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Plan to beat arsonists „„ By Andrew King FIRE SERVICE and education bosses are working together to prevent vacant schools from being the target of arsonists. The campaign is aimed at removing things such as rubbish bins, outside furniture and other combustibles from school sites that opportunist arsonists use to set fires. There are 25 schools citywide,

four in the north-west suburbs that have either been earmarked for disposal, further education purposes or community use as part of the $1.137 billion Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme. Fire Service’s Bruce Irvine said they are working with the Ministry of Education over a prevention plan. “We have been looking around the schools for things like

rubbish bins not being stored away correctly, outside furniture not pushed against buildings, that sort of thing to try limit the amount of opportunity,� he said. The north-west sites are on Champion St, which is being used by Beckenham School temporarily, Glenmoor School on Philpotts Rd, Kendal Primary on Kendal Ave and Marshland School’s former site

on Marshland Rd. MoE head of education infrastructure service Kim Shannon said all schools are vulnerable over summer because they are generally unoccupied. “It’s an unfortunate fact that all schools are potential targets for arson and vandalism, particularly during the summer months when the buildings aren’t in use,� she said.

Aranui High and Wainoni schools now have extra security after both were vandalised recently. Aranui High was hit just a week after it closed down for good last month. A number of windows were smashed, buildings tagged and construction equipment on-site was vandalised and tagged. •Turn to page 5

Flying Fijian raided by NRL club Mika Ravalawa scored 14 tries for Burnside High School in last year’s UC Championship. His outstanding performances have seen him snapped by rival code rugby league. The 19-year-old is Canberra Raiders-bound. The Australian NRL club spotted him displaying the explosive play he is renowned for while playing for Burnside at the national co-ed finals tournament. The Fijian arrived in Australia last week to begin his two-year contract. •Story, p18


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GREAT TO see a strategy to try and stop opportunist arsons at schools earmarked for demolition around the city (see page 1). Typically, random fires that happen at schools (usually during school holidays) are started in rubbish bins, or on outdoor furniture, and usually by groups of teenagers roaming the area at night looking to create mischief. The real arsonists take the places out with planned intent. These guys are few and far between and always fairly impossible to stop. So a wise move by the Fire Service and Ministry of Education to get rid of rubbish bins and equipment at unused schools, which hopefully will mean those marauding groups of teenagers will simply move on. And good luck to Mika Ravalawa (see page 1 and 18) – he’ll do well at the Canberra Raiders. – Barry Clarke



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In Brief BURGLARY ARREST Police have praised a person who alerted them to suspicious behaviour at a St Albans address on Friday morning which led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man for burglary. Senior Sergeant Chris Scott said several staff, including a dog team, cordoned off Weston Rd and located the offender hiding inside an address on that road. BOARD MEETINGS BEGIN Community boards in the northwest will resume normal meetings every two weeks from February. The first meeting of the PapanuiInnes Community Board will be on February 10 at 9am in the Papanui Library. The FendaltonHarewood-Waimairi Community Board meeting will be on February 13 at 4pm in the Fendalton Service Centre.

Gerry Brown CONFUSION: A ‘to let’ sign on the front lawn of Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee’s office had some locals wondering if he was moving.

‘Don’t worry’ – Gerry’s staying „„ By Andrew King DON’T BE misled by this sign. Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee is not moving out of his Greers Rd electorate office. “It is the rear section for let, not here,” Mr Brownlee said.

Residents were wondering if he was moving out of the area. “We saw the sign and thought he is taking off,” said Gail Scott, of Bryndwr. When Mr Brownlee’s office was contacted on Friday by Nor’West News, MP support

Allie Benny said she had wondered if it was going to cause some confusion. “Don’t worry, he is not moving,” she said. “They will have to carry him out of here.” Mr Brownlee has held the Ilam

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Your Local Views Maintaining trust and confidence This week’s opinion piece was written by Canterbury district police commander Superintendent John Price about modern day law enforcement I am extremely proud of the police team who serve the people and make a difference to the community every minute of every day as our team keep the peace and ensure the public will be safe and feel safe.    In New Zealand, our police have the implicit consent of the community. In order to do this, we must be seen as policing with integrity and with accountability. Essentially, we must have the trust and confidence of the community. Policing by consent follows the principles, ideas and ideals of Sir Robert Peel, which define an ethical police organisation. These ‘Peelian Principles’ are as relevant today as they were in 1829 when they were established. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public, and the public are

the police.    We maintain the highest level of ‘full trust and confidence’ of any policing organisation in the world, at about 80 per cent. By comparison, some policing jurisdictions have trust and confidence levels lower that 10 per cent, demonstrating that those organisations are not widely seen as ethical and trustworthy. If you have travelled overseas, you will have seen examples of policing organisations which have an approach of policing with fear and only force. We place enormous importance on maintaining and fostering the trust and confidence of our communities and we work hard to ensure we maintain our core values and hold each other to account. Having been a member for 30 years I think the community is justified in having trust and confidence in this organisation. In Canterbury, we want to

ensure that people can be safe and feel safe and I’m sure that is a sentiment you will share. Our focus is on reducing harm caused to families, whether that be through violence in the home, death and injury on the roads, drug use or dishonesty offending. We also want to empower communities to work together, support each other and to speak up when something isn’t right. We work very closely with a range of agencies and community groups to ensure people receive the support they need and deserve. Over the past year, we have targeted those bringing illegal drugs

and firearms into our communities and, as a result, have seized 140 illegal firearms. Each one of those is potentially a life saved. We have also prevented significant amounts of illegal drugs in getting to our streets. We are very lucky in that we receive a lot of positive feedback from members of the community for the work we do. To those people who have taken the time to contact us, I would like you to know that your words of support mean a lot to myself and my team who come to work every day to make a difference in the lives of everyone so that we can be the safest country.

Last week we asked readers if they thought more funding should be allocated by the city council to install school zones, which would include signage and a reduced speed limits around schools. A reader responds: Colin McGavin, of Papanui – I live in Paparoa St and am very familiar with the traffic patterns caused by the school. There are two street frontages for Paparoa St School – Paparoa St and Tomes Rd. Paparoa St is a cul-de-sac, dead end, so carries no through traffic. Tomes Rd joins Rutland St with a 90-degree corner and a 25km/h speed limit. At school start, 9am, and finish, 3pm, times, both sides of both streets are filled with the parked cars of parents and others dropping off or picking up children. This means that there is generally only room for a single line of traffic and you have to give way to let through cars coming the other way. So there is already a ‘built in’ speed restriction mechanism. Therefore, spending money on additional signage for this school is a complete and total waste of money. Take it off this list and spend the money on schools that have genuine problems.

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„„ By Andrew King TWO STOLEN credit cards have been recovered as police continue to crackdown on youth crime in the north-west. A search warrant was issued to look for stolen items at a property on Aorangi Rd, Bryndwr, on Tuesday, which was believed to be linked with Nick Adcock two burglaries in Papanui. A youth has been spoken to by police and a man has been charged with using a document for pecuniary advantage. It is alleged the man used a stolen credit card to make purchases totalling about $400. Police say he could possibly face methamphetamine possession and utensil charges as well. Among the recovered items were Australian senior citizen cards police believe were taken in the Papanui burglaries as well as stolen credits cards and electronics. It follows another warrant issued on January 6 in Bryndwr, where a 13-year-old suspect was

TEAMWORK: The Fire Service and Ministry of Education are working together to reduce opportunities for arsonists around schools.

CAUGHT: A man has been charged after alledgedly using a stolen credit card to make purchases totalling about $400.

identified as a person of interest in the Papanui burglaries. From that warrant, police established another address that potentially contained more stolen property. Police say charges are yet to be laid. The crackdown is part of an operation, code-named Piper, which targets the top 10 youth believed to be responsible for burglaries, thefts, vandalism, graffiti, intimidation and other offending. Acting Sergeant Nick Adcock said seven of the 10 top offenders have been dealt with for offending

with various degrees of seriousness since the operation started in September. He said he couldn’t comment on the specifics but the offences ranged from burglary, aggravated robbery and trespass. Operation Piper is based out of the Papanui police station and is aimed at giving opportunities to break the cycle of crime. It’s part of a wider focus throughout northern and eastern suburbs to reduce youth crime and a national goal to reduce it 25 per cent by June.

Plan to beat school vandals, arsonists •From page 1 Wainoni was hit by vandals this month. It also had a number of windows smashed, some of which have since been boarded over. Mr Irvine said the unoccupied schools were “pretty high risk” when it came to fires. He said Aranui High was lucky to not have a fire during the recent attack. Funding can be allocated to

schools to repair buildings that have been deliberately set on fire, provided the damage is under $2500. The MoE has a funding programme, backed by private sector insurance, to pay for repairs to school buildings damaged in a fire or natural disaster. Buildings will be covered for loss or damage costing more than $2500 to repair and that meets the criteria.




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Proud mum awarded for her Kate Russell has been a leader in the not-for-profit health sector for 24 years. Georgia O’Connor-Harding spoke to her about working at the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation and what it was like to raise three children as a solo parent. Congratulations on becoming and Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. You must be very excited? I was thrilled when I heard. My first reaction was who the heck must have nominated me? But I still don’t know and possibly never will. I am very honoured. I didn’t know I was going to get nominated. There are so many different sectors in my professional life where it could have come from, but they said health and governance and that has narrowed it down. What made you stick to helping the not-for-profit organisations? I fell into the not-for-profit sector by accident. My first job was as a fundraising assistant for Presbyterian Support. I got it because it was a 20-hour week job and it suited the fact I had small children at the time. I was in that job for a couple

of weeks and I had what you would describe as a vocational empathy of thinking, oh my goodness, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I was 30-years-old and aside from being a mother, I hadn’t figured out what I wanted to do careerwise. I had always done things to do with social justice. I had gone on the ‘no tour marches’ and was a junior member of human rights organisation, Amnesty International. Tell me about working at the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation? When I took this role, some of my colleagues at the national programme, Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, were like isn’t that a step back because you are going into a regional role? But after the earthquakes, I very much had in my heart to do something in Canterbury. Medical research is something you don’t always get

RECOGNISED: Kate Russell is chief executive of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation, which funds research and oversees organisations like the New Zealand Brain Research Institute. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

immediate results. In the nearly three years I have been there, I can’t say there has been a new blockbuster drug. Rarely does medical research go ahead in a quantum leaps, it is these little baby steps that happen over a

number of years. Could give me a picture of the research you are doing at the moment? We just finished a study on the use of vitamin C and breast cancer. We are also funding a young

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role in medical research How do you think our medical research compares to the rest of the world? We punch very well above our weight. What gets achieved here in research for the fraction of a cost is really quite astounding. In spite of the frustration we all naturally get with the health system and getting put on waiting lists and restricted medicines, we still have universal public health care here. When you look at the hideous situation people in the United States find themselves in, where they don’t have health insurance, we have a fabulous system here. We only pay $5 per item for medicine which may cost up to $150. Still some people complain about that. You often hear about there not being enough beds at Christchurch Hospital. For sure, Christchurch Hospital is an incredibly busy hospital. But the financial results and just the strategic results the CDHB gets in terms of the development of new services; they are just terrific and stack up very well compared to the rest of the district health boards around the country. I can tell you these places are populated by bloody good people who all have a very

FAMILY OUTING: Kate Russell with her family at the Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery in southern France.

big heart for what they do. How old were you when you first had children? I had my first child when I was 19. It was a surprise. It wasn’t in my plan to get pregnant in my second year of university. By the time Sam, my eldest boy, was one I was back at university doing a full-time course, looking after him and holding down two parttime jobs. I have no idea how I

did it. Would that have been one of the most difficult times in your life? No. I always had plenty of family support around me. I have a very close family. But the most difficult time of my life was when I broke up with my first husband. I was a solo parent on my own for seven years with three children. For me, it got to

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Deans’ farm restoration to be decided „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A DECISION will be made on the restoration of two buildings connected to the pioneering Deans’ farming settlement. The city council will decide on Thursday whether to approve a heritage incentive grant of up to $62,326 for the repair work of two former farm buildings in Kahu Rd, near Riccarton Bush. A city council report says if the work goes ahead, it will mean some of the last early brick farm buildings in Canterbury will be restored. The application was made by the Christchurch Boys’ High School board of trustees, which owns the buildings. So far, the owners have $1,486,468 available from insurance and have raised a further $147,061 for repairs to enable the building to be reused. The cost of repairing the buildings is estimated to be $2,120,000, which means the owners have to find $546,395.  The Deans brothers, William and John, were some of the earliest European settlers in the city and the site of their first farm was at Riccarton Bush. 


Young filmmaker on a roll „„ By Andrew King LOOK OUT Sir Peter Jackson, there is a new director on the scene. Christchurch Girls’ High School student Grace Maguire recently won the New Zealand Film Commission Young Women Filmmaker in the Outlook for Someday short film competition. Her three and a half minute film is called Wired, a docudrama about the overuse of technology by teenagers – it also won the CGHS film competition for the second time last year. “They [teenagers] are using it a lot more, not focusing what’s happening around them . . . we want them to look up,” she said. A docudrama is a dramatised television programme or film which takes the form of a serious documentary based on real events. The inspiration for it, she said, came from observing her peers. “It is just something I have seen all around me,” she said. It is not her first film. In 2015, she won the school competition with The Transfer, which was about a teenager who woke up every day in a different body.

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St Margaret’s students ace exams „„ By Andrew King THREE former St Margaret’s College students achieved distinction in their International Baccalaureate examinations, the results of which came back recently. Grace Sullivan, Madeleine Tilley and Gabriela Coates now have a few different options when it comes to choosing a university. The school had a 100 per cent pass rate of students who sat the exams, with 41 per cent meeting the criteria for academic excellence scholarships to universities, including Victoria University of Wellington. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year educational course aimed at students aged 16 to 19. The programme provides an internationally-accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide. Grace, Madeleine and Gabriela, who sat the exams at the end of 2016, were all awarded distinction for their


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News Papanui’s Mr Bean makes the cut „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LONG-TIME Riccarton Players member Alistair Bean has done everything in theatre from performing in England to working as a extra on TVNZ’s comedy series of McPhail and Gadsby. Now, after acting in Riccarton Players shows for more than 30 years, Bean, 53, of Papanui, will debut as a director. The theatre group will start the year with a “thrill” bringing Ted Tiller’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula back from the dead. “I did this show in Invercargill in 1997 and it is written that well that I thought if I had the opportunity to direct, this is the show I wanted to do,” he said. Bean first became involved with the Riccarton Players 31 years ago with the Riccarton Players’ 25th Anniversary production in 1985 of play The Miracle Worker. With aspirations to make performing a full-time career in his early 20s, Bean first gave it crack in Britain. He was going to perform in a Christmas pantomime in Southend, London for a year but was soon told the show was only professional for seven weeks.

LIFE IN THE ARTS: Alistair Bean has been acting for more than 30 years. In 1984 (left) he was a member of street gang the Jets for the Christchurch Operatic Society’s production of Westside Story in 1984. Now he will debut as a director with the Riccarton Players in the production of Count Dracula. (Right) – Rehearsals for the show.

“I was only 23 at the time and a little bit young in the ways of the world so it all became a bit intimidating so I went home,” he said. But determined to continue with the arts as well as delve into a career in finance, Mr Bean performed with numerous theatre companies in the city including Canterbury Children’s Theatre and The Christchurch Operatic Society – now known as Showbiz Christchurch.

He now has his own business Alistair Bean & Assoc’s Financial Services Ltd based in St Albans. He said his most memorable performance was a matinee show of Les Miserables at the Isaac Theatre Royal in 1994 when a 6.7 earthquake struck Arthur’s Pass. “We had a revolver on stage and thought these were the best special effects we have ever had,” he said. He said the whole theatre was evacuated and the performers

were out on the street in their make up. “The old chandelier in the theatre was swinging 180 deg . . . we had 400 stage lights above us and any of them could have come down but none of them did fortunately,” he said. One of his other memorable shows was working with New Zealand comedians David McPhail and Jon Gadsby on their political satire show, where he was everything from a march-

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News ​Foul smell in Papanui’s past „„ By Murray Williams, Papanui Heritage Group IN 1922, the ratepayers of the most urbanised part of Papanui voted to amalgamate with Christchurch city. Prior to this, the whole of the Papanui area had been administered by the Waimairi County Council and there was a large degree of dissatisfaction with the level of service provided by this authority in comparison to those that were enjoyed by people living in Christchurch. One such example was that since the 1880s, the more central parts of Christchurch had enjoyed the luxury of a sewerage system that removed human waste from individual properties via underground pipes. However, those who lived on the outskirts of the city, for example ‘out in Papanui’, still relied on the collection of ‘night soil’ by the ‘night man’ on a weekly basis. This was an insanitary and malodorous method. The contents of the cans were either buried in sand hills or dumped in waterways. The longed for relief was not

DIRTY WORK: Papanui residents relied on the collection of ‘night soil’ by the ‘night man’ on a weekly basis, an insanitary and malodorous method of dealing with sewage.

however instantaneous. Many Papanui citizens had failed to appreciate that providing a sewerage system was not the role of the city council. In fact it was the responsibility of the independent Christchurch

Drainage Board and Papanui had to wait its turn for the board’s timetabled installation programme. The Papanui Progress League, a lobby group which had been formed to support the amalgamation with the city, kept up the pressure on the city

council, which was responsible for the supervision of night soil collection. On February 17, 1927, the secretary of the league fired off an angry letter to the Christchurch town clerk in which he protested at night carts starting the collection of human effluent as early as 7pm when it was still daylight. The letter said: “The league realises that it may be difficult to do all the districts after dark, so long as this system, a link with the stone age, exists … but it is nothing short of a scandal that the pure air should be polluted with these abominations at such an early hour.” The league at least received a speedy reply. On February 19, the town clerk conceded that collection should not start before 11pm but noted that the relevant by-law did not limit the hours that night carts could travel on streets. Papanui had to wait until 1928 before contractors started work on the system which finally delivered this undoubted benefit of urban living to what was then Christchurch’s most northern suburb.


St Margaret’s Church rebuild on the cards „„ By Andrew King A BISHOPDALE church gutted by an arsonist could be torn down with the rebuild under way by mid-year. The St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church on Farrington Ave suffered almost $2 million in damage when Cheyenne Destiny Jade Reed, a 35-year-old technician, broke into it and started a fire in May. Reverend Andrew Nicol said while some in the community are still dealing with the loss of the church, most are in good spirits. “The timeline for a rebuild is not clear yet, but we are hopeful we could be building our new church halfway through the year,” he said. He said while most of the new building will be covered by insurance, he wanted to see some fundraising from the congregation to show real ownership. “This would show we are completely behind the rebuild,” he said. Currently the congregation meets at Isleworth School. Reed was jailed for six years for the arson and other charges, including burglary, unlawful possession of a knife, breach of bail, receiving a computer and theft of a car.


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Don’t make it easy for arsonists „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer WE’RE IN a new year and the same old incidents keep on occurring. By this I mean kitchen fires and arsons.  An unattended cooking fire in Sockburn this week raised an interesting dilemma for landlords.  Most know that there is a new building law requirement that landlords provide smoke detectors in their properties.  In the case referred to there weren’t any smoke alarms in a rental where the tenant went off to work forgetting about food cooking on the stove.  Smoke was seen and Fire Service troops attended.  There wasn’t too much of a mess and our crew made sure there was a brand new 10-year smoke detector installed (free of charge by the way) before the occupant went back in. But what would be the result if the tenant had gone to bed after cooking rather than leaving for work?  What if then the worst happened? How  would the law treat the landlord?  It’s a good enough


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Rising young Fijian rugby player „„ By Gordon Findlater ONE OF the top try-scorers in last year’s UC Championship has been snapped up by the Canberra Raiders. Former Burnside High School rugby player Mika Ravalawa has arrived in Australia to begin a two-year contract with the NRL side. As part of the contract, he will be working within the club as a cadet, which will see him working from Raiders headquarters and assisting with club promotions and activities. The-19-year-old will also be staking his claim for game time with the under-20 squad in the National Youth Competition. “I’m really thankful of the opportunity the Raiders have given me and I’m looking forward to settling in and getting to know all my new teammates. The training is already at a really high level and I need to make sure I work hard and, hopefully, get a chance to play in the NYC team,” said Ravalawa. Born in Fiji, Ravalawa made the move to Christchurch early last year after receiving a scholarship at Burnside’s international rugby programme. The explosive back had captained the Fijian under-18 sevens team and was recommended to the programme


LEAGUE CONVERT: Former Burnside High School student Mika Ravalawa has joined the Canberra Raiders on a two-year contract with the NRL team’s under-20 squad.

by former Crusaders and Fijian assistant coach Tabai Matson. After hearing the high praise from Matson, Mark Ealey, who

runs Burnside’s international rugby programme, got Ravalawa on board. He didn’t disappoint, going on to win the programme’s MVP award.

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the ball,” said Ealey. Ravalawa was predominantly used at centre but also spent time on the wing for Burnside. He was one of the standout players in the UC Championship, finishing with 14 tries, the second most out of all players. His efforts helped Burnside win the South Island co-ed title. The 20-14 win over South Otago High School qualified them for the national co-ed finals tournament. It was on this stage that Ravalawa was spotted by Raiders recruitment and high performance manager Peter Mulholland. “He was outstanding in his position as an outside back; he has pure athleticism and, after I spoke with him, he also had a strong knowledge on rugby league.” “Importantly as well, he’d been in a good environment at Burnside school where he had successfully made the transition away from his home and this made us aware he can adapt to living in a new environment, which is important for a young player at this age,” said Mulholland. “There’s no doubting his natural ability, it’s just a matter of him working hard and taking the next steps in his career under the coaching of Brett White and the NYC coaching staff.”


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Stray cat problem on the increase „„ By Gabrielle Stuart THEY ARE cute, fluffy – and reaching plague levels in Christchurch. Cat Rescue Christchurch has just had its busiest month on record, taking in 137 stray cats and kittens for rehoming in December. That was up from 80 at the same time the year before. It has left the charity with more than $12,800 in vet bills for December alone. The numbers show no signs of slowing, with another 40 arrived already this month. Managing director Beki Milligan said the charity had been working for more than a decade to try to reduce Christchurch’s stray cat problem, so the spike was disheartening. “I like to think we’re getting somewhere, but as soon as we think that, something like December will happen,” she said. “It doesn’t take long for a problem to get out of control, especially when it’s cats. They can start reproducing at 16 weeks, so if you’ve got one litter and in four months they are reproducing themselves, then you can have a colony of 50 in six months.” The majority of the cats had been living wild for a long time, she said, often in Christchurch’s industrial areas.

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE HEART of the new engineering precinct at Canterbury University is set to be completed in time for the beginning of the academic year. The university released a series of images online showing what the $144 million redevelopment of the engineering precinct will look like. It first announced the College of Engineering would be redeveloped in 2014. The Core, at the centre of the renewal will include spaces for students and staff to socialise, built-in workstations, a cafe and flexible seating options. Canterbury University’s College of Engineering provice chancellor professor Jan Evans-Freeman (left) said the civil and natural engineering wing and mechanical engineering wing will be ready for teaching in time for the beginning of semester 2 this year. She said the college will be expecting an increase in numbers this year with full-time student role numbers going up by 20 per cent in the last five years.

NEW: The designs showing how the core of the engineering precinct will look when construction is completed. ​

ON THE WAY: The Civil and Natural Resources Wing will be ready for the second semester.

Last year, 3220 domestic and international students were enrolled in the college. Final figures for this year is not expected to be released until February or March. The completion of the precinct, known as the “Canterbury Engineering the Future” project is the first major redevelopment of the engineering department at the university in 42 years. A Canterbury University spokeswoman said the project comprises of a renewal of all

engineering facilities. Meanwhile, students looking to study chemical and process engineering will now know what the new building will look like. Images were recently released of the wing completed last year. Construction work has been completed by Hawkins Construction and Dominion Constructors. The precinct is based on the northern side of Ilam along the Creyke Rd frontage.

FRESH: Recent images show what the Chemical and Process Engineering Wing completed last year looks like.

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Design Your Own Jandals, Hat or Sunnies – Holiday Activity Wednesday, runs all day As part of the school holiday activities run by the library, Redwood will host a session where you can design your own summer hat, jandals or sunnies for free. No bookings required. Redwood Library, 339 Main North Rd Photo Time – Holiday Activity Wednesday, 10.30–11.30am Have some fun using the library’s camera apps and props. The session will be free and there is no need to book ahead but a caregiver will be required. Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd, Papanui CSO Music Trail Wednesday, 10.30-11.15am New in 2017, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Christchurch City Libraries, introduces Music Trails through the Libraries. Over the course of the year, CSO ensembles will visit 10 libraries across the city. The free 45-minute performances will provide a fun and interactive way of introducing young people to live music. With elements of dance, song and stories, there will be


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opportunities for children to see the instruments up close and join in with the musical fun. While each event will be free, a caregiver will be required. Fendalton Library, Jeffreys Rd, Burnside Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm Come along to the Scrabble Club. There is no obligation to play or join, just come along when you can and join the friendly group. All materials will be supplied and it will be free to attend. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Bishopdale Skate Jam Saturday, noon-3pm Join the Cheapskates Skate Skool as it encourages children and young people to take up skating with free gear hire and coaching from experienced skaters at the Bishopdale skate park. The session will include a trick competition in which participants can show off their best moves for a chance to win prizes. If the event is rained out, it will be rescheduled for Sunday. Admission will be free. Bishopdale Park, off Harewood Rd

SMALL SHOW: If guinea pigs are your thing, you might want to head to St Paul’s Anglican Church, Papanui, on Saturday for the Garden City Cavy Club New Year Show. From noon, there will be a public show. If you would like to enter, email Entries will cost $5 and public entry to the show will be $2. Magic: The Gathering Saturday, 1–4pm Bring your Magic: The Gathering decks to the Shirley

CONTINUING EDUCATION Christchurch School of Music The Christchurch School of Music is a family-oriented community aimed at providing quality music education in and around Christchurch. We have an exciting offer for all new enrolments for 2017, where you will receive $775 worth of lessons for just $450! All you have to do is click here to enrol before January 15th, 2017: This deal includes: 1 year of group lessons for beginners on recorder, flute, clarinet, violin, ukulele, guitar or voice (worth $525), FREE instrument hire where instruments are available (worth $110), FREE joining of a performance ensemble for the second semester (worth $140). We also have individual lessons and ensembles for a wide range of instruments available too, for any age and from beginner through to experienced - explore our website www. to learn more. CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on community. On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something to suit. Preschool children can start their musical journey by joining in our experiential “Take Off with Music” while older children and adults may opt for group or individual lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who

already play are welcome to join in one of the great ensembles which all take part in regular concerts including Saturday soirees and the popular annual Showcase Concert. Recitals where individuals can perform are also held regularly. CSM also provides a comprehensive music education to participating primary schools via its Outreach programmes. With programmes offered in band, strings, recorder and ukulele in a wide range of Christchurch schools this is an area of the School, which has grown fast over the last few years. Another area that has grown rapidly over the last few years is the Late Starters programme where adults approaching retirement with more time on their hands have really enjoyed learning an instrument they never had the chance to play in their early years and join an ensemble with other like-minded adults. If Saturday isn’t an option, CSM also offers a range of weekday opportunities for learning and playing music. If affordability is an issue, CSM may be able to offer a discount through funding provided by the Rata Foundation. Please contact us via our website and let us start you on a musical journey that will bring pleasure for a lifetime.




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Play House of Cards is a day-time bridge club situated in Merivale. Our philosophy is to provide a friendly, family-type environment for bridge players. Bridge is not only a wonderful, stimulating game, it is also splendidly social. We have had much pleasure in seeing many new friendships flourish over the years. House of Cards is especially renowned for its teaching and we have taught literally thousands of beginners as well as improvers, in Christchurch and around New Zealand. We have run several national teachers’ conferences and have been instrumental in creating a national standard for bridge teachers. We have also written a whole series of bridge books for new and improving players which are widely used in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. We are a friendly, enthusiastic team who welcome new players. We have four sessions dedicated especially for the novice player, so you needn’t feel nervous!

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singing and receive six weeks of group singing lessons for $70. The lessons begin on Wednesday 1 February at 7pm. The Chorus was founded in 1985 and is directed by Virginia Humphrey-Taylor. There are over 100 members with ages ranging from 21 years to over 70. Sweet Adelines is a world-wide organisation with over 600 choruses singing in the barbershop style. All ages and voice ranges are welcome. The ability to read music is not necessary. Contact us, phone 022 689 9745 to find out more. See you there.

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Show your body a little love with some fun, gentle exercise starting this Valentine’s Day. Kashmir’s beginner belly dance class runs for eight weeks and explores not only the movement of belly dance but also a little of the background. You can watch some of the top belly dancers on video, begin to get a feel for the music, and get a glimpse into a different culture all while learning about how your own body can move to express the music as a belly dancer. Belly dance is the dance of celebration and entertainment in many Middle Eastern countries. Everyone does it (men, women,

and children). It is kind to the body with no extreme flexibility required and, unlike most folkdances, no jumping. It is based around movement of the torso rather than footwork. Although travelling and weight transitions are required for stage work, as a beginner you will learn mainly to move your hips and shoulders (“belly” dance is a misnomer). Then you can start to put movements together into phrases, add “layering” (two or more things at once), and sharpen your ability to isolate. More information:

If you like to dance, want a social life with a friendly bunch of people, then Line Dancing could be just what you are looking for. Scientists theorize that dancing has a triple benefit for the brain, it increases blood flow, reduces stress and keeps that vital grey matter in shape. Dancing also combines physical, mental and social activity and is a whole lot of fun too. Laughing is good for you because it increases our ability to think positively and we even cater for people who think they have two left feet. You can have all these benefits plus meeting new friends by

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This is the advice we always give to people who want to learn aikido. It really is that easy. Of course every new student is naturally apprehensive about beginning a Japanese martial art; we have all “been there.” But to begin you need to take that first step. At Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury we take care to ease beginners into training through our basics classes taken by senior instructors. Step by step we build knowledge. We focus on beginners understanding the fundamentals of aikido so that they can take the next step and begin what we hope will be a life long study of the art. Anyone can do aikido regardless

of age or fitness. “We want students to develop technically and physically as quickly as they are capable” notes chief instructor Andrew Williamson. “We can then introduce them to more advanced training and international instructors and build on the total knowledge base held in our group.” Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury has dojos in Burnside and Linwood and provides daily classes for adults and children. Beginners are very welcome. For more about Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury phone Andrew 021 343 672 Website

Harewood Golf Harewood Golf Club is a friendly club with a well-established yet magnificent new-look 18-hole golf course close to the international airport and just 15 minutes’ drive north-west of central Christchurch. The Woodlands Course at Harewood has won rave reviews since reopening in 2012 after major improvement work masterminded by renowned golfer Greg Turner of the acclaimed course design firm Turner Macpherson Golf Design. Members, guests and visitors are all equally welcome to enjoy what is now regarded as one of the finest layouts in Canterbury. The club has equally impressive practice facilities including a vast short game area and a public driving range featuring the choice of 23 undercover bays or extensive grass tee areas. With a resident professional offering game improvement lessons and a fully-stocked Pro Shop, an exceptional all-round golfing experience is complete. After practice or play, the Harewood clubhouse offers a warm and relaxing space to unwind, with onsite caterers Moveable Feasts providing everything from threecourse meals to light snacks and coffees. A full range of cold refreshments can also be found at the club’s bar. Further details can be found at www.

Established in 1952, the Christchurch Bridge club was rebuilt in 2013 after the earthquake. We are the largest bridge club in New Zealand with a membership of approximately 900 members, from teenagers to 90+ years. Our modern, architecturally designed clubrooms are centrally located in Nova Place, off Barbadoes Street and has extensive off-street parking. Our modern design combines excellent lighting & acoustics, offering the ability to divide the space for multiple users, not only bridge. The Christchurch Bridge Club offers lessons provided by professional teachers who are well skilled in the game and utilise the latest technologies for improved learning that can be practiced and reviewed at home on the Internet. After 10

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your way back to it As we return to our normal daily routines after the holidays you may begin to find the odd ache or pain creeping in.


his is a good indicator from our bodies, that the holiday routine was somewhat different. Perhaps you sit a lot for work and you were on the go or, you are normally more active and the holiday break was more sedentary. Either way the sooner you pay attention to these signals the easier it will be to deal with it. So what can you do to ward off pain and stiffness and boost your energy and alertness? 10 simple stretching exercises at your desk that will release tension from head to toe. They take only a few minutes. Set the alarm on your cell phone or computer to go off every hour to remind you it’s time to get up and stretch. Just stand up and sit down - no hands If you stand up and sit down (over and over) without using your hands it can be a challenge, do it while you’re on the phone; no one will know. Shrug your shoulders - to release the neck and shoulders Inhale deeply and shrug your shoulders, lifting them high up to your ears. Hold. Release and drop. Repeat three times. Loosen the hands with air circles Clench both fists, stretching both hands

out in front of you. Make circles in the air, first in one direction, to the count of ten. Then reverse the circles. Shake out the hands. Point your fingers - good for hands, wrist, and forearms

Stretch your left hand out in front of you, pointing fingers toward the floor. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pushing your fingers down and toward the body. Be gentle do the same with the other hand. Now stretch your left hand out straight in front, wrist bent, with fingers pointing skyward. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pulling the fingers back toward your body. Do the same on the other side. Release the upper body with a torso twist Inhale and as you exhale, turn to the right and grab the back of your chair with your right hand, and grab the arm of the chair with your left. With eyes level, use your grasp on the chair to help twist your torso around as far to the back of the room as possible. Hold the twist and let your eyes continue the stretch see how far around the room you can peer. Slowly come back to facing forward. Repeat on the other side. Do leg extensions Grab the seat of your chair to brace yourself

and extend your legs straight out in front of you so they are parallel to the floor.Flex and point your toes five times. Release. Repeat. Stretch your back with a “big hug” Hug your body, placing the right hand on your left shoulder and the left hand on your right shoulder. Breathe in and out, releasing the area between your shoulder blades. Cross your arms - for the shoulders and upper back Extend one arm out straight in front of you. With the other hand, grab the elbow of the outstretched arm and pull it across your chest, stretching your shoulder and upper back muscles. Hold. Release. Stretch out the other arm in front of you - repeat. Stretch your back and shoulders with a “leg hug” Sit on the edge of your chair (if it has wheels, wedge the chair against the desk or

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wall to make sure it does not roll). Put your feet together, flat on the floor. Lean over, chest to knees, letting your arms dangle loosely to the floor. Release your neck. Now bring your hands behind your legs, right hand grasping left wrist, forearm (or elbow if you can reach that far), left hand grasping the right. Feel the stretch in your back, shoulders and neck. Hold. Release your hands to the floor again. Repeat three times or as often as it feels good. Look up to release upper body Sit up tall in your chair, or stand up. Stretch your arms overhead and interlock your fingers. Turn the palms to the ceiling as you lift your chin up, tilt your head back, and gaze up at the ceiling, too. Inhale, exhale, release.


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Striking contemporary design meets comfortable and practical living in this stunning home. Situated in a spectacular location, with a northwest aspect and uninterrupted views across Waimairi Beach Golf Course, it is just a short walk from the beach. Bathed in light, the home enjoys wonderful views from almost every room. The open-plan casual living area is beautifully sunny, opening to outdoor living. There is room for dining and relaxing, as well as a stylish contemporary kitchen. An adjoining separate lounge features a gas fire; the perfect place for enjoying the view. With floor-to-ceiling glazing to showcase the outlook, the master bedroom has a WIR and luxurious en suite bathroom with double shower. Two other double bedrooms are served by a

family bathroom. The fourth bedroom is downstairs, opening to its own deck, with use of a third bathroom. An over-sized double internal-access garage and separate laundry add further convenience. Outside, the landscaped 603 sqm section offers easycare plantings and extensive decking. Cleverly designed by SK Architecture to make full use of the remarkable setting, post-earthquake construction ensures your peace of mind. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure a superb contemporary lifestyle. Open Home: Sunday 29th Jan from 11 – 11:30am See you at the open homes or for a private viewing contact Cameron Bailey on 352 6166 or mobile 0275 557 079 of Harcourts Gold Papanui (Licensed Agent REAA 2008)



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GREAT DINING - upstairs -

PIERVIEW Restaurant





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








3 courses $25

Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat





By the Seaside! 10.30am-2.30pm

202 Marine Parade Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome






Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

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


Tuesday January 24 2017

‘Famous for their roasts!’

Accommodation? We have GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY RATES on Studio Units


Kid's SPECIAL Two courses



We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

Seniors SPECIAL $ 20 Two courses

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

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



& Motorlodge

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

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088




le availab m o fr



Live Music: Vintage Blue





Tuesday January 24 2017







A MASSIVE RANGE OF BEDS FROM Serenity Lindeman Medium Plush • Pocket Spring • Latex Gold® • Dreamfoam®


Queen Set WAS $4,599

• Latex Gold® • Dreamfoam®

WAS $4,499

Now $2,699

Chiropractic Marquess Medium • Torquezone® HD • Endorsed by the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association

• Silverline + Bamboo Premium Knit • 7 Zone Pocket Spring

Queen Set

Now $1,999

Queen Set

Swisstek Lago Medium Firm

• Pure NZ Wool • Fusion Graphene • DreamfoamGel®

WAS $4,599

Now $2,299

Sanctuary Eos Medium • Sensorzone® • Nuvole Pure Comfort Fibre • FusionGel®

Queen Set

• Latex Gold® • Dreamfoam®

WAS $6,999

Now $3,499

Now $3,599

2 Great Christchurch Locations BEDS R US HORNBY 40 Carmen Rd Hornby

Ph: 03 595 2360


166 Moorhouse Ave (Next To Noel Leeming)

Ph: 03 379 5110

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