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THEY’RE OFF: Runners leave the 14km start at last year’s City2Surf. PHOTO: RACHEL SLOAN

RUNNERS AND walkers – it’s nearly time to pull on your lycra and lace up those sneakers. With just three days to go, conditions are looking good for Sunday’s City2Surf fun run. And if you haven’t entered yet on online, or are simply waiting to see whether you are in the mood to take up the challenge on the day the good news is you can rock up and enter. The MetService is forecasting a high of 21 deg C. Star Media events organiser Vanessa Fleming said entries are up on last year. “There are more team entries and workplaces using this

event for well-being and teamwork. It’s really cool to see.” The 150 team entries range in size from 1000-strong “Hewaka Tapu” to the five-member “We Thought They Said Rum.” Free parking for runners and supporters is available on the sports fields at McCormacks Bay. There’ll be buses taking runners to the start lines from 7.30am for a cost of $8. The 14km starts at 9am from Pioneer Stadium’s Centennial Park. An hour later, the Sport Canterbury 6km starts at 10am from Hansen Park, Opawa. Water is available on the course.

Runners will be following the Heathcote River, finishing at the Ferrymead playing fields. Celebrate your achievement at the City2Surf village on the playing fields. Along with healthy food options from salad to pizza, there will be freebies, a fun zone for children, prizes, entertainment and much more. And if you haven’t entered yet, it’s not too late. Entry forms can be downloaded from or collect an entry from YMCA city centre and Bishopdale, The Athlete’s Foot Northlands and Riccarton or at any Pak’n Save or New World Supermarket.

The legacy of a teen’s bad driving Ava Hurst was almost two when the car she was a passenger in was struck head-on – driven by a teenager. Her life was changed forever. Now a new Crash Bash programme is under way to try to stop more carnage on the roads. •See pages 4,5



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A VERY sobering photo on our front page today that everyone, young or old, should think about. What you see is the outcome of a head-on crash 10 years ago which changed Ava Hurst’s life forever. She was almost two at the time. The latest Crash Bash campaign (see page 5) has been launched in Christchurch. It is aimed at educating young drivers about what carnage can be caused when things go wrong behind the wheel. There is a different theme to the campaign this year – the shock, horror smashed up car used as a prop in previous campaigns has gone. Let’s slow down and not have too many more cases like Ava Hurst. It’s that time of the year again – City2Surf! On Sunday, thousands of all different shapes and sizes will be pounding the pavements. It would be rude not to join them. –Barry Clarke

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This week in history saw the Te Maori exhibition opened at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery on March 14, 1987. Over a nine-week period, 147,012 people visited the gallery, the largest number at the time to attend a single exhibition. On March 15, 1854, sheep stealer James McKenzie was arrested and imprisoned at Lyttelton. He subsequently escaped and was recaptured several times, and was conditionally pardoned on January 11, 1856. On the same day in 1982, a city council resolution declared Christchurch a nuclear weapons-free zone. On March 15, 1983, New Zealand’s first test-tube baby was born at St George’s Hospital. Between March 16 and 17, 1970, the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne visited the city. On March 17, 1864, Arthur’s Pass was crossed by Arthur (later Sir Arthur) Dudley Dobson. He became the Christchurch city surveyor in 1901. On March 17, 1928, the Civic Theatre opened in Manchester St. It was built in the burned out shell of the old Alexandra Hall; part of the Canterbury Exhibition Hall.



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In Brief MEMBERSHIPS COULD RISE A gym membership at any of the city council’s recreation centres could rise by 8.8 per cent. As part of the draft annual plan, the city council is looking at increasing a 12-month prepaid membership from $720.12 to $783.36. The plan will go through public consultation before being adopted in June. The monthly, fortnightly and three monthly fees would remain the same under the plan. HANG LOOSE: New Brighton jeweller and surfer Ron Carter carving up the waves off Brighton Pier.

Life’s a beach for ageing surfer Festival to honour legend „„ By Sarla Donovan CAMARADERIE and humour. That’s what keeps 67-year-old New Brighton surfer Ron Carter out in the waves. That, and the thrill of it. Mr Carter started out on the waves at seven-years-old with an old-fashioned body board. At 10, he got his first surfboard made of plywood. “It filled up with water and had to have a bung.” Any wetsuits back in the 60s? “God, no. We wore our high school jerseys with the sleeves cut out.” Mr Carter will be both a competitor and a judge at the Ray White New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing which starts on Friday. Now in its second year, the festival celebrates the introduction of surfing to New Zealand by the legendary Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, who rode a wooden surfboard in

front of a crowded New Brighton beach in 1915. Although his 68th birthday is coming up this year, after more than half a century riding a board, Mr Carter’s not giving it up any time soon. He’s lucky. Long-time surfing buddy Kiery Bennett’s knees have packed up with arthritis. They’ve known each other since kindy, went to Brighton Primary School then Aranui High together and had a lot of fun over the years. “I’m pretty good; got a stiff back but that’s pretty common for surfers. Surfing keeps me fit, but I keep fit for surfing. Do a lot of stretching, do gym two days a week and go out when the surf’s good.” He’s surfed the Pacific Islands and Indonesia, with Lombok a favourite. “It’s similar to Uluwatu but there’s no end to the waves at Lombok. You’ve got to get out at the right time or you end up on the reef.” Having a supportive wife is a big help, he said. “She eggs me on, keeps me going. She comes out stand-up paddling. My boys surf, the grandkids have taken it up – we’re beach people. When we

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GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE Dora Langsbury will stand in the Christchurch Central electorate for the Green Party. She will go up against National’s Nicky Wagner, who has held the seat since 2011, and the Labour Party’s Duncan Webb. Ms Langsbury usually stands in the Te Tai Tonga electorate, however, Green Party co-leader Metira Turia is standing for that seat in September’s general election. Ms Langsbury stood unsuccessfully for the Christchurch Central Ward for the city council in October. CAR PARK IN SIX MONTHS THe new Lichfield St car park is on track to open in six months. The $28 million building, between Lichfield and Cashel Sts, will replace the former Lichfield St car park, which badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake, and later demolished. Project director Lee Butcher said strong winds in January caused some delays, but the build is back on schedule and is running to budget. ARMED ROBBERY A staff member was threatened with a shotgun in the robbery of a Cashmere bar on Tuesday. The lone offender entered The Brickworks on Centaurus Rd at about 10.45pm armed with a double-barrelled shotgun. The offender demanded cash from the woman working behind the bar. She said “thousands” was taken from the till. Police want anyone who may have information to phone 363 7400 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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The day life changed for little Ava On March 25, 2009, a head-on crash left toddler Ava Hurst crippled – but also had a profound impact on others that day. It inspired her uncle Shane Thomson, who was one of the first at the scene of the crash, to redevelop a driver education programme which will reach 21,000 Christchurch teens this month. Gabrielle Stuart reports AVA HURST, 11, has spent much of her young life in a hospital bed – and the rest of it in a wheelchair. Ten years ago, Ava was almost killed when the car she and her family were heading home in was hit head-on by a teen driver in a truck. The family had been heading home to Waikuku, after a trip to the supermarket. Ben Farquhar, 19, was heading the other way. The sun was in his eyes, and he was chatting to his girlfriend in the car beside him. He told police he hadn’t even seen the other car before he hit it. Ava’s father, Adrian Hurst, saw him coming and swerved, but could not avoid the collision. Ava’s mother, Nikki Thomson, remembered the moment the car came to a standstill. She was left blind without her glasses, trapped in the crushed car, and struggling to breathe with a punctured lung. “It was so quiet, afterward. But it stunk of fuel, like the car was going to blow.” The groceries they had just brought had been in the back seat, and the milk had burst and coated all the windows in a film of white. Mr Hurst had been wearing his seat belt, but the force of the crash still threw him against the

RECOVERY: Ava in hospital with her mother and father.

BATTLER: Now 11, Ava Hurst, pictured with her mother, Nikki Thomson, still regularly needs surgery. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

windscreen, and bits of his hair were stuck in the cracks. When he turned to look at his baby daughter, she looked peaceful, like she was asleep. It took him a moment to realise she had stopped breathing. Mr Hurst had been training as a volunteer paramedic, so he knew what to do, pulling his daughter from the car and giving

her CPR. He said those minutes before the police and fire service arrived were a blur. At one point, the other driver, Farquhar, tried to speak to him. “I remember him coming over and I was resuscitating Ava at the time, and I think he said something, like ‘is she going to be all right?’I just looked at him,” Mr

Hurst said. The family spent the next 12 weeks in hospital – first in Christchurch, then at Starship, where they learned the extent of Ava’s injuries. Part of her spinal cord near her neck had been, in layman’s terms, stretched, leaving her partially paralysed. She had brain injuries, a fractured collarbone, and injuries to her lungs which meant they had to be regularly drained of fluid. She was incredibly lucky to be alive. But because the doctors had never seen a child recover from injuries like hers, they could not say what might happen – how much Ava might recover, if she would walk again, or what her brain injuries might mean. “I think the crash was the easiest part of the whole experience: It was over so quickly,” Mrs Thomson said. The hardest part came after they returned home from the hospital, as they began to realise their lives and the life of their daughter could never be what it had been. Then came the court case, where Farquhar was convicted of careless driving causing injury, disqualified from driving for nine months, fined $750 and ordered to pay $4474 in reparation to Ava’s family. She said she had not heard from Farquhar since the court case. “I go through phases where I’d like to run him over, and

give him a taste of what we go through. I know that sounds terrible, it really does, but sometimes you get so angry because this is our life and we could have had a normal life,” she said. “Ava is okay, she’s not in danger, so there are people worse off than us. But he’s probably got a family, living a normal life, and for him it’s a past memory.” When contacted by The Star, Farquhar said he had been blinded by the sun, and made a terrible mistake. “I am very, very sorry to Ava and her family. I still think about it often,” he said. Today, Ava is a very lively and happy 11-year-old. She enjoys horseriding, swimming, make-up and Minecraft, and has plenty of friends. But she is also keenly aware of what she is missing out on. She’d like to be able to have sleepovers with her friends, but usually can’t because she needs such a lot of equipment and care. She has already had 12 surgeries, and will need more as she grows – and each means time off school and months of recovery. She is able to walk short distances slowly and painfully, with the aid of a walker, but spends most of her time in her motorised wheelchair. She has one message for teen drivers. “Don’t go on your phone. Stop talking to your girlfriend and concentrate, because that’s what happened to me.”

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Programme personal „„ By Gabrielle Stuart THIS MONTH, Constable Shane Thomson will get up on stage to speak about safer driving to 21,000 Christchurch teenagers across 34 schools through the Crash Bash programme – something a long way out of his comfort zone. But he is driven by something deeply personal. He was working as a volunteer firefighter 10 years ago, when he was called to a crash. He had no idea it was his sister’s family involved – until he saw it was Ava on the ground. After 12 years as a firefighter he had seen some horrible crashes – but nothing prepared him for the moment he came across his own niece lying on the side of the road, struggling to breathe. He helped desperately to resuscitate Ava, rescue his sister who was trapped in the car, and load the family into a rescue helicopter. He later read the crash report when the teen driver, 19-year-old Benjamin Farquhar, went to court. “He wasn’t driving to the conditions. He had sun in his eyes but he carried on at a normal road speed. If he had slowed down to a point where he could see where he was going, it would have never happened,” Constable Thomson said. THe crash was a catalyst, he said. It inspired him to join the police, to try to prevent crashes from happening. It later inspired him to join the team redeveloping Crash Bash, which aims to teach teens to drive safely. THe annual programme is funded by the city


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council and NZTA, and will tour a record number of Canterbury schools this year. Until this year, Constable Thomson said it took a confronting approach, focusing on issues like drink driving by showing the tragic details of crashes involving teenagers. But it had not been as effective as they hoped. THis year, they have redesigned it to focus on everyday issues – like cornering, following distances and distractions while driving. To do that, they involved Christchurch teenagers in challenges, some prefilmed and some done live onstage. To illustrate the need for a safe, three second following distance, they filmed student drivers asked to follow another car at what they believed was a safe driving distance – and then recorded how far ahead the students skidded when the other car slammed on the brakes. THe programme was then presented live by actors Bianca Seinafo and Josh Johnson from the

Court Theatre. Burnside High School student Nargas Ahmadi, 17, said she believed the message, particularly about distractions, was something she and her friends needed to hear. She has had her learners licence for about six months but said as a teenager it was easy to slip up. “We need to be told again and again and again,” she said. THe focus of the programme was chosen after examining Canterbury crash statistics. Between 2012 and 2015, there were about 150 serious crashes in Christchurch which left people injured, and where teen drivers aged between 15 and 19 were partly or fully at fault. Poor observation was listed as the reason for the crash for about 40 per cent of those crashes. Constable Thomson’s goal was simply to prevent the kind of tragedy his family had to face, he said. “Every ticket I issue, I look at it as potentially preventing an accident or saving a life,” he said.



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News Crusaders to raise funds for child cancer „„ By Noah Graham THREE CRUSADERS will swap their rugby balls for a plastic bucket on Friday to collect money for the Child Cancer Foundation. Mitch Dunshea, Leon Fukofuka and Tim Perry will be at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Linwood from noon to 1pm to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation. Child Cancer Foundation business development manager Lydia Hemingway said the Crusaders were supportive of the foundation and the players had an important part in their fundraising last year. “Last year the public really engaged with the Crusaders as they roamed around the mall within the hour and they helped raise a lot of money.” The bucket collection is part of an effort by the foundation to try to raise $750,000 nationally this month which will help more than 500 families, she said. Fundraising will also take place on Saturday at the mall from noon to 1pm and will continue in the evening at AMI Stadium when the Crusaders play the Blues.

Plan for second worst intersection „„ By Tom Doudney THE INTERSECTION ranked as the city’s second most dangerous will receive a $1 million upgrade but work won’t begin until 2019 at the earliest. The intersection of Ilam Rd, Middleton Rd and Riccarton Rd was included on the list of Christchurch’s 100 most dangerous intersections, released in January ahead of the draft Annual Plan. Only the intersection of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave was ranked above it. City council head of transport Chris Gregory said the draft Annual Plan allowed for construction to take place in the 2019/20 financial year. The work would take about six months. “Currently this project is in the scheme design phase,” Mr Gregory said. “A number of options are being examined that take into account safety upgrades, cycleways and the need to minimise impact on vehicle and public transport routes.” It was anticipated that community consultation would take place in the first half of

DRIVE CAREFULLY: The intersection of Ilam Rd, Middleton Rd and Riccarton Rd is currently ranked as the city’s second most dangerous. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

next year. There have been 35 crashes recorded at the intersection between 2011 and 2016, although not all non-injury crashes for 2016 may have yet been entered in the system. The recorded crashes include 29 involving vehicles only, five involving pedestrians and one

involving a cyclist. Serious injuries were suffered in one crash, in 2012. Mr Gregory said the intersection’s high placing on the list was due to the combination of high reported injury crashes and its configuration. The intersection was last upgraded 25 years ago when traffic

lights were installed. To decide rankings on the list, the city council uses crash data from the NZ Transport Agency. However, a city council spokeswoman said the order of intersections on the list was changing as new incidents occurred. A range of other considerations were also used to determine the actual order and timing of intersection upgrades. These included predicted traffic growth from development, congestion, speed limits, minor unreported crash history, efficiency of traffic operations, pedestrian and cycling use and community input. “It’s important to understand that it’s not a simple case of taking action for intersections in the order they appear on the list,” the spokeswoman said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Does this intersection deserve its place as the city’s second most dangerous intersection? Is 2019 soon enough for work to begin? Send your views to tom.



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Bid to change the way we travel A major planning document has laid bare the “significant” challenges faced in moving Christchurch from a car culture to a more public transportorientated city. Tom Doudney reports UNLESS PUBLIC transport patronage can be improved, there will be an extra 80,000 cars on the city’s roads in 2041 and 40 per cent more congestion. But getting people to change their ways is not going to easy, a report suggests. The draft future public transport strategic business case was presented to the greater Christchurch public transport joint committee yesterday. It identifies a number of challenges facing authorities in developing and increasing patronage of public transport over the coming decades. These included poor travel time and reliability of public transport compared to private vehicles. Peak time congestion due to more people driving

JAM PACKED: Congestion on Christchurch roads is expected to worsen unless steps to increase patronage of public transport can be increased. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

themselves ensured public transport remained slower than alternatives and further discouraged people from using it. Currently only 2.3 per cent of trips made in greater Christchurch over a year are on public transport, while 83 per cent are in private vehicles, with the rest walking or cycling. The Regional Public Transport Plan (2014) aims to increase that

to three per cent by 2020 and five per cent by 2030. The transport chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan also aims to triple public transport use for central city trips by 2041. However, the strategic business case concluded that the challenges facing public transport in greater Christchurch were significant. “If the problems are not ad-

dressed it is unlikely that public transport targets will be realised,” it stated. “Current trends are for stagnant or declining ridership and that the status quo will not be enough to attract people to choose public transport.” Significant enhancements to public transport would require a large capital commitment and land use would have to be

managed to support this. For example, by allowing higher density development along public transport corridors. Environment Canterbury deputy chairman Steve Lowndes, a member of the joint committee, said getting people in the car-dominated culture to shift to public transport was a challenge. “Cars are cheap, petrol is relatively cheap and while those things exist in the market, it is not going to be easy,” Mr Lowndes said. “We have to make public transport an attractive option.” Canterbury University transport expert Simon Kingham said Christchurch was unusual compared to other cities around the world in that it was not investing in rail. Doing so, he said, could help increase public transport usage. “I would hope that ECan and others would be looking at rail,” he said. The next phase of planning for the join committee will involve creating a programme business case focusing on how these challenges should be addressed and how costs would be shared.

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in a car culture city Cars beat buses „„ By Tom Doudney THAT CARS and not public transport have been the preferred method of getting around in Christchurch for decades can be illustrated with a single statistic. To find the peak year for public transport patronage in the city, you have to go all the way back to 1945, when 32 million passenger trips were recorded. Currently, patronage is less than half that, at 14 million trips per year, in spite of the population having doubled since then. Patronage began to fall away from the 1950s, as private vehicle use increased. It reached its lowest levels in 1992 when less than seven million trips were recorded. However, numbers were recovering steadily in the early 2000s, as measures were introduced to modernise the bus network. This period saw the introduction of the Metrocard, Orbiter service, real time travel information and the opening of the first central city interchange. By 2010, patronage was at its highest levels (17 million trips)

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CHALLENGES: Taking a bus is currently slower and less reliable than going by car. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

since the early 1970s, but things would change again the following year when the February 2011 earthquake struck. The earthquake altered travel patterns and affected the operation of the bus network. Previously, almost all buses went through the central city and the area’s closure post-earthquake was a big disruption. Environment Canterbury’s redesign of the bus network to the current ‘hub and spokes’ model, which focused on con-

necting services in the suburbs with less routes coming directly into the city, was implemented in December 2014. However, numbers which had recovered slightly since 2011 have since continued to fall again, dropping three per cent in the 2015/2016 financial year while patronage for the country as a whole increased by the same percentage. In the 2016/2017 financial year to date, numbers have so far fallen a further 2.5 per cent.

„„ By Tom Doudney CATCHING A bus from the central city to Belfast could you take you 25 minutes longer during afternoon peak hour traffic than if you had gone by car. It’s findings like these, from a city council analysis in November, which illustrate one of the key challenges in getting more people to get on the bus. The analysis of four key routes between the central city and outer suburbs showed car travel was much faster than bus travel, while bike travel was faster than bus travel on three of the routes. Environment Canterbury data suggests that frequency is also a key driver of patronage, with the five lines that run every 15 minutes typically attracting more passengers than routes with longer intervals. Bus journey times are also more variable than other modes of transport. The strategic business case found public transport reliability in Christchurch was “considerably lower” than Wel-

Travel times during afternoon peak traffic •CBD to Belfast via Cranford St: 12 minutes by car, 32 minutes by bike, 37 minutes by bus •CBD to Cashmere via Colombo St: seven minutes by car, 12 minutes by bike, 13 minutes by bus •CBD to New Brighton via Pages Rd: 11 minutes by car, 21 minutes by bike, 34 minutes by bus •CBD to Christchurch Airport via Memorial Ave: 14 minutes by car, 31 minutes by bike, 30 minutes by bus

lington and Auckland where “approximately 95 per cent of services run on time.” In Christchurch, reliability varied between 12 and 50 per cent during late afternoon peak hour traffic for buses heading out of the city. Things were better during the morning peak hour with buses heading into the city being between 50 and 90 per cent reliable.


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„„ By Tom Doudney A GROUP is aiming to crowd fund $1.8 million for a public train service which would run between Christchurch, Selwyn and North Canterbury. The Pledge Me page for Dash, which has being shared on social media, said it aimed to be the first community-owned commuter rail operation in the country. It also said the project was “in a race against a foreign buyer” for Auckland Transport’s diesel ADK trains, which were withdrawn from service in 2014 following electrification of the city’s rail network. Dash’s plan would involve three routes connecting the central city with Lyttelton in the south, Rolleston, Kirwee and Darfield in the west, and Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley and Waipara in the north. It promises to get passengers from Rangiora to Moorhouse Ave in 37 minutes and from Rolleston to Moorhouse Ave in 27 minutes. In the city, it would use stations or platforms at Moorhouse Ave, Addington, Hornby, Papanui, Riccarton and Woolston. As of late afternoon yesterday, 53 people had pledged a combined total of $5485.

„„ By Gabrielle Stuart AFTER FAILING to get funding from the city council, Santa Parade organisers are appealing to the public in a last effort to save the parade. The future of the parade has been in jeopardy after the city council cut funding of the event last year to $60,000, down from $85,000 the year before. It costs about $200,000 each year to run the parade. The city council planned to include funding for the parade in its Annual Plan, but that fell through. That means the organisers will have to compete for a city council contestable funding grant, and any funding they get may not arrive until November. But they can only afford to pay the bills until May, because their fund reserves were used covering the shortfall for last year’s parade. The bills add up to about $15,000 per month, which includes the rent of the float storage warehouse, insurance and maintenance. If they cannot get funding before the money runs out, the

AT RISK: In spite of the success of previous Santa Parades, the annual event is now in jeopardy because of funding problems. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

organisers may be forced to sell the floats. Christchurch Santa Parade Trust chairwoman Anne Jamieson said she did not want to have to appeal to the public, but she felt the trust had no other option. She said the Santa Parade had been held for 70 years, and she did not want to see it fall over. “It’s one of the few Canterbury events which is held for the kids, so this is all about them,” she

said. She said she had been told in meetings with city council staff last year they were working to have funding set aside in the Annual Plan, so she was taken by surprise when she was told in January that would not happen. But the city council says it never promised to set aside the funding. Mayor Lianne Dalziel told The Star in December she was looking at including funding for the

parade in the Annual Plan. “We are not abandoning the Santa Parade and we will certainly make sure this popular Christchurch event doesn’t fall over,” she said at the time. She was not available to answer questions from The Star yesterday. But city council head of recreation and sports, John Filsell, said he could “absolutely categorically” say no promise was made. He said the city council wanted to support the parade, but could not give out funding of any sort before June, because it was legally required to stick to its budgets. He said he was working with the parade organisers to look at ways they could help in other ways, like storage. A Givealittle page appealing for money for the parade is set to be launched on Friday. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the Santa Parade should be given ratepayer funding? Why or why not? Email your thoughts to gabrielle.stuart@starmedia. kiwi

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the Plenary Conventions New Zealand deal signed by April 15. “It is critical the approval to this paper is received by 7 April 2016. Without the approval the necessary steps to reach contractual close by 15 April cannot be achieved in the available time frame,” the document said. It shows Mr Brownlee signed the deal on April 6, but Mr English did not sign until April 11, well after the deadline. But when asked if the delay contributed to the deal falling over, a spokeswoman for Mr English said: “The dates suggested by Treasury were indicative only and the signing of the document would not have impeded a commercial agreement being reached.” Earthworks on the Convention Centre site began in October and it is still officially scheduled to open at the end of 2019. However, the designs for the building are yet to be released, neither has any information about developers the Government has said will be involved in the wider Convention Centre precinct.

„„ By Kurt Bayer A CHRISTCHURCH nursing assistant accused of having unprotected sex with three men without disclosing his HIV-positive status has been re-admitted to bail and been banned from using social media. Johnny Lachlan Benjamin Lumsden, 26, faces criminal nuisance charges that he had unprotected sex without telling men that he was HIV-positive between August 15 and October 19 last year. He appeared via audio visual link at the district court on Monday after an alleged breach of bail. Judge David Saunders granted Lumsden bail with conditions that he does not associate with police witnesses or contact complainants, not to leave the country, surrender his passport, and to not apply for any travel documents. He is also prohibited from using social media, including Facebook and Grindr. Lumsden also faces a charge of supplying a class A controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, breach of bail and possession of utensils for methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty to the utensils possession charge today and was remanded on bail on the defended charges to a case review hearing on May 19. – NZ Herald

„„ By Gabrielle Stuart IN THE final two weeks before it was shut down, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority tried to push the failed Convention Centre deal through – but failed to get approval. The Government spent two years working on a deal with Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium made up of Plenary Group, Ngai Tahu Property and Carter Group. The deal colJohn lapsed in June, Ombler when the Government announced it would develop the Convention Centre alone. But a document obtained by The Star shows an attempt to push through the signing of the deal in the final two weeks before the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority shut down on April 18. The attempt failed when Bill English, in his former role as Finance Minister and Gerry Brownlee, Minister supporting


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which gave CERA powers, was about to expire. When the deal collapsed, more than $84.5 million had already been spent on the Convention Centre plan, including $61 million on land and $19.3 million on consultants. It also shows Mr Brownlee and Mr English approved the rest of the deal, but Mr English signed it four days too late. The document said the ministers involved would need to approve the deal by April 7 because CERA planned to have

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finance and performance committee stated that its numbers were disappointing and identified several things which could help improve them. These included continuing to develop tourism, attractions and activities in the central city; ensuring more residents knew the gallery and car park were both open; opening the gallery’s Universo Bar and Brasserie cafe (expected to be in June or July); and continuing to develop public programme events. Gallery director Jenny Harper said the targets were based on the pre-earthquake situation and the drop in visitor numbers reflected the challenging and complex nature of the current environment. “We really emphasised being open as soon as we could, even without the usual facilities. I’m proud of how far we’ve come in 18 months; but it’s important that we return to preearthquake levels as soon as practicable,” she said. “We also have to recognise a facility like ours doesn’t bounce back overnight.” Figures for March showed visitor numbers were currently up to 82 per cent of the lower end target, Ms Harper said. Meanwhile, the nearby Canterbury Museum has set new records for its visitor numbers in November (63,526 visitors), December (73,045) and more recently in February (91,150).

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By-election may cost $65,000 „„ By Bridget Rutherford A BY-ELECTION to replace city councillor Raf Manji, should he win the Ilam seat in the general election, would cost about $65,000. The Waimairi Ward councillor has confirmed he will stand as in independent Raf Manji candidate for the Ilam electorate in September’s general election. It comes five months after he was voted in for his second term as a city councillor. He will come up against National’s Gerry Brownlee, who has held the seat since 1996, Labour’s Anthony Rimell and David Lee, of the Green Party. If elected, he said he would step down as councillor. City council electoral officer Jo Daly said a by-election would be needed to replace him. “The estimated cost of a contested election for the Waimairi Ward is $65,000.” She said there was no rule that she was aware of saying a councillor must step down if they

BEEHIVE CONTEST: If Raf Manji was to beat Gerry Brownlee in this year’s general election, a city council by-election to replace him would cost about $65,000.

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Police meeting with residents tonight „„ By Noah Graham AN ORGANISER of an online survey about crime in Lyttelton hopes tonight’s police-prompted community meeting will not just be a show of statistics. A public meeting between police and the community will be held at the Lyttelton Primary School hall at 6pm. It comes after months of concern from residents about policing in Lyttelton. Paul Dietsche, who helped organise an online survey which highlighted the community’s dissatisfaction, is worried the police will show statistics that say there has not been an increase in crime. But he is hopeful the police will suggest plans on how the community and police can work together. Canterbury area prevention manager Acting Inspector Paul Reeves, Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel and Sergeant Dave Knowles will be at the meeting to help answer the community’s questions. National list MP Nuk Korako and Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson will attend. Green Party list MP Eugenie Sage has requested leave from Parliament to attend.


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Pest control allows penguins to roam further on peninsula “It’s taken that long for „„ By Bridget Rutherford the programme to be good A SUCCESSFUL predator enough, and long enough lastcontrol programme on Banks ing for the tide to really turn Peninsula has meant some of and it’s quite exciting.” the world’s smallest penguins Ms Haley said the penguins have started exploring had also been nesting at new nesting sites. the bottom of Hinewai In November and DeReserve, and also cember, Banks Peninaround the coast where sula Conservation Trust the predator control carried out its great programme took place, little penguin count at from Akaroa head to Le the largest mainland Bons Bay. penguin colony in the Marie Haley They had also moved country – Flea Bay. to more open places It is carried out every four closer to humans and activity, years on the white flippered and seemed to be coping well, penguins and took about three she said. weeks to do, because they like A lot more were also being to nest in isolated, and difficult spotted in Akaroa Harbour, spots to access. she said. Although the number of In 2012, 1304 penguin pairs pairs of penguins had declined were counted. While the recent since the previous count, recount found 1250. sults showed they have started Ms Haley said the drop to explore old and unused nest was not concerning, because sites. the Flea Bay population had Nests were found in burrows increased most years, and now at Otanerito, which had been it seemed to have reached its unused for about 15-20 years. BPCT Wildside co-ordinator maximum. The very first count was Marie Haley said it was done in 2000, with 717 pairs. exciting news for the colony’s The trust was also seeing future. continued increase in She said it showed the sucthe number of sooty shearcess of the predator control waters or titi, nesting at Stony programme across an area Bay. known as the Wildside, since In the last count in Decemnumbers blew out in the 1980s. ber, there were up to 50 chicks. The Wildside is a nationally The number had gone up every significant area for the protecyear. tion of sea bird breeding sites.

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Human waste found in bins Dialysis bags recycling solution found „„ By Gabrielle Stuart HUMAN WASTE has caused a messy dispute between local authorities – but the problem may be solved through a new recycling programme. The problems began when city council staff at the Ecosort recycling depot started finding bags of waste from kidney BINNED: Human waste from kidney treatments which was treatments – which often thrown into yellow recycling bins became a messy problem jammed up sorting machines, for city council recycling collection staff. and caused messy problems for PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN workers. in Australia and Auckland, the city council-provided red It came from patients getting collecting the PVC containers rubbish bins were too small to peritoneal dialysis treatment, used in the treatment. take the waste, and patients on who were putting the waste from As of December, more than the treatment needed bigger their catheters in their yellow 120 patients across New Zealand bins. recycling bins, rather than with had signed up to the recycling The problem was solved rubbish. scheme. when private company Baxter The city council threatened It runs similar programmes Healthcare stepped in with a to fine the Canterbury District in hospitals, collecting oxygen solution in September, offering Health Board if the problem tubing and oxygen masks which to start a waste recycling continued. KIP0018KiwiBubsPres 2017-03-10T16:50:42+13:00 are turned into rubber matting programme free of charge. But the CDHB said the for children’s playgrounds. It has run similar programmes problem was caused because


Staff shortage strains mental health services „„ By Gabrielle Stuart CANTERBURY’S strained mental health services are struggling to recruit staff, a new report has revealed. Staff in the mental health services have reported feeling unsafe at work in the Canterbury District Health Board system, and said staffing issues contributed to the problem. Last year there were 775 physical assaults on CDHB staff by patients, an average of more than two a day. The numbers include 236 assaults at Hillmorton Hospital last year, where the number had dropped from 507 assaults recorded in 2014. A report on the issue, prepared for a health board meeting today, said recruiting senior medical officers into mental health had been a challenge, and there were a number of other vacancies which had not been filled. It said overseas psychiatrists were anticipated to be appointed later this year, but the situation was expected to “remain challenging” until then. It said the services were still

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Police exercise $1 buy-back of software NEW ZEALAND Police has taken up a $1 buy-back option for software it sold to failed developer Wynyard Group in 2012. Assistant commissioner Jevon McSkimming said in an emailed statement that the law enforcement agency had “exercised our right to buy back the IP rights for EVE (Environment for Virtualised Evidence)”. When Wynyard went bust five months ago NZ Police was undecided on whether or not to trigger the option. The agency developed the software in 2007 to help police build a virtual copy of seized electronics such as computers and mobile phones, which can then be searched without compromising the original evidence. Police sold it to Wynyard in 2012, which the software developer characterised as commercialising the product for export markets. No price was disclosed, though NZ Police’s 2013 annual report, which covered the period, showed the sale of intangible assets generating a $36,000 cash flow. Wynyard appointed voluntary administrators last October when the board decided a $10 million loan from shareholder Skipton Building Society or raising new debt or equity wasn’t in

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the best interests of the firm, its shareholders or other stakeholders. The administrators Neale Jackson and Grant Graham of KodaMentha generated just $2.8m from the sale of assets before they were appointed liquidators last month. The software developer’s insolvency triggered the NZ Police’s buy-back right for the intellectual property and any developments on the product, though Wynyard stopped investing in the digital forensics market in 2016 after an operational review led to trimming back the business into two lines. Police had two contracts with Wynyard at the time of its failure

– a software licence, maintenance and hosting agreement, and IP transfer for the EVE. Between 2012 and 2016 Wynyard was paid $7.2m by police, of which $3.4m was in 2014, former Police Minister Judith Collins said in a response to a written parliamentary question. Wynyard had won a contract to supply the Serious Fraud Office with its investigator product, however, when faced with significant technical problems the white-collar crime investigator lost confidence in the company and its services, and terminated the three-year contract a year early. The New Zealand Defence Force has been a smaller custom-

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Selwyn River water consents under investigation „„ By Tom Doudney MEASURES TO restrict, suspend or revoke water take consents in a catchment which feeds the ailing Selwyn/ Waikirikiri River will be investigated. The river has had record low flows this summer and has dried up along large stretches, including at once popular swimming spots such as Coes Ford. Environment Canterbury will look into two possible options to help address the situation and report back to the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee. One option is that ECan could

issue a temporary water shortage direction allowing it to restrict or suspend taking water from the

there is “a serious temporary shortage of water” which could not have been predicted. It would SAD STATE: expire after 14 days but could be The Selwyn renewed. River has ECan chief operating officer dried up at Don Rule said this could potenCoes Ford tially affect up to 63 consents in apart from an area south of Rolleston, of a couple which about 46 were thought of algae to have a strong connection to covered the river. It was not known how pools. many of these consents were PHOTO: already on restrictions. RICHARD The other option which will be COSGROVE ​ looked at is a potential ratepayercatchment feeding the river. Unfunded review of “at the very der the RMA, a water shortage least” several hundred water direction can be applied when take consents in the vicinity of

the river, but Mr Rule said this would be a longer process. Such a review would enable ECan to look at whether any consents should be altered or revoked. “The focus would be on surface and shallow ground water takes initially,” Mr Rule said. “Based on my experience, consent reviews would certainly not affect this irrigation season, at best they would apply to next irrigation season and history would say even that might be problematic.” Both options would be open to challenge in the Environment Court.

Dry wells lead to new, deeper bores being dug „„ By Tom Doudney FALLING groundwater levels around Selwyn are keeping well drillers and pump installers busy as they have to go deeper for water. Pump technician Mike Taylor said in recent weeks he has had dozens of clients who had needed to put in a new pump or have new wells drilled due to their existing ones drying up. “Southbridge through to

Irwell, Leeston, Weedons and area to be affected, Mr Taylor West Melton seem to be the said. main areas affected that I’ve “We’re just having to go a wee come across,” he said. bit deeper. If they’ve got a “I had one client over big enough well than we’re in West Melton where I able to go to a submersible pulled the pump out and type pump, otherwise the water level was almost they’ve had to go to new 3m below the pump, so wells.” it has dropped quite draAn Environment CanDebra matically.” terbury spokeswoman Hasson While wells had dried said wells up to 20m deep, up in small areas in other years, mostly in the Selwyn Waihora it was unusual for such a large zone, were being affected.

She said while irrigation contributed to the situation, groundwater levels were very low this summer after three consecutive winters with little rainfall to replenish the aquifers. “Many groundwater takes are on partial restriction and all deep groundwater takes have restrictions on their annual volumes. This has been the situation since November 2015.” District councillor Debra Hasson recently sought answers

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Retrospective Highlights of China’s Economy in 2016

Despite challenges including anemic world growth and volatile global financial markets, China achieved steady growth of its economy and pressed ahead with key reforms in 2016. We will use several key phrases to review the economic year.

The reform has steadily progressed since policymakers proposed it at the end of 2015. China has been committed to foster new drivers of growth, develop an advanced manufacturing sector and upgrade the real economy. A large number of zombie enterprises were shut down. Industries plagued by overcapacity and lagging technology must now move up the value chain to stay competitive. China will continue to improve its basic economic system and expedite reforms to delegate power, improve regulation and optimize services. China’s Central Economic Work Conference has made “seeking progress while maintaining stability” the main theme of economic work in 2017, pledging to further push for substantial progress in supply-side structural reform. CAPACITY-CUTTING


POVERTY ALLEVIATION China pursues the goal of common prosperity. It has taken major steps to alleviate poverty and lifted over 700 million people out of poverty. China's 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development has codified the central leadership's poverty-reduction decision into the state will that is operable in practice. For the first time, the heads of Party committees and governments of relevant provinces and autonomous regions have signed to the Central Authorities letters of commitment on poverty elimination, and likewise similar documents have been signed by leaders at lower levels. It is one of the basic policies of the Chinese government to innovatively improve its methods in reducing and eradicating poverty, and takes targeted measures to that end. Recently, through data tracking on the conditions of the impoverished population, the government analyzes the causes of their problems, and offer guidance on their development needs. Targeted measures are implemented in terms of funding, projects, and recipients. Every impoverished household is guaranteed help, every village has designated officials to carry out poverty eradication measures, and goals are met within the defined standards. In the fight against poverty, China has enhanced poverty eradication effects, accelerated the speed of poverty eradication, and ensured impoverished people's right to life.

Looking back at the economic priorities set for 2016, industrial overcapacity was always a key battlefield. China’s overall economic performance remained stable in 2016. Despite the rocky start and remaining downward pressure, China’s economy ended the year on a firm footing. Gross domestic product totaled 74.41 trillion yuan (about 10.83 trillion U.S. dollars). And the annual growth rate reached 6.7%, within the government’s target of between 6.5% and 7%, scotching rumors of a hard landing. The figure represents a medium-high level of growth and China’s economy continued to run within a reasonable range, with its structure further optimized and development model transformed, indicating a good start for the country's goal of achieving at least 6.5% annual growth during the 13th Five-year Plan period from 2016 to 2020.

Steel and coal, the two most troubled sectors, were prioritized in the battle against overcapacity. In 2016, China shed more than 65 million and 290 million tons of inefficient steel and coal-mining capacity respectively. The government plans to raise those numbers to 140 million and 800 million tons within the next three to five years to restore healthier fundamentals to those industries.

China's economy has entered a new phase known as the “new normal” as the country tries to modify its export and investment driven growth model into one that draws strength from consumption, innovation and the service sector. In 2016, the service sector accounted for 51.6% of total GDP, consumption contributed 64.6% to GDP growth, and high-tech industries posted fast expansion.

The fundamental issue plaguing the global economy is the lack of driving force for growth. Innovation is the primary force guiding development.

Moreover, China’s economy still remains the top one engine for the growth of world economy. China’s increasing domestic demands have contributed significantly to world trade and economic growth. The outbound Chinese investment also kept increasing and reached 170.11 billion USD in total in 2016, adding impetus to global economic restructuring. The contribution of China’s economic development to world economy has reached 33.2% in 2016 as calculated in constant 2010 USD and about 40% if calculated in 2015 USD.

In the coming five years, China is expected to import $8 trillion USD of goods, attract $600 USD billion of foreign investment and make $750 USD billion of outbound investment. Chinese tourists will make 700 million overseas visits. All this will create a bigger market, more capital, more products and more business opportunities for other countries. SUPPLY-SIDE STRUCTURAL REFORM “Supply-side structural reform” is now a catchphrase in China. Throughout the year, the authorities pushed forward five tasks: cutting industrial capacity, reducing the housing inventory, lowering leverage, cutting corporate costs and improving weak economic links.

Meanwhile, the government is working with business communities on various retraining programs. In 2016 alone, 700,000 workers once employed in downsized industries moved on to new jobs. INNOVATION-DRIVEN

China is closing the innovation gap and trying to move beyond just being the world's factory. Policy makers want the country's future growth to draw strength from new technologies, new ideas and new business models. China chose innovative development as one of the five key principles for the current Five Year Plan which sets the target of building an innovative economy by 2020. Outline of the National Strategy of Innovation-Driven Development was released last May. Innovation has been selected by the Chinese Presidency as a key theme for the G20 held last September, and President Xi Jinping said at the opening of the Business 20 summit (an integral part of the G20 Summit) that to make China an innovative country and a leader in science and technology is what China must do now in pursuing development. According to a global survey by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, China is now ranked among the world's 25 most innovative economies. From drones to artificial intelligence, the internet to genetic engineering, innovative Chinese companies are leading global innovation and reshaping the country's technology and business landscape. We see companies like Huawei, Lenovo, Haier and also the Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent (BAT) relentlessly innovating products and technologies, often disrupting traditional industries such as BAT has done in the catering, financial services, taxi, healthcare and other sectors. Innovation will continue to feature prominently on China’s growth agenda. In pursuing the strategy of innovation-driven development, China will bolster the strategic emerging industries, apply new technologies and foster new business models to upgrade traditional industries; and will boost new drivers of growth and revitalize traditional ones.

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The State Council released Poverty Alleviation Plan for the 13th Five-Year Plan Period (2016-2020) in 2016. The Central government allocated 67 billion RMB of special fund for poverty alleviation, and the target of lifting 10 million people out of poverty in the year has been achieved as planned. BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

China's One Belt and One Road Initiative attracted worldwide attention and has been widely welcomed since its introduction three years ago. Upholding the principles of co-consultation, co-contribution and sharing, China has closely combined its development with development of countries along the routes and yielded good results. In 2016, with efforts of many countries, the initiative accomplished a series of achievements in many fields, implementing several landmark projects. More than 100 countries and international organizations have voiced their support or strong interest in participating in the initiative, and China has signed cooperation deals with more than 40 of them. Chinese companies have made over $50 billion USD of investment and launched a number of major projects in the countries along the routes, producing huge economic and social benefits. China stands ready to maintain close contacts with New Zealand to promote the integration between the “Belt and Road” initiative and the “Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan”, and push forward the implementation of more cooperation projects at an early date. New Zealand, as an important stop in the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, can embrace important business opportunities from participating in the “Belt and Road” initiative, and New Zealand enterprises focused on infrastructure construction may be able to link with international capital market more conveniently. China expects to increase its annual trade volume with countries along the Belt and Road to 2500 billion USD in the next ten years. The continuous input in the trading route and infrastructure by Chinese enterprises will bring about extensive profits for New Zealand exporters.

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Coupland’s TV prize claimed FIONA ELSTON has struck gold, walking out of Coupland’s Bakeries with a brand new television. The 65in unit is the first of five major prizes to be claimed as part of Coupland’s Bakeries’ Crusaders-themed competition. The bakery is running a competition where squad cards of the team can be collected each time a Crusaders-themed loaf of bread is purchased. Each participant receives a free display board after purchasing two Crusaders loaves of bread before starting their collection of squad cards. Similar to a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory concept, if a golden sword is found in the loaf of bread, then a major prize is scored. And that is exactly what happened to Mrs Elston, 49, of Phillipstown. “I am pretty excited, nervous all of the above. It is the first major thing I have won . . . everyone else wins those sorts of things,” she said. She said she will continue to buy more of the Crusaders loaves of bread due to its good quality.

EXCITED: Vicky Cardinalli, store manager, winner Fiona Elston holding up her winning ticket and Coupland’s Bakeries managing director Lance Coupland with the new television. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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Mingha Bluff realignment delayed until next year THE NEW Zealand Transport Agency says a wet alpine summer means the Mingha Bluff realignment project will now be completed by the end of next summer. The $22 million project on State Highway 73, between Greyneys Shelter and Rough Creek near Arthur’s Pass Village, was initially expected to be finished by the end of this month. NZTA highways manager Colin Knaggs said the project was about 80 per cent complete. “While we’re disappointed with the delay, contractors have worked hard to get to this point and we can’t control the weather,” Mr Knaggs said. “As people on the West Coast know, it has been a very wet summer and this has created delays in the final surfacing of the road. “With winter approaching, the plan is to lay a temporary seal over the unfinished sections. This will protect the project over the winter months. We will lay the final seal and put the finishing touches on the project when the weather allows in summer 2017/18.”


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Viewpoint Readers respond to an article in The Star last week, which reported many Cantabrians were struggling to find jobs and believed pay rates were being driven down by competition from the 6292 foreign workers brought to Christchurch over the past three years under the Government rebuild worker scheme

Recovering from the Port Hills fire A MONTH on from the Port Hills fire, we now know a lot more about the damage caused by the blaze and the condition of the areas affected. Excellent work from people across many agencies has gone into managing the situation after the fires. Helicopters have used thermal imaging technology to identify hot spots, which are particularly dangerous features of bush fires. Even when the flames are out, the ground can still be hot enough to cause the fire to flare up again. Firefighters from across the country have been digging out and dampening down the problematic hot spots but the end of the situation is in sight. The death of chopper pilot and former SAS soldier Steve Askin was a devastating blow to emergency services and the wider community. I attended his funeral, which was a very moving service for a man who embodied the best qualities of the Kiwi spirit. The damage caused by the wildfires was extensive and disastrous and firefighters worked tirelessly to save as much property as possible. I know they take the loss of anyone’s home very hard. Some aerial pictures of where

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the fire travelled show clearly the immense efforts to divert the fire from houses, with patches of green visible in the middle of black, burnt ground. The prime minister and I visited the command centre in Selwyn and saw the extent of the damage first-hand from the air, which was a very sobering experience. It was heartening to hear that some particularly significant natural hardwood forests were saved. These forests have tōtara, mataī and kahikatea that are 700 to 800 years old. I’m also pleased that the new Christchurch Adventure Park narrowly avoided being destroyed as this would have been an enormous loss for our regenerating city. I want to again thank the firefighters, helicopter pilots, local authorities, the New Zealand Defence Force and all frontline personnel for their long hours of work in difficult conditions – we truly owe them. •Gerry Brownlee is Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Glenn Morrissey – What I could say about being a contractor here and the phone not ringing; about agencies that don’t hire Kiwi labour; of a complete lack of interest from the industry; about the volume of under the table work that happens here; of living in a complex that’s being renovated by entirely foreign labour; of all of that. Yet Work and Income is still giving people three grand to come here. Emma Poole – I am a dairy farmer (or was), who has spent three full seasons with one employer and worked as a relief milker for the same employer the following season. I have found it very hard to gain employment within this industry as employers are more often employing foreigners and paying less. I have even looked and applied for positions that are well below my average wages/salary, simply as I want a job. I’m told I am either over qualified or they are looking for someone just starting out.  I have worked with several Indians and through conversations I learnt that both Indian employees were being paid $15,000 less than I was, and I had taken a junior position just to get back into what I love doing.  I have also applied at several fast food outlets and have been declined, even though they are hiring.   Instead of employing overseas, maybe the Government should introduce a work for the benefit scheme, where they work and learn and, if they don’t

CHANGE: Migrants are willing to work for a lot less than local contractors, which is driving down pay rates. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

show up, dock their wages by the amount of hours they never showed. Drug test unemployment beneficiaries, as I know so many young ones aged 16-25 that are constant drug users. The Government needs to stop making excuses and start acting. Joseph Shaw – I read your article in The Star about migrants taking jobs off Kiwis like me and I can honestly tell you they are! I can’t get a job here in Christchurch, employers want cheap labour. I live in HornbyWigram. On the job seekers benefit, like for ever. Someone help me get a job! Ken Duncan – I will give you several examples of the issues confronting Kiwi workers, and the claims by politicians, leaders of groups like Business New Zealand and employers are nothing but smoke and mirrors. First example happened to me recently. It is not uncommon when going through agencies for the agency to mislead you about the nature of work to just get a body on site. It is also not uncommon for employers to state to an agency that they want someone

for a position which pays lower than what they really want. According to an employment advocate, these situations cannot be resolved by the employment courts. In the main, they involve a couple of dollars an hour difference, but my recent experience was quite different. The company allegedly asked for a labourer and an agency passed it on to me, so yes, I needed work and went. First thing I was told on arriving is you’re driving the truck. Three days later it was upgraded to a class four truck. Since most of it was off road so fitted with my training in the army, I kept doing it. The agency was aware of this, and aware that I should be getting paid more. I generally don’t do driving jobs because I don’t like driving, systems have changed and many requirements are unrealistic. On the third week, another person arrived from the agency to do the same job, getting paid $7 an hour more. They had more experience at driving trucks, but not in the off-road driving type we were doing. Pay came through, I was still on a labourer’s wage.

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have seen the decline in the river water since the dairy industry got well paid from the price of milk solids. This river needs to be saved now, not by 2040 – it will be long gone by then. ECan, do your work properly or move on from the next election and get someone in there with the guts to turn the sprinklers off and save our rivers. I had to inform the agency that it was to be sorted, otherwise was going to the police to have fraud charges laid (theft by deception). Until then I was unaware that, according to the agency, they had gone back to the client who refused to pay more even though the truck required a class four license. I was paid back pay by the agency but lost the work. Second incident was a guy of 63. He was told by Work and Income to come to Christchurch. Like me, he had a truck licence from years ago, but like me he had never used a Road Ranger gearbox. He was applying for jobs left right and centre either cooking or truck driving. He was called into try for a truck job but was told after two hours of training to go. A week later while labouring on a job, a truck showed up from that company with a Filipino driving. For the Filipino to have just arrived and be driving meant it was already in process when they went through the charade of seeing if a Kiwi could do the job. The third incident involved a young fellow living in his car waiting for a job to start, who went to Central Otago to pick fruit. He was lined up with all these other Kiwis when all these foreign backpackers walked past and got the jobs ahead of the Kiwis. Fourth incident was a 64-year-old who went for a job only to be told he wouldn’t get it because he wanted to do the job properly. They didn’t want people who wanted to do the job properly, but just someone to do the job.

Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee chairman Allen Lim responds:

Barry Rutter – In short, what a load of rubbish! There’s still heaps of painter jobs around, check out Trade Me jobs. I made three phone calls and those that I called all pay well above minimum wage. Also, at the end of the day, any painter getting $43 an hour is just out right greedy. I own a small business that employs up to six staff (no migrant workers) and none of my staff get those rates. Personally, I only get paid $18 per hour, and yes, I have three kids and a mortgage just like many other workers. So to Mr Creagh . . . Stop being greedy and get up with the times, high pay rates were never going to last forever and it is not due just to migrant workers. Holly Traxler-Puddle, of Avonhead, reacts to an article in The Star about ECan investigating measures to protect the Selwyn River. In the article, Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee chairman Allen Lim said about 15-20 per cent of the river’s low flows could be attributed to irrigation What a bunch of hooey! The Selwyn River is dead because of the irrigation in the area – certainly not the pittance of 15-20 per cent as stated by Allen Lim. Where is he getting his information from? If you are from this area, you

The 15-20 per cent figure I mentioned, referring to the relative impact of irrigation compared with other factors, comes from the scientific assessment made for the Selwyn Waihora water plan, which became operative last year. It represents the average reduction in Waihora spring-fed streams (not just Selwyn) caused by cumulative irrigation takes. Climate played a big part in the current situation. There are examples of other rivers and lakes that have gone dry, or are at record lows, but are not subject to irrigation takes, such as Lake Lyndon in Porters Pass. To deny that the lack of rainfall for the last three winters has nothing to do with the river going dry and Lake Lyndon at record lows is like saying CO2 is not a greenhouse gas and there is no climate change. Full irrigation restrictions apply to all takes from the Selwyn River. Many groundwater takes are on partial restriction and all deep groundwater takes have restrictions on their annual volumes. This has been the case since November 2015. We need to consider all factors and not close our mind to any. To this end, in our last meeting, the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee resolved to put the near river augmentation project for the Selwyn River up for funding. We want to have the Selwyn swimmable long before 2040. Again, I would like to encourage anyone with a bit of energy to channel it and help us manage the water. •Debate over the closing time of Selwyn bars, page 26

Clinical mental health services struggling LAST WEEK, the organisation responsible for delivering clinical mental health services in our area, the Canterbury District Health Board, came to Parliament to give its annual report. This did not make for pretty reading. The health select committee heard that there are simply not enough beds for the people requiring them at Hillmorton. As a result of this, some patients have had to be moved to other facilities at night. The adult acute inpatient service has been seeing up to 80 or 85 inpatients at a time, but only has 64 beds. This means that instead of being able to stay in for their treatment, patients are being shuffled off to other organisations for the night and brought back to Hillmorton each day. The committee also heard that the health board is increasingly worried about the 18, 19, 20-year-old age group. Those were the children who were moving from primary school to secondary school in 2011. They noted a significant increase in a range of different social agencies involved in the lives of this age group, including police and justice. There is no doubt that our mental health workers in Canter-

bury are under immense pressure. In January, the health board said that they’re seeing about 700 more adults and 300 more children each month than they were before the quakes. The number of nurses working in specialist mental health services has increased by about 10 per cent since 2012, but the number of doctors and senior doctors has stayed the same,in spite of the unprecedented increase in need since February 2011. The National Government has let Canterbury down on mental health. In spite of an indisputable need for services post-quake, they have continued to fund us under a “business as usual” model. The small one-off funding injections the Government has delivered have not even begun to scratch the surface of the problem. The current situation is unsafe and unacceptable for the workforce. It is not good enough for the patients and it is damaging for our wider communities. National is putting everyone at risk. •Megan Woods is Labour’s Canterbury spokeswoman


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Viewpoint Debate over closing time for Selwyn bars Last week, Selwyn District Council passed the Local Alcohol Policy with a maximum closing time for taverns of 2am, one hour later than had initially been proposed. District councillor Craig Watson writes in response to medical officer of Craig Watson health Alistair Humphrey’s comments disagreeing with the later closing time. Dr Humphrey said that every time Alistair someone Humphrey in Selwyn died in a car crash, was assaulted or raped “because someone has had that extra bit of booze at that time of night is something that I hope will

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ing that no means no makes you a rapist. It is inflammatory, provocative and inaccurate that he would define that a bar closing at 2am, 3am or indeed not at all is somehow permitting a rape culture as opposed to a bar that closes at midnight, 1pm or 10pm.

weigh on the consciences of those who made that decision to push it out for an extra hour” Craig Watson – I want to start by saying that I have not been lobbied by a single person before speaking and voting on the Local Alcohol Policy. I was disgusted by Alistair Humphrey’s comments. I want to tell a bit about my time as a student, training at the University of Otago in Wellington. I remember going out with mates until 1, 2, 3, 4am in the morning, heck I even remember a couple of times leaving a bar when the sun came up. I grew to appreciate the fantastic kebabs for sale on my walk back to Newtown, even if half the time I woke up with them all over my shirt the next day. I remember pole dancing with traffic lights on the way home, singing karaoke like the worst ever contestant for New Zealand’s Got Talent, going for a wee in the Basin Reserve and sometimes waking up with a hell of a hangover. But what I do not remember

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Promoting a healthy lifestyle Jill Borland is striving to help people to make healthy choices, and this weekend’s The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero is the perfect opportunity. Bridget Rutherford spoke to her about why you should take part in the event on Sunday

Can you tell me a bit about your role at Sport Canterbury? So I was the general manager until late last year and then Sport Canterbury had the opportunity to take up the Healthy Families contract. I saw it as a fantastic opportunity to exercise my passion around social change so I took up the leadership role of Healthy Families Christchurch initiative. We work with wider stakeholder groups across the sector to develop a strategy to make sure we’ve got really well skilled people and enough of them for a growing sector. In greater Christchurch we’ve got all these fantastic facilities being built. The council has indicated we’re going to have to grow the number of people with the right skills for those facilities.

GET INVOLVED: Sport Canterbury Healthy Families manager Jill Borland is encouraging people to take part in The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero Real Estate for their well-being. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

What is the purpose of Healthy Families? Healthy Families is a social change initiative. It’s about connecting leadership to make it easier to access healthy choices in everyday lives. So Healthy

Families is about having conversations at a community level so the community becomes aware of the policies and the opportunities that come up. We are making healthy choices more acceptable for some people. For example,

we have been working with churches, and one church identified access to fresh produce was a problem in their communities so we’ve been helping with that. We want to know who’s doing what and how we can help – whether

that might be a work place which is wanting to help their staff become Smokefree or working with a school around the health of its staff or providing school gardens or a water-only policy implementation. And how did you get involved in that? So I started my work as professional sports coach and somebody said to me one day you’ll have to get a real job and I thought do I? I decided to become physical education teacher. Then I had a career shift working with College of Education promotions and front-line services. Part of that was promoting qualifications of sport coaching and physical education, so there was a theme evolving around education and development. Then I was made redundant when the university merged with the College of Education and from there I took the opportunity to run my own business in marketing and business consultancy. After the earthquakes I came back to Christchurch and worked for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority in sport and recreation recovery. I think it presented a platform to do the work I’m currently doing.

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aim of sport administrator What does your involvement with The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero Real Estate involve? Sport Canterbury has been a sponsor of the 6km run/walk for the last two years. And so as part of our activation we had a conversation with Star Media about how we could activate sponsorship. Last year we did that around the Green Prescription programme, which was providing support to adults who wanted to engage. This year because we had the Healthy Families New Zealand contract we saw that as a way to have a different conversation and Star Media were incredibly supportive and looked at how it could make healthier choices more acceptable. It was really open to looking at getting fresh fruit at the finish line and we’ve been looking at every opportunity we could find through that to promote healthy lifestyles. New Zealand’s rates of preventable chronic diseases is unsustainable. Here’s a chance to do things differently. Will you be taking part? I will at minimum walk. I’ll be there for sure. Has sport always been a big part of your life? Absolutely. I came from a

HELPFUL: When Jill Borland isn’t working, she spends time competing with her Kia Kaha figure skating team.

sporting Southland family and I don’t think it was ever an option I wouldn’t do sport. My father was in athletics, rowing and rugby, and my mother was a talented dancer and came from horse racing family and did marching. I started my physical activity journey in dancing before I could walk, and then that morphed into figure skating. I’ve played netball and softball. My uncles and cousins all played rugby for Southland Stags.

Can you tell me about the figure skating? I skated competitively and I was selected to represent New Zealand and compete overseas, but I didn’t because back then it was expensive. I did compete at one Australian competition, but then I fell into coaching. I coached for many years, and then got back into skating after the earthquakes. I’ve been doing masters figure skating and I’m in a team called Kia Kaha, which

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was born out of the quakes. We competed at the Australian National Champs last year and we came fifth out of 12. But we’re hoping for bigger and better things this year. Age is no barrier! Where have you coached? In New Zealand and India. I’m excited because my husband, Darryn Ward, and I went to northern India to coach about 10 years ago. He coaches ice hockey and the young girls I worked with had last year started India’s first ice hockey team. They are in Bangkok competing against the New Zealand under18 team. They just had their first international win and I feel really excited because on the India team there are five ex-students of mine, and on the New Zealand team there are five of my ex-

students. Wow, that’s impressive. How did you end up going over there to coach? My husband was on an ice hockey development camp in northern Europe and he met this gentleman from India who asked if he wanted to go over and coach. He’s not very good at saying no and the guy later emailed him and said when are you coming? He deferred it, but then when he eventually did go, he said my new girlfriend is a figure skating coach, so we both went over. It was a life changing experience. We were there for about two months. Have you had any injuries while skating? Yes. Sometimes I go to the physio and they say have you ever fallen before? And you say yes, thousands of times (laughs). But I’ve just had wear and tear injuries like to my knees and my hips. I’ve had a couple of concussions. And back to the City2Surf, what would you say to people who are thinking about taking part? Give it a go, anybody can. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday, even if you just walk with friends. •City2Surf details, p44, 45

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Relive the memories of your favourite „„ By Mike Yardley HOT ON the heels of awards season for Hollywood, movieinspired travel remains a booming travel trend. Glittery celebrity power and big-screen blockbusters have propelled a slew of hotels into the spotlight over the years. But a handful of hotels, sprinkled with Hollywood stardust, continue to command a magnetic pull with travellers. They may have first caught the eye of Tinsel Town movie-makers, but they remain the object of enduring starry-eyed affection for travellers. From old-school classics and Christmas flicks to blood-curdling horrors and sloppy rom-coms, these hotels are virtual shrines of cinematic history. First stop, The Plaza in New York, lording over Central Park. Now under the Fairmont banner, and a Big Apple high society beacon for over a century, The Plaza’s cinematic pedigree runs deep, having featured in dozens of movies. Most recently, The Great Gatsby and most famously, Home Alone 2, where Kevin lives it up courtesy of his father’s credit card. If this Fifth Ave pleasure pad

HISTORIC: New York’s The Plaza has been a high society beacon for over a century. (Right) – The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire made famous by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

is beyond your pay grade for an overnighter, plump for afternoon tea in the hotel’s Palm Court. A revered New York ritual for over a century. If you find yourself in Oregon, make a date with the horror hotel in Stephen King’s classic chiller, The Shining. Overlook Hotel, as depicted in the 1980 film, is in fact the ski resort of Timberline Lodge. Fans flock to stay in Room 217, the most haunted room of all according to the storyline, and the hotel library will happily lend

you a copy of the movie, for your viewing pleasure. Since it burst onto the bigscreen five years ago, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been a bonanza for tourism growth to Rajasthan. I only recently discovered that the property depicted in the movie, is in fact a real hotel, namely the Ravla Khempur, a 17th-century former palace in Udaipur. Fawned over by film aficionados, the hotel also set-jetter tours of the movie’s key locations around the hotel and city.

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On a similar note, the awardwinning Lost in Translation has seen the Park Hyatt Tokyo remain one of the most popular hotels for a city stay. Pop up to the top-level New York Bar & Grill (which featured in the movie) and order up their signature drink, an LIT cocktail. When it comes to rom-coms, the hotel queen would have to be the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire. Overlooking fashionable Rodeo Drive, a dream spot to toast your day’s discoveries, is to enjoy a cheeky cocktail at

The Blvd Restaurant and Lounge, at the hotel made famous by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. The legacy lives on with the signature cocktail list headlined by The Gentleman and Pretty Woman. Legendary Hollywood experiences don’t get more starry-eyed than a sojourn at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Just think of the primping and preening that goes on here, during Oscars season. The “Pink Palace” is still at the top of her game, retaining her charismatic pull with the Hollywood crowd.

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movies Even if you’re not in residence, enjoy a bite or drinks at the iconic Polo Lounge, a golden escape to old school swank and the pinnacle of Hollywood’s power dining scene. I scored some fun facts about the Polo Lounge from the hotel staff. For years Charlie Chaplin had a standing lunch reservation for booth 1. It remained empty if he didn’t show up. Director Richard Attenborough came to the Polo Lounge for a post-Oscar celebration in 1983 after winning two awards for Gandhi. While Attenborough stood by, the maître d’ held up the two Oscars to a cheering Polo Lounge crowd.

Inspired by the soda fountains of the 1940s, the Fountain Coffee Room is another celebrated haunt for a casual bite, cappuccino, or as the hotel’s neighbours know, for tasty take-out! A more contemporary spot, named in honour of the hotel’s opening year, Bar Nineteen 12 is definitely worth a visit simply to drink in a Beverly Hills sunset, on the beautiful terrace overlooking the pool. Speaking of the glittering pool, where you’ll find complimentary drinks and soft serve ice creams, take a dip and marvel at the underwater music of celebrated movie soundtracks. How very La La Land.

FLASH: Plump for afternoon tea in The Plaza’s Palm Court. A revered New York ritual.

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If you want to win a double movie pass – get clicking. Each week The Star will give away a double movie pass to the best photo sent in by a reader. Send your photos to geoff. Put ‘photo competition’ in the subject line and include your name, address and phone number

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Beautiful blooms from gerberas Rachel Vogan says bright-faced gerberas offer more than ever before, with new breeds no longer restricted to indoor living only YEARS AGO, gerberas were predominantly grown inside as they were deemed to be a little temperamental and challenging to grow outdoors. Years of breeding has seen the development of new types that have been bred specifically to counter this flaw and flourish especially well in pots. Yahoo, I say. It now means you can easily grow your own cut flowers at home. Gerberas are often a first choice in bouquets and a popular choice for brides on the Big Day. The flowers come in a rainbow of colours with true blue and ebony black seeming to be the only omissions at the moment, although that could easily change with all the breeding being undertaken. In the shops you will find two main brands of outdoor patio gerberas – Garvinea and Sweet series. Garvinea were bred to flower over a longer period and are about half the size of the large florist’s gerberas. The colour range is amazing and flowers themselves very eye-catching as they produce so many flower stems per plant. With a compact growth habit they are definite patio and tub

option, especially if you want to create a wow factor. These flowers pick well, too, although it always seems sad not to leave them outside strutting their stuff, especially if they are planted in your outdoor living areas. They are true perennials, meaning they don’t die after one season. Hailing from South Africa, they prefer a free-draining soil rather than anything too wet or heavy. Protect from harder frosts, as anything below -5 deg C is too cold for them. If they are planted in tubs, move the tubs closer to the house or even indoors over winter. New this season are those in the Sweet series, which have all the same attributes as Garvineas, but offer much larger blooms. One I am going to hunt down is ‘Sweet Surprise’ with its layers of pale lavender petals. This colour appeals to those who enjoy tones of blue and violet in the garden or on the patio. Another newcomer is ‘Sweet Memories’, which boasts an array of pretty pastel-pink outer petals that contrast beautifully with the creamy-white centres. This one is sure to quickly become a favourite with flower lovers.

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Because we rent, I am gardening in containers such as tubs, buckets and even a bath! This is my second year, and the vegetables (beans, zucchinis, lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot etc) are as good as last year’s crop. I initially set my pots up with potting soil, Mulch & Grow, and compost (yours and my own). Now I need to know how to ‘pep up’ or keep the soil viable for next year’s crops. Or should I discard it and start again?

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Actress lands role in mythical love story „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding TAKING ON a leading role in a full Te Reo Maori play has helped Kim Garrett to discover her own cultural roots. Raised by her Pakeha mother, it has only been in the last few years that Garrett, 37, decided to embrace her ancestry and learn more about her iwi Ngāi Tūhoe. “We were taken away from all things Maori, also I had really negative experiences with my father so I didn’t want to know that side,” Garrett, of Linwood said. But she said the more she has grown, the more she has realised she was losing a major influence and, after re-connecting with her half-sister, she hopes to visit her marae this year. As part of embracing her culture, she will be playing two roles – Waitaiki and Hine in a play showcasing the love and tragedy behind the legend of pounamu, or greenstone. The Court Theatre will host the play He Kura E Huna Ana by writer Hōhepa Waitoa. It tells the story of Poutini the taniwha who falls in love with Waitaiki, a woman from the northern seas of the Bay of Plenty who he takes captive.

CULTURE: Kim Garrett will play the leading role in a show based on the legend of pounamu.

Pursued by Waitaiki’s husband Tamaahua, Poutini realises the only way to keep Waitaiki forever is to turn her into his essence – pounamu. Garrett said legend has it if you find pounamu, it is Poutini

allowing you to take one of his hidden treasures as a gift. A modern element to feature in the show will be Garrett playing the role of Hine, a young girl dealing with the loss of her family, who returns to her

Maori heritage at the Arahura River and learns the stories of pounamu. The show, commissioned by Taki Rua, will tour around the South Island, with the first performance beginning at the

Tūhuru Arahura Marae on the West Coast, where the legend originates. “It is terrifying I am so scared . . . there is such a beauty to it,” Garrett said. Having performed for more than 30 years, Garrett has taken the same approach to learning the Maori language as she would to learning Shakespearian theatre. She said the team behind the show are working to make quality Maori theatre more accessible and “normal” to New Zealanders. “These are good times to challenge people, the status quo and our cultural development,” Garrett said. In her role of teaching at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art and the Hagley Theatre Company, Garrett always encouraged students to take on the Maori language. But she said it was only now that she has “walked her own talk” and is proving the language can be learnt. •He Kura E Huna Ana will be performed at The Court Theatre on March 27. For more information, call 963 0870

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ACROSS 6. Paradoxical (6) 7. Astrological diagram (6) 10. Strait north of Stewart Island (7) 11. The __: New Zealand film which won three Oscars in 1994 (5) 12. Wealthy (4) 13. Crayfish (Maori) (5) 16. NZ weekly newspaper, 19052013 (5) 17. Olympic sport (4) 20. Smell (5) 21. Rower (7) 22. Daggers (6) 23. Reflect (6)

DOWN 1. Walking trail which includes the Clinton, Mintaro and Dumpling huts (7,5) 2. Felon (7) 3. Competitor (5) 4. Liken (7) 5. Giant in Greek mythology (5) 8. Section of three-day event in which NZ riders often excel (5-7) 9. Blackmail (9) 14. Feared (7) 15. Shortened form of a report (7) 18/19. Former politician who lost an expensive and embarrassing court case in 2016 (5,5)




Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.

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HOW TO PLAY It’s like sudoku: each vertical and horizontal line has to contain the numbers 1-6, and the numbers can’t be repeated in any row or column. But it’s sudoku with a twist: The numbers in each heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must produce the number in the top corner. For example, 5+ means the numbers add up to 5, 9x means the numbers multiply to equal 9. TIP: Numbers can be repeated in a cage, as long as they are not in the same line or row. © 2017 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved

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NZ CROSSWORD Across: 6. Ironic, 7. Zodiac, 10. Foveaux, 11. Piano, 12. Rich, 13. Koura, 16. Truth, 17. Judo, 20. Aroma, 21. Oarsman, 22. Knives, 23. Mirror. Down: 1. Milford Track, 2. Convict, 3. Rival, 4. Compare, 5. Titan, 8. Cross-country, 9. Extortion, 14. Dreaded, 15. Summary, 18/19. Colin Craig.

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WORDBUILDER are, ark, awe, ear, era, erk, kea, rake, raw, wake, waker, war, ware, weak, wear, weka, wreak.

SOLUTIONS NZ CROSSWORD Across: 6. Ironic, 7. Zodiac, 10. Foveaux, 11. Piano, 12. Rich, 13. Koura, 16. Truth, 17. Judo, 20. Aroma, 21. Oarsman, 22. Knives, 23. Mirror. Down: 1. Milford Track, 2. Convict, 3. Rival, 4. Compare, 5. Titan, 8. Cross-country, 9. Extortion, 14. Dreaded, 15. Summary, 18/19. Colin Craig.


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always surprised at how many of my patients are unaware that their clothing and accessories can affect their back health and posture, and equally how many decide their outfit choice outweighs their pain. “Some of the most popular items of clothing can have a hidden health impact. While overloaded and heavy handbags are common culprits, skinny jeans can also wreak havoc – they restrict free movement in areas such as the hips and knees, affecting

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New technology allowed them to develop looms that wove up to five colours when most weavers only managed to work with two. The resulting multicoloured patterns became a paisley hallmark and the

Austen era to the psychedelic fashions of the 60s. There have been pink paisley guitars, Prince’s Paisley Park record label and paisley has been used in interior design, architectural inspiration and landscaping. Known throughout the world, its distinctive pattern is equally appropriate whether traditional, retro or contemporary and is therefore unique. Paisley can be tone on tone in subtle understated colours or bright and vibrant. The pattern can be big and bold or a tiny print, beautifully embellished with embroidery or bling or printed onto simple cotton fabric. As a design paisley has enjoyed exceptional longevity but while its popularity comes and goes, it is here to stay.

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PAISLEY IS back again. The perennial design has returned many times since first becoming popular with westerners in the 1800s. Although the “paisley” pattern is a droplet-shaped motif of Persian origin, its western name comes from the textile town of Paisley in Scotland, where the designs were produced for the British and American market. The pattern is still popular in Iran and Central Asian countries where it is known as “boteh.” The woven design often features silver silk threads and other luxury textiles for gifts, weddings and clothing for special occasions. Alternatively it is also seen as a decorative motif on pottery, curtains, carpets, jewellery and paintings. The design appears to have been introduced to Europe by the East India Company who brought back cashmere shawls and silk cloth which were copied. From 1800 onwards the weavers of paisley became premier producers of these shawls.

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Ruapuna host to GT racers BATTLE: Former New Zealand superstock champion Wayne Hemi will be amongst the favourites at Woodford Glen this weekend. ​

Big entry for Glen event THE WEEKEND’S Battle of the Stocks at Woodford Glen will feature 16 North Island drivers. In fact, more drivers will cross the Cook Strait to compete than any other superstock meeting in the country. The Battle of the Stocks format sees 16 cars from the South Island matched up with a North Island car as its partner, and aggregate points over the weekend determines who will be the champion pair. There’s also a trophy for the individual who earns the most points on their own. A quality line-up of drivers has been assembled with no less than three past New Zealand champions including Malcolm Ngatai, Wayne Hemi and Shane Hardwood. Current number two and three ranked NZ drivers Jordan Dare and Adam Joblin have made the

cut and with five drivers from around NZ making their debuts, picking a winner is extremely difficult due to the calibre on display. The winners will possess a mixture of speed and endurance, able to outlast their opponents while working as a team and making the most passes. Last year’s winning combination is back for the 24th running of the event, and Palmerston North’s Peter Bengston and Nelson’s Blair Cunningham will be keen to win. Support racing comes by the way of the mighty V8 winged modified class who are racing for the Canterbury championship. Expect plenty of action from the stockcar and streetstock classes and on Friday night check out some of speedway’s future stars in the annual youth ministock challenge. The action starts from 7pm both Saturday and Sunday.




THE COUNTRY’S quickest GT cars will line up at Ruapuna’s Mike Pero Motorsport Park on Saturday for the New Zealand Endurance Championship The NZ championship title will see the top cars from both the South Island endurance series and the North Island endurance Series compete in a single day, winner takes all title. This is the second running of this format after the inaugural event was hosted at Hampton Downs last year. The two tracks have a 10-year agreement with Motorsport NZ that will see the event run in alternate islands annually. With the top 20 cars invited from each series’ one-hour and three-hour races there is a vast array of machinery set to take to the circuit. “Not only are there titles at stake for the big guns, but there is a NZ championship for each of the four classes we have, so rest assured that the little guys are taking this just as seriously as the big boys,” said South Island endurance series secretary Chris Dunn. The field for the three-hour race includes Johnny McIntyre, who will be out to defend the title he won 12 months ago and

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What Blues must do to end drought against Crusaders „„ By Patrick McKendry AFTER THE Blues’ dreadful performance in losing to an injury-hit Highlanders team last week, here are five things they must change before their match against the Crusaders tomorrow night (bearing in mind they have lost their past five matches to the red and blacks). 1. Win their own ball. Their first task is self-explanatory, but

their lineout was a shambles against the Highlanders – they lost five lineouts on their own throw. Some of it might be a lack of combinations, as this was hooker James Parsons’ comeback from a concussion suffered in September last year. But they can’t afford to continue that against a Crusaders second row featuring All Blacks Sam Whitelock and Luke Romano. 2. Hang on to it. The Blues

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International flavour lifts Coastal Spirit „„ By Gordon Findlater IT’S HOPED international flavour can help Coastal Spirit make a title bid in the Mainland Premier League, which kicks off this weekend. Coastal’s new English pairing of Jordan Ball and Sam Orritt have both grown up with their eyes on a professional contract in England. They recently arrived in Christchurch looking to furEkow ther their game Quainoo on the opposite side of the globe. Coastal will meet Universities on Saturday at English Park. Ball, 23, has had a taste of the dream having previously played for Doncaster Rovers in League One – England’s third tier competition. The striker was a part of the youth set up at Nottingham Forrest before joining Doncaster, where he went on to earn a oneyear professional contract in 2012. He has since played for a number of non-league clubs in England and most recently had a stint playing in Sweden.

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Orritt, 24, began as a junior at Rotherham United and had a short spell at Lincoln United before playing college football for Limestone College in South Carolina, United States. The midfielder and winger then signed for professional side Cowdenbeath FC in the Scottish League One competition in 2015. “Not only are they quality players, but they add to the professional environment we

are trying to create here,” said Coastal Spirit coach Ekow Quainoo. Coastal’s two new English aces will be joined by the Brazilian pairing of winger Luis Augusto Ebrahim and midfielder Andre Luiz Pestana. The South American duo aren’t new to Christchurch. They were part of the Canterbury United futsal team which won last year’s Futsal National League

title. Quainoo believes the addition of their Brazilian flair will suit both parties. “The way that we’re looking to play games really suits them and they’ve been really attracted to our coaching process. They’re really looking forward to showing what they can do in the Mainland Premier League,” he said. Since gaining promotion to the premier division in 2011, Coastal

have slowly been improving and last year recorded their best finish since gaining promotion, finishing third behind Cashmere Technical and Nelson Suburbs. Cashmere will be going for a fifth straight title this season, as they look to continue the dominance they have held since 2013. However, Quainoo can see this year’s title race being far more open. Ferrymead Bays look to be one of the teams to beat after recruiting veteran midfielder Stu Kelly, as well as promising young Canterbury United players Sebastian Schacht and Nikolai Molijn. Nelson Suburbs is also likely to be strong with a spill over of players from the Tasman United national league team expected to feature for the club.

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Country’s top surf life saving athletes converge on New Brighton „„ By Gordon Findlater THE COUNTRY’S premier women’s triathlete Andrea Hewitt will return to her roots today, competing at the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships in New Brighton. Earlier this month Hewitt, 34, was on top of the world stage when she won the opening round of the World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi. She will now return to the same stretch of beach she regularly competes on, as one of more than 1200 surf life saving

athletes taking on four intense days of racing. Hewitt will compete in a number of events in today’s masters category and will also team up with her sister Tina Cox to compete in the board rescue for South Brighton. Hewitt is a previous Surf Life Saving New Zealand team member and has accumulated a number of national titles over the years, including a dominant display when the national championships where held at New Brighton in 2004. There she won the Ironman


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Vatuvei makes NRL return for Warriors „„ By Michael Burgess THE BEAST is back. Manu Vatuvei is set to make his first appearance for the Warriors this season after being recalled to the starting line up for tomorrow’s clash with the Bulldogs in Dunedin. Vatuvei replaces Tui Lolohea, who has been shifted to an extended interchange bench. Kieran Foran was, as expected,

not included in the 21-man squad. His shoulder is still not ready for contact, although coach Stephen Kearney said there was “a chance” he could play next week. The other changes see Jacob Lillyman and Bodene Thompson brought into the run-on side, after they started the first two rounds from the bench, with Charlie Gubb and Bunty Afoa shifted to the interchange

positions. The move to bring Vatuvei in is not a surprise. The 31-year-old was always going to feature sooner or later and has been ever-present for more than a decade at Mt Smart. Although he can be exposed defensively – especially when teams make him turn – the 225-game veteran offers forward momentum that can be game changing.

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Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for fun in the sun „„ By Ross Kiddie

OVER THE years I’ve been guilty of heavily criticising Canterbury’s changeable climate. I make no apology for that, the ‘four seasons in one day’ temperatures that we get here can be frustrating. Take last weekend when I was driving Mercedes-Benz’s C200 cabriolet, the weather was so foul I barely had any opportunity to drive with the roof lowered, only briefly experiencing open-air motoring. However, in spite of our fickle weather, sales of convertibles here don’t seem to be waning. Those who I know that own a convertible enjoy them even though there are just a few glorious days in a year when driving with the top open really suits. The C200 convertible is part of a wide-ranging C-Class line-up. It arrives here in three variations, well I should say three different engine options. There’s a hearty 4-litre, 375kW V8, a 3-litre, 270kW V6 and the turbocharged 2-litre, four-cylinder which is the subject of this evaluation. All are petrol-fuelled. The 1991cc turbo engine is the same as that which I’ve experienced many times in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, and it is

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characterised by its healthy power outputs (135kW and 300Nm) and smooth operating manner. It is harnessed to a nine-speed automatic transmission, the combination is reactive, power flows freely and response to driver input is constantly encouraging. That is something that I’ve come to enjoy with this engine, it is wholeheartedly honest and works with freedom through the transmission. Even though it is far from being the most powerful configuration (280kW in AMG form), it is a mainstream engine which punches way above its weight. Its performance figures are testament to that, the car will accelerate to 100km/h from a standstill in 8.2sec and it will make an overtaking manoeuvre in 5.1sec (80km/h to 120km/h).

These figures provide the driver with a satisfying feel. At the same time the C200 doesn’t gobble fuel unnecessarily, Mercedes-Benz claims a 6.8-litre per 100km (42mpg) combined cycle average. That sits well with the 8.8l/100km (33mpg) figure constantly sitting on the test car’s fuel usage readout. The C200 also has a variety of drive options that the driver can choose to suit his/her style, all are self-explanatory – eco, comfort, sport, sport plus, or you can load in your own preferred protocols. Personally, I preferred the standard sport setting, it still allows the engine freedom without being overly flighty such as it is when in sport plus setting. I took the test car through the flowing scenic route of State Highway 72 branching off near Hororata and enjoyed the C200

cabriolet’s quiet motion of speed, sound is well isolated, and you can’t always say that about convertibles, it travels with grace and dignity. It also feels rigid in the body, the lack of a solid roof doesn’t affect the strength of the structure. The C200 feels taut and firmly planted, a lot of the latter has to do with the quality of the rubber; huge, sport specification Continental tyres (225/45 and 245/40 x 18in) have unyielding grip along with positive feedback. Steering feel is light rather than firm, but that matters little, it is directional and it responds positively to cornering pressure. While its driving dynamics sit well with the convertible’s look, it’s best remembered that in this form (and the coupe) it is only a four-seater, there are only two seat belts in the rear, if you want

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a C-Class and seat five you’ll have to choose between the sedan or the wagon. The C200 convertible lands here at $89,900, the test car was carrying a few extra bits and pieces which raised the price to $94,790. And that is something a C200 buyer will need to appreciate, there are a multitude of specification enhancements and buying choices that can personalise or enhance the car. Even in standard form it is well-equipped and, of course, the roof raises and lowers with the flick of a button. While the C200 cabriolet will be far from Mercedes-Benz’s biggest seller, it is there to keep sales rolling along, the German brand is experiencing boom times down under.

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QINGLING LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Qingling Limited Supa Panda, 7 Colt Place, Christchurch), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal and variation of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 1 Hamill Road known as SUPA PANDA RESTAURANT.

CASINO BAR LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Whitfield Braun Limited, 127 Alexandra Street, Hamilton Cental, Hamilton 3240), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal and variation of ON-LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 63 Victoria Street known as CALENDAR GIRLS.

SECTION 127, 101 & 120

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PRIESTLEY’S CUISINE LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Karen Young, 161 Gardiners Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 161 Gardiners Road, Harewood known as BLACKCURRANT AT BERRYFIELDS. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 6.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9 March 2017.

Memoriam FULLER Reginald Henry 18-03-1983. Loving memories of a Dear Husband, Dad, Fatherin-law and Grandad. Remembered with love always. Lorraine, Ray and Gina, Jenny and Peter, Chris and Wendy, loving Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

BURNSIDE WEST CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY CRICKET CLUB, (THE SECRETARY, Mr Greg BeltonBrown, PO Box 31102, Ilam, Christchurch 8444), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 345 Memorial Avenue known as BURNSIDE WEST CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY CRICKET CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: CLUB LICENCE CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: TUESDAY 5.00PM TO 9.00PM; WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 6.00PM TO 10.00PM; FRIDAY 6.00PM TO 11.00PM; SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 12.00PM MIDDAY TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9 March 2017.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.30AM TO 11.00PM. vARIATION SOUGHT: LICENSING GREATER AREA. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

SECTION 127, 101 & 120

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE ADULT PREMISES. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. HOURS SOUGHT MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 4.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

FC TWENTY 11 INCORPORATED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 79293, Avonhead, Christchurch 8446), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of CLUB LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 92 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton known as FC TWENTY 11. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: CLUB LICENCE CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 10.00PM BUT ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH SCHEDULED CLUB ACTIVITIES. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9th March 2017.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9 March 2017.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9 March 2017.




AKSHAN ENTERPRISES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 5C Gerald Street, Lincoln 7608), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 501 Wairakei Road known as SUPER LIQUOR BURNSIDE.

TGH WIGRAM LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 75 Bibiana Street, Christchurch 8025), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 90 The Runway known as THE GOOD HOME WIGRAM.

D & V SERVICES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 359 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 359 Lincoln Road known as BEAN SCENE & CARGO BAR.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 10.00AM TO 10.00PM.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.30AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE.

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9 March 2017.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 9 March 2017.

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TV AERIAL SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY Household and Motorhomes. Supply and install TV aerials, satellite dishes, decoders (12/240v), TV Wall Mounts, extra outlets, TV, DVD, Portable satellite kits.

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FENCING & GATES section clearing, digger work, driveways & painting, free quotes, prompt service, ph Mark 027 331-3223 HANDYDAN One call does it all. General Handyman Decking Fencing Spouting Cleans, Concrete Paths, Patios & Driveways, Repairs and Replacements Renovations Painting Gardening Full Cleaning Services Project Managing Ph Dan Today 022 600 7738 HANDYMAN You name it, I’ll probably do it. Competitive rate. Ph Gordon 0274 851 897 or 960-1961 HEATPUMPS Sales & installations of leading brands. 5 yr warranty. Ph JWB Electricial & Heatpumps on 027 565 1196 HEATPUMP CLEANS $40 to $60 per unit, (fully functional) contact M Steyn 027 277 4014 HEATPUMP CLEANING Zee Zee Z’ Best. Heatpump cleaning. Get your heatpump cleaned inside & out before winter. also DVS, HRV, etc filter replacement,. 022 6008650 LANDSCAPING Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 OVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING & PLASTERING Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 022 191 7877 or 379-1281. Website www.swedekiwipainting. PAINTING Interior, exterior & repairs, 15yrs experience, great rates, ph Steve Chch 027 388-6125 PAINTER Wallpapering, qualified, 27 years experience, neg rates, good refs, friendly service, trustworthy, Jeremy 021 111-8595 PAINTER DECORATOR Quality workmanship. Free quotes. Ph Peter 0274 320146 A?H 342-4442 PAINT See our unique range of 1/2 Ltr packs from only $1, 360 Ferry Rd, 7 Days PH 381 2012 PAINTING 30 years experience, workmanship guaranteed, pensioners discounts, free quotes, ph Robert 021 02630757 PLASTERING FINNS PLASTERING Services - alterations, renovations, cracks, holes, skim coating and coveing. 24 yrs exp, no job too small. Canty born & bred. Ph 022 087 4351

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0800 8200 600 Trades & Services PLUMBER A top plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, ph Brian, 960 7673 or 021 112 3492 POOL & SPA Maintenance phone Rex at Adorable Pools & Spas on 027 5050 680 ROOFING Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. SILVERFERN ROOFING Re-roof, new roof, leak, repair, residential, LBP, metal tile, longrun, ph 022 623 8526 SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043 2034

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Cars Wanted Cars Wanted, Fair prices paid, quick & easy process, money paid directly into your bank account, friendly local sevice. Ph Tim Koller 390-1717

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Cars Wanted Cars Wanted, Fair prices paid, quick & easy process, money paid directly into your bank account, friendly local sevice. Ph Tim Koller 390-1717

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AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156

A Records and hi-fi gear wanted. Excellent prices paid. NZ’s biggest range with over 100,000 items, cds, DVDs & records. Pennylane Music 430 Colombo St, Sydenham 03 366 3278 www.pennylane. 7 days

GOOD stuff wanted. Whiteware, freezers etc, good quality furniture, antiques, curios, collectables. Anything considered. Cash paid. Ph Dave 960-8440, 027 66 22 116

BOOKS Old wanted, anything considered, including hunting, mountaineering, fishing & childrens, ph 03 354-1621

SLEEP OUTS GALORE Buyers + sellers of relocatable buildings. Ph 349 9633

BUYING Now, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, all old china, crystal, antiques, estate lots. For best prices and free inspection call Academy Antiques. Phone 349-4229

STAMP, Postcard & coin collections. Ph 021 138 8949 or 03 328-6587

A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951

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TILER For all your tiling needs, new, existing & replacement of tiles, free quotes, ph Jared 021 023 58414 TREES BIG OR SMALL, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 WATERBLASTING Quality job, quick service, Phone Richard at JetX 0800 538 969 WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 brm house inside or out $40. Both $70 Phone Trevor 344-2170

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THE Toner Sisters with the king of rock n roll Tom Sharplin are coming to town! e Toner Sisters were raised on country music, performing with mum and dad as e Toner Family. ey each eventually took their cra in other directions and each has had amazing musical careers. Long-time admirers of one another’s work, Lynne, Celine and Adrienne have �nally come full circle, together in a collaboration that both excites them and rejuvenates their love of country music. Together they perform songs that shaped their lives and brought them to where they are today. eir charming ‘onstage antics’, big voices, mesmerising harmonies and sisterly love will leave you feeling very much part of e Toner Family. Together, their list of achievements in Country Music is second to none. Collectively they were regulars on

TVNZ’s ‘THAT’S COUNTRY’, have opened for Ricky Scaggs, Larry Gatlin & e Gatlin Bros, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Scaggs, George Hamilton IV, Freddy Fender, Rod Stewart, Ronan Keaton and much more. Each has toured nationally & internationally and have now come full circle... Take a piece of them home with you in their brand new EP ‘Full Circle... e Acoustic Session’. eir ‘Special Guest’ is none other than NZ Rock n Roll Icon Mr Tom Sharplin. Tom created a rock 'n' roll revival in the 70’s when he recorded 5 singles and toured the country several times with the likes of Johnny Devlin, Maria Dallas, Nash Chase & Angela Ayres. e Toner Sisters with Tom Sharplin and 4 piece band perform at the Hornby Workingmens Club on Friday 21st April. Tickets $20 on sale now at the club office, phone 349 9026. 8pm start.

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go...


Cafe open from 11am TAB & Gaming Function Facilities HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday




6.30PM THIS FRIDAY in Whitfords Bar

7PM THIS SATURDAY in Whitfords Bar




Tickets $20 on sale at the club office.

Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Open 7 Days from 5.30pm

RETRO ROAST LUNCH 12PM-1.30PM $10 Members / $12 Non

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A modern relaxed, nonintimidating atmosphere or the everyday person to achieve their personal goals in health and well-being. GYM OPEN Monday to Friday 5:30am - 9:30pm Weekends + Public Hols 5:30am - 6:30pm





LIVE RUGBY Friday 7.35pm:

Crusaders v Blues Saturday 7.35pm: Hurricanes v Highlanders



Ph 359 9586 - Sawyers Arms Rd - Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Members Lucky Card Draw




Fri 17, Sat 18, Sat 25, & Fri 31 March

OPEN FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm


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Quality a la carte with a view!

LINO entertains Tuesday 7pm


Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY


Sunday 2.30pm

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

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SOUTHFIELD • SKY Sport • Pool Tables • Gaming Room • Shuttle operates Thurs, Fri, Sat night • TAB

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• Bistro open 5-8pm Thurs, Fri, Sat BAR MENU available daily

St Albans Shirley Club

269 Hills Rd | ph 385 1632 Clubs New Zealand warmly welcome members, their guests and affiliate club members.

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CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 7pm - Franchise; 10.15pm - Smooth Talk. Saturday 7pm - TJ; 10.15pm Eddie Simon. Sunday 5.30pm Katrina Keenan. BAILIES BAR: Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. BARETTA: Friday 4pm - Nick Lee; 7.30pm - Uptown Shakedown; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header feat. Vlad & 10a. BECKS SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Friday 9pm Level 6. Saturday 9pm Mezzanine. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE: Sunday 3pm - Mike FM. BLACK HORSE: Saturday Luke Karaoke. BLUE SMOKE: Thursday 8.30pm - French for Rabbits ‘The Weight of Melted Snow Tour’, $20 entry. Friday 8.30pm - Jackie Bristow with support Katie Thompson, tickets $15 +bf@eventfinda. Sunday 4pm Sunday Sit Down Get Down feat. Lindon Puffin, free. BROUGHAM: Saturday 8pm Jenlin’s Karaoke. CARLTON: Thursday 9pm Headrush. Friday 10pm - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat. Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday 10.30pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Sunday 4pm - Quiz. Monday 5pm - Woody. Tuesday 6pm Open Mic Night. Wednesday 8.30pm - Topia duo. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 9pm DJ Dwight Caldwell. Saturday 9pm - DJ Maestro B. Sunday 4pm - Dr Sanchez. CELTIC ARMS INN: Friday St Patrick’s Day Celebrations with Co-Offenders. CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, IRISH SOCIETY HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - Graham Wardrop with special guest Radha Sahar, members $15/non $20. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRYMEAD: Thursday Open mic. Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Saturday Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Saturday 8.30pm - Reckless duo. Sunday 5pm - Tasha. DARFIELD TAVERN: Friday 9pm - Black Night. DARKROOM: Thursday Wurld Series album release. Friday - St Paddy’s Day Whiskey & Metal Lebowski. Saturday - Motte + New Dawn album release. Tuesday - No Material Allowed. Wednesday The MAN Comedy Theatre Show. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson; 9.30pm - Nacoa.

Jackie Bristow @ Blue Smoke this Friday night Saturday 2pm - Do Bros; 9.30pm - Big Rig. Sunday 2pm Jazz Session. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ Oh One Eight. Friday 10pm DJ Vlad. Saturday 10pm - DJ Phase. Sunday 10pm - DJ Masta K. FINNEGANS PREBBLETON TAVERN: Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat. 2pm - Boiling Billy; 5pm - Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra; 7pm - Misfitz; 11pm - DJ Finney. GARDEN BUFFET CAFE: Friday 6pm - Vintage Blue. HORNBY WMC: Friday - St Patricks Day Weekend feat. 1.30pm - Robbie Drew; 5.30pm - Boru Irish Band. Saturday St Patrick’s Day Weekend feat. 4.30pm - The Busker; 8pm Rockabella. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tuesday 7pm - Don Henley. Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7.30pm - Swallow by Stef Smith. Tickets @ticketek. JANES BAR: Wednesday Open Mic Night. Saturday Live music. Sunday - Live blues. LANSDOWN FESTIVAL 2017, OLD TAI TAPU RD: Sunday 6.30pm - W.A. Mozarts Coi Fan Tute performed by The Narropera Trio feat. Dorothee Jansen (soprano); Jan van den Berg (violin); and Haydn Rawstron (piano & narrator). Tickets @ Court Theatre. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday Mammoth. Saturday - The Elevators. MAK BAR: Friday 9pm - The Cassettes. Saturday 9pm - 12 Gauge. Sunday - Sign of the Firebird. MICKY FINNS: Thursday Flat City Brotherhood. Friday St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Saturday - Flat City Brotherhood Sunday - Open Mic Night with Willie McArthur & Topia. OAK N FERRY, WOOLSTON: Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat. I Alone. Saturday - Soulshine. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR: Friday 9pm - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat Inside Out. Saturday - Rough Cut. R.A.T (ROSE & THISTLE): Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat 3 live bands. RICHMOND WMC: Friday 7pm - St Patrick’s Day with The Busker. Saturday 7pm Rockabella. Sunday 3pm - I Alone.

SANDRIDGE HOTEL: Thursday 8pm - DJ Chick Karaoke. Friday 8pm - The Atarmies. Wednesday 7pm Jam Session. STOCKxCHANGE BAR, SHIRLEY: Saturday 7pm DV8. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB: Thursday 7.30pm - Boiling Billy. Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat. Willie McArthur; Shameless Few; Dateless n Desperate CelticRockBand. Saturday 9.30pm - Brendan. Tuesday 7.30pm - Topia. Wednesday 7.30pm - Willie McArthur. TEMPS BAR: Friday 8.30pm No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Live music. Tuesday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). THE BOG: Thursday 10pm SansTribe. Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 9am - Black Velvet acoustic; 12.30pm - Peter K; 4pm - The Jameson’s Irish Band; 730pm - Wolverines; 11pm - The Corks. Saturday 7pm - Bobby Lee; 11pm - Good Company. Sunday 5pm - Black Velvet Band Acoustic. Tuesday 7.30pm - Jammin’ with the Jamesons. Wednesday 7pm Davey Backyard. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: Thursday - Willie McArthur. Friday - St Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat. 1pm - Eddie Simon; 4.30pm - Stoutfellows; 9pm - Shameless Few. Saturday - Unhinged. Wednesday Karaoke. THE CUBAN: Friday 9.15pm Topia. Saturday 8.30pm - Ryan Ferris duo. THE FITZ: Friday 9.30pm Super Freak. Saturday 9.30pm Reg. THE MILLER: Friday 2pm Flat City Brotherhood; 9pm Absolut duo. Saturday 9.30pm Shalow. Wednesday 8pm Karaoke with Lance. THE PAPANUI: Sunday 2.30pm - Lino. THE WAVE BAR: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS: Friday 9pm Reckless duo. TWISTED HOP: Friday 7.30pm - The Scoundrels. WOOLSTON CLUB: Friday 7pm - St Patrick’s Day with The Pistons. Saturday 7pm - Game of Tones. WUNDERBAR, LYTTELTON: Saturday - Li’l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine ‘Utility Blues’ album release, tickets $10 @UTR. Tuesday 7pm - Open mic.

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COMMUNITY MARKET Thursday, 8.30am-1pm, 51 Pages Rd MT PLEASANT FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, McCormacks Bay Rd

TODAY UNTIL MARCH 26 RAY WHITE DUKE FESTIVAL OF SURFING The Duke Festival of Surfing is back for its second year. It will bring the best of surfing and all things beach-related. There will be many different events and activities happening throughout the festival. A festival of retro boards from all around the country, an art exhibition, surf schools and an outdoor movie night will be part of the celebrations. Go to www. for more information. New Brighton SATURDAY, 9.30AM-12.30PM COMMUNITY CAR BOOT SALE As long as the weather is good, this community-focused market sale will be on. There is a lot on offer at this market from trinkets to clothing and books. Find some bargains and useful household items. If you have some things you want to sell, phone 021 111 6223. 217 Ferry Rd. Free entry SATURDAY, 10.30AM-3.30PM LA GRANDE AUTO SHOW The inaugural La Grande Auto Show in Akaroa will be held this weekend. This car show has been brought to life by a passionate group of local residents to raise funds for the replacement Akaroa health hub. It will bring together many of Canterbury’s top cars and will allow you full access

to view the cars and meet their owners. There will be feature race cars from all periods. Akaroa Recreation Ground. $5 per person SATURDAY, 11AM-1PM NEW BRIGHTON ROCKS – ART IN THE PARK This will be a fun event aimed at keeping the family entertained and interacting. Rock decorating, rock hunting, face-painting, awards and prizes will be available at the event. Take the family along with a picnic lunch and enjoy a day out spending time with one another and meeting new people. Rawhiti Domain Picnic Area. Free entry SATURDAY, 11AM-2PM WALTHAM FAIR A day for celebrating the community is the main point of this fair. There will be plenty of community stalls, along with many different entertainers, a bouncy castle, face-painting and other activities. There will also be a free sausage sizzle. Take the kids and make a fun day out of it. Waltham School, Hastings St. Free entry SATURDAY, 11AM-3PM ANNUAL AUTUMN EXHIBITION This exhibition will display many different and artistic sculptures. Be amazed and surprised by the pieces from a variety of artists. Artists will include Graham Bennett, Bing Dawe, Neil

Dawson, Alison Erickson, Ben Foster, Roderick Herber, Mandy Cherry Joass, Virginia King, Anna Korver, Annabel MenziesJoyce, Julia Morison, Doug Neil, Tony O’Grady, Rebecca Rose, Julie Ross, Danny Summers, Llew Summers, Marté Szirmay, Jeff Thomson, Johnny Turner, Robyn Webster and Matt Williams. Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden. Tickets $10, 16 and under free SATURDAY, 7.30PM SCOTTISH DANCING A fun night hosted by the Canterbury Scottish Country Dance Clubs at the Heaton Normal Intermediate School hall. There will be a piper’s welcome, an address to the haggis and ceilidh-style dancing. Supper will also be provided, but make sure you wear flat soled shoes. Email Frances at f.williamson@orcon. for more details. Heaton Normal Intermediate, 125 Heaton St, Merivale. $15 for dancers/$8 for children and spectators SUNDAY, 6.45AM-10AM PHOTOGRAPHY MEET-UP If you’re an early riser and passionate about photography, join the group for this meet-up. Meet other photo nuts and talk photography. Learn more about cameras, framing photos and other photography skills from other like-minded people. Pick up some ideas and skills you didn’t know about while enjoying a

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LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce

drink after the session. Godley Head coastal defence battery, Summit Rd. Free entry SUNDAY, 10AM-2PM MARKET ON THE FRONT LAWN Enjoy a market with a difference. The market has plenty of room and fresh country air. There will be fresh coffee, bread, fudge and honey. There will also be plenty of bargains with stalls, including clothing, jewellery, books, vintage and retro collectibles, soap, linen, toys and more. New stall holders are welcome. Phone Anna or Wendy on 342-9900 for more information. 280 Hasketts Rd, Yaldhurst. Free entry

Normal pool entry fees apply but all extra activities are free. Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre, 295 Ilam Rd, Burnside SUNDAY, 12.30-2PM STEDFAST BRASS A great range of music to suit all tastes. Bring the family, bring a folding chair, some lunch and enjoy. If you are keen to play in the band they would like to hear from you. Phone Kim on 027 223 4386 or Freda 942 8188 for more information. Scarborough Reserve, Sumner. Free entry

SUNDAY, NOON-2PM POOL PARTY Celebrate the end of the summer pool season with the Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre’s final splash down outdoor pool party. Pack up a picnic and take the whole family along to enjoy free hotdogs from noon to 2pm as well as a variety of fun pool games and a lolly scramble.

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