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Teen inspired to chase fashion dreams By Julia Evans JANE BOYLE has been inspired to become the next Karen Walker after a night at New Zealand Fashion Week.


The 16-year-old Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student watched a jacket she designed grace the catwalk of Brother’s Graduate Show from a front row seat. “It was a really amazing

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By Julia Evans FENDALTON residents have failed in a bid to get motorists to stop taking short cuts down their street. Rochdale St residents concerned with rat-running in the area called for the street to be made “residents only” from Straven Rd during an on-site meeting with the city council. But the city council said it would not be possible. Reporting back to the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, city council staff said: “Making Rochdale St residents only at Straven Rd is not appropriate as it is a public road.” The meeting was attended by residents from Harakeke and Rochdale Sts, city council staff, and Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton, said Aaron Haymes, city council manager operations transport. •Turn to page 12

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A LOT of success in your Nor’West News this week – and it’s all to do with young people. On the front page today we showcase what was an amazing night for 16-year-old Jane Boyle at New Zealand Fashion Week. Her jacket won a major award and the Rangi student was in the front row to soak up the atmosphere and glory. On the sporting front, Christchurch Boys’ High’s under-15 rugby team are national champions after beating Hamilton Boys’ High 2218 on Friday. They are undefeated this season, a remarkable effort. Burnside High’s first XI football side won the Rex Dawkins Cup after an undefeated showing last week in Palmerston North. And Rangi’s first XI hockey team finished second in the Federation Cup after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College on Saturday. – Barry Clarke



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Intersection wager causes stoush By Julia Evans A STOUSH has broken out between Aaron Keown and John Stringer over a contentious Harewood intersection. City councillor Keown has dismissed Papanui-Innes Community Board member John Stringer’s claim that the Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds intersection does not need traffic lights. Mr Stringer wrote an opinion piece for last week’s Nor’West News where he said upgrading the intersection was “not a local priority”. He said there had been too much coverage on one side of the argument. But Cr Keown said that’s simply not true. “As the local city councillor, I’ve been contacted by a lot of residents about ‘their’ issue, which is the Breens, Harewood and Gardiners intersection, and I am merely their spokesperson,” he said. Mr Stringer lives near the intersection but is a member of the Papanui-Innes Community Board, which does not cover the junction. He suggested a traffic island would be enough to “solve his [Cr Keown’s] problem”. But the city councillor said

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installing traffic lights at the intersection was not just an idea he had come up with. “The idea of traffic lights is not mine but an idea of the people I represent and I support them,” he said. Cr Keown said it is his job to speak on behalf of the residents of Harewood, who have asked for this upgrade for years. A petition signed by more than 1000 people would suggest lights are what they want.


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“As elected members, it is our job to speak on behalf of our residents, and I’ve been contacted about this intersection more than any other issue ever in my 10 years of being elected,” Cr Keown said. Mr Stringer said the intersection at Johns and Harewood Rds is more dangerous than the Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds intersection. He “claimed” Cr Keown’s offer of $100. The city councillor had of-

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fered $100 to anyone who could come up with a more dangerous intersection than Gardiners, Harewood and Breens Rds. But Cr Keown said the Johns and Harewood Rds intersection is not in the city council’s jurisdiction, nor is it more dangerous. “I’ve only ever had a couple of mentions of the Johns Rd and Harewood Rd intersection as it’s not even our jurisdiction – it is a New Zealand Transport Agency corridor,” he said. Cr Keown said Mr Stringer’s Monopoly money would not help the issue at all. “The real money needs to be stumped up for an intersection upgrade that the people of Harewood say is long overdue,” Cr Keown said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Which intersection do you think is the most dangerous? Send your views to julia.evans@

PARKING ISSUES Heavy vehicles parking along Leinster St, Merivale, are causing concern for residents, who are struggling to find on-street parking. Traffic and parking issues along the street have been raised with the Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board. City council staff are investigating and will report back to the community board. YOUTH LEADERS WANTED The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside is calling for nominations for its youth leadership course. To nominate someone aged 18 to 25 within the area, email secretary@ MORE RESERVE PARKING Work is currently under way to increase the size of the car park at Roto Kotahu Reserve in Harewood. The reserve has increased in popularity so the city council found it needs to provide more parking and better facilities. Work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

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Gerry Brownlee – National I am honoured to be selected by the National Party as their candidate in Ilam. I grew up here, I have my home in the electorate and I have a real commitment to the sustainable development of its future. I represent the National Party because I have a genuine commitment to equal opportunity, personal freedom and personal responsibility. I value enterprise, hard work and

Anthony Rimell Labour What I’ll bring to Ilam is an established track record of service to the people of Canterbury. I’m focused on the must haves; decent, affordable homes; clean water; and swimmable rivers. Priorities for me include retaining and improving state housing in Bryndwr; improving our health funding; and ensuring better access to education. As a union organiser I

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assisting people at a grass roots level, I know any community is only as strong as its most vulnerable. National has focused on building a strong economy that provides opportunity for enterprise and funding to meet the needs of our most at-risk New Zealanders. I am asking for your vote to continue as the Member of Parliament for Ilam and most importantly for your Party vote for National.

led the nurses union in successfully negotiating one of the largest settlements in Canterbury’s history. For several years I was on

the Advisory Board of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeals Trust, where I supported projects that gave Christchurch people real hope. I was recently elected to the board of the Tenants Protection Agency. As an MP, I’ll be here for the local people. I currently head a multicultural church in Riccarton. I continue to work for a better and fairer society, so that we can all enjoy a quality life here in New Zealand.

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Ilam electorate David Lee - Green Party David is a native Cantabrian with strong roots in Ilam. Connection and connectedness are fundamental to his vision for a better Christchurch and a better New Zealand. A career urban planner, David understands how the physical world fosters and sustains personal and community wellbeing. Relationships with our environment, and connection to the world at large, provide a sense of identity, affiliation,

Martin Frauenstein – Conservative Martin settled in Wellington New Zealand in 1996. Since 2011 he and his wife have lived in the Ilam electorate. He was a solutions architect at the CDHB for four and a half years, and has since reestablished his IT consultancy. Martin holds a strong sense of justice, and the belief that offenders should be held accountable for their actions while being rehabilitated to be

and belonging. As MP for Ilam, David will get Canterbury back onto the government’s agenda. Rebuilding critical infrastructure and services

reintegrated as productive members of society. He has been an active volunteer with Corrections since 2012.

for a 21st-century city – and beyond, investment in transport networks and clean water are essential for Cantabrians to enjoy the standard of living that all New Zealanders deserve. In central and local government roles David has been responsible for environmental policy and transport planning. He is currently an elected representative, leading climate change, technology, innovation and enterprise – the way forward to address environmental sustainability.

Raf Manji Independent It’s been my privilege to serve you as a local councillor since 2013. Much has been achieved in that time but we are still far from securing the thriving 21st-century city we envisaged back in 2011. It’s been five years since the blueprint and it’s time for a reset and new leadership. You have two votes to cast this election – one for the party you want to lead the next Government

He holds the preservation of life and strong families dear. As a pro-life advocate, supports the 40 Days for Life movement. Voting, is a cornerstone of democracy – the voice of the people. The Conservative Party principle of binding citizens-initiated referenda therefore resonates strongly with him. The Conservative principles of democracy, family and justice offer voters the chance to “hit the reset button” on the future of New Zealand.

Martin Thomas Francis – Independent My name is Martin Francis, I am 75-years-old and live in the ‘red zone’. I stand for the people affected by the earthquakes and who live every day, dealing with the Governments deception by ruling areas of Christchurch to be ‘red zones.’ The Quake Outcast group has now won five court rulings in its favour, at their own cost, the Supreme Court deeming that the red zone zoning is unlawful. The land and those

and one for the person you think can best represent Ilam and Christchurch’s interests in Parliament.

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As an independent I will be free to focus on local issues, such as water quality, transport, health and housing, as well as continuing to make sure the next Government finishes the rebuild job properly. Christchurch needs a strong, independent voice in Wellington, and someone who can work with the next Government. And that’s why I’m asking you to vote for me as your electorate candidate for Ilam.


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GENERAL ELECTION 2017 – MEET THE CANDIDATES Christchurch Central electorate Nicky Wagner – National My focus has, and will continue to be, making Christchurch a city of opportunity for all. The last six years have been tough and we still face many unique challenges, but I think we all want the same thing — a vibrant, people-friendly community where our families can thrive. We want a great education for our kids, we want training and higher learning opportunities, we want jobs we like, we

Duncan Webb – Labour I choose to live in Christchurch because it will become the best place for my family. Labour’s plan – $300 million for the people of Christchurch to choose how they progress our rebuild, an inquiry into EQC, and compensation for undue delays by insurers – puts Christchurch and Cantabrians first. As a lawyer helping homeowners battle for justice I’ve seen what people are still up against.

want support services, solid infrastructure and a safe place to relax and enjoy ourselves. Christchurch continues

to go from strength to strength, with strong job growth, more visitors and regeneration plans well under way. But, there’s plenty more to be done. That’s why I’ll be out over the next 11 days knocking on doors, speaking to local groups, attending events and connecting with as many people as possible. I’m committed to helping Christchurch get back on its feet and ensuring it’s a great place for everyone to live, work and play.

Six years after the earthquakes, our people and our city are still floundering; that’s scandalous. The job is not finished.

Investing in the city also means investing in health. Labour will properly fund health, especially mental health. A strong city is one where people can get the help – whether that is surgery, or counselling – they need, especially our children. Let’s get this fixed. I’m proud to be part of a Labour team that has the vision to help make Christchurch the great place we know it can be for the future.

Ian Gaskin – United Future United Future is leading the debate on drug law reform. If I’m elected to represent Christchurch Central I will likely be a government coalition partner and be able to change the law. By enabling drug addicts to get drugs on prescription we will see a major reduction in crime. By allowing class C drugs to be sold a large new cash flow will assist the Government.

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foundation stock. Worldwide fine fur is a $80 billion dollar industry. We can feed farmed possum with hydroponic grown freshwater seaweed and watercress, this will help clean rivers. This will bring 10000 jobs to rural South Island towns. I’m 62-years-old and have been living in Christchurch since before the earthquakes. I have been involved with United Future for over 30 years.

2011, just days before the second quake. Six-and-a-half years later, I have completed my Master’s degree in Biological Sciences at the

University of Canterbury. TOP’s evidenced-based policy resonates with my science background, and their non-partisan approach is a breath of fresh air. If we want to address housing affordability, poverty, environmental degradation, and our mental health crisis in earnest, then we need comprehensive and evidence-based policies to address these issues at the root. TOP has these policies, but we need your support.

Doug Hill – The Opportunities Party At 24, I am the youngest candidate in The Opportunities Party and I am enthusiastic about encouraging New Zealanders to look forward beyond just the next three years. In order to prosper as a nation, we need to place our votes to help secure a better future for New Zealand. I grew up in Paraparaumu and moved to Christchurch to begin university in February

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Christchurch Central electorate Peter Richardson Green Party Kia ora koutou. I am standing as the Green Party candidate for Christchurch Central because I believe in the Green Party’s principles of environmental wisdom, social justice and community decision-making. I am a partner at Linwood Law, living in Mairehau and married with three adult children. I have been involved in the campaign to protect Canterbury’s waterways and aquifers, and have built social housing in

Philip Robinson - New Zealand First My name is Philip Robinson and I am your Christchurch Central representative for the New Zealand First political party. I am a patriotic New Zealander, self employed, and with many years of life experience. New Zealand First has spent many years in Parlia-

the city. In Government the Green Party will fight to protect our environment, lift the most disadvantaged

ment putting New Zealand interests first in ownership of our assets and sovereignty. Control of our future by ownership of our rural and urban land by New Zealand residents is a cornerstone of New Zealand First policy. As more foreign-based ownership takes hold and profits are repatriated back to foreign owners our country will

out of poverty, and tackle the pressing issue of climate change. We can do these things while transforming our economy from its present low wage, low value, polluting model, to a model that encourages innovation, productivity, high wages and clean technology. Our policies are fully costed and financially responsible. Please give your party vote to the Greens on September 23. We need a new Government with a strong green heart.

struggle to have enough local capital for growth. As we see now New Zealand is becoming debt ridden in both government and private debt levels. An $8 billion Government debt 10 years ago has expanded to a massive debt of around $65 billion even though there was extensive sell-offs in power generation and Air New Zealand state assets.

Janine Shufflebotham - Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has been around for 21 years and exists to legalise cannabis for recreational, spiritual, medical and industrial purposes. To empower people to work together for peace and true justice and to institute a proper and just balance between the power of the state and the rights and

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the right to freedom of choice unless that choice harms others or the planet. Cannabis is the third most widely used recreational drug in New Zealand after alcohol and tobacco and the most widely used illegal drug in a population of more than four million. 13.4% of those between age of 16 and 64 use cannabis this ranks us the ninth highest cannabis consumption in the world.

Waimakairiri electorate Matt Doocey – National Growing up in north Christchurch, I know our community well. I opened an office in Belfast last year to be more accessible and serve you better. Living and working in the Waimakariri electorate with my family, it’s important to me to be accessible and keep connected to your issues and concerns. My commitment to you is to continue to work hard to serve all in the Waimakariri electorate to the best of my ability.

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Waimakairiri electorate Dan Rosewarne Labour I’m a serving soldier with the New Zealand Defence Force and extremely excited about potentially serving the country in a different way as an MP. I’m new to politics but I am not new to the challenges many Kiwis face today. My wife and I know how hard it is to try and scratch together a house deposit before being priced out of the market.

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Nikki Berry Green Party Nikki Berry is campaigning for the Green Party vote. Nikki has strong rural connections through her family and believes that the Green Party is a natural fit for proud rural New Zealanders who care about their community and the environment. She is a musician who for the last 20 years has

used music as a vehicle to empower individuals and build community. She directs The Rockers of Ages, a popular community choir based in Rangiora. Nikki is excited about the incredible talent and experience of the top 20 candidates on the Green Party list and hopes that by standing as a candidate she can increase the Green Party vote.

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017 – MEET THE CANDIDATES Waimakairiri electorate Benjamin Price – Conservative Party I have lived in the Waimakariri electorate for the last 20 years and have worked in various roles over that time – predominantly in the IT sector. I joined the Conservative Party after seeing successive governments completely (and arrogantly) ignore the directives of New Zealanders, including

through citizen initiated referenda. The unfortunate result has been numerous legislative and social changes that have not only been detrimental to the effective running of the country, but also to the stability and coherence of families. Governments need to be reminded that they work for the citizens of the country, not the other way around.

•Other candidates standing in Waimakariri are Peter Adcock-White, Democrats for Social Credit, Stuart Hawkins, ACT, Richard Prosser, New Zealand First, Aroha Reriti-Crofts, Maori Party and Destiny Wiringi, Independent.

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DESIGN: Christchurch Boys’ High School has opened its new hall.

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THE FIRST step in Christchurch Boys’ High School’s $32 million upgrade is finished. The school has unveiled its new $4.66 million hall, which has mezzanine seating for 1350 students. Headmaster Nic Hill said the hall was an important milestone in the school’s overall rebuild. “It’s the first thing we’ve finished – it was really great for the boys,” Mr Hill said. He said the building is “very modern” but has a “traditional purpose”.

“We’re not bound by tradition but we’ve got a really clear mandate about what the boys need from the space.” During the opening assembly, Mr Hill spoke to the students about the hall representing the next 136 years in the school’s future and the 136 years of history behind it. “The best story I heard was a student sent his dad a picture of his freshly polished shoes. He’d shined them to go into the new hall,” he said. The three-year facelift, which began construction last year, includes a new block of 37 classrooms and

a gym. Mr Hill said the school is aiming to create spaces that won’t date. The next step is designing the classroom block. “We’ve spoken with architects, as well as asked students, parents and the board of trustees what they want in the design,” he said. Only a few of the school’s original buildings are set stay, including the Deans’ farm heritage buildings and the Centennial building. The main heritage block will be repaired throughout the course of construction.

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Bridge club finally settles down By Julia Evans AFTER BEING nomadic for more than six years, the Bishopdale Bridge Club has found a home. With the opening of the Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, the club feels like it has finally settled down, president Janet Stokes said. Prior to the February 22, 2011, earthquake, the 40-yearold bridge club has “been wandering”, Mrs Stokes said. The club left the former Bishopdale Library on Farrington Ave and moved down a few houses into St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church just before the quakes. But it had to move again after an arson attack last May caused $2 million in damage to the church, and the club lost all its equipment. Since the fire, the club has been using space in Riccarton provided by the Crockfords Bridge Club. She said the Riccarton club had been most accommodating, but it was good for the older members, who found it difficult to travel, to be back in Bishopdale. “We’re just thrilled to be back

the club has been able to purchase new specialist tables, table cloths and equipment with the grant. The club’s 70 members, mostly aged over 70-years-old, now meet regularly in the “fresh”,

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ACE: Bishopdale Bridge Club members Betty Brown, Jenny Vartha, Julia Hall, Daphne Jenkins, Peter Tompkins and Janet Stokes at the club’s new home. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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Bryndwr church reopens By Julia Evans THE VILLAGE Presbyterian Church in Bryndwr has celebrated the opening of its new building. The building replaced St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, which was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake.

During the ceremony, Reverend Martin Stewart said the original church built on site in 1959 now combines St Stephen’s and St Giles. Part of the event was also acknowledging that it has been almost 20 years since the community centre was established at St Stephen’s.

“It’s been 20 years since the community centre was formalised here too,” Rev Stewart said. He described the new church as “open”, “light”, “welcoming”, “comfortable” and not a “traditional” church. Burnside Primary School pupils performed during the short ceremony before a celebratory meal.

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Residents-only street rejected •From page 1 Staff investigated the rat running after receiving complaints from residents and found it happens mostly in the morning between Christchurch Boys’ and Christchurch Girls’ High Schools. Rochdale Precinct Society spokesman David Nicholls said while he wasn’t one of the residents at the meeting, closing the street to the public had been something the group was definitely behind. He said it “would’ve been helpful” if the city council listened to the suggestion. It comes as the Rochdale St Precinct Society is taking Bell, Lamb and Trotter to the High Court to put a stop to a proposed “boutique funeral home” on their street. City council staff also noted in their report that Rochdale

St already has a speed bump, pedestrian refuge and three areas of narrowing to provide traffic calming. But as a result of the on-site meeting, staff came away with several other action points to stop motorists taking short cuts. Mr Haymes said sign and road marking alterations have been sent to contractors and will begin shortly. Tapered no stopping restrictions along Kilmarnock St to Harakeke St will be installed and stop signs will be moved forward to extend the no stopping area. Pedestrian warning signs will also be installed on either side of the Christchurch Boys’ High School hostel Adams House, on Harakeke St. “These are scheduled for completion by the end of September,” Mr Haymes said.




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RUNNERS-UP: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School finished second in the Federation Cup after a 1-0 loss to Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College. PHOTO: PLANET HOCKEY

By Andrew King BURNSIDE HIGH won the Rex Dawkins Cup after an undefeated showing at the tournament in Palmerston North. Their perfect eight wins from eight games cumulated in a 3-1 win over Hutt Valley High in the final. However, it left coach Dave Williams wondering what could have been if they had made the top national tournament. “This did show that we should have been at the premier tournament because we had the team to do well, but unfortunately, we did not get the chance,” he said. The Rex Dawkins Cup is a satellite tournament for teams

not in the top 32 in the country. Selection to the premier tournament in Napier was done on the standings earlier in the Connetics first XI season. At the time, Burnside (above) were outside the top four. They finished the season in fourth. The highlight aside from winning the title, Williams said, was only conceding four goals but scoring 36.

Williams said captain Byron Heath was a stand-out player and was only two goals shy of the golden boot award. Keeper Christian Firth also stood out, only letting in four goals and saving a penalty in the final. “Centre mid-fielder Jamie Palmer also played amazingly well and Milan Clarke did a perfect job as our centre back,” he said.

Rangi narrowly miss out on ‘Perfect’ run for under-15 rugby boys hockey’s Federation Cup go for a quick tap that didn’t pay bench, is an exciting prospect, By Andrew King RANGI RURU Girls’ School’s hockey team came second in the Federation Cup tournament after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College on Saturday. The national tournament was held in Hawkes Bay last week and featured 32 of the country’s top teams. Rangi Ruru won their quarterfinal against Hawkes Bay’s Iona College on Thursday 3-2, before beating Villa Maria College 4-1 in the semi-final. Rangi Ruru director of sport

Jo Fogarty said it had been a demanding week and she was pleased with the result, acknowledging the hard work of the players, as well as head coach, Aaron Ford, and assistant coach and manager, Megan Wang. “Our success is due to quality coaching, our support team, which includes nutrition, strength and conditioning, and mental performance coaching and, of course, our hard working, motivated and talented students,” Fogarty said.

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St Albans Exercise Today, 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 or during school holiday periods. Phone 0800 663 463 to register. Foundation of the Blind, 96 Bristol St GenConnect Tuesday, 12.10-12.40pm Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. Do you have questions about your iPad, smart phone or tablet? Or maybe you want to know how to use Skype, Facebook, or share your photos with family or friends? Ask an expert. Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to all your questions Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with this friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye

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House, 100 Farrington Ave Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading. This programme uses dogs who are the pets of the city council’s animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1-3pm Go along to the 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 Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play rummikub, an exciting, interactive strategy game that

BOOK TALK: Friends of the Library will hold its author talk with Genevieve King on Tuesday from 12.30pm at Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd. King, a self-published author, will be talking about her book Valley Gatherings, which is a compilation of photos, stories and recipes gathered from people living on or near the Clarence River. Gold coin donation, all welcome. will test your wits. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Knit ‘n’ Yarn Thursday, 2-3pm Go along and enjoy a chat with others as you knit. For anyone who loves to knit or wants to learn. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

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Golden Healthcare Group Residential Care Services Golden Healthcare Group’s position at the forefront of Canterbury’s residential care services is cemented by a state-of-the-art facility being developed at Lady Wigram Retirement Village providing hotel-style accommodation was involved. Only for those residents who enjoy smoke damage resulted. being part of a vibrant, social Unfortunately ‘only community. smoke damage’ stinks and One of the villas built during continues to for days, or the first stage of construction even weeks. has been converted to Finally one of my pet accommodate social events hates – candles, used for such as bowls, happy hours, high teas and ambience. A fire last week television viewing of sports fixtures. at Rapaki was the result Once the project is complete, it will of this practice where a comprise 101 villas, 73 apartments, and bath mat caught on fire. 100 care beds. The proposed facilities will So did the plastic bath. include a rest home, hospital, and dementia Confusion ensued. facilities, and permanent amenities such Finally the taps were as a community centre, Bowling Green, turned on causing water swimming and spa pools, a gym, a theatre, to flow through the hole in a library, and a hairdressing salon. the bath to the level below The villas will be offered in a via a light fitting. All combination of two and three bedrooms because of candles. Please whereas apartment residents will have a don’t.

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Local workshop provides full servicing and repairs Although it is a small suburban workshop, Hoon Hay Automotive in Hoon Hay Road offers the full range of vehicle servicing and repairs, the same as you would find in larger businesses. Owner Grant Prior is a fully qualified mechanic, as is his employee Wade, and the pair service all types of vehicles, from a basic service to a full going-over. They also provide transmission flushes, coolant changes, cam belt replacement, and all electrical and mechanical repairs using the workshop’s diagnostic tools to assess the problems. Hoon Hay Automotive also supplies and fits tyres, with a variety of brands available from entry-level Hi Fly tyres right up to performance tyres, so everyone is catered for. They supply and fit the quality Century Yuasa batteries, which carry a two-year warranty. WoFs for all types of vehicle as well as trailers are also provided. But while Grant, Wade and office manager Sarah carry out all the day-to-day work, the real star of the business is Jessie the meet and greet dog, who welcomes customers with a friendly wag of the tail

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Major refurbishments enhancing retirement village townhouses independent living in this lovely, resort-style village. There are numerous advantages to retirement living at Ngaio Marsh, with a key one being the guarantee of fixed weekly fees*. The weekly fee new residents pay when they move into a townhouse remains the same for the duration of their time in that townhouse.* While enjoying the same fully independent lifestyle they have always had, townhouse residents can participate in any of the village activities on offer and use the leisure facilities whenever they choose to. Indoor and outdoor bowls, petanque, croquet, pool, a gym, swimming pool and spa pool, a well-stocked library, a shop, and hair salon are all available for them. They can take part in the exclusive Ryman Triple A Exercise Programme, and also go out on the regular shopping trips and outings in the village van, all of which means they have the benefit of independent living, combined with the companionship of their fellow residents when they wish. A sense of security is provided with 24-hour emergency call alarms ensuring there is always help on hand if needed, they can potter in the garden outside their townhouse, and family members can visit whenever they like.

Ngaio Marsh runs a regular activities programme, which includes guest speakers, who come from a range of professional groups and private and government organisations to provide interesting and stimulating talks for the residents. There is also a wide variety of musical entertainment, which is always popular. Performers include an NZSO chamber group, young singers from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation, which Ryman sponsors, and individual musicians singing and playing guitar. In addition to all these benefits, there is the Ryman Difference, which further sets Ngaio Marsh apart. This includes the fixed weekly fee*, which stops immediately when the townhouse is vacated, a 90-day money-back guarantee* and four hours of house cleaning at no cost for residents leaving their home and moving into Ngaio Marsh. Next year, the village centre will come under the refurbishment spotlight. The project will include a new movie theatre, extension and upgrading of the library, the hair salon being fully refurbished, upgrading of the dining room and a new cafe where baristas will make the coffee. *Terms and conditions apply

the rowing machine, and using the swimming pool and spa as well. Not so much a “gym bunny”, Joan says, she started a 500 Club, with 22 members now enjoying the popular card game every Wednesday. She also likes gardening and has planted a veggie patch outside their home. An avid reader, Ernie enjoys visiting the library, and is very impressed with the services of librarian resident Dawn Marshall, who is in her 90s. Both Joan and Ernie thoroughly enjoy their neighbours, too. “It’s a great neighbourhood,” Ernie says. “The whole village has great people – they have a great sense of humour, and we’re all here for the same reason.” And as Joan says, “The most important thing is people should move into the retirement village while they are still able to enjoy the lifestyle. The resthome and the care are all there if they need it later.”

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When good breathing goes bad Have you experienced any of these breathing difficulty symptoms? • Disturbed sleep • Erratic heartbeats* • Feeling anxious and uptight • Upset gut/nausea • Chest pains* • Shattered confidence • Tired all the time • Achy muscles and joints • Dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out • Irritability or hypervigilance • Frequent yawning and sighing • Breathing discomfort* • Pins and needles • Feelings of ‘air hunger’ *Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms. These questions are asked on the website BradCliff was started by North Island physiotherapists Dinah Bradley and Tania Cliffton Smith, who specialise in hyperventilation and anxiety treatment. Their website notes one in 10 people experience some form of breathing pattern

disorder or chronic over breathing at some time in their lives, resulting in a range of disturbing or frightening symptoms puzzling to you and your doctor. You feel unwell because of overbreathing, and overbreathing makes you feel unwell. A vicious cycle is established, which is a major stress all by itself. This is experienced currently by many Cantabrians, says Ietje

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pain and jaw pain. With fast upper chest breathing, sighing and yawning, the resulting disturbance of our oxygen and carbon dioxide levels can give us the feeling we are not able to control our own body. One moment you are feeling fine, next moment your chest feels tight, you feel out of breath, your heart beats erratically and you may even experience dizziness and/or tingling. Very scary if you do not understand what is happening. No wonder this causes anxiety. Not being the boss over our own body makes us anxious, anxiety feeds the faulty breathing pattern, and so it goes on. The BradCliff physiotherapists have established a national network of practitioners that regularly train together and can help you overcome this problem. Physical Sense is part of that network.

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New hope for patients suffering from MS, strokes or spinal injuries For those seeking relief from pain caused by injury, and other physical and mental health issues, Chinese health practitioner Dr Lan Xiao offers a method of treatment that brings fast, and often immediate results. A graduate of Beijing Medical College, Dr Lan established an acupuncture clinic in Christchurch in 1993. As she continued her research and medical practice, she discovered a reflexology network on the human body, an exciting new discovery that became the foundation of her new treatment – acupuncture without needles. Instead of needles, Dr Lan uses a blunt instrument to stimulate the reflexology points on the face or other parts of the body. When the point is stimulated by pressure, a message is sent to the repair centre to promote healing. As Dr Lan explains, the treatment increases energy, which boosts the body’s healing system. The body will heal injuries naturally, she says, but that is a slow process. In addition, many people will start to use their injured part, for example a knee or an ankle, before it is properly healed, therefore prolonging the injury and even causing chronic pain. With her powerful treatment, results are produced very quickly – even instantly. She likens it to the differences between the power of a car – natural healing, of an aeroplane – other types of natural healing, and of a rocket –

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Situated on the highly desirable lower slopes of Cashmere Hills, this lovely home is a testimony to the architecture of Jonty Rout. Designed with flair, this home is a cut above the average with stunning rimu cathedral ceilings and timber detailing bringing warmth and spaciousness. Step into the welcoming entranceway to view the stunning living area set below. A large welcoming space with room to entertain and to flow out onto the generous decking. The separate formal dining offers ample space for your dinner parties. The kitchen is modern and opens into a second smaller living room or ‘snug’. A cosy space for those busy evenings after work to relax in. There are three double bedrooms, all opening onto a deck, two with mezzanine floors and the master having an ensuite and walk in robe, plus a good-sized family bathroom. Both bathrooms are presented to a high standard - nothing to do here, the hard work has been done. There is also a fourth bedroom upstairs, a great teenage hideaway. On the practical side, this home has the bonus of heaps of storage, beautiful builtin cabinetry, an internal vacuum system, central heating and a large laundry. Step from your kitchen onto a sunny deck surrounded by your own little bit of paradise. The home is nestled into the land with a private, well-established landscaped

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‘most versatile band’... e C-Bay Band. ey play a mix of Jazz, Country and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Made up of Tony Atwood (lead vocals); Heath Rainey (lead guitar/keyboard); Ross Polson (bass/vcoals); John Shoaf (guitar/trumpet); and George Kinch (drums/vocals), the group formed almost 3 years ago and is also a regular attraction at the Timaru Town & Country Club. Catch them in the Westview Lounge this Saturday. 7.30pm start. Free entry. e Hornby WMC , Carmen Rd. Phone 349 9026.

A West Coast welcome in the heart of Redwood, beautifully refurbished and something for all the family. TRY OUR WONDERFUL MENU & DAILY SPECIALS

Daniels Road|Phone 352 8355







Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days


Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088













Offer available for a limited time and includes tea, hot chocolate



Live Music: Sima & Vaeio



Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-2pm and from 5pm



Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

PIERVIEW Restaurant

By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm






OPEN FOR DINNER Friday, Saturday, Sunday


OPEN FOR BUFFET LUNCH Every Sunday 12pm - 2pm

Early Bird Special

Quality a la carte with a view!





Members Lucky Card Draw

Home Grown Country

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 5.30pm – 6.30pm Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts








Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Sunday 24th September

202 Marine Parade ● Ph 388-9416 Members, guests and affiliates welcome


The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 17 Carmen Rd | Hornby Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Tuesday September 12 2017

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Our lowest advertised prices ever on New Zealand’s premium pocket spring beds.

HURRY STOCKS ARE LIMITED 2 Great Christchurch Locations BEDS R US HORNBY 40 Carmen Rd Hornby

Ph: 03 595 2360


166 Moorhouse Ave (Next To Noel Leeming)

Ph: 03 379 5110

Enhance your theatre experience as we welcome you an hour before your show to indulge in a delicious platter and a beverage of your choice.

Limited bookings available. Add pre-show hosting to your CIRKOPOLIS ticket purchase online: Enquiries Phone: (03) 366 6326 Email:

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