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Jeans tested in McGrath case „„ By Star reporters MORE THAN 50 pairs of jeans are being forensically tested in a bid to find clues as to what happened to missing man Michael McGrath. The Star has learned police have been searching for a specific pair of jeans – a focus of the extensive search of the Kate Valley landfill site in Waipara. Mr McGrath, 49, was wearing blue jeans when he was last seen. The Star understands more than

Maddie’s family open up on their nine-year battle Maddie Collins has become a household name as her family tries to raise $750,000 to get her to the United States for a kidney transplant. After dozens of operations, a failed transplant and her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, the 13-yearold’s family hasn’t given up hope of giving her a normal life. Bridget Rutherford sat down exclusively with the family to tell their story. •Story, p14, 15 & 16 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

200 pairs of jeans were recovered from the landfill of which more than 50 will be tested. About 2700 tonnes of rubbish was searched over 70 days. Inquiry head Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney would not discuss the unsolved case when contacted by The Star yesterday, because it was still an “active investigation.” He has also refused to release what the cost of the 165-day-old investigation into Mr McGrath’s disappearance. The Star requested the information under

the Official Information Act. The Star understands forensic tests on the jeans alone will cost between $120,000 and $150,000. Mr McGrath left his Checketts Ave, Halswell, home on May 21 without his mountain bike or his 1994 blue Subaru Legacy. A focus of the police inquiry into Mr McGrath’s disappearance has been David Benbow, a long-time friend. Mr Benbow’s house was subject to a forensic investigation, and Detective Inspector Sweeney has

previously said in the media he was a “person of interest” who needed to be “eliminated” from the inquiry. Mr Benbow, a prison officer at Christchurch Men’s Prison, would not talk to The Star yesterday: “Mate, not interested,” he said. Detective Inspector Sweeney will not say if he is still a person of interest. Mr McGrath and Mr Benbow went to Hillmorton High School together and drank together at a Halswell tavern.

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TEENAGER MADDIE Collins has received a lot of publicity over the past year or so as her family strives to raise enough money for treatment which may keep her alive. But who is Maddie Collins and her family? Today (pages 14, 15, 16), Maddie and her mum Sarah talk with reporter Bridget Rutherford about their journey. It is a compelling read. Life has all sorts of surprises and for the Collins family that came in late October, 2008. The family had moved from Spreydon to West Melton. Maddie woke up one morning with puffy eyes. The family thought it was an allergic reaction to grass and hay. Fast forward to 2017 and 13-year-old Maddie is fighting for her life. What she had was not an allergic reaction but nephrotic syndrome – a kidney disease which causes the body to excrete too much protein in urine. Her family has been fighting a battle since. They deserve all the help they can get. – Barry Clarke

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This week in history saw Canterbury University handing over the old university site to the Arts Centre Trust Board on October 30, 1979. On the same day in 1985, writer-inresidence at Canterbury University, Keri Hulme, won the prestigious Booker McConnell prize for her novel The Bone People. On October 31, 1979, a United States Navy Starlifter crash-landed at Christchurch

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A great new life for Buddy From SPCA’s List of Shame to a happy outcome „„ By Bridget Rutherford SEAN TAYLOR was installing an ATM at New World Ferry Rd last year when he saw a black three-legged dog being photographed outside. “I saw him out there where I was inside working and I went over and said to them I’d quite like that dog. They took it with a grain of salt but then said he may be up for adoption in a month,” he said. Buddy the labrador-cross had been living at the SPCA for about a year, and was being photographed as part of a promotion for its annual Cupcake appeal. A year earlier the then fivemonth-old puppy was brutally beaten by his former owner who was later sentenced to 10 months in jail. Buddy’s leg was broken, and he suffered internal bleeding and bruised lungs in the attack which was recorded by neighbours. Buddy later had his left rear leg amputated. It was one of 10 animal abuse, neglect and cruelty cases to make the SPCA’s List of Shame on Tuesday. Mr Taylor, a project manager for MTR, said he and wife Chrissy had talked about adopting a dog. It was Buddy’s eyes and gentle nature that drew them in. “You take one look at his eyes and you see right through him,” Mr Taylor said. Although they knew Buddy was beaten and lost his leg, they avoided the details until his original owner was sentenced.

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MAN AND HIS DOG: Sean Taylor adopted labradorcross Buddy from the SPCA after he had his leg amputated following a brutal beating. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

SCARED: Buddy when he was first brought into the SPCA after being beaten as a puppy.

He said it was upsetting to hear. “It added to the overall amazement at just how good he was with people. It just pointed him out to be such a forgiving animal.” In spite of missing a leg, Buddy still walks up to 7km


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case was “harrowing”, but it had a fantastic outcome. He said the List of Shame raised awareness of what the SPCA dealt with, and a good way to help prevent animal abuse. Mr Taylor still takes Buddy back to the SPCA to visit. “I called by on Tuesday and Buddy got out of the car and ran 100m because he saw the two girls out the back. He remembers the life he had there.”

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„„ By Georgia O’ConnorHarding GEOFF BOOTH has met with health authorities over the death of his son – but they have not been able to tell him anything. Mr Booth’s son Liam, 21, died from suspected suicide on October 2, days after he had been treated at Hillmorton Hospital. Mr Booth, who lives in Greendale, has filed a formal complaint with the Canterbury District Health Board, and has now met with some of their key managers. He asked them what had gone wrong. “They went really quiet, all of them. They were upset,” he told The Star. “They can’t tell me anything, and they won’t tell me anything before Christmas. And it is not a quick outcome.” Mr Booth told the managers hospital staff had

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wrongly taken Liam’s word he was not going to harm himself. He said the managers replied that that was all they could do. Liam’s body was found in Beckenham Park, close to where he lived.

About three weeks earlier he had threatened to harm himself at Halswell Quarry Park. Police were called and he was taken to Christchurch Hospital. He was discharged and continued receiving outpatient treatment at Hillmorton Hospital. Mr Booth said he was not going to let the matter rest. “We are not going to let this lie, we are going to keep on pushing,” he said. “They certainly know they are at fault and there is no fault from our side. I did everything in my power to keep Liam alive,” Mr Booth said. The CDHB would not discuss the meeting with The Star. He will write to Selwyn MP Amy Adams and newly-elected Minister of Health David Clark. Liam’s death has been referred to the Coroner.



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This is not the first time Reid has taken action to try to prevent television shows airing information about his case. In December last year he went to the High Court to try to stop TVNZ broadcasting a show about him. Radio New Zealand reported Reid told the court that a programme they featured on their website and which could be viewed by its audience on demand, contained inaccuracies that could affect his right to a fair trial. He maintains he never raped or killed Miss Agnew and was preparing to take his case to the Court of Appeal. Reid’s wife Davina Reid (formerly Murray), and her lawyer Jeremy Bioletti were contacted for comment without success. The couple controversially married at Auckland Prison in June. Davina Reid is a disgraced lawyer and was representing her now-husband for a time. She lost her legal career after smuggling an iPhone, cigarettes and a lighter to him in 2011 while he was in Mt Eden prison. – NZ Herald

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Former FBI agent to talk at conference A RETIRED FBI agent who advises and writes for American TV programmes including Criminal Minds will speak at a Christchurch conference next week. Jim Clemente, an expert in sex crimes, child sexual victimisation and child abduction and homicide, is one of about 30 speakers to appear at a Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust Aotearoa organised conference. The former New York City Law Department prosecutor now delivers speeches across the world. The conference will run from Sunday to next Thursday at Ara Institute of Canterbury. Trust manager and sexual abuse survivor Ken Clearwater said it was estimated one-in-six men have been sexually abused in their childhood. Mr Clearwater said hosting the conference was a major milestone. “When it started, it was a support group in the strictest sense. Today, the trust is a support service, which is developing national standards, policies and guidelines consistent with international best practice.”

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Kiwis cheer up injured young fan Billy meets World Cup stars at training run

„„ By Bridget Rutherford BILLY SPIVEY could not pass the ball around with the Kiwis at their training session on Tuesday – but the young fan did chat to his favourite player Shaun Johnson. Billy, 7, broke his femur three weeks ago after crashing his motorbike and has to be in a wheelchair until November 16. That didn’t stop him getting to Linfield Park to meet his idol after the Kiwis open training session for the Rugby League World Cup. “It was cool. He said ‘I hope your leg gets better’,” Billy said. His mother Nicola said she did not tell Billy they were going to the training session until he woke up that morning. “It is a bit tricky purely because he can’t bear weight on his leg.” Ms Spivey said while Billy was

CHUFFED: A broken leg couldn’t stop seven-year-old Billy Spivey from meeting his favourite Kiwis star Shaun Johnson at Linfield Park this week. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

a bit upset he could not pass the ball around, he was chuffed to meet Johnson for the second time, after seeing him when the Warriors played the Penrith Panthers in Christchurch last year. The family will be at AMI

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BDL closes innings on teaching „„ By Julia Evans BRIAN LE Vaillant was in The Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu when he heard a former student shouting his nickname, BDL. The Peruvian ruins were the last place he expected to bump into someone he’d taught, but after 43 years BDL has become a Christ’s College legend. “I was walking through Sydney airport in the last school holidays and I heard someone else yelling out BDL,” he said. Starting at Christ’s in 1974 and now 67, Mr Le Vaillant is retiring. By the end of the week he will watch his last lot of students leave his accounting classroom and begin their exams. He said he’ll miss the boys and his colleagues most. “I’ve had some very good students, I won’t name them individually . . . but some have gone on to do very well in business. Some have gone on to be All Blacks. Some have gone on to play cricket for New Zealand,” Mr Le Vaillant said. He already has big plans for retirement including playing bridge, fishing and travelling with his wife. They haven’t quite settled on

FREE TIME: Brian Le Vaillant is ready to pick up his fishing rod and play bridge after retiring from teaching at Christ’s College. He has been at the school for the last 43 years.

a destination. She wants to go to Morocco, while Mr Le Vaillant fancies a cruise to Amsterdam from Budapest. “For the first time in 44 years, I can get cheap flights not having

to fly during the school holidays,” he said. There are some things about school life he won’t miss. Namely writing reports. But overall, Mr Le Vaillant

will look back on his time with fondness. “If I didn’t enjoy it, I would’ve gone into accounting, which is my trade or I would’ve gone farming,” he said. He grew up on a farm in Rangiora before moving into the city. He enjoyed the job so much he never thought of moving schools. Mr Le Vaillant was a Housemaster at two of the college’s boarding houses for 20 years. That meant living with the boys as well as teaching them. “It was like running a dairy 24/7. There was always something going on,” he said. He was the perfect candidate – a single male. He said not marrying until he was 50 may be the secret to his happy marriage. Life for Mr Le Vaillant at the school was diverse. He said he never got bored between teaching and being a Housemaster, as well as developing his bent for sport. “By being at the college, it let me get involved in rugby. Rugby’s a passion of mine,” he said. Highlights include beating Christchurch Boys’ High School

FONDNESS: Brian Le Vaillant when he first started teaching.

four years in a row from 1987-90 in the college match when he was master in charge of rugby. “A very staunch Boys’ High supporter came up to me recently and said: ‘I must congratulate you.’ I said what on? Did you mean the water polo or did you mean the tennis? It wasn’t the cricket because that got rained off. Did you mean the hockey? Oh, you meant the rugby. Come to think of it, you haven’t beaten us at anything this year,” he said. •Turn to page 10

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•From page 9 But he did admit those bragging rights don’t come around often. “We’re a small school, I think we punch above our weight,” he said. As well as rugby, Mr Le Vaillant has been involved in the college’s cricket, rowing and hockey teams. When he was manager of the first XI cricket team, the school won against King’s College from Auckland. “I’ll always remember things like when we first won the Maadi Cup and the first time we won the Rankin Cup,” he said. First winning the rowing cup in 1988, the college has won it nine more times making it the second most successful school in the country behind Wanganui Collegiate School. And it took the hockey title this year, the first time since 1991. There will be a farewell for BDL at the Christchurch RSA on Armagh St next Friday with an open invitation to all current and former Christ’s students, staff and parents. But he’s not sure if anyone’s flying in from Peru.

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Jilted lovers head cyberbullying list „„ By Kelly Dennett CHRISTCHURCH has had the most convictions in the country since a controversial law aimed at curbing cyberbullying was put in place. There have been 55 convictions across the country since the Harmful Digital Communications Bill was passed in 2015. Twelve of those were in Christchurch, followed by six in Auckland, six in Nelson and three in Invercargill. The rest were spread across the country’s district courts. Most offenders were jilted lovers enacting revenge. Most recent figures released by the Ministry of Justice show since the bill’s passing, there had been 55 convictions up until the end of June this year, with the majority of people pleading guilty. Between 2015 and 2017, 67 guilty pleas were entered, compared to 18 denials. Diversion and discharges without conviction had been granted in some cases. The Bill passed with just five votes in Parliament against it. Opponents said it had a chilling effect on free speech.

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as cyberbullying it lacks many of the aspects of the persistence that accompanies traditional cyberbullying or internet trolling,” he said. Netsafe, the agency tasked with receiving and investigating complaints, said since the law was enacted the agency had fielded a rising number of complaints every quarter. Chief executive Martin Cocker agreed the number of convictions was higher than expected, and that the agency had seen a growth in the number of revenge porn cases. It was “too early” to say if the act was making a difference in its deterrence and awareness of the harmfulness of cyberbullying, he said. – NZ Herald

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Whitebaiters warned over fishing tactics Rules around SOME WHITEBAITERS have parking lots been putting dishwashing detergent and cooking oil in set to tighten the Avon River to improve water clarity, prompting a stern warning from authorities. Environment Canterbury enforcement officers have been investigating, and are planning on monitoring various sites to make sure it does not continue happening. Principal surface water scientist Adrian Meredith said they were still working on identifying those responsible for the instances in the Avon, which were reported on its pollution hotline. “Most people are doing the right thing but – for those that aren’t – we want to ask them to stop this practice,” he said. “We are hoping the public will continue to let us know if they see of people putting detergent or oil in the river, so we can talk to the people involved.” He said it was illegal. Detergents and oil could damage fish gills, reduce their oxygen intake and promote algal blooms, he said.

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„„ By Bridget Rutherford STRICTER standards for temporary gravel car parks in the central city have been put in place to improve their condition and amenity. After the February 22, 2011, earthquake, Government legislation relaxed the rules for temporary car parks operating in the central city so enough spaces were provided. But now, any new or renewed Deon applications Swiggs will need to go through the appropriate resource consent steps. That could include an Environment Canterbury discharge consent for stormwater, vehicle entrance approval, consideration for location, security, lighting, and pedestrian access. It comes as the city council is cracking down on Wilson

UNEVEN: Some central city gravel car parks have poor surfaces and potholes, but stricter standards are planned to change them. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Parking and other private operators, asking them to tidy up the sites they operate. Central Ward city councillor Deon Swiggs said the relaxed rules for central city temporary car parks had come to an end. “Under earthquake legislation,

the temporary car park sites didn’t need to comply with resource consent conditions. We’re now saying they will have to.” He said the city council was also working with operators of current car parks to get them

tidied up, which had been working. “It will take a while to get through everything and start to see the changes.” City council transport operations manager Aaron Haymes said they had been working on an action plan to improve the look and feel of temporary car parking to aid the city’s regeneration. He said there had been positive dialogue with Wilson Parking, the main operator of prominent sites, looking at all the car parks it operated. “The action plan is very much a work in progress and more details will be provided as part of a report to be considered by council in early December,” Mr Haymes said. A Wilson Parking spokeswoman said it could not comment on the stricter rules as it was a “work in progress.” She said it was working closely with the city council on resurfacing its sites around Christchurch. “So far we have improved 12 sites and we hope to complete these over summer when the weather is more conducive to maintenance works.”

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Family’s long journey to give their It has been nearly nine years since Maddie Collins was diagnosed with kidney disease. Bridget Rutherford reports on the battle to give the 13-year-old a better life before it is too late

IT WAS a normal day at the end of October 2008 and the Collins family was preparing to go camping at Okains Bay. But five-year-old Maddie woke up that morning with puffy eyes. Her parents Sarah and Adam didn’t think anything of it. They had just moved to West Melton from Spreydon, wanting a more rural lifestyle. “We thought ‘great, we’ve just moved rural and she’s allergic to grass and hay’,” Mrs MansonCollins said.

UNWELL: Maddie Collins in hospital as a child.

They took Maddie to their GP, who said she may have something called nephrotic syndrome – a kidney disease which causes the body to excrete too much protein in urine. “I just said ‘oh, don’t be silly, just give us some antihistamines, we’re going camping tomorrow’. And he said ‘I’m very serious, you need to take her to the hospital now’.” The family didn’t go camping. And they haven’t been since. Since then, the 13-year-old has undergone more than 50 operations, been on life support twice, had both kidneys removed, one failed transplant and undergoes dialysis every night. She has been in hospital more than 300 times – the longest stint was for four months – and travels to Auckland’s Starship Hospital routinely every seven or eight weeks. “I do dialysis 12 hours a night, every night,” Maddie said. “When we go away we don’t typically take the machine, so we

DOG LOVER: Maddie wants to become a vet, and has already had a lot of practice looking after the family’s dogs – Jilly, Grace, Mary and Coco. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

do manual bags – four over the day. It’s annoying because you can’t have sleepovers, unless you want to do manual bags, but I’m not allowed to do it.” Maddie’s parents and a family

friend are the only people who can operate her dialysis machine. They have two generators just in case there is a power cut. The first time Maddie was put on life support was six months

after her diagnosis. She had been on steroids and low-dose chemotherapy drugs, then one night, she woke with a sore tummy and they took her to hospital.

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plucky daughter a better life She had spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, where all the fluid around her organs had become infected. After a week in the high dependency unit, Maddie was transferred to the ward. Things were looking up and Mrs Manson-Collins was sent home to get some sleep at 8.30pm. At 11pm, the hospital rang to say they had transferred Maddie back to HDU, but said there was nothing to worry about. Then, at 5.30am, the hospital called again. “They said ‘Sarah get here now, don’t get a coffee, don’t have a shower, just get in the car and get here now’.” The infected fluid had overflowed into Maddie’s lungs. The five-year-old was gasping for breath and transferred to the intensive care unit where she was put on life support. She was transferred to Starship where she stayed on life support for a week. In spite of the set back, the family and doctors were optimistic they could save her kidneys. But in December 2009, Maddie needed a port inserted in her chest so medication could be injected easily.

FAMILY: Maddie with her mum Sarah, older sister Georgia and dogs Mary and Jilly. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

“I went into recovery to find them resuscitating her,” Mrs Manson-Collins said. She was put back on life support and her kidneys could

not be saved. Six months later, six-year-old Maddie had her first kidney removed. They started the process of getting on the organ donor list.

Both Mr Collins and Mrs Manson-Collins were tested to see if they were matches, prompting another devastating blow for the family 10 days out

from Christmas 2009. Mrs Manson-Collins had to do a routine mammogram as part of the process, which discovered she had breast cancer. “I said to her ‘have you found something’. And she said ‘did you come by yourself?’ And I said ‘did you find something?’ She said ‘yes, you’ve got cancer and it’s really bad.’” Within seven months, Mrs Manson-Collins had a mastectomy and chemotherapy, and Mr Collins donated one of his kidneys to Maddie. “It was pretty rough on our older two children – is mum going to die this year from cancer? Is my sister going to die this year with renal failure?” She said it was hard to juggle treatments, but Maddie’s health came first. Although Mrs MansonCollins has been cleared of cancer, she still has regular oncology appointments. At nine, Maddie finally started school at St Margaret’s College. But they began to see signs that Maddie’s body was rejecting her father’s kidney. She became very unwell and they had to remove it. •Turn to page 16


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Gravely ill Maddie aims to fulfil her dreams •From page 15 Now, she is solely reliant on the white dialysis machine that sits next to her bed. “There has been some really scary moments where we think, ‘wow, is she going to come out of it this time? Are we nearing the end?’ We’re pretty open about dying and death and Maddie’s fully aware of those implications, and that is a reality for us,” Mrs Manson-Collins said. Maddie said she did not like to think about death. But sometimes she had to. When she first had her antibodies tested, there was a two per cent chance of matching anyone in New Zealand. “We realised we wanted more for Maddie, we wanted life. Just to sit here and wait for a kidney is not okay for a child, dialysis isn’t great for a child, it isn’t great for an adult.” They started looking for alternative and visited The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States, which has been looking at new kinds of transplants. But it will cost $750,000. They have raised just under $300,000. Maddie’s siblings Tomas, 21, and Georgia, 19, do not match, but they could take part in a “paired exchange” where they

‘We’re pretty open about dying and death and Maddie’s fully aware of those implications, and that is a reality for us’ – Sarah Manson-Collins

HEALTHY: Maddie as a child before she was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome.

donate a kidney and Maddie can get an American one. Mrs Manson-Collins said they were “blown away” with the support they had received. “As much as it’s about fundraising for Maddie, it’s also about raising awareness of a lack of organ donation here in New Zealand and what we can do to improve that system.” Maddie’s condition has taken a toll on the family. Mrs Manson-Collins gave up her job as a logistics manager for a national and international race

car team four months after Maddie’s diagnosis. Mr Collins was a race car engineer for Toyota Racing Series and Formula 5000, but has stopped working. “It’s got to the point now we’re just both so exhausted because it’s been going so long. It takes two of us to keep on top of everything,” Mrs Manson-Collins said. “Financially, it’s taken a huge toll. Before Maddie was diagnosed, we were both working, we had a retirement fund and retire-

ment plans. That’s all gone now.” She said Georgia, who works at footwear retailer Hannahs while she decides what to study, and Tomas, an electrician apprentice, had been “amazing” and were very protective of their sister. The family doesn’t have expectations because it is too disappointing if it doesn’t happen. The family suffered a disappointing blow earlier this year when they were offered a bogus $1.5 million pledge to help get Maddie to the US. Maddie hasn’t been to school

in months. She’s been too sick. But she is about to go back for four days a week, with a mix of Southern Health School and St Margaret’s teaching for the “social interaction”. She wants to become a vet and has already been helping out at her local clinic. “We went to the vet to get my cat fixed and as soon as I walked in I thought ‘I really want to work here, it’s so cool.’ One day I asked if I could come and work for a day, I watched surgeries and got a dog’s teeth cleaned, did vaccinations, and I loved it so much, so from then on it started.” She is used to being around animals, they have three labradors, a poodle, cats and her pony Trig, who she recently won the North Loburn Equestrian spring dressage tournament on. Although riding may come with some risks, her parents decided they would not wrap her in “cotton wool”. Maddie wants to help others by raising awareness for her disease and organ donation. “There are people out there who are unfortunate to have this disease and it’s good to help.” •To donate or find out more, visit maddiecollins. co.nz

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BROKEN: Vandals have snapped off the walking pole on the Robert Falcon Scott statue less than a month after it was reinstated.

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THE CAPTAIN Robert Falcon Scott statue has been vandalised less than a month after it was returned to the central city. It took seven years to repair the earthquake damaged statue of the Antarctic explorer which sits on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Tce. But vandals snapped off its walking pole. The thin brass shaft was found broken into two bits in a nearby garden bed by city council staff on Monday. But the round basket fitting at the base of the pole has not been recovered.

“It is possible that whoever vandalised the statue took it as a souvenir or that they tossed it into the river,’’ said Brent Smith, city council acting head of parks. He said it was “disappointing” this had happened less than a month after the statue was reinstated. “Years of work went into repairing the statue after the earthquakes and to have it attacked so mindlessly by vandals is distressing for all those involved in the project and for the Scott family,’’ Mr Smith said. The city council is

determined to get the statue repaired as quickly as possible. But it will once again go behind a wall of scaffolding. “We’ve got finishing work to do on the statue over the next few weeks which is going to require some scaffolding to be erected around the statue. We’re hoping we can reinstate the pole at that point, but that may depend on whether we can find the missing piece,” Mr Smith said. If the missing round basket fitting is found, the pole will have to be re-cast, which could take some time, he said.


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Viewpoint Work programme begins IT’S BEEN a week since I was sworn in as a Minister and life has not been the same since. THere have been wall-to-wall meetings with officials getting me up to speed on what is happening in the Christchurch Regeneration, EQC, Science, and Energy areas. THese meetings have reinforced for me just how much work there is for our Government to do. In this past week, as well as learning our way around the new building, we have had two Cabinet meetings. One of the first decisions Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced is stopping foreign speculators buying houses in New Zealand from early next year. Only those who have chosen to make New Zealand their permanent home will be able to buy existing houses. We are committed to putting homeownership back in the reach of hard-working New Zealanders. Locally, I am sifting through the finer details of progress on the previous Government’s commitments to Canterbury. I have asked officials to prioritise advice on how we can speed up the resolution of insurance

and EQC claims and how we can get the anchor projects moving. I am also making sure I meet with as many local people from across the city as possible to hear their views. This is a key priority for me. In-between my Ministerial commitments I have been spending time in Wigram. On Saturday, I met with a group of Hoon Hay locals concerned about safety in their

local neighbourhood. One of my key takeaways from this meeting was on the need for strong community policing – something the Labour-led Government is committed to. On Sunday, I had some time to relax with a lunch to thank the many people who helped out on my campaign. Our work programme for the next three years now begins. As the prime minister said when she was sworn in, ‘we have a responsibility now, to all New Zealanders, to do our very best to achieve the goals of this Government. To be a Government that is active, that is focussed, that is empathetic, and that is strong.” And as your local MP, that’s my commitment to you too. •Megan Woods is the Minister of Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Rabbits living on a roundabout at the junction of Anzac Drive, New Brighton and Travis Rds have authorities warning people to be safe while trying to look at them Lou Satherley – They are just rabbits. If someone walks their kids across there to look at rabbits I would say it’s natural selection. I just hope the rabbits don’t get hurt.

complaining about motorists driving too quickly around a roundabout. I mean that’s at least endangering other motorists more than some rabbits. •Turn to page 20

Angela Oldham – I go past that roundabout a lot and no issues. Poor rabbits. Any excuse to kill them. I guess once the rabbits are gone we can all start



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Viewpoint Honouring disaster obligation AS MAYOR of Christchurch, I was invited to attend the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress in Montreal, which coincided with the anniversary sister city visit to Seattle. It was a great opportunity to sit on the stage as a representative of our city, alongside representatives from Montreal, Singapore and Copenhagen, and talk about the opportunity we have to trial new technologies, including electric car-sharing fleets and autonomous vehicles. Due to the timing, I stopped in California for two days, meeting with a couple of Californian businesses and San Francisco Airport about the opportunities that exist to build a direct connection between Christchurch and North America. Also Laurie Johnson, who has visited and researched what has happened in Christchurch over the past few years, arranged for me to meet with mayors and officials representing parts of Sonoma County affected by the recent devastating Northern California fires. I went for a tour through some of the affected areas and it

Lianne Dalziel moved me deeply. It’s hard to describe the scale of loss, especially knowing that for many, absolutely nothing could be salvaged from the charred ruins of what were once their homes and neighbourhoods. I shared a number of things I had learned, starting with the words of the head of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority after their floods, who said there was nothing more important than “communication, communication and communication.” I told them that people always have expectations about how long recovery will take and, as we know, it will always take longer. People will also look for leadership. I warned them to be careful of what they promised. I said it was natural to want to reassure people and say ‘everything will be all right’. But

it won’t be . . . not for a very long time. I believe that being the mayor of Christchurch will always carry with it the responsiblility to honour the support that we were given at our time of need. We must always reach out and help others respond to a disaster and prepare for recovery. So many did that for us and we must always honour that obligation. And we must contribute to the global understanding of disaster risk reduction, which embraces every aspect of resilience from the community to the infrastructure we depend on. It is an important part of who we are as a city and the role we must play to help secure our future. •If you want to ask Ms Dalziel a question, email mayor@ccc.govt.nz. Put Reader’s Question in the subject line

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•From page 19 Lyla Heaslip – Leave them alone they’ve been there for years. The little ones move on and it all starts again. My goodness any excuse to kill them and have the grass grow. If it is upsetting you drive a different way. Anna Chamberlain – Drawing attention to their existence through the media has just added to the problem. Most locals were aware they were there and let them do their thing without trying to cross over to get a close look. The transport page video and now this are just attracting attention. Donna Mcgregor – I work with adults with intellectual disabilities and we all love to count the bunnies when we drive past every day, so on their behalf I ask them to be left well alone. Julie Gaudin – “As slow as 30km/h” I would have thought that was a good speed for a roundabout. Carolyn Brown – Not fair, because of rubber neckers, the rabbits die. What next – get rid of the pukekos from alongside Travis wetlands cause people look at them too, or baby ducklings on the side of the

road – they are a distraction too. Leave them be, it is people who need to be educated to leave wildlife alone, it’s no fault of the animals. Jo Zervos – Love seeing them every day and have never had any traffic issues there. However, it was sad on Monday to see one of our little black friends had been hit and killed by a car. Meghann Burrow – If you want to see a rabbit, go to a petting zoo. Leave them alone. They have made it their home. There are not hurting anyone. As for 30km/h around the roundabout. That seems pretty safe to me. Sounds like people are just in too much of a hurry these days. •Turn to page 22

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•From page 20 Christine Weston – Heaven forbid people might be experiencing some joy, the rabbits make people smile and I would think 30km/h around a roundabout is not slow. Madi Gray – Leave the rabbits alone. All they do is sit there and/ or hop around the roundabout.   Maria Mann – My granddaughter and I go through that roundabout every Monday and we love seeing the rabbits. Even seen them go on the road. Leave them be or get the SPCA to catch them and relocate them. Chris Buckley – Someone should phone DoC, they are world leaders at poisoning “predators.” They will whip in there with a helicopter full of 1080 and sort the problem out. They couldn’t sort it out on foot with traps as according to them about 90 per cent of NZ is inaccessible so must be poisoned from the air, also you couldn’t shoot them as the Greens think that is inhumane so the only solution is to poison them slowly to death. Clarissa Douglas – Oh here we go again bring up the rabbits and watch them disappear. Why the hell do people have to be so

the Battle of El Alamein. My father was there – 26th Battalion. It was the turning point of the war, yet barely rated a mention on the news here in this past week. Lest we forget.

stupid about going to see the rabbits. They are just rabbits. Take your kids to the pet shop if they need to see rabbits that way the rabbits can stay where they are and you stupid parents don’t put your kids at risk. Sophie Beckham – We love seeing the rabbits as we drive past, it’s the brainless idiots that take their kids onto the roundabout to have a look at them that are the problem.

Jo Manson-King – Thoughts of my granddad’s photos from that time that I cherish come to mind.

Sharon Edwards – I see them every day on my way to work. They don’t cause any issues. Please don’t get rid of them, they are so cute.

caused any issues yet.

Lexine Harpur – They have been there for years. They cause no bother at all. This is just more media drama and hype. Leave the rabbits alone.

Graeme Hutcheson (above) is the country’s last remaining gunner from World War 2 and fought in the Battle of El Alamein

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ONE OF New Zealand’s longest serving female prison officers is about to retire. Ellie Williams, a manager at Christchurch Men’s Prison, will end her career after 31 years working in Canterbury prisons. She started in January 1986 at Christchurch Women’s Prison and has worked with hundreds, even thousands, of people on prison sentences over her career to try and ensure they do not return to prison. “I had a friend who was a prison officer and after asking a lot of questions I thought I might be able to make a go of a job with Corrections,” said Ms Williams. “I thought it would be interesting working with people who might be able to be changed in some way for the better, and I liked the idea of working within a close knit team.” She has seen many changes to the prison service over her career. She is now a custodial systems manager. “The way we work in prisons today has its focus on rehabilitation and reducing reoffending as a priority,” said Ms Williams. “There are so many programmes and incentives in place now to help offenders make

FREE: Ellie Williams is retiring after spending 30 years behind the right side of the bars in Canterbury prisons. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

positive changes and provide skills to prisoners to assist them to remain offence free when they are released. “Additionally, we are delivering planning well ahead of release for high risk prisoners with input from several agencies to help smooth their transition

back to the community. This goes a long way towards making the community a safer place as well as wrapping more support around the released prisoner.” When she started, women were not allowed to work in men’s prisons. But in 1992, after coming

back from maternity leave, it was accepted that women could work in men’s prisons and many women already were. “I found it challenging and interesting and a full-on learning curve. I loved the job right from the start,” she says. “Initially I was a bit nervous about how I would feel about working with prisoners but it didn’t take long to realise that they are just people, albeit with different mind sets and ways of behaving. “The camaraderie among staff was something I had not encountered to that degree in other jobs before. We were, and are, a tight team who look out for each other. “Things were incredibly different in prisons when I began my career. Probably because of the possible personal risk to staff from some of the prisoners we work with. We were governed by the old Penal Institutions Act 1954 and Penal Institution Regulations 1961. They were simple rules and prisoner rights were much more limited. “Working in a prison is very satisfying and also very heartbreaking,” said Ms Williams. “We have our successes, though, and in many cases,

Corrections staff can be the few people who care about the person’s future within the prison and after prison.” She recalls one inmate who, when he came into prison, communicated in a threatening and aggressive way through gritted teeth. “Well that’s not quite right actually because when he was received he didn’t have any teeth,” she says. He had lost many of his teeth, an eye and had his nose broken when he was attacked with a baseball bat. “He was associated with a gang, was just angry with the world, and didn’t care what he did or who he did it to,” she recalls. “After health staff got him some false teeth and glasses, we spent a lot of time talking to him in a cross services group. We got him to do small tasks, such as drawing pictures and encouraging him to write down his issues rather than reacting aggressively. We discussed these with him regularly to resolve his concerns.” “He was eventually released and moved towns to be with family. His change was, and is, really rewarding.”

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Aussie race commentator lands trot trials (New South Wales). I started calling at the trials there and that was the start of 24 years. Is there a race you called that sticks out in your mind as a favourite? Terror to Love’s third cup when he galloped away and it looked like it was over. That will always stick in my mind. The Sydenham Hurdles was the first race I called in New Zealand in 2009 and I’d never called a jumps race before, that will be another I’ll never forget. What about when things go wrong? A fog night at Addington is always fun when you can’t see anything. They put a camera on the back on the mobile and you end up calling most of the race off a monitor and just hope you can see something. Then they pop out of the fog for about the last 100m or 50m at the end. It’s actually good fun, you just have to enjoy it because you can’t see but nobody else can either. It ends up being a bit like a Lotto draw. What about a favourite race meeting? I love Cup Week. Obviously as busy as it is, it’s a wonderful week. Kaikoura Cup is my favourite meeting of the year.

Horse racing commentator Mark McNamara is about to embark on his busiest time of the year – Cup Week. He talks to Gordon Findlater about crossing the Tasman from New South Wales and living the dream in Canterbury You’ve been in Christchurch for a while now. Have you always been based in Weedons? It will be eight and a half years at the end of this year. We arrived in July 2009. We started in Mt Pleasant and rented a place up there for a while and didn’t really know where was where when we first moved to Christchurch. Then we bought a house in Rolleston just prior to the first earthquake. Our current place in Weedons we’ve been in for nearly three years. How long have you been calling races and how did you get into it? I started when I was about 15 and I’m now 39 so it’s been a 24-year whack. I got a job at the equivalent of Trackside in

OFF TO THE RACES: Canterbury race caller Mark McNamara at home in Weedons. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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on his feet in Canterbury Why the Kaikoura Cup? It’s just once a year, it’s laidback. It’s the setting with South Bay in behind and everyone, whether they follow racing or not, seems to know Kaikoura is the place by the blue water. I spent a lot of time at Bathurst as a kid so that will always be special to me as well. Do you get cup day nerves? I try to treat it just like any other race at Addington, even though it’s not. The adrenaline is pumping. It’s a case of just keeping calm and not going off too early and just calling what you see. Personally, for me, I hope I’m happy with the job I do on the race because it’s a long 12 months to wait for it to come back around. Do you own any horses yourself? I’ve got three broodmares here. I own half a broodmare at Rangiora. I just sold a two-year-old to Aussie. I’ve got a yearling here and a trotter down south. So too many. What about outside of racing, what else are you interested in? I watch a lot of rugby league, I’m a massive Sharks fan. Also touch footy on a Tuesday night at West Melton is always good. The Cronulla Sharks NRL

title last year would have been a highlight then? Yes, I never thought I’d see the Sharks win a premiership, so if they never win another one in my lifetime then I’ve already seen more than I thought I would. I’m also lucky with my job, the hours are pretty flexible so I get to spend plenty of time with my kids and mill around at home. I’m pretty much a homebody, as my wife Katie and I are usually home. You have children? What’s life like at home? A boy and a girl. Will turns five next February and Bronte’s two and a half. They’ve got a pony each. There’s four chickens, two adopted roosters that sneak in from down the back, two dogs and a cat. Was it hard making the adjustment to living in Christchurch after moving from Aussie? It was pretty good because the traffic is so much better over here. I know it can still get pretty busy in peak times, but compared to Sydney, it’s a dream to get around. The weather didn’t take too much getting used to because I spent plenty of time growing up in Bathurst. They’ve got pretty similar weather

HOMEBODY: McNamara with his two children Bronte and Will.. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

conditions there – it gets cold in winter and can snow. Over all, I settled in pretty well and Katie was the same. You talk about growing up near Bathurst. Do you like motorsports? No, doesn’t do anything for me. Although, I don’t mind the formula one. I’d love to go to the Monaco Grand Prix, but no, the V8s don’t do anything for me whatsoever. Can you ever see yourself doing anything else; what’s the expiry date on a race caller? As long as we’re doing a good job, it’s basically when we die (laughs). When the lungs give up or when the memory goes be-

cause it’s all done on the memorising of the colours. While the brain’s good, the eyes are strong and you’re calling accurately it’s your job almost for life. I’d imagine it’s a job that requires a lot of research. What do you do leading up to a race meeting? I’ll wander through the stables before the meeting just in case anyone gives me a snippet of information. It might be someone’s birthday or a pronunciation of a horse. I’ve usually done my tips the night before and then it just comes to memorising the colours just before each race. Ideally, I can call the race off memory or without looking at the race book.

What’s your pick for cup day then? It’s Lazarus’ to lose. He’s just too good, he’s the ultimate professional. His preparation has been faultless. Heaven Rocks looks like he could have been a danger but he’s just too goofy. Any other picks for the week? I hope Te Akau Shark takes out the 2000 Guineas on the first day at Riccarton because it’s part owned by Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen. I try not to have too many favourites but I’ll definitely be cheering for him. That must a busy week for you. Do you get much sleep? It’s manic, especially from the Tuesday to the Saturday. You call Addington, go home and go to bed, get up and look at the field for Riccarton on Wednesday, call that, go to bed, then get up and go to Ashburton on the Thursday. It’s the same routine for Addington on Friday and then it’s Riccarton on Saturday. I’ve then got a gallop recap show on Sunday. You know it’s coming and it goes by pretty fast really.

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‘I wanted to change the world. Make it a better place’ „„ By Sarla Donovan RUTH DYSON turned 60 in August, but the political veteran shows no sign of slowing down. Three days a week she’s in Wellington and, although her stepson lives there and she has a stepdaughter up the coast in Paekakariki, there’s not much opportunity to see them or her five grandchildren – work doesn’t finish until 10pm. She says the time away from her Moncks Bay home is good for her and Martin, her “very tolerant” husband of 32 years. Their house was rebuilt after the February 22, 2011, earthquake and Martin looks after the vegetable gardens, chooks and beehive while she’s away. September’s election saw Ms Dyson increase her majority by more than 5000 votes in the Port Hills electorate she’s held for four terms. And this time around, she’s back in the corridors of power for the first time in nearly a decade, this time as the Government’s chief whip. Like Labour leader and now Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, Ms Dyson’s interest in politics came as a teenager, even though she wasn’t from a political family. Catholic educated, she describes herself as an “army brat” who lived in different military camps around the country. She had to persuade her parents to vote Labour. “I won,” she says with a wry smile. “I’m sure they were National voters before me.” Growing up, she never lacked

PROUD: Ms Dyson at home in the garden with her husband Martin Ward. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

FAST FACTS: •Cabinet minister for eight years under Helen Clark, with portfolios including ACC, senior citizens, associate health, disability and social development. •Elected the 28th Labour Party president at 31, succeeded in 1993 by Maryan Street. •In her maiden speech to Parliament in 1994, Ms Dyson spoke of living in an abusive relationship. •In 2015, she was referred to Parliament’s privileges committee for calling speaker of the house David Carter “incompetent,” “sexist” and “biased” on Twitter. •She introduced and passed the law that made NZ Sign Language an official language alongside English and Te Reo.

CHOOK: Ruth Dyson at home feeding her four hens.

ambition. “When I first started school, I remember I was at a Catholic primary school and the teacher said: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ And I said a rock star or the pope. And to her credit, she never told me that I couldn’t be the pope.” The appeal of politics was idealistic. “I wanted to change the world. Make it a better place. I was involved in anti-mining, antiapartheid, the peace movement, women’s movement – it was the 70s, you had to be. But I didn’t get involved in party politics until I lived on the West Coast in the 80s.” In the end, it was a toss-up between Labour and Values (which later became the Green Party) but with no other Values person on the coast, she ended up joining the

Labour Party in 1979. After working as a campaign organiser for Labour MP Kerry Burke in the 1981 and 1984 elections, a shift north to Wellington followed, helping Fran Wilde with the Homosexual Law Reform Bill. Then, at the 1988 Labour Party conference at the Dunedin Town Hall, she defeated Jim Anderton to win the position of party president at the youthful age of 31. She held the position for the next five years before being elected to Parliament in 1993 in the Lyttelton electorate which later become Banks Peninsula and then Port Hills. She’s now been there for 24 years, one of the longest-serving current MPs, and has held her electorate seat in all but one election (losing to National’s David Carter in 1996.) Being back in Government after nine years on the opposition benches is a “huge opportunity” she said. “Listening to Jacinda on the radio this morning makes me think we’re probably going to be working non-stop for the next three years, because there’s such a big list of things to do.” Ms Dyson concedes she wasn’t anticipating a return to Government three months ago. “If you had asked me then . . . I would have said we’d be spending another term in opposition, watching more destruction.” It’s 18 years since Helen Clark’s Labour Government prised National out of office and the issues facing the new coalition are “not dissimilar,” Ms Dyson says. She identifies housing as something that’s “a lot worse” now than in 1999. “But remember, we’d had a


period of state house sell-offs coming in to office in 99. And Auckland . . . had sold off all their council housing properties. So there was huge pressure for social housing then, (but) it’s substantially worse now.” “I also think, especially here in Christchurch, mental health is in a much worse state. We’d had quite a period of stability, probably from when Jenny Shipley took over from Jim Bolger (in 1997). “Shipley and Helen Clark were on the same page in terms of mental health and were both pretty determined to de-politicise it. It was often called the ‘Cinderella’ of the health system – always the last thing to get done – so I think in 1999 mental health was in better shape, though the health system overall wasn’t. But now, the health system is really under resourced and for me, mental health is the really big issue.” Also not new is the way women politicians get treated. She reckons they still get judged differently to men. “The New Zealand Herald headline that had Jacinda putting a ‘curse’ on the All Blacks – would you have done that to Bill English? Maybe, but I don’t think so. She’s a woman and she’s young. That shouldn’t make a difference, we should be really proud of that but it’s seen as a negative thing by quite a few people.” Having said that, “any woman VETERAN: Ms Dyson speaking at the Labour Party Conference at the Dunedin Town Hall in 1988, when she was elected party president.

that goes into public office helps the next generation do it. Fran Wilde and Annette King are two of the women that really encouraged me to get involved in politics and they still do, they’re still two of my closest friends.” “When I first went into Parliament, I wouldn’t have been called a political operator, it was more ‘where’s the bathroom, where’s my office’ . . . but I’ve always been interested in how decisions are made and how to influence things, what really makes a difference. “I’ve learned a lot about the political process and how best to influence change. I had five years as president of the party so before I went into Parliament I thought I knew how the place ran, but I didn’t have a clue. You don’t know until you get in there.” “What keeps me there? I can get things done, I can change things for the better. That’s what keeps me there.” So does Ruth Dyson ever forget that she’s an MP? “At this time of the political cycle, no . . . we’ve just been away for the long weekend and – I should have worn a balaclava. I had people coming up to me in a restaurant on Stewart Island saying ‘what’s going to happen?’”


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LURE: When planting flowers for butterflies the more the merrier; the Mexican sunflower has a cluster of nectar-rich, short tubular flowers surrounded by a good landing pad of petals, which are favoured by butterflies; traditional plants, such as poinsettia, often provide more nectar.

BUTTERFLIES SUSTAIN themselves with nectar, which is why the first way to attract them to your garden is with a food source – namely flowers, and the more the merrier. They are not fussy as to colour, but have a preference for short, tubular-shaped flowers that they can sip from easily with their flexible straw-like tongues (probosces), and have broad petals or a cluster of blooms to support them while they feed. There are all sorts of flowers that fit the bill. Some examples are annuals like cosmos, strawflower and zinnia, perennial gaillardia, purple verbena (Verbena bonariensis) and valerian, as well as shrubs such as Viburnum tinus, bottlebrush and native koromiko (Veronica speciosa). Butterflies detect sources of nectar (or host plants) from a long distance away using “smell” – actually, chemoreceptors located on their antennae. Once they get closer they identify the plants by sight then land and “taste” them with chemoreceptors on their feet. Whether the style of your garden is natural and wild, carefully manicured plots or even pots on a balcony is of no consequence to a butterfly, but planting groups with a minimum of three or four of one type of flower or host plant helps it to home in on them. Depending on the species, butterflies overwinter as eggs, caterpillars or chrysalises, or hibernate as adults (sometimes a combination of ways), so while they are most numerous in summer and autumn those that emerge from chrysalises in spring (eg coppers) or come out of hibernation to lay the first eggs of the season (such as monarchs) are well in need of spring flowers. Cineraria, cornflowers, statice and wildflower mixes are a few that can be planted to welcome the early arrivals. Butterflies that hibernate can still be seen flying on sunny winter days and appreciate

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„„ By Mike Yardley AWAKENING TO the raw soundtrack of crashing ocean breakers and the gentle pitterpatter of a pre-dawn shower, I was up with the seals to strike out along the coastal trail at Cape Foulwind. History runs deep here, as it was where Abel Tasman first dropped anchorage in New Zealand in 1642 and the cape earned its name from the atrocious howling weather that greeted James Cook on his voyage in 1770. It’s also the closest point to Australia. The sweeping panoramas are stupendous. I gazed north along the coastline to the strikingly sculpted cliff-backed beaches at the northern end of the cape. Omau Cliffs, where hard granite intersects with softer mudstone, glow a golden hue in the sunshine. Once nicknamed the Scarborough of New Zealand, they remain a favourite shoreline haunt in the summer. To the east, the inland ancient marine terraces rise up to the Paparoa Ranges, while patches of pakihi were readily conspicuous. On a clear day, Mt Cook serrates the southern skyline, while the Kahurangi National Park rises

up to the north. Scores of weka were nonchalantly grazing in the trackside scrub. Unlike most of New Zealand, Buller is one of the few places where you’ll regularly encounter them. Friendly and flightless, they are fleet-footed. One of them ventured out on to the road just as I was bearing down. I have never seen a bird scramble so frantically, on foot, in a mad mercy dash. The 90min coastal walk from Cape Foulwind to Tauranga Bay passes along the edge of an escarpment, where the granite bluffs serve up monster views of the rugged coastline. Pointing the car north, I ventured up the highway, past

Westport and over the bush-clad heights of the dramatically scenic Karamea Bluff, draped in rimu and matai forests. On the doorstep of the Kahurangi National Park, as the warm spring sun blazed down, I took the short drive to the Karamea end of the Heaphy Track. A sublime little taster of one of our great walks can be enjoyed by taking the Nikau Grove walk. Starting from the gnarly old swingbridge that traverses the Kohaihai River, the 40min walk ushers you into a lush heart-stealing forest of palms, headlined by thousands of Nikau palms. Close to the Heaphy Track car

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OVERWHELMED: Daniel Watterson as Thomas and Jessie Lawrence as Vanda turn heads in the play Venus in Fur.

A SHOW exploring sexual power play is bound to turn a few heads and the provocative, psychologically complex Venus in Fur does just that. Each detail of the show is refined down to perfection – the two stars, Daniel Watterson and Jessie Lawrence, didn’t miss a beat and the lighting was perfectly choreographed to convey its dark, sultry scenes. Even the old audition room set was clever, complete with props of past shows performed at The Court Theatre featuring on the stage. But I could not help walking away slightly overwhelmed by the in depth, complicated messages the show was trying to convey. It was a battle between who is dominate and who is submissive, what is real and what is not. A play within a play, it aims to blur the lines of reality and fantasy between a playwright and an actress who become caught

However, I felt the show was perplexing – to have an actress come in, know every line of the play off by heart, seduce the playwright, criticise it for victimising women, then tie up the playwright forcing him to scream “all hail Aphrodite” was a lot to take in. There wasn’t a moment in the show when you’re not wondering what will happen next – but in a society where sadomasochism is often unacceptable, you may walk away perplexed by its intellectual message. Were the characters supportive of sexual sadomasochism or were they just exploring the idea? It was thought-provoking in exploring themes not commonly seen in Christchurch theatre, but definitely not a show for the whole family. •Venus in Fur runs at The Court Theatre until November 11. To book tickets, go to https:// courttheatre.org.nz

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BMW M3 provides a spirited drive „„ By Ross Kiddie MY PALMS are sweaty and I’m concentrating hard, I’ve been at warp speed through some of my favourite corners on a lonely high country road. I’ve been aware that the traction control light has been flickering as I punch out of each apex, I also notice that the same light flickers as I accelerate quickly when the road straightens out – second gear, third and fourth; as each gear is engaged I’m thinking that those big rear tyres are struggling to get the power down, even on a dry surface. This is the phenomenon that is one of the world’s most desirable sports sedans – BMW’s M3. It is immensely powerful, yet at the same time it is one of the most capable thrill machines. As my high country experience served to prove, the M3 is one of the most satisfying performance cars, it does everything so right and epitomises the MPower motorsport heritage that has made BMW’s performance arm a desirable choice. Based on the 3-Series, the M3 shares the traditional BMW way of manufacture, gone is the V8 engine from the previous generation, the new M3 returns with a straight-six engine, and it drives through a seven-step double clutch transmission through to the rear wheels. BMW rates the newcomer with massive power outputs – 317kW and 550Nm – and in true turbocharged style there is a broad spread of power – 5500rpm to 7300rpm and maximum torque from 1850rpm to 5500rpm. As these figures suggest, there is never a point where power wilts, and with solid throttle application it lunges under acceleration and does so with a thumping, throbbing sound that lets the driver know it is working hard but enjoying a workout at the same time. That’s the only sensation of speed, the speedometer rises quickly but such is the car’s overall capability it’s not always noticeable that the legal limit has way since passed, drivers best be aware that the M3 simply explodes to high speed. The linear surge of power

BMW M3: High-powered performance sedan.

seems never-ending, it has a pull and inertia rush that is constantly enticing. In terms of figures, BMW claim a 250km/h top speed and a standstill to 100km/h time of 4.1sec. I didn’t want to stress the driveline verifying the latter, but I did record a 3sec overtaking time (80km/h to 120km/h). These are enviable times and don’t come at the cost of high fuel consumption, the M3 is also rated with an 8.3l/100km (34mpg) combined cycle fuel usage average. • Price – BMW M3, $159,500 • Dimensions – Length, 4671mm; width, 1877mm; height, 1430mm • Configuration – Sixcylinder, rear-wheeldrive, 2979cc, 317kW, 550Nm, seven-speed automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 4.1sec • Fuel usage – 8.3l/100km

However, my spirited high country drive wasn’t kind to economy, the evaluation car returning to the dealership showing 10.6l/100km (27mpg). The M3 rides on a combination of tyres, Michelin up front and huge 275/35 x 19in sport specification Continental rubber on the rear; even though their size represents a wide footprint, the amount of power that is channelled in their direction means grip will be constantly challenged under load, and that’s where the traction control comes in. I left it activated all of the time, but you can release it in stages to promote an oversteer type of driving style. The M3 is almost perfectly weighted front to

rear; as a consequence, it feels neutral in a corner. The driver can select steering weight and suspension damping preferences, I mostly chose the standard sport setting which is firm but certainly not hard underneath. While the steering and suspension is exemplary, special mention must be made of the brakes, the M3 has immense stopping power, the pedal is constantly giving, and pressure to make them bite doesn’t need to be great. While the M3 is built to entertain and perform, it is also a docile car at city speed. Sure, the gearbox is structured so that it can handle that huge force of power with noticeable changes that aren’t perfectly smooth; however, that’s a small price, with the underlying performance aspect there has to be some trade-off. That aside, I was as comfortable in traffic in the M3 as I was on the open road, in comfort mode the suspension will soak up those badly battered humps on Christchurch’s streets, there is little indication of what lies underneath and what the result is if you decided to unleash the beast. At $159,500 the M3 provides realistic performance car value. It has been engineered as a serious car for the enthusiast, but with five seats it will also provide useful transport for when the family join in. It has been built to the 3-series values and has a layout familiar to that of any BMW, it is also comprehensively equipped and feels special to be behind the wheel of. If you take into account that there are also coupe and convertible options in M4 guise there are a wealth of choices.

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Smith joins top flight of world darts „„ By Gordon Findlater BERNIE SMITH will play darts on the world’s biggest stage after winning the Oceanic Masters in Dubbo, New South Wales. The win qualified the New Brighton Club player for the William Hill World Darts Championship in London next month, where he will play in front of a capacity crowd of 2500 at the Alexandra Palace and a worldwide television audience. The tournament has a total prize pool of just under $NZ3.5 million and the winner will collect more than $750,000. The 53-year-old defeated Gisborne’s Tahuna Irwin 6-5 in a nail-bitting final on Sunday at the Oceanic Masters to seal a spot in the sport’s biggest tournament. With the scores locked at five legs a piece, Smith came out firing with opening throws of 140 and 174 in the deciding leg. He then missed eight darts at the double and nearly let it slip as the thought of accomplishing a lifelong goal came within touching distance. “I scored really well but then I started thinking about it,” Smith said. “I just wanted it to go in; that’s all I was thinking about.” On his way to the final, Smith overcame Dave Marland, Kalani Hillman, reigning Oceanic

GLOBAL STAGE: Bernie Smith will compete at the world’s biggest darts tournament in London next month.

Masters champion David Platt and Haupai Puha. It has been a long road to the world championship stage for the plasterer who has been throwing darts from an early age. Smith grew up in a strong darting household – his father Henry and brother Lennie are also former national champions. After coming close to qualify-

ing for the biggest stage on a number of occasions, Smith was beginning to wonder if the dream would ever become a reality. “You start to think maybe not, but you give yourself another chance every time you compete in these things. I always knew I had a chance,” he said. Smith has had to put in the hard yards to achieve success.

He has boards in his living room and garage and throws for four hours a day on average. “I normally have a throw before I go to work and then I normally throw all night before I go to bed,” said Smith. Throwing darts at Alexandra Palace in front of thousands of screaming fans will be a whole new experience compared to the

New Zealand pub scene. However, Smith won’t be completely new to the big stage. He competed in the 2016 Auckland Darts Masters, where he was defeated by double world champion Gary Anderson in round one. Smith’s also a former national champion. The Auckland event, which has been running for three years, attracted more than 11,000 darts fans to Trusts Arena over three days last year. Smith says the rapid rise in popularity of the sport has had a flow on effect for the competitive element in New Zealand. “The last two or three years have been really tough. There’s a lot of young guys coming through and they’re playing so good. I’m probably playing the best I’ve ever played, but I’ve had to pick my game up big time,” said Smith. “Because of the coverage we have on TV, the young guys are really getting into darts.” A fan favourite at televised darts tournaments is the players’ walk-ons. Smith already has a Kiwi twist up his sleeve, which he hopes will go down well in London. “We’ve put a bit of Dave Dobbyn and Scribe together and it sounds pretty good,” he said. •The William Hill World Darts Championship will be held from December 14 to January 1.

Baxy caps off year with Canty league award „„ By Gordon Findlater HORNBY Panthers backrower James Baxendale (left) was one of the big winners at the Canterbury rugby league awards on Friday night. Baxendale, 31, was named sportsperson of the year for the second time in his career, while the Halswell Hornets took out club of the year. The Panthers captain has been a part of the premier side since 2004. He has won numerous

titles with the club and two national premierships with the Canterbury Bulls. He led the Panthers to a 22-14 win in the major semi-final against the Linwood Keas. However, Baxendale’s overseas travel plans forced him to miss the grand-final loss to the Keas in August after the match was delayed by a week due to weather. “You hope that kind of thing doesn’t happen, but it happened, it was pretty stink,” he said.

•Major awards: Club of the year – Halswell Hornets; sportsperson of the year – James Baxendale (Hornby Panthers). •Individual awards: Grand-final man of the match – Alex Todd (Linwood Keas); grand-final coach – Andrew Auimatagi (Linwood Keas); most goals in a season (47) – Daniel Hartley (Linwood Keas); most tries (14) – Ben Ilalio (Halswell Hornets); volunteer of the year – Fina Fa’amoe (Aranui

Eagles); administrator of the year – Devon Harding (Halswell Hornets); club manager of the year – Barb Fletcher (Halswell Hornets); coach of the year – Andrew Auimatagi (Linwood Keas); club president of the year – Jim Barclay (Riccarton Knights). •Canterbury 19s: Rookie of the year – Malyche Tafili; most outstanding player – Zachary Riley; sportsman of the year – Keeghan Woolley.


Thursday November 2 2017

Home & Property


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First impressions count from the moment potential buyers view a property from the street to the moment they walk through the front door. Weed the garden, cut back unruly shrubs and prune trees where needed. Kill off weeds in the lawn, sprinkle grass seed over bald patches and fertilise the lawn. Indoors, tidy up. Get rid of excess or bulky furniture, toys, books, hobby items or fitness equipment and if too many photos on the wall pack these away so the home looks roomy. If there is a gap or a room needs enhancing, look at what you have. A piece of furniture might be painted up or an old leather bound book popped on the coffee table. Shelves will also add depth to a narrow space while mirrors may give the illusion of a larger space. In entryways, add an easy chair, small table, bookcase or large vase. Awkward spaces such as coved ceilings in attics or upstairs rooms might be converted into storage shelving and the room given a purpose as an office, playroom or extra bedroom so viewers can see how the room might be used. Stow possessions neatly in containers, shelving or tidily in cupboards; highlighting the storage potential within the home, ensuring it is clean and tidy for viewing at any time.

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Move the pets outside as not all buyers will be pet lovers while some may suffer pet allergies putting them off a house if they see a pet inside. If parts of the house look tired,

consider renovating by painting walls, replacing worn carpet, or modernising the kitchen, bathroom and toilet; rooms that should sparkle. Replace tired cabinetry, or the benches and cupboard/drawer fronts then update old toilets, showers or kitchen appliances. Modernising these rooms can lift the final selling price.

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DaviD EDEn Use consistent and light paint colours throughout for balance and seamlessness, making the house appear more spacious. An effect that is increased when walls and curtains share the same or a similar colour. Consider the personality and purpose of a room. Bright colours lift living areas especially if large and open. However, bedrooms are suited to calmer softer colours with just a touch of bold. Layer bedding or use throws for effect along with cushions or a stuffed toy in a children’s room. With curtaining, smaller patterns or plain fabrics are the rule for smaller rooms whereas larger patterns make spacious areas cosier. If blinds or drapes are past their best, replace these even if it is only with neutral cotton curtains. The effect will be worth it. Eco-friendly features will also add value for some buyers though not universally, however earthy natural colours and features are popular. Consider who your target buyers are likely to be and what will appeal to them.

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Garage Sales BECKENHAM 14 Bradford Ave, Sat 8.30am household items BISHOPDALE Gardiners Road. Sat 8.30am -12.30pm , Huge.variety of household items. Reas offers on everything.All must go. ********* BROOMFIELD 5 Carradale Ave (Kintyre Estate), Sat not before 8am. Down sizing - general h/hold goods, ornaments, lamps, pictures, card making equipment, tools & lots more BRYNDWR Galway Ave, Sat 8am, moving house, good selection household items, 2 girls bikes, clothing GARAGE SALE NOTICES Contact us by 9am Wednesday to get your garage sale notice into our Thursday edition.Get your notice into over 92,000 Christchurch homes. Phone 3797100 HALSWELL 7 Edward Stafford Ave. Saturday from 8am. Something for everyone,fu rniture,sheets,clothes,shoe s,toys BBQ, bike, scooters, cheap prices, good cond. Plus free things. Cancelled if raining NEW BRIGHTON Union St close to Owles Tce, Sun 10am - 2pm, good variety retro items, transformers, REDCLIFFS 40a Taupata St, Sat 8am. SOMERFIELD 80 Milton St, Sat 8am - 2pm, good range of bargains for everyone ST ALBANS Aylesford Street. Sat & Sun from 9am. Mamy years accumulation. Treddle sewing machine, x2 WWII phones,tableware etc

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Real Estate HOME WANTED. Home 2-3 bedroom, wanted for my Mum by private cash buyer. I am looking to relocate my Mum closer to us in Christchurch. We are looking for a 2-3 bedroom house or unit in the Papanui, Strowan, Bryndwr or Ilam areas. I am a cash buyer (up to 450k) and want a clean repaired home or unit for her. (No over 60’s units please) Phone Steve 021 372 479 LINWOOD Two houses one price $650,000, , ph 03 981 2353

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ELECTRICIAN Available, 30 years experience, immediate start, competitive rate, ph Brian 027 433 9548

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PAINTINg PLASTERINg Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 022 191 7877 or 379-1281. Website www.swedekiwipainting. co.nz PAINTINg We specialise in wall paper stipping, discount for pensioners 10%, propmt service, ring Phil 03 3880786

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


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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 johnchmill@outlook.com ROOF PAINTINg Water blasting. Cut price. Ph Ed 021 024 72950


Thursday November 2 2017

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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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Wanted To Buy AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ About to move? Books, china, coins, medals, furniture, furs, jewellery, tools, old photos, estate. Ph 385-5117 ACCORDIONS Piano 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

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

Linwood Rugby Club and

Linfield Cultural Recreational and Sports Club will be holding their AGM Monday 27th of November, 56 Kearneys Road starting at 6pm.

Sydenham Rugby Football League Inc.

104th AGM

To be held at Huxley Lounge, Sandridge Hotel Tuesday 21st November, 7pm Agenda includes Rule changes to constitution Rules 22 and 37. All welcome Rudolf Steiner School Board of Trustees Election Nominations are invited for the election of three parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms are available at the school office, nominations close Friday 17th November. As a candidate you may wish to include a brief statement (electronically) which must be forwarded to the Retuning Officer with your nomination. A copy of the electoral roll is available for inspection at the school office during school hours. If an election is required, voting papers will be sent to all eligible voters. The poll closes on Friday 1st December. Carey Carey Returning Officer Rudolf Steiner School P.O.Box 19944 Christchurch 8241

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Parent Election Notice





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.

R N B LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, The Manager, 808 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch 8051), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 808 Main North Road known as 808 CAFE BAR AND RESTAURANT.

MOUDGILL HOLDINGS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, The Manager, Warrington Liquor Store, 64 Warrington Street, Christchurch 8013), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 64 Warrington Street St Albans known as WARRINGTON LIQUOR CENTRE.

MAGNUM HUNTER HOLDINGS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Magnum Hunter Holdings Limited, Regatta on Avon, 95 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch 8083), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated 95 Oxford Terrace Central City known as REGATTA ON AVON.


Emmanuel Christian School Board of trustees’ election Nominations are invited for the election of 2 parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday, 17th November 2017 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 1st December 2017. Sandra Kennedy Returning Officer


Open-Air School Board of Trustees Election 2017 Nominations are invited for the election of 3 parent representatives to the board of trustees for a three year term. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 17th November 2017 (please note this is Canterbury Anniversary Day, the school office will be closed so nominations need to be submitted prior to this date) and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 1st December 2017. Brigitte Wells Returning Officer

Public Notices

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE REMOTE SALES. 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. 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 26 October, 2017.


The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. 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.

The Co-Ordinator/Social Worker and Volunteers would like to thank the Linwood Community who have provided us with so much assistance over the years, as well as our funders and the other various businesses for there support, and finally to the many individuals who have been involved over the past 30 years.

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.

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.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of the application, in the newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.




The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 1.


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

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY

This is the first publication of this notice.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2.

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: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 10.00AM TO 11.00PM.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 1

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.

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.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 4.00PM TO 1.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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

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.

5TH STREET LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 6 Elgin Street, Christchurch 8023), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 5 Elgin Street known as 5TH STREET.

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.

The Linwood Community House will be closing to the public on the 15th of November 2017.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

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.

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. 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 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 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.

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 second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 26 October 2017.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 26 October 2017.

No objection to the granting 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.

IMPERIAL DISCOUNT LIQUOR LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, The Manager Imperial Discount Liquor Limited, PO BOX 25271 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8144), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal and variation of OFF-LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 333 Harewood Road known as HENRYS BWS BISHOPDALE.

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: CURRENT HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 7.00AM TO 11.00PM. VARIATION SOUGHT: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 7.00AM TO 10.00PM. 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.

BUNSEN LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 4/25 Birmingham Drive, Christchurch 8024), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal and variation of ON-LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 2 Worcester Street Central City known as BUNSEN. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3 The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: CURRENT HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM VARIATION SOUGHT: LICENSING GREATER AREA - SMALL AREA AT THE BACK OF THE CAFE 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.

Public Notices

St Peters School Board of trustees’ election Nominations are invited for the election of two (2) parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 17th November 2017 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statement and a photograph. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 1st December 2017. Signed Returning Officer Kay Addei

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

This is the first publication of this notice.

City Centre Area

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 LZX TRADING LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, LZX Trading Limited New York Deli, 10 Beckmead Drive, Christchurch 8051), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 363 Lincoln Road known as NEW YORK DELI ADDINGTON. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 8.30PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. 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 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.

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.

This is the first publication of this notice.

CLEANERS REQUIRED Mon to Fri 6pm - 8pm Sat and Sun 7am - 9am

Cashmere Area Mon - Fri 3pm - 6pm

Shirley Area

Sat and Sun 6am - 8.30am approx

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

Russley Area

Monday - Friday 2.25hrs Flexible start time from 5pm

Sumner Area Monday - Friday 3pm - 6.30pm

We are looking for cleaners to join our commercial cleaning team. You will need to pass a Security Check and you MUST have your own transport. 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 Please advise which job when emailing your CV.

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Situations Vacant



WANTED!! Drivers Class 4

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Vehicles Wanted


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BAD MOMS 2 (R16)• Thu-Fri 12:30, 3:00, 6:00, 8:30PM SaT-Sun 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30PM THOR: RAGNAROK (M)• Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:00, 6:00, 8:30PM Thu-Fri 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30PM BARBIE DOLPHIN MAGIC (G) SaT 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30PM Tue 10:30aM Sun-Wed 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30PM BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R13) GENERAL ADMISSION Thu 2:35, 8:20PM Fri 2:35PM Sun 7:50PM Mon 2:35PM BAD MOMS 2 (R16)• Tue 2:35, 8:20PM Wed 2:35PM Thu-Fri 10:40, 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 8:50PM CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (G) SaT-Sun 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 8:50PM SaT 12:10PM Sun 12:20PM GEOSTORM (M) Mon-Tue 10:40, 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 8:50PM Thu 10:40, 9:00PM Fri 10:40aM Wed 10:10, 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 8:50PM SaT 2:10, 8:20PM Sun 9:00PM BARBIE DOLPHIN MAGIC (G) Mon 10:40, 8:20PM Tue-Wed 10:40aM SaT-Sun 10:15aM Tue 10:15aM HAPPY DEATH DAY (M) BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R13) Thu-Fri 3:30PM Mon-Wed 3:30PM Thu 2:40PM Fri 4:50PM SaT 2:30PM Sun 1:00, HOME AGAIN (M) 8:10PM Mon-Tue 2:30PM Wed 10:50aM Thu 10:50aMFri 10:50, 1:00PM CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (G) SaT-Sun 10:50aM Mon 10:50, 1:00PM SaT-Sun 12:20PM Tue 10:50aM Wed 1:20PM CITY OF ROCK (TBC) JIGSAW (R18)• Thu 1:00, 3:50, 6:10, 9:00PM Thu-SaT 3:30, 8:40PM Sun 2:50, 8:40PM Fri 3:50, 6:10, 9:05PM SaT 4:25, 6:10, 9:05PM Mon 3:30, 8:10PM Tue 3:30, 8:40PM Sun 6:40, 8:40PM Mon 3:50, 6:10, 9:05PM Wed 3:30, 8:10PM Tue 1:20, 3:50, 6:10, 9:05PM GEOSTORM (M) Thu 10:20, 6:20PM Fri-SaT 1:10, Wed 3:50, 6:10, 9:05PM 6:20PM Sun 10:50, 6:50PM Mon-Tue 10:20, 6:20PM MY LITTLE PONY - THE MOVIE (G) SaT-Sun 10:00, 12:05, 2:10PM Wed 1:00, 9:10PM SARDAR MOHAMMED (TBC) HAPPY DEATH DAY (M) Fri-Wed 9:00PM Thu 10:10aM Fri 10:00aM Mon-Tue 10:10aM SON OF BIGFOOT (PG) SaT-Sun 10:10aM HOME AGAIN (M) THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) SaT 10:30aM Sun 10:25aM Thu 10:00aM Fri 10:50aM THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (M) SaT 10:10aM, 6:10PM Mon-Tue 10:00aM Wed Thu 10:10, 6:40PM Fri 10:10, 6:40, 8:20PM 6:20PM S aT 4:15, 6:40PM Sun 4:15PM ITTEFAQ (TBC) Mon-Wed 10:10, 6:40PM Fri 8:10PM Tue 8:10PM THE OUTLAWS (TBC) JIGSAW (R18)• Thu-Fri 12:15, 2:20, 4:40, 6:50, Thu-Fri 1:10, 6:30PM SaT-Sun 3:00, 6:30PM 9:00PM SaT 11:00, 4:45, 6:50, 9:00PM Mon-Wed 1:10, 6:30PM Sun 4:15, 6:20, 9:10PM Mon-Tue 12:15, 2:20, 4:40, THOR: RAGNAROK (M)• Thu-SaT 10:00, 11:00, 6:50, 9:00PM Wed 2:20, 4:40, 6:50, 9:00PM 12:50, 2:00, 3:40, 6:20, 8:10, 9:10PM KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16) Sun 10:00, 11:00, 12:50, 2:00, 3:40, 5:00, 6:20, Thu 12:40PM Fri 1:50PM Mon-Wed 12:40PM 8:00PM Mon-Wed 10:00, 11:00, 12:50, 2:00, 3:40, 6:20, 8:10, 9:10PM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2017 WORLD TULIP FEVER (TBC) CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS (E) SaT 6:30PM Thu-Fri 10:00, 12:20, 5:50PM SaT 12:30, 5:50PM MY LITTLE PONY - THE MOVIE (G) Sun 12:30, 5:35PM Mon 10:00, 12:20, 5:50PM SaT 10:20, 12:30PM Sun 10:40, 1:10PM Tue 12:20, 5:50PM Wed 10:00, 12:20, 5:50PM SON OF BIGFOOT (PG) SaT 10:00, 12:10PM Sun 10:10, 12:30PM PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9 THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG) CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (G) Wed 11:00aM SaT 2:40PM Sun 10:20aM THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (M) Thu 12:10, SESSION TIMES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING 9:20PM Fri 11:20aM SaT 10:50aM Sun 5:45PM • NO COMPLIMENTARIES Mon-Tue 12:10, 5:45PM Wed 3:20, 5:45PM JIGSAW R18 - TORTURE AND SADISTIC VIOLENCE. THOR: RAGNAROK (M)• CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS G. THE MOUNTAIN Thu-Fri 11:30, 12:00, 2:30, 3:00, 5:30, BETWEEN US M SEX SCENES & OFFENSIVE 6:00, 8:30, 9:15PM LANGUAGE. IT R16 VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE SaT 12:00, 2:20, 3:00, 6:00, 8:30, 9:15PM Sun 12:00, 2:30, 3:00, 5:30, 6:00, 8:30, 9:15PM LANGUAGE & HORROR. KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN Mon 11:30, 12:00, 2:30, 3:00, 6:00, 8:40, 9:15PM CIRCLE R16 VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE, Tue 11:30, 12:00, 2:30, 3:00, 5:30, DRUG USE & SEX SCENES. THE LEGO NINJAGO 6:00, 8:30, 9:15PM MOVIE PG LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE. BLADE RUNNER Wed 11:30, 12:00, 2:30, 3:00, 6:00, 8:30, 9:15PM 2049 R13 VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE SEXUAL THEMES. HAPPY DEATH DAY M PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9 &HORROR, VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (G) & SEXUAL REFERENCES. THE EMOJI MOVIE Wed 11:00aM PG - SOME SCENES MAY SCARE VERY YOUNG CHILDREN. VICTORIA & ABDUL PG. GEOSTORM G SUITABLE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES. M - VIOLENCE. SON OF BIG FOOT PG - VIOLENCE PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNGER & COARSE LANGUAGE. HOME AGAIN M VIEWERS. M SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES 16 YEARS OF AGE OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. THOR: RAGNAROK M AND OVER. - VIOLENCE. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 2017 WORLD E SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS E. MY LITTLE PONY - THE MOVIE G. THE OUTLAWS TBC. BARBIE DOLPHIN MAGIC G. TULIP FEVER TBC. BAD PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL (R) RATED MOVIES MOMS 2 R16 - DRUG USE, SEXUAL REFERENCES KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16), BLADERUNNER & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. ITTEFAQ TBC. R13, JIGSAW (R18) BAD MOMS 2 (R16)

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Watch all the races from Flemington live on our screens in the Sports Bar and on the Big Screen in the Pool Hall

- Courtesy Van available from 3pm - Happy Hour 4pm-6pm - Losing bet slips from all the days races at Flemington go in to win $100 cash

Burger & Brew Special just $20

Riverview Restaurant Open from 5.30pm

- Pulled Pork or Beef Burger & Fries plus glass of Tap Beer or House Wine

MAKING A DAY OF IT OR Join us at The Rock on Melbourne & AT ADDINGTON? NZ Cup Day!


Courtesy van available. TAB & 2 pods. Free Easybets RACING action on the big screens & a great crowd!

Book a table for NZ CUP DAY by 10th Nov & enjoy a


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82 Rolleston Dr | Rolleston | ph 347 4190 www.therockrolleston.co.nz


T’s & C’s Apply



Have you planned this year’s Cup Day?


BREAKFAST from $12 HAPPY HOUR 12-1pm and 3-4pm

MACKENZIES HOTEL 51 Pages Rd. Ph 389 9014


30 Huxley St, Sydenham

ph 332 3166

HAPPY HOUR 12-1pm and 3-4pm

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Lucky breakfast ticket draw Be in to WIN $100 TAB voucher STAY & VIEW RACES LIVE TAB ON SITE LIVE MUSIC FROM 5PM-LATE FLAT CITY BROTHERHOOD Only 2 min walk to Addington Raceway 308 Lincoln Rd, ph 03 338 9361


TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER BAR OPEN FROM 12PM. It's a big race day. Race action LIVE. TAB. Prizes for best dressed. Sausage sizzle.

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Work-end breakups, Xmas functions, Birthdays





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A good time RACE from day WEEK to night ENTERTAINMENT TUESDAY 14th NOV



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MONDAY IS QUIZ NIGHT! CRANFORD ALEHOUSE 305 Cranford St, St Albans PH 355 0218



Thirst quenching ales - Grab a bite Awesome atmosphere & great staff




Members, guests & affiliates welcome





MIXED GRILL or EGGS BENEDICT plus a glass of Bubbles




Tuesday 14th Nov from 9am

Melbourne Cup


Spend it with us!


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1276 Main North Road, Kainga | Ph 323 9561 (just before the Waimak heading north)

Great Food - 7 DAYS LUNCH 11am-2pm & DINNER 5pm-9pm






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Star Media and these local businesses are offering you the chance to win *$150 on the race that STOPS THE NATION.

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Choose one horse to win (1-24).


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Pre book your race day breakfast with bubbles and transport on the Carlton Double Decker included! $25 Champagne Breakfast $35 Breakfast and Bus Transfer Breakfast from 8.30am includes champagne on arrival Bus Leaves Carlton 11.00am

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LIVE MUSIC CUP DAY Have you got yours PARTY ON sorted? No? WITH US Call Amy BAILIES IN EDGEWARE VILLAGE cnr Colombo St & Edgeware Rd Phone 366 5159 www.bailiesbar.co.nz

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Tickets available at Club office and include: Breakfast from 8.30am to 10am; 2 glasses of wine or beer; Guest Selector; 10 draws for $20 betting vouchers; 8 draws for $25 Club vouchers.

128 Marshland Rd Ph 385-3080 www.osheas.co.nz


HORNBY WORKING MEN’S CLUB, 17 Carmen Road, phone 349 9026 www.hornbywmc.co.nz Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Includes return bus with breakfast plus *beer or bubbles before and after the races. Email andy@tghwigram.co.nz for enquiries/bookings or phone 341 7227


100 The Runway Wigram Phone 03 341 7227 thegoodhomewigram.co.nz


*T’s & C’s apply





FREE Offer available Monday & Tuesday DINE IN ONLY. Excludes Whole Fish dish. Lowest priced meal will be free. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other restaurant promotions.


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WHAT’S ON Whitford’s Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday LUNCH from 11am DINNER from 5pm


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HOUSIE: Cafe SHUTTLE Tuesday & Tuesday - Saturday OPEN from 11am Saturday PH 0508 966 5786




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Tickets $20 FRI.01.DEC, 7.30PM





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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







Open Wednesday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner

• Open daily from 11am • Courtesy Van

75 London St | Ph 389 5778 | www.rwmc.co.nz




St Albans Shirley Club 269 Hills Rd | ph 385 1632 www.sasclub.co.nz




FRIDAY between 5.30pm-7.30pm




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BUFFET LUNCH Every Sunday 12pm - 2pm



Christchurch’s only


DINNER Friday Saturday Sunday

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 26th November 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.


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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.




Club Cafe


Gluten Free and Vegetarian options


Tickets available at Club office and include: Breakfast from 8.30am to 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




SEE OUR AD ON THE FACING PAGE FOR OUR UPCOMING SHOWCASE EVENTS The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

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BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Live music; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header. BECK’S SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Saturday 9pm Smoke & Mirrors. BILL'S BAR, HALSWELL: Thursday & Sunday 6pm Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE, BISHOPDALE: Sunday 3pm - Live music. BLACK HORSE, LINCOLN RD: Saturday - T&P Karaoke. BLUE SMOKE, WOOLSTON TANNERY, GARLANDS RD: Saturday 7.30pm - Matty Smith & his Band, tickets $18+bf. Sunday 3pm - Anthonie Tonnon, Koha entry.

Matty Smith & his Band @ Blue Smoke on Saturday night

HORNBY WMC: Friday 7pm Jo’s Karaoke. Saturday 4.30pm Marion’s Outlaws; 8pm - Th’ Art of Cheese. Sunday 2pm - Neville CARLTON, PAPANUI RD: Thursday 9pm - Cassettes. Friday Wilkins & the Viscounts, $5 entry. 10pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Sunday 4.30pm - Quiz. Monday Tickets @ticketek. 8pm - Topia. Tuesday 6pm ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, Open Mic Night. Wednesday GLOUCESTER ST: Saturday 8.30pm - Topia duo. 7.30pm - CSO presents Last CASA PUBLICA, ARMAGH Night of the Proms. Sunday 5pm ST: Friday 5pm - DJ James - Isla Grant in Concert. Lyndsay; 9pm - DJ Paul Wednesday 8pm - Lorde SOLD McKessar. Saturday 9pm - DJ OUT. Tickets @ticketek. Ash-S. JANES BAR, RICHMOND: CHRISTCHURCH FOLK Saturday 7.30pm - Live music. MUSIC CLUB, IRISH Sunday - Live blues. Wednesday SOCIETY HALL: Sunday Open Mic Night. 7.30pm - Suss 4, Members MACKENZIES BAR: Friday $9/Non $12. Mammoth. Saturday - DV8. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRYMEAD: Thursday - Open Wednesday - Karaoke. mic. Saturday - Live music. MAK TAVERN, KAINGA: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session. COASTERS TAVERN, Friday 9pm - Monsters III. REDWOOD: Saturday - Live Saturday 9pm - Antix. Sunday music. Wednesday - Open Mic Flat City Brotherhood. Night. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm DARKROOM: Thursday Flat City Brotherhood. Friday MAINZ DJ Takeover. Friday 10pm - Misfitz. Saturday 10pm Dark Disco Goth Dance Party. Shadow Puppets. Saturday - Evil Kid (Dun). PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR: DEJA VU: Friday 8pm - Day of Friday 9pm - Sharky’s Karaoke. the Dead 2K17. Saturday 9pm - Insideout. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm RACECOURSE HOTEL, DJ Tido. Saturday 2pm - Willy & SOCKBURN: Friday 7pm Jules; 9.30pm - Get Set. Sunday Code Red. 2pm - Sunday Jazz Sessions. RICHMOND WMC: Friday 7pm EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ. - Katrina Keenan. Saturday 7pm Friday 10pm - DJ. Saturday 10pm Robbie Drew. Sunday 3pm - I - DJ. Sunday 10pm - DJ. Alone. FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm SANDRIDGE HOTEL, - Zak Williams tio; 11pm SYDENHAM: Thursday 8pm Sugarloaf Blues Band. Friday Karaoke. Friday 8pm - Live 7.30pm - Jazz at the Lincoln music. Saturday 8pm - DJ. Road Centre; 11pm - Sarena & ST MARY’S PROThe Pocket Change. Saturday CATHEDRAL: Wednesday 4pm - Soul Kweens; 11pm 1.10pm Anatoly Zelinsky & Gumbo #5. Sunday 3pm Louisa Pilkington (voila & voice). Vintage Blue. Monday 7.30pm Brad Kang duo. Tuesday 7.30pm STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: - The Scene. Wednesday 7.30pm Friday 7pm - Hot Gossip. - Swing 42; 10pm - Dom & Brad Saturday 7pm - The Elevators. duo. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, ADDINGTON: Friday 9pm GBC (GARDEN BAR CAFE), MARSHLAND RD: Friday 6pm Live music. Saturday 9pm - Live music. Wednesday 7.30pm - Vintage Blue. Willie’s Open Mic. BROUGHAM: Saturday 8pm Jenlin’s Karaoke.

TEMPS BAR, HORNBY: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). Friday 8.30pm No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Drive. Wednesday - Mickey Rat Karaoke. THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm - Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG IRISH BAR: Thursday 10pm - Assembly Required. Friday 7pm - Diego; 11pm - Shadow Puppets. Saturday 7pm - Mike Hill; 11pm - Corner Sounds. Sunday 5.30pm - Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7pm - The Jameson Session. Wednesday 8pm - Open Mic Night. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, RICCARTON: Friday - Andy Page. Wednesday - DJ Chick Karaoke. THE CUBAN, ST ASAPH ST: Thursday 6.30pm - Live music. Friday - Live music. Saturday 10pm - DJ. THE EXCHANGE XCHC, WILSONS RD: Friday 7pm The Great NZ Sing In, Join a choir for a night, entry $20. THE FTZ SPORTS BAR: Friday 8.30pm - Pump. Saturday 8.30pm - Reg. THE MILLER BAR & CAFE: Thursday 7pm - Avon City R& R. Friday 9pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday 9.30pm Absolut duo. Wednesday 8pm Lance Karaoke. THE WAVE BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS, BAR, RICCARTON: Friday 9pm - XFiles duo. TWISTED HOP, WOOLSTON: Friday 7.30pm - Horror at the Hop Dress Up Party. WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7pm - Acoustic Solution. Sunday 4pm - Sunday Jazz, $5 entry. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Saturday 8.30pm - Odyssey LIVE with special guests, $10 entry. Tuesday 7pm - Open mic.

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THURSDAY, 7.30PM THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY National Theosophical Society lecturer Murray Stentiford will show how the quest for happiness is grounded in our deepest spiritual nature. All welcome, koha appreciated. For more information, phone 027 222 4324. WEA, 59 Gloucester St

SATURDAY, 9AM-1PM LINWOOD VILLAGE MARKET The friendly Linwood Village market will provide a range of goods from plants, produce and books to arts, crafts, vintage and up-cycled items. There will be something to tempt everyone. Linwood Community Arts Centre car park

FRIDAY, 4.30-7.30PM CASHMERE PRIMARY TWILIGHT FAIR Cashmere Primary School’s annual twilight fair is an event for the whole family. Check out the food, stalls and the silent auction with some amazing items up for grabs. Cashmere Primary School, 135 Hackthorne Rd

SATURDAY, 10AM-3PM ST MARK’S SCHOOL FAIR ‘The greatest little school fair in town’ will see baking, arts and crafts, white elephants and near new clothing for sale. There will also be family entertainment and tasty treats available, including souvlaki, whitebait and candy floss. Locarno St, Opawa

FRIDAY, 7-9.30PM FIREWORKS DISPLAY Enjoy a night out for the entire family, with games, bouncy castles, face-painting and a spectacular fireworks display. Bring your own dinner, or enjoy a barbecue and pork spit roast for a small cost. Free entry. City Church Christchurch, 344 Manchester St FRIDAY, 5-8PM HEATHCOTE VALLEY SCHOOL GALA Catch some live music and entertainment at the gala, along with mystery boxes, silent auctions, a dunk tank, and a range of games to entertain children of all ages. There will also be craft stalls, a licensed beer tent, raffles and a chocolate wheel. 61 Bridle Path Rd SATURDAY, NOON-5PM KING OF THE SQUARE One of New Zealand’s finest invitational street skateboarding competitions. Thirty top skateboarders from New Zealand, Australia and the United States will throw down in a best trick contest to see who will be named king of the square. Cathedral Square

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SATURDAY, 10AM-1PM COMMUNITY FOCUS TRUST GALA DAY There will be fun activities for people of all ages, along with market stalls, a petting zoo, face-painting, music and spot prizes. Beulah Church, 140 Springfield Rd, St Albans

Cuba, Spain and Italy. Door sales only with eftpos and cash both accepted. Tickets are $10 and children under-18 are free. The Piano Centre, 156 Armagh St SUNDAY, 11AM-3PM CHOLMONDELEY OPEN DAY Cholmondeley Children’s Home will hold an open day to show off its new building. Enjoy a family day out in the magical setting of Governor’s Bay, with a free sausage sizzle, face-painting, giant bubble making, games and activities. 6 Cholmondeley Lane, Governors Bay. SUNDAY, 11AM-1PM CHURCH PLANT SALE Buy healthy seedlings and plants at this Church plant sale. There will be a great selection of vegetables, herbs, grasses, flowers, succulents and house plants. Our Lady of Victories Church, 106 Main South Rd

SATURDAY, 2-4PM CHRISTCHURCH DICKENS FELLOWSHIP If you enjoy reading and learning about the works of Charles Dickens, good company, and afternoon tea, go along to one of the monthly meetings. Dickens’ comic operetta, The Village Coquettes, will be presented this weekend. For further information, phone Jeni on 021 167 6998. Free entry. Hagley House, 510 Hagley Ave SATURDAY, 6-7PM WOOLSTON BRASS BAND SHOWCASE Music director Nick Johnson will showcase the talents of Woolston Brass Band members. A diverse range of music will be showcased including influences from

SUNDAY, 11AM-1PM RICCARTON STREET PARTY Check out the free food, bouncy castles, activities, clothes, pony rides and a petting zoo at the street party. There will also be competitions and a stage programme. 44 Elizabeth St





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