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Freya Askew holds the 4kg salmon she reeled in at the Take a Kid Fishing day at The Groynes on Sunday. Her sister Poppy and friend Lilly are helping get the salmon eggs out. The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust donated hundreds of salmon which were released into the four lakes at The Groynes. Volunteers were there to show children how to catch a fish, clean it and prepare it for cooking. PHOTO: AARON CAMPBELL

By Julia Evans ST BEDE’S College will get its $60 million revamp. Resource consent has been granted for the project which will start next year. Work includes replacing the catholic school’s chapel and Grimes Block classrooms, as well as earthquake strengthening and extending its performing arts centre. The college also has plans to build a brand new 750m2 sports pavilion and gym, adjacent to the existing hockey field. But because the school is a state integrated catholic school, the Ministry of Education is not funding the work. The chapel will cost $3.5 million and its construction will be the first to begin next year. The St Bede’s Old Boy’s Association is rallying to raise $1.5 million, so the balance will be met by a $1 million grant from the Society of Mary and $1 million from the school’s board of proprietors insurance.

The college has been without a chapel since 2012, converting an old science building for masses. The chapel was repaired following the September 4, 2010, earthquake but was ultimately claimed by the February 22, 2011, earthquakes after being deemed irreparable. “The proposed chapel has a footprint of 425m2 (excluding the covered porch area) and a first floor gallery area. It will provide seating for up to 300 people,” the plan submitted to the city council said. The modern building has been designed by architects Wilkie and Bruce to mirror the past but also look to the future. Expansions to the performing arts centre, which will be beside the new chapel, includes a new foyer and toilet area. It will take up part of the space the assembly hall had occupied before it was demolished. The rest of that space will be taken up by the new chapel. •Turn to page 13

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THE EARTHQUAKE took care of a lot of old and historic buildings, and St Bede’s College wasn’t spared either. As we reveal today on page 1, resource consent has been granted for the school’s $60 million revamp. It will start next year and will give the school a very modern look. Some of the old buildings that weren’t affected by the quake will stay so the connection to the past will remain. A lot of work for builders, roofers, carpet layers, plumbers . . . and that can’t be bad for the local economy. Marist Albion’s Daniel Fransen was named men’s sevens player of the year at the recent Canterbury rugby awards evening (see page 14). Fransen had an outstanding season with the Canterbury side, scoring 12 tries and also kicking goals. - Barry Clarke



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Fletcher backs Cranford St businesses Opposition to Northern Arterial plan is building By Julia Evans CONSTRUCTION giant Fletcher Building has mirrored the concerns of small businesses on Cranford St over Northern Arterial plans. Last month Nor’West News revealed Small World Preschool and Nursery and the Cranford Ale House fear they will have to shut their doors if designs for the Northern Arterial go ahead as currently planned. All on-street parking will be lost when cycleways are put in on either side of the road between McFaddens Rd and the rural zone. Fletcher Building, which owns PlaceMakers and Mico Plumbing on Cranford St, is worried about the current designs affecting its businesses. In a statement, Fletcher Building said it participated in the public submission process with the city council and took the previous plan to the Environment Court last year. “We signed-off on an agreed plan through an Environment

BUSINESS WOES: Andrew Norton and Sue and Keith Wayman believe their Cranford St businesses will be badly affected by the city council’s Northern Arterial plan. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Court mediation process.” But it said a recent version of the plan it had received includes a variation regarding parking. “We are looking to work constructively with the city

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ment Court were not followed. City council acting manager planning, delivery and transport Mike Jacobson said the city council is investigating whether or not it is bound to the design set by the court. “The city council will respond to the concerns raised when it has completed its assessment and met with the affected parties,” he said. Designs will be finalised by Christmas, Mr Jacobson said. Owner of Small World Preschool and Nursery, Keith Wayman, said he received a phone call last week from Fletcher Building asking how it could help make sure on-street parking was kept. “Fletcher is not going to sit by and watch its two businesses be destroyed,” Mr Wayman said. Cranford Ale House owner Andrew Norton is meeting with his lawyer and has been in contact with Christchurch Central MP and former lawyer Duncan Webb. Mr Wayman said the preschool could not afford a lawyer of its own, as it had already spent “a few thousand” dollars getting U-turning bays on Cranford St included in the Northern Arterial design.

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In Brief NO CROSSING Farrington Ave, Bishopdale, will not get a pedestrian crossing after a request to the city council. City council staff surveyed the area and found, on average, there were two or three pedestrians crossing between Isleworth Rd and Vauxhall St per hour. Staff said that was a low rate compared to the rest of the city. BURNSIDE BARBECUE The barbecue at Burnside Park, donated to the city council by the Wigram Lions Club, has been installed and the shelter is complete. The power connection is the next step in the process, with community access to the barbecue planned for the summer season. PUPIL’S INVENTION WINS St Patrick’s School pupil Amanda MacArthur won a $100 Sharpie pack for her school from the Colour Your Classroom competition run by OfficeMax. There were more than 790 entries from across the country with pupils explaining in 300 words what they would invent to make life easier for people. Amanda’s invention was a popup watch which tells the time when it’s too dark to see.

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I am very proud and excited to be the new member of parliament for Christchurch Central. The city has huge opportunities ahead of it and I am looking forward to being part of seizing them. I think there are three simple things we need to keep in mind when ensuring that the city moves in the right direction: People, homes, and incomes – and they are all closely related. We want to make sure that all of our neighbourhoods and communities are great places to live. This will mean working at every level to ensure they are safe and able to be enjoyed by everyone. Some things need to be addressed by central Government – like providing a comprehensive solution for those who are without a home of any kind. Others will require working with the city council – like ensuring that community hubs and shopping centres are attractive, accessible and usable. Of course in the central city, we need


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Our houses need to be of a good quality. The first earthquake was now more than seven years ago, but many houses are not repaired, or have been repaired poorly. I know how stressful this can be, so I look forward to advocating for a prompt settlement of outstanding EQC and insurance claims and defective repairs being addressed properly. Connected to this is ensuring that the city is a great place to work and do business. We need to do this by ensuring that our

city has great infrastructure, and that the people who live here have the knowledge and skills needed. This will be important to make sure we have jobs and prosperous businesses that provide a good income to everyone. I know it’s going to be a huge challenge being the MP for Christchurch Central, and I am really looking forward to it. I am available to discuss any issues that you may be having – just email me at Duncan.

Jeff Bell – The corner has been like that since the motorway went through back in late 196970. The railway line has taken a few lives as well. I know three people that have died on it. Kate Marshall – About time! I’ve had a few close calls when people don’t know how an intersection with one stop and one giveway sign works. Yvonne Pender – Add to that the number of people that get distracted with the so called art work. How many of the accidents relate to that.

FIRST DAY: Duncan Webb takes a selfie at his first Parliamentary briefing after taking a taxi to the Beehive on a typical Wellington day (right).

so many people complaining? Boohoo out east blah blah . . . they can’t fix everything at once. It isn’t the labour or money. Someone is getting their water fixed to pre-quake standards. We should celebrate it. The pump stations in the east were repaired well before this happened, just as an example.

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Wal Thomas – And I hope they remove those dodgy lights at the Smiths motorway off ramp. Pamela Neil – Should have

been years ago . . . bit late for those families now. Theresa Walsh – Hopefully they will take into account my submission for a turning lane for traffic coming down Marshland Rd from Kaiapoi into Spencerville Rd. It would also help the businesses there. Readers respond to the news that Fendalton residents are getting a new pump station to return the water supply to pre-quake levels Jake Ranginui – Why are

Dawn Hanara – The northwest of Christchurch had a D grading for water quality thanks to the 22 shallow bores in the area. Everyone should have clean, safe drinking water, no matter the area. Cath Milio – Meanwhile, on the east side, sick of sewerage lapping round our ankles every time the river bursts its banks. It’s happened every year since the quake, three times in one year. As people are flooded in, watching faeces and toilet paper float past, or bailing it out of their lounges, the other side of town will be happily enjoying their new water supply.

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CONCEPT: The third southbound lane over the Waimakariri River includes a high occupany vehicle lane and cycleway. ​

Bridge concept drawings released By Julia Evans INITIAL DESIGNS for the third southbound lane across the Waimakariri River have been released. The designs went before the city council’s greater Christchurch partnership committee last Friday after the lane received the final seal of approval by Environment Canterbury. It has been designed for high occupancy vehicles only and includes a clip-on cycleway in a bid to reduce morning congestion of motorists from North Canterbury entering the city. But when releasing the images to Nor’West News a New Zealand Transport Agency spokeswoman said the drawings have not been

finalised, they are only conceptual designs. Detailed designs are now being completed. Work is set to be done in conjunction with current construction on the Northern Corridor to reduce costs from $34 million to $20 million. However, the lane has been a contentious issue for residents in Papanui, Belfast and St Albans who fear it will only increase congestion in the suburbs. On the residents’ behalf, the Papanui-Innes Community Board has been staunchly opposed to the lane. It tried and failed several times to put a stop to the lane and encourage investigations into light rail.

After ECan approved the plan, the board posted on its PapanuiInnes Community Board Facebook page: “Sorry, we tried.” But on the other side of the bridge, residents from North Canterbury were overwhelmingly supportive of the lane in public submissions to ECan. Of the 177 submissions received, 86.5 per cent supported the proposal. “It’s a good result for commuters who use the bridge heading into the city,” acting Waimakariri Mayor Neville Atkinson said. Mr Atkinson said improvements that ease motorway congestion will further enhance Waimakariri as a location for residential and business opportunities.


Papanui hip hop crew step up to battle world By Julia Evans A PAPANUI hip-hop dance group has flown to the Netherlands to compete against the best in the business. Aperture from Zion Dance Studios landed in Amsterdam on Friday where they will represent New Zealand in the Hip Hop Unite world championships. The group’s members, Nekholas Thompson, Logan Rielly, George Jacobs-Lawson, Zak Tait, Manaia Davies, Tessa Holley, Meg Lancaster and Justice Setefano, are all aged between 12 and 17-years-old. The championships start on Thursday with an introduction and workshop, followed by the heats on Friday and semi-finals and finals on Saturday. The group will go up against


stiff competition with squads from 16 countries around the world set to compete. Aperture won its spot in the world championships after taking out the junior section at the Hip Hop Unite NZ national championships in Wellington. Since winning their place, the group has been squeezing in time to fundraise on top of school work and daily training sessions. They have held pizza nights, variety concerts, workshops, hosted KidsFest events and sold cheese rolls and raffle tickets to raise enough money for the plane tickets and accommodation. Zion Dance Studios mega dance crew also earned a place in the world championships but were unable to attend due to financial difficulties. DANCE: Aperture is in Amsterdam waiting to compete in the Hip Hop Unite world championships which start on Thursday.


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Neighbourhood Trust grateful for funding hike A MAIREHAU trust has applauded the Papanui-Innes Community Board for increasing its grant by almost $15,000 a year in spite of a cut to the board’s funding pot. Neighbourhood Trust manager Ginny Larsen thanked the board for the money which was approved as part of the strengthening communities grant programme. The organisation received $67,499 per year for the next three years compared to $53,000 for the previous two. However, the increase comes as the board has been hit with an $85,000 cutback from its 2015-16 funding pool. “I know you had some difficult deci-



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sions to make and more limited funds than usual, so we are very grateful for these funds and feel humbled by this decision,” Ms Larsen said. The money will go towards offering “consistent, community-led work”, she said. That includes programmes and support for older residents and families, running the Mairehau newsletter, exercise classes, community days, free English as a second language classes, and inclusive holiday programmes for children with disabilities. “Having three-year funding means we can plan for the future. It is energising, empowering and results in less time spent in applying for funds and more time making things happen,” Ms Larsen said.

Place your feet in the hands of the professionals For many people, the skills of a podiatrist may be something they think they will never need to access. In fact, these health professionals provide a range of valuable services for that very hard-working part of our body – our feet, which can be subject to a number of health conditions and discomfort issues. As Ian Graham of the Papanui Foot Clinic explains: “Podiatrists treat foot and ankle problems in several different ways. This includes general maintenance such as cutting toe nails and removing corns and hard callouses.” Having a pedicure done in the clean, sterile environment of the podiatry clinic is safer than in a mall-based nail clinic, Ian advises, as the sharing of nail polishes, for example, can lead to cross infections in the nails. As the weather warms up and we swap our closed-in winter footwear for strappy sandals and open-toed shoes, Ian suggests it is an ideal time to have any hard skin that has developed on the toes and back of the heels removed, giving feet a smooth, attractive appearance. Ingrowing toenails, which can cause pain and discomfort, are easily treated at the Papanui Foot Clinic by Ian and his fellow podiatrist Anna Brown. Ian specialises in ingrowing toenail surgery to cure the problem. The ageing process also affects our feet, as it does other parts of the body, and they can start to deteriorate. Ill-fitting shoes that press on the wrong areas can make this worse. The Papanui Foot Clinic podiatrists can help by explaining to patients how the foot functions and moves, and treating problems such as fallen and collapsing arches. They also offer treatment for diabetics, who have particular problems with their

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News Milestone for MeNZ shed By Julia Evans BLOKES, BEERS and a barbecue – that’s how the Bishopdale MeNZ Shed celebrated its third birthday. Shed co-ordinator Richard Rendle said more than 50 people gathered at the Kendal Ave site for the celebrations. And a hardware firm, Comac, from Palmerston North provided the club with a cake and birthday candles to mark the milestone. The group meet twice weekly and retreat to the “man cave”, working on projects to benefit the wider community. Mr Rendle, who has been a member for “most” of the three years said the club is about getting men involved in the community. “We’ve had people who have come and said they’ve retired and basically they’re depressed and say this is the best thing that could have happened,” he said. Mr Rendle said during the three years there have been many projects the club has enjoyed working on from planter boxes for retirement villages, window seats for Women’s Refuge and coffins for stillborn babies. “But the penguin boxes we made for the International Antarctic Centre was something which caught people’s imaginations,” he said.

HANDY MEN: Neil McNabb, Peter Isle and Bill Greenwood from the Bishopdale MeNZ Club cutting the birthday cake. ​ SIZZLE: Frank Doherty manned the barbecue for the afternoon’s birthday celebration.


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By Julia Evans THIRTY-SEVEN new parking spots will be added to Casebrook’s Tulett Park with the possibility of more. The move comes after Alison Philip and Jodi Gauci from Nomads United AFC football club made a deputation to the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting, telling the board finding a park was becoming too difficult. City council staff, members of the community board and sports club met on-site earlier in the year. “A possible location for a new car park was identified by those present,” city council staff said. However, staff said the need for the additional car parking had to be verified through “demand analysis” and funding prioritised through the city council Long Term Plan process. “As a result of the new housing subdivision, four angle parking spaces on Claridges Rd were removed to install a pedestrian safety refuge,” staff said. These parks have been replaced with seven additional parallel parking spaces on Claridges Rd.


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NATURE: A group of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students helped the Hurunui District Council’s Weedbusters group.

Rangi students bust weeds in Hanmer MORE THAN 100 Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students headed to Hanmer Springs to become “Weedbusters”. Weedbusters is a group run by the Hurunui District Council, which maintains the area’s parks

St Margaret’s Gruffalo in deep dark woods St Margaret’s College drama students were unrecognisable dressed as characters from The Gruffalo and hiding among the trees at Bottle Lake Forest. The Gruffalo Explorer Walk was part of the Breeze Walking Festival. The students dressed up as characters from the book by Julia Donaldson and entertained children for nearly five hours over the 2.5km walk.

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CRAFT: The pupils took part in a host of other arts and crafts activities.

Holidays spent in the garden Even though it was the school holidays, more than 40 pupils and their parents turned up at Wairakei School to take part in a gardening session. Activities included rock painting, planting seeds, potting plants, making newspaper planters and weeding. Principal Shane Buckner thanked the teachers who organised the event for taking time out of their holidays. “Also a special thanks to the parents and pupils who came and took part,” he said.

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Marist Albion sevens star takes award SPORTS MARIST Albion’s Daniel Fransen was named men’s sevens player of the year at the recent Canterbury rugby awards evening. He was one of a number of recipients at the awards last week at The Piano Centre for Music and the Arts. Fransen took out the award after an outstanding

spring sevens series and season with the Canterbury sevens team. He scored 12 tries during the campaign and showed adept goal-kicking abilities to finish with 118 points for the season, 44 of which were scored at nationals. Fransen was also selected in the New Zealand development team.

Other award recipients: •Christchurch’s William Tucker, under-19 player of the year – The young lock was recognised for his diverse skill set, aerial ability and important set-piece contribution, but he also has a significant role off the playing field as a leader within the group. He accumulated an impressive amount of time on the paddock this year, having played every minute of every game throughout the representative season. •Christchurch’s Lucy Anderson and Lincoln’s Rebecca Todd, joint women’s players of the year award – Anderson pairs solid defence with an intelligent attacking mindset and strong ball carrying skills, and exhibits great leadership in the Canterbury backline.

Todd, who is equally as prominent on defence and attack, has played at both No 8 and hooker already this season. She inspires others with her consistently high work rate, on-field organisation and ability to read the game. •Canterbury University’s Sam Godwin, Canterbury development player of the year – His unquenchable thirst for work saw him regularly feature at the high end of individual tackle counts, and his capacity for repeated efforts at a high intensity almost seems endless. •TeRauoriwa Gapper, women’s sevens player of the year – Her fitness, speed and physicality make her an ideal sevens player, and she possesses a high work

TOP PLAYER: Daniel Fransen was named men’s sevens player of the year at the Canterbury Rugby Union’s awards evening. PHOTO: CHARLIE ROSE CREATIVE rate, aptitude on defence and the esteemed ability to beat defenders one-on-one. As captain, Gapper led the team to the South Island regional title, as well as the national tournament, and always features prominently whenever she wears the red and black jersey. •Lincoln’s Nick Werahiko, Maori player of the year – He was recently awarded his division one 100-game blazer

for his club and was named Waitaha captain for the second year. He also featured in the Canterbury A side on a number of occasions this season. •Richie Mo’unga, Canterbury rugby supporters club player of the year – The first fiveeighth has had an outstanding success rate with the boot this season and is one of the leading point scorers to date in the Mitre 10 Cup

competition. Mo’unga shows composure and maturity beyond his 23 years as he directs play from the cutter. •Prebbleton life member Tony Grimwood, volunteer of the year for 38-years of commitment to the club – There is no job too big or small for ‘Grimmy’. “It’s a great club with great people. So it is quite easy to see why the years have flown by,” he said.


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Kendo team fights way to second at national champs LOCAL KENDO exponents have performed well in a national championship. Kirk Reyes, Yuma Tamaki, both of Edgeware, and Merivale’s Masa Matsunami finished second at the Rembuden Taikai kendo competition in Wellington, which featured about 60 fighters from around the country. They fight for the Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai Canterbury Kendo Club. Kendo is the Japanese martial art of sword fighting in which competitors score by hitting their opponent’s hand, torso or head. The nail-biting final of the team’s open event is one the competitors will not forget. Tamaki said he couldn’t believe the team made it into the final against Auckland’s Daehan Mudo Kwan team, which included two senior New Zealand team members. “At first I was scared of versing them, but after we did our team huddle, all our feelings became one and we were able to do our best against them,” Tamaki said. Reyes said preparing for the final meant thinking about all the things he had learnt over the past few years. “I thought about all of the tips and advice I received from my peers and teachers and thought

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about what my best result is and the things I’m most confident about in my kendo,” he said. Fellow club member and Cashmere High student Kai Edwards travelled to the event as well and won the men’s junior dan title. Club coach Blake Bennett said he was pleased to see the club do so well at the national event. “The team has put in an enormous amount of preparation

on and off the dojo floor. They set goals, developed their communication skills and focused on strategy. The result was a group of confident young athletes with a very bright future,” he said.​ The club’s four female competitors Natsuko Saito, Ria Ellin, Hana Suzuki and Tania Butterfield also fought well in both the individual and team events.

Revamp for St Bede’s gets go-ahead •From page 1 The proposed Grimes building will contain two floors of teaching space for art and cooking classes with toilets and a foyer, built on an old tennis court. And the new sports pavilion has space for two classrooms, changing rooms, bathrooms, first aid space, storage, an officials’ room, and a weight and gym area. “The proposed sports pavilion will be available for use by com-

munity groups outside of school hours,” the plan said. Largely the Marist Hockey Club and its visiting competitors. But before construction begins, the school is working with a contaminant expert. “The site is identified as a contaminated site by Environment Canterbury’s Listed Land Use Register,” the plan said. If necessary, it will have to submit another resource consent regarding the Soil Natural Environmental Standard.

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City raining cats and dogs By Mark Thomas – specialist fire investigator I SUPPOSE you could say last week it rained cats and dogs in Christchurch. Well, one of each was rescued by fire crews from under a school in Phillipstown and from a stormwater drain in Woolston respectively. That was early in a week which had a bit of everything for firefighters. A hang glider pilot was carried out to Summit Rd with leg injuries from a crash. This type of incident is a valid reason why I prefer Air New Zealand and a professional pilot before I go too far off the ground. Five people were treated for smoke inhalation when a clothes drier ignited in Rochester St, Linwood, and two more when the Belfast Playcentre caught on fire at a child’s party. As I’ve said a hundred times your health and your safety are more important than any building. Fire smoke is not good for you. Get out, shut the door and ring 111. Our troops have protective clothing, breathing apparatus and training.

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Papanui butchery went mobile Papanui Heritage Group archivist Christine Grant writes about the history of a Papanui butchery In the days when most married women were fulltime housewives and owning a refrigerator was a luxury beyond most families, meat was generally purchased by women who walked to the nearest butchery several times a week. One such business with a long history in Papanui was situated at 14 North Rd, opposite the end of what is now Winston Ave. In the 1880s, this shop had been owned and operated by different members of the Ford family until the late 1920s when it was acquired by Arthur Taylor. He was succeeded by Stan Priest in the early 1930s until 1936 when the business was purchased by ST Gibson. Although the shop was located in the middle of the traditional Papanui village area, Mr Gibson changed its name to the Waimairi Butchery, possibly because at this time part of Papanui was still administered by the Waimairi County Council. In August 1936, Mr Gibson advertised “quality mutton” for

HISTORY: In 1940, Jim Southen bought the Waimairi Butchery and his sons ran a home delivery service in Papanui, Bryndwr and Belfast out of the family’s Buick.

three and a half pence (three cents) per pound if a side or quarter was purchased, although such a quantity could have overtaxed the capacity of the standard shopping basket. Gibson had 100 carcasses to sell at this special price. In another advertisement he stated: “We are prepared to sell cheaper mutton than anywhere else in Canterbury. Hotels and restaurants specially catered for.” In 1940, Jim Southen bought the business for ₤300. Two of his sons, Sid and Reg, worked for their father who also ran a home


delivery service in the Papanui, Bryndwr and Belfast areas, utilising a box on the back of the family Buick. The vehicle was later replaced by a van strikingly emblazoned with the name of the business on the sides. In 1957 or 1958, another son, Fred, took over the shop. A butcher’s shop in this period would have displayed the carcasses of mutton, pork and beef hanging from hooks on a rail so that they could be easily slid along when the customer asked for a particular cut of meat.

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A large wooden block was located at the end of the counter. The floor was usually covered in sawdust in an attempt to prevent slipping by using a natural material that could be easily disposed. Children loved to scuff their feet through the sawdust and to draw pictures in it. It appears that the last owner of the butchery at 14 North Rd was LJ (Larry) Salt, who operated the business under his own name from 1963-1966. •References: Wises Directories


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Have you been declined treatment by the DHB ? The Canterbury Charity Hospital may be able to treat you at no cost. Our current services are: • Gynaecology and women’s health • Rectal bleeding clinic • Colonoscopy (acute and screening) • Cataracts • Upper and lower limb orthopaedics • Vascular (severe varicose veins) • General surgery (abdominal, rectal) • Oral surgery and dentistry (* conditions apply) • Counselling (by self referral) To be treated by the Charity Hospital you must: • Have been turned down in writing for treatment by the CDHB • Not have medical insurance • Not be able to afford the treatment privately (means tested) • Have a referral from your doctor * All dentistry and oral surgery patients need a dentist’s referral. Dentistry is available for WINZ clients only, whilst oral surgery may be available if you fit the above criteria.

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social group who meet every Wednesday for a game or two of bridge. Table fees $5. Phone Janet for more information on 352 1440. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court

Papanui Book Club Tuesday, 10-11am With no book set, this is a relaxed social group, which talks about what book or books they have been reading. Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Wednesday, 12.30pm and Monday, 11am Tai chi is great for improving the way that you move, as well as posture and balance. Qi gong is having skill with energy and is therefore a wider term than tai chi to describe more stretching, rhythmic and breathing exercises. Go along and join these fun classes. The cost is $9 per class or $75 for a 12-week term. Phone Rose to enrol on 354 1003 or 027 438 8364 or email Chapel St Community Centre, cnr Chapel St and Harewood Rd

Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practice their reading skills. This programme uses dogs which are the pets of the city council animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Bishopdale Bridge Club Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm Go along and join in with this

Great Kiwi Research Wednesday, 7-8pm In the upcoming Royal Society Te Aparangi and UC Connect public lecture, Protecting Taonga, a conservation geneticist and an environmental chemist will talk about their work protecting Aotearoa’s natural treasures. Associate professor

DANCE: Get along to one of the busiest social dance events in the city. Social Dance with Fevah Modern Jive is a friendly class that assumes you have never danced before. It’s partner dancing but you don’t have to bring a partner with you, you’ll meet plenty during the evening. Class starts at 7.25pm and there’s a social dance at the end until 10pm. Standard adult $14. Monday from 7.25pm, Papanui High School, 30 Langdons Rd. Sally Gaw will give an overview of the research she and her postgraduate students have been undertaking with the goal of protecting freshwater and marine taonga species from contaminants. This event is part of Conservation Week 2017 – Canterbury University, Ilam Rd Late Night Gallery Tour Wednesday, 7.15-8pm Take a free guided tour of the collection highlights with one of the gallery’s friendly, knowledgeable guides. Late night tours last 45-60min and there’s no need to book. Meet at the front desk on the ground floor. Christchurch Art Gallery, cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St

Northside Toastmasters Wednesday, 7.30-9pm Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Northside Toastmasters is a club of like-minded individuals, who meet once a week. For further details, phone Mark on 352 7394. St Luke’s Church, cnr Daniels and Main North Rds Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play rummikub, an exciting, interactive strategy game that will test your wits. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd

Knit ‘n’ Yarn Thursday 2-3pm Go along and enjoy a chat with others as you knit. For anyone who loves to knit or wants to learn. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club is on every Friday, just go along and join in the fun. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Sweet Liquorice Friday, 2-4pm Sweet Liquorice, a new jazz band made up of a clarinet, electric guitar and double bass, will play at the airport. Christchurch Airport

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CARAVAN Or Poptop wanted ph 027 306 6544 CARAVAN Affordable Caravans can sell your caravan On Behalf in our busy yard, 512 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch. 03 3496614 CARAVAN 4 to 5 berth wanted. UK type preferred. Don’t mind repairs. 022 3022 587 CARAVAN about 17-26ft wanted. 027 249 5571 TRAILER Briford or similar wanted ph 027 306 6544

Computers ALL YOUR COMPUTER WORRIES SOLVED! *$30.00 off your first service with this coupon!* No problem too big or small from home PC’s to business networks. PC slow? An end to Viruses, Spyware, and Clogged Systems. Safe secure hassle-free computing. Lost files recovered. Microsoft Certified, MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years experience. Call Andrew Buxton this week on 3266740 or 027 435-7596 for $30.00 off* Custom Computers Christchurch

Gardening & Supplies A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

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GUY. New to town, genuine and lonely seeks a single lady to show him around, go to the movies, shows, theatre , cafes and try some new eating places etc.I am looking for a tall and slim lady, who likes to dance, has an infectious personality, a great smile, nice hair, teeth and skin and would welcome some company. Im 5ft 11 about 95kg have plenty of energy and are generous, attentive, witty and well presented Write to me Matt P.O.Box 1919, Christchurch. Please enclose photo. and contact number.All replies answered. LADIES. Find a man, try its better and more instant than Tinder MAN seeks a weekday or weekend walking/coffee female partner.Prefer NW area. Other more energetic activities would be considered like tennis, bowling or what ever takes your fancy 0276594425 QUALITY GENTLEMAN. Single and living on own seeks a feminine euro lady to spoil ph 3583634

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

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CLEANER Part time / Good rate pay. Hornby area following hours. Tuesday 4pm - 9.30pm (Can start 5.30 if preferred). Thursday 4pm - 9.30pm. Sunday 5 hours anytime to suit. Harewood area Saturday 4 hours anytime between 10-4pm. Must have own transport, reliable all equipment onsite, well presented and have an attention for detail. You may like job share these hours therefore starting later. Marie 0272 288 150 carl.marie@xtra.



Ideal as an extra bedroom or office Three convenient sizes from $70 p/w: Standard 3.6m x 2.4m Large 4.2m x 2.4m Extra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Visit our display cabins at 470 Cranford Street or call 0211277227 for a free brochure

QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA Resort, Ocean Views, Balconies, Self Contained, 1 or 2 B/R Ensuite, Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna, Free Internet, Shops, Restaurants, Tennis, Surf Club & Patrolled Beach, Public Transport at door. Ask for our SEASONAL SPECIALS. Phone 61 7 544-35011 Email:

Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Situations Vacant

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FOR HIRE Licensed clubrooms for functions Ph John on 021 386 001 Entertainment

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RUNNING LABOUR WEEKEND SUN & MON 22nd & 23rd October Phone 0800wekapass Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm

Assistant Baker - Christchurch Tip Top Bakery, a division of GWF Ltd and producer of some of NZ’s most iconic brands including Ploughmans, Supersoft, Golden and Big Ben Pies are currently seeking an Assistant Baker to work in our Christchurch Bakery in Harewood. We have a number of roles, hours and shift patterns including weekend work. To be successful in this role you will need; • to be physically fit • good verbal, written, numerical and computer literacy skills • be a motivated team player with a willingness to learn • take responsibility and use initiative to deal with issues quickly and efficiently This is your opportunity to be a part of a supportive team and an iconic company with a clear path to progression. All successful candidates will need to pass a preemployment drugs test.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Adam Buckby. Email:

Situations Vacant

News Room Leader Star Media is seeking a senior journalist to join its award winning news room and play a major role in leading its stable of community newspapers. The successful applicant will need to be passionate about local news, have a great knowledge of Christchurch and Canterbury and the people who make its communities tick, and have a friendly, approachable personality that will build great networks. Daily newspaper or national weekly experience would be a major advantage. The role includes writing and planning. The applicant will need to have experience in production, an eye for good layout and be a skilful headline writer.

Send your CV to: Editor in Chief Barry Clarke

The successful applicant will report to the editor in chief and be part of a planning team for Star Media’s newspapers and website

Wanted To Buy


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

Reporter Star Media is seeking an experienced reporter to join its award winning news room. The successful applicant will need to be a story breaker, competitive, versatile, and have built a proven track record and a range of contacts.

Call Matt Power 0800 39 24 26 The Stamp Exchange

Ideally, the successful applicant will have daily or national weekly experience, and be able to think outside of the square when it comes to news packages and features.

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Star Media has a stable of newspapers; the city-wide metropolitan The Star and hyper local community newspapers Pegasus Post, Southern View, Nor West News, Western News, Bay Harbour News and Selwyn Times, and website

134a Riccarton Road. Opposite the Mall carpark.

AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156

If you think you have what it takes to be part of a progressive company and competitive news room send your CV to: Editor in Chief Barry Clarke


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Jo Fuller 027 458 8590

The Big Band Festival


We are open from 6.30am


e Festival’s opening concert will feature Christchurch’s popular All Girl Big Band in concert with vocalist Kate Taylor at the Charles Luney Auditorium at 7.30pm. On Saturday there is an exciting array of workshops that are open to the public. A highlight of the Festival is always the Big Band Festival Ball, being held this year at the Hornby Working Men’s Club starting at 7pm on Saturday night. On Sunday evening the Gala Concert at 7.30pm at the Charles Luney Auditorium will feature Christchurch’s Symposium, a local big band of Christchurch’s top jazz musicians, in a Vocal Extravaganza. You can check out the schedule and purchase tickets on the Big Band Festival website.


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ONCE again this Labour weekend Christchurch will be humming to the sound of big bands around town and in concert. ere will be toe tapping performances and lots of opportunities for dancing with classic and more recent tunes being played at over 40 performances. Every Labour weekend for the last 10 years, the Big Band Festival has brought high quality big band music, performance opportunities and big band education to Christchurch, and this year is no exception. On ursday 19th big band legend Rodger Fox is a special guest with the Chisnallwood Intermediate School Jazz Band. From Friday through to Monday big band music will resonate throughout the city with free public performances at the Container Mall, the Art Gallery, Fat Eddie’s, New Regent St, the Botanic Gardens (Peacock Fountain) and even on the Tram!

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2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Family Friendly

$20 $10

Kid’s 2 course special



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Enjoy uninterrupted panoramic east coast scenery while dining in our upstairs Pierview A la Carte Restaurant. The restaurant is open from 5.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and for Sunday Brunch from 10.30am to 2pm. For exceptional value, try our Pierview Sunday 3 course Dinner special, only $25. And on the last Sunday of every night is our famous all you can eat Pierview Sunday Night Buffet, also priced at just $25. Next Buffet is Sunday 29th October. Book now! Downstairs our acclaimed Club Bistro is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm - 2pm and from 5pm. For unbeatable value try our $11 Midweek Roast special, available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


New Brighton Club 202 Marine Parade Phone 388-9416 Members, guests and affiliates welcome











DINNER Fri, Sat, Sun BUFFET LUNCH Sunday 12pm














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

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088











Live Music: 6PM.FRI.20 OCT

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

Mandi Miller



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Introducing our brand new purpose built retirement village in the heart of Shirley. Retirement just started looking a whole lot better in Shirley! The Village Palms, opening in November, offers affordable luxury and first class care. Our stylish one bedroom apartments start at an unbelievable purchase price of $255,000 and spacious studio’s at a competitive $150,000.

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022 321 1872 or Freephone 0800 THE VILLAGE for your own personal guided tour

At The Village Palms, we also offer the full continuum of care, with care suites, Rest Home & Hospital level rooms available with care delivered 24 hours a day by Registered Nurses and experienced staff.

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