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Heavy vehicle concerns for Worsleys Rd residents „„ By Noah Graham WORSLEYS RD residents are concerned their thoroughfare will be left to deteriorate because of a large number of heavy vehicles expected to travel on the road in the coming months. Timber Group Ltd has contracted two companies to log about 243ha of trees from the Christchurch Adventure Park, which were damaged in the Port Hills fires. During the four to five-month operation, between 10-16 trucks are expected to drive up and down Worsleys Rd daily, Rik Tindall between 7am and 6pm. Worsleys Rd residents are worried city council will not monitor the roads properly and allow them to deteriorate underneath the immense loads, Cashmere Residents Association Rik Tindall said. Residents understood the logging needed to be done but were concerned city council would not keep the road up to a high enough standard, as they often neglected repairing the road, Mr Tindall said. CONCERNS: About 10 to 16 log trucks will use Cracroft roads daily for the next four to five months and residents are worried city council will not properly maintain them. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ​ •Turn to page 4

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK IT’S FRUSTRATING to have heavy trucks rolling up and down your street – and today on page 1 we reveal the annoyance of some people in Worsleys Rd. They have heavy trucks removing logs from the fire-damaged Christchurch Adventure Park putting pressure on their road. But that unfortunately is the price people have to pay when there is a natural disaster. The logs have to come out and Worsleys Rd is pretty much the only route in and out of the adventure park. You just got to put up with it. In sport today (page 14) we look at Cashmere High basketballer Okirano Tilaia who has been selected for the NZ under-16 basketball team, and 13-year-old Nina Ericson who won the junior section of the Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon. – Barry Clarke



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„„ By Andrew King YOUTH CRIME and truancy are the main focus of a police operation in Linwood and other eastern suburbs. Operation Yeast, shortened from youth in the east, will target the worst youth offenders in an area police have called the eastern corridor. The eastern corridor runs from New Brighton, through Linwood, to the central city bus exchange. “It is about reducing opportunities for identified youth offenders from committing more offences through proven methods,” Senior Sergeant Stephan McDaniel said. The methods being used are ensuring all matters relating to youth are dealt with in a timely manner, including youth who have been reported missing, truancy sweeps in malls, libraries and bus terminals, and visiting truants at home. He said police are working with schools in the eastern suburbs and Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi, which provides a student attendance support service to state and state-integrated schools in Canterbury.

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In Brief CHURCH RENOVATION Renovations on the Opawa Baptist Church are expected to be completed at the end of July. Youth pastor for the church, Andrew Wilson, said the church is looking forward to the completed renovations and are trying to have some creative ideas for their new mezzanine floor. ROAD CLOSURES Trench digging for ultra-fast Broadband installation will see some Cashmere roads closed for more than a month. Overdale Drive, Heaton Rhodes Pl and Sulby Rd, as well as the section of Dyers Pass Rd that connects them, will be closed until June 10. Whareora Tce will be closed until May 31 although residents will have access at all times.

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Work starts on Woolston urban forest

„„ By Noah Graham WOOLSTON RESIDENTS will get their urban forest this year. Work to transform the Linwood College’s lower fields into a forested wetland began last month and is expected to be completed by September, a city council spokeswoman said. City council is buying the fields, which have not been used by the school since the February 22, 2011, earthquake, from the Ministry of Education and will be part of the Bell’s Creek flood mitigation scheme. Thousands of native flora will be planted on the 2.7ha site which will act as a storage basin, reducing flooding in the surrounding area and is expected to attract native birds back to the Woolston area. Woolston Community Centre co-ordinator Carol Brown said it was great news to hear the project will be completed this year. “I hope it will encourage people to go out and go for walks and meet their neighbours.” She said a lot of people on the east side of the city often felt forgotten but projects like the urban forest helped remedy it.

GIFT TO MOTHER NATURE: The TimberNook Christchurch Going Wild kids were some of the 720 volunteers who braved cold weather and helped clean up the Heathcote River and Avon-Heathcote Estuary on Saturday as part of the annual Mother of All Clean Ups. During the day about 725 bags of rubbish were collected along with 250 large loose items which varied from mattresses, televisions to even an unopened bottle of champagne. ​

Log truck concerns for Worsleys Rd residents •From page 1 “Worsleys Rd is not in good condition. It’s narrow, windy and hilly – as well as damaged in some places.” Cracroft Residents Association chairman and Worsleys Rd resident John Cousins said he feels for the residents living near the Adventure Park. He too was worried city council would not look after the road properly and was concerned the trucks would cause delays at the controversial Worsleys, Cashmere and Hoon Hay Rds intersection.

He said traffic was bad at the intersection and the number of logging trucks using it each day was going to cause more delays. A Worsleys Rd resident, who did not want to be named, said they could understand why some residents were worried city council would not properly maintain the road. However, she said there was not much that could be done to change it and as long as city council fixed the road after the logging had been completed, she had no problems with the trucks. Christchurch Adventure Park

spokeswoman Anne Newman said she had spoken to residents and there were concerns over truck movements along Worsleys Rd. She said the logging companies were imposing a 20km/h to 30km/h speed limit on their drivers and would ensure there is only one logging truck on the road at any given time. City councillor Phil Clearwater said there will no doubt be some wear and tear that will require repair and the road would need monitoring – which he believed city council would.

City council road maintenance manager Mark Pinner said Worsleys Rd is a public road and therefore is able to carry normal (class 1) heavy vehicles such as the log trucks. He said the road was a relatively low volume road apart from the increase in traffic when the Adventure Park was opened. “We will continue to monitor, as we do for all roads, and will undertake repairs, to maintain safety and/or protect the asset, to the same priority that is applied across all our network,” he said.



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Park ready in November „„ By Noah Graham SYDENHAM PARK will be back in use by the end of November. City council head of parks Andrew Rutledge said the park was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and repairs were now being done. The Sydenham Rugby Club is excited about the improvements, senior club captain Andrew Lynn said. Mr Lynn said Andrew since the repair Rutledge work began, the team had played their home games on Addington Park and on Hagley Park’s Hospital Corner field. However, Mr Lynn said it had not affected training much because they would usually practice at Hansen Park, Waltham Park and Barrington Park. He said they did not practice at Sydenham Park before the work began because there were no lights and in the winter it would be too dark. Mr Lynn said the players were looking forward to the grounds being completed.


In Brief COMMUNITY PATROL The Somerfield Residents Association and Spreydon Neighbourhood Network are encouraging people to get involved with the Christchurch South Community Patrol. SRA chairwoman Julie Tobbell said communities helping to monitor their areas could be a good, proactive solution to problems like vandalism in Somerfield and Sydenham. To get involved phone Dave Scott on 021 295 2342. SURVEY FEEDBACK SOUGHT Feedback is being sought from Spreydon and Cashmere residents about what heritage means for their community and its future. The Future of Heritage Survey closes on May 22 and the response and summary of the survey will be reported to the city council’s Social and Community Development Committee in August. Go to ccc. consultations/show/15 or through city council’s Facebook page.

PROGRESS: Repair work at Sydenham Park is well under way and will be completed by November 30. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

POOL NEEDS SUPPORT The Addington Neighbourhood Association is seeking to get a paddling pool in Barrington Park. Chairwoman Sarah McKenzie said other suburbs have easy access to paddling pools and it would be handy to have one in Spreydon. She is seeking support for the idea.

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Toy car charity puts a smile on Woolston boy’s face VOLUNTEER-RUN charity Gobabygo has adapted a ride-in electric toy BMW for 18-monthold Izack Lidget. The Garden City and Riccarton Rotary branches paid for the car and supplied volunteers at the handover, which took place at Christchurch BMW. Gobabygo board member Bruce Jackson said three toy cars were handed over to children. Mr Jackson said Izack, who lives in Woolston, warmed his heart. “He may be profoundly disabled, but he was aware he was in the car and loved the sounds – his face was a picture.” Also in the driver’s seat was six-year-old Laszlo Walker, who has cerebral palsy. He can’t walk by himself, which makes it harder to play with his mates at lunchtime. Mr Jackson said Laszlo, of Phillipstown, was immediately keen. “He . . . will be driving himself the moment he’s more confident, though he doesn’t like reverse at this stage.” Mr Jackson thanked the Ro-

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„„ By Noah Graham EQUIPMENT IN Waltham, Woolston, Bromley and Linwood parks is in need of an upgrade. The Linwood-CentralHeathcote Community Board submitted in support of funding to be allocated for much-needed equipment that children, young people and adults can use on the parks. Community board member Alexandra Davids said the equipment in the parks was out of date and needed updating. “When you look at parks in our area they seem to be quite old.” She said the parks did not encourage families to go to them because there was not much that appealed to families.


Ms Davids said they needed an overhaul as they were not providing the community with the services they should be. “Some of the equipment is not appropriate. They’re not fit for purpose – they’re a waste of space,” Ms Davids said. She said city council parks staff will be at the next community board meeting tomorrow and hoped an outline of the future would be decided on. They would give an update on what the options were going forward and the board can approach the projects, she said. Ms Davids said once an expected timeline was sorted it meant they could start thinking about plans.




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Teen runs personal best in half marathon „„ By Andrew King LONG DISTANCE running is in Nina Ericson’s genes and she showed it by winning the junior section of the Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon recently. Now she will turn her attention to the Christchurch Marathon where she plans on running in the 10km race on June 4. The 13-year-old from Christchurch Nina Ericson Rudolf Steiner School clocked her best ever half marathon time in Hanmer of 2hr 18min when she competed on May 6. “I had sore legs as I sprinted across the line, but I was very happy to finish in the time I did,” she said. She is a member of the Port Hills Athletic Club and goes for regular runs with her father, Arne, who used to run ultra-marathons.

„„ By Andrew King CASHMERE HIGH’S Okirano Tilaia has been selected for the New Zealand under-16 basketball team. Tilaia will travel to Perth with the national age group squad in July to compete in the Australian state championships. He said it was a real honour to be included in the team and felt it was well deserved. “I feel like all the hard work, the early morning training and the sacrifices I’ve made have paid off,” he said. His time is filled with basketball, including three school games and four trainings crammed into a week. “Someday I just need to take a day off to let my body recover,” he said.

The 1.85m shooting guard has a fellow Cantabrian in the squad with St Andrew’s Sam Jenkins selected in the team. “We just know what each others strengths and weakness are. I attack the rim and he shoots, so if I can find him on the perimeter, I hit him,” he said. Basketball is a real passion of Tilaia, but he said getting a good job to support his family is his main goal. “I would love to travel the world and do some volunteering and have a go at being a youth ambassador,” he said. TO THE RIM: Cashmere High’s Okirano Tilaia has been included in the national under-16 basketball team.

Cashmere looking to continue winning form „„ By Andrew King CASHMERE WILL attempt to build on their winning start to the season when they take on Burnside tomorrow. With two wins from two in the Connetics schools premier first XI competition, Cashmere is looking forward to the battle at 5.45pm at the Christchurch Football Centre. Co-coach Craig Squire said while they are finding the back of the net on a consistent basis,

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we have to be very tight defensively,” he said. “We would like to have a few less scored against us this week, so that’s what we will be working on.” Cashmere scored four over St Andrew’s last week, three of which were scored by captain Lyle Matthysen. “He is in really good form at the moment,” Squire said. He said the whole team is coming together nicely, even in

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Selwyn House School Ultimate campus for At Selwyn House School core learning in english, mathematics and computer science is complemented by trans-disciplinary rich tasks and inquiries, which allow high levels of application, creativity, and problemsolving. The development of these skills, combined with crucial interpersonal skills, will enable Selwyn House girls to be well equipped for the future. Our futurefocussed learning environment caters exclusively for girls in Years 1 - 8. Selwyn House School offers a nurturing environment and small class sizes while providing a comprehensive and innovative approach to learning. This not only enhances the capabilities of each girl but provides her smooth transition to secondary school. Selwyn House is proudly the only independent girls’ primary school in the South Island to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Global citizens who will be well prepared to take on leading roles in our world are being created at Selwyn House. Selwyn House School is currently offering scholarships for the 2018 academic year in the categories of academic, all-rounder, boarding, music, performing arts and sport. Eligible girls may apply for a Year 6 Scholarship, a Year 7 Scholarship or a Selwyn House

Old Girls’ Association Bursary. With the Scholarship Registration deadline fast approaching, it is strongly encouraged that families contact the school directly for complete scholarship criteria. For more information on the benefits of a Selwyn House School education for your daughter, please contact Sheila Paisey (Enrolments Registrar) 03 355 7229.

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More than six years after earthquakes damaged their existing schools, Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School are looking forward to moving to a cutting-edge campus on QEII Park. The design for the new schools has only recently been released. Avonside Girls’ Principal Sue Hume says being able to start from scratch has enabled the architects to come up with the ‘ultimate campus’. “It features better facilities than either of our schools has ever had in the past. We are very excited at the educational opportunities this will enable us to offer our students.” Shirley Boys’ High School Headmaster John Laurenson says the schools will continue to deliver quality single sex education. “Students will spend most of their day in a single sex 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.” Among the major facilities are a large Performing Arts Centre (with a 750-seat and a 100-seat theatre), three full-sized Gyms (complete with climbing wall), a Cultural Space and four Sportsfields. Each school will also have a long list of specialist learning facilities. Highlights include an Electronics Lab, Recording Studios, Editing Suites, 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). The schools are due to open on their new sites in time for Term Two of 2019.

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Lesley Evans Art Exhibition Today - Saturday, 9am-7pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends. Go along to local artist Lesley Evans’ exhibition and experience her acrylic paintings. Evans has used a variety of techniques to liven up 19 of her Skinny Portraits which were painted on tall, thin boards South Library, 66 Colombo St Beginners Guide to Family History Today - June 13, 6-8pm Go along and start your New Zealand family history research with a six week course. Key life events such as births, marriages and deaths will be researched, along with sources covering migration, military and electoral information. Take along as much as you already know about your forebears - names, dates, places, etc and the rest will be filled during the course. $15 per term and bookings are required. South Library, 66 Colombo St The White Room Presents Today until May 31, 9am-6pm This space supports people who want to use visual art as a vehicle to communicate their thoughts, dreams, views, personal experiences, knowledge and aspirations with other

people. Focusing on art, not disability, the works are the result of a respectful sharing and exploration of ideas and passions communicated through the medium of visual arts. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre Christchurch Athenians Toastmasters Today, 7.30-9.15pm Do you get nervous when you talk in front of a group? Maybe you’d like to feel more confident when you speak? Learn by doing in a friendly and supportive environment, at your own pace. You’ll be amazed at how fast you succeed. The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St Creative Writing Wednesdays Tomorrow, 4-5.45pm If your imagination runs wild and you want to learn how to put those ideas on paper in a way that makes sense, head along to this creative writing class. It will suit people new to creative writing, or those wanting to hone their skills, pick up some tips and learn from other aspiring writers. Find some fictional books while you’re at the library, or some books on creative writing.

For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers, should go along to the Book Discussion Group at South Library every third Wednesday of each month from 7.15-8.15pm. The group subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme. Bookings are required. ​

Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre. Free entry. Mid-Week Laughter Club Tomorrow, 6-7pm The focus of the club is to get over the stress of the first part of the week and have a positive outlook for the rest. The event aims to release endorphins and help you relax and lower stress levels. There is no comedy, stand-up or jokes at this session. Instead, you are encouraged to make yourself laugh at nothing at all for the purpose of relaxing. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry $2 Board Games Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm Go along and enjoy a variety of board games with all sorts to

choose from. Free, no bookings required. Care giver required. Spreydon Library, 266 Barrington St Maker Space – Family Times Thursday, 10am-noon Go and check out the cool Maker Space which will feature crafts, Lego, 3-D colouring, clay, interactive games and more. South Library, 66 Colombo St Storytime/ Wa Korero Thursday, 10-10.30am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme that includes stories, songs, rhymes and play. Free Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre How to organise and edit your digital photos Saturday, 10-noon


Star Wars Day Sunday, 1-4pm Go along and construct your own light sabre or meet and take your picture with a stormtrooper for Star Wars Day, celebrating its 40th anniversary. Go and find the secret code hidden within the library and earn prizes. Storytime – relive the original film in book format with Stars Wars collections to view and admire. Recommended for ages five to 10 but anyone is welcome to join. South Library, 66 Colombo St


GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING Christchurch Course Dates 2017 Venue: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

Ensuring a safe work place Learning first aid is not only a part of ensuring a safe work place, but also an integral part of our engagement with the wider community. We all learn the necessary skills to ensure that in times of emergency we are able to assist our work colleagues, but are we able to take these skills home, into the community or on to the sports field? not all work places are the same and the injury risk for each place can be wide and variable. The office attended by administrators does not carry the same risk as those people working with heavy machinery, or perhaps at some distance from a regular ambulance service. it is therefore essential that you pick the right first aid course to suit all of your activities – both professional and social. take, for example, an office worker who does not have a high risk work environment and whose concern might be to ensure that they can deal with minor cuts and superficial injuries, or the ability to perform effective CPr. These skills can be achieved on a course of eight hours duration and would generally fit into low to medium risk area. But take this same person on to a sports field either as a spectator or player when a higher level injury occurs. The eight hour course covering unit standards 6402 and 6401 (or 26551 and 26552) does not cover head neck and spinal injuries, eye injuries,

Go and learn how to organise your photographs and do some basic editing using online photo editing software. Please ensure that you bring your camera and USB download cables. Cost: $7 and bookings are required. South Library, 66 Colombo St

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hypothermia and poisonings. The majority of injuries occur outside of the work place, in fact one in three injuries occurs in the home, making it the most common place for injuries to happen. new Zealand children are twice as likely to die through injury as children who live in australia. They mostly die as a result of motor vehicles accidents or falls in the home. fatalities from leisure and sport are not far behind those in the workplace. The wider 12 hour course teaches the additional unit standard 6400 and provides a wide knowledge base for medium to high risk environments. This course covers many of the skills required to deal with the most common injuries, such as falls (which can result in head, neck and spinal injuries) and dealing with complex scenes such as motor vehicle accidents. if you are not sure on the course best suited to your needs, ask your accredited first aid training provider. They can explain the course content and give you options that will best suit your needs. Look beyond the workplace and consider your family and your location. Check that you have a good quality first aid kit that is up-to-date with replenished items, and that everyone knows where it is located.

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Southern View 16-05-17  

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