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DELAYED: The historic Risingholme Community Centre has not been used since suffering earthquake damage five years ago. Repairs are under way but fire-related issues have delayed work. ​

Fire-related issues delay repairs to Risingholme „„ By Annabelle Dick THE REBUILD of fire and earthquake-damaged Risingholme Community Centre has been delayed due to repair issues. The removal of fire damaged parts of the building combined with designs that have yet to be completed, means the city council can no longer confirm when work will start. The Opawa building was damaged during the February 22, 2011, earthquake and has

been out of use because it needed extensive repairs. The building was further damaged after a suspected arson attack on June 6. The city council confirmed in July it will rebuild the heritage facility. Earthquake repair work was due to be completed by July next year and fire damage repaired by March 2018. But city council staff say difficulties arose as new fire-related issues were uncovered. “Contractors have been concentrating on mould removal,

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but the centre is still yet to be tendered. “The homestead applications will be filed once the detailed designs for both earthquake damage and fire damage have been completed,� Mr Moses said. The hall designs have been completed, but staff are making changes for a new toilet and bathroom layout. That’s also delayed the physical work which was expected to start next month. “A new date will be supplied once the latest design changes

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK WHEN OPAWA’S Risingholme Community Centre will open has a question mark over it as the extent of the damage caused during the suspected arson attack in June is becoming clear (front page). It is an absolute shame that this grand old building, built 152 years ago, has had to endure not only earthquake damage, but suspected arson as well. Let’s hope that the city council can resolve the issues so we can see the building rise again. On a happier note, St Martins Community Centre reopened yesterday (page 3). The single-storey community centre was built in six months after the earthquakes. Community hubs not only provide essential social services, but there is usually someone on hand to have a cup of tea with and a natter. Hei kona, Shelley Robinson

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Tuesday November 22 2016

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Special place for community Rebuilt in just six months, St Martins Community Centre opened yesterday after being destroyed in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The rebuild took about $1 million and was completed in six months, built on the site of the demolished voluntary library on the corner of Wades Ave and Wilsons Rd. The single-storey community centre has a brick-lined hallway, with the St Martins Voluntary Library now re-established within it plus a spacious community hall. Heritage from the old St Martins Voluntary Library has also been incorporated into the new building. This includes a 1920s clock that hung in the original voluntary library and bricks salvaged from a house in Hackthorne Rd. High pitched ceilings and glass sliding doors at either end of the community hall allow light to flood the room and make it a welcoming space. For smaller gatherings, the room can be split into two. Plus Architecture designed the community centre and Hawkins Special Projects led the construction work. City council’s capital delivery

EXCITEMENT: St Martins Voluntary library president Gail Resuggan (left), SpreydonCashmere Community Board chairwoman Karolin Potter and library secretary Roma Murphy. PHOTO: TANIA GREEN

manager Darren Moses said it was a modern multifunctional space that can cater for a wide range of activities. Mr Moses said the new community centre had a residential feel to fit into the neighbourhood and incorporated a number of eco features, including solar panels on the roof and a rainwater harvesting system. “We’ve blended old and new to create something special for the people of St Martins,’’ Mr Moses said.

In Brief RAPAKI RD PARKING Consultation on installing no parking lines along parts of Rapaki Rd and part of Montgomery Tce will close tomorrow. The narrow road leads to Rapaki Track. The restrictions would run along the left side of the road from Centaurus Rd to Montgomery Tce, and on the right hand side on the top stretch of the road. Montgomery Tce would also have restrictions on the left hand side of the road leading to Erewhon Tce. To make a submission go to ccc.govt.nz SPEED LIMITS Consultation on the proposed speed limit changes in Halswell has closed. The city council is proposing speed limit changes to six roads within the area.They are Milns, Sutherlands, Sparks, Halswell Junction, Marshs and Quaifes Rd.

Councillor Tim Scandrett said it was great to have a new home for the much-valued St Martins Voluntary Library. “There’s been a community

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The surgery was a success and 4 weeks on, Penny is a happy, active, normal wee puppy with a prosthetic right eye and normal vision out of the left eye.

Recently Dr Steve Heap examined 20 week old Beagle puppy called “Penny”, who presented as a referral with a painful, partially closed right eye. Penny had unfortunately been scratched in the eye by a slightly grumpy older resident cat. Steve diagnosed a cataract in this eye, with phacouveitis and serous glaucoma all in a little puppy. Glaucoma is when there is increased intraocular pressure causing pain and discomfort. Steve had discussed with the owners that this right eye had a hopeless prognosis for vision. Topical eye medications were instigated to control the pain and inflammation and rising pressure in the eye. Steve also discussed that if these medications didn’t hold this condition, Penny’s eye would need to be enucleated. Pretty quickly it was noticed that the right eye had deteriorated beyond medical therapy. Enucleation ( removal) of the eye and placement of an intrascleral prosthesis ( glass bead eye) was surgically undertaken to relieve Penny from a life of medication and pain.

Another interesting ophthalmology case for Dr Steve Heap came from the SPCA. A 5 month old stray sneezing kitten was examined by Steve and found to have no lateral upper eyelids in both the left and right eyes, a condition called Bilateral Upper Lateral Eyelid Agenisis. As a result the eyes were sore, dry and constantly irritated by hair rubbing on the cornea (the sensitive clear window of the eye). Steve trialled lubricants and antibiotic ointments in the eyes in the hope the eyes would be comfortable long term, but this wasn’t the case. The kitten was taken to surgery and Steve carefully and intricately created upper eyelids by harvesting strips of skin taken from below the lower lids. All in all a successful outcome for this wee kitten who will be rehomed and avoid a lifetime of medication.

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.

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-

HELP: People were evacuated from Kaikoura on a RNZAF NH90 and taken to Woodend. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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-

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News 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

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Pool to open on Saturday RESIDENTS WILL have to wait until this weekend before they can use the Woodham Park paddling pool. The pool in Woodham Rd will open on Saturday, making it the last of all city council-operated outdoor pools to open for the summer season. The pool will have a brand new look though – with a marine-themed mural painted on the bottom of it. It was originally planned that the city’s paddling pools would open at Show Weekend, but wet and windy spring weather has caused delays. City council western area recreation manager Nigel Cox said previously the pools were painted each year before opening for the summer months, but this year the old paint has been stripped back and they are being covered with a non-slip resinbased paint that will last for 10 years. This coating needs to dry thoroughly to be fully effective and if it is applied in windy conditions it can be contaminated by dust or pollen.


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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. the world. Quite a lot. There’s shop while I was still at school New Zealand, just living wherever 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. Whenever I modified it somehow rope, and he was able to generate experimental bikes. We won three 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 You must look at some and people refer to as the GOAT – the New Brighton with you? 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 www.fishpond.com 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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Pat Smith Trophy winners will take on the Hornby Panthers in its first game of the carnival tournament. The game will be a rematch of the Canterbury Rugby League grand-final. The Panthers finished runner up to the Keas in the club competition but will look to defend its Queenstown Nines title after winning the inaugural event last year. This year’s carnival will feature 10 teams, including Christchurch clubs, the Keas, Panthers and Riccarton Knights. After missing out on registration last year, the Keas are excited about the Queenstown tournament. “We’ve been together since the end of October for some touch and conditioning games. We’ve concentrated on the nines game a bit more over the last couple of weeks. The fundamentals are still the same in the nine-man game. Generating good ruck speed and winning that area is really important,” said Auimatagi. The Queenstown Nines Carnival will take place on Saturday. The Keas will play the Panthers, Kia Toa Tigers, Tumeke Natives and Invercargill Cooks in pool play.

„„ By Gordon Findlater THE LINWOOD Keas will have one of its key players available for this weekend’s Queenstown Nines Carnival. Matthew Sauni has been given the all-clear by the Warriors – who he has been training with this month – to represent his Christchurch club. The explosive centre has been in Auckland with the Warriors after an impressive club and representative campaign saw him sign a pre-season contract with the NRL side. The Keas have the majority of its Pat Smith Trophy winning team available for the tournament and will be led by regular coach Andrew Auimatagi. “We’re definitely going down there to try and take it out, but it’s also a great way to end our year. We’ve got a group of around 30 heading down, including supporters and staff, so it will just be cool to get away and enjoy each others company,” said Auimatagi. This will be the first time the Keas have competed in the league carnival, which is now in its second year. This year’s

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Test your sense of adventure Whether it is mountain biking, walking, thrill seeking or coffee, Christchurch Adventure Park aims to offer something for everyone. Bridget Rutherford reports FIVE YEARS ago, Canadian leisure developer Select Evolution was keen to build a new adventure park. It searched the United Kingdom, Europe, and even Queenstown and Auckland, to no avail. But in 2011, Christchurch mountain biker Tim Prebble was sitting on a chairlift next to a woman at Whistler Blackcomb – a mountain bike park in British Columbia. The woman was working at the park as a coach. But not only did she work there, she was one of the brains behind it – Select Evolution chairwoman Fiona Sutton. Mr Prebble suggested Select should develop a similar adventure park in Christchurch, but she told him there was nowhere suitable. But Mr Prebble knew just the

OPENING SOON: Select Evolution programme developer Darron Charity in front of the chairlift.

place – a 364ha forest block, owned by McVicar Holdings Ltd between Dyers Pass, Worsleys and Summit Rds. Just 17min from the city centre, it connected to some of the existing mountain bike tracks in the Port Hills, and had the perfect valley to install a chairlift

and zip lines. Within three months Ms Sutton visited the site. “One thing led to another,” Select Evolution programme developer Darron Charity said. But fate and a bit of luck weren’t the only things that brought the development to

Christchurch. “It took a hell of a lot of hard work to get it across the line,” he said. When phase one of the Christchurch Adventure Park is completed in December it will be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

To date it has cost $25 million. The Government and city council’s Development Christchurch each contributed $2 million, while the remaining funding had come from a bank loan, New Urban Group, and investment from the United States, Singapore and New Zealand.

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at new Port Hills leisure park “We’ll have to go to market to secure funding for the next phase,” Mr Charity said. He said the developers, manufacturers and contractors had crammed 20 months of work into eight, just to get the park open as a Christmas present for Christchurch. There could be up to 150 contractors on site each day, while there were another 100 people working on it off site, he said. Construction began in April, and already, the early bird season pass tickets have sold out. More tickets aimed at casual users and families will be released this month. What’s more is the park is on schedule and on budget, he said. “We set a budget four years ago and we’re still delivering on it. It’s extremely tight.” The majority of the new tracks had been carved – some with diggers, but the more technical ones have been built by hand, with the help of volunteers armed with shovels and rakes. Each jump has been designed by engineers. The 8km green track has a gradient of about 3-4 per cent, while the 5km blue track is about 5-6 per cent.

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The hardest – the 5km black track – is where the jumps are introduced and is for more experienced riders. Riders from the age of seven can have a go at mountain biking at the park, and a track will be installed for under five-year-olds next to the cafe. Mr Charity said the park would get more people outdoors and into the sport. There would be 16 coaches at the park, and mountain bikes and safety equipment could be hired, he said. “This is a sport progression park.”

But it’s not just for mountain and downhill biking. There is also a walking track, you could enjoy a coffee or a drink at the cafe and bar, not to mention the activities for thrill seekers. Four dual zip lines have been installed in different parts of the park – with one being 180m off the ground. At 1.8km, the electric-powered chairlift will be the largest in New Zealand, with the ability to hold 56 chairs at any one time. At the top, it will be 450m high. People will be able to ride the chairlift to get to the top of

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concrete work in preparation for the tower installation, which took a month. At the entrance to the park, three douglas fir timber buildings sit amongst the forestry, housing the ticketing reception, the hire facilities and a cafe and bar, which could seat up to 180 people. Mr Charity said the cafe and bar would stock local produce and drinks, including Cassels and Sons Brewery beer and wine from Black Estate, Waipara. “It has to feel like Christchurch,” he said. •Turn to page 13

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Adventure park set to open next month •From page 11 There will eventually be 235 car parks, and the entire park will be smoke-free. Mr Charity said phase two would see the construction of a 1.5km mountain coaster, a luge on a track which would travel up to 80km/h. The New York designers visited recently to plan it. That is expected to be completed by December, 2017. The village is also part of phase two, which eventually would have 282 beds. Mr Charity said they hoped to host school camps, and could teach students about the forest and ecology, along with groups wanting to do team-building exercises. The benefit the park would have on the city’s economy was a huge driver for the project, he said. “We’ve always seen this as a major boost for New Zealand tourism. It attracts the overnight stay in Christchurch,” he said. It is expected to bring another 30,000 bed-nights to Christchurch, he said. The park would also employ between 100 and 120 staff, most of them local.

investment, she’d go and sit at the site and say it has to happen and now it’s a reality.” Downhill mountain biker Lachlan Cruickshank said the park was one of the reasons he moved to Christchurch, and he had already snapped up a season pass. “It is going to be one of the best bike parks in the Southern Hemisphere and could develop Christchurch into a real mecca of the sport going forward.” Mr Charity said Select Evolution had a 50-year lease for the land, and it hoped to continue to develop more of it. “There’s at least 120km of track that we can develop in here. There’s so much scope.” He said it was a “legacy project” and as a cyclist himself, was looking forward to riding it rather than working on it. “I didn’t expect to be working 100-hour weeks. But to see the park come to life is always a dream. It’s exceeded my expectations in what it’s become.”

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Halswell hairdresser proud of True Grit team TRUE GRIT Hair owner Jacqui Victor, of Halswell, can claim to be a cut above the rest after her salon won a top award. The central city business was named Salon of the Year at the Kitomba New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers’ Business Awards. Mrs Victor celebrated with her team as they took out the national award and collected another three titles along the way – the Grand Salon of the Year, Excellence in Marketing and Best Salon Design. Looking back over the past six years, Mrs Victor and her team have endured eight moves to different salons after experiencing devastating damage to their salons in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Since then, her strength and determination, combined with her team’s commitment and love for True Grit and their clients, has meant they are now in an amazing new salon and making a huge mark in the industry. “We’re so honoured to be New Zealand Salon of the Year and winners of three business

THE TEAM: Jacqui Victor (middle) and the team at True Grit Hair won Salon of the Year at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards.

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and business out from under the devastation of the earthquakes to rebuild and take the award for the best New Zealand salon business is really inspiring,” he said. “This award is part of an ongoing demonstration of excellence from True Grit. We’ve seen True Grit win the (Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation) Training Salon of the Year award two years in a row and they’ve been strong contenders in the business awards and other competitions both here and in Australia. This award is a great achievement and well

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SCHOOL FAIR: Hillview Christian School will host a fair on Friday night. There is a lot planned for the fair, with food to enjoy while you take part in some games and wonder around a wide range of stalls offering many different items. Get some Christmas shopping done early or find a little trinket for yourself. There will also be a bouncy castle to keep the kids entertained and many other fun activities. The fair will raise money to resurface the school play areas. Head along on Friday from 5pm to 8pm, 150 Wilsons Rd, St Martins. Entry is free, but make sure to take cash. ​

Mid-Week Laughter Club Wednesday, 6-7pm If you need an excuse to laugh for no reason and relax to get yourself through the rest of the week, go along to the club. The group doesn’t tell jokes or watch funny videos, they just laugh for no reason as a way to boost endorphins and de-stress. There is no commitment to attend, just go when you need a laugh. St Marks Methodist Church, Corner Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry is $2

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Instant Pain Relief – Needleless Acupuncture A newly discovered needleless acupuncture technique has clients singing its praises. “Before the treatment my neck was so stiff, I could hardly turn it to the right. After the simple, short procedure I left pain free and with the ability to move. It lasted for several weeks which was wonderful. I had a serious accident that has affected my neck for years and have done many therapies with little results. Although I do return for additional procedures, they are minimal and the effects are lasting longer and longer between appointments,” said Bryan, 67. “I have cried many times by the end of the day because the pain and discomfort from the arthritis in my hands is excruciating,” says Debbie, 62. “Dr. Lan’s sessions have offered me extended relief and the chance to have more mobility and ease.” Acupuncture is a highly trusted and frequently used therapy in Eastern medicine. Lan Xiao’s more than thirty years of experience as an acupuncturist had her questioning the effectiveness and advancement of this ancient practice. She is considered an expert in mapping out the human body and determining the comparisons between the meridians and acupressure points. Her interest is configuring the effectiveness of the patient assessment and through more than twenty years of development she has tested with

tremendously results the needleless process of acupuncture with its long lasting results. Christchurch-based Chinese health practitioner Lan Xiao has developed a method of treatment, which she says has an immediate effect on a wide variety of pains and health conditions. It is known as ‘acupuncture without needles’. Lan describes it as being similar to reflexology in that the problem area on the body is determined through pressure, but is much more accurate. Trained as a medical practitioner in China, Lan came to New Zealand in 1992 and began practising acupuncture in 1995. From that discipline she created her acupuncture without needles, and uses it to treat people of all ages with many different types of pain in all parts of the body. This can include arthritic pain, MS, and pain from injury. Trained as a medical practitioner in China, Lan came to New Zealand in 1992 and began practising acupuncture in 1995. From that discipline she created her acupuncture without needles, and uses it to treat people of all ages with many different types of pain in all parts of the body. This can include arthritic pain, MS, and pain from injury. “For example, the treatment has been very successful for people who have painful joints caused by arthritis,” Lan says. Acupuncture without needles is also

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REAL ESTATE Brand spanking new

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Tuesday November 22 2016

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See the Stripper that gets it off, everytime!

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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

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