8 Crew

Margot Willis won the Best AllRound Senior Sportswoman. Willis is the senior school champion in both athletics and the cross-country. She won the 400m and placed second in the 200m at the Canterbury athletics champs and went on to compete at the South Island champs. The year 13 student is co-captain of the first XI hockey team this year and is a member of the New Zealand Junior Blacksticks squad.

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The under-16 coxed eight rowing crew won the Sports Team of the Year award. The crew went undefeated at the under-16 level all season, winning gold at the Maadi Cup, gold at the Canterbury and South Island Secondary School Champs, and silver in the under-17 grade at the South Island Club Champs. Three members of the crew went on to represent the South Island.


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Noises Off Until December 3 The latest show from Canterbury Repertory Theatre opens tomorrow. This show focuses on a cast of actors rehearsing for a play called Nothing’s On. The comedy is full of intrigue, laughs and big personalities. Tickets are on sale at Elmwood Auditorium, Elmwood Normal School, Aikmans Rd Papanui Book Club Today, 10-11am The group does not have a set text to read, but is more of a relaxed, social group, who talk about the books they have been reading. Entry is free and all are welcome to attend. Papanui Library, cnr of Langdons Rd and Restell St, Papanui

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for more information. The Trust, 100 Farrington Ave, Bishopdale Science Alive in the Library Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions encourage children to learn more about the world around them and how science impacts on life. The activities involve science experiments and popular books. Pick up some interesting reads while at the library. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds, Fendalton Laughter Club Sunday, 11am-noon Laughter yoga employs no humour, jokes or comedy and participants are invited to laugh for no reason at all. Anyone can do it. Laughter is a form of exercise. The group makes eye contact while taking part in a series of playful laughter exercises, such as breathing and gentle stretching. After a short while, the laughter becomes infectious and genuine. Admission $2. Scottish Society Hall, Cnr of Edgeware and Caledonian Rds

DOG TRAINING: If you have an unruly pooch in the family, take them along to a family-friendly dog training session. Dogs of all ages, including puppies, are welcome. They will learn valuable skills like how to keep all four paws on the ground when visitors arrive. The group encourages everyone in the family to participate. The classes will be held indoors at the Blind Foundation building, 96 Bristol St, St Albans. There will be two sessions, one tomorrow evening from 7-8pm, and another at the same time next Wednesday. For more information, phone 389 4065.

Science Snippets Monday, 3.30-4.30pm This after school programme leads children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science. They also get to take something home at the end of the session. Activities are based on experiments from popular books and other interesting topics. This term’s topics include blood and guts, whacky wheels, structural engineering, rocks and Christmas science. There will be spot prizes during the sessions. Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd, Papanui. Free entry


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FOCUS ON HEALTH Taking the The importance of pain out of good blood Christmas pressure! If you, or someone you know, suffers from painful arthritis, night cramps or swollen feet and hands, a gift of an Aircycle could be just the Christmas present you are looking for. It’s small enough to post and simple to use. This NZ invention has helped thousands of New Zealanders for years. “My leg muscles are so much stronger and my circulation greatly improved.” reported a 93 year old. “ And I can sleep the night undisturbed by cramps – a real bonus!” . It’s a great circulation booster, reduces swollen ankles, helps relieve joint and muscle pain, strengthen leg muscles to support joints and improve balance and mobility. “After a 26 hour flight, I skipped off the plane with no ankle swelling”, said Tess Rowley. An Aircycle could be the best present you buy this year – not only taking the pain out of Christmas but giving someone lasting health benefits and years of pain relief. Aircycles have a lifetime guarantee, are available from pharmacies, Diabetes Christchurch, Aspire Canterbury and More Mobility. For more information visit , phone 04 569 5013 or post $39.90 (p&p included) to Aircycle, PO Box 45105, Waterloo, Lower Hutt.

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Tuesday November 22 2016



Clean dentures vital for healthy gums For those with dentures, keeping them clean and well maintained is vital for the health of your gum tissues, says Ryan Carlton of Dentures Plus in Innes Road. He and his team of clinicians provide services for full and partial dentures – from making and fitting them, follow-up care, through to repairs and relining and a full range of denture cleaning products. These include denture cleaners, brushes and denture baths for soaking the dentures. One product Ryan particularly recommends is Caldent denture cleaner, as it is non-abrasive and effectively removes stains, calculus and plaque.

“It works wonders,” he says. “Years of stains and plaque can be removed with this product.” Customers don’t have to make a special trip to Dentures Plus to purchase it, they can order it through the Dentures Plus website, www., for delivery anywhere in Christchurch and throughout the country, Ryan says. People may need to get full or partial dentures for various reasons, such as accidents or tooth decay, and Ryan and his two other clinicians, Nicole Yee and Thomas Gu, will ensure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible. “We provide the right treatment plan and solution for our patients. Once we have seen them, we make up the dentures before their appointment with the dentist for the extraction,” Ryan says. “After the teeth are removed, the dentures are fitted immediately – this gives much better results.” A follow-up appointment after a few months will enable the clinician to check that the dentures are fitting correctly and make any necessary adjustments. Ryan also advises that people with existing dentures should have them checked every two to three years to make sure they are not starting to wear, which could cause discomfort in the future. A free, no-obligation check-up

will determine if the dentures need some attention, or even replacing. Dentures Plus, 396 Innes Road, is open Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-2pm. To make an appointment phone 385 5517. For the Christmas break they will close on Friday, December 23 and re-open on Wednesday, January 4.

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Tuesday November 22 2016


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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).

Intermittent Claudication “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,


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Jewellery, Furniture, Linen, Clothing, Retro, Shabby Chic & Collectables 12 Normans Road, Christchurch Ph 03 355 6681

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm | Sat 10am-2pm | Closed Sun & Wed

Open Monday-Friday 8.30am – 6pm & Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Lotto & Gifts open til 7pm on Saturdays.

Waimairi Rd

by Hospitality NZ

Bishopdale Shopping Centre,

Phone 358 5487

ILAM - 213 Waimairi Rd

Kid’s pack lunches - Only $5.50!

Redwood’s own two-time award winning Pink’s Elixir Coffee. SPECIAL - $3 regular coffee for the length of this promotion.

356b Main North Road Redwood Christchurch Ph 03 352-8111

Cnr Harewood Rd & Farrington Ave

Ph 359 8302

Bishopdale Pharmacy

Sore feet? We can help!

Specialising in all: • Foot Care & Orthotics • Ingrown Toe Nails • Corns & Callouses Come & see Ian & Anna at the...

448 Papanui Rd Ph 03 352 6400 (opp BP Petrol station)

Plan your Christmas function NOW!

• Full mechanical • Unbeatable Tyres • Wheel Alignments • WOF repairs See the friendly team today for personal, professional service for all your automotive tyre needs

Come in and choose from our large range of beautiful, affordable gifts!

Super Location

Bishopdale Mall Ph: 359 2505

Shop 3, 288 Main North Road, Redwood

Fabulous FREE Gift Wrapping! Maidstone

Weddings, Anniversaries, Kama Perfume, Huge Range of Incense, Birthdays, Christenings & Greeting Cards from $1

 Fully qualified stylists  Late night Thursday  Open all day Saturday

Phone 3522 808 03 366 6912



290A Main North Rd (In front of the Redwood Library) Phone 354 4699. Mon-Sat 8am-6pm.

Shop 2, Parkside Plaza, 333 Harewood Road, Phone 0274 352 056 Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

Printer Cartridges Visit us and SAVE!

•Discount for bigger groups •Set Menus •Free delivery for Canapes

498 Wairakei Road, Christchurch Ph: 03 359 4114 A/H: 0274 356 484 Come in and see our friendly staff! Many more great specials instore. Jim Beam 12pk Gold Cans 7%


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Bringing You the Best in Natural Health!

MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY PH: 358 8810 70 Kendal Ave, Burnside

18 Main North Rd, Papanui (03) 352-6419



Tuesday November 22 2016


CARAVAN Or Poptop wanted ph 027 306 6544

WE can sell your caravan on behalf on our busy caravan site at www. 512 Belnheim Rd, ChCh. 03 348-6614

Car Parts TYRES most





fitted, Also batteries, 217 Waltham Road, 027 476 2404

Community Events ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to have a drink thats your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Phone 0800 229-6757

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


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Public Notices


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

Gardening & Supplies

A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440 LAWNMOWING & Section Maintenance. Free no obligation quotes. Ph Henry 351-7639, 022 041-4603

Ideal as an extra bedroom or office. Three convenient sizes from $70 p/w: Standard 3.6m x 2.4m Large 4.2m x 2.4m Extra-large 4.8m x 2.4m Visit our display cabins at 470 Cranford Street or call 0211277227 for a free brochure

Personals ADAM who is getting older wishes to connect with an aging Eve, to share = the apple Text 027659 4425

With care and respect we will remove your dwelling. Our policy is to recycle as much as we can. We are a local company specialising in residential properties. We will endeavor to cater for your individual needs. Ph. R.M. Solutions 021 02866981 for a free quote.

Situations Vacant

CA$H Strippers & Podium Dancers Wanted!

021 193 0118



(Under New Management)

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists • Frameless Showers • Splashbacks

HOUSEME Portable sleepout or office available to rent. 3m x 3.6m studio. Insulated and value for money at $75.00 per week, you wouldn’t live in anything else. Contact Amanda today on 0279570920 or


Rexellent Rentals

Cars, Vans, Brisbane, Coolangatta

FREE CALL 0800 601 508


Trades & Services Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services 14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton


Michael Gale


For all Plumbing • Roofing/ spouting • Maintenance • Installations Small work no problem

Ph 364 7080 (24 hour) Mob 027 438 3943

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

DCM ROOFING LTD The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN 027 445 5597

Are you moving house?

You identify what you want to keep & we will dispose of the rest!!

Ph: 03 312 7119 Mob: 021 078 4553


ALL BROKEN WINDOWS Phone Cushla 03 352 6225 or 027 352 6225

& Property Maintenance

Paving Patio - Pathways - Driveways

Lawns and Gardens

Lawns, Gardens & Home Cleaning

Planting - Raised Vege Gardens Readylawn - Irrigation - Fencing

General Maintenance

Water Blasting - Gutter Cleaning Rental Property Maintenance Section Clearing - Weed Spraying

20 Years Experience

Locally owned and operated Free Quotes - Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson 027 699 5815

Free Quotes Professional, personalised service. Regular & one-offs. Fixed price.

ElEctrician Registered Electrical Contractor

Ph: 377-5814 For all your property and cleaning requirements Trained, insured & security screened owner/operators Multi-award winning systems & Franchises Franchises Available

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

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

Trades & Services

HOUSE DRIVEWAYS repair or new. CLEARING WeReplace, are a local company Let All Clear Canterbury take care of your unwanted items.



Stephen Thom Glazing 2012 Ltd.

• New Glazing


TRAILER Briford or similar wanted ph 027 306 6544


Trades & Services

• Reliable and prompt service • New houses, house renovations • Sleepouts • LED lighting upgrades • No job too small Phone Mike 027 962 2137

BEST BATHROOMS full renovation specialists, LBP, repairs & maintenance ph 03 387-0770 or 027 245-5226 BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 30 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684-4046, email BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067.

with over 10 yrs exp. We also operate a digger for all other earthworks.

Ph. R.M. Solutions 021 02866981 for a free quote. ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 FENCE PAINTINg Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713 FURNITURE REMOVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313

LAWNMOWING • Small lawns from $10 • Fast Professional Service Phone Mark 022 307 7176 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 Qualified, 25 years experience, interior & exterior, high quality, up to your expectations, for a free quote, call Mike 021 023-91148 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 Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265

BUILDER LICENSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265

PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369

CARRIER LOCAL experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069

PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 960-7673 or 021 112-3492

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

PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274-350-231

Trades & Services 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 SHOE REPAIRS Belfast engraving.Shoe repairs,key cutting & engraving.(10 yrs exp)683 Main North Rd ph 027 3113423 SPOUTINg CLEANINg Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 STONEMASON BRICK & BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. or ph 027 601-3145 TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 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 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 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 WINDOWS & DOORS Joiner 25 yrs experience, Repair of rot or full replacement of sashes & existing windows & doors, Glazing, door locks, security stays fitted, New house installation of doors & hardware, ph Mykle 027 399 1673 WINDOW CLEANINg Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

Trades & Services

LAWNMOWING • Small lawns from $10 • Fast Professional Service Phone Mark 022 307 7176

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

DCM ROOFING LTD The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN 027 445 5597

Vehicles Wanted




Ph 347 9354 or 027 476 2404 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

(03) 379 1100


Trades & Services

Phone for further details

To Let

Phone our local team 03 379 1100


CARAVAN around 4 to 5 berth wanted. Don’t mind repairs. 027 938 5344

Holiday Accommodation


& Traliers


Caravans, Motorhomes

Contact us today





Tuesday November 22 2016



Contact us today

Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services





Enjoy outdoor living all year round

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT We will re-scope your property to ensure you have been paid in full to cover all your repair costs. After 5 years of scoping for EQC claims we have found that most claims have been under paid.

15 month

INTEREST FREs E Normal lendin g

criteria apply • House, deck, carport & window canopy etc • Warm & dry in winter • UV protection for summer • Customised & Tailored • Café curtains fitted Chris Thorndycroft • 5 year warranty

Examples of Clients EQC Payments: Payment Initially $3,800 after our re-scope payment received $46,320

• Sales and installation of power, phone, fibre and water • Cable repairs • Underground cable locating service • Trenching • EFTPOS available

Payment Initially $7,575 after our re-scope payment received $38,182 Payment Initially $19,827 after re-scope payment received $60,273

Ph 0800 27 24 46 |

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs including painting and redecorating. Enquire now Phone 021-667-444



rubbish removal


Michael Kelly Painters


View our website for all details of products.

Locally owned and operated family business. 25+ years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Interior • Exterior Free Quotes

Phone 03 3386 021

Phone Paul 0276 475 755 Michael 0212 649 492 OPENING HOURS: Monday–Friday 8am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm

• 2 or 5 cubic metre • Household Rubbish • Green Waste • Yard Clean ups • Load it yourself or hire us • Locally owned and operated

bin co Phone: 383-0646 027 2131 733

• Continuous spouting made to measure • New or existing homes • Steel fascia • Snow fall protection • No job to big or small • Will replace or repair any gutter profiles • All coloursteel colours available • All works guaranteed Ph. Jem 0277 515250


tintawindow advanced film solutions

99% uv block privacy films fade protection frosting designs heat control non-darkening films block reduce glare Workmanship Guaranteed 25 Years Experience Lifetime Warranties on Most Films


Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653

0800 368 468


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Tuesday November 22 2016


A classic, contemporary Club experience Cafe open from 11am

“The Best Food is Good Thai”

TAB & Gaming

EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY Steamed Fish with Chilli & Lemon

Function Facilities HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday

OPEN FOR LUNCH Weekdays 11.30am - 2pm DINNER 7 days 5pm - 9pm


Find us on FACEBOOK/GoodThai166


7pm in the Whitford’s Bar

7pm in the Sports Bar, $10 entry


Chef Phirom




$10 Members / $12 Non

blues night EVERY THURSDAY


$35 EACH


0pen daily from 6.30am Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner FAMOUS for their ROASTS


The Brougham



Open 7 Days from 5.30pm


166 Kendal Ave, Burnside. Phone 357 9575







& Motorlodge

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


cnr Brougham St/Waltham Rd phone 366 1481



Christmas Functions

Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Lunch & Dinner






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


GREAT DINING - downstairs -


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


Available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

- upstairs -



PIERVIEW Restaurant

Quality a la carte with a view!

Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY



SIRLOIN STEAK or CHICKEN BREAST with Jacket Potato & Salad Bar







All you can eat, 7 days



for a limited time


3 courses: $25



By the Seaside! 10.30am-2.30pm



$25... BOOK NOW!


SHUTTLE RUNNING Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

202 Marine Parade Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome










Sunday 4th; 11th; 18th Dec LIVE MUSIC with NEVILLE BARRIE 5pm start. $30 adults. Bookings essential

Hornby WMC 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby Phone 03 349 9026 Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Tuesday November 22 2016


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used on antique furniture, doors, windows, detailed mouldings, floor glue, decks, painted concrete or brick, your special project car or boat, even the weatherboards baked by the sun for over 100 years. I also asked Simon about the current problems related to safe lead removal. Simon says. “Because there is no lead dust created through sanding, or lead vapour generated by heat guns, lead poisoning is no longer a concern” I asked Simon what the Stripping Expo is all about and he said, “The Stripping Expo is a DIY paint and varnish stripping exhibition travelling regionally throughout New Zealand.” “The purpose of the Stripping Expo is to show Cooper’s stripping any paint or varnish from any surface.” Simon says our next expo is at the Bridge Club in Christchurch, “We have on exhibition some impressive before and after displays, as well as practical one on one demonstrations.” Come and meet the family, chat to us about your project, bring along some photos of what you want to strip and we’ll select a similar old piece of paint or varnish to strip with you.” But what Simon really wants you to do is actually bring along your project, or a piece of it, no matter how big or small. bring a chair, a drawer, unscrew a window sash, a door, a piece of moulding or even your project car or boat and they will really show you what Cooper’s is capable of doing.

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“I was sick of how difficult it was to use the current strippers, and knew sanding was a complete waste of time,” Simon says. “Why sand when the person who made the item, sanded it in the first place? I was determined to make a product that was easy to use and made sanding obsolete.” Simon is Kiwi-born and bred and as a dairy farmer’s son he was taught at a young age to work things out, rather than to accept things as they are. At high school he developed a passion for working with wood and his love of fine furniture began. Once Simon developed his own stripper, the word got out and today, over 30 years later, Simon’s products and methods are now known as Cooper’s Strip Club; a Simon Cooper from the Cooper’s strip club complete DIY restoration By Dave Hare, system, family owned and operated, available Coopers was started by Simon Cooper in the early throughout New Zealand and Australia. 80’s. Simon says Cooper’s is different to conventional At that time, Simon was a cabinet maker with a strippers in so many ways. The main ones being boutique shop in Wellington making and restoring that it will strip any finish from any surface, fine furniture. without the need for sanding. Disillusioned with the standard of current paint “I am very proud of it and the results it has strippers and with a flair for chemistry, Simon set achieved,” he says. about making a stripper that was easy to use and With Cooper’s having been used on well over actually worked. 100,000 homes, Simon says anyone can easily strip I asked him what on earth possessed him to try and anything covered in paint or varnish, whether the change the norm. finish is interior or exterior. Coopers is regularly

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Dear Coopers After using your products I cannot believe I have the same windows, they look totally revitalised, almost alive. I would recommend Cooper’s to anyone, any day. Margaret Gibbs

Expo Specials

George Cooper (left) was impressed by the Land Rover at the Masterton Expo

Mary took the opportunity to see Cooper’s in action at the Lower Hutt Stripping Expo

Simon Cooper shows Dave Hare how its done at the Waiuku Stripping Expo

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This Weekend

Dorri Cooper at the Rangiora Stripping Expo

Christchurch Stripping Expo

Christchurch Stripping Expo: Christchurch Bridge Club 21 Nova Place Christchurch Central

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Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov Anytime between 10am - 4pm 0800 678 678

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