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By Georgia O’Connor-Harding BUSINESSES IN central Riccarton putting up with youth crime as a result of the Division St bus lounge could face another battle. Robinsons of Riccarton Pharmacy owner Mark Robinson said the pollution from continual buses going past are affecting businesses on Riccarton Rd. The issues have come as the city council’s Riccarton Rd bus lounge and bus priority project aims to give buses priority over other traffic on the road. Mr Robinson said he would like to see Blenheim Rd used as Riccarton’s main bus route in combination with more electric buses. But Environment Canterbury says there is no alternative route that it would propose for the buses. ECan’s public transport senior manager Stewart Gibbon said many of its bus patrons are from different areas in the city and want to go to the area because of its commercial attractions, such as Westfield Riccarton. About 3000 people board buses in Riccarton and more than 800 buses pass the mall daily. •Turn to page 5

TOO MANY BUSES: Mark Robinson, owner of Robinsons of Riccarton Pharmacy, is concerned about the pollution levels on Riccarton Rd as a result of the constant stream of buses. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK IT’S BEEN a tough time for Riccarton businesses near the bus lounge. Some have already closed their doors, not due to trading problems, but because of continual harassment from a small number of young people. Now they are facing another challenge, more big noisy buses rattling past their businesses (page 1). Pharmacy owner Mark Robinson is at the point where he wishes he could move on, but he has a long-term lease. Meanwhile, vandals are really going to the next level out at Lake Roto Kohatu reserve (page 5). Finally, the UC Championship is starting this week – the school rugby competition (page 9). Good luck to all the teams who have been training hard, we will be watching your progress. –Georgia O’Connor-Harding



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Green light for funeral home Residents vow to continue fight By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RESIDENTS HAVE vowed to continue protesting weekly until they win the battle to stop a new funeral facility setting up in Fendalton. The first protest against a funeral satellite office to be set up on Rochdale St was held on Saturday. The protest was attended by Mayor Lianne Dalziel, MP for Ilam Gerry Brownlee and city councillor Raf Manji. It comes after an application by Bell, Lamb and Trotter Funeral Directors to open a “funeral satellite office” at 1 Rochdale St was approved by independent commissioner Philip Milne last week. The home-based funeral facility drew opposition from

FIGHTING: MP for Ilam Gerry Brownlee speaking at the protest against a funeral facility in Fendalton. PHOTOS: GEORGIA O’CONNOR-HARDING

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Twenty-six services are to be held at the house each year with a maximum of two per week. The facility would operate between 9am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 7pm at weekends. Funeral services would be limited from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. In the decision, commissioner Milne said: “Death will visit most if not every home at some point. Death will be more prevalent in residential areas than commercial or industrial areas.” He said to allow small homebased intimate funeral services within a residential zone can be seen as providing for the well-being of people and the community. Managing director Andrew Bell said the company has been trying to establish the facility on the street for more than a year, and it is likely be established in a month. However, Dr Nicholls said residents on the street will continue to fight the funeral facility. “I understand that our only avenue is probably a judicial review . . . I don’t think there is any other avenue in which it can

NOT HAPPY: Some of the crowd at the protest on Saturday.

be overturned,” he said. Ms Dalziel said the purpose of the city council’s District Plan was to reduce the amount of compliance on businesses. “And this is the result of it, the businesses win. “That can’t have been what anyone intended and it has got to be fixed,” she said. Resident Karen Harrison said she will continue protesting until the facility goes away. To the crowd, she said: “My challenge to you is to come back here at 1pm (next Saturday) and bring one more person.” HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you concerned a funeral facility has been given the green-light to be set up on a residential street? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi


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Flooding could have 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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Bus pollution adds to Riccarton business woes •From page 1 “Buses would only make up a small percentage of the current traffic volume, and I don’t have a concern about the number of buses currently using this route,” Mr Gibbon said. Mr Robinson said the buses are high pollutants, noisy and he is concerned workers in the area are exposed regularly to carbon monoxide from the buses. The buses add to a barrage of issues already in the area. Riccarton Rd business The Baby Factory moved out last Friday and Art of Sewing will move out this week after deciding not to

CHANGING FACE: The Division St bus lounge is part of the city council’s Riccarton Rd bus lounge and bus priority project aimed at giving buses priority over other traffic.

renew their leases due to ongoing youth crime. Since opening in 2015, the Riccarton bus lounge has been a hot-

spot for trouble-causing youth, affecting surrounding businesses. A new bylaw targeting loitering has been suggested by Constable

Aaron Thorn to address youth crime on Division St. “Now that the businesses are closing, I am not sure how we are going to survive . . . if I had the chance I would definitely move out but we are stuck in a longterm lease,” Mr Robinson said. Property owner Arthur McKee said the city council needs to balance its focus on bikes and buses

against the ability of businesses operating successfully. But one business owner, who did not wish to be named, told Western News the buses had not affected his business and were probably good for bringing people to the area. All work on the bus priority project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. HAVE YOUR SAY: What impact do you think the city council’s bus priority project will have on Riccarton Rd’s retail strip? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

Cost of vandalism in reserve covered by ratepayers Alcohol-fuelled social gatherings seem to bring the vandals to the Harewood VANDALS WITH bolt reserve, Fendaltoncutters, angle grinders Waimairi-Harewood and winches are costing Community Board ratepayers thousands at chairman David Cartwright Lake Roto Kohatu reserve. said. Department of But the real problem is Conservation rangers how wilful the damage have had to deal with is and the lengths these David deer fences being cut, vandals are going to create boulders moved and there Cartwright chaos, he said. have even been wooden posts “They’re actively and wilfully pulled out of the ground with car being vandals. They need to front winches. up to some of the costs,” he said.

DAMAGE: Vandals with bolt cutters, angle grinders and winches have been causing chaos at Lake Roto Kohatu.

By Julia Evans

Costs that are landing back on ratepayers. That is causing concern for the board, which is currently waiting for a report back from city council staff detailing how much it costs to

cleanup after the vandalism. 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 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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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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WORKING WITH WOOD: Richard Rendle and the rest of the Bishopdale MeNZ Shed are working on kit-set penguin boxes that will be made up by children at the International Antarctic Centre. PHOTO: SIMON COOPER

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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St Bede’s teens help Filipino youth THUMBS UP: St Bede’s College students Keane Patrick Harrington (left) and Daniel Kofoed (below) got crafty with local children during their trip to 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 hairdresser and the church priest, as well as the two St Bede’s teenagers, Keane Patrick Harrington and Daniel Kofoed. 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 to build a water treatment plant and shelter.

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

Feel like a good read? Check out Bookarama VOLUNTEERS HAVE been sifting through a mountain of donated books for next week’s Bookarama. Organiser Lindsay Crossen said there are so many books, it takes at least 30 volunteers to go

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.

Ashleigh Monk WHEN THE time comes to pack our bags and head for Mars, Christchurch youths will be well-prepared. The Ara Institute of Canterbury is hosting a series of workshops to teach high school students how to get to Mars, and how to survive when they’re there. And, although it may raise a few eyebrows, living on Mars is not that far off, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA predicts a crew, called Daedalus, will make the ninemonth trip to Mars in the 2030s to establish shelter, food and water sources for future newcomers. So, in New Zealand’s July holidays, Ara will be teaching high school students all the

necessary knowledge on how to be a good Mars resident. At 96 per cent carbon dioxide and only one per cent oxygen, the air on Mars is unbreathable, so the Daedalus crew will use electrolysis to convert carbon

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Western schools start championship bid This weekend will see the start of the UC Championship with a number of western schools getting their campaigns under way. Andrew King takes a look at the opening round


Christchurch Boys’ High School CBHS first XV look towards defending their UC Championship title with an opening game against Waimea 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 Kelly-Foleni and second-five Alex Harford. Harford was last year’s top scorer for CBHS with one try, 47 conversions and seven penalties. He returns to the side as captain. Last year’s team topped the table in tries scored, with 94, and in conversions, with 58. Smith said the team will be finalised this week before the opening game. Burnside High School Burnside will look to emulate their form from last season which saw them finish eighth, ahead of northern rivals St Bede’s. They will open their account against St Thomas, which finished 11th last year. The team will have a new coach after Murray Henderson departed at the end of last season. A new coach will be appointed during the season, a Burnside rugby spokesman said. Winning eight from 15 will be a tough ask without barnstorming centre Mikaele Ravalawa, who was snapped up by the Canberra Raiders last year. Ravalawa scored 14 tries and kicked three conversions in the 2016 season.

IMPACT: Former CBHS player and Brisbane Broncos prospect Jordan Riki will be one of the players to watch.

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

St Thomas of Canterbury College St Thomas finished 11th last season and will look to improve in 2017. Recording four wins from 14, they will hope to move up the table this season. St Thomas have one of the most exciting players in the competition at their disposal. Jordan Riki is touted as one of the country’s best young rugby league players and is now playing in the St Thomas first XV. The year 13 student, who has previously played for CBHS, has a contract with the Brisbane Broncos and won the under-16

domestic player of the year at the New Zealand Rugby League awards in January. 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,”


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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.

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What price to own a slice of land bordering the beautiful Arthurs Pass National Park? You may be surprised how low this may be. This is truly a piece of history for sale, being an original railway worker’s cottage from the early 1920’s. A treasured family retreat for three generations but sadly the time has come to say goodbye. There is room to sleep five comfortably with a double bedroom, separate living, separate dining and sunny kitchen. A large single garage. The outdoor amenities in the area will suit all levels and ages, from gentle walks to strenuous mountain climbing. After a day out you can come back to your cosy bach, light the fire and relax. The local cafes are just down the road for your coffee or dinner out. Call now - this is a very rare opportunity.


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Travel Visiting the mystical city of Edoras By Mike Yardley IT’S THE type of scenery that screensavers are made for – Mt Sunday, deep in the heart of the Canterbury high country. I always find it fascinating to experience your own turf through the lens of a tourist, gleaning fresh perspectives from the outside world on the place you call home. Better known to movie-fans as the mystical city of Edoras, I recently joined a guided journey to this spectacular cinematic location with Hassle-free Tours. Heading south of Christchurch, in a comfortable six-wheel Toyota Land Cruiser, with elevated seating and panoramic windows, our driver-guide, Hammond, set sail on his illuminating, chatty commentary on the two-hour drive. We entered the Hakatere Conservation Park, flanked by the alpine lakes of Camp and Clearwater and their tight cluster of rustic batches. A quick photostop to soak up the expansive high country vistas served merely as an appetiser for the majesty that lay ahead. On a heavily rutted gravel Hakatere-Potts Rd, bracketed in golden hills of snow tussock, matagouri and toetoe, the most celestial viewpoint appeared at the Mt Potts Cutting, stretching across the broad basin of the Rangitata Valley, buttressed by heroically high mountains and sheer cliffs. Welcome to the Kingdom of Rohan. Much of the land belongs to Mt Potts Station, however, in

MAJESTIC: Rutted gravel roads are no problem to the Hassle-free Land Cruiser. (Below) – Mt Sunday and the Rohan sword.

the wake of the Lord of the Ringsinspired popularity, DOC created an easement to Mt Sunday aka Edoras. From the public car park, it’s a 15min walk up the southern spur of Mt Sunday. However, one of the many advantages of taking the journey with Hassle-free Tours is that it is the only operator with a concession to drive past the car park, fording the gin-clear streams and up part of the mountain, using the rutted track on the northern spur, which the land cruiser made light work of. From there, it’s a rather effortless stroll to the summit. Sixhundred metres above sea level, this rocky, protruding jewel in the middle of this insanely photogenic valley beckoned us like a

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beacon. After we’d mounted the summit, the 360deg alpine panorama is so enthrallingly kaleidoscopic, so jaw-droppingly epic, not even a month of Sundays basking in this perspective would become boring. There’s Erewhon Station of Clydesdales-fame, the serpentine braids of the Rangitata River, the Southern Alps, the expansive valley plain and the silvery, slinking trail of Potts River. The air was so crisp and clear, the mountains seemed magnified with sharp edges and spectacular shingle fans. Only the sound of happilyclicking shutters, competed against the strengthening howls of the wind. The wind-speed reached 72km/h as we took in the summit spectacle and endured an involuntary facial exfoliation. Notorious for wind gusts, Hammond remarked that at the time of shooting, the Rings crew were buffeted by wind gusts as high as 180km/h. The real beauty of the Hassle-free tour is all the insightful behind-the-scenes nuggets. On one particularly windy day, Sir Peter Jackson’s glasses flew off his face, over the cliff, never to be seen again. There’s a movie relic to hunt for. Sir Peter stumbled upon this cinematic location by sheer accident. His location scouts were choppering down to the West

Coast, but were forced to fly east due to bad weather, chancing upon Mt Sunday by a stroke of sheer luck. Many of the riders of Rohan were actually women from pony clubs in mid-Canterbury. Hammond also explained how the construction of the city of Edoras took nine months, showing us photos of the elaborate sets, including Golden Hall, which graced this rocky outcrop. The cast and crew only spent 11 days actually shooting on sight. In spite of the alpine location, miraculously, they didn’t see one drop of rain. Hammond also was equipped with an arsenal of replica weaponry and flags from the movie, which we had great fun posing with for obligatory photos. A variety of movie featurettes were played to our group, including some cracking bloopers. What really shone through was how much the cast genuinely fell in love with Mt Sunday. Driving back to Christchurch, Hammond finally revealed that he was Hammond Peek, the double Oscar-


winner, who sound engineered the Rings trilogy. After 36 years in film and television, since 2006, Hammond has been a driver-guide for Hassle-free Tours. He only works a couple of days a week, so you may want to request a date when he’s behind the wheel. Location is the pixie dust of movie dreams and Mt Sunday is a star specimen in our own backyard.


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Upper Riccarton Library Book Discussion Group Wednesday, April 26, 10am – 11am For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers. The group subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd UR Club Wednesday, April 26, 3.304.30pm Go and join the fun in an after school club. Open to all schoolaged children there are stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Go Well Group – Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play Rummikub. The game is an exciting, interactive strategy game that will test your wits. Free entry, Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, Fendalton Flash Fiction Friday, 1.30-3.30pm If you’re interested in writing and can wrote short stories un-

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HAND-CRAFT: Take your knitting, crochet, or craft of your choice, and have fun with this social group. The session will be held on Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm, at the Upper Riccarton Library. ​ Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists will be available to help you with ancestry, company Find my Past, Papers Past and New Zealand birth, deaths and marriage indices. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Port Hills Classic – 30th Anniversary Mountain Bike Festival April 29-April 30 Thirty years ago, in 1987, a group of people ran the first ever “Port Hills Classic”. Bikes back then were pretty basic and the tracks were pretty raw and to celebrate how far we have come we are holding a weekend full of mountain bike festival events for the whole family. For more information on the events schedule go to http://www.bethere.co.nz/ event

Halswell Quarry Park, entry off Kennedys Bush Rd Afternoon Euchre Every Friday from May 5, 1.15pm-3.30pm An enjoyable afternoon with old and new friends in the new upgraded clubrooms. For more information phone Noel Hopgood on 322 8636. Entry fee is $3 and to enter the raffle is $2. Halswell Bowling Club, 301 Halswell Rd

GenConnect Wednesday, May 3, 1pm– 1.45pm Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. While the library staff try to help as much as they can, nothing compares to the knowledge of helpful teens who have grown up with technology. Riccarton High School students will help you find answers to all your questions. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Tuesday, May 2, 10am– 10.30am Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

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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

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

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Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377

ACCIDENT Kaituna Valley Thursday 30th March - Many thanks to the Police, Fire Brigade, St Johns Ambulance and the many members of the public for the assistance given on the roadside and after the accident. Thank you again Kay and Noel Morriss

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Exotic Performers Wanted This occupation of exotic dancing and performing requires high levels of creative talent, personal commitment and interest. Must be able to compose dance, and work in an adult entertainment environment on stage.

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Hornby Day Care Trust for the Elderly Activities Coordinator/Team Leader

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and fun loving individual to join our team. We are currently recruiting an activities coordinator/ team leader to coordinate our centre based community activity programme. This is a part time role with 15 hours per week, 0800-1530 Wed and Thurs. The role is both busy and rewarding, focussed on planning and facilitating meaningful activities and experiences that enhance the quality of life for our members. Key skills required • Excellent communication skills • Creative and enthusiastic • Empathy with elderly • Master organiser • Team player It would be an advantage if you have aged care experience or an enrolled nurse or diversional therapy qualification.

Please email your CV through to hornbydaycare@xtra.co.nz. or phone Kiri McKenzie on 027 703 2302 if you would like further information.

(03) 379 1100

Ph 027 282 5700

Raewyn Clegg

Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Phone for further details

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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

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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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