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Ratepayers foot cost of lake reserve vandalism THUMBS UP: St Bede’s College student Keane Patrick Harrington got crafty with local children during his trip to the Philippines where he helped underprivileged youth.

Helping out in the Philippines By Julia Evans TOUCHING DOWN in the Philippines capital, Manila, two St Bede’s College students were part of a team that went over to

help poor youth. From St Joesph’s Catholic Church, the 13-strong team included doctors, teachers, an engineer, a tradesman, a hair-

dresser and the church priest, as well as the two St Bede’s teenagers, Keane Patrick Harrington and Daniel Kofoed. •Turn to page 7

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Board chairman David Cartwright By Julia Evans said. VANDALS WITH bolt cutters, But the real problem is how angle grinders and winches are wilful the damage is and the costing ratepayers thousands lengths these vandals are going to at Lake Roto Kohatu create chaos, he said. reserve. “They’re actively and Department of wilfully being vandals. Conservation rangers They need to front up to have had to deal with some of the costs,” he said. deer fences being cut, Costs that are landing boulders moved and back on ratepayers. That there have even been is causing concern for the wooden posts pulled out board, which is currently of the ground with car waiting for a report back winches. from city council staff Alcohol-fuelled social David Cartwright detailing how much it gatherings seem to costs to cleanup after the bring the vandals to the vandalism. Harewood reserve, Fendalton•Turn to page 7 Waimairi-Harewood Community

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FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK THE VANDALS at Lake Roto Kohatu sound like they need something else to keep themselves busy. They’re certainly going to extreme lengths to cause nothing but damage (see page 1). They might like to seek a quieter hobby which doesn’t cost ratepayers. Maybe they could check out page 7 and head to Bookarama at Burnside High School this week? The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside has certainly put a lot of time and effort sorting through books donated by the community. After the vandals have got a good read to keep them busy, they can head down and watch northwest school rugby teams in the UC Championship this weekend. On page 9, St Bede’s College is hungry to redeem itself after last year and Christchurch Boys’ High School is looking to defend its title. –Julia Evans



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Northlands settle crossing dispute

By Julia Evans A SIGNALISED pedestrian crossing had until recently been a source of conflict between the city council and the owners of Northlands Shopping Centre. Investment company Kiwi Property said it was concerned with the lack of communication from the city council over the Mike placement of Davidson the pedestrian crossing, proposed for Main North Rd between Halliwell Ave and Proctor St. Expansions to the mall would have been unachievable if the city council’s plan got the goahead, for which it had been granted two resource consents. But a compromise has now been found after meetings between city council staff and Kiwi Property. The Papanui-Innes Community Board approved the revised scheme at its meeting on Friday. City council staff and Kiwi Property are now working together on a design that moves the traffic signals slightly and allows for future mall

SAFE: A new pedestrian crossing will replace this traffic island outside Northlands Shopping Centre. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

expansions and a new entrance. “The mall is now in full agreement. Additional meetings answered their queries,” city council staff told the board. The signals aim to address pedestrian safety, which has been compromised by the large number of unsafe crosses taken between bus stops on Main North Rd. The plan was initially put to the former Shirley-Papanui

Community Board in 2015 where questions around slowing traffic were also raised. The signals would be timed with the lights on Langdons Rd and Halliwell Ave to keep the impact to less than five seconds. “Pedestrian safety trumps a few seconds delay to motorists,” city councillor Mike Davidson said. But he questioned the jump in costing. In 2015, the crossing

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Flooding could have Land instrumental to social change been a lot worse By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer THE MOTHER of all storms was predicted to hit the country during Easter. What actually occurred was a bit of a fizzer. Here in Christchurch there were a few people who would argue that what they experienced was hardly a fizzer but thankfully these incidents were relatively rare. Mainly on Good Friday our troops responded to six flooding events, one power line down and a couple of instances where rain water and electrical systems were found to be incompatible. What the bad weather and the crisp mornings since did result in was the first use of the year of heating devices. This in turn caused a couple of callouts, a log fire smoking the house out in Quinns Rd, an oil fired home heating system refusing to close down and a bathroom heater on fire in Sumner. Those with fireplaces should have had the flu or chimney swept by now. If not please do it, might save

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red faces or worse in the near future. Those who are using heat pumps perhaps for the first time need to know 21 deg C is accepted as the highest comfortable setting. Anything above that you’ll probably get an expensive shock when the power bill arrives. Hornby Hub got evacuated a couple of times this week, the first from a reported car fire in the rooftop car park that turned out to be steam and then an oven overheating in the supermarket on Easter Monday. A real nuisance to management, retailers and the public.

Papanui Heritage Group chairman Murray Williams looks back at the history of a significant piece of land THE HISTORY of a block of land bounded by Harewood Rd, Sails St, Hoani St (formerly Union St) and Chapel St (formerly Myrniong St) has much to tell us about the social change in Papanui over a period of 150 years. This area, originally part of Rural Section 203, had been purchased by John T Matson who came to Papanui in 1866. He named the property Myrniong as a reference to land previously owned in Victoria by the Matson family. After Mr Matson’s death in 1895, his executor tried but failed to sell the property, which was described as a “small but comfortable” home of eight rooms on a site which featured “beautiful gardens, an orchard and paddocks.” A year later the agent highlighted the value of the land as a potential building site, nearly five acres of “high ground with four frontages to choose from.” By 1914 this block of land, now featuring “an almost new house of 14 rooms,” was sold to the Methodist Church for £2750 – the new owner intended to

PLANS: A Ministry of Works diagram showing the mix of state housing and land in private ownership in the mid 1950s. ​

develop the house and grounds as an orphanage. Over the next two decades more accommodation was added but by the early 1930s it became obvious that the orphanage complex was no longer fit for the purpose. The church purchased a larger site on the other side of Harewood Rd where a modern building was completed in 1934. A major part of the vacated block was acquired by the government and developed as a state housing settlement, some of which was available for occupation in the late 1930s. A later Ministry of Works diagram indicates the generous section sizes, the footprint of each house and the area allocated for a reserve as well as private land. By the mid-1980s much of the

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St Bede’s duo help Filipino kids

PAPERBACKS: Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside president Liz Shackelton and president elect Graeme Tapp sorting through books for the upcoming Bookarama sale.

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through them all. The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside event will be held next week from Thursday to Sunday at Burnside High School with all profits going straight back to the community.

•From page 1 Keane, 17, and Daniel, 15, said the trip opened their eyes to how privileged life in New Zealand can be. But the real highlight were the children they spent time with, including boys as young as eightyears-old in prison. “There was a group in a tiny, hot cell that all had chickenpox. That was particularly heart breaking,” Daniel said. After a week in Manila, they ventured to the tiny fishing village of Santa Cruz, Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The team helped build a water treatment plant and shelter, and visited schools where they helped run a sports tournament.

YOUTH: Daniel Kofoed and some children he spent time during his recent trip to the Philippines.

Lake reserve vandals cost ratepayers •From page 1 However, Mr Cartwright fears it will be an “incomprehensible” sum. “It’s thousands and it could be tens of thousands spent over a year, almost weekly,” he said. Once the report comes back, Mr Cartwright said the next step would be looking at preventative measures. That could mean giving Department of Conservation

DAMAGE: Vandals have been causing chaos at Lake Roto Kohatu.

rangers the power to trespass or looking at access changes to the park. “There’s no record of anyone being trespassed out there by city

council enforcement,” he said. The board is also fed up with the time and effort staff have to spend clearing up the mess. The city council could not respond in time to questions from Nor’West News regarding the vandalism, as staff were on leave.



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THESPIANS: Tigerlily Perry and Kate Jenkins have been selected to take part in the national Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival competition in Wellington. Meanwhile, Ollie Flett, Jake McKay and Patrick James (above) from St Bede’s College performed The Taming of the Shrew at the regional competition. ​

Shakespeare awards By Julia Evans YEAR 13 St Margaret’s College students Kate Jenkins and Tigerlily Perry have won awards at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival at Papanui High School as part of the Canterbury Ki Te Raki competition. For their interpretation of Timon of Athens, Tigerlily was awarded best actress, and both girls took out best student director and outstanding imagination and commitment to the text awards. The pair were selected to go through to the national competition in Wellington later in the year.

All three of the school’s studentdirected pieces came away with awards. The Winter’s Tale, directed by Anna Rietveld, was awarded strongest use of movement and stage space. And a scene from Romeo and Juliet, performed and directed by Georgia Lund, Meg Fulton and Nina Hogg, gained most powerful moment for Meg’s karanga. Students from St Bede’s College also performed their version of The Taming of the Shrew at the competition. Ollie Flett from year 13 won the award for most promising actor.

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Rangi Ruru’s UN ambassador By Julia Evans RANGI RURU Girls’ School student Georgina Reynolds will participate in this year’s United Nations youth ambassador programme. Georgia is one of six ambassadors from across the city who have been given the job of organising and promoting events, such as the Model United Nations, which is a workshop for students to experience what life would be

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North-west schools start championship bid This weekend will see the start of the UC Championship with a number of north-west schools getting their campaigns under way. Andrew King takes a look at the opening round St Bede’s College After finishing outside the top eight in the 2016 season, St Bede’s first XV are looking to redeem themselves. Coach Gerry Davidson said while the team is young, there is plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming season, which they will open with a game against Lincoln High. “We struggled a bit last year, but we have more depth this year so that will give us a better shot,” he said. He said the team is pretty much picked for the opener with only a couple more spots left. He said the majority of the team are aged under 17. “Last year there were six or seven teams that could beat each other on the day – it was very even, which is good for the competition,” Davidson said. Christchurch Boys’ High School CBHS first XV look towards defending their UC Championship title with an opening game against Waimea

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READY: CBHS will open their campaign against Waimea Combined this weekend. PHOTO: KATE JENSEN

Combined. Fresh from a training camp in Hamilton at the weekend, and having beaten Southland Boys’ High School 30-17 last week, the team is looking good. CBHS rugby co-ordinator and assistant coach Rob Smith said key players in the CBHS setup will be hooker Adam Reid, halfback Louie Chapman, fullback Ryan Barnes, winger Latham

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Richard Rendle Our People Retired – but no time for idle hands Bishopdale MeNZ Shed co-ordinator Richard Rendle retired from teaching when he was 50 but by no means has he been idle since then. He speaks to Julia Evans about what keeps him busy Richard, I hear you’ve got a background in teaching? Yes, I was a teacher for almost 30 years. I taught at Christchurch Boys’ High School for seven of those and at Kaiapoi High School for 21 years. I’m a chemistry teacher. I began in 1969 after finishing my degree – I love chemistry and loved teaching it to the kids. I quit teaching when I was 50, when all the NCEA stuff come in. I’ve been in early retirement since I was 50 but you don’t get as much money, you know. I’ve been involved in writing school textbooks and I asked the editor if there was any chance on some freelance editing and he said yes, I guess so, so that’s why I quit teaching. But I ended up doing computerdrawn artwork for textbooks. What is it about the sciences that you love so much? I think it probably is just how my brain works. I’m fascinated by stuff – but on a very simple level. The sort of stuff you teach

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to secondary school kids. I’ve written articles about salt and some of the elements recently. Sounds to me that you haven’t really retired at all. One of the things that I did after the artwork, we started producing exams for schools to use as internal practice ones. In about 1998 when the new prescription came out for year 13 students, they were screaming out for a practice exam and someone said to me could we do it. I got together a team of exschool teachers and there were a few women on maternity leave. That’s been going since 1998 and we now do a year 12, 13 and the chemistry scholarship exam. Tell me about your family? I’ve got a son who’s a lead scientist with the Ferrier Research Institute at Victoria University. A daughter who is in market-

ing at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and the youngest who is a stay-at-home mum but she’s worked in environmental science. My wife has an accounting degree but they didn’t go that way. There must be a love for science in your blood. I don’t know. I didn’t push them. In fact I’ve probably done more with kids since they’ve grown up and left. I got really interested in the science of toys and went in with toys to teach kids the science behind them. What other hobbies do you have to keep you busy? I’m a gardener, I read and I’m a guitarist, I had a rock band for a while – we did about six gigs a year. We did it for the enjoyment and played covers of the great rock songs from the 60s and 70s. So when did you get into the

MeNZ Shed – how did it come about? I’ve always had a workshop and I really enjoy working there. I’ve been doing a lot of maintenance stuff at church. It’s been a dream of mine to have some sort of workshop for the community. I was thinking about young people with flats and houses without space for a workshop. I was down at Mitre 10 in Bishopdale and there was a pamphlet for the MeNZ Shed and I said yip, this is exactly what I want. Have you always had a strong connection with the community or was it just the shed that about? I was on the school committee at Kendal School in the early 80s and I’ve been involved with Canterbury Science teachers – But the MeNZ Shed is different because it’s completely voluntary.

Guys come and go and it’s a fantastic thing for guys who have retired. It’s a win-win situation, because we do a lot of community work. What kind of community work? We’ve built a lot of planter boxes for the council social housing. The council provides the timber and we build them. We do repairs and making stuff for pre-schools, kindergartens and Plunkets. Individuals come in and say can you make this for us and we’ll have a look at it. Or just repairing bits of furniture that are broken and they give us a donation. One of the things we don’t want to do is we don’t want to take work away from tradesmen. Do you find it’s a win for the community but also win for you guys coming together and having a bit of fun? Oh definitely, we’ve got a few, who have worked 40 hours a week for 40-plus years and someone just gives them a box of chocolates and shows them the door. For the first two weeks it’s fantastic but now what do I do? We’ve had people who have come and said they’ve retired and basically they’re depressed and say this is the best thing that could have happened. What are you working on at the moment? We make coffins, which started through a lady who belongs to the coffin club. Her original vision was to make coffins for stillborn babies. So to pay for that, she makes the full-size ones, which are sort of pre-ordered. Recently, we were approached by the Antarctic Centre asking us to make kit-sets for penguin boxes. The idea is that kids at the centre will assemble them and they’ll eventually go out on the peninsula with DOC rangers. We’re also making iPad stands for people with low vision. You’ve got plenty to keep you busy then. Well yes, but if I didn’t, I’d get bored. I’m a practical guy, I don’t sit and philosophise about much.

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1 Tbsp Sugar 3 Tbsp Vinegar 330 ml Beer



4 Flat bread wraps, round, multigrain 1 Tbsp Canola oil 1 Onion, diced 500g Chicken 420g Canned tomatoes, with chilli 1 tsp Chilli, diced 1 can Red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup Corn kernels 1 bunch Coriander, or parsley 4 cups Long grain rice, cooked

Slowly cook (sweat) the white onions, garlic and grated ginger in a little olive oil, stirring constantly until the onions soften and caramelise. Add the mustard, chopped thyme, turmeric powder, the zest and juice of an orange, sugar and vinegar and stir to combine. Add the beer and simmer gently until the liquid has all but evaporated and the mixture becomes jammy. Remove relish to sterilised jars, seal and store in the fridge.

Salsa 3 Kiwifruit, peeled and diced 3 Tbsp Fresh mint, chopped 1 tsp Lemon juice Directions Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Meanwhile, warm wraps in the microwave for about 30 seconds, until pliable. Press into non-stick metal moulds to make baskets. Bake for about 10 minutes, until crisp. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Heat oil in a non-stick frying

pan. Add onion, chicken and diced chilli. Saute until onion is limp. Add tomatoes, beans and corn. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked. Thicken, if preferred, with a little cornflour and water paste. Season with salt and pepper. Place rice in the base of each basket then top with the chicken mixture. Garnish with coriander or parsley. Serve with the combined salsa ingredients.

ONION RELISH Ingredients 5 Onions, finely sliced 4 cloves Garlic, crushed 1 piece Fresh ginger, a large piece, grated 1 splash Olive oil 2 Tbsp Mustard 1 Tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped ¼ tsp Turmeric powder 1 Orange, freshly juiced and zested

DELISH MARINATED ORANGES Ingredients 6 Navel oranges 1 cup Orange juice 3 Tbsp Apricot jam, or marmalade 3 Tbsp Orange liqueur Garnish 1¼ cups Water

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¼ cup Sugar 1 Tbsp Caster sugar Directions Simmer the orange juice and the jam in a saucepan until the mixture is reduced by half. Stir in the liqueur and cool. Thinly peel two oranges and reserve the peel for the garnish. Peel the remaining oranges, removing as much pith as possible. Place the oranges in a bowl and pour the cooled sauce over them. Chill. To prepare the garnish, cut the reserved peel into very thin strips. Bring one cup of the water to the boil, add the peel and simmer for eight minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Bring the remaining ¼ cup of water to the boil. Stir in the sugar, until dissolved. Add the peel and simmer for five minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Toss in the caster sugar. Reserve the syrup and add to the oranges when cool. Top each orange with a little peel. Excellent served with créme fraiche.


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Driven Sharp price for Subaru Impreza By Ross Kiddie THIRTEEN YEARS ago I guided an acquaintance into a new car, it was a Subaru Impreza and it was a car which was priced at $25,000 with four-wheel-drive and 2-litre engine. My friend still has that car and it has now travelled faultfree over 200,000km, scheduled maintenance has been the only service cost. I remember writing at the time how much of a bargain that car was, and if finances at the time had allowed, I may well have purchased an Impreza as well. Well, nothing has changed, I still can’t afford a new car and now Subaru has another new Impreza available at a budget price. For just $5000 more than the new price in 2004, the newgeneration model represents amazing value, and it is stacked with value features, items which you wouldn’t ordinarily expect in a budget car. The new generation model gets Eye-sight driver assist technology, a camera-based system which is linked to adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, pre-collision assist and pedestrian avoidance. Other features for comfort and convenience include automatic stop-start as a fuel saving measure, keyless entry and ignition, Apple Car Play and Android Auto capability, along with the usual features modern cars include as a matter of course. The new Impreza still has the traditional 2-litre, flat-four (boxer) engine. It has been developed to a point where it is state-of-the-art in terms of power outputs, emission control and fuel efficiency. In terms of figures, the quad-camshaft unit is rated at 115kW and 196Nm, while a 6.6-litre per 100km/h (42mpg) combined cycle fuel usage average is claimed by Subaru. Drive is channelled to all four wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. Not only does the four-wheel-drive system alleviate the fear of grip loss on loose surfaces, there is a lot of natural grip supplied on the seal, the Impreza has handling ability which is unrealistic for this class of car.

• Price – Subaru Impreza, $29,990 • Dimensions – Length, 4460mm; width, 1775mm; height, 1480mm • Configuration – Four-cylinder, four-wheel-drive, 1995cc, 115kW, 196Nm, continuously variable automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 9.3sec • Fuel usage – 6.6l/100km

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In the first instance, grip is supplied by 205/50 x 17in Turanza tyres, and even though they aren’t Bridgestone’s sport specification rubber, the tyres have prodigious grip. If you add in a flat and controlled body balance and drive channelled constantly through to all wheels, the handling balance is biased towards sporty. That comes without the springs and dampers being overly firmed, ride quality is still paramount to the Subaru way of manufacture. Power is directed freely through the transmission. In this form the Impreza doesn’t get the turbocharging system of its WRX stablemates, but it is an honest, punchy engine. In my introduction I mentioned the high level of specification. Another useful feature are the steering wheel-mounted paddles which the driver can use to initiate ratio changes within the CVT system. There’s also a sequential system at the main gearshift lever itself, but as a driver you can be lured into a sporty sensation if you utilise the paddles. However, first and foremost, the Impreza caters for the family unit. While sedans are fast losing popularity, I’m still a bit of a fan and I’m quite smitten with Subaru product; together I’d be sold on the Impreza in this form. On-board comfort is high and space for three rear occupants isn’t compromised by compact exterior dimensions. Subaru’s line-up isn’t extensive, but the company is far more than a global niche market player. All of the models offered here are functional and practical, each designed for a different role. The Impreza is there to tempt as an entry level car into the brand. Just like my friend, those who do choose to buy Subaru will be rewarded with reliability, functionality and a high level of safety, much of the latter attributed to the stability and grip four-wheel-drive offers. You’d had better be quick, though, from what I’ve heard through industry sources the Impreza in this form is only available in limited numbers and is selling fast.

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Alphabet Treasure Hunt Wednesday, all day Drop in to the library to challenge children’s alphabetical detective skills. Can you find the letter Z? Free entry, Redwood Library, 339 Main North Rd Daft Disguises Wednesday, all day Children can get their picture taken wearing one of the disguises, or go along with your own. Free entry, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Invisible Ink Messages and Secret Code Breakers Wednesday, 10.30-11.30am Children will learn how to write messages that no one else can see and find different codes to send and receive secret messages. They will make different spy ciphers and keep their messages hidden from prying eyes. Part of the Christchurch City Libraries holiday activities. Free entry, Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd Fun with Animals Thursday, 11am-noon Animates is hosting some exciting activities to keep the kids entertained. Children can

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New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra concert will be an excellent opportunity to introduce those new to symphonic music to the power, energy and vibrancy of the symphony orchestra in a short one-hour programme. It will introduce the NZSSSO 2017 programme of 105 students from 46 schools around New Zealand. Conducted by Natalia Raspopova, the programme will include a selection of the works students have been preparing over the six-day orchestral course. Friday from 5pm and Saturday from 7pm – entry is $5 at the Charles Luney Auditorium at St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St.

library to write some fast flash fiction. Suitable for ages 13 to 18 but registration is required. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, Fendalton Guinea Pigs on Show Saturday, 10am-2pm Enter your pet guinea pig in the public show to win categories including fastest Easter and fancy dress. Come early to see the pedigree guinea pigs judged in their show. Gold coin entry, St Paul’s An-

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REAL ESTATE Welcome to the good life! 53 Brookwater Avenue, Marble Court, Northwood Auction: This Thursday - 27th April 2017, 10am Gold Auction Rooms, 471 Papanui Rd, Chch 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 2 living rooms | 1 dining room | 1 office/study | 2 car-garage | Listing # PI46747

The good life starts here! If you’ve been dreaming of an immaculate, contemporary home in a beautiful, established location then look no further. With this property sited in a quiet Cul-de-Sac, there are absolutely no compromises. Boasting bespoke architecture, Hebel and Linea cladding exterior, and a unique mono pitch roof, this stunning 227.8m2 executive property is striking from the outset. Inside, there’s a lovely separate entranceway, with water feature vista, three double bedrooms (including a master with ensuite, 2 walkin robes and sliders into garden, plus a guest room with semi ensuite and built-in robe), a family bathroom with a fabulous freestanding bath, separate shower and double vanity, two toilets, an extra single bedroom/office, and a lovely separate lounge area with a cosy gas fire and built-in surround-sound speakers with sliders out onto the entertainment area. The spacious open plan kitchen/living/ dining area enjoys dancing sunbeams all day thanks to the property’s northwest facing aspect, a kitchen skylight and huge windows and sliders. The modern kitchen boasts a detailed fit-out, including a separate wall oven, a separate induction/ ceramic cooktop, dishwasher, range hood, soft-close drawers and breakfast bar. The ‘Pacific Wave’ detailing on the glass splashback and beautiful laminated finish in the cabinetry bring the style, while the walk-in scullery with sink, ‘Electrolux’ hot

water/filter system, abundance of storage and great bench space are a cook’s delight. A separate laundry with sink, drying rail, cupboards and large benchtop bring the function. This incredible property also offers full double glazing with tinted windows at the front, high-quality lighting fixtures, premium Rhino carpets, smart wiring, abundant storage space, and underfloor heating in the kitchen, dining and bathrooms. Outside, the entire length of the house is adorned with a beautiful low maintenance composite deck, which enjoys surroundsound speakers and offers up a private entertainment area nicely protected from the easterly winds, plus a separate BBQ area with lighting, power and a gas bayonet. The beautifully manicured gardens are awardwinning, framed by landscaped flower beds and partial timber fencing and enjoys allday sun, while a double automatic garage encompassing a workshop room and a separate storage room both with internal access, completes the appeal. Situated in a fantastic location, with lovely leafy outlook, Northwood’s shopping centre, Clearwater Golf Club plus the Styx Mill & Groynes Conservation Reserves are within close proximity and help to underpin the strength of your investment. Immaculately presented and marketed with genuine commitment and resolve, it is with a heavy heart that this owner leaves

this spectacular property. But, as the next chapter begins, so too can yours in this fantastic urban oasis. If you’re interested, early viewings are highly recommended, so give us a call and book yours today - you won’t be disappointed. For a private viewing appointment contact Deb Harvey of Harcourts Gold Papanui (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) on 352 6166 or mobile 027 220 6565

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Tuesday April 25 2017


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


Sights set on LA RISING Country Music artist, Molly G appears at the Hornby WMC this Friday. The concert is a special fund raising event to help Molly G finance travels to Los Angeles in June, where she will be competing in the World Championships of Performing Arts. Currently living in Cambridge, Molly is originally from Ashburton. She only started singing a few years ago and despite being in her early teens, already has a number of awards to her credit including NZ Junior Entertainer of the Year. She is a multiinstrumentalist (5 string banjo, guitar, mandolin, and double bass), has organised and performed fund-raising concerts for Starship Hospital, has recently released her first single ‘Where Were You?’, and appeared at numerous festivals and events across the country. A stellar lineup of artists are rocking up to support Molly G at her show next week - Allan Barron (MC); Academy of Country Music graduate Jayden Shingleton; Lanae & Bruce Hill (Ashburton duo); with backing by the

Cooked Breakfasts Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked

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Seniors SPECIAL Two courses

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well respected Sha-low band. Also making a special appearance will be Joining Forces, a Country/Pop fusion duo comprising Molly G and Cameron Walsh (Sha-low). Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a stunning line-up of great artists while assisting an upcoming Kiwi Counry Music star. Molly G and friends appear at the HWMC Westview Lounge on Friday 28th April, 7pm start. Admission just $15. Members, guests & affiliates most welcome.




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TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Members Lucky Card Draw


Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday


Quality a la carte with a view!



Sunday 30th April


202 Marine Parade | Ph 388-9416 Members, guests and affiliates welcome

Lunch & Dinner

Bookings Essential PH

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Mother’s Day Buffet Sunday 14th May $ LUNCH from 12pm & DINNER from 5pm



Every Mother goes in the draw to WIN one of two Gift Baskets!



Chalmers Restaurant

Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT

Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

still only


Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads

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Tuesday April 25 2017

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ANZAC Day - All stores are open from 1pm.


$ 99 kg

Fresh NZ Pork Leg Roast (Excludes Free Range)



99 bag


$ 99 each



Country Fresh Washed Nadine Potatoes 4kg


Steinlager Pure/Stella Artois 24 x 330ml Bottles

Selaks Premium Selection 750ml

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$ Nature’s Fresh Bread 700g

00 ea



Hellers Shaved Ham 100g

2 for


Signature Range Mild/ Colby/Edam Cheese 1kg

$ 00


$ 00


Sanitarium Weet-Bix 750g

189 Papanui Road, Christchurch. Open 7am – 9pm, 7 days.

NZ Queen Apples



Just Juice/Citrus Tree Fruit Juice/Drink 2.4/2.8L

355 4432

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Certain products may not be available in all stores. Savings are based on non-promotional price. Limits may apply. Prices apply from Tuesday 25th April to Sunday 30th April 2017, or while stocks last.

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