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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A COMMUNITY board chairman has been accused of being “abrasive” and “rude” to a resident making a presentation, in a heated meeting last week. Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton demanded that chairman Mike Mora apologise to resident and secretary of the Central Riccarton Residents’ association Garth Wilson after he asked him to leave “the table” repeatedly. But Mr Mora said he was trying to ensure that all people presenting to the community board were give equal amounts of time, and Mr Wilson had been given more than others. The row happened when Mr Mora asked Mr Wilson to leave the community board table after a passionate presentation on issues in the Riccarton area.

The CRRA has asked for certain questions around issues such as the road layout, Riccarton Community Centre and the lack of action on the Clarence St, Dilworth St reserve. Mr Wilson felt the CRRA’s questions had not been answered by the city council at the meeting. The row began when Mr Mora did not allow Ms Broughton to ask another question on Riccarton’s issues. Mr Mora said there were more people waiting to speak and asked Mr Wilson to leave the table.  Said Mr Wilson: “This is a breach of democratic rights. You have deliberately cut the time we can speak. Previous people had more than 10 minutes”. Mr Mora responded by again asking Mr Wilson to leave the table. This led to Ms Broughton calling a point of order on the grounds Mr Mora was being “abrasive” and “rude.” •Turn to page 3

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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 and Minecraft. But then cancer came along and claimed Tyler. Last week, Hunter had his head shaved 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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as cables before going out for public consultation. Residents nearby were initially looking to purchase the land to close it and resolve the issue. Resident Mary-Ann Belcher said she was unaware the decision to leave it open had been made and the price to close it was too expensive. “We have lost the fight,” she said. Mrs Belcher said nothing had improved with people still drinking throughout the week leaving broken bottles in the alleyway. The city council’s transport operations manager Aaron Haymes said public consultation helped it to become clear not everyone was in favour of closing the alleyway. The proposal to close the alleyway was opposed by the Disabled Persons Assembly, Orion and a small number of residents. In a deputation at the meeting, Disabled Persons Assembly president Philip Haythornthwaite said the closure would make it difficult for anyone with a physical disability to get around the area with ease.

•From page 1 Mr Mora said he was just doing his job. Ms Broughton then asked him to apologise. City councillor Vicki Buck interrupted the exchange suggesting there were about four issues the board could sort out and give answers to. But Ms Broughton said: “Of course we can but we can’t have a chairman who is abusing a resident”. Mr Mora responded: “Excuse me I was not abusing a resident. I did not abuse anybody, I was just asking him to stick to the timeframe. There is no abuse at all and I don’t believe I have any grounds for a apology”. The issue was again raised later on in the meeting with Ms Broughton addressing her concerns over the CRRA’s “need to be treated the same as other residents.” But Mr Mora said they were not sidelined and had in excess of 20 minutes. Western News was told a meeting will be held between council staff and the board to see if the initial questions by the CRRA can be answered properly in the next few weeks.

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FRUSTRATED residents wanting a rowdy alleyway nearby shut down have had their plea denied. The alleyway between Aurora St and Buchanans Rd will remain open to the public due to the high costs surrounding its closure. The decision was made by the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board at its public meeting last Tuesday. As part of the decision, it was resolved that city council staff would report back to the community board on options to upgrade the lighting with LED lights as a possible option. A petition signed by nearly 40 residents was presented to the community board more than a year ago urging the alleyway to be shut down. Residents had endured loud parties and fighting from Thursday through to Sunday most weeks. In a bid to address the issue, the city council ran a public consultation last August on the closure of the alleyway. But during an investigation as part of the consultation process, the city council found Orion

TROUBLE: Hei Hei residents Mary-Ann Belcher and Natasha McLean wanted the alleyway closed down.

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

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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?

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Hunter loses hair for 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 hearts for Tyler,” she said.

CAUSE: Tyler Moore’s mother Sarah Moore shaving Tyler’s best friend Hunter Allen’s hair to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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How have you found your new role at Westburn School so far? It is wonderful being part of an incredibly positive school. It is more diverse than any school I have worked in previously and I’d say that diversity is a strength as well as a feature of the school. Westburn has just joined the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme. It is an exciting time for the school and for me as the principal to come in and join that. What will this mean for your school? It will be more of an upgrade than a rebuild so the name is a bit misleading. Obviously we didn’t get the same level of damage as some schools across the city. It is an opportunity to ensure our school buildings allow us to reflect 21st century teaching. You mentioned your school

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has got diverse. Has that just happened recently? It has been over sometime. I attended Westburn many years ago and there were very few pupils that weren’t New Zealand European. Whereas now 24 per cent of our population is Chinese and we have a huge number of nationalities. It is a feature for our school for us to have an international celebration each year. Where had you come from before you got this role? My first principal’s job was at Burwood Primary School which was merged following the February 2011 earthquake. Then I went to Southbridge School and I have been there for the past three years. It was different, I learnt a lot about farming and the pressures on the school that has a role that fluctuates significantly throughout the

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We fought it and then months after it was announced we were going to merge. The school wasn’t physically damaged by the earthquake but the community was. It must have been a significant experience to lead through such a difficult time? It was my first principal role and in the first six months I was given the challenge of helping the community try persuade Education Minister Hekia Parata to change her mind. You can imagine the angst in the community which was heightened by what they were experiencing at the time and the frustration in dealing with agencies over what happens to their properties. It was really hard for them to see the new school as a positive initially. Did you find a lot of children after the earthquakes weren’t as focused? I think children adapt and there are some emotional needs to be met. They come to school ready to move on. One thing that sticks with me is the children at Burwood designed a picture of what it might like look like when all the houses in the area had

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been knocked down – they could build a new town with anything they wanted there. And one boy showed us a picture and it had a bulldozer with a wrecking ball knocking down houses. We said to him this is a brand new city environment, what is this? He said his picture was of a house being knocked down because for him that was the new normal. And it really hit me at that point as adults we don’t know what children’s understanding is and they see things in a different way. For him that was the new reality. As for us we knew that wouldn’t be the future because we had a past to base it on. When and where did you start your teaching career? I started at South Hornby School around 1990. I have always taught in the city. I went from South Hornby to Medbury School, then Templeton School and Beckingham Primary School before going onto principalship. Did you have a favourite subject you like to teach? I loved teaching maths. Maths is one of those subjects about finding the rule and pattern. I love when children think they can’t do maths and showing

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them. Once you unlock the knowledge to answer the problem it suddenly all clicks into place. It is a lovely logical subject. My favourite subject when I was at school was reading. I wish everyone read more. What are your favourite books? I am into Scandinavian fiction myself at the moment. For reading to kids I love Bruce Coville, Gary Paulsen and Michael Foreman. Do you remember a lot about what Westburn was like when you attended? Yes I do. It was such a great school and that hasn’t changed. The quality of education that our children get, the opportunity and social interaction is just amazing. The environment is still the same. It has been updated over the years. I respected the principal at the time we had here and I find it daunting to be following in his footsteps as well as David Brown who has just retired after being there for 19 years. If you weren’t in the teaching industry what would you have got into? When I was at high school I

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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

Back Row: Eva Rewiri, Tahlia Stark, Jessie Santich, Tsubasa Nisbet, Ben Laing (Coach) Front Row: Talitha Bootsma, Marlene Jahn, Rosalie Richards, Kaylee Johnson.

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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Trenchard wins place on SPORTS national track cycling team Burnside take „„ 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.

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„„ 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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branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists will be available to help you with ancestry, company findmypast, Papers Past and New Zealand birth, deaths and marriage indices. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

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Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Tuesday, 10- 10.30am Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

Upper Riccarton Library Book Discussion Group Wednesday, 10-11am For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers. We subscribe to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō Today, 10.30-11am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rd • Wednesday, 10.15-10.45am at Hornby Library, Goulding Ave

Family History Help Wednesday,11am-1pm Looking for more help with your family history research? A volunteer from the Riccarton

Musical Instrument Practice Slots Today, 3.30-7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four band-mates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, microphones and headphones available for budding musicians. You can also take in your own electric instruments and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

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helped in the recent fires. Along with awesome stalls, food trucks, there will be games, competitions for the kids, bouncy castle, live music and special presentations held at 1.30pm. St John of God Halswell and The Granada Centre 26 Nash Rd, Halswell Minecraft Club Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Get creative, start crafting! Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at the learning centre’s Minecraft club. Novice or expert, join the club. A tutor will be in attendance to supervise and assist if necessary. The cost is $20 per child per term and is best suited for those aged between eight to 13. Bookings are required. Te Hāpua :Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

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WOOLLY: Take along your knitting, crochet or any portable craft and join the friendly group at the library for an hour or two of companionship and crafting. Beginners most welcome. The session is to be held at the Hornby Library at Goulding Ave on Tuesday, 10am-noon. ​

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Laser treatment proven to reduce pain The effective use of low level laser treatment for assisting in the healing of deep tissue and joint problems has been used for more than 40 years. This treatment, which uses photo stimulation of mitochondria in cells, is able to penetrate into the site of injury to promote healing and reduce inflammation – relaxing muscles and reducing pain. Southern Chiropractic principal chiropractor Andre Grob has seen how the non-invasive treatment has resulted in impressive results for his clients. “I attended the World Congress conference on lower back pain in Singapore last year where they reinforced the use of low level laser treatment on lower back pain.

associated with arthritis, neck and lower back pain. It is approved by the FDA and Meta analysis by the Lancet Medical Journal also endorses the treatment saying it can reduce pain intensity, disability and the reoccurrence of pain. Andre can also provide other treatments including adjustments, exercises, stretches and muscle therapy – to readjust the body or help it heal from conditions that are physical in origin. These can include problems such as back pain, muscle spasms, headaches and poor posture.

“It was great to confirm the technology I have been treating my patients with has been highly researched with clinical studies showing the positive effect on acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.”

What you may not know is that it is also completely appropriate to receive chiropractic care even though you may not have symptoms. Unlike standard medical doctors who you visit when you have symptoms that need to be treated, chiropractors offer adjustments to improve spinal alignment and overall wellbeing – and can prevent the pain or other symptoms even starting.

The treatment, which only takes 15 to 20 minutes, is especially effective with muscle and joint pain, stiffness

Going to a chiropractor is much the same as going to the dentist or gym or even leading a healthy life – it

prevents problems from reaching critical stage where you can become incapacitated and as long as you keep up with regular visits, then you continue to enjoy the benefits of a life feeling well. “I have been providing Chiropractic Care for patients for more than 15 years and during that time I have gained outstanding results. If you are experiencing back or neck pain or feel that treatment may be of benefit to you please give me a call.” ACC recognises chiropractors as primary health care specialists when it comes to spinal care so you do not need a referral from a GP to seek treatment for a back or neck injury as a result of accidental causes. In the event of an accident we can initiate a claim directly and if it is accepted, treatment costs will be subsidised. Southern Chiropractic, located at 290 halswell Road, is open Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday. on Tuesdays the clinic operates from Ashburton Chiropractic in Ashburton. For Tuesday bookings please phone 03 308 9516, or 03 322 1432. For all other bookings at the halswell location, please phone 03 322 1432 or email dre.nik@xtra.co.nz, or visit their website at www.southernchiropratic.co.nz for further information.

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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. co.nz or www.home-ventilation.co.nz

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

in a healthy, hygienic heat pump, lower power bills and greater comfort. But beware, not all cleaning companies are equal. We are constantly hearing of people being charged huge amounts for servicing and all they are getting is a heat pump clean. We at Enviro Master, are qualified engineers and therefore are able to fully test and diagnose any problems you may or may not be aware of with your heat pump. Also, as we are associated with all major brands, we are able to repair these under warranty if they are still within the warranty period. It is important to remember, when selecting an installer, the manufacturer’s warranty does not cover the installation and consumers could be responsible for any repair or damage caused to the system due to poor installation. Enviro Master’s five-star installation guarantee ensures correct installation, and a demonstration so customers have an understanding on how it will best meet their needs. For a free in home consultation, call Enviro Master on 366 0525 or visit our showroom at 41A Shakespeare Rd, Waltham, Christchurch.

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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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49 Applefield Court, Northwood Auction: Thursday 6th April 2017 from 12 noon (unless sold prior) 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 3 toilets | 2 living rooms | 1 office/study | 2 car-garage | Listing # PI46483

Behind the beautiful Linea-clad exterior and feature portico is a light, bright and contemporary family home with immaculate flow and that magical feeling you can’t help but call home. Built on a substantial 636m2 section, this newly repainted executive home is something special with 4 double bedrooms (2 with ensuites, master with Juliet balcony), a family bathroom, a separate laundry, plus an office/study, which can double up as an extra bedroom or storage. The spacious open plan kitchen/living/ dining area is a fantastic place for the whole family to gather with its contemporary décor and warm, homely feel. The kitchen really impresses with its immaculate granite finish, modern appliances including a separate oven and cooktop, dishwasher, range hood, waste disposal and breakfast bar. While the separate lounge and downstairs guest bedroom with ensuite strengthens the functionality of this home, offering ample storage and a vacuum system. Outside, the sunny, private gardens boast absolute privacy with beautiful plastered walls and timber fencing featuring builtin windows, and two gorgeous glass and rock water features creating a truly tranquil ambience. The entertainment area has plenty of space to host the whole family, and the manicured gardens and shed tucked around the side offer a perfect

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Due to upcoming EQC repairs on the building at Athelstan Street we vacated our premises at the end of our lease which expired on the 31st of January 2017.

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Edwin Edmonds Clarity Diamonds will continue to offer their extensive range of engagement, wedding and anniversary rings and remake service by appointment only. To make an appointment contact Edwin on 03 982 2982 or email: edwin@claritydiamonds.co.nz. Edwin wishes to thank all those who have supported him while in Barrington and he looks forward to hearing from you again to meet your requirements and is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Craig now offers a by appointment only service for Jewellery Manufacture, Restoration and Repair. T 021 844 649 or E goldsmithnz@gmail.com A member of the Goldsmiths Guild of New Zealand Craig completed his apprenticeship in Wellington attaining his Trade Certificate in Manufacturing Jewellery in 1978. Now with more than 40 years experience at the work bench, specialising in jewellery repair and restoration, Craig will discuss the best available options with you in regards repairs and restoration of those precious items of jewellery.

Clarity Diamonds was established by Edwin Edmonds to offer a personalised service to provide the best combination of style, quality and value for money. Over the last 35 years Edwin has specialised in engagement and wedding rings and carries one of the largest selections in Before Christchurch which customers can order in the combinations that suit them best. Free quotes and advice are available from Edwin’s wealth of knowledge over his many years of experience in the jewellery industry. Remaking of your jewellery is also a specialty at Clarity Diamonds where they can recreate your treasured pieces.

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Why use JVC? See why JVC Valuers, jewellery valuation specialists are leading the industry in jewellery valuation services. 1. EXPERIENCE. As we value more precious jewellery than anyone else in NZ, our valuation team have unrivalled expertise. We can value all types of jewellery, diamonds and gemstones. We value antique watches, antique jewellery, Asian 22 carat or 24 carat gold jewellery. 2. QUALITY. Our valuations meet Insurance Company standards. Your jewellery will be clearly described, cleaned, photographed and valued. 3. PRICE. We offer fair and transparent pricing based on the work we do, not the value of your jewellery. So there’s no hidden fees. 4. SECURITY. Your jewellery stays on our premises, all our valuations are completed in house. 5. CONVENIENT. JVC Valuers has three valuation centres conveniently located in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch 6. SERVICE. By appointment you can make a booking at our special Valuation Days, to have your jewellery valued within the same day. Please Phone 332 4233. 7. Check us out. www.jvcvaluers.co.nz

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