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„„ By Julia Evans A SEMI-CIRCLE of bollards has been put in at the intersection of Colombo St and Edgeware Rd to solve congestion problems. THe “temporary island” was installed on Wednesday to mitigate traffic issues, city council manager planning and delivery transport Lynette Ellis said. It comes after Nor’West News revealed local businesses were concerned congestion at the junction, which has been causing rat-running, was a crash waiting to happen. Bailies Bar and Restaurant coowner Richard Norton was concerned about a crash occurring due to drivers driving through the car park outside his business to avoid the congestion. He said it was too soon to see any results from the city council’s solution. But he was glad it had “done something.” Ms Ellis said the “interim changes” have been put in place

SOLUTION: These cones have created the temporary fix to the Colombo St and Edgeware Rd congestion problems. ​

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK COINCIDENCE, or a bit of a shove from Nor’West News? I’m referring to our lead story on page 1 today over the Colombo St/ Edgeware Rd congestion. Last week we highlighted the problem and the confusion motorists were having with the lanes; confusion that meant the sensors were not picking up when the lights needed to change. That was caused by vehicles being driven to the wrong place at the intersection. Bar owner Richard Norton became frustrated with the even more frustrated drivers who have been taking shortcuts through his car park to avoid queuing at the intersection. But lo and behold there has been a development. Bollards have been installed which now force vehicles to the correct position at the intersection. Problem over, we hope. – Barry Clarke

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Going out with colour and style Learn how to decorate your coffin „„ By Julia Evans DONNA Sutherland is on a mission to help people celebrate their lives. The Bishopdale-based graphic designer will soon be hosting weekly classes for people to decorate their own coffins from a new container at the MeNZ Shed site on Kendal Ave. It may sound like a morbid job, but Ms Sutherland said it’s about giving a “personal touch” to an otherwise sad occasion. She said it’s actually quite a soothing task. Rotorua Coffin Club chairwoman Katie Williams will travel to Christchurch to officially open the workshop container in the coming months. “We’ve just finished painting [the container], so we’re not far from finishing it all off,” Ms Sutherland said. But the hope is that, like the

MeNZ Shed, the classes will bring people together. Ms Sutherland said it will be a great space for anyone who wants to come along and join in. At the moment, she offers the service privately and freely to people who purchase caskets from the Bishopdale MeNZ Shed. “I’ve just come from a funeral where the daughter wanted me to paint her mother’s coffin bright poppy red. It was her mother’s favourite colour,” she said.

She said it was “gorgeous” and brought the room to life. Ms Sutherland said she’d recently been down to Oamaru to help a woman decorate the casket of her husband, a Catalina pilot in World War 2, who had passed away. “The coffin was air force blue and we decorated it with images of the Catalina he’d flown and medals he’d won,” she said. There is no limit to what you can have on your coffin, she said. “It acts like a memory board.”

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Bishopdale MeNZ Shed co-ordinator Richard Rendle said he is looking forward to seeing the groups in the container. “It’ll be great to get people in there decorating their own coffins,” Mr Rendle said. The MeNZ Shed make and sell coffins with all profits going towards Ms Sutherland’s other project, angel boxes, which are caskets for babies. “It all comes together to help keep funding the angel boxes,” she said.

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Supporting women to succeed Founder of the Christchurch Women’s Toastmasters Club, which meets weekly at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Papanui, Sheila Hailstone writes about the importance of inspiring confidence in women When Annette King finally bowed out of the Labour Party after 33 years, she said it was not good enough that women only make up 31 per cent of the MPs and that all political parties need to commit to making Parliament truly a House of Representatives. It is not only in this area of leadership women are underrepresented. Women make up over 60 per cent of university graduates with a post graduate or honours degree. However, they can only be found in 20 per cent of senior management positions and only 17 per cent of private sector boards. It’s not that women of any age lack the skills or obvious intelligence to put themselves forward for leadership positions but they may need support and confidence to take up the challenge.

Christchurch Women’s Toastmasters, which meets weekly in Harewood Rd, has a phrase ‘supporting women to succeed’. In this club, women can gain both the speaking skills and leadership skills to take on any challenge. The group has attracted women from many walks of life and has a truly international feel as women of many different cultures find their speaking voice. The women in this club have used their skills to train business people in public speaking and

the funds gained have been used to help pay the training fees for those members on a tight budget. Members have credited the club with helping them gain work, confidence, management positions and there is even one elderly member who believed it helped them recover from a stroke. For women, it is important to not allow the noise of other’s opinions to drown out their own voice. Women should follow their hearts, and if they want to gain confidence to do so they can and should be supported by other women. The Christchurch Women’s Toastmasters is a great place to start. Then maybe in my lifetime we will see women take up 50 per cent of the seats in Parliament and 50 per cent of the places on private sector and Governmental boards.

Readers of Nor’West News react to the upgrades at Merivale Mall and the departure of long term tenant Paper Plus Carolyn Moffat – I’m appalled to see how this mall treats its long term tenants. The mall owners obviously have no respect for their tenants, and only want to fill up the mall with chain stores, so that it becomes like every other mall around town. Might as well shop elsewhere now at a bigger mall, as this mall is fast becoming irrelevant. Paper Plus will be sorely missed, just as the florist was, when it closed down. Catherine Small – Paper Plus is the only reason I went to Merivale Mall . . . it’s The Tannery for me now. Sandra Wright-Taylor – So sad about the way Paper Plus has been treated. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and provide a very different range of products than Whitcoulls. I found that it stocked books that others didn’t. It was the drawcard store at the mall. No need to shop there now. Jason Thomas – Without a doubt, tenants excluded, the

‘mall’ is one of the worst in the country. Karene Smith – There seems to be a trend with mall upgrades shifting out clients who have supported them for many years. Who have paid good rents and served the public well. No loyalty. I am hoping now that the inner-city shall gain these shop owners and will be supported by their previous clientele in the new environment. We have now the opportunity to have a vibrant inner-city shopping experience. Parking buildings have easy access. Connon Bray – Poor choices from the decisionmakers at Merivale Mall and AMP Capital. With retail under pressure and Amazon on your doorstep, you may have wanted to think about the impact of disrupting shopper habits and loyalty.

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for the hard working locally owned family business and give the space to another corporate, disgusting. Pamela Neil – About time. It is very boring and quite expensive. I used to live in a lovely house at 124 Aikmans Rd when I went to Elmwood Normal School – now part of the mall car park. Anthony McBride – This is why I don’t shop at malls. Liz Ball – The mall owners are greedy as Paper Plus is such a nice shop and I will be saddened to see it go. Anne Marie Smulders – I like Paper Plus and always go there when I visit my family in Merivale. Such a shame it has to go.

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PRE-SCHOOL TURNS 50 Cotswold Preschool and Nursery is turning 50 and will be hosting a celebration day on September 16. But the pre-school is also looking for help from the Bishopdale Community to find more information about its early history. Some people know the pre-school as St Gregory’s Community Creche. If anyone remembers attending the centre, has any old photos, stories or information email cotswoldpreschool@ xtra.co.nz or phone 359 7675.

A YOUNG pianist who lost his father in the February 22, 2011, earthquake is among those who have been recognised for outstanding musicianship. Bradley Wood, along with conductor Vincent Hardaker received Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Arts Excellence Awards worth $5000. Wood’s father, Murray, was one of 115  people killed in the CTV building collapse in the earthquake. Murray Wood was CTV’s managing director, chairman of the Music Centre and heavily

•From page 1 “Adjacent to the traffic lane, the cycleway construction incorporated four car parks outside the businesses on the corner to provide customer car parking in close proximity,” Ms Ellis said. So the bollards were put in to stop cars pulling up there. If the bollards prove to address congestion problems, the city council will look to keep it there permanently, Ms Ellis said. “The city council will monitor the intersection and will look to make the island permanent if the

involved in the city’s music scene. After studying at Christ’s College, Bradley went on to achieve first-class honours in classical performance at the University of Auckland. He said he felt honoured to receive an award from the foundation. “The foundation’s generosity affords young musicians the opportunity to venture out into the wider musical world,” Bradley said. He will use the funds to study towards a Master’s in Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music in London.

current issues are resolved,” she said. She said the bollards were the only practical solution as it isn’t plausible to put wider detectors across the intersection. “It is not possible to put in wider detection loops, as they would be under the car parks and this would cause the traffic signals to extend the Colombo St green phase when a car was parked,” she said.   Ms Ellis said in turn, that would cause congestion on Edgeware Rd. •Intersection audit, p6

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Pedestrian island for Gardiners Rd „„ By Julia Evans PUPIL SAFETY is being prioritised with proposed road upgrades in Bishopdale. The city council is looking to install a new pedestrian island on Gardiners Rd, near the intersection with Fairford St. City council staff said it is a popular crossing location for pupils and their families from nearby Cotswold School. “To support the students and families from Cotswold School and the surrounding area, a new pedestrian refuge would make this part of Gardiners Rd a safer place to cross,” staff said. However, some on-street parking around the corner of Gardiners Rd and Fairford St, adjacent to where the island will go, will have to be removed. And tactile pavers will also be installed outside 52 and 53 Gardiners Rd to assist pedestrians who are visually impaired. A tree outside 53 Gardiners Rd will also have to be removed. •You can have your say on these plans on the city council’s website until September 8.

„„ By Julia Evans TRAFFIC SIGNALS at a contentious Harewood intersection are one step closer to getting the green light. But first, the Harewood, Gardiners and Breens Rd junction will be scrutinised during a city council safety assessment. As part of the city council’s Annual Plan process, funding was included for a full corridor assessment of Harewood Rd from Johns Rd to Greers Rd. That audit will be carried out before Christmas, city council manager planning and delivery transport Lynette Ellis said. “It needs to be completed in conjunction with an assessment of Greers Rd, and Sawyers Arms Rd. It is due to start prior to Christmas,” Ms Ellis said. And Mayor Lianne Dalziel said there would be funding set aside for an upgrade, including lights, if the safety audit proved they were necessary. But city councillor Aaron Keown, who has been calling for the upgrade, remains sceptical. “If the audit comes back and says an upgrade is not necessary, I would never trust safety audits

REWARD: City councillor Aaron Keown offered $100 to anyone who could name an intersection without lights that was more dangerous.

DANGEROUS: Residents have been lobbying to get the Harewood, Gardiners and Breens Rd intersection upgraded for “decades” to avoid crashes like the one earlier this month.​

dangerous U-turns, Cr Keown said. It comes after a recent collision at the intersection, which is the second in a matter of months. After the crash, Cr Keown said he rushed out and spoke to the police officer in attendance. “The policeman told me he’d been trying to get lights at this

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CULTURE: The Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Christ’s College kapa haka groups performed. (Right) The map dress titled ‘road of the past’ was modelled by student Georgina Scott and created by Holly McCarron and Molly Payne.

Rangi shows off culture FROM A chamber music trio to a full dance company and kapa haka groups, Rangi Ruru showed off its talented students during an annual cultural showcase. The event was themed ‘wind back the clock’ with spectacular performances to full houses last week at The Piano centre. Added interest was provided by a parade of wearable art costumes and the announcement of the winner of the Gordon Harris

Visual Art award. The matinee performance was attended by more than 180 visitors from Paparoa Street School, St Mark’s School, and the Merivale Retirement village, which had front row seats. Notable guests included Robin and Anne Gibson, direct descendants of Rangi Ruru founders the Gibson Family, and Elizabeth Reid, who boarded at the school in 1944.

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Shirley schools get stuck into gardening „„ By Julia Evans GETTING THEIR hands dirty was not a concern for students during a planting day at Shirley Primary School. Pupils from the school were joined by their older counterparts from Shirley Boys’ High who got stuck into making and planting planter boxes. The day was organised by Corbin Newlands, who is on the Shirley Boys’ High environmental council.

Corbin said the day was about keeping the community spirit that came after the earthquake alive. “We had such a good day. Students from the environmental council went down and some of the kids helped out with the planting,” he said. The planter box supplies were provided by Shirley Bunnings Warehouse and ASB served up a sausage sizzle.

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„„ By Julia Evans WIELDING GUITARS, drum sticks and microphones, northwest pupils rocked the house during the Rockshop Bandquest competition. Bands from Heaton, Cobham and Breens intermediate schools and Waimairi School were among those to take the stage on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Radio Mayhem, of Heaton, won

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North-west schools show off talent at primary tournament „„ By Andrew King A NUMBER of north-west schools had success in the Primary Sports Canterbury winter tournament on Thursday. More than 1700 pupils making up 171 teams from 87 schools across Canterbury came together to play netball, hockey, football and rugby at South Hagley and English parks. Paparoa Street School won the junior rugby section, beating Ellesmere College in the final, and came second in the junior B netball tournament after being beaten in the final by Halswell School. Cotswold School were first equal with Elmwood Normal School in the junior A netball

and first equal with Lincoln Primary School in the junior football. Waimairi School were third in the junior football. In the senior hockey, St Andrew’s College were first, while in the junior hockey, Fendalton Open Air School and St Albans School were first equal. Rounding off the success for the north-west schools were Christ the King School, which were third in the senior netball. All schools had to qualify through their school zone to be eligible for one of the biggest primary school sports events of the year, Primary and Canterbury AIMS sports director Lyn Miles said.

„„ By Andrew King IT’S DÉJÀ vu in the division one Whelans Trophy with last year’s finalists Rangi Ruru Girls’ School taking on Christchurch Girls’ High for the title tonight. It is the second year the competition has been run and Rangi Ruru will be looking to win back-to-back titles at Cowles Stadium at 5.45pm, while CGHS will want to avenge last year’s loss. A narrow 61-59 win against St Andrew’s College at Middleton Grange booked Rangi Ruru a spot in the final. Rangi coach Darcy Rose said she expects a “tough game” tonight. “Girls’ high is a talented, well-coached team that played

„„ By Andrew King CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High’s newest rugby star Rico Syme stole the show on Saturday, pulling off three big plays in the 18-10 win over Timaru Boys’ High in the UC Championship final. Syme slotted into first-five after playing the semi-final at fullback and, within the first half hour, repaid the coaches

Emma milburn & JacquElinE morrEn Little River Gallery will be presenting works by two artists, Emma Milburn and Jacqueline Morren in their new exhibition ‘Mixed Two’ from this Saturday September 2nd. They are bringing together different geographical cultures, using different media and materials, both with a strong environmental focus from the manmade and natural world. Their work is fabricated by using old traditional techniques yet with a contemporary edge. Emma Milburn’s paintings depict elements that are influenced by the natural environment of remote and isolated South Island wilderness areas and her interaction within this. As a Wilderness Search Dog handler and Visual Tracker, Emma is acutely tuned in to analyse detail along with the ‘big picture’. Colour, shape, shine, shadow, contours,movement and texture influence Emma’s abstract painting style. ”The juxtaposition between my experiences of wilderness, and an urban environment of playing and writing music also bring an awareness of the interaction between space, time and repetition.”

IN THE PAINT: CGHS captain Sapphire Wairau shoots from in the key in the semi-final win over Middleton Grange last week. PHOTO: JAMES LISSAMAN

very well against Middleton last week,” she said. She said Rangi are up for the challenge. CGHS had a tight 64-62 win against Middleton Grange at Middleton. CGHS coach Phil Burns is in his final year of coaching the side and said the level of basketball being played is the

strongest he has seen in 20 years. “We played them [Rangi] recently and that game went to overtime,” he said. Rangi won 83-79. Burns said his team is one of the tallest in the competition so he is “confident they can compete at both ends”.

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faith with two chip kicks to set up tries in both corners. He said “luck of the bounce” and great support play meant the kicks came off. The 12-3 half-time lead was extended with another Syme penalty in the 42nd-minute, before Timaru hit back with a converted try of their own from a lineout drive making the score 15-10 with 20min to play. Syme lined up a penalty in the

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“It’s our home” The Diana Isaac Retirement Village bowling green sees a lot of friendly competition.

Independent living a lifestyle choice with many benefits companionship and physical activity. For quieter times, there is the well-stocked library, plus there is a hair and beauty salon and a small shop for essentials. Like all Ryman Healthcare villages, Diana Isaac offers what are known as the Ryman differences, which further set them apart. These include their resident friendly terms – the Peace of Mind Guarantees. There is also a generator on site as back-

up in the event of a power cut, wifi and emergency call alarms. Diana Isaac Retirement Village also enjoys close connections with the community. It is affiliated to around eight local clubs and groups and offers its facilities for club meetings and get-togethers. Book clubs, Probus groups and gardening groups are among those that take advantage of the village facilities, with some residents belonging to the various groups and taking part in the meetings.

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is provided,” says Glenda. “You can be as sociable as you want to be.” Glenda says she is usually a very shy person, but doing things with the other residents, “brings you out of yourself ”. “The village manager and the activities co-ordinator, they get you involved. You do things you might never have done before. We are busier now than we were before.” The two went on a village outing for a meal at the Two Fat Possums restaurant in West Melton, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They also enjoyed the Fine Dining evening at the village, which is a regular event with the food being the chef ’s choice. “That was brilliant,” says Hoko. Both he and Glenda are thrilled with all the members of the Diana Isaac team, describing them as “very caring people”. “This is not just a village as such,” says Glenda. “It’s our home, and it’s felt like home since day one. I’ve never been so happy as I am here. This is what we have worked for all our life – it’s time to sit back and enjoy it.”

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Canterbury University is hosting a seminar, Material Memory: Visual Cultures of Remembrance in Aotearoa New Zealand After World War 1, 1918–1928. Exploring visual practices of remembrance in New Zealand after the end of the Great War, this symposium examines the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects. As soon as Armistice was declared in 1918, a range of images, motifs, objects and structures began to emerge, symbolising the devastating upheaval and loss endured by New Zealanders during the war. The keynote presentation will be given by historian Sandy Callister. A light afternoon tea will be served during the interval and refreshments held at end of the symposium. Held in Canterbury University’s lecture theatre 105, law building. your life with your new bundle? This BabyCalm Antenatal seminar will help parents to be understand how their newborn will behave and why, and is full of helpful information and practical tips that can lead to a calmer, more contented baby. $5, St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd Women’s Toastmasters International Gala Friday, 12.30-2.30pm

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Different outlook and fresh approach

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

As far as I am aware this is the first time we have ever had a woman take up the role of General Manager of our club. It will no doubt provide a different outlook and fresh approach to what we want to achieve in the future.”

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“After a very thorough recruitment process I am pleased to advise that the Board of the Cashmere Club has approved the appointment of Donna Hughes as our new General Manager,” said Pete Winchester, Board Chairman. “Donna comes to the Club with an extensive background in hospitality, with experience in senior management positions in Customer Services and most recently at the executive level in Marketing and Loyalty management.

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THE Cashmere Club has appointed a new Club Manager, Donna Hughes.

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