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St Peter’s restoration could still be three years away Fundraising about to go up a gear „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding NEARLY SIX years after St Peter’s Anglican Church was destroyed in the February 22, 2011, earthquake it is still a long way off from being restored. Reverend Nick Mountfort told Western News they hope to have the church restored by 2019. Fundraising for the $2 million needed for the repair started in November. About $200,000 has so far been found. The money has been raised by donations from individuals and the parish selling prints, cards, and pens of the church as well as holding fairs. The resource consent for the rebuild of the historic church was first approved by the city council and Heritage New Zealand in 2015. But the official campaign to fundraise for the rebuild did not begin until November last year. Rev Mountfort said while the church started fundraising immediately after the resource consent was granted, it did not have a website and booklet ready for the official launch. The project will together cost $3.5 million,  $1.5 million above the insurance payout.

Undamaged stone walls will be strengthened to maintain the original architecture of the church while the north and south transept will be extended to allow for more amenities that were not in the old building. The extension of the northern transept will open up a gathering space including kitchen facilities. In addition, the southern transept will allow space for choir and worship space. “The church is beautiful but there was no toilet or space where you could have morning tea,� Rev Mountfort said. First established in 1858, the church, located on Yaldhurst Rd, holds a large amount of historical significance with the cemetery being the final resting place for several significant Cantabrians. Founder of the District Nursing Scheme Sibylla Emily Maude ‘Nurse Maude’, John Ballantyne, Sir Charles Bowen, Sir Henry and Lady Wigram are buried at the site. Rev Mountfort shares a special connection to the church with his great, great, great uncle Benjamin Mountfort being the original architect of the building. The site also has 147 trees situated around the cemetery, with some estimated to be the same age as the earliest church on the site. “The basic thing is we are just asking individuals to contribute. EspeEXCITING: The St Peter’s Anglican Church $2 million fundraising campaign for its cially those who have got a link to the restoration is well under way. Reverend Nick Mountfort says he hopes the church will place,� Rev Mountfort said. be restored by 2019. PHOTO: GEORGIA O’CONNOR-HARDING


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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK CANTERBURY’S police chief John Price gives an insight into the role of a police officer in our weekly Soap Box column on page 4. Price is a good guy who has made an impact since his return to Christchurch as the region’s police chief about 18 months ago. New Zealand police have a deserved reputation as being amongst the best in the world in terms of getting the job done, and integrity. It’s often a thankless job where police have to put up with all sorts off rubbish, often booze and drugfuelled. We also feature Kate Russell, (pages 6-7) who has been a leader in the not-for-profit health sector for 24 years. Reporter 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. – Barry Clarke

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By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SKATE BOWLS, pump tracks and a basketball half-court – that’s what the new skate parks in Halswell could soon contain. The proposed concept designs for two skate parks were released to the public by the city council last Friday for consultation. The controversial sites of the skate parks, to be located in the Halswell Chrys Horn Domain and Knights Stream Sports Park, were settled on last September. It comes after three petitions were presented to the HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board last year – two opposing the skate parks and one in support. The skate park at the Halswell Domain is proposed to have a small skate bowl, a rising quarter pipe with kerb lip, a mini-ramp, tear drop flyover, pyramid hip and a pump track with berms and rollovers. Knights Stream skate park may include quarter pipes, timber post skate elements, flow

NEW DESIGNS: The proposed designs for the Halswell Domain (left) and Knights Stream skate parks are now out for public consultation.

bowl, pump bump and a bank and stair set up with a china bank. The plan is also for a basketball half-court, pavilion and additional sports fields to be developed separately from the skate area as part of the Knights Stream subdivision development. Halswell Community Project chairwoman Chrys Horn, who was an avid supporter of the skate park, said from the way it was designed, it won’t be a blot

on the landscape for people living nearby. She said the designs “look great” and were similar to the Prebbleton Community Park. The skate facilities have been designed by Raglan-based landscape architect Richard Smith, who has designed more than 70 skate parks throughout New Zealand. Consultation will remain open until February 20 before the final concept plans are presented to the community board

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In Brief HORNBY HIGH REBUILD Contractors will be on site for Hornby High School’s $31 million rebuild in mid to late March with tenders for the project closing in mid-February. Western News reported last year that construction was expected to get under way this month. Hornby High principal Robin Sutton said the delay was due to critical discussions needed with staff and the community on how things will work at the new school. The first building to be built will house the whare, administration area, student cafe, the new library, and specialist teaching facilities. Designs for the rebuild were released in October last year. While the school is being rebuilt to provide for 800 students, the masterplan will allow for an additional expansion in buildings to allow the roll to grow to 1200. SPARKS RD REOPENING Sparks Rd will reopen on Sunday following the installation of the Southeast Halswell Waste Water Scheme. ROAD CLOSED Parts of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave will be closed from Friday until Monday as work on the $112 million Russley Rd upgrade continues. The work was delayed from getting under way last Friday due to bad weather.

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Your Local Views By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer WE’RE IN a new year and kitchen fires keep on occurring. 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 the Fire Service attended. There wasn’t too much of a mess and our crew made sure there was a brand new 10-year smoke detector installed 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 reason to make sure an alarm is there and that the installation is recorded. Then it’s the tenant’s responsibility if the alarm is removed. Otherwise landlords, you could be in the gun!

Maintaining trust and confidence This week’s opinion piece is written by Canterbury district police commander Superintendent John Price about modern day policing 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 whose approach is to police 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

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News Doubt cast on need for new library By Georgia O’Connor-Harding COMMUNITY board member Debbie Mora is questioning the need for new library and community centre in Hornby. She is concerned about the need to spend millions of dollars on a new library. She says the existing one is okay. The new library is part of a $13 million project which will include a service centre for Hornby. The location, which has sparked a lot of debate, will be discussed by the HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board next Tuesday. Deputations can be made from the public at the upcoming meeting. A swimming pool which is part of the plan will also be discussed. Said Ms Mora (left): “I believe we have a perfectly adequate Hornby Library. When we have lots of things we need to spend our money on I just don’t think it is fair to the ratepayer to spend money quite lavishly on a brand new library.” Statistics showed the library

WELL-LOVED LIBRARY: Some users of the current Hornby Library feel there is no need for a new one to be built. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

had 174,178 visitors in the last year which averaged out to 3350 per week. A council service centre operates in the current library. Ms Mora said while the library could do with a facelift, it did not need to have nearly $13 million spent on it. Her views are supported by

Lorraine Donald, who has used the facility for about 12 years. “I don’t think we should be spending our money on a brand new facility because the thing is a part from community goodwill it is not a money making thing,” she said. The community board’s recommendations for a location for

the new centre will be forwarded to the city council for approval. The public will then be able to make submissions. Mrs Donald said she would make a submission against the plan, concerned it was a waste of ratepayers’ money. The new complex is likely to be at Denton Park.


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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.


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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 the Riccarton resident 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

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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

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What was the job that got you to turn your career around? Probably the one that started me on the road to financial recovery and career development was the one at CCS Disability Action where I was the regional fundraisng manager. That was where I felt like my skills were fully utilised and I was given a sufficient amount of authority. Have you found a new partner? We are coming up to our second year now and it is all very new. He lives in his house and I live in my house and we have a very nice time when we are together. But I am independent and decided I am not really cut out for living with another person. I am much too independent. So you are keeping the magic alive? Exactly, and my independence. I make my own money. If I want a diamond ring, I buy it, I don’t worry about someone else. I watched my mother model independence to me because my father died when I was 12. She had a very hard road to hoe and she was and still is an extremely hard-worker. And again, a very independent thinker, bright and an inspiring woman.

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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. Reed was jailed for six years for the arson and other charges, including burglary, unlawful possession of a knife, breach of bail, LOCATION ADVERT.pdf receiving NEW a computer and theft of1 a car.

Work set to finish on uni project 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 1/05/2014 11:51:35 a.m. cent in the last five years. Last year, 3220 domestic and

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

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



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Tuesday January 24 2017



CBHS fights liquor bid By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ONE OF the city’s top schools is trying to stop a new liquor store from opening up near its gates. Christchurch Boys’ High School has opposed a controversial off-licence liquor application on Riccarton Rd. The school is one of the latest to oppose the liquor licence application made by PM Liquors Ltd, which wants to open a store on 76 Riccarton Rd, directly next to a Ministry of Social Development’s Work and Income New Zealand building. Christchurch Boys’ High School headmaster Nic Hill (left) said the school was concerned about the close proximity of the liquor store to the school and boarding house. The liquor store, to be known as The Liquor Shop Riccarton, would be located about 850m away from the school grounds. “We are doing it for Christchurch Boys’ High School but there are lots of students in that area. It is a thoroughfare used by students near the bus stop and the

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boarding house,” Mr Hill said. It is one of 11 objections received by the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, including a petition of 15 signatories. Opposers of the application include the Riccarton Bush Kilmarnock Residents’ Association, HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton and owners and tenants of the Straven Buildings on 86 Riccarton Rd.

Submissions have also been made by the medical officer of health, Paula Williams, and Constable Adrienne Jones. Residents nearby raised concerns in October last year, saying there were already too many liquor stores in the area and it was “inappropriate” to place a liquor store next to Work and Income. A hearing was to have been held on February 2 but has now been adjourned with no date determined.

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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

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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

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“His contribution to the first XV was invaluable. He has both work ethic on defence and the ability to turn a game with just one or two plays when he gets

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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poached by NRL Sport inspiration behind ATTACKERS: Fijian players like Kevin Naiqama (left), of Wests Tigers, and Semi Radradra, of the Parramatta Eels, are making a huge impact in the NRL. Young Burnside rugby player Mika Ravalawa may one day be like them. PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES

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By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A MIDDLETON Grange School pupil’s sporty-artwork has scored the top prize in a national art competition. Bethany Conner’s design, highlighting some of the country’s most popular sports, was hand-picked by former All Black Kees Meeuws to feature on thousands of school exercise books throughout the country. She won the primary school category of the Cool Cover Comp, organised by Warehouse Stationery. As well as having her artwork displayed around the country, Bethany, 11, won herself an iPad and her school a $500 Warehouse Stationery voucher. “What I really liked about the art piece was that it incorporated a lot of ball sports which are favourites for Kiwis,” Meeuws said. As a former student of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, Meeuws was chosen to judge the competition because of his art background. “I did two years before rugby came calling . . . but I have always kept my hand in art and I am an avid collector of art. I’ve got more pieces than I have places to put them in my house,” he said. Bethany’s artwork highlighted sports including hockey, rugby, tennis and netball. “I incorporated lots of different sports when they were just about to get the goal,” Bethany said.

PICK OF THE BUNCH: Former All Black and art competition judge Kees Meeuws with winner Bethany Conner. ​

She has been drawing for as long as she can remember, has an interest in sport and plays soccer and touch rugby. But she said her favourite subject at school was maths and she wants to be an engineer. Samantha Monteclaro, of Maungaraki School in Wellington, won the intermediate school category, while Lily Martin-Babin, of Marlborough Girls’ College, won the secondary category. “There are three completely different designs. For me, it was fantastic to see that level of talent,” Meeuws said. Each exercise book sold will help fund a Salvation Army tertiary education scholarship. The scholarship will cover the fees for six students each year aged between 16 and 24. To find out more, go to http:// educationandemployment.org.nz/

Build your next home with Artisan Homes Your local registered Master Builder Home building is as much about understanding the landscape and the client as it is the plan and the materials. From our office in Rolleston, Canterbury our small company has built a huge range of homes that are distinctive, stylish, durable and cost-effective. From clever, compact homes to three bedroom townhouses to large scale, expansive country style homes, our work spans all types of house building. Since 2004 we have carefully built, among other things, a reputation for constructing high quality houses. An artisan is someone who is highly skilled in a particular expertise, a hands-on craftsman – someone who is passionate about the quality results they produce. With decades in the business the team at Artisian Homes have worked in all areas of residential construction. There are obvious differences between building a two-bedroom

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Stray cat problem on the increase By Gabrielle Stuart THEY ARE cute, fluffy – and reaching high 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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HOMELESS: Leia, one of the kittens Cat Rescue Christchurch currently has up for adoption.

The kittens and some cats were homed by the network of volunteer foster families, who socialise and train them before they are put up for adoption. Wild adult cats are usually released again after they are desexed and have medical needs taken care off. •For more information on adopting, volunteering or donating to Cat Rescue Christchurch, visit www. catrescue.org.nz.


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Pets & their owners to celebrate new pet food shop Tails will be wagging and whiskers quivering with excitement as the dogs and cats of the south-west areas get wind of the new pet food shop that has opened in Rolleston. Real Pet Food, previously trading as Hillmorton Pet Food in Hoon Hay for almost 25 years, has just opened its doors in Jones Road. Owner Bernie Hutton is thrilled with his new premises in a newly constructed block of five shops, which he says are much bigger than his former shop and are equipped with brand-new machinery for processing the pet food. The Hillmorton staff members have come to work at the new premises, plus an additional staff member has been employed, and since the shop opened many of the Hillmorton customers have been in for their pet supplies, Bernie says. These also include a range of birdseed. Real Pet Food offers fresh, raw meat, which the business sources from reputable suppliers, processes on site without the addition of any artificial colours or preservatives, and displays for sale in the store’s brandnew chillers and freezers. “This is proper food without any additives so it’s better for the animals, plus they don’t eat as much because it satisfies them,” says Bernie. Real Pet Food is also offering online sales through its new website, www.realpetfood.nz. The meat is available for purchase frozen in carton lots, and there is no delivery charge for customers across Christchurch city and the Selwyn district. The business also supplies meat for several organisations that need to have quality food for animals. These include sheep stations requiring meat

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for their dogs, the greyhound racing industry, and Orana Wildlife Park, to feed their hungry lions, cheetahs and meerkats. To celebrate Real Pet Food’s arrival in Rolleston, the store is holding an official opening event this Saturday, starting at 10am. There will be a sausage sizzle and refreshments, plus it will be a great opportunity for pet owners to swap doggie tales and chat about what their cats get up to.

n Real Pet Food is located at Shop 4, 855 Jones Road Rolleston, opposite Redpaths. Opening hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9am-5pm, Wednesday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

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Maker Space – Holiday Activity Today, 10am-noon Go and check out this cool space. There will be crafts, Lego, 3D colouring, clay, interactive games and more. The session will suit all ages. Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Knit and Yarn Today, 10am-noon Take along your knitting, crochet or any portable craft and join the friendly group at the library for an hour or two of companionship and crafting. Beginners are most welcome. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Summer Babytimes – Holiday Activity Wednesday, 11-11.30am Enjoy singing rhymes and songs with your pepi. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to our club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd


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Bee-Bots Story Adventure Thursday, 10am-noon Bee-bots are a fun robot for juniors. Explore a story with a bee-bot and learn basic robotic skills. Bookings are essential and the session will suit children aged between five and seven years. Cost will be $7. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Technology Help Thursday, 11am-noon These free drop-in sessions are available to help you with specific issues, such as using email, searching the internet, using the library catalogue, operating electronic resources and any other general computer-related queries. Go along with your laptop, tablet, smartphone or use any of the desktop computers if you need help. No bookings are required. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Play Mahjong Friday, 2-4pm Go along to the library and learn to play Mahjong – a game that will stimulate your brain and keep you on your toes. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds

CUTE: Take your favourite toy along for bedtime stories at the library. The toys can then stay behind for a sleepover. What fun will they have? The stories will suit toddlers, pre-schoolers and children. The session will be held from 6-6.30pm, January 26, at the Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd. Storytimes/Wā Kōrero Monday, 10-10.30am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

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: http://www.csm.org.nz/enrol/ 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. csm.org.nz 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 www.csm.org.nz and let us start you on a musical journey that will bring pleasure for a lifetime.

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Pilates Classes January 30 to February 2, varying times These classes will be held in a unique community environment with a friendly and welcoming energy. They will provide an opportunity to

learn through self-awareness, correct form and alignment while encouraging increased strength and flexibility. For further information, email innareflection@gmail.com St Mark’s Avonhead, 150 Withells Rd, Avonhead


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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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Come sing with us. The Christchurch City Chorus, Australasia’s premiere international award winning women’s a cappella chorus welcomes all eager female singers. Can you see yourself in Pitch Perfect, Glee or Grease? Then we are the chorus for you. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 10pm and are interested in hearing We will also introduce you to from all females keen to join our chorus. SkyBridgeClub. This is an online club We have recently returned from the Sweet catering for the improving player, where you can practice online during your course. Adelines International Competition where we placed 5th and were voted by the It’s a great way to learn. Come in and see us. We’d love to meet you. audience as the Most Entertaining Chorus. Come along to try out 4-part a capella

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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Belly Dance With Kashmir Beginners Classes and Beyond Next 8-week beginner course:

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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: www.bellyraqs.co.nz

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

joining “Cathedral City Line Dancers”. See our ad on this page or phone Mary on 389 8809 or 021 216 3382

Line up for some fun & learn to line dance

BRIDGE Come and Play BRIDGE! LESSONS 4 introductory simple lessons to the wonderful game of bridge Classes start: Tues February 7th at 1.30pm & Thur February 9th at 9.30am

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Commencing 6th February 2017 Bromley Community Centre, Bromley Rd. New Dancers 6 – 7pm Experienced Dancers 7.00 – 8.30pm

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Commencing 7th & 8th February 2017 Woolston Club, Hargood St, Woolston New Dancers 12.30pm – 1.30pm Experienced Dancers 1.30pm – 3.15pm

Tuesday Evenings

Commencing 14th February 2017 Paparua RSA, 38 Kirk Rd. Templeton New Dancers 6.15 – 7.00pm Intermediate 7.00 – 8.15pm

For further information Phone Mary 389 8809 or 021 216 3382 Email danzlines@xtra.co.nz www.cathedralcitylinedancers.co.nz


Tuesday January 24 2017



Aikido Shinryukan Do you enjoy cards? Canterbury Do you enjoy cards, like challenges and want to stay mentally alert? Then Discover BRIDGE with the Christchurch Bridge Club

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 www.christchurchaikido.co.nz.

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. harewoodgolf.co.nz

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

weeks you will be ready to set out upon the highway to bridge success and will have developed a skill and passion to last a lifetime. Many opportunities will be open to you representing your club, province or country in a variety of grades. Or, just enjoy a social game with the warmth and friendship of like-minded people of all ages. Watch out though! Bridge is very addictive! The next FREE beginner’s course commences on February 1st, 2017 at the Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place. For further details or to enrol, phone 366-1516 or email office@chchbridge. co.nz www.chchbridge.co.nz Bridge refresher course also starts Wednesday 1st February at 7.30pm for 4 weeks, cost $25.

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Tuesday January 24 2017


S t r e t c h

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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