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Hot pools may not use sea water „„ By Sarla Donovan THE MULTI-MILLION dollar New Brighton hot salt water pools might not use sea water. Instead, the pools could be filled with freshwater, says the group behind the project. Development Christchurch says while the intention is still to use salt water, they are unable to say whether this would come from the ocean, or whether salt would be added to freshwater. In December, the David East city council agreed to fund a further $11 million for the development of a new play area and hot pools project, subject to funding approval through this year’s Annual Plan process. Rob Hall Development Christchurch is leading the project’s construction. Development Christchurch chief executive Rob Hall said yesterday that a decision on what water they would use wouldn’t be made until after the Annual Plan approval in June. However, Coastal-Burwood Community Board member Tim Baker said the public had been misinformed about the pools. He criticised Development

POOL PROJECT: An artist’s impression of what the planned hot salt water pools in New Brighton would look like. The pools may not be filled with salt water from the ocean. UPGRADE: The whale pool at New Brighton will be heated as part of a planned upgrade, but it will be unlikely to use salt water.

Christchurch for continuing to call it the “hot salt water pools project.” They were essentially “big spa pools,” which he said was a less attractive proposition than salt water. Mr Hall said he didn’t think they had been deceiving the public by continuing to call them “hot salt water pools,” saying the original concept was for hot salt water and that was still the intention. In an email earlier this month to Tim Baker, Mr Hall said his gut feeling was that salt water wouldn’t be used. “We certainly won’t be using

salt water from the ocean. [The] question still remains, do we put some salt in?” When asked about the email, Mr Hall said he was referring to the whale pool and playground development, not the hot pools. Coastal Ward city councillor David East said he would be “most unsupportive” of any shift away from salt water. The pools had been promoted as an asset for the regional area and salt water was the main drawcard. He couldn’t see any reason why they would use anything else in the pools. Community board member

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Linda Stewart said she wanted a facility which did justice to the site’s proximity to the beach and having salt water was a part of that. Strategic Urban Rejuvenation Force spokesperson Lesley Fulton said people would be keener on salt water pools and, if they weren’t using salt water, “they might need to be renamed.”

However, she wanted the pools to go ahead whether they used salt water or not. South Brighton resident Donna Dimond said while salt water would be more pleasing given the location, she was happy to see any development that would enhance the area and attract more visitors and businesses, “be it salt water or not.”

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The hot salt water pools project has been widely touted as the project that will reinject New Brighton, turning it back into a busy hub. And ever since the day dot, it has always been referred to as the hot salt water pools. It therefore comes as a bit of a surprise that they may not to be filled with sea water (page 1). Say what now, I hear you say? Turns out, that the plan may be freshwater and add some salt in. It is all to do with the multi-use of the planned facility, with water play items, that it may not all mesh together. So does it really matter whether they use sea water? Storm in a teacup? Tell us what you think by emailing our reporter sarla. donovan@starmedia.kiwi – Shelley Robinson

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Installation to take place after Anzac Day „„ By Sarla Donovan PANELS TO protect the the New Brighton War Memorial will be installed after Anzac Day. Questions were raised by residents after the Woolston Borough Monument panels were covered in graffiti less than three weeks after they were installed. There have been suggestions that a railing fence be placed around the memorial instead of panels, as it would be less inviting for vandals. But city council head of parks, Andrew Rutledge, said it took less

than an hour to remove the graffiti. The cost was $60 for the materials and four hours labour. He said railings would obstruct the view of the memorial more than the panels. “There is also potential that if tagged, the overspray of paint through the fence might reach the stone of the war memorial behind.” New Brighton RSA executive manager Garry House said he was still in favour of the panels, so long as they could be easily cleaned and the memorial wasn’t affected. He was looking forward to them going up.

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ANNUAL PLAN The public can give their feedback on the city council annual plan in two informal forums held by the Coastal-Burwood Community Board. The drop-in sessions will be held on March 29 and April 3 and are an opportunity for people to engage in informal feedback and discussion with board members. The sessions will be held in the community board boardroom, corner of Beresford and Union Sts, New Brighton, 5.30-6.30pm.

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available. This fracture couldn’t be left to just heal on its own. The clients were informed of the options – a referral to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon to plate the femur or IM pinning and cerclage wire performed at McMaster & Heap Vet practice. We repeated blood work to make sure Gizmo was still in good health to sustain an anaesthetic. The IM pinning option was adopted. His ongoing arthritic issues would have made losing a hindleg difficult for him to cope with, especially at 11 years old. Dr Michele McMaster performed the surgery within 24 hours of Gizmo being admitted. It is important with this type of injury to get those bone ends realigned as soon as possible. The anaesthetic and surgery went without a hitch. Gizmo was connected to our Cardell monitoring machine. The nurses can record his heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, body core temperature and

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against a wall when the control panel for her scooter failed in Bellbrook Tce, Shirley. She obviously, and fortunately, had her phone with her and had the presence of mind to call 111.  This wasn’t a fire. It was a call for help. And the St Albans crew that responded had to break in to her house to free her. It’s the sort of thing firefighters do without complaint. So well done to the St Albans crew. Finally, you know the stainless steel or brass grill in the plug hole of your bath? I bet you can’t get your finger down it, but a small child can – just.  However, getting their finger out is another matter. The Addington crew had to spend almost an hour dismantling the bath in Hoon Hay Rd to do it.  There was no injury, just a very relieved wee fellow when he was eventually freed.

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Call for more collaboration between educators Linwood College principal Richard Edmundson writes about connecting early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education providers to create better outcomes for students Should we be optimistic about New Zealand education? The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Does this mean that everything is completely rosy? Of course not. An emerging possibility is the concerning irony that the legal requirement for schools to report publicly on children’s achievement through national standards and NCEA may in fact be harming educational progress, the precise opposite of what this originally well-intentioned policy meant to achieve.

FUTURE FOCUS: Linwood College principal Richard Edmundson wants more information shared between education providers. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

But there is an educationally bright light emerging in the form of Communities of Learning. COLs are about schools working together to ensure all children can achieve their potential. It is collaboration rather than artificial competition. ‘It takes a village to educate a child’ comes to mind here. This is not just between schools within one sector – such as neighbouring primary schools – but across sectors. Linwood College is in the Tamai COL, working with six other schools in Linwood-Woolston, as well as early childhood centres and tertiary organisations.

We have always known that too many students find moving from primary to secondary school difficult and experience the “transition dip.” Likewise,

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and their families. Successful COLs focus on seeing the whole person and create age-appropriate pathways. This means the school, students and families know what successful learning skills the students already have and come into the new school with, and they deliberately build on these successes. It means teachers across the COL working together and sharing information wisely. This is not rocket science, but amazingly it has not been a priority in New Zealand education since 1990 and the tomorrow’s schools legislation. Thankfully, we are now waking up to the power of collaboration. We said:   The South Brighton Residents Association is frustrated with the city council’s response to questions over earthquake donations

The Pages Rd footpath repairs could be delayed for several more years You said: Colin Houston – Last year, Mayor Lianne Dalziel promised to make the repair of footpaths in the east a top priority. Now, many months later, there appears to be no political will to do anything of the sort. Many streets still have dangerous footpaths, especially for the elderly. It’s time the city council appoints a “man with a clipboard” to take note of all hazardous footpaths and then, systematically, get these fixed. The city council has no trouble stumping up with $25,000 to put protective covers around the New Brighton War Memorial, yet it allocates just a miserly $30,000 for the repair of footpaths in Pages Rd.

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DISGUSTED: New Brighton resident Jo Zervos told Pegasus Post she thought the state of Pages Rd was “disgusting.”

Claire Lawrie – It made my eyes water in disbelief that city council could leave this in such a disgraceful condition. I expect them to fix this up, whatever it costs. I don’t think it would pass the health and safety test. Jon Tater – They should re-

pair the footpath asap. The Pages Rd footpath is not only well-used, it is the gateway to the seaside suburb and main access to the ocean. Not a good look for the city having broken footpaths in this critical area. If this footpath was on the west side, it would have been fixed by now.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel responds I do regard this as a priority and it will be dealt with in the Annual Plan. (The public can give their feedback on the city council’s Annual Plan at https:// www.ccc.govt.nz).

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New central ambulance base will serve as a hub for St John „„ By Noah Graham ST JOHN has opened its new $5 million ambulance hub. More than 170 people gathered as Prime Minister Bill English officially opened the central city ambulance hub earlier this month. The Christchurch Ambulance Hub on 150 St Asaph St will act as the central part of a network of ambulance bases across the city which will make the service more efficient, St John Christchurch area committee chair Graham Gillespie said. He said all ambulance shifts in Christchurch will start and finish at the central station, maximising ambulance officers’ time and allowing staff to respond quicker to patients. “It will let us spend more time caring for our patients and the community,” he said. Mr Gillespie said it was quite an emotional time for many of the St John staff who had worked in the mud and water in the St Asaph St car park after the February 2011 earthquake. After that, the staff were based out of a rented station on Disraeli St, which has been closed. They will eventually move from their

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JO HAYES NEWS UPDATE CHRISTCHURCH EAST

I’m Jo Hayes, National’s list MP based in Christchurch East. I love being a part of this wonderful, tight-knit Christchurch East community. There’s so much going on that I just want to share a few highlights with you of what our community and Government are working on achieving together. Nga mihi mahana.

Healthy debate good for NZ It seems that this year has kicked off with a hiss and a roar, and a lot of excitement and debate about a raft of important issues that affect us Kiwis. Strong and robust debate about these things is the backbone of a democracy like New Zealand, and I for one welcome it. It’s also a key part of my new role as Social Services Select Committee chair. Sometimes we deal with tough issues that need innovative solutions, and most of all, your input. Did you know that you can have your say on any bill passed by Parliament, when it goes to a Select Committee to debate? Visit www.parliament.nz to have your say.

Speaking of debate… I recently watched the third heat at the Russell McVeagh Canterbury Regional Secondary Schools debating event at University of Canterbury. Christ’s College (negating team) and Christchurch Boys (affirming team) both put up a good fight, but Christ’s College had the edge and took the win in the end. Who knows how many future politicians there may be in this bunch? Congratulations to both teams: you both put up a superb argument!

New initiative for tidy kiwis! It was fun to spend some time with the vibrant and enthusiastic Student Volunteer Army earlier this month, cleaning up South Spit, South Shore and South Brighton. But really, our environment shouldn’t need volunteers to pick up litter if we all share a responsibility to protect it. The Government has just announced that it’s investing $3 million in a “Do the Right Thing” campaign to stop people littering. We all know that the environmental harm from litter is not just the aesthetics but the harm plastic, paper and cans can do our waterways, marine environment and wildlife. So let’s keep up the good work, Christchurch East, and show the rest of the country what it means to be tidy Kiwis!

A hearty welcome to Haeta It was fantastic to join Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Education Hekia Parata at the opening of Haeta Community Campus on 2 March. The stateof-the-art learning environment is revitalising education in the east. Haeata’s foundation Principal Andy Kai Fong, along with the Establishment Board of Trustees, should be hugely proud of the work they’ve done to set up the new school. I’m so impressed that the school already has a role of more than 950 students.

Let’s talk Please come along and see me. I’ll be parked in my van on Friday 31 March at: 1) Preston`s subdivision By Marshlands School on Te Korari Street Time: 8.30 - 9.30am 2) Parklands Outside sports field, opposite shopping centre Time: 10-11am 3) Shirley Burwood Park by Shirley Rugby Grounds, New Brighton Road Time: 11.30am -12.30pm 4) New Brighton Next to Ray White offices Time: 12.45 - 1.45pm 5) Wainoni Marae on Pages Road (out the front) Time: 2-3pm

Giving young people the best possible start to their lives through high-quality education is one of the most important investments we can make as a Government.

6) Richmond Stanmore Road, outside of the park and opposite New World Time: 3.30-4.30pm

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Please phone our office on 03 384 9459 to book. See you there!

International Women’s Day garnered a lot of attention around the world on 8 March. Here in New Zealand, I was encouraged to hear Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett affirm that along with seeing more women in leadership positions, she wants to eliminate the unacceptable level of family violence against women, and ensure that we pay women what they are worth. Couldn’t agree more!

You’ll be seeing me around

Contact me anytime P M E W

03 384 9459 +64 021 620 316 joanne.hayes@parliament.govt.nz www.johayes.co.nz

Hopefully you’ve all seen my van on the last Friday of every month, as my team and I visit all around Christchurch East to chat about what’s on your mind. If not, you won’t be able to miss it now: check out our fabulous new sign writing! We’d love to see you this Friday 31 March. Check out the details on the right-hand side of this page.

Happy Easter everyone It’s just around the corner and it’s a long weekend that we all look forward to. I want to wish you all a safe and happy Easter with friends and family. Please drive safely if you’re heading out of town and enjoy a well-deserved break.

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Jo Hayes National List MP based in Christchurch East

Bill English Right Honourable Prime Minister of New Zealand

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SCHOOLS Banks Avenue School has welcomed lots of newcomers this term. The new entrants are in rooms 9 and 10. As well as school routines, they will learn the school’s H.E.A.R.T values. They are Hauora: Be well to do well. Excellence: Better than before. Aroha: Use kind thoughts, kind words and kind actions. Respect: Give respect to get respect. Togetherness: Together is better.

ENERGETIC: Linwood College had 38 performers and two drummers at Polyfest.

STAGE PRESENCE: Avonside Girls’ High School performed for the crowds.

PRIDE: Shirley Boys’ High School is one of the powerhouses of Polyfest in Christchurch

New entrants

Polyfest in the red zone DRUMMING, chanting, singing and dancing lit up the stage at the annual Polyfest celebration recently. It was held in the Dallington red zone this year, with 19 Christchurch schools involved. Stage manager Maria Lemalie said the event was

a celebration rather than a competition. “We don’t have the numbers of Pacific people in Christchurch to specialise like they do in Auckland. They might have four to five stages, each for a different Pacific nation,” she said.

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Mairehau high School

Kia ora and welcome to all readers.

2016 NCEA L1-L3 and University Entrance: Mairehau High School compared with National Data (Participation Based) 87.2%

88.9%

92.5% 82.1%

Harry romana, Principal

Mairehau high School remains a solid, viable co-educational school option in the east of christchurch. We are working with other schools, clusters, and community sector groups to develop and implement actions which will enhance the provision of education for all students in christchurch. i take this opportunity to welcome students and staff from Queenspark School to our Mairehau high School technology programme. each week Year 7 and 8 students from Queenspark School are provided with a range of exciting learning programmes.

62.5%

MHS 2016 National Data

Level 1 85.9% 85.1%

Level 2 87.2% 88.9%

Level 3 92.5% 82.1%

61.3%

Uni Entrance 62.5% 61.3%

The school has recently purchased 66 brand new computers, and a generous donor who wants to remain anonymous has provided an additional 26 high spec computers to support teaching and learning strategies. cyclone computers are providing our teachers with professional support to enhance learning programmes. in 2017 Mairehau high School is implementing a ‘Bring your own Device’ (BYoD) strategy to support student learning. The new advanced icT resources will go a long way to ensure that our students are ready for the ever-changing world of technology. in addition, our school is developing a new School app to promote better communication between our students, parents, staff and community. This will be launched in the coming days. another innovation this year includes the expansion of our collaborative shared Flexible learning environment programme which includes Year 9 and Year 10 students. The programme provides an opportunity for independent, shared and cross- collaborative learning. all schools want students to access quality education outcomes, to access quality teaching, and quality learning. We wish our students to have opportunities which will enable them to become decent, worthwhile citizens of the world. Plenty has already happened at Mairehau high School this term. i am very proud of the academic achievements of Mairehau high School students. our 2016 Ncea results were just outstanding. i congratulate all students on your achievements, and i also congratulate your parents, family and your teachers and all who have supported you during these years of school. These are exciting times for Mairehau high School. Harry Romana Principal

TUESDAY MARCH 28 2017

Scholarship Recipient

Once again, we are very proud of the success of our 2016 NCEA students. The percentage of our students achieving NCEA compares very favourably with similar schools nationwide, and indeed with all schools across the country.

85.1%

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We are extremely proud of all students and all they continue to achieve. We congratulate our top academic achievers for 2016 and wish them all the best for their academic studies in 2017.

OPEN EVENING Thursday 25 May 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Encouraging EXCELLENCE in our community

Mairehau High School, Hills Road, Christchurch P. 385 3145 F. 385 3143 admin@mairehau.school.nz www.mairehau.school.nz

Mairehau High School is very proud of its latest New Zealand Scholarship recipient in English, Jake Jeffries. A Scholarship exam is demanding for even the most able candidates and requires students to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations. Only the top 3% of candidates in the country are awarded Scholarship, so it is a fantastic achievement. Jake not only gets to enjoy the prestige accompanying such an award, but also receives a cash payment of $500. In preparation for the exam, Jake attended weekly English Scholarship Group meetings. This comprises a small group of top English students in Year 13 who meet to discuss texts and ideas, and to share some food. Jake also devoted a lot of his own time to study, and is a voracious reader. Throughout his schooling, Jake has stood out as a mature, responsible and respectful young man. His teachers speak very highly of him: “Jake possesses a sharp, inquiring mind, complemented by a fierce intelligence. He is interested in the world around him and is widely read. I always look forward to him sharing his views in class, which he does with a quiet confidence. He frequently displays both perception and empathy. Jake’s obvious talents led to him being invited to join the English Scholarship Group this year. His contributions to the group are highly valued.” Jake has also been part of the Mairehau High School Gifted and Talented (GATE) programme for the past four years. He has taken full advantage of the opportunities this has afforded, attending conferences and field trips to provide further extension and aid with his studies. Jake enjoys getting involved in and exploring a range of subjects, ranging from the CPIT ‘Have a Go’ day to the University of Canterbury criminal justice seminar. This willingness to participate in the wider life of the school and community further reflects Jake’s maturity, work ethic and commitment to his studies. Jake Jeffries has been a real asset to our school community. He now intends to take a gap year before beginning university studies in 2018. Jake can be immensely proud, not only of his academic achievements, but of the way he conducts himself, and of the positive manner in which he relates to others.

Academic Student Executive – Ivannia Osuna Fregoso Ivannia is a Year 13 student who successfully applied for the role of Academic Student Executive for 2017. Along with Ben Lowe, who is also a Year 13 student and Peer Support Coordinator, Ivannia will work with all levels of our students and provide the support they need to achieve NCEA. Ivannia and Ben are currently introducing quizzes that can be used during a non teaching form time. With the assistance of the school’s Deans, it is important that Ivannia gets to know all the students, and in particular the year 9s. As well as her role as Academic Executive, Ivannia will have to manage her own learning and study. Her academic resume for 2016 is impressive, being awarded NCEA Level 2 with an excellence endorsement and having subject excellence endorsements in English, Photography, History and Classics. This year she will be working hard to achieve NCEA Level 3 with excellence. Ivannia knows how important it is to have a good academic background and also the effort that is required to ensure this.

Student support Coordinator Ben and Academic Executive Ivannia

Mairehau High School, Hills Road, Christchurch P. 385 3145 F. 385 3143 admin@mairehau.school.nz www.mairehau.school.nz

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Mairehau high School

Kia ora and welcome to all readers.

2016 NCEA L1-L3 and University Entrance: Mairehau High School compared with National Data (Participation Based) 87.2%

88.9%

92.5% 82.1%

Harry romana, Principal

Mairehau high School remains a solid, viable co-educational school option in the east of christchurch. We are working with other schools, clusters, and community sector groups to develop and implement actions which will enhance the provision of education for all students in christchurch. i take this opportunity to welcome students and staff from Queenspark School to our Mairehau high School technology programme. each week Year 7 and 8 students from Queenspark School are provided with a range of exciting learning programmes.

62.5%

MHS 2016 National Data

Level 1 85.9% 85.1%

Level 2 87.2% 88.9%

Level 3 92.5% 82.1%

61.3%

Uni Entrance 62.5% 61.3%

The school has recently purchased 66 brand new computers, and a generous donor who wants to remain anonymous has provided an additional 26 high spec computers to support teaching and learning strategies. cyclone computers are providing our teachers with professional support to enhance learning programmes. in 2017 Mairehau high School is implementing a ‘Bring your own Device’ (BYoD) strategy to support student learning. The new advanced icT resources will go a long way to ensure that our students are ready for the ever-changing world of technology. in addition, our school is developing a new School app to promote better communication between our students, parents, staff and community. This will be launched in the coming days. another innovation this year includes the expansion of our collaborative shared Flexible learning environment programme which includes Year 9 and Year 10 students. The programme provides an opportunity for independent, shared and cross- collaborative learning. all schools want students to access quality education outcomes, to access quality teaching, and quality learning. We wish our students to have opportunities which will enable them to become decent, worthwhile citizens of the world. Plenty has already happened at Mairehau high School this term. i am very proud of the academic achievements of Mairehau high School students. our 2016 Ncea results were just outstanding. i congratulate all students on your achievements, and i also congratulate your parents, family and your teachers and all who have supported you during these years of school. These are exciting times for Mairehau high School. Harry Romana Principal

TUESDAY MARCH 28 2017

Scholarship Recipient

Once again, we are very proud of the success of our 2016 NCEA students. The percentage of our students achieving NCEA compares very favourably with similar schools nationwide, and indeed with all schools across the country.

85.1%

.kiwi

Encouraging ExcEllEncE in our community

NCEA Results

85.9%

Latest Christchurch news at www.

Mairehau high School

Encouraging ExcEllEncE in our community

The Principal’s Desk

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We are extremely proud of all students and all they continue to achieve. We congratulate our top academic achievers for 2016 and wish them all the best for their academic studies in 2017.

OPEN EVENING Thursday 25 May 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Encouraging EXCELLENCE in our community

Mairehau High School, Hills Road, Christchurch P. 385 3145 F. 385 3143 admin@mairehau.school.nz www.mairehau.school.nz

Mairehau High School is very proud of its latest New Zealand Scholarship recipient in English, Jake Jeffries. A Scholarship exam is demanding for even the most able candidates and requires students to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations. Only the top 3% of candidates in the country are awarded Scholarship, so it is a fantastic achievement. Jake not only gets to enjoy the prestige accompanying such an award, but also receives a cash payment of $500. In preparation for the exam, Jake attended weekly English Scholarship Group meetings. This comprises a small group of top English students in Year 13 who meet to discuss texts and ideas, and to share some food. Jake also devoted a lot of his own time to study, and is a voracious reader. Throughout his schooling, Jake has stood out as a mature, responsible and respectful young man. His teachers speak very highly of him: “Jake possesses a sharp, inquiring mind, complemented by a fierce intelligence. He is interested in the world around him and is widely read. I always look forward to him sharing his views in class, which he does with a quiet confidence. He frequently displays both perception and empathy. Jake’s obvious talents led to him being invited to join the English Scholarship Group this year. His contributions to the group are highly valued.” Jake has also been part of the Mairehau High School Gifted and Talented (GATE) programme for the past four years. He has taken full advantage of the opportunities this has afforded, attending conferences and field trips to provide further extension and aid with his studies. Jake enjoys getting involved in and exploring a range of subjects, ranging from the CPIT ‘Have a Go’ day to the University of Canterbury criminal justice seminar. This willingness to participate in the wider life of the school and community further reflects Jake’s maturity, work ethic and commitment to his studies. Jake Jeffries has been a real asset to our school community. He now intends to take a gap year before beginning university studies in 2018. Jake can be immensely proud, not only of his academic achievements, but of the way he conducts himself, and of the positive manner in which he relates to others.

Academic Student Executive – Ivannia Osuna Fregoso Ivannia is a Year 13 student who successfully applied for the role of Academic Student Executive for 2017. Along with Ben Lowe, who is also a Year 13 student and Peer Support Coordinator, Ivannia will work with all levels of our students and provide the support they need to achieve NCEA. Ivannia and Ben are currently introducing quizzes that can be used during a non teaching form time. With the assistance of the school’s Deans, it is important that Ivannia gets to know all the students, and in particular the year 9s. As well as her role as Academic Executive, Ivannia will have to manage her own learning and study. Her academic resume for 2016 is impressive, being awarded NCEA Level 2 with an excellence endorsement and having subject excellence endorsements in English, Photography, History and Classics. This year she will be working hard to achieve NCEA Level 3 with excellence. Ivannia knows how important it is to have a good academic background and also the effort that is required to ensure this.

Student support Coordinator Ben and Academic Executive Ivannia

Mairehau High School, Hills Road, Christchurch P. 385 3145 F. 385 3143 admin@mairehau.school.nz www.mairehau.school.nz

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Phone app will keep students in touch with Mairehau High „„ By Julia Evans MAIREHAU HIGH School students Kees GiffordWhanau and Michael Scanlan are excited about keeping in touch with their school through its new app. The app is set to be released in the coming weeks. School deputy principal Rebecca Swanson said the idea came after a staff discussion about how to make it easier for parents and the community to find out more information about the school. “With society’s ever increasing reliance on mobile devices, we thought an app was the perfect option,” she said. Another driver was the unreliability of phone lines during earthquakes – specifically motivated by the aftermath of the Kaikoura earthquake, which interrupted NCEA and scholarship exams. “Our app will help mitigate any similar situations in the future, when it’s crucial for information to go to a lot of people, quickly,” Ms Swanson said. Alerts can be sent to all users with key information or

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TECH: Mairehau High students Kees GiffordWhanau and Michael Scanlan will be able to stay connected with their school using its new app.

even just to certain groups. “When you download it, you can subscribe to different alert groups, whether it be a sports team, a year level or a scholarship study group.” The app was developed

in conjunction with Snapp Mobile and has other features, which include parents being able to send in absences, contact school staff, sync with the school events calendar, daily notices and newsletters.

The school is excited to launch the app to the community and Ms Swanson said it hopes to strengthen its relationships with families and students even further.

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CHAMPIONS: The Avon women’s team of Libby Morris (back left), Lizzie Thomson, Sarah McLaren, Jackie Eden, Libby Bird, Sarah Walcott (front), Sophie Radonivich, Gabby Lee and Olivia Amy won the Super Six title.

Avon women take out Super Six hockey title „„ By Andrew King THE AVON women’s hockey team have announced they are here to play this year by winning the Super Six competition. They took on defending champions Carlton Redcliffs at Nunweek Park in the final recently. Avon ran out winners 9-6. The combination of Libby Bird and Sarah Walcott fed the ball to Jackie Eden who netted the winning goal in the final two

minutes to take the title. The competition is considered part of the pre-season for a number of senior teams, providing an opportunity to play hockey on a weekly basis and develop fitness and combinations prior to the commencement of the regular season. Matches are six-a-side with goals worth three points. Avon will look to ride their form into the main competition, which starts on Saturday.

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Falck returns from India with Davis Cup squad „„ By Andrew King REECE FALCK competed with the junior Davis Cup tennis squad in India and, in spite of the team finishing ninth, he said the experience was amazing. The 14-year-old Burwood resident was part of the squad, including George Stoupe, of Wellington, and Chris Zhang, of Auckland, which went to New Delhi on March 11-19. They were the underdogs of their pool, which included tournament hosts India, as well as Japan and Hong Kong. “We came last in our pool, but won all our games in the ninth to 16th place playoffs,” Falck said. They beat the Philippines, Singapore and India to claim ninth spot. He said it was a really good experience and he learnt a lot from the other players he competed against. “There is nothing too major I’ll need to change, just a few subtle things. I just have to keep working hard,” he said. The culture of India, he said, was completely different to New Zealand. “It is quite chaotic. The streets are so busy and loud and

UP-AND-COMING: Reece Falck (right) was part of the junior Davis Cup tennis team with George Stoupe (left), of Wellington, and Chris Zhang, of Auckland. The team has returned home from New Delhi, India.

obviously there is a lot more people,” he said. Falck’s love for the game started when he was four. His dad and coach, Andrew Falck, got him into the sport and he hasn’t looked back. “It is a whole family thing,” he said. Younger sister Tatum, 10, plays as well, and his mum, Angie, swings a racket around every now and again. The best player in the family is up for debate.

“I’d hope it is me,” Falck said. He aims to have a crack at making tennis a career and said a stint over in the United States could be the ticket to making that dream come true. But for now he will turn his focus to the next few tournaments to get his ranking up and then look to compete at the nationals. “It was great to get some international competition and I really look forward to more of it,” he said.


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Knit and Yarn Wednesday, 11am-1pm Come along to the Linwood Library for a friendly craft corner session. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project and enjoy time with others. Beginners welcome.  Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall. No charge Robotics Pop-Up Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Children aged 7-12 can drop in after school and have fun playing with Lego, Mindstorms EV3, Bee-Bots, M-Bots and some simple programming software on iPads. Library staff will be on hand to help them explore some robotic fun. Aranui Library, 109 Aldershot St Science Snippets Friday, 3.30-4.30pm Science Alive! offers fun science activities on interesting topics. Qualified educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science. Suitable for children aged 5-10. A caregiver will be required. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall

Eastside Rangatahi Youth Ball Friday, 6.30-11pm Teens from all over the eastside are invited to this ball. Attendees will be treated to a three-course meal, DJ, photo booth, games and prizes. Tickets cost $15 and are available from the Youth Alive Trust, 111 Seaview Rd, or Strengthening Linwood Youth Trust, 150 Ferry Rd. New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Imagination Station  Saturday, 10am-2pm Lego-lovers should head along to the New Brighton Library for the Imagination Station pop-up. Imagination Station looks to build confident, lifelong learners by providing accessible and inspiring Lego to encourage creative play. New Brighton Library, 213 Marine Pde. Gold coin donation \ Walking Group Monday, 10.30am The Aranui Community Trust holds a regular, gentle walk around the neighbourhood, followed by a cuppa at the library. Aranui Library, 109 Aldershot St

CATCH OF THE DAY: Check out this great exhibition of selected images from the Christchurch Documentary Project. Last year, Janneth Gil, Tegan Hollis-Ristow and Rachel Pugh from the School of Fine Arts photographed Christchurch seaside communities from Waimairi Beach to Southshore, creating “an intimate portrait of a beloved part of Christchurch.” This week is your last chance to catch these intriguing pictures. Edge of the East Photography Exhibition is on at the New Brighton Library, daily untill April 2. 9am-6pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm weekends. ​

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Fendalton Dental Surgery, looking after your dental needs Fendalton Dental Surgery, on the Idris & Glandovey Roads corner has been looking after the dental needs of their local community as well as the wider Christchurch area since 2011. It is operated by Dr Keith Chiang and his highly experienced team who can perform a variety of complex procedures ranging from General & Cosmetic Family Dentistry including Dentures upto more complex work like Wisdom teeth surgery, Implants and Crowns. Dentists Keith Chiang and Zohnia McNeill and Dental Hygienist Amy Lee offer a complete range of dental and oral care services, all in a very calm and relaxed environment. “We listen carefully to what our patients tell us so we can address each of

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disease, Gingivitis is one of the main reasons why people lose their teeth, the dentists point out, while research also indicates that gum disease in pregnant women can mean a higher chance of premature birth and low birth weight. Dry mouth or reduced salivary flow, which is caused by certain medications that people take can also lead to gum problems and tooth decay. By visiting the hygienist regularly, gum problems can be prevented, and consequently tooth decay as well as more serious health issues can be avoided. Fendalton Dental Surgery will soon add to its suite of advanced dental equipment with

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Bi-Annual Report I’m proudly standing up for Christchurch East and Backing the Kiwi Dream. This report is an overview of my work and activities over the last six months in Christchurch East, in my portfolios and in Parliament. Importantly, this report shows what I’m doing about your concerns and the needs of our community. Six years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, I’m encouraged by the progress we have made. More claims are settled, more roads repaved, and more homes have been rebuilt or repaired. While fewer people are asking me for help with EQC or insurance claims, I understand these are still ongoing concerns for many of you. I’m continuing to get answers, so please get in touch if you need my help with your earthquake issues.

There have been plenty of highlights over the past six months. Public submissions opened on the New Brighton Hot Salt Water Pools project, the Spring Music Festival, AFFIRM fun-day in Aranui, the Cook Island Soldiers of World War One commemorative service, and celebrating the 100 years of the Labour Party!

Thank you to everyone who responded to my many surveys, especially about Sadly, an increasing number of people are unable to live the Kiwi Dream. housing. I appreciate your participation and your valuable feedback, which I’m receiving more requests for help with housing, hardship and WINZ-related helps me better serve our community. This bi-annual report outlines what I’ve Version 2.0 | February 2016 New Zealand Labour Identity Guidelines issues at a time when the government is selling Housing New Zealand homes been doing for you. As always, I welcome your feedback and if I can be of Our logo and cutting access to benefits. This is simply unacceptable. Everyone deserves service, don’t hesitate to get in touch. a warm, dry place to live and I’ll do everything in my power to stop the sale of 2500 State Homes in Christchurch. Ngaā mihi.

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The Parliamentary Netball team - The Parly Ferns celebrating our victory over Australia and retaining the Diggeress Cup!

You can find me on the first Monday of each month at: Linwood 9am - 9:40am, Linwood Avenue outside Salvation Army. Dallington 9:50am - 10:30am, Cnr Gayhurst Rd & Claydon Place. Richmond 10:40am - 11:20am, Stanmore Rd at Richmond Playground. Shirley 11:30am - 12:10pm, Cnr Marshlands Rd and Hammersley Ave. And on the first Friday of each month at: Bromley 9am - 9:40am, Bromley Rd outside Community Centre. Wainoni 9:50am - 10:30am, Wainoni Rd near Shortland St West. Burwood 10:40am - 11:20am, 17 Parnwell Rd near Education Centre. Parklands 11:30am - 12:10pm, Queenspark Drive outside Harcourts. Here are just a few examples of how I’m representing you, advocating on your behalf, and working to improve Christchurch East.

Calling on the government, with Rape Prevention & Wellington Women’s Refuge to halt the collection of individual client data.

As the Labour Party Spokesperson for Sexual and Domestic Violence, as well as Spokesperson for the Community and Voluntary Sector, I was appalled that the government wants organisations like Rape Crisis and Women’s Refuge to disclose personal details of the vulnerable people coming to them for help, in order to keep their funding. I will continue to be a strong advocate for victims of violence and sexual assault. This is a cause very close to my heart, and every month I speak with families, groups and organisations who support victims or run programs for offenders. By continuing to have open and honest discussions, we raise awareness, find solutions and change our society for the better. There was a fantastic turnout at Blue Smoke at the Tannery to hear Leader Andrew Little on his State of the Regions tour. Common topics in both Andrew’s speech and your questions, were building more homes, stopping the sale of state housing, and better funding for mental health services and the Canterbury District Health Board.

With Adam McGrath from local band The Eastern during Leader Andrew Little’s State of the Regions tour.

I know how important these issues are to you. Sadly, queries around health, hardship and housing are replacing earthquake issues and EQC as the main topics in my Electorate Office. If you need help or advice around accommodation, health or financial hardship, please don’t hesitate to come talk to me or my team. We are here to support you.

With Councillor Glenn Livingstone after completing City 2 Surf.

Groups like Aviva do amazing work to support our community. It was great catching up at the Linwood Youth Festival.

Poto meeting with a delegation from the Pacific Youth Leadership And Transformation Council.

Christchurch East is a wonderful mix of vibrant communities. I love getting involved in your activities, projects and celebrating the diversity that makes us stronger together. What better example than the Linwood Youth Festival Experience! At LYFE, everyone from schools, dance crews, bands, organisations, to kapa haka groups and more joined together in a spirited display of culture, diversity, and achievement that makes me so proud to be a Cantabrian. Another real highlight was joining Mayor Lianne Dalziel and the amazing Student Volunteer Army clean up the Southshore Spit Reserve: a huge thank you to the 700 volunteers who worked to beautify these wonderful communal grounds. The past six months have also had their challenges. I want to acknowledge and celebrate those staff members, school board trustees, volunteers, parents, and, most importantly, students from Aranui High, Aranui Primary, Wainoni, and Avondale Schools as they closed their doors for the last time.

Working with Mayor Lianne Dalziel to clean up Southshore Spit Reserve.

During our most troubled times, these schools were golden threads in the fabric of our community, holding students and families together as essential hubs for earthquake response and recovery.. These schools provided the joy of learning and the magic of discovery in the lives of our tamariki. The November 2016 earthquakes and the Civil Defence response raised a number of issues in the East, especially for deaf and hearing-impaired residents. It’s my hope that by working with Civil Defence and community organisations we can come up with a warning system that gives a clear message to everyone. These are just some of the highs and lows for the people of Christchurch East, as shared by you when you visit my Electorate Office, attend one of my community clinics, or have a Cup of Tea with your MP at the Seaside Market in New Brighton. Thank you for taking the time to share what’s important to you, and allowing me to advocate on your behalf.

With Leader Andrew Little on his State of the Regions tour.

In December, I was elected Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP). Even though we make up half the global population, women are disproportionately under-represented in leadership positions, so the CWP aims to increase female representation and mainstream gender issues in commonwealth parliaments around the world.

I’m proud to serve my country and the Commonwealth as Vice-Chair of the of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians.

As a woman from an ethnic minority in New Zealand’s Parliament, I believe it is my duty to bring other women through to positions of power and influence. I’m committed to serving my local community of Christchurch East, while taking every opportunity to improve the lives of women across the Commonwealth.

Fighting for justice with Jerome Mika, Imogen Beynon and Kelvin Davis so Kiwis in Australia can access basic legal rights.

Ready to open the New Brighton Spring Festival with the St James School Choir.

With Kim Robinson, Rachel Noble and Dean Buckley discussing access issues for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired to Civil Defence information.


Activities in the East What’s important to you? Twice a month my team and I travel around Christchurch East in my mobile office, visiting a street corner near you. I want to make it as easy as possible to get in touch with me and access support.

The Parliamentary Netball team - The Parly Ferns celebrating our victory over Australia and retaining the Diggeress Cup!

You can find me on the first Monday of each month at: Linwood 9am - 9:40am, Linwood Avenue outside Salvation Army. Dallington 9:50am - 10:30am, Cnr Gayhurst Rd & Claydon Place. Richmond 10:40am - 11:20am, Stanmore Rd at Richmond Playground. Shirley 11:30am - 12:10pm, Cnr Marshlands Rd and Hammersley Ave. And on the first Friday of each month at: Bromley 9am - 9:40am, Bromley Rd outside Community Centre. Wainoni 9:50am - 10:30am, Wainoni Rd near Shortland St West. Burwood 10:40am - 11:20am, 17 Parnwell Rd near Education Centre. Parklands 11:30am - 12:10pm, Queenspark Drive outside Harcourts. Here are just a few examples of how I’m representing you, advocating on your behalf, and working to improve Christchurch East.

Calling on the government, with Rape Prevention & Wellington Women’s Refuge to halt the collection of individual client data.

As the Labour Party Spokesperson for Sexual and Domestic Violence, as well as Spokesperson for the Community and Voluntary Sector, I was appalled that the government wants organisations like Rape Crisis and Women’s Refuge to disclose personal details of the vulnerable people coming to them for help, in order to keep their funding. I will continue to be a strong advocate for victims of violence and sexual assault. This is a cause very close to my heart, and every month I speak with families, groups and organisations who support victims or run programs for offenders. By continuing to have open and honest discussions, we raise awareness, find solutions and change our society for the better. There was a fantastic turnout at Blue Smoke at the Tannery to hear Leader Andrew Little on his State of the Regions tour. Common topics in both Andrew’s speech and your questions, were building more homes, stopping the sale of state housing, and better funding for mental health services and the Canterbury District Health Board.

With Adam McGrath from local band The Eastern during Leader Andrew Little’s State of the Regions tour.

I know how important these issues are to you. Sadly, queries around health, hardship and housing are replacing earthquake issues and EQC as the main topics in my Electorate Office. If you need help or advice around accommodation, health or financial hardship, please don’t hesitate to come talk to me or my team. We are here to support you.

With Councillor Glenn Livingstone after completing City 2 Surf.

Groups like Aviva do amazing work to support our community. It was great catching up at the Linwood Youth Festival.

Poto meeting with a delegation from the Pacific Youth Leadership And Transformation Council.

Christchurch East is a wonderful mix of vibrant communities. I love getting involved in your activities, projects and celebrating the diversity that makes us stronger together. What better example than the Linwood Youth Festival Experience! At LYFE, everyone from schools, dance crews, bands, organisations, to kapa haka groups and more joined together in a spirited display of culture, diversity, and achievement that makes me so proud to be a Cantabrian. Another real highlight was joining Mayor Lianne Dalziel and the amazing Student Volunteer Army clean up the Southshore Spit Reserve: a huge thank you to the 700 volunteers who worked to beautify these wonderful communal grounds. The past six months have also had their challenges. I want to acknowledge and celebrate those staff members, school board trustees, volunteers, parents, and, most importantly, students from Aranui High, Aranui Primary, Wainoni, and Avondale Schools as they closed their doors for the last time.

Working with Mayor Lianne Dalziel to clean up Southshore Spit Reserve.

During our most troubled times, these schools were golden threads in the fabric of our community, holding students and families together as essential hubs for earthquake response and recovery.. These schools provided the joy of learning and the magic of discovery in the lives of our tamariki. The November 2016 earthquakes and the Civil Defence response raised a number of issues in the East, especially for deaf and hearing-impaired residents. It’s my hope that by working with Civil Defence and community organisations we can come up with a warning system that gives a clear message to everyone. These are just some of the highs and lows for the people of Christchurch East, as shared by you when you visit my Electorate Office, attend one of my community clinics, or have a Cup of Tea with your MP at the Seaside Market in New Brighton. Thank you for taking the time to share what’s important to you, and allowing me to advocate on your behalf.

With Leader Andrew Little on his State of the Regions tour.

In December, I was elected Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP). Even though we make up half the global population, women are disproportionately under-represented in leadership positions, so the CWP aims to increase female representation and mainstream gender issues in commonwealth parliaments around the world.

I’m proud to serve my country and the Commonwealth as Vice-Chair of the of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians.

As a woman from an ethnic minority in New Zealand’s Parliament, I believe it is my duty to bring other women through to positions of power and influence. I’m committed to serving my local community of Christchurch East, while taking every opportunity to improve the lives of women across the Commonwealth.

Fighting for justice with Jerome Mika, Imogen Beynon and Kelvin Davis so Kiwis in Australia can access basic legal rights.

Ready to open the New Brighton Spring Festival with the St James School Choir.

With Kim Robinson, Rachel Noble and Dean Buckley discussing access issues for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired to Civil Defence information.


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