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Frame to line up against Tour De France winner „„ By Gordon Findlater FORMER CASHMERE High School student Alex Frame will take on the world’s best cyclist next month. The 23-year-old will go up against current Tour De France champion Chris Froome, who will ride for Team Sky at the Herald Sun Tour in Victoria, Australia. The strong international field also includes Columbia’s Esteban Chaves who finished second overall in last year’s Giro d’Italia. Frame is part of the six man JLT-Condor team that will compete in the tour from February 1-5. Frame will be disappointed with his 18th place finish at the national men’s road race championship in Napier at the weekend, however, he can now turn his attention to riding with some of the world’s best across the Tasman. Frame attended Cashmere between 2007 and 2011 before pursuing a professional cycling career. In 2015 he was part of the New Zealand team that won a gold medal in the men’s 4000m team pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships in Paris. Last year Frame won the final

BIG CHALLENGE: Alex Frame will go up against current Tour de France champion Chris Froome at next month’s Herald Sun Tour in Australia. Inset: Chris Froome.

stage of the tour of Southland and finished runner-up on two other stages. Frame’s JLT-Condor team features Australian sprinter Brenton who is regarded as

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„„ By Caitlin Miles ROWLEY RESOURCE Centre has finally hit its funding target to get the garage rebuilt meaning more activities will be available. The centre needed between $50,000-$60,000 to rebuild the garage to allow for activities to move out of the main building, which centre manager Donna McAleer said is vital. In November 2015 the centre shifted to its current site on Rowley Ave and while the building could be used, the garage couldn’t due to earthquake damage. As a result they had to cut back on the amount of activities on offer due to the lack of space. “We noticed our numbers start to decline because there wasn’t a lot of quiet space for people to come and talk due to the activities having to be inside,” Ms McAleer said. Since the move, the centre has been fundraising to try and get the garage rebuilt. Grants from various organisations and groups have played a part in beating the $60,000 target. •Turn to page 4

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK THE WORLD is your oyster if you are a young sporting talent, and former Cashmere High School student Alex Frame is making the most of his. The 23-year-old will go up against current Tour De France champion Chris Froome in Australia next month (see page 1). Frame is part of the six man JLTCondor team that will compete in the tour from February 1-5, while Froome will ride for Team Sky. Also on page 1 today we have some more good news – the Rowley Resource Centre has raised enough money to get its garage rebuilt. This is a big deal for the Hillmorton area; the centre is a well patronised organisation and the garage has been the focal point of its activities. So well done all for a great fundraisng effort! – Barry Clarke

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News Sign of the Kiwi cafe returns „„ By Caitlin Miles AFTER NEARLY six years, the Sign of the Kiwi will reopen later this month. The building at the top of Dyers Pass Rd was closed following the September 4, 2010, earthquake. It suffered further damage on February 22, 2011. Before it was closed, it had a cafe and shop. The cafe will reopen on January 23 after more than $600,000 in strengthening work. The Sign of the Takahe, another protected heritage building, was also closed for repair work following the February 2011 earthquake. Work on the building began in 2015 and it is set to open next month. City council heritage rebuild programme manager Richie Moyle said the Sign of the Kiwi building was a piece of “old world heritage.” “The Sign of the Kiwi is a treasure of national significance,” he said. The Category 1 listed heritage building was built in 1916 and 1917. During its restoration and repair work, contractors found song lyrics scrawled on the roof from an Eileen Barton song, which was released in the 1950s.

OPENING: The Sign of the Kiwi cafe will reopen this month after being closed for nearly six years. Views like the one below from Dyers Pass Rd can be seen from the cafe’s window. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

The message read: “If we had of known you were coming we’d of baked a cake.” City council heritage adviser Gareth Wright said it was likely the message was written by tradespeople when they battened the roof of the Sign of the Kiwi in the 1950s. Cashmere Ward city councillor Tim Scandrett said it will be exciting to have the cafe open again so locals and visitors can take in the views. “It will be great to be able to sit up there, enjoy an ice cream and the weather, and just look at one of the best views in Canterbury,” Cr Scandrett said.

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In Brief RIVER FILTER A new $1.5 million filtration system could help clean up the Heathcote River and reduce flooding in Woolston. The filtration device could reduce dissolved metals by up to 25 per cent and sediment by 40 to 50 per cent. The filtration device would be housed in the planned new pump station at Richardson Tce, due to be built in 2017. ROAD CLOSURE Sparks Rd will be closed between Sutherlands Rd and Hendersons Rd from today due to the installation of the Southeast Halswell Waste Water Scheme. The road will be closed until January 29. Detours have been set up via Hendersons and Halswell Rds, and via Cashmere Rd. BOWLING CLUB SAVED The Spreydon Bowling Club won’t close down now that the Kereru Sports and Cultural Club has taken over its premises at 71 Domain Tce. The Kereru club needed a new home after the building it used at Coronation Hall burnt down. The Kereru club has taken over the lease of the bowling club grounds and will maintain the bowling lawn for at least the next five years. The lawn will be available for use by bowling club members.

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„„ By Andrew King WELL-KNOWN rugby league identity Bill Whitehead’s war medals are still missing in action. Mr Whitehead, of Bishopdale, approached Star Media about 12 months ago to try and locate his Queen’s Service Medal and Defence Service Medal. But he is yet to hear anything about them. He gave them to a friend, but cannot remember who. They had planned to combine the medals together. The friend noticed the medals sitting on the top of Mr Whitehead’s cabinet, and said they knew “a place that could connect those together.” “I can’t for the life of me remember who it was,” Mr Whitehead said. He said he wanted to hand them on to his “heirs” and is asking anyone who may know something about the medals to get in contact. War historian Alan Polaschek said he does most of the work on medals in Canterbury, but had not seen Mr Whitehead’s medals. His QSM was presented in 1987 and he was awarded his DSM for his army service from 1950-1952. If you can help Mr Whitehead recover his medals, email andrew. king@starmedia.kiwi

Coupland’s Bakeries managing director Lance Coupland presented the keys of a new Volkswagen Polo to Louisa Sinclair, the winner of a Coupland’s competition. While Mrs Sinclair, 34, described the win as an “amazing Christmas present,” she will be trading in the car valued at $25,000 to support a trip to her homeland, Northern Ireland, next April. Living in Dunedin for the past seven years, Mrs Sinclair, her husband and two daughters will travel to Bangor for the first time since she moved to New Zealand. Mrs Sinclair won the competition through Coupland’s Bakeries at Andersons Bay, South Dunedin. She said the bakery is a regular stop for milk and thick sliced white bread, while her favourite bakery item are the citrus truffles. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Centre’s $60,000 target reached for garage •From page 1 They received a $5000 from the former Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board along with a $15,000 grant from the Lottery Community Facilities Fund.

The centre has managed to raise $70,000, which Ms McAleer said will allow for landscaping as well for a nicer outdoor space. “It will be really, really good to

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Church rebuild a fusion of tradition and technology „„ By Caitlin Miles THE REPAIRED Opawa Community Church may look like the old one but is full of new technology after a $3.5 million rebuild. The old brick Methodist church on the corner of Opawa Rd and Aynsley Tce was built in 1907. It suffered significant damage in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The church was officially reopened on Saturday after a two-year rebuild, with members of the congregation and the community able to look at the new church and hall facilities. The roof of the church was salvaged but the rest of the building was demolished. Opawa Community Church treasurer Bruce Hille said the new building incorporated the style of the old church with modern technology. The original building’s roof, timber beams and pillars were reused, along with the rose window, which was an

NEW: The recently rebuilt Opawa Community Church looks like the original building, but includes a technology upgrade. The roof and pews from the old church were saved and used in the refurbishment. PHOTO: BRUCE HILLE

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Crummer looking forward to reunion Annie Crummer found fame with hits such as Language and See What Love Can Do. She spoke to Tom Doudney about working on new material and seeing dyslexia as a blessing, ahead of her performance with Debbie Harwood, Margaret Urlich and Sharon O’Neill at Lincoln’s Selwyn Sounds concert in March IT HAS been a long time since we’ve heard anything new from Annie Crummer but the singer is hopeful her fans won’t have to wait too much longer. Crummer hasn’t released a full album of original material since 1996’s Seventh Wave. Since then fans have had to make do with a best of collection in 2002 and three songs released in 2010 as singles only. While she is reluctant to talk about release dates, she has been working on songs for an album which has a working title of Project Annie C. “I have got a bunch of songs that I am dying to get out of the demo situation and get into the studio and smash that stuff out, I’m the only one stopping me,” she said. “I’ve got a lot more to say musically, I will just have to get over myself and get on with it.” Crummer said that while she was known more as a singer than a songwriter, she had become more confident dabbling in song writing. “Melodies come really good to me but the way I write lyrics is quite odd because I am fully dyslexic so the way I explain things, I don’t think it’s the same as a non-dyslexic song writer.” Crummer only discovered she was dyslexic well into her adult years but the revelation came as a big relief. “When I look back I think: ‘Oh,

I have been blessed with dyslexia, that’s all.’ I just learn things differently,” she said. “I forgave myself for feeling so dumb all these years because I left school really early and now when I look back at all the subjects I took it had nothing to do with anything technical, it all had to do with creative stuff.” Those subjects included classes on art, Maori culture and, perhaps surprisingly, typing – because she could just copy the patterns without thinking about the words. That ability to recognise patterns helped her land a leading role in the Australian version of Ben Elton’s hit musical-theatre production We Will Rock You, based on the songs of British rock band Queen, in 2003. To get the part of Killer Queen, Crummer had to audition in front of Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. “I had to learn the English phonetically and that is actually how I learn music too, I listen to where heart is needed and where anger is needed and all the emotions, I just

BEST OF FRIENDS: From left, Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood and Crummer will perform together at Selwyn Sounds, along with Sharon O’Neill (not pictured).

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emulate those inflections without really knowing what I am talking about, but I have just fooled everyone,” she said. “I can’t believe I got that role, if only they knew how I did it. But it did catch up on me a couple of times on stage where I’d fumble

over a word because I didn’t fully understand it and I had to dig my way out of it, live.” She said that while the way dyslexic people figured things out might be different, the outcome could be incredible. Crummer, who lives in Auckland, said she loved that performing enabled her to travel. She always looked forward to playing with Harwood, Urlich and O’Neill, sometimes joined by Shona Laing, with the singers typically doing about three or four shows together a year. She was looking forward to reuniting with them for Selwyn Sounds. “I’m a huge fan of theirs and we have the utmost respect for each other so it’s a joy all round, a real buzz.” The concert will also feature Kiwi rock heavyweights Mi-Sex, Dragon, The Jordan Luck Band and Jason Kerrison. When she was not perform-

ing with Harwood and co or going solo, she often joined her father’s band, Will Crummer and the Rarotongans, playing songs which mostly sung in Cook Island Maori. Crummer took a more low key role in the band, playing the pahu and putting in some occasional backing vocals. She didn’t mind stepping back from the spotlight and credited her father with setting her on the path to stardom. “He gave me the gift of music,” she said. “I do count my blessings, that’s a daily ritual for me, the fact that I can do music and have never had a job.” •Selwyn Sounds will be held on March 4, from 11.30am8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek and buyers will be able to prepurchase a return bus ride between pick-up points in Christchurch or Rolleston and Lincoln Domain.

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New Year Honours List Long-term services to community VICTOR CLAUDE was contracted to create a marketing campaign for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, but that turned into more than 20 years working with the trust and children. Mr Claude received a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year Honours for his work The Spreydon resident first became involved with the trust to make a professional advertising campaign and when he thought about his own three sons he wanted to get involved. “I couldn’t help but compare those boys to some of those kids and what they had and what they needed,” Mr Claude said. He was invited to become a board member which he did for 21 years, five of which he spent as president. One of his proudest achievements was progressing the trust’s financial status. “Over the five years we made a bit of progress which was important,” he said. During his time as president Mr Claude used his own marketing company to assist with marketing for the trust, particularly in the production of its Care magazine. For his work he became a life member of the trust. He said he “had an idea”

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ACCOMPLISHED: The late Graham Leslie received a Queen’s Service Medal before he passed away last month.

make an advertising campaign for the Christchurch Children’s Holiday Camps Trust as well. Which is what let him to more than 30 years of work with it. The aim of the trust is to raise money to send at risk kids to camps around Christchurch. Graham Leslie also received the Queen’s Service Medal for his 46 years of service to education. He was the deputy principal at Hillmorton High School,

where he had worked for his entire 46-year career. In 2015 he retired due to motor neurone disease. He received his honour before he passed away aged 73, on December 22. His award was approved by the Queen before his death, so Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy announced his honour was changed to take effect from December 21 due to the circumstances. Mr Leslie mentored hundreds

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A NEW mountain bike track built predominantly by volunteers has opened on the Port Hills. The 3.8km route, currently called the Montgomery Spur Loop Track until it is formally named, is the first new public track to be built on the hills in about a decade. It’s the result of work by about 40 volunteers, contractors and city council staff. “It’s been 75 per cent volunteer labour, 15 per cent contracted construction and about 10 per cent council oversight, planning and helping to transport gear up there,” Christchurch Singletrack Club Port Hills track liaison and development officer Graham Allan said. He co-ordinated the team of volunteers who worked on the project over the past 18 months. He’s been a regular volunteer, helping the city council with track maintenance on the Port Hills for 10 years. The new track sits within Montgomery Spur Reserve on land that was mandated in 2010 for a mountain bike track. It’s close to the Rapaki Track

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but provides an additional loop that’s designed for beginner to intermediate riders. The only access to the track is from the mid-way point of the Rapaki Track, but there are plans to introduce other access points. It takes about 25 minutes to ride, but Mr Allan said the track provided a lot of variety and challenges without too much risk. “The scenery looking out

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I KNEW the media car evaluation fleet wouldn’t escape disruption after the devastating earthquake which crippled Kaikoura. A car which I was scheduled into was trapped north of the township, and I guess it is still sitting there and will remain so until that road reopens. That is of little consequence to the loss of life and the devastation MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER: New safety package. those in the area are living with money. entry and ignition, new centre through a continuously variable every day, we Cantabrians know What’s more, the newcomer console with electronic park automatic gearbox. full well what that is like. is available in seven, seven-seat brake, upgraded infotainment However, what has changed All car manufacturers and dissystem with Android Auto and are the transmission mapping tributors are having to re-evaluate variants, two and four-wheeldrive, and 2-litre, 2.4-litre and Apple Car Play, the latter aligned management protocols which the way they move cars through 2.3-litre (diesel) variants listing to a new central screen display provide the driver with a more the South Island and I’m expectwhich has deep and comprehenfluid feel under wide throttle ing more disruption to the media from $32,990 to $56,990. The test car was the entry-level sive graphics. openings, the acceleration vehicles I have scheduled. LS, albeit with 4WD capability The interior certainly looks process is smoother and quieter. That aside, Mitsubishi did well and the 2399cc engine. fresher with the new additions, And that has always been a to keep my diary intact, a brand Even though XLS and VRX and it goes a long way towards hallmark of the Outlander, it is new Outlander sport utility keeping the Outlander appeala smooth and responsive vehicle vehicle was placed in my care and specification vehicles get a huge technology boost, mostly for ing. It feels like a new SUV to drive, and that is part of its it filled the void until such time safety, the LS misses out, but and, as I’ve mentioned many charm, I like CVT, and the sysas the Mirage I was originally times before when I’ve driven tem is now just that much more scheduled into becomes available. it still has enough safety kit to intuitive. The Outlander has just received qualify for a five-star Australasian Outlander, it is still a key vehicle New Car Assessment Program in this very popular part of the The Outlander feels even another major makeover; intermarket. more spritely, that’s probably not estingly, it’s just a year or so since safety rating. New features on the higher Under the bonnet sits a wellreflected in a 10.5sec standstill to the last facelift. While the shell in grade models include lane depar- proven four-cylinder petrol 100km/h acceleration time, but which it arrives hasn’t changed ture warning, blind spot warning/ engine, the twin camshaft You unitcan alsoitpin is no a lot, there are a lot more safety it slouch all the same, and lane change assist and rear cross is rated by Mitsubishi at 126kW through the mid-range that big components built into the traffic alert. and 224Nm, that hasn’t changed four-potter delivers good torque vehicle, and it has also had engiYou can also pin it and associated strength. Elsewhere, the LS gets new 18in from the previous generation neering changes which make it On the subject of figures, the more capable and better value for alloy wheels (up an inch), keyless model, nor has its transmission

Outlander is also a fuel thrifty vehicle. Mitsubishi rate it with a 7.2-litre per 100km/h (39mpg) combined cycle average, and that fitted with the comprehensive trip computer display in the car, it was constantly registering around 8.8l/100km (32mpg) with a 6l/100km (47mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h (engine speed 1900rpm). I didn’t venture off-road in the test car, but I did take to a series of badly corrugated shingle roads near Hororata and can report it has spring and damper rates which absorb well the big hits, thus providing the occupants with a controlled and comfortable ride. When it comes time to tackle a quick corner or two the Outlander feels stable and strong through the steering. Body movement is noticeable, but it is well controlled. The Outlander has been a huge success story for Mitsubishi, and that level of acceptance doesn’t appear to be waning. I guess some of its appeal can be attributed to Mitsubishi’s comprehensive 10-year warranty programme, but also the fact it is a versatile seven-seater which is big but not oversize. When it comes time to go full force into another generation model, Mitsubishi will be well aware the current Outlander is kmact to follow.OFFI going to be a hard

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South Library Book Group Tomorrow, 10am-11am For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers. We subscribe to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. Held on the second Wednesday of the month, places are limited so please phone or email to inquire about availability and cost. South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo St, Cashmere Scrabble – Linwood Library Tomorrow, 10.30am-noon Come along to our Scrabble club. No obligation, just come along when you can and join our friendly group. All materials are supplied. No fee. Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Rd Ferrymead Bark In The Park Saturday, 10am-3.30pm Go along to celebrate the dog in your life. Take them for a ride on the tram, attend an animal blessing or remember your loved pet on the memorial board. All

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ZEN: Opawa Zendo holds four zen meditation sessions each week. If you would like to schedule a time for a beginner instruction course, please contact Geoff on 021 238 4618 or christchurch@ zen.org.nz. There is no charge for attending zazen at the zendo, although a gold coin donation towards the upkeep of the building is appreciated. The sessions will take place today, 7-8.20pm, tomorrow, 7.15-8.15am, and Sunday, 7pm-9pm, at 4 Kennedy Pl, Hillsborough

Halswell Community Market Sunday, January 22, noon-3pm Set in the award-winning gardens of St John of God, Hauora Trust, our market provides a place for people to connect and support local businesses, musicians, clubs and groups. This is a real community event with a variety of stalls. There will be something for everyone at the Halswell market.

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The amazing thing is, it is made from the bark of New Zealand Pinus Radiata with an extraction method that uses only purified water. Apparently, the pine bark is full of healthy plant compounds that are naturally part of our diet when we eat fruits and vegetables. Yet, the pine bark is loaded with these natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds and makes a great starting material for this health product. Keen on a chewing a bit of pine bark? Further detailed information is available from the Natural Health Advisers at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, phone: 388-5757 – We are Always Happy to Help!

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Blood Pressure is an indicator of cardiovascular as well as overall health. Healthy blood flow is vital for a healthy body as the blood plasma transports nutrients, hormones, metabolic waste, oxygen and CO2 throughout the body. An area in the brain keeps check on blood flow to ensure health of all cells and the organs they make up. If blood flow is reduced the brain will try to normalise blood flow by adjusting the heart strength, frequency (Pulse Rate) as well as the width of blood vessels all via the nervous system. Over a period of time the blood pressure may keep increasing due to the deterioration of blood flow. A higher B/P is not ideal and is considered a major risk factor for strokes, aneurysm, organ failure and heart failure. Even moderate elevation of B/P is considered a major reason for shorter life expectancy. If we can maintain our B/P in the normal range our overall health will be improved. Systolic B/P (The upper figure) is when the heart contracts and pushes blood around the body. Ideally at rest this should be between 100 to 120. The diastolic B/P (The lower figure) is the pressure in the

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Aspire Canterbury offers support, advice and resources to older people and those with impairments, their families and caregivers. Removing barriers to everyday living for individuals, Aspire Canterbury inspires people to live life to the fullest no matter what their difficulties. The Disability Information Service is a source of valuable information about the various services available to people with short or long term impairments and professionals from community/health organisations. Visit Aspire Canterbury’s shop at 314 Worcester Street or visit their website for more information and resources. They also have an online shop selling a wide selection of easier living aids, and offer rental services for wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. Aspire also has a mobile service which is available for free, fun, interactive presentations of all their equipment and services to retirement homes/ villages and any other community groups wanting a speaker. For more information visit www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz, 03 366 6189 mobileservices@aspirecanterbury.org.nz

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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 2743541 pAIntInG & DeCOrAtInG interior &  exterior,  gib  fixing,  plastering, paperhanging, Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph Wingfields  Ltd,  ph  Mark  021 171-1586 Or 3555994 pAInter Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 pLASterer Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 pLUMBer ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 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 SpIDerS / FLIeS ANNOYING YOU? We can  help!  Certified  Pest  Control 022 507 3787 info@certifiedpestcontrol. co.nz SpOUtInG CLEANING - Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034

treeS BIG OR SMALL, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 tree WOrK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 t.V. SerVICe Centre Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UpHOLSterer Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 VHS VIDeO tApeS & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping, weddings, twenty firsts,  special  occasions,  www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655 WAterBLAStInG Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit www.jetx.co.nz


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Classifieds Trades & Services

restaurant

Fine Indian cuisine and Fully Licensed Restaurant and B.Y.O. Table bookings are welcome and we also do catering

nOw Open! Home delivery available (conditions apply)

Trades & Services

Cracked tiles? Dirty grout? Old or mouldy silicon? Brett Ph 03 358 5105 or 027 746 7632 www.groutpro.co.nz

VALUATIONS

458 Colombo St, Sydenham, ChCh 03 366 5853

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate Stamped Concrete Plain Concrete Resurfacing

We wish everyone a safe & happy 2017 Cafe open from 11am

LIVE MUSIC THIS SATURDAY

TAB & Gaming Function Facilities

Things we offer... Competitive/affordable pricing Attention to detail Professional service free quotes/insurance scopes

14th Jan, 7pm Whitfords Bar

HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

FRANCHISE

SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday

RETRO ROAST LUNCH 12PM-1.30PM WEDNESDAYS

Situations Vacant

Cell 0278 145 848 www.drivecrete.co.nz

ELECTRICIAN residential - commercial - industrial New Builds electrical and lighting design Renovations New Builds incl. rewires, switchboard upgrades, basic additional lights & power / data points, garden lighting, spa power Renovations HomeVentilation Ventilation Home heat transfers and positive pressure systems AlarmAlarm System Installation System Installation Electrical Safety Inspections incl. the latest smart phone control and monitoring

CallWilliam Williamfor for a a free 021021 594594 442442 or Call freequote: quote: email: admin@preciseelectrical.co.nz email: admin@preciseelectrical.co.nz www.preciseelectrical.co.nz

Occupational Therapist Part Time

Returning to work, have young children or wanting to reduce your hours this could be the ideal job? We are a community based trans-disciplinary therapy business, working with people of all ages who have disabilities. Our services include: assessment and treatment: group activities: client and carer education: supervision and safety in the home and workplace. We seek an experienced NZ Registered Therapist who is able to work autonomously, and enjoys working flexibly within a team environment. Experience should include work in some of the following areas: • Community, residential and educational settings • Disabled children, adults or elderly • 15 hours per week approximately with some flexibility Application closing date: 5pm Friday 19 February 2017 Please send a copy of CV to: The General Manager Therapy Professionals Limited PO Box 7807 Christchurch Or email: therapyprofessionals@clear.net.nz Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Public Notices

Weka Pass Railway Waipara, North Canterbury

Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5.15pm 62 Poulson Street, Addington 300 Lincoln Road, Lincoln PH: 338 5154 Your donations of household goods support our emergency housing hostel

Phone 0800wekapass Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm

www.wekapassrailway.co.nz

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

«WHAT'S ON«

SATURDAY 14 JAN, 4.30PM

GREAT DINING - downstairs -

GREAT DINING - upstairs -

PIERVIEW Restaurant

Midweek $10 SPECIAL ROAST

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

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

SIRLOIN STEAK or CHICKEN BREAST

TAB POD GAMING ROOM

SUNDAY SPECIAL

FUNCTION ROOMS

NOW OPEN FOR

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

Trains run every Sunday in January

Te Ope Whakaora

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

ClubBISTRO

OP SHOPS

H

ORNBY

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

We are proud members of:

Shop with us and Give Hope.

until Wednesday 21st December $10 Members / $12 Non

Open 7 Days from 5.30pm

Members Lucky Card Draw

SHUTTLE RUNNING Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

BARROSS

SATURDAY 14 JAN, 8PM

EASY COME, EASY GO

Club CAFE OPEN

FRIDAY SPECIAL:

WITH JACKET POTATO & SALAD BAR

$22!

3 courses: $25

SUNDAY BRUNCH By the Seaside! 10.30am-2.30pm

OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Chalmers Restaurant REOPENS THIS FRIDAY 13th January 2017

202 Marine Parade Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome

Hornby WMC 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby Phone 03 349 9026

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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HAPPY NEW YEAR from the team at the Racecourse Hotel

Need

Accommodation?

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

We have GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY RATES on Studio Units

‘Famous for their roasts!’ SENIORS SPECIAL Two courses:

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Conditions apply

FAMILY FRIENDLY Kid’s Special Two courses $

Book now! 03 342 7150 Sports Bar, Carbine Bar, HOOFBEATS Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

$20

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Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

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

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenHotelRestaurant www.gardenhotel.co.nz

WE WISH OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR G

NOW

VIN SER

le availab from

9am

Breakfast HAPPY HOUR 5PM - 7PM DAILY

Live Music: Rhonda Campbell

6PM.FRI.13 JAN PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132

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