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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK IT WAS a great night at the Pleasant Point Yacht Club on Saturday as fundraising continues to build new clubrooms (see page 3). And it was a special moment for 97-year-old Bob Scott, who has been a member at the club since 1936. Bob met some of the winning Team New Zealand crew who turned up for the fundraiser and I’m sure that most have been a terrific moment. The club has done a fantastic job getting Team NZ on board so congratulations for all those behind it. Between $20-25,000 was raised (final total still to be counted). Residents near the eastern side of QE II aren’t overly happy about the relocation of the school of gymnastics and are angry over the way they have been consulted (see page 1). – Barry Clarke


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Team NZ boosts rebuild fund „„ By Sophie Cornish ABOUT $25,000 was raised for the rebuild of Pleasant Point Yacht Club on Saturday night. The event called An Evening with Emirates Team New Zealand ran smoothly, said Pleasant Point Yacht Club spokesman Nigel Humphreys. The club rebuild is planned for South New Brighton Park. Life member of the club, Bob Scott, 97, was given to a lot of attention by Team New Zealand member Joe Sullivan. The formerly “very competitive” yachtie joined the club in 1936 and is the oldest living member. He was club commodore in the 1950s and club captain for many years. Mr Scott’s daughter, Carol Scott, said they had a fantastic evening and her father particularly enjoyed the team’s presentation which included footage on the water. Ms Scott said Mr Sullivan made a fuss of her father. The two men have mutual friends including New Zealand sailor and broadcaster Peter Lester’s father, who Mr Scott went to school with. Mr Sullivan organised members of the Team New Zealand

PRESENTATION: Pleasant Point Yacht Club commodore Alastair Burgess addressing the audience of more than 400 people with the members of Emirates Team New Zealand on stage.

to sign a plaque commemorating Canterbury’s only challenge in the Little America’s Cup challenge in the 1974, which Mr Scott brought along on the night. The Little Americas Cup, now known as the International Catamaran Challenge Trophy, is a race between C class catamarans. More than 400 people attended on Saturday night. A pre-event gathering took place at

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In Brief SPEAKER THIEF TAKES DIVE A horn speaker was stolen from outside the Rawhiti School office during the school holidays. CCTV footage caught the masked offenders attempting to pull down the speaker before one thief fell face first onto the concrete. The four alleged offenders eventually detached the speaker and ran off. The incident was the second to occur in a month with St Albans School having 20 outdoor speakers stolen. View the video at star.kiwi. BREAD FOR FREE FRIDGE The New Brighton Community Fridge will receive some of the 2283 loaves left over from a pyramid being created at Canterbury University on Wednesday to highlight food wastage in New Zealand. Engineering students will create a 2.5 x 2.5m pyramid with the bread, the amount thrown away by New Zealanders every year. MARINE PDE RECYCLING A concerned resident has called for public recycling bins along Marine Pde. The resident submitted a letter of request to the Coastal-Burwood Community Board. All rubbish collected on Marine Pde currently goes to the land fill. The board plans to put the suggestion forward to the city council.


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if people go along to the groups being supported by the car sales? Titheing for example?

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POPULAR: New Brighton Museum chairman Tim Baker spins the chocolate wheel which is coming out of retirement after being popular in the 1970s.

Chocolate wheel returns for final spin in museum THE NEW Brighton Museum’s chocolate wheel is coming out of retirement for just one day. The chocolate wheel was a popular activity in the 1970s. It would be spun on the corner of Oram Ave and Seaview Rd on Saturdays. At the time, New Brighton had a monopoly on Saturday trading and a regular team of men from the Pier and Foreshore Society would spin the wheel to fundraise. Prizes included frozen chickens and chocolates. The museum plans to resurrect the wheel for its garage sale on Sunday. In 1977, the funds raised from spinning the wheel were used to upgrade Thomson Park. A flying fox and other playground equipment was purchased, along

OLD BRIGHTON: A busy spot in the 1970s where the chocolate wheel was spun.

with the playground at South Brighton Domain. The chocolate wheel prizes on Sunday will be small and mainly aimed at children, costing 50 cents per spin. •The museum garage sale will take place on Sunday, 11am-2pm, 8 Hardy St.

•From page 1 Residents then queried a number of different sites for the rebuild and the community board asked city council to consider the sites. The city council assessed several different sites. However, it determined there was only one viable option, the site which had been indicated on the original leaflets. It was then determined by city council staff that a further consultation process was not required. A letter and information leaflet summarising the options that were investigated was sent to residents. However, it was later acknowledged by the community board that this went out some time after the meetings with residents and should have been sent earlier. Many residents who were waiting for the second round of consultation did not receive this leaflet and were unaware there would not be more public consultation. Residents were then told if they had any objections to sub-

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PLANNING: The new Christchurch School of Gymnastics will be rebuilt between the sports fields at QE II Park.

mit a deputation at the community board meeting where the lease recommendation would be made. Four residents made deputations and two noted disappointment about the lack of proper consultation, including misinformation about the process being extended. Resident Keith McKay did not believe there was enough time to allow for due consideration of the deputations. “Directly after our deputations were made, a decision by

the community board to endorse the site chosen was made. We do not believe the residents deputations were given due consideration, due to the length of time it took to make the decision,” said Mr McKay in the latest letter to the community board. Objections to the proposed site include the loss of park space, over-development of QE II Park, loss of trees, cost of ground improvements, suitability of other sites and the visual impact of the building.


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Shirley Boys’ recipe book embraces sugar-free diet „„ By Sophie Cornish A CLASS of Shirley Boys’ High students are passionate about combating high sugar intake. The year 13 food studies class has created a low-sugar recipe book called Life is Sweet which goes on sale today. The book aims to educate readers about ways to consume less sugar and the positive health benefits as a result. Food studies teacher Pete Beswick said he almost fell off his seat when the boys approached him about the idea for the book. “At first I was sceptical but also wanted them to be able to achieve this, so we grabbed the bull by the horns. It has increased my stress levels somewhat, but I have been so proud of the guys and what we have achieved together that the stress took a back seat,” he said. The book was created as part of an assessment involving an investigation into a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealanders. Every recipe was trialled and adjusted over five weeks by the class. A $6000 loan from the PTA was used to create the book, along with advertising sold to

AUTHORS: The year 13 food studies class created the book Life is Sweet.

Pak’nSave Wainoni, Peter Timbs Meats and Caxton Press, the book’s publisher. It is available for purchase from the school for $15. There are 1000 copies for sale. Proceeds will be split between a donation to Christchurch Diabetes New Zealand and next year’s class for their assessment.


CHEAP: James Webber at the $2 pool at Rawhiti School, which is set to open again in December.

Rawhiti’s $2 pool opens for another summer lap „„ By Sophie Cornish THE ‘$2 pool’ project at Rawhiti School will open again in December. Project organiser, Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Inc, is currently applying for funding for the 2017/2018 season. Funding would cover staff and lifeguard wages, administration, chemicals, electricity and other items, such as sunblock and first aid. The city council has recom-

COVER ART: The front cover of the Life is Sweet cookbook, which was produced by students at SBHS.


mended the Coastal-Burwood Community Board approve a grant of $7000 to the Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Inc from the discretionary response fund. The pool will be open seven days a week from 11am-6pm. It attracted more than 8000 visits last summer. The pool is set to open from December 16 to January 28. The project first began in 2013 and has continued every summer since.

Waitakiri pupils give up holidays to help elderly

HARD AT WORK: The volunteer cleaners used their school holidays to help elderly residents with their windows.

FOUR WAITAKIRI School pupils volunteered to clean windows for elderly residents during their school holidays. Rosa Jugovac, Lauren Sheere, Holly Neale and Ollie McCosh worked with the Te Whare Roimata organisation on its annual Spring Cleaning Day, which coincided with the International Day of Older Persons. Te Whare Roimata co-ordinator Jenny Smith said the day came about following cut backs to home help some years ago. “We were aware that a number of older people in the inner city and eastern neighbourhoods struggled to get things done in

their homes, and so this was a neighbourhood response we could offer them,” said Ms Smith. “It was just lovely to have the children involved and learn about not only being of service but also how we can support older people.” Waitakiri School spokeswoman Kim Hillson said the pupils were very enthusiastic about helping elderly residents.

HELPERS: Rosa, Lauren, Holly and Ollie volunteered to clean elderly residents windows during their school holidays.

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The owners have an exciting work opportunity which takes them to the North Island, and are now PRICED TO SELL! The owners have done a fantastic job with renovations on this family home, resulting in modern enhancements and great additions of space. Situated on a sizeable 809m² beautifully established section and convenient family location. Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

M 027 413 0797 or 027 626 2824 P 03 385 0343

Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty / The Palms Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Price: $595,000 View: Phone for viewing times

Parklands 43 Waitikiri Drive


On Bottle Lake's Doorstep!



Harcourts ID: PLS2309

This well loved bungalow has had a breath of contemporary life - completely transforming it throughout resulting in a modern and utterly unique home. The owners are down-sizing - and what is now too large for them, will be just perfect for another! A stylish and unique home, which will appeal to active families who also enjoy having recreational amenities close by.

Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

M 027 413 0797 or 027 626 2824 P 03 385 0343

Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty / The Palms Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Price: Offers invited View: Phone for viewing times





Harcourts ID:BF28832

Sitting at the edge of Waitikiri is the newest member to this lovely neighborhood. Brand new with a thoughtful layout, generous room sizes and lovely flowing open plan living spaces this is ideal for family living in a desired location at a bargain price! New schooling and shopping centre within walking distance, not to mention top notch golf courses and bottle lake forest at your doorstep. Sam Harris




Northwood 15 Connemara Drive

Harewood 89 Watsons Road

Price: $580,000 View: Phone for viewing times

St Albans 41 Hendon Street

Adorable Family Home




Harcourts ID: PLS2317

Positioned on a beautifully established section of 718m² this absolutely ADORABLE character home has been lovingly updated for the 21st century, without losing any of its original charm. Due to personal circumstances, the family now need to move - providing the opportunity for a new family. With great space and character, this home is PERFECT to start growing cherished memories. Mitchell Roberts & Mana Tai

M 027 413 0797 or 027 626 2824 P 03 385 0343

Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty / The Palms Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Auction: 1st November @ 2.00pm Russley Golf Club (unless sold prior) View: Phone for viewing times



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Tuesday October 17 2017


Price Reduced - Serious Sellers! 12 Bideford Place - Dallington

3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 1 Living | 2 Car Garage | Off Street Parking | Property ID: BF28669

Sadly my Vendors have to say goodbye to their much loved home. Their need to downsize is urgent. Built in brick with aluminium joinery this home enjoys a sunny northwest aspect, is immaculate inside and out and securely fenced for children and pets. The kitchen offers a new ceramic hob, under bench oven and range hood, and new carpet throughout the home and the bonus of a conservatory to relax in. A great back yard with a double garage and a BBQ area for the sunny days of Summer. Close to good schools, The Palms and local amenities. The astute buyer will see the potential to upgrade, using their own flare to create their first dream home. Contact Anne Davis 027 492 7694 or 03 323 6045. Harcourts Twiss-Keir Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008.

Work With Anne & Experience The Difference Compassionate, highly organised and possessing a wealth of experience, Anne Davis is passionate about Real Estate. With 17 years in the industry her successful career has resulted in a huge amount of respect from hundreds of regular clients. Having achieved Top Salesperson many times, Anne sees herself as a consultant eager to listen, share knowledge and work tirelessly to achieve the goals of her clients with a simple honest approach to what can be a difficult job.


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Tuesday October 17 2017

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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.

Why are the Charity Hospital’s services at no cost to the patient? More than 280 unpaid volunteer surgeons, nurses, dentists and support staff generously donate their time for free. The Charity Hospital does not receive any Government funding. Volunteers are always welcome. If you are a surgeon, nurse or technician, volunteer forms are on our website at www.charityhospital.org.nz or email reception@charityhospital.org.nz To donate to the charity please visit our website at www.charityhospital.org.nz.

Your next step... get a referral from your doctor or dentist - please don’t contact the hospital directly. For more information: www.charityhospital.org.nz


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Physical Sense supports senior well-being Eight yEars ago, the Physical sense gym and Physio in sydenham, created a program to help stroke survivors. Their specialised exercise program is based on the work of the Burwood stroke rehabilitation team. Participants were so happy with the classes and the benefits they experienced that it has now grown to four classes each week. New classes have also been added to be effective for those who have suffered from Osteoporosis, intermittent Claudication, and Diabetes. On top of that they also run four weekly classes for seniors. These weekly rehabilitation and injury prevention classes can lead to continued gym membership at a reduced cost. Participants may also be eligible for a WiNZ subsidy to pay for the continued gym membership. Join one of the classes and increase your strength and mobility or just come in to find out more about what assistance is available for you. it all starts with a free assessment on Monday at 11.30 am where an experienced physiotherapist will assess your situation and advise you on the most appropriate exercise group with the aim to enable you to keep living as independently as possible. Life can get tougher as we get older, and it’s often easy to think that we should

Join the classes at Physical Sense simply struggle on. yet a huge range of services are available to make life easier. Because these services are sometimes difficult to find, a new non-profit Centre for senior Wellbeing has been established. here you can get all the information needed to make sure that you (or your

parents) can keep on living independently. it is a “walk-in” information centre where the staff are happy to connect you to the services you need to; -prevent falling, -make adjustments to home and surroundings, -reduce pain, -stay mobile, care for your feet.

Problems with feet is a real issue for many older people with limited flexibility. The Centre offers in-home footcare for a reasonable fee. additionally, there are services provided by dieticians to help with weight gain or loss, nutrition and shopping. also occupational therapists who help maintain independence, safety in the home, and practical strategies for coping with issues like memory loss and pain. speech and language therapists support those with swallowing and communication concerns. Physiotherapy, in-clinic or at home, can help you stay mobile, reduce pain and increase wellness.

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A national competition run by the Rabbit Council of New Zealand will be held on October 21. Competitors from all over the country are win a chance to win the prestigious best in show. A selection of beautiful sashes and ribbons will be awarded for a variety of different categories. There will also be a pet show and another Canterbury Domestic Rabbit Association show held on the same day at the same location. Gold coin donation. Burwood Scout Den, 16 Travis Rd. 10-2pm.

Email sophie.cornish@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Friday

​Imagination Station Friday-Monday, 9.30-5.30pm. Lego lovers, head down to the Imagination Station pop-up facility in New Brighton. The popular centre uses Lego and Duplo as a medium for learning and creativity. $2 entry fee. Carnaby Lane, New Brighton Mall Mystical Fair Saturday, 10.30-3.30pm We have a number of holistic practitioners from healers, mediums to crystals who will be happy to help you with any questions or guidance you may need. Hot and cold food available. Disability toilets and parking. Gold coin entry. Waitakiri Primary School Hall, 170 Burwood Rd Ascot Scrabble Group Friday, 12.45pm Challenge your word knowledge with other like-minded folk. Join in with this friendly group suitable for beginners or experienced players. Cost $3, includes afternoon tea. Ascot Community Centre, Ascot Ave, North New Brighton Reading to Dogs Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Encourage your children’s reading skills in a relaxed and

fun environment. The programme’s animals have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Library staff and a dog handler will be present to help facilitate the sessions. Sessions are 15min. New Brighton Library, Marine Pde Aranui Creation Station Wednesday, 10am-noon This initiative from Otautahi Creative Spaces encourages people to use their imagination and encourage their crafty side. Make new friends and share ideas and tips on creative projects. It’s free to take part and everyone is welcome to go along and share their crafty side. 109 Aldershot St. Free entry Game Zone Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm An hour of fun playing favourite games like mine-craft, charades, Connect Four and Pictionary. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as dutch blitz, heads up, hand and foot, and group games. Join in for X-box and PS4 tournaments. Take your friends or meet some new ones; all children aged eight to 12 welcome. No booking or payment required. Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate Shopping Centre

Learner Licence Course Friday, 9.30-11.30am Get the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed when sitting your learners licence test. This course is delivered by Literacy Christchurch who provide you with laptops to use during the class time to sit practice tests and for researching questions. The course does not include the actual test, or the fee to sit the actual test. Aranui Library, 109 Aldershot St Seaside Market Saturday, 10-2pm Head to the seaside this weekend and enjoy live entertainment, great food, fresh produce, artisan bread, arts, crafts, jewellery and more. With a bouncy castle and

free face-painting for the littlies. New Brighton Mall Golden Oldies Movies Monday, 1.30pm Every Monday the New Brighton Museum plays a film classic and this week it’s The Band Wagon by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse (1953). The theme is musical. Running time 1hr 52min. 8 Hardy St. Have-A-Go at Indoor Bowls! Every Tuesday, 11am-1.30pm Indoor bowls for the senior community. No experience necessary and all abilities welcome. Go along to try it out. Please wear soft shoes. Cost per person is $2. First session free. Phone Tania Smith at ACTIS on 963 7070, or






HORNBY 409 Main South Road | Open 10am–5pm, 7 days

027 540 5442 with any inquiries. Aranui/Wainoni Community Centre. Eastside Gallery October 16-26, Mon-Fri 114pm Sat noon-3pm. Time & Memory exhibition. Opening night October 16, all welcome. Time & Memory is an exhibition of drawings prints and paintings by Linda James, Robyn Kilty, Margaret Ryley and Tiffany Thornley who have worked and exhibited together for many years. This time work by Linda James’ mother who recently died is included. Linda found work Joyce had done in the 40s and that provided the title Time & Memory. Closed for Labour Day. Inquiries phone 981 2881. 388 Worcester St


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Tuesday October 17 2017

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REAL ESTATE Proud on Chateau


21 Chateau Drive, Burnside On-site Auction: Saturday 4 November, 1:00pm at 21 Chateau Drive, Burnside 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2 living rooms | 2 car-garage | Listing ID SMT10184

Proudly located in the sought after Chateau Drive. This gorgeous home sits on a corner section of 417m2 offering privacy and sunshine. The separate entrance welcomes you on arrival with an easy flow to the formal living space offering comfort and elegance along with french doors leading to the beautiful landscaped grounds and patios. The bright and functional kitchen dining space flows easily via bio folds to the outside patio and landscaped grounds, a perfect indoor outdoor option for summer entertaining while relaxing within the peaceful surroundings and sun soaked sanctuary this home offers. This warm two storey home has a floor size of 224m2 and boasts four double bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main bedroom with ensuite walk in wardrobe and a balcony overlooking your prime investment adds to the appeal. Three of the four bedrooms boast french doors to balcony’s and patio. The upstairs landing offers a compact living space perfect for an extra sitting area. A separate laundry leads to the backyard space and clothesline. With plenty of storage options plus a double internal access garage with off street parking, this home is sure to win your admiration. Under-tile heating in the downstairs living spaces three bathrooms, double glazing, a heat pump datE] and gas fire will [Edition

certainly make this an extremely warm and inviting home to call your own. If schooling is a priority Burnside Primary School, Cobham Intermediate, Burnside High School are conveniently located along with Jelly Park. The airport is a short drive. Given the calibre and location, we advise prospective purchasers to act quickly as homes like this won’t be around for long. Please come along to the viewings. Full information pack available including a moisture test for peace of mind. Open Home: Saturday 21 October 2:00pm - 2:45pm Please call Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 or 03 384 8600 Email: enquiries.christchurch@ smartrealestate.co.nz Website: smartrealestate.co.nz Licensed Agent Reaa 2008



Choosing the right heat pump for your home

Whether it be a new build, or a retrofit, most homes include at least one heat pump, if not a whole heating solution. They can provide cheap, clean heat and are much more convenient than a log burner as you just need to press a button. But how do you decide what is best? Choosing the right sized heat pump is key to ensuring optimum comfort levels. Every situation varies and it is therefore important to get professional advice from heat pump experts. The range varies from wall mounted high walls, floor mounted systems, multi systems, ceiling cassettes, right through to ducted central heating systems allowing you to have a very discreet way of heating your whole home to a constant temperature throughout. Firstly, you must select a heat pump that is suitable for the size of the space you wish to heat. Usually a site visit is the best way to ascertain this. Not only is the size of the area taken into consideration but also, insulation, building orientation, windows and ceiling space. There are a wide range of heat pumps available with different heating outputs so it is important to select the correct size for your requirements that will handle the job but not be unnecessarily overpowered. Secondly, the location of your heat pump is also extremely important. The cheapest installation is a back to back where the outdoor unit is positioned directly behind the indoor unit however this is not necessarily always the best option. It is vital that the indoor unit is positioned in a place that will not be

constantly blowing on you. Also important, is the location of the outdoor unit. Most people do not want their outdoor unit sitting directly in their outdoor entertaining area or right outside their bedroom window. Choose a brand you can trust. Many brands have come and gone over the years but there are a number of manufacturers who provide reputable and reliable products. All brands vary in their energy efficiency, quietness of systems and price, so it depends on your application as to which will be most suitable. Major brands such as Panasonic, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Daikin, Toshiba and Hitachi are all reliable brands backed up by good technical after sales service. Ensure your heat pump is installed by an accredited installer. This will not only ensure correct installation of your heat pump, but also validate the manufacturers warranty. Other things to consider when choosing a heat pump are time clocks, ease of use of the remote controllers, air filtration and also wifi capabilities. Heating is a major investment in your home and it is vital to get the right advice. Enviro Master Ltd specialise in the supply, installation and servicing of all major brands of heat pumps. Our salesmen are engineers ensuring you get quality, unbiased advice as to which system will suit your application the best. Enviro Master Ltd offer a free, no obligation quote and will come to your home to see what is required. Visit our website at www.enviromaster.co.nz.

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gARDEnER AVAILABLE exp & reliable. Garden maintenance. lawns mowed, rubbish removed. Ph Frank 021 088 23104. PAInTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 PAInTER Quality work, I stand by Canterbury Ph Wayne 03 385-4348 or 027 274 3541 PAInTIng DECoRATIng Wingfields Contracting, all interior & exterior painting & all forms of interior plastering & jib fixing, ph Mark 021 1711586 or 355-5994 PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 TILER/CARPEnTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440. T.V. SERVICE CEnTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHoLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 VHS VIDEo TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655 WInDoW CLEAnIng Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

We will re-scope your property

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

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

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Trades & Services BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 35 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork and stonework a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684 4046, email georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDER LICENSED, available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 ***************** CARPET & VInYL LAYIng Repairs, uplifting,relaying, restretching E mail jflattery@xtra. co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 FEnCE PAInTIng Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713 FEnCIng All types of residential, including gates, demolition & removal, ph 021 231-1860 Fencing Uprite

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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. 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.

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 barry@starmedia.kiwi

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 www.star.kiwi

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 barry@starmedia.kiwi

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

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.

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The Big Band Festival


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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. www.bigbandfest.org.nz.


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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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