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ST BEDE’S surfer Caspar McCormick (above) put on a stylish display in his first national event finishing second.

Competing in the longboard section of the national scholastic surf championships in Gisborne, he narrowly missed out on the title, which was won by Auckland’s Matt Newdick.

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Council boss halts road safety working party By Julia Evans CITY COUNCIL chief executive Karleen Edwards appears to have put the brakes on setting up a working party to look at road safety in Fendalton. Dr Edwards (right) sent a memo to residents on Glandovy, Idris and Straven Rds who are concerned about poor road layout, narrow cycleways and the high number of heavy vehicles in the area. She also sent it to the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board. “Staff have suggested caution in establishing a working group due to the resource that will be required and the low likelihood of the working group being able to effect the changes requested,” she said in the memo. •Turn to page 7

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THE CITY council has put the brakes on a bid by Fendalton residents to set up a working party to make their streets safer. Residents on Glandovy, Idris and Straven Rds say their streets are poorly laid out, have narrow cycleways and are used by too many heavy vehicles. Two weeks ago we revealed they had called on the city council to set up a working party to thrash out and solve the issues. But city council boss Karleen Edwards (see page 1) has just sent out a memo saying no to the working party. Her staff have told her that the chances of a working party being able to effect change is “low”. So the city council will talk with the community board about solutions. No prizes for guessing for what the residents think. –Barry Clarke



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Young inventor’s looting solution By Julia Evans MICHAEL HANN likes fixing things. The 18-year-old always has. His earliest memory is helping his dad, Jody, put an electric motor on a tricycle. “When I see a problem, I like to think of ways to fix or improve it,” he said. The Papanui High School student saw a problem he could solve when medication and hearing equipment was stolen from a North New Brighton home during the tsunami evacuation after the Kaikoura earthquake last November. “Seeing the looting when the earthquake happened inspired me to create this product,” he said. So he designed a security system to be deployed in a natural disaster when the power goes out, and now he’s a finalist in the ASB Bright Sparks competition. It’s called TEMS, which Michael said stands for “temporary emergency monitoring system”. The invention acts as a battery charger for devices and a place to keep belongings locked inside during a disaster. It also has an alarm to keep houses safe when evacuated. It is triggered

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said. Michael will be flying up to Auckland on November 7 to attend the Bright Sparks awards evening. “It’s on the same night as my last high school prize-giving, but I’ve decided to go up to Auckland instead,” he said. With him will be his proud dad, from who Michael may have inherited the “fix it” gene. Mr Hann’s job involves repairing electronics for the police. “He doesn’t help me that much on my projects anymore but . . . we have wires and stuff lying around the house,” Michael said. He spends his free time on Trade Me, buying broken items to upgrade. “Sometimes it’s not even fixing things; I just like to make improvements like in my bedroom. I made a motorised blind to wake me up in the morning,” he said. Next year the budding inventor will study engineering at Canterbury University.

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In Brief PLAYGROUND PLAN The Papanui-Innes Community Board is investigating the possibility of building an “autism-friendly”, all-access playground. Board member Jo Byrne is writing a brief to take back to the board for consideration before city council staff investigate further. FUNDING APPROVED A grant of $4000 for the Edible Garden Awards and $3000 for next year’s Garden Pride Awards were approved by the PapanuiInnes Community Board. Both awards acknowledge the work of gardeners who have contributed to maintaining the image of Christchurch. POOL FUNDRAISER The St Albans Pool and Pavilion Group will host a quiz night to raise money for the rebuild of the Edgeware Pool. The quiz will be held at Bailies Bar and Restaurant in Edgeware on Monday, October 30. It will cost $10 to $20 per ticket, with the money raised going towards the pool. There will also be a raffle on the night for $2 which will allow people to buy an answer.

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Watch the video at News Victim of drink driving shares his George Cairney’s life was completely changed in 2008 when he sat in the back of a car with a driver who had been drinking. The vehicle crashed into a brick wall at 135km/h. Mr Cairney, 24, told his sobering story to students from Christchurch Boys’ High School and the wider community on Wednesday. Here’s what he told the students THANK YOU very much for one decision, one bad decision. having me here this evening, I I would like to tell you about think I have a lot of important that now. information that can I was at a party, it either help, if not save, was about a month your lives. before my final exams. And you may ask me October 1, 2008. I was what I mean? with a bunch of friends, I may seem like a I was at an 18th party, and it was just a regular normal guy, just a night. regular Joe Blogg, but But I was drunk, this I’m sure by the end was my first mistake of my speech, by the because getting drunk end of my story, you’ll hinders your ability to think very differently. George Cairney make good decisions. It At the time of my makes it really hard to accident, I was back at say ‘hey, I don’t want to do that’. King’s College. I was in seventh I asked my friend for a ride form in Auckland. I was loving home because I was drunk and I school, absolutely loving it. couldn’t drive. I was in the school’s basketball He said he was sober, he said team. School sports was a he hadn’t had anything to drink passion for me and I was loving school. I got As in English, which – how was I supposed to know that? Unless you plan it before or was fantastic. All of these things, all of these passions I loved, all of you keep an eye on it the whole night. these things can be changed by

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My left leg was partially replaced with a titanium rod and behind this metal front is the part of my brain that was most damaged. Sure, I damaged the left and right lobe but the frontal lobe is what makes it hard to behave correctly, behave socially correctly and manage my own life. I can’t plan. I work with six carers part time, 24/7. Every single day of my life is planned by someone else. That was not my plan when I was back at high school, this was not my plan when I was 17 years of age. But I made those mistakes. Partial loss of sight, partial loss of hearing, partial loss of smell. My left eye I can only see when I look in one direction. My right eye, I can’t see my hand when it’s right there. My left ear is deaf, which is a big bummer. I only have eight per cent taste left, which is a real bummer – I was a big food person. Not so much anymore. All of these things, all of these injuries, all of this crap in my life could’ve been prevented by

just thinking before I did those things. Before I finish this speech, I just have a few questions for you. How would you think, how would you feel if you were in my position? How would you feel having all of this happen to you and you were in the middle of it? What would you do to stop it again? And how would you live? Because every day I get up, I feel like I have less motivation. Every day I get up, it’s hard. There are three things you have to remember. Don’t drink and drive. Come on, it’s not that hard, is it? Second thing, (when you) hop into a car, put your seat belt on. It’s three seconds of your life. Put your seat belt on, even if you’re in the back seat. They save lives. Millions of lives. And next, if your friend is driving dangerously, if he’s driving fast, if he’s driving drunk – tell him to pull over, tell him to stop the car. You shouldn’t be embarrassed to ask because they should be the ones embarrassed for putting your life in danger. Thank you. “When experieNce counts”

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Manager of the Neighbourhood Trust Ginny Larsen writes about how three years of funding has secured the trust’s future to the benefit of the community Funding – the very word is enough to send chills up the spine of most not-for-profit organisations. As the manager of Neighbourhood Trust, (the community arm of St Albans Baptist Church), a local not-for-profit working mainly in the Mairehau, Shirley and St Albans part of town, I feel like half my life is taken up with funding applications and accountabilities. So it is a nice surprise to have some funders making the process a bit easier by putting three-year funding as an option. This year both NZ Lotteries and the city council, through its community boards offered this alternative. And we are exceptionally grateful to the Papanui-Innes Community Board for its grant. It must be hugely difficult making decisions, especially as the funds available to them have been cut by $85,000.

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COMMUNITY: The Neighbourhood Trust can focus on supporting the community now that it has secured three years of funding. ​ project supported by The Tindall Foundation, we have seen transformational, long-term change; some remarkable stories. Working alongside partners Te Ora Hou and Kingdom Resources, with Mairehau Primary School as a base has brought a depth to our work with families. We have seen the value of longer-term thinking and are delighted that this work can now continue to develop. It’s

energising and empowering for our organisation and for our community. On one hand, we are humbled by the trust funders have put in us; on the other hand, we’d love to see the process made easier for all those organisations who have a proven track record and give great value for money. Let’s release them from the application grind and free them for more time making things happen.

Glenda McMillan – Maybe the people who decide these designs should take a look at some Australian malls. All their busses detour into the malls so all other traffic doesn’t have to deal with a shambles like Papanui Rd has become. It’s a real shame as there is a big impact on the local community with increased traffic that doesn’t flow. Conrad Fitz-Gerald – Pretty convenient really. I mean, you don’t even have to find a park anymore. Just jump out at the start of the lights and you’ll be back before you need to go anywhere. Great way to keep customers happy.


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Darryn Bennett – I’d love to meet the brainless imbecile who thought this was a good idea. Can’t they just stick to ruining the CBD and leave the suburbs alone? Jill Lang – In my opinion the money would be better spent putting in much needed right turning lights. Since the turning rule was changed some places are hideous such as Cranford St onto Innes Rd. Mike Allfrey – Chuck in a couple of roundabouts and a railway crossing while you’re at it. Way to go council, lets stuff up the whole traffic flow. And they wonder why people don’t go to the CBD. It’s the same but worse there. Andrew Miller – The Papanui High School students that walk straight out onto the road will keep doing it. Aaron Campbell – Don’t forget the useless traffic islands with trees and a cycle path that takes up most of the road and you are on to a winner. Vanessa MacKenzie – Where? There are lights at the corner by Westpac, there are lights at the closest entrance to Countdown and lights by Couplands. If people are crossing

•From page 1 Concerned resident James Wilding said it was difficult to comprehend there would be a “low” chance of change with a working group. “Fundamental city council policy includes listening to and working with communities, creating healthy and safe communities and elected members making decisions. We want to work with the city council,” he said. Dr Edwards sent the memo after city council staff recommended the issues could be “sufficiently addressed” by having a work shop with the community board next month. That workshop would not include the public, which Mr Wilding said was “difficult to reconcile”. One issue Mr Wilding was CROSSING: A new signalised pedestrian crossing is being installed outside Northlands expressly concerned about is the Shopping Centre between Halliwell Ave and Langdons Rd. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ width of the cycleway on Idris Rd. Dr Edwards said the section of There are lights down just a bit where really need such as the the cycle lane would be remarked unsafely, shouldn’t they be peat the Gardiners Rd intersection hideous Breens/Harewood/Gar- by November. But Mr Wilding said nalised for it? Most crossing are so this is going to cause even diners Rds intersection. the city council has only acknowlgrown-ups who know better. more congestion especially edged one section of the cycle lane after school. There was already Rachel Powell – It’s already does not comply, when there are Jacque Skinner – This is a crossing bay there that cars so slow going that way it’s quick- more than 10. getting ridiculous! They’ve also would often stop for so lights are er to go around back streets to The memo will be discussed put completely unnecessary a waste of money which could avoid Papanui Rd do they really by the community board at its crossing lights in on Sawyers have been used to put lights need more lights in that area. meeting tonight. Arms Rd at the Papanui Club.

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Playcentre forges ahead at new base after blaze By Julia Evans BELFAST PLAYCENTRE coordinator Julie O’Rourke vowed the fire which gutted its building would not affect the children’s families. And that promise has been kept as the centre started operating out of the Belfast Community Network building last week. The former playcentre on Main North Rd was devastated by a fire that started when a pot was left on the stove during a fifth birthday party. Now the playcentre with a roll

of 25 will run its sessions out of the community network building every Tuesday. It is also focused on raising enough money to cover the “shortfall” in insurance. Ms O’Rourke said there would be a shortfall in terms of the insurance payout due to the high demolition costs. “We’ve had huge support from the community and playcentres around the country,” she said. Belfast Primary School will run a mufti-day on Friday to raise money and support the integral part of the Belfast community.

FINISHED: The Western Belfast Bypass is 95 per cent complete and set to open in November. ​

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native plants in the area. During the project, more than 3500 native fish, including long fin and short fin eels, giant bully and inanga, have been rescued and relocated to other parts of the waterway. Where the bypass travels over waterways, culverts have been designed to allow fish passages and riparian planting has been restored with native species.

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St Margaret’s students take in the sounds of New York By Julia Evans ST MARGARET’S College students couldn’t get the lyrics to New York, New York out of their heads during their trip to the Big Apple. Year 11, 12 and 13 performing arts students spent two weeks in the United States enjoying an itinerary jam packed with drama, dance and music workshops. The girls went on tours of NBC Studios, Radio City, the Broadway Theatre district and other iconic artistic New York haunts. They were treated to a few Broadway and off-Broadway shows almost every evening. And to top it off, they went to Times Square, Central Park, Central Station, the 9/11 memorial, One World Observatory, plus the Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line as well as most of Manhattan.


CREATIVE: Papanui High School student Kaitlin Fitzgibbon’s untitled artwork (above left). Yellow Tree Flower by Camryn Milne (left). Zoe Le Gros’ painting and ink piece titled Imagination.

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ART: The students from St Margaret’s College went through all the famous New York art haunts.

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Friday 27 October, 2pm Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village You are warmly invited to an informative presentation from our current charity partner Alzheimers NZ. The team from Alzheimers will be visiting the village, and bringing along a guest speaker from Brain Research NZ. If you want to find out more about brain health and ageing changes to memory and thinking, then we encourage you to attend this fantastic afternoon. Gold coin donation welcome.

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Canty girls score national hockey titles SPORTS By Andrew King CANTERBURY’S under-15 B girls hockey team have been crowned national champions for the sixth year in a row. The squad, made up mostly of students from north-west schools, travelled to Timaru to compete earlier this month. Their only loss came in pool play at the hands of Wanganui (2-3). They beat Manawatu (12-0), Thames Valley (7-0) and Hawkes Bay (4-0) before beating Waikato 4-0 in the quarter-final. After a tough 2-1 win over hosts South Canterbury in the semi-final, they faced Wellington. Christchurch Girls’ High’s Sophie Bowden slotted home the winner from a penalty corner with 4min to go. She then added another after Wellington subbed their goalie, to close out the game 4-2. Villa Maria’s Kate Davies was the top scorer for the side netting eight goals during the tournament. The under-15 A girls team also won a national title after travelling to North Harbour. The team, made up entirely of north-west school students,

went through the tournament undefeated. They finished top of their pool with wins against Otago (6-0), Taranaki (4-0) and Northland (1-0) before following this up with a tough quarter-final 2-1 victory against Waikato. They then had a 2-1 win against Auckland in their semifinal before finishing off a fantastic week with a hard-fought 1-0 win against hosts North Harbour in the final. Rangi’s Tessa Reid smashed

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MULTIPLE CHAMPIONS: The Canterbury under-15 B girls team (left) were crowned national champions for the sixth year in a row. Canterbury’s under-15 A girls team (above) brought home the national title from North Harbour after beating the hosts in the final. der, Isabella House, Jemma Watson and Isabella Story; Rangi’s Anneke Calder, Hayley McKellow, Kate Edwards and Tessa Reid; St Andrew’s Aleisha Davis and Papanui High’s Demi Te Mete. Jessica McLennan was also in the squad. Under-15 B squad: CGHS’s Sophie Bowden, Cass Hetherington, Rose

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Morel bowls start of season By Andrew King CANTERBURY’S most decorated bowler has got her season off to another great start. Bev Morel won the South Island chartered clubs women’s championship fours title this month. Playing with her longtime partner and sister Theresa Woodham, as well as Sherrie Cottle and Margaret Pilkington, the team overcame stiff competition from 54 teams throughout the South Island. “In the final, the three girls played outstanding and I played average,” she said. “Luckily, my opponent struggled as well. It was just one of those games.” It was another win for the Redwood resident, who turns 76 in November. She was recently awarded her 35th Canterbury centre title by Bowls Canterbury president Brian Barker at the Elmwood Park Club, the most by any woman bowler in the region. Morel still trains four days a week at the gym as well as mentoring and coaching new bowlers at her local club. With the national open championships approaching, she will be looking to add to her three titles. “I am looking forward to nationals. I have been to a few,” she said. One of her standout memories






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as a bowler was from a national event in Dunedin in 1998. “My brother died while I was down there playing and my sister was in my team,” she said. “We played for our brother and won it. We knew he was going to pass away and we both missed his funeral. He told us

to go there and win the title and we did.” Morel started playing in 1981 after making the change from indoor bowls to outdoor as her friend and husband were already playing outdoor bowls. In spite of Morel’s success, she has never been in the national

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wooden homes. It reduces the energy required, and therefore the expense of heating or cooling your home.” Yolande also points out that concrete homes are beneficial for those suffering from allergies, as concrete doesn’t support the growth of mould or mildew. It tends to also have lower ongoing maintenance costs, which she puts down to the fact that it is less absorbent than other materials.

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feelings of self-worth, and encouraging tolerance and understanding of others. Our teachers all hold a Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood, and one holds a Diploma of Teaching in Primary as well as early childhood. She prepares the four year olds for school through an informal and brief daily ‘lesson’ time which the children love to take part in. We have a separate nursery with an outdoor area where the children discover and explore. We are a strong multi-cultural centre with committed teachers who embrace and celebrate diversity for our families. Morning and afternoon tea and a cooked lunch are provided, and we welcome visitors. Check us out at www.lindisfarnenursery. or phone 389 2483

Keeping up with what girls want includes Herbology with Professor Sprout Part of the magic of being a girl-led organisation is that GirlGuiding New Zealand can offer camps and activities that girls really love. A recent example is a Harry Potter camp held in Christchurch by Westburn Guides and Brownies which saw girls enjoying lessons on herbology, potions, duels, Quiddich and care of magical creatures.

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FASHION: Model Cirrus Tan shows off designer Cindy Weiss’ land of the long white cloud design at the Art Couture NZ wearable arts competition.

Harewood designer’s wearable creation HAREWOOD‘S Cindy Weiss was among the designers who unleashed their weird and wonderful art in Selwyn’s first wearable arts competition. Art Couture NZ brought its first fashion show to life in Tai Tapu, attracting about 150 people through the door. The show, judged by designer Loretta Sloan and artists Steve Henderson and Blanche Fryer, featured about 29 designers. Ms Weiss created a New Zealandinspired outfit titled ‘land of the long white cloud’. The dress was made of merino wool and seaweed. Organiser Kim Strange said the dress was a “beautiful garment that was well constructed”. Mrs Strange said people were stunned at the quality of the garments and the creativity of the designers.

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Exciting times lie ahead for our owner meaning this much-loved home will not be easy to let go, as this is something special. The result of refurbishment has created a gorgeous fresh and light ambience which beautifully enhances the light-filled floorplan which provides total ease of living. With the living spaces taking every advantage of the north-facing position, summer will almost see you certainly dining outside more often than in. Despite being tucked away from the hustle and bustle, you are mere minutes from both Fendalton & Elmwood Villages. Blessed by zoning for superb schools Fendalton Primary, Cobham & Heaton Intermediates, Burnside High School, CBHS and CGHS (2018), its centrality and proximity to services and amenities will forever underpin its core value. Entertainers kitchen is chic and practical with modern conveniences. 3 double bedrooms and a stunning family sized bathroom will suit your families’

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

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Landscape Design & Construction • Landscape designers • Builders of quality gardens

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**************** CARPET & VInYL LAYIng Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CARPET CLEAnIng Also upholstery & window cleaning. Reasonable rates. Ph A OK CLEANING 021 373 497

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, ph 03 338-1655 WInDoW CLEAnIng Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

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

Norm McRae 027 222 3060 | 03 312 0082

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Michael Kelly Painters

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Locally owned and operated family business. 25+ years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Interior • Exterior Free Quotes

Phone Michael 0212 649 492


• Roof Restoration • Painting/Decorating • Moss Treatments

• Gutter Cleaning • Leaks

Paul Jefferies - 021 235 9552


CLEARING Are you moving house or trying to downsize? Call All Clear Canterbury. We work with you to recycle, sell and dispose of unwanted items.

Ph: 03 260 0934 or 021 078 4553

Trades & Services AAA HAnDYMAn licensed carpenter LBP, all property and building maintenance, repairs, bathroom/shower installations, with free quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 245 5226

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 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


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FEnCE PAInTIng Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713 HAnDYMAn No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205 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 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 SHoE REPAIRS Belfast engraving.Shoe repairs,key cutting & engraving.(10 yrs exp)683 Main North Rd ph 027 3113423 STonEMASon, BRICK & BLoCKLAYER Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. or ph 027 601-3145 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

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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 CARAVAN 4 to 5 berth wanted. UK type preferred. Don’t mind repairs. 022 3022 587

Cars $8,001 - $12,000 ****************** MAZDA AXELA. 2008,2 litre, excellent condition, looks and drives fantastic, 64K,WOF & Registratuin,White, stereo,central locking, airbags, Tow Bar, genuine reason for selling, $10,000 firm. .Ph 021 300 567

Community Events ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to have a drink thats your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Phone 0800 229-6757

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Personals 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

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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Licensed clubrooms for functions Ph John on 021 386 001 Wanted To Buy AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

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LUCKY? Perhaps more pure talent than luck! Lana Doublet says she is ‘over the moon’ aer claiming the NZ Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year. “e song that won my recent title is called 'Together Apart' - inspired aer watching an Attitude Live documentary of the same name that told a beautifully sad story about how a family lived with the struggle of dementia.” Taking place in Rotorua on Saturday 14th October, the prestigious NZCMA event is considered the pinnacle for winners of regional Country Music competitions. “I've always had a love of music and storytelling but it wasn't until I was introduced to the country music scene aer meeting my husband Phil Doublet, that I was able to combine the two,” said Lana. “I have always been very stage-shy, and still get extremely nervous, so thankful for the constant support and encouragement from family and friends telling me 'I can'.” And ‘she has’. Over the past few years Lana has claimed numerous awards, including


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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. DOWNSTAIRS Club Bistro is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm - 2pm and from 5pm.

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Homes sold in your area

As the 2017 year comes to an end many people are making choices for 2018 with many people choosing to move home, change schools, buy a car and organise another holiday.

Peter Hampton Licensed Sales Consultant

Kathryn Hampton Licensed Sales Consultant

We make important choices throughout our life; what schools our children will go to, what food we eat, what friends we have, where to go on holiday, and the values we instil in our children. Two of the biggest choices we have to make are; where we live and when to sell and buy. A crucial component of the process is selecting the right licensed real estate salesperson to guide you through the mountain of information and industry jargon. A salesperson can assist in the important task of identifying the right buyer for your house, as well as understanding your unique requirements and make your next dream home a reality. It takes great negotiation and sales skills teamed with effective target marketing to deliver the very best results. Kathryn and Peter can offer you an exceptional real estate experience. Working as a team we collectively together want to achieve the very best results and the best outcome. Give us a call today, we would really like to hear from you.






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Client Comments We sold our house in Strowan Road. We were fortunate that we listed with experienced local agents Peter and Kathryn Hampton to perform this task on our behalf. We were very impressed by Peter and Kathryn’s knowledge of the local area. The Marketing campaign which fitted in with our budget suggested by Peter and Kathryn attrached a large number of people to the Open Home viewings. Throughout the three weeks sales period, Peter and Kathryn’s communication and buyer feedback was invaluable and greatly appreciated. Their professional attitude and honesty gave us confidence to trust his decisions. We would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Kathryn Hampton to anybody looking at selling their house. Brian and Maryanne Many thanks Peter and Kathryn for doing such a great job in selling our house. We appreciated your knowledge of the local market, your ability to listen, your calm demeanours and your straight forward and clear communication (without any annoying jargon!) The selling price was above our expectations and that was down to your hard work and experience. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Cherry I listed my three bedroomed villa with Peter and Kathryn Hampton, and have been extremely happy with the process and outcome. Their local knowledge and past experience with other properties in the area proved to be invaluable to help convince buyers that ‘this was one of them.’ From the outset, I was determined to find an agent that was realistic with market value, knew their stuff and would not tell me what they thought I wanted to hear. Coupled with a close working relationship, as well as the ever important sale, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them. Brent I thought both Kathryn and Peter worked really hard to promote and sell my house. They were easy to contact and explained what was happening clearly. I really loved Kathryn assistance to get the house looking fantastic for the open homes. Kathryn

Homes needed now! • 3 - 4 bedroom home Tomes or Mays Road location up to $800,000 • 4 bedroom home Strowan, Merivale - up to $1.8 million

• 2 bedroom unit Merivale - up to $456,000 • Uninsured home Strowan, Papanui up to $1 million

If you can assist with any of these properties please call Peter or Kathryn in confidence today!

Peter and Kathryn Hampton M: 021 367 761 M: 021 889 903 T: 03 377 0377 F: 03 379 1714 E: E: 142 Sherborne Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014

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