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„„ By Bridget Rutherford SOCIAL MEDIA trends, tissue sales and sick leave could be used to help predict outbreaks of infectious diseases and muster the resources to deal with them. The Ministry of Health is looking at whether utilising trends and other unconventional data would help with detection, and improving responses to epidemics. Christchurch health officials are welcoming the research. As part of the project, the Ministry is looking at whether Facebook or Twitter posts about illnesses or symptoms could be tracked to see if there is a trend in a particular area. It would also look at whether school absentees, employee sick leave, over-the-counter pharmacy sales, tissue sales or Healthline calls could be utilised. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey said the Canterbury District Health Board already tracked trends using Googleflu, which could be a good predictor of flu needs. It tracked whether people were making flu-related searches on Google, and where from. “Research into more sophisticated social media analysis is welcome,” Dr Humphrey said. David Jones, a director of Better Health practices, which includes the Linwood, Moorhouse and Barrington medical centres, said the idea had potential. •Turn to page 3


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I HOPE for Maddie Collins and her family’s sake Jane Laurie does have $42 million in the bank. But I suspect not. This week, reporter Gabrielle Stuart paid Ms Laurie a visit. She said she had dough and the $1.5 million would be paid for Maddie’s much-needed life saving treatment in a United States hospital. Ms Laurie didn’t slam the door or give the usual heave-ho journos get when they sometimes want to discuss a potentially tricky subject. Hopefully, if Ms Laurie has the money she will front up with her pledge. If she doesn’t have, hopefully, she’ll have the heart to front up on that one too, and let Maddie’s family know her bank account doesn’t hold that kind of gold. They probably know that already but when your daughter needs lifesaving treatment anything is worth clinging onto. There’s still lots to raise for Maddie – a very worthy cause if you’ve got a few dollars to spare. – Barry Clarke

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This week in history saw pioneer William Deans among 28 lost in the wreck of the Maria in Cook Strait on July 23, 1851. On July 24, 1983, New Zealand’s first “test-tube” twins were born at Christchurch Hospital. On July 25, 1903, the city council generated Christchurch’s first public electricity from a generator driven by the municipal refuse destructor. This eventually led to the formation of the Municipal Electricity Department. On July 27, 1851, a storm wrecked six ships in Lyttelton Harbour. On July 28, 1964, trees were cut down in Rolleston Ave by the city council. Intense public protest followed. On July 29, 1953, aviation pioneer Richard W Pearse died in Christchurch. Pearse made one of the world’s first powered flights on or about March 31, 1902, in South Canterbury. He moved to Christchurch in 1921.


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West End actor returns to city One-man show makes light of deportation „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding BUILDING AN arts career on London’s West End is a far cry from reality for most – but not for Christchurch performer Nic Kyle. Taken under Broadway star Elaine Paige’s wing, Kyle, 30, led a soaring four-year stint, performing in sell-out shows in one of the biggest commercial theatre scenes in the world. But all came to Nic Kyle abrupt halt, when the actor, who grew up in Ilam, found himself being deported. Kyle was in the United Kingdom for two years before deciding to get a defacto visa. “I was seeing an English girl and we decided to go into a partner defacto visa which in hindsight was probably not a good idea,” he said. THe relationship broke up but Kyle decided to keep the visa. THe visa issue was flagged when Kyle was being checked through Gatwick Airport after a short trip to Portugal. “Getting deported was probably the worse thing that ever happened in my life . . . they took my passport off me, took my phone off me, locked me in a holding cell,” he said. Kyle was locked away

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Nic Kyle as King Arthur in The English Theatre Frankfurt’s production of Spamalot. Right – Kyle with his girlfriend Sophie Schmidt. ​ from midnight to 9am in the morning and given five days to get out of London. He took off to Germany, landing the lead role in The English Theatre Frankfurt’s production of Spamalot before heading home to Christchurch where he has been for the past month. It was in Germany where he met his girlfriend Canadian Sophie Schmidt, a professional football player who is a midfielder for FFC Frankfurt in the German national league. Kyle said meeting Schmidt was a complete coincidence as both her club and The English Theatre Frankfurt was sponsored by the same bank. “THe team always come to the show every year and have a

mix and mingle with the cast afterwards and we always go to their game the week afterwards,” he said. Now he is back in Christchurch, Kyle will make light of getting kicked out of the UK his original one-man show Deported. For the second element of the show, he has reigned in city performers Matt Hudson and Jack Marshall to take part in dark comedy Coffin. Back in London Kyle performed in the sell-out premier on West End for the show. He was given the rights to perform the show after writer Elliott Langsdon found out he was deported. Kyle will be heading back

to Europe to travel with his girlfriend before he decides what to do next. “I am not happy I got deported but it has worked out really well . . . if I hadn’t, would I had ever met Sophie? Who knows?” he said. Kyle’s career on West End began after he sung for Paige during her New Zealand tour. “I was going to move to Melbourne and she was like no you are talking s***. I am going to help get you to London . . . and she helped get me an agent,” he said. •Coffin and Deported will be performed at Christ’s College Old Boys’ Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. To book tickets, go to The Court Theatre website.

Facebook, Twitter plan to track illness outbreaks •From page 1 “Sourcing information that helps is going to be potentially useful.” But he said the main issue would be whether the information had any validity. CDHB board member

Andrew Dickerson said it was worth further research. But he said there could be a risk of self diagnosis if taking data from social media. He said school absentee numbers would be a really good indicator.

Age Concern Canterbury chief executive Simon Templeton said the main benefit for the elderly population would be to detect influenza. “We know it’s a killer.” He said looking into being able to use trends and

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In Brief RUGBY INVESTIGATION A Canterbury Rugby Football Union investigation into the actions of West Melton under-14.5s rugby coach Amanda Tomlinson at a match this month has been put on hold while police investigate. A complaint was made alleging she verbally and physically abused a young Lincoln Rugby Club player after the match on July 8. Senior Sergeant Peter Stills said yesterday police were still investigating the incident. The CRFU investigation into the complaint has been put on hold, but a separate investigation into an altercation between players during the game that day may still go ahead. NEW PARKING RULES A new bylaw under development may ban parking on grass berms, cultivated areas and gardens. City council head of strategic policy Helen Beaumont said, under the current rules, enforcement officers can fine people for parking on berms, but only where there were ‘no parking’ signs, or if the berm was damaged. However, under the proposed new Traffic and Parking Bylaw, parking on all berms would be prohibited. The changes would go out for public consultation. •Roadside vehicle sale ban, p6 HAREWOOD BOTTLE STORE Residents have been successful in their fight to stop a liquor store opening in Harewood. The controversial application by Samarth Rajeshkumar Limbachiya to open a liquor store at 2a and 2b Trafford St has been declined by the city council’s district licensing committee. In its report, the committee said granting the licence would be detrimental to the neighbourhood so the application was declined. WOOLSTON CUT DREDGING A $2.3 million project to dredge the Woolston Cut will begin in October. City council land drainage manager Keith Davison said the cut was full of silt and liquefaction. It had not been dredged since it was built in the 1980s to prevent flooding in the lower Heathcote River area.

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„„ By Bridget Rutherford AN 8.4m replica of Christ Church Cathedral’s steeple will be rolled around the city to show people how the real thing could be rebuilt like an Amish ‘barn raising’. Marcus Brandt, a master carpenter from the United States, has been building the replica out of timber at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s trade campus. Students and Restore Christ Church Cathedral Group members are helping. It is similar to a small scale version Mr Brandt built after hatching a plan to rebuild the steeple in pieces out of timber, before placing stone on the outside so it looks the same. The pre-fabricated timber pieces would be built then nestled inside one another like a telescope, before being raised up using winding devices, ropes and people power. Mr Brandt said the steeple could be restored separately to the rest of the building. He restores historic stone and timber buildings in the US, said the method was used by Amish communities to raise barns and churches. By the end of the week, the

MASTER CRAFTSMAN: Marcus Brandt built a small model of how the People’s Steeple would work, and now he is building one 8.4m high, shown in the background. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

finished replica will be taken by trailer to places such as Margaret Mahy Family Playground and the Transitional Cathedral. People would be able to help raise the replica using rope and winding devices to pull the steeple up and into place. Mr Brandt said it was important everyone knew about the method, before the Anglican Diocese’s synod voted on the Cathedral’s future in September. “I want to encourage the synod it’s not just a building

project. This is potentially a tremendous outreach programme that really wouldn’t take much,” he said. “We can repair this. If New Zealand loses its cultural heritage, we’re all the poorer.” Mr Brandt said he wanted to help because it matched his skill set and experience. He is part of the Timber Framers Guild, an educational organisation based in the US. He said members were keen to assist with the project.


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Woman still pledges to donate $1.5m „„ By Gabrielle Stuart A WOMAN who said she would give $1.5 million for potential life saving treatment to teenager Maddie Collins is adamant she will honour her pledge. Jane Laurie spoke to The Star at her modest rural Canterbury home this week, and said: “It’ll get through to them.” But Maddie’s mother, Sarah Manson Collins, is resigned to the fact the money will never arrive after several weeks of “empty promises”. The saga with Ms Laurie began in early June when she contacted Mrs Manson Collins saying she had come into a $42 million inheritance and wanted to donate $1.5 million to help Maddie. The 13-year-old St Margaret’s College student has kidney failure with potentially lifethreatening complications, and her family have been trying to raise more than $700,000 to get her a transplant in the United States. Her condition and fundraising efforts have received much publicity. Last week The Star revealed the $1.5 million pledge was probably bogus, devastating the family

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Laurie told The Star the Manson Collins family had nothing to be concerned about. Her bank was causing the delay, she said. “I’ll get some paperwork back and the first lot should go right through to them. The bank just can’t pay that much at one time,” she said. Ms Laurie said she was meeting with the bank and her lawyer this week. However,


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when The Star phoned Ms Laurie yesterday the number she gave the newspaper did not work. When asked if she could show The Star any paperwork from the bank or the lawyer, she replied she didn’t have any. Ms Laurie could not remember the lawyer’s name or what firm he worked for. The inheritance had been left to her nine months ago by a childhood friend called Marcus. He had lived in the United Kingdom where he established several successful businesses, but had moved back to Christchurch

six or seven years ago. “I wanted to give it (money) away because it’s far too much,” she said. She said she saw Maddie’s plight and fundraising articles in the news media and approached the family. She also planned to donate money to other sick children. Mrs Manson Collins said yesterday she was worried other families would be put through the same thing her family had. “I don’t think she’s realised the devastation she has caused this family. It’s like having the rug pulled out from under our feet, because we were really hoping this would mean Maddie could get the transplant and go back to school and be able to be a normal teenager,” she said. If Ms Laurie kept messaging her, she planned to put an official complaint in to police. About $170,00 has already been raised through fundraisers and donations to help Maddie get a kidney replacement at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States. The treatment offered there would make it more likely Maddie’s body would accept a donated kidney, even if it was not a perfect match.

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News Manji’s MP campaign set to launch „„ By Bridget Rutherford CITY COUNCILLOR Raf Manji will launch his bid to become an MP tomorrow. The former investment banker is standing as a independent in the Ilam electorate. He will come up against National’s Gerry Brownlee, who has held the seat since 1996, Labour’s Anthony Rimell and David Lee, of the Green Party. Student Volunteer Army founder Raf Manji Sam Johnson will introduce Cr Manji, as he did for his first city council campaign in 2013. Cr Manji said the themes of his political campaign launch would be similar to that of his council campaign – finance, strategy and community. “I’m going to be talking about my vision for the city and the key issues we have in Ilam.” The launch will be held at Mona Vale at 10am. If elected, he would step down as councillor. A by-election would cost $65,000 to replace him.

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Move to ban roadside vehicle sales „„ By Bridget Rutherford SELLING YOUR vehicle on the side of the road could soon be illegal. The city council is developing a new Traffic and Parking Bylaw to replace the current rules, and wants to add a new clause prohibiting the practice. Under the new clause, a person must not stop, stand or park a vehicle on any road or parking place to offer it for sale, unless it was being used for day-today travel. City council head of strategic Helen policy Helen Beaumont Beaumont said on some streets, such as Cranford St, it created hazards and distractions. “Drivers have been seen making risky manoeuvres, such as U-turns, in order to get a better view or to park alongside the cars for sale.” She said some car sales businesses had been using adjoining on-street parks as part of their forecourts. The city council would consider the draft bylaw early next month, with consultation

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to begin after, she said. After public hearings in October, it would likely be in force by December. The new bylaw would also prohibit vehicles parking to advertise a service based elsewhere. Ms Beaumont said it would be monitored by the city council’s parking enforcement officers who could issue instant fines. In Selwyn and Waimakariri, people are only allowed to park their vehicles on the side of the road for sale if they have consent from the district councils. Other councils, including Auckland, Dunedin and Nelson,

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have bylaws limiting or banning it altogether. The Regulatory Performance Committee yesterday endorsed the plan for public consultation. One woman spoken to by The Star, who declined to be named, had parked a vehicle on Main Rd with a for sale sign in the window. She did not believe it created a hazard, as people did risky manoeuvres and U-turns everywhere. “That comes down to someone’s driving really.” The woman said she had listed the vehicle on Trade Me as well, but thought parking it on the

roadside gave it more exposure. She said it would likely be difficult to enforce and there could be a designated space where vehicles could be parked to sell. AA senior policy analyst Mark Stockdale said if implemented, the city council should focus its enforcement on the busy streets where there was a risk. “Car sales businesses shouldn’t be using public parks to sell cars for profit.” •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think selling vehicles on the side of the road should be banned? Email bridget.

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Car dealer escapes conviction

„„ By Kurt Bayer A CHRISTCHURCH car dealer who punched a panel beater in the aftermath of a crash that wrote off a car he had just sold, has avoided a conviction today because of the work he does in the community. Nigel Terrance William Thompson (right) of city car dealership Nigel Thompson Motor Company was driving a car to its final compliance test when a vehicle pulled out of a St Asaph St panel shop at about 9.30am on January 13, this year, and hit him. Insurers would later deem Thompson’s vehicle so badly damaged it was a write-off. A furious Thompson, a 43-year-old who has previous convictions for fraud, dating back 15 years, got out of the car. A heated verbal argument ensued and several panel shop workers came out of the workshop to see what was going on. One of the men told Thompson to “calm down, c***”. Thompson, who pleaded guilty to assault at the district court, admitted punching the man twice in the head. The pair fell into a car, causing $900 in damage to its door.

At court yesterday, through his defence counsel Jonathan Eaton QC, he was granted a discharge without conviction. Thompson, the court heard, felt surrounded and intimidated by the crowd. When the complainant phoned the police to report the assault, Mr Eaton said the man admitted he shouldn’t have used such offensive language towards Thompson. The complainant suffered a

cut to his nose and two large lumps on his forehead. Thompson received a black eye. Mr Eaton said in spite of Thompson’s substantial fraud offending, for which he served jail time, the offending was out of character. Thompson later admitted it was a “stupid and inappropriate” response to a situation where independent witnesses identified him as the aggressor. After his release from prison in 2004, he vowed to never to

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return to a courtroom again as a defendant. The Salisbury Street Foundation, a privately-run residential facility that helps prison parolees reintegrate into the community, helped Thompson turn his life around. Thompson has gone on to establish a successful car dealership in Christchurch. He has also been an SSF board member since 2013 and does youth mentoring with other organisations. Mr Eaton argued a conviction would mean Thompson would have to give up his valuable mentoring roles and work he does in the community. It could also affect his biannual trips to Japan to buy cars. Judge Brian Callaghan said the incident was clearly a “fall from grace” for Thompson. But he was satisfied the direct, and indirect, consequences of a conviction would outweigh the seriousness of the incident and that a discharge without conviction could be entered. The judge ordered Thompson pay $948 in reparation for the damage to the car door, and a further $1000 as emotional harm compensation to the complainant.


DNA could identify potential child abductor „„ By Andrew King DNA EVIDENCE could be the key to finding a man who attempted to abduct a young girl from a Governors Bay car park. Police have taken fingernail clippings from the victim in an effort to find evidence of her attacker, the victim’s mother told The Star. The samples will then be checked against the National DNA Profile Databank to see if there is a match. The girl fought off her attacker, which means she could have evidence underneath her fingernails that could identify her attacker. On June 15 she was with friends playing hide and seek in the Governors Bay Hotel gardens when she slipped down a hill and landed in the hotel car park. A man, described as a European in a red vehicle possibly a sedan, sped into the car park at about 4.20pm. The offender got out of his vehicle and grabbed her before trying to drag her into the car before she fought him off.

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Banks Peninsula’s volcanic soil WORK: Viticulturist Cliff Wood and Neil Pattinson prune the vines at the Kokolo site of Whistling Buoy. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

They may be small, but Banks Peninsula vineyards are starting to show they can match it with the big players. Bridget Rutherford reports TUCKED INTO the hillside in Charteris Bay is a little vineyard – a vineyard that’s making a name for itself. But it’s not the only one. What started as a hobby has turned into success for Neil and Jill Pattinson, with their vineyard Whistling Buoy taking out the top award at this year’s Wines of Canterbury awards. Their Whistling Buoy Kokolo Pinot Noir 2015 won the game trophy and a gold medal. It was later named champion wine. Its Kokolo Chardonnay 2015 and Kokolo Pinot Noir 2016 also earned bronze medals. Dr Pattinson, who is president of Wines of Canterbury, said there are four main vineyards that sit within the craters of Lyttelton and Akaroa harbours – and all were proving their worth.

He said Banks Peninsula was an emerging sub-wine region. But he said it was a given the area should produce nice wines – the very earliest plantings in New Zealand were in Akaroa in 1840 when the French settlers

arrived. “What’s unique about Banks Peninsula is the soils, the aspect, particularly north-facing slopes and basically being close to large bodies of water being Akaroa and Lyttelton harbours,

which help mitigate the ultraextremes.” He said the sea air didn’t seem to have any impact on the wine and they rarely suffered frosts. Akaroa’s Meniscus Wines had success at the same awards.


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For the second year in a row, its 2015 pinot noir won the best pairing wine with lamb and got a silver medal. Its 2016 riesling and 2016 pinot noir also got bronze medals. Owner David Epstein said they were thrilled, especially with the lamb trophy. He said Banks Peninsula wines had certain characteristics that were starting to be recognised. “It just shows there must be something special in the terroir here in the ground that is very good for the grapes and the growth,” he said. “The volcanic soil that exists here from years back is giving a special character.” They produce pinot noir, riesling and pinot gris from the vines on the 2.4ha block which sits on the south edge of Akaroa. They make between 4000-6000 bottles each year. Mr Epstein said all the grapes are picked by hand before being sent to Waipara to be produced.

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makes for great winemaking SPECTACULAR: At Whistling Buoy, sheep are used to help maintain the grass and leaves, while Meniscus Wines looks out over Akaroa Harbour.

He and his wife Gay bought the vineyard, formerly known as Vanstone Estate, and Crater Rim, at the end of 2008 and moved over from Australia. Previously, it was owned by Akaroa businessman Graham Vanstone, who disappeared without a trace in September 1999, before his first vintage was picked. After his disappearance, Mr Vanstone’s family rallied to produce Vanstone Estate’s wine before leasing the vineyard. They then sold to the Epsteins. Mr Vanstone was never found. Police say his missing person file has been referred to the coroner, who will make a ruling on his death. “It’s just one of the mysteries of

Akaroa,” Mr Epstein said. The Epsteins also run a tasting lounge for their wines on Rue Lavaud, but come October, they will open it on site at Meniscus. He hoped Banks Peninsula would become recognised as a fine wine growing area. The Pattinsons planted grapes into their 2023 sq m Charteris Bay property in the early 2000s. They went for the pinot noir vines to match the clay-based soil. The name, Whistling Buoy, was derived from the marker buoy that used to direct vessels into Lyttelton Harbour. Dr Pattinson said originally it was a hobby, but when they produced their first vintage in 2005 and 2006, they knew they were

onto something. So when a neighbouring property, Kokolo, came up for sale at Teddington about four and a half years ago, they decided to buy it. The 4ha site was already planted with pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier grapes, which produced wine that was exported to Japanese restaurant chains. Dr Pattinson said they ripped out the pinot meunier vines to focus on the other two. The pinot noir grapes at Kokolo are also used to produce


Whistling Buoy’s rose. All the grapes are sent to Greystone Wines in Waipara to be produced, but Dr Pattinson said they had a lot of input into the winemaking process. Because of the sloping hills the vines are planted on, and the small distance between each, everything is done by hand – with a little aid. Their next door neighbour, Speaker of the House David Carter, often brought his sheep into the vineyard during leaf

plucking to maintain the grass and leaves. Whistling Buoy viticulturist Cliff Wood is into his fourth season at Whistling Buoy. Last week, he was out pruning and tying down the vines before they begin to grow again. “It’s pretty labour intensive.” Dr Pattinson said they knew the 2015 pinot noir had all the right elements – warm weather, low disease pressure, good vineyard management and good fruit. “This particular wine’s had 10 months on oak and there’s new oak in that not just old oak.” But this year they weren’t so lucky. They didn’t harvest because it was too wet for the grapes to ripen. “So in the end, we just had to walk away from it, which is quite a big hit.” But it won’t hamper the wine stocks at supermarkets and local restaurants. “We’ve got the 2015 and the 2016 has just been released, so we’ve still got plenty of wine. I’d need to sell three cases of wine a day to sell what we produce.” •Our People, pages 14-15

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IN THE past year, Hirone Waretini and his team have had to come to terms with something difficult – failure. Five years ago, police launched a national strategy, Turning of the Tide. The goal was to turn around the high numbers of Māori who were involved in crime and road crashes, and the high numbers of Māori becoming victims of them. But it hasn’t worked. As Canterbury Police Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Services district manager, Inspector Waretini has those numbers always on his mind. At last count, eight per cent of Christchurch residents were Māori – yet Māori made up about 20 per cent of the people apprehended by police, he said. More than half of New Zealand’s prison population is Māori – 51 per cent.

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A six-year national strategy Turning The Tide was launched in 2012, timed to finish in 2018. It aimed to cut the number of Māori first-time offenders by 10 per cent, cut repeat offenders and repeat victims of crime by 20 per cent, reduce Māori apprehen-

sions, and reduce the number of Maori killed or seriously injured in road crashes by 20 per cent. It also aimed to increase trust and confidence in police within the Māori community. But a review of progress on the strategy last year found there



had been no change in the first time offender rates, an increase in repeat offenders, and trust and confidence in police within the Māori community had dipped. There were small improvements – a reduction in apprehensions of Māori youth, and the number of deaths in crashes dropped by three per cent – but overall it fell well short of the goals. “We need to look at different

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ways of doing things, because, if I’m being honest, everything we’ve tried to do to change that hasn’t worked,” Inspector Waretini said. “Some nights I’ll sit with my kids, when we’re warm and everyone’s home safe, knowing there are a lot of kids out there that aren’t. That women out there are being victimised by their partners, that men are in the grip of meth or alcohol, and can’t find a way out,” he said. To truly turn the tide, police had to be willing to do things differently, he said. When he began working as young police officer 21 years ago, he said seeing a criminal locked up had felt like a victory. “We were the good guys, they were the bad guys, and it was our job to protect the good people from the bad people,” he said. But over the years, he had seen that approach did not always work to prevent crime long-term, he said. “The research tell us that when people appear in court, whether they have a community-based sentence or prison, that starts a cycle that is really hard to get out of,” he said.

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‘To make a change, we need to work in partnership’ •From page 10 A long-term solution began with children, he said. Many Christchurch children were starting life disadvantaged, he said, and if that could be changed, he believed it would go a long way. “How can a child born today, by the age of 25, be free of family harm and of sexual abuse, live in a healthy, secure environment, have good mental health, have at least NCEA Level 2 and a driver licence,” he said. That took a long time and the help from the community to turn around, he said. And that was where the team had seen victories. Many programmes they have worked with iwi and community partners to develop have received Government funding in the past year – allowing them to do more targeted work with people like high-risk youth, children of prisoners, and young people who could not get a driver licence. A string of convictions for something like driving without a licence could sometimes stem from a simple problem, Inspector Waretini said – he had come across young people who hadn’t got their driver licence because they struggled to read.

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One of the biggest victories, he said, had been building better relationships between police and the community. He said there was now open communication, and police were regularly welcomed onto Canterbury marae. “Good relationships take a long time, and they take commitment

and listening. Being married will teach you that,” he said. He said his team could be accused of being “all hui, no do-ey”, because so much of their work was talk. But he said even a conversation over a cup of tea was important. “A cuppa tea is like a job interview. They’re sizing you up and

deciding if you’re someone they can trust,” he said. Senior Constable Jeff Martin has seen it with a fresh perspective, as he joined the team just four months ago. He had been impressed by the things he had seen – like a recent session at the marae-based Rangatahi Court, where young





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offenders were being sentenced. The differences to the district court in the central city were subtle, but important, he said – the young offenders stood and gave a mihi, rather than standing silent behind a sheet of glass, and families were included in the process rather than kept at the back. There was a sense of respect there, and accountability to the community, he said. He has worked as a police officer for 27 years, much of it based in small communities like Huntly and Cheviot, and most recently on the beat at Cathedral Square. Everything he learned taught him building trust and strong relationships was vital to making a change, he said. Although the team had not yet seen the changes they were hoping for, they would not stop working until they did, he said. “We need to recognise we can’t do this on our own. With the local rūnanga we share many common values, but for too long our approach has been that we know what the problems are, we know what the solutions are, this is how we will do it. To make a change, we need to work in partnership, and really listen,” he said.

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Good results for winemaker’s Neil Pattinson and his wife Jill planted grapes on their Charteris Bay property to see if they could make nice wine. Now, more than 10 years on, Bridget Rutherford speaks to him about producing award-winning wines under the Whistling Buoy label

Whistling Buoy’s 2015 pinot noir was named champion wine at the Wines of Canterbury awards. Were you expecting it? Of course (laughs). I’m very pleasantly surprised, we knew it was a good wine. I was absolutely thrilled we got a gold medal, then actually won best match with game so, to me, that was reward enough. But to actually then be named champion wine of the competition at the very end, that’s just the icing on the cake. What do you think made this wine so good? I think it’s a vintage, so it was a really good year and the disease pressure was relatively low. It was also warm so it had all the right elements. Obviously, you’ve still got to put in a lot of viticulture to manage the site. You’ve got to get good air flow and good light penetration. So I think it was good vineyard management, it was a good vintage, and then taking really good fruit and turning it into really exquisite pinot noir. It’s all the elements that make a really good wine. Our winemaking is done up at Greystone in Waipara, so we don’t do it on site. So at harvest point, it’s shipped up to Greystone. But we do have lots of input on the style we want and the amount of oak and oak exposure and that comes to the sorting of the fruit and the whole process. It’s not hands-off. This particular wine has had 10 months on oak and there’s new oak in that not just old oak. It’s the second year a wine from Banks Peninsula has taken out the award, isn’t it? We got second last year. Meniscus Wines in Akaroa were the top pinot noir. The three top


pinot noirs got the top three in that category – there was Meniscus, Tussock Hill and ourselves. Ours was the top chardonnay last year. I think that’s the thing about the peninsula, because it’s on clay-based soil and pinot noir does particularly well and chardonnay grape does as well. If you’re going to pick wine varieties Banks Peninsula exemplifies, it would be pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay. And being so close to the water in Lyttelton Harbour, do you still get any frosts? We do right in the middle of winter, but not during the important growing season or the early start to the year. In places like Waipara and central plains, you’ve got to have frost protection and we don’t have to bother with that. We have planted in that French-style, the spaces between vines and rows are quite small. So it does mean it’s very hard to mechanise and also we’re on sloping sites, everything’s done by hand. So part of that is you’re in the vineyard all the time, you’re constantly monitoring, you’re constantly tuning, so it’s a bit labour intensive, but it means that labour of love transforms into really good quality fruit. What were you doing before you decided to put grapes in? I’m a clinical biochemist by training, so I worked at the hospital for about 14 years. Ivan Donaldson was starting up Pegasus Bay at the time, I also worked with a gastroenterologist – Bruce Chapman – and they own Terrace Edge; they put in some olives and grapes later on. So every medical conference you go to – a lot are overseas in beautiful places like France,

SUCCESS: Whistling Buoy owner Neil Pattinson says they were thrilled with their honours at the Wines of Canterbury awards. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Switzerland and Germany – then obviously part in parcel with that are the evening dinners and concerts and, of course, they’re all served with beautiful wine. You couldn’t not have an interest in wine. When did you decide to put in grapes? We had about 2ha of land at Charteris Bay and we had sheep. We’d gone through the typical lifestyle block, so we started with sheep, then we had a goat, and our daughter had a pony. Then I thought, why not put vines in? Did you ever think you would get to this point where you have award-winning wines?



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Yes and no. The initial reality was just: Can we grow some good grapes and produce good wine, mainly for our own consumption and friends and family? But certainly, when you produce wine you want it to be really good, you don’t want people thinking, oh, Neil’s bringing out his home brew again. I didn’t want to make rubbish wine, we did at that time contract a really good winemaker – Grant Whelan from Kaituna Valley. So basically, it was good grapes and a really good winemaker and the rest is history. What do your kids do?

Tony is in Coolangatta (Gold Coast). He’s just set up a pizzeria. He’s been over there for six or seven years. He started off in Tasmania with a restaurant called Restaurant Red, then he came to Brisbane and met his partner and now they’re in Coolangatta. They are going to have our wine at the restaurant. Our daughter Kate is trained as a teacher, and she’s working at Manuwera Institute of Technology as a departmental manager. And our other son Chris is a winemaker. He’s now working for Sherwood Estate in Waipara, I’m wanting him to take charge of the half acre.

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labour of love So before you turned your focus to Whistling Buoy, where else had you been working? After the hospital, I joined a biotechnology company called Life Technologies, then I became chief executive of Canterbury Scientific. I resigned from that a year ago to focus on building the brand and establishing a sales network for Whistling Buoy. But I chair the board of a start up biotech company called AuramerBio out of Victoria University. And I’ve been doing some consulting work at Canterbury University for the Canterbury Development Corp. I’m just about to start a job at ChristchurchNZ as its senior advisor of innovation and commercialisation. You mentioned everything is done by hand. Do you have a bit of help to pick the grapes? It’s a social occasion. Here at Kokolo, the picking, it’s three consecutive days. We have about 25 people and we fill about 10 big 400kg bins. We have a truck that comes out and they get taken out that night. After we sit outside, talk, eat and drink – it’s a lot of fun. I hear your wife Jill does a lot of maintenance around here? She has her own mower,

which she loves to sit upon, she gets upset if I jump on the mower from time to time. But we do use sheep up on the vineyard, I do use the mulching mower, but we have sheep as well. David Carter, our next-door neighbour, brings his sheep in. Do the sheep damage the vines at all? You’ve got to be careful. There’s nothing on the vines at the moment so they’ll just chew up the grass. But during the season, you don’t want them on bud set, the only time you really bring them in is when you want to leaf pluck so when you’ve got fruit set, but the berries are really hard and green. The leaves are green they will probably have a crack at one or two bunches but they’ll think that’s rubbish. Do you hope to expand Whistling Buoy? If we can successfully establish the brand and get a really good route to market then, yes, it would certainly be quite nice to build it. But there’s a balance there, too, you don’t want to be so large you lose your focus. Being boutique is good.

BREACH: The Selwyn River overflowed between Two Chain Rd and Westenras Rd at the weekend. PHOTO: ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY

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LOCAL: The grapes for Whistling Buoy’s award-winning 2015 pinot noir were grown at the Kokolo site, which overlooks Lyttelton Harbour.

GET THOSE umbrellas out again, another rainy day is on the way for the city. But the downpour is not expected to reach the same levels that flooded homes and caused a state of emergency at the weekend, MetService meteorologist April Clark said. Showers are due to begin later this morning and will continue throughout the rest of the day, Ms Clark said. “Once it comes in, it’ll be persistent but it is not going to be as heavy.” MetService is keeping an eye on the rain and is ready to put a weather watch in place if that changes. Ms Clark said before MetServive put a heavy rain warning in place, the weather system has to meet a criteria, which this one does not look like it will meet.

The city council is keeping a wary eye on the weather. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said: “The forecast of further rain from (today) . . . means the situation is still changeable, but we are working hard to minimise any impacts by clearing flood debris from rivers, sumps and stormwater grates, and keeping pumps deployed in Southshore and Flockton.” Christchurch is expected to miss snow again. The low is only expected to bring snow down to 400m in Canterbury on Friday, Ms Clark said. “(Today’s) really the worst day and it’s an easing trend from there,” she said. Showers will become patchy tomorrow, bringing a chilly but relatively clear Saturday and a fine Sunday. The forecast next week is for rain from Tuesday to Friday.

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Viewpoint Women get into construction IT WAS a rough end to the school holidays for many in Christchurch with homes, businesses and streets under water, or very close to it. Sometimes it seems like our city just can’t catch a break. But, on the upside, we’ve got our response down to a fine art. The mayor declared a state of emergency early; Civil Defence acted quickly and decisively to keep people and property out of harm’s way; and the New Zealand Defence Force, volunteers and a whole host of other agencies swung into action. Those I’ve spoken to say last week’s flooding was the worst in decades and, unfortunately, more rain is forecast for today. While it’s not expected to be as heavy, now’s a good time to replenish the emergency kit, revise your household evacuation plan and check in with friends and family. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Women in Construction contains some really positive news for Christchurch and the rebuild/regeneration process. The number of women working in both residential and non-residential construction in

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strengthen customer relations, add diversity and improve business performance. The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team, which was responsible for repairing Christchurch’s quakedamaged infrastructure, proactively encouraged women into its workforce through the SCIRT Women in Construction working group. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of women in crew roles at SCIRT doubled from six to 12 per cent. With a skills shortage around the country, it’s great to see more women in construction — it provides new opportunities for women and their families, and it makes good business sense, benefitting Christchurch and New Zealand economically. •Nicky Wagner is Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration •Megan Woods and Lianne Dalziel, page 18

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for more and more of the costs of education. Early Childhood Education fees have risen by an average of 25 per cent under National, while so called voluntary school donations have risen by 50 per cent. Tertiary fees are up over 40 per cent and student debt has topped $16 billion. This is why we have chosen to invest in education rather than dishing out $400 million in tax cuts for the top ten percent of earners. We will invest an extra $4 billion over four years to deliver a modern education system. We will ensure that schooling is genuinely free by offering an extra $150 per student to state and state integrated schools that don’t ask parents for donations. By investing in education, the next generation of Kiwis will be better qualified and ready to take on the rapidly changing world. They will be equipped to help build a better New Zealand. •Megan Woods is Labour’s Canterbury spokeswoman

Face up to more flooding MY HEART goes out to those whose homes were flooded on the weekend. I remember only too well in 2014 how vulnerable people felt in the wake of two so-called “one in 100-year” events that swamped the Flockton area twice in a matter of weeks, along with Heathcote Valley and the lower reaches of the Heathcote River. This weekend was a reminder that we haven’t fully recovered from the earthquakes and there is still much to be done. It’s true that our Land Drainage Recovery Programme involves hundreds of millions of dollars, and it involves a lot of planning and engineering capacity both in terms of holding back stormwater from the river at peak flows and pumping water away from the streets and properties that line the river. More importantly it involves residents, as they want to be involved in planning drainage management. I’m afraid we have to face up to the reality that these events will continue to increase in frequency and severity. That’s what climate change means and we are a coastal city that has built in the natural floodplains of our rivers. The quake has also created a particular vulnerability along the

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Flowers that are as sweet as can be Rachel Vogan sings the praises of sweet peas – tough little bloomers that can light up the garden year-round WHENEVER I’M asked what my favorite flower is, I struggle to answer as I have so many. It’s like asking which is your favourite child – how do you choose? My top picks always include dahlias, gladioli, daphne, and daisies; I am never without roses or hellebores no matter where I live, and every year without fail I grow sweet peas anywhere I can find room to squeeze them in. I’m not sure where my devotion to them came from – my uncle Teddy used to grow them in French Farm in the 1970s, so it may have been from there, although I have always loved any flower I can pick for a posy, and have a special affection for any bloom that will give someone joy when they’re presented with it. New Zealand has a strong history with sweet peas, both in terms of seed production for English and European seed catalogues and sweet pea breeding. Dr Keith Hammett is the godfather of sweet pea breeding; he has a passion for these blooms that just captivates you. Keith’s interest in the sweet pea started off as a teenager, when his uncle decided he wanted to separate his flower and vegetable garden, doing so by planting a dividing row of sweet peas. To hear Keith recall it, it was love at first sight. This love has only continued throughout the years, as sweet pea varieties bearing the Hammett name are now sold all over New Zealand and around the world. I first met him about 20 years ago, and was struck by his contagious keenness for both breeding plants and creating cultivars that fitted the local New Zealand climate. I couldn’t

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leaving high school and working in Christchurch for the same company for 34 years – in vehicle sales for seven years, sales management for 11 years and dealer principal for the last 15 years. In that time I had seen and participated in a wide variety of changes and always understood that adaptability is a key to keeping ahead. I always wish to maintain an open mind and accept change as inevitable and believe that you are better to go with change than waste a lot of energy trying to object to it. Good times Although I have lived in several parts of New don’t last, but nor do bad times either, and if Zealand, Christchurch is home and it is exciting you keep moving forward and don’t dwell on to see the improvements around the city as the anything for too long, it’s best. rebuild continues.

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Advanced Care Plans Have you thought about what care you want to receive when you reach the end of your life? During the course of our lives we expend an enormous amount of energy planning where we want to live, what we want to achieve during our lifetimes, but we don’t give much time or thought to what we would like to happen at the end of our lives. If you have a major health event that robs you of the ability to make your wishes known to your family, or to the health professionals responsible for your care, taking some time now to discuss what you want at the end of your life will provide vital guidance if your loved ones have to make those decisions for you.



Care Plan has no specific statutory status in New Zealand and is therefore not enforceable at law and may not be followed. When deciding on whether to follow your Advance Care Plan, your health care professional will try to ensure that: • You had capacity at the time the Advance Care Plan was made; • You made your Advance Care Plan of your own free will; • You were informed and understood the decisions you were making; and your Advance Care Plan applies to the current circumstances, whatever they may be.

An Advance Care Plan or Advance Directive (“Advance Care Plan”) is a way to help you communicate to your loved ones your wishes about your future health care. It will help your loved ones and your health care providers to understand what is important to you and what treatment you do or do not want in the event that you are unable to communicate with those around you.

The trickiest part of an Advance Care Plan may be discussing your wishes with your loved ones. Many of us don’t like to give much thought to the decisions we may be called on to make should our loved ones be ill and unable to communicate their wishes.

The code gives a person, who has capacity to make decisions for themselves, the right to make an Advance Care Plan. However, you should be aware that at present an Advance

with estate planning and can help you to formalise your wishes. Give Fleur McDonald a call on 03 352 2293 to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation.

Talking about your Advance Care Plan with your loved ones is an important conversation and should be an integral part of your estate Under the Code of Health and Disability planning. Sharing your wishes will give you Services Consumers’ Rights you have the right all peace of mind in knowing that should the to use an Advance Care Plan to make your health care wishes known. Examples might be worst come to pass you will have equipped your loved ones with the information they the desire not to receive blood transfusions, need to make the right decisions for you. be resuscitated or kept alive with the use of life support systems. At Harmans we have experience dealing

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A new approach to achieving health & fitness The role of genetics, and how it relates to people’s nutrition, exercise and health is an absolute game changer when it comes to Kiwis improving their lives, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says the science of genetics has been around for some time, but the ability to measure it cheaply and easily is quite new. “Only recently have we begun to understand how important genetics is when it comes to people’s health. No longer is science saying what is best for everyone but rather what is best for each person based on genetic make-up,” Mr Beddie says. Health professionals and exercise professionals can now use tools to provide info on their client’s genetic make-up, and more importantly, what this means for their exercise, nutrition and general wellness needs. “The key thing is understanding different genetic types respond differently and have different needs. So we now have the tools so that exercise and nutrition can be structured for optimum health in a way that is most enjoyable, based on a person’s genetic make-up. “Some people are built for short, sharp bursts of energy and these same people respond well to a competitive environment. Some people, on the other hand, need slower, strength-based activities. There are others who prefer to work out alone and they may respond well to light weights or yoga or moderate steady exercise. “We know that, if considered a sport, exercise continues to be the number-one sport in New Zealand, having more participants than rugby, netball and cricket combined. “There are currently an estimated 550,000 members of gyms and exercise facilities alone. But exercise is now just one of the many components to wellness. Many providers of exercise now offer far more holistic products and services, from dietary advice, to stress management. “Genetic profiling tools support this by proving detailed information that exercise professionals can then use to coach better health and wellness outcomes. Research confirms all this.” Mr Beddie says last month one of the world experts in the genetic fitness approach, Dr Cam McDonald, toured New Zealand with ExerciseNZ, bringing the latest research and best implementation to more than 250 exercise professionals around the country. He says no longer is science saying what is best for everyone, but rather what is best for the individual, based on their genetic make-up. And not just that, what is best for one person right now, may be different when they age. “So we see the need for genetics and timing to be optimal for a person to reach their best health. Health and exercise professionals can now use tools to provide information on their client’s genetic make-up and, more importantly, what this means for their exercise, nutrition and health,” Mr Beddie says.

ACC & work-related hearing loss On January 1, 2011, the rules governing work-related hearing loss covered by ACC changed. Prior to this date, all rehabilitative costs, for example hearing aids, were covered by ACC irrespective of the degree of hearing loss attributable to work-related causes. ACC now makes a contribution or part payment towards the cost of hearing aids purchased by the claimant, provided the work-related component of their total hearing loss is six per cent or greater. Further to this a correction is made from about the age of mid-50s onwards to take into account the effects of ageing on hearing loss as we get older. Many individuals make their ACC claim for work-related hearing loss too late in life, where the effects of age push them under the six per cent threshold and their claim is declined. Therefore, it is prudent to make your claim for work-related, or industrial hearing loss as it also known, sooner rather than later, thus improving your chances of success and the claim being accepted. ACC will pay for the running costs of your hearing aids, i.e. batteries, and will make a contribution to any repair your aids may need outside the manufacturer’s warranty period. In summary, ACC will allow you to ‘top-up’ to purchase the hearing aids of your choice that are compatible with your hearing loss, lifestyle and budget. Under the present regulations ACC will consider replacing your ACC-funded hearing aids every six years. “It is important to make your ACC application now, do not put it off, as time will work against you,”, audiologist Greg Foote says. If you are not satisfied with your present hearing aids, provider, require more information or wish to investigate making a claim for work-related hearing loss, make an appointment for a free no obligation consultation with Merivale Hearing Clinic. Phone Greg Foote on 356 2324 today.

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Benefits of yoga more than physical

Mind-body practices such as yoga have been around for a long time. In fact yoga can be dated back over 5000 years. In more recent times yoga has become more accepted in the mainstream, with exercise options in this area increasing. This includes a big surge not just in mainstream exercise facilities, but also standalone studios offering specialist mind-body exercise options. According to New Zealand national yoga advocate and teacher Persephone Singfield, “As yoga becomes more diverse in what is on offer, more people can easily access it. No matter your age, gender, body shape or size, there’s a form of yoga out there for you.Yoga has become more accessible by different brands creating styles of yoga practice for every market.” There is plenty of research to indicate that getting your heart rate up and working with heavier weights and intensities is beneficial. Equally, there is understanding on the other side that indicates the inclusion of more gentle, mindful exercise practices can also have positive effects on health and exercise levels. For many, the option of intense workouts is not appropriate. When injury, ability or life stage prevents high-intensity activity, a mind-body workout such as yoga is essential to staying active. Those who do enjoy a more intensive exercise workout are also finding the addition of a more focused workout amongst their higher-intensity session adds to their exercise enjoyment, and

their results. Mind-body refers to a state where interactions and connections are made between your mind, your body and the world. Generally speaking, a mind-body exercise form is one in which the pace is slow enough for this connection to be focused on. That’s not to say there isn’t a sense of being connected on a run or during a weights session, but this is not the main focus of the activity. The benefits of yoga go beyond the physical, although this is one of its attractions as part of an exercise routine. The main physical benefits relate to the stretching component, bringing benefits such as reduced muscle tension, improved range of movement in the joints, better muscular co-ordination and increased circulation of the blood to the body. Where yoga really becomes the star of the show, however, is in its stress-reducing and relaxation benefits. With people living busier lives, constantly connected to stimulation and data even during downtime, the need for consciously created mindfulness becomes more important. It is an opportunity to slow down and connect, with mind and body. “I often say to my students that we are losing touch with how to live a simple life and that’s putting our health and happiness at risk,” Persephone says. “Carving out time to practise yoga leverages our downtime massively. For example, the difference between taking time out to breathe and connect versus watching

TV to blob out is huge when it comes to our overall well-being. “My students report significant changes in their lives as a result of attending the yoga course. They sleep deeper, they are happier, less stressed, and are practising the tools that yoga gives them throughout each and every day. Overall they are more connected to living a meaningful life.” While the injury and health risks associated with more gentle mind-body practices are lower than those of a higher-impact or intensity workout, keeping safe and exercising at a level that is suitable for you is just as important. The first sign that you are in the right place to get a safe and effective mind-body workout is that the instructor or facility does an activity pre-screen to make sure there are no risks, or things to think about before starting that would indicate participation is a risk. Secondly, the teacher or instructor should offer modifications throughout the class to enable all participants to achieve at the right level. From October 2017, the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) will be recognising yoga teachers through their new Registered Yoga Teacher registration level. Those registered at this level will hold relevant knowledge and skill to deliver safe and effective yoga to New Zealanders.

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It’s all about the journey

Our last night together at El Nacional restaurant The Wonders of South America group at Machu Pichu

By Chris Lyons, Director and Tour Host, World Journeys If group travel conjures up images of hordes of tourists following a guide with a megaphone, think again! Small group travel today can be the ultimate way to travel to some of the world’s most exciting, challenging and exotic countries. I am in the enviable position of hosting small groups of Kiwi travellers each year to the likes of South America and Africa, and can honestly say it’s the way to go! You may not have friends who share your particular ‘bucket list’ of travel desires, but you don’t like travelling alone. Perhaps tackling a foreign language is too daunting, or you simply don’t have the energy to do it all yourself. Booking a small group tour takes care of all of that. There is company to share the experiences with, all the nitty gritty details are taken care of by someone else, and your host is there to smooth the way should anything unexpected happen. World Journeys creates and operates a range of small group tours each year, selecting our most-loved destinations such as the game parks of Southern Africa, the beauty and traditions of Japan, and the epic ports of the Mediterranean. Some of these journeys include a cruise – whether that be Holland America Line in the Med, or a small ship in the Galapagos Islands. Other journeys take roads less travelled, such as our itinerary in still-developing Madagascar (perfect for avid travellers!).


New for 2018 is a ‘Croatia & Slovenia’ journey, which has a little taste of Venice and Mostar thrown in. There is so much to savour – the karst caves of Postojna, the castles of Predjama and Bled, picturesque open-air markets, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic churches, palaces and bridges as well as the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. A highlight for many will be the small ship cruise along the Adriatic Coast, visiting some of the most beautiful Croatian Islands. Wine and food tasting along the way gives you a true glimpse of local life. In fact, food and wine is always a highlight of our travel, and we often include a farewell dinner at a ‘hidden gem’ favourite restaurant enjoyed only by those ‘in the know’. Most of all, I love the conviviality of travelling in, and hosting, a small group. There’s always company if you want it, or time to do your own thing every now and then. And every person brings something to the mix. There may be a keen photographer in the group, who you can follow to get the best shots, or a fashionista, who will call upon my haggling skills to buy jewellery or textiles in the markets. Many lifelong friendships have been forged on tour, and many return again to travel with us in subsequent years. Travel is all about the journey, but it’s also about sharing the experience, and that’s the beauty of travelling with a group.

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HealtH & Beauty I 8 for it! A barrier cream is really important to supplement for your skin – it will enhance your routine but it won’t replace it. prevent lipid depletion when you are outside in the elements, as is a good sunscreen – which is easy to forget in winter! Your skincare programme should be tailored to winter weather and if your skin still feels dry, see your skin specialist for some hydrating winter facials.

Skin care in the cooler months

Taking care of our skin during the winter months is important to keep it looking good. Forward 50 asks Dermal Therapist & Micropigmentation specialist Pip McGregor of Making Faces NZ about combatting winter conditions and how to maintain that healthy glow throughout the year.

Apart from seasonal factors, ageing also affects our skin, so what ongoing care, including factors like diet, would you recommend to keep our skin looking fresh and youthful for as long as possible?

The skin is our largest organ – the healthier you are on the inside the nicer it will look on the outside. It is important to treat the air and extremes in temperatures of going skin holistically, so not only from the outside from a toasty house to a cold car are the in but also from the inside out. A good perfect conditions for broken capillaries. These vitamin C internal supplement is essential combined with the fact that we don’t tend to as the body cannot make collagen without drink as much water in winter and many of us adequate vitamin C. I also advise plenty of bypass the sunscreen – all of these factors can good fats in the diet and a good-quality omega lead to less than glowing skin in winter. supplement to prevent ageing. Combine these with a lowered sugar intake – sugar causes glycation (fine wrinkles) in the skin and excess consumption can cause premature ageing.

We know winter can have How should we address those adverse effects on our skin, so issues? what are the main issues we have While many of these issues are environmental there are definitely ways to to deal with? combat dry, irritable winter skin. Try to keep New Zealand winters can wreak havoc on the skin, mainly due to the constant exposure to heat pumps and air-conditioning that dries the skin out. Also, the crisp, dry

Advertisements for a range of different skincare products claim they will reduce wrinkles and restore elasticity – can they really do that?

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Are there any particular types of skincare products for our face and body that will work best on an ongoing basis? From the science I have seen on the subject the best products available topically for ageing have either ascorbic acid or vitamin C, retinol or alpha hydroxy acids. It is important that they are used correctly so get some advice before self-medicating. There are huge advancements in the skincare industry with stem cell therapy so watch this space… and never ever forget your sunscreen!

My advice is read the fine print. So many adverts for over-the-counter products for big corporates will make bold claims that I believe to be little more than clever marketing. Therapeutic brands you buy over the counter have very strict guidelines on the depth they are allowed to penetrate to in the skin – thereby not affecting the skin structure in the slightest. Note that companies say, “reduce the appearance” of wrinkles – not the actual wrinkle. Sometimes those horrifically expensive, beautifully packaged creams are little more than just beautiful bottles designed to smell and feel luxurious. I like to see the science behind a product rather than the packaging – find an expert who you trust because it can be a minefield of information out there!

Is regular exfoliation important, and how often should it be done? I recommend a gentle enzyme exfoliant rather than a manual exfoliant (e.g. beads, husks, anything rough). Enzyme exfoliates slough away dead skin cells only – think of it like Pacman on the surface of the skin. While the rough exfoliates can feel good at the time and super smooth straight afterwards, they can cause microscopic abrasions on the skin, which will actually make it rougher the following day. Alpha hydroxy acids, papain, bromelain and vitamin C have enzymatic exfoliant properties that can be gentle enough to be used every day. This gives you a glow and also allows for greater penetration of serums and moisturisers.

If there was one product or Serums are now widely promoted procedure that we should always as being a key factor in skincare. use to maintain healthy, glowing skin, what would that be? Do your recommend them and if For an anti-aging treatment, I can’t go past so, what role do they play? micro needling – the research and the results Serums are important in a good skincare prescription, but again they must be used correctly. To increase the absorption of a serum you must have an adequately cleansed skin, and it is best to use serums at night when cell turnover and regeneration occur. A good serum is like a high-dose, concentrated

speak for themselves – combined with a good homecare system of course. There is no point in spending money on facials, then to use poor-quality products at home. It’s what you do every day that really makes a difference to your skin. Oh, and sunscreen – your mum was right about sunscreen!

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Plenty of diversity for movie lovers at 2017 NZIFF The Christchurch leg of the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) runs from August 3-20, and once again there is a diverse selection for movie lovers to get their teeth into.

Sheila Natusch on her honeymoon, 1950

Sheila, in which his cousin, writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retraces a long life dedicated to sharing her understanding and love of New Zealand’s nature and history.

The life story of this natural historian, There are plenty of international offerings to illustrator and writer, now in her 90s, is a select from, but one with a strong local flavour beautiful, truly Antipodean journey. Born in is Human Traces. Filmed in the South Island over 1926 on Rakiura (Stewart Island) to the Traill family, Sheila’s early childhood memories 25 days, the film is written and directed by Christchurch-raised Nic Gorman, who was part include a near-drowning at the hands of of the Court Theatre’s improv group in the city schoolmates – this and other life misfortunes she shrugs off casually. Growing up in the for eight years before moving to Wellington in deep south led to an adventurous resilience, 2004. which saw her climb multiple mountains, cycle Human Traces stars Sophie Henderson from Picton to Bluff and write dozens of and Mark Mitchinson as a husband-and-wife groundbreaking natural history books, including scientist team sent to rid a Subantarctic her magnum opus, Animals of New Zealand. island of pests. When a mysterious young man Produced by Christine Dann and featuring (played by Vinnie Bennett, who attended Aranui beautiful historic footage of the lower High’s drama academy) arrives at the remote south in the 1930s and ’40s, this film offers research station, secrets threaten the couple’s fascinating glimpses into life as one of few relationship in a hostile wilderness, 750km female students at Otago University, and south of New Zealand. The film was shot in two South Island locations, Banks Peninsula and covers Sheila’s friendship with Janet Frame and their subsequent and unsuccessful foray into the Catlins. teaching. “I’ve long been fascinated by the dark history A move to Wellington in the ’50s saw Sheila of Subantarctic islands,” Gorman says. and husband Gilbert Natusch take up residence “Our fictional location is loosely based in Owhiro Bay, while she had professional stints on Campbell Island. I was researching its at the National Library and Correspondence geography and the upper slopes of Campbell School. Island reminded me of Banks Peninsula with Viewers will love this radiant, defiant and its tussock spurs, volcanic rocks and sharp unconventional life story which ranges from outcrops. We amalgamated this location with the southern wilds to the rugged Wellington the rugged and dramatic coastline of the coastline, where Sheila still lived until very Catlins to create our island on the screen.” recently, without car, TV, lipstick or alcohol, The film’s cinematographer, John planning to “get the last bit of fun out of life Chrisstoffels, has been teaching filmmaking that there is”. - Jo Randerson at the University of Canterbury for about 25 The 2017 NZIFF screens at Hoyts years. About half the crew is from Christchurch, Northlands, Hoyts 4 and the Isaac Theatre including producer Nadia Maxwell and Royal. See the website for dates and production designer Martin Gorzeman. times. The World Premiere will be held on the second night of the Festival on August 4 at the Isaac Theatre Royal. The festival line-up also includes eight New Zealand-made documentaries. New Zealand artists, artisans, extreme sportspeople and energetic adventurers will be celebrated on screen with highlights including Head Like a Hole receiving the biopic treatment in Swagger of Thieves, 40 years of gay history as told through personal interviews in 100 Men, and the life’s work, and approach to life, of Swissborn contemporary jeweller Kobi Bosshard in Kobi. One with particularly heart-warming appeal is Hugh Macdonald’s (This is New Zealand) fascinating and inspiring doco, No Ordinary A scene from Human Traces

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A recent photo of Sheila Natusch, now in her 90s

HYUNDAI I20 cross, THE TRENDY HATCHBACK Price - Hyundai i20 Cross, $29,990 Dimensions - Length, 4065mm; width, 1760mm; height, 1529mm Configuration - Four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive, 1396cc, 74kW, 134Nm, four-speed automatic. Performance - 0-100km/h, 11sec Fuel usage - 6.7l/100km

BY ROSS KIDDIE If you’ve been thinking about buying a small, trendy hatchback but have been struggling to find one which has easy entry and egress then Hyundai has the car for you. As its nomenclature suggests the i20 Cross is based on the i20 hatchback, but it is a car that has had the suspension raised 20mm so that it sits taller from the road and makes getting in and out far from a chore. The i20 Cross also gets a lot of cosmetic enhancements, there’s a body kit, big wheels and roof rails, which make it stand a world apart from the cheeky wee hatchback it is based on. In fact, if you use your imagination you could also look at the i20 Cross and think that it was a downsized sport utility vehicle, it looks muscular. That’s a good marketing ploy by Hyundai. SUVs are the big movers in the market today and the i20 Cross certainly looks the part, yet it gets about its business with all of the functionality of the car it is based on. Under the bonnet sits a 1.4-litre, twincamshaft, 16-valve engine. Hyundai rates it with a 7k4kW power output, along with 134Nm of torque. Consequently, it is no powerhouse, but it does get about its business, unflustered and in a smooth operating manner. It is also a fuel miser. When I picked the car up, it was a little low on fuel but the salesman said it was good for the distance, and even though I took it back almost empty I did cover enough kilometres to form a thorough evaluation. According to the manufacturers, the i20 Cross gets a 6.7l/100km (42mpg) combined cycle average. During my three days with the car it was constantly listing around 8l/100km (35mpg) which was mostly recorded at highway speed, also returning a 6.2l/100km (45mpg) instantaneous figure at 100km/h, the engine turning over quite busy at 2700rpm. The latter figure is significant because the i20 Cross drives out through a four-speed automatic gearbox. Regular readers will relate to my many comments that the more gears you have, the smoother the transition of drive and the easier the engine operates.

Four-speed gearboxes are used only rarely these days and I’m surprised Hyundai hasn’t given the i20 one of those fabulous sixspeeders it has in other models. That aside, the engine is honest but there are times when as a driver you are wishing it would change down or up, but distance between gears doesn’t always suit the power outputs. Under acceleration, the wee 1.4-litre engine works hard to provide an 11sec standstill to 100km/h time, along with a 8sec time to make 120km/h from 80km/h. It must be remembered, though, that the i20 Cross isn’t designed to be a hard charger and for its role it is quiet and capable, and the engine is a delight, it enjoys working the entire rev band. I didn’t take the test car far, but I did put it through a couple of challenging corners and I can report it feels delightful through the steering and has control and balance not ordinarily expected to be in a car which is priced for the budget market ($29,990). The suspension is a mix of struts up front and a tube beam rear axle system. The spring and damper rates are set a little on the firm side, not so much that the ride is compromised but the benefit is in the way it arrests body movement in a corner. Even though it sits tall, body movement is gentle, not awkward. Grip is supplied by high-quality Pirelli Cinturato tyres (205/45 x 17in) and, as mentioned, they are an inch bigger in diameter than the standard i20 and they contribute to the strong steering feel and sharp corner turn-in. I was quite delighted with the way the i20 Cross handles, it is quite purposeful. In terms of in-cabin detailing, Hyundai has certainly upped the ante in terms of quality plastic and trim elements. The switchgear is beautifully made and the appointment is firstclass. When I took the car back to the dealership I inquired about price, and even though almost $30k is on the ticket, there may be some movement from that through Hyundai New Zealand. That being the case it may tempt in more ways than one.

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Wisdom in a grandparent’s life of meals

Smoked fish and broccoli pasta This is a tasty adaptation of a recipe used in Te Kohanga Reo O Ngaio in Wellington with great success. The children there love it. Grown-ups will love it too. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp canola oil 2 tbsp white flour 1½ cups low fat milk 50g Edam cheese, grated 250g dried pasta, farfalle or penne 1 head broccoli florets

1 tsp canola oil ½ red onion, diced 2 tbsp capers, drained, rinsed 4 cloves garlic, crushed 175g smoked fish, flaked 2 tbsp lemon juice ½ cup parsley, chopped

DIRECTIONS Cheese sauce In a saucepan fry the flour with the first measure of canola oil until it begins to colour. Gradually add the milk, mixing thoroughly to disperse the lumps. When all the milk has been added bring to a gentle simmer and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir through the grated cheese. Set aside. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling unsalted water until al dente. Remove the pasta from the pot and set aside. Bring the water back to the boil and cook the broccoli until just cooked. While the pasta and broccoli are cooking prepare the smoked fish by flaking it. Gently sauté the onions and capers in the second measure of canola oil until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Remove from the heat and stir through the smoked fish, lemon juice and parsley. To finish the dish, gently stir together the pasta with the broccoli, white sauce and smoked fish mix. Recipe supplied by the Heart Foundation. For more heart-healthy recipes go to www. heartfoundation/recipes food. Not a chemical name in sight. The plant sterol is for extra LDL-cholesterol lowering, the gelatin and soy lecithin contribute texture, As you tidy up after your usual breakfast of the food acid protects it from spoiling, and the porridge, you brush away the odd brown sugar colour is natural vitamin. All grown by nature. crystal from your table napkin. The fats we really need for life and health, “Nana I don’t want you to die!” declares and especially heart health, are in highest granddaughter, who has stayed the night. concentrations in plant foods – liquid oils, nuts, “I am not dying”. seeds, avocado and liquid oil-based, margarinestyle spreads. We do not need separable animal “Yes you are, you ate sugar!” So what did granddaughter eat for breakfast? fat (dairy cream, meat fat, chicken skin) because Well nothing. She went to the fridge for a glass we make animal fat ourselves.Yet the lean and low fat parts of animal foods do carry nutrients of milk.Yours was “trim” for your high LDLwe need. Fat has highest kilojoules per gram of cholesterol, kilos to lose, Dad dying of a heart all foods, and like added sugars, can be rapidly attack and Mum having breaking bones. “That’s overeaten before our bodies signal that we got too much sugar”, she says. are full. Animal fat and added sugar are logical “There’s no sugar added to milk!” you say.You targets for losing weight. show her the ingredient listing on the carton : Research shows that eating high intakes of “Ingredients: Fresh, low-fat milk”. animal fats together with low vegetable and fruit No sugar there. She’s not convinced. intakes are linked to heart attacks compared with eating plant oils in place of animal fat, with high amounts of fruit and vegetables with some Off to the internet with your little master wholegrains, dried beans, nuts and fish. mathematician you go. That trim milk proves to have 40 per cent fewer kilojoules (less fattening), 90 per cent less animal saturated Latest New Zealand stats reveal that 75 per fat (to lower LDL-cholesterol), 10 per cent cent of 45 to 75 year-olds are ‘overweight’, more protein and 14 per cent more calcium increasing our heart, diabetes and osteoarthritis (both needed for older health), than its full-fat risks, and driving us into inactivity. counterpart. It had a mere extra 0.2 grams of Numbers of us using LDL-cholesterolnatural milk sugar (lactose), no difference at all. lowering meds, blood pressure meds, or On the label of your wholegrain bread, she also diagnosed type 2 diabetes or osteoarthritis, found one gram of sugar in a slice (to start the all double from the 45-54 years age group to yeast) – a mere speck! the 55-64 age group. And that’s only counting A dash of sugar for flavour hurts no one. those diagnosed. Despite half of us being on Foods oozing in added sugars – sweet bakery, blood pressure meds by age 75, 30 per cent desserts, sweets, sugary drinks and chocolate, have high blood pressure by age 55-64 rising to are the sugary spoilers of top health eating. over 40 per cent in the over 65s. Use of LDLThe World Health Organisation and American cholesterol meds rises from 10 per cent in the Heart Association say limit added sugars to less age 45-54 years age group to more than 30 per than two tablespoons (five to six teaspoons) cent by the 65-plus age group. of added sugar a day for healthy kids and The science of eating patterns is highly adults, but Diabetes NZ halves this amount for complicated. Matching all the research to diabetes, which is also right for weight control. someone’s personal set of health risks and nutrient needs, in terms of three meals a day, can be complex. 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NIGHTLIFE: The neon bling of Shinsekai strikes a contrast with the spectacular skyline of Osaka and the Imperial Hotel

Mixture of history and escapism in Osaka „„ By Mike Yardley AS THE powerhouse of the Kansai region, Osaka struts its modern architecture, neondrenched nightlife and alluring street food with unabashed pride. The frenetic central city pleasure precinct of Dotonbori is primed for people watching, a head-spinning throng of shops, eateries and neon excess. The famous Glico billboard is Dotonbori’s essential photo-stop in the this canaI-side entertainment district. Brimming with pink salons, karaoke bars and pachinko parlours, I also strolled through the splendid Ebisubashi Shopping Arcade, a roofed shopping stretch bursting with kimonos, jewellery, cooking equipment, and fast food vendors. Don’t miss the centuries-old Hozenji Temple which features a statue completely covered in moss. The moss continues to thrive with the water that worshipers often pour over it. For pure sensory escapism, the neon bling of Shinsekai is worth a wander, in spite of its seedy overtones. The district was developed before the war as an entertainment zone, crowned by Tsutenkaku Tower, a nostalgic symbol and observation deck, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. The southern part of Shinsekai was modelled on New York’s Coney Island. A venerable Shinsekai snack is kushikatsu, which is composed of various skewered, battered and

deep fried foods. Varieties on offer range from chicken and beef, to pumpkin and asparagus, to the banana and ice cream dessert varieties. Many of Shinsekai’s kushikatsu restaurants are open 24 hours, but only truly burst into life after dark. Osaka is home to a quirky little museum that traces the history of instant ramen, a national craze, which Japanese citizens once voted as their country’s greatest invention of the 20th-century. You’ll find a sprawling exhibit of instant noodles, the riveting tale behind the first cup of instant ramen ever created in 1958, an instant noodle “tunnel”, and a shed dedicated to the birth of chicken ramen. If you need a breather from all the bling and vertical concrete boxes, the expansive verdant embrace of Osaka Castle Park is a detox delight. It’s a gold-rated attraction in spring, given its home to 1200 plum trees and 600 cherry trees. Strolling through this immaculately maintained park, clad with artful statues and shady canopies, the starring centrepiece is the historic castle. Construction started in 1583 as a display of power by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, after he achieved his mission of unifying Japan. One hundred thousand workers slogged their guts out building this “impregnable” granite showpiece, which was subsequently

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destroyed three decades later by an invading army. It was subsequently rebuilt only to fall into disrepair, before being fully reconstructed in 1931. It miraculously survived the city-wide air raids during World War 2. Swathed in moats, stone walls, trees and gardens, it’s soothingly photogenic. I wandered down to the castle, on the riverside walkway from the glamorous Imperial Hotel Osaka. Gracing the Okawa River, this shiny, lofty hotel serves up spectacular skyline views and is fiendishly popular during cherry blossom season. I stayed in one of the deluxe Imperial Floor rooms with a dreamy view to lull me to sleep. Kimono-clad female attendants are present on each floor, to assist with any request. Guestrooms are decorated in a regal, elegant style with high ceilings, plush bedding, automatic curtains and intuitive light

switches. High-tech robot toilets, deep bathtubs and fluffy bathrobes headline the commitment to pampered comfort. Foodies are spoiled for choice six different dining venues. Breakfast buffet and westernstyle favourites are served at the casual, convivial Flying Tomato Cafe, while Jasmine Cafe and Les Saisons serve high quality Chinese and French cuisine, respectively. Get your fill of authentic teppanyaki and melt-in-your-mouth Japanese beef at Kamon, Tokyostyle sushi made from the freshest ingredients at Kyubey or Japanese fine dining at the legendary Osaka Nadaman, which has 180 years of culinary excellence under its belt. It’s easy to see why the Imperial Hotel is consistently rated one of Osaka’s best hotels. With its restful riverside location, luxurious rooms, gracious staff and ultraattentive service, you can’t go wrong.

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One-stop auto repair business goes the extra mile Like most auto repair businesses, Diesel Doctor in Addington offers customers a courtesy vehicle to use while their own vehicle is being repaired. However, Diesel Doctor goes the extra mile for customers by also offering a Hiace van. This means tradies and others that use their van for work won’t be out of pocket while their van is being repaired by Diesel Doctor’s expert technicians. It’s all part of their bumper-to-bumper service, which includes all types of mechanical repairs and servicing to both petrol and diesel vehicles. The workshop is fitted out with computerised scanning equipment, enabling the technicians to pinpoint exactly what needs to be done. This includes repairs to both manual and auto transmission gearboxes, as well as full engine reconditioning. Customers can have all their auto-electrical work and panel repair work done through Diesel Doctor too. They provide WOFs and are also agents for Kumho tyres and AA batteries. So basically, it is a one-stop-shop for all types of auto repairs and servicing. Owned and operated by qualified engineer and mechanic Tony Wessels, Diesel Doctor was established in 1994, and since then has built up a reputation for quality workmanship and friendly service.

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Keeping the faith – will the Warriors finish third or last „„ By Cameron McMillan

IT’S THAT time again for the tradition of working out if the Warriors can make the play-offs. The side hasn’t made the NRL play-offs since 2011, the second longest drought in the NRL. They currently sit six points outside of the top eight following Saturday’s defeat to the Cowboys. With starting halfback Shaun Johnson ruled out for at least a large chunk of the remaining six games, it seems unlikely

the Warriors, currently with seven wins and 11 defeats, will be playing play-off football this season. About 28 points has often been regarded as the marker to reach the NRL play-offs – it’s been that case for the last eight seasons – but it seems that number will be possibly two or four points higher this year. All the Warriors have to do is win their remaining six games against the Sharks, Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles

and Tigers, which would get them to 30 points. The Knights, Tigers and Rabbitohs also need to win a lot of their remaining games while the Sharks and Broncos have to each win one of their last six. Nine teams could finish on 30 points from third place to 11th – with some big wins for the Warriors getting them into third on points difference and playing away to the Roosters in the first week of the play-offs. Simple maths.

Now the other side of the coin. The Warriors could finish as low as 16th – which is last – if they lose their remaining games and Newcastle run up the table. Yes, it’s equally unlikely, but the Warriors are still a chance to get the wooden spoon. There is a ‘mathematical chance,’ which is a term you often hear with the Warriors in late July and August. What’s more likely to happen is the Warriors win three of their last six and finish on 24 points.

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Defending champs go for three-peat Hawkins Division 1 – Cup 2017

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vs. New Brighton Linfield 1 (3.15pm Kick-off) vs. Sydenham Linfield 1 (1.30pm Kick-off) University will clash in a vs. Maristand AlbionUniversity Linfield 3 (3.00pm Kick-off) battle of the for the Hawkins Trophy vs. students Shirley Linfield 3 (1.15pm Kick-off)at rsity vs. on Burnside 4 (2.45pm Kick-off) Rugby Park Sunday. SportsLinfield reporter Gordon church vs. Sumner Linfield 4 (1.00pm Kick-off) Findlater previews how both teams are tracking

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“We’ve got a few guys that have Edgar MacIntosh 1 actually gone on from university 1 working but still andRawhiti are now Linfieldfor 1 us.” playing Hospital 1 Lincoln Cnr University will be led Bob Deans 1 by captain Nick Werahiko, who Burwood 1 recently became the club’s first players into their clash against player to bring up 100 caps. Although the team has been d 3University. – Saturday 15th April (Easter Weekend) “There’s quite a few (players) successful in recent times, the church Albion Christchurch 1 Crusaders that have beenvs.thereMarist for the last trend has beenPkfor y two finals,” said vs. Lincoln Sydenham Burwoodplayers 1 UniverAcademy to use it as a rsity vs. BenBelfast Ilam 1 stone to provincial and sity backs coach Blair. stepping vs. New Brighton Bob Rugby. Deans 1 Super n University vs. Sumner Lincoln Univ 1 Lincoln University have sufodForm guidevs. Burnside Linfield 1one loss in the top six fered just •Win 29-5 (Christchurch) competition. However, that came •Loss 27-29 (University) nd at the hands of University. d 4•Win – Saturday 22 April 33-14 (Burnside) “They’ve got some real •Win 26-12 vs. (Sydenham) Albion Shirley Edgar MacIntosh 1 like of Jone firepower with the (Christchurch) t •Win 28-20 vs. Christchurch Sheldon 1 Macilai and Brad Hemopo and a •Win 30-22 vs. (NewHSOB Brighton) ham 1 has been together lot Hospital of that Cnr team er vs. University forSta Leonards while,” said Blair. Top try scorers righton vs. Linwood Rawhiti 1 “A few would say they’ve snuck •Nick Lake vs. (11) Burnside n University Lincoln Univ 1 of Sydenham and up on the likes •Josh McKay (9) Christchurch and ourselves, but •Anty Burnett (9) they’re d 5 – Saturday 29th April – Lincoln University Club Day playing some great footy •Nick Werahiko (8) at the right time of the year.”

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Lincoln University have always featured exciting backlines, usually featuring players who have gone on to Super Rugby. This year is no different with the likes of Brett Cameron, Eri Enari, Ngane Punivai, Jack Stratton, Josh McKay and Nick Lake leading the charge. In previous years, opposition

sides may have looked at Lincoln University’s forward pack as their only weakness. However, it doesn’t seem to be case this year. “When you look at it, we have got some experienced guys there now. We did a good job on a pretty experienced Christchurch pack, so we know we can play

both ways if we need to,” said Blair. As for what kind of match will unfold on Sunday, Blair is confident the crowd will be shown an exciting brand of rugby. “I think we’re quite similar in a lot of respects, we both like to play with the ball in hand,” said Blair.

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born the last time the club lifted the trophy, but d 2 – Saturday 8th April after a season to Albion vs. remember, Lincoln University Edgar MacIntosh 1 the righton vs. team Burnside Rawhiti 1 will fancy od vs. theirUniversity Linfield 1 chances ham vs. against Sumner Hospital Cnr 1 a classy vs. Lincoln Christchurch Bob Deans 1 Univery vs. sity Belfast Burwood 1 unit. Sid Tauamiti “Naturally they’re d 3 – Saturday 15th April (Easterpretty Weekend) excited. There’s maybe even a church vs. Marist Albion Christchurch Pk 1 few nerves at training,” said y Tauamiti. vs. Sydenham Burwood 1 rsityUniversity can vs. take Belfast Ilam 1 confidence vs. New Brighton Bob Deans 1 from their current form which n includes University a recent vs. winSumner Lincoln Univ 1 over Sunodday’s opposition. vs. Burnside Linfield 1 “We’re trying not to take too nd from22that win a couple of d 4much – Saturday April weeks ago, we know they’ll be a Albion Shirley Edgar MacIntosh 1 different kettlevs.of fish on Sunday. t They’ve won the vs. lastChristchurch Sheldon 1the charge for them two years Leading ham vs. HSOB 1 been giant No 8 in a row so we know they’ve got thisHospital seasonCnr has erthe ability to step vs. it up University St Leonards for big Brad Hemopo. The nearly 2m tall righton vs. Linwood Rawhiti 1ball runner has scored games,” said Tauamiti. powerful n University vs. Burnside Lincolnfor Univ 1 The team have become known 10 tries University. for their uptempo style of play Hemopo and University th them score 181 has 29 seen captain d 5which – Saturday April – Lincoln University Club Day Sam Godwin have crepoints in their last six outings. ated a strong loose forward

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combination. However, their backline also features some potential future stars. They have been strengthened by Crusaders squad members Marty McKenzie (fullback/first-five), Jone Macilai (wing), and New Zealand under-20 player Braydon Ennor

(utility). “The boys have got more and more confidence through this top six competition and there’s a real degree of belief going into the final,” said Tauamiti. “The processes have remained the same throughout the season, we’ve just gotten better at them

and the guys have learnt lessons through some games where things haven’t gone so well.” In terms of getting a strong contingent of fans at Rugby Park on Sunday, there couldn’t be a better opposition than Lincoln University. “It doesn’t take much for students to get excited, especially when it’s a battle of universities,” said Tauamiti. “We’re hoping lots of Canterbury students will be down there to support us. I know the university has been giving it plenty of publicity through social media.” Sunday’s match will be University’s first grand-final appearance since 2011.

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History favours the Crusaders in semi-final „„ By Cameron McMillan THE CRUSADERS certainly have history on their side going into this weekend’s Super Rugby semi-final clash. As seven-time champions, they have an impressive 11 semi-final victories in their history going into Saturday’s clash at home against the Chiefs. That’s the most of any Super Rugby franchise. Nine of those knockout victories took place

on home soil with the Crusaders unbeaten in the semi-final stage in Christchurch. Something the Chiefs can take into Saturday’s clash is that two of the Crusaders five semi-final defeats have been at the hands of the Chiefs – 2012 and 2013 in Hamilton. However, neither the Chiefs or Hurricanes have ever won an away semi-final. The Lions achieved their first ever semi-final victory last season after previously losing their two


in 1999 when the Highlanders beat the Stormers in Cape Town and the Crusaders beat the Reds in Brisbane. In 16 of the 21 previous seasons both home teams have booked their spot in the final. •Crusaders semi-final record – 16 semi-finals (11-5) 1998 – beat Sharks 36-32 (home), 1999 – beat Reds 28-22 (away), 2000 – beat Highlanders 37-15 (home), 2002 – beat Highlanders 34-23 (home),

2003 – beat Hurricanes 39-16 (home), 2004 – beat Stormers 27-16 (home), 2005 – beat Hurricanes 47-7 (home), 2006 – beat Bulls 36-15 (home), 2007 – lost Bulls 27-12 (away), 2008 – beat Hurricanes 33-22 (home), 2009 – lost Bulls 36-23 (away), 2010 – lost Bulls 39-24 (away), 2011 – beat Stormers 29-10 (away), 2012 – lost Chiefs 20-17 (away), 2013 – lost Chiefs 20-19 (away), 2014 – beat Sharks 38-6 (home).

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Trish Lawrence ph 0800 874 745 Initial Realty Ltd

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Another clever idea, is to buy a cheap set of melamine shelves for use in your wardrobe. A set of shelves does much the same job as an expensive wardrobe fit out. You can move the shelf heights to accommodate shoes and boots. It looks good, but costs little.

Finally, if you’re looking for more inspiration Google “storage ideas”, search the same on Pinterest, or check out books on the subject from your local library. You’ll be amazed at how many everyday items can be repurposed for storage at the same time as adding design excellence to your home.

As well as being practical, storage products can make a design statement. The important thing is to be consistent. don’t, for example, buy storage cubes in different colours. If you’re looking for really clever home storage ideas take a tip from the tiny home movement. Catherine Foster who wrote Small House Living, downsized her life to under 90sq m and has interviewed Kiwis who live in architecturally designed homes of that size or smaller.

For more information: Mike Fulham P 364 7406 E

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Another wardrobe organisation is a Wardrobe Starter Kit from Hardware stores. While you’re there, check out bicycle storage hooks as well.

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Each and every house in Foster’s book uses storage effectively to tame their belongings. Some have done it on the smell of an oily rag,


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This is a secure front property, permanent materials, across from Halswell School, close to buses, library, healthcare and shops, in a great location 15 minutes from central Christchurch Contact Brian Davidson (03) 322 8739 or 021 0293 6712












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Call Oamaru’s No. 1 Team For Listing & Selling - Ph (03) 434 9014 Robertson Real Estate Ltd MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

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Phone our local team on 379 1100 or Email: Babies Equipment BABY Clothing clean, girls birth to 12 mths, all reas priced, baby clothing boys, birth to two & half yrs, all reas priced ph 027 549-0048 or 03 349-0048 BABY Bath white $10, walker trainer with wheels $15 ono, ph 027 549-0048 or 03 349-0048 BABY Bath white $10, walker trainer with wheels $15 ono, ph 027 549-0048 or 03 349-0048 COT Dropside, wooden & inner sprung mattress, exc cond, $80, ph 021 293 3553 LOUNGE Suite Bergere, needs a little TLC, new upholstery material incl for minor work $80, ph 021 293 3553

Boating Accessories

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• Boat Covers • Fish Finders • Boat Hardware • Life Jackets • Accessories

Cars $16,001 - $20,000 MITSUBISHI 380 SX, 2007, stunning red, $8,000 paint, 3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17” alloys $18,000, ph 352 5963

Cars $4,001 - $8,000

Books BOOKS Old wanted, anything considered, including hunting, mountaineering, fishing & childrens, ph 354-1621

Building Supplies


WANTED Don’t mind craning to remove or doing repairs. Also wanted offices, homes, granny flats, garages etc Ph 021 106 2900

Building Supplies HYNDS AERAETED Waste Water Treatment System. 4500 primary chamber,2 stage aeraeting etc, in ground, unused, $6000. Ph 021 933 107

Business Equipment FOOD Cabinet, good quality plastic, 600H x 600D x 1200L, 2 sliding drs, shelf at 300H, good cond, $700 ono, ph 027 484 6634

Car Parts FALCON XE to AU, EB to AU, XR6, Car, ute, or sw, all parts, ph 027 271 8716

Cars $0 - $1,500 NISSAN CEFIRO. V6, 1997, reg & wof.$1100 no less. Ph 027 703 4993 or 342 4159



NTH BRIGHTON Modern, warm house to share with 2 mature gents. $220 p.w. all incl. Must be working day shift. Ph 3883716 or 027 453 0957 RICCARTON Flatmate Required, close to mall & buses, $150pw includes power, ph 343 1170

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MAZDA PREMICY. 2002, 5 seats wof &reg, 1800cc,4 cyl, 5 door hatch,2 owners,runs well,serviced ABS,Air con,CD,central locking,air bags must go $4200 ono neg, Ph 021 1189493.

Church Notices


Centre of Eternal Spirit This Sunday 7pm St Johns Hall 51 Hilton Street. Address: Michelle Clairvoyant: Michelle Contact: Heather (03) 981 0303

The Spiritualist Church of NZ 41 Glenroy Street Woolston SUNDAY SERVICE 7pm

305 Flaxton Road, Rangiora Ph 027 439 3184

Classic Cars & Motorcycles

Address Gail P Mediumship Gail P AGM 28th July, 7.30pm

Ph 021-081-43700




182 Edgeware Road Sunday Service 7pm Address

Carole Ross Clairvoyant

Carole Ross All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sydenham Community Centre 23/25 Hutcheson St Sunday 7pm Address Carol Clairvoyance Davida AGM 30th July All Welcome Phone 349-9749 Church Notices


Sunday 7pm Address: Janet Clairvoyance: Janet Tuesday 1pm-3pm Healing & Clairvoyance All Welcome

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FRIDGE FREEZER. F&P active smart,frost free $380 ph 342 5624 SQUAT RACK for weights, safety rack for bench press on it. $50. Ph Trevor 021 1756 450 WALL UNIT Large wooden 1.83 x 1.57 mts. 2 cupboards, 3 drawers, liquor area, glass display & book case. $100. Ph 338-2960

Funeral Directors

Direct Cremation No frills, No Service, No fuss, simply straight to the crem. Other options available

Ph: 379 0178 for our brochure or email


MITSUBISHI CORDIA turbo GSR, 1985, low kms, 1 previous family owned, red, suit collector, ph 352 5963 ZEPHYR ZODIAC Mk 3 wanted in good cond. Ph 352-7002


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Community Events

Establishment fee of $99 applies

FIREWOOD 1 Cu Mtr of dry untreated off cuts $25, 32 Dakota Cres, Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm , ph 03 3411027

Gardening & Supplies TREE & HEDGE SERVICES • Trees removed • Trees pruned • Storm damage • Hedges trimmed • Free quotes

Ph Justin 021 221 4344

Fishing & Hunting

3/11 Goulding Ave, Hornby 9B Buckley Road, Linwood

RIFLE Bolts wtd, cash paid, by collector, any type, price etc, in Canterbury Mon - Thurs, ph 027 586-7621 TROUT FLIES bags of 10 $10 each. SALMON TICERS bag of 18 $25. Ph 348-3368

Linwood - Late night Thursdays Open 9:30am - 6:00pm

variety of new & secondhand with warranty, also wheelchairs, powerchairs & walkers. Contact Gerald & Christine, Accredited Supplier Service Wheelchair Scooter Sales/Service Ltd, ph 383-1364 or 0800 231-023 or 021 183-1177

Motoring ADVERTISEMENTS in this classification can be placed to us on Ph 3791100. The deadline is 5pm Tuesdays for Thursdays Star


Male and female directors

Gentleman, single and independent, living on own in NW seeks an outgoing, bubbly feminine lady,slim and fit to

How does a $500 cash loan that you pay 0% interest on over a short term of 3 months sound?

Hurry - The Fast $500 finishes on 31 July 2017


24 hour availability

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to Instant Finance lending criteria and responsible lending guidelines.

Mobility & Disability Aids


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Massage MALE Masseur, relax massage, waxing for men, 8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756 SENSUAL Hot Oil Massage Rural Location Anna 021 110-8790

No hidden or additional fees

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to have a drink thats your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Phone 0800 229-6757 HORSE Float Double , wof & reg , good order $4000, Ph 03 342 7960

Garage Sales BOOK SALE Plus stalls Somerfield.Sat 29 Juy ,8.30am.St Marks Church, cnr Barrington St & Somerrfield St. HALSWELL 14 Edward Stafford Ave Sat 29 July 8am -5pm. Moving overseas most things to go incl Toys, Furniture, Clothes etc. ****** SOCKBURN 94 Main South Rd, Sat 7am. Wet or fine. General h/hold items ********* ST MARTINS 16 Riverlaw Tce, SUNDAY 30 July, 9am - 1pm. H/hold goods, furniture, baby gear, curtains, linen, bedding etc.

Furniture (Indoors) LOUNGE Suite 3 seater & 2 seater, ,cleaned, brushed fabric $120 ono, ph 383 5256

Garage Sales


AVONHEAD 88 Nortons Rd, Sat & Sun 9am starts. Furniture, motorized golf cart, bag & l/h clubs. Assortment of h/hold items. Good prices.

A GARDEN PROFESSIONAL NEEDED? Qualified Horticulturist, offering expert pruning, garden makeovers, garden design and landscaping, for free quotes call Bryce 027 6888196 or 0508 242-733

Handy Person Services Tired of that dripping tap?Brassed off with those sticking doors and windows?Sick of looking at that broken gate & fence?Help is at hand!Ph John on 021 149 0986 for an obligation free quote to ease your mind.

Fishing & Hunting

share activities and outings together. Ph/text 0276594425 I AM AN older guy, live on own in nice home in upmarket area of the city., Financially Ok, and enjoy the better things that life throws my way. But alas i need a stylish attractive and warm lady to share these nice pleasantries with. Please be Euro or Asian slim and tidy, educated and a non smoker. Write to John P.O.Box Christchurch. appreciated. All replied to.

1919, Photo letters

MAN seeking a fit slim lady to be a day time walking partner and coffee mate Im in the Avonhead area. 3583634 VETERAN



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TOP Soil,Bishopdale, free ,several trailer loads, old vege garden, large pile, bring wheel barrow & spade, ph 03 3593440

TOP Soil,Bishopdale, free ,several trailer loads, old vege garden, large pile, bring wheel barrow & spade, ph 03 3593440

Helping Cantabrians since 1988 The Fair City Finance “Five Point” promise will give you: Fast and easy online application process Same-day loan approval Speedy cash disbursement Flexible repayment options Affordable rates: 14.95% – 19.95%

Apply online now at or call the team on 0800 340 350

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oil man seeks to erect drilling rig on any unused fertile bushy land that you might have available Any excitement and rewards to be shared. Email tossthecoin@gmail. com

Real Estate HOUSE/FLAT wanted by cash buying private investor ph 027 516 2268

To Lease 33-35sqm comm space for lease 4B Charlcott St. Price on nego. Pls call 0221630886

Tools & Machinery TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045


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Travlon Coachlines • OEM Electrical harness upgrades • Harness braiding • Diagnostics • Servicing • Air-conditioning - service & repair • Batteries • Harness design • Electrical repairs • Mechanical repairs • Accessories • Lights

PH: 021 2277 706


carpet cleaning


• Commercial Carpet Cleaning • Residential Carpet Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning • Stain & Odor Removal

(conditions apply)

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP WITH YOUR CARPET CLEAN? Simply give us a call on 021 035 8989

We will get the job done in a professional way.




Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury


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• Carpet cleaning from $20 a room • Lounge and dining chairs from $10 a chair

New Paint • Repaints Wallpapering • Fences Repairs • Feature Walls Floor & Roof Painting Spray Painting Light Commercial Restoring Timber



Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning at affordable prices

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Busy Bees

Give us a “Buzz” on 0800 500 016

PH 03 37 7 7994

*20% off list. Valid to Aug 30. Applies only after site assessment. T &C’s instore.


quotes given


amare safety

To advertise: 379 1100 or

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Measure & Quote

• Asphalt • Chipseal • Driveways • Chip • Kerb

Travlon Travlon Coachlines Coachlines

• Licenced builder with 20 years experience in renovations, alterations and extensions • A creative craftsman who is attentive to detail • Quotes the job, does the job • Works with all budgets

Andrew Drewitt

Ph: 021 395 324 Email:

concrete & paving

School Run to some private schools ex Selwyn/Halswell area “Wide range of coaches and ofbuses for “Wide range coaches and buses School Run to some for Charter & Tour” Charter & Tour” private schools Selwyn/Halswell area | Phone: 03 325 2959 Email: “Wide range of coaches Phone: 03 325 2959 and buses for Email:

• Driveways • Earthquake repairs • New Home Specialists • Patios & Paths tel: 0508 873 7483


Charter & Tour” DRIVEWAYS

EARTHWORKS Exposed Aggregate Phone: 03 325 2959 Stamped Concrete Plain Email: Concrete Resurfacing Things we offer... Competitive/affordable pricing Attention to detail Professional service free quotes/insurance scopes

• • • • •

Earthworks Landscaping Subdivision Developments Roading and Maintenance Farm Excavations and Track Construction

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PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123 Mob 0274 325 457

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There’s no job too big or too small. Call us today! 0279693681





Quality Workmanship


Need a Professional Electrician?

Call Laser Electrical Rolleston! Residential • Industrial • Commercial • Rural • Dairy

Laser Electrical Rolleston, 831 Jones Road, Rolleston

(0800 527 374)

• Driveways • Car Parks • Site Cleaning • Demolition • Farm Tracks • Drain Cleaning • Stump & Hedge Removal • Ashpalt Concrete

• Tennis Courts & Swimming Pools • Chip Seal Driveways • Diggers – 2 Ton up to 20 Ton • Excavators • Bobcat & Drilling • For Posthole & Fence hole

Wide range oF TruckS

Free QuoTe

For a Free Quote on your next project Phone Steve on 021 338 247 or 325 7922

at Competitive Pricing Free Quotes

Aynsley Frewer M: 027 201 1296 E: PO Box 20534 Bishopdale

Senior Citizens Foot Care 25 Conway Street, Spreydon Treating hard thick nails, calluses and corns finishing with a foot massage Price $30 Allow 45 mins Home Visits available by appointment Therapist – Amanda (30 years experience)

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE

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Remember... we are NOT in Parkhouse Road

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd) P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS


kitchen renovation

Items too big for the rubbish bin? Or too heavy for you to move?

Junkman comes to you & takes it away


Landscape Design & Construction • Landscape designers • Builders of quality gardens

Andy Cox Mobile: 027 433 7629




*Prices vary depending on items and volume – minimum charge $65

Fixing, Stopping, Painting, Wallpapering • Piling • Electrical • Plumbing • Flooring • Painting • Roofing • Plasterboard • Wallpapering Gary: 021 329 881 Cam: 021 329 200 Office: 03 338 9886 E.


Locally owned and operated family business. 25+ years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Interior • Exterior Free Quotes

Phone Michael 0212 649 492

Artist impression only Minor Dwelling Based on the First Choice 75

An increasingly better option of giving you a rental income from a spare piece of land. Perhaps an option to house a parent, grandparent or family member on your own site! CAN YOU MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR PROPERTY? CALL US TODAY!



Price Family Painters Ltd


Interior/Exterior Wallpapering/Painting Gib Stopping Free Quotes EQC Opt Out Fletcher Accredited Project Management

Phone: Morton 021 667 444 Email:

027 777 7513

Michael Kelly Painters

36 Years in business now offering

Solid Landscaping Ltd

For a cost effective, targeted delivery please call Mark on 364-7453 / 021 800 809 or e-mail

EQC REPAIRS from NZ Master Painters, sponsored by DULUX

27 Birmingham Drive, Middleton 03 338 6280 | 021 541 323

• Site clearing • Rubbish removal • Garden edging • Planter boxes • New lawns • Concreting • Paving

• Newspaper inserts • Magazine inserts • Letterbox deliveries • Urban & Rural deliveries


WINNING National Awards


Mailer Deliveries


• Alterations & Hardware available • Laminated Kitchens no problem • ‘On Site’ finishing available • Over 20 years experience • Free Quotes with no obligation • All Joinery & Furniture repair & Spraycoatings

For a local, reliable mailer delivery service contact Star Media


Kitchen looking tired? Revitalize with new colour at a fraction of replacement cost

0800 586 5626

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst


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*20% off list. Valid to Aug 30. Applies only after site assessment. T &C’s instore.

Why go to the Dump? Junkman comes to you! CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES



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pc & phone repairs

Phone Kevin Steel • Interior/Exterior • New Homes & Repaints • Quality workmanship assured • Correct preparation always undertaken • 20+ years experience • Earthquake repairs (Painting/Plastering/Wallpapering/Tiling)

Ph 381 7417 or 027 216 8946

• iPhones • Smart Phones • iPads • Tablets • Computers • Laptop Repairs, Parts and Accessories • Glass Screen Protectors • Phone Cases • Cables etc

109 Matipo St | 0800 222 691


• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement • Leaky taps, blocked toilets • New housing • All plumbing alterations • Mains pressure hot water • Fire and wetback installation • Digger/tipper excavation and hire • Watermain replacement/repair • Free quotes • Certified craftsman plumber

10% prompT paymenT disCounT* same day serviCe*

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Plumbing & Drainage PLUMBING Plumbing&&DRAINAGE Drainage Local business for all MTPD plumbing and drainage Morgan Thomas Plumbing & Drainage Ltd work. Call Morgan - 0223758506 Local business for all Local business for all plumbing and plumbing and drainage drainage work. work.

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NEED A FRIDGE • WASHER TV • FURNITURE ? Call Mr Rental - 0800 111 313 Visit 123 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Open Monday to Friday

Locally owned & operated with over 30 years experience. • Extensions & repair • Roof coating • Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol • Malthoid • Asbestos Certified • Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278 or 021 223 4200 E:

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD Ph: 347 9045 or 021 165 1682



Departs 20th Jan 2018 $2995.00 pp twin share

$55.00 per person


• Roofing • Spouting and Downpipe • Safety rails • Licensed Building Practitioner

Stewart Island/Catlins

Departs 5th August


Protect your home with a new Colorsteel roof. Call for a friendly, FREE assessment and quote.


Mt Cook




Teschemakers Estate Departs 14th October $70.00 pp includes lunch

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886 Trades & Services

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PAINTING Plastering, Wallpapering Spray Painting

Ph John 027 860 8106

GARDEN CITY MOVERS (LTD) Christchurch Fragile Freight


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tintawindow advanced film solutions

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Promote your services or business with a professionally created video with us • Corporate and Business video a speciality • Competitive rates • 25 years experience • Start to finished product • Professional quality guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

30 years experience 338 9349 or 027 447 9707

Small Shift Specialists and Single Items Blind

BEST BATHROOMS full renovation specialists, LBP, repairs & maintenance ph 03 3870770 or 027 245-5226


Ph 027 355 0090


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Clean & repair of all styles of window blinds domestic & commercial. New blind sales.

(Kevin Garnett)

Trades & Professional Services

• Paving • Driveways • Patios & BBQ Areas • Retaining Walls • Fencing & Decking • Design & Construct • Free Plans



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5 / 301a Blenheim Rd

30 Years Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

(Driveway next to Hubbers carpark)

ALL landscape work done. Maintenance, pruning, tidy up, lawn work, landscape planning and planting etc.

Free Quotes Phone 348 3482

0800 8899 99

BUILDER Exp in all aspects of building works, home renovations & extensions, property repairs. Free quote. Ph Stuart 0274 661058 BUILDER Qualified, licenced and insured, bathroom renovations, decks and fences, all building work, ph Josh 020 400 96143


BEST PRICE AROUND Protect your home with a new Colorsteel roof. Call for a friendly, FREE assessment and quote. • Roofing • Spouting and Downpipe • Safety rails • Licensed Building Practitioner

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653

0800 368 468 Ph: 347 9045 or 021 165 1682


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BUILDER LICENSED, available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 CARPET & VInyL LAyIng Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CLEAnIng Let us take care of the housework. Many happy clients. Ph Andrea 021 046 2258 or 325 3426 evenings COnCRETE Decopave Ltd, Canterbury owned & operated for over 10 years, competitive rates, full excavation, coloured, exposed, stamped, call Paul 027 322 6119 ELECTRICIAn Registered, electrical installation and repairs, Gorbie Electrical, ph 021 026 73375 or 03 322 4209 ELECTRICIAn Prompt & reliable registered electrician with 24 years experience for all residential and commercial work, new housing and switch board replacements Phone Chris 027 516 0669 ELECTRICIAn Available, 30 years experience, immediate start, competitive rate, ph Brian 027 433 9548

HAnDyDAn One call does it all. General Handyman Decking Fencing Spouting Cleans, Concrete Paths, Patios & Driveways, Repairs and Replacements

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Renovations Painting Gardening Full Cleaning Services Project Managing Ph Dan Today O22 600 7738 HAnDyMAn You name it, I’ll probably do it. Competitive rate. Ph Gordon 0274 851 897 or 960-1961 KITCHEn JOInER available for new kitchens, alterations & all your cabinetry needs. Ph Hamish 021 049 6164 LAnDSCAPIng Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 MASOnRy Contractor, Brick & Block laying, Paving, cobblestones, concreting, all types of fencing, all work undertaken, Free quotes, adviceCall Bruce 028 406 8226 OVEn CLEAnIng Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAInTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265

• Residential, Domestic & Commercial • Repairs, Maintenance • Fault finding • New housing • Competitive rates • Free quotes • Full & Partial Rewiring • Test & Tagging • Security Cameras • LED Lighting Upgrades

Call 022 643 6450 Email After Hours 347 3313

FEnCIng All styles and shapes, gates, wooden, ph Mark 027 331-3223 gLAZIER Window repairs, pet doors, new glazing, double glazing, conservatory roofs. Experienced tradesman. Call Bill on 981-1903 or 022 413-3504 HAnDyMAn No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205

PAInTIng PLASTERIng Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 021 0249 9197 or 379-1281. Website www.swedekiwipainting. PAInTERS Serendipity Decorators. Wallpaperer/Painter avail for your next project.Call Kim 027 891 0911 PLASTERIng - FInnS PLASTERING Services - alterations, renovations, cracks, holes, skim coating and coveing. 24 yrs exp, no job too small. Canty born & bred. Ph 022 087 4351


Doctor Fixit • Carpentry • Repairs & Maintenance • Doors & Windows • Fencing • Painting & Plastering • Tiling • Outdoor Maintenance • Renovations • Decks & Pergolas

Norm McRae 027 222 3060 | 03 312 0082

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•Re Roofing •Roof Repairs •Spouting Approved Age Concern provider Over 30 years experience Licensed Building Practitioner


Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415 Email:

Building & roofing log fire inSTAllATionS • Bricklaying & Blocklaying (30 yrs experience)


• log fire installation & maintenance • chimney cleaning • standard logfire installations $600 + gsT + permit + parts if applicable • My scaffolding no charge


• Brick, block, timber or any combination

roofing repairs

• concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

landscape Builds

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes

Jim Gardner Trade Services Member NZ Home Heating Association

Ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619 Email

• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement • Leaky taps, blocked toilets • New housing • All plumbing alterations • Mains pressure hot water • Fire and wetback installation • Digger/tipper excavation and hire • Watermain replacement/repair • Free quotes • Certified craftsman plumber

10% prompT paymenT disCounT* same day serviCe* *conditions apply

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269 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

Trades & Services

PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job complete at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed Phone Brian 960-7673 or 021-112-3492


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REMOVALS Small furniture removals, have own van, can fit various types of whiteware appliances, some furn, bedding, boxes etc, honest & reliable, any area considered, ph Chch 027 517 7001 ROOFING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, Over 40 Yrs experience Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email RUST REPAIRS, Welding & General Panel Beating 40 yrs exp, very reasonable hourly rates, ph 027 201 8042 SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043 2034 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 WATERBLASTING Quick service, great rates Call Bret 02041067205 WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 brm house inside or out $40. Both $70 Phone Trevor 344-2170 WINDOW CLEANING $25 2 bdrm outside only, inside extra. Quality work. Phone Reg 342-6489

Tuition ARABIC Language Tutor Wanted, ph 027 940 8320 or email kynan. BEGINNERS GUITAR LESSONS Learn to play by ear, reasonable rates. Ph 382-1408 or 027 933 5452 Computer Lessons Available For PC, Laptops, or IPad/Tablets, Individual lesson plans. Contact JOBEE: 027 2909246

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BALHAE LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 289 Wairakei Road, Christchurch 8053), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 291 Wairakei Road known as WAIRAKEI ROAD LIQUOR STORE.

L S SPITFIRE LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 6353, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 544 Memorial Avenue known as LONE STAR SPITFIRE.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 7.00AM TO 11.00PM.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 2.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 20 July 2017.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 20 July 2017.

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 HODGEPODGE HOSPITALITY HUB LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 23 Thorrington Road, Christchurch 8022), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 130 Lichfield Street Central City known as EARL.

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 CHRISTCHURCH MUNICIPAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED, (THE SECRETARY, Mr M Houde, Christchurch Moa Incorporated, PO Box 73011, Christchurch 8154), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 53 Hereford Street known as CHRISTCHURCH MUNICIPAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: CLUB LICENCE CLASS 2.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 12.00 MIDNIGHT.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 20 July 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 JAPAN POWER LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 204 Wairakei Road, Christchurch 8053), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 501 Wairakei Road, Burnside known as SAMURAI BOWL JAPANESE RESTAURANT. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 10.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 P Y RESTAURANTS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 30061, Christchurch 8244), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 35A Riccarton Road Riccarton known as NANDO’S RICCARTON. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY (COURTYARD) 8.00AM TO 10.00PM. MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the only publication of this notice.


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ALICE 2012 LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 22255, Christchurch, Christchurch 8140), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 209 Tuam Street known as ALICE. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE THEATRE/CINEMA. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 10.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 HOSPITALITY ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED (THE LICENSEE, Hospitality Entertainment Limited, The Poacher Beer and Bites, 96 Hoon Hay Road, Christchurch 8025), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL & OFFLICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 2A Lewis Street known as THE POACHER BEER AND BITES. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN & OFF-LICENCE TAVERN & BOTTLETORE. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: On licence: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm. OFF licence: From any bottlestore and across the bar: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 20 July 2017.

D & V SERVICES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 359 Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal and variation of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 359 Lincoln Road known as RETRO POLITAN. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. TO VARIATION SOUGHT: LICENCE GREATER AREA. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

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VIGNESH ENTERPRISES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 217 Marine Parade, Christchurch 8061), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 218 Marine Parade New Brighton known as SOUTH OF INDIA.


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Entertainment CLASSIC ROCK BAND “The Meaniez” have limited dates available for 2017 & 2018. Please ph 027 271 7288 or 027 211 4997. VIDEO Tape Library for sale ph 03 981 2724

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The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

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BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Kate Anastasiou duo; 10pm - DJ Spinal. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header feat. Motiv & Dox. BECKS SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Saturday 9.30pm End Game. Wednesday 8pm Blues Jam Session. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE: Sunday 3pm - Rusila. BLACK HORSE: Saturday - TP Karaoke. BLUE SMOKE: Friday 8.30pm - Decades ‘All Our Truths’ Tour with support Skinny Hobos; Dead Favours; Bakers Eddy, tickets $32.75+bf @ Sunday 4pm Sit Down Get Down feat. Steve Abel, koha entry. BROUGHAM: Saturday 8pm Jenlin’s Karaoke. CARLTON: Thursday 9pm Summer Drive. Friday 10pm Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm - D’Sendantz. Sunday 4.30pm Quiz. Monday 5pm - Topia. Tuesday 6pm - Open Mic Night. Wednesday 8.30pm - Live music. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 9pm DJ Dwight Caldwell. Saturday 9pm - DJ Ash-S. CASHMERE CLUB: Friday 8pm - Christchurch Folk Club Musicians feat. Sarah Lawrence; David Evison; First to Blink; The Muddy Mama Blues Band, $5 entry. CELTIC ARMS INN: Friday 7pm - Micky Rat Karaoke. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 7pm - Southfield; 10.15pm - Franchise. Saturday 7pm - Stevie D; 10.15pm Natalie Elms. Sunday 5.30pm Lissel. CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC, IRISH SOCIETY HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - On Air, members $8/non $12 CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRYMEAD: Thursday Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Saturday 8.30pm - Hot Gossip. DARKROOM: Thursday Yasamin & Abbie. Friday Sanctuary presents Dark Disco 3. Saturday - RoundUp 2017 Final. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson. Saturday 2pm George & Adam. Sunday 2pm Sunday Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ Oh One Eight. Friday 10pm DJ HOME. Saturday 10pm - DJ Spinal. FINNEGANS PREBBLETON TAVERN: Friday - Trad Jam Session.

Decades @ Blue Smoke tomorrow night. GBC (GARDEN BAR CAFE): Friday 6pm - Sima. HORNBY WMC: Friday 7pm Robbie Drew. Saturday (downstairs) 4.30pm - Ian Mac; 8pm - Shalow; (upstairs) 7.30pm - Anthony Easterbrook-Carter & Backpack present Retro Rockin’ feat. Roy Oribson mini set, tickets $20 (door sales $25). Sunday 2pm - Neville Wilkins & the Viscounts, $5 entry. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Thursday 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story. Friday, Saturday 8pm - Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird. Tickets @ticketek. JANES BAR: Saturday - Live music. Sunday - Live blues. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. JAZZ AFTER WORK, ARA MUSIC ARTS AUDITORIUM: Friday 6.10pm - Graham Wardrop, $10 entry. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday Mammoth. Saturday - The Elevators. Wednesday - Karaoke. MAK TAVERN: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session. Friday 9pm DV8. Saturday 9pm - Smoke & Mirrors. Sunday 3pm Assembly Required. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. NEW CITY HOTEL: Saturday 8pm - Chaos & Mayhem 2017 feat. Unit 47; Smokin’ Voodoo; King Weasels Army; Two Bishop Church. OAK N FERRY, WOOLSTON: Friday - I Alone. Saturday Mammoth. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR: Friday 9pm - Karaoke with Sharkey. Saturday 9pm - Inside Out. RICHMOND WMC: Friday 7pm - Anthony. Sunday 3pm - I Alone. ROCKSTAR PIZZA: Thursday 9pm - Karaoke. Sunday 8pm Home Grown. SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND, ALVARADO’S MEXIICAN CANTINA: Thursday 7pm - Kelvin Cummings; Mary Dunne; Phil Doublet. SPEED DATING, SINGLES NIGHT: Friday 7.30pm - Halo Venue, tickets $25+bf from Dash.

STOCK XCHANGE, SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - The Elevators. Saturday 7pm - The Atarmies. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB: Thursday 7.30pm - Stephen McDaid. Friday 9pm - Live music. Saturday 9pm - Live music. Tuesday 7.30pm - Topia. Wednesday 7.30pm - Willie McArthur. TEMPS BAR: Friday 8.30pm No Secrets. Saturday 9.15pm Dateless n Desperate RockBand. Tuesday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm - Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG: Thursday 10pm Assembly Required. Friday 5pm - Assembly Required; 11pm Bobby Lee. Saturday 11pm Corner Sounds. Sunday 5.30pm - Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7.30pm - The Jameson Session. Wednesday 8pm - Star of the Bar. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: Thursday - DJ Tosh. Friday - Fat Stallions. Saturday - Eddie Simon. Wednesday - Karaoke with DJ Chick. THE CUBAN: Thursday 9pm Antony Pickard. Friday 9pm Topia. Saturday 9pm - Nick Lee. THE FITZ: Friday - Super Freak. Saturday - Reg. THE MILLER: Friday 9.30pm Sound Control. Saturday 9.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke with Lance. THE WAVE BAR: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS: Friday - Soul Cage. TWISTED HOP: Friday 7.30pm - Lloyd & Doublet. WINTER JAZZ, CHARLES LUNEY AUDITORIUM, ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE: Sunday 3pm - Woolston Brass feat. vocalist Kate Taylor and instrumentalists Cameron Pearce; Gwyn Reynolds; Scott Taitoko, tickets @dash. WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7.30pm - The Shameless Few. WUNDERBAR, LYTTELTON: Tuesday 7pm - Open mic. Wednesday 8.30pm - Jesse Morris (Byron Bay) with Julian Temple, koha entry.

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NEW BRIGHTON MARKET Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton Pedestrian Mall

TODAY TO SUNDAY, 10AM4PM JENNY GILLIES’ ENCHANTED GARDEN EXHIBITION Tucked away in the former tea kiosk at the Botanic Gardens is a display of floral art pieces inspired by the beautiful surrounds of the gardens. Fascinate your senses with the beauty, humour and colour of this enchanting exhibition. Botanic Gardens Kiosk Gallery TODAY TO SATURDAY, 7-9.30PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Burnside High School’s live stage version of Beauty and the Beast promises to be a fantastic show which everyone can enjoy. Directed by Broadway veteran, Ravil Atlas, choreographed by Colette Inkster and featuring a live band, the show will be an audio and visual spectacle to behold. Tickets available from Burnside High School’s student office. Phone 358 8383 for more details. Aurora Centre, cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave TODAY TO SUNDAY, 10AM5PM ARTS CENTRE RESTORE EXHIBITION

Restore features spectacular limited edition, behind-thescenes photographs of the Arts Centre restoration taken by leading Christchurch photographer Johannes van Kan. This fundraising event provides a window into the Art Centre’s remarkable transformation. Upstairs, Boys’ High Building, 28 Worcester Boulevard FRIDAY, 5-9PM MID-WINTER XMAS EDITION STREET FOOD MARKET Take your family and friends along to the mid-winter edition of the Friday market and get festive with sing-alongs to carols around a gigantic Christmas tree. The square will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with street food favourites to warm you from the inside out, plus local art and craft stalls, live bands and DJs. Cathedral Square FRIDAY, 8-11PM FOLK CLUB CONCERT Lose yourself in some wondrous blues and jazz rhythms. The aim is simple: Great music, great fun. Join Sarah Lawrence, David Evison, First to Blink and The Muddy Mama Blues band in a showcase of musical talents. Entry will be $5. Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo St

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FRIDAY, 7.30PM ASTRONOMY PUBLIC OPEN NIGHT Grab the opportunity to become “skyentists” for the evening, as you and your family enjoy the wonders of the southern night sky with local amateur astronomers. See planets such as Jupiter or Saturn, or perhaps take a closer look at the moon. Learn about the constellations, closest stars, the galactic core and nebulae in the amazing universe. For further information, go to nz RF Joyce Observatory, 218 Bells Rd, West Melton SATURDAY, 10.30AM-NOON LEGO TECHNIC MACHINES Join in one of the classes at the imagination station pop-up in New Brighton this winter. Whether you are already a fan or you have never built anything with Technic before, have a go at building some of the latest Technic Machines. Students can request a specific model if they wish. Carnaby Lane, New Brighton SUNDAY, 4-6PM SUNDAY SIT DOWN Steve Abel presents an afternoon of song and poetry at the much loved Sunday Sit Down, Get Down session. Abel’s music has been described as “a mixture of the sparseness and cut-throat honesty of Will Oldham and the dark, haunting lyrics of Nick Cave”. Blue Smoke, 3 Garlands Rd

MT PLEASANT FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, McCormacks Bay Rd

Charles Luney Auditorium, 12 Winchester St SUNDAY, 7.30-9.30PM ON AIR: VARIETY SHOW CELEBRATING RADIO PIONEERS A humorous musical look back at radio through the years, focusing on the late 1940s through to the

LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce THE RICCARTON MARKET Sunday, 9am-2pm Riccarton Racecourse

60s. Directed by Trish Waters, it will feature the Jazzamatazz choir and characters like Aunt Daisy and The Archers, as well as old news interludes, historic racing and rugby commentary and ancient advertising jingles. Entry will be $5/$8 Christchurch Folk Music Club, 29 Domain Tce

SUNDAY, 3-5PM WINTER JAZZ Catch Woolston Brass with the best of Christchurch’s jazz musicians, featuring vocalist Kate Taylor and instrumentalists Cameron Pearce, Gwyn Reynolds and Scott Taitoko. There will be door sales, and early bird tickets are available at www.dashtickets.

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