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BEFORE AND AFTER: The scaffolding has come off and St Barnabas will reopen on Sunday. PHOTO: MANDY CALDWELL

DOORS ABOUT TO OPEN: The wait is over for St Barnabas vicar Mark Chamberlain. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

St Barnabas returns „„ By Julia Evans ST BARNABAS will reopen its doors on Sunday – almost six years after it was badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. The iconic Fendalton Rd church has undergone $2 million in repairs. It will be celebrating the opening at 10am on Sunday, February 19, just before the six-year an-

niversary of the quake. St Barnabas vicar Mark Chamberlain said most church members have not yet been inside the church. Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, will speak at the opening service. A special choir of church members and others around the city will sing

at the opening. Items, such as the church’s bible, baptism jug and music books, which were removed from the church at the time of the earthquake, have been returned. Rev Chamberlain said the returning items were “symbolic� of the church’s opening. The repairs involved earthquake strengthening and

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repairing stonework and the stained glass windows. The strengthening has brought the church up to at least 67 per cent of the new building standard. Extensive fundraising to pay for the work was done by the church congregation, which had been using the adjacent hall since St Barnabas closed.

St Barnabas was originally built as a memorial church honouring those who died in World War 1. It has been home to many influential Christchurch figures through its long history, including vicar and broadcaster Canon Bob Lowe and vicar Michael Underhill who went on to become dean of Christchurch.

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SUNDAY WILL be a big day in the Nor’west, and indeed across Christchurch – St Barnabas reopens. The earthquake repairs have been six years in the making, and seeing one of the city’s older buildings restored to its former glory is simply great. St Barnabas is obviously a treasure for those who use it for worship, weddings and other things. But is also pleasing on the eye asthetically for those who don’t stop but are travelling to and from the airport. On page 3 today we have the latest update on Aaron Keown’s bid to get lights in at the intersection of Harewood, Gardiners and Breens Rd. Keown has this issue by the tail and he’s not letting go. And he still has that $100 he has pledged to give away in his pocket. - Barry Clarke



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News Keown steps up campaign By Julia Evans CITY COUNCILLOR Aaron Keown’s campaign to get traffic lights at the Harewood, Gardiners and Breens Rds intersection led to a public turnout of almost 100 people last week. Cr Keown held a public meeting at the site and was surprised at the turnout. Most residents were “dumbfounded” that a set of lights had not been put at the intersection and the remedy was “ridiculously obvious,” he said. One person was against the idea of lights, but everyone else was in support of them, he said. Cr Keown said doing it the “opposite way around” and

using the wisdom of the local community to drive the design requirements made the evening a real success. He said having a meeting on a roadside to get design ideas is not the “norm” and plans would usually be made by city council staff then presented to the public. His last chance to get the intersection in the city council’s annual budget is next week’s city council meeting, but Cr Keown said he needs public support. Cr Keown campaigned for improvements to the intersection in the run up to last year’s local body elections. “I’ve got to get the community to turn up . . . it’s really, really important that people submit,” he said.

UNSAFE: A meeting about the intersection of Harewood, Breens and Gardiners Rds was attended by almost 100 people. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

$100 intersection challenge still for the taking By Julia Evans AARON KEOWN still has the $100 he promised to give the person who could identify a worse intersection than the Harewood, Gardiners and Breens Rds injunction. Cr Keown issued the challenge in a bid to strengthen his belief the Bishopdale intersec-

tion was the worst in the city. Two people, Ashley Harvey and Hamish Middleton, both of Northwood, came forward to claim the $100. They said the Neill St, Canterbury St and Main South Rd intersection in Hornby met the requirements. But Cr Keown said that intersection was no worse than the Harewood, Gardiners and

Breens Rds junction, so therefore no payout. “It’s got to be worse, it can’t

just be the same. More lanes to cross or more kids in the area,” he said. The intersection covers 10 lanes like the Bishopdale intersection and is near The Hub Hornby and Sockburn School. “That intersection isn’t on the radar for a change, maybe that’s why it’s been a suggestion . . . I’m interested to look at it next.”


In Brief ABBERLEY PARK CONCERN St Albans residents are unhappy with Abberley Park’s announced playground upgrade. The Friends of Abberley Park group has made a submission to the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board expressing its concern over the loss of green space and “special character” of the park in favour of playground extensions. TOY LIBRARY FUNDING The Papanui-Innes Community Board has approved $3000 of funding for the Shirley Toy Library. The funding will go towards librarian wages. The board stressed the importance of the library to the community, which operates out of Hammersley Park School. It has been running since the Burwood and St Albans toy libraries merged in 2009. NO STOPPING The Papanui-Innes Community Board has decided to install no-stopping restrictions on the corner of Main North Rd and Tuckers Rd. It will prevent cars parking near the corner on the northern side of the road in an effort to reduce the build up of traffic turning right from Tuckers Rd onto Main North Rd.

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Lawrence shows he still has Three north-west gardens have won awards at the Christchurch Beautifying Association summer garden competition. Julia Evans reports NORTHWOOD’S Peter Lawrence had a bulldozer through his property early last year but downsizing hasn’t stopped him from adding another premier garden award to his 80-strong collection. Mr Lawrence won four awards in the Christchurch Beautifying Association’s summer garden competition, including the Ruske and Walsh cups for garden cultivation and maintenance. His new garden still looked “pretty good” but he was surprised to win the association’s top award, the Ruske Cup. Behind his modesty, a lot of time is spent creating and maintaining his gardens. Mr Lawrence said he is out there each day. “Starting with a water first thing each morning . . . every day is a new challenge.” Mr Lawrence said it was “good for the community and good for the individual” to take pride in their garden, especially because Christchurch is the garden city. In between maintaining his

own property, Mr Lawrence also runs a gardening club and has judged the street and garden awards across the city. Association president Ron Andrew said in spite of downsizing his garden by half, Mr Lawrence deserved the win. “He sets an example for the other members and the standard is extremely high,” Mr Andrew said. Although Mr Lawrence wins a lot of awards, new gardeners were not discouraged from entering the garden competition. There were more entries this year than any other. Northwood residents Janet and Brian Lovelock also won seven awards in the competition. This included the best display of flowers and colour impact; outdoor living; residential driveway display and the continuing standard awards. Mrs Lovelock said they were thrilled to have won. Since retiring, the pair have spent all their time together

GOLD: Peter Lawrence’s garden has taken another top prize in the Christchurch Beautifying Association summer garden competition. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

in the garden, but that doesn’t always make for a relaxing day. “It’s full pressure, but it’s still enjoyable or we wouldn’t compete,” said Mrs Lovelock. For them, the real beauty comes from encouraging new gardeners, and Mrs Lovelock said if their garden inspires other people “it’s worth it.” They have been competing in the garden competition for six years since moving into their new house but have already lost


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count of the awards they’ve won. Another north-west resident, Peter Van der Zee, also won a pair of awards. His gold in the best tree/ shrub category and silver in the Herbert Cup will now sit next to Mr Van der Zee’s 251 other gardening awards collected over the past 30 years. Although he has a massive collection of gardening titles, Mr Van der Zee said winning now is still as exciting as when he won





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his first award, which was for best novice garden. He spends a few hours every day in his garden and said the awards are “just the icing on the cake” to his favourite past time. Gardening was a passion of his which was passed down from his grandfather and parents. Mr Van der Zee said he will buy a drink for anyone who can spot his grandfather’s old push mower still hidden in his garden. •Results, pages 5-6

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the city’s top home garden Home gardens Ruske Cup (premier garden) – Peter Lawrence. 1 Watermill Boulevard, Styx Mill. H.M. Taylor Cup (first year of entry) – First: Mrs J R Brown. 22 Hinau St, Riccarton. Second: Ros Chamberlain. 145 Te Rito St, Prestons. Third: Alli Robertson. 4 Daniels Rd, Redwood. Herbert Cup (under-18m frontage) – First: Ron and Glyn Andrew. 23 Molesworth Pl, Cashmere. Second: Peter Van der Zee. 9 Clipper Pl, Redwood. Third: Del and Val Smith. 470 Main South Rd, Hornby. Certificate of merit. Ursula Schmidtke. 25 Molesworth Pl, Cashmere. Sladen Cup (more than 18m frontage) – First: Peter Lawrence. 1 Watermill Boulevard, Styx Mill. Second: R and J Stanbury. 48 Woodhurst Dr, Casebrook. Third: Colleen and Brian Briggs. 5 Waimokihi Pl, Cashmere. Certificate of merit. M and G Schumacher. 3 Coronado Pl, Russley. Anne Offwood. 18 Watermill

THE MORE THE MERRIER: Janet and Brian Lovelock won seven prizes in the Christchurch Beautifying Association summer garden competition.

Boulevard, Styx Mill. Ian Foster. 190 Gayhurst Rd, Burwood. Howman Cup (flats and townhouses) – First: Fred

Ralfe. Villa 3, 350 Selwyn St, Addington. Second: Peter Gooding. 14/73 Roydvale Ave, Burnside. Betty Hart Trophy (back

section) – First: Norma Edwards. 15b Broadbent St, Riccarton. Secret Garden – First: Brian and Janet Lovelock.

32 Applefield Court. Styx Mill. Second: Carol and Ray Skinner. 26 Applefield Court, Styx Mill. Third: Dr Vicki Fowler and Bernie Smulders. 17 Mauger Dr Heathcote. Certificate of merit: Mary Kelman, 241 Ashgrove Tce, Cashmere. Tillman Cup (new homes under five years) – First: Mike Key. 53 Brookwater Ave, Northwood. Second: Tom Reed. 42 Bickerton St, Wainoni. CBA Trophy continuing standard (previous winners of home garden class) – First: Brian and Janet Lovelock. 32 Applefield Court, Styx Mill. Second: Croydon Thomas. 3 Larnach St, Waimairi Beach. Third: Claire Hamilton. 63 Applefield Court. Styx Mill. Comercial gradens AA Lawrence Memorial Trophy (premier award) – Lady Wigram Retirement Home, 95 Corsair Dr, Wigram. Watling Cup (more than 82.5m) – First: John Rhind Ltd. 19 London St, Richmond. More results, page 6

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News Award-winning summer gardens Jefferies Trophy (hotels and motels) – First: Commodore Airport Hotel. 449 Memorial Ave, Burnside. CBA Rosebowl (restricted area) – First: Foodstuffs SI Ltd. 167 Main North Rd, Papanui. Peter Lawrence Challenge Trophy (rest and retirement homes) – First: Lady Wigram Retirement Home. 95 Corsair Dr, Wigram. Second: Alpine View Lifestyle Village. 448 Prestons Rd, Burwood. Third: Golden Age Rest Home. 96 Harewood Rd, Papanui. Certificate of merit: Elmswood Retirement Village. 131 Wairakei Rd, Bryndwr. Essie Summers Retirement Village. 222 Colombo St, Beckenham. Dianna Isaac Retirement Village. 1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau. Merivale Retirement Village. 60 Browns Rd, Merivale. Woodcote Retirement Village. 29 Woodcote Ave, Hornby. St Albans Retirement Village. 41 Caledonian Rd, St Albans. The Oaks Lifestyle Care and Village. 88 Main South Rd, Upper Riccarton. CBA Trophy (continuing

WINNERS: Janet and Brian Lovelock took home seven awards for their Northwood garden.

standard) – First: Avon City Motel. 402 Main North Rd. Redwood. Second: Anthony Wilding Retirement Village. 5 Corbett Cres, Halswell. Third: Styx Mill Country Club. 160 Hussey Rd, Styx Mill. Certificate of merit. Woolston Club. 43 Hargood St, Woolston. Residential specials Outdoor Living – First: Peter Lawrence. 1 Watermill Boulevard, Styx Mill. Brian and Janet Lovelock. 32 Ap-

plefield Court, Styx Mill. Ron Proctor Memorial Cup (trees an shrubs) – Peter Van der Zee. 9 Clipper Pl, Redwood. Florinid Trophy (best lawn) – R and J Stanbury. 48 Woodhurst Dr, Casebrook. Redwood Trophy (best display of flowers and colour impact) – Brian and Janet Lovelock. 32 Applefield Court, Styx Mill. Charlotte Harris Trophy (residential driveway

display) – Brian and Janet Lovelock. 32 Applefield Court, Styx Mill. Walsh Trophy (best cultivation and maintenance) – Peter Lawrence, 1 Watermill Boulevard, Styx Mill. Gower Trophy (most meritorious feature) – Brian and Janet Lovelock. 32 Applefield Court, Styx Mill. McMaster Cup (non conventional garden of modern style) – Ursula


Schmidtke. 25 Molesworth Pl, Cashmere. Dobson Cup (garden the most uplifts their surroundings) – Croydon Thomas. 3 Larnach St, North Shore. Hack Cup (serviced by public conveyance) – Del and Val Smith. 470 Main South Rd, Hornby. Fitzroy Cup (area with underground wiring) – Brian and Janet Lovelock. 32 Applefield Court, Styx Mill.

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Head students who will lead the way His main goal as head boy is to support and reinforce the inclusive nature of the school and wider community. He is currently training towards his black belt in karate. His academic aim is to achieve NCEA level 3 with excellence and study for a Bachelor of Engineering at Canterbury University in 2018.

Head boy Angus Syme Angus is a national swimming champion and a member of the high performance New Zealand swim team. He has completed his Silver Duke of Edinburgh award and was awarded the Strowan Scottish Scholarship in 2016, travelling to Scotland for five weeks to visit a number of schools.

Grow programme. Shilah and Kodie (right) are well-rounded young women who excel in their academic endeavours, both gaining their NCEA certificates with endorsement in 2016. Shilah has particular strengths in physical education, while Kodie excels in art and photography.

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Head girl: Elizabeth Stevenson Elizabeth is a former New Zealand trampoline champion, and has received awards from AMP and the North Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year. She plays the piano, is a member of the college’s Maadi Cup rowing squad, and has provided voluntary help for a number of local charities. She was also a Strowan Scottish scholarship recipient in 2016.

Heads of school: Shilah Norman and Kodie North Shilah (right) chaired the Mairehau High School Student Council in 2016. Under her leadership, many new school initiatives and projects were successfully introduced, including a new school jacket. Both girls volunteered their time in the community as part of the Student Volunteer Army, and were involved in leadership opportunities outside of school, such as Canterbury University’s leadership day and the Deloittes

Head of school: Meg Dutton As Head Girl of Rangi Ruru for 2017, I am privileged to have the opportunity to be involved with and work alongside a diverse range of girls within the school. Our theme for this year is ‘be bold and break barriers.’ Being bold includes encouraging girls to step outside of their comfort zone and back themselves by saying “yes” to new opportunities. I can’t wait to see what barriers we break together and the impact that we can have on our community in the future.

Head boys and girls have been named at local high schools. In the case of Mairehau High, two girls have outpointed their male rivals. Papanui High School Head girl: Britney Aldridge Britney said she is proud to be head girl at Papanui High School for 2017. Her main goal as head girl is to encourage and foster school spirit. Britney has been a representative of the New Zealand karate team since 2009, when she first competed in the World Karate Cup. She will complete at the junior world under 21 karate competitions in Spain in October this year. Her academic aim is to achieve NCEA level 3 and to study for a Bachelor of Applied Sports Science at Ara in 2018. Head boy: Mikael Ewans Mikael said it is a privilege to be head boy at Papanui High School this year.

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Heed near misses to avoid another tragedy By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer MOST PEOPLE will have read of the horrendous death of the young man in Woodham Rd from catching his clothing on fire. The final cause is still being investigated but this is a good example of something I have come to realise over years of being a fire investigator. That is the number of ‘near misses’ is many, many times the number of incidents we attend. Most of these ‘near misses’ occur without anyone being aware they have happened. But every now and then a perfect series of circumstances line up in a row and the result is fire. Sometimes, like in Woodham Rd, with a tragic outcome. A less serious outcome in

Oram Ave, New Brighton, is a good example. It’s summer time. So the placing of a picture frame on the top of a freestanding fireplace is not unusual or even dangerous. Until we get an unseasonal cold snap and someone lights the fire to warm the house. Then goes out. In this case the result was only a smokelogged house. But one or two more circumstances, like it being bedtime, and perhaps a few drinks and we could have had another tragedy. A slightly closer near miss on the same day in Bishopdale saw some sleeping occupants remaining fast asleep as their smoke alarm shrieked. In this case it was food left cooking on the stove. The alarm was overheard by a neighbour and 111 called. Without the call? Who knows?

Victory for residents as contractor moves out By Julia Evans A CONTRACTING company which had Richmond residents up in arms has now vacated their site. Worthington Contracting had occupied the address in Guild St since the February 22, 2011 earthquake, after the Government put emergency legislation in place allowing contractors access to residential areas. After nearly six years residents were ready to see the back of the company and laid several complaints about dust plumes and sediment to Environment Canterbury. However, after a “collaborative conversation” between neighbours and the company, Worthington Contracting has now made a new premises home in North Canterbury. Founder Russell Worthington said they weren’t there to annoy the residents, it was a matter of proximity to their jobs, which have largely been in the east. “We’re listening to what they’re saying,” he said. They have now moved away. Although the company had



GONE: Worthington Contractors have vacated this lot in suburban Richmond for a new North Canterbury site. Photo: Martin Hunter the city council’s support to stay in its Guild St location, “we just

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C H AT W IT H M ATT Communities will have a chance to chat directly to Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro when I bring him to the Waimak on 2 March for a number of public meetings titled ‘Building Stronger Communities’. This is part of my commitment to bring relevant ministers into the electorate so your voices can be heard. The first meeting will be held at the Belfast Rugby Football Club from 10am to 11am. Come and be involved. Northern Christchurch residents will notice a new road layout for the next stage of the Western Belfast Bypass and I urge everyone to drive carefully. I am advocating for a third southbound lane over the Waimak Bridge to be included in the current

work to fully benefit from the gains the Bypass and Northern Corridor will deliver. I have spoken to the Transport Minister and have written to the regional director of NZTA in support of a third southbound lane. I am interested in your views, so please get in touch. Government’s announcement that ultra-fast broadband is being extended to 21 more towns in Canterbury was great for our region. Connectivity is essential for business productivity as we continue to build on the success of our region’s profile. With about 85 per cent of all New Zealanders anticipated to have access to fibre by the end of 2024, we will be among the leaders in the OECD for access to fibre.

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Rangi Ruru students join global technology project By Julia Evans SIX RANGI Ruru Girls’ School students have become New Zealand’s only representatives selected for an international science, technology, engineering and mathematics project. From more than 4000 applications worldwide, and 13 across New Zealand, the Rangi Ruru students were selected to take part in the project, which is being run by the Junior Academy Programme. Jocelyn Bradley and Penny Dray, year 13, and Sam Summerfield, Amber Spurway, Sarah Lawrence and Lucy Anderson, year 11, were all selected for the project. The academy is a group of problem solvers made up of students; science, technology, engineering and mathematics experts; and companies from around the world, which are dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges. Each student has been put in a different team with other teenagers from around the world. Amber’s group will be working with multi-national corporation PepsiCo to look into nutritional problems in developing

WORLD CLASS: Rangi Ruru students Lucy Anderson (left), Sarah Lawrence, Sam Summerfield, Penny Dray, Jocelyn Bradley and Amber Spurway are part of a global technology programme.

countries. “Our team has decided to build a rudimentary spectrophotometer to be used with our mobile phones, which will be able to measure iron levels in foods and soil levels,” Amber said. “This can be used in countries with acute malnutrition, so they can be informed on whether they

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SPORTS Burnside pair in NZ bowls development squad BURNSIDE’S CAIT Bassett and Richard Hocking are both in the New Zealand bowls development squad for 2017. The pair are the only Cantabrians selected for the 14-strong squad, which was named following last month’s national open championships. From this squad, a 10-person team will be selected for June’s series against Australia on the Gold Coast. Bassett was runner-up to fellow squad member Ashleigh Jeffcoat, of Waikato, in the national under-21 championships. Hocking is joined in the men’s team by the likes of 16-year-old Seamus Curtin, of Wellington, who was a singles silver medallist at the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games and is the current under-18 national champion. The upcoming under-18 and under-21 championships now take on added importance as they will certainly influence the selectors thoughts when naming the 10-strong squad for the Gold Coast.

By Noah Graham MERIVALE HOUSE of Travel owner Annie Crombie is revelling in success after winning the windsurfing slalom national championships for the ninth time. Crombie faced five other competitors and battled through 10 rounds of slalom races to finish with seven wins and was ahead by three seconds on the clock, which secured her title win. Crombie said the competition was tough and made her “puff a lot” but it was the first time since she started windsurfing competitively that she did not have nerves before the races in spite of the strong competition. The 49-year-old has windsurfed for more than 25 years and started competing in 2007. The races were harder this year than they ever had been, Crombie said. She said 19-year-old Lyttelton resident Fenella Bowater raced alongside and pushed her to the limit. The competitors this year were exceptional both on and off the water as they got along well inbetween races, often talking and having some fun, Crombie said. In the under-20 youth women’s event, Bowater took

SUCCESS: Annie Crombie claimed her ninth national windsurfing title last weekend. She competed against five of New Zealand’s best women windsurfers.

first spot and another Lyttelton competitor, 15-year-old Meg Rennie, came second. In the under-20 youth men’s event, a former Christ’s College student Thomas O’Neill and current student Ben Davie took the second and third spots. Terry Crombie, Annie’s

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Clinton to meet NBA stars By Gordon Findlater QUINN CLINTON will test his skills against some of the world’s top young basketballers in New Orleans at the weekend. Clinton, 18, won a spot at the Basketball Without Borders global event after he was named the all-star game MVP at the BWB Asia camp in Melbourne last year. “It will be a step up from Melbourne because it’s now the best guys in the world. It will be really cool to see how I match up against guys my age from different countries,” said Clinton. The former Christchurch Boys’ High School student will also get to experience the NBA All-Star game, which the BWB camp coincides with. “It’s going to be pretty special seeing all of those guys, who are the best in the world essentially. I’ll be like a kid in a candy shop,” said Clinton. The guard will get to see the likes of LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant in action in Sunday’s all star game as well as the three-point contest and dunk contest on Saturday. He will be one of two Kiwis at the camp, joined by Wellington’s Taane Samuel.

“I’m really looking forward to this experience. It’s going to be great for Taane and I to represent our country together and help promote New Zealand basketball on the world stage. I’m keen to learn as much as I can from the NBA coaches and players, and get an insight into what it means to play at this higher level,” said Clinton. In December, Clinton played a crucial role in New Zealand’s 57-51 win over Australia in the final of the under-18 FIBA Oceania Championship, which saw them qualify for the inder-19 World Championship in Egypt in July. Clinton, the Junior Tall Blacks captain, top scored for New Zealand in the final with 14 points. After a much-deserved break over the Christmas period, Clinton is now fully focused on preparing himself for the upcoming NBL season with the Canterbury Rams. He is currently training every day of the week ahead of the season opener on March 19. Following the NBL season, Clinton will move to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in August to begin his basketball scholarship at the University of New Mexico.


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Social Indoor Bowls Today, 10am Do you enjoy playing indoor bowls? If so, come along to the Bishopdale Community Trust and play a fun version with our happy group of players. Free entry. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave, Bishopdale Bishopdale Walking Group Wednesday, 10.30-11.30am Take a gentle walk around the local area. Walks are on average 30 minutes long. The group is very friendly and open to all abilities. They have a walk ‘n’ talk approach. Stay for a cuppa and chat afterwards. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave, Bishopdale . Science Snippets in the Library Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Free and fun science education activities will be provided by Science Alive. These activities will run weekly during term time for children aged five to 10. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley Knit and Yarn Thursday, 2-3.30pm


Take your knitting to the library. This is a way of enjoying your craft in a social environment. Share your skills and tricks with other knitters or learn something new while you’re there. This is a weekly group but there’s no pressure to attend every session. Fendalton Library, 4 Jefferies Rd, Burnside Meditation and Buddhism Thursday, 7.30-9.30pm These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings about the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or to benefit from them. Each class consists of two guided meditations and an explanatory talk. The classes run for 90 minutes. Anyone can practice meditation and everyone is welcome to attend. St Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo St, St Albans

LEARNING: Reading to dogs will be held from 3.30-4.30pm on Tuesdays at the Shirley Library, 36 Marshlands Rd. The dogs encourage children to practice and improve their reading skills, as well as develop a love of reading. It provides a relaxing atmosphere with dogs who are the beloved pets of the city council animal management team. They have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Each session will be 15 minutes long. Library staff and a dog handler will be there to facilitate the session. It is essential to book a spot, so phone 941 7923 to secure a place.

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CHAMPIONS: The Linwood Keas defeated the Hornby Panthers to take out the Crosbie Nines.

Keas win Crosbie Nines By Gordon Findlater LINWOOD Keas took the spoils at the annual Crosbie Nines on Saturday. The tournament, hosted by the Riccarton Knights at Crosbie Park, is now in its third year and was played in perfect conditions. The 16-team tournament featured some of the South Island’s top clubs, as well as teams put together specifically for the tournament. “It was a great day, the first game was at nine in the morning and the final finished up just before six. The tournament’s great

for bringing everyone together. We had nearly all the premiership teams there and some out-oftown teams from Nelson and Timaru,” said former Kinghts president, Tony Grenfell. The Keas went unbeaten through pool play before going on to defeat the Hornby Panthers 17-12 in the grand-final. “It was really pleasing after a long day. It’s tough to get through six games but the boys dug deep and got the result we wanted,” said Keas coach Andrew Auimatagi. The plate competition was won by the Bro XIII club which defeated Hamo

Boyz in their final. Crosbie Park saw a large turnout from club supporters and Grenfell felt the tournament was becoming more popular each year. “It was quite a big punt to begin with; we kind of went in blind but we were overwhelmed with how well it went,” said Grenfell. “The second year went even better and now we’re able to fine tune things a little bit to help improve the tournament each year.” The top clubs will now turn their attention to the club premiership, which starts on April 1.



Progress counts in maths class If you’re a parent of school-aged children, chances are that there is a subject they just don’t like. And for many kids, that subject is maths. Like many parents, Dale and Kirsty found that their daughter Sayler, 8, just didn’t understand maths and it was proving difficult to keep up at school. So, Dale and Kirsty decided it was time to give Sayler that extra help she needed and enrolled her in the Kumon Maths Programme at their local centre in Fendalton. It was during the August Free Trial, and so they decided to see if their older son Zach might enjoy Kumon Maths also. Six months later and both children are still doing daily worksheets with Kumon. Maths is now one of Zach’s favourite subjects and Sayler has demonstrated a real motivation for improving in her studies. That Kumon worksheets are timed makes this easy for Sayler to see, ‘She is really keen to beat her time. I think having those little goals certainly help’ said Dale. A sense of achievement can go a long way when it comes to engaging with maths. ‘Everyone likes it when they have success, don’t they? Being able to see that progress is great’ said Kirsty. ‘Kumon focuses on maths skills - exclusively and expertly’ said Marette Wells who runs the Kumon Fendalton Education Centre. ‘The ability of the student does not matter; Kumon brings confidence as they grow into their potential’. Kumon follows a method that develops self-learning in children which is important to parents like Kirsty. ‘I think it’s really important that our children know that if they need to find out how to do something then they have the skills to work it out.’ For more information contact your local Kumon Education Centre or visit our website

Back to school with confidence At Kumon, students begin study at a level that allows them to build confidence from day one. Students progress through the programmes based on their ability rather than their age. Over time, students can study advanced material confidently and independently for success in school and everyday life. Contact your local Kumon Centre to hear how we can support your child’s learning.

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School’s premier tennis team have won the Christchurch qualifying tournament for next month’s South Island secondary school championships. Ava Willimann, Kyla Otway, Jade Feneon, Tessa McCann and Luka Simmers beat Christchurch Girls’ High School 6-0 and St Margaret’s College 4-2 in the tournament. Anne Bissland, Rangi Ruru’s premier tennis convener, said the girls’ played very well but have a busy competition schedule ahead of them this term. Last week’s result at Wilding Park means they will compete in the South Island tournament in Timaru on March 3-5, where they will also have the chance to qualify for a shot at a national title.

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ALL BROKEN WINDOWS Phone Cushla 03 352 6225 or 027 352 6225

BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 30 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684-4046, email

ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all your electrical needs, reliable & friendly, oven repairs done, free quotes, ph 027 333 3768 or 03 390 0221 ELECTRICIAN Rewire specialists. Some old wiring, some new, get a free appraisal and quote. Switch boards, LED lighting, garages, spas you name it we do it. Give the boys at Turned On a ring, phone Muzza 022 6177275 FURNITURE REMOVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 GAS, PLUMBING DRAINAGE & HEATING. 24/7 service. Ph Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing 021 132 8929 HANDYMAN Silver Threads. A bunch of nice friendly mature tradies, builders, electricians, painters, landscapers, section tidying. Ring for a free quote 022 140-7852 LANDSCAPING Mini Digger hire for drainage & section development. Ph Silver Threads 022 140 7852

Tuesday February 14 2017


Trades & Services

LAWNMOWING • Small lawns from $10 • Fast Professional Service Phone Mark 022 307 7176

Trades & Services

Contact us today Trades & Services




Michael Kelly Painters

We will re-scope your property to ensure you have been paid in full to cover all your repair costs. After 5 years of scoping for EQC claims we have found that most claims have been under paid. Examples of Clients EQC Payments:

LED / DOWNLIGHT replacement. Huge new year special, get those troublesome downlights replaced wih modern LED lights from $38 + GST inclusive. Ring the boys at Turned On for free advice & quotes. Call Muzza 022 6177 275 OVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 683-6253 or 027 2280025 PAINTER AVAILAbLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PAINTING 30 years experience, workmanship guaranteed, pensioners discounts, free quotes, ph Robert 021 02630757 PAINTER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541


Locally owned and operated family business. 25+ years Experience

Payment Initially $3,800 after our re-scope payment received $46,320

• Painting • Wallpapering • Interior • Exterior

Payment Initially $7,575 after our re-scope payment received $38,182

Free Quotes

Payment Initially $19,827 after re-scope payment received $60,273 For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs including painting and redecorating. Enquire now Phone 021-667-444 PAINTING & PLASTERING. Excellent finish. Domestic & Commercial. Ph Chris 027 223 8542 PAINTING & PLASTERING. Excellent finish. Domestic & Commercial. Ph Chris 027 223 8542 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMbER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943

PLUMbER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 PLUMbER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 ROOFING Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email

Phone Michael 0212 649 492

Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Trades & Services

Vehicles Wanted


CARS Wanted. Fair prices paid, quick and easy process, money paid directly into your bank account, friendly local service, call Tim Koller ph 03 390 1717

tintawindow advanced film solutions

99% uv block privacy films fade protection frosting designs heat control non-darkening films block reduce glare Workmanship Guaranteed 25 Years Experience Lifetime Warranties on Most Films


Wanted To Buy


Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653

0800 368 468 RUbbISH REMOVAL From Kleensacks to truck loads, the messier th better. Trees, flat clean ups. Call Silver Threads 022 1407852 SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 STONEMASON BRICK & BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. or ph 027 601-3145

TILER/CARPENTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440. TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448

VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, ph 03 338-1655 WATERbLASTING Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 344-2170 WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 344-2170

GLAZING Stephen Thom Glazing 2012 Ltd. (Under New Management)

• Mirrors • New Glazing • Pet Door Specialists • Frameless Showers • Splashbacks




ALL BROKEN WINDOWS Phone Cushla 03 352 6225 or 027 352 6225

Do you have an Old Stamp Collection tucked away somewhere? It could be worth a fortune! We are currently buying old collections and can come to you for larger collections or if you are unable to come in.

Call Matt Power 0800 239 325 The Stamp Exchange

AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045


Tuesday February 14 2017

‘Famous for their roasts!’


Start your day with us


AN ECLECTIC ESTABLISHMENT As featured in February STYLE Taste: Vanessa Ortynsky discovers Urban Corner Cafe has much more to offer than initially meets the eye. ON the former site of the Bower Hotel in New Brighton stands the Urban Corner Cafe (alongside with e Bower), which is one of the most eclectic establishments in the city. Urban Corner is uniquely Christchurch in that it’s constructed of 18 shipping containers. It’s a standout on the landscape, situated near the residential red zone and overlooking the Avon River. Upon setting foot inside this spacious establishment, you immediately forget about its modular construction methods. With its warm and family-friendly vibe, Urban Corner has become a community hub for New Brighton locals. e restaurant serves up brunch, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. Menu items are seasonal and the Pork Belly Burger served with coleslaw and cranberry sauce is a must-try for summer. ere’s also a kids menu and a playground outside, catering to mums looking for a place to bring the little ones for a play date. ere’s Farmyard Animal Day with pony rides on the last Sunday of every month in summer, weather permitting, which includes a Llama with a bad haircut and ponies of all sizes. As well as a separate shipping container that can be hired for kids parties. With plenty of entertainment for the older crowd as

well, ‘Stitch n Bitch’ is hosted by a local artists and is every second Monday. It’s an excellent spot to discover new Kiwi artists and local talent. e dining room is adorned with brightly-coloured kitschy decor. You can purchase any of the art that lines the walls of this establishment. You’re sure to get a laugh out of some of the quirky tongue-in-cheek posters and signage. Sharing the premises with e Bower proves advantageous as Urban Corner features an extensive beer and wine list without the central-city price tag. e Friday menu comes with a $20 price tag, there is always events and special deals - including Wednesday and ursday feed the family of four for $50. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for even more stellar specials. If you are looking for a takeaway, there is a full range of cabinet available too. A little bit different from your traditional cafe and bar, this friendly place is sure to delight. If you’re looking for a local eatery, or keen to experience the warmth and hospitality of the eastern suburbs. Urban Corner is a sure bet. Urban Corner - 487 New Brighton Rd, phone 03 388 3649. Open 7 days, 9am until late.


Kid's SPECIAL Two courses

We are open from 6.30am

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

Cooked breakfasts

Seniors SPECIAL $ 20 Two courses


Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked

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



& Motorlodge

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


CAFE open from 11am

TUESDAY 14th FEBRUARY in Whitford’s Restaurant


Valentines Day

TAB & Gaming


Function Facilities

$30 pp

7PM THIS SATURDAY in Whitfords Bar

HOUSIE Tues, Thurs, Sat SHUTTLE Tues - Sat

Open 7 Days from 5.30pm



Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days





Bookings Essential PH

386 0088




le availab m o r f


GREAT DINING - downstairs -

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

Midweek $10 SPECIAL ROAST Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday


Live Music: Vintage Blue



Members Lucky Card Draw


- 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


OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

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


Tuesday February 14 2017



Lantern Festival

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 5pm-10.30pm North Hagley Park Free



CHRISTCHURCH POPS CHOIR sunday 19 february The 50 piece choir bring to the stage pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, swing, soul and even some traditional classics creating an exciting mix for performers and audiences alike.

KATIE THOMPSON sunday 26 february Katie Thompson has been carving her pathway within the country music scene in New Zealand, although her sound transcends the singer-songwriter “format”, bleeding into genres as diverse as rock, pop, folk and more. Proudly produced by ®

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