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„„ By Andrew King NOVEMBER 10, 2013, was one of the worst days in Constable Chris Buckley’s life. He was tasked with informing a family their 13-year-old son had been knocked off his bike. He was in intensive care and there was a distinct possibility he would not survive. Fast forward almost four years and Jackson Todd, now 17, has relearnt how to walk, talk and function, is a rugby referee and is considering a career in the police.

On Tuesday, Constable Buckley and Jackson (above) sat down with The Star to talk about the friendship that has developed over the past four years. “Looking back I never thought I would be sitting here on the couch with him. I genuinely thought he was going to die,” Constable Buckley said. The day of the incident started off like any other Sunday. Jackson, his younger brother Issac and their father Andrew were repairing a fence at their Waratah St, Avondale, home.

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They needed more nails. So Jackson got on his bike and headed to Bunnings on Marshland Rd, about 4km away. A short time after Mr Todd and his wife Julie heard sirens in the distance but didn’t think too much about it. But a brief thought flashed through Mrs Todd’s mind: “Were they for him [Jackson]?” About an hour later, Mr Todd saw a policeman walk up his driveway. It was Constable Buckley. •Turn to page 3

„„ By Emily O’Connell RETIREMENT home residents have got behind its owner John Tooby, who was recorded swearing and verbally abusing other tenants last week. Fifty-nine Lady Wigram Retirement Village residents signed a letter of support for Mr Tooby – including John Tooby some of those he abused – which was delivered to The Star on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Tooby launched a scathing verbal attack on four elderly residents, including a woman, while The Star was interviewing them about a sign they had put up on a fence at the village protesting against noisy trucks. The article and recording (which was played on The Star’s website www.star.kiwi) sparked a massive backlash against Mr Tooby. Other newspapers and websites, including some from overseas, published the article and recording. Mr Tooby used the f-word several times during his tirade and called his tenants a “pack of bloody kids” for protesting against the trucks. Resident Chris Havill, who organised the letter of support, said Lady Wigram Retirement Village was a “fantastic place to live.” •Turn to page 5

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IT’S BEEN a fairly furious few days for rest home owner John Tooby after our article, and recording, of his tirade last week. But Tooby does have his supporters, as we reveal on page 1 today. Two gents, Chris and Bruce, arrived at our Lincoln Rd office on Tuesday with a letter signed by 59 of their fellow Lady Wigram residents, supporting Tooby. They said he was a good bloke who had done a lot for the residents and continued to put their welfare first. They did add he was a bit of a hot head at times, and whatever else was going on for Tooby that fateful day, almost certainly was the catalyst for his outburst. So hats off to Chris and Bruce for backing Tooby, who did apologise to the residents he had a crack at. His apology has been accepted. Said Chris Prescott: “We’ve shaken hands and we’ve started afresh.” Common sense has prevailed. – Barry Clarke

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•From page 1 Said Constable Buckley: “Does a Jackson Todd live here?” “Yes, he does, what has happened?” a concerned Mr Todd asked. “We think we have Jackson in the hospital and the outcome does not look good,” Constable Buckley said. Said Mr Todd: “How bad is he?’ “Chris took a deep breath and looked at the ground, that’s when I knew it was not good,” Mr Todd told The Star. Said Constable Buckley: “[It] absolutely destroyed Andrew’s day and whole world right there and then.” Mr Todd called for his wife. “He (Mr Todd) was white as a ghost,” she said. “He told me what happened and just said: ‘You have to go with Chris’,” she said. Mrs Todd was driven to Christchurch Hospital in a police car. Mr Todd locked the house up and left Isaac and their dog at the neighbour’s and then headed to the hospital. On the way, Mrs Todd was asked to try to identify Jackson’s backpack which Constable Buckley had with him and he called another police officer at the hospital for an update. “We rushed into the A&E department and met with the head nurse and social worker. They took me to a side room and told me Jackson was a really unwell boy,” Mrs Todd recalled. “She said you need to get your family in here because he is not going to make it.” Jackson suffered severe head injuries, a broken shoulder, collarbone and ribs, a fractured spine, he lost a kidney and a lot of blood. When Mr Todd arrived he came in and was told the bad news. After a few minutes, Mrs Todd looked at her shattered husband and said ‘stand up’. “I got a feeling of slow warmth through my body and I just told him ‘you know what, our boy is going to be okay’,” she said.

MATES: Jackson Todd and Constable Chris Buckley mess about with a rugby ball. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

A few hours later they were able to see Jackson. He was medicially unconscious and would stay that way for almost six weeks. “We just told him we are here buddy, we are here with you all the way, hang in there. Fight as hard as you can,” she said. He was transferred to the Wilson Centre in Takapuna, Auckland, in early December. It is a child rehabilitation service which provides familycentred rehabilitation services to children up to the age of 16. About two weeks later he start-

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ed to form basic words. The first word he was able to say was Meg, the name of the family dog. “I asked him if he could say mum and he said dad,” Mrs Todd said. He was joined by his family for Christmas Day at the centre complete with a tree and presents. “We got him a Crusaders jersey that year,” Mrs Todd said. Jackson spent about four months in hospital and rehabilitation. On Tuesday, Jackson told The Star the first step he took after the accident was almost “indescribable.” “It was just such an awesome feeling. You have just achieved something you never thought would happen,” he said. “Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.” The friendship with Constable Buckley has prompted him to consider a police career. “Being a professional rugby referee would be the ultimate, but being a police dog handler would be the next level. It would be awesome,” he said. Constable Buckley was appointed the police family liaison officer at the time. But he has stayed in touch since. “You get a buzz out of all sorts of things, but this is one of the best I have been involved with. I feel privileged,” he said.

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The year 13 Christchurch Boys’ High student has a pretty powerful mantra which has helped him get back in control of his life: “It’s in the past, forget about it, move on.” The support he has had from family, friends and Constable Buckley has made all the difference, he said. The driver of the car who hit Jackson allegedly fell asleep while driving on Lake Terrace Rd, Burwood, after telling his boss he was too tired to continue at work. “It’s like saying: ‘I’m too drunk to be at work. I’m going to drive home.’ To us, it doesn’t make sense,” Constable Buckley said. •Constable Buckley made headlines in 2015 when he and another officer tackled a man in Ferry Rd, Woolston, who was being hunted for presenting a firearm at a Work and Income staff in Linwood Ave.

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IT WAS another hot day in the Egyptian desert as Graeme ‘Hutch’ Hutcheson’s artillery team prepared for another crack at the Germans. But Hutch needed to go to the loo. “When you did go, boy PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER you had to go in a hurry,” the now 98-yearniversary of the second Battle of old Merivale resident recalls. El Alamein, a battle that raged He went 100 yards away. from October 23 to November 4, “I did the job in a hurry, and 1942, and changed the course of then along came a Jerry [Gerthe war. man] plane and he was diveHe was part of the massive bombing everything. Allied night-time barrage on “I started to run. It’s the hardest the German and Italian posijob in the world to run fast with tions near the Egyptian town of your shorts around your ankles. El Alamein on the coast of the I was bounding, going like hell, Mediterranean Sea. and my team was cheering me The Germans were pushing toon – they weren’t worried about wards Cairo, a victory that would the Jerry plane, they were saying: have secured them the oil fields ‘Come on Hutch, go for it’.” that lay further east. To this day, Mr Hutcheson From 9pm the sky was alight reckons he holds the world with shells and fires brightened record for running the fastest the night sky in the distance. 100-yard dash through the desert with his shorts around his ankles. But it’s not the only record he holds. “I have the very dubious honour of being the very last and only New Zealand field gunner of World War 2 still alive. Most of my buddies are well dead, but I’m hanging on.” Mr Hutcheson has been thinking about the war a lot recently. This week marks the 75th an-

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“You could literally read by the bomb blasts,” he said. “We were like that for two or three days and then we gradually started moving up the coast, barraging ahead of the infantry all the way.” Mr Hutcheson served in 47 Battery, 5th field regiment, in the Western Desert campaign, before heading to Italy. The continual worry was the threat of a “premature,” where the shell exploded in the gun before it left the barrel, he said. “I had a premature in my gun once in Egypt – very, very scary indeed. It picked me up and blew

BATTLE: Allied troops firing artillery shells at El Alamein.

me across the gun pit about six or eight feet.” But he was lucky. His only war injury was a scar on his arm where a piece of shell had carved its way through his flesh to the bone. The reality of the carnage caused by the barrage at El Alamein became evident in the days after the attack. “I went over the battlefields two days after they (enemy) had gone and I can tell you what, the dead were everywhere. It was a distressing sight.” After the Italian campaign, Mr Hutcheson was sent to Britain to set up a camp for Allied prisoners of war. Many were in a bad way. One walked with a hunch. “He took his shirt off and he’d been thrashed by the Germans with bike chains, and his back was an absolute mess. In fact, he came home and committed suicide after being home for about a month. He just couldn’t stand the pain of it all.” In Britain, Mr Hutcheson met his “sweetheart” Marjorie who was from Manchester. He asked her out to dinner, and 10 days later, he proposed. “I thought to myself this is a lovely young lady, I’m not going to let her get away.” They had two daughters, Pamela and Yvonne, and later, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr Hutcheson fell into an unexpected career path when he returned to Wellington, before later moving to Christchurch. An air force man he met in Britain, was a diamond merchant. He wanted an agent in New Zealand, and Mr Hutcheson fitted the bill.

LOVE: Graeme Hutcheson proposed to his wife Marjorie shortly after he met her in England.

He used to lay out a piece of fabric on the table to sit the diamonds on to grade them. One day, he accidentally knocked them onto the carpet. He thought they had picked them all up – until he decided to take a pair of trousers to be dry cleaned. “I tipped them upside down and shook them, and half a dozen diamonds fell out of the cuffs – it was 50 years I think they’d been in there.” He had the best ones made into a ring for his granddaughter. Mr Hutcheson’s wife passed away in 2010 after “64 years and 114 days” of marriage. “When she died, a part of me did too,” he said. He lives alone, but there’s no way he’s moving into a rest home. His carer – All Black prop Owen Franks’ mother Julie – pops in a couple of times a week. On Monday they visited the 843 crosses commemorating the Battle of Passchendaele in the Park of Remembrance. “I felt quite tearful, because I lost quite a few friends,” he said. “I can’t say I enjoyed the war, but I enjoyed the friends I made, and I regret the ones I lost.” Mr Hutcheson reckons he will make 100 in April, 2019. “I’ve got plans on that. I walk past my wife’s photograph and I say: ‘Hello Marjorie, I’ll be with you one day, but I’m in no hurry’.”

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One lucky ducky Daisy back in the wild „„ By Andrew King DAISY THE duck has been returned to her pond in the Halswell Domain yesterday – 20 days after being bashed with a piece of wood. Police were called to the domain on William Brittan Ave on October 5 at about 3.29pm after it was reported by a witness that a man was harming Daisy. The incident made headlines when Constable Harriet Carey swam to the duck’s aid, and became an overnight favourite on social media. Daisy was taken to the Animal and Bird Hospital on Ferry Rd, where she was nursed back to health. Police and the vets who cared for Daisy were not the only ones excited to see

FRIENDS: Constable Harriet Carey released Daisy back into the wild after she saved her from drowning 20 days ago.

her back out on the water. “Her two mates that were trying to help her on the day heard her quacks and were waiting eagerly at the pond’s edge for her and they swam off together . . . it was pretty cute,” said a post on the Canterbury Police Facebook page. “Canterbury Police and

I (Constable Carey) would like to pass on our sincere thanks to the Animal and Bird Hospital and their volunteers. They’ve done a fantastic job of looking after injured Daisy.” “Her future would not have been quite so bright if it wasn’t for them.” The man accused of injuring the duck has yet to appear in court. He has been charged with cruel/ ill-treatment of an animal. Animal and Bird Hospital manager Nicola Broad said Daisy had suffered a nasty concussion and developed a bit of a hiss. Constable Carey said the attention the story has generated was “unexpected”. “I have had to shout quite a lot of baking for my face showing up in the paper as much as it has,” she laughed. She said it was great to get some closure on what was quite a weird job.

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Fleeing police ‘stupid’ „„ By Corazon Miller A CHRISTCHURCH man said his own decision to flee from police at speeds of up to 200km/h early one morning was the “stupidest thing” he had ever done. Kyle Falcon, 45, spoke about the problem following the weekend’s fatal pursuit in Auckland. He hoped to urge others not to risk their lives and repeat the same mistake he did. A woman, 25, and man, 29 died after the car they were in crashed into a tree in Morningside on Sunday morning – the second fatal chase within a fortnight. Earlier this month, Morrocco Tai, 15, was killed within moments of fleeing from police in a stolen car in South Auckland. Falcon was lucky – his decision to flee from cops took his licence, for a year, not his life. He said he was also put under supervision for nine months. Looking back now and in light of recent events Falcon said he was all too aware at how “stupid” a decision it was to flee from police one morning, 10 years ago.

CHASED: Kyle Falcon said he reached speeds of 200km/h in an effort to avoid police.

He had earlier that morning let “road rage” get the better of him when a 4WD narrowly avoided crashing into his car when it sped through a red light. “I got angry at it, got up beside them and abused the hell out of them, tit for tat kind of thing.” When he returned home, Falcon saw police waiting outside his house. “For me it was a split decision,

deal with police or get away. I could not be bothered dealing with the police then, so I put my foot down, and led them on a bit of a chase. “I thought at the time it was just a bit of a race, get away or get caught.” Falcon estimated he got up to speeds of 200km/h before cops gave up the chase about 5km down the road.

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“Still to this day I don’t really know what triggered my mind to think that way.” Ever since Falcon said he has become more aware of how easily he could have died, and the weekend’s fatal pursuit served as another reminder of how lucky he was. The recent fatal pursuits have also led to calls from road safety campaigner Clive MatthewWilson for the police to rethink their pursuit policy and look to ban or restrict the practice. However, the Christchurch man said it was easy to blame police but said the officers were just doing their job. He said if speeds were getting too high, it would probably be best for police to back off a little. “I had the feeling if police had backed off I would have slowed right down as well.” But he urged drivers not to be so quick to speed away from officers in the first place. “I want people to think twice when they see the red and blue. The best thing to do is stop – a $150 ticket is cheaper than killing someone, or killing yourself.” –NZ Herald

Adventure Park to reopen in December CHRISTCHURCH Adventure Park will reopen on December 5 – 10 months after it was severely damaged in the Port Hills fire. The reopening will come almost a year after the park’s official opening on December 16 last year, before the February fire caused it to close eight weeks later. It will see the cafe, ziplines, chairlift, mountain bike coaching and sightseeing attractions reopen. Christchurch Adventure Park spokeswoman Anne Newman was delighted to announce the reopening date. “It is really important for the public to understand that it will take some time to rebuild all the trails we had prior to the fire.” She said when the park reopens, the green trail would be available and other trails would open over summer. New trails have also been planned. About 243ha of the park had been logged, the chairlift haul rope and four ziplines had been replaced, and much of the area had been replanted. From December 5, the park will be open from noon-7pm daily.

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CHRISTCHURCH remains a was “very easy” to get. “hot spot” for synthetic drug Sixty-six per cent said they use, with nearly half of those could score synthetics in less interviewed in a new survey than 20min, while 24 per cent saying they feel dependent on it. said it would take about an hour. The latest data shows 47 per That was quicker than the three cent of those interviewed last other cities surveyed. year felt dependent on synthetic The average cost of a gram of cannabinoids, an increase from synthetics last year was $17 – the 24 per cent in 2013. The cheapest of the four centres. figures come from New It cost $24 in Wellington, Zealand Arrestee Drug $22 in Whangarei and $19 Use Monitoring’s latest in Auckland. study. In Christchurch, 18 per The study, funded by cent said synthetics were the New Zealand Police, the substance responsible involved interviewing for their drug-related harm. Greg 800 people who were arThe statistics come after Murton police revealed they believed rested in the Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington and about 20 people may have Christchurch central police stadied from synthetic drugs. tions last year. Synthetic cannabis was banned It compared drug use from in 2014. Since then, a black 2010-2016. market had been formed to disThe study showed although tribute and sell it. the number of those interviewed The survey found the use of who had used synthetics in the synthetics was on the rise in past year had declined from 53 Auckland, Whangarei and Welper cent in 2013 to 26 per cent lington as well. last year, its availability was Detective Inspector Greg increasing. Murton said targeting the More than 60 per cent said it manufacturers and suppliers of

CONCERNING: More users in Christchurch are feeling dependent on synthetic drugs.

synthetic drugs was a “major priority” for the organised crime squad and offender prevention team. “We are engaging with outside agencies and counselling/drug support services to assist users to overcome addiction.” Christchurch Hospital emergency department clinical director David Richards said there

had been no known deaths from synthetic drug use. “At the present time, we don’t have the ability to accurately collect the data re numbers of synthetic cannabinoid users presenting to ED but, anecdotally, numbers are increasing and users when spoken to are stating they are dependent upon them and it is relatively easy to obtain.”

Dr Richards said there had been a small change in the side effect profile of synthetic drugs with some people, which could indicate there was a new substance or ingredient around. “Some people are showing increased agitation and confusion, and a few people have suffered seizures. We are also seeing cyclical vomiting from both natural cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid.” Drug-ARM manager Geoff Howard said it had seen a shift in the demographic of people using synthetics and seeking counselling and support services. He said prior to synthetics being banned in 2014, a wide range of people were using it. Now, people who were already using other drugs were becoming larger users, he said. “It’s a shocking drug; it’s very physically addictive,” Mr Howard said. “I’ve definitely seen a reasonable spike in people we’re seeing presenting with: I want help getting off synthetic cannabis.” But he said there had been a larger spike in those seeking help for the “powerfully additive” methamphetamine. •Turn to page 10

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Mr Howard said: “Now it’s and supplies,” Detective Inspechorrendous.” tor Murton said. “There’s a lot of money in it, “A dedicated offender prethat’s the big thing.” vention team has the focus of The study said meth had preventing the harm caused by become easier to get and cheaper drugs and gangs, and their focus in Christchurch. The price of is always on this area. Search a gram was $1120 in 2014, and warrants on drug dealers, grow$765 last year. According to the ers and manufacturers’ premises latest figures, last year 32 per cent are conducted regularly.” said they used it, up from 20 per Fifty-two per cent of those cent in 2012. But the 2016 figure surveyed said they had used canhad reduced slightly from the nabis in the past month. That figyear prior. ure had steadily declined In 2011, 31 per cent said since 2013. they could get the drug When it came to alcoin an hour or less. That hol, those surveyed said increased to 66 per cent they drank less days in last year. Although that a year, with 14 per cent did drop from about 75 saying they felt dependent per cent in 2015. on it. But Detective Inspector Ecstasy use declined in Murton said police had Christchurch, dropping David not seen evidence of meth from 29 per cent in 2011 Richards becoming easier to get to 12 per cent last year, and pricing of drugs fluctuated. while cocaine and illicit opioid On the other hand, the study use remained low. found cannabis was becomDetective Inspector Greg Muring harder to obtain and more ton said the use of psychoactive expensive. The mean price of an substances was a “real concern”. ounce increased from $316 in “We see first-hand the harm 2012 to $343 last year. The study these products can cause to said successful police cannabis users and the people around eradication operations could be them. Such illicit drugs have a a factor. detrimental and negative impact “Police in Canterbury actively on our communities and we are target cannabis growers, dealers focused on preventing that.”

How quickly those interviewed could buy drugs in Christchurch in 2016: •Methamphetamine: One hour – 30 per cent; less than 20min – 37 per cent. •Cannabis: One hour – 23 per cent; less than 20min – 55 per cent. •Ecstasy: One hour – 39 per cent; less than 20min – 7 per cent.

•Synthetic cannabinoids: One hour – 24 per cent, less than 20min – 66 per cent. Average cost of drugs in Christchurch in 2016: •Methamphetamine: Point – $126; gram – $765. •Cannabis: Tinny – $20; ounce – $343; pound – $4294. •Ecstasy – One pill – $42. •Synthetic cannabinoids: Gram – $17.

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$25k bus exchange malfunction Brutal killer, rapist of Christchurch woman stays behind bars „„ By Bridget Rutherford IT COST $25,000 to fix a computer hardware problem which forced the closure of the central city’s bus interchange in June. It was closed for about two hours on June 8 because the main system used to operate the real time information and service bus bay allocation and automated announcements went down. Environment Canterbury public transport senior manager Stewart Gibbon said the interchange bay allocation function could not be restored. Since then, ECan had installed new hardware to combat the problem, he said. “It cost about $25,000 including all hardware, software and resource time.” The June failure occurred at about 3.30pm. For safety reasons, the interchange’s bus manoeuvring area was closed and buses were redirected to Lichfield St instead where passengers got on and off. The system was restored at 8.30pm The $53 million interchange opened in May 2015 to replace the old one which was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. Mr Gibbon said the new hardware had higher

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availability features, such as duel physical servers, virtual server instances with snapshot and online back up. “The key difference with the new solution is that redundancy has been factored into the design to minimise the impact and return to operation time of any potential future unexpected

failure​.” He said “manual fail over” was required for some elements, but this could be done within a 15-30min window. While the bay allocation function was down, manual procedures were activated to manage bus arrival, allocation and bay door operations, Mr Gibbon said.

„„ By Kurt Bayer CONVICTED RAPIST and murderer Richard Lyall Genge has lost his latest bid to appeal against his conviction, more than 20 years later. Genge was jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 15 years after the brutal and fatal attack in September 1994 on 22-year-old Anne Maree Ellens in the grounds of Christchurch East School. While she was heavilyintoxicated, Genge and coaccused Samuel Kirner and Michael October took her into the school before raping her and savagely beating her to death. Her semi-naked body was found on the school steps the next morning. The three men were jailed in October 1995. Genge filed appeals shortly after his conviction but they were abandoned before any hearings. The killer, described in the past as being “evil”, has lost subsequent appeals that he was locked up unlawfully.

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IF SANTA’S a thoughtful chap, he will deliver Isaac Giesen a fish for Christmas. However, the sleigh might need a GPS system to find him. The Christchurch-born 25-year-old will be manning the oars of his rowing dinghy somewhere between the Canary Islands and Antigua on a 4700km journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Giesen leaves on December 12 and hopes to complete the crossing in 60 days. He expects to drop 20-30kg from a 110kg race weight, but a mop of hair and free-range beard that has seen him called “Jesus” will stay. On December 25, Giesen will sling his rod overboard, hoping to reel in a catch he can fillet on a chopping board built into the port side gunwale of his vessel, Bonnie Lass. The plan is to enjoy sashimi, even if he’s stuck in one of the trade winds route’s infamous hurricanes. Lemon could be added as a marinade or, depending on how cavalier he feels, he might knock up a soup with tom yum paste, coconut powder and desalinated water. Whatever ends up on Giesen’s menu, it is for a cause close to his

BIG ROW AHEAD: Isaac Giesen will take on a 4700km journey across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention.

heart. He lost an aunt and two mates to suicide in recent years. The objective is to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise $1 million in the name of mental health for the Bravehearts, Black Dog Institute and Victim Support charities. A sum of $13,862 has been secured so far under a campaign branded The Blue Rower. Giesen knows eating on the voyage is less about Michelinstar meals and more about chowing down enough energy for his stints on the oars. He cites the case of vet-

eran long-distance rower Leven Brown – who’s working as his mentor – being forced to open a bag of potato chips by sitting on them after battling to the point of exhaustion through a hurricane. “Because I’m going solo, I can row or sleep as much as I want,” Giesen says. “But I might break the day into six four-hour slots of three hours on, one hour off. So I’ll need to eat so much food for fuel, then work out a sleep and rowing pattern around it.” Why go to such extremes? “The answer is ‘why not’? I

don’t have an answer to why my aunty and two mates did that. In fact, it’ll always be a demon question in the back of my mind, so while I’m still living and breathing, why not live life to the full.” Giesen says he has never officially suffered depression, but that should not stop Kiwis talking about it. “If I ever did have depression, the best way for me to deal with it would be through exercise, to control those inner thoughts. “I needed to break the silence. I don’t want to be that New Zea-

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CONVENIENCE, comfort and low cost are among the main reasons people should think about riding a bike to get where they want to go. That’s according to a varied group of riders city council spoke to who use the 19km of new cycleways being built in the city. There was a consistent theme in their comments. Emily Cambridge says she feels fitter and riding helps get her energised to start the day while Klaus Sulz is a convert to cycling, who took it up to improve his health and fitness. “There are more options than we’ve ever had,” Mr Sulz says. “And they all connect, which is great.” For Poppy Wallace-Bell, being outside is part of the appeal. “It (cycling) can be daunting at first but it feels a lot more safe and protected from the cars when we’re in the cycleways. It makes the whole experience a lot nicer.” People should head out on a nice quiet day or in the weekend and give it a go to see what’s there and where they can take you, says Zac Porter. City council transport operations manager Aaron Haymes says it’s great to see the city’s new

EXERCISE: Zac Porter says people should give cycling a go.

cycling infrastructure changing the perception of cycling as being unsafe. But building the cycleways is only part of the picture. For example, community group Go Cycle Christchurch offers personalised ride assistance to help people build their biking confidence. RAD Bikes and ICEcycles help to maintain and repair people’s bikes and to deliver refurbished bikes for those who need them. Spokes Canterbury is

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FAST FACTS Christchurch cycleways •19km of new separated cycleways •2600 people commute by bike into the central city each day •More than half the population ride a bike during the year •25 per cent of the population ride at least once a week

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Something for everyone at the NZ Bike Expo The firsT-ever NZ Bike expo is aiming to attract 6,000 people over two days this weekend at the Air force Museum of NZ in Wigram. ‘The show is for everyone who enjoys cycling,’ says event manager Krissy O’Connor. ‘exhibitors are bringing hundreds of cycling brands and experiences, and you have the opportunity to try before you buy out on our demo tracks.’ The expo will have all kinds of bicycles, including 2018 new releases and product launches. ‘Alongside the bikes are parts, accessories, apparel, an awesome selection of bike tours, events, bike-park and trail information.’ A coup for the expo is bringing together the largest range of electric bikes ever seen in Christchurch. ‘You can talk to suppliers and test ride more than 12 types of electric bikes – this is great for anyone who’s in the market for an e-bike.’ Other exhibitors offer cycling experiences from around NZ to Africa, south America and the Us. research and book your next bicycle holiday or enter an event. This expo is not just about looking and shopping, you can get active on Christchurch Adventure Park’s mini-bike circuit or revbox’s erg, listen to speakers and ask questions, race in our Cyclocross and Criterium events and more. Kids can show parents their skills on the kid’s track. Adults and older kids can test ride bikes on the 1km off-road demo track or sealed runway. This is a rare opportunity

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to make direct comparisons from a range of brands. The expo also brings Canterbury’s own champion cyclists including Anton Cooper (both afternoons), Linda villumsen, Ben Oliver & Craig Oliver who are competing on the world stage in mountain biking and road cycling. Christchurch’s cycling clubs will also be well represented. And, if that’s not enough, expo specials and prizes are definitely worth coming along for! Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram, this Saturday and Sunday 28 & 29 Oct 10am5pm. www.nzbikeexpo.nz Adults $10, 1117 years $5, under 11 free. Plenty of bike and car parking.

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Expo captures essence ExpEriEncE thE joy of biking from all angles at the nZ Bike expo. to get you excited, here’s a tiny taster. harm Zuidmeer (Dancing Moose bikepacking bags) from rotorua and rachel howells (Adventurers travel co) made an epic journey to exhibit at the Expo. They set out from their homes a week ago and with Kiwirail’s help travelled by train and ferry before bike-packing for 5 days from picton to Greymouth. They then journeyed on the tranzAlpine to get here – now that’s commitment to your brand!

David from Biomaxa presents chamois cream and bicycle lubricants, providing excellent performance for the urban, sport and long-distance cyclist. he’ll be there to tell you more. Keith Guthrie from the iconic cycle trading company in Sydenham shares some highlights of his 37 years in business by displaying christchurch’s cycling history at the Expo alongside his latest gear including the Ortlieb range. Electric bikes and scooters are generating excitement around the world. henry from

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eScoozi brings electric scooters (like kids push-scooters only electric) down from Auckland to showcase in christchurch for the first time. From the deep south (clyde), Fletch and her team from Bike it now! – a bike shop, hire and travel company based on the Otago central rail trail – bring quality sport and touring e-bikes from haibike, Scott and trek. Gary paterson is sharing his free Great rides App. This map app is the ideal download if you’re considering doing any of the nZ Great rides. Outside on the field, the Share The road team brings a different dimension to the Expo. Will and Steve give you a hand’s on experience in the driver’s seat of a truck to experience where the blind spots are, and better understand the risk zones when biking. And there’s so much more! The nZ Bike Expo is the grand finale to the Biketober festival. it is created by Dare to – Special projects agency and supported by Gold partners Fulton hogan and nZtA, social partner cassels & Sons Brewing company and others including retail nZ and cycling new Zealand. Event owner cycling Action network (cAn) is a registered charity that aims to get more people on bikes, more often. www.nzbikeexpo.nz

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There are two guest artists exhibiting. The first is painter Amelia Guild, who grew up on High Peaks, a high country station in the upper Rakaia Gorge. After leaving home for study and overseas travel, she returned to her roots in the country, and her work demonstrates her love for farm animals, including cattle, deer and farm dogs.

While strolling around the extensive range of exhibits, visitors will be treated to live music on each of the four days, starting at 11am, and finishing at 2pm on the first day and 3pm on the remaining three days. Picnic lunch boxes, local wines, tea, coffee and dessert treats are available at the streamside café. The event will raise funds for St John Amuri through gate sales, sales of children’s paintings and a raffle with three prizes to be won. First prize is a wall tile by ceramicist Christine Thacker, entitled Waiheke Island 2009. An established ceramicist with an international reputation for innovative form and approach to medium, Thacker was born in New Plymouth in 1953 and now lives in Herne Bay, Auckland. She has been a practising artist since 1974. The second prize is two nights’ accommodation for two people at Village Lake Apartments, Hanmer Springs. The third prize is a Harris Meats meat pack and two Ravensdown vouchers (each for one 40kg bag of Nitrophoska).

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A film producer’s ‘remarkable’ project very ‘late career move’ – I was 62 when we started the project and 65 when we finished.

Were there any particular challenges to overcome? I had a few steep learning curves to climb, and finding funding is always a challenge. But we had Sheila’s resilient spirit to inspire us to keep going. Christine Dann, left, with Sheila Natusch on location while making the film.

Banks Peninsula resident Christine Dann, who is both a writer and an environmentalist, took on the role of producer for the New Zealand film, No Ordinary Sheila. The film tells the life story of historian, illustrator and writer, the late Sheila Natusch, who died on August 10 at the age of 91, just days after the film was premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Forward 50 talks to Christine about the project.

What drew you to research the life of Sheila Natusch? Encouragement from the film’s director, Hugh Macdonald! But I had already used some of Sheila’s books (on maritime history, native plants, southern New Zealand, and foraging) as reference works when working as a researcher for TVNZ’s Natural History Unit in the 1980s, so I already knew what a great writer and illustrator she was. After I met her I found that she had an interesting life story and a great personality as well.

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‘remarkable’. What were her particular qualities you saw as remarkable? She was an extremely determined and resilient woman – essential qualities for her to be able to achieve what she did at a time when higher education and professional work for women was not common or easy. She was also exceptionally creative and skilled with words, and with her brush and coloured pencils.

How did your research on her life lead to your being asked to produce the film about her? I was already working with Hugh Macdonald as his producer, so it was more a matter of picking up the research task as well – but I was already an experienced researcher and I love doing it.

Was that the first film you have produced? It was the first feature documentary for cinema release that I have produced. A

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Would you like to produce You are well known for more New Zealand films if the your ‘green’ philosophy. Were opportunity arose? environmental concerns part of Definitely. Telling ‘our stories’ is such the production process? an important thing to be doing – in any

One of the reasons I was drawn to Sheila’s story was her love of nature, which I share, and her lack of interest

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the sale price on the sale), the owner of each villa will reap the rewards of any increase in value. It’s a model that’s been praised by investment experts including Paul Rickerby, director of Christchurch accountants and financial advisors Moore Stephens and Markhams. “The freehold title ownership model is far more transparent than the licence to occupy model,” he says. “Freehold ownership gives the owner more options and means any capital gain is theirs, and theirs alone.” Built by the award-winning Mike Greer Homes, the villas are highly customisable, with unique floor plans and a range of colour palettes. Facilities within the development include an architecturally designed Lodge for the Village community’s use and an array of walkways and cycle ways, while the proximity to everything from the local transport, community and sporting facilities, to the charming townships of Lincoln and Rolleston with their vibrant shops and restaurants ensures everything you could ever need is within easy reach. To find out more, simply call 0800 325 523 or visit www.bartonfieldsvillas. co.nz or www.marybrittanvillas.co.nz

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Retirement Villages Security, companionship, support and on-site healthcare are just some of the reasons why you might be contemplating the move to a Retirement Village. But, the implications of buying in a Retirement Village are varied and often seem quite complex. It’s not the same as buying a residential property. The most important thing to remember is that this decision is about you and the type of lifestyle you want. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are thinking about the move to Retirement Village living.

“Entry Payment” is paying for. What ongoing fees are there? Will those fees change? If so, how will they change? On terminating your Agreement, what money will be refunded to you? How is this calculated? What costs will be taken out of any refund and when will you receive it?

Safeguards – are there any safeguards? If the Retirement Village you are looking at is registered, it will either have a Statutory Supervisor or an Exemption The Lifestyle – what kind of lifestyle do you want? Think about the things that are Certificate. Make sure you understand what a Statutory Supervisor is. If the “must haves” for you and pick a Village Village isn’t registered, they should have which enables you to achieve your goals. an exemption certificate. Ask to see the Look at different Villages to ensure that the Village you pick ticks all your boxes. Exemption Certificate. Ask why they have an Exemption Certificate. Your future – does the Village have Hospital or Dementia level care? If your The decision to move into a Retirement needs change, are you able to move within Village is not one you should rush. Take the Village to a different level of care? Who decides if you need to be moved to time and consider all your options. Make a checklist of the reasons for and against a different level of care? What are your and involve your family and friends rights in those circumstances? Will you have priority over a new resident? What in your decision-making process. It is happens if there is no available space? also important to ensure you have the appropriate legal and financial advice. Title – there are four common legal structures used in Retirement Villages. As with all areas of law, it is important They are Cross Leases, Leases for Life, that you seek good advice from a team Licences to Occupy or Unit Titles. You who understand how this area may impact are required to seek legal advice before on you and your legal requirements. At you sign an Occupation Right Agreement Harmans we have experience dealing so make sure your lawyer explains how the Village you are interested in is with estate planning strategies. Give structured. Fleur McDonald a call on 03 352 2293 to The money – make sure you understand arrange an appointment to discuss your situation. exactly what your purchase price or

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World Osteoporosis Day, which was marked on October 20, aimed to raise awareness of bone health. Our bones are living tissue, with an outer shell and dense structures within. Bones are designed to be light, strong and have some flexibility. They provide structural support for our bodies and are involved in the production of blood cells and mineral storage. While we generally think of osteoporosis as being a disease of old age, as this is most commonly when it is diagnosed, the ground work in preventing the onset starts well before then.

lifting weights as well as using your bodyweight as resistance. While activities such as cycling and swimming have a range of valuable health benefits, these activities are not considered weight bearing. One of the factors that affects those with osteoporosis is the increased chances of broken bones, especially as balance is compromised with age and inactivity, leading to increased falls. In fact, approximately one in three people over the age of 65 will fall in any one year. Osteoporosis will increase the chances of these falls leading to fractures.

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Cup & Show Week a chance to dress up spectrum, which reflect the light (bold brights and delicate light brights); the other 50 per cent are enhanced by duller, light-absorbing clarities of colour (strong deeps and soft, dusky gentle muteds). Anyone can wear any colour as long as they wear it in the brightness or clarity that most enhances their hair, skin and eye colour. There are several key colour trends this season. Navy is enjoying a huge resurgence and is being called ‘the new black.’ Navy is a colour that suits many people. Just choose it in an intensity that suits your clarity, e.g. bold, bright navy teamed with a bright colour for brights, delicate, clear navy teamed with clear white or a delicate light-bright colour for light-brights, strong, dark navy for deeps and soft, smoky, greyed navy or French navy for gentle muteds.

Kate Middleton or MP Paula Bennett) you are a straight and your best assets are your shoulders and legs. Most straights are self-conscious of their stomach and ‘spare tyre’ and will be flattered by a more tailored, structured silhouette, e.g. a tailored jacket teamed with a top that sits outside your skirt, on or below the hips, with a pencil skirt. Tailored shift dress shapes also look fantastic on a straight, as do empire line dresses. Avoid fitted bodices that come in sharply at the waist, teamed with full skirts as these are best on a curve women with a waist and fuller hips. The volume of this silhouette will overwhelm a straight and draw attention away from their best assets.

If your body shape comes in at the waist and then flares out at the hips (the classic 1950s’ hour glass silhouette) your are a curve (flat stomach) or softened curve (curved stomach), and like Jennifer Metallics are also big news in Style consultant Joanna Giles tells you Lopez or Beyonce your best features all you need to know about looking your fashion this season.You will see them are your waist and upper body.You may in everything from clothing to shoes, best at Canterbury’s top race meets. feel self-conscious about your derrière handbags and jewellery. There are lots of Over the past 15 years the trend metallic colour choices (rose gold, yellow (constantly checking does my butt look big in this?) and broad hips. To enhance towards less dressy day-to-day wear has gold, copper and silver). Simply choose afforded us few real opportunities, apart accessories in the metallic that best suits your shape, choose soft, feminine shapes that are more fitted at the top, coming in from weddings, to really ‘dress up’. If you your skin tone. Brights and light-brights are attending Cup & Show Week events look best in shiny, light-reflecting metallics, at the waist and with volume in the skirt, this season, take the opportunity to while deeps and gentle muteds suit duller, rather than structured, tailored jackets and pencil skirts. wear something special at the glamorous, brushed metallics. All the metallics work smart-dressy end of the fashion spectrum well with navy. The two curved body shapes look that makes you feel like a million dollars. beautiful in dresses that have fitted Bright, buttercup yellow is a big accent There are many aspects in our lives as bodices with an open neckline that come colour this season.You probably know modern women that are challenging, so in at the waistline and flare out over the that for many it is a very difficult colour take the opportunity to pamper yourself hips, teamed with feminine short bolero to wear, as it can make you look sallow and enjoy the fun aspects of ‘being a girl’. jackets or cardigans. Don’t worry that and unwell. Teaming yellow with navy (a the shorter jackets and cardigans won’t Your biggest Cup & Show Week fashion cooler colour that neutralises some of hide the size of your hips and derrière – question is probably “What am I going yellow’s warmth), wearing it in a smaller to wear?” As always, keep in mind that amount in a pattern teamed with colours these will be minimised by the fullness of your skirt, or the skirt of your dress.You you want to choose an outfit that is in that are great on you, or simply wearing can relax, knowing that everyone will be a colour and cut that flatters you, i.e. it in a garment that is further away from that highlights your face and body shape your face are all tricks for wearing yellow admiring your beautiful upper body and décolletage. assets and draws attention away from any if you love it but find it difficult to wear. features you don’t feel so confident about. Not sure which length of skirt is best BODY SHAPE now you are fabulous 50+? The most COLOUR elegant skirt lengths (and the easiest and Cup Week is the ideal time to enjoy most comfortable to wear) just skim the Choosing colours that suit your hair, dressing up in a feminine skirt or dress. skin and eye colour can take years off Choose the fabric weight and cut of dress knee, fall just below the knee or end part way down the calf. Choose the length your appearance and make you look and jacket or cardigan, or top, jacket and that best enhances your leg shape. The healthy and glowing. Just what you want skirt to highlight your body shape assets for a special occasion! and quietly camouflage any problem areas. general rule is to avoid cutting your leg off at its widest point; finish your skirt or Fifty per cent of women suit clarities of If you have broad shoulders and narrow dress hem just above or just below the hips and go ‘straight-up-and-down’ (like colour at the brighter end of the colour widest point of your leg to create the most flattering view of your leg line. Joanna Giles

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Lifelong interests pursued in retirement

By Christine de FeliCe For many people reaching retirement, stopping work brings the opportunity to take up new pursuits and interests. But for nick ledgard of loburn, it has meant a continuation of two lifelong interests – trees and the environment. now 72, nick started his working life as a trainee with the Forestry research institute (now sCiOn), where he remained until retiring in 2011. Most of his working life was spent in rangiora and Christchurch, where his role as a scientist for the institute involved the growing and management of trees, both native and introduced, in hill and high-country environments. “i ended up working with wilding pines, that was in the 1980s, and i still do,” says nick. “i’m still actively involved in wilding pine control. i’m also interested in farm forestry, with trees being grown for amenity, shelter and erosion control, not just for commercial interests.” As a specialist in high-altitude forestry, nick became involved with sir edmund hillary’s himalayan trust, spending 20 years with the organisation supervising the reforestation programme in the sagarmatha national Park in nepal for the benefit of the local community. The main focus of the project was nurseries and outplantings, with a full-time staff of six local people. he has been a member of the new Zealand Farm Forestry Association for 40 years, with his knowledge and experience of the sector being passed on to new generations through his teaching at the school of Forestry at the University of Canterbury. students are also shown the practical side and the process of growing trees at nicks’s own property, where he has eight hectares planted in trees. together with a colleague, he also manages a 380ha wilding forest near lake Coleridge. As with trees, nick’s interest in the natural environment also began at an early age. As a schoolboy in Auckland where he grew up, nick became interested in birds after his brother became involved in a local bird club. When he came to Christchurch in 1972, nick joined the new Zealand Ornithological society and his fondness for birds has continued. Much of his time, especially during the summer months, is spent actively involved in the work of the Ashley-rakahuri rivercare Group, and he has been the chair since 2004. Formed in 1999, the group’s aim is to

protect and enhance the status of native birds inhabiting the Ashley riverbed. the main species are the wrybill, which is the only bird in the world with a sidewaysturning bill, and apart from a few pairs in Otago only breeds on Canterbury’s braided riverbeds, plus the endangered black-fronted tern and the black-billed gull. the work of the group involves predator control by trapping, and weed control, as the birds must have open shingle on which to nest. As well as stoats, weasels, ferrets, rats and feral cats, hedgehogs also endanger the birds by stealing their eggs, nick says. “human disturbance is another problem, especially during the breeding season, so we put signs up to alert the public, and we keep an eye on the birds. Our work has been very successful. there was a decline in numbers previously, but most species are coming back up, with today’s populations in considerably better shape than they were in 2004.” this success prompted interest from people living in areas around other braided rivers, nick says, and following a seminar held in rangiora in 2007, an umbrella group, Braid inc. or Braided river Aid, was formed to facilitate similar activities elsewhere. however, while these groups are playing an important role in species conservation, nick believes the government’s target of a predator-free new Zealand by 2050 will be extremely hard to achieve. As you would guess, nick is very much an outdoors man. “i’ve always enjoyed being outside, and spending minimum time at a work desk in front of a computer.” Aside from his teaching and volunteer work, he is a member of the rangiora tramping Club and the tuesday Walkers, and up till he was nearly 50 he took part in triathlons. For anyone who has retired, nick believes it is important to stay as physically and mentally involved in activities as they can. “you need to pursue your interests, whether that’s being physically active or sitting reading a book. Put yourself in a positive frame of mind and unless you have no choice, try not to focus too much attention on health issues.” nick’s wife enjoys her golf, and is also involved in volunteer work. the two share their loburn property with 40 sheep, chickens and a cat.

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Concrete homes may be thermal mass of concrete homes the way of the future “The is more efficient than conventional Compass Homes Canterbury have completed construction of their concrete show home in Prestons Park, Burwood – the first of its kind in the South Island. With this type of construction, specially formulated concrete is poured into aluminium building forms, then left to set. This allows all the walls to be poured at the property in one solid piece. Christchurch General Manager for Compass Homes, Yolande Mintrom, says she and her team are very excited to see the launch of ‘The Concrete Home’.

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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Since its launch in 2013, Faringdon has evolved into a fully-fledged suburb in Rolleston, the fastest growing town in the South Island.

Faringdon’s new showhome village is likely to be the largest in New Zealand.

Conceived and developed by Hughes Developments, this multigenerational small family owned business has made its mark on Canterbury with long-term vision and high quality subdivisions. “At Hughes Developments, we pride ourselves on quality and delivery ensuring Faringdon will be a lasting legacy for Rolleston,” says Bruce Harvey, Marketing Director for Hughes Developments. “When you deal with the Faringdon team, you deal with the owners.”

Superior living at Faringdon Faringdon’s relaxed lifestyle in a spacious park-like setting has a range of amenities from Southpoint shopping centre to Lemonwood Grove School, and EduKids Faringdon preschool for children from three months to five years. Waitaha School will open early next year and a second EduKids late 2018. At Southpoint you will find quality retail outlets: Faringdon Convenience Store and Post Shop; Hooked Fish & Chips, an English style chippie; the very popular The Pedal Pusher restaurant, café and bar; the purpose built Selwyn School of Dance studio; boutique New Order Clothing and Accessories that sells well-known label garments and accessories for men and women; professional hair groomers, Hair 4 Men a Barber Shop; and A Pocket Full of Spices, Indian restaurant and takeaway. Right on Faringdon’s doorstep is the Rolleston Aquatic Centre, Rolleston College and the playing fields of Foster Park where a new adventure playground is under construction, and Rolleston’s retail precinct. The great lifestyle available in this superior lifestyle explains why many people are attracted to Faringdon where over 1,500 lots have been developed with more to come.

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With stage 20 finishing, roading and infrastructure progressing on stages 21 and 22, and consent lodged for stages 23, 24 and 25, this new village is well placed to assist many prospective Faringdon residents and others, with their choice of builder and house design. Building companies represented at Faringdon’s new showhome village are: • Artisan Homes • Mike Greer Homes • Benchmark Homes • Milestone Homes • Bos Construction • Peter Ray Homes • Compass Homes • Pringle Homes • Faye Homes • RNB Builders • G J Gardner Homes • Signature Homes • Golden Homes • Stonewood Homes • Green Homes • Today Homes • Hallmark Homes • Trident Homes • Horncastle Homes • Versatile Homes • Jennian Homes Many of the showhomes are open for viewing from 12noon until 4pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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A point of difference Peter Ray Homes have six showhomes across Faringdon, Wigram Skies and Prestons sub-divisions. Their two new Faringdon showhomes allow comparison between a 212sqm Gold specification home and a 236sqm four bedroom family home, shown in their Platinum specifications. Peter Ray Homes have 40 different house designs including specifications and price list in their plan brochure. “This gives our clients a starting point for planning their new home so they will be on budget with no surprises,” explains John Baugh, General Manager of Peter Ray Homes.

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The team at Peter Ray Homes will also work with you to modify an existing plan or create a design from scratch that is individual to you and that suits your needs. They will have concept drawings back to you within a week, and have fixed price contracts. Throughout the planning and house build, they will keep you informed so you have a hassle free building experience. “We focus on what fits for each client. Whether it’s the design, interior features or the specifications, we offer a really personalised service from the first meeting with one of our sales consultants through to our project management of your build,” says John. The Statham showhome

A trusted name in building Local Canterbury building company, Today Homes is known for its versatile designs and reliability in building. Whether looking for your first home, an architecturally designed showpiece, a substantial family dwelling, or an investment property, Today Homes can assist, walking you through every step of the building process. They offer design and build, as well as turnkey options. Established 30 years ago and with over 2,000 homes built, this local family owned, Christchurch based company, exclusively builds homes in Canterbury. The Today Homes’ team take pride in creating homes that look great while specifically meeting a client’s dreams and needs, and that are constructed to last. “In a new build market saturated with choice, we’re confident in our ability to stand head and shoulders above the rest,”

says Dean McLeod, General Manager of Today Homes. Their experienced and talented new home consultants, in-house architectural designers, builders, quantity surveyors, tradespeople and support staff, are the reasons why you should contact Today Homes on 341 6460 or via: todayhomes. co.nz. “Today Homes is very proud to be associated with Faringdon and to have a long standing and loyal relationship with Hughes Developments. Our brand new showhomes, our 3rd and 4th to be built at Faringdon have recently opened at 576 and 578 East Maddisons Road. They are open 7 days a week from 12noon to 4pm,” says Dean McLeod, General Manager.

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The opening of Stonewood Homes’ two new Faringdon showhomes signal a new beginning as Warwick Isaacs takes over ownership and brings a local touch to Stonewood Homes Christchurch. “I’m really excited about returning this business to local ownership. It’s very positive for our clients,” says Warwick. Warwick’s involvement with the Christchurch rebuild and more recently leadership of the Stonewood Homes franchise network means he is well equipped for his new venture. “The Stonewood brand has a great future. We’ve developed a really sound infrastructure supported by great staff, tradespeople and suppliers, ensuring the delivery of a quality product,” advises Warwick. As part of a national franchise, Stonewood Homes has great buying power with well-known and respected brands so customers get value for money in a Stonewood home. Their fantastic range of plans makes it easy to select a design with their Design Team always happy to make changes or draw up a plan specifically

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for the client. The new Faringdon showhomes are quite different, one representing Stonewood Homes’ standard specifications while the other is more highly specified, providing an opportunity for comparison and appreciation of the breadth of the work this company does.

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Making a new home a reality Signature Homes Christchurch owners Rhys Gould and Kathryn Mitchell run a thriving company offering building solutions for people looking for a new home, putting their success down to a stable cohesive team who love their work and helping clients. Whether looking for a house and land or turn-key package, building on your own section, sub-dividing or designing and building a larger rural home, Signature Homes’ team have the expertise to assist. “We offer flexibility of design to suit any building site with options to suit any budget,” advises Rhys. Their extensive Smart Home Collection of plans, are quality well-built modern entry level homes, ideal for first home buyers. Rhys and the team can advise

about KiwiSaver and the First Home Grant, work with your bank and assist with low deposit turn-key packages through their finance partner, Newbuild Residential Construction Lending. Stepping up, the Pacific and Designer Collections offer options for larger design and build homes. “We’re very flexible, catering for people’s needs,” says Rhys. The team live their mission: ‘Your home Your way’ and personalised service with a keenness to help translates into many happy owners on handover. Signature Homes’ Faringdon showhome will open soon at 97 Ledbury Drive for viewing: Wednesdays to Sundays, 12noon to 4pm. To learn more call 0800 844 488.

Building choices made easy A motto of honesty, quality and client focus has made Jennian Homes a recognised name in Canterbury for over 20 years. “We’re proud of our clientele, offering them building processes that work,” says Dwayne Prendergast who with Paul Jenkins, own Jennian Homes’ Canterbury North. Dwayne and Paul take a hands-on approach maintaining client contact from concept drawing to end of build. Dwayne meets clients early on and is always being available while Paul is sole project

manager, meeting clients on site and overseeing their build. Their new studio J design centre cleverly displays the latest building options for you to view, touch and feel, making it easy to choose everything from exterior cladding to pantry features. Open 9am-5pm weekdays and 11am -4pm on weekends, the centre at 212 Main South Road is a must see for anyone looking to build. Call Jennian Homes on 741 1436, email Dwayne.prendergast@jennian.co.nz or check out www.jennian.co.nz.

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An affordable home is a reality For over 20 years, Golden Homes have been recognised in Canterbury. Golden Homes, who build across the South Island, have helped many people into their first home. “An attractive home is affordable with the help of Kiwi Saver, a Home Start Grant and competitively priced land at Rolleston,” says Graeme Odams, General Manager of Golden Homes. Golden Homes offer all inclusive Turn Key packages starting at $419,500 with no deposit. A four double bedroom home with separate living on a family sized fully landscaped section is also quite achievable. They can even purchase land on your behalf as part of a house and land package with no up-front costs, translating to no stress in funding a build.

Just pick the section and pay once the house is completed. There are no progress payments. All you need is your bank’s preapproval of finance. Golden Homes’ innovative approach to building includes using the Zog steel framing system with over 4,000 steel framed homes having been constructed nationwide. “Steel is straighter, stronger and free from harsh chemicals that are used to stop timber from rotting. With no moisture absorption, we can offer more consistent build times,” advises Graeme. Golden Homes’ new Faringdon showhome is located on the corner of East Maddisons Road and Barcote Lane, just along from the Faringdon sales office.

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An innovative and wellcrafted home Quality workmanship, reliability and building expertise are all synonymous with Artisan Homes, a recognised building company in the Selwyn area. Artisan Homes has been based at Faringdon since 2015 and they will soon open a new showhome in East Maddison’s Road, complementing their Prebbleton showhome. Artisan Homes is a building company with a reputation for delivering to a high standard. The new 227m2 three bedroom showhome will allow people to see how clever design and flair can utilise space while incorporating innovative building techniques and energy efficiency within budget.

Whether you choose from one Artisan Homes’ library of designs or have a plan drawn up especially for you, you will work with owner Rob Jones while his team are available to build anywhere from Kaikoura to Ashburton. Artisan Homes’ showhome at 5 Broomleigh Drive in Faringdon is currently open every day –8.30am5pm Mondays to Thursdays; Fridays by appointment; and 12-4pm Saturdays and Sundays with their Prebbleton showhome at 72 Blakes Road open on weekends from 12noon-4pm. To contact Artisan Homes call 374 9172 or Rob on 021 324 876, or email robin@artisanhomes.co.nz.

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„„ By Ross Kiddie SUBARU New Zealand has dressed up its three performance models for 2018. The Levorg, Impreza WRX and STi have had multiple external and cabin changes, including new wheel designs, front grilles, front bumpers and headlights. The WRX automatic also gets Eyesight driver assist technology. Three new safety features have been added to the trio – front view monitor, which helps prevent collisions at intersections or when parking close to walls or other objects; smart rear view mirror that features a rear view image through the cabin mirror, and auto vehicle hold which holds the vehicle in position when stationary. The Levorg 2.0 GT-S receives improvements to the Bilstein suspension and other suspension components. Premium models also get a 10-way powered driver’s seat. The STi models have a

Like a lot of teenagers, Ben Niven didn’t know what he wanted to do after leaving high school. “I was working at Hell Pizza and feeling a bit lost,” he says. A few short years later, he’s a qualified welder with his own successful business and a determination to encourage others like him to use study to find their own direction. Ben’s transformation started when his mother suggested he learn a trade. After giving it some thought and looking into his options, he enrolled in a free Youth Guarantee programme at Ara Institute of Canterbury. The course gave Ben a taste for welding and fabrication but he also discovered that the tertiary learning environment suited him a lot better than high school ever had, so he continued his training at Ara with an engineering trades course. Ben speaks highly of the support and encouragement he received at Ara and credits his time there for changing his life. “The tutors were amazing - really great people,” Ben says. “They were always happy to talk and offer guidance, and they really wanted you to succeed.” The skills and confidence Ben gained at Ara helped him into a job. After a year of “learning on the tools” he took a leap of faith and set up his own business, Niven Fabricators. He’s getting plenty of work and loves the variety. “I’m doing all sorts – dairy factories, saw mills, light manufacturing.”

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braking and wheel upgrade, the six-piston Brembo calipers are now fitted up front and work on larger cross drilled rotors. The callipers are now painted yellow. All STi models have received changes to the suspension and the driver controlled centre differential to further improve performance. Subaru New Zealand managing director Wallis Dumper said: “Over the years WRX and STi have gained a special place in our rally heritage market

and continuously rate very highly in the bang for buck equation. Now we have added Levorg 2.0 GT-S, which falls into the same performance category but provides more boot space for Kiwi adventurers to fit all their sporting gear into.’’ Subaru’s revised performance car line-up starts at $48,990 for the WRX manual. Evaluations for each of the new models will soon appear in the Driven columns. •More Driven, p53

Ben works mostly on site but also leases a workshop which he invites other contractors to use too. He loves the practicality of welding, but also how it requires him to use his brain. “Welders are problem solvers who can work out pretty much anything,” he enthuses. He adds that there’s plenty of work for people with the right skills. “There’s a real shortage of welders, we need more.” At just 25 years old, Ben has direction, career success and satisfaction from the work he’s doing. He’s a great example of someone who’s turned their life around through study. “It totally changed my life and I can’t recommend Ara enough. Just work hard and the world’s your oyster.”


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Skoda also claims a 6.3litre per 100km/h (45mpg) combined cycle average for the 1395cc unit, that figure sitting close to the 7l/100km (40mpg) readout constantly showing on the evaluation’s car’s trip computer. It will also record a 6l/100km (47mpg) figure cruising the open legal limit with the engine turning over at a sultry 2000rpm. If you take into account all of these numbers it’s almost like the mathematics don’t add up. The Kodiaq is relatively quick, yet it is extremely economical and at the same time, all from a small displacement engine. I’m so looking forward to driving the 2-litre diesel and petrol variants, but in the interim, I’m absolutely sold with the baby of the fleet, and it gets about its business in a quiet, unflustered manner, the engine never sounds strained. It is also respon-

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Parker’s chance to tee off career in US „„ By Gordon Findlater CANTERBURY’S top teenage golfer will head to the United States in July after being scouted by an elite golfing programme. Tom Parker, 17, will play golf for the University of Oregon, which has been the best performing US college in the sport over the past two years. Gaining a golfing scholarship to a US college has been on the cards for Parker over the last year. However, being given the opportunity to attend one of the elite golfing colleges was an unexpected but pleasant surprise, said Parker. “I got talking to the Oregon coach and things went from there. I never expected to get noticed by somewhere like there, they’ve got amazing facilities and coaches,” he said. Parker was noticed by Oregon coach Casey Martin who knows a thing or two about young talent. The former PGA Tour pro won the 1994 NCAA championship with Stanford University, playing on the same team as Tiger Woods. Since taking on the head coaching role at Oregon in 2006,

Martin has turned them into a force to be reckoned with. Oregon were crowned national champions in 2016 and finished runners up at this year’s NCAA championship. A number of young players who look set for big things have also come through the Oregon programme in recent years. In 2016, Oregon were led by 21-year-old South African Aaron Wise, who was the individual NCAA title winner. This year, Wise finished 18th on the Web.com Tour and has gained a PGA Tour card for 2018. Oregon will also have a strong Christchurch connection next year when Parker arrives. He will join former St Andrew’s College student Marcel Boet – who is in his freshman year at the university and on the golf team. “He was in my team at the

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Top mountain biker home for expo „„ By Gordon Findlater NEW ZEALAND’S top cross-country mountain biker Anton Cooper (right) is enjoying life back at home in Christchurch after a long winter campaign. Cooper, 23, will be at the NZ Bike Expo this weekend and will appear at the Cycling New Zealand stand with elite cyclist Linda Villumsen and mountain biking brothers Ben and Craig Oliver. Cooper finished seventh overall in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

series this year. It was his first year in the elite class after previously riding in the under-23 section. His highlight this year was third at the German leg of the series in May. “Being home feels like a holiday. It’s nice staying in one place for more than a week,” said Cooper.

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To advertise in The Showhome Guide Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

The Star

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Pump House Salvage Yard

Buyers and sellers of quality recycled building materials. Week days 7:30–4:30pm Sat 9–1pm 544 Tuam St East, PH. 389 6638

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

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

Cars $8,001 - $12,000

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

Cars $16,001 - $20,000 MITSUBISHI 380 SX, 2007, stunning red, $8,000 paint, 3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17” alloys $18,000, ph 352 5963 MITSUBISHI 380 SX, 2007, stunning red, $8,000 paint, 3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17” alloys $18,000, ph 352 5963

For Sale

Finance

CASH LOANS $200 - $20,000 Same day approval Same day cash

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

182 Edgeware Road Sunday Service 7pm Address

IF23076

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Fishing & Hunting

Linda O

RIFLE Bolts wtd, cash paid, by collector, any type, price etc, in Canterbury Mon - Thurs, ph 027 586-7621

Clairvoyant

Linda O

AGM Mon 30th Oct 7pm

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sydenham Community Centre 23/25 Hutcheson St Address Gail Clairvoyance Gail Sunday 7pm All Welcome Phone 349-9749 Psychic Fair: Saturday 28th October 10am-2pm

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CENTRE Grafton Street

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

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you Classic Cars & want to have a drink thats sales@thepumphouse.co.nz Motorcycles your business. If you want Building Supplies MITSUBISHI CORDIA to stop, we can help. Phone turbo GSR, 1985, low 0800 229-6757 SHOWER/BATH Liner, kms, 1 previous family ESTHER FOUNDATION custom made to suit, Fab owned, red, suit collector, MINISTRIES welcome Plastics ph 366-3634 ph 352 5963 women for lifetransforming teaching, Car Parts worship, and prayer ministry, bringing healing and freedom through Jesus Christ. Meetings are at 10am every 2nd Wednesday at City East Church, 118 Shortland St, Aranui. Contact Sue Doyle 03 384-4513 or Ann Watson 03 981-4345 for date of next meeting

Helping Cantabrians since 1988 The Fair City Finance “Five Point” promise will give you: Fast and easy online application process Same-day loan approval Speedy cash disbursement Flexible repayment options Affordable rates: 14.95% – 19.95%

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

Fair loans, fast. Fishing & Hunting

The Automotive Lamp Specialists

ADD SOME

PH 0800 225 483 325 Brougham Street CHRISTCHURCH

COLOUR RT! TO YOUR ADVE Garage Sales ADDINGTON 28 Taramea Pl. Saturday from 9am. Massage table, household & retro items. **********

Funeral Directors

Direct Cremation

thepumphouse.co.nz

New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes

AB WAY fitness machine,  with 2 dvd $25 ono, ph 03 342 9773 CD’s and DVD’s from $5, NZ’s largest range. Pennylane Sydenham and Eastgate Mall. Ph 3663278, 7 days CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. Light up animated Xmas decorations, inmported from USA.Can be used inside or out.Ph 03 310 8303 ORGANIC Northland Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Award winning certified  -  direct  to  you.  Best quality, best price. Online discount. www. evergreenolives.co.nz

No frills, No Service, No fuss, simply straight to the crem. Other options available

WE BUY ALL UNWANTED GUNS & ACCESSORIES

FOR CASH

Now at 64 Carmen Rd, Hornby 027 265 4659

You can now shop online with us

www.shooterssupplies.co.nz Garage Sales

Garage Sales

ARANUI 304 Breezes Rd, Iona Church, Saturday 10am - 1pm. Car boot and Community Day: Poto Williams, NZ Fire Service, St John, Trees for Canterbury and others plus sausage sizzle and some car boots to search out a bargain.

BISHOPDALE Kilsythe Place, Sat Signs out at 9am, Household items BISHOPDALE 26 Ebony St, Sat 7am - 12pm, white elephant & plenty more things BISHOPDALE Kilsythe Place, Sat Signs out at 9am, Household items

Ph: 379 0178 for our brochure or email office@undertaker.co.nz

Garage Sales BISHOPDALE 65A Gardiners Road. Sat 8.30am -12.30pm , Huge.variety of household items. Reas offers on everything ********** BRYNDWR 9 Bounty St, Sat 7am - 12. H/hold goods, lots of free stuff BURNSIDE 42 Teesdale St, Sat 8am - 11am, household items BURWOOD 8 Idaho Place. Sat from 7.30am. Big clean out,combined family sale,interesting items,something for all. ***********


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St Christopher’s Community Fair Saturday 28 October 10am - 1:30pm 244 Avonhead Road

Books, Bargains, Food and Family Fun! Garage Sales CRACROFT area wide Garage Sale Trail. The Cracroft Residents Assoc. are holding their annual Garage Sale on Saturday 28th October 8am - 12 noon. Our suburb is small and the participating houses will be along a selection of Cashmere & Worsleys Rd, also in Opihi, Hurinui, Waiau, Waipara St, Pahau Pl & Holmcroft Ct area. Walk around the area, balloons will be outside the houses. Any questions contact cracroftmail@gmail.com HALSWELL 54b Lancewood Drive. Saturday 28th Beer fridge, corner T.V. cabinet. King bed with mattress & base incl headboard, x1 bedside cabinet & more,,x2 coffee tables. All house items good selection. Everything must go. Great bargains. *********** HALSWELL Car Boot Sale, Halswell Primary School, 9am - 12 noon Sunday 29th Oct. HEATHCOTE Station Rd, Sat 9am - 1pm, incl caravan size mattress & household items ********* MAIREHAU Kew Place (signs out 9am Sat). Good quality clean h/hold goods, linen, lamps, kitchenware, books etc. Everything must go. ********* RUSSLEY Roydale Ave, Sat 29th, doors open at 8am. Massage business closing down. Clinic room and office furniture, also h/hold furniture, kitchenware, kids toys and clothes. Moving overseas all must go. *********** SYDENHAM Flat 2 - 106 King St. H/hold goods , baby gear, single mattress & lots of bits & pieces

Gardening & Supplies LANDSCAPE GARDEN PROFESSIONAL Qualified Horticulturist, offering expert, garden makeovers, design and landscaping, for free quotes call Bryce 027 6888196 or 0508 242-733

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

Health & Beauty

How great would it be living without these things? • Overeating & weight issues • Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious Well, now you can... with advanced solutions that create powerful, permanent changes quickly. Call 021 995 478 today.

Lawnmowers LAWNMOWER Morrison, very little use, $75ono, ph 03 342 8566

Massage

Gardening & Supplies

TREE & HEDGE SERVICES

MALE Masseur, relax massage, waxing for men, 8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

Ph Justin 021 221 4344

Gardening & Supplies

AZALEAS & Camellias lots in flower, 3/ $20, 5/$30, Rhodos $10, 703 Hills Rd, 021 055 8973

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi

accountant

ARCHGOLA

Accounting services

Enjoy outdoor living all year round

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

quotes given

PHone PAul

355-2636

Builder

BUILDers

“A local looking after locals”

15 month

INTEREST FREs E Normal lendin g criteria apply

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

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

Carpet binding

Builder Wright Enterprises Build Limited W.E. Build

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

DI’S

CARPET BINDING

Have your carpet off-cuts bound 124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Ph 322 1103 M 027 586 4830 www.webuildltd.co.nz

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

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.

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Call on 0800 PC PICKUP (0800 727 4251) or 338 8871 www.carefree.co.nz

concrete & paving

• Driveways • Earthquake repairs • New Home Specialists • Patios & Paths tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

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

Travlon Andrew Drewitt Coachlines Ph: 021 395 324 Email: ad_designs@hotmail.com

CHARTER & TOUR

Travlon Travlon Coachlines Coachlines

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

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MALE Masseur, relax massage, waxing for men, 8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

• Trees removed • Trees pruned • Storm damage • Hedges trimmed • Free quotes

Your local guide to our

COMPUTER REPAIRS

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE. Exp female,Ph 022 6384980

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www.travlon.co.nz Phone: 03 325 2959 Email: info@travlon.co.nz

Concrete Removal & Trucking

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

For fast friendly service phone

Nick on 0274 324 124 keacontracting@yahoo.com

DECORATORS

New Paint • Repaints Wallpapering • Fences Repairs • Feature Walls Floor & Roof Painting Spray Painting Light Commercial Restoring Timber

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

digga hire

• 1.5t, 3t, 5t, 12t, 20t, 30t Excavators • Loaders • Compactors • Tip Truck Short & Long Term Hire Flexible & Competitive Rates

0800 344 425 Cnr SH1 & Weedons Ross Rd, Rolleston


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DRIVEWAYS

Driveways

Exposed Aggregate Stamped Concrete Plain Concrete Resurfacing

SWAINS KIWI KERB DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION

Free

Measure & Quote

• Asphalt • Chipseal • Driveways • Chip • Kerb

Residential • Industrial • Commercial • Rural • Dairy

Excavations

FOOTCARE

info@anextrapairofhands.co.nz 0800 535 355

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Locally based Selwyn Landscape Design and Construction

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd) P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS

junk

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty, range of colours. Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a noobligation assessment & quote 0800 486532 www.gumleaf.co.nz

kitchen renovation

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

65

$

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

0800 586 5626

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

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

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

Landscapes

Call Aaron & the team today! Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402 Email: landscapeyouroutdoorspace@gmail.com

birds, snow, hail & vermin from blocking up your spouting

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

Stone Age Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting, Fences, Pergolas, Water-features, Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds, Decks, Artificial grass & more...

Remember... we are NOT in Parkhouse Road

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment

Gutter Guard

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING WATER FROM YOUR ROOF.

Price $30 Allow 45 mins Home Visits available by appointment Therapist – Amanda (30 years experience)

house and garden

www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Treating hard thick nails, calluses and corns finishing with a foot massage

HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE

Ph: (03) 359 4523 Mob: 0274 333 458 dke@xtra.co.nz

STOP LEAVES

25 Conway Street, Spreydon

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

services available throughout christchurch your one stop shop for home services

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Senior Citizens Foot Care

Free QuoTe

gardening

(0800 527 374)

OASIS

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

home cleaning

Need a Professional Electrician?

• Water heater repairs • Alterations • New Housing • Heatpump Installations • Maintenance & Installations • Commercial & Industrial

Laser Electrical Rolleston, 831 Jones Road, Rolleston www.laserelectrical.co.nz

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

Wide range oF TruckS

ELECTRICIAN

Call Laser Electrical Rolleston!

Cell 0278 145 848 www.drivecrete.co.nz

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

ELECTRICIAN

Quality Workmanship Over 10 Years Experience

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

FREE SITE ASSESSMENT

WORKPLACE APPAREL, SAFETY & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

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

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

The Star

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If you can visualise, we can create We specialise in residential and commercial landscaping and stonework. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship at affordable prices. • Stonework: Driveway entrances & Walls Exterior house cladding • Fences and Decking • Paving and Patios • Ponds and Water features

Mike Adams 021 149 9733

Email: mikerobadams@gmail.com Website: www.stoneagelandscapes.co.nz

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

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

MAINTENANCE

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

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


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FREE SITE ASSESSMENT PH 03 37 7 7994 www.amaresafety.co.nz

WORKPLACE APPAREL, SAFETY & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

new builds

PAINTER

paintinG

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MAXIMISING THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR PROPERTY?

Michael Kelly Painters

Price Family Painters Ltd

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

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

Phone Michael 0212 649 492

Phone: Morton 021 667 444

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

www.pricefamilypainters.co.nz

PAINTING - PLUS

pc & phone repairs

• PAINTING • TILING • PLASTERING • WALLPAPERING

Artist impression only Minor Dwelling Based on the First Choice 75

Phone Kevin Steel

An increasingly better option of giving you a rental income from a spare piece of land. Perhaps an option to house a parent, grandparent or family member on your own site! CAN YOU MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR PROPERTY? CALL US TODAY! www.keithhayhomes.co.nz

PLUMBER

PLUMBER

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

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

109 Matipo St | 0800 222 691

RENTAL

ROOF REPAIRS Locally owned & operated with over 30 years experience.

NEED A PLUMBER Call us now for fast friendly service. • Hot water cylinder repair/replacement • Leaky taps, blocked toilets • New housing • All plumbing alterations • Mains pressure hot water • Fire and wetback installation • Digger/tipper excavation and hire • Watermain replacement/repair • Free quotes • Certified craftsman plumber

Get your problems sorted out quick smart - on time!!

10% prompT paymenT disCounT* same day serviCe*

Call/Text 027 245 5100

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Freephone: 0508 426 269 ROOF RESTORATIONS

Phone for a FREE quote now. Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

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

NO BOND Terms and conditions apply

NEED A FRIDGE • WASHER TV • FURNITURE ?

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

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

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

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

VIDEO PRODUCTION

WINDOW TINTING

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tintawindow advanced film solutions

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

UV

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

• Roof Restoration • Painting/Decorating • Moss Treatments

• Gutter Cleaning • Leaks

Paul Jefferies - 021 235 9552 allaspectsroofpaint@gmail.com

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

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

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653

0800 368 468


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

• Landscape designers • Builders of quality gardens

All the properties we have rescoped 100% have been underpaid some by as much as up to $40,000.

Andy Cox

EQC have agreed to pay out any shortfall in all cases.

Mobile: 027 433 7629

Trades & Services

MOVERS (LTD) Christchurch Fragile Freight

5 / 301a Blenheim Rd

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

(Driveway next to Hubbers carpark)

AAA HANDYMAN licensed carpenter LBP, all property and building maintenance, repairs, bathroom/shower installations, with free quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

RUST REPAIRS

(Kevin Garnett)

ALL landscape work done. Maintenance, pruning, tidy up, lawn work, landscape planning and planting etc.

Free Quotes Phone 348 3482

Blind Cleaning

Specialists Small Shift Clean & repair of all of window blinds Specialists styles domestic & commercial. and Single New blind sales. 0800 8899 99 Items www.blindcleaning.co.nz Ph 027 355 0090

info@gardencitymovers.co.nz

Trades & Services

ampedelectrical@xtra.co.nz

30 Years Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

GARDEN CITY

Trades & Services

Enquire now phone 021 667 444

BRICK & BLOCK LAYING all restoration work and new work plus foundations, ph 342 9340 or 021 853 033 BUILDER QUALIfIED licenced and insured, bathroom renovations, decks and fences, all building work, ph Josh 020 400 96143 www.jmhbuilders.co.nz BUILDER Exp in all aspects of building works, home renovations & extensions, property repairs. Free quote. Ph Stuart 0274 661058 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. CARPET & VINYL LAYING Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416

All interior / exterior building

Call Jordon now 027 923 2879

You can only gain by re-scoping.

pegasus.landscapes@gmail.com

EXPERIENCED GARDENER

Free quotes Immediate start

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.

JD GAWITH Decks Fences Pergolas

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT

Landscape Design & Construction

Pets & Supplies

CONSTRUCTION LTD

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 OVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING PLASTERING Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 021 024 99197 or 379-1281. Website www. swedekiwipainting.co.nz PLASTERING - fINNS PLASTERING Services - alterations, renovations, cracks, holes, skim coating and coveing. 24 yrs exp, no job too small. Canty born & bred. Ph 022 087 4351

We will re-scope your property

CAT Cage & 2 heating pads, bed, blankets , price neg, ph 03 342 9773

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

info@blindcleaning.co.nz

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING • Paving • Driveways • Patios & BBQ Areas • Retaining Walls • Fencing & Decking • Design & Construct • Free Plans

30 years experience 338 9349 or 027 447 9707

www.brendscapes.co.nz

• New builds and alterations • Residential/commercial • Heat pumps • Pre purchase electrical inspections • Test and tag • LED lighting upgrades • Data and security www.facebook.com/ ampedelectricalcanterbury

0225 4 amped 0225 4 26733

Welding & General Panel Beating 40 yrs exp, reasonable hourly rate

Ph 027 201 8042 or 027 746 9685

Trades & Services

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

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

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

Building & roofing log fire inSTAllATionS

Trades & Services

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

NEED HELP WITH YOUR CARPET CLEAN? Simply give us a call on 021 035 8989 We will get the job done in a professional way.

CONCRETE CUTTING Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605 ELECTRICIAN Prompt & reliable registered electrician with 24 years experience for all residential and commercial work, new housing and switch board replacements Phone Chris 027 516 0669 ELECTRICIAN Available, 30 years experience, immediate start, competitive rate, ph Brian 027 433 9548

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

• Bricklaying & Blocklaying (30 yrs experience)

logfires

• log fire installation & maintenance • chimney cleaning • standard logfire installations $600 + gsT + permit + parts if applicable • My scaffolding no charge

fencing

• Brick, block, timber or any combination

roofing repairs

• concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

landscape Builds

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes

Jim Gardner Trade Services Member NZ Home Heating Association

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

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

Trades & Services GARDENER Lawn mowing & Gardening, section tidying, friendly efficient service, please ph Paul 021 029 21049 HANDYMAN No job too big or small. Good rates. Call 020 410 67205 HANDYMAN You name it, I’ll probably do it. Competitive rate. Ph Gordon 0274 851 897 or 960-1961

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

To Let

Wanted To Buy

GOOD PRICES PAID For good, tidy furniture and antiques. Buying one item to estate lots.

A NZ made RoomMate Cabin is what you need, will keep you warm in winter, 2.4m x 3.6m, fully insulated, carpets, curtains, fully lockable. Try our new larger model, 4.2m x 2.4m.

From only $55.00pw Larger from only $85.00pw

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To Let CARAVAN RENTAL. Long term CHCH. Rent ot own option avail. Ph 9421900 or 021 02779849. www.habitatcaravans. co.nz HALSWELL Modern 3 bdrm house, sgle gge, furnished. $600 p/w. Ph 021 0504 865

Tools & Machinery TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045 MFC4510

Personals

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REMOVALS Small furniture removals, have own van, can fit various types of whiteware appliances, some furn, bedding, boxes etc, honest & reliable, any area considered, ph Chch 027 517 7001 ROOfING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, Over 40 Yrs experience Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug.co.nz ROOf PAINTING Water blasting. Cut price. Ph Ed 021 024 72950

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AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ About to move? Books, china, coins, medals, furniture, furs, jewellery, tools, old photos, estate. Ph 385-5117 Piano ACCORDIONS or button wanted. Good prices. Ph Andrew 9660277 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951

GOOD PRICES PAID For good, tidy furniture and antiques. Buying one item to estate lots.

Give Rick a call 021 376 883 or 347 4493

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 & 120

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

TGH WIGRAM LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, TGH Wigram Limited, The Good Home Wigram, 75 Bibiana Street, Christchurch 8025), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the variation of ON-LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 90 The Runway Hornby known as THE GOOD HOME WIGRAM.

NEW START LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 19 Euphrasie Drive, Christchurch 8025), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 62 Manchester Street known as CELINE’S BAR & RESTAURANT.

NOT SOCKS GIFTS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 2/150 Cavendish Road, Christchurch 8051), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 2/150 Cavendish Road known as NOT SOCKS.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127, 101 & 120

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101

S M NOORI, (THE LICENSEE, 109 Poulson Street, Christchurch 8024), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal and Variation of ONLICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 132A Opawa Road known as INDIAN HEAVEN.

WAZE LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 43 Bucknell Street, Christchurch), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 161 Colombo Street Sydenham known as LIQUORLAND BECKENHAM.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 1. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.30AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. VARIATION SOUGHT MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO DESIGNATE THE PREMISES SUPERVISED FROM 9.00PM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

Public Notices

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

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

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

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 6.00PM TO 12.00 MIDNIGHT.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9.00AM TO 5.00PM.

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

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

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.30AM TO 9.00PM VARIATION SOUGHT: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.30AM TO 9.30PM

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

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

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 19 October 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 JB FOOD LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 4/11 Amyes Road, Christchurch 8041), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 352 Colombo Street known as INDIAN PEARL RESTAURANT.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF RIGHT TO DEMAND A POLL ON THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM

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

Notice is given under Section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that electors of the Christchurch City Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next triennial general election (2019) of the Christchurch City Council and its community boards.

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

The choice is between the First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral systems. Unless a poll determines otherwise, the FPP electoral system will continue to be used for the Christchurch City Council and its community boards.

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

A valid demand for a poll must be: • •

made in writing signed by at least five percent of eligible electors of the Christchurch City Council. This will require a minimum of 12051 elector signatures delivered to the office of the Christchurch City Council, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch by 5pm Wednesday 21 February 2018 for the outcome of the poll to apply to the 2019 triennial general election of the Christchurch City Council.

Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he or she is qualified as an elector of the Christchurch City Council. For further information, please contact Jo Daly, Council Secretary, phone (03) 941 8999. Dated at Christchurch this 17th day of October 2017. Jo Daly COUNCIL SECRETARY www.ccc.govt.nz

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

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

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 RICCARTON LIQUOR LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, The Manager Riccarton Road Liquorland, 43 Riccarton Road, Riccarton Christchurch 8011), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 375 Ferry Road Linwood known as LIQUORLAND FERRY ROAD.

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

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Situations Vacant

School Bus Drivers

Casual / Part-Time positions available. Full training & financial assistance provided for suitable applicants. Class 2 & P endorsement an advantage – Newcomers are encouraged to apply. All enquiries to David (03) 348 0897 / 027 337 6940 / david@citylinechch.co.nz

1960403

A RECORDS wanted, music memorabilia and HiFi gear wanted. Excellent prices paid. NZ’s biggest range with over 100,000 cd’s, dvds and records. Pennylane 430 Colombo St, Sydenham, ph 366 3278 or 021 222 6144, or we can come to you anytime 7 days, www. pennylane.co.nz BEATLES Wanted autographs, records, programmes, wigs, scrapbooks, tickets, memorabilia anything old. Excellent prices paid please phone Dave at Pennylane 021 222 6144 anytime 7 days BOOKS. Old wanted. Anything considered incl hunting, mountineering, fishing,childrens.  Ph 354 1621 BUYING Now, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, all old china, crystal, antiques, estate lots. For best prices and free inspection call Academy Antiques. Phone 349-4229 GOOD stuff wanted. Whiteware, freezers etc, good quality furniture, antiques, curios, collectables. Anything considered. Cash paid. Ph Dave 960-8440, 027 66 22 116 MILITARIA Any country,  firearms,  uniforms, badges, medals, memoribilia, WW2 or earlier ph 338-9931 STAMP, Postcard & coin collections. Ph 021 138 8949 or 03 428-6587 TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045

Situations Vacant CLEANER required for inner city Christchurch motorcycle showroom. Duties - dusting, vac, cafe cleaning, bathroom cleaning. Approx 3 hours per week. Apply email dodjk@hotmail.com

NOTICES advertising Sports, Clubs, Schools, Organisations, AGMs, Legal Notices, Public Notices, Family Notices, Births, Deaths, Memoriams, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements... For all your important notices, advertise in The Star, where it will be seen by 179,000 people every Thursday. For professional, helpful service, Phone 379-7100

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 19 October 2017.

Crossword Solutions

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 19 October, 2017.

CLEANERS REQUIRED City Centre Area Sat and Sun 7am - 9am and 12pm - 4.30pm

Cashmere Area Mon - Fri 3pm - 6pm

Shirley Area Sat and Sun 6am - 8.30am approximately

This position is not suitable for users of public transport, must have your own car

These are permanent long term positions and not suitable for holders of temporary work permits.

Please email your Application to csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056 Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

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

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

Situations Vacant

You will need to pass a Security Check and you MUST have your own transport.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: SUNDAY TO TUESDAY 9.00AM TO 9.00PM, WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 9.00AM TO 10.00PM.

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

NANNY Mature & experienced is looking for a position caring for children, over 5yrs old, after school, have nursing exp, St Albans, Papanui, Merivale & Shirley areas, plse ph 027 788-7147, Melanie, Ch ODD JOBS. Painting,Tidy ups etc. Ph 981 6577 or 022 048035 PART TIME position required, gardening, maintenance, building or welding, please ph 027 919 2836

We are looking for cleaners to join our commercial cleaning team.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE.

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

Situations Wanted Jobs Wanted

Please advise which job when emailing your CV.

Vehicles Wanted

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ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S

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ts n e v E e s a c w o h S STEVIE K PRESENTS

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A SHOWCASE OF HITS RANGING 50's TO TODAY!

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SUN.31.DEC, 8PM The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

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

Christchurch’s only

SEASIDE CLUB DINE BY THE SEA!

SATURDAY 7.35PM

CANTERBURY v TASMAN RUGBY PREMIERSHIP FINAL

PARTY with DJ VINYL

TUESDAY 31st OCT FROM 6.30PM

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MEMBERS LUCKY CARD DRAW

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.

FUNCTION ROOMS | GAMING ROOM SHUTTLE SERVICE Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

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www.newbrightonclub.co.nz Members, guests and affiliates welcome

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

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

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RACECOURSE HOTEL, SOCKBURN: Saturday 7pm Mark Reihana. RICHMOND WMC: Friday 7pm - Nyree. Sunday 3pm - I Alone. SANDRIDGE HOTEL, SYDENHAM: Thursday 8pm Karaoke. Friday 8pm Mammoth. Saturday 8pm - DJ.

Graeme James at Blue Smoke in the Woolston Tannery on Friday night. BARETTA: Friday 7pm Corner Sound; 10.30pm - DJ Phase. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header feat. Danny III & Dox. BECK’S SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Saturday 9pm Imaginary Friends. Wednesday 8pm - Blues Jam Session. BILL'S BAR, HALSWELL: Thursday & Sunday 6pm Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE, BISHOPDALE: Sunday 3pm Live music. BLACK HORSE, LINCOLN RD: Saturday - Mickey Rat’s Karaoke. Sunday - Willie McArthur. BLUE SMOKE, WOOLSTON TANNERY, GARLANDS RD: Thursday 8pm - The Ahern Brothers NZ album release tour, tickets $10. Friday 8pm Graeme James ‘Wish You Well’ Farewell NZ Tour, tickets $15. Sunday Sit Down 3pm - Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton (NY), tickets $15 +bf or Koha on the door. BROUGHAM: Saturday 8pm Jenlin’s Karaoke. CARLTON, PAPANUI RD: Thursday 9pm - HeadRush. Friday 10pm - D’Sendantz. Saturday 10.30pm - Cropduster. Sunday 4.30pm - Quiz. Monday 8pm - Nick Lee. Tuesday 6pm - Open Mic Night. Wednesday 8.30pm Live music. CASA PUBLICA, ARMAGH ST: Friday 9pm - DJ Maestro B. Saturday 9pm - Latin Night. CASHMERE CLUB: Friday 8pm - Southern Jazzmen, $5 entry. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, VICTORIA ST: Friday 6pm Rockabella; 9.15pm Southfield. Saturday 7pm Marcel; 10.15pm - Blackie. Sunday 5.30pm - Katrina Keenan.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, SIXTY6, PETERBOROUGH ST: Thursday - Death at Dinner Time, a Halloween Murder Mystery Banquet. CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, IRISH SOCIETY HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - Robin Laing, Members $15/Non $20. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRYMEAD: Thursday Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN, REDWOOD: Saturday - Hot Gossip. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. DARKROOM: Thursday Sophie Mashlan & Candice Milner. Friday - The Beths (AKL) ‘Great No One’ Tour with Best Bets. DEJA VU: Friday 8pm Haunted Halloween Party. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson; 9.30pm - Zak Cooper. Saturday 2pm - Lindon Puffin; 9.30pm - Get Set. Sunday 2pm - Sunday Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ Oh One Eight. Friday 10pm Festmate Halloween Party. Saturday 10pm - DJ Phase. Sunday 10pm - DJ Spinal. FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm - Gumbo No.5. Friday 7.30pm - Brad Kang Quartet; 11pm - H Band. Saturday 11pm - Fat & Co. Sunday 3pm - Alice duo. Tuesday 7.30pm - The Scene. GBC (GARDEN BAR CAFE), MARSHLAND RD: Friday 6pm - Vintage Blue. HORNBY WMC: Saturday 4.30pm - Andy Gilmour; 8pm Ian Mac. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tuesday 7pm - NZSO presents Rachmaninov with Joyce Yang. Tickets @ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, GLOUCESTER ST: Friday, Saturday 10.30pm (Gloucester Room) - Delaney Davidson ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour. Tickets @ticketek. JANES BAR, RICHMOND: Saturday 7.30pm - Live music. Sunday - Live blues. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. JAZZ AFTER WORK, ARA AUDITORIUM: Friday 7.30pm - Janice Gray & the Boys (Bob Heinz & Tom Rainey), $10 entry. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday The Misfitz. Saturday Stoutfellows. Wednesday Karaoke. MAK TAVERN, KAINGA: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session. Friday 9pm - DV8. Saturday 9pm - Nossitap. Sunday Misfitz. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Friday 10pm - Shadow Puppets. Saturday 10pm - Elevators. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR: Friday 9pm - DJ Chris. Saturday 9pm - Level 6.

ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, ADDINGTON: Friday 7.30pm - A Night of Acoustic Magic with Ma Bell & Guests feat. Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell aka Ma Bell; Jon Maxim Hooker; Susan Leigh Grant; John Bevin; Mike Kime. Door sales $20. STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - Level 6. Saturday 7pm - Atarmies. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, ADDINGTON: Friday 9pm Live music. Saturday 9pm Live music. Wednesday 7.30pm - Willie’s Open Mic. TEMPS BAR, HORNBY: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). Friday 8.30pm - No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Live music. Wednesday Mickey Rat Karaoke. THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke. BOG IRISH BAR, VICTORIA ST: Thursday 10pm - Jonny Love. Friday 7pm - Davey Backyard; 11pm - Soutfellows. Saturday 7pm - Brendan Gregg; 11pm - Good Company. Sunday 5.30pm - Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7pm - The Jameson Session. Wednesday 8pm - Open Mic Night.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, RICCARTON: Thursday Stout duo. Friday - Halloween Karaoke. Saturday - Eddie Simon. Wednesday - DJ Chick Karaoke. THE CUBAN, ST ASAPH ST: Thursday 6.30pm - Antony Pickard. Friday - Sailor Jerry Party. Saturday 10pm - Latin Party. THE EXCHANGE XCHC, WILSONS RD: Friday 7pm Child Cancer Foundation fund raiser feat. 3 young bands, tickets $35. THE MILLER BAR & CAFE, ADDINGTON: Thursday 7pm - Avon City R& R. Friday 9pm - Don’t Tell Mama. Saturday 9.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Wednesday 8pm - Lance Karaoke. THE WAVE BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. THRILL THE WORLD, CATHEDRAL SQUARE: Sunday 11am - Annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. TREVINOS, BAR, RICCARTON: Friday 9pm Carpe Diem. TWISTED HOP, WOOLSTON: Friday 7.30pm Lloyd & Doublet. WOOLSTON CLUB: Friday 7pm - Lino. Saturday 7.pm - I Alone. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Thursday - Ben Brown & Andy Coyle Annual Wunderbar Show. Saturday 9pm - The Settlers present RaizaBiza, A Homecoming, $10 entry. Tuesday 7pm - Open mic. .


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What’s on

.CO.NZ RICCARTON (0508-446-987)

Spring Fair is on again. There will be a bouncy castle, bungee run, food, baking, sweets, white elephant, bric-a-brac, crafts, games, entertainment, mystery buckets, plant stalls and much more. Perfect for your Christmas shopping. Go along, have lunch, do some shopping and have fun supporting the school. All funds will go towards a new gymnasium for the school. 322a Sawyers Arms Rd

SATURDAY, 8AM HAGLEY PARK RUN Head down to Hagley Park for a relaxed 5km run or walk. Starting from the Botanic Gardens car park on Rolleston Ave, you can walk, run, jog and even bring the dog. No need to register, but you can do so online at parkrun.co.nz/register/ form Botanic Gardens car park, North Hagley Park

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 10AM-5PM BIKE EXPO Whether you are a serious bike aficionado, dirt bike rider, a parent looking for your child’s first bike, or a group looking for your next event or adventure, this expo includes everything to do with bikes, including a special children’s track for trialling a bike. Cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for children. Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram

SATURDAY, 10AM-2PM SPRING FAIR The Emmanuel Christian School

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(3D) THOR: RAGNAROK (TBC)• Thu-Mon 9:00PM BAD MOMS 2 (TBC) Wed 7:00PM BARBIE DOLPHIN MAGIC (TBC) SAT-Sun 10:00AM BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R13) Thu 10:45, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15PM Fri 10:45, 2:45, 6:00PM SAT 3:00, 6:00, 8:20PM Sun 3:00, 8:00PM Mon 10:45, 2:45, 6:00PM Tue 10:45, 2:45, 6:00, 8:40PM Wed 10:20, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15PM CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (G) SAT-Sun 10:50AM FIREWORKS (TBC) Thu 1:00PM Fri 1:40PM SATSun 3:10PM Mon-Tue 1:40PM GEOSTORM (M)•Thu 2:00, 6:40, 8:50PM Fri 2:00, 6:40, 8:20PM SAT 2:00, 6:40, 9:15PM Sun 10:10, 2:00, 6:40, 8:20PM Mon 10:10, 2:00, 6:40, 9:15PM Tue 2:00, 6:40, 9:20PM Wed 12:40, 5:20, 8:45PM HAPPY DEATH DAY (M) Thu 10:40AM Fri 11:20AM Mon 11:20AM 1:40PM Tue 11:20, 9:15PM 1:40PM HOME AGAIN (M) Thu 11:00, 1:10, 8:45PM Fri-SAT 11:00, 1:10, 6:10PM Sun 10:15, 12:20, 6:10PM Mon 11:00, 1:10, 6:10PM Tue 11:00, 1:10, 6:20PM Wed 10:40, 1:40, 6:10PM IT (R16) Tue 9:00PM JIGSAW (R18) Fri 9:15PM Tue 8:30PM KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16) Thu-SAT 3:20PM Mon-Wed 3:20PM MY LITTLE PONY - THE MOVIE (TBC) Sun 1:00PM SECRET SUPERSTAR (M) Fri-Mon 8:45PM Tue 6:10PM SON OF BIGFOOT (PG)• SAT-Sun 9:50, 12:50PM THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) SAT-Sun 12:00PM THE FOREIGNER (R16) Thu-Tue 4:15PM Wed 2:55PM THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG) SAT 10:20AM Sun 10:40AM THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (M) Thu 12:20, 3:10, 6:20PM Fri 12:20, 3:45, 6:20PM SAT 12:40, 6:20PM Sun 5:20PM Mon 12:20, 3:45, 6:20PM Tue 12:20, 3:45PM Wed 12:50, 3:45, 6:20PM THOR: RAGNAROK (TBC)• Thu 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30PM Fri-SAT 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10:30PM Sun 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30PM Mon 10:30, 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30PM Tue 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30PM Wed 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7:30, 8:30PM VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG) Thu-Fri 10:00AM Mon-Wed 10:00AM

THE RICCARTON MARKET Sunday, 9am-2pm Riccarton Racecourse

SATURDAY, 8AM-NOON CRACROFT ANNUAL GARAGE SALE The small suburb of Cracroft will hold its annual garage sale on Saturday morning. More than 30 residents will run their own sales and will have balloons outside. Just follow the balloons and walk around the neighbourhood on the Port Hills side of Cashmere Rd, near the Cracroft Shopping Centre. 142-154 Cashmere Rd

VIOLIN

GENERAL ADMISSION

OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce

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

Manu Berkeljon

GEOSTORM (M)• Thu-Sun 10:10AM Tue-Wed 10:10AM THOR: RAGNAROK (TBC)• Thu-Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30PM Mon 11:30, 2:30PM Tue-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30PM

LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St

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PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9

THOR: RAGNAROK (TBC)• Wed 11:00AM

G SUITABLE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES. PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS. M SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER. E SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL (R) RATED MOVIES KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16) FLATLINERS (R13) BLADERUNNER R13. THE FOREIGNER (R16) JIGSAW (R18)

PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9

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JIGSAW R18 - TORTURE AND SADISTIC VIOLENCE. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS G. BATTLE OF THE SEXES PG COARSE LANGUAGE & SEXUAL REFERENCES. THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US M SEX SCENES & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. IT R16 VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & HORROR. KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE R16 VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE, DRUG USE & SEX SCENES. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE PG LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE. THE CHANGEOVER M SUPERNATURAL THEMES & CONTENT THAT MAY DISTURB. BLADE RUNNER 2049 R13 VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & SEXUAL THEMES. HAPPY DEATH DAY M - HORROR, VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & SEXUAL REFERENCES. THE EMOJI MOVIE PG - SOME SCENES MAY SCARE VERY YOUNG CHILDREN. VICTORIA & ABDUL PG. GEOSTORM M VIOLENCE. SON OF BIG FOOT PG - VIOLENCE & COARSE LANGUAGE . SECRET SUPERSTAR TBC. THE FOREIGNER R16. THOR: RAGNAROK TBC. GOL MAALAGAIN M.

PIANO

Sarah Watkins

Tickets from Eventfinda $40/Adult • $20/Student The Piano • 156 Armagh St • Christchurch

IRELAND • RITCHIE • KER • SCHUBERT Wednesday, 8 November 7pm

NORTHLANDS (0508-446-987) BAD MOMS 2 (TBC) Wed 7:00PM BARBIE DOLPHIN MAGIC (G) SAT 10:00AM Sun 10:10AM Tue 10:10AM BHALWAAN SINGH (TBC) Fri 8:45PM Sun 8:50PM Mon-Tue 8:45PM Wed 8:40PM BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R13) Thu 12:30, 3:20, 8:40PM Fri 3:20PM SAT 3:20, 8:50PM Sun 3:20, 8:30PM Mon 12:30, 3:20, 8:45PM Tue 3:20PM Wed 12:30, 3:20, 8:50PM GEOSTORM (M)• Thu 10:50, 3:20, 9:10PM Fri 10:50, 3:20, 9:00PM SAT 11:35, 3:20, 9:00PMSun 10:50, 3:20, 9:10PM Mon-Wed 10:50, 3:20, 9:00PM GOLMAAL AGAIN (M) Fri-SAT 8:40PM Sun 8:10PM Mon-Tue 8:40PM HAPPY DEATH DAY (M) Thu 3:50PM Fri 3:30PM SAT 3:10PM Mon 3:50PM Tue 3:30PM Wed 3:50PM HOME AGAIN (M) Thu-SAT 10:35, 1:00, 6:40PM Sun 1:00, 6:40PM Mon-Wed 10:35, 1:00, 6:40PM JIGSAW (R18) Fri 12:50, 8:50PMTue 12:50, 8:50PM KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16) Thu 9:10PMFri 5:50PM Tue 5:50PM MY LITTLE PONY - THE MOVIE (TBC) Sun 10:35, 12:40PM SON OF BIGFOOT (PG)• SAT-Sun 10:20, 12:30PM THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) SAT 10:00AM Sun 1:20PM THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (M) Thu-Fri 1:20, 3:45, 6:20PM SAT 2:05, 4:30, 6:10PM Sun 3:45, 5:50PM Mon-Tue 1:20, 3:45, 6:20PM Wed 1:20, 3:45PM THOR: RAGNAROK (TBC)• Thu-Tue 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:00, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00PM Wed 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:00, 6:10, 8:00, 9:00PM TULIP FEVER (TBC) Thu 10:00, 12:40, 8:45PM Fri-SAT 10:00, 12:40, 6:30PM Sun 10:00, 3:30, 6:10PM Mon-Wed 10:00, 12:40, 6:30PM VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG) SESSION TIMES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING hu-F ri 10:00AM Mon 10:00, 6:10PM •TNO COMPLIMENTARIES Tue 10:00AM Wed 10:00, 6:10PM

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

SUSTAINING PARTNER

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, 7PM CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOLS’ MUSIC FESTIVAL Choirs from more than 100 schools will perform some old musical favourites including Singin’ In The Rain, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and Summertime. Cost will be $19 for adults, $7 for children Horncastle Arena FRIDAY, 11AM-9PM FRIDAY STREET FOOD MARKET Enjoy the longer evenings and warmer weather at the Friday Food Market. There will be food trucks and stands from around the world, as well as live entertainment and buskers. Cathedral Square SATURDAY, 9.30AM-12.30PM COMMUNITY BOOT SALE Spend some quality time browsing and mingling at this community sale, which is weather dependant. To book a $10 space, call 021 111 6223. Quaker centre, 217 Ferry Rd SATURDAY, 8AM-8PM, SUNDAY, 8AM-5PM OCEANIA PETANQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS The Christchurch Pentanque Club’s new international standard facilities will play host to the world championship qualifiers this weekend. See the best players from New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu and the small South Pacific island of Wallis and Futuna go head-to-head for a place at the world championships. Food and beverages will be available on site. Christchurch Petanque Club, North Hagley Park

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Thursday October 26 2017

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

We are BUYING at 17 venues around Christchurch Please check the times carefully.

MONDAY 30 Oct.

tUESDAY 31 Oct.

WEDNESDAY 1 NOV.

tHURSDAY 2 NOV.

FRIDAY 3 NOV.

SAtURDAY 4 NOV.

AVONHEAD

RANGIORA

REDWOOD

AVONHEAD

RANGIORA

BARRINGtON

9am-11am Avonhead Baptist Church Hall 102 Avonhead Road

9am-11am John Knox Centre Cnr High & King Streets

9am-11am St Lukes Church Hall Cnr Main North & Daniel Rds

9am-11am Avonhead Baptist Church Hall 102 Avonhead Road

9am-11am John Knox Centre Cnr High & King Streets

9am-11am St Nicholas Church Hall Cnr Barrington & Frankleigh Sts

St ALBANS

PAPANUI

BURNSIDE

HALSWELL

BISHOPDALE

KAIAPOI

12noon-2pm St Albans Community Centre 1047 Colombo Street

12noon-2pm Chapel Street Centre Cnr Harewood Rd & Chapel

WOOLStON

NEW BRIGHtON

3pm – 4.30pm Woolston Club 43 Hargood Street

CH-7865639AD

3pm – 4.30pm New Brighton Club 198 Marine Parade

12noon-2pm St Stephens Church Hall 365 Ilam Road

HORNBY

3pm – 4.30pm Hornby Community Centre & Library, 8 Goulding Ave

12noon-2pm Halswell Community Hall Cnr Sparks Rd & Halswell Junction

cASHMERE 3pm – 4.30pm The Cashmere Club 50 Colombo Street

12noon-2pm Chapel Street Centre Cnr Harewood Rd & Chapel

12noon-2pm St Martins Community Centre Cnr Wade Ave & Wilsons Rd

REDcLIFFS

HOUSEcALLS

3pm – 4.30pm St Andrews Church Hall 149 Main Road, Redcliffs

Goldco Antique Buyers - Member NZNDA. PO Box 579, Wellington. walsh.clan@xtra.co.nz TEL

If you are out of town or unable to see us at a venue Please call Hamish on

0800 105 228

0800 105 228


GREAT SAVINGS ON THE LATEST DESIGNS! Vintage Barstool and Dining Chairs

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This stunning range of vintage chairs will transform your dining room by adding in that touch of retro styling with its vintage faux leather seats and fresh steel frames.

Taking inspiration from mid-century furniture design, this range of metal tal barstools and d chairs come in several eral bright hi-gloss ss colours.

Available in colours: grey and espresso.

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Set Includes: Dining Table + 3 Seater + 2 Single Seaters + 2 Ottomans

Montego Outdoor Dining Set This stunning setting comprises a sturdy aluminium frame covered by UV stabilized, weather resistant wicker and designed with grey and charcoal hues. The dining table is made to match the seating and is finished off with an easy clean glass top.

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Set Includes: 1800x900mm Dining Table + 6 Chairs + Outdoor Furniture Cover

Accessories are not included in the price of furniture unless otherwise stated. Colours in store may vary to those pictured. Stock may vary from store to store. Target apologises in advance if any item is sold out during the promotion. All prices include GST. Target reserves the right to amend any misprints or errors within this advertisement. Mailer offers expire Monday 23rd October 2017. Sale excludes Manchester and accessories.

Corner Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch.

Phone: 0800 TARGET

Tahiti Cantilever Umbrella

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Includes Queen Bed plus 2 Bedside Tables.

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Brix Living Collection ction

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Vermont 3 Plus 2 Seater Suite

$1099

The Cologne is packed with comfort, this sofa pulls out with ease to become a bed settee, perfect for all those overnight guests.

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*No Payments and No Interest for 18 Months (“Payment Holiday”) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans for in-store purchases only until offer ends 31st October 2017. Minimum spend $499. Annual Account Fee of $50 applies. New Q Cardholder fees - $55 Establishment and ($3 PPSR - Q Card only. Existing Q Cardholder fee - $35 Advance. Q Card Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.25% p.a. applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Payment Holiday period may vary depending on Cardholder’s payment cycle dates. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Rate and fees correct as at date of publication, subject to change.

Santorini 7 Piece Dining Set

TRADING HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm • Weekends 10am-5pm

The Santorini Collection is a gorgeous design that is both contemporary and country. Acacia is an extremely durable timber, making it ideal for all weather conditions, and a great choice for your outdoor area.

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Athens 4 Piece Outdoor Lounge Set This is the perfect set for summer with its aluminium slats. In order to combat potential rust and oxidation, we use a powder-coated finish on this product. This set will not rust, requiring hassle free maintenance. The Athens lounge seats are topped with a comfortable spun polyester cushion and finished in dark grey.

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Milan 3+2 Outdoor Lounge Set The Milan range uses Sunbrella fabric that resists fading, is water and mould resistant making it not only a beautiful addition to any outdoor space but also one of our most durable.

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Enjoy making memories this summer with the Cancun range. This material is excellent for any weather condition with no maintenance required and the best part is it doesn’t fade with the sun.

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Athens 3 Piece Outdoor Dining Set This 3- piece Athens dining set is perfect if you are wanting to revamp and modernise your outdoor living area. This super-sleek dining set is minimalist in the true sense with its simple corrosion resistant aluminium slats.

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The fabric is also water and mould resistant, withstanding the harshest of elements as long as it is properly cleaned and cared for.

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Available in two neutral colours with plush cushion seating.

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These fashionable egg chairs are a fun addition to any home.

Table length: 1500mm. Bench length: 1200mm.

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The lounge range of the Milan features quick dry foams and Sunbrella fabric. Reminiscent of spun cotton and loved for both its strength and beauty, Sunbrella fabric resists fading regardless of how long or how often it is exposed to the sun’s rays.

Ego Egg Chair

The Ibiza table and seats are both accented with FSC certified Teak tops creating contrasting tones and texture for a unique and stylish appeal, perfect for a contemporary outdoor area.

Set Includes: Coffee Table + 3 Seater Sofa + 2 Single Seaters

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Colada Outdoor Lounge Set Get the supreme designer look in your backyard with the Colada collection. This set showcases clean architectural lines and high back chairs that offer great support with generously sized cushions. Available in your choice of Gunmetal or White.

Valenica 7 Piece Outdoor Bar Set

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Colada Outdoor Dining Set The Corner Dining Suite is the perfect solution if you are looking for an outdoor dining set, but with the comforts of a lounge suite. Available in your choice of Gunmetal or White

Cascade Outdoor Bar Set The Cascade Outdoor collection is elegant and modern. Through its tapered lines, simple symmetry and neutral palette, it displays a sophisticated quality that will suit any outdoor space.

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$400 Cascade Outdoor Lounge Set The Cascade Outdoor collection is elegant and modern. Through its tapered lines, simple symmetry and neutral palette, it displays a sophisticated quality that will suit any outdoor space.

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Valenica Outdoor Corner Lounge Set Spend as much time as you can outdoors this summer with the stylish Valencia collection. Built using a heavy duty aluminium frame covered with weather resistant wicker, you will have years of enjoyment with this range.

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This 7 piece Bar Setting is perfect for outdoor dining with a difference in your garden or patio. Bar tables are a great addition to any outdoor space and an excellent piece if you love to spend time outdoors and plan on entertaining this summer.

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Valencia 3 Piece Balcony Set Perfect for balconies, patios, and apartment living this Valencia 3 Piece Balcony Setting is both compact and versatile, stacking together for storage.

Valencia Outdoor Daybed Relax into this luxurious two person day bed. Designed with flexibility in mind, the base can be split into two pieces for extra seating options. The folding canopy can be repositioned depending on the shade and sun protection required.

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MAINTENANCE FREE ALUMINIUM SETTINGS

save

$1000

Athens 4 Piece Outdoor Lounge Set This is the perfect set for summer with its aluminium slats. In order to combat potential rust and oxidation, we use a powder-coated finish on this product. This set will not rust, requiring hassle free maintenance. The Athens lounge seats are topped with a comfortable spun polyester cushion and finished in dark grey.

was $2799

now only

$2199

Milan 3+2 Outdoor Lounge Set The Milan range uses Sunbrella fabric that resists fading, is water and mould resistant making it not only a beautiful addition to any outdoor space but also one of our most durable.

save

was $4799

now only

$3799

Ibiza 3 Piece Outdoor Dining Set

$600

$500

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$350 Cancun 4 Piece Outdoor Lounge Set

was $2499

Enjoy making memories this summer with the Cancun range. This material is excellent for any weather condition with no maintenance required and the best part is it doesn’t fade with the sun.

now only

$1999

Athens 3 Piece Outdoor Dining Set This 3- piece Athens dining set is perfect if you are wanting to revamp and modernise your outdoor living area. This super-sleek dining set is minimalist in the true sense with its simple corrosion resistant aluminium slats.

$1299

$300

The fabric is also water and mould resistant, withstanding the harshest of elements as long as it is properly cleaned and cared for.

was $1299

now only

$999

Available in two neutral colours with plush cushion seating.

save

$100

save

was $1649

save

These fashionable egg chairs are a fun addition to any home.

Table length: 1500mm. Bench length: 1200mm.

save

The lounge range of the Milan features quick dry foams and Sunbrella fabric. Reminiscent of spun cotton and loved for both its strength and beauty, Sunbrella fabric resists fading regardless of how long or how often it is exposed to the sun’s rays.

Ego Egg Chair

The Ibiza table and seats are both accented with FSC certified Teak tops creating contrasting tones and texture for a unique and stylish appeal, perfect for a contemporary outdoor area.

Set Includes: Coffee Table + 3 Seater Sofa + 2 Single Seaters

Milan Sun Lounger

$350

was $499

now only

$399

was $1749

now only

$1399

save

$150

save

$350

save

$500

save

Colada Outdoor Lounge Set Get the supreme designer look in your backyard with the Colada collection. This set showcases clean architectural lines and high back chairs that offer great support with generously sized cushions. Available in your choice of Gunmetal or White.

Valenica 7 Piece Outdoor Bar Set

$400 was $1899

now only

$1499

Colada Outdoor Dining Set The Corner Dining Suite is the perfect solution if you are looking for an outdoor dining set, but with the comforts of a lounge suite. Available in your choice of Gunmetal or White

Cascade Outdoor Bar Set The Cascade Outdoor collection is elegant and modern. Through its tapered lines, simple symmetry and neutral palette, it displays a sophisticated quality that will suit any outdoor space.

save

save

$400 Cascade Outdoor Lounge Set The Cascade Outdoor collection is elegant and modern. Through its tapered lines, simple symmetry and neutral palette, it displays a sophisticated quality that will suit any outdoor space.

was $1999

now only

Valenica Outdoor Corner Lounge Set Spend as much time as you can outdoors this summer with the stylish Valencia collection. Built using a heavy duty aluminium frame covered with weather resistant wicker, you will have years of enjoyment with this range.

was $1799

$1599

now only

$500

$1299

was $2499

now only

$1999

This 7 piece Bar Setting is perfect for outdoor dining with a difference in your garden or patio. Bar tables are a great addition to any outdoor space and an excellent piece if you love to spend time outdoors and plan on entertaining this summer.

now only $1399 was $1749

Valencia 3 Piece Balcony Set Perfect for balconies, patios, and apartment living this Valencia 3 Piece Balcony Setting is both compact and versatile, stacking together for storage.

Valencia Outdoor Daybed Relax into this luxurious two person day bed. Designed with flexibility in mind, the base can be split into two pieces for extra seating options. The folding canopy can be repositioned depending on the shade and sun protection required.

$30 300

save

was $1249

now only

$250

$999

was $1199

now only

$899

SHOP WITH US ONLINE! targetfurniture.co.nz Nationwide Delivery

save

was $749

now only

$599


GREAT SAVINGS ON THE LATEST DESIGNS! Vintage Barstool and Dining Chairs

Tolix Barstool and Dining Chairs

This stunning range of vintage chairs will transform your dining room by adding in that touch of retro styling with its vintage faux leather seats and fresh steel frames.

Taking inspiration from mid-century furniture design, this range of metal tal barstools and d chairs come in several eral bright hi-gloss ss colours.

Available in colours: grey and espresso.

Barstool

now only

now only

was $95

$75ea

was $99

$79ea

SALE

WE NOW SELL ONLINE!

Available in colours: black, white, red, grey and rose gold.

Dining Chair

THE MASSIVE OUTDOOR

Dining Chair

Barstool Barstoo ol

now only

now on only nly

was $95

$7 75 5ea

was $99 9

Valencia 9 Piece Outdoor Dining & Lounge Set

save

$300

$59 9ea

was $ $1399

*Coffee Table not included

was $2498

Restrained and sophisticated, this suite flaunts a subtle mid-century modern design that will give your living space the fresh new look you need.

Montana 3 Piece Package

This 9 Piece set covers all your family’s needs. Sit back and relax in the lounge area or sit at the dining table to enjoy your meal.

save

now only

$1999

Set Includes: Corner Suite + Coffee Table + Low Dining Table + 4 Stools

now only

$1998

With a name that is as bold ld and confident as the Brix, you will be sure to find a solid style with clean lines and balanced design. n. The Brixx range is constructed from durable veneers and engineered wood.

save $399 $100

Coffee Table was $499

now only

Buffet

save

was $849

now only

$699

$200

A gorgeous low profile bed featuring a tufted headboard is combined with a light oak wood for a lighter bedroom look. With matching fabric bedsides, the full package transforms bedrooms into a comfort oasis.

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Set Includes: Dining Table + 3 Seater + 2 Single Seaters + 2 Ottomans

Montego Outdoor Dining Set This stunning setting comprises a sturdy aluminium frame covered by UV stabilized, weather resistant wicker and designed with grey and charcoal hues. The dining table is made to match the seating and is finished off with an easy clean glass top.

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Set Includes: 1800x900mm Dining Table + 6 Chairs + Outdoor Furniture Cover

Accessories are not included in the price of furniture unless otherwise stated. Colours in store may vary to those pictured. Stock may vary from store to store. Target apologises in advance if any item is sold out during the promotion. All prices include GST. Target reserves the right to amend any misprints or errors within this advertisement. Mailer offers expire Monday 23rd October 2017. Sale excludes Manchester and accessories.

Corner Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch.

Phone: 0800 TARGET

Tahiti Cantilever Umbrella

$1999

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Includes Queen Bed plus 2 Bedside Tables.

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Brix Living Collection ction

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Vermont 3 Plus 2 Seater Suite

$1099

The Cologne is packed with comfort, this sofa pulls out with ease to become a bed settee, perfect for all those overnight guests.

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Spend as much time as you can outdoors this summer with the stylish Valencia collection.

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*No Payments and No Interest for 18 Months (“Payment Holiday”) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans for in-store purchases only until offer ends 31st October 2017. Minimum spend $499. Annual Account Fee of $50 applies. New Q Cardholder fees - $55 Establishment and ($3 PPSR - Q Card only. Existing Q Cardholder fee - $35 Advance. Q Card Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.25% p.a. applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Payment Holiday period may vary depending on Cardholder’s payment cycle dates. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Rate and fees correct as at date of publication, subject to change.

Santorini 7 Piece Dining Set

TRADING HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm • Weekends 10am-5pm

The Santorini Collection is a gorgeous design that is both contemporary and country. Acacia is an extremely durable timber, making it ideal for all weather conditions, and a great choice for your outdoor area.

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This outdoor umbrella features an aluminium frame and 8 steel ribs for added strength and comes in your choice of two colours, Black and Taupe. Umbrella Base sold separately.

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18 MONTHS NO PAYMENTS * & NO INTEREST

*Minimum purchase $499.

Finance offer expires 31st October 2017.See back page for terms & conditions.

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