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bring awareness for epilepsy and seizures. Last week a ice cream fundraiser was held raising about $800 with flavours hokey pokey, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla selling fast. A St Patrick’s Day mufti-day was also held earlier this month raising $713. The money raised will go to the New Zealand Epilepsy Foundation, organisation Matthew’s Friends and the Brydie Lauder Charitable Trust. Avonhead pupils have been learning from Sakura and Jackson about what it is like to live with epilepsy.

of the art projector and stage system. The church wanted a 99-year lease for the hall but the Ministry of Education only offers a lease term for 10 years plus another 10 years for the right of renewal. The church therefore deemed the project unfeasible. The proposed hall will now remain at its original 250 sq m. Sockburn School principal Heather Walkinshaw said she was disappointed but it has been a learning curve for everyone involved. “It went on for so long. Twelve months until we get the answer actually you can’t do this . . . if we had all known that at the start we never would have invested so much effort into it,” she said. But MoE’s head of education infrastructure service Kim Shannon said it had discussed a range of options with the church about the extension of the hall. •Turn to page 5

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By Georgia O’Connor-Harding JACKSON HAIG was six-yearsold when he was diagnosed with epilepsy. His first seizure was a memory his mother Rebecca Haig would never forget, lasting nearly 11 minutes. Jackson then had seizure attacks nine out of the next 11 days before soon being diagnosed with epilepsy. After two years exhausting all medications he was then diagnosed uncontrolled epilepsy. This meant he was suffering from a large number of seizures

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A YEAR of planning to make Wigram Primary School’s new hall larger to cater for the community has gone to waste. Design and work had been undertaken for the hall at the new school to be expanded, to create a resource for the wider community. Sockburn School is being relocated to the Wigram Primary School site and all current staff is to be retained. The $12 million school will be built adjacent to the Te Kahu Park sports ground in Wigram Skies this year by RDT Pacific and will open at the start of next year. The South West Baptist Church was prepared to put $2 million into the hall project, which would have seen the increased proposed size hall to about 600 sq m. It was planned to the hall would seat 600 people, have a set stage, a meeting room, side rooms, storage space and state

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FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK PAGE ONE makes for a disappointing read as Wigram Primary School will no longer have their new school hall expanded. On a brighter note, the Halswell community appears to be rallying behind an idea to set up a community own and operated pub in Longhurst (page 3). While it is a lovely idea, I have no idea how they are going to get the funding together to pay for the retail space they are looking at which will add up to more than $60,000 a year. A group of Lincoln University students are also working to collect as many second-hand bicycles as possible to get Riccarton Primary School pupils on their bikes. If you have a spare bicycle and feel like making a kid’s day definitely email cycle.roots@outlook. com – Georgia O’Connor-Harding

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Support for community pub By Georgia O’Connor-Harding AN IDEA to open a community-operated pub in Halswell has received a surge of support from residents living nearby. Resident Tim Jones has come up with an idea for residents in the new subdivision Longhurst to run their own pub. An “English-styled” pub furnished by the community that serves gastro-type food is all part of Mr Jones’ vision. Costs for the running of the pub, to be known as “The Longthirst” are planned to be covered by the use of membership fees with Halswell residents given priority to join. Mr Jones said profits made from the pub will then be redistributed into the community for projects such as supporting locals sports teams or others looking to start businesses. Having a background in social enterprise, he is the founder for certified benefit corporation Grow Good which works with businesses and individuals to create profit that goes into supporting the community or environment. But the cost to rent the retail space owned by MB Cook on the corner of Hamill and Caul-

INSPIRATION: Grow Good founder and Longhurst resident Tim Jones is determined to set up a community-owned pub. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

field Ave is $60,000 per year plus outgoing costs. “Fundamentally what we need to do is to own the building because leasing it just provides a guaranteed profit for the landlord but leaves you at the mercy of the landlord,” he said. But real estate agent Mary Cooper said the property is under one title and there is no

option for it to be purchased. Halswell Community Project chairwoman Chrys Horn, who has linked up with Mr Jones on the project has raised concerns the scale of the project may be too big to start off with. “I have always been one for starting things in a small way and this is very big,” she said. She suggested it may be easier

to set up a social enterprise similar to Lyttelton’s Harbour Co-op at a resident’s garage. Mr Jones said the “big thing” is going to come down to how much it will cost to get the pub up and running and is looking for sponsorship and investors for the project. His initial post he made about his idea on the Halswell Community Facebook page has received more than 300 likes in support. While most were in support of the pub, some raised concerns over it turning into a noisy nightclub and that there were already about four businesses with an alcohol licence nearby. “A few people said they it would be good to have music and stuff but a few of us came back pretty quickly and said this is in a residential area this isn’t going to be open until 5am”. An alcohol licence has not yet been applied for under the District Licensing Committee and a business plan for the project is not finalised. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think a communityowned pub in Longhurst will work well? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi


In Brief LIBRARY CONSULTATION The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board will look to give the green-light for consultation with the public to begin on the new Hornby Library, Service Centre and South-West pool. The consultation will be based around the location and whether the facilities will be built together or kept separate. The three options being looked at are Denton, Warren and Kyle parks. ROOF FIRE Firefighters extinguished a small roof fire caused by electrical wires in Riccarton on Sunday. Crews from Addington and Sockburn attended the fire on Centennial Ave at noon. The fire caused a small amount of damage and once out was left in the hands of a power authority. AWARDS FOR BAKERS In the lead up to Easter, Countdown’s 184 stores have been battling it out with a wooden spoon to claim the title of Countdown’s Hot Cross Bun Bakery of the Year. After weeks of mixing, testing and tasting, Countdown Avonhead has won the South Island title. Countdown Avonhead was awarded third place behind Countdown Hobsonville and Countdown Manurewa.


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Riccarton House and Bush manager Shona Willis writes an update on the latest news at the heritage home and garden Following Charles Deans’ retirement as chairman of the Riccarton Bush Trust, Bob Shearing was elected to take his place. Mr Shearing has been a trust board member since 2010 and a very active participant on both the finance and bush and grounds working parties as well as the Riccarton Bush Trust Board. Pippa Ensor has been nominated by the Deans family to represent their interests on the board. Ms Ensor is a sixth-generation Deans and, incidentally, the last child to be christened in the John Deans christening robe which is now on display at Riccarton House. We are currently undertaking a GPS survey of the major trees within Riccarton Bush, namely the

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ON DISPLAY: Laurie Turner and his cardboard cut-out at the Air Force Museum.

the Air Tattoo at Ohakea last month, where it was viewed by thousands. Mr Turner, a Burnside resi-

HISTORY OF SERVICE: Cutouts on display at the RNZAF Air Tattoo at Ohakea last month.

dent, has been volunteering as a guide at the museum since it opened in 1987. His cut-out depicts him in his younger days with RNZAF. Having served as a bomb aimer during World War 2, Mr Turner returned to the RNZAF as an accounts officer in 1952. In 1955, he was posted to No 14 Squadron, which was about to finish its deployment to Cyprus. He assisted with the


arrangements for the squadron’s move to Tengah, Singapore. As an accounts officer, he supported the air and ground crews transferring from Cyprus and oversaw the allocation of married quarters to RNZAF families of the unit in Singapore. This was sometimes “a thankless task,” Mr Turner said. He retired in 1973, after several decades managing the finances of the service.

•From page 1 She said the hall proposal including the request for the 99-year lease was not provided to the MoE until November. The church was advised in January about the MoE’s general practice of allowing a lease of 10 years with a possible 10 year right of renewal. Mrs Walkinshaw said the MoE staff the school and church were working with were not aware of the implications. “The people we were working with at the ministry were aware we were looking at a long-term prospect for that amount of money,” Mrs Walkinshaw said. South West Baptist Church senior pastor Alan Jamieson said the church has had to go back to the drawing board. He said the church is looking at other options for what the $2 million could be used for but were not ready to be disclosed. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Would you have liked to have seen a community hall at Wigram Primary School? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi



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Elevated crime rate blamed on young By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MINOR CRIME in Riccarton is on the rise – mostly involving young offenders. Division St, Riccarton Rd, Westfield Riccarton, McDonald’s, the Riccarton bus lounge and car parks behind businesses are some of the main problem areas for minor crime. The information was presented as evidence to the Christchurch District Licensing committee by Senior Constable Ken Carter, who is also a police community liaison officer for Riccarton and Canterbury University. It was part of the hearing for an application by P M Liquors Ltd to open an off-licence bottle store on 76 Riccarton Rd. Senior Constable Carter said police are experiencing an elevated level of minor crime in Riccarton – mostly involving young offenders.

The offences the police frequently deal with includes trespass, tagging, shoplifting, theft of bikes, and disorder with offenders typically aged between 14 to 22-years-old. Senior Constable Carter has supported the community in opposing the bottle store proposed by P M Liquors Ltd. He said it is reasonable to expect youths will target adults to purchase alcohol for them. Senior Constable Carter said many are attending school or education programmes so the offending increases during the holidays peaking between 3 and 8pm. Data prepared by police intelligence analyst Hannah Doak showed alcohol-related events within a 500m radius of 76 Riccarton Rd occurred most commonly between 10-11am and 9pm through to 2am last year. The most common alcohol-related offence last year was disorder.

“I am aware the community are unhappy and frustrated on a number of levels. They are displeased with police inability to address or attend every call made,” Senior Constable Carter said. In October the Police Neighbourhood Prevention Team that was based in Riccarton for more than five years was moved to Aranui. “I note the local community were not in favour of the bus exchange either. They foresaw problems and it turns out they were right,” Senior Constable Carter said. Since opening in 2015, the Riccarton Bus Lounge on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Division St has been a hot-spot for youth causing trouble affecting surrounding businesses. In May last year a depot security personnel was attacked with the with the blunt side of a tomahawk axe at the bus exchange after he was called to deal with a group of youths.

CRIME RISING: Senior Constable Ken Carter said police are experiencing an elevated level of minor crime in Riccarton. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

CCTV cameras if liquor licence granted By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE MAN behind a contentious application for a liquor store on Riccarton Rd says his store could improve anti-social behaviour. P M Liquors Ltd owner Lovepreet Minhas said external lighting and CCTV cameras will be installed around the site. “I actually think it would improve if we were there because we are seeking a licence until 11pm so we will be able to monitor the area,” he said. He made these comments during a brief of evidence at the hearing for an application to open a off-licence bottle store next to a Work and Income office on 76 Riccarton Rd. But the objectors including the Riccarton Bush-Kilmarnock Residents’ Association and residents disagreed saying it is an “inappropriate place” for an alcohol store and cameras will make no difference. The application gained 11 objections against it and a petition with 15 signatories.

PENDING: A decision is yet to be made on the application made by P M Liquors Ltd to open an off-licence bottle store on 76 Riccarton Rd. ​

Riccarton Bush-Kilmarnock Residents’ Association chairman Tony Simons said people are not easily scared off by cameras. Resident Bob Broughton, along with the other objectors, highlighted concerns over the close proximity the alcohol store will have to Christchurch Boys’ High School and the number of alcohol stores already in the area. Mr Minhas told the hearings panel he had read through

the objector’s concerns which highlighted the close proximity of schools nearby, the Work and Income building next door and the crime rate. “When choosing a location to make an application for a new off-licence we always try to select places with large traffic movements . . . Riccarton Rd is perfect for this as it is a very busy commercial area,” he said. The liquor application went

before the Christchurch District Licensing committee chaired by Grant Buchanan and members Al Lawn and Paul Rogers. It was indicated at the end of the hearing a decision would be made soon but no time has been confirmed. The case was cross-examined by Christchurch District Licensing inspector Martin Ferguson, Sergeant Jonathon Harris and representative of the medical officer of health Paula Williams. Mr Minhas has run several off-licence premises in the past including the Bottle-O on Cranford St, The Thirsty Liquor at 291 Lincoln Rd and The Bottle-O at 72 Princes St in Dunedin. The company recently sold The Thirsty Liquor and is in the process of selling the Bottle-O in Dunedin. In a brief of evidence Mr Minhas said the reason for selling the store in Dunedin was for issues with the duty manager resulting in failures of controlled purchase operations by the police.

In May 2014 Mr Minhas was running the store but moved back to the city in 2014. “The company employed a duty manager who has unfortunately let us down. “We have decided to make the two applications in Christchurch so that my co-director and I can have a hands-on approach to management of the stores,” he said. In a cross-examination it was confirmed by sergeant Jonathon Harris, Mr Minhas could be at risk of losing his manager’s certificate. The company had a negative holding against it for serving a minor in February 2015. P M Liquor Ltd also appeared before the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority last week in Dunedin for suspension or cancellation of its off-licence store. This is for allegedly serving to a minor in July 2015 and the sales of alcohol to an intoxicated person in October 2015.



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One man’s bid for train system Tane Apanui talks to Noah Graham about his campaign to gain support for a railway system that would run from North Canterbury through Papanui and into the city How has it been trying to organise the Dash Rail project? I’m a one-man band, so it’s been very difficult trying to organise it. It’s been more than two years of work getting it done. The last city council were a bit more difficult to work with, whereas the new city council is a lot better to work with so that’s been good. I think we’ve elected the right people. Why is having a community railway system in Christchurch important? We Kiwis, we’re addicted to cars. When I was in Australia, I bought myself a nice Holden Commodore but then I took the train and I thought, wow, this is stress-free. You just jump on the train. One of the telling numbers for me that showed we need it was the suicide rate in Christchurch has doubled since the quakes. So I thought about the amount of stress it takes to break someone and if we are adding an extra 10 hours a week of stress because of the morning commute, when we could be sitting on a train using wi-fi just relaxing before work, I think it would go a long way to helping the mindset of the city. We’re fairly tense at the moment and we have been for a couple of years. So putting in a railway that needs to be done anyway, is going to help alleviate those daily stresses. What are some of the challenges you have faced while trying to get this system under way? One of the biggest obstructions I’ve faced when it comes to putting in rail is people don’t think it will succeed. But when you look at modelling for transport, the No 1 concern is travel

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time. The train is twice as fast as a bus and 50 per cent faster than a car. So when people wonder why the buses are failing, it’s because they are too slow. Whereas if they were to link up with a main system – this is where the rail should be a centrepiece – your whole public transport system would function better. At the moment, the buses are floundering all over the city. What was it like being a Hornby Ward candidate last year and why did you do it? It was difficult as well. Constituents base a lot of their trust on whether they have met you or not, regardless of what you are actually like. I would go doorknocking and people would say they have already made up their mind. That was hard. I’m a lucky

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CerebralFix. You also represented Canterbury in under-18 hockey, what was that like? I was born and raised in Greymouth so getting into a Canterbury side, especially for hockey, was a big deal. I think I was one of the first kids ever from the West Coast to make the Canterbury side. Then I went on to play for the Canterbury under-21s in 2000. We won both of those tournaments, the under-18 and the under-21s. Then, a few years later, I went on to coach the under-21s and we won both of those tournaments in 2004 and 2005 – back-to-back national tournaments. Playing for Canterbury was awesome, and was definitely one of the highlights of my career. What was coaching like compared to playing? Stressful. Coaching is stressful. When you’re playing, it’s a lot more fun. Coaching takes years off of your life expectancy. You do meet some cool people though. You’ve also worked with deaf and blind communities in Australia and New Zealand, how did you get into that? I was dating a sign language interpreter over in Australia, so I took up sign language. I did a couple of courses over there and, whenever I could help out with the deaf community, I did. I did a camp where you deal with people who are both deaf and blind. If you’ve not seen how deaf and blind people interact, it’s incredible. They’re quick and articulate and if they don’t like you, they let you know really quick. They’re incredible people. If you had spare time, what would you do? If I had time to play hockey, I’d play hockey. I’d go to the gym or I would play World Of Warcraft. Actually, the last time I logged on was probably a month and a half ago because I’ve been so flat out organising the train network.

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VERDICT: More than 140 submissions were made on the Halswell Domain (left) and Knights Stream skate park designs with 108 supporting the concept plans.

Pupils have their say on designs for skate parks By Georgia O’Connor-Harding DRINKING fountains, underground tunnels and a ghost ramp are all ideas Oaklands School pupils have dreamt up to improve the proposed Halswell skate park designs. Nearly 70 pupils made submissions in a bid to improve the designs for the Halswell Skate and Recreation Park and the Knights Stream skate park. Oaklands School deputy principal Caroline Martin said

the school was in support of the skate parks and encouraged senior pupils to make submissions as part of a literacy programme. “They need somewhere they can get together and just hang out and be teenagers, and a lot of our children are really passionate about their scooters and skate boards,” she said. She said the pupils are passionate about getting a skate park and would even like one in the school’s new design. Oaklands School is set to

join the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme with an upgrade and demolition of several buildings planned to get under way next year. More than 140 submissions were made on the skate park designs with 108 supporting the concept plans. The designs for two skate parks were released to the public by the city council in January. Twenty-nine submissions did not support the Halswell Domain skate park while 21 did

not support the Knights Stream skate park. Thirty submissions made no indication whether it was for or against. Concerns raised in the submissions included the location being too close to residential houses, the skate park looking too large and the noise level. James Hight Drive resident Brian Bailey said while he was not against the skate park, it is located outside a number of residents’ doorsteps. “They didn’t buy it with the in-

tention of looking out to a skate park,” he said. The two controversial locations for the skate parks were decided on last September. Construction is to get under way in spring with each skate park expecting to take three months to build. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the designs for the two proposed Halswell skate parks? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi


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Plan to get kids cycling Novel reason By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LUNCH TIMES at Riccarton Primary School could be stepping up a gear with a group of university students planning to provide pupils with 20 second-hand bicycles. A group of five Lincoln University students had concerns over children from lower decile schools not having the guidance or financial support to ride a bicycle at home. As part of a Future Leadership Scholarship programme, students Jack Ternouth, 18, Tessa Schmidt, 20, Rueben Jeffery, 18, Phoebe Topp, 18, and Paige Harris, 19, have come up with a project idea to provide a school with at least 20 second-hand bicycles. “A lot of wealthy children take it for granted, whereas children in a low decile schools would love it,” Mr Ternouth said. The project – Cycle Roots – will aim to give Riccarton Primary School new cycling equipment including racks and locks. “The plan would be we will try and get helmets and bike racks donated and the goal would be for us to hand it onto the caretaker at the school,” Mr Ternouth said.

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GOOD DEED: A group of Lincoln University students are planning to get as many Riccarton Primary School pupils on bicycles as possible. (From left) – Phoebe Topp, 18, Jack Ternouth, 18, Paige Harris, 19, Rueben Jeffery Butler, 18 and Tessa Schmidt, 20.

And the school is just as excited about the project. Principal Paul Irving said the project is a fantastic opportunity that will enable its pupils access bikes to ride at play time and lunch time. “We do not have a large number of students who cycle to school . . . hopefully, it will encourage more pupils to cycle in the long run,” Mr Irving said. The group plans to have a group cycle safety days teaching the pupils about the mechanics

of a bike, how to put their helmets on and how to ride a bike. It has written letters to companies around the city in a bid to gain sponsorship for the project. “We will have a couple of days or a weekend once a month where we will drive around and pick up all these bikes and then get them fixed up,” Mr Ternouth said. •If you are interested in donating a second-hand bicycle or equipment email cycle.roots@outlook.com

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding WESTBURN SCHOOL pupil Gracie has taken steps to get a couple of week’s peace from her older brothers Harry and Jack Glassenbury. Selling home-made fudge, old toys, books and puzzles, the three siblings are in charge of running a stall at the “kids corner” of the Halswell Community Market. The stall has become popular with market-goers including MP for the Port Hills Ruth Dyson, due to the cheeky signs placed out the front. Harry, 10, and Jack’s, 11, sign reads “fundraiser school camp” while their sister Gracie, 7, reads “fundraiser to get rid of my brothers for a week.” Last year Harry and Jack were looking at ways to fundraise for their school camps to go to Hanmer Springs and the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre. At that time, their mother and co-ordinator for the Halswell Community Market Keri Glassenbury came up with the idea for a “kids corner” to encourage children to experience running a stall. She said the brothers raised


CLEVER: With the help of their little sister, Westburn School pupils Jack and Harry Glassenbury have raised enough money to go on school camps by running a stall at the Halswell Community Market. ​

the $190 and $260 needed for the camps by running their own stall. “They are in charge of negotiations with customers. Big learning curve for them,” Mrs Glassenbury said. And Gracie promptly jumped on board thinking it would be a “fabulous” idea to get rid of her brothers for a week or so. The stall has since successfully raised enough money to cover both camps with Harry going on a trip to Hanmer Springs recently while Jack is set to go away to Boyle River this week.


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Avonhead cricket coach wins time with Black Caps analyst By Andrew King AN AVONHEAD man who “lives and breathes cricket” has won the chance to attend the New Zealand Cricket High Performance Centre for a session with Black Caps video analyst Paul Warren. Twenty-one year-old Dan Linden’s mate Devlin Coates entered his best friend in to win an ANZ dream delivery. ANZ’s dream deliveries programme provides an opportunity for cricketers of all ages and levels to have their personal cricket dream realised. “When it comes to summer, cricket is everything for Dan,” Coates said. “He currently coaches and captains our social team, works part-time multiple nights a week, has just graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Commerce, now works full-time as an accountant and has a one-year-old baby at home. Dan is first and foremost a family man, but cricket runs a very close second.” His dedication is further exemplified by his Saturday night routine of putting his baby to bed, pulling out the scorebook and entering the statistics from the day’s game into his excel spreadsheet so the players can see their statistics, not just for the

CRICKET LOVERS: Dan Linden (left) will spend time with Black Caps video analyst Paul Warren after his mate Devlin Coates (right) entered him in the ANZ dream delivery programme.

season, but for the three previous seasons. He even videos the players in his team so that he can analyse their techniques, taking notes and providing feedback for each of the players to take on board. On Friday, the ANZ dream delivery team surprised him with new cricket gear and the chance to work with Warren. “We are proud to have been supporting cricket at all levels

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CGHS book spot in national first XI cricket finals CHRISTCHURCH Girls’ High School’s first XI cricket team won the NZCT qualifying tournament at Hagley Park, booking a spot in the national finals. The team cruised through its pool games, beating Burnside High School, Rangiora High School and Cashmere High School. Facing off against Lincoln High School in the final, CGHS made 140/4 batting first, with Sophie Gray chipping in a solid 60. In reply, Lincoln batted their 20 overs and made 61/6, with Amelia Webber taking three wickets. The NZCT girls’ tournament is a national competition for first

WINNERS: CGHS first XI will represent Canterbury at the NZCT national finals in December after winning a qualifying tournament at Hagley Park.

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Halswell win two-day title A COME from behind win has secured the senior A two-day cricket title for Halswell. Playing Sumner at Halswell Domain, the hosts were on the back foot having finished their first innings 40 runs behind. However, good bowling and outstanding fielding meant Sumner could only muster 190 in their second innings. Matt Parr and Geoff Barclay each

took four wickets. Halswell were set a target of 230 from 57 overs to win the game and competition. Mike Worsfold was promoted to No 3 and repaid the faith by batting beautifully. Halswell reached 230/6 with 10 overs remaining. Worsfold finished on 56 not out and played a vital role in the win.


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Retirement village offers ‘full continuum of care’ Located in the peaceful, semi-rural environs of Aidanfield in Halswell, with views towards the Port Hills and Southern Alps, the Anthony Wilding Retirement Village provides the full spectrum of retirement living for its residents. This ranges from independent living in a townhouse, to assisted living in a serviced apartment, and on to resthome, hospital, dementia and palliative care in the care centre as residents’ needs change. As village manager Diana Hanafin explains: “What we provide is a full continuum of care. As part of that we have wonderful relationships with all the agencies, like Nurse Maude, and the doctors, and in conjunction with them and the families we build a strong team for the benefit of our residents.” The accommodation for residents needing resthome, hospital and dementia care is in lovely rooms, each with an en suite bathroom and courtyard, and surrounded by gardens where residents can grow herbs, vegetables, lavender and so on, which they really enjoy, Diana says. Quality, well-trained staff is a key element in the care provided at Anthony Wilding, with the right people for the job being identified for their kindness and ability to empathise with the residents. “They also need to have a strong work ethic,” Diana says. “We provide continual training and offer our staff a pathway by which they can build on their skills and knowledge and

move into a leadership area or step up to management level. “Our staff are engaged with the residents and engaged with each other, which makes for a very positive, happy environment.” A well-organised roster system is important for the smooth running of a retirement village, and at Anthony Wilding this is part of the Ryman Difference, with the recently introduced myRyman computerised system. “This was a big step forward,” Diana says. “It gives visibility of the roster for the whole team so everyone knows when and where they’re working. The result – happy staff and happy residents.” Another new system soon to be launched is myRyman care. This will have the care programme of every assisted living, resthome, hospital and dementia resident electronically stored so it can be quickly and easily accessed on the surface, or tablet, which is being installed in every room. “This means updating can be done right there at the point of care,” Diana says. “The surface will also have a residents’ portal, through which residents will be able to play games, access the internet to keep up with the news, and Skype friends and family.” She says Ryman developed this cuttingedge IT system in-house, alongside professional software developers. To keep residents active and mobile Ryman has its specially developed Triple A exercise programme, which provides

Tony Trevelyan, pictured here with his son Andrew, is in the hospital and thinks the staff are wonderful. Margaret Early, resthome resident living in a serviced apartment, enjoys participating in village life.

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exercises designed to maintain mobility and muscle strength, and prevent falls. The programmes are tailored for residents’ differing levels of health and mobility. In conjunction with Triple A is the Engage programme designed to keep residents stimulated and entertained every day. Run by the activities co-ordinators, it’s about putting purpose in people’s day and includes a wide range of activities, entertainment and outings – there is even a Men’s Shed where the men can spend time doing what they enjoy. Residents’ facilities include a bowling green, swimming pool and spa, beauty and hairdressing salon and well-stocked library. Many Anthony Wilding residents initially move into one of the 110 townhouses within the complex. These are available as two- or three-bedroom townhouses set in attractive, well-maintained gardens. “We have a show home that people can come and view before making a decision,” says sales advisor Claire Poulsen. “We are very proud of our gardens at Anthony Wilding,” Claire adds. “They won the 2016 Christchurch Beautifying Association Award for retirement villages, and we were given a second place in the continuation of high standards section for 2017.” The next step from living fully independently in one of the village’s

townhouses is a serviced apartment, which gives residents the benefits of having their own space and keeping their independence, with the reassurance that care is always available if required. One resident, who lived in a townhouse at Anthony Wilding for nine years before moving into a serviced apartment with resthome care two years ago when her eyesight deteriorated, is 92-year-old Margaret Early. Although no longer able to do things she enjoyed such as jigsaw puzzles and knitting, Margaret still very much embraces life at Anthony Wilding and says the residents are very well catered for. “I used to go to the Knit and Natter group. I can’t knit anymore, but I still go for the natter,” she says. She describes the staff as “very kind and gentle”. “They understand the old people. I can’t fault them.” Resident Tony Trevelyan has been in hospital care at Anthony Wilding for six months. His son Andrew or one of his other family members visit him every day and often take him for a turn around the gardens if the weather is fine. “Dad enjoys it here,” Andrew says. “He thinks the staff are wonderful, especially Beth. She’s his favourite, but they are all lovely.”

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READING: Do you enjoy reading? Do you fancy trying something new? Would you like to share your thoughts about books? Do you want to read more? Are you unsure what to read next? Bookbuddies is a book group for eight to 11-year-olds. Each week’s session is themed with different activities and books. The session is to be held on Saturday, April 1, from 10.30am11.30am at Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd. ​ Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. While the library staff try to help as much as they can, nothing compares to the knowledge of helpful teens that have grown up with technology. Riccarton High School students will be available to help you find answers to all your questions. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30–3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. No fee. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

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Tiffany’s Hair Salon in Halswell turns 2! Tiffany’s Hair Salon in Halswell is celebrating their two year anniversary and couldn’t be more pleased! Team members Amy, Sam, Jeanine and owner Lesley are thrilled with the warm relationship they have with the community and their patrons. The team members thoroughly enjoy their location after their rebuild and feel confident in the full range of services they provide. Elegant and contemporary, the salon features a white, grey and black colour scheme, highlighted with splashes of lime green and trimmed with a stunning wallpaper offers a warm environment. “We are absolutely delighted with how our first two years have gone and how the community embraced and welcomed us after our earthquake rebuild. We truly feel part of the Halswell community and call it home,” owner Lesley says. Our team members enjoy serving our clients and offering them the best and highest possible service around. We work together as a team to cover the gamut from the latest trends to more traditional styles. At Tiffany’s Hair Salon, we have always been an all-around hairdresser, catering for everyone, from children to seniors. We

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BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 30 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684-4046, email karengeorge@xtra.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDER LICENSED, available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 CARRIER Local, experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069 ************** CARPET & VInYL LAYIng Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CARPETLAYER Laying and Repairs, 40 yrs experience, ph Peter 3267711 or 027 240-6532 CARPET CLEAnIng and free deodorising, 3 rooms & hallway from $59, over 20 yrs experience ph 027 2202256 DRAInLAYER Reg, all types, inclds soak holes, 20 yrs exp, ph 028 408-0121 ELECTRICIAn REgISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 FURnITURE REMOVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 gARDEnER Able to do lawns, pruning of roses, trimming hedges, small trees & shrubs, garden tidy ups, competitive rates, please phone Paul 027 206 8781

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT We will re-scope your property to ensure you have been paid in full to cover all your repair costs. None of the properties that we have re-scoped so far has been paid the correct amount to repair their damage.

•Yaldhurst Road Initially $3,800 after our re-scope payment received $46,320 •Wairakei Road Initially $7,575 after our re-scope payment received $38,182 •Prossers Road Initially $19,827 after our re-scope payment received $60,273 •Kaplan Avenue Initially $859 after our re-scope payment received $34,931 •Liverton Crescent Initially $11,000 after our re-scope payment received $29,842 •Dalkeith Street Initially $5,000 after our re-scope payment received $8,945



• We have re-scoped 50 properties who have been under paid for their repairs. • Have your initial repairs failed? • Did you receive your full entitlement? • Do not pay your excess until all repairs are completed. • General under payments are: Asbestos testing and exterior lead paint, peeling wallpaper, cracking in exterior plaster not repaired correctly.

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs including painting and redecorating. Enquire now Phone 021-667-444 Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

gAS PLUMBING,DRAINAGE & HEATING. 24/7 service. Ph Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing 021 132 8929 or 03 326 7949

PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492

TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759

OVEn CLEAnIng Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025


TREES BIg OR SMALL tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783

PAInTIng DECORATIng Wingfields Contracting, all interior & exterior painting & all forms of interior plastering & jib fixing, ph Mark 021 1711586 or 355-5994 PAInTER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 2743541 PAInTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLASTERER SOLID, both ext & int work, Scottish Tradesman with over 30 yrs experience, FREE Quotes, ph Donald 351-1691 or 021 023 26186 PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943

Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. co.nz SPOUTIng CLEAnIng Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034

T.V. SERVICE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEO TAPES

STOnEMASOn BRICK & BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. co.nz or ph 027 601-3145

& all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655



Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125 TILIng SPLASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125 TILER/CARPEnTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440. TILER 25 yrs exp.All aspects of tiling professionally done. Ph Greg 027 434 9160

WATERBLASTIng Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit www.jetx.co.nz Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

Tuesday March 28 2017

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Classes for juniors to seniors or individual private lessons Preparation for examinations

Ph 027 282 5700

Joan Adams (A.R.A.D) Associate Royal Academy of Dance, Solo Seal

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Raewyn Clegg Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377 Wanted To Buy AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

Weka Pass Railway Waipara, North Canterbury

We are RUNNING SUNDAY 2nd APRIL Running 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month

BUY OR SELL, I’M YOUR GAL!!! Want to Sell Your Property? List your House with me and I will tell you How You Can Get Top $$$$ for your Property! The Reasons to list your Property with me: I have many years experience selling Real Estate in NZ, USA & Europe! I’m different, I think out of the box, I use unique techniques!

FREE Property Appraisal!!

Phone 0800wekapass Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm



Katalin Francsics 021 028 57927

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STACE & FLYNNY Weekdays 3-7pm thehits.co.nz

(03) 379 1100

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Tuesday March 28 2017


‘Famous for their roasts!’


Start your day with us


Nothing but the hard hitting hits from these legendary acts


Kid's SPECIAL Two courses

We are open from 6.30am

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

Cooked breakfasts

Seniors SPECIAL $ 20 Two courses


Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked

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



& Motorlodge

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


MADSEN Promotions return to the Hornby Workingmens Club this Saturday 1st April with another outstanding evening’s entertainment. Based in Nelson, Paul Madsen and company have been delivering top class shows, both nationally and internationally, for nearly two decades. eir shows are always well received at the Hornby WMC. Forthcoming e Super Star Show has been delighting audiences around New Zealand for the past 15 years. Performances have included opening of Super Rugby games, to TV appearances including TVNZ’s hit show ‘Stars In Your Eyes’, through to corporate events, Chartered Club

circuits and theatre appearances, not to mention a couple of stints in Las Vegas. “e Super Star Show is ten separate shows packed into one,” said Paul Madsen. “Full of hits with heaps of costume changes we cover super stars such as BeeGees, Eagles, Elvis, Neil Diamond, Jersey Boys, through to Queen and many more. Nothing but the hard hitting hits from these legendary acts.” e Super Star Show starring Paul Madsen and band appears at the Hornby Workingmens Club this Saturday 1st April. Tickets $20 on sale now at the club office, phone 349 9026. 8pm start.

CAFE open from 11am TAB & Gaming Function Facilities






HOUSIE Tues, Thurs, Sat SHUTTLE Tues - Sat

Open 7 Days from 5.30pm




All you can eat, 7 days

PH 386 0088

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


le availab from


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


Live Music: Rhonda Campbell



Members Lucky Card Draw


- upstairs -

PIERVIEW Restaurant

Quality a la carte with a view! Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY






A&P duo




Friday 31 March






Tickets $20 at club office.




3 courses $25

Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat


THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132



Lunch & Dinner Bookings Essential





THE TONER SISTERS with special guests



By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm

202 Marine Parade Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome


Tickets $20 at club office.

Hornby WMC, 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby. Phone 03 349 9026

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Tuesday March 28 2017

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Kirkwood Intermediate School of choice Celebrating Kirkwood House Captains for 2017 House Captains for

House Captains for





Ex Hickory Tree Elementary School, Florida, USA I enjoy having the responsibility of being a House Captain as I really love to help people around the school and will enjoy developing my leadership skills.

Ex Templeton Primary I would like to be an inspiration to all Year 7 students. I enjoy organising activities and helping others.



House Captains for

House Captains for





Ex Prebbleton School I am excited to have the responsibility of being a House Captain and I am excited to be a good role model for others.

From Left: Sofia, Xavier, Jino, Jimmy, Aaliyah, Luke, Emma and Dante

Ex Tai Tapu School I am proud to be a House Captain. I will enjoy the chance to make Kirkwood Intermediate a better place.

Ex St Teresa’s School I am looking forward to a challenge this year. Being a House Captain will give me an opportunity to become a great role model for others as well as develop my leadership skills.

Ex Prebbleton School I would like to learn new skills to help me become a great House Captain and leader in the future.


Ex Clearview Primary School I wanted a leadership role within the school so I can help our school become a better place.

Ex Ilam School I want to do all I can for Kirkwood Intermediate and would like to become a great leader.


Year 7 Camp at Purau Bay A selection of photos from our Year 7 camp recently held at Purau Bay. This is a really good way for the children to get to know one another.

Open Day/Night Tuesday 4 July 2017 Kirkwood Intermediate is an inclusive school with professional leadership. We are situated near numerous bus routes and there are still limited spaces for 2017. If you would like to find out more about us, please contact us on 348 7718. Phil Tappenden Principal


Please visit our website www.kirkwood.school.nz for information and to download an enrolment form or ring the office on 348 7718

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