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Buck fed up with facility delays By Georgia O’Connor-Harding VICKI BUCK is fed up with how long it has taken city council staff to consult the public on where the new sports and community facility will be sited in Hornby. A fired-up Ms Buck sparked a heated debate at last week’s Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board meeting over the timing of an extraordinary board meeting on January 31 to discuss where the facility will be built. Ms Buck, who is also a city councillor, wanted the meeting held before the city council’s meeting on January 26, so the

Vicki Buck board could go to the council with its recommended locations. But her call received no backing from the six other community board members at the meeting, Mike Mora, Helen Broughton, Ross McFarlane, Debbie Mora and Catherine Chu who were all for the plan to stick with a January 31 meeting. Ms Buck voted against that

and asked for it to be recorded in the minutes. Board members Jimmy Chen and Anne Galloway left the meeting before the vote was taken. Natalie Bryden was absent from the meeting. It means options for the location will now not be heard by the city council until February. During the debate board chair-

Debbie Mora man Mr Mora said he could not see how the delay would make any difference to the outcome. Ms Buck responded: “People have been waiting for three years, they want to see something happening. I think it makes a huge difference.” Ms Mora said it was important city council staff had time to prepare properly so the options

are not prepared in a rushed fashion. But Ms Buck responded that was the reason the location options were delayed from going to the city council on December 15. Deputy chairwoman Ms Broughton agreed the extraordinary meeting should be held on January 31. “I actually want to be clear . . . if I am going to vote Denton Park I need to know it is the only option possible,” Ms Broughton said. But Ms Buck said: “It would seem to me this is the top priority in the area and I cannot see why we are stuffing round.” •Turn to page 5

Warm welcome for travellers through airport Avonhead School has brightened up Christchurch International Airport in time for Christmas. The school was one of 12 chosen to put on various Christmas-themed performances at the terminal last week for large audiences of family, friends and visitors. More photos, p11

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Tuesday December 20 2016 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

JUST GET on with it and build a great sports and community facility in Hornby! The fast growing suburb desperately needs it. Good on Vicki Buck firing up at the recent community HornbyHalswell-Riccarton Community Board meeting, calling for action now. But she got no support in her bid to bring a meeting of the board forward to discuss locations, so again there will be another delay. Hornby could be a very strong sports area. It has a very fast growing – and young population. Rugby league has been strong for many, many decades; but other sports have lagged behind. But with a great sports facility that could be used by a number of sports there’s no reason why other codes can’t make strides. Get the thing built! – Barry Clarke



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Kart club prefers McLeans Island By Georgia O’Connor-Harding KARTING WANTS to set up close to one of Christchurch’s most idyllic wildlife parks. The Christchurch Kart Club plans to apply for resource consent to move to a site on McLeans Island near Peacock Springs which is operated by the Isaac Wildlife Trust. It is expected the application will be submitted before the end of February. Peacock Springs is a former quarry pit restored as a wildlife habitat established by Sir Neil and Lady Diana Isaac. A city council spokeswoman said location options have been looked at since 1995 and McLeans Island was the most suitable option. The club was first established at Carrs Rd in the 1960s and has a lease until 2054. It was required to move to


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make way for the full residential development of the Awatea Block south of Wigram. It was reported in July last year about 670 houses would not be able to be built if the club was not moved and land buffers would have to be put in place to reduce the noise impact on the new houses. At that time The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust

expressed concerns at the proposed relocation of the kart club to the area due to the noise generated by the club. But trust’s operations manager Bruce Rule told Western News last week they would not comment at this stage on whether it would make an objection. Orana Wildlife Park’s marketing manager Nathan Hawke said it does not have enough information yet to comment on whether it would object. He said noise is only an issue for animals if it is a direct noise such as a drone flying overhead, rather than a constant noise the kart club would make. National Equestrian Centre Christchurch’s centre manager Steven Irwin said they would most likely object if the kart club

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was placed next door, but not if it was down the other end of the island because the trees would block the noise. He said horses are a “visual animal” and are more sensitive to movement. “We have got shooting clubs and that sort of thing around us and they never seem to get bothered,” he said. Both Orana Park and the equestrian centre are located near Christchurch Pistol Club, Christchurch International Airport and K.B. Contracting and Quarries on Miners Rd. Depending on whether the resource consent is approved, the city council will pay $3.5 million for the club’s move. The Christchurch Kart Club’s president Kent Ramsay said he did not wish to comment at this stage.

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living in poverty. Christmas can be a time of great loneliness if there has been death or family separation. Many old people are forgotten in the busy Christmas rush. Christmas can also be a time of over spending. We all want to give as much as we can to our children and to those we love. We are often seduced by advertising and easy credit into buying goods that we cannot afford and we are then in debt for much of the next year. While not wanting to be the Grinch who stole

Christmas, maybe we should cut back our spending to what we can afford. Homemade gifts or offers to help out during the year are just as acceptable as expensive presents and still tell people we love them. Remembering the lonely and being aware of the need to include them in our celebrations and giving people our time may be the very best gift. And, if it is safe to do so, then Christmas may be the time for family reconciliation. Even if Christmas has no religious meaning for us we can still give love – the greatest gift of all.




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Tuesday December 20 2016


More speed limit decreases

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SIX MORE roads in Halswell are likely to have their speed limits reduced. The speed limit on parts of Halswell Junction Rd, Quaifes Rd, Marshs Rd, Sparks Rd and Sutherlands Rd will be lowered after concerns from residents. The changes were approved by the Halswell-HornbyRiccarton ComDavid munity Board last week and will be Hawke forwarded on to the city council for the final rubber stamp next year. Halswell Junction Rd will be reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h, Quaifes Rd from 80km/h to 50km/h and 100 metres of Quaifes Rd south-east of Whincops Rd from 80km/h to 70km/h. Marshs Rd will be reduced from 80km/h to 70km/h, Sparks Rd from 80km/h to 60km/h and Sutherlands Rd from 80km/h to 60km/h. It comes after 12 roads were approved by city council to have their speed limits lowered in September and it decided to look at additional roads.

CHANGES: Halswell Junction Rd beyond Denali St is likely to be lowered from 60km/h to 50km/h.

But as far as the Halswell Residents’ Association was concerned, the battle to reduce speed to make the area a safer place is not over yet. At a deputation last Tuesday to the community board, association secretary David Hawke said while it “whole-heartedly” supported the changes, it was disappointed it didn’t go as far

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as expected. The association wanted to see several other roads, including Nicholls Rd, lowered from 50km/h to 30 km/h and a section of Halswell Junction Rd lowered from 60km/h to 50km/h. But when asked by Western News if the association was unhappy with how the speed


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Buck fed up with facility delays •From page 1 She said the community board had been reassured by city council staff it would have the proposed location options ready in time for its January 26 meeting. Mr Mora (right) argued they had not had that reassurance and alternative options other than Denton Park had not been discussed with city council staff yet. City council staff gave the community board and sports users of Denton Park a brief update on progress made recently. Western News was told last week the community board asked city council staff to look at more options because all locations only revolved around different settings at Denton Park. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the city council has taken too long to decide on a location for the New Hornby Library, Service Centre and South West Pool? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi


Tuesday December 20 2016



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SINGERS FROM the western area of the city took to the stage for Showbiz Christchurch’s final open-mic concert of the year. Briar Patrick of Riccarton and Tim McGuire of Avonhead were two of eight performers to sing songs from their favourite musicals. The Way Off Broadway was a collaboration between Showbiz Christchurch and National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art. Hosted by Michael Bayly and accompanied by pianist Sam Jury, the concert gave people the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. An array of songs from musicals including Wicked, Les Miserables and We Will Rock You were performed. The unauditioned concerts will continue to run every two months next year. If you are interested in participating email wayoffbroadway@showbiz.org. nz

MUSICAL: Briar Patrick of Riccarton performed She used to Be Mine from musical Waitress which is based on the 2007 indie film. Her second song was All That Matters from Finding Neverland.

KEEP DANCING: Avonhead’s Tim McGuire sang Dancing Through Life from the ninth longest running show on Broadway – Wicked. His second song was Wondering from contemporary musical Bridges of Madison County. PHOTOS: WENDY RILEY



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FRESH WATER: Tony Findlay uses a water blaster to remove silt from the Wairarapa Stream. PHOTO: RICHARD COSGROVE, FISH & GAME NZ

Support was given to the project by the city council, Environment Canterbury and Nelson-based dredging and water treatment consultants, Southwater, which also provided various pumps and hoses. The stream bed was agitated using either the water jet blasters or the sand wand and the disturbed silt was captured and then removed to a de-watering site. After a process to remove the silt, the clean water was returned to the stream and the sediment remaining was taken to a landfill for disposal

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Tuesday December 20 2016

News Parking restrictions likely By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PARKING restrictions are likely to be implemented on Waimairi Rd in a bid to prevent an “accident waiting to happen.” A notice of motion was made by Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton (left) last Tuesday to install two-hour parking restrictions. If approved, the restrictions will be placed along the west side of Waimairi Rd, near Athol Tce. A petition signed by about 15 residents was sent by correspondence and tabled at the community board meeting last week. Residents say they are unable to see if the road is clear before leaving the driveway due to parked cars mainly by students, blocking their visibility. At a deputation at the board’s meeting last week, resident Maria Schmetzer said it was an “accident waiting to happen” and residents “hold their breath” every time they exit their property. She said residents are not objecting to students parking

DANGEROUS: Residents on Waimairi Rd say they “hold their breath” every time they drive out of their homes onto the road. ​ on the street, but to the lack of safety for residents leaving their properties. The parking issues come from a combination of developments including students with cars living in the halls of residence at Waimairi Village which opened in February 2014, parking restrictions installed on nearby street Athol Tce and increased traffic . The latest count by the city

council showed on weekdays traffic averaged at 24,900. Mrs Schmetzer later told Western News while it is good restrictions would be put in place, it will not resolve the issue on its own. She said it will remain to be seen whether painted parking spaces will be put in place to fix the issue. But Ms Broughton said restrictions were what residents

requested and if it doesn’t work, the board can go back and look at the parking spaces. Resident Jacqui Tompkins said while it was good restrictions are likely to be put in, it was “utterly ridiculous” it would only be on one side of the road. “It needs to be on both sides of the road. Because it doesn’t matter what side of the road you are coming out on, you are just about bowled over,” she said. Ms Broughton said the Waimairi Village halls of residency is on the other side and the board had no business putting in restrictions. But she said if residents on the east side, near the student accommodation were concerned, the board would look at installing restrictions. Canterbury University’s vicechancellor Dr Rod Carr said it supports the restrictions. A report will be prepared by city council staff and sent back to the community board in the new year. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think needs to be done about the parking issues on Waimairi Rd? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi

THIS Christmas, FreshChoice and SuperValue supermarkets are encouraging customers to give back to their local community. Give Local allows customers to donate non-perishable food items and health products to those in need. Specially-marked food collection trolleys are in place now at every FreshChoice and SuperValue store throughout New Zealand until New Year’s Day. All items collected are destined to support local charities, such as the Salvation Army, community food banks and communityled food collections from organisations like the Lions Club. Christchurch-based FreshChoice and SuperValue brands manager Liz de Lange said: “We encourage customers to look at what they are able to afford and pop a few extra items in their trolley to give to the local charity.” THe supermarkets are also collecting for the Red Cross’ earthquake appeal at all checkouts. Collections have been started by a $5000 donation from the supermarket group.




1. An Accessible City

• Work on Manchester and Durham Streets well advanced.

• Durham Street: – Kilmore to Armagh reopens to two-lane traffic – early 2017 – Armagh to Tuam one lane until April.

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• Work starts on The Promenade – a sharedspace streetscape, paved areas, gardens – 1st quarter. • Works starts on restoration of Victoria Square – 1st quarter.

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• Construction works begin 3rd quarter.

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Tuesday December 20 2016


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Environmentalist follows in the Tasman Gillies, 27 of Ngāi Tahu (Ngāti Wheke), is a third generation tāngata tiaki and guardian of Lyttelton Harbour. Annabelle Dick talked to him about his work and how he almost followed a completely different career path You work for Ngāi Tahu, can you tell me about what you do? I’m an environmental advisor – mahinga kai monitoring and enhancement for Ngāi Tahu. You’re also tāngata tiaki – what does that mean and what do you do in that role? Tāngata tiaki are guardians responsible for managing fisheries resources. In regards to my role as tāngata tiaki, it’s an ongoing thing. It’s the legislative side so it’s a ministerial appointment. Effectively we manage the mātaitai (an identified traditional fishing ground with special status) and issue customary fishing permits for the ngāti wheke area. In the harbour, ngāti wheke is a representative on the Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Catchment Management Plan so I’m the science advisor for that. You’re a third generation tāngata tiaki, can you tell me about your family and their involvement? My pōua was involved in the establishment of the first

mataitai reserve at Rapaki. The whole purpose is a recognition of rangatiratanga and the relationship with the traditional fishing grounds and customary fishing management within the mataitai. They were made the first ever tāngata tiaki. Did having the family connection prompt you to follow it as a career? It definitely influenced it, but I didn’t go to university intending to study it or come out involved in this area. My Dad’s a GP so I went down to study medicine and in the first year I knew it wasn’t for me. I’m not sure if I would’ve got into my second year, but regardless, I didn’t want to do it. Funnily enough, I told my dad and he laughed and said “good, because I didn’t think you wanted to do it, but I didn’t want to influence your decision.” I laugh at that because I could’ve saved myself a year but, at the same time, I had to realise it. I changed course and ended up gravitating towards marine

LEGACY: Tasman Gillies is continuing his family legacy as a third generation tangata tiaki. PHOTO: NGĀI TAHU

science and work associated with mahinga kai. Did you learn a lot about your family in the process? Yes. You start to run into people that used to know my pōua and talk to them. The people I work with now at Ngāi Tahu worked with him when

he was alive and, being an iwi, some of them are related to him as well so you hear stories. You definitely learn the technical things like dates and specific legislative parts and what mātaitai is and taiapure. Considering the involvement your pōua had, do you feel any

pressure to live up to his name? Not at all – if anything it’s more understanding about what he wanted. The process that him and Henry Couch were involved with, and what they did to get the mātaitai in place, it was a lengthy process. For me, it’s about understanding what he wanted to achieve because Ngāi Tahu always uses the saying “Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā muri ake ne,” which means “for us and our children after us.” It’s a pretty straightforward concept. Knowing my pōua was involved in that whole process, and being third generation tāngata tiaki, it’s quite a literal thing for me. In his mind, he wanted to sustain the fisheries and have management over it so our generation could too. It comes back to the concept of kaitiakitanga, or kaitiaki, which means guardianship or stewardship over the environment. Ngāti Wheke is my hapu, so that’s Rāpaki. Our area is Lyttelton Harbour or Whakaraupo and because I whakapapa back to there, kaitiaki or guardianship is also a responsibility – so our world view is we have a responsibility to take care of it as well.


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Being tāngata tiaki is not so much about continuing his legacy – it’s more what I should be doing anyway. The kaitiaki concept isn’t exclusive to Maori, I think people should have a responsibility towards the environment and take care of it because we’re being trusted to take care of it while we’re here for future generations. Did you grow up at Rāpaki? We moved to Rāpaki when I was nine. I was born in Australia and lived in a little town called Alstonville near Byron Bay. Both of my parents are Kiwi and I have two older sisters. We kind of grew up in the bush – we lived in a big valley and the next neighbour was a kilometre away so we had all the room to play around but we had to be careful because it was Aussie. We knew we were Maori but, in Australia, we were absent from the culture in a sense. When I moved here, it was a big learning curve. I think that was why our parents wanted us to move back to see those things. What You doescan your alsofamily pin it do? My mum and dad still live in Rāpaki – he’s a doctor. My You can also sister works forpin theit Ministry of Education, but she was previ-

was dressed as The Wiggles with a few of the guys from work. What do you do for fun? I love surfing and skiing and I used to do waka ama, too, which is outrigger canoeing. Have you travelled overseas? In 2014, after I had submitted my masters thesis, I went to Canada. I lived in Whistler for a year working at the bar and on the mountain and just skied and had fun. I had a good time and, by the end of the year, I came back wanting to make use of my degree and be more involved in something besides living paycheck to paycheck. Were there any bear encounters? Yeah, walking through the village early morning and I was still quite tired and went through the forest section in the valley. I looked up and there’s a beer standing just in front of me. He didn’t really care so I just turned around cause I didn’t want to deal with it. You get them everywhere. They’re quite clever so a lot of the door handles are knobs because they know how to open the levers. Stuff like that I wasn’t used to. The raccoons were hilarious but they’re the weirdest creatures that waddle around.

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Villa Maria recognises its high achievers AMY INWOOD has been named dux of Villa Maria College. Georgia Freeman was awarded proxime accessit at the prize-giving held at the school’s gymnasium last Wednesday. The college also announced its new leadership team for next year. Berith Petaia will be head girl while deputy head girl will be Maggie Anderson. Year 13 Special Awards: Head Girl - Olivia Kerr Meyer Cup for Leadership - Madison Hill, Olivia Kerr. Head Librarian -Georgia Smith Mary Ryan Memorial Prize for exemplifying the spirit of Villa - Gabrielle Cleary Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership and School Spirit - Ruby MountfordMcAluey Father D K O’Sullivan Cup for making the best use of her God-given talents Victoria Marshall Principal’s Art Award Krystal O’Reilly English as a Second Language Denise Murfitt Cup for the most improved new English speaking student - Hyemin Park Best all-round Senior Sportswoman Sally Flynn Cup and Jessie Anderson Mene Award for the most valued contribution to sport in a number of codes at high level and consistency in upholding the ideals of Fair Play - Georgia Freeman and Molly Millar

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CHARITY: Halswell School students Michael Wilkinson and Hamish Williams have been inspired by a school project to fundraise and donate six soccer balls to Kaikoura schools. ​

Soccer balls make way to Kaikoura thanks to fundraiser WHEN TWO Halswell School pupils chose to do a school project on their favourite pastime soccer, they found the benefits reached further than promoting a healthy lifestyle. Year 8 pupils Michael Wilkinson and Hamish Williams were inspired to fundraise and donate six soccer balls to Kaikoura schools. “Soccer has the power to do amazing things, even though it is just a simple game. Some kids don’t have an amazing life. Soccer lightens their mood, makes them feel better,” Michael said. “It takes their mind off things; soccer can make the bond with your mates stronger,” Hamish said. Red Cross recovery manager

Michael Donoghue said people and communities that are wellconnected socially recover faster from disasters. During their research the pupils were surprised to discover how generous some football clubs are, sparking an idea to undertake their own fundraising activity. The pupils were prompted after seeing an English football club donating equipment to children in Africa and the Red Cross helping out people in Kaikoura. This prompted the pupils to contact the organisation and donate the soccer balls to children in need of a pick-me-up. The Red Cross delivered the soccer balls to Kaikoura last week.

CHRISTMAS TIME: South Hornby School’s “storytellers” singing Christmas songs to make the terminal more festive. ​

Xmas tunes for travellers FOUR PRIMARY schools from across the western area of the city brought Christmas cheer to the Christchurch International Airport. South Hornby School, St Teresa’s School, Templeton School and Avonhead School were four of 12 schools from across Canterbury selected by the airport to perform a wide variety of “Christmas-themed” songs, dances and theatre. A Christchurch International Airport spokeswoman said the performances were “pretty Christmasy” this year and wellattended by friends, families and visitors. Popular carols sang included

MUSICAL: Templeton School sang popular Christmas songs for large audiences at Christchurch International Airport.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE Sport New Zealand has committed to a two-year investment in Halswell gymnast Courtney McGregor. The 18-year-old was the baby of the Olympic team in Rio, where she finished 13th in her specialty apparatus of vault. “As far as we are aware, Courtney is the first artistic gymnast to be funded by HPSNZ. This is a great achievement for both Courtney and for the sport of gymnastics in New Zealand,” said GymSports NZ chief executive Tony Compier. HPSNZ is hoping to see McGregor grow on her performance at Rio, with an eye toward the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. McGregor is now a student athlete in the United States at Boise State University and is on a four-year scholarship under head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick. The two led the college team to a record 15-meet unbeaten regular season last year. “I’m learning so much here at Boise and to know that my hard work and goals are being recognised and supported from home is fantastic. It also helps to justify all the time and money that my parents have invested in my gymnastics over the years to get me here. I’m stoked,” said McGregor. She is at her family home in Halswell for Christmas and will return to Boise in the new year. •More sport, p15

WARM WELCOME: A fence in Halswell was decorated by Halswell School pupils last weekend. ​

Election hoardings put to good use OLD CAMPAIGN boards from the local elections have been put to good use, giving people a warm welcome as they drive into Halswell. A plain site at the corner of Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd had a makeover last weekend with pupils from Halswell School decorating a fence. The campaign boards were donated by Halswell-HornbyRiccarton Community Board chairman Mike Mora, community board member Debbie Mora and councillor Jimmy Chen. The Halswell Residents’ Association and year 8 student Amelia Ledingham also helped

to organise the project to beautify the section. Ms Mora said it was great the project was given to a student and she grabbed the opportunity. “She did an incredible job to collate all these art students together to do this product,” she said. Ms Mora said the community will look at doing more projects like this around Halswell. “It is just really admirable to look at it when you are sitting at the traffic lights,” she said. Resene Paints pitched in donating paint and lollies for the project.

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Hornby Panthers duo up for awards By Gordon Findlater TWO HORNBY Panthers have been made finalists for major awards at next month’s New Zealand Rugby League awards. Jordan Riki is a finalist for the under-16 domestic player of the year, while Tevin Arona is up for the domestic player of the year. Arona, 21, has been a star player for both the Panthers and Canterbury Bulls since returning to Christchurch two years ago after a stint in Australia with the Canberra Raiders. The scrum-half helped lead the Panthers to a grand-final appearance and was also named in the New Zealand Residents team. “Getting to play for my country was one of my proudest moments. Going into camp with the residents team was a great experience,” said Arona. His efforts saw him picked up by the Warriors recently. Arona is currently in Auckland training with the NRL team’s New South Wales Cup side. He will return to Christchurch for Christmas before returning to Auckland with the goal of making the squad for the 2017 season. Riki, 16, was the standout player for the South Island Scorpions at the national under-17 tournament in October. He was named tournament MVP after helping the team to a second place finish.

SPORTS The second rower was also the MVP at this year’s under-16 New Zealand Rugby League performance camp in Rotorua. “I went there last year as a 15-year-old and at the end said, ‘I would love to get one of the awards one day.’ That was my goal going into it this year and everything panned out,” said Riki. Recognition of his talent hasn’t only come from within New Zealand. Riki was noticed by an agent two years ago and was soon picked up by the Brisbane Broncos. He has recently signed a new three-year deal with the NRL club and will make the move to Brisbane following his final year at Christchurch Boys’ High School. Riki has also proven handy in the 15-man game. His first experience with the oval ball was in union with Burnside as a four-year-old, before his parent moved him to league because of his build. “A lot of parents were complaining because I was a bit too big and rough. My mum actually had to take down my birth certificate to prove how old I was,” said Riki.

YOUNG STAR: Jordan Riki (above) scored two tries during the under-16 New Zealand Rugby League performance camp in Rotorua. While Tevin Arona’s performances on the domestic front have seen him pick up a pre-season contract with the Warriors. He then joined the Riccarton Knights before moving to the Panthers. Riki was part of a combined Panthers and Halswell Hornets team that won this year’s under-18 Canterbury club grandfinal, defeating the Papanui Tigers 50-6. Riki has also returned to union since his first stint as a youngster. This year he played a handful of games at No 8 for the Christchurch BHS first XV before deciding to concentrate on league. However, he’s planning on giving the defending UC Championship team another crack during his final year of school in 2017.

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Christmas Day and other festive occasions coming up, these would be ideal, Ricki says. They are delivered in vacuum packs for easy storage. And as a healthy sweet treat for ‘afters’, Healthkicks has the delicious snickers slice. Items are ordered through the website, healthkicks.nz, with free delivery available throughout the Christchurch area – minimum purchase $30. Orders placed by 6pm will be delivered the following day, Monday to Friday. “We are finding that customers are ordering a week’s worth of salads on a Monday so they are set up for the week,” says Ricki. “Our food speaks for itself. As well as vegetables and proteins it contains healthy carbs, so it keeps you full.” Healthkicks also has a shop in Avonhead, at 104 Staveley Street, phone 342 9541, where customers can purchase items or pick up their orders. Business hours are Monday 9am-1.30pm, Tuesday to Friday, 6.30am-1.30pm.

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Tuesday December 20 2016


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With the family having left home this magnificent home is now simply too big for the vendor. Quintessentially Cashmere this superb home with sweeping views and all day sun will please the most discerning buyer. A superbly designed extension by Sheppard and Rout has resulted in a six bedroom, four bathroom, three living room home retaining the style and charm of its history whist giving the benefit of modern day living. Step into the large elegant entranceway and on into the large family kitchen and dining room area featuring beautiful timber floors and then through to the family room. A large formal

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space for samples or stock. Attention to detail continues even into laundry and a refrigerated cool room. The large private grounds are a joy for the gardener with expansive lawns and well established trees and shrubs. You can sit on the deck and admire your garden in these long summer days to come. There is so much to see in the house - call now to view your new home. Call Debbie Pettigrew from Harcourts Grenadier Beckenham (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) now on 337 1316 or 027 777 0411

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Tuesday December 20 2016


Christmas Church Services


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St. Peter’s Church Church Corner

Christmas Eve - 24 December 11.15 pm Candle Lit Carol Singing & Midnight Holy Communion Christmas Day - 25 December 8.00 am - Holy Communion & Carols 9.30 am - Holy Communion & Carols

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School Road, Yaldhurst Christmas Eve - 24 December 5.00 pm - Children’s Service – Dress-ups provided. Christmas Day - 25 December 9.30 am - Holy Communion & Carols All welcome VICAR - The Rev. Nick Mountfort 343.3007

Christmas Day is a holy day for Christians who mark the 25 December as the birth of Christ. They come together in prayer and song, heralding the coming of Jesus, the son of God. Leading up to Christmas day is the period of advent. It begins on the Sunday closest to the 30 November, with the advent calendar counting down the days to Christmas while the advent wreath contains five candles representing the Sundays before the special day and one for Christmas Day. Joseph, a carpenter and Mary had been travelling 90 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem; as Joseph was required to participate in a Census where the Roman rulers counted the number of Jewish people for tax purposes.


Heavily pregnant Mary had been riding on a donkey. She gave birth in a cave stable where they slept with the animals due to there being no room at the inn. The nativity scene shows Jesus lying in a manger in the stable; often re-enacted by children as part of church services leading up to Christmas Day with some churches even having live animals as part of this service. A bright Star signalled the coming of Christ and guided wise men who took gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the new born while shepherds were led there by an angel. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services are a time for rejoicing the birth of Christ when carols are sung and there is much happiness.

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