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U-turn after police told not to target drivers „„ By Bridget Rutherford POLICE CHIEFS have backtracked on an instruction telling officers not to target drivers in the city’s eastern suburbs because they could not afford tickets. The Star has learned an internal police task memo went to officers this month as part of a strategy aimed at educating drivers instead of penalising them. Officers were told to avoid targeting drivers in east Christchurch. “These families are a low socioeconomic demographic who are disproportionately reflected in our statistics who can least afford infringement notices,” police bosses said. The instruction was met with surprise from within police ranks. But Canterbury district prevention manager Inspector Tony Hill told The Star yesterday the task was not written correctly. “That whole messaging got lost in translation,” he said. Inspector Hill said senior police leadership had met to discuss roading and driver initiatives, and from that meeting an instruction was sent out to officers. He said the instruction was later written by a senior sergeant, but it should have been “messaged differently”. Staff then sent out revised instructions. •Turn to page 3


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Thursday September 21 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

WHAT AN election it’s going to be on Saturday night. The best and potentially the closest in many years, and one which will shape the country’s future for sometime. The Star’s website www.star. kiwi will start its live coverage from 7pm, bringing you updates through to when an outcome is decided. In today’s Star we have expansive election coverage. On pages 12, 13, 14 we have views from the suburbs and who people will vote for and why. On pages 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24 we have opened up the pages to Christchurch’s political heavyweights. No prizes for guessing where Garry Moore and Roger Bridge’s loyalties lie. The polls clearly show people have shifted to voting for either National or Labour and this could spell doom for many smaller party politicians who have made it into Parliament on the back of MMP. Indications are voter turnout will be high and which ever party mobilises its supporters best on Saturday will win. – Barry Clarke

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This week in history saw the Theatre Royal bought by Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation on September 18, 1980. The foundation renovated and preserved it as a theatre. On September 18, 1989, the old Christchurch City Council held its final meeting (No 4032) before amalgamation. On September 19, 1865, the South Island Separation Bill was defeated in Parliament by 31 votes to 17. On September 19, 1904, pianist Jan Paderewski played a concert in the city. He later became Prime Minister of Poland. On September 19, 1977, Prince and Princess Prem Purachatra of Thailand visited. On September 20, 1916, the Canterbury Aviation Company was founded by Sir Henry Wigram (right). On September 21, 1867, trout were introduced from Tasmania. The ova were reared in special covered ponds built in Hagley Park next to the hospital. Salmon were introduced a year later. On September 23, 1914, the first Canterbury contingent sailed on the Tahiti and Athenic from Lyttelton for the war in Europe.

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In Brief PLAYGROUND CAR PARK People who have been parking all day for free in the Margaret Mahy Family Playground car park while they go to work in the central city will not be able to do so for much longer. City council staff are working on a report to have 120min parking restrictions put in place in the Armagh St car park.

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A LAWYER by day and champion boxer by night, meet Sunny Teki-Clark. Fresh from capturing the under-81kg elite title at the New Zealand Boxing Championships last week, the 28-year-old was then using his verbal jab to defend people in the district court on Monday. “I actually didn’t have too many bruises when I turned up for work on Monday, which was a good thing,” he said with a cheeky grin yesterday. Teki-Clark fought Tyson Sykes, of Rotorua, for The George Bush Memorial Trophy – the same opponent he took on last year and lost. This year he won on points. “He told me after the bout, you were too sharp Sunny. He has mentioned turning pro but I would like a decider before he does that,” he said. Teki-Clark fights out of Bells Boxing Club on Rose St, Somerfield. Originally from Wanganui, he said he spent his high school years playing rugby, but boxing was never far from his mind. “I think it was my dad who

BOXING SMART: Lawyer and champion boxer Sunny Teki-Clark has taken out The George Bush Memorial Trophy belt. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

got me into it in the first place. He boxed down here with my coach a long time ago when he was stationed at the Burnham Military Camp,” Teki-Clark said. Although his father, Kelly Clark, was into the sport, his mother, Alaina Teki-Clark, wouldn’t let him get in the ring. “When I moved down to

Christchurch for university, I decided to get into it. Mum couldn’t tell me what to do anymore,” he said. He studied law at Canterbury University and now works for the Public Defence Service, taking on clients who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Teki-Clark’s reputation has

SAFETY SIGNS GONE The signs around Cranford and Westminster Sts discouraging speeding and dangerous driving have been removed. The city council ordered their removal after a four-week investigation found they did not comply with the District Plan. It comes after Christchurch Central Labour candidate Duncan Webb tried to stop the removal by turning one into a political hoarding. The city council said it still did not comply and the signs had to be taken down.

done the rounds, with some of the people he defends asking him if he was a boxer. “I have never had a client actually assault me. Others have, but I think my calm, quiet demeanour helps. Plus I’m quite tall so that might put them off,” he said.

POLICE PATROL SHIRLEY Police foot patrols have been increased near the Marshland and Shirley Rds intersection after a 15-person brawl on September 11. The brawl ended with one person in hospital and six arrests. Senior Sergeant Stephan McDaniel said the problem will be managed by increasing patrols at busy times. Burger King Shirley manager Tina Sherma said young people loitering and anti-social behaviour has been an an ongoing issue for some time in the area.

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U-turn after police told not to fine drivers •From page 1 Police have had an initiative running for some time where motorists from across the city who don’t have a driver licence or warrant of fitness or registration and can’t afford to pay a fine may not be ticketed. Instead, police can give them compliance, or refer them to a programme to get a licence or an agency to assist with employment in order to be able to pay for a warrant of fitness. Inspector Hill said that was the intent of the task, and it had been “reworked” to reflect that.

As part of a plan to reduce Maori offending by 25 per cent by 2025, police were looking at the ways in which Maori and people from lower socio-economic areas were entering the justice system. “One of these is road policing infringements,” said Inspector Hill. Often people were pulled over, ticketed for not having a driver licence or warrant of fitness, and could not pay their fine. So they had to do community service and enter the justice system. Once they were in there, it could be hard to break the cycle, he said.

‘There’s a million dollars worth of fines sitting in the Aranui area that aren’t paid. They clearly can’t afford to pay them.’ – Inspector Tony Hill

“There’s a million dollars worth of fines sitting in the Aranui area that aren’t paid. They clearly can’t afford to pay them.” He said instead, police were helping them into courses, such as the Learner Driver Mentoring or Community Driver Mentoring programmes, which help people

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News Authorities will investigate how to „„ By Bridget Rutherford WAYS TO help make a Spreydon woman’s home more “liveable” after five two-storey townhouses started being built close next door will be investigated. City council head of resource consents John Higgins, his colleague John Gibson, Wigram MP Megan Woods and city councillor Phil Clearwater met with Bolton Ave home owner Kim Mehlhopt yesterday. It comes after The Star revealed last week JSJ Investments was building the townhouses next door to her home of 15 years – the garage less than 1m away. Under the District Plan the townhouses are compliant, although Ms Mehlhopt said it will devalue Kim Mehlhopt her home, cost her privacy and the street’s family appeal. After yesterday’s meeting, Dr Woods said the city council would now contact the developer to discuss ways to make Ms Mehlhopt’s home more liveable, given the close proximity. Ms Mehlhopt said it was a productive meeting, and she raised concerns about the district planning rules and the need for consenting to be done in a “more neighbourly way.” “The house is there to stay so they were only talking about mitigation.” Ms Mehlhopt previously laid a complaint with WorkSafe about unsafe building practices next door, but WorkSafe said it had no issues with what was witnessed. JSJ Investments director Nick Johnston said they were considering buying Ms Mehlhopt out. Ms Mehlhopt said she wanted to wait and see what mitigations could be made first.

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TIGHT: Builders work on the townhouse development next to Kim Mehlhopt’s Bolton Ave home yesterday. Below: City council head of resource consents John Higgins and colleague John Gibson inspect the proximity between the two dwellings. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

Mr Higgins said the situation would also be referred onto the District Plan team, who could consider any changes necessary. “It is accepted the building is very close to the neighbour.” Ms Mehlhopt’s property is zoned residential medium density. It has been that way since the 1990s, but zones in other parts of the city changed in the new District Plan process. After the earthquakes, the existing District Plans needed to be replaced, which was done through the city council and an independent hearings panel. In 2014, it was fast tracked by an Order of Council. The order set out the Statement of Expectations. They asked the new District Plan “reduce significantly” the reliance on the resource consent process, the number, extent, and prescriptiveness of development controls and design standards,

and the requirements for notification and written approval. In the process, the zoning on one side of Somerfield’s

Studholme St changed to residential suburban density transition, allowing for higher density development. Multay Developments has got the go ahead to build four, twostorey units at 23 Studholme St, which used to have a threebedroom bungalow on it. Residents are fiercely opposed to it because they say it will take away their street’s family orientated appeal and privacy. Originally, Multay Development’s application featured three aspects not compliant with the District Plan. After a hearing earlier this year, it was decided consultation would need to be done with some neighbours as part of the resource consent process because of that. Mr Higgins said Multay Developments had since amended its plans to fully comply with the District Plan. Because of that, it

no longer required resource consent, so consultation was not needed. A spokeswoman for Multay Developments director Warren Taylor said he did not want to comment. Studholme St resident Marty Flanagan said they still wanted to fight the development, but there was only so much they could do. He said the District Plan gave all the “power” to the developers. “All of these got snuck through the District Plan change just after the earthquakes and it wasn’t really communicated clearly enough.” Cr Clearwater said both situations were “unacceptable.” He said because of the Government’s Order in Council, the city council had “virtually no say” in the outcome of the plan and it was “immensely frustrating.” “We wanted to keep notification. We wanted to protect amenity values and keep clear environmental standards. But what we wanted was countered by the Government.” He said the rules disempowered residents, and he wanted the legislation changed so the District Plan could be altered. “A new Government needs to work with our council so we have a change to that legislation made urgently,” he said.

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help angry homeowner “I think the Government’s responsible for what is happening now. I think they need to take responsibility for this. I think it’s totally unfair to the people who are affected.” Dr Woods said she would want to look at any changes in the plan that could be made to ensure neighbourhoods remained liveable. But former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said Cr Clearwater’s comments made him “furious.” “I’m sick to death of when every time things go wrong they’re turning around and pointing fingers at the Government,” he said. “The view he’s [Cr Clearwater] taken is totally unreasonable and it’s a wash the hands attitude.” He said the city council asked for the Order in Council to get the District Plan done, and the current District Plan was not a Government document. “We provided a process at the request of the city council, a legal process.” He said the city council wanted clear rules around resource consent processes.

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“We did not prescribe things that had to be in the District Plan.”

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board chairwoman Karolin Potter said the developments happening in both Studholme St and Bolton Ave were terrible. “You can’t call them houses, they’re just future dumps. Huge, blocky, ugly and horrible,” she said. “It’s bloody hard when the District Plan allows it to happen.”

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Ms Potter has asked city council staff to organise a seminar for residents affected by zoning changes, and planners to let people know what the rules were. “The RMA used to be if in doubt, go to resource consent. But under this Government, it’s if in doubt, don’t go to resource consent.” •Readers’ comments, p10

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Sightings of missing men „„ By Andrew King TWO MEN sought by police after leaving a secure facility in Christchurch have been seen but police will not say where. Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Worner said Kane Hazelton, 27, and Dean Woolley, 23, are believed to be travelling together Dean Woolley around the South Island. “We have information they have been moving around the South Island, but at this stage, we will not be releasing what Kane Hazelton those locations are,” he said. He would not comment on why the men were in the facility, or what kind of facility it is, but said police are eager to return them to it. •Any sightings of Mr Hazelton or Mr Woolley can be reported on 363 7400 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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Art gallery costs surge „„ By Bridget Rutherford IT COSTS ratepayers $35.75 each time a visitor goes to Christchurch Art Gallery – $20.85 more than before the earthquakes. It comes as a result of the gallery’s visitor numbers being lower and its operating costs having risen since it reopened in December 2015 after earthquake repairs. Before the quakes, the cost per visitor was $14.90. In the 2009/10 financial year, there were 470,079 visits. It now costs Deon Swiggs $35.75. In the last year, there were 306,040 visits. The figure is calculated by the gallery’s net annual operating costs, divided by the number of annual visitors. The city council’s target is for it to cost no more than $21 for each visitor who goes to the central city gallery. City council finance and commercial general manager Carol Bellette said the gallery’s operating costs had increased by $3.7 million. She said in the 2009/10

INCREASE: Operating costs of Christchurch Art Gallery has gone up, while visitor numbers have reduced. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

financial year, they were $6.9 million, while this year’s were $10.6 million. She said the main reason was increased depreciation driven by increased asset value, as a result of the post-earthquake building improvements. There was also reduced revenue from the restaurant space and gallery shop, increased insurance premiums and security costs because a new insurance policy required 24-hour monitoring of the building, she said. Previously it was monitored on site for 16 hours a day, she said. Ms Bellette said the target of $21 per visitor was set before the gallery reopened. “The projected figure was based on an early assumption

that the city centre would be more accessible more quickly, and visitor numbers would return more quickly to pre-quake levels.” But she said that had not happened yet. She said once Cathedral Square and more of the central city is revitalised, transport options are improved, and the gallery’s cafe is opened, visitation would increase. Central city councillor Deon Swiggs said the gallery was an important asset, but the cost per visitor was high. He said they could not sit there and wait for the central city to return, and they needed to be looking at how to reduce costs. “How do me make better use of that massive space?”

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Old St Bede’s schoolmate calls judge a bully in court „„ By Guy Williams A FORMER St Bede’s prefect, now a district court judge, faced bizarre accusations by a defendant who then invited him out for lunch. Appearing in the Queenstown District Court on an assault charge, Neville Morgan Mitchell, 60, told Judge John BrandtsGiesen to recuse himself because they knew each other. Mitchell, charged with assaulting Wanaka physiotherapist Brett Jenkins at the township’s medical centre on June 8, became angry when the judge did not recognise him immediately when he appeared this week. ‘’You’re a bully – stop the crap. You had a reputation for being a bully when you were a prefect at St Bede’s,’’ Mitchell said. He then interrupted Judge Brandts-Giesen when he began

to speak, saying: “Cut the drivel. You cannot hear my case.’’ Mitchell then claimed he would not be appearing in court were it not for a protection order imposed against him by Judge Brandts-Giesen in the Family Court years earlier. ‘’I’ve been threatened and intimidated by this man for many years.’’ Judge Brandts-Giesen, who confirmed the two had previous legal contact and had attended St Bede’s College together, recused himself and remanded Mitchell at large until a nominal date of December 20. As Mitchell left the dock, he invited the judge to have lunch with him some time, “perhaps at a Chinese restaurant’’. The judge thanked him for the invitation, but: “. . . in the circumstances, I don’t think it would be appropriate’’. – Otago Daily Times

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$1.2m in parking tickets waived over year „„ By Bridget Rutherford MORE THAN 9000 people wrote to the city council in the past year asking for their parking tickets be waived – and more than half of those were successful. City council data released to The Star shows between August 2016 and July, 73,512 tickets were issued. The total value of those was $5.9 million. During that time, the city council received 9579 written submissions asking for their tickets to be waived, relating to 11,778 individual tickets. Of those submissions, 7053 tickets were waived, at a total of $1.2 million. The city council was unable to give the reasons why the tickets were waived, because its system did not record it and it would have to be retrieved manually. In total, the city council received about $4.6 million in parking ticket fines. If a motorist is issued a ticket by a parking warden, and they think it is not warranted, they can write to the city council with the circumstances asking it to be waived. It would then be considered by the inspections and enforcements unit.

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City rents: Units down, apartments up RENT PRICES for Christchurch units have dropped, but apartment rents have risen, new Trade Me figures show. The average rent price for Christchurch units fell 4.6 per cent in the past year, to $310 per week, the latest Trade Me Property rental index figures showed. Christchurch townhouse rents remained unchanged at $400 per week, but apartment rents were up 5.3 per cent to $400 per week. Nationally, rent prices for apartments, townhouses and units reached an all-time high, up 6.3 per cent over the past year to an average of $420 per week. Over the Kiri Barfoot past three years, the average rent price had risen 20 per cent. Trade Me Property head Nigel Jeffries said nationally, across all types of rental properties, rents rose 2.3 per cent in the past year. “To​ ​date,​ ​we’re​ ​experiencing​ ​the​ ​lowest​ ​period​ ​of​ ​rent​ ​ increases​ ​in​ ​five​ ​years​. This​ ​is​ ​ quite​ ​the​ ​contrast​ ​to​ ​2016​ ​when the​ ​annual​ ​rent​ ​growth​ ​was​ ​

nearly​ ​double​ ​at​ ​4.4​ ​per​ ​cent,” he said. The index comes from properties advertised on Trade Me, where around 11,000 properties are displayed each month. Mr Jeffries said average rents for units, townhouses and apartments were much higher in Auckland, at $490 per week. Auckland apartment rents rose 6.5 per cent in the past year to an average $490 per week, townhouse prices rose 5.8 per cent to an average $595 per week and unit rents rose 4.9 per cent to an average $430 per week, his data showed. Wellington prices rose faster: Apartment rents were up 7.1

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per cent to an average $450 per week, townhouses up 8 per cent to $475 per week and units up 11.3 per cent to $345 per week. Last month, Barfoot & Thompson said Auckland residential rental yields or landlord incomes rose for the first time in three years. “Returns for Auckland rental property owners look to be on the up with gross rental yields for three-bedroom homes in over half the city’s suburbs rising in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year. This follows a steady decline in rental yields observed since 2014,” the agency said. Kiri Barfoot, a Barfoot &

Thompson director, said that was good for landlords and “exactly what you would expect to happen at some point in response to moderate but consistent increases in rent and slowing of house sales prices”. Crockers property management said this month that Auckland three-bedroom property average weekly rents were $616, compared to the national figure of $460 per week. “Over the past month average Auckland rents for a twobedroom residential property have remained relatively stable at $479, while two-bedroom rents across New Zealand have increased from $380 to $400. This has resulted in the Auckland two-bedroom premium softening from 27 per cent to 20 per cent,” it reported. “Average rents for threebedroom properties in Auckland softened this month from $630 to $616, while rents across New Zealand increased slightly from $450 to $460, resulting in the three-bedroom premium to decrease from 40 per cent to 34 per cent. These two changes may well reflect the reported migration of many Aucklanders to provincial New Zealand.”

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News Quake damage raised heart attack risk „„ By Jamie Morton CANTERBURY residents living in quake-damaged homes were put at higher risk of heart attack, a new data-crunching study has found. The research, published in international journal The Lancet Planetary Health, offers the latest insight into how quakes that rocked Canterbury over 2010 and 2011 affected peoples’ health in the months and years after. Earlier studies have indicated a number of negative effects, ranging from depression, anxiety and a mental fog dubbed “quake brain,” to suicides linked to the disaster and detailed in a New Zealand Herald investigation. Now, researchers have found how those living in areas with more severely damaged homes in the first year after a major earthquake had elevated levels of cardiovascular disease – and heart attacks in particular. We were interested in the longterm impact of the earthquake given the prolonged insurance settlement process, particularly among those who were most impacted by earthquake damage to their homes,” said study author Professor Vicky Cameron,

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a cardiology researcher based at the University of Otago, Christchurch. EQC residential building claims data were linked to residential information at the time of the magnitude 7.1 September 4, 2010, earthquake. Researchers then followed up with adult residents aged older than 45 to check any new cases of admission with cardiovascular disease and related deaths. The results were adjusted for the influence of age, sex, ethnicity, small area deprivation index and personal income. In the first year, people who were living in the most dam-

aged areas in Christchurch had around 10 per cent more cardiovascular hospitalisations compared with the least damaged areas, 22 per cent more hospitalisations for heart attacks, and 25 per cent more deaths from cardiovascular disease. Over the first 12 months of the Canterbury earthquakes, in areas with the most damage to homes, there were at least 66 related hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease and 29 for heart attacks, when compared to the least-damaged areas. But the researchers failed to find any such pattern over the following four years.

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While cardiovascular disease rates are known to increase immediately after a severe earthquake, less was known about the magnitude of this increase over a longer time frame, and whether this was associated with level of housing damage. The new study offered proof that people living in areas with more severely damaged homes in the first year after a major earthquake had elevated levels of cardiovascular disease, and heart attacks in particular. The researchers suggested policy measures, such as better access to services and interventions within the first year of a disaster, could help. “The cardiovascular impact of the Canterbury earthquakes is a reminder of the broader health impact of a natural disaster and the importance of considering cardiovascular prevention in natural disaster preparedness, resilience and recovery,” Cameron said. The study was undertaken as part of the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge and carried out by researchers from Otago University, Canterbury University and Opus. – NZ Herald

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Viewpoint Readers respond to last week’s story about a townhouse development on Spreydon’s Bolton Ave, just metres away from Kim Mehlhopt’s home of 15 years Judith Mackay – I was so angry reading about that poor woman unbelievable. What a disgusting performance by our council and the builder, what chance has the “little person” got against the likes of them. How would John Higgins from the council like it, if it was his place, would it be such a minor effect. The council changed the law after the earthquake, obviously with no regards or safeguards for people. It is all about money and greed, both from the developer and the council letting it happen. Also the lady is still waiting for EQC repairs!

courts. It seems that the city bylaws were changed after the earthquakes. Probably by the National Government. I left the red zone in 2012 and have lived in Davis California since then. Developers in this city have to go through hoops to do that sort of development here and then the constituents have the vote. Last year an infill development of high density housing was voted down for various non compliant reasons. Also another development within the city boundary was turned down because it overlooked the citizens private homes that were considered old Davis homes. The citizens won.

Judi Johnson – I am appalled at the city council’s lack of common sense in this situation. Don’t the city councillors ever put themselves in these situations before passing these ridiculous ‘laws’? If they must have five two-storey houses on such a small section, surely they could make it mandatory that the driveways are on the outer edges of the sections so as to afford the (prior) resident neighbours some form of privacy and not cut out their sunshine so much? As for the close proximity to the neighbouring houses, that amount of room is just plain ridiculous. I remember when we had a house in Hei Hei and we applied for a permit to erect a garage at the front. We had to have it 4ft, from memory, from the footpath, and we had to supply a garden planting plan before it could be erected. We had to have the garage camouflaged from the road by plants. Our planting plan was approved and the garage duly erected and the garden installed. In this case I think the CCC should buy Kim’s property for the pre-earthquake valuation, and let her move to a more desirable situation. Kim.

Jo Harrison – I am absolutely disgusted at what is going on in the area. I have lived in the Somerfield area for 16 years and recently rebuilt our house due to the earthquakes. If I was aware of this type of housing I would not have invested to rebuild a family home in this area. To say the effect of this is ‘less than minor’ makes me so angry! I won’t rant any longer but I am aware that a lot of this is actually changes made by the National government and our local National MP washes his hands of it and blames the council as with the asbestos dump in Kennedys Bush, Halswell.   Kim Rankin – I have a the same issue in Papanui. It’s awful! But luckily I am a tenant and will be moving out at the end of our contract. This is where renting far outweighs paying a mortgage.   Gordon Heyward, of Parklands – In response to your article ‘woman feels crushed as new townhouses go up’. I am sure there is a law that a building must be a certain distance from a boundary fence. In this case, there wouldn’t be enough room to paint the wall. I have also heard of other cases where a neighbour has to be consulted when a building is

Geraldine Radovanovich – Great article on the housing issue. I think it sucks and ought to be investigated by the

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going up that could affect them. It looks like the concrete block wall would also be a firewall, but as there are windows it would no longer be a firewall and could be far from regulations. When it comes to having to work from a neighbours property or standing on their fence, that is trespassing unless you have permission. If that was me, I would have done something about it when the pegs first went in. The trouble is with these builders, they try to put too many houses on one section. Natalie Edwards – Any sympathy one felt for Ms Mehlhopt is quickly eroded by her and tantrum-like behaviour with regards to the people working on the adjoining building site combined with her flagrant use of public service peoples time including the police, ministers of Parliament and WorkSafe. The west side of Bolton Ave has historically always been medium density (L3) whilst the opposite side less dense (living 2/old zoning). The properties to the north of Ms Mehlhopt have already been subdivided some with two storey townhouses others with elderly persons housing. The District Plan has only been recently revised- did she look into the implications of her own situation and object - highly unlikely. Her behaviour towards the trades on site appears to have been aggressive and poorly

directed. My sympathy lies with the poor fascia fixer trying to do his job and then forced to do so on the fence whilst being photographed – followed by Ms Mehlhopt’s complaint to WorkSafe as a result- absolutely deplorable. Chris Palmer – This is a city we live in and it needs building up, not out. So “yes” to higher density inner city development. What would Ms Mehlhopt like to happen – we keep subdividing farmland to build single level quarter acre dwellings ad infinitum? It would have been courteous to have kept her informed of the building work and respected her property. Hopefully Ms Mehlhopt not being consulted about the building work was nothing to do with her crude comments which may reflect her attitude and are not endearing to her argument. Annette Chandler – It breaks your heart to see what’s happening to our city and this poor owner. I see it everywhere especially in a house I lived in previously and it now has at least three ugly townhouses on the site. I’m now concerned that this will eventually happen next door to my unit. I’ve phoned the city council but none has rung me back. Your article made me think of the possibility. A friend of mine from Thailand had sent me your article yesterday. She can’t believe what’s going on

here. I’m so pleased I’ve read this. Gary Knight, of Hoon Hay – Despite parochial and blaze views by many, the impedance of the urban space of many by inclusion of nearby concrete jungles is a very imminent problem. Character homes, privacy, neighbour interaction, suitable location and peace of mind are the prime catalysts for a myriad of residents  having chosen their home for these attributes. To have it overshadowed  by intervening and obtrusive  housing projects close to their proximity is demeaning and a retrograde step for these dedicated residents. Through zoning anomalies  these residential medium density housing projects, being compliant with council planning protocol bears testimony to not only major law full statute flaws, allowing progress of these housing units but also insensitivity by lack of consultation in many cases with property residents prior to their building instigation. Rik Tindall – This is the sharp end of city medium density conversion, Addington’s congestion pushed further south. Extensive new cycle lanes show private motor cars are nearly ruled out, while public transport isn’t quite there. One or two bright ideas don’t add up to a working vision yet - far from it. Five two-storey units crammed onto 794 sq m expose a district plan enabling greed, inconsiderate of neighbours, lacking design. Housing supply is not enhanced this way, just reduced in quality box unit demand is already met. Communities need agency on their side, to remain whole, postearthquake.

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Voters are making the decision Reporters Gabrielle Stuart and Bridget Rutherford go into the suburbs and test the mood of the voters AFTER SIX years away from Christchurch, Ra Bennett was exploring the Wigram area with fresh eyes last week – and the change she discovered left her awestruck. In the years following the earthquakes, new subdivisions have sprung up in Broomfield and Wigram – rows of modern homes in shades of taupe and grey, behind immaculate gardens. Multi-level black glass office blocks have replaced the run-down shops in Addington, and the shopping centres have spread out and up. On Thursday, Mrs Bennett was exploring the Hub Hornby, which has been redeveloped and expanded over the last three years. “This place has grown so much. It is absolutely beautiful,” she said. “And Bush Inn? Wow, that is the place to go. There is so much amazing food. And little Wigram is so beautiful now.” She would have every reason to be unhappy about the state of Christchurch. An east side girl, she lived most of her life in Aranui, surrounded by her extended family. When the earthquakes struck, she lost not only her home, but her community. So she left the city for the North Island. She moved to her new home in Hornby this year to be closer to her family – who had been left for months in the east without working toilets, for years navigating broken roads, and still battling the mental scars. But although some in her family blamed the Government, she didn’t. She was still undecided about which way she would vote on election day – but when it came to the rebuild, National had done

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DOWN TO EARTH: Riccarton Community Garden organiser Loretta Te Paa said Labour politicians often helped out there, but she had not seen any from National. PHOTO: GABRIELLE STUART

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a good job, she said. “Everything that has changed for since the earthquakes has been for the better, as far as I’ve seen,” she said. But living just up the road in Hei Hei, mum Sharon Cooper, has a different political view. She lives across from the Wycola shops, and was out for a walk in the sunshine – but she’d prefer to be at work. She had taken time out while her three children were young, but with the youngest now two and a half, she said she wanted to be working again. But in spite of applying for

dozens of jobs over the past few months, mostly in retail, she’d had no luck. That was why she voted Labour this year, she said. She cast an early vote last week. “Under National I have struggled to get a job, and it’s not for lack of trying. I’m not getting employed,” she said. “I have occasionally voted National, but not this time. I need hope. I want a job, a future.” She saw a lot of Megan Woods around the area last election, but hadn’t seen her or National’s David Hiatt out campaigning this time.

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“I say bring Helen Clark back,” she said. The Wigram electorate stretches from Islington in the west, east to Spreydon, and from Hoon Hay right up to Avonhead. The Cutts Mini Mart dairy sits in Russley, at the top of the electorate. Dairy owner Kinjan Shah said the election had come up a few times in small talk with his customers – but it was still not as popular a subject as the weather or sports. “Right now more people are talking about the rugby most weekends,” he said.

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Sitting right on the corner, the dairy was usually a magnet for billboards and political signs. But this year no one had approached him about signs – in fact, he hadn’t seen anything of either candidate. He said Jacinda Ardern had made the election race more interesting, and he often saw her speeches shared by friends on social media. But he still leaned blue: “I think National works more for small businesses,” he said. Jessica Clark moved to the area with her husband six months ago, and was out on her driveway painting furniture. She said she had not yet made up her mind about which way she would vote, and hadn’t met any of the candidates for Wigram. But she said care of the environment was the most important issue for her. “I really don’t like how chemicals are being sprayed everywhere,” she said. Across in Riccarton, Loretta Te Paa was weeding the community garden, hat on to shield her from the sun. She said Megan Woods was a familiar face at the garden, and at their community coffee sessions in the local hall. Even Andrew Little – then the Labour leader – had visited earlier in the year, she said. They hadn’t helped with the weeding during the visit, but they’d had a good excuse, she said. “It was a terrible stormy day.” They had won her vote for Labour, she said – although not for Dr Woods, as Ms Te Paa was enrolled in the Maori electorate.


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based on community issues Further up the road, Chris Mackay was less of a fan. He was out on the porch enjoying a coffee with his mum, Teresa Shaw. Theirs was one in a row of new two-storey social housing units, which replaced the roughlooking houses there before the earthquakes. “Megan woke me up the other day, parked in her car outside with her speaker up loud,” Mr Mackay said. “Ah, early in the morning?” “Nah, it was the afternoon. But I still wasn’t happy about it,” he said. He said he planned to either vote Labour or the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party – he was still undecided. Ms Shaw said Dr Woods had worked on their behalf last year, to get them a transfer from their old social house in Spreydon, where she was having issues, to their new unit in Riccarton. She said she had voted National in the past, but now planned to support Labour. “When Labour was in I decided something needed to change, so I voted National. I thought they could do better for the country. But they screwed it,” she said. At the bottom of the electorate, in Spreydon, retired carpenter Howard Westwood, was heading home from the shops on his scooter. His family all voted National, but he usually voted Labour, he said. He said Jim Anderton, who was Labour MP for Sydenham from 1984 to 1989, had played a part in winning his vote, when he supported workers who had been made redundant. “The first time I met him I thought he was an arrogant bugger. But then he did a lot to help the lads out,” he said. But as far as he was concerned, one politician was like another, he said. “I know Megan’s helped a few people through their earthquake issues. But any MP would have done that, that’s what they are

DECIDED: Mairehau’s Michael Welham said he would be voting for National because he liked its policies. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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there for.” Over in the Christchurch Central electorate Dorothea McKenzie has already cast her vote – she’s backing National. She reckons party leader and current Prime Minister Bill English is a “man of honour.” “And I admire that.” The 89-year-old often voted based on her values, and Mr English’s and National’s were similar to hers. “He’s a family man and after all, New Zealand should be a family country. He’s up front, forthright, and he says what he means.” Ms McKenzie has lived in the Christchurch Central electorate for 62 years – now at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Mairehau. Her electorate has been brewing as the most hotly-contested in the city with Ms Wagner coming up against former lawyer

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Duncan Webb. Ms Wagner has held the seat since 2011 after winning it off Labour for the first time in the electorate’s history. She beat incumbent Brendon Burns by a 47-vote majority. In 2014, Ms Wagner expanded her majority to 2420 against Labour’s Tony Milne. Ms McKenzie said this was one of the most exciting elections she could remember, and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern had “fired people up”. “I think people are thinking more because this lass that’s come into it, is full of vitality, and I think the young will enjoy her very much,” she said. “I think she’s doing a very good job but I’ll still go along with National.” Mairehau’s Michael Welham is also voting National – as he always has.

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He hadn’t paid too much attention to the battle for Christchurch Central, between Ms Wagner and Dr Webb. He would vote for Ms Wagner because she was National and he liked its policies, and the way it had kept the economy afloat. That’s not to say he wasn’t impressed with Ms Ardern. “She’s got a personality that is natural. But you have to look behind her, and I don’t see the strength there. She can’t do it all on her own, that’s what would worry me.” Edgeware’s Rush Jopson said traditionally he had voted Labour, and he did not see that changing this election. “I know Duncan Webb and about what he wants to do and what he’s doing.” He liked Labour’s policies such as axing secondary tax, and some of its environmental policies.

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“I’m not far left enough to vote Green, but I think Labour tackles some of the environmental issues we need to look at.” Ms Ardern had added “energy and excitement.” “It feels like maybe some people who wouldn’t normally take as much interest are getting a bit fired up, which I think is good.” Merivale’s Geoff Druery said the election had been turned into a personality issue with the rise of Ms Ardern, rather than being based on policies. He said Ms Ardern had done a good job, but Mr English had too. “He doesn’t have the charisma like John Key, but I still think he’s doing a good job.” Mr Druery said he had always voted National, and didn’t plan on changing that. It would be too close to pick who would take the Christchurch Central seat, he said. Overall, he thought National would get into Government by a “very small margin”. “I just think they’ve done a very good job. The rest of the world was in crisis [global financial crisis 2007-08]. We weren’t, so why not keep them on,” he said. “I just want the country to have the best Government it can have to meet the needs that are in the country, be they wealthy or poor.” Former lawyer Anne McMurtrie lives in the Ilam electorate, and in spite of having her office next door to Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee for more than 20 years, she is a Labour voter. She said Christchurch in general was a bit special in the sense it had very specific issues. •Turn to page 14


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Voting on the issues •From page 13 “We’ve been told we are resilient, and I think we are a bit sick of it. “It’s important we deal with mental health in our community and the struggling health board.” Bryndwyr residents Nick Vandenbosch and Cassie Welsh were walking home from casting an early vote – their party vote to the Greens, and electorate vote to Labour. Ms Welsh said independent candidate Raf Manji and National’s Gerry Brownlee both seemed to focus more on the Fendalton side of the electorate. “I’ve been pretty impressed with the Labour candidate, Anthony Rimell. I’m involved in the community garden, and he’s come down there several times. But I don’t think he’ll beat Gerry – I think Raf and Rimell will split the vote.” Mr Vandenbosch, a plasterer, said housing was a big issue for the couple, especially the handling of state houses in their area. Retired Fendalton resident Ian Long said he had voted for Mr Manji, because his policies were so “Christchurch-centric.” “The city plan seems to have stagnated, especially projects like the Convention Centre. Education, the environment and health are the big issues for me, and National doesn’t seem to have done much for health,” he said. In Christchurch East, New Brighton flatmates Taylor Morgan-Croucher and Penny Fuller, both health beneficiaries, stopped to chat while waiting for the bus. They saw plenty of problems in the community. “On our side of town there are so many potholes in the footpaths, it’s awful. And there needs to be more lighting, because right now it’s dangerous, there are so many places you could get attacked,” Ms Fuller said. She planned to party vote NZ First, but give her electorate vote to Labour’s Poto Williams. Ms MorganCroucher said she usually voted Greens, but planned to vote Labour this year because they had committed to funding mental health. “For me, healthcare is most important. It’s no wonder there’s a lot of depression and problems when there is not enough funding for mental health services.” Fast food worker Larissa Crimmins-Munro said she would probably vote Greens, but thought most

UNDECIDED: Beckenham photographer Emily Nicholls said her biggest concern in the area was street safety, but none of the Port Hills candidates had impressed her.

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parties had a mix of good and bad policies. She wasn’t impressed by any of the local candidates, and hadn’t seen much of them. The crime rate in the area was her biggest concern, she said. “Some people I know have been posting on Facebook about stealing cars and flipping them, but they’ve never been caught. One of my mates reported it to police, but they haven’t done anything,” she said. “National has kind of screwed us over, because there are a lot of issues they’re not confronting.” In the Port Hills electorate, Beckenham photographer Emily Nicholls was out for a walk to the library. She was still undecided, but none of the local candidates had impressed her much. She hadn’t met Labour’s Ruth Dyson, but said National candidate Nuk Korako had knocked on her door. Boy racers were a problem in the area. “The biggest issue in the area for me is street safety. I walk my dog at night, and we need better street lighting.” Somerfield community

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worker Jane Siefkes said she knew both National and Labour candidates fairly well – Mr Korako lived a street away from her, and she used to work for Ms Dyson. “She was a great boss,” she said. She usually voted Labour, and their policies this year had reaffirmed her decision. “The important ones to me are housing, mental health and employment relations,” she said. Retired Somerfield residents John and Zeta Laurie moved to the area six months ago, and everything they noticed in the electorate had been positive – they loved the library and service centre, and had seen people out cleaning up the rivers. But around wider policies, they had a lot of concerns, Mrs Laurie said. “There are very serious issues out there that are not being addressed – poverty, housing, education, mental health and attitudes to children,” she said. Mr Laurie said he was also unimpressed with “trickle-down economy” policies. “In 85 years, it’s never trickled down to us,” he said.


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  ELECTION COUNTDOWN Christchurch political heavyweights Garry Moore, Tracey McLellan, Sam MacDonald, Roger Bridge, Nicky Wagner and Megan Woods give their opinions on the election and the way forward for New Zealand (pages 16,17,19,20, 24). On page 23 Mayor Lianne Dalziel chimes in with her view

Labour’s key election Here’s a snapshot of Labour’s key policies:

Let us start dreaming again Garry Moore is a former Christchurch mayor and Labour Party life member IT’S TIME for a change. Remember our individual struggles getting EQC to treat us seriously? At one stage, I reckoned that if EQC came back to our place often enough we would end up owing them money. The faults they found in our place labelled “pre-existing” was unbelievable. We stood there defenceless, feeling like a criminal trying to rip them off. We succeeded against EQC when we hired an expensive professional adviser who proved what we had been saying all along was true. We all have tales of friends, or neighbours, who have suffered dreadfully at the hands of EQC, and insurance companies. Some died before they were reimbursed. That’s not fair. That’s not a decent society. That’s why I want a Royal Commission into EQC. I don’t

want to see my friends and relatives in Wellington repeating our experience when it’s their turn for a quake. We have the most convoluted planning structures here. They were imposed on us. Now we need to say how we want to run things ourselves, with our own structures, accountable to Christchurch, not to Wellington. Of implementing the ideas of all ages and all cultures; of having fun as we plan again. Remember ‘Share an Idea’? Let’s do that again with all the big challenges. Let’s get all of our suburbs fully restored and future-proofed. Like using the red zone to plan for our gradual retreat from the coast over the next 80 years, assisting our successors when they face the inevitable results of global warming. Imagine Christchurch as an international beacon for the world in 21st-century planning. Let us start dreaming again. Remember when we were called the People’s Republic of Christchurch and we loved it? We saw ourselves as different.

We had pride in our city and we accepted we did things our way. Let’s do it again. Let’s dream of cleaning up our rivers. Of constructing small, affordable, homes throughout our city. Of enhancing our parks and expanding our libraries. Of planning, jointly with Ngai Tahu, carefully all the major issues in front of us. Together. Not in secret. Of growing the number of small businesses and having our own immigration policy and encouraging thousands of young families from around the globe to move here to use our seaport, our airport and our dataport, all of which we own as a community, to trade with the world. To be a city rich in diversity. Imagine a city where our kids thrive because they are well-housed, well-fed and welleducated. Attracting families to Christchurch because it isn’t just hi-tech; but because of its fundamental commitment to people. That’s why I’m voting Labour this election.

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Water The introduction of a royalty on freshwater of about 2c per 1000-litres for commercial users. The revenue would be spent on cleaning up waterways. It will set stricter national standards on freshwater quality, and within five years would exclude all intensively farmed livestock from waterways. Immigration Cut net immigration numbers by abut 20-30,000 annually, including partly reducing the number of international students studying low-level courses. A stricter labour market test would also be introduced so Kiwis are hired before those from overseas.

frontline health workers making it easier for those with mental health issues to get help. In the first 100 days, Labour says it will initiate a review of mental health and addiction services. Education Offer three years of free post-school education in either tertiary education, training or apprenticeships, available from 2025. Schools that stopped asking for “voluntary” donations would be paid $150 per pupil. The charter or partnership school model and National Standards would be abolished and NCEA would be reviewed, while school operations funding would be increased.

Affordable Housing Aims to build 100,000 homes costing between $300,000$600,000 in 10 years – half in Auckland. Foreigners living abroad would be banned from buying existing homes. Health It will cut GP fees by $10 a visit, as well as $8 GP visits for community services card holders. Increase resources for

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policies Crime Over three years, increase the number of police officers by 1000. Tax Reverse National’s proposed tax cuts, eliminate secondary tax, and tax the sale of properties other than the family home. Clamp down on tax loopholes letting property speculators offset losses from their rentals against other income to avoid paying tax, to help first home buyers. It will set up a tax working group to look at a capital gains tax, which if recommended, would not be implemented until after 2020. Key promises for Christchurch: Transport Labour says it will commit an extra $100 million from the National Land Transport Fund to greater Christchurch multimodal public transport, including commuter rail from Rolleston to the central city. Health Eighty health professionals would provide mental health services in primary and intermediate schools in Christchurch and earthquake-

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affected parts of Canterbury for an initial three years. It would also run a two-year pilot programme in eight areas, including in Christchurch, so more people can access help. Rebuild Labour says it would put $300 million into Christchurch, where it wants the money to be invested. In partnership with the city council, the fund would be spent on future projects, subject to compelling business cases showing returns to the city. It is also promising to restore full democracy to Environment Canterbury, hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry into EQC, establish an arbitration tribunal to fast track insurance issues resolutions, and speed up the schools rebuild programme.

WHY DO we need a Labour-led Government? New Zealand is a fantastic country and we need a Labourled Government to make the most of it: New ideas, positive leadership, and a genuine commitment to addressing the growing problems we face. National have had nine years in Government and they are clearly out of steam. I’m scared of dogs. I only mention this because you come across plenty of them when door-knocking. Most people reassure you it’s okay because their dog is friendly, which isn’t always obvious. Nevertheless, I door knock because it’s the best way to find out what’s important to people and gauge the mood – and there is a mood for change. This weekend I spoke with a woman who was genuinely excited she voted Labour. She had before but not recently. She said housing was the reason and she was hopeful and excited that Jacinda was going to be the next

Prime Minister. Mental health is the most frequently raised concern, and people have been extremely generous sharing their stories. Mental health will be a priority of the next Labour Government. We’ll review mental health services and plan to better look after those who need help, and to support our amazing health workers to do their valuable work. People really love to talk about water. It’s absolutely imperative that we restore our rivers and lakes to a truly swimmable state within a generation and Labour’s water royalty gives regional councils the resources to clean up waterways. Here in Christchurch, we know only too well what a lack of action feels and looks like. Labour is committed to

speeding up the rebuild and healing the hurt across mental health, education and insurance worries. We’ll fund extra mental health professionals across primary and intermediate schools; accelerate the schools rebuild programme, and establish an arbitration tribunal to finally fast track insurance resolutions. We have to reach a workable settlement with city council to provide more certainty around the anchor projects. The $300 million on the table for projects that benefit the city’s future is a great idea and means we get to decide locally what that looks like. Importantly, Labour is committed to restoring full democracy to Environment Canterbury. Growing up, I remember Mr Wright, our principal who had a fondness for telling stories about New Zealand. I felt proud and very lucky. It was not wasted on me that the heroic changes and best ideas were credited to Labour governments. It seemed then, and I know it’s true now, that Labour is about getting things done. I’m convinced that we can’t afford to stick with the status quo – and now feels like the right time for change – so let’s do this.

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Strong economy no accident Roger Bridge is the regional chair of the National Party for Canterbury Westland EVERY WORKING New Zealander will be at least $1350 on average better off thanks to National’s tax cuts that come in to effect early next year. Labour voted against these. National has lifted annual wages by $13,000 since taking office. Labour are saying to New Zealanders they know better than you how to spend your money. Why shouldn’t hard-working Kiwis benefit from growing surpluses thanks to good economic management. This is one reason National deserves to be returned this Saturday. Billions has been spent by a National Government in the rebuild of Christchurch. This has been done without a regional petrol tax like the one other Kiwis are going to have to pay. National is committed to Christchurch and deserves a further term to grow one of the strongest economies in the Western world. Christchurch

will become one of the newest and most exciting places to live as the rebuild continues. Labour is committed to a water tax, tourist tax, regional petrol tax and higher income taxes. Their answer is to tax and spend. Labour and the Greens are committed to a capital gains tax. A strong economy did not happen by accident. It came through good management, sensible well thought out policies delivering for all New Zealanders. Labour voted against three new housing areas in Auckland plus the sale of not fit for purpose state housing, preventing this money going in to new social housing which will be warmer, modern and

better located. Kiwis have come home to work, bringing up their families and to be closer to their relatives and friends. This has caused problems but it is better than the mass exodus we saw under Labour. National deserves a further term to continue to deliver accountable education, accessible health services and affordable housing. We are on track to decrease debt by $4 billion over the next four years. Labour will increase debt. This will lift interest rates. We have one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the world. Let National deliver a continuing higher standard of living and better services for all New Zealanders.

National’s key election policies to new applicants, and toughen rules for partners and children of lower-skilled workers. Increase the refugee quota from 750 to 1000 in 2018.

Here’s a snapshot of National’s key policies: Water Set goal to have 90 per cent of New Zealand’s major lakes and rivers swimmable by 2040, and put requirements on councils to improve them. Immigration Put a three-year stay restriction on lower-skilled immigrant workers earning less than $42,000 per year. Increase superannuation requirements from 10 years residency to 20 years. Temporarily close the parent category

Affordable Housing Build another 100,000 homes over the next three years. Also build 34,000 homes in Auckland over 10 years. A $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund for councils to help them build subdivision infrastructure. Increase Government HomeStart Grants for first home buyers by $10,000. •Turn to page 20

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PATROL: National plans to increase police numbers by 880 over four years if re-elected.

National’s policies •From page 19 Health Plans to invest an extra $1.76 billion in health over four years. It would cap the cost of a GP visit at $18 for 600,000 people on low incomes. Over four years, it would put $59.2 million into double-crewing ambulances. It would increase the number of elective surgeries from 178,000 to 200,000 per year by 2022.

streets between midnight and 5am. Introduce a $30 million contestable fund for community programmes aiming to reduce offending. Tax Tax cuts of up to $20 per week for anyone earning more than $14,000. Change income tax thresholds from $14,000 to $22,000, and from $48,000 to $52,000.

Education Replace the school decile system with one based on the number of “at risk” children enrolled. Allow “community of online learning” providers, where children could enrol instead of attending school.

Transport Take over the $955 million Mill Rd project from the Auckland Council, and speed up other Auckland road projects. Pledge an extra $267 million for commuter rail systems in Auckland and Wellington.

Crime Increase police numbers by 880 over four years, plus an extra 245 non-sworn staff, at a cost of $503 million. Run boot camps for youth offenders. Allow police to fine parents if children under the age of 14 are on the

Key promises for Christchurch: Rebuild National would put an extra $120m toward a multi-use stadium, bringing the Government contribution to $179m.

Sam MacDonald, National Party member and deputy chairman of the Fendalton Waimairi Community Board OVER THE last six weeks, this election has focused in on the two main candidates who, I’m sure we can all agree, want the best for our country. As someone who has been newly-elected to local government here in Christchurch, I have the upmost respect for anyone who sticks their hand up and puts their beliefs out there for others to vote on. It takes real courage. It’s the beliefs of both Bill English and Jacinda Ardern that are currently out there for us the public to assess and then vote on (I accept there a few smaller parties too). In my view, this election, more than any other in recent time presents a clear choice. Do we want to risk it all? Or continue to capitalise on years of hard work? This hard work I speak of isn’t just the Government’s, it’s that of you, me and our neighbours. As a city, we continue to grow as we modernise post-rebuild,

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FIX: Infrastructure repairs are needed to better cope with storm events. PHOTO: SARAH WEBBER PHOTOGRAPHY

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getting the city back on its feet. Broken pipes and roads were covered by the Cost Sharing Agreement on horizontal infrastructure and the repairs were delivered by SCIRT. But what wasn’t covered was the considerable earthquake-related damage to land, which affected drainage and impacted on the capacity of our waterways to cope with storm events. We can establish what was earthquake-related and develop a simple mechanism for sharing the costs, enabling us to develop a much more aggressive work programme with Government support. People who live in the Flockton area can see the benefits of the work we have done, but there are many more areas to attend to, especially along the Heathcote River. The second is the central city. We need to get things moving. It’s not just the major anchor projects (Convention Centre, metro sports facility, the Canterbury multi-use arena)

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‘Every vote counts’ – mayor THIS Saturday is election day. I cannot pick the result or what combination will make up the Government. With the polls showing a range of possible outcomes, one thing is sure, every vote counts. It is good that the parties all have Christchurch on their radar. It means that we have the basis for working with whatever parties form the Government. So what should Christchurch expect of an incoming Government? The first thing we will do is provide a Briefing to Incoming Ministers. This is standard practice in the public service. A BIM sets out advice on the programme of work being undertaken by the ministry or department and an assessment of actions that would need to be taken to incorporate the incoming Government’s election priorities. In this instance, I would want to set out the top three priorities so that they are clearly factored into the Government’s priorities.  The first priority is not ‘politically sexy’, but is vital to

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that need to be completed; it’s the Performing Arts Precinct and the other elements that make up a thriving, active city. The case for the Government’s contribution in the central city relies on it becoming a regional asset. And finally, we all know that what’s been known as the residential red zone will become one of the city’s finest assets. The pathway from the city to the sea, with New Brighton reinventing itself as a major destination with the support of Development Christchurch, will enable significant opportunities to open up, the benefits of which will flow from generation to generation. This is not a wish list. Investing in Christchurch is good for the region and good for the nation. This time we need to sit down and negotiate as equal partners regardless of who is elected, and the communities, groups and businesses that make up our city and region can have a real say about our future.

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Too close to call By Audrey Young, political editor, NZ Herald THIS TIME a year ago, the last thing anyone would have predicted was a general election featuring Jacinda Ardern v Bill English. Politics in New Zealand was being eclipsed by riveting events in other parts of the world. The British vote to leave the European Union had occurred, and the dramatic United States presidential election campaign was under way. Polls came in for some criticism after both of those votes, but in fact a relatively small number of voters in both contests could have affected the final outcome. In Britain, if 635,000 people out of 33.5 million who cast their vote had voted differently, the result would have been different. In the US, Hillary Clinton received almost three million more votes than Donald Trump and if she had secured the votes of 38,875, Trump voters in three states – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – the result would have been different. In New Zealand, voting under MMP is proportional. The number of votes a party

gets in the party vote is directly reflected in the number of seats it gets in Parliament, so long as they get at least one electorate or win five per cent of the vote. The party vote is the most important in determining which party or parties will run the country. In spite of the direct proportionality, at the last election in New Zealand, almost one million people who were eligible to vote didn’t. Some didn’t enrol at all and almost 700,000 of them were enrolled but didn’t vote. This election may change that. Polls have already had a major impact in this election by precipitating the resignation of Little and propelling Ardern on to the national stage and her party up the polls. This election feels tighter than others because the two largest parties are polling more closely than they have for some years. Instead of us watching the world, the world is watching us.

Expect night-time traffic delays at the Lyttelton Tunnel If you are driving at night through the Lyttelton Tunnel, expect occasional delays from later this month through until December 2018. For a few nights each month, just one traffic lane in the tunnel will be open and on occasions both traffic lanes will need to be closed. These traffic lane closures are required as work begins on a $28.7 million fire protection upgrade inside the Lyttelton Tunnel, to increase the safety and resilience of this essential freight route for both Christchurch and Canterbury. A project of this scale and complexity makes some traffic lane closures inside the tunnel unavoidable. They are needed so hundreds of water nozzles that are an integral part of the fire protection upgrade can be installed in the tunnel ceiling. To minimise disruptions for tunnel users, the work will be done at night when traffic flows are lightest.

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A three-monthly calendar for all planned night-time single lane closures and full closures will be available at nzta.govt.nz/projects/lyttelton-tunnel/ Lane closure details will be displayed on electronic message boards at the tunnel at least two days before they happen. Closures are planned to the best of the project team’s ability, but may be subject to change.

• Allow extra time for tunnel travel on these dates. • Emergency access through the tunnel will still be provided during all traffic lane closures. • Most full tunnel traffic lane closures will be from March 2018. • Real-time traffic information for the Lyttelton Tunnel area can be found at www.tfc.govt.nz

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Thursday September 21 2017

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Looking for another ‘historic’ National win Nicky Wagner, National MP and Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration FORTY-TWO years ago I voted in a general election for the first time. November 29, 1975, was a historic election – National’s Robert Muldoon delivered a landslide victory and went on to serve three terms as prime minister. It was historic for another reason too – it was the first time 18 and 19-year-olds were able to vote. Just over 82 per of all eligible voters had their say on the future direction of New Zealand that day. Fast-forward to 2014, and just shy of 77 per cent of eligible voters actually cast their ballot. On Saturday, I’m hoping for a much better turnout here

in Christchurch Central and all over the country. It’s been great to see so many people – of all ages – taking an active interest in the election. After all, politicians aren’t the only people passionate about our country and our future. This is your chance to decide the make-up of Parliament and who represents you for the next three years. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you do, your vote counts. This election might also be a historic one. National is running for a fourth term in office to ensure Christchurch and New Zealand stay on the right path – one of economic prosperity and opportunity for all. We have a proven track record of delivering for New Zealanders and a clear plan to continue doing just that. We’ll further lift family incomes, deliver more jobs and build world-class infrastructure to support growth.

LEADER: When Nicky Wagner voted for the first time, National’s Robert Muldoon delivered a landslide victory and went on to serve three terms as prime minister.

National also has a clear plan for Christchurch. We know the challenges but we also know the

opportunities, and we have the vision to make it happen – to make Christchurch the best

possible place to live, work and play. We’ve spent more than $14 billion on the rebuild so far and we’re putting more money into exciting projects like the Convention Centre, a multi-use arena and Christ Church Cathedral. A lot has changed in 42 years – what hasn’t is that we still need you to get out and vote on Saturday. I’m proud to be part of the National Government and I look forward to being a strong advocate for Christchurch in the years to come.

Time for a change in Government Megan Woods, Labour MP and Canterbury spokeswoman THIS Saturday, there is a clear choice for New Zealanders about what direction we want to take our country in. Do we want to stick with the status quo – a mismanaged housing crisis, dirty rivers and an ailing health system – or do we want to take our country

SUPPORT: Megan Woods says if elected Labour will make sure the health system is funded properly and deal with mental health issues in the city.

forward, address these issues and make New Zealand a better place for everyone to live? I’ve heard from so many people over the course of this campaign about how they know we can do better. National is tired and, simply put, they’re out of ideas. They have overseen nine years of cuts to crucial public services and an increase in our emissions. They’ve sat back while the number of children in poverty has continued to rise. They have failed to address the most basic political issues that ensure that all New Zealanders have somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for. Labour is ready to do this. We are going to fix the housing crisis, clean up our rivers and start working to combat climate change. We’re going to make sure that the health system is funded

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properly, particularly here in Canterbury so that we can address the mental health issues in our city. This election is a choice between three years of action, or another three years of drifting. I know that with Jacinda Ardern as prime minister, our country will make huge progress on issues that matter. But you don’t have to wait until Saturday to cast your vote either. At the beginning of this week, nearly half a million people had voted at the many advance voting booths around the country. You don’t have to be enrolled to vote early, just head along to your nearest polling place. Whether you’ve been already, you’re going today, or waiting until Saturday, it’s important to get out and vote. It’s your chance to make your voice heard and to have your say in the future of our country.


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Thursday September 21 2017

BRICS set to make big difference

The ninth summit of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) held in southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen early this month highlighted the strong conviction and consensus of the group’s five member countries to make a difference in the world in the next decade. It concluded with a blueprint mapped out to chart the course of the emerging market group to achieve common development and play a bigger role in international affairs while opposing protectionism.

to the Xiamen summit, China hosted the leaders of APEC, the G20, and countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. President Xi told the press after the summit that BRICS leaders agreed to deepen political and security cooperation and enhance mutual strategic trust. Playing a bigger role in security was part of the four-point proposal China raised at the BRICS Business Forum. The proposal had clear input from the governance wisdom and will help BRICS gain strength. OPEN ECONOMY

The momentous event has officially ushered in a second decade of the grouping, which accounts for about 42 percent of the world’s population and contributed more than half of global economic growth in the past decade. The five-member bloc has focused on promoting cooperation in such areas as trade and investment, currency and finance, connectivity, sustainable development, innovation and industrial cooperation. Considerable progress has been achieved through practical and mutually beneficial cooperation among BRICS countries over the past decade. Their combined economic share in the world’s total has almost doubled to 23 percent.

It is the first time that Chinese President Xi Jinping has chaired the BRICS summit, sharing his vision on the group’s past and future and calling for greater efforts to “comprehensively deepen BRICS partnership.” The summit has shown the will and means of BRICS countries to seek more pragmatic cooperation, play a more active part in global governance and increase the voice and representation of emerging market and developing countries -- the main engine of world economic growth. RESPONSIBLE BLOC Initially formed on economic prowess, the group has increasingly found a common voice on thorny geopolitical issues. In Xiamen, BRICS leaders were quick to respond to the latest nuclear test in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which detonated a hydrogen bomb the day the summit opened. In their joint declaration, BRICS leaders expressed “deep concern” over the ongoing tension and prolonged nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, saying that it should only be settled through peaceful means and direct dialogue. The declaration also touched upon issues in Syria, Yemen, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One day earlier, Xi called on BRICS countries to shoulder their responsibilities in upholding world peace. He called on BRICS countries to take a constructive part in the process of resolving geopolitical hotspot issues and make our due contributions. China has emerged as a responsible power on world stage. China has increased its responsibility in global governance from climate change to peace-keeping. In the years leading up

After assuming the rotating presidency this year, China, together with the other four members of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, has formulated a series of platforms within the BRICS mechanism to deliver tangible achievements. The BRICS mechanism is based on results-oriented cooperation, and significant progress has been made in this regard. While the bloc is dedicated to strengthening South-South cooperation, it is not intended to “move the cheese of anyone,” as Chinese President Xi Jinping said at a three-day summit in China’s coastal city of Xiamen, but to “make the pie of the global economy bigger.” Actions speak louder than words. Xi announced at the summit that China will offer 500 million yuan (about 76 million U.S. dollars) to facilitate practical cooperation in economy and trade, and another 4 million dollars for projects of the BRICS New Development Bank, a Shanghai-headquartered body set up in 2015 as the bloc’s major contribution to the world financial system.

Currently, the global economy is undergoing adjustments with a rising trend of de-globalisation and protectionism. A more just and equitable international order remains beyond reach, despite some progress. With the economic slowdown, most BRICS countries face urgent structural reforms. At this crucial stage, the challenges and opportunities underline the significance of the Xiamen summit to provide solutions, and outline the direction and priorities for the group’s new era. Economic cooperation remains at the foundation of BRICS, and President Xi has been calling for openness and larger representation of the developing countries in global economic governance since his first BRICS summit appearance in 2013. China repeated its support for an open global economy, multilateral trade and fight against protectionism during this summit. “Emerging market will be hurt most by protectionism,” President Xi said. “Openness, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation are the only viable option.”

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overseas. In India, Alibaba’s subsidiary partnered with local mobile payment company Paytm and boosted its number of users from 30 million to 200 million. Chinese companies are willing to share their experience as they explore the overseas market. BRICS PLUS Openness delivers progress. China as host of the summit has injected new vitality into the mechanism by putting forward the “BRICS Plus” approach, inviting leaders of five other developing countries from across the globe to hold dialogues with BRICS leaders during the event. The move will expand the BRICS circle of friends. With broad partnerships, the group can evolve into a more influential platform for South-South cooperation, to contribute significantly to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including eliminating poverty. Leaders of Mexico, Egypt, Tajikistan, Guinea and Thailand were invited by China to sit at a roundtable with BRICS leaders. Though outreach programs have existed in past BRICS summits since 2013, it was the first time the program had such an extensive representation - from almost every region of the world.

President Xi said BRICS cooperation was more than about just five countries, but carried the expectation of the entire international community. He had earlier used an idiom to sum up the mindset behind such partnerships: “One should help others as he establishes himself and bear the well-being of the world in mind.” BRICS leaders supported the “BRICS Plus” approach proposed by China to strengthen SouthSouth cooperation. People all over the world are beginning to realise the sheer potential of BRICS for cooperation among developing countries. BRICS is really going to shock people in terms of what is able to achieve. Xi called out to his colleagues, “Let us set sail from Xiamen and join hands to usher in the second ‘golden decade’ of BRICS cooperation.” At the summit, BRICS leaders are constantly reminded of the sea. The logo is a sail in five colors. The conference building, a nearby hotel and the city’s airport terminal are all in the shape of a ship. The BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are like five boats on a fishing trip. Each has its own cause, but they sail in one direction with a common aim. At this crucial juncture lessons need to be drawn, and the “captains” need to set the direction for the journey ahead.

Seizing the opportunities of the digital revolution, BRICS can achieve impressive growth and overtake developed countries. The new technological revolution has brought developing countries precious chances to play catch-up. Losing it, the developing countries will see the divide between them and the developed world grow wider. Opening the BRICS Business Forum, President Xi encouraged BRICS countries to pursue innovation-driven development created by smart manufacturing, the digital economy and sharing economy. The digital economy, with a market scale worth 22.6 trillion yuan, has risen to take up 30 percent of GDP in China. Meanwhile, leading Chinese tech companies are expanding

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As a stakeholder in shaping world order and safeguarding peace, the BRICS should further strengthen communication and coordination on major global and regional issues, and promote democracy in international relations so as to serve as a stabiliser for the world. Rather than losing its luster as claimed by short-sighted, misleading observers, BRICS can make a big difference to deliver benefits to people of the five countries and beyond.


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Bowel disease linked to lack of sun The Star is running a series on the work of University of Otago researchers based at Christchurch Hospital, ahead of a public showcase next month. This week we look at why Canterbury kids have usually high rates of bowel disease – which could all come down to sunlight RATES OF debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand prevalence study has found. The University of Otago Christchurch study was recently published in the IBD Journal, and provides the first snapshot of cases around the county. The data, collected in 2015, showed between 40 and 60 children per 100,000 had a diagnosis of an IBD in the South Island. In the North Island, the rate was between 10 and 20 children per 100,000. The study surveyed children from all health board areas. In Canterbury, 40 children in every 100,000 had a diagnosis of IBD. Researcher and paediatrician Professor Andrew Day said the

HIGH FIVE: University of Otago Christchurch paediatrician professor Andrew Day is working on research to help young inflammatory bowel disease patients.

difference between the islands was not fully understood, but could be due to variations in sunlight, and its impact on vitamin D levels. It warrants further investigation, he said. “There is a growing incidence of IBD in children worldwide but little information about rates in New Zealand children. Our study found quite a striking difference between the North and South Islands. One theory we have for the difference is that South Island children could have lower levels of vitamin D. This has implications for their immune system as vitamin D is involved in the pro-

duction of a molecule that plays a key defensive role in the gut.’’ Professor Day said the ‘vitamin D theory’ was supported by European research showing colder places such as Scandinavia had higher rates of the diseases than warmer countries on the continent. The reason for an increasing number of children being diagnosed with IBD was a subject of intense debate and scrutiny internationally, he said. One theory was that children’s diet consists of far more processed than whole foods nowadays. Another was that children did not play outdoors as much

and get exposure and immunity to germs, he said. An IBD diagnosis was often a very big deal for a child and their family to deal with. “It’s a lifelong condition with no cure. For those with more severe forms of the disease, there are often hospital stays to administer medication or for surgery. Some children need to have regular injections or infusions of medication,’’ he said. Steroids used to be a common treatment for the condition but doctors were wary of prescribing them now because of better alternatives and steroids potential to affect growth, among other side-effects, he said. “At diagnosis now we are commonly recommending a special liquid-only diet for a period of time, and later daily ongoing medication to maintain control of the condition.”

Professor Day said his team hoped to follow the prevalence study with one that measured vitamin D levels in IBD sufferers, as well as their location in New Zealand. •Find out more about research on the gut at the University of Otago, Christchurch’s Showcase on October 1, from 1–5pm. There will be a giant inflatable colon you can walk through and see the effect of diseases on the gut. The Showcase will include laboratory tours, a tour of the medical simulation centre, interactive displays with the chance to speak with researchers, and a debate hosted by Gary McCormick on whether “We can all live to 120 years”. Details at www. otago.ac.nz/christchurch


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Rebecca Lees says you don’t have to be a beekeeper to witness the wonders of guard bees. SIT AND watch a hive from close by, and you’ll witness behaviours you may have never seen. The entrance to a bee colony is a hive of activity. There’s a lot going on, but you have to be quick to see it. Bees work at a rapid pace. The more you watch, the more fascinating their behaviour becomes. In very cold weather you may only glimpse a few heads poking out. Make a little noise, and more will appear. The curious little bees we see at the entrance are doing an important job. They’re guarding the hive. Watching the ins and outs of the place, and it’s up to them who’s granted access. Usually around two to three weeks old, these young worker bees take turns on patrol. At times when nectar flow is high and plenty of bees take to their air – guarding decreases. During cooler weather, when their population is low and nectar not flowing freely, the guards are out in force. They have to be, their hive is at risk. Any creature can enter a hive, as long as it fits through the entrance. Mice squeeze through with ease.

Wasps have no problem. Even bumblebees, larger than life, will fit. It’s the guard’s job to make sure this doesn’t happen. But when it does – and it will – they’ll defend their family and, if need be, fight to the death. Guards will often stand with their forelegs raised and antennae forward. The bigger the entrance to the hive, the more bees on guard. They’re on high alert to carry out regular inspections of incoming bees. As a bee approaches a hive it flies in a particular way. Bees which belong to the hive they’re visiting have a more direct and consistent flying pattern. Foreign bees approach the hive differently. They’re checking things out. Searching for the entrance. Depending on the species, they’ll hover more or dart this way and that trying to find a way in. This flying pattern alerts the guards to take a closer look, and inspect the intruder. Each colony of bees has a unique odour, made of a mix of chemicals. Guards use this odour as a recognition mechanism. If the odour is foreign, as detected by the

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guard bee’s antennae, the intruder is chased away from the hive. The intruder may make a quick getaway and get off scot-free, but there are those who are really desperate to get in, and they’ll keep trying. This is when a battle takes place. A guard will fight with the intruder. If need be (and if the fight works in the bee’s favour), the intruder will be stung. That’s when the real alarm bells ring. On stinging the intruder the guard bee releases alarm pheromones. These pheromones are another concoction of chemical substances. They’re an important communication mechanism on which the colony depends for its survival. As the pheromone is released other worker bees pick up on the alarm signal. It gets their attention and changes their behaviour. They come out of the hive and join the battle. This form of SOS often works well. The more intruders stung, the more alarm pheromones released. And the bigger the army of bees who fight. •More gardening, pages 32 & 33 PROTECTIVE: Guard bees inspect incoming foragers.

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Stay ahead of what needs to be done With spring upon us, Rachel Vogan says here’s what you need to know to stay ahead this month GARDENING IS therapy, and now is the time to get your green prescription locked and loaded for the growing season ahead. The joys, rewards and sense of self-satisfaction provided by a dirty weekend in the garden are numerous – the wait is over, spring is here. Stretch your arms above your head and get ready to launch into action outdoors. In the warmer regions, where the soil is dry enough, start planting out your vegetable patches now, but if you are in a cooler area and the soil still squelches under your boots, give it a few more weeks. Working and planting in the soil when it is wet does more harm that good, so hold off.

Vegetables This month is all about preparation and

planting, so if your patch is still too wet, get busy sowing the seeds of all your tender crops like tomatoes, chillies, eggplants, and cucumbers indoors. If soil conditions are right, sow the first rows of carrots, beetroot and radishes. Hardy crops such as spring onions, celery, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, lettuce,

spinach and silver beet can all go in by the punnet load. For potatoes, make sure you get them sprouting as soon as possible to ensure you have some to enjoy for the Christmas holidays, and most of all, don’t forget to feed your soil before you plant, your crops will thank you for it. Slugs and snails will be out in force, too, so arm yourself with plenty of bait.

Plants for free Lift and divide perennials this month, especially the ones that have been dormant under the ground for a few months. Dividing plants is an easy way to bulk up garden beds and fill any gaps. Delphiniums, hostas, red hot pokers, daylilies, lady’s mantle, heuchera and dahlias can all be lifted and split up this DELICATE: Cover up young seedlings during cold snaps.

Cold snaps

Just because it is spring, it doesn’t mean that Jack Frost has moved on – in the wake of cold, wet periods, frosts can lurk until November in some parts of the country. Young seedlings can be protected from frost with small cloches, plastic covers or by using frost cloth. If it feels like a cold one, tuck your plants up for the night.

month, and maybe consider sharing or trading some of your plants with neighbours and other gardener friends. This is a cheap and rather cheerful way to add more plants to your garden, and it’s amazing how often you think of that friend when their plant comes into bloom or appears each season.

Roses, roses and more roses As soon as the new growth starts to appear, keep a close eye out for aphids and greenfly, as these little sap-suckers will spoil your blooms overnight by chewing out the petals of the developing buds. A rose spray programme helps prevent

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Club Med – Bali’s lap of luxury „„ By Mike Yardley CLUB MED Bali sure knows how to deliver a fuss-free, all-inclusive vacation, a cross between the feelgood fizziness of Disneyland and the indulgence of a cruise ship. The peppy staff, known as “GOs” operate all of the resorts activities, run the kids’ club, serve at the restaurants and bars and even perform in the nightly entertainment extravaganzas. Club Med recruits their GOs from around the world and rotate them throughout their resorts every couple of years. During my stay at Club Med Bali, the GOs derived from 33 countries, including one Kiwi. Before long, you’ll notice them greeting you by name and intuitively knowing your drink preference. Since Club Med is all about all-inclusive, your food and beverages are already taken of, including fruit juices, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails. The only additional charges I came across were for premium beer brands and champagne. Not dissimilar to an ocean cruise, the food just keeps on flowing, with unbelievably expansive buffet presentations, for

TROPICAL: Club Med Nusa Dua is a gated community of holiday resorts. Left – The Zen Pool.

breakfast, lunch and dinner. The globe-trotting gastronomy features quintessential Balinese food including nasi campur, a signature French “dish of the day,” Italian woodfired pizza and pastas, Japanese sushi and kimchee dishes, and a fabulous fresh salad bar and fruit bar. The lavish buffet affair takes place at the magnificently furnished Augung Restaurant, while you can dine a la carte at The Deck, an experiential must for the gourmet seafood selections.

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•From page 37 With 393 rooms colourfully designed in traditional Balinese style, across five buildings, accommodation spans three categories – club, deluxe and suites, fresh from a major makeover. Balinese motifs of gold, wood, stone and soft red paintwork celebrate the sense of place. Suites boast acres of space with a separate living area and supersized bathtubs. All accommodations feature a lounge area and furnished terrace or balcony with day bed. The air-con is great if SANCTUARY: Club Med Bali has many quiet-zoned areas. the weather gets steamy, you’ve got free wifi, a complimentary A triumphant celebration of your inner-circus fantasies to life. mini-bar, cable TV and a beautiluxury tropical tranquillity, the But the full-tilt entertainment fully appointed bathroom with tinkling water feature feeding into extravagance climaxes every night rain shower. the sky-blue pool, wrapped in around 9pm with Showtime. Like Nusa Dua itself, Club Med hanging day beds, was my kind The main pool and stage roll is a sprawling and manicured of perfect. Order up a drink and out a nightly production ranging place, far removed from the soak up the serenity. from a Balinese cultural show hustle and chaos of Bali’s choked Club Med Bali lays its on thick and water ballet to an exuberant streets. with activity offerings. Families Wizard of Oz performance. The lawns and gardens are swoon over the smorgasbord of Spilling out on to sun-kissed impeccably maintained, bursting Kids’ Club activities, which are Nusa Dua Beach, with loungers with tropical foliage, from the tailored to all junior guests, from and day beds at your disposal, I blaze of bougainvillea and birds of babies to 17-year-olds. There’s loved watching the local fisherparadise to the fragrant radiance kayak lessons, Balinese cooking man haul in a fresh catch, at of the ginger plants. classes, craft sessions, treasure twilight, from a surging water My runaway Club Med highhunts, pool games … all bases are channel that intersects with the light was the aptly-named Zen covered. deep ocean. pool. This multi-tiered hideaway For kids and adults alike, the It’s also a dreamy spot to catch is an adults-only, quiet-zoned on-site Trapeze School is an a sunrise, join a day-break yoga watery sanctuary. incredible spectacle, bringing session or marvel over the locals’

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ginormous kites. Fringing the beach, a gorgeous public boardwalk shadows Nusa Dua’s coastline, weaving past all of the area’s resort hotels and ending up at the fantastic shopping precinct, The Bali Collection. As much as Nusa Dua is a gated community of holiday resorts, if you want to immerse yourself in the region’s riches, Club Med offers a wide platter of excursions you can book. But with everything laid on, many guests, particularly families, seemed more than content to fly and flop for a week, during my visit to this ravishing Bali resort. www.clubmed.co.nz

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ARA Bachelor of Midwifery New midwife, Becky Bangma, is excited about her career, but as a mother of three young children, she knows it’s important to balance her new job with family time. Midwives have the privilege of helping women bring their babies into the world, however working to nature’s timetable also means being on call 24/7. So Becky and her colleague, a fellow Bachelor of Midwifery at Ara Institute of Canterbury graduate, have teamed up to cover each other as necessary and take alternate weekends off. The arrangement works. Becky has supported over 15 women through births this year as part of the community-based practice where she works. She sees women from as early as from pre-conception through to six weeks after the birth. It’s hugely rewarding, she says. “It’s not a job for people who simply like babies because the main part of midwifery is supporting women; babies are just a small part of it.

A former beauty therapist of some seven years, Becky looked for a new direction after her third child. “I always enjoyed working with women, however I really only considered midwifery when I had my own children and I supported my sister in law with her first birth.” She wondered if she was “too old” to return to study. “My own midwife encouraged me to go for it,” she says.

To prepare for the Bachelor of Midwifery, Becky enrolled in the Certificate in Pre Health also at Ara. Studying was challenging “I love seeing families being created. With with three young children, she says, but she first babies, there is a transformation of a woman into a mum. They can go from being had the support of her tutors, husband and quite shy to blossoming and becoming more family to achieve her goal and start her new career. confident.”


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Boyd back with Blackjacks team after becoming mum „„ By Andrew King MANDY BOYD will return to the Blackjacks for the Trans-Tasman series after taking time off to look after her newborn daughter. The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist withdrew from the 2016-17 squad to have her first child, Maycie. Boyd, 22, who bowls for Burnside, will be joined in the series against Australia by clubmate Tayla Bruce, and Katelyn Inch, 22, of the Oxford club. The series will be a rehearsal for the 2018 Commonwealth Games which will also be played on the Gold Coast. Another Burnside bowler, Cait Bassett, has been selected in the New Zealand development team, which will also compete at the Trans-Tasman series. Boyd said it was great to be back playing the sport she loves at such a high level. “I have been focusing on being a mum for the past seven months, which has been awesome. But I am glad to have another opportunity to compete for my country and try to make that Commonwealth Games team for 2018,” she said. Boyd’s partner Lance Pascoe and their daughter will be on the Gold Coast to support her. “Maycie will definitely be dressed up in black and white,” Boyd said. Bruce said although she has been selected in the Blackjacks a number of

TALENTED: Tayla Bruce (left) and Mandy Boyd have been selected in the New Zealand women’s bowls team along with Katelyn Inch (below).

times, getting the call is still special. “I love getting that call. Being able to represent my country in a sport I love is amazing,” she said. “I also get to play with one of my best friends, Mandy Boyd, so that will be really cool. I just met her daughter . . . she is so cute.” A para-sport team will also compete with Burnside’s Bruce Wakefield selected to play in the B6/7/8 triples competition. •Additional reporting NZ Herald Blackjacks Men: Shannon McIlroy, Ali Forsyth (both Nelson), Mike Kernaghan (Dunedin), Paul Girdler (Dunedin), Tony Grantham (North Harbour)

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How the Roosters plan to combat Taumalolo SYDNEY ROOSTERS prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has described Cowboys enforcer Jason Taumalolo as the best forward in the NRL – but the tricolours share a belief he has some off-the-ball deficiencies they can exploit on Saturday night. While Waerea-Hargreaves was full of praise for his Kiwi counterpart, the Roosters are of the opinion they have the

game plan to minimise his destructive impact in the do-ordie preliminary final at Allianz Stadium, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Taumalolo and Michael Morgan are the main reasons behind the Cowboys’ unlikely finals resurgence – carrying the load in the absence of Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott. The Roosters are doing plenty of homework on Taumalolo in

the lead-up to this weekend’s game, but Waerea-Hargreaves knows the enormity of the task that his troops will confront trying to shut down the Cowboys lock. “He’s the best ball-carrier in the game,” Waerea-Hargreaves said. “But we have a defensive structure we believe in and we played them six weeks ago and I found that we did a pretty good job on him then. Ball-in-

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SHOWER/BATH Liner, custom made to suit, Fab Plastics ph 366-3634

MENSWEAR Waist coat, cardigans jerseys, made of wool & acrylic, larger sizes, exc cond, ph 3835422

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CENTRE Grafton Street

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

SUNDAY SERVICE 7pm Address Jenny U Mediumship Sandra P and Jenny U Ph 021-081-43700

Christian

Finance

Trades & Professional Services

CASH LOANS $200 - $20,000

Every Thursday in The Star

Computer Services

LAPTOPS Acer, HP, Dell, Sony $150 - $400, ph 03 381 6335 or 021 115 0194

Fishing & Hunting RIFLE Bolts wtd, cash paid, by collector, any type, price etc, in Canterbury Mon - Thurs, ph 027 586-7621 TROUT Flies, pkts of 10, new, $10 ea, ph 03 348 3368 WADERS Neoprene, full body, size 11, exc cond, $160 ono, ph 03 338 3113

For Sale

accountant

Accounting services

Same day approval Same day cash

GET CASH NOW! 3/11 Goulding Ave, Hornby 9B Buckley Road, Linwood

SPIRIT DISTILLER and all extras. Professionally made. Ph Bob 338-8128

IF23076

Classic Cars & Motorcycles

quotes given

• Bookkeeping • GST • PAYE • Tax Returns • Management Advice available

PHone PAul

Free

355-2636

GARDEN Rocls free suitable for rockery etc must take away, phone 03 359 3440

sPiritUaList

ARCHGOLA

Finance

ChUrCh

Enjoy outdoor living all year round

182 Edgeware Road Sunday Service 7pm Address

Sandy

Clairvoyant

15 month

Sandy

INTEREST FREs E Normal lendin g

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sydenham Community Centre 23/25 Hutcheson St Address Janet Clairvoyance Janet Sunday 7pm All Welcome Phone 349-9749

Community Events ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to have a drink that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Phone 0800 229-6757 ARANUI COMMUNITY MARKET 51 Pages Rd every Thursday 8am 1pm. Fill up your boot and come along. $10 stalls. Ph Graham 027 244 9173 ME/CFS Group (Canterbury) Inc. Monthly Support Meeting. Wednesday 27th Sept 1.30 - 3.30pm. Abberly Park Hall, 15 Abberly Cres, St Albans, ChCh. Visitors welcome. Please bring a cup for a hot drink. Gluten free afternoon tea. Further info (03) 365-5887 WANTED NEW BRAIN / S preferably with sense of humour. We are seeking volunteers to help run our group. This is a support group that helps sufferers of ME / CFS, and fibromyalgia. Our committee meets once a month for up to two hours. For further details, email at mecfs1@gmail.com or leave a message with your contact details 03 3655887

criteria apply

Finance holding you back? Whatever you need the money for – a new car or computer, something for the home, a wedding or family holiday, maybe even debt consolidation – we can fast-track your loan and structure it to suit, with repayments to fit your budget and lifestyle.

Ph 0508 272 446 | www.archgola.co.nz

Builder Wright Enterprises Build Limited W.E. Build

Apply online now at faircity.co.nz or call the team on 0800 340 350

Fair loans, fast. Garage Sales ARANUI. 304 Breezes Road, Iona Church, Saturday 9-11.30 am. Clothes, household goods, toys, books, gift baskets. Canc if wet @ 8 am (3rd time lucky!) ********* CHURCH CORNER Massive Garage Sale at St Peter’s Hall, 22 Main South Rd, Sat 23rd Sept 9am. Furniture, beds, linen, clothing, crockery, kitchen & electrical items, toys, sports gear, baking, BBQ and much more LINWOOD. 662 Gloucester St. Sat. Gates open 9.30am. Assorted goods ST AIDAN’S CHURCH Bryndwr, cnr Brookside Tce & Aorangi Rd, Sat 9am - 11am, furniture, books, tools, kitchenware, appliances, clothes, bedding, something for everyone

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

Ph Justin 021 221 4344

AZALEAS & Camellias 3 for $20, 5 for $30, Rhodos, $10, Trilliuns $5, 703 Hills Rd, wknds or 021 055 8973 LANDSCAPE GARDEN PROFESSIONAL Qualified Horticulturist, offering expert, garden makeovers, design and landscaping, for free quotes call Bryce 027 6888196 or 0508 242-733

• House, deck, carport & window canopy etc • Warm & dry in winter • UV protection for summer • Customised & Tailored • Café curtains fitted Grant Stewart • 5 year warranty Chris Thorndycroft

Grazing GRAZING wanted for 8 lambs. Ph 03 4200600 or 022 1293662

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

Massage MALE Masseur, relax massage, waxing for men, 8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756 MASSAGE Oil, cupping and deep tissue. Ph 022 599 6088

New Homes Renovations Alterations Re-roofing Re-cladding to older buildings Family owned & operated E info@webuildltd.co.nz Antony Wright 021 111 1703 John Wright 0274 343 323 AH 03 347 4347

www.webuildltd.co.nz

Builder

BUILDers

“A local looking after locals”

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

Andrew Drewitt

Ph: 021 395 324 Email: ad_designs@hotmail.com


The Star

Thursday September 21 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Travlon Coachlines Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

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

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

We will get the job done in a professional way.

DECORATORS

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

CHARTER & TOUR

Travlon Travlon Coachlines Coachlines

School Run to some private schools ex Selwyn/Halswell area

Concrete Removal & Trucking

“Wide range of coaches and ofbuses for “Wide range coaches and buses School Run to some for Charter&& Tour” Tour” Charter private schools exwww.travlon.co.nz Selwyn/Halswell area | Phone: 03 325 www.travlon.co.nz 2959 Email: info@travlon.co.nz “Wide range of coaches Phone: 03 325 2959 buses for Email: and info@travlon.co.nz

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

• Driveways • Earthquake repairs • New Home Specialists • Patios & Paths

Driveways, paths, sheds, garages, site clearances. We also deliver and spread landscaping supplies – topsoil, bark chip, shingle etc. 3 Tonne Digger and operator available for hire.

tel: 0508 873 7483

For fast friendly service phone

Charter & Tour” Driveways

Nick on 0274 324 124

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

keacontracting@yahoo.com

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

DRIVEWAYS

EARTHWORKS

Exposed Aggregate Stamped Concrete Plain Concrete Resurfacing

Phone: 03 325 2959 Quality Workmanship Email: info@travlon.co.nz Over 10 Years Experience DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION

Free

concrete & paving

CONCRETE

www.travlon.co.nz SWAINS KIWI KERB New Paint • Repaints Wallpapering • Fences Repairs • Feature Walls Floor & Roof Painting Spray Painting Light Commercial Restoring Timber

PH 03 37 7 7994 www.amaresafety.co.nz

WORKPLACE APPAREL, SAFETY & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi

carpet cleaning

FREE SITE ASSESSMENT 20%* OFF FIRST ORDER

amare safety

Your local guide to our

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Things we offer... Competitive/affordable pricing Attention to detail Professional service free quotes/insurance scopes

Measure & Quote

• Asphalt • Chipseal • Driveways • Chip • Kerb

• • • • •

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

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

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

Cell 0278 145 848 www.drivecrete.co.nz

There’s no job too big or too small. Call us today! 0279693681 admin@kedzlieconstruction.co.nz

ELECTRICIAN

Excavations

EXTERIOR PLASTERING

FOOTCARE

Quality Workmanship

OASIS

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

• Water heater repairs • Alterations • New Housing • Heatpump Installations • Maintenance & Installations • Commercial & Industrial Ph: (03) 359 4523 Mob: 0274 333 458 dke@xtra.co.nz

GARDEN SUPPLIES

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

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

Wide range oF TruckS

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd) P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

services available throughout christchurch your one stop shop for home services

www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz info@anextrapairofhands.co.nz 0800 535 355

Treating hard thick nails, calluses and corns finishing with a foot massage Price $30 Allow 45 mins Home Visits available by appointment Therapist – Amanda (30 years experience)

Aynsley Frewer

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment

M: 027 201 1296 E: aynsleyfrewer@xtra.co.nz PO Box 20534 Bishopdale

house and garden gardening

25 Conway Street, Spreydon

Free Quotes

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

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Remember... we are NOT in Parkhouse Road

at Competitive Pricing

Free QuoTe

home cleaning

Senior Citizens Foot Care

HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE

junk

Why go to the Dump? Junkman comes to you! Items too big for the rubbish bin? Or too heavy for you to move? * Junkman comes to FROM you & takes it away

65

$

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

0800 586 5626

www.junkman.co.nz office@junkman.co.nz


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Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

amare safety

To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi

kitchen renovation

PABLO’S PAINTWORKS 27 Birmingham Drive, Middleton 03 338 6280 | 021 541 323 pablospaints@xtra.co.nz www.pablospaintworks.co.nz

Landscape Construction and Garden Maintenance You can have your gardens, trees, shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best all year round, for a great price. Residential & Commercial Landscaping • Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation • Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance • Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups New Home Landscaping Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features • Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual • Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable mailer delivery service contact Star Media • Newspaper inserts • Magazine inserts • Letterbox deliveries • Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted delivery please call 03 379 7100 or email michaela.malloch@starmedia.kiwi www.star.kiwi

paintinG

PAINTING - PLUS

Michael Kelly Painters

Price Family Painters Ltd

• PAINTING • TILING • PLASTERING • WALLPAPERING

• Painting • Wallpapering • Interior • Exterior Free Quotes

MAINTENANCE

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

Norm McRae 027 222 3060 | 03 312 0082 www.doctorfixit.nz

pc & phone repairs

Phone Kevin Steel

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

25+ years Experience

PH 03 37 7 7994 www.amaresafety.co.nz

WORKPLACE APPAREL, SAFETY & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

PAINTER

Locally owned and operated family business.

FREE SITE ASSESSMENT 20%* OFF FIRST ORDER

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

landscaping

Kitchen looking tired? Revitalize with new colour at a fraction of replacement cost • Alterations & Hardware available • Laminated Kitchens no problem • ‘On Site’ finishing available • Over 20 years experience • Free Quotes with no obligation • All Joinery & Furniture repair & Spraycoatings

The Star

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Phone Michael 0212 649 492

Phone: Morton 021 667 444

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

www.pricefamilypainters.co.nz

PLUMBER

RENTAL

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

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

Ph 381 7417 or 027 216 8946 www.facebook.com/kevinsteelpainters&decorators

109 Matipo St | 0800 222 691

ROOF REPAIRS

ROOF RESTORATIONS

Locally owned & operated with over 30 years experience.

NO BOND Terms and conditions apply

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

NEED A FRIDGE • WASHER TV • FURNITURE ?

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating • Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol • Malthoid • Asbestos Certified • Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278 or 021 223 4200 E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

Freephone: 0508 426 269

Call Mr Rental - 0800 111 313 Visit www.mrrental.co.nz 123 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Open Monday to Friday

spouting

to let

VIDEO PRODUCTION

10% prompT paymenT disCounT* same day serviCe*

Call/Text 027 245 5100

*conditions apply

NO BOND REQUIRED

PRoduCTion

A video will bring your business alive & into your customers mind.

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow advanced film solutions

99% uv block privacy films fade protection frosting designs heat control non-darkening films block reduce glare Workmanship Guaranteed 25 Years Experience Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

Promote your services or business with a professionally created video with us

Rental - From $75 p/w Size 10m2

www.superiorspouting.co.nz Ph. Jem 0277 515 250 0800 751 525

• Gutter Cleaning • Leaks

Paul Jefferies - 021 235 9552 allaspectsroofpaint@gmail.com

o business vide Rent Me Or Buy Me

• Roof Restoration • Painting/Decorating • Moss Treatments

• Accommodation –teenagers, elderly, guests • Cabin Sleep out • Site office • Storage • Home office/ small business • Games room

0800 HouseMe 468 736 houseme2015@xtra.co.nz

• Corporate and Business video a speciality • Competitive rates • 25 years experience • Start to finished product • Professional quality guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653

0800 368 468


The Star

Thursday September 21 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

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The Star Classifieds • Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Building & roofing log fire inSTAllATionS

•Re Roofing •Roof Repairs •Spouting

• Bricklaying & Blocklaying (30 yrs experience)

logfires

• log fire installation & maintenance • chimney cleaning • standard logfire installations $600 + gsT + permit + parts if applicable • My scaffolding no charge • Brick, block, timber or any combination

roofing repairs

l Eco-sourcing specialist nursery

• concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

l Landscape design & build

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes

l Eco-restoration services

landscape Builds

Jim Gardner Trade Services

l Maintenance services

Member NZ Home Heating Association

We will re-scope your property

If you have been cash settled for repairs you will have been well underpaid. This also applies to remedial work to be carried out under the earthquake repair program.

All the properties we have rescoped 100% have been underpaid some by as much as up to $40,000. EQC have agreed to pay out any shortfall in all cases. You can only gain by re-scoping.

Enquire now phone 021 667 444

GARDEN CITY

TREES

MOVERS (LTD) Christchurch Fragile Freight

Small Shift Specialists and Single Items Ph 027 355 0090

info@gardencitymovers.co.nz

EXPERIENCED GARDENER (Kevin Garnett)

30 Years Christchurch Botanic Gardens. ALL landscape work done. Maintenance, pruning, tidy up, lawn work, landscape planning and planting etc.

Free Quotes Phone 348 3482

PAINTING • EQR work • Plastering • Wallpapering • Int/Ext • All aspects of decoration Small, friendly, local painting team

Ph: Inline Painting Ltd Paul 027 254 2499

Now working in your area • Tree Pruning & Removal • Stump Grinding • Hedge Trimming Fully Insured Qualified Arborist For a free quote, ph 0800 248 733 www.jimstrees.co.nz

ROOF PAINTING Rope & harness a speciality, no scaffolding required, 30 years of breathtaking experience. FREE QUOTES Exterior staining, exterior painting, moss and mould treatment and waterblasting

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629 A SPRING CLEAN Home - Gardens. Ph 027 476 1602

N A BARRELL ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415 Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

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

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619 Email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT

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

Call us today 03 359 2458

Freephone: 0508 426 269

www.wai-ora.nz BEST BATHROOMS full renovation specialists, LBP, repairs & maintenance ph 03 3870770 or 027 245-5226

Blind Cleaning

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

0800 8899 99 www.blindcleaning.co.nz info@blindcleaning.co.nz

5 / 301a Blenheim Rd (Driveway next to Hubbers carpark)

BRICK & BLOCK LAYING all restoration work and new work plus foundations, ph 342 9340 or 021 853 033 BUILDER Exp in all aspects of building works, home renovations & extensions, property repairs. Free quote. Ph Stuart 0274 661058 CARPET & VINyL Laying. Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching. Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CONCRETE CUTTING Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605 CONCRETE IMPRESSIONS LTD Call us for a free quote for all your driveway, path & patio needs Concrete, Asphalt & Small excavation & placings, power washing service, acid wash & reseal and fencing. Please call Jason Fisher on 022 075 9310 ELECTRICIAN Registered, electrical installation and repairs, Gorbie Electrical, ph 021 026 73375 or 03 322 4209

ELECTRICIAN Prompt & reliable registered electrician with 24 years experience for all residential and commercial work, new housing and switch board replacements Phone Chris 027 516 0669

“LOOK NO FURTHER FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION’’ Full Kitchen Renovation Packages

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

Call 022 643 6450 Email admin@totalelectric.co.nz After Hours 347 3313

GARDENING Lawns, pruning, outdoor spring clean up, for a free quote call Phil the Gardener 021 661 246 GLAZIER Window repairs, pet doors, new glazing, double glazing, conservatory roofs. Experienced tradesman. Call Bill on 981-1903 or 022 413-3504 HANDyMAN No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205 HANDyMAN Repairs, painting. Anything considered. Ph 027 294 1508 HANDyMAN You name it, I’ll probably do it. Competitive rate. Ph Gordon 0274 851 897 or 960-1961 LANDSCAPING Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154

Personals

ROOFING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, over 40 yrs experience. Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. co.nz TILER Kitchen, bathrm design, waterproofing, floor leveling. Good rates - refs. Paul 022 151 9242

HANDSOME silver fox is searching for an attractive slim euro or asian lady to pamper and enjoy company together 0276594425

Tree Pruning, Shrubs, Hedges, Driveways & Boundary Clearing Over 25yrs experience Call Jonathan 027 338 2726

Before & After

ELECTRICIAN Available, 30 years experience, immediate start, competitive rate, ph Brian 027 433 9548

Looking for an electrician?

Trades & Services

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE

WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 brm house inside or out $40. Both $70 Phone Trevor 344-2170

Let our expertise put your mind at ease

Funeral Directors

Ph: 027 438 1114 E: david@qualitytradesmen.co.nz Like us on Facebook: Quality Tradesmen www.qualitytradesmen.co.nz

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

•Re Roofing •Roof Repairs •Spouting

LARGE male spoon seeks a small female spoon ph 3583634 is SINGLE MALE looking for a lady in the NW to wine dine and intertwine with. I’m 180cm athletic single live on own and have time on my hands. Email me at tossthecoin68@gmail.com

Pets & Supplies CAT MOTEL. Holds 4, urgently required. Ph 382 4914

Real Estate REDWOOD Over 60”s unit, good cond, near shops & buses, ph 03 354 2276

Other options available

Approved Age Concern provider Over 30 years experience Licensed Building Practitioner

Ph: 379 0178 for our brochure or email

Sports Equipment AB Fitness Twister, as new with cd & menu planner $20, ph 03 348 3368

office@undertaker.co.nz

Storage

N A BARRELL ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415 Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

OVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING & PLASTERING Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 021 024 99197 or 379-1281. Website www. swedekiwipainting.co.nz

PAINTING • EQR work • Plastering • Wallpapering • Int/Ext • All aspects of decoration Small, friendly, local painting team

Ph: Inline Painting Ltd Paul 027 254 2499

PLASTERING FINNS PLASTERING Services - alterations, renovations, cracks, holes, skim coating and coveing. 24 yrs exp, no job too small. Canty born & bred. Ph 022 087 4351

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



For families wanting basic, simple cremation designed precisely for you Eco & personalised caskets and urns www.cremorials.co.nz

enquiries@cremorials.co.nz

REMOVALS Small furniture removals, have own van, can fit various types of whiteware appliances, some furn, bedding, boxes etc, honest & reliable, any area considered, ph Chch 027 517 7001

SEEKING Secure storage (approximately single garage size) in the Avonhead area. Please phone Marg on 0274 339 192

 

Direct Natural Funeral Provider

0800 000 121

MFC4510

fencing

Approved Age Concern provider Over 30 years experience Licensed Building Practitioner

To Let ONE BDRM Studio fully furn. Quiet location. $200 + power per week. Call or txt 388-9501 or 021 023 76233

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

Lost & Found

Missing!! Missing from Harrowdale Drive Avonhead 12 year old Siamese Cat. Has daily medication for lungs. If you have any sightings please contact us ASAP on 027 2424 955 or 03 3424 955 We would like to bring him home to rest if need be.


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The Star

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star Classifieds • Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

Avonhead & Merrin Schools OCTOBER 2017 MEETINGS The next meetings of the Christchurch City Council, Community Boards, Council Hearings Panels and subcommittees with delegated authority will be held as follows: COMMUNITY BOARD COMMITTEES Date

Time

Committee and Venue

3

4pm

5

7.30pm

10

7.30pm

16

5.30pm

Awa-iti Reserve Management Committee, 4236 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River Cass Bay Reserves Management Committee, Ward Room, Steadfast Community Hall, Governors Bay Road, Cass Bay Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee, Okains Bay Community Hall, Okains Bay Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee, Duvauchelle Community Centre, 6039 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Duvauchelle

COMMUNITY BOARDS Date

Time

Board and Venue

2

3pm

2

4.30pm

3

5pm

9

1pm

9

4pm

10

4.30pm

13

9am

16

4.30pm

18

10am

20

8am

24

4pm

24

4.30pm

30

1pm

Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, Linwood Boardroom, 180 Smith Street Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street Banks Peninsula Community Board, Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Riccarton Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, Linwood Boardroom, 180 Smith Street Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Riccarton Banks Peninsula Community Board, Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

30

4.30pm

COMMITTEES Date

Time

Committee and Venue

3

7.45am

3

1pm

3

5pm

4

9am

4

1pm

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Copies of the agendas will be available online and to the public at the meetings. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of these meetings. To make a deputation or presentation to a Community Board, Committee or Council meeting ring the call centre on 03 941 8999 or email info@ccc.govt.nz. J Daly COUNCIL SECRETARY www.ccc.govt.nz

Rūnanga Elections 2017 – CALL FOR NOMINATION Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa is seeking nominations for four Trustee positions: • one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o Kauangaroa, for a term of up to 36 months, ending 31 December 2020; • one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o Whangaehu, for a term of up to 36 months, ending 31 December 2020; • one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o Turakina, for a term of up to 36 months, ending 31 December 2020; • one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o Parewānui, for a term of up to 36 months, ending 31 December 2020; Valid nominations may only be submitted on the official nomination form available from Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa. Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017 at 4:30pm. If you are a registered member with Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa, you should receive the nomination form in the post within the next five days. If it does not arrive please contact Albert on (06) 327 5594. If you are of Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa descent but are not already formally registered, please also contact Albert as soon as you can to commence the registration process so that you may be part of the election process.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 PAPANUI RETURNED AND SERVICES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED, (THE SECRETARY, Papanui RSA, PO BOX 5444, Papanui Christchurch 8542), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 55 Bellvue Avenue known as PAPANUI RETURNED AND SERVICES ASSOCIATION. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: CLUB LICENCE CLASS 1. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: SUNDAY TO THURSDAY 9.00AM TO 11.00PM, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 9.00AM TO 12.00 MIDNIGHT, NEW YEARS EVE 9.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 JAN PRIMUS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, The Manager, PO Box 130035, Christchurch 8141), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW & OFF LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 7 St Albans Street known as SPRIG AND FERN TAVERN MERIVALE. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN & OFF-LICENCE TAVERN The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: ON LICENCE: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM OFF LICENCE: ACROSS THE BAR MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licencing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 14 September 2017.

Enrolment 2018 Enrolment of children at both Avonhead and Merrin schools is governed by an enrolment scheme - details of which are available from the office of the respective school. The Board of Trustees of both schools has determined that at the time of this Advertisement, the following out-of-zone places will possibly be available throughout 2018. The exact number of places will depend on the number of enrolments received from students who live within the home zone of each school. This may change during the year so you should check with individual schools. Applications for out-of-zone places are now being invited for those students who will become eligible in term 1, 2018 for enrolment. The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 18th October, 2017. Avonhead School

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Ballot date: 2 March Ballot date: 25 May Ballot date: 10 Aug Ballot date: 19 Oct (2018)

If you live in the school zone of either of these schools and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child during 2018, please contact the school immediately to assist us with planning. Signed Boards of Trustees of Merrin and Avonhead School

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 SUNSON NEW MARKET PLACE LIMITED, (LICENSEE, 311A Withells Road, Chirstchurch 8042), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 386 Riccarton Road Upper Riccarton known as SUNSON ASIAN FOOD MARKET. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE GROCERY The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 8.00PM The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

MIKNIK LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 41172, Ferrymead, Christchurch 8247), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 1060 Ferry Road known as THE CLADDAGH.

TSSR GROUP LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 262 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 262 Tuam Street known as UNCOMMON CAFE.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence is: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 14 September 2017.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 14 September 2017.

Welcome to Islington Superette

Come here and shop with us for Grocery, drinks, sandwiches, pies, Ice creams and more instore specials on various products. Our opening hours are: Mon to Fri 5.30am to 7.30pm Sat 7.00am to 7.30pm Sun 8.00am to 7.30pm We sell Lotto as well so don’t forget to buy your lucky Lotto ticket. Ph. 03 349 7721 Steve (Manager) 310 Waterloo Rd Islington, Chch

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The Star Classifieds • Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi Situations Vacant

Vehicles Wanted

BRICKLAYER wanted for small domestic job. Daughter hit Summerhill stone fence and it needs to be reset and mortared. Phone Steve 021 372 479

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS We use world class vehicle depollution systems

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A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951 A RECORDS Wanted, Recycle your old records, Cash paid. Pennylane 430 Colombo St, Sydenham 366 3278 or A/H 021 222 6144 open 7 days BOOKS. Old wanted. Anything considered incl hunting, mountaineering, fishing, childrens. Ph 354 1621 BUYING Now, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, all old china, crystal, antiques, estate lots. For best prices and free inspection call Academy Antiques. Phone 349-4229 GOOD stuff wanted. Whiteware, freezers etc, good quality furniture, antiques, curios, collectables. Anything considered. Cash paid. Ph Dave 960-8440, 027 66 22 116

Food Resilience Network Inc. Ōtākaro Orchard Project Coordinator The Food Resilience Network is an incorporated society with a vision of “a patchwork of food producing initiatives based around local hotspots and linked together like a ribbon woven into the fabric of our communities”. The Ōtākaro Orchard - www.otakaroorchard.org is an exciting new edible park, community café and urban food hub located in Cambridge Terrace, Central Christchurch and forms a major project within the North Frame precincts’ re-development. The Project Coordinator role requires a dynamic and self-motivated person with appropriate qualifications, skills and experience in project management, business planning, fundraising & sponsorship, communications and community engagement. Reporting to the FRN Manager, the position involves 30 hours per week with a potential for job growth. A full role description is available at www.facebook.com/ediblecanterbury and enquiries may be directed to Tony Kunowski at (03) 366 6937. Letters of application plus a current CV should be sent to office@chsgardens.co.nz or PO Box 369, Christchurch 8140. Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 5 October 2017.

HEAVY TRAFFIC LICENCE COURSE INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT (conditions apply)

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1) TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2)

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell & Mosgiel daily. Other areas by arrangement

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE: Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods

MILITARIA Any country, firearms, uniforms, badges, medals, memoribilia, WW2 or earlier ph 338-9931

Driving Related Health & Saftey Training

STAMP, Postcard & coin collections. Ph 021 138 8949 or 03 428-6587

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481 info@drivetech.co.nz | www.drivetech.co.nz

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

D.A. BUILDING,

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Do you have an Old Stamp or Coin collection tucked away somewhere? It could be worth a fortune! We are currently Buying old collections in the Christchurch area to stock our retail shop in Riccarton. Free Appraisal and Cash Offers on most items.

Call Matt Power 0800 39 24 26 The Stamp Exchange

134a Riccarton Road. Opposite the Mall carpark.

Situations Vacant

DRIVETECH LTD

Casual Support Worker Position Good pay and excellent working conditions as part of an experienced team providing care and training for people with intellectual disabilities in our St Albans flats. Key requirements are: • Willingness to work flexible hours including split shifts, weekends and sleepovers. • Clean drivers licence. • Clean police record. • Ability to work harmoniously with a team. Preference given to: • NZQA Health &Disability & Age Support qualification. • Good literacy skills • Basic computer competence. • Non smoker.

Departs 20th Jan 2018

Please email current cv to doug@dab.net.nz Or call Doug on 027 576 216

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Hokianga & Cape Reinga Departs 20th April 2018 $2250.00 pp Twin Share

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886 www.reidtours.com

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All proceeds (after costs) to Polio Plus organised by the Rotary Club of Avonhead Starring local artists: KEVIN KEARNS; TONY GREGORY-HUNT; BRIAN SKINNER; BARRY CROFT; GEORGE TANNER; CHRISSI WILLIAMS; RAY HARRIS; NEVILLE WILKINS & THE VISCOUNTS; and THE PISTONS

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Thursday September 21 2017

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LIVE AT THE CASHMERE CLUB

THIS SUNDAY, 8AM

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Parker v FURY BREAKFAST BOUT Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury WBO Heavy Weight Boxing match shown live at the Cashmere Club Sunday 24 September from 8am. $15 Breakfast Special; Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Hash Brown, Sausage and Baked Beans from 9am. Bar open from 9am. Shown on TV's in the Bar and on the Big Screen in the Pool Hall. Be here early to get your seat!

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

UNBEATABLE FAMILY DINING

Chalmers

Restaurant

DINNER Friday Saturday Sunday BUFFET LUNCH Every Sunday 12pm - 2pm

IT’S THE CHERRY ON TOP!

FREE DESSERT FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Cashmere Club 50 Colombo St | Ph 03 332 0092 www.cashmere club.co.nz

ENJOY OUR EXTENSIVE CARVERY BETWEEN 5.30PM & 6.30PM PRICED AT ONLY $22.50 PER PERSON AND DESSERT’S ON US!

JOIN A CLUB BY THE SEA!

CHALMERS FAMOUS

SUNDAY BUFFET

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LUNCH | 12PM-2PM | $25 DINNER | 5PM-8PM | $27

CELEBRATE THAT SPECIAL OCCASION WITH US! GROUPS WELCOME BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Club CAFE

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

Midweek $11 SPECIAL ROAST Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Members Lucky Card Draw

FUNCTION ROOMS SHUTTLE RUNNING Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat TAB POD GAMING ROOM

Quality a la carte with a view!

Restaurant

Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY OPEN FOR SUNDAY 3 COURSE SUNDAY BRUNCH DINNER SPECIAL $25 SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm

Sunday 24th September

ALL YOU CAN EAT $25 BOOK NOW!

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

Clubs New Zealand warmly welcome members, their guests and affiliate club members.

Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! THIS SATURDAY 4.30PM: IAN MAC 8PM: SHALOW THIS SUNDAY, 1.30PM HEART OF THE COUNTRY $6 ENTRY

Sports Hall

SUNDAY 24th SEPT, $25 PER PERSON

PIERVIEW

Westview Lounge

BOOK NOW! SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET

OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER

THIS SATURDAY, 8PM CHE ‘KING’ ORTON AS ELVIS and PAUL MADSEN SUPERSTAR SHOW Tickets $20

SEE OUR AD ON THE FACING PAGE FOR OUR UPCOMING SHOWCASE EVENTS The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

To advertise contact Jo Fuller 027 458 8590 jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi


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COASTERS TAVERN, REDWOOD: Saturday - Hot Gossip. Wednesday - Open Mic Night.

MACKENZIES BAR, ARANUI: Friday - Sign of the Firebird. Saturday - Free Juke Box. Wednesday - Karaoke.

DARKROOM, ST ASAPH ST: Thursday - Open mic. Friday Racing ‘The Bass’ EP tour. Saturday - Master Blaster (AK) with Nervous Jerk & Tyrannosaurus Rex. Wednesday - JP Bouvet.

MAK TAVERN, KAINGA: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session. Friday 9pm - The Elevators. Saturday 9pm - Nossitap. Sunday 3pm - Flat City Brotherhood.

DUX CENTRAL, POPLAR LANE: Friday 5pm - Emerson; 9.30pm - Zak Cooper. Saturday 2pm - Davey Backyard; 9.30pm - DJ. Sunday 2pm - Sunday Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE, ST ASAPH ST: Thursday 9pm - DJ Oh One Eight. Friday 9pm - Camo MC. Saturday 10pm - DJ Spinal. Sunday 10pm - DJ Masta K. FINNEGANS, PREBBLETON TAVERN: Friday - Trad Jam Session. GBC (GARDEN BAR CAFE), MARSHLAND RD: Friday 6pm - Rhonda Campbell duo.

Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple at the Horncastle Arena on Tuesday night. BARETTA. ST ASAPH ST: Friday 7pm - Antony Pickard; 10pm - DJ Spinal. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header feat. Phase & 10a. BECKS SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE, BECKENHAM: Saturday 9pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. BILL'S BAR, SPREYDON: Thursday & Sunday 6pm Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE, BISHOPDALE: Sunday 3pm Blackie. BLACK HORSE, LINCOLN RD: Saturday - Shameless Few. BLUE SMOKE, WOOLSTON TANNERY: Saturday 8pm One Waka and The Caffeinated Collective, tickets $10+bf. Sunday 3pm - Sunday Sit Down Get Down Series feat. Flora Knight & Sean McDonald with Ben Salter, suggested Koha $10 adults/$5 students. BROUGHAM, WALTHAM: Saturday 8pm - Jenlin’s Karaoke.

CARLTON, PAPANUI RD: Thursday 9pm - D’Sendantz. Friday 10pm - Mezzanine. Saturday 10.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday 4.30pm Quiz. Monday 5pm - Topia. Tuesday 6pm - Open Mic Night. Wednesday 8.30pm D’Sendantz duo. CASA PUBLICA, NEW REGENT ST: Friday 9pm - DJ Maestro B. Saturday 9pm - DJ Dwight Caldwell. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 7pm - Everlong; 10.15pm - Acoustic Solution. Saturday 7pm - Stevie D; 10.15pm - Eddie Simon. Sunday 5.30pm - Nyree. CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC, IRISH SOCIETY HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - Ka Koroki Te Manu ‘Creating Our Tomorrow’ feat. Sarah Lawrence; Li’l Chuck; Graham Wardrop; Amiria Grenell, $15 members/$20 non. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRYMEAD: Thursday Open mic. Saturday - Live music.

HALO VENUE, RICCARTON: Saturday 6.30pm - A Night of Blues, Rock n Roll & All That Jazz feat. the Ryan Neville & the Midnight Blues Show Band, tickets $28. HORNBY WMC: Saturday 4.30pm - Ian Mac; 8pm Shalow (downstairs). Saturday 8pm - Madsen Promotions presents Che ‘King’ Orton as Elvis plus Paul Madsen Superstar Show, tickets $20, (upstairs). Sunday 1.30pm Annette’s Heart of Country Showcase, $6 entry (downstairs). HORNCASTLE ARENA: Sunday 8pm - Kevin Bridges NZ Tour. Tuesday 8pm - Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple. Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7.30pm - Showbiz ‘Sister Act’. Monday 7pm - The Changeover - World Premiere. Tickets @ticketek. JANES BAR. RICHMOND: Saturday - Live music. Sunday Live blues. Wednesday - Open Mic Night.

MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. RACECOURSE HOTEL, SOCKBURN: Friday 7pm Mark Reihana. RICHMOND WMC, LONDON ST: Friday 7pm Lino. Saturday 6pm Copperwine. Sunday 3pm - I Alone. ROCKSTAR PIZZA: Friday Unhinged. Saturday D’Sendantz. Sunday 6.30pm Acoustic Series feat. Lindon Puffin. SAS CLUB, SHIRLEY: Saturday 7pm - Southfield. SHOWBIZ, SISTER ACT, ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, GLOUCESTER ST: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7.30pm. Tickets @ticketek. SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND, ALVARADOS MEXICAN CANTINA: Thursday 7pm - Feat. Phil Doublet; Shiloh Bromley; Reuben Ishrahm; Dave Coleclough. ST MARY’S PROCATHEDRAL, MANCHESTER ST: Sunday 3pm - Time For Haydn feat. CBS Choir & Orchestra, $20 & $15 entry. Wednesday 1pm Virtuosi Younger & Older on Piano & Violin feat. Brahms; Schumann; Grieg; Chopin, $10 & $5 entry. STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - 12 Gauge. Saturday 7pm Elevators. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, ADDINGTON: Thursday Stephen McDaid. Friday 9pm Willie McArthur. Wednesday 7.30pm - Open Mic with Willie McArthur.

TEMPS BAR, HORNBY: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). Friday 8.30pm - No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Misfitz. THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG IRISH BAR: Thursday 10pm - Assembly Required. Friday 7pm - Corner Sounds duo; 11pm - The Corks. Saturday 11pm - Corner Sounds. Sunday 5.30pm - Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7.30pm - The Jameson Session. Wednesday 8pm - Open Mic Night. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, RICCARTON: Thursday Andy Page. Friday - Eddie Simon. Saturday - Stout duo. Wednesday - Karaoke with DJ Chick. THE CUBAN: Thursday 6.15pm - Antony Pickard. Friday 8pm - Topia Saturday 8.30pm - Monster III. THE FITZ SPORTS BAR: Friday - Pump. Saturday - Code Red. THE GYM, THE CHRISTCHURCH ARTS CENTRE: Friday 6pm - Not Hamlet Ubu Night, $10 entry. THE MILLER BAR & CAFE, ADDINGTON: Thursday 7pm - Avon City Rock & Roll. Friday 9pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday 9.30pm - Soul Cage. Wednesday 8pm Karaoke with Lance. THE WAVE BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS BAR & RESTAURANT, RICCARTON: Friday - X-Files duo. TWISTED HOP, WOOLSTON: Friday 7.30pm Matty Smith. WOOLSTON CLUB, HARGOOD ST: Saturday 7.30pm - Absolut duo. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Friday 8pm - A Fund Raiser for Sustainability Education feat. The Stoutfellows; Antiwarhole. Tuesday 7pm - Open mic.

EARLY BIRD ENTRIES NOW OPEN (Early Bird Entries close 10 Dec)

See website for more detail. Entries close 19 Jan 2018

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SATURDAY, 9.30AM-2PM ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE Cast your vote at Sockburn School on Saturday, then buy some cake for morning tea, stay for a lunchtime sausage and grab some bargains. There will be retro second-hand furniture for sale and some great raffle prizes, too. Sockburn School, 34 Springs Rd SATURDAY, 10AM-1PM LINCOLN’S SPRING FUNDAY MARKET Celebrate spring at this family event. Enjoy clown, magic and balloon-fun with local entertainer, Adam Allsorts, from 11am-noon, plus lots of other spring-themed activities throughout the morning, including a treasure hunt and garland-making. Fantastic live music from a selection of talented young performers, plus the usual wholesome local produce stalls. Lincoln Green, Gerald St SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 9AM-5PM THE EXTRAVAGANZA FAIR This is the country’s newest and largest travelling show, with live music and shows all day, carnival rides, stalls and fun activities for the kids. Richmond Playground, Stanmore Rd

NEW BRIGHTON MARKET Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton pedestrian mall MT PLEASANT FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, McCormacks Bay Rd

SATURDAY, 4.30-7PM, SUNDAY, 8.30AM-1PM FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS Go along and cheer Canterbury’s top figure skaters, young and old, sparkling and dancing in their costumes at the masters and open invitation championships. Dress warmly and bring a rug and cushion. Gold coin entry. Alpine Ice Sports Centre, 495 Brougham St SATURDAY, 10AM-NOON HALSWELL QUARRY PARK – COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY Lend a hand at this community planting day and enjoy a barbecue afterwards. The goal of the day

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

is to establish native plants in a swale area in the park. Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedys Bush Rd SATURDAY, 2-3PM HINEPAU LIVE The School of Maori and Pasifika studies at Ara Institute of Canterbury will host a free children’s play performed entirely in Te Reo Maori. Hinepau is adapted from a classic children’s book written by Gavin Bishop about respecting your environment and staying true to yourself. This touring play is presented by Wellington’s Capital E and Taki Rua Theatre. Free event. Te Puna Wanaka, 6 Coventry St SATURDAY, 7.30-9.30PM UC CHRISTCHURCH YOUTH ORCHESTRA Catch these talented young musicians in the orchestra’s third major concert of the year, conducted by Helen Renaud. The orchestra will perform works from Beethoven, Persichetti, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and others. $15/$10 The Salvation Army, 853 Colombo St SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOON AND 2.30PM GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL Goethe-Institut New Zealand presents its ninth festival, featuring documentaries, drama, comedy, road movies and family films. For a full line-up, visit the website www.goethe.de. Free entry. Christchurch Art Gallery SUNDAY, 9.30AM ST BEDE’S COLLEGE CAR BOOT SALE Get along to St Bede’s for some shopping, food and

Chamber Music New Zealand presents

entertainment and help the school fundraise towards the cost of a new van. St Bede’s College, 210 Main North Rd

sausage sizzle afterwards for those who lend a hand, as well as some great spot prizes. New Brighton Beach, Marine Pde

SUNDAY, NOON-3PM HALSWELL COMMUNITY MARKET For stalls covering everything from shabby chic to local vegetables and fruits, head out to Halswell for this monthly market. There will be food trucks, live music, crafts and plants – all laid out in the church’s beautiful grounds. St John of God, Halswell

SUNDAY, 3PM TIME FOR HAYDN The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra presents Nelson’s Mass and The Clock Symphony, two timeless masterpieces by composer Joseph Haydn Nelson. Tickets cost $20/$15 and will be available at the door. St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

SUNDAY, NOON-1PM SEAWEEK – NEW BRIGHTON BEACH CLEAN-UP Ready for a big spring clean? Go out and join the beach and dune clean-up. There will be stations at both North New Brighton (war memorial hall area) and South New Brighton (park near the surf club). Bin bags and gloves will be provided and there will be a

SUNDAY, 7.30-9.30PM CREATING OUR TOMORROW CONCERT Four local musicians will perform to mark the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch next week. Amiria Grenell, Graham Wardrop, Li’l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine and Sarah Lawrence will take to the stage in a show that spans the generations. $20/$15 Irish Society Hall

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV • PIAZZOLLA NATALIE HUNT • D’RIVERA & MORE

Core Funder

American, African, and Latin American musical traditions fuse together in a unique programme that brings together the new and old.

FUN, FIRE & FLAIR

Tuesday 10 October, 7.30pm ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL CHRISTCHURCH Free Prelude talk at 6.45pm

ticketek.co.nz 0800 842 538 chambermusic.co.nz/imaniwinds

(USA)

Valerie Coleman flute Toyin Spellman-Diaz oboe Mark Dover clarinet Jeff Scott french horn Monica Ellis bassoon

2018 SEASON

LAUNCH TOUR

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Thursday September 21 2017

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FABULOUS BEDROOM SALE NOW ON Instore and Online

WE NOW SELL ONLINE!

Sale starts Tuesday 19th September, ends Monday 9th October

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Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories

Visit us at targetfurniture.co.nz

save

$140 was $899

now only

$759

serenesleep Bahamas Trundle Bed

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$400

Includes Queen Bed, 2 Bedsides and 5 Drawer Tallboy

Gianni 4 Piece Bedroom Package

was $1899

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The Gianni bedroom range is an easy way to add simple elegance to your room featuring double extension runners and generously sized drawers. Also available in matte black.

Parquet 4 Piece Bedroom Package If you love the personality of a deep woodgrain, you'll adore the Parquet Bedroom range. The Parquet range is a wonderful way to reinvent your master bedroom into something new and exciting.

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Featuring a King Single bed with a pull out trundler below, the Bahamas Trundle Bed comes complete with a King single and single mattress. The trundler easily stows away under the bed when not in use making it the perfect solution for extra guests and sleepovers!

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$470

$1499

$600

Includes Queen Bed, Two Bedsides plus 6 Drawer Chest

Sicily 4 Piece Bedroom Package

Introduce a touch of serenity into your bedroom with the Sicily Collection. The warm Ash wood tops add a striking contrast against the neutral white pine with wide metal handles completing this contemporary look.

Includes Queen size Bed, 2 Bedsides and 5 Drawer Tallboy

was $2999

now only

$2399

was $2469

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$1999

ALL MATTRESSES ON SALE!

3 FEELS, 1 LOW PRICE

Willow Queen Bed

ON PRESTIGE MATTRESSES

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This contemporary metal frame bed is the perfect addition for a childs bedroom. The fresh frame adds a fun element to suit a modern space. Also available in Black and Aqua colour options. Mattress and bedding are not included.

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Prestige Queen Mattress

YEAR WARRANTY

$300

was $1299

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$999

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch. Ph: 03 343 3204 View our collections online: targetfurniture.co.nz

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 09/10/17. Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.

Minimum spend $499 using Gem Visa or Gem CreditLine. Normal credit and lending criteria and fees apply. Minimum monthly repayments must be made during the interest free period. The minimum monthly repayment of 3% of the outstanding monthly balance or $20, whichever is more, will not be sufficient to repay the purchase amount(s) within the promotional period. Prevailing interest rate (currently 25.99% p.a. Gem Visa/29.95% p.a. Gem CreditLine) applies to any outstanding balance on the expiry of the interest free period. Credit provided by Latitude Financial Services Limited.

$100 was $399

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$299

18 MONTHS INTEREST FREE ON PURCHASES OVER $499 *Minimum purchase $499. Finance offer expires 30th September 2017. See below for terms & conditions.

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