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DO-GOOD: Local hero and baker Brian Cate works with the Papanui Baptist Church to deliver food to struggling families. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Baker by night; good Samaritan by day By Julia Evans BAKER BRIAN Cate starts work at 1am. But when his shift is over at Sydenham Bakery by 10am, Mr Cate doesn’t always head home

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By Julia Evans REPORTS revealing death or serious injury are likely at a Fendalton intersection should have been made public, a residents’ association says. The Glandovey, Idris and Straven Residents’ Association obtained safety audits from the city council which say “death or serious injury” at the intersection of Glandovey and Idris Rds is “likely” once every five to 10 years due to visibility issues between vehicles and pedestrians. Association spokesman James Wilding said the community should have been aware of these audits as their lives are at risk. Residents have been battling the city council to address ongoing roading, traffic and safety issues in the area for almost a year. During the saga, city council chief executive Karleen Edwards recommended residents not be involved in a work shop to find solutions. •Turn to page 5


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THERE’S SOMETHING very fishy about the city council’s approach to the traffic safety campaign under way by the Glandovey, Idris and Straven Residents’ Association. There’s been a few U-turns in this saga which has been covered by Nor’West News. We reveal the latest twist on page 1 today. Residents’ association spokesman James Wilding has uncovered reports which relate to road safety in the area. He had to get them through the Official Information Act. James is a prominent lawyer; he knows his stuff. The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board was also unaware of the reports. Ward councillors Raf Manji and Aaron Keown didn’t return our calls, so we don’t know at this stage what they know. The plot thickens. -Barry Clarke

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Parking loss will hurt businesses By Julia Evans AN investigation into the impact of the loss of car parks at Northlands Shopping Centre is under way. Mall owner Kiwi Property is set to start work on an $18.8 million upgrade in January, which will see a new entertainment precinct, Langdons Quarter, added. City council staff are working on an impact report for residents and businesses, which will be taken back to the Papanui-Innes Community Board at a meeting early next year, board member John Stringer said. The quarter will take away 29 mall parking spaces – which has raised concerns with the board and local businesses over the impact the loss will have on the wider area. Mr Stringer said the extension was an asset for the area. But the board’s concern was about negating any effects it will have on traffic and parking. “The area is already congested and, if the mall is taking away parks, that’s going to be an issue for us,” he said. Mr Stringer said any major shopping centre has to be aware of the impact it has on the residents and businesses around it.

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“They have to be responsible to the public interest,” he said. Papanui Super Liquor owner Carolyn Moffat said there were “big concerns” for businesses in the area if the parks. It comes on top of the proposed installation of a bus lane which would take away onstreet parking on Main North Rd. She said if both go ahead, it could see them go out of business.

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“It could be the nail in our coffin.” Ms Moffat said not many people parked at the mall and walked back to the on-street businesses. But people would park on the street and walk back to the mall. Northlands Shopping Centre manager Vicki Bain said while 29 parks could be removed, she said there would be alternative parks available. “We know the Langdons Rd multi-level car park, located

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on the corner of Langdons Rd and Sisson Drive, is currently under-utilised,” she said. Ms Bain said in the future the multi-storey car park would be expanded to meet the growth in demand from the entertainment precinct. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about the impact of the Northlands Shopping Centre expansion on the area? Email your views to

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POOL FUNDRAISER The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has stated its campaign to raise about $5 million for the Edgeware Pool rebuild. Local businesses are getting behind the cause. Edgeware SuperValue is supporting the installation of a money thermometer to track the fundraising effort and Bailies Bar and Restaurant will donate 50 cents from every coffee it sells straight to the rebuild. CYCLE UPDATE An initiative giving free entry to people who cycle to Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre five times has been extended. It will continue until the end of April. The extension comes after concerns were raised over a lack of advertising and staff knowledge about the initiative to get fewer people driving to the pool. The initiative will also run at the Pioneer and Graham Condon recreation and sport centres as part of national bike awareness month in February. FUNDING APPROVED Heaton Intermediate pupil Georgia Louise Eagle has received a grant of $450 from the Papanui-Innes Community Board to go towards attending the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. Georgia will head to Scotland in August as a member of the Scottish Society of New Zealand Pipe Band. She plays the snare drum.

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SERVICE: Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kiwibank’s Mark Stephen presented Brian Cate with his local hero award. PHOTO: AARON CAMPBELL

Festive foods: Many festive foods can be harmful and toxic to cats & dogs – here are some of the major ones that pop up every year at Christmas time!

Grapes and Raisins - Some types of grapes and raisins have been shown to cause kidney failure in dogs when eaten in toxic quantities. So think before offering your pet some tasty Christmas cake or yummy ‘treats’ off the fruit platers. Onions - Pieces of raw onion, onion powder, or even cooked onion can cause damage to red blood cells, which could result in hemolytic anemia. Garlic - fresh and powdered forms of garlic are more potent than onions. These also cause damage to red blood cells. Cats are much more sensitive as they have more fragile red blood cells. Xylitol - Xylitol is a sugar alternative that is used in many commercial ‘sugar-free’ candies, gum, and other food items. Xylitol has been shown to cause severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver damage in dogs and can be fatal. Xylitol keeps popping up in unexpected places – the newest one is peanut butter, so be sure to read the label carefully. Macadamia Nuts - dangerous to dogs when eaten can result in weakness, depression, vomiting, incoordination, and tremors. In most cases, dogs developed clinical signs within the first twelve hours after eating the macadamia nuts. Chocolate - Contains Theobromine and caffeine which can cause increased heart rate, tremors, and excitation, depending on the type and the quantity ingested potentially death when ingested at a toxic dose. Other effects seen with chocolate overdose are vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, increased urination, and lethargy. Dark chocolate is the most serious as it contains the most theobromine, then milk chocolate, while white chocolate doesn’t contain any, but still not healthy for your dog to have.

Baker takes local hero award Christmas Decorations Christmas decorations are not for pets to play with. • Keep your pet away from plants, many of which are poisonous, especially lilies which are extremely toxic for cats and results in acute kidney failure. • Keep electrical wires and batteries out of your pets reach. Chewing electrical cables can cause electric shock or burns to the mouth. • Be careful if you are using tinsel on your tree. If eaten, the tinsel can block your pets intestines – we saw several of these last Christmas!

•From page 1 “I started through my church, other people were doing it so I joined in,” Mr Cate said. He said it was nice to be acknowledged but preferred to keep a low profile and get on with helping the people he had made a connection with over the years. He said he would carry on helping them for the foreseeable future.

”But you’ve got to have the right heart,” he said. Mr Cate was one of four recipients of the local hero award from the northwest. Others included Cilla Glasson, of Merivale, who also volunteers for 0800 Hungry, delivering food and often gifting toys and clothes to struggling families every Thursday. Bryndwr’s Alan Dickson won an award after

volunteering at 0800 Hungry for eight years. Gary Linford Watts, of Northcote, received an award as the project manager of SigJaws Trust, which supports the disadvantaged and disabled. Mr Linford Watts has also been a volunteer fireman and is president of the Christchurch Savage Club.

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•From page 1 However, the FendaltonWaiamairi-Harewood Community Board went against that decision. “Residents do not understand why, when issues have been raised for so long, the city council did not tell us that its own postconstruction audit from BECA stated that there was an occasional, so once every five to 10 years, risk of death David or serious Cartwright injury because of the footpath design,” Mr Wilding said. The association received three safety audits from the city council after submitting a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request. Mr Wilding sent the reports to the community board, which had not been aware of the audits, chairman David Cartwright said. He said it was frustrating that a “number of interested parties”, including residents and the board, hadn’t seen this key information. But Mr Cartwright said he

likely affect of motorway TROUBLING: Glandovey, Idris and Straven Residents’ Association wants to address traffic and roading issues at the Glandovey and Idris Rds intersection before a cyclist or pedestrian is killed.

and city councillors Raf Manji and Aaron Keown would be taking the issue to the city council, as well as chief executive Karleen Edwards and Mayor Lianne Dalziel, on behalf of the residents and the board. “It sounds like something we want to get fixed as soon as possible,” he said. The city council was unable to respond to questions from Nor’West News before deadline on why the board and residents were not told of the audits. City councillors Keown and Manji did not return calls.

Mr Cartwright said the board would move onto finding out where the “communication breakdown” came from after the safety issues were addressed. “We’ll look to find out how did this happen and what learnings can we take because it might be happening across the city in a much bigger picture,” he said. The three reports were completed by engineering consultant firm BECA over the scheme and detailed design stages of upgrading Glandovey and Idris Rds in 2012-13, as well as a post construction audit in

2014. “Due to the set back of the stop control lines on the eastern arm of Glandovey Rd and the location of the crossing point on the south-eastern side of Idris Rd, vehicles approaching the intersection will not be able to see pedestrians waiting to cross the road . . . This may lead to vehicle/pedestrian conflicts,” the audit said. Mr Wilding said residents have told him they do not feel safe walking or cycling there. “Now, from reports obtained from the council . . . we are beginning to understand why.”

By Julia Evans AIR QUALITY and traffic noise data along Cranford St will be collected to compare with data following the opening of the Northern Corridor. A request has been sent to Environment Canterbury to monitor the air quality along the stretch of Cranford St between Innes Rd and Bealey Ave by the PapanuiInnes Community Board. The board has also asked the city council to investigate the possibility of collating data on traffic noise on the same part of Cranford St in order to establish “baseline data”. That data would then be compared to any data collected following the predicted increase in traffic after the motorway opens. Construction of the Cranford St section of the $235 million roading project is expected to start in the new year. The 12km Northern Corridor, which runs from the Waimakariri River to Innes Rd and QE II Drive, is set to be fully open in 2020.


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CANADIAN-born Diana Patchett will step into the role of St Margaret’s College executive principal in term three next year. Mrs Patchett will leave her role as principal of Auckland’s Kristin Junior School. St Margaret’s current principal Gillian Simpson will step down after a decade in the role at the end of term two. Trust Diana Patchett board chairman Albert Brantley said Mrs Patchett, who is originally from the far north of Canada but has Australian parents, impressed the board during the selection process. “She has demonstrated to the trust board and senior leadership team that she has the professional and personal skills required to both maintain St Margaret’s highly regarded culture and values and to lead the college’s future development,” he said. Mrs Patchett has been principal at the Albany school since 2013. From 2007 to 2012, she was assistant and acting prin-

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By Julia Evans THE START of a Papanui wetland development marks the first step in the Cranford Regeneration Plan. A memo sent to the PapanuiInnes Community Board said work is beginning on the wetland, between QE II and Ellington Drives that will help reduce flood risk and enhance water quality throughout the area. “The landscape design provides not only the main visual aspect of the Buller’s Stream storm water facility, but also represents a balance between functional stormwater requirements, enhancing the biodiversity of the site and providing opportunities for the public to positively engage in the space,” it said. The work marks the beginning of the Cranford Regeneration Plan, a city council bid for a housing development on the rim of the Cranford basin. The plan will see up to 420 homes build when about 38ha of former farmland between Winters and McFaddens Rds is regenerated. The rest of the basin will be used for the wetland, which will establish a natural waterway ecosystem through the area,

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Papanui pensioners want bus stops back By Julia Evans AGE CONCERN is pleading for the reinstatement of a Papanui bus service decommissioned following the earthquake. Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village residents are fed up with having to walk 650m from the village on Grants Rd to the closest bus stop after a route was deemed redundant following the February 22, 2011, earthquake. Age Concern project manager Yvonne Palmer said because Papanui now has the highest concentration of elderly people of any suburb in the city, the route is once again necessary. “After the earthquakes, when the central city was munted, people didn’t need the bus. But ECan should be encouraging older people back in,” Mrs Palmer said. She said, as it stands, ECan is not making it easy for people to use public transport. Mrs Palmer spoke to the Papanui-Innes Community Board, which is writing a letter of support to ECan and will make a deputation to the greater

TROUBLE: Residents of Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village on Grants Rd are struggling to walk the 650m to their closest bus stop.

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ised level through the subsequent service reviews.” He said there would be an opportunity for the public to provide feedback during both reviews. In the meantime, the board is looking into providing a shuttle service for residents of the retirement village to the nearest stop. But Mrs Palmer said reinstating the bus route was more important. “You’ve got to think about drivers and paying for the van,” she said.

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St Andrew’s top achievers take ST ANDREW’S College came together to celebrate top achieving students at its end-ofyear prize-giving. Seugjun Bang was named dux, while Sophie Field was announced as proxime accessit for the senior school. In the junior school, Toby Harvie received the dux award and Harry Withers was named proxime accessit. Special awards David Wilton prize for the dux – Seungjun Bang Proxime accessit – Sophie Field Clive Crozier Memorial prize and Yee Family Cup for the head boy – Angus Syme Clive Crozier Memorial prize and Brookes Family Cup for the head girl – Elizabeth Stevenson Oughton Cup for deputy head girl – Rosa Garcia Knight Newton Cup for deputy head boy and Faletoese Cup for best all–rounder in year 13 (boys) – Beom–Suk (Joseph) Yoon Rocklea Cup for champion house and Tapper-Greene Cup for citizenship – Rosie Jerram Suter Family Cup for best all-rounder in year 13 (girls) – Elizabeth Stevenson Ladies Committee Cup for sportswoman of the year – Britney-Lee Nicholson

Trophy for senior sportsman of the year – Benjamin Taylor and Thomas Russell Ladies Circle Cup for allround sporting excellence (girls) – Jessica Allan Ullrich Trophy for all-round sporting excellence (boys) – Llewellyn Johnson A. R. Liddell Memorial Trophy for service to sport – Ralph Clink D. C. Wilson Memorial prize and Letham Family Cup for head of boys boarding – Brady Swann D. C. Wilson Memorial prize and Dianne MacDonald Cup for head of girls boarding – Samantha Molloy McKenzie Cup for service to the house and Tuu’u Family Cup for an outstanding contribution to intercultural relationships – Friederike Moerke Duncan Field Cup for allround contribution to year 13 – Zivana Hammond Collins Cup for culture – Grace Dephoff Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Gold Awards Caitlin Alexander, Anqi Deng, Samantha Kirkness, Louie McCallum-Clark, Pippa McKinnel, Samantha Molloy, Robbie Shepherd, Elizabeth Stevenson, Angus Syme and Beom-Suk (Joseph) Yoon ICAS medals

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GREAT WORK: Sophie Field received her senior school proxime accessit trophy from rector Christine Leighton. for English, Michael Ardley Cup for religious education, P. J. McKenzie Memorial prize for science, John Storry Memorial prize for English and mathematics, Temple Bowl for public speaking and general excellence prize Archie Milligan – David Sheard Cup for middle school drama Hugh Montgomery – physical education prize Thomas pike – materials

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News St Andrew’s finest receive awards •From page 11 Juliette Newman – French prize and general excellence prize Hana Pearce – drama prize, Spanish prize, general excellence prize and cup for an outstanding contribution to middle school drama Thomas Pope–Kerr – physical education prize, physical science prize, science prize and general excellence prize Rose Siebuhr – P. D. Keir prize for history Victoria Spratt – general excellence prize and physical education prize Abbey Stokes – David McKee Dickson Memorial prize for agriculture, biology prize, English prize, geography prize and general excellence prize Oscar Story – year 12 physics and chemistry Combined prize awarded to a year 11 student and general excellence prize Meg Vallabh – English prize and General Excellence prize Luca Vinnell –general excellence prize and Caroline Stanton Cup for contribution to middle school music Campbell Wilson – Paddy Hilson Memorial Trophy for senior piping Elliot Wood – Japanese prize Charles Zhang – general excellence prize Scott Family Cup for middle school sporting excellence (girls) – Isabella Ambrosius Box Family Cup for middle school sporting excellence (boys) – Bryn Rumble Burrows Family Cup for the most valuable contribution to the year group – Francesca Morrow S. J. Long Cup for all-round excellence in year 11 – Victoria Spratt Year 12 Jack Aimer – chemistry prize Eden Bastiaanse – art– painting prize Megan Blackwood – Mark Ellerm Cup for senior public speaking Russell Boey – classical studies prize, economics prize, English literature prize, year 13 calculus prize for a year 12 student, year 13 physics and chemistry combined prize awarded to a year 12 student and general excellence prize

OUTSTANDING: Rector Christine Leighton awarding Harry Withers with the St Andrew’s College junior school proxime accessit trophy. Bryson Chen – general excellence prize Simon Colquhoun – Spanish prize Mitchell Davis – general excellence prize Joshua Dillon – K. R. Wallace Memorial prize for accounting, physics prize and general excellence prize Vera Goesmann – general excellence prize Kaitlin Gordon – television prize George Gray – The Burrows Agricultural Cup and business studies prize Oliver Griffith–Jones – prize for an individual contribution to television Matthew Harford – mathematics with statistics prize Quinton Hurley – general excellence prize Judith Jewell – general excellence prize Matthew Jones – materials technology prize Mikayla Kear – artphotography prize Kai Yuan Kuo – ESOL prize Jasmine Lawn – travel and tourism prize Alexander Le – year 13 French prize Isabella McBreen – ANZ Cup for transitional studies Qiunan (Velia) Men – biology prize, A. L. Andrew Cup for year 12 history and general excellence prize Patrick Moran – prize for excellence in jazz performance Jack–Charles Morrow –

geography prize Lily Morrow – art–design prize Louis Newman – general excellence prize and D. C. McKenzie Trophy for the pipe major Genevieve Price – Japanese prize Mitchell Radcliffe – French prize, mathematics-calculus prize and general excellence prize Jaimee Rossiter – science prize Zachary Scheiwe – general excellence prize Ben Smith – digital prize, St Andrew’s College Cup for technical production on stage and television Callum Stewart – general excellence prize and year 13 business studies prize Wei Chien (Ariel) Tan – fabric technology prize Finn van Dorsser – music prize and general excellence prize Amy Wells – agriculture prize, general excellence prize and Thomas and Wall Cup for debating Charlotte Whittaker – food, hospitality and nutrition prize and physical education prize Harry Wilkinson – drama prize Douglas Williams – design and visual communication prize and Sir Ben Dickinson Music Award Benoit Wynn–Williams – film prize, Geoffrey Skinner Cup for technical excellence and




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Pupil gets bravery award for maybe saving grandad’s life WHEN HIS grandfather collapsed in the grounds of Belfast School, Kaleb O’Callahan knew just what to do. The eight-year-old rushed to the office to get help while his grandmother rang for an ambulance. He got blankets and then went to the school gate to direct the ambulance to the right place.

His bravery and quick thinking earned Kaleb the Junior Neighbourhood Support achiever of the year award in a potentially life-saving situation. The Junior Neighbourhood Support programme rewards children who help in emergencies or show a sense of community spirit, including acts like handing in found money, caring for the

environment or volunteering their time. A group of Belfast School leaders also developed ways to teach pupils to help their community. The leaders, Emily and Olivia, worked alongside junior pupils to make Christmas cards for people in their family or neighbourhood.

Business backs Harewood kids in Weet-bix triathlon PUPILS FROM Harewood Primary School are being sponsored to compete in the Wheet-Bix TRYathalon. Royal Wolf Shipping Containers is sponsoring 10 pupils from Harewood and principal Julie Greenwood said was great to see local businesses supporting schools. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to give some of our pupils the chance to do the event and help show them the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.” Royal Wolf executive general manager Paul Creighton said being able to help out a local school

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By Sarla Donovan OLIVER ODLIN has topped the country in a national mathematics examination. The year 9 St Andrew’s College student earned a medal for the top score in the country in the International Competitions and Assessment for Schools maths test. The exams are for core subjects at primary and secondary schools and are sat throughout New Zealand. Oliver’s mother Felicity is an accountant and said he’d always enjoyed working with numbers. “That’s his thing, he has a completely mathematical brain. He’s up there compared to me.” He has been sitting the tests for about four years and previously gained high distinction, but this was the first time he had topped the country. Although he’s not one to shout from the rooftops, Ms Odlin said her son was excited to fly up to the University of Auckland last weekend to receive his medal.

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DONATION: Christchurch Hospital and Countdown Northlands staff with the cheque for more than $75,000.

Countdown Northlands gives $76,935 to children’s hospitals MORE THAN $75,000 has been donated to children’s hospitals by Countdown Northlands – $76,935 to be exact. The supermarket presented Christchurch Hospital with the cheque for following the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

fundraising efforts. The hospital is set to spend the money on ultrasonic height and weight measuring equipment for children’s acute assessments, outpatients, oncology wards and ward 22 and 21. It will also help pay for equip-

ment for the children’s outreach, neonatal and neonatal outreach wards to get children home from hospital faster. The Countdown appeal has raised more than $1.26 million for 13 children’s wards around the country.

AS THE summer heats up, so does the number of calls our troops are attending. It’s normal to have about 100 calls in a week. Weather events, of course, add to the number. So the 169 incidents attended last week can at least in part be attributed to the weather, or the heat, to be more precise. A large number of false alarms, presumably from fire detection systems drooping and a large number of ambulance assists including, unfortunately, several sudden deaths, added to the list. Also we attended far too many grass and skip or bin fires. While a few of these are the result of accidents most of them were lit deliberately. Whether it be kids playing or

malicious fire-starters, the dry conditions make all of these potentially serious. The Governors Bay crew were called to the local hotel on December 2 to what turned out to be a patron puffing on a vaping cigarette. It’s a first for me to see this but hardly surprising. I followed a car the other day with two people both vaping and both front windows open. The clouds of vapour they were seemingly choreographing erupted from both sides of the car like whistles from a steam train. I guess it’s better for them than the alternative! Sprinklers in buildings are expensive. But one operating in Pak’nSave in the Hornby Hub on December 3 stopped a fire from a bakers oven in its tracks. The mall re-opened quickly. That’s why we love sprinkler systems.

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As we go to print we are excited to hear our new Bishop, Fr Paul Martin SM, has been appointed to Christchurch. In celebrating the news, a special thank you must go to Fr Rick Loughnan for his leadership in the interim, to the Diocese for its ongoing support and we remember Bishop Barry Jones with fondness. Bishop-Elect Paul’s appointment represents an exciting new phase of growth for our Catholic community. Thank you to our Board of Trustees, college and community and members of the Marian Foundation for your work throughout 2017. To our Marian girls – relax and enjoy the well-earned break. There are some fantastic programmes, and collaborative project opportunities planned for 2018. And finally, congratulations to our 2017 Marian College leavers. The gospel values – which underpin the special character of Marian College – will guide you well into the future. We wish you all the very best and please keep in touch. Wishing you good health and blessings this Christmas. Jan Paterson Marian College Board of Trustees

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Young Māori Marian College students participating in the Manukura programme are realising if they put their minds to it – they can do and be whatever they want.

Prize winners 2017 The 2017 Dux of Marian College has been awarded to Jessie Fahey and Proxime Accessit to Rebecca Lake.

The full list of senior major prize recipients and photographs are now on the Marian College website. Marian College Principal Mary-Lou Davidson says as well as reflecting the opportunities students have in a wide range of areas of the school, awards are a reflection of hard work and dedication. “Congratulations to all the students who have been acknowledged,” Mrs Davidson says.

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The programme is a partnership between Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te Tapuae o Rehua and seven eastern Christchurch secondary schools and aims to ensure young Māori see themselves as leaders of the future. Participating student Rawinia Tahi (Ngāti Maniapoto) says she has learnt a lot.

‘Recognising my gifts and understanding how I can use them to help others, was the biggest realisation for me,’ Rawinia says.

Summer scarfie Year 11 Marian College student Keely Stuart (Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki) has received a Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarship from Otago University. Keely will be participating in a week-long Hands-on at Otago programme during the summer holidays to experience being a science student on campus. Keely says she is very excited to be accepted onto the fully-funded programme. ‘I’m interested in a career in health, science and physiology so it will be a great opportunity to see what Otago University is like,’ she says.

The Grand Prior Award is the ultimate award, other than for bravery, for St John Cadets. Georgiana was one of 90 cadets - including former Marian student Steph Wessing (left) - from around New Zealand to receive the prestigious award.

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‘I love learning new leadership skills and I’m really thankful I joined St John, as otherwise I wouldn’t have considered the Navy as a career path,’ she says.

The Zonta Awards are a celebration of the highest sports achievers - leaders in their sport locally and often competitors on the world stage.

Georgiana’s plans include a gap year, travel, and a career in the Navy as a medic.

This year, three Marian College students were finalists at the Zonta Sports Awards. Renee Rae won the top award for her contribution to netball umpiring. A judge said Renee follows a long tradition of Marian students who have won the award, and there was something very special about Marian College and its tradition of service.

Ara awards excellence The opportunities and benefits of an innercity campus are many for Marian College students. From Year 11, students can choose to earn credits at Ara Institute of Canterbury, making the most of excellent facilities and teaching expertise – just across the road. Recently, three Marian students received

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FRESH: Tomato plants ready to leave Rolleston. ​

Rolleston Prison donates tomato plants to social housing tenants MORE than 5000 tomato plants have been handed over to the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust to be donated to city housing tenants. The plants are an annual project at Rolleston Prison and are grown from seed to plant ready for home gardens. The plants take eight to ten weeks from planting and germination until they are ready to be collected. “This project gives prisoners an opportunity to give something back

and provides people in the community with the means to grow healthy food for themselves and their family,” said Rolleston Prison director Mike Howson. “Many of the prisoners know what it is like to struggle financially and they enjoy the opportunity to do something for the community, especially near to Christmas. Seeing the plants leave the prison for a person’s garden means a great deal to the men involved,” he said. More than 40,000

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CASPA (Creative After School Programmed Activities) incorporating PAPA JACKS offers children the opportunity to be creative, make new friends and try new experiences all within a safe, nurturing environment. CASPA offers working parents an affordable after school and school holiday programme that their kids just love! CASPA attributes its success to the variety of activities on offer as well as the convenience and affordability for parents. CASPA kids enjoy an exciting range of activities including sports, music, games, drama, arts and craft as well as fun trips. Previous themes and activities have included a Karaoke Dance Party, CASPA Fear Factor, Healthy Art, Out of Africa and hundreds of other amazing themes/activities!

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FOCUS ON HEALTH Miracle weight loss fruit Dilo Oil – The Remarkable An extract of a small pumpkin-like fruit called Garcinia Cambogia from India & Asia has shown itself to greatly assist weight management & overall health. In fact many have found it to increase fat loss by 2 to 3 times greater than normal. T.V. Dr. Oz has said it is the most effective & fastest working natural supplement to support weight loss. Even without exercise & diet changes many have found it beneficial, although even better & quicker results are often obtained with extra exercise & an improved diet. The extract of this amazing fruit is called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) or CitriMax. Research has shown HCA to help suppress the appetite, reduce cravings, feel fuller for longer, increase energy levels, help prevent fat from being made & stored in the body, increase lean muscle mass, increase serotonin levels in the brain that help control mood & sleep (great for emotional eaters), improve cholesterol levels that may help reduce the chances of strokes & cardiovascular disease, help prevent sugar spikes as well as other health benefits. It is considered a very safe supplement (although check first if you are on medication) as it has been used for centuries as a flavouring agent & digestive aid. To obtain reliable results it is important

to take a product that contains a standardized extract of 60% HCA & also take the recommended amount as used in the clinical research. Some supplements also contain ChromeMate, a well-researched form of niacin-bound chromium to help improve the results even more. Further information & advice is available in store at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Phone: 388-5757. Call in & talk to our naturopath & medical herbalist or one of our helpful natural health advisers. We are Always Happy to Help!

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Bishopdale Documentary Project Every day, 9am-6pm A selection of photographs from the Christchurch Documentary Project: Bishopdale 2017 are on display in the library. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with the friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave GenConnect Tuesday, 12.10-12.40pm Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. Do you have questions about your iPad, Smart Phone or Tablet? Or maybe you want to know how to use Skype, Facebook, or share your photos with family or friends? Ask an expert. Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to all your questions. Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd

Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading. This programme uses dogs who are the pets of the city council animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Arsenic and Old Lace Tuesday to Monday, 7.30pm A tale of mass murder, home surgery and elderberry wine. Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Helped along by a cast of misfits and the criminally insane, Arsenic and Old Lace is a fast-paced, vintage comedy with a killer punch line. To book tickets go to http://www. Elmwood Audiotorium, Aikmans Rd

Dark Side Entertainers will partner with Ray White Full Circle in order to help give Kiwi families the Christmas they deserve. Go upstairs at the Ray White office at the Northwood Supa Centa on Monday from 3.30pm. They will be able to get their photos taken with special guests Alice in Wonderland, The Queen of Hearts, Wonder Woman, Kylo Red, Gandalf and Darth Vader. Bishopdale Bridge Club Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm Go along and join in with this social group who meets every Wednesday for a game or two of bridge. Table fees $5. Phone Janet for more information on 352 1440. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Knit ’n’ Yarn Thursday 2-3pm Go along and enjoy a chat with other as you knit. For anyone who loves to knit or wants to learn. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd

New collection centre for Papanui

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Note: the collection centre at St George’s Canon Wilford wing will be unaffected by this change and will remain open with its current operating hours. We look forward to seeing you at the new centre.

A Balkan Christmas Sunday, 3.30pm Musica Balkanica Choir presents carols from the Balkans and beyond. Entry by koha/donation. St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Presbyterian Church, 16 Merivale Lane






• Monday collections will be picked up on Tuesday • Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday • Wednesday collections will be picked up on Thursday • Thursday collections will be picked up on Friday • Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday

Canterbury SCL advises clients and patients that its Milford Chambers site at St George’s Hospital will be re-locating to Northfield Business Park in Papanui.

Medical tests can be requested by your GP (in most cases these will be free) or you can choose to have a test done yourself, without a medical referral. Your GP will advise you on any preparation you need to do before having your test done.

Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday, 11-11.45am Encourage learning through a love for stories and craft. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. Free. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd

Starting this Christmas, you will notice a change with your kerbside collection on certain public holidays. Wheelie bins will now be collected a day after their usual collection day.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7am to 4:45pm Saturday 8am to 12:45pm

For a fast, high-quality service utilising the latest in medical test technology, residents of the northwestern suburbs can rely on this new facility for medical tests such as blood tests, urine and faecal samples. In most cases an appointment will not be necessary.

Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club is on every Friday, just go along and join in the fun.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd

Kerbside public holiday collection is changing

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The new collection centre offers convenient opening hours and ample free on-site parking.

Robotics Pop-up at Redwood Library Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Have fun playing with Lego Mindstorms EV3, Bee-Bots, M-Bots and simple programming software of the library’s iPads. A drop in after school session for children ages seven to 12. Library staff will be on hand to help children explore robotic fun. Free entry and no booking is required. Redwood Library, 339 Main North Rd

These changes will only affect Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Good Friday and ANZAC Day, for all other holidays collection will continue as normal. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on this through our survey. Please ensure wheelie bins are placed at the kerbside by 6am on collection day.




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Time to check your tyres before heading away on holiday As the holidays approach and plans are made for summer road trips, now is the time to check that your tyres are in good condition, says Julie Hurst of JCM Direct, the tyre specialists in Birmingham Drive. Julie and her husband Athol own the business, with Julie running it on a dayto-day basis. Now that WOFs on later model vehicles are issued every 12 months, drivers may be unaware that their tyres are becoming worn, Julie says. “Come in and see us. We offer free tyre checks, so you can head away on holiday knowing they are roadworthy and your family is safe.” If tyres do need replacing, JCM Direct offers a wide variety of quality brands at very competitive prices. They have new tyres for everything from cars, vans and 4WDs, to caravans, ride-on mowers, wheelbarrows and trailers. As well as an excellent selection of quality second-hand tyres for most vehicles, they hold a vast selection of 4WD tyres in stock. JCM Direct also offer puncture repairs, supply and fitting of new and secondhand alloy wheels, wheel alignments, replacement factory steel rims and rim repairs.

“We also specialise in old rims from the 1930s to 1970s for people with older caravans and trailers – the modern rims won’t fit those,” Julie says. Finance is available with Q Card or Farmers Card. JCM Direct is located on the corner of Birmingham Drive and Hands Road. They are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am5pm and Saturday 9.30am-1pm. Phone 343-0099, 027 22 63 805. Check out their website www.jcmdirect. or find them on Facebook.

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At home in one of the city’s most desirable streets, this superb home offers a lifestyle to satisfy the most discerning. Situated on a rear section, it occupies an extremely private setting, yet is just a three-minute stroll to Hagley Park or fourminute drive to Merivale or Victoria Street. And, of course, it is zoned for top schools, including Elmwood, Heaton, Boys’ High and Girls’ High. Light and airy, the open-plan living and dining is north-facing, flowing to sunny outdoor living for effortless entertaining. The adjoining kitchen is sleek and highspec, including gas cooktop and butler’s pantry. Steps lead to a spacious lounge, equipped with a gas fire and opening to a terrace, and there’s also a separate media room. At the top of the magnificent, woodpanelled staircase, the master suite is a luxurious retreat with WIR and tiled en suite, while three more bedrooms share two additional bathrooms. Outside, the 611 sqm

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ALI HARPER CELEBRATES THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS AWARD winning entertainer - Ali Harper - is once again bringing some Christmas Joy to Canterbury. Aer her sold out Christmas Joy shows last year, Ali has put together another beautifully festive concert incorporating the Voices Co Youth Ensemble along with winner of TVNZ’s Naked Choir and founder of Voices Co, Julian Hay on piano. “I adore this time of year. Not only because I see it through the eyes of my children but because it’s a special time to reflect on the past year, the joys and the challenges. I have created a concert that will include the angelic voices of children singing which is both pure and for me what Christmas is all about.” In a career spanning 25 years, Ali has starred in numerous musicals and plays across

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