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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HEAVY CONGESTION in the Hornby business area could be mitigated with a $15 million plan for a new bypass to be constructed through Waterloo Business Park. But it could come at a cost of Pound Rd residents putting up with an increase of heavy vehicles driving past their homes daily. Plans are under way for the NZ Transport Agency to upgrade the intersection at Barters Rd, Pound Rd and Main South Rd to cater for increased traffic from Waterloo Business Park. Waterloo Business Park assistant development manager Joel Webber said it is expected between 3000-5000 people will be working at the park when it is completed. Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community board chairman Mike Mora said while the intersection would ease congestion, the new bypass would send trucks along Pound Rd. “If heavy trucks are coming from the south going north they will either come up Main South Rd at least to Carmen Rd, turn left and then head north. “They won’t need to with this new intersection at Pound Rd

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Last week’s front page on the maintenance of parks and berms in Halswell certainly hit a note with residents. It looks from the amount of letters on the subject (page 7) that it has been a source of frustration for residents – to the extent that we had to do some careful editing of a couple! In February, 74 Canterbury University students will take up residence for the academic year at the former Bupa St Nicholas Care Home site, on Kirkwood Ave. When proposed, the hostel was contentious, with concerns over noise. They have resolved that but Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board chairwoman Helen Broughton wants to ensure residents have enough parking and it is not soaked up by students. She has proposed parking restrictions. We will let you know what the board decides next week. Hei kona, Shelley Robinson

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Move to stop students parking all day „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A FORMER Upper Riccarton rest home that has been converted into a student hostel could have parking restrictions introduced around it. Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton has made a request for the board to put in parking restrictions on Kirkwood Ave, between Clyde Rd and the former Bupa St Nicholas Care Home site. In February, 74 students will move into the hostel for the academic year. The restrictions would stop students from the hostel parking in the street all day. A Canterbury University spokeswoman said a car park will be put in place for students. Ms Broughton said it is a small action the city council can take to make things easier for residents. She said if it was supported, the parking restrictions will need a staff report and nearby residents will be consulted. The conversion of the former elderly care facility into a student hostel has been controversial among residents.

Clyde Rd resident Jim Nolan said he thinks parking restrictions are probably a good idea – as long as residents can have a permit to park as long as they want. Residents were also concerned about noise associated with the outdoor recreational area, which was proposed to be as close as two to three metres from residents’ homes. But residents said that since the recreational area was switched to the west side, they are happy for the hostel to go ahead. Kirkwood Ave resident David Adams said he was pretty relaxed about the conversion in spite of not supporting it initially. The student hostel is now under development by Naylor Love Construction, with construction beginning this month. A Canterbury University spokeswoman said the majority of renovation work will take place inside the building. She said a limited number of external work will be carried out as part of the project, including building new bike sheds and installing an acoustic fence.

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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-

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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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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

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SPEED LIMIT CHANGES Consultation on the proposed speed limit changes in Halswell has closed. The city council has proposed speed limit changes to six roads within the suburb. These are Milns, Sutherlands, Sparks, Halswell Junction, Marshs and Quaifes Rds.

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

BARBECUE FOR PARK Consultation will close next Monday on a the installation of a park barbecue and shelter with seating at Avonhead Park. The Wigram Lions approached the city council about the project so they could leave a permanent legacy for their 100-year worldwide Lions anniversary in 2017. To make a submission on the proposal go to https://www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/have-your-say/whatshappening-now/consultations/

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

COFFEE AT QUARRY A temporary food and coffee cart could be put in at the Halswell Quarry Park. The city council is gauging interest in the project. It has put out for tender, a proposal for a small to medium-sized cart or caravan serving food, snacks and coffee. To obtain a copy of the site plan or to make an electronic registration of interest email jeff.woodham@ccc.govt.nz

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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.

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Readers respond to Western News’ article on the maintenance of parks in the Halswell area: Pamela Cone – I am joining in the complaints about the lack of maintenance around Halswell. Some of the parks were mowed (very lightly) but all the mown grass has been left lying there which looks worse. A visitor said Halswell looks forgotten and neglected and I do agree. Cobra Reserve, Lancewood Drive walkway to Hindess St and Westlake Park look absolutely shocking. Rob Mugford – Read the story in the Western News. Take a drive down our street Rearsby Drive, Halswell, and you can see for yourself that our little park/ playground has not been mowed for some time, in fact I would say least a month. We haven’t seen a Delta lawnmower man for some time. I don’t believe for one moment city council’s Andrew Rutledge saying that they  haven’t cut back there maintenance programme. The city council has – otherwise the grass wouldn’t be so long. Sure, growing conditions have been exceptional this spring and if they were mowing the parks as they were a couple of months ago the grass length would be under control. Terry and Shirley Lock – I agree with what Western News

GROWING CONCERN: Overgrown grass in Rearsby Drive, Halswell Rd and the Country Palms Drive subdivision.

has printed. The reserves are in a disgraceful state. The grass gets long and when they mow it, it is so long the clippings sit and rot on top of the grass. My understanding is that the city council makes the developers put these reserves in as areas for people to use. No one can use them with all the cut grass rotting on top – it’s a joke. If they are not manageable don’t have them. We used to get mowed every seven days but now its lucky if it’s monthly. As for Mr Rutledge saying the weather has had an effect, when we get behind in our work we work on a Saturday to catch up and this is what should be written into the contractor’s agreement. We are paying the rates and we are not getting the upkeep. In general, even the entrance ways into Country Palms Drive have

been let slip. They have moss growing on them and also are in some need of some tender loving care. Christine Thompson – I would like to add my comments to the discussion around the maintenance (or rather lack of it) of the parks of Halswell. We have been living directly opposite the main entrance to Westlake Reserve for the past 15 years, so I can reliably comment on that particular park. It was always a well-maintained area, with maintenance work like spraying of weeds done on a regular basis, and more importantly we were always woken around 7am on a Monday by the mowers, rain or shine. Unfortunately now, we only see the playing field mowed regularly, and the rest of the reserve, particularly the area around the

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Student’s China-visit aims to boost tourism „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding AFTER CATCHING the travel bug earlier this year, Canterbury University student Nicholas Baker has flown to Beijing to take part in the Global Awareness Summer Programme. The China internship offered at Canterbury University gives students the opportunity to work alongside the Canterbury Mayoral Forum’s China Tourism Strategy. The strategy concentrates on how the Canterbury region responds to an influx of visitors from China. Mr Baker, 21, of Riccarton, travelled to Beijing with nine other students last Friday to spend three weeks at Peking University researching how to attract more Chinese to Canterbury. He first became interested in Asia when he travelled over to Bangkok to undertake demographic research with Greenpeace in January. During his time, he will participate in a Chinese cultural course and travel to some of China’s most iconic destinations before reporting back to the Canterbury Mayoral Forum. “The nature of Chinese travel is changing so we are undertaking

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research about what they want to do in Christchurch . . . and conduct as much research and understanding on the cultural difference,” he said. Mr Baker said the earthquakes damaged the overall perception and confidence of visitors to the city. He said he is most excited to walk the Great Wall of China, visit the Beijing National Stadium, which housed the 2008 Olympics, and learn Chinese boxing.

He said he became interested in China because it has one of the biggest economy’s in the world and is a huge trading partner with New Zealand. To fund his trip, Mr Baker received a $500 grant from the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board and took part in a clinical medical trial to aid breast cancer research. Mr Baker is in his third year at Canterbury University, and is studying towards a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts.

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INNOVATIVE: Hornby High students pitched their ideas in an event inspired by the British television series Dragons’ Den.

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Life in fast lane captured in book known all around the world. Through that we got to know all the fastest guys at the time. So it was a bit of a world circuit? Yes, it was a bit. The major manufacturers would also bring their best bikes of the time to race them. So we had overseas competitions and quite an advanced racraces? ing community so we At that time you could could test ourselves buy basically a grand against the best prix level bike and go really. I built a few and race in the world good bikes and got championships and noticed and so be competitive. So next minute I was quite a lot of the working for these Christchurch guys American guys in were doing things like the world chamthat. One of my mates pionships, which was at that level and started off what I went off to Europe in thought would be a 1976 and I went off one maybe two-year to help him. adventure turned Were you his pit into about 25 crew at that stage? years of work. Yes kind of. In So you went those days it was just from working the two of you if you here and there were lucky, otherSPANNER MAN: Author Kerry Swanson (left) and Mike Sinclair collaborated on the new building fast wise you’d be doing book Mike Sinclair – King Kenny’s Spanner Man. bikes in Christeverything yourself. I church to season in ’74 and then onto the world’s fastest guys in a competidid 1974 on the same working for some of the world’s European season in ’76. From tion in Christchurch, sponsored basis with another Christchurch best in America? that I got to meet a few of the by Marlboro, and was therefore rider. We did the United States

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

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about bike racer’s mechanic Yes, effectively. And it wasn’t one of these things that you can just learn from a book or something; there was no instruction manual, just learning from mistakes. I was working mostly with American riders and their experimental bikes. We won three world titles in that time, and a big stack of grands prix on some of the bikes I was looking after. Where are you from then? I was born in Taihape and shifted down here because dad grew up here after the war and then all over the place. And what was your favourite subject at school? My interests were kind of elsewhere, I was a bit of a schoolboy dreamer. I always knew who was leading in Europe and that kind of thing. That’s where I wanted to be. I started in a car spare parts shop while I was still at school and then as soon as I could I was into the motor bikes. I had some good help from some good people to get me where I am. People tell me that you were in effect ahead of the game with your mechanical knowledge of bikes. Why is that? The first bike I had I always kept notes on its performance. Whenever I modified it somehow

SKILL: Mike Sinclair (far left) worked for 26 years with racers such as ‘King’ Kenny Roberts. Now a book has been written about his experiences.

I was always checking its performance. What I did to it and how it affected its performance, that kind of thing. I’ve still got my notebooks from when I was 16. You must look at some and just say what was I thinking? Yes, absolutely! I figured out pretty early that it was an information game and the team with the most information would usually win. How did you end up in South New Brighton? I’ve lived all around the show but for a long time I wasn’t in New Zealand, just living wherever the races were. Initially for my

young family and I, we actually lived in caravans by the race track. So who is Kenny Roberts to you? In terms of motor bike racing he was a huge innovator, he transferred an American style to Europe, and he was able to generate sponsorship and money for his own team. He used the money to develop the bikes he was racing, that’s how he kept ahead of the game. He’s one of these racers that people refer to as the GOAT – the Greatest Of All Time. People have different ideas about who’s the best but Kenny was definitely one

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 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 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 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 RooFINg Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. co.nz


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

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

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