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ALL GIRL WINNERS: Rapid, 2, Jess Tansey, of Rangi Ruru , and Swag, 4, were a winning combination at the National Dog Agility Championshps in Hamilton over Labour Weekend. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Doggone good performance „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

about 6000 individual runs. Jess’ siberian husky-border collie cross Rapid was named medium dog of the show after winning four runs, a second place, third and fifth in the novice section of the competition. 




Rapid was not Jess’ only dog to have its day, with her threeyear-old german shepherd border collie cross Swag finishing with three thirds, a fourth and a seventh in the top class category. •Turn to page 5


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„„ By Julia Evans PAPANUI SMALL businesses fear they will struggle if on-street parking in Main North Rd is taken away for a bus lane. The city council has proposed 22 parks be removed between Harewood Rd and Grassmere St including all parking outside The China Kitchen and Super Liquor. China Kitchen owner Stella Li said she expects profits would drop by 50 per cent. “It will destroy our small business…it’s very shocking, the city council should be helping small businesses,” she said. On the north side of the road 16 spaces would be lost and heading towards the city, six. “Some car parks will need to be removed in order to accommodate the bus lanes and bus stops but there is available parking behind the businesses on Main North Rd for customers to use,’’ city council manager planning, transport and delivery Lynette Ellis said. She said the city council would improve signage directing customers to off-street parking. There are three car parks behind the China Kitchen, which are not for public use. •Turn to page 7

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK YOU HAVE to sympathise with Papanui businesses as they face the prospect of losing car parks outside their stores (see page 1). The city council is proposing to get rid of 22 car parks between Harewood Rd and Grassmere St. Proposing generally means that’s what will happen. And no surprises the affected businesses aren’t happy. The car parks will be taken away to make way for bus lanes, and that is the dilemma. Christchurch is an ever expanding city and with that comes more traffic. We do need to be encouraging public transport, cycling and other ways getting from A to B. There is no simple answer. Papanui-Innes Community Board member John Stringer has been out and about taking photos of pot holes (see page 3). Quakes and rain; very potty. – Barry Clarke


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Pothole police pound pavement „„ By Julia Evans THE NORTH-WEST has its own pothole patroller. Papanui-Innes Community Board member John Stringer has been conducting a personal hunt for any potholes as he traverses the ward. “Following a historically high September rainfall and aggravated by a lot of heavy transport in north-west Christchurch, John there has been a Stringer proliferation of deep potholes emerging in Papanui, some several inches deep at busy intersections,” he said. Mr Stringer said they are dangerous for cyclists and he’s spotted several near the new Papanui Parallel cycleway. “Many of the worst potholes are occurring next to the newly completed cycleways where traffic has been narrowed and the extra tyre stress has aggravated the road surfaces,” he said. Mr Stringer also said he noticed surface flooding caused by shingle coming out of several of the potholes.

DANGER: Community board member John Stringer has checked the roads around Papanui for potholes and encourages residents to report any they see to the city council. PHOTOS: JOHN STRINGER

So the board member is leading by example. Mr Stringer took photos and alerted the city council of potholes on Harewood Rd; near the entrance to Papanui Library on Langdons Rd; on the loop lane into the airport drop-off point; and at the Rutland St and Innes Rd intersection.

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He also found potholes outside the entrance to Northlands Shopping Centre. Mr Stringer said the best way to report potholes was to use the city council’s Snap Send Solve app or phone 941 8999. “The city council can’t be everywhere so the role of local community board members and

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HEAD-ON COLLISION RISK To reduce the risk of a head-on crash, no-stopping restrictions will be put in place on Waimairi Rd, Burnside. When vehicles park on the south side of the road, it forces passing vehicles to cross the centre line, which could cause a head-on crash. The FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board approved the no-stopping restrictions outside 303 and 305 Waimairi Rd at its meeting last week. DANGEROUS TREE GONE A dangerous tree in St Albans has now become firewood. The semimature ash tree was outside 90 Bishop St. It was removed by the city council due to “concerns for public safety”. A city council staff report said investigations into the health and structural integrity of the tree concluded it needed to be removed. It was bent over and protruded onto the street. CYCLEWAY HOLD UP Work on the Northern Line cycleway between Harewood Rd and Restell St has been temporarily stopped. The work on Restell St has been completed but the city council has to wait for traffic signals and a pedestrian crossing to be approved by KiwiRail before it can continue work on Harewood Rd.

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Your Local Views Principal’s uplifting spring message St Margaret’s College executive principal Gillian Simpson writes about the importance of young people looking after their mental health in the modern world SPRING BRINGS light and hope with each day as we watch bulbs emerge from winter sleep. Blossom and leaf buds promise new life. Children and lambs frolic in the warming sunshine and we look to spring clean our homes. Perhaps we need to spring clean our minds and bodies too. Everywhere we are bombarded with messages about well-being and mental health as major issues for the western world. Post-earthquake Christchurch has its own issues around posttraumatic stress and we are still seeing evidence of this in our St Margaret’s College community. We appear to be in search of a hedonistic “happiness”, which is often material, superficial and fleeting. There is much current research that indicates that true “happiness”, which is deep and sustained and leads to lifelong

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their mental health and well-being. well-being, can be attained only programmes are challenged through living a life with gratiin all sectors and St Margaret’s tude and compassion for others. College is constantly reviewWe worry for the well-being ing and adapting practices and of our young women in a world programmes to best support our where they look for instant students, parents and staff to live gratification, constant reassurwell and thrive. We are curance and affirmation in their rently undergoing a full review search for perfection. of our well-being systems and Social media has contributed programmes. We keep teachto the rising anxiety and feelings ers abreast of the latest trends, of inadequacy for many vulnerresearch and best educational able teenagers. Social media has practice. provided another vehicle for The new St Margaret’s College unkind and negative behaviours website has a link to a parent to damage our young women’s resource page where we share self-esteem. helpful and supportive links and Pastoral care and well-being ideas with parents.

The St Margaret’s College graduate profile attributes have been developed by the staff and the trust board and identified as important to well-being and success, empowering young women to “live and lead”. A message for young people – just try these simple things: Take time to breathe and feel your life giving breath. Take time to grieve and feel the pain – that’s OK. Take time to heal and regain your strength. Take time to listen to your heart and to others. Take time to think and reflect and learn. Take time to be brave and stand for what you believe. Take time to give and to serve others as it is in giving that we receive. Take time to love as it is in loving that we are loved. Take time to be thankful for true gratitude brings peace and happiness. Take time to find the positive and the beauty in this world. Take time to just “be” the beautiful girl you are. You make this world a better place for your being in it. Love yourself unconditionally.

Readers respond to an article about the completion of the Western Belfast Bypass in the coming weeks Mike Allfrey – Hopefully it will end the bottleneck between the Clearwater roundabout and The Groynes when travelling north. Judith Thomas – I think they should have built a new bridge further west instead of making the traffic faster in the old area with another lane on the old bridge. Andrew Bray – Maybe if they work weekends they would have finished it sooner. Joanne Churcher – It was actually due to be completed next March – check the New Zealand Transport Agency website – so they are well ahead.


Local News Now Michael Oliver – Going to make a huge difference to the north and southbound traffic.

Mike Allfrey – If the third lane will take pressure off the old Main North Rd, wouldn’t it be safer for cyclists to use it, rather than put them nearer to the motorway? Last time I looked, it’s illegal to cycle on the motorway so why put cyclists near it?

Hayden Allan – Is the traffic really backed up from the end of the motorway to the Waimakariri Bridge? I think we need to look at that first. I just don’t feel putting an extra lane in will do much but move the bottle neck down to where it will have to merge. Yvonne Pender – Listen to the radio reports every morning and you know how bad it is. The widening of the lanes is long overdue. Ian McPherson – Put a bigger pipe in to feed a small funnel,

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Trevor Taylor – Considering 95 per cent of vehicles only have the driver in them, this lane will make bugger all difference then.


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PLANS: Designs for a third southbound lane across the Waimakariri River were released by Environment Canterbury.

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David Butler – The clip-on cycle way is worrying.

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•From page 1 The competition required handlers to guide their dogs through varied obstacle courses in the fastest time possible, without making mistakes. The obstacles included tunnels, ramps and jumpers.  Jess said it was the best results she and her dogs had achieved. The 17-year-old has been working with dogs for as long she could remember, first starting out running her parent’s dogs around courses before she properly learnt to train dogs when she was about eight.  She has been based Selwyn Dog Training Club for two years and has trained eight dogs so far.  She said the training takes a lot of patience and it all comes down to working out what motivates a dog. Jess said her two dogs’ personalities are the complete opposites. Swag is sweet, cuddly and more trustworthy on the obstacle course where as Rapid is fast, crazy and more unpredictable.

LEAP: Jess Tansey’s dog Swag makes a high jump at the championships.

“I have to get my mum voice out,” she said. She has found the most difficult trick to teach her dogs were weaving poles.  As well as taking on national competitions, Jess spends her time helping train beginner classes.  “Without us there would be no sport really because we have got to get the younger generation in on it because that will be who is in sport in a couple of years time,” she said.  As for the rest of the year, Jess will compete in two more upcoming in Hawkes Bay and Christchurch where she will judge for the first time.

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News Council initiates uni parking review „„ By Julia Evans PARKING restrictions around Canterbury University are set to tighten. On-street parking through Fendalton and Ilam is being audited by the city council. The 1996 city council introduced a comprehensive parking plan named The University Parking Plan, but staff said the demand for parks has increased beyond that. In response the city council has initiated a review and is seeking community feedback. The first leg of the audit would see tighter restrictions on the Fendalton and Ilam streets, Hamilton Ave, Lothian St, Ilam Rd, Tuirau Pl, Swanleigh Pl, Ryeland Ave and Braithwaite St. These areas are are currently P120 between 9am and 5pm from March to November – the city council is proposing this be changed to P120 between 9am and 5pm year round. Residents have expressed concerns about the number of vehicles parking on their streets. The public can give feedback on the proposal through the city council’s website.

Police patrols increase near school „„ By Julia Evans AN INCREASED police presence is putting the brakes on speeding motorists near St Albans School. Acting Sergeant James McClurg said police had added the area to their patrol round. He said recent changes to lengthen the red light phase at Cranford and Berwick Sts, as well as Westminster and Cranford Sts, had also “made a Ali Jones difference” to the safety of children. The patrols are part of solutions to ongoing problems of pupils safety on the roads. They were set out during a meeting between St Albans School, the city council and police in a bid to stop the dangerous driving, speed and traffic issues putting the safety of pupils in jeopardy, PapanuiInnes Community Board chairwoman Ali Jones said. The “quick wins” included the increased police presence, which deputy principal Claire Howison said is making a difference. Other plans included more

DANGER: A long-term plan has been developed in a bid to keep pupils at St Albans School safe from traffic. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

monitoring of the 3min dropoff spot on Westminster St, installation of more 3min dropoff zones and yellow lines on Sheppard Pl. Ms Howison said the school didn’t quite have the “man-power” to increase the monitoring yet, although the police presence had been “wonderful”. However, Ms Jones said it was not only about “band-aid” fixes – the meeting was also about looking at long-term solutions.

“We don’t want to be fire fighting on a daily basis, we want to take a more holistic approach and deal with the future as well,” she said. City council traffic engineer Penny Grey is planning an audit for the area’s roads. It will start shortly to help deal with the predicted increase in traffic from the Northern Arterial. City council staff are also investigating the possibility of creating another entry to

the school through English Park to decrease congestion on Westminster St. Board of trustees chairman Chris Wallace said the school is “really pleased” with the outcome. “It was great to hear all the stakeholders ultimately have the safety of our kids at the centre of decision-making,” he said. There will be another meeting between the community board, the city council, the school and police in November.


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Loss of parking will hit business •From page 1 “Our staff don’t finish until 10.30 or 11pm. We don’t want them to have to walk, it’s quite dangerous,” she said. Super Liquor owner Carolyn Moffat said while her business has some spaces out back, there are not enough. “It’s a glib statement saying they’ll put in more signage,” Ms Moffat said. She said the city council hasn’t understood “strip shopping.” “People pull in if they can get a park, if not they keep going,” Ms Moffat said. Mrs Li said people driving home would phone in for takeaway and quickly pull into a park on the street, grab their food and a bottle of wine before carrying on. “They won’t stop if there are no parks because it’s easy to keep going for another block and go to a different restaurant,” she said. But Ms Moffat isn’t entirely unhappy with the proposal, she is glad to see something being done about the traffic. “I just think they need to look at it again. The bus lane shouldn’t be full time. There’s

NERVOUS: Stella Li of China Kitchen and Tim Siegert of Super Liquor aren’t sure how they’ll make ends meet if on-street parking is lost (shown in green on diagrams. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER no congestion on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.” And she said some parks should remain. Though it doesn’t have to be all of them. The city council has proposed other measures to prioritise

buses and ease congestion on Main North Rd. It plans to extend the operating hours of the part-time bus lane between Mary and Homer Sts, install a left turn lane from Langdons Rd onto Main North Rd and replace a give-way sign


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Bid to ease congestion outside school gets approval „„ By Julia Evans A BID to ease congestion on a narrow street outside Selwyn House School has been approved. The city council is set to put 3min parking restrictions in place on Merivale Lane after receiving approval from the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board. The move comes after the school approached city council staff with a request for an on-site visit to look at solutions for the pick-up and drop-off congestion. “The reason this request has been initiated is that the school requires a safe area for parents and caregivers to park and pickup and drop-off children,” a city council staff report said. The 3min parking area outside the school is currently P120 between 8am and 4pm on school days. It will change to P120 between 9am and 3pm on school days and P3 from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm. The project will cost $1200 and be completed four weeks after the city council selects a contractor.


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St Andrew’s dominate Zonta awards „„ By Andrew King ST ANDREW’S College athletes cleaned up at the Zonta Sports Awards last week. Previous winner and former world under-23 cross-country mountain bike champion Anton Cooper spoke at the awards which were initially created to recognise the high achievements of young sportswomen in Canterbury, but later became a combined women’s and men’s event. St Andrew’s had winners in five of the six award categories. Lawrence Arundell took out the boys award for his involvement in the school’s trap shooting team. Christina Shepherd won the award for outstanding achievement by a female athlete with a disability for her efforts in athletics this year. Rower Ben Taylor won the award for outstanding achievement by a sportsman in one sport. Taylor, who lives in West Melton, and teammate Thomas Russel, brought home a silver medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria with the New Zealand junior men’s coxless quad. Both were selected after a strong showing at the Maadi Cup regatta earlier in the year.

•Christ’s College’s Will Hutchinson won the boys award for contribution to sports as either an umpire, referee, coach, or tutor. He received it for his involvement with the school’s touch team. •Marian College netballer Renee Rae won the girls award in the same category as Hutchinson. •Middleton Grange’s Will Stedman won the award for most outstanding achievement by a young sportsman with a disability. Stedman took silver in the T36 category at the World Para Athletics Championships in London this year. •Rangi Ruru Girls’ School netballer Kate Boyd won the girls award for the most valued contribution to a team for coaching and playing. Rangi’s Brittany Wang took out best all-round sportswoman in more than one sporting code. Wang competed in trampoline, hockey and athletics for the school. The awards, run in conjunction with School Sport Canterbury, were held at the Hornby Working Men’s Club on Thursday with 400 finalists, parents and supporters celebrating their success. •For a full list of results head to www.star.kiwi •Burnside High School sports awards, page 10


JOINT WINNERS: Christ’s College’s first XI hockey team and the St Andrew’s College rowing eight shared the most outstanding team of young sportsmen award at the Zonta Sports Awards. PHOTO: LEE MALZARD PHOTOGRAPHY ​

St Andrew’s rowing eight shared the most outstanding team of young sportsmen award with Christ’s College’s first XI hockey team. St Andrew’s won the Maadi Cup by 0.98sec over Christ’s College in April to claim their maiden title. Finally, the St Andrew’s senior mixed tennis team took out the outstanding mixed team award. Other winners included: •Christchurch Girls’ High

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„„ By Andrew King PROMISING GOLFER Amelia Garvey won the Principal’s Cup for outstanding achievement at the Burnside High School sports awards. The talented 17-year-old golfer collected one of six awards handed out at the Aurora Centre. Amelia won the Canterbury secondary schools’ stroke play title, and finished second at the nationals with the school’s mixed golf team. She qualified for the LGPA New Zealand Women’s Open earlier this month and made the cut to play the full four rounds. In March, she won the New Zealand women’s amateur stroke play championship recording a winning score of 15 under par which saw her finish six shots clear. She also won the South Island women’s stroke play championships in February. Amelia was recently named New Zealand Eagles Golfing Society golfer of the year. Other winners of the title over the years includes Stuart Jones, Bob Charles, Danny Lee, Tim Wilkinson and Lydia Ko. She is also a member of the Canterbury women’s golf team. Five other Burnside High School sports awards were handed out on the night: •Tsubasa Nisbet, 17, won sportswoman of the year after a standout year with both the Burnside basketball and volleyball teams. As well as playing in the senior volleyball team, she coached a junior girls team this year. She has also been the girls basketball most valuable player for the last four years and is the senior captain. She was a member of the Canterbury Wildcats, Canterbury under-19s and the New Zealand under-18 women’s team

STANDOUT: Amelia Garvey ​ won the Principal’s Cup for her efforts on the golf course.

TOP ATHLETES: Tsubasa Nisbet was named sportswoman of the year and Alexander Zhou won sportsman of the year. which came second at the FIBA Oceania Championships. •Alexander Zhou, 17,

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DEDICATION: Kentana Armstrong won the contribution to sports award for her efforts in netball. The boys team won the Canterbury and New Zealand secondary schools’ championships this year. Alexander also won the South Island under-21 boys championships. He is a member of the New Zealand under-18 table tennis team and a member of the Canterbury team. •The Burnside boys and girls table tennis teams both won team of the year awards. Both teams also brought home titles in their first year at the national schools tournament. The boys won the Canterbury secondary schools title after

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Success with gadgets and gizmos THREE BURNSIDE High School students have made the finals of a national inventing competition. Felix Backhouse developed a system that uses drones and hyper spectral imaging to monitor bird populations. He said the idea came when he realised the Department of Conservation and Forest and Bird currently use groups of people to do bird counts and monitor populations. “Given the quick-moving nature of birds, the fact many are camouflaged and the likelihood of human error, this system can be quite imprecise. My project is aimed at improving the process and making it more reliable,” Felix said. Vincent Lee’s gadget is an “all-in-one” device that tells you information on the weather, buses, prices for holidays, the status of different appliances and is an alarm. “There is a lot of stuff on the internet that enables you to access this information, but it takes time to access. So I decided to design a device that makes these tasks more convenient to access, and means things can get done faster.” Jack Breurkes invented a physics game for mobile devices intended to be used as a study resource for students taking NCEA level 2 physics. “I wanted to make a game this year for my programming class project and I thought a game

would be an interesting thing to do . . . I looked at potential areas, like educational games which are close to home as we use them at school. I’m quite confident in physics, so thought I could make a game out of it with my knowledge and help people out while doing it,” Jack said. It comes as last week Nor’West News reported Papanui High School student Michael Hann was named as a finalist for his security system activated by natural disasters. The students travel to Auckland on November 7 to attend the Bright Sparks evening where a winner will be announced.

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Wattie’s Cans for Good, the national can collection, creation, education and donation campaign run by The Salvation Army is back. The event will run in the week of October 30 and gives kindergartens to high schools nationwide the opportunity to help make a difference by collecting cans for foodbanks. Head down to Belfast Primary School on Main North Rd on Thursday between 9am and 3pm or Fendalton Open Air School on Friday between 9am and 3pm to donate any cans you have.

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St Albans Exercise Tuesday, 9.15-10.15am These classes are designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly but won’t happen on public holidays and also school holiday periods. Phone 0800 663 463 to register. Foundation of the Blind, 96 Bristol St.

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Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with the friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave.

GenConnect Tuesday, 12.10-12.40pm Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. Do you have questions about your iPad, Smart Phone or Tablet? Or maybe you want to know how to use Skype, Facebook, or share your photos with family or friends? Ask an expert. Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to all your questions Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd.

Football Tuesday, 12.10-1pm Social kick around of football at Nunweek Park. They play every Tuesday and Friday from 12.10pm. It’s free and anyone is welcome. Suitable for those who work night shift or are free during the day time. Or if you work near the airport, Harewood, Bishopdale, Papanui, Avonhead, Wairakei, Burnside, Memorial Ave and have an hour lunch break. Generally they play four or seven a side. Email Christchurch.soccer@gmail.com

Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading. This programme uses dogs who are the pets of the city council animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd.


Bridge Club Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm A fun, social group to get you out and nattering over a game of cards. The Bishopdale Bridge Club meets every Wednesday for a few games of cards from 11am to 2.30pm. New members are always welcome to go along. Table fees are $5. Phone president Janet Stokes on 352 1440 for more information. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Northside Toastmasters Wednesday, 7.30-9pm Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Northside Toastmasters is a club of like minded individuals, who meet once a week

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

Ph: 03 260 0934 or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz


Trades & Services

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

Norm McRae

& Property Maintenance

Paving Patio - Pathways - Driveways

Lawns and Gardens

Planting - Raised Vege Gardens Readylawn - Irrigation - Fencing

General Maintenance

Water Blasting - Gutter Cleaning Rental Property Maintenance Section Clearing - Weed Spraying

20 Years Experience

Locally owned and operated Free Quotes - Competitive Pricing

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

Three convenient sizes from $70 p/w: Standard 3.6m x 2.4m Large 4.2m x 2.4m Extra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Blair Gibson 027 699 5815

Trades & Services

Trades & Services



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

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.


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

For fast friendly service phone

Phone Michael 0212 649 492



Nick on 0274 324 124

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Kitchen looking tired? Revitalize with new colour at a fraction of replacement cost

Concrete Removal & Trucking

• Gutter Cleaning • Leaks

Paul Jefferies - 021 235 9552 allaspectsroofpaint@gmail.com

Michael Kelly Painters Ideal as an extra bedroom or office

Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

HOMESITTERS reqd for Xmas 2-3 wks. Retired /not wkng pref. Ph Lisa 359-2323 www. townandcountryhomesit. co.nz

Holiday Accommodation


Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi



BEST BATHROOMS full renovation specialists, LBP, repairs & maintenance ph 03 3870770 or 027 245-5226 BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 35 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork and stonework a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684 4046, email georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDER LICENSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 **************** CARPET & VINYL LAYINg Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching,   E  mail  jflattery@xtra. co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CARPET CLEANINg Also upholstery & window cleaning. Reasonable rates. Ph A OK CLEANING 021 373 497 FENCE PAINTINg Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713

Public Notices

FOR HIRE Licensed clubrooms for functions Ph John on 021 386 001 Situations Vacant KIWI FAMILY TRUST are seeking volunteers to help us with Christmas wrapping in malls as a fund raiser. Phone Gayle on 0508543375 or via email gayle@kiwifamilytrust. org


Weka Pass Railway Waipara, North Canterbury

We are RUNNING SUNDAY 5th November Running 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month Phone 0800wekapass Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm



Horticulture Course

FREE Part Time distance Learning (workshops & Tutorials provided) Fee free.

Contact Ryan Young (Training facilitator)

021 222 9678 ryan@florascapes.co.nz www.florascapes.co.nz


Tuesday October 31 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

What’s On

‘Famous for their roasts!’

To advertise, contact

Jo Fuller 027 458 8590



Powerfully moving programme


We are open from 6.30am


2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

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

Family Friendly Manu Berkeljon (violin) Ashley Brown (cello) Sarah Watkins (piano)




Christchurch’s only

TUESDAY 31st OCT from 6.30PM


UPSTAIRS Pierview A la Carte Restaurant. The restaurant is open from 5.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and for Sunday Brunch from 10.30am to 2pm.




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

New Brighton Club 202 Marine Parade Phone 388-9416

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





Club Cafe

OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free and Vegetarian options

TROTTING CUP BREAKFAST Tickets available at Club office and include: Breakfast from 8.30am-10am; 2 glasses of wine or beer; Guest Selector; 10 draws for $20 betting vouchers; 8 draws for $25 Club vouchers; Big screen race viewing; Full TAB






& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150


Christmas Functions

Lunch & Dinner Buffet

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential


PH 386 0088

Book & dine with us for your Christmas party this festive season, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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Kid’s 2 course special

NZTrio make one Christchurch appearance at e Piano, Armagh Street on Wednesday 8th November., 7pm. For ticketing and more information go to www.nztrio.com

STAR MEDIA has one double pass to giveaway to NZTrio ‘Soar’ at e Piano on Armagh St on Wednesday 8th November 2017. To go in the ticket draw, email your name and contact daytime phone number, with Subject Line: NZTrio to jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi, along with the answer to: Who is the guest violinist? Entries close 5pm Sunday 5th November 2017. Winners will be notified.

$20 $10

preconceptions of classical music being 'stuffy' or 'intimidating' by presenting a fresh and approachable ethos that appeals to listeners from all walks of life. e SOAR programme prepares audiences for new heights and perspectives. Weaving through changing tapestries, you'll find yourself adri in daydreams (Ireland) where life's complexity is seemingly simplified (Ritchie), primordial soundscapes pacify (Ker), and naivety is blissfully deliberate like a game of hide and seek (Schubert).

NZTrio, New Zealand's leading piano trio concludes its 2017 Christchurch concerts with Soar this November with guest violinist and fellow Mainlander, Manu Berkeljon. Cellist Ashley Brown and pianist Sarah Watkins are delighted to be working with Manu, who is originally from the West Coast and currently based in Sweden with a position in the Dalasinfoniettan orchestra, to bring this powerfully moving programme to Christchurch audiences, including the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie's Childhood and the NZ premiere of Onaia by Dorothy Ker. Described as a 'national treasure' and 'New Zealand's most indispensable ensemble' (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for their eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent, and warm kiwi stage presence. ey smash outmoded









Live Music: 6PM.FRI.03 NOV

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

Vintage Blue

PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132

DINNER Fri, Sat, Sun


BUFFET LUNCH Sunday 12pm













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

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


Tuesday October 31 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi


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

Call us on

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

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

The Village Palms Where new memories are made

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