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„„ By Andrew King THIS IS Denise Cherelle Greig, back in jail for ripping off the elderly. Greig, 31, was sentenced to 20 months jail in the district court yesterday for her part in a group which scammed a 69-year-old couple and 93-year-old out of

about $50,000. She had previously been jailed for the same scam where more than $250,000 was stolen from unsuspecting pensioners. The scam involved Greig and co-offenders posing as bank staff and conning elderly into thinking their power would be cut off. They phoned their victims

saying there was a problem with their payment system and said they needed the PIN number. The offenders would then go to the victim’s home with a Prezzy card, a debit card which money can be loaded on to, and exchanged it for the alleged faulty card. They then emptied the

victim’s account. Age Concern Canterbury chief executive Simon Templeton said it was absolutely disgusting that people like Greig saw the elderly as a “soft-target”. “She has caused a huge amount of harm to these people,” he said. •Turn to page 10

„„ By Bridget Rutherford A CASH-STRAPPED Lincoln University spent more than $70,000 recruiting its new vicechancellor, it can be revealed. The university paid out $72,431 to find and hire vice-chancellor Robin Pollard from England, who was appointed in January last year while the Robin Pollard institution was facing a $5 million deficit. Lincoln University refused to release the cost to The Star when it asked in September last year, citing commercial sensitivity. The Star appealed that ruling to the Ombudsman. After discussion with the university, it has now released the figure. Chancellor Steve Smith said yesterday Lincoln was not hiding Prof Pollard’s recruitment figure last year. However, the university did release to The Star the $86,540 cost of recruiting previous vice-chancellor Andy West, who resigned in 2015 amid concerns he overspent on consultants. At the time, Lincoln indicated Prof Pollard’s was less than that. Yesterday Mr Smith was unable to provide a breakdown of what made up the Pollard recruitment cost. •Turn to page 10


Thursday October 5 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

THERE ARE some people who deserve to grace front pages for various reasons, and they usually swing between the good and the bad. Denise Cherelle Greig is one of them and she makes the cut for all of the wrong reasons. Greig is back in jail, where she belongs, for scamming elderly people out of tens of thousands of dollars. It’s not the first time Greig has been on the wrong side of the law and not the first time she’s scammed the elderly. She has a long history of offending. But ripping off the elderly is just about as low as it gets. Hopefully, Greig spends her time in jail thinking about her future. She was jailed for 20 months but will be out sooner. On pages 28,29, 30 we look at the Head Hunters, which has spread its influence from the streets of Auckland where the gang began in the late 1960s to the rest of the country – including Christchurch. – Barry Clarke

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This week in history saw the first town hall opened on October 1, 1857. The privately-owned building was on a site in High St which was later occupied by Strange’s Department Store and then by Butterfields. On the same day in 1881, New Zealand’s first telephone exchange began operation in the Chief Post Office, Cathedral Square. On October 3, 1983, rugby player Robbie Deans became the highest points scorer in the

79-year history of the Ranfurly Shield with 187 points from 13 games. On the same day in 1988, the Park Royal Hotel opened in Victoria Square. On October 5, 1899, the first Boer War contingent left Lyttelton. On the same day in 1982, paraplegic archer Neroli Fairhall (left), in competition with able-bodied athletes, won a gold medal at Brisbane Commonwealth Games. In 1984, Greg Mortimer of

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„„ By Gabrielle Stuart ZOE BARCZYK can’t remember the last time she bought white bread – and she’s not alone. Lincoln University researchers say the days of the white slice may be over, as growing health consciousness drives more consumers to buy grain loaves, or avoid bread completely. For the Edgeware student, her go-to loaves of choice are a Ploughman’s Rye, or Vogel’s – partly for the health benefits, and partly because she prefers the taste. “Buying white bread wouldn’t even cross my mind anymore,” she said. A survey of shoppers in supermarkets by Lincoln lecturers Sue Trafford and Sharon Forbes found about half thought white bread was unhealthy. Of the shoppers surveyed, 80 per cent perceived multigrain breads to be healthier than other options. It found 23 per cent of shoppers bought white bread, and 77 non-white. That was a turnaround from the numbers almost 40 years ago, when a 1978 survey of shoppers found 89 per cent bought white bread. Supermarket scanner data from across New Zealand showed sales of white bread fell four per cent last year, while non-white bread sales rose 1.6 per cent. But white bread still has its loyal supporters. Parklands wedding celebrant Tracey Booth

even in white bread, that we really need in our diets, like fibre and folic acid.” She said bread consumption could also be reducing due to the variety of products available for breakfast or lunch, such as cereals, smoothies, sushi, salads and fast food. The survey was carried out at supermarkets across Christchurch early this year, and included responses from 141 shoppers. Dr Forbes said a student involved in the study, Emma Boase, planned to carry on the research in the United States as she studied for her master’s degree at a university in Missouri.

FAST FACTS: Christchurch survey findings: •23 per cent of shoppers buying bread purchased white loaves •77 per cent bought nonwhite bread •50 per cent bought more than one type of bread •80 per cent believed multigrain loaves were healthier Last year, across New Zealand supermarkets: •Sales of white loaves dropped 4 per cent •Sales on non-white loaves rose 1.6 per cent

Property linked to missing Michael McGrath for sale „„ By Andrew King A PROPERTY which was a key focus of the investigation into the disappearance of Christchurch man Michael McGrath is up for sale.

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In Brief MAN HIT BY BUS A 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after being hit by a bus near Canterbury University’s College of Education yesterday. The man was hit at the intersection of Solway and Glenside Aves at about 11.52am, a fire and emergency spokesman said. He was taken to Christchurch Hospital with critical injuries. Police are investigating the incident. FERRYMEAD DOG PARK IDEA THe Ferrymead site that was once home to the failed Christchurch Maori Village could be turned into a dog park. City councillor Yani Johanson and the LinwoodCentral-Heathcote Community Board has asked city council staff to prepare a report on whether the site could be used as a dog exercise area. The village was set up by Tamaki Heritage Experiences, owned by brothers Doug and Mike Tamaki, in 2007, but closed after the earthquakes because of financial issues.

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said she often bought 10 loaves of white bread in a week. She said it was devoured by her three boys, aged seven, 14 and 16. “It’s the only stuff the kids will eat,” she said. If it was part of a balanced diet, she didn’t have any concerns about bread, she said. “So many people are glutenfree these days, I think bread’s been given a bad name,” she said. Dr Forbes said a lot of fad diets pushed messages that carbohydrates were unhealthy, but they did not tell the whole story. “I think the nutritionists need to speak up a lot louder, because there are a lot of things in bread,



whether Mr Benbow was still a person of interest. He was not available yesterday. The 1980m2 Candys Rd property has a rateable value of $680,000. It is a deadline treaty sale.

MAUGER GEAR FOR AUCTION Memorabilia belonging to legendary Christchurch speedway rider Ivan Mauger will be offered for sale in the United Kingdom next week. Almost 50 lots, including championship speedway and long-track racing motor-cycles, trophies, awards and ephemera, including gold championship helmets, will go under the hammer at Bonhams’ Autumn Stafford Sale on October 15. VICTORIA SQUARE PROJECT Work on the restoration of Victoria Square is on track to be finished in March. Otakaro is restoring it as part of the Avon River Precinct. The existing layout is being kept, with some minor improvements to make accessibility better. The Queen Victoria and Captain Cook statues, the floral clock, the poupou and Bowker Fountain are all being restored, and a new punt stop is also being installed.

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„„ By Bridget Rutherford A CITY of opportunity. That’s how outgoing Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce chief executive Peter Townsend has described Christchurch as it continues to rebuild. He was the guest speaker at the Star Media breakfast series held at The Atrium in the Park. Mr Townsend, who also sits on the board of Otakaro, the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum Trust Board, Pegasus Health and the Hillary Institute of Leadership, will step down from the chamber next month after 21 years. He said after 11,000 aftershocks, 53 of which were over five on the Richter scale, Christchurch now had the opportunity to become the country’s city of choice. Currently, $83 million was being spent rebuilding the city every week, he told the crowd. Once complete, the total cost was estimated to be between $40 billion-$50 billion. By the end of the calendar year, 75 per cent of the housing

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city of choice – Townsend Education options in Christchurch were better by a “country mile” and Canterbury’s health system was regarded as being in the top six in the world, Mr Townsend said. “We take it all for granted.” Infrastructure was another drawcard, he said, with projects such as the northern corridor and the southern motorway making Christchurch more accessible. He said we did not yet have the population to support light rail. But he said at some stage the city’s population needed to grow perhaps by another “couple hundred thousand,” and at that point, light rail would work. “If we want to achieve our economic growth and employment projections, we need five times the historic long-term average of migrants coming to live in our region.” He said the unemployment rate in Christchurch was only 4.9 per cent. “We are an ageing population, if we don’t bring young people in to continue to grow this economy sustainably then we’re in trouble as a city.” Developer Ernest Duval said he

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was optimistic, but with the way technology was moving forward, the city’s infrastructure and buildings were only part of that. He said nowadays people could work anywhere in the world, so Christchurch needed vibrancy, innovation, affordable housing and had to be adjustable to change. “We have a city that is now more fit for purpose than what it’s been in the past, but it’s still got a way to go yet,” he said. “We’ve got to make this city attractive for young talent to come here and bring their ideas.” Mr Duval said unlike the rebuild of the city’s infrastructure, time lines could not be imposed on making that happen. He believed the city’s population was always going to grow with both New Zealanders and


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Cantabrians have a taste for dining out „„ By Gabrielle Stuart EVERY TABLE was full at Little High Eatery yesterday, where Roger Townshend was enjoying a pizza with his daughter Sarah Harrison and grandchildren Jet and Willow. They are part of a wave of Cantabrians regularly eating out, according to figures released by Westpac yesterday. Cantabrians spend an average of $380 a month at restaurants or cafes, according to the figures, or about $89 a week. That was the third-highest spend in the country, behind Auckland at $486 and Wellington $436. When asked how much they spent eating out, the Moncks Bay residents had one response: “Too much.” Ms Harrison said she usually ate out for dinner once a week, but bought a coffee every day – so she said her weekly spend was around the $89 average. Mr Townshend, a semi-retired businessman, said he spent a lot more. He said his total spend varied too much to put a figure on it, but he went out for lunch or dinner at least five times a week,

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as well as going out for at least one coffee a week. He said it was a good way to catch up with friends and he liked supporting Canterbury businesses. “We’re pretty loyal to our local cafes and businesses in Sumner,” he said. Both said seeing new cafes and restaurants opening up around

the city prompted them to eat out more. “A big part of Christchurch is our cafe and restaurant culture. Places like this are affordable, accessible, easy,” Ms Harrison said. Cantabrians aged between 36 and 55 spent the most eating out, with an average monthly spend of $453.

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Cantabrians aged 56 or older spent the least – an average of $318 – while those aged 18 to 35 spent an average of $366. The figures are based on the spending patterns of 96,000 Westpac customers, and are broken down through its CashNav app. Westpac NZ general manager of marketing, products and

transformation Andrew Kerr linked the results to the rebuild. “With Canterbury getting back on its feet economically and an array of fantastic new cafes and restaurants opening, it’s probably not surprising that Cantabrians spend the third most on eating out, but it’s worth keeping a close watch on that spending,” he said. The figures showed Cantabrians in the 36-55 age bracket were also the biggest spenders at supermarkets, spending an average of $820 per month – about $153 per week. Those 56 or older spent $670 per month, while those under-35 spent the least – $494. Over a month, the average Cantabrian spent $204 on entertainment, like movies, concerts and gambling, and $217 on health and beauty through places like pharmacies, gyms and beauty salons.

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Shand’s facelift nearly finished „„ By Bridget Rutherford RESTORATION WORK on the city’s oldest wooden commercial building is nearly finished. Christchurch Heritage Trust is restoring the historic Shand’s building, formerly known as Shand’s Emporium, to its former glory. Trust chairwoman Anna Crighton said the $500,000 project was “almost finished.” She said it just needed door hardware installed, the kitchen had to be installed, and the carpet needed to be laid, which was expected to be done within the month. The work had been delayed due to poor weather and the road works on Manchester St, which had made access to the site difficult, she said. A small group had a celebration recently to pay tribute to those who had helped restore the building, including the city council, which put a $172,219 heritage incentive grant into it, Dulux, which sponsored the paint, and Signtech, which did the gold sign on the window. “It’s the oldest wooden commercial building left in the city. It’s dated right from colonial

times, we just don’t have any left in the city. It’s got nostalgia,” Dr Crighton said. The category one heritage building was built in 1860 by John Shand. It used to be owned by Antony Gough, and sat on Hereford St. But Mr Gough sold it to Christchurch Heritage Trust for $1 to make way for The Terrace, and it was moved next to Trinity Congregational Church on Manchester St, which the trust was also restoring. Dr Crighton said there had been a lot of interest in leasing the both the Shand’s building and the church. She hoped tenants would be confirmed before Christmas. “There’s people interested in taking the whole lot.” She said the restoration of the 1875 church was on track to finish in December. Both buildings are now connected by an annex, which has two offices, a kitchen and a toilet. SPIT AND POLISH: Christchurch Heritage Trust chairwoman Anna Crighton puts the finishing touches to the historic Shand’s building, which is nearly restored. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER


In Brief METH LEVELS IN UNITS Methamphetamine testing carried out on the city council’s 99 social housing units over July and August found 15 tested positive. But of those, only one was not fit to occupy because the levels were over the Ministry of Health guidelines. One contaminated property was remediated through an insurer. Currently, there are 11 properties offline due to contamination, while six have remediation costs between $35,000-$50,000, which are currently pending insurance company acceptance of claims. DROP THE BOSS Thirty two Canterbury bosses will abseil off Cashel St’s Les Mills building in the name of charity tomorrow. They will compete for the 2017 Drop Your Boss Trophy, which will go to the boss that raises the most money. The aim is to raise $30,000 to go to the Graeme Dingle Foundation, which delivers youth development programmes. Special guests include Mike Pero, city councillor Deon Swiggs, Tactix player Erikana Pedersen and Peter Sherwin of Grant Thornton.

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Southern Motorway on track „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A THIRD of the $195 million Southern Motorway upgrade has been finished. The Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 is on target to be ready by early 2020, which will see a section of Main South Rd widened to four lanes and the project linked up to the Halswell Junction Rd end of the motorway. Work on the major project has been under way since November and is set to ramp up as summer approaches. The motorway aims to halve the travel time between Rolleston and Christchurch from 30 to about 15min. Over winter, more than 300,000 cu m of earth was moved, two new roads built

and the first of eight bridges has almost been completed. New roads Tiptree Lane and Manion Rd are open, along with construction at Justine Drive having just begun. New Zealand Transport Agency principal project manager Geoff Griffiths said the new roads give access to homes and businesses. He said Manion Rd allows the

CSM2 team to carry on with work on the four-lane motorway from Weedons Rd to Curraghs Rd. The Main South Bridge, north of Rolleston, is 80 per cent complete and is planned to take traffic up and over the motorway. Work on the Weedons interchange and Main South Rd is also progressing.

Jail for scamming elderly again •From page 1 “What (she has) done has a huge impact on their lives. It is not a victimless crime.” His message to Greig: “Don’t come out [of jail] and do it again, get the help you need inside.” Greig’s latest victims have been

reimbursed by their banks. But others have been left out of pocket, Mr Templeton said. “Unfortunately, when you provide your personal details that voids the banks’ responsibility and then the victim is left out of

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pocket,” he said. Police were alerted by family members and launched operations to catch Greig and her cooffenders. Greig has been reported as saying she spent the money on drugs.

$72,000 recruiting fee disclosed by university •From page 1 Mr Smith said at the time the “significant interest” was with Dr West’s appointment, and it wouldn’t have been appropriate to release Prof Pollard’s cost because he had just started. “That was in our view an entirely appropriate figure and in line with what we would expect. At that time we certainly needed someone new, leadership and Andy West a very good person to lead, and it was important to get someone to do that.” Since Prof Pollard started, Lincoln turned its deficit into a $17 million surplus in the last year, after staff and course cuts, restructuring and transferring its Telford Campus. In comparison, the recruitment cost for Otakaro chief executive Albert Brantley was $108,000, Development Christchurch spent $50,332 for boss Rob Hall and Regenerate Christchurch spent $42,000 recruiting chief executive Ivan Iafeta.

All released the costs to The Star last year when asked. Tertiary Education Union Lincoln University organiser Jo McLean said the recruitment cost was “not ideal”, but she did not know what the market rate was. “One would have hoped they would have done it in a financially-prudent way taking into account the financial situation.” Dr West resigned two years short of his five-year contract amid concerns he spent too much on consultants. Lincoln spent $146,971 on legal fees and a “last day of duty” payment to Dr West to end his time there.

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„„ By Kurt Bayer MATT BONIS thought his family had escaped the worst when the earthquakes hit. Their St Albans home stood up well in the violent shaking that wiped out large swathes of the eastern suburbs and felled much of the nearby central business district. But as the aftershocks rumbled on, New Zealand’s greatest modern natural disaster brought with it an unexpected consequence for father-of-two Bonis and his neighbours. They suddenly found their normal, quiet suburban street turned into the nation’s second biggest street sex trade epicentre. Prostitutes, and their pimps, had for years plied their trade on a seedy red light stretch of Manchester St, south of Bealey Ave inside the city’s old Four Avenues boundary. But when the quakes flattened the CBD, and an army-patrolled cordon kept the public away from potentially-dangerous buildings and falling masonry, the sex workers migrated north of Bealey Ave. And for the last six years, they haven’t really moved. For Mr Bonis and many residents of that Manchester St area around the corner of Purchas St, life has proved a living hell. In their gardens and around their properties, residents have found needles and syringes, human faeces, used condoms, and litter. Vandalism to houses and cars has been reported, as well as thefts. One elderly couple found a prostitute “servicing a client” on their lawn at 3am, and when they asked them to leave, had their car vandalised. Attempts to ask the prostitutes to move on are often met with threats and intimidation, locals say. Mr Bonis made a police complaint last year after three prostitutes allegedly threatened to burn his house down at 3am with his family inside.

HAD ENOUGH: Matt Bonis on the corner of Manchester and Purchas Sts near his home, where residents are fed up with sex workers and anti-social behaviour. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

The trade starts about 10pm and often goes through to 6am or 7am. “They yell price lists to their clients, they yell all sorts to each other. My son who is now 11 knows the price lists, he knows what a transvestite is. It’s everything you try and protect your children from,” Mr Bonis says. Since 2011, Mr Bonis and fellow residents have tried to get help from police, the city council, the Government and the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective to try to move the sex workers away from the residential zone. Mr Bonis says he’s made more than 300 calls over the last six years to police over noise and other complaints. “It’s got to point where they don’t respond at all now,” he says. The residents have been

campaigning for a bylaw to ban the sex workers from the residential area. Some have already given up, sold, and moved on. A camera was installed last year on the corner of Manchester and Purchas Sts in a joint initiative by then city councillor Ali Jones, security camera firm ATF Vision and police to deter clients of the sex workers and document antisocial behaviour. But residents say it’s failed to curb the kerb crawlers, and more often than not, there is a sex worker on all four corners. Former city councillor Aaron Keown erected ‘No street workers at all times’ signs in the area in 2013, but council staff took them down because they were deemed illegal. Central Christchurch resident Andrew Huntley launched a petition earlier this

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year to get the city council to ban prostitutes soliciting in residential areas through the introduction of a bylaw. “Personally I am fed up being offered a blow job for $20 when

I’m walking my dog at 6am in the morning,” Mr Huntley said. “I’m fed up having to watch where my dog walks in case of needles. I’m fed up having prostitutes leering at me in my car to see if I’m a potential punter just when I drive to and from my home address, and I am right over them exposing their breasts, backsides and genitalia in broad daylight on some occasions when I have driven by – I have to, I live here. “I’m fed up having condoms dropped on the verge outside where I live, and am struggling to get the image out of my mind of the prostitute defecating in full view, one morning when I left for work.” The residents were buoyed earlier this year when police indicated they would back the city council in enforcing a bylaw to regulate the street-based sex work, especially in residential areas. •Turn to page 15

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Fight to remove sex workers near homes •From page 12 However, a letter to residents from city council chief executive Karleen Edwards and Canterbury Metro Commander Superintendent Lane Todd said a bylaw is no longer supported by police. Under the Local Government Act as it now stands, a bylaw would be difficult to enforce, instant fines could not be issued, and arrests could not be made, the letter states. Attempts to regulate prostitution in Manukau have repeatedly failed. The move was supported by Prostitute’s Collective co-ordinator Catherine Healy who said it was a “forward-thinking decision”. Ms Healey said it was better to manage sex workers with street lighting and cameras, rather than new rules. But the sudden u-turn has outraged Mr Bonis, spokesman for his fellow residents. “Our concerns are not around prostitution. We don’t care, it’s part of every city. We are simply tired and don’t want it happening here anymore,” Mr Bonis says. “The PRA (Prostitution Reform Act 2003) is there and it’s an industry like every other. But unlike every other industry, which have responsibilities that go with those rights, this industry has absolutely no responsibilities at all, to the point where police have actually said they are going to cherry-pick bylaws they are going to enforce, and they’re not going to do this one. “Sex workers in our community can go where they like, when they like, and do what they like, and I cannot see in a New

Zealand society where that is appropriate as a matter of law. We wouldn’t let panelbeaters or tradies be here, why is it appropriate for them to be there? That’s the conversation we’ve tried to have for the last six years and just got nowhere.” City councillor Deon Swiggs is also frustrated by the latest developments, which he described as being a “slap in the face”. “It’s disappointing that the police went into this, working with the council and the residents, saying they would support both of us regulating the activity in this residential area,” Cr Swiggs said. “For [police] to tell us late in the piece that they wouldn’t support it has been very frustrating and leaves us with very little option to deliver on the expectation that the residents have. As a council, we should be able to deliver on the wish of residents who are facing issues of this nature.” Mr Bonis is now engaged with lawyers and exploring possible legal avenues. He fears that without regulation, the situation will only worsen for residents like him. “The next step is either to go to the High Court or leave. They’re the two choices that the council and the police have left us,” he says. “To me, the argument is black and white: Should a commercial activity be allowed in a residential area at night? And the answer to that is no.”



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„„ By Bridget Rutherford THE FUTURE of Christchurch Hospital Volunteer Library is unknown, with no confirmed plans to reopen it. The library used to be on the hospital’s lower ground floor and was run by volunteers. But a review as part of the hospital’s post-earthquake redevelopment determined it was no longer possible to accommodate all services. Hospital general manager Pauline Clark said the average length of a patient’s stay had fallen, while day-long treatments had increased. As a result of higher demand for blood services, the library space will now accommodate blood services within the hospital, Ms Clark said. It is awaiting the results of the Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group’s master planning process to see whether a library could be accommodated. She said staff had been in regular contact with library volunteers throughout the redevelopment process.

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New cafe invokes High St nostalgia ONE OF the city’s most iconic streets may have been largely destroyed during the earthquakes, but the history of High St has been captured in a new cafe. Voom is a recent addition to the High St development opposite the ANZ Centre. And in the corner of the small, express cafe, a large screen flicks through historic photos of the area. “What we’ve done is incorporate the history of High St with photos from the National Library of New Zealand,” regional manager Peter Ward said. Mr Ward said there is a range of amazing photos, but one of the standout shots is a picture of the building on fire from more

than 50 years ago. While the cafe champions the past, he said Voom is ready to grow with the regenerating, modern central city. “We’ve got a whole range of customers we’re catering to, as workers, tourists and shoppers all return to the CBD.” He said standing in the cafe and seeing the large number of building projects going on is really invigorating. “It’s only the start,” Mr Ward said. Voom is also one of a few places in the city to offer the famous pies from the Fairlie Bakehouse. “There’s a lot of excitement around having Fairlie on board,” he said.

EXPRESS: Jessica Freeman inside Voom cafe, which shows historic photos of High St. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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Cycleways pump up riding numbers Biketober is under way in Christchurch this month. The Star will be publishing articles through the month on events and other things cycling A PUSH is on to get more people on their bikes and using the 19km of new separated cycleways that now link suburban areas of Christchurch to the city centre. The new cycleways are part of a network being built across the city to make it easier and safer for people to get places by bike. “One of the main barriers to people cycling is the perception it is unsafe. By building a network of new cycleways, most of which are separated from the roadway, we are creating a safe environment for cyclists and giving people real travel choices,’’ said city council transport operations manager Aaron Haymes. It’s Biketober so why not give cycling a go. A guide detailing the cycleways routes and providing useful tips on how to use them has been dropped into the

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letterboxes of thousands of homes located near the new cycleways. “With this new guide we are hoping to encourage people to give cycling a go – even if it is only for one day a week,’’ Mr Haymes said. “With the weather starting to warm up it is a good time for people to test out the new cycleways and see how they could use them to get work or to other places they need to go.’’ Cycle counters placed in strategic locations along some of the new cycleways show that in the past year there has been an increase in the number of cycle trips being made in Christchurch. A counter located on the shared path in North Hagley

Park, near the Armagh St bridge, counted an average of 1128 cycle trips per work day over the first half of 2017, which is 24 per cent higher than the 902 a day counted in the second half of 2016. By 2021 it is expected 1674 cyclists will be using that path each day. A counter on the Colombo St section of the Papanui Parallel has recorded an average of 153 northbound cycle trips each weekday – a 58 per cent jump on the 2016 estimate of 97 a day. This section of the cycleway is predicted to carry 1249 cyclists northbound every day by 2021. Overall the counters show 2600 cyclists commute into the central business district on an average weekday. That equates to about 5200 cycle movements

a day. That is six per cent higher than was predicted by computer modelling. Results from the recent Christchurch Residents Survey also show attitudes towards cycling are changing. Fifty-six per cent of people now believe Christchurch is a safe and convenient city for cycling. During the recent Life in Christchurch transport survey more than half the respondents reported they had ridden a bike in the past year and about a quarter indicated they were riding a bike at least once a week. •To find out what’s on and how you can get involved in cycling go to the Biketober(external link) website.  

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women to follow What’s the most important piece of advice you’d give to someone starting out in business? The key thing is to seek out opportunities. Don’t sit back and wait to be asked to do something, put your hand up when you see something. It’s become a bit of a cliché, but I still see it on a regular basis. People don’t put themselves forward, sometimes because they aren’t self-confident, really for lots of different reasons. But don’t hold back. Believe in yourself, and brings a lot of opportunities. Tell me about what you keep on your desk – is there anything important you’ll be bringing to the new office? That’s funny because when we moved into our new building I was renowned for having the messiest desk in the whole office, and I have done for years. So when we moved we changed to a more open system, so I have a desk, not an office, and I have to keep it relatively structured. So I don’t have much on my desk now, and to be honest I don’t spend a huge amount of time at my desk – it’s one of the best things about the job. But I do have a photo of my children, because it’s nice to glance over at them.

What was your childhood ambition, and what would your child-self think of what you do now? I certainly wouldn’t have thought I would be doing what I’m doing! I can’t actually remember really thinking I wanted to do anything specific as a young kid. In the last year of high school I thought I was going to be either a kindergarten teacher or a chef – and I suppose I do now have three kids, two sons and a daughter, and I cook every night. But my daughter is in the last year of high school right now and doesn’t really know what she wants to do, so I’ve been having this conversation with her a lot. What has your advice to her been? Well, in this day and age with the way jobs are changing, half the jobs of the future we haven’t even invented yet. So the first thing is it’s okay not to know. Unfortunately the first question she’s asked by everyone is what do you want to be, what do you want to do. But I’ve told her to go out and try different things, and put yourself in a position where you’re not limiting your choices, and where you are continuing to learn. You looked pretty deep in

conversation with Catherine, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, when she visited. When you were hosting her and Hillary Clinton, what did you talk about? Just life. A few years ago Peter was overseas so I had to host the prime minister at the head table at a dinner. A few of my friends and colleagues said you must be so nervous what are you going to talk about? But at the dinner we chatted so much, someone said to me afterward I couldn’t get a word in. Of course, I use those opportunities to talk about Christchurch and what’s happening here and what’s needed, but usually people don’t want to spend an hour talking about the heavy stuff, they just want to talk about life stuff. So I just try to be me.



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Help in store for ADHD kids „„ By Jamie Morton A VITAMIN-mineral treatment could help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Canterbury-led research suggests. ADHD is estimated to affect two to five per cent of all children, with boys three times more likely to be diagnosed with it. In spite of decades of research, its exact cause remains unknown. A team led by Canterbury University clinical psychologist Professor Julia Rucklidge has been carrying out a large, placebo-controlled trial to investigate what effects micronutrients have on the regulation of aggression and emotion in children with ADHD. The programme involved the first fully blinded, randomised, controlled trial of medicationfree children with ADHD, who were assigned to either micronutrients or a placebo for 10 weeks. That approach had previously been limited to open-label studies, which had shown promise. In a new study, clinicians, parents and teachers reported how those children on micronutrients showed greater

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improvements in emotional regulation, aggression and general functioning compared with those on the placebo. “While the children still displayed some hyperactivity and impulsivity on micronutrients, they were less anxious, slept better, their appetites were not suppressed, and their attention improved,” Ms Rucklidge said. Irritable, angry and moody children could be “extremely difficult” for parents, and the paper had shown nutrients could lower the intensity and frequency of those problems. “It’s an intervention that ad-

dresses debilitating symptoms in children that often lead to poor long-term outcomes for them.” While pharmacological treatments could reduce ADHD symptoms, these could come with side effects, or often weren’t continued. The study team – which included researchers from Otago University, the Canterbury District Health Board and the US-based Oregon Health and Science University – have just published their findings in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. – NZ Herald

„„ By Gabrielle Stuart A TRIAL aiming to solve Christchurch Hospital staff parking problems has been extended, after the number of people using it more than tripled. Free park and ride shuttles for staff have been trialled over the past 12 weeks, running between a Deans Ave car park and the hospital. A similar public park and ride service is run for patients and visitors to the hospital. Staff parking problems came to a head in April, after several hospital staff reported they were assaulted while walking to their cars at night. This week, the Canterbury District Health Board announced it would be extending the staff trial, and testing a new timetable.

CDHB support services manager Rachel Cadle said the number of staff using the service had gradually increased. At the beginning of the trial, the shuttles were used just 172 times over a week. By the end of September, that had risen to 538 trips in a week. “On this basis we have determined that we should continue to offer the service,” she said. She said the new timetable would be trialled for a “few more weeks”. NZ Nurses Organisation organiser Christin Watson said staff were becoming more aware of the service, so the uptake was growing. But he believed that could change over summer, as the days grew longer and Hagley Park became busier.

Interest in electric vehicles grows „„ By Bridget Rutherford MORE Christchurch motorists are considering switching to electric vehicles, with 1342 more people putting them on their Trade Me watchlists in the last year. The latest Trade Me Motors data shows in August 2016, there were 548 electric vehicles on watchlists in Christchurch. In

August, that increased to 1890. That figure made up 12 per cent of the country’s total electric vehicles on watchlists. Head of Trade Me Motors Alan Clark said electric vehicles were becoming “an attractive alternative” for buyers, partly because of better access to charging stations. He said the average price of an electric vehicle on Trade Me was $23,300.

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AS A child, I knew about Antarctica. The planes would fly into the airport at this time of the year on their way to the ice. American accents could be heard in the city and they weren’t tourists – they were in uniform and they were going to this place that had a sense of fascination for me. It’s that time again, with the Antarctic season opening this weekend. As mayor of only one of five international gateway cities in the world, I have an important role on behalf of the city to welcome all of our Antarctic programmes. And this year, I have a very special role. A statue of Robert Falcon Scott in the heart of the city commemorates the great explorer who left the port of Lyttelton to sail to Antarctica on his second mission in 1910 and never returned. It was sculpted by his widow, Lady Kathleen Scott. Unveiled on February 9, 1917, on the corner of Worcester St and Oxford Tce, the 2500kg,


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The Streets for People event on Sunday attracted hundreds of people in an attempt by the city council to bring life back into the central city Lynn Mortlock – Great idea, need to inject some life into the Square on a very regular basis. Went through town on Saturday and was stoked to see how busy it was, there were people everywhere and for the first time experienced such a rush of pride . . . we’re healing. Angela Woodward – If the city council really wants people back in the city centre, especially on the weekends, then they need to give free on-street car parking, for say four hours. Current meter rates are ridiculous for weekend parking. Sheree Hayward – Awesome event. Great to see the city buzzing with people having a great time and discovering the new city. It should be a regular thing. The variety of food trucks was fantastic. Do it again please. Jill Sanders – Where would we park? Too expensive in car park buildings and not enough parking on the street . . . Get

rid of those large encroaching cycle lanes so the 90 per cent will come back into the city. Buses are great if you only need to go to one area and have unlimited time. The city council has made an expensive mistake for ratepayers and businesses are paying the price. Hospital staff have been warned for using their work phones to play music and browse social media Brent Hutchison – Why is this news? Why do the management care? They’re overworked enough, get real leave them alone and find more funding. The data is in a big pool of data they all share. So what if they watch Youtube on the bus to work. Hamish Middleton – As long as they’re not searching on YouTube ‘how to do open heart

Oliver Neal – Honestly when will employers wake up. Nonwork related usage is going to happen, regardless of how many barriers are put in place. If you move to a “use it in moderation and don’t abuse it” system, then employers can save on resources spent monitoring it and actually promote an environment that staff want to work in - which will make them more productive, not less.

surgery’ I’m fine with it. Hamish Middleton – I have it on good authority the top searches listed in the article are incorrect. The top were: 1) How to stretch funds when you’re underfunded. 2) What are the best quality tools from Mitre 10 (that could be used in surgery)? 3) Healthcare pay rates in Australia. 4) How to survive in poverty? 5 ) Who will Labour’s health minister be? Alena Joss-Pattinson – Thank you to the anesthetist a

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Taking the war to the Head Hunters Auckland-based gang the Head Hunters have established a fearsome reputation in the Christchurch criminal scene. Reporter Jared Savage investigates the organisation and its long reach FREEZING $6 million of property from Head Hunters’ boss Wayne Doyle is seen as the pinnacle of a sustained police war on the motorcycle gang. No criminal charges have been laid against Doyle, 62, who has kept out of courtrooms for nearly 20 years. Now the police will allege his wealth was “criminally derived” and Doyle, the president of the East Chapter (in Auckland), will need to prove he paid for the property legitimately. However, the raid on the gang’s Ellerslie headquarters recently should not be viewed in isolation. Over the past three years, the Head Hunters have been specifically targeted in at least 12 police investigations across the country. Guns, drugs, cars, cash – even stolen Star Wars figures – have been seized in Northland, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua,

Wairarapa, Wellington, Nelson and as far south as Christchurch. This has been a deliberate nationwide strategy to tackle the gang, which has aggressively expanded in numbers and geographic locations in recent years. “The gang were seen as controlling the methamphetamine market and getting stronger. Their numbers went ‘woosh’,” said Chris Cahill, the president of the Police Association. “There has definitely been, without doubt, a concerted, targeted attack on the Head Hunters.” The first of these was Operation Genoa in May 2014. A senior member of the East Chapter, David Gerrard O’Carroll, was arrested after a covert investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing. Millions of dollars of assets were seized, including $2 million cash, luxury cars including a

TOP DOG: Police will allege Head Hunter president Wayne Doyle’s wealth was “criminally derived”.

Ferrari, Porsche and Maserati, as well as gold and silver bars. Detectives also found a machine to forge driver licences and dozens of fake IDs. The aliases were used to rent

storage facilities to hide the cash and cars, set up bank accounts and safety deposit boxes, obtain a false passport and purchase property. “So when the police come

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in a bid to stop their long reach “It’s one way of trying to get around the asset forfeiture laws.’’ In spite of the leading gang member’s lengthy criminal history – including previous convictions for methamphetamine manufacture – O’Carroll was released on bail to a different address. Six months later, police found David Gerrard another $1 million O’Carroll cash at the second address. There was $900,000 hidden in a bed frame, the balance in a wardrobe. Detectives also returned to the other property where he was first arrested. There, a cache of 14 stolen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were discovered in a secret bunker under the kitchen. “I must have walked over it 20 times before we found it,” Detective Sergeant John Sowter said last year. “It was hidden under a tile in the floor. The grouting must have been replaced every time they went in there.”

PATCHED: The Head Hunters Christchurch headquarters in Vickerys Rd, Wigram. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

A dozen of the weapons, mainly shotguns, were traced to a burglary of a gun collector in the fashionable Auckland suburb of Bucklands Beach a few months earlier. O’Carroll is now serving 16 years and five months in prison after being found guilty of cooking about 2kg of the Class-A drug. The jury was unaware the man in the dock was one of the most senior members of the East Chapter of the Head Hunters. “It seems ironic that O’Carroll

is proud as punch to don his patch, flash his tattoos and ride his Harley around town with all his other criminal mates,” said Detective Sergeant Sowter. “But when it comes to court he cowers away from his involvement with the gang.”

Following Genoa was Operation Easter. Police were told members of the Head Hunters’ East Chapter in Auckland were running a P lab in Northland. Investigating the tip in Waiotira, in rural Northland, without tipping off the targets, posed its own unique challenges. “It’s a small rural community, everybody knows everybody,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Lloyd Schmid earlier this year. “We needed to be careful how we moved in that community, who we might ask for assistance and the ongoing maintenance issue looking after our equipment.” By equipment, Schmid means two covert motion-activated cameras which captured who

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was coming and going. Nearly every day, over the course of the five-month inquiry, Schmid said there was a strict routine. The P cooks would arrive around 7am and work until lunchtime, have a short break, then keep working until around 6pm. “In terms of how they went about their business, I could only describe that as very regimented,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Schmid. “In my career, I would say this is one of the most professionally run clan labs I have seen.” The entire house was stripped bare to house the chemicals and lab equipment needed to cook massive amounts of the Class-A drug. •Turn to page 30


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Inside the police war on the Head Hunters •From page 29 The word “factory” was used deliberately by Justice Simon Moore when sentencing the ringleader, patched Head Hunter Brownie Harding, in April. “Its sole purpose was to provide a clandestine environment to accommodate your sophisticated and well-equipped laboratory to manufacture massive quantities of methamphetamine.” He was sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison and will serve at least 10 years before being eligible for parole. While Harding was the undisputed “boss” of the Northland operation, said Justice Moore, there was evidence he answered to someone higher up the chain in Auckland. In one unforgettable conversation bugged by police, Harding was “incandescent with rage” after some of the drugs leaked out of the manufacturing apparatus and was lost. He talked about having to explain a $200,000 loss “down in Auckland”. In May, Detective Senior Sergeant Schmid said manufacturing methamphetamine was a money-making business and the

LOCKED UP: Brownie Harding was sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison and will serve at least 10 years before being eligible for parole.

Head Hunters were at the forefront of the lucrative enterprise. He had “no doubt” Harding was answering to more senior members of the gang, who were able to pull strings and “reap the rewards”. “There are a few key players behind the scenes. The Head Hunters have expanded and have a significant number of members now, able to task to run clan labs like this,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Schmid. “And they work just as hard, if not harder, in their criminal

endeavours as you or I do in regular employment. The shame of it is if they applied themselves in regular employment, I’m sure they’d be successful.” In a late twist in Operation Easter, police were listening in when Harding rang the gang pad in Ellerslie wanting to speak with “Bird”. “Bird” is William Hines, one of the most senior Head Hunters in the East Chapter. The 64-year-old Hines was jailed this year for 18 and a half years for manufacturing P after

a third, separate investigation, Operation Sylvester. “Bird” has a long and colourful criminal history, including a stint in prison for the Head Hunters’ first foray into cooking P back in the late 1990s. But he kept out of trouble until the start of 2015, when the police started a covert investigation targeting Hines and his underlings. Hines was in charge of the methamphetamine ring, giving orders but leaving the others to do his “dirty work” in order to keep his hands clean. Other Head Hunters and associates arranged the equipment and ingredients needed for the actual manufacture of the Class A drug. On just one “cook”, the group obtained 20 “sets” of pseudoephedrine – enough to produce more than 1kg of methamphetamine. At one point during the covert

surveillance, police raided a storage unit linked to the group. They found a van, with an internal cage and heavy-duty locks. Inside detectives found 9kg of iodine and 33L of hypophosphorous acid – used in the cooking process – as well as 150g of P separated into ounces. These are commonly sold for $12,000 each. Alongside the drugs was a cache of high-powered militarystyle rifles and a Smith & Wesson revolver. “Sinister” was how the sentencing judge described the discovery. Three separate investigations, three senior members of the East Chapter of the Head Hunters serving long jail sentences. “These operations show the Head Hunters are at the very heart of methamphetamine manufacture in this country,” said Detective Superintendent Greg Williams, the head of the National Organised Crime Group. “We did target them – and will continue to target them and other gangs – in order to stop them from harming the community. And we make no apologies for that.” advertorial

PASSCHENDAELE Commemorating WW100 – We will remember them. Woolston Brass with Music Director Tyme Marsters and The Christchurch Youth Choir presents PASSCHENDAELE WW100 on Sunday 15 October, 3pm-5pm at The Charles Luney Auditorium, a concert commemorating New Zealand’s darkest day during World War I. On the 12th October 1917 it will be 100 years since Passchendaele the Third Battle of Ypres, when 117 officers and 3179 men part of the New Zealand Division were killed or wounded in Belgium within a few short hours, 1190 were killed outright for an average gain of 300 metres. The Ypres Salient in Belgium was a death trap making this battle New Zealand’s greatest military disaster or disaster of any kind.

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BUILD 7 A ‘real show home’ open to the public Every Sunday in October (12pm-3pm) the public will have the opportunity to visit a show home with a difference in Lincoln. Unlike the usual show homes people visit when they are in the market to build a new home, this is a real home on show, where builder Jamie Cowan lives with his wife Francesca and their young son. “We wanted to show people the Build7 process first-hand, with a home that we are proud to live in ourselves,” Francesca says. Jamie and Francesca are the Canterbury owners of Build7, a home building company different from most other building companies operating in the New Zealand market. As Francesca explains: “We don’t have set plans that clients choose from. Instead, we sit down with every client and take the design brief from them, and that includes their seven ‘musthaves’. They can also bring in photos of

interiors and styles they like and we can work from those. “We find it a lot easier to design a house from scratch. Everyone has a different idea for their house, and with our method they get exactly what they want. From the briefing we develop a concept pack, which includes renders, a floor plan and elevations, and this is a free service.” Top-quality construction of the client’s home is ensured with Jamie’s 18 years’ building experience – he completed his apprenticeship and early years in Canterbury before spending significant time in Sydney fine-tuning his craft. As the project manager on every build, he is in contact with the client right through the process. Build7 designs and builds homes for all budgets, Francesca says. “We work within the client’s budget, which can range from a Kiwisaver first home build, right through to high-

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end properties, where we work with architects if required.” The company has a range of suppliers, coupled with strong trade relationships that come with being a national building company, giving clients an extensive selection of materials and fittings to choose from, while the services of an interior designer are included in the package. Jamie and Francesca’s home is part of Tomorrow’s Show Homes, a programme presenting show homes around New Zealand that are more innovative than standard homes. A four-bedroom home, it was designed it for maximum light, with a contemporary décor and a good connection between indoors and outdoors. Located at 45 Sunline Avenue in the Flemington subdivision in Lincoln, it is open for viewing from 12pm-3pm every Sunday in October.

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Wild about creeping thyme „„ By Henri Ham THERE are many, many different varieties of thyme out there in the herb world. But the one thyme that I’m particularly fond of is wild creeping thyme. It is mildly scented, attracts bees (very important) and can be used in cooking like regular thyme. But for me, what makes it just a step above some other thyme varieties is that it can be used as ground cover and is extremely resilient. Here’s an interesting fact – it’s also said to be deer resistant. This not really something I’ve had a problem with in my garden at the nursery. But I can tell you it can withstand a good stomping from anything else – kids, dogs called Alvin, nursery chooks and more. This is why it makes a great ground cover or lawn. Furthermore, unlike other herbs, it doesn’t die back in winter and keeps on giving you bang for your buck. This is why it’s classified as a hardy (can withstand the cold weather), evergreen (keeps its leaves) perennial (a plant that survives for three or more years). Simply plant your wild creeping thyme plants around 20-

30cm apart from each other. You can harvest your thyme straight away but it’s best to give it some time to get established. The longer you leave it, the more leaves you’ll have to harvest later on. Then in spring and after flowering, give it a prune to help maintain its compact appearance. And before long you’ll be wild about creeping thyme like I am.


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Medium residential – Brian and Janet Lovelock, 32 Applefield Court, Northwood, gold. Premier, Dr Vicki Fowler and Bernie Smulders, 17 Mauger Drive, Heathcote Valley, silver. Ian and Val Foster, 190 Gayhurst Rd, Dallington, silver, Peter Van Der Zee, 9 Clipper Pl, Redwood, bronze, Nancy Meherne, 47 Head St, Sumner, merit. New home – Allan and Margaret Shears, 49 Richmond Ave, Halswell, silver. Pocket garden – Eden Kendall, Flat F, 667 Worcester St, Linwood, merit. Retirement villages – Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, 95 Grants Rd, Papanui, gold, Diana Isaac Retirement Village, 1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau, silver, Merivale Retirement Village, 60 Browns Rd, Merivale, silver, Golden Age Retirement Village, 96 Harewood Rd, Papanui, bronze, The Oaks – Oceania Healthcare, 88 Main South Rd, Upper Riccarton, bronze, Lady Wigram Retirement Village, Corsair Drive, Wigram, bronze. Schools and learning, Villa Maria College, 21 Peer St, Riccarton, merit. Business and institutions, Chateau on the Park – A Double Tree by Hilton, 189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, gold, Commodore Hotel, 449 Memorial Ave, Avonhead, gold, Avon City Motel, 402 Main North Rd, Redwood, gold.

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Growing your own veges „„ By Rachel Vogan HOW GOOD do you feel when you eat fresh, healthy food? I love it, and while no one ever queries the health benefits, a lot of people forget to mention how mentally satisfying it is to grow your own food. This month and next are the two busiest months in terms of planting and sowing vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. The main defining factor on what you can plant outdoors is your climate, so be very mindful of this when busying yourself in the garden. In most areas, frosts and cold snaps will still be present, so hold off on planting the young plants of tender crops such as tomatoes, chillies, eggplant, cucumber, beans, capsicum, pumpkin, courgette and basil. Seeds of all these can be sown under cover now, ready for planting out next month. What to plant this month

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transplant well. As for the soil, it needs to be loose and friable, so if yours is pale and sandy, blend in compost or incorporate some vegetable mix. While it sounds old-fashioned, using a strong line and some markers to identify where the rows of seed are to be sown really does help. Firstly, it reminds you that seeds are in the ground, which prevents you from planting any seedlings amongst your rows before the existing ones sprout, and secondly, it allows you to create a path you can walk down to thin, weed and harvest your carrots throughout the season. Carrots will grow well in large, deep pots too. Fill these with vegetable mix and sow seed by making a shallow trench – 1-2cm deep – and sprinkling seed evenly along the rows, carefully covering with soil and water. Seedlings will appear in a few weeks. To speed up the germination, you could cover with a portable plastic tunnel or fleece house. BEETROOT The choice is yours as to whether you buy ready-grown seedlings or sow seed, but



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is most satisfying It is one crop that will cope with dry periods; however, the better the soil and the more water they get, the larger the harvest. Jerusalem artichokes are a root crop that often can’t be found in the garden centres, so look for them at farmers’ markets or in the organic shops. The knobbly looking bits of root will quickly shoot once planted. The stems are tall – well over head height – so plant them near the back of the vegetable patch. A plant can reach 1.5-2m. SPINACH This supercharged green has to be one of the easiest crops to grow; either sow seeds or, to speed up the process by a month, plant out healthy seedlings now. To get the best out of the crop, plant it in an area that receives full sun, and ensure it has rich, fertile soil by blending in plenty of compost, sheep pellets, and possibly vegetable food prior to planting. The compost and manure will lock much-needed moisture into the soil. PARSNIP Parsnip is my ultimate winter vegetable. This is one crop you

have to grow from seed, as you will not find it in punnets or seedling bundles. Always buy new seed each year, as the seed doesn’t stay viable for long once the packet is opened. The soil needs to be prepared in the same way you would for carrots. Make a shallow groove in your prepared row and sprinkle a seed or two every few centimetres, taking care not to sow too thickly. Lightly cover the row with soil, then water in with boiling water to help stimulate germination. Seedlings pop up in three to four weeks. ONIONS Red, white, brown and pickling onions can all go in now, and, from my experience, starting with seedlings will give you a longer growing season. Much like the other crops, they also need loose, friable soil in order to thrive. Seed germinates readily, but is not overly fast. Allow a hand space between each plant, except for pickling onions, which need only 5cm. As the young, hair-like seedlings are fragile, try not to plant them out in the middle of a hot day, as they can easily wilt – later in the afternoon is ideal.

As they do not take up much space, a popular way to grow them in is a grid pattern, which you can achieve simply by making a series of holes in the soil in said pattern and dropping a seedling in each one. Then, rather than firming them in with your finger, use a watering can and water them in, which will secure the soil around the seedling without damaging its delicate stem. LETTUCE Arm yourself with loads of lettuce seedlings this month, and poke them in anywhere you have a gap in the garden – their shallow root system means they can, and will, grow almost anywhere. In the vege patch, allow two hand spaces, or 15-20cm, between plants. They thrive in rich, moisture-retentive soils, so mix in the usual additions like compost, peat or manure before planting. Definitely put nets over young plants at this time of year, as birds are still looking for anything fresh, sweet and juicy, and be vigilant with slug and snail bait too, as soft lettuce leaves are a favourite with them.

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Director brings racy play to stage

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CALLING THE shots on an edgy new show delving into themes of sexual dominance and submissiveness has been described as a “new world to dive into” by director Lara Macgregor. She is in charge of The Court Theatre’s Venus In Fur, a racy play raising questions about what is real and what is not, who is in control and who dominates. Sound familiar? While it is difficult not to draw comparisons to erotic Lara romance novel Macgregor Fifty Shades of Grey, Macgregor characterises the show as intellectual rather than having a “down and dirty” approach. “There is a lot of comedy, a lot of mystery and there is a lot of psychological game-playing, which really pushes the audience,” she said. Macgregor, who is based in Hoon Hay, said the show looks deeply into the complexities of communication between a male and female.

SPARKS FLY: Daniel Watterson as Thomas and Jessie Lawrence as Vanda in The Court Theatre’s new production of Venus In Fur.

A play within a play, the show begins with New York theatre playwright Thomas auditioning women to play the principal role in his adaption of the erotic 1870 novel Venus in Furs. The novel by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch happens to have inspired the term ‘masochism’ in real life. During the auditions, a mysterious character, Vanda, appears in the story and convinces Thomas to read with her. When they both become caught up in their characters, fantasy and reality is blurred. Macgregor said audiences here often do not see a lot of plays which are sexual in nature and it was a change to be dealing with

sexuality. “In the 1960s, you used to go to theatre where there was a lot of naked people and that was just a reflection on society at that time. We are just not really in that trend of theatre really,” she said. A freelance director involved with The Court Theatre since 2008, Macgregor, who is originally from Wellington, has been based in the city for more than six months. It has been an exciting year for Macgregor, who said she directed one of her most challenging shows The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Court Theatre earlier this year. She said like Venus In Fur, it covered complex subject mat-

ters such as domestic violence, divorce and people who don’t care about others in difficult conditions. “You are dealing with nature and the human condition every day . . . you are a psychologist,” she said. But Macgregor said in spite

of often dealing with difficult subject matter, she loves telling stories for a job. •Venus In Fur runs at The Court Theatre from October 21 to November 11. To book tickets, go to https:// courttheatre.org.nz


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Diverse nature of Australia’s Outback „„ By Mike Yardley IT’S MAJESTIC, unforgettable, awe-inspiring and formidably remote. Book-ended by Broome and Kununurra, the Kimberley region is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the world, home to just 25,000 residents, most of whom are Aboriginal. Over the course of eleven days, my guided holiday with AAT Kings clocked up over 3000km, traversing the Kimberley from Broome to Darwin, on remote highways and dusty tracks. The unfolding landscape is surprisingly diverse and everchanging, where arid tracts of flat baked-earth and its red pindan soil yield to verdant savannah woodland and tropical grassland; there’s oasis-like wetlands, aflutter with stunning birdlife, sprawling cattle stations, and towering sandstone ranges sliced and diced by gorges, where rivers rage in the wet season, flooding everything in its path. Loosely sectioned into two subregions, West Kimberley unfurls its manifold glories on an eastward track from Broome to Halls Creek. After a rustic morning tea break at the Willare Roadhouse, where the rusty-red sandy soil

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branches spawn fat boab nuts, the size of duck eggs. Seven kilometres out of Derby, we were transfixed by the boab prison tree, a monumental, supersized specimen, dated at over 1000-years-old. With a circumference of over 14m, it was shockingly used as a “prison cell” in the 1890s by police, as they transported Aboriginals from across the Kimberley to the main jail in Derby. Our AAT Kings travel director, Delma, previously worked as a nurse in the Kimberley and provided some up-front, sobering insights into the appalling plight of the local Aboriginal people today. •Turn to page 42

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•From page 41 Their communities are wracked by alcohol abuse, domestic violence and a severe diabetes epidemic – “a people lost between two cultures”, as Delma put it. But tourism is manifestly opening up more and more job opportunities. We visited a particularly remote Aboriginal community school, home to the Yiyili people, a community of 250 people scattered across Louisa Downs who now own and operate the cattle station. Alongside the school, we admired the local artworks in Laari Gallery, a superb place to purchase an uber-authentic piece of indigenous art. My runaway scenic highlight in the West Kimberley was encountering the blazing grandeur of Geike Gorge, at sundown. The mighty Fitzroy River has carved a deep gorge into the remains of the ancient limestone barrier reef, which snakes across the west Kimberley. During the wet season, the river rises over 16m, permanently staining the gorge’s vertiginous limestone walls, white. A frisson of delight regularly rippled through our group, when we spotted freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves, on the water’s edge. The boat tours are expertly guided by Bunuba Aboriginal people, who provided fascinating insights into cultural richness of the gorge. But, nothing can compete with the blazing theatrical splendour of the lowering sun striking those cliff walls, seemingly setting them on fire – and the water, through its reflected glory. It’s a retina-

SLEEPY: A snoozing crocodile on the banks of the Fitzroy River.

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Generation change for Land-Rover Discovery „„ By Ross Kiddie THERE’S MANY a new sport utility vehicle buyer whose passion for the Range Rover brand hasn’t evolved into a purchase. That’s simply because a Range Rover proper will set you back close to a couple of hundred thousand dollars and upward from there. However, all is not lost, Land-Rover still make an upmarket sports utility vehicle that will give you many of the benefits engineered into Range Rover but will save you much money. That vehicle is the Discovery. Land-Rover’s Discovery isn’t new, it’s been around since 1989 and has just morphed into what will be effectively known as the fifth-generation variant. While its new design will tempt with a shape that is far removed from the square, boxy look of its predecessors, the mechanicals which make Discovery the off-road champion amongst four-wheel-drive vehicles hasn’t changed. It still gets the Terrain Response, two-speed transfer system which is widelyregarded as the world’s best 4WD system. And while its prowess off-road is hard to challenge, the Discovery is also all about the fine side of motoring, it is plush, refined and downright civilised in all environments. Discovery also provides some surprises, gone is the old petrol-fueled V8 engine. New Zealand buyers get the choice of just two powerplants, petrol and diesel, both in the form of V6 configuration, and landing in three specifications at the same price from $114,900. The evaluation car was the rangetopping HSE Luxury which sits at $136,900 and was the 3-litre diesel variant. With turbocharged boost the engine is rated at 190kW and 600Nm. If you take into account the areas where peak power is realised – 3750rpm and maximum torque from 1750rpm to 2250rpm – there is an immense flow of power from the point of instant acceleration. In this form the Discovery has speed not often associated with vehicles which carry so much bulk. The Discovery tips the scales hefty at almost 2300kg, yet it will storm to 100km/h from a standstill

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High calibre bowlers for tournament YOUTH bowling’s cream of the crop will hit the Burnside green tomorrow. The Burnside club’s under-26 singles tournament runs until Sunday and features a string of current and future international calibre bowlers from New Zealand and Australia. The event reinforces the idea that bowls is a game for all ages. The playing group ranges in age from 17 to 25. At stake is $5000 in prize money, but more importantly to these youngsters is the opportunity to display their talents and skills in front of Bowls New Zealand’s national lead coach and selector Sharon Sims. The feature of the Burnside event is having men and women play on equal terms. Three previous winners – Sean Ingham, Broadbeach, Australia, 2013; Tayla Bruce, Canterbury,

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Fun times for families at local leisure spot The focus is very much on family entertainment at the popular leisure outlet, Ferrymead Golf, and with new activities just launched in time for the school holidays there is even more for families to enjoy. A new moving target has been installed at the driving range, which features pigs and ducks for you to try and hit with the ball, plus there are three clown heads that ‘catch’ balls fired from four air cannons. Another exciting new offer is the ‘Family Affair’ package available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. For just $99, up to two adults and three children can play unlimited miniputt – indoor and outdoor, hit 150 balls on the driving range, which includes club hire, and enjoy a large WOW pizza and a bowl of fries. Bookings are essential for this.

For the grown-ups Ferrymead Golf is $25, ladies get a glass of bubbly or red or white offering specials every Wednesday, Thursday house wine, unlimited miniputt – indoor and and Friday, from 5pm-8pm. These are: $11 outdoor, and 50 balls on the driving range, jugs of Speights or Macs including club hire. Gold; $22 Bucket ‘n’ Another new development Bevvy, which includes 100 at Ferrymead Golf is the balls (excluding club hire), creation of the Ferrymead plus a pint of Sepights Events Centre for functions in or Macs Gold, or a glass the restaurant area. The facility of house wine; and $35 can cater for up to 170 people, Bucket, Bevvy ‘n’ Burger, including 110 in the marquee, which includes 100 balls so is ideal for all types of (excluding club hire), a pint celebration such as special of Speights or Macs Gold or birthdays, anniversaries and a glass of house wine and a engagements. Wow burger and fries. It is also a great spot for For the ladies, Friday work Christmas functions, night is Ladies’ Night. For and there are still some dates

available for the upcoming festive season. With the stunning backdrop of the Port Hills, plenty of parking, as well as food, drink and activities, Ferrymead Golf is the perfect location to enjoy time with family and friends and celebrate those special occasions. For bookings, phone 376 5350. Email info@ferrymead.co.nz. Please note: Bookings are essential for all deals, and deals are not available if venue is booked for a private function.

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Burnside pulls out of UC Championship EXPOSURE: After a standout campaign in last year’s UC Championship, Burnside player Mika Ravalawa (left) was picked up by the Canberra Raiders. Hooker Perry Karati was shocked to learn Burnside have pulled out of next year’s UC Championship.

School blames lack of depth „„ By Gordon Findlater THE STRENGTH of the South Island’s elite schools rugby competition has claimed a victim. Burnside High School have pulled out of next year’s UC Championship, saying they do not have the depth to compete. The move is surprising. In 2016, Burnside finished ahead of traditional rugby schools St Andrew’s and St Bede’s colleges and won the South Island co-ed schools title. In 2014 and 2015, Burnside won the UC Championship Plate, which is played for between teams that finish from fifth to eighth in the roundrobin. The school has also turned out potential stars in recent times. Last year’s Burnside hooker Perry Karati was named in the New Zealand Secondary School Barbarians team. Burnside

captain Cam Russell was named co-winner of the 2016 UC Championship player of the year. Both Karati and Russell were part of the Canterbury under-19 team this year. However, that may not have been the case had they not been exposed to the elite first XV competition. “If I wasn’t playing in the UC Championship, I probably wouldn’t have got the recognition that I did. I think kids may look at changing school because if you’re not in the top competition then you’re not going to get looked at,” said Karati. “The programme was definitely in good shape when I was there and I thought it would continue to stay in good shape.”

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But after just one poor campaign, Burnside have pulled out of the UC Championship. They recorded just one win, finishing dead last in the competition and regularly had 30-40 points put on them. The lowest point of their campaign was a 7-74 hiding at the hands of Nelson College. Burnside operate a successful international rugby programme. However, under the UC Championship rules they can only field two non-domestic players. The programme has seen a number of its students go on to play international rugby. Last year, one of the programme’s students Mika Ravalawa was scouted on his

performances in the UC Championship. The Fijian back scored 14 tries for Burnside in 2016. He was snapped up by NRL side the Canberra Raiders and last month was named Raiders’ national youth competition player of the year. Next year the Burnside first XV will compete in a Saturday metro under-18 competition, allowing them to field an unlimited amount of international players. Canterbury Rugby Football Union chief executive Nathan Godfrey received an email from Burnside assistant principal Matt White last month to indicate the school would be pulling out of the championship. Burnside sport co-ordinator Tracy Taylor said “we just don’t have the depth”.

“It’s not much fun getting thrashed by 50 points each week.” With a role of more than 2000, Burnside is the largest school in New Zealand outside of Auckland. Meanwhile, the UC Championship will move to a two-tier competition from 2019. The top tier will be decided by the finishing order of the teams in 2018. Godfrey says the ideal scenario would be a 10-team top tier with the bottom tier being available for new teams to enter and attempt to gain promotion. It is understood a combined West Coast schools team may take Burnside’s place in next year’s championship.

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Harris ruled out of Kiwis World Cup side, Luke dumped „„ By David Skipwith THE KIWIS World Cup hopes have been dealt a huge blow with Melbourne Storm premiership winner Tohu Harris set to miss the upcoming tournament through injury. And in another shock, veteran hooker Issac Luke has been dumped after a poor season for the Warriors. The NZ Herald understands Harris’ absence will be confirmed when the Kiwis 24-man

squad is announced today, after struggling to overcome shoulder and foot injuries that dogged him throughout the year. The 25-year-old missed the first two months of the season with a broken foot and was later sidelined with a rotator cuff injury, before returning to play a key part in the Storm’s charge to the finals. However, both injuries got progressively worse and limited Harris’ ability to train each week

before he limped into Sunday’s 34-6 grand final win over North Queensland. In his last appearance for Melbourne, the Warriors-bound forward turned in a typically tireless performance at ANZ Stadium and fired out a beautiful 25m pass for Josh Addo-Carr’s second try in the 73rd-minute. In spite of having given his all on his way to winning his first NRL title, Harris’ body is in no condition to get through the six-

week World Cup. He will now focus on recovering in time for his first season at the Warriors. Meanwhile, Luke is believed to have been overlooked, with Kiwis selectors opting to go with youth in the form of impressive 21-year-old Newcastle Knights hooker Danny Levi. Former Kiwis skipper Simon Mannering will also be among the names read out, after selectors debated long and hard over whether to stick with the

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

l Eco-sourcing specialist nursery MFC4510

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Builder Wright Enterprises Build Limited W.E. Build

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E info@webuildltd.co.nz Antony Wright 021 111 1703 John Wright 0274 343 323 AH 03 347 4347

Andrew Drewitt

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concrete & paving

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tel: 0508 873 7483

Nick on 0274 324 124

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

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LS BUSH INN LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 6353, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 364 Riccarton Road Upper Riccarton known as LONE STAR RICCARTON.

2WN LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 2WN Limited, Thai Chef’s Restaurant ChCh, 396A Wairakei Rd, Christchurch 8053), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 1 Riccarton Road known as THAI CHEF’S RESTAURANT.

HOSPITALITY 101 LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Hospitality 101 Limited, Passengers & Co, 101 Yaldhurst Road, Christchurch 8042), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 2/92 Russley Road known as PASSENGERS & CO.

THE DESSERT RESTAURANT LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 3/204 Cumnor Terrace, Christchurch 8023), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 15 Bealey Avenue Merivale known as STRAWBERRY FARE.

THE DESSERT RESTAURANT LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 3/204 Cumnor Terrace, Christchurch 8023), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 121 Papanui Road Merivale known as CAFE METRO.

RGV LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 6157, Upper Riccarton 8442), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 7 Leslie Street known as JOE’S GARAGE RICCARTON.

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

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

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

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

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11PM.

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

AGM 7pm

Tuesday 24th October

at 280 Beach Road, Burwood

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 1. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.


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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 second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 28 September 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.

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EDGEWARE SERVICES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Mr Stephen Anderson Edgeware Services Limited, PO BOX 21281, Christchurch 8143), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 59 Edgeware Road known as CAFE EDGE & ARTISAN BAKERY.

KHMER THAI LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 62 Dunedin Street, Christchurch 8051), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 501 Wairakei Road Burnside known as MALIS KHMER THAI RESTAURANT.

ITALIAN LIAISON NZ LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 48 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8022), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 48 Hackthorne Road known as CONNECT ITALIA.CO.NZ.

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

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE REMOTE SALES.

ST KILDA TAVERN LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Mr G G Wali St Kilda Tavern Limited, PO BOX 6220, Upper Riccarton Christchurch 8442), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 25 Riccarton Road Riccarton known as WILSONS SPORTS BAR & TAB.

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

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

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 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 28 September 2017.

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 28 September 2017.

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

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

Public Notices

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

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

The 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

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.

Public Notices

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 days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 9.30PM.

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

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.

Public Notices

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

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

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

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 12.00 MIDNIGHT. 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.

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

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

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

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.

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

Situations Vacant

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.

(conditions apply)

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. Our organisation has an outstanding reputation and strong support from parents. Further details will be supplied on application at: Phone: 027 261 0965 Email: cydwright@xtra.co.nz


(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

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


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

Driving Related Health & Saftey Training


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

Situations Wanted Jobs Wanted NANNY Mature & experienced is looking for a position caring for children, over 5yrs old, after school, have nursing exp, St Albans, Papanui, Merivale & Shirley areas, plse ph 027 788-7147, Melanie, Ch W.T.R CLASS 2 OPERATOR. Available for work. Temp,Casual only.Will travel. Ph 022 4444490

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FOREMEN AND CARPENTERS Trinity QT Construction are looking to fill vacancies in the Construction side of our fully integrated development company, successfully delivering award winning multi-million dollar commercial and residential projects. Trinity has a proud track record in building luxury residential homes in the Queenstown and Southern Lakes area and are seeking long term, committed employees with a passion for excellence and attention to detail. In return we provide a safe and stable work environment, excellent conditions, solid management support, mentoring from our longterm-local and diversely experienced owners, plus opportunities for advancement and career development. Senior Foreman • Top end luxury home projects in stunning locations • Previous experience in a similar position essential • Able to manage all requirements of complex architecturally designed projects and small to medium sized teams • Rates and package negotiable based on experience Qualified Carpenters and 2nd and 3rd Year Apprentices • Great working environment with quality equipment • Rates and package negotiable based on experience • Need to be physically fit and a good team player All positions are for an immediate start. Please contact us direct for more information or apply directly with your CV and cover email. We would prefer applicants for this position to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. CV and applications to accounts@trinitydevelopments.co.nz and/or contact Wayne Foley on 0274 864 244

Situations Vacant

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.

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BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Live music 10pm - DJ Vlad Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header feat. Spinal & Mike Jonz. BECKS SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Saturday 9pm Fat Stallion. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE: Sunday 3pm - Live music. BLACK HORSE: Saturday T&P Karaoke. BLUE SMOKE: Friday - The Boy Next Door (Celebrating Nick Cave). Saturday - Anika Moa ‘In Swings the Tide’ Anniversary Tour. Sunday 4pm - Sunday Sit Down feat. Tom Rodwell. BROUGHAM: Saturday 8pm Jenlin’s Karaoke. CARLTON, PAPANUI RD: Thursday 9pm - The Cassettes. Friday 10pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday 4.30pm Quiz. Monday 8pm - Shannelee Ray & James Sligo. Tuesday 6pm - Open Mic Night. Wednesday 8.30pm - Corner Sounds duo. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 9pm - DJ Paul McKessar. Saturday 9pm - DJ Dwight Caldwell. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 6pm - Steve & Andy; 10.15pm - Everlong. Saturday 7pm - Stevie D; 10.15pm Natalie Elms. Sunday 5.30pm Nyree. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO SIXTY6: Saturday - Ben Glanfield for Ronald McDonald House SI. CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC, IRISH SOCIETY HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - Bob Dylan Tribute Evening, $10 members/$15 non. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB: Thursday - Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Saturday - Hot Gossip. Wednesday - Open Mic Night.

DARKROOM: Thursday Callum Gentlemen (Akl) Blue Collar Killer Tour. Friday Jolyon Mulholland (Akl). Saturday - Skelter with Egovalve & Sexbeard. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson; 9.30pm - Get Set. Saturday 2pm - Kate Anastasiou; 9.30pm - Emerson. Sunday 2pm - Sunday Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ Oh One Eight. Friday 9pm - DJ Spinal. Saturday 10pm - DJ Phase. Sunday 10pm - DJ Masta K. FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm - Brad Kang Quartet. Friday 7.30pm - Eldridge Organ Combo; 11pm - Corner Sounds. Saturday 7.30pm Heather Webb Trio; 11pm - Fat & Co. Monday 7.30pm - Dom & Brad. Tuesday 7.30pm - The Scene. Wednesday 7.30pm Alice Tanner duo. FOX & FERRET, THE PALMS: Friday 9.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood. GBC (GARDEN BAR CAFE): Friday 6pm - Vintage Blue. HORNBY WMC: Friday 7pm - Jo’s Karaoke. Satudray 4.30pm - Marion’s Outlaws; 8pm Maiden England. Sunday 1.30pm - Country & Classics feat. Paul Costa (AU); Eddie Low; Kevin Greaves, tix $20, door $25. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Thursday, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 1pm & 5pm - The Play That Goes Wrong. Tuesday 7.30pm - Imani Winds. Wednesday 11am - Horrible Histories Barmy Britain. Tickets @ticketek. JANES BAR: Saturday 7.30pm - Sensational Old Dogs. Sunday - Live blues. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday 8pm - Stoutfellows. Saturday Mammoth. Wednesday Karaoke.

MAK TAVERN: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session. Friday 9pm Mammoth. Saturday 9pm - 12 Gauge. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. RACECOURSE HOTEL: Saturday 7pm - Medium Rare. RICHMOND WMC: Saturday 7pm - Robbie Drew. Sunday 3pm - I Alone. SAS CLUB, SHIRLEY: Saturday 7pm - Epicenta. ST MARY’S PROCATHEDRAL: Sunday 3pm University of Canterbury School of Music selection of top tertiary talent, $10 & $5 entry. STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - Sign of the Firebird. Saturday 7pm Antix. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, ADDINGTON: Thursday Stephen McDaid. Friday 9pm Live music. Saturday 9pm Live music. 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 DV8. THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG IRISH BAR: Thursday 10pm - Brendan Gregg. Friday 11pm - The Black Velvet. Saturday 7pm Davey Backyard; 11pm Stoutfellows. Sunday 5.30pm Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7.30pm - The Jameson Session. Wednesday 8pm - Open Mic Night. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: Thursday - Stout duo. Friday Fat Stallion. Saturday - Andy Page. Wednesday - DJ Chick Karaoke. THE CUBAN: Thursday 6.30pm - Antony Pickard. Friday 10pm - Latin Party. Saturday 8.30pm - Jack Page.

THE MILLER BAR & CAFE: Thursday 7pm - Avon City R& R. Friday 9pm - Reckless duo. Saturday 9.30pm - Absolut duo. Wednesday 8pm - Lance Karaoke. THE WAVE BAR: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS BAR & RESTAURANT: Friday Mandi Miller.

WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7.30pm - Soul Cage. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Friday 8pm - CHCH Biscuit FEST 2k17 feat. The Farm; Hawaiian Maiden; The Ritchie Mcaw Experience; Hermit Permit. Saturday 9pm - SODF (Aus) The Boys on Tour. tix at cosmic. Tuesday 7pm - Open mic. Wednesday 8pm - Al Park & Pals.


Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Isaac eatre Royal, Christchurch. Sunday 1st October 2017 Music Directors: Adam Kubota & Logan Evan omas. MC: LaVance Colley Reviewed by Christine Hainstock WHAT is there not to like about Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox? Absolutely nothing! With eleven performers all top of their game, the full house was truly treated with a full on two hour non-stop show. Von Smith set the scene with “Call Me Maybe” 1920’s trad with Sarah Reisch sporting red sequins in her tap entree then Sara Niemietz’ rendition of “I Will Survive” certainly reinforced that with fast swing into tango with Nick Finter (trombone) and a brilliant clarinet solo from Chloe Feoranzo. Hannah Gill was the newbie and youngest member of PMJ but it certainly didn’t show. In a 1940’s Big Band swing version of “Somebody I Used to Know” her voice could be likened to a good strong cup of coffee. Mother star ship of singers, Maiya Sykes, a gospel voice from heaven, paid homage to Sam Smith with “I’m Not the Only One” going from vintage New Orleans into funk groove then Dirty Dozen brass band and jazz scat cadenza. Drummer, Dave Tedeschi and Sarah Reich, Tapper embarked on percussion rivalry with Dave crouching on the floor and Sarah, not to be out-beaten, tapping one foot on the floor and the other on a tambourine “Evolution of Tap Dance” covering everything from Sweet Georgia Brown to Wave to

Superstition - her fabulous one shouldered black and gold striped sequined jumpsuit befitting the occasion. MC LaVance Colley demonstrated he was much more than an MC with his Rat Pack style singing of Bruno Mars’ “at’s What I Like” moving into double time swing. When LaVance sang “Halo” he looked simply angelic in a pewter lame jacket and with a delicate piano intro by Logan Evan omas and bowed bass from Adam Kubota, the result was a standing ovation and well deserved. “All About at Bass” just had to happen and was great. Maiya shared her hip flask with Adam and Logan before stowing it in her accommodating cleavage. e band and all singers were out front for this with the Bass featured, of course. e final number was to be “Shake it Off ” 1950 shoo wop which had the entire audience on their feet dancing and clapping but there was no way PMJ would be allowed to leave without an encore! is resulted in the cast singing the 1970 Jackson Five style cover of “Such Great Heights” by e Postal Service, followed by the obligatory selfie of the cast with their adoring audience behind.

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THURSDAY, 7.30PM FLORA OF THE SILK ROAD The New Zealand Alpine Garden Society is delighted to invite interested gardeners and photographers to a talk by Chris Gardner, author of Flora of the Silk Road, about his journey along the ancient trade route. He travelled from China to Europe, photographing thousands of rare and special plants, which are contained in his book. Entry is $2. Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville St

THURSDAY, 6-7.30PM GHOST SHIPS OF THE ARCTIC – JOHN FRANKLIN’S MISSING SHIPS In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men sailed from England, hoping to find the final link of the Northwest Passage. Two ships were abandoned in 1848, and it was believed that the crews walked to their deaths across the Arctic. However, the recent discovery of the ships in 2016 re-opened the interpretation of what happened to Sir John’s men as they tried to escape the Arctic. The presentation by Marc-Andre Bernier, of Canada’s underwater archaeology team, will showcase the search efforts and some of the findings. While Sir John explored the Arctic, the presentation is part of the Antarctic Season Opening Festival, which celebrates Christchurch’s connection to Antarctica. The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh St

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NEW BRIGHTON MARKET Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton pedestrian mall

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, ALL DAY AKAROA FRENCH FEST Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance, as you celebrate Akaroa’s unique history (French, German and Maori). Watch the streets come alive with a street party, a living history re-enactment, parade, official flag raising, market stalls, and a ticketed cabaret. On Sunday, there will be events at Onuku Marae. Akaroa Recreation Ground, Rue Lavaud FRIDAY, 2-4PM SWEET LIQUORICE Visit Christchurch Airport to see and hear the brand new jazz group, Sweet Liquorice. The band, which includes a clarinet, electric guitar and bass, will be playing at different parts of the airport during the two-hour showcase. Christchurch International Airport, 30 Durey Rd SATURDAY, 9AM LINWOOD VILLAGE MARKET

Check out the antiques, artworks, books, cards, clothes, crafts, jewellery and vegetables on sale at the village market. Join the friendly atmosphere with lots of bargains and refreshments, including a hangi. Cancelled if wet. Linwood Community Arts Centre, 338 Worcester St

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

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

SATURDAY, 10AM-2PM SCAPE SEASON OPENING DAY Join in this fun of festival of colour, flair and ambitious new ideas. Everyone is welcome at the family day to mark the start of six weeks of free public artworks popping up in spaces around the city. Free art activities, giveaways, sausages on the barbecue, entertainment from the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and a great bunch of people getting the first glimpse of Scape’s new artworks in the spring sunshine. Margaret Mahy Family Playground, 177 Armagh St SATURDAY, 10AM-4PM ANTARCTIC AIR DAY Step on board an Antarctic aircraft before it heads off to the ice for the summer season. Meet the crew and check out a United States Air Force C17, a Royal New Zealand Air Force C130 Hercules, a historic Beaver and more. Learn about the people who work in Antarctica and what it is like to live on the coldest continent. Entry to the tarmac is free with time-allocated boarding passes collected from the checkin desk outside the International Antarctic Centre. Bookings can be made via the Antarctic Office website – www.antarctic-office. org.nz. Parking for the event will cost $5 on Peter Leeming Rd with proceeds going to Plunket. Part of the Antarctic Season Opening Festival. International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Rd

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 10AM-4PM ORCHID SHOW The Canterbury Orchid Society will put on a show over the weekend. Tickets will cost $5 and children under-10 free. Door sales only. Canterbury Mineral and Lapidary Club, 110 Waltham Rd SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 11AM-2PM THE SLEEPING PRINCESS Go along to the Canterbury Children’s Theatre production The Sleeping Princess. The play was written by Jennifer O’Sullivan and directed by Sammi van den Broek. Tickets cost $8. Canterbury Children’s Theatre, 71 Colombo St SUNDAY, 10AM-4.30PM VEGAN EXPO

Christchurch will celebrate its first Vegan Expo. The city is New Zealand’s vegetarian capital, with more on offer for vegetarians and vegans than anywhere else in the country. More than 10,000 vegetarians live here. Enjoy great food, watch top chefs display their cooking secrets and learn about vegetarian living. Tickets cost $5. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave SUNDAY, 7.30-9.30PM BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE Go along to the Christchurch Folk Music Club for an evening of songs from the legendary Bob Dylan performed by local talent. Doors open at 7pm, performances start at 7.30pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake will be available during the break. Tickets $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Christchurch Folk Music Club, 29 Domain Tce

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