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By Julia Evans RESIDENTS ARE fearful a fire bug will claim lives after a series of sinister blazes in Burnside and Ilam. The latest fire burnt a wheelie bin against the side of an elderly woman’s home on Tudor Ave on Saturday. The Fire Service said she was lucky it didn’t spread to her house. Nearby Greers Rd resident James Wallace also had his wheelie bin set alight against the side of his property sometime after 11pm the previous weekend. His three children under the

By Julia Evans AWARD-winning Merivale designer Jenny Gillies is looking forward to seeing her White Rose of York hat at one of three Buckingham Palace garden parties which start today. Each year, the palace holds three summer garden parties. Ms Gillies left the hat in the United Kingdom following the Harrogate Spring Flower Show so it could be worn at one of the coveted events. •Turn to page 5

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WHEELIE BINS today – what next tomorrow? That’s the big worry as an arsonist operates in Burnside and Ilam. Residents have every reason to be fearful. The arsonist has set alight wheelie bins and the fires have spread to adjacent dwellings. They have been lit late at night when people are sleeping. And as the arsonist gains in confidence he (and it is likely to be a he), will almost certainly step up the campaign. Police need to find him quickly. On a brighter note, Merivale designer Jenny Gillies will have her White Rose of York hat at one of three Buckingham Palace garden parties which start today. The hat was spotted by the wife of the North of England Horticultural Society Council chairman when Jenny was at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show last month. – Barry Clarke

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By Julia Evans HOUSING NEW Zealand tenants are looking to develop a charter of rights with the city council. A number of the concerned tenants expressed interest in working with the city council and the Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board after a meeting regarding the Government’s state housing sale-off in March. In November, Prime Minister and former Housing Minister Bill English said the Government would look to sell up to 2500 state houses in Bryndwr, Riccarton and Shirley as part of its sell-off programme. The Bryndwr Community Group has expressed concerns about what impact the sale will have on some of the most vulnerable members of the community – those who have no choice but to live in state housing. However, Marney Ainsworth, spokeswoman for the group said it was keen to work with the board and council to develop a master plan for the area. It came up in a conversation

regarding the rights of tenants, who feel like their opinions are being swept under the rug. “We hope to get city council support behind us,” she said. The city council said it is interested in working with the Bryndwr community so residents can have the determining voice on how the area grows and develops in the future. Head of facilities, property

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In Brief GREEN LIGHT The city council has approved a signalised pedestrian crossing in Papanui on Main North Rd, between Halliwell Ave and Proctor St, to connect the bus stops outside Northlands Shopping Centre. The signals aim to address pedestrian safety, which has been compromised by the large number of pedestrians making unsafe crossings between the bus stops. FIRST FEMALE COUNCILLOR One hundred years ago Ada Wells became the city’s first female councillor. Her achievement, paving the way for women in politics, was celebrated by the city council on Thursday. Mayor Lianne Dalziel dedicated the city council’s Camellia room to Ms Wells. Before she became a councillor, she taught at St Albans School but was fired by the headmaster James Speight after asking for maternity leave. PUBLIC FEEDBACK Papanui city councillor Mike Davidson will set up shop at 1pm tomorrow in the Papanui Library to chat and hear what’s on residents’ minds. Cr Davidson said it’s always great to hear the thoughts and views from the community.


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Fixing the central city Merivale businessman Rob Mercer writes about the need to improve vehicle access to the central city Pre-quake, things were starting to rot and the city council didn’t know how to fix it. There were dirty red buses with nobody on them clogging up Colombo St and overzealous parking wardens pushing people away. The city council doesn’t understand the money merrygo-round. There needs to be people in town to spend money, to attract tourists in and create more jobs. It’s a simple fact that people on buses and bikes don’t spend money. The city shouldn’t be difficult to access, but the city council is making it very difficult to access. If you want to shop, you jump in your car and drive to where it’s convenient, like a suburban mall, and that’s because they have convenient parking. We’re not London or Auckland with their traffic problems,

REGENERATION: A focus on cycle lanes means the central city isn’t easy for cars to access, which is making it hard for businesses to thrive.

and Christchurch has the ability to have easy access for our cars, which we are traditionally used to having. The city council’s phobia of cars is difficult to understand in the age of the electric car. In a couple of years, electric cars will be all over us. I stood up in a post-quake recovery meeting in 2012 and

asked the question, to make the central city work, bearing in mind all the money was being spent in the suburbs, what percentage of that will go back into the city centre to make it work? We’re going to do things differently, they said. But they’ve missed an opportunity. Touchy subject of bike lanes on main roads – I drove down Colombo St north of the square and I felt like emigrating when I saw bike lanes on both sides of the street and all the parking gone. The narrowing of roads like Cambridge Tce is damaging businesses.

THREAT: The wheelie bin was up against the side of James Wallace’s home. If the fire had of spread, it could have killed his sleeping children. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Burnside, Ilam fire bug •From page 1 Said Mr Wallace: “Whoever it was must have used an accelerant because there was only one bag of rubbish in there, not enough to cause that much damage.” He had also heard of a for sale sign being set on fire, three other wheelie bins, a burnt car and the cover of a boat. “Four of the fires have been within 100m and there was an-

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Bid for Edgeware Pool money By Julia Evans A COMMUNITY board has requested a cash injection for the Edgeware Pool be included in the city council’s Annual Plan. In its submission on the draft Annual Plan, the Papanui-Innes Community Board has included an application for $5 million to go towards the pool development. The request will go before the city council in June. It is being Pauline championed by Cotter the community board as a way of showing solidarity for community developments in the area, city councillor and board member Pauline Cotter said. “It’s important to note that the St Albans Pavilion and Pool Group hasn’t asked for any funding,” she said. Paul Somerville, chairman of the pool group, said he did not know the community board was making the request. The group has been planning to cover the full cost of the pool by fundraising on its own. Cr Cotter said $5 million is

EXCITING: St Albans Pavilion and Pool Group chairman Paul Somerville outside the Edgeware Rd location proposed for the new pool. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

only a starting point, and the amount is up for negotiation. “I’m excited to see what might come out of the conversation around the council table,” She said. Depending on what stage of construction the pool is at, Cr Cotter said the funding could be earmarked for a future Annual Plan or the Long Term Plan. Mr Somerville said the group would love to have a partnership with the city council, even though the pool will be run

by the community. The group secured land at 43 Edgeware Rd for $1 last year, but will have to give it back if the pool isn’t built within 10 years. “We’ve raised money in the community, about $50,000 or $60,000, to get the resource consent. The biggest thing now is to get the land,” Mr Somerville said. It comes at a time when spending on pools – including a proposed complex in Linwood, another at QE II and the inner

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Merivale designer’s royal hat •From page 1 Said Ms Gillies: “I made it especially for the Harrogate exhibition, so when the wife of the chairman of North of England Horticultural Society council fell in love with it, saying it would look fabulous at the Buckingham Palace summer garden party to which she had been invited, how could I not leave it for her to wear?” Ms Gillies said. Ms Gillies was invited to exhibit at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show last month. She presented her Christchurch Connection exhibition, which included 15 stunning costumes, in the UK show – her first exhibition outside of Australasia. “I feel honoured being able to spread the word about our beautiful city and the rich culture visitors can expect to find when they visit us,” she said. Many visitors to the show went specifically to see Ms Gillies’ exhibition, which was all about promoting Christchurch. “Although there’s been some recent negative publicity about our garden city image, I am confident it’s a blip and we will be back even stronger than before.”


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THESPIAN: Ella MinehanFitzgerald who plays Barbara in the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School production of Revenge of the Amazons. PHOTO: NEIL MACBETH ​

Modern twist on a classic RANGI RURU Girls’ School’s drama production this year will be Revenge of the Amazons, by Kiwi playwright Jean Betts. The play is a modern spin on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights’ Dream with strong feminist themes, first performed in the early 80s. Director of Theatre Arts at Rangi Ruru, Peter Rutherford said in spite of the age of the play, the issues are still very relevant in 2017. “The recent American elections, the Roastbusters case and the Wellington Boys’ College scandal clearly show that instill-

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Single-sex learning could be affected by zones By Sarla Donovan THE PRINCIPALS of Shirley Boys’ and Avonside Girls’ High Schools are concerned that families across the east retain the choice of a single-sex education, regardless of whether they live in the zone. The two schools are likely to share a zone when they co-locate to new premises in 2019. Both schools are to be rebuilt at QE II Park after their existing sites were damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. Their boards are currently working with each other and the Ministry of Education to try and thrash out a new, shared zone. Avonside Girls’ High School principal Sue Hume said while the zone needed to give access to those close to the new campus, it was important to preserve the choice of single-sex education for families right across the east. She said the school had always taken a significant portion of students from out of zone. “Historically we provide services for families in the east and we want to continue to give that choice to families across the east of the city. Anyone within the zone has an absolute right (to attend the school). So it can’t be too big that it can’t cope with the numbers.”

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School football action By Andrew King THE CONNETICS schools premier first XI competition continues tomorrow with a number of north-west teams looking to take points. All games will be played at the Christchurch Football Centre tomorrow. Burnside will try to topple table leader Cashmere when they meet at 5.45pm. Last time the two teams met they could not be separated with the game ending in a 2-2 draw at English Park. Burnside coach David Williams said Cashmere will be a big match. “They have started the season with two wins and will be hard to beat,” he said. Burnside secured a 3-1 victory over St Bede’s in the second round of the competition on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Papanui are eyeing up their next challenge when they take on Middleton at 7.30pm. Papanui manager Paul Anderson said he has a new team to work with. “We have had some good battles with Middleton over the past few years and tomorrow should be no different,” he said. Last time the two met, Papanui won 2-1 at English Park.

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Papanui, fresh off a bye in the first round, managed to score a 2-1 win over Christchurch Boys’ High on Wednesday. CBHS will head into round three with a bye. St Andrew’s will play rivals St Bede’s at 4pm. Last time the two met, St Andrew’s crushed them 5-2. St Bede’s coach Matt Jansen said the aim this week was to take the three points. “We will have to tighten up our discipline and take all our chances to beat St Andrew’s,” he said.



Commonwealth Youth Games call up By Andrew King ST BEDE’S student Nick Moulai has been selected in the Commonwealth Youth Games athletics team to compete in Nassau, Bahamas, in July. The middle-distance runner was named in the team at the start of last week and confirmed he was the right selection by winning the Canterbury secondary school road race on Thursday. He ran the 4km event in a time of 12min 15sec. Moulai said being included in the team was fantastic. “It feels like everything is going to plan and that feels great. Any opportunity to represent your country is awesome. You just have to put your mind to it and give it everything,” he said. He will run in the 1500m and 3000m races at the games. Moulai got the running bug as a surf lifesaver at the age of nine. “I started getting into the sprints and now the sport

MEDAL HOPE: St Bede’s student Nick Moulai has been selected in the Commonwealth Youth Games athletics team.

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life a bit difficult, but my coach is really good at managing my time,” he said. The chance to see more of the world has him excited too. “I’m sure it won’t be all about running and we will have a bit of fun over there,” he said.

Battle of the undefeated boys’ high schools By Andrew King IT WILL be a battle between two undefeated teams in the UC Championship when Christchurch Boys take on Timaru Boys at noon today. In their first two hit outs, CBHS have scored 98 points and conceded 29. Timaru have also

been in good form, including a 43-17 victory over Shirley last week. However, it was a mixed bag for north-west teams at the weekend. St Andrew’s recorded their second win, beating Marlborough 15-0. St Andrew’s have one more game on the road against

Rangiora before their first home match against Lincoln. Burnside were defeated 74-7 by Nelson, who retained the Moascar Cup. Burnside return home to face Waimea Combined. St Bede’s travelled to play Christ’s and were beaten 41-19. They will look to improve as they host St Thomas in round four.


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Loving your independence? Could this be you? Sally was referred to an Occupational Therapist (OT) as she was struggling to hear on the phone and was losing contact with her family and friends, she was wanting any help that could be useful following challenges since her car accident. She has: Ankylosing spondylitis (which is an illness that stiffens up the joints), Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and is a little hard of hearing. Fracture in her upper back from a car accident in 2015 Sally lives in a two storied home on a hill in native bush with her husband. She loves her home and gardening. Due to a combination of Ankylosing spondylitis and the recent upperback fracture Sally has a forward flexed spine, requiring her to bend her knees to look up. The OT visited Sally in her own home and covered the following info on the first assessment: Energy conserving techniques Regular postural changes to self manage back discomfort Problem solving Sally’s kitchen set up to minimise bending and reaching

Problem solved better phone options and also where to buy a cordless amplified phone Adjusting her office set up to optimise function when using computer Having raised garden beds and garden pots on her deck, Changes in social life since accident and covered the five ways to Mental Wellbeing to maximise mental wellness. Sally feels very connected to her two storied home, which is surrounded by native bush, situated on a hill. The OT discussed the challenges and solutions to remain living in this home long term and provided insights into ways to manage this including the potential of living on one level, use of the community van and possible bathroom adaptations. Summary from Sally’s perspective: Sally reports that she was delighted with the services as: - the OT came to her house and at a time of day and day of week that suited Sally best. - there was no waiting for the service seen within the week of referral. - it was so affordable - $135 assessment and advice - she received good advice that

immediately changed her daily life (so much more than improving communication by phone) - she now has clear understanding of both the challenges and solutions that may lie ahead of her. - This resulted in less worry about the future - She was impressed that the discussion involved her love for nature (still be able to enjoy her garden) and that it was not limited to immediate need and safety She expressed that she feels more confident about staying in her much loved home. She is aware of how to access future input from the OT who now knows her well. The Centre for Senior wellbeing is an information hub for Senior Health. We connect you to the services you need to stay living well and independently in your own home. See for more information. To enquire about staying safe and well in your home, just call 3772577.


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is the model used around the world.” Volunteering at Radio Lollipop was its own reward, said Mr Denton. “It feels like you’re making a difference at a really difficult time for people. We get lots of thanks and smiles. Parents appreciate the change in their kids after we visit. Often we’re the only non-medical people that visit. We don’t poke or prod or give injections. We’re the fun people that come around.” He said research had shown

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sharpens young adult brains Regular physical activity improves brain function even in young adults considered in their prime and at the height of cognitive ability, according to a University of Otago study.


body of research already exists showing aerobic exercise improves brain function in older adults, but there is a limited amount of literature on how it affects young adults. The Otago researchers, led by Department of Psychology Senior Lecturer Dr Liana Machado, set out to test the oft-held belief that the brains of young adults in their prime might not benefit as much as older people from regular sustained exercise. They took 52 tertiary students, aged between 18 to 30, and put them through a series of cognitive tests on a computer while measuring oxygen availability in

the frontal lobe of their brains, as well as their self-reported exercise frequency. Dr Machado says their “surprising” findings, just published online in the journal Psychophysiology, show that both blood supply to the brain and cognitive functioning appear to benefit from regular exercise in young adults. “This provides compelling evidence that regular exercise, at least five days per week, is a way to sharpen our cognitive ability as young adults – challenging the assumption that living a sedentary lifestyle leads to problems only later in life,” she says. The research also provides potential insight into understanding why people

who regularly engage in aerobic exercise tend to function better on a cognitive level. “I think the idea that young people do not have to worry about exercising since they are in their prime developmentally is rapidly being overturned by mounting evidence that even the brains of young adults can benefit from regular exercise,” she says. “The exercise could involve brisk walking or more vigorous activity, and could be made up of a few 10 minute bouts of exercise, rather than one single block of exercise,” she says. The researchers also found that body mass index was not a key factor in how

well the brain functioned, indicating that regular engagement in physical activity may be more important than body weight. Dr Machado says she had noticed over the years that university students appeared progressively less fit. “I wondered whether we might find significant relationships between exercise levels, oxygen availability in the brain, and cognition in the young adults, but no studies had considered this in healthy young adults.” These findings come at a time of increased scientific focus on links between exercise and cognitive health in older adults.

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