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Wedding dream comes true „„ By Bridget Rutherford ASHLEY VAN de Loo cancelled her big wedding to fiance Zane Thoms when her brother was diagnosed with a rare disease. But her North New Brighton community wasn’t having a bar of it. The couple got engaged in August, and started planning

their big day. But four weeks later, Miss Van de Loo’s 18-year-old brother, Mitchell Pasco, was diagnosed with Takayasu arteritis, which causes chronic inflammation of large blood vessels and arteries. His condition means he could have a heart attack at any time, and has to have chemotherapy, medical

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„„ By Sarla Donovan VANDALS HAVE damaged a new $20,000 plastic roof at the Bromley School swimming pool. They cut a hole big enough for a person to climb through last Saturday. Contractor Darren King had recently finished putting on the new roof. “It’s never going to look nice for another eight years (when it will be replaced),“ Mr King said. “It’s like cutting a hole in a tent – you can patch it but it will never look the same.” The roof is made from greenhouse plastic and shade-cloth and measures 16m x 30m. “We’d have to strip it all back and replace the lot,” Mr King said. Principal Scot Kinley said it was “very disappointing” for the pupils. As well as the damaged roof, the vandals attacked the pool enclosure. They broke the toilet cisterns, poured liquid soap from the dispensers into the pool and threw in chairs and other items. •Turn to page 6


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from the editor’s desk IT’S HARD to believe another year has just about whizzed by. It’s been another 12 months of change – particularly in the media game as the big overseas-owned media groups grapple on how to deliver the news to its consumers, and still stay in business. But the Pegasus Post rolls on, providing good local news and advertising to readers who, in spite of what the big boys might say, still enjoy the feel and touch of a newspaper. But best of all it’s local, and that’s something Pegasus Post has been doing since 1954. Yep that’s right – we’re nearly through our seventh decade of publishing. So have a very merry and safe Christmas and, of course, a happy New Year! Barry Clarke

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News Clearing starts on section But owner won’t say when it will be finished „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE OWNER of an overgrown property in Avondale is refusing to say when the site will be completely cleared. Last week, Pegasus Post reported Maree Ross had tried for 18 months to get some action on the overgrown mess on the property next door to her Woolley St home. She said it was a fire risk, attracted vermin and insects, and looked awful. On Wednesday and Thursday, the property’s owner removed a small amount of the vegetation with a weed whacker and chainsaw. But work ceased on Friday. Owner Michael Hindmarsh would not talk to Pegasus Post about when they would finish clearing the site. “No comment,” he said yesterday. Ms Ross said although she was

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thrilled work had started, she wanted to see more done before Christmas. She said a lot of vegetation had been cut down and was now sitting on the ground, which could create a fire risk when it dried out. “If anything, it’s going to be worse than ever,” she said. “I’ve got Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with a fire risk and a park behind me. I’m very worried.”

It had also heightened her hayfever, she said. She planned on calling Mr Hindmarsh today to ask more be cleared before Christmas. Originally, the city council said the maintenance of private properties was not its responsibility unless there was a fire risk or it encroached onto footpaths. It said there was no fire risk because the vegetation was still green.

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But after questions from the Pegasus Post, the city council later contacted the owners to ask the site be cleared, starting last week. “I just thank you guys [Pegasus Post] on what’s been actioned. Because the council sure as heck wasn’t,” Ms Ross said. City council head of regulatory compliance Tracey Weston said the site would be revisited early in the new year and, if it had not been cleared, it would be reassessed as to whether it was a fire risk. The property is next to Woolley St Kidsfirst kindergarten which was also concerned about the fire risk. The owners bought the property after the February 22,, 2011, earthquake, Ms Ross said.

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In Brief PLAYGROUND OPENING The opening of the New Brighton beachside playground will take place tomorrow. Development Christchurch will host the event from 10.30-11.30am, which will see the $8 million play area and paddling pool on Marine Pde opened to the public. The playground includes a splash water area and the famous New Brighton whale pool, as well as a waka, sandpit and a play area for children with disabilities.    PARK FITNESS TRAIL Burwood Park’s fitness trail equipment has been ordered but due to the number of pieces, the type of equipment and the upcoming holidays, the order will not be delivered until midFebruary. The city council’s work schedule means a late February or early March installation date is likely. It will take about four weeks to complete the installation. GARDEN AWARDS The Coastal-Burwood Community Board has allocated $3000 to its annual community board garden pride awards. The Burwood-Coastal garden awards will be judged in January, with a ceremony taking place in March or April at the Waitikiri Golf Club.

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„„ By Julia Evans A DRAB wall in Mairehau has come to life with colourful artwork – an idea sparked entirely by local children. When asked what was wrong with their community, Mairehau Primary School pupils said the area needed more colour. So Richard ‘Popx’ Baker was enlisted to paint a mural on a wall between the school and Innes Rd. The Neighbourhood Trust and Child and Youth Friendly Cities organised the artwork, which features Mairehau pupils planting a garden. Trust manager Ginny Larsen said it has been a great result from a collaborative effort. “The project started two-anda-half years ago when the trust was working with children from Mairehau Primary asking them what they liked about the area, what they didn’t like and what they would like to change,” she said. One of the main themes was that the pupils found Mairehau a “bit grey” and wanted “more

LIKE BANKSY: George Croton, teacher Alice McGinty, Luseane Alexander, Chelsea Radcliffe and Amy Scott in front of the mural on Innes Rd. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

colour and vibrancy” in the area. The pupils took photos and made up a board of ideas. “One of the things they suggested was a mural,” Ms Larsen said. But the trust quickly hit a road block. Said Ms Larsen: “We thought this would be lovely but we’ve got no money.”

That’s when Child and Youth Friendly Cities came on board. Ms Larsen said the group really liked the fact that it was the voices and ideas of local children being heard. Many large-scale murals by Baker feature across the city. They include a building at Phillipstown School through to the “wall of love” in New Brighton.

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Pupils first to ride new cycleway LINWOOD AVENUE School pupils pedalled their way into the history books last week when they became the first to ride on the Rapanui-Shag Rock cycleway. The first stage of the cycleway was officially opened on Wednesday morning. It takes cyclists from Linwood Park, through Linwood, into the city centre – a journey of about 2.5km. Eventually the cycleway will stretch as far east as the Ferrymead Bridge, where it will link to the Christchurch Coastal Pathway. For Linwood Avenue School pupils, the opening provided a chance to not only try out the new cycleway, but also a new bicycle. Some of the bicyles the school used for cycle safety training were stolen earlier this year so a few city council staff donated their old bikes to ICEcycles to repair. ICEcycles have already repaired and gifted one to a student for Christmas. The remaining bikes will be distributed to the school early in the new year. “It’s fantastic to see the kids on their bikes and enjoying the new cycleway,’’ said Innes Ward city councillor Pauline Cotter,

LINWOOD FLYER: Linwood Avenue School pupil Flute Kovati was one of the first people to ride along the Rapanui-Shag Rock cycleway. ​

who heads the city council’s infrastructure, transport and environment committee. “The new cycleway routes are about making it safer for kids

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become regular users,’’ said Cr Cotter, who officially opened the cycleway with Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. The city council is building 13 major cycleway routes across Christchurch. Three routes – the Papanui Parallel, the Little River Link and the Uni-Cycle – have been completed or substantially completed. The remaining 10 are in various stages of planning and implementation. In late October and early November, the city council surveyed 625 cyclists who were using the completed routes to gauge their thoughts on the cycleways. Ninety-four per cent of people who answered the survey said they thought the new physically separated cycleways had improved their safety and cycling comfort. Eighty-three per cent stated the new separated cycleways had played a role in encouraging them to make more trips by cycle. Ninety-two per cent of people surveyed said they either strongly agreed or agreed that physically separated cycleways should be installed on routes throughout Christchurch.

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QE II Park attraction slides into place EXPERIENCE thrilling twists and turns down and an enclosed flume or climb the walls at up to 90deg angles when the QE II centre hydroslide opens next year. One of the biggest attractions at QE II Park is already sliding into place, with the new water feature set to create a massive splash. The bright blue hydroslide landmark on the north-west corner of the $38.6 million QE II Sport and Recreation Centre is being installed to signal the pool site via Travis Rd. City council operations manager, western area recreation, Nigel Cox, said the flumes have been bolted into place as the pool area takes shape. “The 130m-long WhiteWater AquaSphere raft slide is expected to be fully installed by Christmas and operational when the new QE II centre opens in the middle of next year,” Mr Cox said. The original earthquakedamaged QE II centre, which was built to host the 1974 Commonwealth Games, was demolished in 2012.

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•From page 1 The pool had to be completely drained and cleaned and fresh chemicals were added, which Mr Kinley said was very frustrating given the city has been close to imposing water restrictions. Mr King went to the school to repair the damage on Thursday. He said it would cost between $400 to $500 to fix, but his company Tunnel House Tech would do Scot Kinley the work free of charge. “It’s about the kids in that school . . . Those kids wouldn’t have any other means of learning to swim.” Roll growth has prompted the Ministry of Education to implement a zone around Bromley and several other schools in the city’s east this year.

A MARSHLAND park will be transformed into a winter wonderland where a misbehaving yeti has trapped Santa’s reindeer in an ice world. The city council is sponsoring a Magical Park app experience at Ouruhia Reserve on Chenery Ave off Marshland Rd. Children will help free the reindeer captured by a yeti in a snowy ice world and show them the way to Santa’s sleigh, as well as retrieve presents that have been thrown around by a bad elf.

GAMER: From Friday, children will be able to play an app-based game at Ouruhia Reserve on Chenery Ave off Marshland Rd. ​

The game, which uses a mobile device and the Magical Park app, allows children to experience the park through

blended virtual worlds seen through the app. The game will be live from Friday and will run until December 31. City council head of parks Brent Smith said Magical Park used technology as a tool to get young people outside enjoying a local park.

“We’re sure that kids are going to have a lot of fun playing this one, especially with a Christmas theme this year. But they’ll also be able to get some exercise in the fresh air and enjoy the natural world around them.” The game is suitable for children aged six to 11, has three levels, and will take 30-60min to play. The app runs on iPhone and iPads and Android devices with compass, gyroscope, GPS and accelerometer sensors. You will need access to mobile data or a hotspot to play.

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ACHIEVERS: Mitchell Rowe, George Cox, Izak Dobbs and James Hunt went to Government House in Wellington to receive their Queen’s Badge awards. ​

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„„ By Andrew King SOUTH NEW Brighton’s Samantha McLachlan took out four medals in the pool at the Special Olympics New Zealand national summer games in Wellington. The 21-year-old won gold in the 25m butterfly, silver in the 25m and 50m freestyle and bronze in the 4x25m medley relay. Her mother, Hayley, said she has loved swimming since she first got in the pool as an eightyear-old. “She took the event very seriously and trained about four times a week in preparation for it with others at the Graham Condon pool,” she said. Samantha wants to head to a world games event at some stage. “That is her goal,” she said. She is also learning to become a swim coach through her trainer, Brid Collins. She was one of a number of Christchurch athletes to win medals at the event. •Indoor bowls Kerry Horsham, Linwood, and Carolyn Middleton, Somerfield, silver in division

TOP EFFORT: Samantha McLachlan (front middle) won four medals at the Special Olympics New Zealand national summer games in Wellington.

B2 team event. •Tenpin bowling Team events: Richard Willmott, New Brighton, Jessica Stevens, Linwood, Ian Dobbie, Halswell, Andrew Westgarth, Northwood, silver in the team division six category. Stevens and Dobbie, bronze in the division 12 doubles category. Singles: Willmott, gold in the men’s division 13 singles category and Damian Bumann, Linwood, gold in the men’s division 21. •Swimming No. 200-0051

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Book Group First Tuesday of every month, 11-12pm Linwood Library is looking for readers to join a daytime book group. Open to men and women. Everyone reads the same book and gets together the following month to talk about it. Run in conjunction with Book Discussion Scheme. Small fee. Contact librarian Andrea Lord for details on 941 7923. Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Rd

Reading to Dogs Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Encourage your children’s reading skills in a relaxed and fun environment. The programme’s animals have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions. Sessions are 15min. New Brighton Library, Marine Pde

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Aranui Creation Station Wednesday 10am-noon This initiative from Otautahi Creative Spaces encourages people to use their imagination and encourage their crafty side. Make new friends and share ideas and tips on creative projects. It’s free to take part and everyone is welcome to go along and share their crafty side. 109 Aldershot St. Free entry

Ascot Petanque Club Tuesday and Friday, 9.3011.30am It is open for all ages, lots of fun and laughter and a great way to meet new people. For more information phone Ron on 388 4834 or Lex on 980 8005. Ascot Community Centre, 12 Ascot Ave

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CREATE: If you are looking for something festive and creative to do with the children this Wednesday, December 20, try one of these workshops. Create gorgeous popsicle stick decorations to make your Christmas tree look amazing. Free event, no bookings required. All ages welcome. Caregivers are required to be present. Parklands Library from 1.30-2.30pm and Aranui Library from 2-4pm. ​ Take your friends or meet some new ones; all children aged eight to 12 welcome. No booking or payment required. Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate Shopping Centre Family Christmas Storytimes Thursday, 5.30-6.30 Celebrate the Christmas season at this special family Christmas storytimes session. Go after work, after shopping or after a summer swim and listen to some classic stories, hear some new stories and sing some traditional songs. Free. No bookings required. All ages welcome. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Rd Babytimes Fridays 11-11.30am Come along to our Scrabble club. No obligation, just visit when you can and join our friendly group which meets on Friday.

Linwood library, Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Rd Learner Licence Course Friday, 9.30-11.30am Get the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed when sitting your learners licence test. This course is delivered by Literacy Christchurch who provide you with laptops to use during the class time to sit practice tests and for researching questions. The course does not include the actual test, or the fee to sit the actual test. Aranui Library, 109 Aldershot St Ascot Scrabble Group Friday, 12.45pm Challenge your word knowledge with other like-minded folk. Join in with this friendly group suitable for beginners or experienced players. Cost $3, includes afternoon tea. Ascot Community Centre, Ascot Ave, North New Brighton

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STAY SAFE: A group of prisoners Mark Thomas spoke to at Christchurch Women’s Prison later used their phone privileges to ring home to ensure their families were protected by smoke alarms.

Fire columnist bids farewell „„ By Mark Thomas – fire risk management officer THIS IS the last flame files. After nearly 11 years back in Christchurch and 518 columns completed, I’ve decided it’s time to shuffle off into retirement. The column has been something I’ve always enjoyed. Sometimes the time available has been too short for comfort and some other times I’ve had a good subject and time to do it justice. I can only hope it’s been entertaining to some and even occasionally informative. I know the issues haven’t really changed. There are still too many kitchen fires. There are still too many arson fires. But in recent years, the number of fire fatalities has fallen. This must in part be the result of our promotion of smoke alarms and I still live

in hope of the day none of us will agree to sleep anywhere that is not alarm covered. Another quite satisfying part of this job has been the public speaking. I’ve talked to older people, young people, service groups and even prisoners in jail. Some of the most satisfying feedback I ever got was being told all of the group I had spoken to at Christchurch Women’s Prison later used their phone privileges to ring home to ensure the family was protected by smoke alarms. Finally, sincere thanks are due to Star Media for providing me with the platform to preach the fire safety message. That’s a true public service and is very much appreciated. I’ve been fortunate with the calibre of people I’ve worked with, both in the firefighting family and those outside. Stay safe everyone!

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S E R O T S Y L I M FA N I E T A M A G L A AM PAPANUI Two of the Salvation Army Family Stores in the north of the city have amalgamated into one new location in Restell Street Papanui. The Main North Road shop has closed, and the Cranford St shop, which was opened after the earthquakes to provide furniture and linen for displaced families, has also closed its doors. “The Cranford St shop had come to the end of its season, and the opportunity arose to bring the two shops together, which has been very exciting for us,” says Pastor for Salvation Army Christchurch North, Gill Waugh. “The new premises in Restell St offer a large, bright open space with lots of room for stock. New stock is on the shop floor every day, so it pays to drop in regularly.” The huge selection includes clothing, the popular label racks for that something special, toys, books, crockery and glassware, electrical items and furniture, all donated by the public. “There’s off-street parking at the new shop, which makes it easier for people dropping off items, and also for our customers,” Gill says. The Family Store will also pick up donated goods and deliver as arranged, Monday to Friday. All the proceeds from sales go towards the Salvation Army’s community work, such as budgeting advice, advocacy, WINZ quotes, welfare support and the Positive Lifestyle Programme. (These services operate from the Belfast Centre, 794 Main North Rd.) The Family Store offers a Loyalty Card system, with customers getting their card clicked for every $10 spent. Once they have 10 clicks, they get $10 to spend in the store. New manager at the Papanui Family Store, Anne Tihore, previously worked as a Family Store volunteer. She has four employees on her team, who are assisted by 25-30 volunteers. Some ladies have volunteered for up to 20 and 30 years. Anne and staff member Pauline say

customer feedback on the new shop has been really positive. “They love the spaciousness, brightness and the layout, and that everything is all in one place, not in two shops,” Pauline says. Anne says the new Family Store has also brought a consolidation amongst the staff. “There’s a great team spirit. And the shop also has a community feel about it, which comes from the customers. Papanui is a very strong community and we are excited to be a part of it.” The Papanui Family Store is currently recruiting for volunteers. Anyone interested should phone Anne on 352 0515 or call in to the Family Store. Hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.


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GIVING BACK: City Harvest chief executive John Milligan (left) and organiser Joshua Jackson load groceries for 50 Christmas dinners into their van at South City New World. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

„„ By Emily O’Connell THE Brethren of Lodge Takahe No. 397, The Freemasons Charity and City Harvest are joining forces to help the hungry at Christmas. Together they are providing a Christmas meal to the homes of 50 families across the city. Organiser Joshua Jackson said the idea is to provide families with quality food items to cook a Christmas meal in their own homes. Some of the food was collected from South City New World last week, with other items from the City Harvest food bank. A team packed and distributed half of the dinners to the chosen families’ homes. This week they will collate the remaining packs for delivery. The packages included a frozen chicken, stuffing, gravy, Christmas pudding, Lindt chocolates and fudge. Mr Jackson said the initiative is slightly different because they are giving families luxury items for a Christmas dinner instead

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Marian College students entertain rest home residents EVERY YEAR Marian College runs an inquiry-based project with the junior school. In the final weeks of the term, all year 9-10 students were involved in the end-of-year collaborative unit, exploring the theme of beauty. The teachers got together with their students to develop a programme – on an aspect of beauty which interested them – with the end result being a presentation or performance to the whole junior school. House group, Takahe 3, explored “beauty in giving” and “beauty in older generations”. There were nine students and two teachers – Sarah Southen and Yvonne Teague – in the group. The project involved coming

FRIENDS: Rest home residents enjoy the company of teacher Sarah Southen (left middle) and students Madeline Krijgsman, Maddie Crowther and Courtney Rae (right).

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PAINTINg DECoRATINg Wingfields Contracting, all interior & exterior painting & all forms of interior plastering & jib fixing, ph Mark 021 1711586 or 355-5994 PAINTER Available, All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 3350265 PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 SToNEMASoN, BRICK & BLoCKLAYER Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. co.nz or ph 027 601-3145 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEo TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655 WINDoW CLEANINg Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

• VIDEO INSPECTION • WATERBLASTING • LIQUID WASTE

PH: 03 365 7960 24 hours // 7 days

info@h20jet.co.nz www.h20jet.co.nz

HOUSE

CLEARING Are you moving house or trying to downsize?

Ph: 03 260 0934 or 021 078 4553

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

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

Christmas EvE 9.00pm Reflective Service (No 10.30am service)

Phone: 0274 584 530 today or Email: houseme2015@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

Call All Clear Canterbury. We work with you to recycle, sell and dispose of unwanted items.

QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA Resort, Ocean Views, Balconies, Self Contained, 1 or 2 B/R Ensuite, Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna, Free Internet, Shops, Restaurants, Tennis, Surf Club & Patrolled Beach, Public Transport at door. Ask for our SEASONAL SPECIALS. Phone 61 7 544-35011 Email: reception@mandolin.com.au www.mandolin.com.au

Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

ROOF REPAIRS Locally owned & operated with over 30 years experience. • Extensions & repair • Roof coating • Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol • Malthoid • Asbestos Certified • Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

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

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

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

Public Notices

Christmas Day 10-11am Family Service 180 Queenspark Drive Enquiries: 383-1356

Anglican

Helping us, Helps tHe community Drop off or buy

3 family stores in your community

4 Restell Street, Papanui Ph 03 352 0515 50 Charles St, Kaiapoi Ph 03 903 0017

Christmas at the Transitional Cathedral THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER 3.00pm Children’s Christmas Service with Animals

(03) 379 1100

& Traliers

Contact us today

Phone for further details

Caravans, Motorhomes

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FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER 12.05pm Holy Eucharist SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER ~ Christmas Eve 8.00am Holy Eucharist 10.00am Choral Eucharist Preacher: Bishop Victoria Matthews Music: The Cathedral Choir 6.00pm Carol Recital by the Cathedral Choir 10.30pm Carol Singing 11.15pm The First Eucharist of Christmas Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley Music: The Cathedral Choir MONDAY 25 DECEMBER ~ Christmas 8.00am Holy Eucharist & Carols 10.00am Choral Eucharist Preacher: Revd Ben Randall Music: The Cathedral Choir 5.00pm Choral Evensong Music: The men of the Cathedral Choir 234 Hereford St Latimer Square

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What’s On

Get all ‘Christmasy’ with us!

To advertise, contact

PRE-CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS, PARTIES, WORK BREAK UPS, CHECK THIS OUT!

Jo Fuller 027 458 8590

Entertainment

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

TWO COURSE FESTIVE MENU

THREE COURSE FESTIVE MENU

$30

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AVAILABLE LUNCH & DINNER DAILY UNTIL 24/12/16 FOR PARTIES OF 10 OR MORE

SORRY, WE ARE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

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

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET

NEW YEARS EVE

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH NEXT BUFFET : BOOK NOW!

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Sunday 31st Dec, from 5.30pm DOWNSTAIRS : CLUB BISTRO Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm - 2pm & from 5pm.

New Brighton Club 202 Marine Pde | Ph 388-9416

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

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

Members Weekly Cash Draws

Christmas Cheers Meal Deal

Members that purchase any main meal at the Riverview Restaurant can receive a complimentary glass of tap beer, cider or house wine. Free soft drink or coffee for designated driver.

Thursdays $200 Jackpotting Cash Draw

from the

Folding Fridays Four chances to win $50 $2 per ticket to enter

Lucky Dip Christmas Gift Draws

$1000 of prizes to be won!

Purchase any house wine or tap beer/ cider & go in the draw to win a lucky dip present. Drawn at 10am following day. Member will be contacted.

50 Colombo St, Cashmere | Ph: 03 332 0092, Fax: 03 337 3772 | www.cashmereclub.co.nz

ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! WESTVIEW LOUNGE

MAIDEN ENGLAND We wish everyone a very happy & safe festive season

& Motorlodge

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.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

THIS SATURDAY, 8PM:

0pen daily from 6.30am Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

RACECOURSE HOTEL

DINE BY THE SEA!

MEMBERS LUCKY CARD DRAW

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Christchurch’s only SEASIDE CLUB

Drawn Member must be present to claim the cash. If not claimed the $200 jackpots to the following week until won.

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‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY CHRISTMAS IN THE BUFFET RESTAURANT

The Buffet Restaurant will be closed from Tuesday 26th Dec 2017, reopening on Thursday 4th Jan 2018. We wish everyone a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

Chalmers

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HAPPY HOUR 5PM - 7PM DAILY

$12 LUNCH

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MON: ROAST MEAL TUE: FISH & CHIPS WED: FISH BURGER THU: ROAST MEAL SAT: FISH & CHIPS

AVAILABLE FROM 11.30AM-2PM FOR A LIMITED TIME

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

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

GBC will be closed from 25th to 28th Dec 2017, and 1st to 3rd Jan 2018. We will resume normal business hours from Thursday 4th Jan 2018.

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


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Tuesday December 19 2017

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Introducing our brand new purpose built retirement village in the heart of Shirley. Retirement just started looking a whole lot better in Shirley! The Village Palms offers affordable luxury and first class care. • One bedroom serviced apartments starting at $285,000 • Two serviced studio apartments for sale at $255,000 • Studio care rooms certified up to hospital level care $155,000

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

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