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SERVICEMAN: John Carr’s ship was torpedoed while travelling in a convoy in World War 2. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

By Tom Doudney AT 15, John Carr felt “very, very lucky” stepping ashore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after the sinking of his merchant navy oil tanker, The Stratford in the Atlantic Ocean during World War 2. Now 92, and Templeton RSA’s oldest returned serviceman, Mr Carr’s thoughts will drift back to those years and his fallen comrades on Anzac Day. He remembers well the night in September 1940 when his ship was hit by a torpedo while travelling in a convoy on the way to Jamaica. “It was about midnight, we were asleep in our cabin and there was an almighty thud which woke us all up. I looked out of a porthole and I saw a reflection of flame and I thought it was another merchant ship in the convoy but it was us on fire because we had oil bunkers and we had been hit there,” Mr Carr said. •Turn to page 4

By Julia Evans AVONHEAD PARK Cemetery could be renamed to reflect its significance as the final resting place of many victims of the earthquakes. The Friends of Avonhead Cemetery group is lobbying to have the name changed to the Avonhead Memorial Cemetery. In a deputation to the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board, group chairman Clive Paris told the board the February 22, 2011, earthquake memorial should be reflected in the cemetery’s title. “The cemetery is the final resting place for the four unidentified people and many others who lost their lives in the earthquake,” he said. The four people who lost their lives in the CTV building and could not be identified after the quake were Shawn Lucas, of Christchurch, Elsa Torres De Frood, of Peru, Rhea Mae Sumalpong, of the Philippines, and Veleri Volnov, a Russian-born New Zealand resident. •Turn to page 4

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THE JOHN Carr’s of this world have seen and experienced things many of us hopefully will never have to. Seventy-six years ago John’s merchant ship was torpedoed during the early stages of World War 2. Not everyone on board survived, but John, then 15 made it to the safety of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Now 92, he is the Templeton RSA’s oldest returned serviceman. Reporter Tom Doudney interviewed him (page 1) and reports back that John is a cherry bloke, looking forward to another Anzac Day next Tuesday. John went on to join the Royal Navy and saw action right through to the end of the war, which of course was a great relief. “We were still alive, that was the thing. We had come through it.” That says it all. – Barry Clarke

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Retirees battle trucks By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HEAVY VEHICLES are causing headaches for residents again – this time at the Lady Wigram Retirement Village. Residents are saying their villas double-glazed windows are “no match” for blocking out the noise of frequent container carriers, trucks, trailer units and speeding cars driving past. Western News reported last week heavy vehicles using Jarnac Boulevard to access the Noble Village Subdivision in Yaldhurst were “non-stop” according to nearby residents. About 15 fed-up residents called a meeting with Wigram MP Megan Woods, city coun- FED-UP: Annoyed Lady Wigram Retirement Village residents stand outside their street as a heavy vehicle cillor Anne Galloway and city PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN council staff over noisy vehicles drives past. frequently using Lodestar Ave up to say it is not suitable for built along the residential near the retirement village last heavy vehicles..don’t necesstreet as part of the village’s Monday. sarily need speed bumps. ongoing developments. As a result the city council Something that will cut traffic Lodestar Ave was opened in will set up a monitoring out,” she said. February last year. project to measure the weight, Concerns have been raised Resident Bob Prescott said speed and volume of traffic usheavy vehicles are using the while the trucks are not coning the road. road as a shortcut into the intinuous they make a “hell of a Village manager Sarah dustrial part of Parkhouse Rd. racket.” Jacobson said there are 21 vilIt comes after plans for a “We would like peace and las facing onto Lodestar Ave hospital, dementia unit and quiet and look out for your are affected by the noise. rest-home are planned to be senior citizens,” he said. “We want a couple of signs


In Brief FUNDING GRANT The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board has approved the grant of $600 from the 2016/2017 youth development fund to two residents in the western area. Islington resident Michaela O’Donoghue was granted $300 to compete in the National Rock ‘n’ Roll Competitions in Wanganui this month. Another $300 was granted to Hornby resident Chyna-Maree Keen who will attend the New Zealand Softball Developing Girls’ High Performance Camp.

His views were supported by his wife Anne Prescott who said the residents would like to sit at their outside patio on sunny days but could not with the noise. At the meeting Mr Prescott raised concerns residents could not open their windows near the road and often had the daylight blocked out. “Hardly an acceptable retirement situation,” he said. The residents will make a deputation to the HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board. Dr Woods said the residents have a legitimate concern as the road was never meant for short cuts. She said it is important the issue is brought to the community board so the council staff can look at different options to address the issue. “There has got to be a proper look at this to make sure we are not just shifting the problem from one street,” she said. HAVE YOUR SAY: Are heavy vehicles causing disruption in your area? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi

PARKING NIGHTMARE Residents of Bentley St, Fenhall St, Pinehurst Crs and Penwood St in Avonhead feel unsafe driving out of their own driveways. There are too many cars from nearby businesses lining the streets. Dwayne McCormick from the Avonhead Community Group Inc spoke to the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board regarding residents’ concerns. There is currently a two hour parking limit on the streets but the board is looking to cut that down to 60 minutes. FOOTBALL FUNDING Halswell United player and Burnside student Caleb Hide has received funding to attend the NSR Kanga Cup football tournament in Canberra. The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board approved $350 to go towards his trip in July.

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Call to change cemetery name

•From page 1 There were a further 20 people laid to rest in the cemetery, which features a large circular memorial with a stone dedication in the centre. The central feature of the memorial is intended as a gift from the city to the four unfound victims – it includes six plaques with text in English, Filipino, Maori, Russian, Spanish and braille. The group also want the 30-year-old street signage and the cemetery’s frontage to be updated. Mr Paris said the cemetery is difficult to find, which is not ideal when there are families visiting from abroad. Families have had to ask residents for help when they’ve been lost, he said. “It’s really hard to get to, especially if you don’t know where you’re going,” board deputy chairman Sam MacDonald said. The board is waiting for an investigation into the requests by city council staff and will go back to the group with its findings.

SERVICE: John Carr’s war medals. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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MEMORIAL: The Friends of Avonhead Cemetery want recognition for the cemetery as the official internment site for the February 22, 2011, earthquake victims.

•From page 1 “Two people in the engine room were killed outright and we took to a lifeboat. It was very, very cold.” Some of the crew were suffering from hypothermia by the time they were picked up a few hours later by a naval vessel. In May, 1943, when he was 18, Mr Carr joined the British Royal Navy with which he served for the remainder of the war. In April, 1945, his naval party landed in Ostend, Belgium, as the Allies pushed towards victory. “We stayed in Holland for a while and fed the children, they were starving to death, and we went right through to Germany. Our object was to take the Blohm & Voss U-Boat yards in Hamburg which we did because we thought the Russians might have been

coming down the Elbe river and taking all the secrets of the Germans,” Mr Carr said. “We were successful, we got all that, and I stayed in Hamburg for nearly two years after. I was in Hamburg for the Armistice Day and all that.” He remembered the end of the war as a great relief. “We were still alive, that was the thing. We had come through it.” After the war, Mr Carr and his wife emigrated from the United Kingdom to New Zealand and he joined the newly formed Royal New Zealand Navy. Anzac Day still meant a great deal to him. He said it was important that the children of today were aware of what they had been fighting for – freedom and democracy.

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Brockovich joins quarry battle

WORK UNDER WAY: Celebrity environmental activist Erin Brockovich with Yaldhurst residents Anna and Neil Youngmann.

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CELEBRITY environmental activist Erin Brockovich has been called in to help residents suffering long-term health effects from nearby quarries in Yaldhurst. Residents living as close as 80m to Winstone Aggregates held a meeting with the activist and legal clerk last Tuesday. Mrs Brockovich was in the city earlier this week to speak with people still waiting for insurance claims to come through postearthquake. During that time, it was arranged for residents to meet with Mrs Brockovich and Shine Lawyers New Zealand managing director Andrew Hooker for about an hour. Mrs Brockovich is most famous for her successful lawsuit against the huge company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and was immortalised in a film named after her. Resident Anna Youngman said photographs of the dust-infested conditions residents are living in will be shown throughout America and Australia. “It is just going to make this clean, green image of New Zea-

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land look very tarnished,” she said. Mr Hooker said resources and expertise, including specialised air monitoring equipment, will be sent over from the United States. “It is very early days for us; we certainly are going to be supporting these people and Brockovich is not back in the United States yet, but when she is, she will send us equipment over so we can start taking this case on,” he said. Mr Hooker said it is a basic human right to have clean air and drinkable water, and authorities need to step up to make sure it happens. It was reported two independent tests showed dust near the quarries contained crystalline silica which causes lung cancer

and silicosis. Last year, testing by Environment Canterbury showed dust around Yaldhurst had exceeded air pollution guidelines on 16 occasions and is associated with quarry activities. Some residents were recently informed their water is contaminated with E. coli bacteria. “If you go out to hang the washing out, you put a mask on. If you are inside, you have to put a mask on . . . for me, being treated like a third world country resident, I just had to get off that merry-go-round and go public,” Mrs Youngman said. Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board chairman Mike Mora said Brockovich getting involved is the best thing that could ever happen.


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Botanist’s fight to bring back native Carol Jensen has spent more than 30 years working as a botanist and cultivating her own native miniature forest. She spoke to Georgia O’ConnorHarding about her love for the outdoors, her battle to keep native plants in the city and her special rejuvenation project on Banks Peninsula Tell me about the hillside that took you more than 30 years to plant? It is less than a hectare but I guess I have always been keen on native trees and native plants. When we bought this property 30 years ago, it was just land with no trees on it. It is a nice piece of land on Kennedys Bush Rd just at the base of the hill opposite the Halswell Quarry. It is a lovely site to plant all sorts of native plants. There are all types of vegetation. You could have forest, wetlands and rocky outcrops, grasslands, shrublands vegetation, so it was perfect for me. It is located at the base of the hill near Hyndhope Rd. What gave you the stamina to

A LIFE OUTDOORS: In her time as a botanist for more than 30 years Carol Jensen has planted her very own hillside. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

keep planting the same hillside for 30 years? I guess I have a passion for native plants and also partly because I work as a selfemployed botanist. There is very little native vegetation left in

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and I think that is sad. Most people wouldn’t have a clue what a native tree looks like. I think we should try and keep any remnants we have got. You have been at Kennedys Bush for so long. How has it changed? When we came at the end of the 1980s, we were on a bare paddock and the Halswell Quarry was operating as a proper quarry and there weren’t any ponds there. It was grazed and that was it. We got some of the quarry rock to clad our house. We did all the stone work on the outside. It was all very bare around here. So one of the big differences is the bell birds have come back. As we started planting, gradually they came so they are here in the winter. Now we have them all year round and they nest in our forest. What made you stay there? Because we can make the surroundings. I couldn’t bare to live in suburbia with these huge houses and trim little lawns and immaculate gardens. I prefer something wild and lovely. I just couldn’t bare to move, especially with all the investment we have made to make this a lovely place.

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species and rejuvenate the city What are your favourite natives to plant? Plants like broadleaf, ngaio, five-finger shrub – things like that. My husband and I have done a lot of work in the Halswell Quarry on a voluntary basis. It is a similar theme; we are interested in the native plants and we want to bring back that theme of planting. We would like to think other people will do it too, so we will have a naturalised waterway from the quarry to where it enters Halswell River. Do you and your husband mainly do the planting by yourself at Halswell Quarry? In the early days we organised working bees and I still have several sites up there I did individually. In the last four or five years, we have got a block of land on Banks Peninsula which we are regenerating. A lot of our spare time goes to helping that bush regenerate and so I don’t spend quite as much time in the quarry. What do you like so much about native plants? They are all evergreen and they are very resistant to fire. That is why those trees should be planted on the Port Hills. It is bad to have so many pine trees there. They just burn so well and

GROWTH: With a passion for native plants, Kennedys Bush botanist Carol Jensen has spent more than 30 years cultivating her own hillside. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

fires get out of control. If you have native evergreen trees that will stop most fires. Will you be involved in the recovery of the Port Hills? I don’t have direct involvement up there but I would certainly like to see more native evergreen plantings on the hill. I think it is the only way to go. But the problem is most of it is private land. I would like to volunteer. But at the moment all our time is spent on our 75ha piece of land between Port Levy Saddle and Little River. That takes up most

of our time but, if I had anymore time, I would like to plant on the Port Hills. Tell me about your rejuvenation project on Banks Peninsula? We don’t actually plant, but we are encouraging the rejuvenation by taking off all stock and getting rid of weeds and pest patrol. It will never be finished in our life-time. And there is quite a bit of grassland on it because it was part of a farm. There is grassland, shrubland and original forest with some big old trees.

There are thousands upon thousands seedlings coming up and they will gradually take over the grasslands. We are not planting it because we could never do it as well as nature does it. We are thinking of the future generations so hopefully they will be able to enjoy it. Hopefully more people will do the same thing so Banks Peninsula can have some more forest. It would be nice if the Port Hills had forest too. Are you still a botanist? I am supposed to be retired. I mainly identify, describe and write about the values of our natural vegetation and remnants. I get short-term contracts with the city council, Department of Conservation or private companies. Companies that are looking to keep their natural remnants. Where did you start your career? I do have a degree from Canterbury University but I started off 40 years ago working in the high country in the tussock grasslands as a botanist. I got most of my knowledge from the hills and mountains in Central Otago and Canterbury. I carried on doing that until 2000 and went out on my own to more local work. I got to know a lot more about Banks Peninsula,

the Canterbury plains vegetation and also around Lake Ellesmere. How do you think the ecology of the city has done postearthquake? It is the thing with all these new subdivisions under way. Sometimes I have to wonder about covering up all this good farmland and low-lying area with houses. I guess it will work out in the end. Some of the subdivisions that are being built in Kennedys Bush shouldn’t be there as they are on land prone to flooding. Did you grow up in the city? I was born in the city but I spent the first 12 years on my life in Karamea on the West Coast. I went to Cashmere High School. A part from travelling overseas I have lived here most my life. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I enjoy being on the land here or at Banks Peninsula. I am happiest out in the garden, the bush or out tramping. Nearly all our spare time is spent doing something with native plants. We still go for trips where we go tramping all over the South Island. I enjoy tramping up in the mountains. Last Christmas we went down to Stewart Island.

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Hornby mega centre debate continues The Hub Hornby centre manager Jason Marsden writes about the proposed Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool complex

DECISIONS: Denton Park is one of the three possible location options for the proposed Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool.

councillors, there always seems to have been more pressing demands on the city council’s resources. From upgrades to the city centre to, in my early days, seemingly constant changes to the New Brighton mall traffic situation. In 1974, the velodrome at Denton Park was completed. Perhaps arguably one of the most significant investments in the


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area. Since then, population and passing traffic has increased beyond most people’s imagination and no end is in sight. Most significant developments have been via private endeavours, such as at The Hub Hornby, which is privately-owned by around 200 local shareholders. In the coming weeks, the people of Hornby will see and be able to comment on what is


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are a Hornby resident, you are part of the community, end of story. This spirit has shone as the south-west of the city has seen huge growth post-2011. Perhaps it is this humble and non-complaining nature that has seen Hornby somewhat overlooked for major infrastructure investment. In spite of a hugely passionate and hardworking community board and city


Is Hornby about to get its day in the sun? Growing up in New Brighton, for me Hornby was just somewhere you drove through when heading south. A main road passing agricultural co-operative Ravensdown, crossing train tracks and a large H sign on the corner marking the mall. Little did I know that Hornby Mall, as it was then, would play such a large part in my future. Only upon moving to Hornby in 2001 did I realise what a strong community it is. Almost like a country town – the Hornby folk did not much care for what happened in the city, did not expect anything in return, but rather got on with whatever job was at hand and remained true and proud of their local history. One major divergence from the country-town analogy is how immediately welcome new people are made to feel. Once you

potentially going to be the most significant city council investment in the area for the foreseeable future. The Hub Hornby will be hosting a display with information on the potential new library and service centre as well as a community pool. The locations and configuration of these facilities are all open for discussion and community input. I think we are very lucky to have such a central resource as Denton and Kyle parks, not to mention the more removed Warren Park. While I know the current sporting users of Denton Park have concerns over potential impacts to their facilities, it is not very often that this community gets to step back and assess its resources to create what could be a model of modern community services. The opportunities for Kyle Park to be upgraded to provide more sporting grounds seems to be well worth exploring given its unsuitability for building on due to being a former landfill site. Whatever the eventual outcome, I would encourage everyone in the community to assess the options and have their say so that Hornby can finally have its day in the sun.

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Your Local Views to go) and 2: we all knew this trouble would come to fruition but would the city council listen to shop owners or rate payers? Of course not because they knew better. Now the short staff police need to monitor/patrol and now bylaws have to be changed/ reviewed/passed. Bloody ridiculous Ann Carey – Something needs to happen to make these bad-mannered brats behave themselves. People will stop going there and business will suffer. I think it could be a good idea.

We said: Should the new Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool be one big mega-facility or separate facilities located at either Denton, Kyle or Warren parks? You said: Hamish Middleton – I did a survey with more than 50 votes in a few days. Overwhelming majority wanted this centre at Sockburn Park. It has never been voted to be solely these three places by the public. It is not necessarily a Hornby centre. It is a south-west centre. Sockburn had the best pool in the city and it was canned; also a service centre which was canned. Mike Mora and Vicki Buck need to start listening to what people want. If you look at where population

sits, then it should be closer to Sockburn/Wigram. Next to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand would also be awesome.

pool in Kyle and a library in by the mall, more space for pool parking over there and close to school for extra use.

Marc Duff – Kyle Park is definitely the answer, and a mega-facility if it saves cost but gives us all the facilities. Have no confidence in Mike Mora. Why would you withhold information and as for our ward councillor we might as well not have one.

Claire Exton – Mega facility and at Kyle Park.

Heather Wilkins – Crumbs a new library about time. Not sure about where it should go. Will have to think about it. Peter Osborne – Separate


Kim Gardener – Mega facility at Warren Park. Matthew Boyce – Just don’t make rugby and cricket move from Denton Park Joanne Thomson – Definitely a mega facility at Kyle Park. Sonya O’Connor – One big mega

We said: A police constable, who works the beat around the area in Riccarton with increasing youth crime, describes the anti-social problem and why an antiloitering bylaw will help. Would you be in support of such a bylaw? You said: Nicky Griffith – That bus exchange should never have happen in my opinion! 1: no room down Riccarton Rd for traffic as it is without bloody buses piling up (the ambulances are slowed down as traffic has no where

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Damian Jackson – If the exchange provides a warm place to hang out then make it so you can’t get in there without a transfer or metrocard scanner on the door maybe ? Andrew Bray – Great idea now whose going to police it? Thee neighbourhood watch. Jeremy Maxwell – Whatever happened to unlawful assembly where three or more people were seen to be loitering and menacing they can be arrested. Cam Gallie – Here’s a better idea. Why don’t the kids just get a life, how do they not get bored standing around doing nothing? Corey Humm – Never. People wont be able to hang out in public without fear of being arrested. Stephen Leitch – City council should have known better as the locals are often the first sources of impending trouble with such facilities.

with the problem, find these kids something to do.

Alice Geary – The issue is these kids have nothing else to do arresting them is not going to solve this problem

Heather Wilkins – Yes. The police used to have a drunken’ disorderly law too. Don’t know if they still use but in England they do and they are locked up.

Trudy Benham – Such a negative way to try and deal

Roger K Tichbon – Stupid the youth don’t care, all they get

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Denton Park Velodrome bears testimony to the ideal siting and much utilised characteristics of Denton Park.Within this context therefore the siting of the south west pool complex would complement this sporting focused venue. In sheer contrast however the siting of the Hornby library and service centre in the same domain lacks integrity and would totally demean the nature of Denton Park. Despite parochial views by those noting separate facilities costing more to build than combining them in a mega centre facilities these views are hypothetical contrived theories as opposed to factual data to support them. The possible loss of one rugby field and loss of cricket fields or reduction in their boundaries would deem the instigation of the entire $34 million mega centre complex at Denton Park a retrograde step. Given the myriad of land opportunities prevalent in south-west a realistically sized plot could surely be obtained to build a purpose built library and service centre to service the needs of Hornby and outlining personnel. Alternatively these could be ideally situated either within or in conjunction to the Hornby Hub, thus attracting a myriad of local national and international visitors utilising a purpose built or leased venue within the business precinct.

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By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MANY WOULD not give a second thought to the work that goes into creating an orchestral score for a film. But not for one of the city’s most promising composer’s, Matt Everingham, who will travel to New York city to study the genre of music. The Broomfield resident has been accepted into New York University/ASCAP Film Scoring Summer Workshop to study orchestral music for film. Everingham, 22, has been selected to study with musicians from all around the world and learn from well-known composers, including Mark Snow, next month. At the end of the workshop, musicians on the course will arrange a piece of music to be recorded with the New York University Orchestra. Everingham said while film music is meant to be a background component, it is something he has always focused on. “I have always been interested in how music tells stories. . . how music can narrate story lines and emphasise things you wouldn’t normally think,” he said. Everingham has made a mark

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in the city’s musical theatre industry at a relatively young age, playing the piano, directing and composing for companies, including The Court Theatre and

Showbiz Christchurch. His original song Fractures: In Memoriam was premiered at Westminster Abbey, London, in 2015, while other original work

has been performed at the Miami Fashion Film Festival. He may have “dabbled” in creating orchestra scores for several short New Zealand films, but

Everingham said the best place to study the genre is the United States. His favourite composer is the late Bernard Herrmann who collaborated with late director Sir Alfred Hitchcock. “He is amazing . . . his themes are really iconic from the golden age era,” Everingham said. And upon his return from New York, Everingham will dive straight into one of his biggest roles yet as the musical director for Showbiz Christchurch’s production of Sister Act. While Everingham has worked in several large productions, it will be his first major show where he will hold the reins as musical director. In between his freelance work, Everingham finished off his Bachelor of Music in composition last year and his Bachelor of Law at Canterbury University. He said he would like to combine a career of music and law ensuring artists are treated fairly. As for performing on the stage himself, Everingham said it is something he has always been scared of. “I am much more comfortable playing the piano or waving a baton instead,” he said.

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CBHS rugby co-ordinator and assistant coach Rob Smith said it will be “quite nice to play them again.” The team is still in its development stages, with a 30-man squad picked to play Southland and compete in Hamilton on Friday in the St Paul’s Collegiate School rugby festival. After that tournament, the

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Now is the perfect time to try something new

May 27th and 28th

WORKERS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Roopu Kaimahi Matauranga O Waitaha

Term Two begins May 8th - June 30th Some of the events include: Dr Stringer and Migrant Worker Exploitation, Community education and courses throughout the year Feminist History, The Howard League for Penal Reform, 59 Gloucester Street. Phone: 366 0285 admin@cwea.org.nz Painting Ruins,Email: Sit to be Fit, Digitial Photos & www.cwea.org.nz How to Self-Publish. facebook.com/canterburywea 59 Gloucester Street | Phone: 366 0285 Email: admin@cwea.org.nz | www.cwea.org.nz facebook.com/canterburywea

As daylight saving ends and the evenings become longer why not take the opportunity to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill, meet some new people and have fun at the same time then join one of Papanui High School’s exciting range of Adult and Community Education Courses for Term 2 beginning from 8 May. We have a wide range of courses to choose from and guarantee you will find something to appeal regardless of age or interests. A new course on offer for Term 2 is Screen Printing on Fabric which is an ideal hobby to pursue over the winter. This is a concentrated weekend course which will be held over the weekend of 27 & 28 May and will explore the basics of screen printing on fabric. It is a fun hands on creative course for people with no knowledge or experience of fabric printing just a passion to give it a go. For further information and enrolment in Raewyn Clegg these or any of our courses please visit Registered Teacher of our website www. Piano and Theory of papanui.school. Music. nz or email rpb@ 29 Lancewood Drive papanui.school.nz Halswell or telephone our office on 3520701. Ph 322-9377



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Risingholme Community Centre Term 2 You can learn a range of creative writing techniques in these friendly, informative and non-threatening sessions. Term 2 sees us continuing to offer a range of classes across the city at Risingholme Community Centre, Riccarton High School, Shirley Boys High School, Christchurch Girls High School and Hornby High School, many of which have become a tradition of Risingholme Community Centre programme. So as we settle into the winter months a great way to lift the winter spirits, is to enrol in a course of interest – maybe something that you have tried before and want to explore further or perhaps you would like to try something new. It has been proven that Lifelong Learning has many benefits with the obvious ones being the continuation of a learning journey, learning a new skill, increased confidence, meeting new people and much more. Our full range of classes can be viewed on our website www.risingholme.org.nz. New and exciting this term is Zentangle. What is this you might say - well if you can’t sit still enough for yoga, or your mind wanders in meditation, or you would like a creative aspect to your mindfulness, this

may work for you. This method of drawing does not require any previous drawing ability, it can be a 15 minute practice you can build into your everyday, or you can explore some of the more creative ways you can then use this design practise to make your own cards, images, or decorate products. This class will teach you a variety of ‘tangles’ and get you started on your Zentangle path in a supportive and creative atmosphere, and you can build it at a pace that suits you, within your time constraints or desire as you move through the term. Creative writing is back by popular demand with beginners and a more advanced classes being offered for term 2. So if you have always wanted to write but don’t know what or how? You can learn a range of creative writing techniques in these friendly, informative and nonthreatening sessions. If you would like to know more about these classes or others on our website www.risingholme.org.nz please call the office 03 332 7359.

Adult and Community Education Term 2, 2017 Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers a wide range of short courses each term at a range of venues. Risingholme Community Centre Alterations & upcycling (sewing), Art (Basic Painting, Creative Art, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with Acrylics), Mindfulness for Health, Belly dance for Exercise, Cake Decorating, Drawing & Sketching, Dyeing of Natural Fibres, Embroidery, ESOL, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Hand Quilting, Italian Language, Knitting, NZ Sign Language, Patchwork & Quilting, Pilates, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Using your Overlocker, Weaving, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Work & Living Skills.

Riccarton High School Arduino –introduction to coding and electronics, Basic Photography, Calligraphy, Customer Service, Creative Writing, Computing (Excel & Word), Embroidery, Embroidery for pleasure, ESOL IELTS, ESOL Business English, First Aid, Advanced Indian Cooking, Italian Cooking, Italian Language, Learn to Touch Type, Mediterranean Cooking, NZ Sign Language (a range of levels), Photography, Russian Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Woodwork, Writing For Children & Young Adults, Yoga, Zen Tangle.

Shirley Boys’ High School Arduino – introduction to coding and electronics, Art (Painting with Acrylics), Computing Basics, Designing Your Garden; German Language, Getting work ready, Gluten Free and Vegetarian Cooking, NZ Sign Language, Photoshop, Pilates, Reiki Level 2, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Thai Cooking, Upholstery, Website Design, Woodwork, Yoga (range of classes).

Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road Phone 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz

Christchurch Girls’ High School Dressmaking, Embroidery, KiwiSaver, Preserving Fruit & Vegetables, Skincare & Make up, Screen Printing, South East Asian Cooking, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting.

Hornby High School Pattern Making, Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking.


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Accupuncture without needles

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For those seeking relief from pain caused by injury, and other physical and mental health issues, Chinese health practitioner Dr Lan Xiao offers a method of treatment that brings fast, and often immediate results. A graduate of Beijing Medical College, Dr Lan established an acupuncture clinic in Christchurch in 1993. As she continued her research and medical practice, she discovered a reflexology network on the human body, an exciting new discovery that became the foundation of her new treatment – acupuncture without needles. Instead of needles, Dr Lan uses a blunt instrument to stimulate the reflexology points on the face or other parts of the body. When the point is stimulated by pressure, a message is sent to the repair centre to promote healing. As Dr Lan explains, the treatment increases energy, which boosts the body’s healing system. The body will heal injuries naturally, she says, but that is a slow process. In addition, many people will start to use their injured part, for example a knee or an ankle, before it is properly healed, therefore prolonging the injury and even causing chronic pain. With her powerful treatment, results are produced very quickly – even instantly. She likens it to the differences between the power of a car – natural healing, of an aeroplane

– other types of natural healing, and of a rocket – reflexology network. It brings fast results because it is a very precise treatment, Dr Lan says. She uses it to treat people of all ages with many different types of pain in all parts of the body, including arthritic pain, MS, and pain from injury, and there are no side-effects. Depression and anxiety, often the result of ongoing low energy, can also be overcome with Dr Lan’s treatment. For people that have gained weight due to their addiction to sugar, reflexology network treats the cause of the addiction, enabling them to more easily control their weight. Dr Lan has published a book, Dr Lan’s Reflexology Network, which introduces the treatment and explains how it works. Her website, www.drlansreflexologynetwork.co.nz, includes treatment videos, where people who have had the treatment speak about the fast relief it has brought them. Dr Lan is offering a free first treatment for all those who make an appointment by Friday, May 19. Phone 323 4168, mobile 027 231 8388.

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The ultimate campus for

Avonside and Shirley

A large Performing Arts Centre, three full-sized Gyms (complete with climbing wall) and four Sportsfields are among the key facilities that will be enjoyed by Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School in the future. The two schools are being rebuilt alongside one another and next to the new QEII Sport and Recreation Centre. They will open in time for Term Two of 2019 so students who enrol to study at the schools next year, will only spend just over a year on the schools’ existing sites. The new campus’ design was created by New Zealand’s ASC Architects – part of the ShapED consortium that is building and will also maintain the new schools. Avonside Girls’ Principal Sue Hume says being able to start from scratch has enabled ASC to come up with the ‘ultimate campus’. “We are delighted. The new campus will feature better facilities than either of our schools have ever had in the past.” Shirley Boys’ Headmaster John Laurenson agrees, describing the design as modern and sympathetic to the surrounding area. “The two schools will be set back from Travis Road with numerous trees and landscaped areas. It will be a very green campus,” says John Laurenson. As well as the major facilities, each school will have a long list of specialist learning facilities. Highlights include an Electronics Lab, a 2D and 3D Printing Room, six Science Labs and an Indoor Fitness Centre (complete with exercise equipment including rowing machines, stationery bikes and

treadmills). Sue Hume says the design enables the schools to offer students completely new experiences. “The facilities are just so much better than what we have now. For example, in each school’s Social Sciences and Media there is a large Editing Suite, Presentation Space, two Recording Studios and a Media Studio. It’s a big step up,” says Sue Hume. John Laurenson says the schools will continue to deliver quality single sex education. “Students will spend most of their day in a singlesex environment – that is really important to us. Single sex education benefits both boys and girls. Our students will also benefit, both educationally and socially, from being able to learn alongside and mix with students from the partner school. It is a fantastic opportunity.”

Two of the gyms on the campus will feature a climbing wall and be able to be linked for major events. The schools will also share a third gym

The schools will have numerous outdoor areas that will be landscaped to enable students and teachers to work outside.

The front of the campus will face Travis Road but be set behind a large landcaped courtyard and plantings.

Avonside Girls’ High School

OPEN EVENING Thursday 25 May 2017 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm

The evening begins in the gymnasium at 5.00pm, with an address from the Principal, Mrs Sue Hume, and student representatives. A tour of the school follows, with the opportunity to talk to teachers and students.

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SCHOOL OPEN DAYS Christchurch Catholic Girls’ High School Cathedral Te Kura o Hine Waiora College -


At Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora we believe each girl Catholic Cathedral College is first and should be encouraged foremost a Catholic school and for 150 and guided to be years Catholic children of Christchurch all she can become. have been educated on this site. We aim We want her to be to produce graduates who are confident, aware of the myriad compassionate, connected citizens, of possibilities that willing to make a positive contribution to exist so that she can our society with a focus on faith, justice become confident, Young Enterprise Scheme, Excellence for resilient and skilled; Financial Management, Runner-up Winners and equity. As the only co-ed Catholic College a young woman who for Canterbury Regional Competition in Christchurch, with a vibrant mix of stands proud and tall, in any context, who not only has a voice but something to say ethnicities, we offer excellent preparation and who is able, to use the business metaphor, take a seat at any for life. We have a strong focus on our bicultural heritage and all students from table she chooses. We believe we must educate, nurture and inspire young Year 7 to 9 learn Te Reo Maori. We encourage our students to strive women. We wish to challenge our students to be discerning critical and creative thinkers, who are comfortable with the for excellence and have had sustained concepts of hard work and service. By providing a wide range excellent academic results over recent of opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, we years for all students, including Maori and Pasifika students, across all three want our students to mature as individuals. The Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora levels of NCEA. Our Vocational Pathways programme vision ensures our young women appreciate the rich heritage of tradition, recognise the necessity of innovation and understand offers individualised programmes giving that excellence should be a part of all that they do. Young students access to a range of tertiary THIS AD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NOTE THAT ANY ALTERATIONS MUST BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL DEADLINE. providers. womenPLEASE whoAPPROVE realise that “excellence is not an act but a habit.” If you are looking for a Catholic faithWe want a Christchurch Girls’ High graduate to remain open to possibility and seize opportunity so that her future is not based education, please visit us on our predetermined by others. Instead, we want her to have the Open Evening and experience the special skills, qualifications and experiences that allow her the freedom atmosphere and sense of family that is so evident. to create her own destiny.

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Cashmere High School provides personalised learning for students, this helps ensure they are engaged and able to achieve their potential. Our personalised learning opportunities are provided through: • Offering students a wide and diverse range of curriculum subjects taught in depth by specialist teachers. • Classrooms designed for: active teaching; average classes of 26; flexible for whole class/group or individual work; and ensure students are not lost in the masses. • Digital technology blended into learning to ensure relevant and future focused, but not at the expense of social interactions and practical work. • Extension and enrichment opportunities for gifted and talented students. • Students identified as at risk receive mentoring support. • There are alternative pathways for students such as traditional subjects or more vocational pre-trade courses. • Our vibrant co-curricular options are extensive. Through our broad range of options students are able to find their own personal place within the school. The evidence of this successful model of schooling is evidenced by our excellent NCEA results, high attendance levels, low disciplinary records, national finalist for ‘Teaching and Learning’ at the Prime Ministers Education Excellence Awards, and national award winning teachers.


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Marian Hornby Hagley sets College High School

Marian College is a Catholic state integrated school for girls, situated in the centre of the city. With a maximum roll of 430, we have a very strong emphasis on being a family school. Our faith is at the heart of our school and we focus on the values of commitment, perseverance and courage, which are inherent in the traditions of the founding religious orders of our College. Student wellbeing is important to us, as is a strong partnership between school and family. Marian College has a friendly atmosphere, which comes from staff and students knowing each other well. Marian’s academic results are exceptional and we are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment which uses the best of modern teaching practices and information technologies; we also have high expectations. Our students learn to become independent, resilient and adaptable young women, well prepared with skills for the future. Every student at Marian College is nurtured and her skills and talents are developed.

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When choosing the right school for our tamariki we often go by the ‘feeling’ we have when we visit as much as by the programmes that schools have on offer. Hornby High School’s feeling is one of positive relationships that support learning. In 2016 we reconsidered our vision as a school, and resolved that our aspiration is to be ‘A centre of creative excellence’ in everything that we do, whether visual arts or chemistry, volleyball or music, management or curriculum organisation. The world demands fewer people who can do repetitive tasks and more people who can think creatively and critically. In doing this we haven’t forgotten the importance of the strong relationships that we build with all of our students, and the importance of individualising learning pathways so that we come as close as we can to meeting every individual student’s needs. We are also committed to engaging with whanau in any and every way we can, this all taking place as we almost completely rebuild the physical school. I personally invite you to come along and meet with our skilled staff, and the amazing young people who make Hornby High School such a wonderful place to be.

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If you are looking for a high school where teachers work closely with you to ensure you get the very best out of your high school years, then Hagley’s Junior Graduating College is the right choice for you. We are often asked, what makes Hagley different? We have a culture like no other. No-one wears a uniform and everyone is on a first name basis, but that is just for starters. Students come to Hagley because they’re treated with respect and valued as individuals. Hagley’s Junior Graduating College has small classes and we take a personal approach. It is all about what we can do to help you. Classes are fun, focused and inspire you to be the very best you can. What does that mean for you? You feel that your teachers are interested in you and care about your learning, that you are

experiencing success – and much more. We love our students aiming high and doing well. Students graduate into Hagley’s large Senior College where they succeed academically and in many other ways, as well as become our school leaders. This is all built on the great foundations laid in our Junior College. Hagley’s Junior Graduating College combines the best of both worlds: freedom to be yourself and enjoy school in a structured and supportive environment where achievement is celebrated. Experience the Hagley difference – it will set you up for life!


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Middleton Grange School Middleton Grange School Character, Excellence, Service for the Glory of God


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Formation is at the heart of the education Middleton Grange School provides – a whole of life formation. We see learning as holistic; it aims to instruct the mind, shape the heart and equip the hand. The root of formation is faith and so Middleton Grange not only provides a first rate general education but also biblically based teaching in the Christian faith. Formation of the mind is not primarily intellectual contemplation or conceptual mastery but a learning that nurtures wisdom and discernment. It is a learning that challenges the mind to think, discern and critique the ideas and theories pupils are exposed to from a Christian perspective. Middleton Grange’s learning culture allows the formation of the heart so that it shapes

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Working together for the good of students and families has been a successful recipe for Christian Integrated Schools in Christchurch. The Christian School Network has been in existence for over ten years. Aidanfield Christian School, Emmanuel Christian School, Hillview Christian School and Middleton Grange School decided in 2005 that there was much to be gained by working together cooperatively. They recognised opportunities to share successful teaching practice, curriculum development initiatives across a wide spectrum of school operations as well as cooperatively strengthening their special

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2018 Enrolments Close Friday 23 June 2017 (Y7-13) Friday 25 August 2017 (Y1-6)

If your child turns 5 next year, you must apply this year.

We are known for our quality education as a compassionate community in which the God-given gifts and talents of pupils are nurtured and celebrated

A Year 1-13 non-denominational co-educational Christian School High quality affordable Christian education in a State Integrated School setting Highly qualified teachers who are committed Christians High expectations for academic achievement and behaviour New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling on the life of the child Christian values modelled and encouraged office@middleton.school.nz +64 3 348 9826


Open Days: 16 & 18 May Contact school for details

p: 332 6923 e: office@hillview.school.nz w: www.hillview.school.nz

30 Acacia Ave, Riccarton Christchurch, New Zealand

Middleton Grange School Yr 1–13

Hillview Christian School Yr 1–10

Open Days: 23 & 25 May Contact school for details

the character of each pupil to develop habits of righteousness, compassion and integrity. This formation of the mind and heart generates responsiveness. We want our pupils to engage in the society they live in, to be of benefit and blessing in a practical way. For Middleton Grange School, while our academic results are of the highest level, what is highly prized, is that our pupils exercise wisdom, serve the community and promote the well-being of others. It is about forming the pupil to be the person God created them to be. All of this is summed up in the school motto: Character, Excellence, Service for the Glory of God.

p: 348 9826 e: office@middleton.school.nz w: www.middleton.school.nz

Christian Character. They recognised that their ability to serve students and families was greatly enhanced by working together in a close and trusting relationship. The success of the network has seen other schools wanting to join in. Early in the piece Rangiora New Life School became part of the network. The schools joined together to support the genesis of Ashburton Christian School and also culminated in the start up of a brand new school in Rolleston in 2015. The schools have developed interlocking enrolment schools which assists in providing transparent pathways in Christian education from new entrant through to Year 13. A further strength has been a cooperative engagement with the Ministry of Education who have been pivotal in assisting the networks successful development.

Aidanfield Christian School Yr 1–10

Emmanuel Christian School Yr 1–10

Yr 1–8

Open days: Viewing by appointment

Open days: Viewing by appointment

Open days: Viewing by appointment

p: 359 3595 Contact school e: office@emmanuelchristian.school.nz for details w: www.emmanuelchristian.school.nz

Contact school for details

Contact school for details

p: 338 8153 e: enrol@aidanfield.school.nz w: www.aidanfield.school.nz

p: 550 2653 e: office@rcs.school.nz w: www.rollestonchristian.school.nz

A network of non denominational Christian Schools offering limited places in 2018 • High quality affordable Christian education • Qualified teachers who are committed Christians • High standards of academic achievement and behaviour

• Co-educational and State Integrated • New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective • Christian virtues modelled and encouraged

• Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling on the life of the child • Pathways for pupils from Aidanfield, Emmanuel, Hillview and Rolleston to Middleton Grange School at Senior College level


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Educating boys with boys Medbury School is the only independent boys’ school in Christchurch, offering an education for both dayboys and boarders from Years 1 to 8. Medbury offers a traditional education, encompassing the Medbury values of manners and respect, and their vision is to provide an education which prepares boys for life in the 21st Century. Whilst placing a high value on Literacy and Numeracy in a ‘boysonly’ learning environment, Medbury also believes in helping boys develop as confident individuals, and developing personal attributes, such as organisation, confidence, relationships with others, and independence. At Medbury, the focus is on the ‘whole boy’, and small class sizes enable teachers to deliver a personalised learning programme, ensuring that every boy has the support, extension and encouragement he needs to discover and develop his particular strengths. The learning programmes are all focused on a boy’s way of learning, providing them with a structured

environment, with competition, boundaries and an opportunity to succeed. Medbury’s Headmaster, Peter Kay, states “Our passion at Medbury is to unlock the potential of every boy. It is why we exist – to understand each boy’s opportunities and challenges, then personalise an education which encourages him to strive to be the very best he can be. Friendships, values and a quiet self-confidence that comes with sound preparation, will provide an invaluable foundation for the boys’ educational journeys ahead.” For more information please contact Tanya Moore (Headmaster’s PA) on 03 351 6169, email office@medbury.school. nz or visit www.medbury.school.nz


Papanui High School

- preparing students for their future “Our aim is simple... to provide the best education possible for every student”

We are making a difference for our students and they are doing incredibly well. The school has worked hard to consolidate recent initiatives to ensure sustained and continuous improvement. Giving students the opportunity to study from an innovative and broad curriculum is critical to providing each student a pathway that meets their individual needs. We allow for a greater range and flexibility in subject choice including the utilization of the secondary/tertiary interface. This reinforces the philosophy underpinning personalised learning and is strongly supported by understanding our students’ interests, passions, talents, and ultimately their career aspirations. All that we do here is reinforced by positive relationships, an ethos of caring, cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and high expectations – what we call “Our Full service Model”. The school highly values the connectedness of curricular and co-

curricular learning. We have a philosophical understanding that the holistic development of the student is critical to their individual success. We understand that for effective learning to take place, it has to be implemented in such a way that students will be highly engaged. The school does this in a ‘forward thinking’ way by creating learning environments that allow our students to see value in what they do and achieve. Papanui “PRIDE” is what we represent and we demonstrate this by having young adults leave our school as confident learners who have gained the appropriate qualifications and social skills to become valued contributing members of society. You are invited to view our website, school charter, ERO report, and/or contact the school for more information. We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and their families/ whanau to visit our school.


Our aim is simple….to provide the best education possible for every student


Tuesday 23rd May 6.30pm The evening will consist of an address from the principal and student representatives, followed by guided tours of the school’s facilities. Phone: 03 352 6119 30 Langdons Road PO Box 5220 www.papanui.school.nz Applications for enrolment are due by Friday 28th July My School, My Success, My Responsibility - Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa


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Selwyn House School St Mark’s

A Selwyn House School education is one of the greatest gifts you can give your daughter. We focus on putting the foundations in place to ensure all our girls receive a remarkable education that will prepare them for the global society they will live and lead in. Proudly, authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP), we are committed to providing a continuum of international education to our girls. The focus from Early Childhood to Year 8 is on the total growth of the developing girl, encompassing intellectual, social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. The International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP is an international, transdisciplinary programme. Parents want the best for their daughters and, together with you, our teachers work to ensure we inspire all our girls to love and to be committed to learning as they develop their unique way of being ‘remarkable.’ To achieve this, we actively encourage the girls to think about what sort of person they want to be, what life they want to lead and what they are prepared to stand up and fight for. We believe in the strength of tradition, the promise of the future and the power of education and inspiration to equip our girls to face our continually-changing world with confidence and enthusiasm. Our girls stand out among their peers. They are confident, articulate and determined young women who have the values, skills, and attributes

needed to not only achieve their goals but to make a difference in their communities. Selwyn House School’s nurturing environment, small class sizes and comprehensive approach to learning not only enhances the capabilities of each year group but provides a smooth transition to secondary school. For more information on the benefits of a Selwyn House School education for your daughter, please contact Sheila Paisey 03 355 7299.

Kia Ora and welcome to St Mark’s School St Mark’s is the only Anglican StateIntegrated Primary School in the South Island. As a school of Special Character we focus on growing the unique gifts, talents and abilities of every student within a Christian family atmosphere. This holistic view ensures the students spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and cultural needs and potential are the heart of all we do, the way we think and the way we live. Students who can collaborate, act adaptively, are actively involved in their own learning, and solve problems using a range of thinking skills are hallmarks

Making that all important decision around schooling is one no parent takes lightly. At our Open Day, we will give you an insight into how St Margaret’s College offers a unique education for girls from Years 1 through to 13, with boarding from Year 7, with a strong emphasis on wellbeing and pastoral care. Programmes are customised to the specific learning needs of girls at every age and stage ensuring each girl reaches her potential. Our girls are given every opportunity to flourish and to

Transforming Lives Through the St Marks Story An Anglican integrated, co-educational school for children in Years 1-8 (Ages 5-13)

Applications are currently being accepted for 2018 new entrants. Contact the school office for further information. Limited vacancies currently exist in other year levels.

Open Day Be Our Guest

of the child at the centre of teaching and learning. These are also the skills that will propel students into their future and our ever changing world. Positive relationships between students, staff and whanau is a strength at St Mark’s. Knowing every student, their strengths and abilities creates a scaffold for inquiry, curiosity, collaboration and fun! Come and visit us! Take a look at our new and innovative campus. Hear from our families. Talk to our talented students. Talk to the teachers who inspire them. But most of all see how we are all connected by faith to a place that creates a sense of belonging and worth for everyone.

Study at St Margaret’s College

St Marks School

Selwyn House School

- our tradition and the future, our difference

Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch Phone: 03 332 7339 | Fax: 03 332 4485 Email: office@saintmarks.school.nz www.saintmarks.school.nz

be prepared for success in an ever-changing world. Most importantly, our pastoral care and spirituality based programmes build resilient young people who relate well, and who have the confidence and empathy to build meaningful and lasting relationships. Independent research shows both boys and girls achieve higher academic success in single sex schools. We are proud of our girls’ achievements in the 2016 academic results with 100% pass rate in International Baccalaureate and NCEA Level 1, plus 98.9% at Level 2 and 96.6% at Level 3. We also offer many opportunities for our girls to interact with their male counterparts on both an academic, performing arts, sports and social basis, with age appropriate activities, while holding on to the best daily learning environment. We look forward to welcoming you to experience the St Margaret’s College difference at our Open Day on 8 May from 10:30am to 1:00pm. For further information visit www.stmargarets.school.nz.


Monday 15 May, 9am - Noon 122 Merivale Lane, Merivale For inFormation regarding enrolment please contact: sheila paisey on 03 355 7299 or s.paisey@selwynhouse.school.nz


Monday 8 May • 10.30am – 1.00pm • The Principal’s address will be at 11.45am For further information, please contact Lizzie Dyer, Registrar 03 353 2563 or enrol@stmargarets.school.nz 12 Winchester St I Merivale I Christchurch I stmargarets.school.nz



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St Thomas of Villa Maria College Canterbury College Villa Maria College is a Catholic school for girls, educating Years 7 to 13.

St Thomas of Canterbury College is a year 7 to 13 Catholic integrated boys’ college of 615 students founded on an ethos of social justice and spirituality. We encourage our students to understand the structures which cause social injustice and to have compassion and action for those at the margins of society. We are a multi-cultural school with vibrant Maori, Pasifika and Filipino communities with equity, diversity and inclusivity as touchstones of all we do. We are inaugural winners of the Prime Minister’s National Excellence in Education Awards in 2014 and received a 5 year ERO review in 2015. We are implementing a digitally infused, real world, problem solving futures curriculum including gamification of our junior school curriculum, a STEM programme and integrated project based learning. NCEA achievement for 2016 was 91.3% NCEA Level 2, 83.3% for NCEA Level 3, 100% cumulative achievement of NCEA level 2 minimum for leavers and 90% retention to age 17 minimum.

By the end of 2016 95% of our teachers will be post graduate qualified through Mindlab/Unitech in Digital and Collaborative Learning, with a number moving on to Masters degrees. The staff is committed to delivering excellent education for the future world in a style which engages boys and develops intrinsic motivation. A deeply embedded restorative culture underpins our pastoral care and we focus on high engagement for boys in extracurricular activities, both cultural and sport. 95% of our students participate in sport and 75% of our staff coach .We are involved in elite competition across a broad range of sports, including rugby, league, football, basketball, rowing, cricket, softball and volleyball.

The College was opened by the Sisters of Mercy in 1918 and has grown to accommodate 800 students within its beautiful grounds. Girls are encouraged to make a difference in the world as young Catholic women with a mercy ethos. Our Mission is to: “Empower each young woman to determine her potential, live Gospel values, confidently embrace life-long learning and as a Mercy woman be inspired to make a difference”. We have a proud academic history, annually achieving academic results, which are among the best in the country. Students set high goals and the College supports them in striving for excellence. Our 2016 NCEA results included pass rates of 93.5% at Level 1, 95% at Level 2 and 97% at Level 3. 86% of our girls achieved University Entrance. Villa Maria College offers many sporting opportunities, our Sports Director co-

ordinates over 30 sports for girls to choose from. It is not surprising that we have extremely high participation levels along with impressive regional and national successes! The cultural life of the College is also filled with extensive musical and choral opportunities along with drama productions and Stage Challenge entries. We invite you to visit Villa Maria College and experience our special character for yourself. You will also find a wealth of information on our website –www.villa. school.nz

Thursday 25 May, 9:00am - 3:00pm Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in years 7 - 13. We extend a warm invitation to prospective parents and students to join us throughout the day and see our College in action. Meet our staff and students and find out what makes Villa Maria College such a special place. Deborah Brosnahan (Principal) will address visitors in the College Auditorium at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Berith Petaia (Head Girl) and Maggie Ande

rson (Deputy Head Girl)

21 Peer St, Christchurch • Ph: 348 4165 • www.villa.school.nz


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REAL ESTATE Position, potential and world class views 27 & 29 Purau Avenue, Diamond Harbour Price: $899,000 4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 2 living areas | 1 car-garage | Listing # 4271

We have here two Diamond Harbour For a private viewing, contact Tim properties side by side being sold as a Dunningham of Min Sarginson Real package or individually but both must Estate (Licensed Agent REAA 2008), be sold. 29 Purau Ave is a lovely strong phone 027 651 5474 or 329 4161 substantial family home with 4 bedrooms (main with en-suite and walk-in-robe), study, 2 living areas and 2 bathrooms. Set over 2 levels the kitchen is as new and exquisite, extensive decking on 2 levels, nice established garden and a large garage incorporating semi self-contained sleepout. Set on an 837m2 site close to the ferry, cafés and on the school bus route, this property enjoys stunning views to Purau Bay, Mt Evans, the heads and beyond. Right next door 27 Purau Ave enjoys the same views and has a turn-of-the-century cottage in average but original condition on a 736m2 site. Some buyers will see this as a demo job, others will want to restore, an opportunity here to buy both and develop number 27. Motivated vendors would like to move on.


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Community Events AVONHEAD ROTARY CLUB. Charity Garage & Car Boot Sale, Saturday May 6th, Burnside Bowling Club. To donate goods or book a stall @ $20 contact Denis 0274 864 787 or John 357 9110. Donated goods can be dropped off at the Bowling Club, 330 Avonhead Road, on Friday 5 May

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Gardening & Supplies

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Trades & Services

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.

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BUILDER LICEnSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265

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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.

• Replacement/new roofing • Colour Steel gutter & fascia • Flue & log burner installs • Skytube/light installs • Earthquake repairs

CARPET LAyER Laying and Repairs, 40 yrs experience, ph Peter 3267711 or 027 240-6532

Licence Building Practitioner LBP Member of the Roofing Association

DCM ROOFING LTD The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN 027 445 5597



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Kitchen looking tired? Revitalize with new colour at a fraction of replacement cost • Alterations & Hardware available • Laminated Kitchens no problem • ‘On Site’ finishing available • Over 20 years experience • Free Quotes with no obligation • All Joinery & Furniture repair & Spraycoatings

“Wide range of coaches PABLO’S PAINTWORKS 27 Birmingham Drive, Middleton and buses for “Wide range of coaches and buses 03 338 6280 | 021 541 323 School Run to some for Charter&& Tour” Tour” pablospaints@xtra.co.nz Charter private schools www.pablospaintworks.co.nz exwww.travlon.co.nz Selwyn/Halswell area | Phone: 03 325 www.travlon.co.nz 2959 Email: info@travlon.co.nz “Wide range of coaches Phone: 03 325 2959 and buses for Email:gas info@travlon.co.nz fitter pc & phone repairs Charter & Tour” Registered Certified www.travlon.co.nz Phone: 325 2959 Gas03 Fitters

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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, Email jflattery@xtra. co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 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 PAInTER Available. All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PAInTInG & Decorating Wingfields Contracting, all interior & exterior painting & all forms of interior plastering & jib fixing, ph Mark 021 171-1586 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 027 274-3541 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 RooFInG 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 TILInG SPLASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125 TILER / CARPEnTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440.

TILInG Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125 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 DRAInLAyER Reg, all types, inclds soak holes, 20 yrs exp, ph 028 408-0121

TREE WoRK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 T.V. SERVICE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEo TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655


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

Ph 027 282 5700

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PILATES Beginner & Intermediate classes, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Fendalton Croquet Club, Makora Street. Phone Julie 351-2100

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


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www.racecoursehotel.co.nz 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. www.newbrightonclub.co.nz




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Four Seasons Realty AUCTION

Thursday 27th April (unless sold prior)

Thursday 20th April (unless sold prior)

All offers to be presented 3rd May 2017 (unless sold prior)

144 Main North Road

26 Aberdeen Road

61 Masefield Drive


1214m2 3 Rich and Flamboyant





2764m2 4 Prestigious Aberdeen!





This lovely home flows seamlessly from the open plan living to the outdoors, creating fabulous entertaining opportunities and providing expansive family living. With large open plan living this is the ideal place for indoor or outdoor entertaining, in the privacy of your own backyard. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4457 Paula Catchpole – 027 4325 976

Set in total privacy, with all day sun, the former Vicarage of Woodend is the perfect home for those who prefer an extravagantly styled European décor. A bespoke home designed and tailored by the flamboyant owner who knowingly over capitalized for his own pleasure. Sadly he passed away too early to enjoy the end result leaving an affordable opportunity for a lucky bidder. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4357 Jan Green -027 222 8736

4 2 2 More Than Meets The Eye!



Architecturally designed and constructed to the highest standards in 2015. Executive kitchen with butler’s pantry. High spec tiled showers. Spacious interconnecting living areas with surround sound, study nook, log burner and heat transfer. Private parking for caravan/ boat and trailer. View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1646 Shona Robb– 027 229 3657




Thursday 27th April (unless sold prior)

Thursday 27th April (unless sold prior)

All offers to be presented 26th April 2017 (unless sold prior)

4 Larkhill Place

190 Matsons Avenue

87 Hummocks Road


4 2 2 1 The overseas vendor says “Sold.”





Waltz into this two-story family home to truly appreciate its warm, cozy ambiance. Feature a complete designer kitchen, with under floor heating. Generous living space and dining with a conservatory that seamless blend into the house. Don’t miss out this opportunity to acquire this fabulous family home! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#FH4347 Jackie Huo 021 253 35425


3 1 2 Charm & Character Collide!


Located in the gorgeous leafy tree-lined Matsons Avenue, this picturesque 3 bedroom home is complete with 2 generous living areas plus updated features throughout. Motivated owners committed to moving on and favourable Builders report available, be quick to secure! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4452 Sam Steele – 027 864 3254

Lake Coleridge

3 1 1 A Home Away from Home


“THE ELECTRICAL COTTAGE”, built in 1915 as a show home displaying the benefits of an all-electric home. An hour from Rolleston, activities close by include Hunting, Fishing, Golf and Skiing. First time available for over 25 years. Don’t miss out! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1650 Mary Westwood– 021 557 731 Caine Hopcroft– 027 330 1002

If you’re thinking of buying, selling or upgrading your home Please give us a call.


379 Halswell Road P 322 1197


395 Main South Road P 349 9919


S13, Rolleston Square P 347 4711


Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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