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GOOD TO see the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board has forced a rethink of the city council’s decision to abandon the cycle to Jellie Park scheme (see page 1). Last week we reported the incentivised scheme had been aborted and would not be implemented at other recreation centres aorund the city. Odd at a time when the city council is spending squillions on cycleways. So full marks to the community board for putting its foot down with the city council. The board has requested there be a more significant incentive, such as free pool entry for cyclists. The board also said a longer trial was necessary, as well as a more robust promotion so people are become more aware of it. The outcome will be known fairly soon. – Barry Clarke


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Red light sting helps school „„ By Julia Evans TWENTY TICKETS were given out by police during a sting at the intersection of Cranford and Berwick Sts in a bid to stop red light-runners near St Albans School. While three tickets were issued for cell phone usage, out of date road user charges and not wearing a seatbelt, the other 17 were for traffic light offences. It comes after Rachel Donaldson, a mother from St Albans School, launched a campaign against red lightrunners at the intersection. Mrs Donaldson said the amount of tickets given out highlighted how bad the problem Rachel Donaldson really was. “There was no advanced warning, it just proves that this is a daily occurrence,” she said. Mrs Donaldson said she hoped if people knew the intersection was regularly targeted by police, driver behaviour might change. She has also put signs at the

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Board chairwoman Ali Jones raised the issue with police and they were patrolling the intersection the very next morning. “Board members Emma Norrish and Jo Byrne met with a concerned mum who brought the issue to our attention and I contacted the Papanui police straight away,” Ms Jones said. The board is now looking into getting a barrier to protect children standing at the intersection. “We don’t want to lose the momentum we’ve got going,” Ms Jones said. The board will work with police to have regular stings at the intersection during peak hours and a red light camera in the area. But the issue isn’t only a problem in St Albans. Ms Jones recently attended a meeting at Shirley Primary School with city council staff, the school’s deputy principals and police to address the same issue on Shirley Rd. The community board is continuing to address the traffic issues in its ward – with new signage expected in Shirley within weeks.

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In Brief DANGEROUS DRIVING Downer and the city council have been made aware of dangerous driving at the intersection of Guild St and Slater St with reports of some drivers ignoring the road signs that are in place. The changes in traffic are in place while the Hills Rd culvert is being built. Slater St is blocked and there will be no right turn into Guild St from Slater St in a bid to stop the dangerous driving. BOWLING CLUB UPGRADE The Fendalton Bowling Club has received $3000 to go towards upgrading gutters and access paths. The club, based in Makora St, Fendalton, needs the upgrade so it can be a contender to host national and international events. The Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board approved the funding at its last meeting. SWIM CLUB MONEY The St Albans Amateur Swimming Life-Saving Club Inc has been using the Shirley Intermediate School Pool for a number of years. It has received $2500 of funding from the Papanui-Innes Community Board to continue to pay for the pool’s hire. The club is run entirely by volunteers and fees are kept to a minimum.


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Scheme could get second chance •From page 1 One month did not measure a trend, Mr Cartwright said. “We don’t want a dot, we need a line across several months and then we can find out trends,” Mr Cartwright said. The initial trial in February meant if you cycled to Jellie Park five times, you received free pool entry and a bottle of water. There were 117 visits by cyclists in the month, which was deemed

a success by Mr Cartwright as well as board member and chairwoman of the Jellie Park Bike Initiative Project committee Bridget Williams. It was intended the scheme would be rolled out across all city council sport and recreation centres, such as Pioneer and Graham Condon. “We need to think about how we publicise it like notices in the car park and where you lock your bike up that says thank you for

cycling, have you heard about our new incentive,” Mr Cartwright said. Ms Williams said it would just take more time for the public profile to build. “I don’t see any harm in it continuing, people just need a wee bit of a carrot . . . good things take time,” Ms Williams said. The second trial will have to be approved by the city council before it goes ahead in September. •Letters, page 6

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News Scheme progress eases flood worries RESIDENTS IN the Flockton area will sleep easier next time they hear rain pelting against their roofs. Key parts of the Dudley Creek flood mitigation scheme have now been completed. Last week saw the final part of the 800m bypass installed that will take stormwater from Petrie St to the Avon River. More than 500 properties now have increased flood protection to restore Flockton and surrounding areas to preearthquake levels of flood risk. The bypass is one of the biggest in the country and has been built by laying about 500 box-shaped concrete pipes end-to-end. The pipes weigh between four and five tonne each and measure 4m x 2m. Most of the time, the bypass will be dry. It is only designed to be used when there is heavy rain and a risk of Dudley Creek overflowing. “Now, if we have a heavy rainfall, we’ll be able to divert over 8 cu m of flood water every second from Dudley Creek to the Avon River,” said city council land drainage manager Keith Davison.

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“This, combined with all the other aspects of the scheme we’ve been working on over the last few years, means we can now reassure hundreds of households that their flood risk has been significantly reduced.”

There is still work to be done on other aspects of the flood remediation scheme, including the Hills Rd culvert, Shirley Stream widening and road renewal in the area. “While we are thrilled that

we’ve met our target deadline to significantly reduce flood risk, we are very conscious that until we’re finished all the works, there will still be disruption and inconvenience for people in these areas,” Mr Davison said.


New dog park an option for old gravel pit „„ By Julia Evans A DOG park or green space could replace an empty gravel pit in Harewood. The 4127 sq m section at 22 Waimakariri Rd is owned by the city council. But it no longer serves any practical purpose. During a review of all surplus city council properties, the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board decided the gravel pit was worth keeping and developing for public use. The other option would be to dispose of it from city council ownership. But the board decided the better option was to retain it and look at turning it from a gravel pit into a green space, dog park or similar public amenity. It would be an asset to that part of Harewood, which is particularly industrial. City council staff are investigating the viability of the green space ideas and will get the board a report within six months. It will then make a decision whether to go ahead and take that to the city council.

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Your Local Views Common sense over car parks prevails

Jillian Nuth – Our traffic is downright dangerous. It’s a great idea but with my experience as a pedestrian walking everywhere, there’s just no way I would cycle around this city.

Fendalton city councillor Jamie Gough writes about the common sense approach used by his community board On June 20, Nor’West News reported on the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board’s decision to quash the removal of car parks outside the Holmwood Rd shops. The headline read – Businesses influence decision to keep car parks. That was fair, however, I’d suggest the headline could have read – Reality influences decision to keep car parks. The plan and staff recommendation was well-intentioned – Installation of a pedestrian island on Holmwood Rd and minor works resulting in the removal of six car parks from in front of the block of shops. Like any decision, there are pros and cons. In this instance my view, the

Readers respond to the article in the Nor’West News regarding the city council’s decision to cut an incentive programme that encourages people to cycle to Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre

Anna Henderson – I didn’t know about this, would have done it. Maybe publicise more?

MEETING: (Left to right) – The Cook Shop owner Elizabeth Fry with David Cartwright, Jamie Gough and Gerry Brownlee. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN board’s view, and overwhelmingly the local community’s view, was that the cons would far outweigh any pros. Gerry Brownlee, as local MP, David Cartwright, as community board chairman and I met with the Holmwood Rd business operators who were horrified by the proposal. No one wants safety compromised, however, the “safety enhancement” was suggested to particularly assist road-crossing

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students. This was somewhat baffling, given Rangi Ruru is on Rossall St – they cross at that street, which already has a pedestrian island. Further to this, the lifeblood of these local businesses is the convenient on-street parking, so affecting their viability for a solution to a non-existent problem seemed dubious at best. Parking is already atrocious here.

I’d suggest if it went ahead you’d be creating an additional, yet irrelevant, crossing path to a block of vacant shops, as they would probably go out of business. The local community engaged with local democracy and the reality of the situation won the day. Sometimes major overhauls occur to ensure common sense prevails but sometimes it’s deciding to do nothing that proves to be the best decision.

Akio Asakura – Idealist idiots. People buy cars to be comfortable in their own space – music, heater etc. Oh, we should ride bicycles. No, people who want to use trains, buses and bicycles will. However, most people drive cars. Sarah Lashbrooke – I never knew about it either unfortunately. It sounds great. Bronwyn Hendry – Maybe the real question is – can people who might use the pool afford cycles? A bit of demographic research may be indicated here. Judy Fanning – Who knew? Sadly, I missed the promo.


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Rescuing animals all part of the job

BICYCLE: Chairwoman of the Jellie Park Bike Initiative Project Bridget Williams tried to increase cycling to the centre. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​ Tegan Osborne – The amount of times myself or my partner has nearly been hit because drivers aren’t looking where they’re pulling out with those cycle lanes down St Asaph St is crazy. It’s just too dangerous because drivers and pedestrians aren’t looking for cyclists. I feel safer on a road without cycle lanes. But people just need to watch where they’re going the lanes are a good thing because it makes things somewhat easy, it’s just the idiots who need glasses.

Gavin Simon – Its winter. Not a good time to cycle unless you are especially dedicated. Wait for summer for the cycle usage numbers to increase. Kylie Mills – I cycle, but it’s cold I understand why it’s not used a lot yet. Readers respond to the news a new date has been set for the Trafford St, Harewood liquor store hearing Wendy Somerville – Keep

up the fight people – it is just so unnecessary to have yet another corner bottle shop. It would be less than 1km along the road to a supermarket and a major franchised bottle shop, so why another one so close. It just makes it easier for under age kids to access alcohol and lowers the tone of the wee group of shops. The District Licencing Authority needs to listen to what people want – which is no. Heather Wilkins – New Zealand has enough of a problem with alcohol and, certainly, we do not need any more of these stores. Why isn’t the public listened to when these applications are made, as we are the ones who live by them. Marina Garthwaite – Too many liquor outlets already. No need for any more. Alcohol is causing so many problems in our community already.

„„ By Mark Thomas – specialist fire investigator I’M NOT sure what got into the pets of Halswell last week but over just two days our crews were called to three animal rescues in the suburb. First a dog chased a rabbit underneath a childcare centre – and stayed there.  It was retrieved.  Second, a horse was stuck down a bank at Kennedy’s Bush. With local help and a vet on-site it was winched up.  Finally, an old fashioned catup-a-tree event in Arkwright Pl shows no record of just what was done in the radio message log. It might still be there. But I doubt it. To complete this animal report a mama duck from Bromley, who is a bit out of season with her troop of ducklings, fell into a drain only to be rescued by the good lads of the Woolston Fire Station. A bit early in the year you’d think. I hope they all survive. There were fires of course. 

A very elderly lady wielding a walking stick actively prevented neighbours evacuating her from her home in Sockburn after a kitchen fire on June 24. Consequently, she was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.  Someone in Redwood used a toaster as a cigarette lighter by lying it on its side on June 23.  Not too surprisingly the toaster caught fire. There’s a thousand ways your house can catch fire.  But there are many hundreds of thousands of houses.  Most will never burn.  A bit of common sense makes it much less likely. Just how common that common sense is, I sometimes wonder.



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“If you want good results, you have to put in the proper work,” Mr Hungerford said. “Being in a band is learning about everything from how to plug in your guitar, how to hold an audience, how to do a gig, as well as all the ins and outs of the music world.”

Singin’ in the Rain was made famous by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds – but last week the 1952 film was given a new lease of life on stage. St Margaret’s College and Christ’s College students – including (above) Annalida Jaeger, Mandy Manson, Sophie McLean Tom Vincent, Grace Mitchell, and (left) Nina Hogg and Hugo Beale – teamed up to take on the classic. A dedicated company of more than 100 students joined forces to bring energy and vitality to the stage.

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„„ By Julia Evans RUN77 – a band made up of five aspiring musical talents from Christ’s College – has won the regional final of the Smokefree Rockquest. The band consists of two brothers – George and Angus Murray, as well as Angus Mossman, Henry Phelps and Robbie Rolleston. “We went mental,” said guitarist and lead singer, year 12 student Angus Mossman. According to Angus, in spite of some “questionable dance moves and fist pumps”, their many hours rehearsing paid off. The band practised tirelessly in the lead up to the regional final. They would be at school from 7am every day to rehearse, focusing on musicianship as well as stage presence. The national finals are on September 2. But the national finalists won’t be announced until the end of July when the judges will select eight bands from the 30 regional winners across the country. Rock band tutor Nolan Hungerford said doing well in a band doesn’t happen



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Burnside High takes on Disney classic „„ By Julia Evans FOUR MONTHS of preparation will come to fruition when Burnside High School performs its musical production of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Performances start next month but if you drive past the school now you might notice a container sitting outside the Aurora Centre. Inside is the secret to the production – the original set used in the 2006 Showbiz production of Beauty and the Beast. With a cast of more than 70 students, head of Arts Faculty Gavin Hurley and arts consultant Ravil Atlas were mulling over which musical to produce this year. Their thoughts went to the talent available and what kind of production they could afford to do. But they’d heard a rumour the sets were sitting somewhere in a container on a farm in Darfield. “We knew we had the perfect cast available for Beauty and the Beast but we also understood that it was a Disney show and needed the requisite wow-factor of a production,” said Mr Atlas. Mr Hurley went to see if the rumours were true and after a


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visit to Darfield, the sets were indeed discovered sitting in a container. Arrangements were made to get the sets back to the school and the costumes were located in the North Island, so the show was booked and practice began. Both the sets and costumes were made by Showbiz in conjunction with Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshop. “I saw the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art use them to great effect a few years ago in Ashburton and I knew if we could get the sets and cos-

tumes we could put on a great show,” Mr Atlas said. The student orchestra will be led by Chris Petch, head of the music department, with the direction falling to Mr Atlas, a former Broadway performer, now conductor and stage director. Beauty and the Beast will be held on July 20, 21, 22, 27, and 28 starting at 7pm. Matinees are available on July 23 and 29 starting 2pm. Tickets can be purchased through the school reception or by phoning 358 8383.

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A TRIO of chamber music groups from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School have done well in the prestigious NZCT National Chamber Music Competition. Buda and the Pests made up of students, Isabella Gregory, Jessie Anderson, Valerie Xiang and Holly Evans won the South Island regional final of the contest last Saturday at The Piano in Armagh St. They, along with other finalists The French Connection made up of students Sarah Lawrence, Rachel McSweeney and Victoria Park and Amadeus Emily Davey, Lucy Costelloe, Victoria Park, Rebecca Harris and Anna Bruce have all been selected for the national semi-finals. Only five groups from Christchurch will head to Wellington in August for the semifinal and finals with three of those coming from Rangi Ruru. The girls will go up against another nine groups from around

New Zealand that have been selected. Six will turn to 12 and will progress through to the final. In addition, Resolutions has won a place as one of 24 choirs (one of four from Christchurch) in the NZCF Big Sing National Finale, to be held in Auckland from August 24 to 26. Director of music at Rangi Ruru, Janet Kingsbury, said the school continues to punch well above its weight in music competitions and events around the country. “With a huge representation of 13 girls in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony orchestra, representation in the NZSO National Youth Orchestra and New Zealand Secondary Student’s Choir, internships and masterclasses with recognised and talented musicians, our music scholars continue to proudly showcase the quite phenomenal skills at Rangi,” she said.


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SPORTS National pride at stake for student runner St Bede’s get vital win ahead of challenging UC rounds

„„ By Andrew King THE PRIDE of running for her country will help combat the butterflies in her stomach when Harriet Bush lines up for her first international cross-country race in August. The St Margaret’s student has been selected for the 12-strong New Zealand secondary schools cross-country team who will compete in Hobart from August 12-14. “The sheer excitement of representing my country in a sport that I am truly passionate about fills me with such joy and pride,” she said. She said the bigger field she will be competing in will be daunting but exciting. “Obviously, I cannot wait to get out there and race. The international experience I will gain from racing the Australians will really help me in the future,” she said. “Also travelling as a team creates life-long memories and friendships that I will treasure forever.” She said without the help of her coach, she wouldn’t be where she is today. “I am so thankful for my coach Maria Hassan who has helped get me into the position I am,” she said. School director of sport Helen Belcher said they are “extremely proud” of her success and her selection is well deserved. “Harriet is currently our school cross-country captain and cohead of sport,” she said  “She is a stunning ambassador for the school.”

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PROUD: St Margaret’s student Harriet Bush has been selected for the 12-strong New Zealand secondary schools cross country team who will compete in Hobart from August 12-14. PHOTO: ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE ​

ST BEDE’S College secured just their third win of the season on Saturday when they beat Mid-Canterbury Combined 38-17 in round 10 of the UC Championship. They ran in six tries, giving them a much-needed win before they turn their attention towards two competition powerhouses in rounds 11 and 12. On Saturday, they will head south to take on a rampaging Timaru Boys’ High who are now top of the table after a 90-0 smashing of cross-town rivals Roncalli Combined. Then they will have to back up against Christchurch Boys’ High who, after having a bye in round 10, have dropped to second position. St Bede’s coach Gerry Davidson said both games will test the skills of his team. “Timaru has been going well. We have had some excellent games over the past 16 years with them. They will be tough,” he said. In between the games will be

the school holiday break before round 12 on July 22. “Then we have CBHS who are a traditional rival and very tough to beat,” Davidson said. In other games, St Andrew’s moved into fifth position on the table after a 40-12 win over Waimea Combined. They will want to keep up their winning ways when they take on Burnside on Saturday. Burnside will want to get off the donut and grab their first win of the competition. Finally, CBHS will take on Rangiora who are feeling good after beating St Thomas’ 19-15 on Saturday. Points table 1. Timaru, 40pts; 2. CBHS, 39pts; 3. Christ’s, 39pts; 4. Nelson, 35pts; 5. St Andrew’s, 32pts; 6. Rangiora, 31pts; 7. Waimea, 25pts; 8. Marlborough, 24pts; 9. St Thomas, 23pts; 10. Shirley, 20pts; 11. Lincoln, 20pts; 12. St Bede’s, 16pts; 13. Mid-Canterbury, 6pts; 14. Roncalli, 1pts; 15. Burnside, 0pts •Under-18 Crusaders, page 19


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Burnside in new territory „„ By Andrew King BURNSIDE HIGH will defend the Connetics Shield tomorrow night after winning it for the first time last week. Cold conditions could not dampen the spirits of the team dubbed the ‘beasts’ as they celebrated their 3-1 win over Lincoln High at the Christchurch Football Centre, where all league games are played this year. Coach David Williams said the game was played in great spirit. “The boys were very happy to end up with their hands on the shield at the fulltime whistle,” he said. It is the third time the shield, considered the Ranfurly Shield of high school football, has changed hands this season. In an ironic twist, Middleton, which held it at the start of the season, will have a chance to get

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„„ By Andrew King A HUGE portion of the players selected in the Cashmere High at 4pm tomorCrusaders under-18 development row. squad have been picked from Cashmere suffered a loss to north-west schools. St Thomas last week and will be A 55-man team was named on looking to get back in the top Wednesday with 21 of them comfour. Finally, Christchurch Boys’ ing from Christchurch Boys’ High, High will play Christ’s at 7.30pm St Andrew’s and St Bede’s colleges. GREAT VICTORY: Burnside High celebrated winning the after suffering a 3-0 loss to RicEight players were also selected Connetics Shield for the first time. PHOTO: BURNSIDE HIGH carton High last week. in the wider training squad, with it back when they play Burnside to Lincoln, who will be hurting six of them from north-west Points table at 5.45pm. after the loss to Burnside. That schools, including one from Burn1. St Andrew’s, 18pts; 2. St With the win over Lincoln game will be played at 7.30pm. side High. Thomas, 18pts; 3. Lincoln, High, Burnside moved into Top of the table St Andrew’s, St Andrew’s will host the players 17pts; 4. Burnside, 17pts; 5. fourth position on the table, givwho have qualified for the nain a training camp from Sunday to Cashmere, 16pts; 6. Shirley, ing them a good shot at qualifytional tournament in Napier in Wednesday before a squad of 25 is 13pts; 7. St Bede’s, 13pts; 8. ing for nationals. September, will play Rangiora at selected to travel to Wellington to CBHS, 12pts; 9. Riccarton, In the other games, St Bede’s 5.45pm. play the under-18 Hurricanes. The 11pts; 10. Middleton, 8pts; 11. match will be a curtain-raiser for College found their groove Papanui High will look to Papanui, 6pts; 12. Christ’s, 4 beating Christ’s College 6-0. St back up their 1-0 victory over the Hurricanes v Crusaders on July pts; 13. Rangiora, 3pts. Bede’s now turn their attention Rangiora High when they play 15. CBHS have 15 players in the squad, as well as another two in the wider training side, including last minute hero Alex Harford. since she started playing. the New Zealand under-18 team, Harford has come off the bench “This will be a great chance not just for her on-court court in the last two UC Championship to see how we compare with the skills, but also for her maturity games for CBHS and kicked the other countries in Oceania, esand leadership skills,” she said. winning points late in the game. pecially Australia. I am thankful St Andrew’s have five students for the opportunity and for my in the squad and two in the wider parents constant support over group. Reuben Cotter was the only GREAT SKILLS: Tsubasa the years,” she said. St Bede’s player picked. Nisbet will look to bring Burnside and Canterbury For a full list of the players, her on-court skills to the Wildcats coach Lori Ives visit www.crusaders.co.nz/ FIBA under-17 Oceania McDaniel said Nisbet’s hard news/1125-players-selected-forChampionships in July. a.m. work has really paid off. PHOTO: BURNSIDE HIGHNEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 1/05/2014 11:51:35crusaders-region-junior-knights“She will be a great addition to SCHOOL development-camp

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A FORMER Papanui High School student has landed a lucrative three-year swimming scholarship in the United States. After finishing school last year, Cassie Wright decided to take a gap year to focus on her swimming. Now she’s off to the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, where she’ll have the opportunity to train and compete with some of the best swimmers in the world. The 19-year-old backstroke specialist found out in midApril and had a week to accept. After being so focused on gaining a scholarship, when it came to the crunch, it turned out to be a tougher decision than she thought. “The idea of not seeing my family for nine months at a time made it hard but I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t go.” She’ll be starting in semester two, on January 2, and is hoping her family can come over with her to see where she’ll be living for the next three years. “It would be a lot easier if they went to see exactly where I am. It looks cool; they have a big waterfall in the middle

Home, Sea & Between JoSH BaSHford The imagery in Josh Bashford’s new body of work was inspired by last summer’s early morning and late evening fishing adventures. Adventures such as heading 40km offshore to fish for Groper off Banks Peninsula, or ducking down to Birdlings Flat for a relaxing evening surf casting on the beach, fishing the Rakaia River or Hurunui river mouth early morning for the elusive Chinook salmon. These places are of great significance for Josh Bashford. They provide him with not only a harvest of fresh kai for friends and family, but also the visual material for his art making. This visual material is sometimes captured on a GoPro camera, but more often it’s caught by simply being physically present in these very special places. It’s the way a bird may move through the air, a sudden glimpse of a fish breaching, or the excitement of hundreds of birds and kahawai chasing after small bait fish along the beach. All this strong imagery settles itself in Josh’s mind and has allowed him to produce this new body of limited edition woodcut prints on canvas. Josh’s latest exhibition named ‘Home, Sea & Between’ takes place at Little River Gallery from July 8th until August 2nd.


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of town. It’s a bit bigger than Christchurch but they get all seasons (like us).” Swim training will ramp up from the normal 14 hours she does each week with the QE II Swim School, which has trained out of the Christ’s College pool since the earthquakes. “I’m looking forward to training at higher levels. The

United States have so many great swimmers, people like Michael Phelps. It’s just insane how much faster they are. It’ll give me the opportunity to train and compete at a much higher level because they take swimming much more seriously; it’s huge over there.” The scholarship will pay for tuition, accommodation and food, but there’s other costs

like travel and insurance, which her parents will need to help out with. Her mother Janette Wright, an administrator with the QE II Swim School, said she was in the process of working everything out at the moment, including the logistics of travelling over with her daughter to settle her in.

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Osteoporosis is not taken as a serious condition by most people! Most people don’t realise they have osteoporosis until a fracture happens, as there are usually no signs or symptoms. Fractures can commonly be debilitating with chronic pain and can lead to early mortality. Fractures kill more women than all gynaecological cancers put together and one in six women taken to hospital with a hip fracture, will not come out alive and men fare even worse. Around one in three women and one in twelve men are affected with osteoporosis. The most common osteoporotic fractures are of the wrist, spine, shoulder and hip. Vertebral collapse is a compression fracture and causes back pain often with shooting pains due to compression of the nerves. Multiple vertebral fractures lead to a stooped posture, loss of height and chronic pain with reduced mobility. Hip fractures, in particular, usually require prompt surgery, as there is a serious risk associated with it of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism leading to increased mortality. Osteoporosis literally means “bones with holes”. It occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body can replace them. Although calcium is essential for bone health other minerals like magnesium, zinc and trace minerals like silica, boron, manganese, copper are essential also. Vitamin’s D3 and K2 have been shown to be essential in a bone support program. A less well known mineral strontium,

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Choosing the right heat pump for your home

Whether it be a new build, or a retrofit, most homes include at least one heat pump, if not a whole heating solution. They can provide cheap, clean heat and are much more convenient than a log burner as you just need to press a button. But how do you decide what is best? Choosing the right sized heat pump is key to ensuring optimum comfort levels. Every situation varies and it is therefore important to get professional advice from heat pump experts. The range varies from wall mounted high walls, floor mounted systems, multi systems, ceiling cassettes, right through to ducted central heating systems allowing you to have a very discreet way of heating your whole home to a constant temperature throughout. Firstly, you must select a heat pump that is suitable for the size of the space you wish to heat. Usually a site visit is the best way to ascertain this. Not only is the size of the area taken into consideration but also, insulation, building orientation, windows and ceiling space. There are a wide range of heat pumps available with different heating outputs so it is important to select the correct size for your requirements that will handle the job but not be unnecessarily overpowered. Secondly, the location of your heat pump is also extremely important. The cheapest installation is a back to back where the outdoor unit is positioned directly behind the indoor unit however this is not necessarily always the best option. It is vital that the indoor unit is positioned in a place that will not be

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Trees and Power Lines

The responsibilities of tree owners and Orion under the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 Orion New Zealand owns and operates the electricity distribution network in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers and from the Canterbury coast to Arthur’s Pass. Trees touching power lines account for 10-20% of all unplanned power outages on our network. If you see a tree touching a power line, or any other hazardous tree condition, please contact us immediately on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898.

Orion’s tree management programme

This advertisement provides a general notice of the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 and the dangers of trees near power lines. More detail on these issues can be found on our website www.oriongroup.co.nz or by phoning us on 03 363 9898.

We currently undertake periodic cutting or trimming of vegetation within the notice zone. The intent of this cutting or trimming is to support safety and reduce the risk of power outages. This periodic cutting or trimming by us does not remove the tree owner’s responsibilities and in the case of fast growing species may not be sufficient to ensure that trees remain outside of the growth limit zone. You will be notified prior to any periodic trimming being carried out and the work will be completed by arborists carrying Orion identification.

The Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003

The regulations set out the responsibilities of electricity line companies and tree owners. The purpose of the regulations is to protect the safety of the public and help to ensure a secure supply of electricity. The regulations: • define safe separation distances between trees and power lines • specifies who is responsible for ensuring clearances are maintained • places potential liability on the tree owner if any damage or accident occurs due to trees touching power lines. (Note that the word “trees” includes all types of vegetation, including shrubs, hedges and climbing vines.)

What are the dangers?

Trees near power lines need to be trimmed or removed for the following reasons: • children like to climb trees and when trees are close to power lines there is a risk of serious injury or death • in severe weather conditions, vegetation can become electrically “live” and may electrocute anyone or anything that touches it • while a tree may not touch a power line in fine weather, branches can bend or break in wind or snow storms, causing serious damage and possibly prolonged power outages • in dry conditions, electrical sparking caused by branches or windblown debris on lines may cause fires.

Orion’s tree management programme is largely governed by the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003. Our programme involves education, monitoring and the cut/trim or removal of trees that threaten to come into contact with power lines. Through this programme we work with tree owners to minimise the risk of their trees touching power lines.

If Orion becomes aware of a tree which is within the ‘Notice zone’ (see Tree “A” in the diagram below) then we are required to issue the tree owner with a Hazard Warning notice. For trees within the ‘Growth limit zone’ (see Tree “B” in the diagram below) we are required to issue the tree owner with a Cut or Trim notice.

What is a hazard warning notice?

If a tree is within the “Notice zone” (see Tree “A” in the diagram), we are required to issue a hazard warning notice to the tree owner.

Notice zone

Minimum distances required between trees and power lines

The minimum distances that must be maintained between trees and power lines, defined in the regulations, are outlined in the diagram to the right. A common sense approach, by tree owners trimming trees early, will generally prevent trees touching power lines.

Growth limit zone

Tree “A”

To maintain a safe distance from power lines some trees require cutting or trimming more frequently than other trees, but if it is determined that cutting or trimming cannot satisfactorily meet the requirement then removing the tree is recommended. Other situations may require trees to be felled because they are at a distance that is considered to be a hazard due to falling during storms or being diseased.

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Power line

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2.5 metres

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1.6 metres

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1.5 metres

0.5 metres


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1) These distances are from the power line, not the power pole 2) These distances are a minimum and apply in all conditions including high wind or snow 3) In most instances the power lines that go to a house or building are low voltage power lines. Power lines that go down a street may be low or high voltage.

A hazard warning notice alerts the tree owner that the tree has encroached the notice zone and that if it encroaches the “Growth limit zone” (see Tree “B” in the diagram) a cut or trim notice may be immediately given to the tree owner (see above).

Trimming trees near power lines

Trimming trees near power lines can be extremely hazardous and the dangers should not be underestimated. Contact with a power line can cause: • • • • • •

injury or death to yourself, family or passers by injury or death to livestock damage to property and other trees damage to electrical appliances damage to power supply facilities damage to third parties.

We recognise that the public is not always experienced in tree trimming, so we are happy to advise you on this. We can arrange for trees near power lines to be trimmed at your cost. If, however, you prefer to arrange your own tree trimming, we recommend you hire professionals with the necessary expertise and safety procedures to competently carry out this work. If you or someone working for you intends to work within 4 metres of power lines, a close approach consent is required from Orion before you start. As a tree owner you may be liable for any damage caused by carrying out trimming or felling of trees.

The growth limit zone is the area around a power line which trees must not encroach even in windy or snow conditions. The notice zone is a distance one metre beyond the growth limit zone.

What is a cut or trim notice?

If we become aware that a tree has encroached on the “Growth limit zone”, we will give notice in writing to the tree owner that the tree must be cut or timed to maintain the distances prescribed in the regulations, and the timeframes for action. If no action is taken Orion may then trim the tree and seek to recover costs.

Who pays for the cut or trim?

Orion is responsible for the first cut of trees near power lines, where the first cut is on a property basis, not owner basis. We have already met this obligation by completing a first cut of vegetation on all our lines. The tree owner will need to organise and pay for any subsequent and future cuts or trims. We are happy to provide tree owners with a list of approved arborists who can carry out this work, and also advise the best solution given the circumstances.

What fines can be imposed?

A tree owner commits an offence where a cut or trim notice is given, and without reasonable excuse, the tree owner fails to have the tree cut or trimmed and/or fails to advise us of the time and location of the cut or trim. A person who commits such an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000. If the offence continues, that person is also liable for a further fine of not more than $500 for every day or part day during which the offence continues.

Contact us if in any doubt about your tree


Please contact us or an approved Orion tree trimming contractor to help with your trees, or to discuss your options.


We aim to work with tree owners to ensure safety is maintained and power outages are minimised. We will actively work with tree owners to see trees are trimmed or cut before regulatory powers are applied. However, as we wish to ensure the safety and security of the public, we will use the regulations where necessary.

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CARPET & VInYL LAYIng Repairs, uplifting,relaying, restretching,email jflattery@xtra.co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 ELECTRICIAn REgISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 HAnDYMAn No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205 PAInTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 ROOFIng Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. co.nz

SHOE REPAIRS Belfast engraving.Shoe repairs,key cutting & engraving.(10 yrs exp)683 Main North Rd ph 027 3113423 SPOUTIng CLEAnIng Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 STOnEMASOn BRICK&BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. co.nz or ph 027 601-3145 TILER/CARPEnTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440. TREES BIg OR SMALL tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 T.V. SERVICE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655 WATERBLASTIng Quick service, great rates Call Bret 02041067205 WInDOW CLEAnIng Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

Stephen Thom Glazing 2012 Ltd. (Under New Management)

• Mirrors • New Glazing • Pet Door Specialists • Frameless Showers • Splashbacks


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ALL BROKEN WINDOWS Phone Cushla 03 352 6225 or 027 352 6225 BEST BATHROOMS full renovation specialists, LBP, repairs & maintenance ph 03 3870770 or 027 245-5226 BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 35 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork and stonework a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684 4046, email georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDER LICENSED, available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 ****************

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT We will re-scope your property to ensure you have been paid in full to cover all your repair costs. None of the properties that we have re-scoped so far has been paid the correct amount to repair their damage.

•Yaldhurst Road Initially $3,800 after our re-scope payment received $46,320 •Wairakei Road Initially $7,575 after our re-scope payment received $38,182 •Prossers Road Initially $19,827 after our re-scope payment received $60,273 •Kaplan Avenue Initially $859 after our re-scope payment received $34,931 •Liverton Crescent Initially $11,000 after our re-scope payment received $29,842 •Dalkeith Street Initially $5,000 after our re-scope payment received $8,945



• We have re-scoped 50 properties who have been under paid for their repairs. • Have your initial repairs failed? • Did you receive your full entitlement? • Do not pay your excess until all repairs are completed. • General under payments are: Asbestos testing and exterior lead paint, peeling wallpaper, cracking in exterior plaster not repaired correctly.

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs including painting and redecorating. Enquire now Phone 021-667-444

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QUALIFIED MECHANIC Motivated and reliable Full Time Mechanic wanted to join our small but friendly organised team. Must be Trade Cert qualified and WOF certification, full NZDL required. Competitive wage with good opportunity and the possibility of future shareholding for successful applicant. We service all makes and models and carry out a full range of automotive services. Good diagnostic and time management skills a must. Please email CV to simon@ rollestondieselandpetrols.co.nz or phone Simon on 027 272 9213 Situations Vacant



Part-time 8-10 hours per week. Days of work are flexible.

Hourly rate plus commission.

Earn extra dollars.

Star Media is looking for a talented & determined person to work 8-10 hours per week. The role will be to contact a wide variety of businesses offering a range of advertising options across our newspaper titles. The person we are seeking should be self motivated, reliable, have a good telephone manner & enjoy talking with people. You must be highly organised & be able to work independently. Sales tools, training & an excellent remuneration package will be available to the successful applicant. Our offices are at 359 Lincoln Road near Hagley Park.

Send your CV to Classified Manager Mike Fulham mike@starmedia.kiwi


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