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COMPLAINT: St Albans School pupils walk past the sign on the fence of 85 Westminster St opposite their school. Right – A mobile sign which is placed at different locations in the area. It does not need to be removed. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

Speed sign battle looms after council orders removal „„ By Julia Evans A ST Albans parent is refusing to take down a sign pleading for motorists to slow down after being ordered to by the city council. Rachel Donaldson, whose children go to St Albans School, paid for the sign that reads “St Albans children matter, slow down” and put it on the fence of 85 Westminster St with the permission of the homeowner, her sister Diane Donaldson. But the city council has or-

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She has put up four other signs in the area, none of which have to be taken down. Innes Ward city councillor Pauline Cotter said she is “extremely disappointed” that the city council has ordered its removal. She was not aware of it until contacted by Nor’West News. “The signs are brilliant, they bring attention to the problem, which the profile has been raised by the community,” she said. She said the Papanui-Innes Community Board is work-

ing on a plan to address the wider issue in preparation for an increase in motorists when the Northern Arterial work is complete. Until then she didn’t see a reason the sign should go. The city council won’t comment on the matter. “As this matter is currently under investigation, no further comment can be made at this time,” adviser of regulatory compliance Claire Le Grice said. •Shirley Primary lights, p3

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK AN INTERESTING battle looms over the sign in St Albans warning motorists to slow down. On page 1 today, we reveal a Wesminister St resident has been ordered by the city council to take down the sign because it doesn’t comply with the District Plan. She has put it up on behalf of her sister, Rachel Donaldson, who is a parent at St Albans School. Rachel has been at the helm of a campaign to bring attention to dangerous driving and red light running in the area. But this sign doesn’t comply so city hall is wielding the big stick. Rachel and her sister Diane have no intention of taking it down so the scene is set for a good fight. On another traffic matter, Shirley Primary School has come up trumps. See page 3. – Barry Clarke


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Pupil safety problems addressed „„ By Julia Evans SHIRLEY PRIMARY has applauded moves to make crossing the road outside the school safer for pupils. Motorists running red lights on a signalised pedestrian crossing Shirley Rd have posed a major threat to pupils. The school complained to both the city council and Papanui-Innes Community Board, which has resulted in action. Sandra The city counJamieson cil has changed the phasing of the lights. The red light has been phased for three seconds longer before the green crossing signal appears, which gives drivers longer to come to a stop before children cross the road. Said acting principal Sandra Jamieson: “It’s great to see how that gap makes such a big difference.” There were also adjustments made to parking outside the school but that was too new to see results yet, she said. Problems were addressed after

Elmwood CROSSING: Red light runners at this signalised crossing on Shirley Rd were causing concern for pupil safety.

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Readers respond to the article about the PapanuiInnes Community Board’s submission opposing a third lane across the Waimakariri River Joseph Adams – Wherever a new or upgraded motorway is constructed it may assist flow traffic flow somewhat better but always creates a bottleneck at some other point. It is for this reason I think that light rail should be tried and tested for a reasonable time at least. Our existing rail corridors do not share the track with other forms of transport and are therefore a fast and independent way to get from point A to B. Many people, including planners, refer to a transportation mode as “getting to a city” whereas I believe it would be better to adopt the mindset “getting through a city”, for example Amberley, Sefton or Rangiora to Rolleston, Burnham or Darfield via the city. While this may be a “no-brainer” one also has to consider the influence works and cartage contractors have in these decisions not to mention those involved in the sales of fuel, tyres and other associated motoring products. When one thinks about this the list suddenly grows. Ben Venzy Venz – What on earth is a third lane going to

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School principal Sandra Hastie writes about tradition and history in the present and future of schooling do? The problem is there’s not enough room where the double lanes end and it bottlenecks by adding another lane is just going to make more congestion. Pamela Neil – Papanui Rd is a choked mess most of the time. It needs a flyover all the way from Victoria St through to the north road as there is no where to go to widen it. Imagine the whinging with that idea. Carol Campbell – They should be looking into another bridge further west to get all the traffic like Rangiora and Oxford away from the main motorway. Rex Livingstone – An extra lane on the bridge would certainly help my family who come from Cust to the city. A normal 30 or 40min drive, becomes a 90min trial each morning. It will not bring more traffic in, but just help those who are coming now.

IN 1889, Charlie Chaplin was born, the Eiffel Tower opened and even though it was still four years before women won the right to vote in New Zealand, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School came into being, in Christchurch. Every year we celebrate Founders’ Day on August 2, the date when the vision of a group of women was realised; a vision to give girls opportunities that, until then, were not readily available to them. Rangi was founded by Miss Helen Gibson, after her father, Captain Frederick Gibson, built a large house with two schoolrooms on the corner of Webb St. It was administered by her and her sisters Mary, Beatrice, Alice, Lucy, Ethel, Ruth and Winifred for nearly 60 years. It was made very clear by the sisters that the focus of the school was not to turn the students into young ladies, who would become stay-at-home-mothers, but

rather strong young women with intellect, strength and their own viewpoints. The Gibson sisters were indeed ahead of their time. These years identify the first stirrings of the ‘Independent Woman’. Removed from the traditions of “home,” girls began to demand the privileges of their brothers. They wanted equal opportunities; they wanted university education; they wanted the vote. They achieved all of these things before their sisters in Britain, and frequently against the advice and opinions of their parents. They could see that the liberating force was education. The Gibson sisters all helped

in some way with the running of the school, in fact they all continued with their studies to train to become qualified as teachers and in doing so, demonstrated the importance of knowledge in leadership. Looking through the history of the school, it’s very clear that Rangi wasn’t just about academics, sports, music; the arts and fun also featured which for that time in history and for young women, shows it was indeed ahead of its time. I am sure that if the Gibson sisters were alive today, they would be proud of what has been achieved and we all know that there is still plenty to do. We are stronger for knowing and celebrating our past. Where we have come is an important part of where we are going, and Founder’s Day is a wonderful way to weave the threads of tradition and history into the strong and colourful fabric of our school community. FOUNDERS: Rangi Ruru was run from 1890 by the Gibson sisters (from left) Ethel, Winifred, Lucy and Ruth.

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Evie’s historical connection to school „„ By Julia Evans EVIE LAIDLAW is 12 and she doesn’t know a world without mobile phones, Facebook and the internet. But Evie is part of a legacy that dates back to when her school, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, opened in 1890. Through her father Robert Laidlaw and grandfather John Laidlaw, Evie is a direct descendant of the Gibson family who opened Rangi Ruru in 1890. The school celebrated Founder’s Day on Wednesday. Three generations of the Laidlaw family were at the school to mark the occasion and Evie was asked to light a candle during the service. “It was a really special service for Evie,” said Robert Laidlaw. Captain Frederick Gibson built the school and his daughters Helen, Mary, Beatrice, Alice, Lucy, Ethel, Ruth and Winifred ran the school for nearly 60 years. The Gibson sisters were Evie’s grandfather’s great aunts. But just about every woman on both sides of Evie’s family have worn the Rangi Ruru uniform as students at the school, including her mother Lucy, both grand-

HISTORY: Evie Laidlaw lighting the candles during the Founder’s Day service.

GENERATIONS: Evie Laidlaw with her father Robert and grandfather John – all descendants of the Gibson family, who founded Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

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Short-term safety solution for Chaneys „„ By Julia Evans THE UPGRADE of Chaneys Corner will see temporary safety measure put in place while longterm signalisation is finalised. The city council said until the permanent plans are set in stone, “short-term safety improvements” will be used at the Main North, Marshland and Spencerville Rd motorway junction. The city council will have to take into consideration changes in traffic flow as a result of the Northern Corridor work. It would also take into consideration other possible developments in the area. The budget for the project is just over $1 million and less than two per cent has so far been spent on the investigations so far, city council head of transport Chris Gregory said. The final plan will go out to the public for consultation in September or October. Mr Gregory said it was at this time that more information would become available.

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Smooth talkers take trophies „„ By Julia Evans STUDENTS HAVE found their voice at the 2017 Christchurch Speech and Drama Competitions. Rangi Ruru’s Anna Bruce was top in the English Speaking Union Canterbury Scholarship, which saw her take home a trophy and $100. Georgia Dunn, another Rangi student, followed her into second place. The pair have been nomi-

nated to take part in the Young Performer of the Year Award in Palmerston North in October. But Rangi’s success does not stop there. Grace Luxon won the 14 to 16-year-old prepared poetry section and was second for her dramatic extract. Amelia Adriaens and Ella Stephens was first in the under-16 duologue section and received the highest marks in their age group during the competitions. Cindy Xiong was first in the 12

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to 14-year-old light verse section, second for her dramatic extract, second in prepared prose reading and third for the own selection poem.

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Good work earns awards Iselworth School pupils Elias Evans, Zach Ruiter and Maddison Ellis were awarded principal’s awards for their hard work at school. Elias and Zach won their awards for showing the Isleworth value of caring by making a new pupil feel welcome. Maddison got her award for keeping the school tidy.



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Young stars from both sides „„ By Andrew King FIVE PROMISING rugby league players have been given a shot at making the New Zealand 18s side to take on Australia’s best. Jordan Riki (Hornby Panthers), Seth Tauamiti (Papanui Tigers), and Daniel Sakisi (Celebration Lions) have been named in the New Zealand Residents 18s wider training squad to meet an Australian-based selection of young New Zealanders playing for NRL clubs. The Australian-based squad includes former Celebration Lions Cruz Topai-Aveai and former Halswell Hornets scrum-half Joseph Taipari. Topai-Aveai (now with the Cronulla Sharks) and Taipari (Parramatta Eels) play in the Holden Cup. The New Zealand Residents 18s will be whittled down to an 18-man squad on September 12 to take on the Australian-based team, known as Taurahere, on September 23 in Auckland. A New Zealand 18s team will then be selected from the match to play the Australian Schoolboys on September 30 at Trust Stadium, Waitakere.



GREAT TALENT: Cruz Topai-Aveai (left) and Joseph Taipari have been selected in the Taurahere wider training squad to play on September 23.

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New Zealand 18s head coach Ezra Howe said the matches will further strengthen the pathways for players. “This is a great opportunity for the boys to put their best foot forward playing against Australia while enjoying being in an elite environment,” he said. “I know this fixture will see a good standard of football being played from both teams with many talented boys to take the field.”

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Volleyballer off to US St Bede’s final SPORTS shot at playoffs

„„ By Andrew King THREE YEARS ago Tasmyn Fahey hadn’t stepped foot on a volleyball court, but on Thursday she left for Casper, Wyoming, in the United States to start a two-year scholarship playing the sport she now loves. The 19-year-old former Burnside High student will play for Casper College after being accepted earlier this year. But she didn’t always have the same love for the sport that she now has. It took a persistent coach who eventually tricked her into attending a training session to get her interested. “I have always been tall and coach Sam Ryburn really wanted me to give it a go. I wasn’t interested, but he got some of my friends to trick me into coming to training and, from there, I haven’t looked back,” Fahey said. The scholarship pays for everything, including food, accommodation and education. “I am just so excited to play volleyball over there. I didn’t think I would reach this level. I want to travel, play volleyball and get educated, and this allows me to do all three. It is amazing,” she said. Ryburn said it was a huge opportunity for Fahey to get into the top level of one of the biggest sports in the world.

Sam Ryburn EXCITED: Tasmyn Fahey will attend Casper College in Wyoming on a two-year volleyball scholarship. PHOTOS: ANDREW KING

“The junior colleges give you really great exposure and I know she will take every opportunity thrown at her,” he said. She follows other former Burnside High volleyballers, Nicky Pio and Petra Manderson, who are both at junior colleges in Florida. While Fahey has never been to the US, she does have an American connection. Her father was born in Pennsylvania before being adopted by a Kiwi family. Her

mum is from Greymouth. “I am really interested to learn more about the AfricanAmerican culture, which I will be able to do at college,” she said. On top of the study and sport, Fahey said she is really keen to experience all her new home state has to offer. “I am really keen to see Yellowstone Park and, even though I haven’t done much skiing there, I will give it a go,” she laughed.

„„ By Andrew King ST BEDE’S College have a chance of making a late bid for a playoff spot if they can beat Middleton Grange tomorrow night and other results go their way. St Bede’s sit in fifth position on the Connetics first XI football competition table but could jump into fourth. However, they would have to rely on bottom of the table Rangiora High getting past fourth placed Cashmere High, or third placed Burnside High losing to ninth placed Riccarton High. If St Andrew’s College losses to Christ’s College at 5.45pm, it could allow St Bede’s to move into the top four. However, a draw would keep St Andrew’s safe from dropping out. Rangiora have only won one game this year and have had 73 goals scored against them, while Burnside have retained the Connetics Shield since round nine. St Andrew’s are currently sitting second after beating Middleton 2-0 last week. St Bede’s beat Rangiora last week 5-2 and are now focused on putting in a good performance

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CORNER: Middleton Grange’s Hiro Sanada takes a corner during their 2-0 loss to St Andrew’s College. PHOTO: MAINLAND FOOTBALL

against Middleton at 5.45pm at the Christchurch Football Centre, where all league games are played this year. Burnside will not want to let the shield go or drop out of the top four in the final round. They take on Riccarton at 4pm. At 7.30pm, Christchurch Boys’ High will be looking to finish with a win against top of the table St Thomas, as will Papanui High when they take on Shirley Boys’ High. Points: St Thomas, 27, 1; St Andrew’s, 24, 2; Burnside, 23, 3; Cashmere, 23, 4; St Bede’s, 22, 5; Lincoln High, 21, 6; SBHS, 16, 7; CBHS, 13, 8; Riccarton, 11, 9; Papanui, 10, 10; Middleton, 8; Christ’s, 6, 12; Rangiora, 3, 13.


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Some people even believe that the water consumed in their cup of Joe constitutes part of their water intake. This is a fallacy. As caffeine actually dehydrates us, as does alcohol too, it means we need to drink even more water to compensate. Not so surprisingly the reason we don’t drink nearly enough water is that we simply forget. Now with apps you can download direct to your smart phone, there are no more excuses. Further studies proved that people who had a SodaStream machine in their homes were more likely to drink more water. In fact, the study showed that people drank 30% more water. For those of us who aren’t used to drinking water like it’s going out of fashion, there are plenty of ways to increase the fun factor while still being healthy.

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Breens Intermediate

Breens prides itself on being a friendly family intermediate school with a strongly embedded values model, focused on learning and raising student achievement. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who have a sound understanding of the specific needs of pre-adolescent young people. Relationships are at the core of what we do and our teachers pride themselves on knowing their learners and families well and taking responsibility to ensure that each child is working towards achieve personal excellence. Our specialist staff and facilities in Foods, Textiles, Workshop, Digital Technologies, Science and Visual Arts ensure high quality, authentic learning. The size of our school means our students have maximum opportunities to succeed in Leadership, Sport, The Arts

and Academic Pursuits. We actively look for ways to encourage students to extend themselves in all sorts of areas including traditional Academic areas, Technology, Cultural, The Arts, Sport and Leadership. We want our place to be one where our children can feel at ease with who they are as individuals and achieve to their very best ability. You can learn more about our school by visiting www.breens.school.nz .

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Nature Playground BOOK TALK: The Friends of Christchurch City Libraries guest speaker at this month’s book talk is Frankie McMillan. She will talk about the process of turning memoir into fiction using her latest book, My Mother and the Hungarians and other small fictions, as an example. The talk will touch on what transformations are needed to establish the work as fiction, the unreliability of memory and the role of research. Some characteristics of the flash fiction genre will also be discussed. The talk is being held on Tuesday at 12.30pm. The venue is the boardroom at Fendalton Library and Community Centre, cnr Clyde and Jeffreys Rd.  Entry is by gold coin donation.  All welcome. For further information, phone Diane on 332 5760.

St Albans Exercise Tuesday, 9.15-10.15am These classes are designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly but won’t happen on public holidays and also school holiday periods. Phone 0800 663 463 to register. Foundation of the Blind, 96 Bristol St. Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with the friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave. Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō Tuesday, 10.30 – 11am Encourage learning

through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd. Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1-3pm Go along to scrabble club. There’s no obligation, just go along whenever you can and join the friendly group. All materials are supplied. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court. Go Well Group – Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play Rummi-

kub. The game is an exciting, interactive strategy game that will test your wits. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd. Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club meets every Friday, just go along and join in the fun. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd.

The Junior School’s ‘Ruru’ Team (Year 1-2) are planning a new and exciting outdoor ‘Nature Playground’ and various community groups and business’ are getting involved and assisting in the planning and development. Bunnings Riccarton have been working with them to develop a covered area and they are currently writing a letter to Bunnings Head Office to apply for the entire cost of parts and labour for this. The ‘Men’s Shed New Brighton’ were approached to build an outdoor mud kitchen with a parent donating the sinks and Bunnings the materials. They recently delivered it to a very excited group of children who just wanted to get their hands on it! Donations of a wooden boat and pavers have also been given by parents.

It will provide an exciting outdoor classroom, allowing more space for creative play based learning and exploration. It includes plans for a water collection area, edible gardens, reading nooks, water/mud play area, loose parts play area and a bug inspection area.

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Kath Bee: Dragons under my Bed Saturday, 11-11.45am Join Kath Bee live as she celebrates the release of her newest book Dragons under my Bed. She will also be playing songs from the story to get children moving and grooving. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd.

GOOD LISTENERS: The idea behind Reading to Dogs is to provide a relaxed, nonthreatening atmosphere, enabling children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading. The dogs belong to the city council animal management team and have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Library staff and a dog handler are present to help facilitate the sessions. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Free entry. Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd. ​

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We have no enrolment zone. Contact the school office for an enrolment pack or to make an appointment to meet our Principal and discuss your child’s learning needs.

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SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2018 Become a global thinker at St Joseph’s School Papanui St Joseph’s School Papanui is a Catholic integrated primary school that provides a quality faith based education for children aged 5-13 years. The promotion of strong Christian values fosters a caring learning world with confidence and enthusiasm. environment where children can excel in Our girls stand out among their peers, all aspects of school life. even in international competition. They The school provides a range of academic, are confident, articulate and determined sporting, cultural and artistic experiences young women who have the values, skills, that enable students to discover and and knowledge needed to not only achieve nurture their unique potential. This year their goals but to make a difference in their the school featured in Christchurch’s J communities. Rock which involved over 80 students Selwyn House’s nurturing environment, in performances that celebrated the small class sizes and comprehensive approach to learning not only enhances the capabilities of each year group but provides a smooth transition to secondary school. For more information about Selwyn House and how to enrol your daughter, please contact 03 355 7299.

Selwyn House School A Selwyn House School education is one of the greatest gifts you can give your daughter. We focus on putting the foundations in place to ensure all our girls receive a remarkable education that will prepare them for the global society they will live and lead in. Proudly, authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, we are committed to providing a continuum of international education to our girls. The focus from Year 1 to Year 8 is on the total growth of the developing girl, encompassing intellectual, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. Parents want the best for their daughters and, together with you, our teachers work to ensure we inspire all our girls to love and to be committed to learning as they develop their unique way of being ‘remarkable.’ We inspire girls to be strong leaders, passionate about science and technology, competitive on the sports field, confident performers and more. We believe in the promise of the future and the power of education to equip our girls to face our continually changing

importance of books. More recently the school has held a Science Fair which included over 50 exhibits from its senior students. Throughout the year the school has had representatives for a range of sports including cross country, swimming, and a range of winter sports. St Joseph’s School is a member of the Christchurch Catholic Community of Learning. It is working collaboratively with other Catholic primary and secondary schools within the Christchurch Diocese. This colaboration includes the sharing of expertise and the development of a cohesive educational pathway for students from Years 1-13.

St Bernadette’s School St Bernadette’s is a state integrated Catholic school that offer education for boys and girls from year 0 – 8. Within the caring and nurturing atmosphere of St Bernadette’s School, gospel values are taught and lived.

At St Bernadette’s we focus on developing the whole child with an emphasis on spirituality, cultural and social awareness and concern for others. At St Bernadette’s every child is known and valued.

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SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2018 Cathedral Grammar Welcome to Casebrook The ideal preparation Intermediate School Cathedral Grammar is a pre-school and school with a rich 136 year history delivering high quality education in the centre of our city. It is a school with a strong, Anglican ethos and spiritual heart that uniquely maximises the benefits of coeducational and separate gender education in the one school environment. While the world has changed beyond the imagining of our pioneers, the forward-looking principles of Cathedral Grammar remain as relevant today as they have ever been: to provide an exceptional personalised education that empowers our pupils to lead successful and fulfilling lives. Our Board has set a future focussed strategy and we are currently in the exciting phase of developing plans to ensure we anchor a forwardlooking education within the illustrious history of the oldest established independent primary school in New Zealand. Our forwardthinking attitude is clearly displayed with our fantastic and unique new playground on top of the roof of our multi-award winning Junior School building. Pippin Wright-Stow of F3 Design has created an original and exciting structure to climb in and through, which reflects the shape and form of our

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majestic Southern Alps. This is a great addition to the existing slide off the same roof space. In this knowledge era, original thought is important to us here at Cathedral Grammar. This requires the ability to think beyond, to adapt, to change and to innovate. Our strong academic traditions are important to us, and so too is every pupil reaching their full potential, building their self-confidence and making friends for life. Our challenge is to find the perfect balance as we prepare our pupils for life. Every pupil. Every day. Come and see what the buzz is about and what we will provide your child and family. We look forward to hosting you at our Open day, or any time that best suits you.

Waltham Primary School Te Kura o Tūpuni

Year 7 & 8 students are a unique age group that we specialise in educating. Our staff and school resources are all geared for this stage of personal development and focus on providing as a diverse range of learning opportunities to create a wellrounded individual. Our learning environment is supported by a strong focus on our school values of Respect (Whakaute), Excellence (Panekiretanga) and Perseverance (Hiringa). Through these ‘REP’ values we develop within each student a sense of self worth to realise their importance as a member of our Casebrook community. Our school environment is one where students are safe and have the confidence to take risks with their learning. In this way the students at Casebrook are

supported and encouraged to become selfmotived, independent learners. We value the partnership between home and school. Together we can create an environment where we foster feelings of pride and belonging. We are sure you will enjoy being a part of our community and I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s future at Casebrook.

Casebrook Intermediate School

Waltham Primary School is the heart of a great community. Open for enrolments for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. If you are looking for a full primary school (Year 1-8) that is completely focused on each and every child ‘Reaching for the Stars’, then come along and see us in action. Every day is an ‘Open Day’ at Waltham, so call us or just pop in to see what makes us special. Waltham has an “excellent ERO report.” We have a strong link with all local pre-schools and secondary schools, and we are continually welcoming new families into our school community. If you need a school in our area we look forward to meeting you soon. It is never to early to come and have a look or to enrol.

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This 5 bedroom plus study family home is being sold “as is where is” and is a brilliant opportunity for investors. My clients have enjoyed many happy years in this home and are not quite ready to leave so will become your tenants immediately upon settlement (bond & rent to be negotiated on or before settlement). It’s a win-win situation for everyone - you are making money on your investment straightaway and my clients don’t have to pack up their home just yet! Located in the Brookhaven subdivision which is always popular with young families and professionals, handy to the HeathcoteAvon Estuary watersports area, beaches and within the Mt Pleasant School zone, you’re on to a winner here. This property is for sale with no transfer of any claims or proceeds to the new owner. It is recommended that all purchasers carry out their own building/engineers inspections and due diligence in regards to

the land, chattels and improvements prior to the auction. Open Home Dates: Saturday and Sunday 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 58 Ti Rakau Drive must sell at or prior to auction day, see you at the Open Homes or for more information or to arrange a private viewing contact Kirsty McLeod of Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) on 384 7950 or 027 226 5893.

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Personals GENT seeks a warm single lady 45plus for company 0276594425 INTRODUCING a local Tinder introduction for females in the older age range. Get in fast, email tossthecoin68@gmail.com LONELY MAN seeks a lonely affectionate lady 3583634 SEMI RETIRED professional guy, living on own in nice home and location seeks an attractive stylish and slim lady to share time, activities, and conversation. I am one of a kind, and im looking for similar Write to me. Matt P.O Box 1919 ChCh. A photo would be appreciated.

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Michael Kelly Painters

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AAA HANDYMAN licensed carpenter LBP, all property and building maintenance, repairs, bathroom/shower installations, with free quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 35 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork and stonework a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684 4046, email georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz

BUILDER LICENSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. **************** CARPET & VINYL Laying. Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 HANDYMAN No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205 PAINTING & Decorating Wingfields Contracting, all interior & exterior painting & all forms of interior plastering & jib fixing, ph Mark 021 171-1586 or 355-5994 PAINTER AVAILABLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PAINTER AVAILABLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369

PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231

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ROOFING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, Over 40 Yrs experience Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug.co.nz SHOE REPAIRS Belfast engraving.Shoe repairs,key cutting & engraving.(10 yrs exp)683 Main North Rd ph 027 3113423 SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 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 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655

Phone Michael 0212 649 492 michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

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

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

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

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

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TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045



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Grand National Christchurch is so well received,” said Jo Davern, DnD manager. In rehearsal mode for next Saturday’s show at the Hornby Club, the 6 piece live band has been busy fine tuning show content, sorting costumes and tightening up moves. “It’s not just all about ABBA, we’ve put together a great play list guaranteed to get everyone up dancing. And for those who prefer to listen and watch, our professional tech’s Peter and Amanda will be out front running our sound and light systems to ensure it sounds and looks wonderful,” said Jo. DnD Showband present ‘Dance the Night Away’ with feature set ABBA at the Hornby Club on Saturday 19th August. 8pm start Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets $20 on sale now at the Hornby Club, 17 Carmen Rd, phone 03 349 9026. Door sales $25.

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DND SHOWBAND returns to the Hornby Club next Saturday 19th August, and by popular request will include their ABBA tribute set in the programme! Christchurch based DnD Showband has been delighting audiences across the country with their multi-tribute theme shows for an incredible ten years. Despite earthquakes, tsunami warnings, wild fires, and floods they continue to travel the country - although it may take them a little longer than in earlier days to reach their destination! Coming months sees them with show performances in Blenheim, Hawera, Waikanae, Levin, Porirua, Ashburton, and Timaru. Check out their website www.dndshowband.com for show details. “We’re rather proud that we get repeat bookings around the country. The North Island especially has a huge pool of amazing talent at its disposal. It’s flattering that an act from


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