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Hunter loses hair to honour best mate „„ By Julia Evans TYLER MOORE would’ve thought the head shave by his best mate would have been “epicer than epic”. On Friday, Tyler’s mate Hunter Allen, 9, had his head shaved to raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation – the disease which claimed Tyler 18 months ago. It was an emotional moment for Hunter and Tyler’s parents – more so because it was Tyler’s mother Sarah Moore who shaved Hunter’s head. Tyler’s younger sister Hannah who is four was also present, watching from her dad’s lap. Tyler Moore To add to the emotion, the hall where Hunter’s head was shaved was where Tyler’s funeral was held. “He would’ve been so proud of his friend,” Mrs Moore said. She said it was very special but a very emotional thing to go through. The boys met through their mothers but hit it off when playing Lego, Minecraft and having Nerf wars. Tyler was four-and-a-half when he went to his parents complaining of pain and doctors found the cancerous tumour on his bladder. His father Micheal Moore said it was the size of a big potato and doctors said it was probably

something that had always been there. After 18 months of tough treatment and the all clear, Tyler relapsed and the doctor said there was nothing further they could do. He passed away two months before his seventh birthday. Tyler was a courageous boy who took it all in his stride, Mrs Moore said. She said they went on a few family holidays and tried to do a lot of special things with him before he passed. Hunter announced to the Cotswold School assembly that he was nervous just as hair started falling to the ground. But once it was gone, he couldn’t stop rubbing his head, he said it felt like it was made of pins and needles. Hunter’s mother Cara Allen said he loves his hair, he was playing with it right up until the shaving. The idea came to Hunter more than a year ago but initially he was just going to shave his head. Ms Allen came up with the idea of doing it as part of the foundation’s awareness week and Hunter has now raised more than $2000 and counting – his initial target was only $800. She said Tyler was part of the family so there was not a tribute more fitting. “There’s always a special place in our CAUSE: Tyler Moore’s mother Sarah Moore shaving Tyler’s best friend Hunter Allen’s hair to hearts for Tyler,” she raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN said.

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IT IS a hard thing indeed to watch someone lose their battle to cancer. But imagine being an eightyear-old and watching your best mate only a year younger than yourself succumb to the horrid disease. That is the story about Hunter Allen and his mate Tyler Moore. Like so many kids, they met through their mothers and shared a love of games such as Lego, Minecraft. But then cancer came along and claimed Tyler. Last week, Hunter had his head shaved this week in honour of his friend. It was made even more special, that the person holding the clippers was Tyler’s mum, Sarah Moore, and it was done in the hall where the funeral was held. I’ve no shame in admitting it brought a tear to the eye. Hunter, you are a champ. Hei kona, Shelley Robinson

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St Andrew’s celebrates 100 years St Andrew’s College marked the beginning of its centenary celebration on Friday with its oldest collegian Naylor Hillary (left) and his great-grandson, Henry, cutting the cake with help from rector Christine Leighton. At least 700 old collegians and a number of current students attended the Founder’s Day assembly, which opened the celebrations


In Brief AWARD FOR BUS DRIVER St Albans bus driver Arvinder Singh was runner-up for Go Bus driver of the year at the biannual Go Bus roadeo. Mr Singh excelled in four different disciplines – theory, vehicle inspection, customer service and driving skills – at the event, which took place at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Wigram. COMMUNITY CENTRE The St Albans community will not have to wait much longer for the rebuild of its community centre to begin. The Papanui-Innes Community Board finalised details about the project’s design at a meeting with the St Albans Community Centre rebuild working party. The project is now waiting for resource consent and should begin construction in August. A time capsule will be buried when the new centre opens.

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Community battles graffiti GRAFFITI: St Albans is the worst suburb across the city for graffiti alongside the central city.

City councillor Sara Templeton talks about the city’s graffiti problem, particularly in St Albans, and how the community has responded to it It wasn’t long after the earthquakes in 2011 that our city had a sudden rise in graffiti. Damaged and vacant buildings were ripe for tagging and our public spaces became targets for vandals. This was true in Heathcote Valley where I live, as it was across the city. So a group of us called the city council and joined the graffiti volunteers programme Off the Wall. Supplied with hi-vis, brushes and paint, we kept on top of the local problem, reporting it for removal by contractors when we couldn’t do the work ourselves. The problem soon tapered off as taggers realised that their marks weren’t going to stay around for long, and it’s stayed pretty good since then. Graffiti is a problem – it damages property and makes local residents feel less safe in their

community. Quick removal is the key, so reporting it for removal as soon as it’s seen is important. Conversely, the graffiti that is left attracts more graffiti, and we see this time and time again. City council can remove graffiti on road boundary fences, lamp posts and other similar public places, but the green roadside cabinets are looked after by their owners – Chorus, Orion or others and the city council can’t remove graffiti on private buildings. City council will pass on the details if you call, but contacting the company directly will have a quicker result. City council does an annual graffiti survey and the results are striking. In 2013, there were 11,592 tags spotted and, in 2016,

only 1591 tags were seen across the city during the same period. Interestingly, reported graffiti has gone up over the same time, coinciding with the introduction of the Snap Send Solve app and accepting complaints about graffiti on private property. These complaints are registered on our books, but the removal request is forwarded to the owner. We have more than 1000 fantastic volunteers helping keep their communities graffiti-free, but you don’t have to join to help out. Call 941 8999 to report it, or use the Snap Send Solve app on your phone. My favourite saying is apt here – “I used to think that somebody should do something about that; then I realised that I was somebody.” Aren’t we all?


Readers respond to Ali Jones’ Soapbox in last week’s Nor’West News about roadworks in St Albans Vanessa Pollock – Been frustrating but I know it’s called for. Also, I’m sure traffic has got very heavy around the Cranford St, Innes Rd, St Albans area with Winters Rd cut off now. Jenna-Louise Crothers – It’s only frustrating when the workers are standing around not doing anything. The stop-go dude was on his cell phone the other night. Traffic both ways. Give the job to someone who wants to work. Readers respond to city councillor Aaron Keown’s Soapbox on funding for an upgrade of the Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds intersection not being included in the city council’s draft Annual Plan. Miles Dalton – It sounds like the process is working well. Instead of spending money on one person’s vanity project, the money is spent on the basis of actual facts. Aaron Keown needs to understand that being elected does not put him in charge, it makes him part of a group of decision makers.

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News Playground plans to go ahead „„ By Julia Evans PLAYGROUND upgrades at a suburban park are set to go ahead in spite of a community group lobbying against them. The Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board approved the $150,000 upgrades to the Abberley Park playground that will see it take up twice the amount of space it is now. PARK: The Abberley Park playground which will soon be But Friends of Abberley Park, upgraded to take up almost twice the amount of green space a volunteer group that does shown here. ​ Steven Gray went back to the Keown said he thought the matmaintenance group with a proposed change ter was coming back for further around the to the upgrade. discussion. park, were The playground had been The secondary consultation against the conmoved 12m to the west to save worried members of the old cept. some of the park’s versatile Shirley/Papanui board who They lost greenspace that was to be taken did not want to see the project their bid to see up by the new equipment. delayed any further. Aaron Keown the footprint of The plans were presented City councillor and former the playground to members of Friends of board member Pauline Cotter move in order to take up less of Abberley Park who said they said it had a very robust and the park’s green space. were satisfied with the new thorough consultation process The board decided to stick proposal. last year. with the original upgrade “It entirely won over the last “The existing equipment is beplans approved last year by the friends who had remained dubiyond its use-by date and safety Shirley/Papanui Community ous,” the group said. quota so we really need to get on Board. However, at their last meeting with it,” she said. City council staff, councillor the board moved to maintain Friends of Abberley Park Aaron Keown and the group the status quo by supporting said it is disappointed with the met at the park after a deputathe initial plan approved by the outcome. tion was made to the board in Shirley/Papanui board. It said it hopes to grow in order to see if they could find a City councillor Jamie Gough strength so it can be heard when compromise. KIP0018KiwiBubsPres 2017-03-10T16:50:42+13:00 voted against the motion and issues around paddling pool A week after this meeting city fellow city councillor Aaron retention are eventually raised. council parks project manager

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$30k funding remains for centre Last week Nor’West News reported $30,000 was being taken from the repair of the Shirley Community Centre rebuild and to go towards repairing the Redwood Plunket rooms. The information came

from a city council press release. However, the funds are not related to the permanent facility but are coming from a budget set aside for the relocation of a temporary facility.

Refuge islands to improve safety PEDESTRIAN safety has been prioritised for Grampian St in Casebrook. The installation of two refuge islands between Jocelyn St and Veitches Rd was approved by the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board at its last meeting. The upgrades come off the back of several complaints from residents regarding cars speeding down the wide and straight street. Narrowing road markings will create a natural desire for drivers to slow down, alongside the proposed pedestrian islands and no-stopping restrictions, city council staff said. More than 100 leaflets were hand delivered to residents and businesses in Jocelyn and Grampian Sts between Veitches

and Calridges Rds . Staff received feedback on the proposal from three organisations including the AA, Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch Disability group, which all supported the upgrade. Five residents also provided feedback, including one petition containing seven signatories, all of who opposed the proposal but acknowledged speeding vehicles are a problem. One resident said refuge islands were not suitable to cross with their guide dog and they would need a signalised crossing to be installed. The project will be carried out under the city council’s Safety Improvements Programme and is estimated to cost $66,530.


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Delicious buffet on offer in popular family restaurant The buffet at the Sequoia Restaurant in The Redwood is an all-time favourite with Christchurch people and visitors to the city, who come to enjoy the huge selection of food and the warm, friendly environment. The buffet at the Sequoia Restaurant in The Redwood is an all-time favourite with Christchurch people and visitors to the city, who come to enjoy the huge selection of food and the warm, friendly environment. There is something for everyone here. This is a great place for families to eat and have fun together. Children don’t have to wait for the food to arrive and they can eat just what they like. Chef Ryu, who is from the Philippines, has years of experience cooking in restaurants. He was a Head Chef in his hometown of Manila for 20 years. After arriving in Christchurch more than six years ago, Ryu worked at La Porchetta, and then as a sous chef at The Old Vicarage in Halswell, before gaining the role of Head Chef at Sequoia. Since starting there in early 2016 he has made huge improvements to the quality and deliciousness of the food. He takes great pride in the fact that the dishes are made in the kitchen from wholesome ingredients. No MSG is used.

About half the dishes are gluten free plus there are dairy-free options. “Come for a treat or come for a healthy meal. The choice is yours,” Ryu says. Ryu has also added many choices to the buffet selection, including the national Filipino dish, Adobo, made with pork. The style of cuisine on offer ranges from European to Asian, Mediterranean to American, and he gets much of his inspiration from reading recipes and watching reality TV shows such as Master Chef. The customer favourites such as the roast meats on the carvery, sweet and sour pork and butter chicken are still there, along with the beef stroganoff, vegetarian lasagne, seafood, salmon, chicken pesto pasta and fresh salads. The dessert section is amazing! This has lately been enlarged, with new desserts added. Cheesecake, banoffee pie, mini pavlovas, sticky date pudding, chocolate brownie with chocolate ganache and raspberry compote are just some of

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A step closer for new Mairehau church

Fashion WORK ON building a new church for Mairehau’s St Francis of Assisi Parish is moving closer as a successful fundraising campaign gathers momentum. The new development is estimated to cost $9 million, of which $2 million is earmarked to come from the parish’s own fundraising programme. Father Rick Loughnan, administrator for the Catholic Diocese while it awaits the appointment of a new bishop, said that the local fundraising campaign is approaching 50 per cent of its target. “We had a parish community fundraising dinner this month with more than 150 people

DESIGN: Sketches of what the new Mairehau church will look like. ​ attending, including MPs Nicky reach our target,” he said. “Parish fundraising is only a Wagner and Poto Williams. With the local fundraising part of the equation. Insurance While this certainly added to moving towards achieving its funds and the proceeds from the pace of our fundraising target, work could be expected the realisation of assets across campaign, we still need support to start on the new church next the diocese will also assist,” he to raise a lot more money to year. said.

The new St Francis of Assisi Parish is an amalgamation of the former Holy Family Parish of Burwood, Our Lady of Fatima Parish of Mairehau and St Paul’s Parish from Dallington.

„„ By Julia Evans BISHOPDALE will be the subject matter of this year’s Christchurch Documentary Project. Christchurch City Libraries in conjunction with the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts is collating a photographic record of the city.

Photos of the community will be taken until August and the final project will be available in November as an exhibition in Bishopdale and online. The point of the project is to capture the city post-natural disaster for future generations to see. Project manager Sam Ludemann said Bishopdale was

April 1 and the 2015 Halswell project is available online. Christchurch City Libraries is currently reaching out to the local community for any potential subjects. Anyone in Bishopdale who wants to be a part of the project should phone 941 7923 or email to express interest.


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Merivale’s former city councillor Paul Lonsdale was called in to turn Merivale Mall around in the late 90s. The former city councillor is known for his hands-on management style but his first job was playing guitar in an 80s punk band. Sarla Donovan talked to him about his love of business and the arts You were a guitarist and songwriter in the Solatudes, circa 1980. That must have been exciting? Yes, the original band was called the Negatives and that morphed into the Solatudes. Me and another guy from school got together and we had an outside bass player, a young guy that had run away from home in Auckland and was living here. There ended up being about five of us in the end, we were like a family. I liked working with people that made me laugh. We did gigs all over town and made some very good money. It was back in the days when the Gladstone would be packed with 200 to 300 people and they were

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all paying $5 to $10 each. We’d get 85 per cent of the door take. Then you’d get the Hillsborough, they used to get 900 people out there sometimes. Are you still involved in making music? Yes, but not as much as I’d like to. The last six years my work life’s been horrendous and there’s been no personal time at all, especially in the last three years. It’s a bit better now, but I’m struggling to slow down. I enjoy

walking, playing and listening to music, drawing. I should have been an artist. That was my passion at school, but I was a bit naughty in my last year and so my parents wouldn’t let me go to art school. Some regrets then? I don’t regret anything in my life really. I talk to a lot of young people and I always say to them, get your education. Do everything you can while you can. You don’t want to find

yourself in a position where you look back and go, gee, I wasted quite a bit of time doing that and I shouldn’t have, I didn’t really want to do that. What’s your role here in New Brighton? I’ve been brought in to assist with the regeneration of New Brighton and help lead local businesses to a better state than they’re currently in. So what’s your vision? New Brighton has some really


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helping to rebuild the city’s east You were the manager of Merivale Mall from 1999 to 2004 and instrumental in setting up the Re:Start mall. What skills have you picked up that you might see yourself using in this role? My management style at Merivale was quite different, I got heavily involved with the businesses. I created a lot of activity, promotions and over a fourand-a-half-year period I doubled the centre’s turnover and I increased the foot traffic by 32 per cent. They thought I’d be the right person to manage the centre because I was a retailer myself. Just getting down on the ground, working with the retailers. They’d developed a very negative view of the world and that was self-fulfilling so their turnovers weren’t increasing, so it was about working with them to change their thinking, change the message that they were putting across the counter and working just as hard as they were to try and boost the business. Over the four-and-a-half-years, we grew to be like a big family. Do you see yourself as quite a handson person? Absolutely, and same with Re:Start, that was very grassroots. Hard work to get that project off the ground, even harder to make it successful. Most people think it was successful straight away, but it was very hard to get the confidence back of people here in Christchurch to come back into the city.

You must be very proud of that achievement? Very proud, but you don’t do it alone, there was a group of us that set out to do the project. I came up with the idea but the idea’s only one thing – unless you’ve got people to help you realise it, it’s just an idea. So, do you have any special links to New Brighton? I lived here for a couple of years about 12 years ago. As a kid, we used to come out here to the beach. My brothers and I used to have a routine on hot days: We’d go to Jellie Park in the morning, swim there till about 11am, bus out to Brighton, go for a swim then back to Jellie Park. And, of course, as a family we used to come out here on a Saturday. I see you’re a former Burnside High School student. Are you Christchurch born and bred? Not quite. I was born in Gore and moved to Invercargill with my family when I was four, then moved here when I was 11. We came up in 1974, when the Commonwealth Games were on. Were you at school with John Key? Not in the same class but the same year. Don’t remember him at all. I did play at school assemblies in the band back then, though, and when we got the cheque from John Key for Re:Start, I said we were at the same school, same year. He said he thought the name rang a bell. He remembered me from the band playing.

Small world. So where do you call home now and who does the cooking? Just out of central Christchurch. I’ve been there 10 years and live there with my wife Denise. It’s a second marriage so she has a couple of kids (they’ve left home) and I’ve a got a 17-year-old daughter at Christchurch Girls’ High. We share the cooking, I usually do the meat and my wife does the veges – divvy up the responsibilities. You’ve held quite a few communitybased roles and currently serve on boards and trusts around the city. Where does this interest in community come from? A friend of mine once said: ‘You just like getting involved,’ and he’s probably right. Must have been a heck of a shock when you weren’t re-elected to the city council? Yes and no. I could have stood in central and would have won that without any problem at all. I chose to stand in that (Heathcote) Ward. I have my own personal reasons for why I did that and I knew it would be a trickier job getting re-elected, but I was willing to take that risk. I’d done a lot of work out there you see, and I don’t shy away from challenges. I’d make the same decision again. Do you see yourself standing for council in the future? Look, I never say never. You never know in this life.


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SCHOOLS ‘Opera-tunity’ for Rangi student


GREEN FINGERS: BUSINESSES St Albans Catholic School pupils celebrate winning the children’s choice gold for their The Lorax display.




A SINGER from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has been accepted as a student ambassador with the New Zealand Opera. Year 12 student Holly Evans has been chosen to take part in the programme which starts this month. It provides opportunities for students to engage with different aspects of opera and performing arts. Holly will also attend New Zealand Opera dress rehearsals and ‘ambassador-only’ events organised by the opera. She has been in awe of their performances for a number of

SCHOOLS years and the experience of seeing what goes on behind the scenes will be very rewarding. Rangi Ruru director of music, Janet Kingsbury, said this opportunity is a wonderful recognition of the dedication and talent Holly demonstrates. She said Holly is a remarkable singer with a passion for professional theatre production.

SPORTS SING: Holly Evans learning the ropes from Dame Malvina Major. ​


Gold for garden ST ALBANS Catholic School brought home a gold medal at last weekend’s Oderings Schools Garden Show. The 12 schools that took part created garden pieces to the brief ‘once upon a time’, which sparked a wide variety of interpretations. Some schools used Maori legend, earthquake recovery

and even the decimation of the Amazon rainforest. The school’s gold medal in the children’s choice category was won for their garden based on The Lorax by Dr Seuss. Sockburn School also won gold in the people’s choice category for its display based on the Three Little Pigs.

Fendalton Open Air School pupils Billy Atkinson and Amber de Wit (above), as well as Athena Gan and her mother, Min Zhong, helped out at a recent working bee. Pupils, parents and teachers turned up to groom the school grounds and enhance their surroundings before autumn hits.

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Burnside High students bowl over competition „„ By Andrew King AN INCREASE in the number of Burnside High School students playing lawn bowls saw them take out top spots in the Canterbury secondary schools tournament. The pairing of Chenielle Clark and Bonnie Taylor won the tournament, with Sam Wallace and Adam Hodgson finishing second and Billy Allan and Fraser Deavoll third. Held last week at the Fendalton Bowling Club on Makora St, Burnside High entered five senior pairs’ teams. Coach Nicola Hawke has been running the bowls programme at Burnside for the past three years and said normally between three to 10 students sign up, but this year 23 enrolled. “Most students are attending training sessions and competition games each week,” she said. Clark and Taylor will compete in the South Island secondary schools tournament on March 29 at the Burnside Bowling Green.

WINNERS: Rangi Ruru edged rivals St Margaret’s 6-5 in the secondary schools super touch competition on Wednesday.

Rangi edges old rivals in tight competition IN A nail biting final, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School edged its old rivals St Margaret’s College 6-5 in the secondary schools super touch competition on Wednesday. The last time the school raised the trophy was in 2013. Assistant director of sport and team manager, Mandy Anderson, said the win is a good warm up for the South Island secondary school championships on Friday and Saturday. The game against St Margaret’s didn’t start well with the opposition scoring twice in as many minutes, she said “Our girls didn’t let up at all and then with the score sitting

YOUNG BOWLERS: Bonnie Taylor (left) and Chenielle Clark won the Canterbury secondary schools lawn bowls tournament last week. The pair will compete in the South Island secondary schools tournament on March 29 at the Burnside Bowling Green.

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Trenchard wins place on national track cycling team „„ By Andrew King BURNSIDE HIGH School cyclist Matthew Trenchard has been selected for New Zealand to compete in China in August. The 17-year-old was included alongside former Burnside student Josh Scott and former Christchurch Girls’ High School student Kate Smith in the 13-strong team. They will compete in the UCI Junior World Track Championships on August 23-27. Trenchard said it was a dream come true to be selected for the team. “My ultimate goal is to be a cyclist full-time, and now that is within touching distance,” he said. Eight years ago a neighbour showed Trenchard an advertisement in The Star to give competitive cycling a go at Denton Park and he has been there ever since. Trenchard lives and breathes the sport, spending up to 17 hours per week on the bike as well as working for his coach at his bike shop in Tower Junction. “I love the speed, the adrenaline, the fact that crashes are millimetres away from happening and the excitement,” he said. He said without the support of his teachers, coaches and his parents he would not be where he STOKED: Matthew Trenchard said it was a dream come true to be selected for the New Zealand track cycling team to compete in China in August. is today.



Burnside take volleyball title „„ By Andrew King BURNSIDE HIGH School have continued their charge towards another national volleyball title after winning the Canterbury championships on Sunday. The girls’ team cruised past St Andrew’s College 3-0 in the division 1 final at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre. Burnside will now turn their focus towards the nationals at the end of the month and the chance of claiming a third consecutive title. Coach Sam Ryborn, who last week returned from coaching the New Zealand girls’ team at the under-18 Asian volleyball championship in China, was happy with his team’s tournament ahead of next week’s national tournament. Marlen Jahn was named most valuable player with her powerful spiking and serving too much for the opposing teams. The boys’ division 1 was won by Shirley Boys’ High School, ending Riccarton High School’s four-year run as champions. Burnside and Shirley will now play in the top 32 at the New Zealand secondary schools’ championships at the end of the month in Palmerston North.


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Building a strong reputation in real estate The name Monty Parti is becoming increasingly well known in the Christchurch real estate market – especially in the northern suburbs of the city. As the franchise holder of Mike Pero Bryndwr in Wairakei Road, which works across these areas including Bryndwr, Bishopdale, Casebrook and Northcote, Monty is building a reputation for honesty, integrity and effective marketing in this highly competitive sector. Originally from India, Monty came to Christchurch with his wife and two young children 11 years ago. Starting with a small dairy in town, Monty’s life was changed after the September 4, 2010 earthquake. He had to close down his dairy. “Life was not easy at that time,” he says. Monty’s career in real estate began six years ago with a nine-month stint at property management company Irelands Property Management, after which he joined Ray White as a real estate salesperson. Following three successful years there, he was offered the opportunity

to take over the Mike Pero Bryndwr franchise from Lindsay Welch. As a successful business owner of several enterprises in India, this was the chance for Monty to do what he enjoyed most – run his own business. He now employs a team of four salespeople, who can count on him for any support they need – support he says he didn’t really get when starting out in real estate. Passionate about selling property, Monty says the most important quality he offers his vendors is honesty. That and open communication with vendors and buyers. And the most important element in getting a property sold quickly at a price satisfactory to both parties, he says, is marketing – knowing how and where to spend money on marketing a property is what brings the results. Many of Monty’s clients come to him through referrals and he has a lot of repeat business, but while his name is becoming increasingly recognisable through the diversity of marketing channels he uses,

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The Art Department has established itself as a successful subject area in the school for many years, gaining exceptional scholarship results year upon year; making it one of the benchmark Art departments in the country. This year Art students gained a total of 24 scholarships and one outstanding (top scholar in Sculpture). This is out of the total of 62 scholarships school wide.

The sPACIFICally Pacific Supreme Awards were held this year at Haeata Community Campus on March 7th. Each school nominates their top two Pasifika Academic Achievers. This year Burnside High School’s Danielle Endacott won the Amosa Faafoi Memorial Cup for Top Pasifika Girl Academic Achiever and Kieron Elms was runner up for Top Pasifka Boy.

Left to Right: Juliana Hung, Hiroki Miya, Amelia Garvey, Hayato Miya.

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For the third year in a row Team 1 from Burnside High School are again the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Team Champions. The tournament was held at Russley Golf Club. The team have qualified to take part in the National Championships in Hastings on September 4th 2017. They will be defending their national title from last year.

The PTA Uniform Shop has expanded this year and has a new look shop stocking new and second hand items. The shop is located at the front of the school in A1. Now is the time to purchase winter uniforms, all items are available at the shop. Opening Hours are Monday lunchtime 1:00pm 2:00pm, Tuesdays after school 2.45pm - 4.00pm, and one extra day Wednesday 5th April after school 2.30pm - 4.00pm.

My aims this year are to: • Provide an environment where staff, students and their parents/caregivers feel connected, valued and respected so they enjoy their experience with Burnside High School • Work alongside the staff and students, to build on our strengths, and to enhance our reputation as a highly-regarded, successful and sought-after school. I want everyone at Burnside to feel that they are part of something bigger than themselves; and for the school to be a place that allows students and staff to thrive, be challenged, and become high performers. I want a culture where “excellence is not an act, but a habit” … a culture of high performance. Burnside High School offers a wide range of opportunities through quality learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to engage, challenge and support students to improve their all-round achievement and personal and interpersonal skills; all within a culture based on personal excellence and care for others. It is this culture that underpins our success. Our school motto - Recte sic dirige cursum - ‘Along this path direct your journey correctly’ is linked to the historical significance of our Te Herenga Ora, cabbage trees that stand so proudly on our grounds. They are a local landmark and have been used for centuries as a guiding point on the plains. I hope students feel guided through Burnside High School, that they will attain the qualifications they are capable of and that they need, and that they develop the personal qualities and confidence to choose the right pathways in life. Above all else enjoy their “cabbage tree years”. I look forward to another successful year on so many fronts: in academic work, in cultural activities, in the arts, in sport, in leadership, and in service. Phil Holstein, Principal

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Burnside High School Volleyball The Burnside Senior Girls’ A Volleyball team are once again Mainland South Island Champions for the third consecutive year. The team competed against Marlborough Girls in the final. The team - both current and past players - have a 70+ game winning streak.

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NOR’WEST NEWS Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading. This programme uses dogs who are pets of the city council’s animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15 minutes. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Free entry, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley General Painting Course Wednesday, 9am-1pm This course will cover still-life, landscape, floral, portraiture techniques and more. You will learn about palette arrangement, colour mixing, brush application, layering and glazing. It will suit all ages and levels of ability. There will be individual guidance to assist you through your artwork. Free entry, Avice Hill Art and Craft Centre, 395 Memorial Ave, Burnside Scrabble Club Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Go along and join the Shirley Library Scrabble club. There’s no obligation, just go along whenever you can and join the friendly group. All materials supplied. Free entry, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley

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Orchestral Extravaganza Wednesday, 7.30pm Featuring orchestras from Christ’s College, St Margaret’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Admission will be free and no bookings are required. Christ’s College Assembly Hall, Rolleston Ave Meditation and Buddhism Thursday, 7.30-9pm Each class will consist of a guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom. The classes will suit everyone and bookings are not required. This week’s talk is called Freedom from Painful Emotions. Imagine a life completely free from anger or jealously – it is entirely possible through learning to control your mind. Suggested donation $10. St Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo St, St Albans Knit ‘n’ Yarn Friday, 10.30-noon Take your knitting needles along and enjoy a chat with others as you knit. This session will be for anyone who loves to knit or wants to learn. Free entry, Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd, Papanui

Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club will be on every Friday, just go along and join the fun. Free entry, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley Portrait Painting Workshop Saturday, 9am-1pm This course will focus on drawing human faces in a simple way to recreate the likeness of a photo. It will teach you how to use light, shadows, tonal values and a limited palette. There will be individual assistants to help with your artwork. Email or phone 021 1292170 to enrol. Free entry, Avice Hill Art and Craft Centre, 395 Memorial Ave, Burnside Mairehau Community Day Saturday, 11am-3pm Go along to meet your neighbours and other members of the community and have a fun day out with the children. There will be a vertical bungy, magic show, mini-jeeps, a merry-go-round, bouncy castle, kid’s market and free sausage sizzle. Free entry, Mairehau Primary School, 43 Mahars Rd

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Farm life has plenty to offer young people SCARRED: Scorched trees on the Port Hills, some are still hot and in danger of reigniting.

Tree trunks still smouldering „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer NEARLY A month after the big Port Hills fire started we are still getting the odd call to smouldering stumps or tree trunks. The latest was on Monday off Dyers Pass Rd during a day of rain and it shows how deep and persistent large wildfires can be. There were a couple of instances this week of what could kindly be called as muddled thinking. In the first on Monday in Knowles St a large burning candle was placed on the

top of a free standing fireplace – that was operating due to the cold snap. Of course the candle melted all over and down the fireplace and ignited. No real damage but smoke throughout. The second involved a tourist in a hotel room who put the kettle on an element on the stove top to make tea. Unfortunately it was an electric, and far more importantly, plastic kettle. Smoke and mess again. We also saw a toaster in a cupboard in Redwood cause a lot of heat and some real concern from the

occupant. ‘Appliance garages’ have been around for many years now. They consist of what is generally a small roller door covering toaster and kettle with a power point available inside. They will generally work fine in this way. But they should never be closed while this happens. There have been a few fires over the years where the roller door has been shut on to the knob of the toaster, preventing it from popping up. The result can be devastating.


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From city girl to sharemilker to equity farmer, North Canterbury’s Wendy Croft has come a long way in a sector that allows young people to work hard and prosper. “I was working in a bank before I got into farming. I had never milked a cow, but we got into sharemilking to save money, and it was easier for me to manage it than to get someone else to do it.” Three years ago Wendy enrolled in Ara Institute of Canterbury’s NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management; a practical qualification for working farmers that is delivered online with face to face tutorials in Culverden. The programme is run with the Primary ITO and was rated as “excellent” by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in a recent report. With two young children and a business

to run, Wendy balanced her studies with her family and work commitments. ““I think my husband and I worked together every day for three years! It was hard, and it’s not for everyone. It’s challenging but it’s really rewarding.” Does she miss her city lifestyle? “Yes, sometimes I miss the city, but I love the lifestyle here – I have good neighbours and good staff.”


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scientists and health professionals with its health restoring properties. Its natural growth factors help stimulate the healing of the body. Another unique ingredient in JOINT VITALITY is Joint Fluid or megapotent hyaluronic acid. This has been shown in clinical trials to be more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin. Joint Vitality contains enhanced absorption Turmeric extract as well as the highest potency extract of Boswellia available to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain which speeds joint recovery and formation of new cartilage. The formula also provides antioxidants from Grape Seed extract to support cellular joint health as well as effective doses of Vitamin D3, Zinc, Boron, Manganese, Copper & Selenium that have all be shown to be critical to optimum joint health. This heavy duty comprehensive formula is designed with the most researched highest potency extracts available for maximum fast lasting results. It is recommended to take 3 capsules daily with food for the first box or two to obtain the maximum benefits. One box or 60 capsules is $49.90 with a Free joint cream while stocks last. Further information is available from the Natural Health Advisers at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Phone: 388-5757. We are Always Happy to Help!

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As we grow older we want to maintain our health as much as possible. Unfortunately for many of us our joints start to let us down becoming stiff, sore, swollen, reducing mobility and quality of life. Most of these joints problems are caused by a lack of cartilage or damage to the cartilage which is the soft spongy material in all joints between the moving bones. The body continually produces cartilage but various factors like digestive and health issues, a lack of enough of the right nutrients in the diet slow the production of this. If cartilage wears away quicker than it is replaced the bone ends can start rubbing together causing reduced joint movement, pain, swelling and inflammation of the joint. PURE Vitality are a small company on the West Coast of the South Island. They are committed to producing the most effective natural life changing health supplements available. They therefor have put a tremendous amount of research into their new JOINT VITALITY product which contains an exclusive selection of best scientifically researched high potency natural ingredients to provide a multipronged approach to joint health. As well as a full therapeutic dose of the more common Glucosamine and Chondroitin, Joint Vitality contains a concentrated Deer Antler Velvet Extract from PURE Vitality’s own Deer farm. Deer antler velvet extract has astounded



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FOR HIM CONTAINS: Zinc, Boron, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin D3, Deer Velvet Extract, Agmatine Sulfate, Fenugreek, Tribulus Terrestris, Horny Goat Weed, Ginkgo Biloba, Tongkat Ali Extract, Cnidium Monnier Extract, Bioperine. FOR HER CONTAINS: Deer Velvet Extract, Maca Root, Tribulus Terrestris, Avena Sativa, Horny Goat Weed, Tongkat Ali Extract, Damiana, Valerian, Passion Flower, Bioperine.

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PURE VITALITY a small natural health manufacture on the West Coast of the South Island have developed a unique new Joint Care Formula. It contains a full therapeutic dose of the proven ingredients Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Vitamin D3, Zinc, Boron, Manganese, Copper & Selenium as well as a potent blend of the latest research proven ingredients. These include Turmeric Extract, high potency Boswellia, Grape seed, concentrated Deer Velvet from PURE VITALITY’S own Deer farm & mega-potent Hyaluronic Acid or Joint Fluid. Joint Fluid acts like a lubricant & shock absorber in the joints to protect them against wear & tear. A human clinical study showed hyaluronic acid was significantly more effective than glucosamine & chondroitin. Another human clinical study showed that the high potency Boswellia gave significant improvements in pain, joint stiffness & physical function scores in osteoarthritis patients in only 7 days.

If you are looking for a comprehensive heavy duty formula designed to provide fast lasting results JOINT VITALITY is the answer. • Supports the repair of worn or damaged joints • Supports joint movement, naturally reducing pain, swelling & inflammation • Helps maintain healthy joints

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The facts about Warming winter with home ventilation EnviroMaster Balanced Pressure vs Positive Pressure Under the New Zealand Building Code, all buildings, including residential, need to be suitably ventilated, either with opening windows or forced ventilation. Clause G4.1 states: “The objective of this provision is to safeguard people from illness or loss of amenity due to lack of fresh air.” There are many benefits to forced, or mechanical, ventilation over opening windows, including warmth, security, reduction of outside noises and reduction of condensation. Traditional domestic ventilation systems are ‘positive pressure’. They bring air in from outside via the roof space and force the stale air out through gaps around windows and doors. The incoming air from these systems has to be heated or cooled to keep the house warm in winter or cool in summer. The Smooth-Air HEX390 is a ‘balanced pressure’ system. It extracts air from the house and at the same time brings in fresh air. These two streams of air pass through a heat exchanger, which warms incoming air in winter and cools in summer if air conditioning is being used. This means that up to 80% of the energy which would be

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wasted using a traditional positive pressure system is recovered, resulting in significant energy savings and therefore lower heating or cooling costs. Until recently, balanced pressure ventilation systems have been considerably more expensive than traditional positive pressure systems. However, with Smooth-Air’s unique manufacturing capabilities, a HEX390 balanced pressure system can be installed for a similar price as a traditional positive pressure system. Contact Smooth-Air on 0800 SMOOTH (0800 766 684), or visit www.smooth-air. or

Are you struggling with the heat of Summer or wanting to get organised for Winter? With the ever changing weather patterns, heat pumps have the flexibility of being able to heat and cool which is an advantage no other appliance can offer. This represents great value for your investment as you can use it all year round. The team at Enviro Master Ltd can help keep you cool this Summer either at home or work. Enviro Master supplies, installs and services all the leading brands including Panasonic, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and Daikin. This means our team can show you which system and brand will best suit your needs. We currently have savings up to $600 off the recommended retail price on selected models. Would you like to maximise the number of days you can use your swimming pool? Heating your pool can do this and one of the most cost effective ways is with a water heat pump. Enviro Master Ltd can supply, install and service you swimming pool heat pump providing you with a comfortable, extended swimming season. Servicing your heat pump is extremely important to ensure that it is working as effectively and efficiently as possible resulting

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Air Con Christchurch Tucker Electrical We at Tucker Electrical offer true solutions with full visibility and quality products. Air Con Christchurch Tucker Electrical specialize in providing Heating, Ventilation and Solar solutions with Automation to save energy. As a sister company they provide the complete package with all warranties and an Air Con New Zealand $50,000 workmanship warranty, being agents for Mitsubishi Electrical, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Gree, Toshiba plus multiple supply options for solar solutions. Home Automation is fast becoming the normal control of energy and the Econnecx locally designed system is cost effective and can be used to control all aspects of your commercial or home premises from turning lights on/off to the control of the heat pump central heating systems, and of course the biggest saver, hot water, all from your phone via an app. Mitsubishi Hypercore is an ideal heat pump/ air conditioner for the South Island as it works at the nominal rating down to minus 15 degrees at full rated output (no other brand of heat pump does that), add to the performance in the cold the multi direction louvers and duct vane air louvers and advanced air filtration with the movement sensor, all these add up to the best performer in the range of all brands heat pumps and wifi control and you have an unbeatable solution. With Solar PV (Electrical Power Generation)

there are many pit falls and false quick sales are being made due to misleading television advertising and badly sold solutions. We at Tucker Electrical offer true solutions with full visibility and quality products providing instant assessment of your actual generation suitability by a full report. Did you know you can, if installed correctly, check each panel is working correctly? Did you know you can assess/see the total amount of generation of your system and the instant position of generation? Many package deals do not offer this and then you are only guessing when trying to maximise the use and benefit of your investment. On a financial return basis we can show you how a 12% return on your investment is quite simple. Call in at the Christchurch Home Show Site... and see us for any info or confirmations for free Build Back Smarter Home Assessments which are supported by the Christchurch City Council (we are one of only three suppliers for the programme). All our assessors are Beacon Pathway Accredited and trained. Call Stephen Tucker on 027 432 6222 anytime or the office on 343 3049 to book an appointment or assessment and free quote for Tucker Electrical or Air Con Christchurch.

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RSI, OOS or Gradual process Injury can be treated!  

What causes OOS? The Department of Labour states: “One of the favourable explanations for OOS is that it is caused by muscles being held tense or tight for too long.’’ These conditions may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions. The shorter and tenser the muscle, the harder it pulls on the places it attaches to (e.g. the bone). When this happens in the forearm the pull at those attachments and tendons causes irritation and inflammation of those areas. This will be noticed as pain in the elbow and wrist. When this happens in the neck and shoulder area, it will be noticed as local pain, stiffness and sometimes headaches. The nerves run right through the muscles. Tension on the muscles causes pressure on the nerves. As the muscles shorten, the nerves running through them have a tendency to both shorten and slide less well. This causes the nerves to radiate pain throughout the arm. Triggerpoints are areas in your muscles, where a few muscle fibres have contracted

         Physical Sense has published the “OOS in a knot. These knots (the hard and painful finger or forearm  Client areas in your muscles felt during massage) can originate in  Information Booklet”. It is full of handy tips on how to self treat and avoid weaken and shorten your muscles and can your chest. This  this condition. cause referred pain. is the reason that    This drawing is an example of pain areas your therapist   (the red area), caused by triggerpoints (the may treat an    black X). area, other than    where you are   e x p e r i e n c i n g  pain.   In the following  drawing you can  see the painful  areas in the head  caused by the  triggerpoint in the neck. This is often the result of poor posture.   Physical Sense has been treating  this condition for the last 25 years.  Their experience is: 

• Most of the patients who have had their  This is your muscle’s reaction to continuous pain for less than a year leave this clinic free  irritation. In most cases, there are multiple of pain (but they have to be very careful to   causes for this irritation. These could be: avoid relapses). repeated actions without breaks; constant  • When the OOS pain has been there posture resulting in constant muscle for more than a year, that percentage drops static   contraction; lack of healthy blood flow; bad to 60%. resulting in continuous high loading • The other 40% will leave the clinic with posture  muscles, etc. relief of pain and with knowledge about of some  As you can see, your thumb pain can numerous strategies to relieve and handle   originate in your neck. Pain in your little the remaining pain. 

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