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„„ By Sarla Donovan PENSIONERS AT a retirement village are locked in a bitter dispute over a fence. The six-year battle has led to accusation and counter accusation, and the involvement of a lawyer and a traffic engineer. And there appears to be no end in sight to the dispute between Kathleen and Glyn Hardy, aged in their 80s, and Patsy Clegg, 67, who had the fence built outside her property at Sanctuary Villas, Burwood.

The Hardys say moving to Sanctuary Villas, after the February 22, 2011, earthquake destroyed their home, was the “biggest mistake of our lives.” They say Mrs Clegg’s trellis and wooden fence is illegal and dangerous. The body corporate committee which oversees Sanctuary Villas affairs on behalf of the residents sought legal advice, which said the fence breached the Unit Titles Act DANGEROUS: Sanctuary Villas residents Kathleen and Glyn Hardy say that the fence built and recommended it be removed. around a neighbouring villa limits visibility and is a hazard for drivers. •Turn to page 4 PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN


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Young Toby is off to Africa $13,000 raised for deaf 10-year-old „„ By Gabrielle Stuart TEN-YEAR-OLD Toby Matthews will get his trip to Africa and more, after the community rallied to raise more than $13,000 for him. He is deaf and has recently learned he is also going blind, because of an incurable genetic condition. His father, Logan Matthews, wanted to take Toby to Africa in May to help build a school for children in Zimbabwe, and see wild animals there before his vision goes. Since Toby’s story was published in The THANKS: Toby Matthews and his father, Logan, sign “I love you”. Star last week, he PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN said donations had poured in, raising when it got to 100 people who tunnelling. enough to pay for the trip and had given money, and he was Mr Matthews said they wanted leave more left over. like, what, there are 100 people to give Toby as many experiences He said the that want to help me?” Mr as possible while his vision family had been Matthews said. lasted, which could be years or blown away as Other offers had also arrived, just months. they watched including from builders and He said the extra money donations a firefighter who offered to let donated would allow the add up on the Toby visit for a day. family to do more with Toby, Givealittle Toby wanted to be a and they were planning things page over the firefighter, or a builder like his like a trip to Rainbow’s End weekend. dad, but the amount he can while in Auckland for “I told Toby do is limited as his vision is treatment.

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Neigbourhood disputes An English pensioner’s dispute with his neighbour over a concrete pillar ended in court after one clobbered the other with a bat. Peter Lane, 81, hit his neighbour Garry Prince, 57, with the bat across the back of the legs, and forearm in May outside their Dorset homes. Mr Prince responded by laughing. Mr Prince made a rude comment about Mr Lane’s wife Sally, prompting the attack. It came after a dispute over a 1.2m pillar between their driveways. Mr Prince said it was on his land, and wanted it removed. But a Civil Court judge disagreed. Mr Lane was given a conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £250 in court costs. A Tauranga pensioner who pitied sick and injured seagulls entered a war with his neighbours who said the birds were pooping on their washing. In 2013, George Shaw hand-fed up to 50

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•From page 1 The fence borders a private access road used by residents including Mr and Mrs Hardy. The Hardys claim the fence extends from Mrs Clegg’s property onto land owned by all of the residents, restricting visibility and making it dangerous for road users, including ambulances. But the Hardys said the body corporate committee told them there wasn’t enough support amongst residents to call for the fence to be removed. That was in 2015, and now the Hardys have gone to National’s list MP for Christchurch East Jo Hayes for help. Mrs Hayes said yesterday: “I trust that this issue will resolve itself through a common sense approach from all parties.” Mrs Clegg told The Star she had tried to work with the Hardys to come up with a solution, including shifting and making changes to the fence last year. She said the Hardys had agreed to the alterations, but subsequently “reneged” and had began complaining again. Her life had been “made a misery” over the conflict and said the “Hardys could do what they liked.” The Hardys claim body corporate rules were broken over the

UPSET: Kathleen and Glyn Hardy have been fighting for years to have a fence removed.

fence, but Mrs Clegg says that is incorrect. Under the Unit Titles Act, owners must have written consent from the body corporate before changing any structures on common property. Committee chairman Paul Lyons told The Star instead of asking for the fence to be pulled down, it took advice of a traffic engineer to reduce the speed limit in the village from 20km/h to 15km/h. There are also plans to paint a white line on the road around the corner to ensure vehicles keep left. Mr Lyons said he thought it was unreasonable to ask for the fence to be removed. He would not say how much the legal advice and traffic engineer’s time had cost. “The body corporate has to

balance the needs of all owners in the village with the need to reduce risk as much as we can,” he said. He said the position of Mrs Clegg’s villa at the corner of the complex’s two access roadways meant there was a need to balance privacy for the resident with the need for visibility at the corner. “We feel we have done this under the guidance of an appropriately qualified expert.” Mr Lyons said if the Hardys were still unhappy, they could present another resolution at a body corporate meeting. But the Hardys say the issue is one of visibility, not speed and they want the fence gone. They say there have been numerous near-misses and the reduction in speed has not made any difference.

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Mayday call before crash

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„„ By Gabrielle Stuart THE former SAS soldier, killed while fighting the Port Hills fire, made a mayday call moments before his helicopter crashed. Steve Askin, a war hero, was killed in the crash while fighting fires near Sugar Loaf. The Star has learned Mr Askin called mayday twice during a transmission before the call ended abruptly. An investigation into the cause of the crash is under way, but the findings are not expected to be released for at least a year, unless an immediate safety problem is discovered. Mr Askin’s father, Paul Askin, said The Star’s information was correct but he was unable to discuss it. He said his son was an experienced pilot, so his biggest concern was any mechanical issues which could be a danger to other people. “We want any risk to be mitigated as quickly as possible in the interests of other people’s safety,” he said. Transport Accident Investigation Commission spokesman Roger Foley said an urgent

„„ By Bridget Rutherford AN ONLINE forum has been set up so photos and information about plants, trees and animals found on the fire-ravaged Port Hills can be shared for research. Landcare Research has set up the reporting site on Nature Watch NZ where the information can be shared. So far, photos of crickets, different trees, plant and grass species, and even a cat have been posted. The information would be used for post-fire research into what was surviving, re-sprouting, seeding or germinating, and what wildlife was colonising. City council Port Hills ranger Paul Devlin said, during February’s fires, which burnt 1645ha, a number of birds had been killed, including native wood pigeons. “The breeding population is not expected to be impacted and many flocks of wood pigeon are still flying,” he said. Birds would play an important part in the natural regeneration of burnt reserve land, as they carry seed. •The forum can be found at projects/port-hills-february2017-fire-ecology

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recommendation would be made if any safety issues were discovered. The investigators were still inspecting the wreckage, and conducting interviews with people involved, he said. He would not discuss any aspects of the investigation. He would neither confirm nor deny a mayday call was made. Steve Askin was awarded a NZ Gallantry Star for his bravery in a five-hour shoot-out against the Taliban in Kabul in 2014, when

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Life experiences boost earthquake „„ By Jamie Morton PEOPLE WHO have been involved in major accidents, or who serve as their office’s designated first-aider, are more likely to be prepared to deal with a big natural disaster in the future. That’s according to a justpublished New Zealand study that investigated what spurs people to prepare for earthquakes, and how their life experiences might contributed to their motivation. Julia Becker “We know that having some experience of previous earthquakes can prompt people to get prepared, through having a better understanding of how they might be impacted in future,” said lead author Dr Julia Becker, of GNS Science and Massey University’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research. “Earthquakes also raise people’s concern and motivate their need to get prepared. We saw a flurry of preparedness activity in Wellington following the Kaikoura earthquake.”

SUPPORT: Researchers say people who haven’t experienced natural disasters, like the Christchurch Earthquake, have been motivated after speaking with friends and family who have. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Yet, in spite of New Zealand being rocked by several large earthquakes in the past five years, many Kiwis still would not have experienced quakes. This posed the question: What else might prompt them to prepare? The study, based on a series of interviews with people around the country and published in

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preparation “The first earthquake happened on a Sunday when everyone was at home, while the second happened on a Friday afternoon when everyone was at work. “After the Friday earthquake people got stuck in the city among the chaos, and had difficulty travelling home. “In a survey after the earthquakes, we found people were more likely to develop a household emergency plan after the Friday earthquake, than the Sunday one, because of the terrible experiences they had getting home. “So context is everything, and you have to think about the

nature of people’s experiences in different earthquakes, how they might respond, and what we need to tell people to encourage and support preparedness.” Dr Becker felt the findings highlighted how planners could use people’s real-life experiences to get them better prepared – something that wasn’t a big focus with educational work with communities. “People’s life experiences are much more ‘real’ to them and they are more likely to pay attention when preparedness information is framed in a way that is ‘real’ and relevant to their situation.”

EXPERIENCE: A flurry of preparedness activity followed the Kaikoura earthquake.

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How prepared are we for disaster? •According to a Statistics NZ survey – carried out after the biggest Canterbury quakes but before November’s 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake – 22 per cent of New Zealanders believe they have the basic preparations necessary to get through. •Figures from the 2012 New Zealand General Social Survey show the proportion of people with basic preparations – a three-day supply of food and water, and a household emergency plan – was up from 17 per cent in 2010. •Not surprisingly, the region with the highest level of basic preparation was Canterbury - 40 per cent had basic preparations, up from 28 per cent in 2010. •Marlborough (36 per cent) and Hawke’s Bay (30 per cent) also had high proportions of people who were basically prepared. In Wellington, 29 per cent of people were prepared and about a quarter of people in the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne region had basic


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Parade’s future worsens „„ By Gabrielle Stuart A DECISION on whether to cancel this year’s Santa Parade could be made in a matter of weeks. The Christchurch Santa Parade Trust is set to run out of money to pay its bills next month. It has been in jeopardy since the city council cut funding for the event Anne Jamieson to $60,000 last year, down from $85,000 in 2015, forcing the trust to use money set aside for the coming year to cover the shortfall. Meetings between parade organisers and city council staff last month have so far not found a solution, as no grants will be available until July at the earliest. Trust chairwoman Anne Jamieson said it had enough to pay the bills until the end of May, but may need to call off this year’s parade if no help arrived. However, she would put that off as long as possible, she

said. “We haven’t set a date yet. We are applying for other community grants and hoping something will come through,” she said. The trust has also appealed to the public for donations, organising fundraisers and a Givealittle campaign in an effort to save the parade. It costs about $200,000 to run each parade, with the monthly expenses, such as insurance and rent of their float storage warehouse, adding up to about $15,000. Mayor Lianne Dalziel told The

Star in December she was looking at including funding in the Annual Plan. “We are not abandoning the Santa Parade and we will certainly make sure this popular Christchurch event doesn’t fall over,” she said at the time. But this week she said: “I remain committed to ensuring Christchurch has a Santa Parade, but I’m just one vote around the council table when it comes to adopting the Annual Plan.”


Bottle shop licence declined „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RESIDENTS AND businesses have won the battle to stop the opening of a controversial bottle shop next to a Work and Income building. A decision was made by the Christchurch District Licensing committee last week to decline the off-licence bottle shop application by P M Liquors Ltd for 76 Riccarton Rd. There were 11 objections and 15 signatories against the application. P M Liquors Ltd owner Lovepreet Minhas said he was disappointed by the outcome. He did not want to comment on whether he would appeal the decision until he had spoken to his lawyer. The application was declined after the committee found Mr Minhas was “not suitable” for holding an off-licence. The licensing committee heard Mr Minhas could be at risk of losing his manager’s certificate. The decision highlighted previous issues where the company had served a minor and sold alcohol to an intoxicated person.

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in a new Trust, shifting from a governance role of a retirement complex to one of managing an investment portfolio and selecting grant recipients to further benefit the elderly. Since then, the Manchester Unity Welfare Trust Board has helped the elderly in Christchurch and Canterbury through annual grants to not-for-profit organisations. Its support has assisted the purchase of specialised equipment like special beds and vans for transporting clients, and provision of services such as meals in homes. Fifty-one grants have been allocated to twenty-one organisations since 2006 with almost one million dollars donated in the past six years. With a philosophy of supporting and caring for others, the Manchester Unity Welfare Trust Board has ensured better care for Canterbury’s elderly.


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$800k to fight midge battle „„ By Sarla Donovan FIGHTING MIDGES at the Bromley wastewater ponds has cost ratepayers $800,000 over the past two years. But people living nearby say the problem is worse than ever. Midges breed in the ponds and they swarm light sources at dawn and dusk and settle on vegetation and surfaces such as windows and doors. Most of the money was spent last year, with $580,000 going into control programmes in 2016, more than double the usual spend. City council head of three waters and waste John Mackie said the extra money was a response to increasing complaints from residents and an unusually long summer. The city council has been working with a contractor to douse the ponds with a synthetic insect hormone, S-Methoprene, which caused a “significant reduction in midges leaving the ponds,” Mr Mackie said. Another treatment used in the past was stopped as it was “dan-

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Hornby centre debate – mega or not? „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE PUBLIC will get to know the financial consequences of their decision if they choose to make the new Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool a separate facility. It is estimated $2.5 million of capital expenditure plus $150,000 for operational expenditure, is expected to be saved each year if the facilities are co-located into a Hornby mega-facility. The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board held a submissions meeting on Friday to make final changes before the public consultation document is released to the public. Public consultation is set to get under way later this month on the controversial facilities.  The draft consultation document said because separate facilities would cost more to build and run, the city council may not be able to provide as many services to the community. Community board chairman Mike Mora said he did not think the cost savings should be in the document. However, city councillor Vicki Buck argued people want to know the financial implications of their choice.


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Viewpoint Vision for future land use MARKING AN important step forward for Christchurch, I’ve approved the first phase of regeneration planning for the largest and most central of the city’s residential red zones. THis is first of future land use decisions for Christchurch’s Avon River Corridor red zone, and is an exciting moment in the regeneration of Christchurch as a whole. THe Crown owns more than 5400 properties in the area, and has spent over $1 billion purchasing homes on severely damaged land to allow people to move on with their lives after the earthquakes. THis is one of the most important Regeneration Plans that Regenerate Christchurch will be responsible for so it’s essential both the process and the product are robust. Regenerate Christchurch will develop a plan for the area of the residential red zone that stretches from the central city to Bexley, along the Avon River. The outline details the agency’s intent to involve the public and stakeholders throughout the process. They will also include a vision and spatial plan for the area as a

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providing an opportunity for the public to get together and talk about their overarching vision and desires for the future of the Otakaro Avon River Corridor. It’s a special place for many people and it’s important that the community is involved in its regeneration. The red zone covers a large geographical area meaning there can be a variety of future land uses. Now that demolitions are completed, land has been cleared and areas made safe, I encourage Cantabrians to explore the Avon River Corridor once again. As a city, we have a wonderful opportunity to create a lasting legacy in our corner of the world.   •Gerry Brownlee is Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

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Readers respond to a multiagency group looking into altering the amber traffic signal by up to a second in a bid to curb the city’s red light-running problem David Marra – The ludicrous suggestion that tinkering with traffic light phases will stop obnoxious red light runners illustrates the nonsensical belief that technical fixes solve social, attitudinal and behavioural problems. Technical fixes are seductive because they avoid the fear and embarrassment over confronting good people about their bad behaviour. However unpalatable, attitudinal and behavioural change only happens when courageous people confront antisocial attitudes and behaviours. This was illustrated by the courageous and largely successful drink driving and speed campaigns. Amid the indignation and cries of dismay we have seen massive attitudinal and behavioural change. The only way to stop red light-runners is to monitor their behaviour, enforce the law vigorously and impose meaningful penalties while engaging in saturation social marketing campaigns that aims to make red light runners the social pariahs drunk drivers are today.

Gavin Yates – The suggestion simply won’t work as the limit will continue to be pushed. How about increasing the green light phase to more than five seconds as it is at some controlled intersections. This increases frustration levels as the first driver is either asleep, texting or too indecisive and invariably leads to them being the only car to make it through the change. What I do is drive through the intersection, do a U-turn back into the same intersection, as do others. Not ideal is it, but frustration can lead to silly decisions. Also a lot of Christchurch intersections have right turn arrows that aren’t used leading to right turn traffic spilling across into adjacent straight ahead lanes turning a dual carriage way into a single lane road.


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Neville Howarth – Playing with the length of amber lights just goes to highlight the idiots we have put in charge of our roads. If the police had the courage – instant loss of licence for 28 days – is the only way to go. But then, I guess we need a Government that really wants to make a change and there isn’t one. I challenge NZTA/police/ Government to look at the mess they have made of the streets and the new layout of city streets in Christchurch planned by city planners, it makes me wonder if any of them actually drive. They continue to waste taxpayer money. Education of the idiots they allow to drive would get better results. The timing on traffic lights throughout the country should be the same and consistent. A lot of it comes down to talking/texting and other distractions such as GPS screens in drivers’ eyesight. It just goes to prove how idiotic the police/NZTA and others have become.

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News Dream wedding for City2Surf heroine „„ By Gabrielle Stuart LEANNE CRAWFORD had to cancel her wedding three times because of a sickness which crippled her for two years. But her first thought once she made it back onto her feet was to help others, raising about $4300 through The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero Real Estate to help people get treatment. Now the charity she helped wants to give back to her – it’s helping to organise the wedding of her dreams. Ms Crawford, 30, first became sick in 2014, but it was not until last year that doctors diagnosed her complex mix of conditions: Parasites in her intestines, crohn’s disease and endometriosis. She could barely walk and was off work for months. She had to repeatedly postpone her wedding to her partner of eight years, Craig Corboy, because she kept ending up in hospital again. Diagnosis tools donated by the Canterbury Bowel and Liver Trust helped her doctors eventually find a treatment, and she said she wanted to give something back. She organised a group of

HIGH FIVE: Leanne Crawford handed over the money she raised through the City2Surf to Canterbury Bowel and Liver Trust general manager Margaret Fitzgerald.

about 60 people to take on the City2Surf with her last month to raise money for the trust. Trust general manager Margaret Fitzgerald said volunteers at the trust wanted to do something for her in return. “She is all the time trying to help other people, so we think she deserves something back,” she said. They are organising a group of volunteers to give Ms Crawford a “really beautiful” wedding in December.

They have already organised volunteers to help with makeup, hair and music, but are looking for help with catering and decorating. Ms Crawford said she had lost a lot of money from deposits, so had planned to have a small wedding in her backyard and organise everything herself. “I was just planning to get some chicken from Pak’nSave to feed everyone,” she said. She said she was blown away by the fact people wanted to

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Council cautious about prioritising electric cars „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE CITY council will get the power to allow electric vehicles to drive in special lanes – but it will proceed “cautiously” before making any decisions. The Ministry of Transport is passing legislation that would allow local road authorities to decide whether electric vehicles could use special lanes including transit, high occupancy vehicle, priority bypass, and bus lanes. It is being done as an incentive to get more people driving them to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. The legislation changes are expected to be made on July 1. But the city council says it would have wide-reaching implications. Acting head of transport Lynette Ellis said the city council would look to proceed “cautiously, collaboratively and tactfully” before any commitment was made. Ms Ellis said although it would be a good incentive, there would be trade-offs that needed to be carefully considered, such as its bus priority scheme.

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Supporting vulnerable is his mission Matthew Mark has spent three years creating a supportive environment for families with children in hospital. Now he wants to cast the net wider as city missioner. Bridget Rutherford spoke to him about his new role, racing the Coast to Coast and helping youths do it too So you’ve just taken over the role of city missioner – what was it that led you to that? I guess probably about three and a half to four years ago I was sitting in the corporate world. I just got to a place where I needed to do something different, and something where I could make a difference in the community. The opportunity came up to join the team at Ronald McDonald House South Island and I thought that was a really great opportunity to come into a place where you are serving people in the community who are feeling vulnerable in circumstances that are outside of their control. And I could use my corporate skills there. My time at Ronald McDonald House has been absolutely fantastic, but when I was made aware of Michael Gorman’s resignation, it ignited a different passion within me where you look at those vulnerable people in the Christchurch community. That need is growing significantly. How long have you been in the role now? I’m just over one week in. It’s been absolutely fantastic. The team of staff and volunteers are so passionate. Everyone is here for the right reasons and wants to make a difference. It felt so natural. The team and even our clients are so warm and welcoming, it just felt right. What do you hope to achieve in the new role? I think one thing that has be-

ACTION: Matthew Mark (left) training with students as part of the Coast to Coast Rangers programme.

NEW ROLE: Matthew Mark has just taken on the role of city missioner, after three years at Ronald McDonald House South Island. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

come evident is the community doesn’t necessarily understand the depth of what is offered by the City Mission. There’s the opportunity to share those touch points we have in the community. We also want to share that we can only do this because we are supported by the local community. So to get that message out there and the need that’s there, coupled with the opportunity for others to support us. Did you have much to do with the City Mission before you took up the role? From a supportive perspective, we donated both practically and financially. How long were you Ronald McDonald House South Island chief executive? I was there for three years. I guess if you look at what my values are, they are family and community. The opportunity that arose with Ronald McDonald House is one about supporting families when their world has been turned upside-down and the rug’s been ripped out from beneath their feet. It’s a

massive leveller to be able to go in and create an environment that’s safe and secure so they can focus on their child – that was very much in my heart. Will you miss that work, or are there similarities between that and being at the City Mission? I think there are a lot of similarities. The work of the City Mission is not necessarily about children in hospital. But it’s about families, and providing an environment where you’re caring for, and creating a sense of community with them as well. The next step is showing people as a whole, irrespective of where they come from, that we treat every single person with dignity, compassion and respect. What did you learn from your time at Ronald McDonald House? I guess you go on a journey of actually understanding, working through different situations and understanding where people come from. When you sit down and hear their stories, you can sense the emotion and anguish,

and it starts to connect with you. And hearing their stories of how the environment and support helped them during that tough time, it resonates with your own heartbeat. Is it an emotional place to be, seeing families going through what they are going through? People might think it’s a sad place, even when they’re going through the toughest times, there’s an amazing resilience there. That strength of character – it’s a privilege to be able to watch that. You get to be that tower of strength in the middle of their tough moment and be there for them. That’s no different to the Christchurch City Mission. We’ve got people going through challenging situations. And you could argue that some of it may be the result of situations or circumstances that they choose to do differently, or it could be generational stuff – it could be a whole raft of different reasons. But the reality is they are in that situation, so how do we provide an environment that makes them feel valued and provide a safer and more positive place for them. What were you doing before Ronald McDonald House? I was in banking and finance. I had a couple of small businesses and also property developing. And when you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time? I absolutely love the outdoors. I’m a keen runner, cyclist, and am into adventure racing and multi-sport racing. We mentor youths who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to be part of multi-sport. So I’m part of the Coast to Coast Rangers programme. But outside of work my world revolves around my family, and being in the outdoors in this amazing environment.

Do you still compete in adventure races? I’m too old and haggard now (laughs). Now I do it for pure fun, it’s more just about the journey and environment and helping some of our young people experience it. I’ve done the Coast to Coast a couple of times, I’ve ticked that off well and truly. Are there any races that you are particularly proud of? In the individual Coast to Coast I managed a seventh so I’m reasonably proud of that. I’ve sat on the podium for multisport day events a few times as well. Did you grow up in Christchurch? I grew up in Masterton. I did my schooling through there and worked in Auckland for a short time and then moved to Christchurch purposefully to raise our family. How many kids do you have? I have four children. My eldest is 25, Daniel, and he’s a builder. Then our second, Dominic, is a signwriter. Our daughter Mikaela is 22, and is in England working as a nanny and enjoying a bit of travel. And my youngest son, Jaramey, is in his last year at Christchurch Boys’ High School. And do they have a love for endurance racing too? No, but they are my number one cheer squad. And what about your wife, is she part of the cheer squad as well? She’s the number one cheer squad (laughs). Sheila is a pastoral care worker at our church. How did you two meet? We met at school, we were high school sweethearts. I spent my last year of high school in Auckland and we met there. We’ll be married for 28 years this year.


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It’s all about autumn in the garden. Rachel Vogan lists the tasks which you will need to prioritise this month HOW WONDERFUL do those autumnal colours on deciduous trees and shrubs look at the moment? As the flower garden begins to fade a little and starts to close up shop for the season, the changing foliage colours add Give fine-lea

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If you are looking to sow a new lawn, do it now while the soil temperatures are still warm, which will aid in germination. Fingers crossed autumn rains will be on the forecast to keep the ground moist. Prepare the area by removing all weeds, sticks, stones and any other debris, rake in lawn fertiliser then sprinkle on the lawn seed. Water carefully, aiming not to allow puddles to form anywhere, and try to keep the kids and pets off the area for a month or so. The seed should germinate within a fortnight, or earlier if you use a premium seed blend.

something rather special to the garden. Over the next couple of months, rather than looking down on your garden let your eyes wander upwards and appreciate what’s going on above your head.


Pumpkins: take the tips out of tendrils now, to force the plant to put more energy into developing its fruit. It is wise, this month, to give the plants a good soaking of water once a week. Broad beans: Anzac Day is the time gardeners aim to sow broad bean seeds. The seeds are large enough to gently push into the soil, about 3cm deep, with 1015cm between each plant. Brussels sprouts: may need staking (a bamboo stake is enough), as the stems can become top heavy, and blow about in the wind. The lower leaves can be removed to allow more light and air movement in around the base of the plant.

Save seeds of poppies and other summer flowers now.

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The sense of self-satisfaction of collecting and saving your own seed is immense, especially when you see those tiny seeds you saved germinating and growing next season. It’s easy to do; simply pick mature flower heads, tie the stalks together and place them upside down in a paper bag and allow them to dry for a few weeks. Over time the seeds will fall out into the bottom of the bag. Clearly label them and store them ready for sowing next season. Flowers like sweet peas, poppies, dianthus, calendula, Queen Anne’s lace, larkspur and nasturtiums are good ones to try. Easy vegetables to save seeds from are lettuce, carrots, beans, pumpkin, peas and sweet corn.

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Take a wander around the garden and look out for any flower seedlings that have germinated over the season, as these can be transplanted into new spots. Lady’s mantle, scabious, Astrantia sp. and Aquilegia sp. readily self-seed as do hellebores and snowdrops. Now is the best time to lift and move them before winter sets in. Give any extras away to friends or donate them to the local school or community garden.


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Even though we are only in the second month of autumn, it is wise to make the most of the warmer soil temperatures and plant out seedlings ready for a riot of colour over the coldest months. Rip out any tired-looking bedding plant displays;

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Get your broccoli planted „„ By Henri Ham IT’S JUST under two months until winter is officially here. Which means if you haven’t got your winter vegetables in the ground yet, you need to get moving. Plant them while the soil is still warm and they’ll get the start they need. Plant them when the soil is already cool and you might be eating them in spring. Now you need to choose what to grow. I’m a big fan of broccoli during winter, and not just the regular variety. I like to plant your run-of-the-mill romanesco broccoli but also broccoflower and italian broccoli. Broccoflower is a hybrid between cauliflower and broccoli and has a milder and slightly sweeter taste than cauliflower. It has small cauli-shaped heads and is lime green. Italian precoce broccoli forms highly decorative light green clusters of heads that resemble sea coral. The unusual tip of each spear is conical rather than round but the taste is true broccoli at its very best. Mixed vege bundles are great if you’re feeding a small household or like to stagger your planting. Each bundle has a couple of each variety of plant, rather than lots of the same variety. Once you’ve got your seedlings you need to find somewhere to plant them. Because broccoli is from the brassica species, it’s important you grow them somewhere you haven’t planted any other brassicas (like cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts etc) recently. This will prevent your plants getting club root – a disease which stops the heads on your brassicas developing fully. Next I recommend adding some lime to the soil prior to planting. This will also help prevent club root. Then plant each seedling around 35cm apart. This will ensure the seedlings have room to expand and grow. Because broccoli can take a long time



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Camellias & Rhodos Camellias and Rhodos are wonderfully versatile. They can be grown as specimen trees, a hedge, a standard, some even grow as a groundcover; Camellias can be espaliered against a wall or fence, grown as a container plant as well as making a successful bonsai specimen. Camellias and Rhodos also work well as fillers under large deciduous trees or as a background plant to provide a glossy green foil for summer flowering plants. Planting Semi-shaded conditions are ideal, but some varieties will also survive in full sun. The important thing with is not to let their roots get too hot, therefore a layer of mulch is desirable. Camellias & Rhodos like slightly acidic, moist, free draining soil; if you have heavy clay incorporate plenty of compost, peat and gypsum at planting time to aid drainage. If your soil is still waterlogged you may need to make a raised bed, as they can develop root rot in waterlogged sites. Fertiliser Camellias and Rhodos are acid loving plants and don’t liked to be over feed. Use any good acid fertiliser when planting, adding sheep pellets also to give


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Pet rats star in curious mystery tale „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IT IS not uncommon to squirm when you think of rats. Commonly stereotyped for being infested with disease, destroying everything in their path and having long, unnerving hairless tails – Tim Earl was originally wary of the rodents. But that was before he starred in a show where the unsung creatures finally get to have their moment in the spotlight. Beloved pet rats Rata and Tui have been taking turns to star alongside Earl, 23, in his role as an autistic teenager in The Court Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Rata and Tui are alternatively playing the role of Toby, the treasured pet rat of character Christopher Boone, played by Earl. It is not the first time the Rolleston resident has played the role after he first performed with the Auckland Theatre Company last year. After discovering rats are “inquisitive”, “friendly” and even “cute”, Earl was delighted to have the opportunity to work with

them for a second time. The rat chosen for the role on the night will appear on the stage in a cage before Earl shows it off to the audience. Unsurprisingly, the rat’s appearances on stage gain mixed reactions from audience members. Owner of the rats, Arina Riley-Biddle, 16, said it is hilarious to watch some audience members hide behind their hands

until either Rata or Tui are taken off the stage. After offering her rats for the show, she now has the role of entertaining, feeding and caring for them backstage. Riley-Biddle, of Sydenham, said there has been the odd performance where the rats will get an energetic “awww” from audiences made up of teenagers. The two rats even managed to successfully win over the hearts of some of their more “wary” fellow cast members. “In a bit of time everyone sees they are really friendly and I think everyone loves them,” Earl said.

However, the grey rat, Rata, appears to enjoy the spotlight more. “When we used Tui, first-off she wouldn’t come out of the cage. Then, when Earl got her out of the cage, she would kind of jump off him,” RileyBiddle said. She describes both rats as friendly, curious and smart. “The grey one always escapes

the cage and you find her out in the cupboard sniffing around . . . the black one loves to lick people, that is their way of showing their love,” she said. Having always had a love of all kinds of animals, the Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School student is interested in working with police dogs as a career. •The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime will run at The Court Theatre through to April 22. To book tickets, go to

TREASURED RATS: Tim Earl with rats Tui and Rata and their owner Arina RileyBiddle. Earl and the rats star in The Court Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Each number represents a different letter of the alphabet. Write the given letters into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out which letters are represented by the other numbers. As you get the letters, write them into the main grid and the reference grid. Decoder uses all 26 letters of the alphabet.


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ACROSS 1. Monicker (8) 7. Steam bath (5) 8. Auckland suburb (9) 9. By way of (3) 10. Slender (4) 11. Fly which spreads sleeping sickness (6) 13. Popular Maori song, written around 100 years ago (10,3) 15. Meagre (6) 16. Young sheep (4) 18. Fuss (3) 20. Name given to 1905 NZ rugby team, the first ‘All Blacks’ (9) 21. Theatre attendant (5) 22. Person who doubts existence of God (8)

DOWN 1. Idiots (colloq) (5) 2. Unruly tuft of hair (7) 3. Tidy (4) 4. Does very well, financially (5,1,7) 5. Arc (5) 6. Prayer (Maori) (7) 7. Height (7) 12. Maker (7) 13. Town on the Coromandel’s east coast (7) 14. Determined (7) 15. Type of coffee (5) 17. Plain, simple (5) 19. Native tree also known as brown pine (4)




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

How many words of three or more letters can you make, using each letter only once? Plurals are allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning with a capital. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good 10 Very Good 13 Excellent


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It’s like sudoku: each vertical and horizontal line has to contain the numbers 1-6, and the numbers can’t be repeated in any row or column. But it’s sudoku with a twist: The numbers in each heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must produce the number in the top corner. For example, 5+ means the numbers add up to 5, 9x means the numbers multiply to equal 9. TIP: Numbers can be repeated in a cage, as long as they are not in the same line or row. © 2012 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved

Number FuN 2 Digits 21 72 83 84 3 Digits 167 177 242

264 288 376 703 735 737 758 4 Digits 2685

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7 Digits 3381550 6692134

8 Digits 47061742 5 Digits 70795777 55750 84486675 77834 90242037


SOLUTIONS same line or row.

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NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Nickname, 7. Sauna, 8. Newmarket, 9. Via, 10. Slim, 11. Tsetse, 13. Pokarekare Ana, 15. Measly, 16. Lamb, 18. Ado, 20. Originals, 21. Usher, 22. Agnostic. Down: 1. Nongs, 2. Cowlick, 3. Neat, 4. Makes a killing, 5. Curve, 6. Karakia, 7. Stature, 12. Creator, 13. Pauanui, 14. Adamant, 15. Mocha, 17. Basic, 19. Miro.

SOLUTIONS NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Nickname, 7. Sauna, 8. Newmarket, 9. Via, 10. Slim, 11. Tsetse, 13. Pokarekare Ana, 15. Measly, 16. Lamb, 18. Ado, 20. Originals, 21. Usher, 22. Agnostic. Down: 1. Nongs, 2. Cowlick, 3. Neat, 4. Makes a killing, 5. Curve, 6. Karakia, 7. Stature, 12. Creator, 13. Pauanui, 14. Adamant, 15. Mocha, 17. Basic, 19. Miro.


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SOLUTION 1665 Across: 1. Nadia Lim, 7. Dirge, 8. Vigilance, 9. Opt, 10. Skid, 11. Trip up, 13. The game Behind, 14. Discus, 17. Nutmeg, 18. Doom, 20.number Two, 22. My Food that Bag, 23. Irate, 24. Grey area. Down: 1. Nevis, 2. Dogfish, 3. Able, 4. your Ignore,arithmetic 5. Droop, 6. Letters, improves 7. Despair, 12. One-time, 13. Britain, 15. Crowbar, 16. Heifer, 17. Nomad, 19. Magma, 21. PLAY Posy. HOW TO


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„„ By Ross Kiddie MITSUBISHI Motors New Zealand has been busy over the last 12 months. A raft of facelifted models has landed, a new Outlander, Mirage and ASX are now on dealers’ showroom floors. Each has a significantly different appearance, and I’ve covered the changes in recent evaluations. The last in my schedule to drive was the ASX, an acronym for active smart crossover, and while the changes aren’t major they certainly provide a fresher exterior look, giving it more of a Mitsubishi family appearance. The interior has enhanced specification features and a bit of tidy up to make it more comfortable, it also gets extra technical gadgets to make it more functional and userfriendly. That along with a revised line-up – now there are only four models – the ASX is destined to be a strong competitor in the mid-size sport utility vehicle crossover market, landing from just $36,690. The test car was the VRX, two-wheel-drive, 2-litre at $40,590. Petrolpower will get you into front-wheel drive only; if you want four-wheel-drive you are locked into the 2.3-litre diesel variants listing at $41,990 and $45,990 (VRX). The ASX follows in the wheel tracks of the SUV Outlander and takes on board many of the elements which have made it so successful, albeit in a smaller size. In VRX specification the level of fitment sits towards high. For that money it comes well equipped with full leather trim and heated front seats, dash-mounted display screen with rear view reversing camera, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, comprehensive trip computer, and all the safety kit to earn it a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program safety rating. Under the bonnet lies a 1998cc, 16-valve, twincamshaft engine. It is much the same unit which powers Lancer and stands out for its relatively high power output (112kW) and strength low down, courtesy of a 200Nm torque figure. Together

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In the VRX variant, steering wheel-mounted paddles provide the driver with a manual sequential function. They will lock the transmission into six preset gearing steps to provide optimum performance and engine braking on hill descent. Interaction between the engine and gearbox is constantly reactive, engine response is crisp, yet it is docile and ambles along at city speeds working the lower part of the rev band to meet fuel efficiency expectation. According to Mitsubishi, the ASX in two-wheeldrive form will return a combined cycle average of 7.4-litres per 100km (38mpg). My time with the test car constantly

listed around 10l/100km (28mpg) with a 7l/100km (35mpg) figure available at a constant 100km/h in the tallest part of the gearing (engine speed 1800rpm). They are satisfactory figures and don’t come at the cost of engine performance. The ASX feels lively beneath the throttle and will respond to accelerator request instantly as the power is gathered up by the CVT belt. I took the test car inland between the two gorge bridges. The piece of road in-between provides a good mix of corners, the ASX isn’t bothered when placed quickly into a bend, the suspension soaks up uneven road surfaces and gravitational movement is arrested smoothly. When the ASX is presented with a bit of a handling challenge not only does it cope capably, it imparts a comfortable in-cabin sensation for the occupants. The seats are well formed, especially the rears which have had a bit of an upgrade, also the entire construction technique doesn’t jeopardise the SUV concept. Space on board isn’t overwhelming but it is adequate, for three in the rear it’s no squeeze, each has just the right amount of leg and shoulder room. There’s also adequate luggage space, easily enough for a family holiday away, or those golf bags and trundlers. I’m expecting Mitsubishi will soon give the Lancer a revamp. When I was picking up the ASX I couldn’t help but notice the $26,990 price tag on a new Lancer, which would have to be one of the 2-litre bargains in the small sedan market. That aside, the ASX is there for those who want to be part of the SUV experience, and it will fulfil that role well.

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Sport In Brief RUGBY SERVANT DIES Darfield rugby has lost one of its most loyal stalwarts. Craig Miller, 52, died of a suspected heart attack while marking out the lines on the Darfield club’s main field on Friday. He was club captain at Darfield and a member of the Ellesmere sub-union’s management board. Over more than 20 years, he held several positions at the club, including president. HORNETS V PANTHERS The second round of the Canterbury rugby league premiership will see rivals, the Halswell Hornets and Hornby Panthers, meet at Branston Park on Saturday. The two sides have met in a number of memorable encounters, including 11 grandfinals, two of which were in 2012 and 2013. Both were decided in golden point extra-time. The game will start at 2.45pm.

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Beekeeper’s first bid for rally title GOVERNORS BAY’S Chris McLean is about to take on the NZ Rally Championship in the Ford Fiesta he has spent all summer preparing. McLean, 21, and navigator Sarah Brennan, 25, of Christchurch, will take on New Zealand’s best rally drivers starting with the Otago Rally this weekend, followed by five further events during the year. Now a beekeeper, this will be McLean’s rookie year in the NZRC. He will compete for the two-wheel-drive and junior NZRC titles. McLean has so far competed in a handful of South Island events, but has already been noticed as a driver with strong potential. He was recently selected to receive training with Hayden Paddon. McLean has been tutored

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and Brennan have also received some financial help from the Paddon Foundation.

While McLean is new to the championship, Brennan has had several years in the NZRC and has won the 2WD title twice, navigating for Christchurch’s Hamish Anderson. “Sarah brings really valuable experience,” said McLean. “She knows what she’s doing calling pace notes, but also how all the procedures work. Having been to these events before means Sarah will be a huge help in my NZRC rookie year.” The 2005 Ford Fiesta McLean now owns has a big history. The car launched the career of 2015 NZRC champion Ben Hunt, who drove it in 2009 as part of a scholarship. The Otago Rally begins on Saturday and finishes on Sunday. The event is expected to be one of the biggest in its history with more than 130 entries.

Canterbury women aim to defend inter-centre bowls title on home greens „„ By Gordon Findlater THE CANTERBURY women’s team will defend their national inter-centre title on home soil. Eight Christchurch bowling clubs will host the three-day competition starting tomorrow. More than 20 provincial teams

will descend upon Burnside, Papanui, Fendalton, Centre, Halswell, Belfast, Hornby and Parklands clubs for the tournament. “It’s great to have a national competition held across so many local clubs. The smaller clubs in particular are really excited,”

said Mel Mather, Bowls Canterbury development manager. The competition is restricted to players who have less than eight years playing experience. The team of Cait Bassett, Fay Sampson, Alex Wilkinson, Donelda Scott, Kirsten Rowe, Tania Woodham and Vaneesa

Tyson will defend the title won by last year’s side (pictured) in Wellington. The men’s team is made up of Barry Williams, Paddy Stewart, Matt Bassett, Phil Austin, Aaron Spillane, Brett Satterthwaite and Shaun Osbourne. Sunday’s play-offs will be at the Burnside club.


Sex Hormones, Mood and Cognition Study Our research team at the University of Otago, Christchurch, is looking for females with UNTREATED Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to assist in a study examining the relationship between sex hormones, mood, cognitive function and emotion processing in females. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS or have related symptoms including excessive hair growth on face, back, neck, severe acne issues, ovarian cysts, menstrual irregularities and are not on any current treatment for this, you will be eligible to participate in the study. We will assess mood and cognition in two one-hour testing sessions which will include computerized tests and pen-and-paper tasks (which assess memory, attention and emotion processing) and questionnaires measuring mood/depression. If you are considered eligible to participate, you will be assessed by an endocrinologist for no expenses of your own and will recommend appropriate treatment and refer you back to your G.P.

Volunteers we are recruiting must: • Be between the ages of 16-40 years. • No major neurological or mental illness (e.g: Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder) or serious head injury • Have intact ovaries • Not be pregnant or menopausal • Not be seeking treatment for infertility If you would like more information or are interested in assisting with this research, please contact Mayouri Sukhapure at: or 027 307 6502.

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Warriors line-up unchanged for Eels match AN UNCHANGED 21-man squad has been named for the Warriors encounter with the Parramatta Eels at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday. The Warriors are set to use the same combination which closed out a thrilling battle against the Gold Coast Titans 28-22 to register the second win of their 2017 campaign. Second rower Bodene Thompson has been named in the

second row after playing only the first half against the Titans. Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney brought James Gavet off the bench to start last weekend but he has again listed Charlie Gubb as veteran prop Jacob Lillyman’s starting front row partner. The extended bench comprises the same eight players selected last week. Kearney reiterated he was pleased with the manner in which the players performed

in the second half against the Titans – especially the forwards – after some concerns in a first half which saw the Warriors fall 12-22 behind. He said the second half provided the kind of template the Warriors had been working on in the preseason and the opening rounds of the competition. With a completion rate of 18 from 21 sets (86 per cent), the Warriors were able to dominate

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longer trains. He is a self-employed interior plasterer, but remains heavily involved with boxing as a medical liaison officer, a job he describes as “a lot of paperwork.” He has been involved in various roles for more than 40 years, and still sees the sport of boxing as “the ultimate buzz.” For Tim, one memory in particular holds special significance. “Kevin in Los Angeles, 1984, winning his silver medal is still my

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 South Island Hotels Limited, (The Licensee, C/- Omega Hospitality, PO Box 39395, HOWICK, Auckland 2145), Private Company has made application to the District Licensing Committee in Christchurch for the issue of an On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at 8 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch known as Horse & Jockey. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: Tavern. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8am to 2am the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee at, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

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OPAWA LIQUOR CENTRE LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 15 Opawa Road, Christchurch 8023), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 15 Opawa Road known as OPAWA LIQUOR CENTRE.

DELUXE CINEMAS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 22255, Christchurch, Christchurch 8140), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 1/3 Garlands Road known as DELUXE CINEMAS.

POT STICKER LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 25147, Victoria Street, Christchurch 8144), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 123 Victoria Street known as SISTER KONG.

HOST GROUP INVESTMENT LIMITED, (LICENSEE, Host Restaurant, 106 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 106 Riccarton Road, Riccarton known as HOST. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE TAVERN The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 2.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 30 March 2017.

NOTICES advertising Sports, Clubs, Schools, Organisations, AGMs, Legal Notices, Public Notices, Family Notices, Births, Deaths, Memoriams, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements... For all your important notices, advertise in The star, where it will be seen by 179,000 people every Thursday. For professional, helpful service, Phone 379-7100

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 30 March 2017.

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

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE THEATRE/CINEMA

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2

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

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.




FERRYMEAD EVENTS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 3 Pipiri Street, Pegasus 7612), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 50 Ferrymead Park Drive known as FERRYMEAD EVENTS CENTRE.

JYOTI FOOD LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Jyoti Food Limited, Own Masala, 1 Wakefield Avenue, Christchurch 8081), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 1 Wakefield Avenue known as OWN MASALA.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 10.00AM TO 11.00PM

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3 The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 10.00PM The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

SECTION 127 101 & 120 C D T HOLDINGS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 103 Trafalgar Street, Christchurch 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal & variation of ON-LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 119 Farrington Avenue known as BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM. HOURS SOUGHT: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

ADDINGTON RACEWAY LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 9036, Addington, Christchurch 8243), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 98 Wrights Road, Addington known as ADDINGTON EVENTS CENTRE. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE FUNCTION CENTRE. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY (OTHER THAN NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP DAY) 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 30 March 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 BAR BAR BLACK SHEEP LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 8 Kaikainui Lane, Christchurch 8051), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 123 Victoria Street known as LOUIS/RED LIGHT DISTRICT. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.


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CHOOOO CHOOOO !!!! The weekend of 8th& 9th April is Steam Scene’s Annual Steam Extravaganza at McLean’s Island Road. The day is full of working demonstrations where approx. 25 traction engines and steam vehicles will be involved in working displays of sawmilling, sheep shearing, road making, threshing, water pumping, blacksmithing and stone crushing. There will be a number of traction engines visiting Christchurch for the first time as well as the 2 Showman’s engines from the UK. They will return to the UK after this Event. A steam train will be taking people on free rides. The Steam Museum will be running its many stationary steam engines. The steam is generated from a large wood fired boiler and for family fun they can watch the huge model railway run. Food and drink stalls will be on hand for refreshments. Plenty of off road parking. Gates open 9 am with final demonstrations at 3 pm on both days. There is no working Eftpos on site and no dogs permitted. People can get up close to the machines and experience what it was like to operate such vehicles in the old days as well as the sounds and smell generated by them. A miniature train is running with rides costing $2. The major working displays are in covered areas and will be staggered throughout the day making it easy to see how big shiny driving rods and flywheels are linked together to turn steam into power.


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FANCY 'a side' of ocean view with your brekkie? Well it's available on the menu at the Pierview Restaurant. Located upstairs in the New Brighton Club, the Pierview Restaurant has always been a popular destination for dining and private functions. Offering uninterrupted views of beach, pier and coastline, the view is a stunning accompaniment to any occasion. Warmer weekends in Canterbury have seen an increase in people enjoying the beach side and to add to the seaside attraction the Pierview is now open Sundays from 10.30am to 2pm for brunch. Offering all the expected scrumptious breakfast/brunch delights, the menu also caters to children. Apart from Sunday Brunch the Pierview is open from 5.30pm Friday to Sunday serving quality, yet very affordable, a la carte dining. The last Sunday of the month has

turned into a tradition with the Pierview’s ‘all you can eat’ Buffet. Priced at just $25 per person, tables fill fast on buffet nights, so bookings are essential. And on all the other Sundays, there’s a choice of the regular dinner menu, blackboard specials, or take advantage of the great value $25 set three course Sunday special. Mother’s Day is approaching Sunday 14th May - so be sure to book soon to secure your table on 388 9416. Downstairs the club's Tramshed Bistro is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday with a great selection of meals, light meals, and snacks. As well as great dining, the New Brighton Club provides regular live music, big screen sport and rugby, gaming room, plus social and sporting sections. Enquiries to become a member are most welcome. New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Phone 388 9416.

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CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 7pm - Lonesome Sue; 10.15pm - Shannon CooperGarland. Saturday 7pm Everlong; 10.15pm - Southfield. Sunday 5.30pm - Rusila. AIKMANS: Friday 7.30pm - XFiles duo. BARETTA: Friday 4pm - Live music; 7.30pm - Live music; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm DJ Double Header. BECKS SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Saturday 9pm Riff Raff. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BLACK HORSE: Saturday Luke Karaoke. BLUE SMOKE: Sunday 8pm The Way North (AU) & ‘South Island’ Tour with support Blair Parkes ‘Cardigan Bay’ & Ryan Fisherman, tickets $14+bf @UTR. Wednesday 8pm - Jon Toogood SOLD OUT (second show announced Thursday 13 April, tickets $42.50+bf @ BROUGHAM: Friday 8pm Live music. Saturday 8pm Jenlin’s Karaoke. CARLTON: Thursday 9pm Summer Drive. Friday 10pm Smashbox. Saturday 10.30pm Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday 4pm - Quiz. Monday 5pm Marcel. Tuesday 6pm - Open Mic Night with Co-op. Wednesday 8.30pm D’Sendantz duo. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 9pm DJ Paul McKessar. Saturday 9pm - DJ Ash-S. CELTIC ARMS INN: Friday Micky Rat Karaoke. CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, IRISH SOCIETY HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - The Kilmarnock Edition, members $10/Non $12. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRYMEAD: Thursday Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Saturday 8.30pm - Hot Gossip. Sunday 5pm - Jazza. DARKROOM: Thursday Lakes & The Magic Band. Friday - Disparo (SYD). Saturday - Hawaiian Maiden. Wednesday - No Material Allowed. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson; 9.30pm - Aleon. Saturday 2pm - Kitchen Collective; 9.30pm - Get Set. Sunday 2pm - Jazz Session. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ. Friday 10pm - DJ. Saturday 10pm - DJ. Sunday 10pm - DJ. FINNEGANS PREBBLETON TAVERN: Friday 8pm - Live band... 5 Steps from Nowhere.

JON TOOGOOD @ BLUE SMOKE. Second show announced Thursday 13 April.

GARDEN BUFFET CAFE: Friday 6pm - Sima & Vaeio. HOHEPA: Saturday 7.30pm Duo Tapas feat. Owen Moriarty (classical guitar) & Rupa Maitra (violin), tickets on eventfinda. HORNBY WMC: Friday 7pm (downstairs) - Jo’s Karaoke; 8pm (upstairs) - Title Fight feat. Bowyn ‘Boman’ Morgan v Gunnar ‘The Stunna’ Jackson. Saturday 4.30pm - Barross; 8pm - Drama Queens. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Thursday & Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Monday 7pm - Cosmic Shambles. Tickets @ticketek. JANES BAR: Wednesday Open Mic Night. Saturday Live music. Sunday - Live blues. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday Misftiz. Saturday - The Cassettes. MAK TAVERN: Friday 9pm Sign of the Firebird. Saturday 9pm - No Secrets. Sunday - The Elevators. MICKY FINNS: Thursday Live music. Friday - Live music. Saturday - Live music. Sunday Open Mic with Willie. Monday - Live music. Tuesday - Live music. Wednesday - Live music. OAK N FERRY, WOOLSTON: Friday - I Alone. Saturday - Sundown. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR: Friday 9pm - DJ Chick. Saturday 9pm - N-didjah-nis. R.A.T (ROSE & THISTLE): Thursday 8pm - Karaoke with DJ Annalea. Friday 9.30pm Don’t Tell Mama. Saturday 9.30pm - DJ Annalea. RICHMOND WMC: Friday 7.30pm - Dateless n Desperate PopRockBand. Saturday 7pm Ian Mac. Sunday 3pm - Andy Page (aka Fleck). SANDRIDGE HOTEL: Thursday 8pm - DJ Chick Karaoke. Friday 8pm - 12 Gauge. Wednesday 7pm - Jam Session. ST ALBANS SHIRLEY CLUB: Friday 7pm Rockabella.

STOCKxCHANGE BAR, SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - Hot Gossip. Saturday 7pm - Antix. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB: Thursday 7.30pm - Stephen McDaid. Friday 9.30pm - The Shameless Few. Saturday 9.30pm - HeadRush. Tuesday 7.30pm - Topia. Wednesday 7.30pm - Willie McArthur. TEMPS BAR: Friday 8.30pm No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Live music. Tuesday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm - Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG: Thursday 10pm Assembly Required. Friday 11pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday 11pm - The Corks. Tuesday 7.30pm - Jammin’ with the Jamesons. Wednesday 7pm - Lindon Puffin. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: Thursday - Fat Stallions. Friday - In the City. Saturday - Eddie Simon. Wednesday - Karaoke. THE CUBAN: Friday 8pm Live music. THE FITZ: Friday 9.30pm Wired. Saturday 9.30pm - Code Red. THE MILLER: Friday 9pm Decoy Duck. Saturday 9.30pm Old Skool. Wednesday 8pm Karaoke with Lance. THE WAVE BAR: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS: Friday 9pm Reckless duo. TWISTED HOP: Friday 7.30pm - Guns on Sunday. WINNIES CITY: Friday Local. Saturday - Audiology presents Med School wEtherwood, Keeno & Royalston. WOOLSTON BRASS @ ORANGE STUDIOS: Thursday 6pm - Virtuoso Brass 2017 feat. Woolston Brass & Woolston Brass Concert Brass soloists & ensembles, free. WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7pm - Rockabella. WUNDERBAR, LYTTELTON: Saturday 9pm Billy TK Senior, $10 entry. Tuesday 7pm - Open mic.

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COMMUNITY MARKET Thursday, 8.30am-1pm, 51 Pages Rd MT PLEASANT FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, McCormacks Bay Rd FRIDAY-SUNDAY TRANSTASMAN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY SERIES International wheelchair rugby is making its way back to Christchurch for the first time since 2009 and it’s a juicy transtasman rivalry. Our national wheelchair rugby team, the Wheel Blacks, take on world No 1 and recent Paralympic champions Australia in a five-test series this weekend. The first games tip off on Friday at 2.30pm and 7pm. Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre. Free entry SATURDAY, 9.30AM-2PM BUBS AND BEYOND AUTUMN MARKET Bumps, Bubs and Beyond is holding its autumn market this weekend. There will be 50 local small businesses on site with products and services for the little people in your lives. Free entry and a great day out for the family. There will be an ATM machine, coffee and food available. Get along and support local Canterbury mums. St Andrew’s College Old Gym, 347 Papanui Rd

SATURDAY, 10AM-2PM STALL IN THE HALL MARKET Christchurch South Intermediate School is hosting its annual community market in the school hall. Head down for a sausage sizzle and shop for some bargains. South Christchurch Intermediate School, 204 Selwyn St. Free entry SATURDAY, 10AM TAI TAPU RUN FESTIVAL The Hoka One One Tai Tapu Run Festival is Canterbury’s biggest little-run event. The festival will feature the premier 15km road race, 10km fun run and social walk, and the children’s 1km dash. The perfect lead-in six weeks out from the Christchurch Marathon means the premier 15km road race features some of the country’s top distance runners. Tai Tapu School SATURDAY, 10AM-2PM IMAGINATION STATION Imagination Station is bringing Lego to the Fendalton Library. The event aims to build confident, lifelong learners by providing accessible and inspiring Lego

to encourage creative play. Imagination Station is a notfor-profit activity with a whole lot of Lego. Gold coin donation recommended. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd SATURDAY, 10AM-12.30PM UNDER-FIVES MARKET Come along to the under fiveyear-olds market. There will be a huge variety, with a mix of new and pre-owned clothing, toys, books and equipment for sale. Cash sales only. Go and get yourself a bargain. Cashmere Club, 88 Hunter Tce. Entry $2 SATURDAY NOON-4PM LOST AND FOUND MARKET For the first time, this market will bring its unique range of independent designers, arts and crafts to the Christchurch Arts Centre. The market will feature about 50 carefully curated stalls, including independent designers, handmade arts and crafts, a vintage emporium, live music and food and coffee. Great Hall and North Quad, The Christchurch Arts Centre

auction to raise funds for its popular ‘nippers’ programme. Work from a range of New Zealand artists will be on sale from sculptures, paintings and pottery to handcrafted jewellery, sketches, photography and more. A light supper will be provided, with viewings from 5pm. South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Pde SATURDAY, 7.30-10PM LAF QUIZ NIGHT Join Joe Bennett for a riotous night of performance and questions. Book a table to enter a team of four to six people – only 25 tables available. Awesome cabaret acts introduce rounds of questions crafted by Joe Bennett and designed to challenge everyone. Doors, drinks and food will be available from 7pm. The quiz will raise funds for Sculpture on the Peninsula 2017, with Cholmondeley Children’s Centre the ultimate beneficiary. For more information, visit http://www.

SATURDAY 1.30-2.30PM ACCORDION CONCERT The Christchurch Accordion Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Linwood Library on Saturday. The group will deliver a concord of sounds from this beautiful folk instrument. The orchestra was formed in 1972 but nowadays it focuses on the joy of making music for fun and entertainment. Eastgate Mall SATURDAY 7-11PM ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER The South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club is hosting an art

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LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce Lyttelton Arts Factory, 34 Oxford St THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, 7.30-9.30PM THE CANTERBURY TALES When Geoffrey Chaucer first put pen to paper in 1397, he would never have dreamed that his work would be brought to life in a country he’d never heard of. Join Canterbury University’s dramasoc for a pilgrimage where nothing is sacred. Adapted by Lindsay Price and directed by Rheanna Walsh. Jack Mann Auditorium, Solway Ave, Ilam SUNDAY, 12.30-2.30PM FAERIE PICNIC (RAIN DATE) Everyone’s invited to the final faerie picnic of the summer. There will be games, a garden tour, free face-painting, giant bubbles, hulahoops and a faerie garden teacup competition. Rawhiti Domain, South Brighton. Free entry


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Welcome to our Autumn Activities Calendar. With lots to see and do, we hope you can join us! ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by

The NZ Young@Heart Chorus

Saturday, April 8th, 7pm! Syd Mannion Photography

Show Preview 1 - NZ Young@Heart Chorus

Friday 7th April - 11.30am / Open Home 11-1pm ‘Walking on Sunshine’ preview, light refreshments & Open Home. 104 Wharenui Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. Ph 03 348 2445 or email

Show Preview 2 - NZ Young@Heart Chorus

Friday 7th April - 2.30pm / Open Home 2-3.30pm ‘Walking on Sunshine’ preview, light refreshments & Open Home. 28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch Ph 03 348 5305 or email

The Main Event - Arvida proudly presents ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by NZ Young@Heart Chorus Sat 8th April - 7pm at The Piano, 156 Armagh St, Christchurch. Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors $25, Children $15 Ph 03 974 3111 or

A wonderful night out for all - new soloists, costumes, songs, and all your old favourites! Easter Celebrations - Tuesday 11th April - 1-3pm

Why not pop in with your loved one or family this Tuesday for a wonderful afternoon in the garden. Enjoy tea, coffee, hot cross buns, and take home some yummy Easter eggs!

71 Middleton Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. Ph 03 348 4362 or email

ANZAC Day Morning Tea - Tues 25 April - 10am

You’re all welcome to come along for a morning tea to commemorate ANZAC Day. We will be observing one-minute silence, honouring servicemen and women, past and present.

28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch Ph 03 348 5305 or email If you need help getting to an event and home again, or you would like further information, please phone Jude on 021 227 1776

The attitude of living well.

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