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High cost barrier in council’s bid to repopulate central city „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE HIGH cost of developing and buying in the central city have again been identified as stumbling blocks to repopulating the area. City councillors yesterday voted to begin a new programme of work aimed at accelerating central city residential development. The city council and Government want 20,000 people living in between the four avenues by 2020. But progress has been slow. Last month The Star revealed a study found people were more likely to buy in the outer suburbs because properties were cheaper, larger and more private. City councillors discussed the issue yesterday, after the Development Forum met with those in the industry to see what was holding central city residential development back. Forum chairman and city councillor Jamie Gough said it was expensive. “We’re all aware that the land value in the central city has been propped up artificially and that’s discouraging because the developers are obviously going to go where it’s financially attractive.” •Turn to page 11

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IT’S HARD to believe another year has just about whizzed by. And it’s been 12 months of change – particularly in the media game as the big overseasowned media groups grapple over how to deliver the news to its consumers, and still stay in business. This was evident this week when the High Court rejected an appeal over the Commerce Commission’s decision not to allow the merger of Fairfax and NZME. That’s good news for locallyowned companies like Star Media, publisher of The Star, community newspapers Nor’West News, Pegasus Post, Southern View, Western News, Selwyn Times, and Bay Harbour News, magazines like Kiwi Gardener, Style and Rugby News, and website star.kiwi. Best of all it’s local, and that’s something The Star has been doing for a long time. So have a very merry, safe and enjoyable Christmas, and of course a happy New Year! We’re back tomorrow and on Wednesday to produce next Thursday’s Star. Can’t wait. - Barry Clarke

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Ruling ends teen’s run in premier side „„ By Bridget Rutherford NAIA Toaolamai-Holden has played Canterbury representative rugby, tackled Black Ferns and was her club’s top try-scorer last season. But the 15-year-old wing has been told she can no longer play in the Christchurch premier women’s competition because she is too young. “All she wants to do is play and learn,” her mother Tamara Toaolamai told The Star. “If any of my kids said ‘we’re not playing rugby’ then that’s fine because it’s their choice. But they’ve taken away that choice for Naia.” New Zealand Rugby Union rules state girls Nathan under-16 cannot Godfrey play in women’s grades. They also cannot play against boys who are over 13. The women’s rule had not been properly enforced by the Canterbury Rugby Football Union until now. Naia started playing rugby as an eight-year-old. She has been in the same High School Old Boys’ women’s team as her mother for three seasons, and was unaware she had been breaking the rules. “She’s competing with people who are Black Ferns, like Kendra Cocksedge. She’s not getting served up and defeated, she’s seeing what’s possible,” said Ms Toaolamai, who is vice-captain of the team. But CRFU chief executive Nathan Godfrey said the new Health and Safety Act meant

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the union had a duty of care for players. “We feel it would be negligent for any individual or group, including a parent, registered coach, or affiliated club or school, to ignore the associated risks around player welfare.” If teams fielded under-age players, they would face a points deduction and fine or, in serious cases, a coach could be suspended, he said. Mr Godfrey said the CRFU started the Let Her Play programme this year to support players aged 13-16. It will also start a new under-16 girls grade next season. But Naia wants to play alongside her mother in the women’s grade, because the standard was higher. “You drop your intensity

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Committee and Black Fern Ruby Tui had asked the CRFU if a dispensation could be granted on a case-by-case basis. However, the union said no. Committee member Jodi Archbold said there were a number of under-age players like Naia who were capable, but the rules were clear. “It will not happen, as much as we would love it to.” She said the under-16 grade was a great move, and as long as it was resourced appropriately, it would be challenging for players.

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Dunn stables get help to fight case „„ By Gordon Findlater A LEADING horse racing stable under investigation for doping has enlisted a controversial restaurateur and private detective to help fight the case. Robert Dunn Harness Racing Stables, headed by Robert Dunn and his son John Dunn, has been the subject of a Racing Integrity Unit investigation which has dragged on for seven months. Four horses in the care of the of the stable returned positive swabs containing caffeine which were taken at the Nelson Winter Cup two-day meeting on June 9 and 11. The Dunns have claimed that the horses were nobbled – the caffeine was administered by an outside party. The claim has caused rifts within the Canterbury harness racing community, with those accused of the nobbling threatening their own legal action. Racing Integrity Unit general manager Mike Godber told The Star yesterday the investigation had been completed. But the decision on whether to charge the Dunns has been delayed for two weeks after Robert Dunn requested more

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time for a private investigator he has enlisted to complete his own inquiries. The private investigator, Simon Lamond, a former Christchurch police detective now based in Auckland, refused to talk to The Star. But his brother-in-law, controversial restaurateur and former jockey Leo Molloy, who is also making inquiries for the

Dunns, believed the horses had been nobbled. Mr Molloy is the sister of TV reality queen Dame Julie Christie – the wife of Mr Lamond. “There is zero chance they weren’t nobbled,” said Mr Molloy. “I don’t think anyone believes the Dunns did it. “It’s an unfortunate situation. All I will say is that I hope whoever did it is held accountable.

“My role is very minor and I really have little to offer. I have strong feelings about it but not always based on cold, hard facts.” West Coast-born Mr Molloy is a former jockey-turned-veterinarian who became a millionaire with his first venture into the hospitality trade, a student bar called the Fat Lady’s Arms in Palmerston North. He then cofounded the popular Euro Res-

taurant and Bar in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Mr Molloy has also previously helped trainers under investigation by the Racing Integrity Unit. But he is often in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, including: •Launching a string of personal attacks against a tattooed man who was denied service at a bar he owned on the Viaduct Harbour. •Getting into a heated Facebook stoush with a MasterChef contestant. Mr Molloy and Mr Lamond would not say who had engaged them to investigate. Said Mr Lamond: “Talk to Robert Dunn.” Neither Robert or John Dunn returned calls to The Star. But when The Star spoke to Robert Dunn in July he suspected foul play and believed that the horses had been nobbled. He was not at the race meeting in Nelson when the horses returned positive swabs. He has been based at his Pukekohe stables for the past five years, with John overseeing the Woodend stables where three of the four horses were from.


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Call for dark sky reserves „„ By Bridget Rutherford CALLS TO regulate light pollution in parts of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to establish dark sky reserves have been reignited. The Spreydon-Cashmere Community has asked city council staff to provide advice on whether there are any lighting level controls in the city. Board chairwoman Karolin Potter raised the idea. She said the city council could designate particular areas, such as around Summit Rd, part of the residential red zone, Halswell Quarry Park, and areas and beaches in Banks Peninsula, as dark sky reserves where no lights could be installed. Those areas had little light pollution at night already, she said. They would be similar to the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve near Tekapo, where artificial light pollution was strictly controlled. It comes as the city council is in the process of

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„„ By Emily O’Connell WENDY’S WORKER Rose Williams is “very disappointed” her union and the fast food chain are now negotiating on lieu days after she won a three-year battle on the issue. Mrs Williams went to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with the matter after she had been working at the Hornby restaurant for a year. Wendy’s has not appealed the decision. “We haven’t received a challenge that involves Wendy’s,” a spokesperson said. Unite Union national director Mike Treen said they are consulting with Wendy’s as to what formula the company should use to decide a person’s entitlement to a lieu day. He said the draft contract by the union and Wendy’s uses a ‘seven out of 13-day’ rule. So, if a public holiday is on a Friday and the employee works at least seven out of the 13 previous Friday’s, then the employee would be entitled to a day in lieu. But Mrs Williams doesn’t agree with this arrangement and wants to know why fast food companies don’t give lieu

DISAPPOINTED: After winning a three-year battle against Wendy’s for lieu days, Rose Williams is not wanting to settle on an agreement between her union and the fast food chain. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​ days like other industries. She says it should be simple: “If you work on a public holiday you get a day in lieu.” Mr Treen said the law doesn’t work that way. “I would like that interpretation but I don’t think it’s legal and the authority [Employment Relations Authority] didn’t think it was a legal one either,” he said. Mr Treen said they are doing what they have been told to by the authority. “The authority said you’ve got

to make a determination in each case but here are some guidelines,” he said Mrs Williams said Wendy’s will work out a way to manipulate the rosters like they are now. But Mr Treen said mathematically, they shouldn’t be able to. “It’s very difficult to manipulate without giving someone else an entitlement they wouldn’t have got, when it’s a majority,” he said. Wendy’s, which has 23 outlets in New Zealand, including one

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in Hereford St and in Hornby, was found to have breached two sections of the Holidays Act 2003. Wendy’s chief executive Danielle Lendich said they have been using the ‘three-week’ rule to determine who is entitled to alternative holidays. “. . . a person who works the same day of the week as the public holiday for the three weeks prior to the public holiday and the public holiday itself is due an alternative day,” she said.

Employment Relations Authority member Christine Hickey found Wendy’s breached section 56 and 60 of the Holidays Act. Section 56 says an alternative holiday must be provided to an employee who works on a public holiday if that day would otherwise have been a working day for them. Section 60 sets out how those employees should be paid for the alternative holiday. Wendy’s has been ordered to comply with the two sections, conduct a review of its restaurants and keep records of staff contacted, rosters and leave. It has been ordered to give all past and present employees from the Hornby and Dunedin restaurants their alternative holidays, or the equivalent pay since the restaurants were opened. Wendy’s has also been ordered to do the same for all other restaurants across the country backdated to July 1, 2012. Mr Treen said once the union and Wendy’s agree on a method, they will go back to the MBIE to check “it meets their expectations as well.” Union members will then vote on the new system – which is expected to be put in place sometime next year.

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IMPORTANT JOB: Dr Suzanne Hamilton of Christchurch Hospital’s emergency department will be working on Christmas Day.

WHILE YOU’RE tucking into your Christmas ham and pavlova on Monday, spare a thought for those who will be working. Although many will clock off for Christmas tomorrow, some will head along to work on December 25 just like any other day. Many of those are emergency services personnel tasked with keeping others safe. Dr Suzanne Hamilton will be working in Christchurch Hospital’s emergency department on Monday from 8am-5pm. It will be her ninth time working on Christmas Day. Some of those she was rostered off but offered to work so others who had young children could spend the day with them. Dr Hamilton said often staff brought in Christmas treats, and sometimes they played carols. But she said there was a fine line between having fun and being insensitive. “For some, seeing the staff happy and making an effort to have fun on Christmas Day would raise a smile, for others they’d

FESTIVE: A tinsel ECG tracing of the perfect heart rhythm has been put up on one of the emergency department walls.

find it disrespectful that we were enjoying ourselves whilst surrounded by patients.” She said there were also infection risks and practicality to worry about. “A doctor covered in tinsel isn’t what you want when someone’s vomiting or bleeding profusely.” She said a positive for working on Christmas Day was finding a car park was easy, and patients and families tended to be nicer to staff. “Perhaps they feel sorry for us working. “ Dr Hamilton said they had lots of people come into ED with wounds from opening presents

– slicing the tape on a box with a knife straight into their hand was a common one. Kitchen knife injuries also ranked highly and new toys such as skateboards and bikes caused injuries, she said. There were a lot of preventable alcohol-related harm injuries, she said. “There are always a few car crashes as lots of people are driving places for Christmas and it’s particularly hard when children die as a result of a drunk driver.” Christchurch Hospital’s ED saw about 300 patients a day and the job was physically, emotionally and mentally draining, she said. “Over the years I’ve found it’s the small things – little Christmas chocolates left by your computer, someone bringing out a Christmas cake during handover, walking into the tea room and seeing a Christmas tree made out of hospital gloves, an ECG tracing of the perfect heart rhythm drawn with tinsel on the wall. It’s the small things that bring a smile to your face.”


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on Christmas Day Here are some of those who will be working or volunteering: Medical staff Christmas Day was no different to any other public holiday when it came to staffing across Christchurch Hospital. A Canterbury District Health Board spokeswoman said the last planned surgery lists were tomorrow, with people being discharged over the weekend. There would be nurses, doctors, allied health, ward and admin support, orderlies, food services, cleaning staff, labs, radiology, security and operations staff working. “We also have senior nursing, senior operations, lab staff, radiology staff, allied health and medical staff on call and available if required.” The spokeswoman said it was a team effort keeping the hospital running smoothly and providing timely care to those who did need to be in on Christmas Day. WellFood service manager Neville Patrick said they were expecting to feed about 700 patients at Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals alone. They will get hot baked ham with pineapple glaze, roast chicken with cranberry sauce, Christmas pudding with

EMERGENCY: St John will have more than 100 staff working across Canterbury on Christmas Day. Right: About 250 volunteers will help make the Christchurch City Mission’s annual Christmas Day lunch run smoothly. brandy sauce, strawberry mousse and fruit mince pies. Hospital staff wouldn’t be left out – they will have Christmas lunch and dinner in the cafeterias. St John St John will have more than 100 staff working across Canterbury on Christmas Day. In Christchurch there would be 85 in total – five operations resource assistants at the Winchcombe St hub making sure all vehicles are ready to go, 40 in the 111 centre on Orchard Rd, as well as 40 front-line ambulance officers. Police For operational reasons, police could not go into specific details on how many front-line staff would be

working. But a spokeswoman said policing was a “24/7 business” so staff would be working to ensure the community could enjoy the holiday season safely. About 50 staff would be working in the Southern Communications Centre on Christmas Day. “Those working include communicators, dispatchers, team leaders and Inspectors,” the spokeswoman said. Firefighters Forty-two career firefighters will work on Monday, along with about 200 volunteers who will be on call. Christchurch Metro area commander Dave Stackhouse said that was in Christchurch alone. There would be about 400 volunteers across

Canterbury on call. He said Christmas Day was just like any other day for firefighters. “We just get on with the business.” Mr Stackhouse said it was up to the individual stations as to whether they celebrated in a particular day. “Some would have a team lunch and others have raspberry jam sandwiches,” he joked. Many volunteer stations had family functions. “The main thing is that everyone has a nice, safe Christmas.” City council staff Complaints about potholes, patrolling the city’s parks and animal call-outs don’t stop on Christmas Day. City council head of human resources Emma Davis said they expected a similar number of staff to be working as there were last year, which was 39. The city council teams represented on Monday

would include the animal management, shift control, shift engineers, customer services, rangers and camping ground teams, Ms Davis said. “Staff would all receive at least time-and-a-half for the time worked.” Christchurch City Mission About 250 volunteers will be on hand at Christchurch City Mission to make its annual Christmas Day lunch run smoothly. City missioner Matthew Mark said their roles would range from serving food to face-painting, and generally contributing to the logistics of looking after about 750-800 guests. He said in addition about 20 staff would be working as well. “It just goes to show the kindheartedness and generosity of the community that there’s that many people who want to help others in need.”

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CANTERBURY University students have been given an insight into business at the world’s biggest and most valuable e-commerce company. The Alibaba Group traded more than $25 billion through 1.48 billion transactions on November 11 – Singles Day, a Chinese festival shopping day to celebrate being single – smashing the previous record for a 24-hour period of $17.8 billion. But the Hangzhoubased company worth an estimated Jack Ma $420 billion opened its doors to a group of 30 business management students, who were offered a chance to tour the headquarters and question staff about trade during a five-week trip to China. “They learned first-hand about the complexities of doing business in China,” UC department of management, marketing and entrepreneurship dean Russell Wordsworth said. He said the students had a “barrage” of questions for Alibaba representative Jan

SIZE AND SCALE: A group of Canterbury University students at the headquarters of commerce giant Alibaba in Hangzhou, China.

Basitiansen at the headquarters about sustainability and corporate social responsibility. “They were impressed to learn about Alibaba’s efforts to drive development in rural China and the philanthropic spirit embedded in the firm by its founder Jack Ma.” Mr Wordsworth said the visit to Alibaba “opened their eyes

to the size, scope and diversity” of businesses that make up the “ecosystem” of the company. But they were most interested in finding about when Alipay, a secure online payment system, would be hitting New Zealand shores – although there is still no set date. It was the first time UC students were invited to visit

the headquarters, a chance presented by Alibaba’s New Zealand and Australian business development director Pier Smulders, Mr Wordsworth said. After three weeks in Hangzhou the group travelled on to Beijing and Shanghai to visit New Zealand companies trading in China such as Fonterra, Zespri and The Warehouse.

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Costs barrier to repopulating city •From page 1 He said while the city council’s development contributions rebate was helpful, it was often not enough to get them over the line. Banks also required 80 per cent of the development to be sold before ithey will lend money, he said. Otakaro opened the $30 million Rauora Park on Tuesday, which will eventually be surrounded by about 900 East Frame apartments and townhouses. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said there needed to be a range of price points. “You spend $1.2 million on a small townhouse in the CBD and buy a mansion out in Avonhead for the same price. That’s the challenge.” As part of the new programme, the city council will work with stakeholders to identify barriers, encourage more diverse housing, improve street maintenance, and market the central city as a good place to live. “We can’t pull all the levers because some are out of our control. But if we can indirectly affect them then I think we could be doing that,” Cr Gough said. City councillors have also asked for staff advice on landbanking, whether a regeneration plan could help, and what options there were to work with the Government on the issue.

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Drink driving mates crash close to each other The legal limit for those under-20 is zero and 250 mcg/L for those over 20. The drivers were heading to Tai Tapu when they crashed. “It is just stupidity really,” Senior Constable Williamson said. “They both knew they would have to get home at some stage and drove anyway.” Lincoln deputy fire officer Roger McClenaghan said the car that landed upside down was “an absolute mess”. “I’m not sure if the second guy was looking at his mate that had just crashed and then crashed himself,” he said. Both will be charged with excess breath alcohol and will appear in the district court.

„„ By Andrew King TWO MATES who had been drinking at a Christmas function in Rolleston crashed their vehicles on the same road about 30sec apart last Thursday night. One of the vehicles flipped and landed upside down in a water race on Lincoln Tai Tapu Rd about 10pm. The other vehicle also ran off the road and landed in a dry ditch. Said Senior Constable Andy Williamson of the driver who ended upside down: “I don’t know how the hell he got out. He was lucky he wasn’t killed.”

WRECKED: Police don’t know how the driver of this vehicle got out after flipping into a ditch near Tai Tapu last Thursday night.

Both drivers were out of their vehicles when emergency services arrived. When police tested

them for alcohol, one recorded more than 900 mcg/L and the other more than 500 mcg/L,

Senior Constable Williamson said. Both drivers are under the age of 20.

Golden Oldies countdown steps up „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE GOLDEN Oldies are coming to town – and the countdown is on. In 100 days, Christchurch will host the largest sporting event in its history, the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Celebration. More than 10,000 people are expected to descend on the city from all over the world to take part, volunteer or watch the month-long event, which will run throughout April. Organised by sport event management, tour and travel company, Vintage Sport and Leisure, the events will be different to any others in Golden Oldies’ history. It will combine 10 different sports. Normally, Golden Oldies’ tournaments for each sport are held in different international cities every two years. But come April, the event will combine 10 different sports. Lawn bowls, golf, squash, football and basketball are new, while the traditional rugby, cricket, netball, hockey and softball will feature as well. The structure was designed especially for Christchurch following the September 4, 2010, and February 22, 2011, earthquakes, to show the city is again able to host major sporting events. ChristchurchNZ, which is the city’s economic development and profile agency, will play a large role the event. Attraction general manager Linda Falwasser said it will be a milestone for the city. “Events amplify the spirit of our people; ignite excitement and bring communities together, attracting visitors and stimulating economic activity,” she said. “It is an immense opportunity to showcase Christchurch and Canterbury to an international audience and to show how far we have come as New Zealand’s newest city.” Ms Falwasser encouraged businesses to consider how they could

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SOCIAL: Christchurch’s Jacqui Francis, Jude Tuuta, Debbie Elstob, Paula Goodman and Rose Cavanagh (above) in Hobart last year to compete in the Golden Oldies netball competition.

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HUGE: More than 10,000 competitors are expected in Christchurch for the event, such as members of the International Harlequins from Canada, who competed in Cape Town, South Africa, last year.

create excitement and join in the “fun, friendship and fraternity” – the Golden Oldies ethos. Event director Peter McDermott said organisers had reached about 60 per cent of the target numbers, with entries expected to spike in the new year.

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“One hundred days to go is a critical milestone as we continue to push for entries across all 10 sports and as operational aspects of hosting such a major event move closer.” Cure Kids will be the event’s charity partner.

GOLDEN OLDIES rugby will be immortalised in an international sporting museum. Nearly 40 years after it began in Auckland, Golden Oldies rugby will feature in a permanent display at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium, London. It will be part of the Rugby for All display, a section where visitors are introduced to the sport’s diversity, which includes deaf, wheelchair, gay, mixed ability and blind rugby. Museum officer Jayne Linaker said the new display highlighted the different forms of rugby and aimed to encourage more people to get involved. The World Rugby Museum is currently under construction and will re-open at its new location in the south stand of Twickenham in early February. The display will become part of an exhibition which has more than 600 objects in permanent galleries. The museum originally opened in 1996 as The Museum of Rugby. It attracts about 25,000

visitors annually. Peter McDermott, managing director of Vintage Sport and Leisure, which owns the Golden Oldies brand, said rugby was the most popular sport in the portfolio. He said its place in the World Rugby Museum display reflects its global nature and reach. “The first Golden Oldies rugby festival in 1979 attracted 16 teams from just two countries. Next year’s Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival, part of the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration, will have more than 120 teams from 14 countries.” Headquartered in New Zealand where it was founded, Golden Oldies currently has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and London with representation in Australia. •For further details. visit www.worldrugbymuseum. com and www. christchurchgoldenoldies. com


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Perfect central city spot to celebrate the festive season Looking for somewhere different to relax and enjoy a delicious meal and a drink or two with family and friends this festive season? Then look no further than Trenches Restaurant, Bar and Events Centre at the Christchurch RSA. While it is owned and operated by the Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association, you don’t need to be an RSA member to enjoy their excellent facilities. Trenches Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snacks seven days a week, with Head Chef Craig Neal – formerly Sous Chef at the George Hotel and Executive Chef for the start-up of Hotel Montreal, and his team presenting a wide selection of high-quality dishes on all the menus, with substantial servings at very reasonable prices. The fully licensed bar offers an upbeat vibe, with live music on Friday and Sunday evenings from two of our city’s favourite musicians – Lizzie Braggins on Friday evenings 5.30-7.30pm and Janice Gray, Sunday evenings 5.30-pm7.30pm. The outside dining and socialising area is also

a great place to relax on these warm summer days and evenings that we are enjoying. As well, there is an event and function centre, with three function rooms available for hire, catering for numbers from 20 right up to 600. The Christchurch Memorial RSA was the first RSA to be formed in New Zealand, and was opened on December 14, 1915 by soldiers wounded in Gallipoli. Damaged in the Christchurch earthquake, the facilities were rebuilt, and still stand on the original site at 74 Armagh Street. Today, anyone can join, with membership providing a range of excellent member discounts on all food and beverages. Membership is $40 per annum per person, or $60 per couple. The purpose of Trenches Restaurant Bar and Events Centre is to provide a revenue stream for the welfare and support of ex-service personnel, who served in conflicts including World War II and the Korean War and

other recent conflicts, their dependents and Veterans’ widows. Funding is provided for their health needs, and items such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Many of these member servicemen are over 90 years of age, with the oldest member being 104. Centrally located in Armagh Street, between Durham and Montreal Streets, Trenches is open throughout the holiday period, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Opening hours are 7am till late Monday to Friday and 8am till late Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour is 4pm-6pm Monday to Friday and all day Sunday. A safe and family-friendly venue, Trenches is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season, or simply relax and enjoy some time out these summer holidays. For bookings, phone 379 9724.

open to the public TRENCHES RESTAURANT, BAR AND FUNCTION CENTRE 74 Armagh Street, Christchurch Centre Phone 379 9724 Website enquires and bookings: www.trenches.co.nz

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Open throughout the holiday period Only closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day. Opening hours are 7am till late Monday to Friday and 8am till late Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour is 4pm-6pm Monday to Friday and all day Sunday.

New Head Chef Craig Neal Function and Events Craig Neal is the new Head Chef at Centre TRENCHES. He comes to us with a great background here in New Zealand and overseas. Executive Sous Chef at The George Hotel for 4 years, Executive Chef for the start-up of the Hotel Montreal and then Manager of Burgers and Beers and Dragon’s Den Social Lounge, Craig is breathing new life into our restaurant and bar menus as well as revamping our function and conference menus. “I’m pretty excited by the move to Trenches. The restaurant and bar already have a great reputation and it is obviously one of the best and most versatile function venues in Christchurch.” “My job is to build on what we have. Sure, there will be changes - I’m the “new broom“ so I’m busy updating all of the menus, introducing more options for function food and making sure that our quality stays right up there.”

Trenches can and does handle a wide range of functions— conferences, product launches, weddings, 21sts, Board meetings— you name it, we can almost certainly handle it. With three function rooms upstairs (we have a lift), all equipped with high-tech audio visual gear and seated capacities from 20 to 120— more if it’s a stand-up do, we are a popular venue for commercial and private functions. And if you want to bring in 600 of your team for a staff party, we know that we can handle it—we have done for one customer for the last three years.. And of course our Chef and Bar team will take care of all your food and beverage needs.

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Taking stock of the city’s progress AS ANOTHER year comes to a close, we take the time to reflect on the year that has been and we look forward to the year ahead. There have been more signs of real progress as the central city starts to come to life and the fantastic new beachside playground in New Brighton has opened. I’d like to give a real high five to the central city developers who have invested so much in putting the heart and soul back into the city. And well done Development Christchurch and the local community on a great job in New Brighton – it truly will become the star destination at the end of the journey from the city to the sea. Speaking of the that, Regenerate Christchurch has focused on engaging the community over the future of the Avon-Otakaro River corridor and I’m looking forward to the next stages. It’s a big project, but we have the time to do it well because we can use so much for transitional purposes in the meantime. At the same time, it is engaging on the regeneration of Cathedral Square. With the deci-

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PROGRESS: The opening of the new beachside playground in New Brighton yesterday is another sign of progress in the city.

sion now made to reinstate the Cathedral, rather than end up in court for another few years,

we know that these plans can proceed with certainty. Christchurch has also devel-

oped a reputation for trialling the new technologies of the future – a lot of Christchurch people are investing in electric cars and the city is investing in the infrastructure to support that – e-charging stations have been popping up everywhere. We have also seen a New Zealand-made autonomous vehicle launched and I am hoping that we get the ability to trial it on our 30km central city roads. We have spent the past few months at the city council preparing for the Long Term Plan, which is something every council prepares with its community every three years. It has a 10-year financial strategy (how we pay for what we plan to do), and a 30year infrastructure strategy (how we manage our buildings, pipes and roads). We need our communities to be fully involved because, although we are much better off in terms of what we know about our finances and have our insurance settled, we also have a better idea of what our future obligations will be to finish the work that still needs

to be done. Naturally, we need to set priorities – we couldn’t do it all at once, even if we had the resources to do so. So we need communities to give feedback on that – what comes now and what can wait. Last year, some of the community boards took the draft Annual Plan into malls and to stalls outside supermarkets. We know we connect with more people if we come to you, so there will be more of that next year. Finally, may I offer seasons greetings to The Star team and their readers. Please take care over the summer break and return determined to make the most of 2018. I know I will. I’ve really valued the opportunity to write this column and to receive your feedback. My column will be back with the World Buskers Festival, which starts on January 18. What a great way to start the year. •If you want to ask Ms Dalziel a question, email mayor@ccc.govt.nz. Put Reader’s Question in the subject line

Time to wind down and ‘reflect on what matters’ WHAT A year it has been. Like all of us, I’m looking forward to some down time over Christmas and the opportunity to spend it with family and friends. It is a time to decompress after a busy year, reflect on what matters most to us, and look to the future and what we want to achieve in the year ahead. What is playing on my mind as we enter the holiday season, though, is the knowledge that for many people, that idea of downtime seems like a pretty distant memory. The recent Canterbury well-being survey showed that, while things have returned to a new normal for most of us since the earthquakes, there are still thousands of people who are still in limbo and dealing with the huge stress of unresolved insurance and EQC claims. According to the survey, the latest results show 82 percent of people in our city rate their quality of life positively – with 24 percent rating it as extremely good and 58 percent good. Those are good numbers and show we have a lot to be proud of in the return to normality our city has achieved over the last few years. Those numbers stack up really well against other cities in the country and show that Christchurch is a great place to

The Government spent $3.4 million on maintenance, security and rates for red zoned land in the last year BREAK: Like many of us, Megan Woods is looking forward to spending time with family and friends at Christmas.

live, work and play. However, the results also show 14 percent of people are still suffering the negative impacts of living in a damaged environment or being surrounded by construction work. These people are still having to make decisions about house damage, repairs, and relocation. For these people, they are trapped, unable to move on with their lives. We’ve got to do better for them. That’s why this Government is prioritising establishing an insurance and

EQC arbitration tribunal to speed up the resolution of earthquake claims. It’s also why we saved the Residential Advisory Service, which provides help for people still in these situations. And it’s why we’re working on new ways to speed up claims and get people’s lives back on track. For so many people, that’s the best Christmas gift we could possibly deliver. •Megan Woods is the Minister of Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Christopher Ford – How about the Government or local government create a job training course learning to become a grounds person or landscaper? With such a large area to keep pretty it sounds a great idea and will create a future while cutting costs to maintain. Sam Stoner – How about planting native bush there and letting it return to its natural state? Or does the council not care about the environment? Jaed During – Gerry Brownlee announced that the red zone could be built on and then the Valentine’s Day quake hit. It shut that idea up . . . But going by the cost and actual landscaping, rather than going native and self-maintained, it will be suggested again. Raewyn Roberts – And then I was shocked to learn all

MISSION: The Government has help from Bryan Fairbairn who mows 9ha of red zone off New Brighton Rd. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

the fruit trees were removed, no food foraging in Christchurch. Ngahuia Johnston – There’s plenty of pd workers who can grab a mower and do it by hand and save the country some money. J-h Bray – What about cleaning up around the Avon at Porritt Park? Melissa Shearer – It’s lovely in there thanks to this maintenance. Betty Campion – Nice to see it all maintained great job. Carolyn Hunter – They mow the red zone next to me regularly and do a good job. Looks like a park. Julie Knowles – What about building homes there? Tommy Lazare – I see a giant fun park, maybe a car race track, maybe a MX track. Just don’t build homes on it.


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Inventor Logan Williams has created contact lenses to help prevent people with photosensitive epilepsy having seizures - and it’s not his first invention. Bridget Rutherford spoke to the 22-yearold about why he came up with the idea, and turning an invasive pest-algae into biodegradable products Tell me about your new invention, Polar Optics. I have a really close friend named Emily who suffers from photosensitive epilepsy. I’ve seen how it affects her life, it’s awful. That inspired me to find a solution to what she was facing. I found out sunglasses helped her quite a lot, but sunglasses have a lot of faults. They don’t cover peripheral vision – so I looked at how I could allow for full-time protection constantly. It led me to looking into contact lenses, because no one had done anything with them for that purpose. Then I looked into 3D printing them. I went to the Eureka Science and Innovation Competition in October where I won the Ministry of Health Gold Scholarship for Polar Optics. I got to meet the governor-general and Bill English, so it was a really cool thing to do. How do Polar Optics work? So photosensitive epilepsy is where flashing white light causes the occipital lobe of the brain to sort of send a warning signal, and the bodily reaction is to go into a fit. Polar Optics are polarised lenses that dampen the intensity of the light so it’s less focused on the occipital lobe. There’s a difference between white light and other surroundings and Polar Optics also break down the difference between the two. Each contact lens is perfectly made for the person so there is full coverage. Did you get to do testing with people who have photosensitive epilepsy? Completely, we did testing. The lenses last a month, and it’s been three months since we did Eureka so they were old and had to be thrown out. Will you begin selling Polar Optics? Bausch and Lomb, a French company, can make the lenses. I own two companies and I am in the business incubator programme, so I want to launch Polar Optics. For me, I wouldn’t go into business where you weren’t making a difference to the environment or helping people. My passion isn’t to make money.

CLEVER: Logan Williams, 22, says he likes inventing things that make a positive difference to people and the environment. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER And it’s not the first interesting invention you’ve come up with is it. Can you tell me about Biome? So I invented a method to turn didymo into biodegradable materials such as plastic, fabric and paper. So at the moment I’m making a compact hiking set for food. I will launch a Kickstarter campaign over January and February with a goal to reach $150,000. And every $50 someone puts in, they will get one of these hiking sets. In the set is a plate, bowl, small container, cup and a spork with a knife. It will come in a muslin or mesh bag. How did you come up with the idea? To begin with it was paper. I came across some didymo dried on the river bed and it looked like paper. I picked it up and played with it and wrote on it. But it was the pure price and competitive nature of paper that meant it wouldn’t really work. I wanted to create something with

high value that was good for the environment. Where do you get it from? In summer there is more access to didymo. There are two main places – the Mackenzie Country and there’s the lower and upper Waiau River in North Canterbury. I’ve got the material and have started designing the hiking set, and getting the campaign set up. I’m creating a video now which will talk about the company and how I came up with the idea. Where did the environmental side of your ideas come from? Growing up I loved the environment. I lived in Timaru so went to the Mackenzie Country a lot. There’s something about being a New Zealander, it’s part of my identity. I lived in New Zealand when there was no didymo. I’ve seen the before and after. It just suffocates the waterways and has a big impact on the wildlife, hydro dams, irrigation and boating – it’s horrible and

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„„ By Gordon Findlater SEVEN RIDERS from Switzerland’s national team will start their 2018 campaign racing at the Denton Park Velodrome. The Swiss team will use the Canterbury track cycling summer carnival to prepare for the world track championships in the Netherlands in March. “It all sort of happened by chance. We got an email saying they were coming which we were pretty happy about,” said carnival organiser Clarke Ferguson. Swiss team manager and national coach, New Zealander Ross Machejefski, opted to start the team’s year off in the Kiwi summer to prepare for the world championships. “This tour fits into a onemonth training block in New Zealand for the team to avoid the harsh Swiss winter. The riders are really looking forward to racing in the New Zealand summer and alongside some of Australasia’s best riders,” Machejefski said. The team will be led by experienced rider Thery Schir, who competed at the 2016 Olympic Games and finished fourth in the madison at the 2016 world champs. Also part of the Swiss contingent will be Stefen Bissiger who holds the junior 3000m individual

ON TOUR: The Swiss national team will prepare for the world championships by racing at Denton Park.

pursuit world record. The carnival, held from January 5-6, will also feature a number of New Zealand under-19 representatives, including junior world champion and 2000m junior world record-holder, Ellesse Andrews. “We’re looking at putting together a team event between the Swiss and a New Zealand select team. It’s going to be a great two days of cycling,” said Ferguson.

Mainland Football dominate age groups to win Federation Cup MAINLAND Football asserted their national dominance at the annual national age group tournament in Wellington at the weekend. After five days of tough competition, the Federation Cup was awarded to Mainland which won the most cumulative points across all age-groups. The annual tournament is contested by all

seven national federations from under-14 to under-16 level. Mainland won both the under-16 boys and under-14 boys titles. In the Federation Cup race, they finished on 63 points, ahead of Auckland on 56 and Northern on 52. Mainland Football development manager Alan

Walker said his players returned home to Christchurch buzzing from the experience of lifting the Federation Cup. “It is fantastic; it gives everybody a shot in the arm. Everyone came home smiling and looking forward to building on this success,” said Walker. With a young Canterbury United Pride team making their

fifth successive national women’s league final and Canterbury United finishing second in the national youth league, there are some promising signs to back up the national age group tournament results. Tournament winners: •Federation winner – Mainland

•16 boys – Mainland, 1; Capital, 2; Auckland, 3. •15 boys: Northern, 1; Auckland, 2; Mainland, 3. •14 boys: Mainland, 1; WaiBOP, 2; Capital 3. •16 girls: WaiBOP, 1; Mainland, 2; Northern, 3. •14 girls: Auckland, 1; Mainland, 2; Northern 3.


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Catholic There seems to be more and more about the magic of the season. The Bryndwr cnr Ilam Rd & Aorangi Rd to do at Christmas these days, from recent free Christmas for the City & Papanui cnr Papanui Rd & Frank St Anglican choosing between traditional or up-toMeeting 10am Sundays at the new St Andrews event brought together a range of Interdenominationa College Chapel Interdenominational Interdenominatio the-minute decoration colour schemes faiths to celebrate this special time of Revs Martin & Anne Stewart, & Rev Dan Spragg - 351 6664 through to worrying about having a the year with art, music, drama, food, We welcome you to enjoy our Christmas & ‘beach-ready body’ and buying presents, kid’s activities and even Saint Nicholas New Year Eve Services Interdenominational Interdenominational Interdenominational food and bubbles. Christmas Eve himself. 6.30pm. Children's Pyjama Service at Bryndwr With all the hype and pressure around 9.30pm Candlelight Service at Papanui It is a time when churches and faithInterdenominational the season, it’s easy toInterdenominational forget that Christmas Day Interdenominational based organisations remind us of how Christmas is in fact a faith-based 10am Celebration at St Andrew’s College Chapel fortunate we are and that it is possible New Year’s Eve celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ to give gifts of hope that will make 10am Combined Churches at St Andrew’s College Chapel and a time to come together in worship. Anglican a true difference at this time of year. You are welcome to bring your familyLutheran and friends Anglican Churches across the city are recognising Christmas is, after all, about giving nor Christmas and what it means for receiving. Christians in a number of ways, often Anglican Anglican Lutheran with music at the centre. Most churches So why not take a moment away wrapping the expensive electronics offer Carol Services encouraging us all Pentecostal Christmas at the to raise our voices in the seasonal songs to reflect on the true meaning of the Anglican Anglican as Lutheran we remember from our childhood, season and call into your nearest church Transitional Cathedral well as concerts, talks and recitals. – all are always welcome, regardless of their faith, and especially so at It is a time when denominations come Presbyterian THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER Presbyterian Methodist Christmas. together to teachPentecostal the next generation Pentecostal

HOURS OF EXPOSITION OF THE Catholic BLESSED SACRAMENT Methodist There will be no Exposition between Baptist Christmas Day and 26 January 2018 Exposition will restart on 29 January 2018

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4pm All-Age Service Bring the whole family

Methodist 11.30pm Midnight Service

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All Saints Church 305 New Brighton Road, Burwood

All Saints Church 305 New Brighton Road, Burwood St Marks Church 336 Prestons Road, Marshland Baptist

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ALL WELCOME 212 Pine Avenue, South Brighton Revd Anne Price, Priest in Charge, 379 5236 Baptist 10am All Saints Church

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Presbyterian SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER Methodist ~ ChristmasBaptist Eve 8.00am Holy Eucharist 10.00am Choral Eucharist Anglican Preacher: Bishop Victoria Matthews Music: TheBaptist 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 ChristChurch Cathedral Latimer Square Transitional


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SALE AND SUPPLY OF SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 SECTION 127 & 101 Interdenominational

BURGERS AND BEERS NZ ROGUES LIMITED, (THE LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, LICENSEE, PO Box 36715, Burgers and Beers NZ Limited, Merivale, Christchurch 8146), Pentecostal Pentecostal has made application to the Burgers and Beers Inc, 102 Anglican Lutheran District Licensing Committee Straven Road, Christchurch, at Christchurch for the renewal 8014), has made application of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL to the District Licensing in respect of the premises Committee at Christchurch for situated at 109 RiccartonLutheran the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW Catholic Anglican Road known as ROGUES OF in respect of the premises ROTHERHAMS. situated at 478 Cranford Street, known as BURGERS & BEERS The general nature of the CRANFORD STREET. Catholic Anglican business Lutheran conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE The general nature of the TAVERN. business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE We welcome you to join us and The days on which and the Catholic Pentecostalhours during which alcohol RESTAURANT CLASS 2. celebrate Jesus, God’s Presbyterian king has come. Methodist The days on which and the is sold under the licence are: Sunday 24 December hours during which alcohol MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM 9:30am Combined Communion service is intended to be sold under TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING 6:30pm Kids’ Christmas Eve service DAY. the licence are: MONDAY TO Interdenominational Presbyterian Methodist 11:00pm Midnight Christmas service SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be The application may be inspected during ordinary Monday Christmas Day inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the 9:30am Family Christmas service office hours at the office of the Interdenominational Christchurch District Licensing Presbyterian Methodist Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Baptist Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Hereford Street, Christchurch. Christchurch. Any person who is entitled Interdenominational Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object and who wishes to Anglican to object to the grant of the object to the issue of the licence application may, not later thanBaptist 244 Avonhead Rd. Phone 358-8780 may, not later than 15 working 15 working days after the www.stchristophers.org.nz Lutheran days after the date of the first date of the first publication publication of this notice, file a of this notice, file a notice in notice in writing of the objection writing of the objection with with the Secretary of the District the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box Licensing Committee, PO Box Lutheran from all at st john’s anglican church 73049, Christchurch 8154. 73049, Christchurch 8154.

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Good Friday – 14 April Devotional Service – Gathering Around the Cross - 9.30 am Easter Day – 16 April Holy Communion & Greening of the Cross. Please bring a flower or greenery. 8.00 am & 9.30 am

Wednesday 20th December, 7pm – Blue Christmas Service

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NEW AGE CHRISTIAN Catholic SPIRITUAL CENTRE Grafton Street Catholic Christmas Eve Carol Service Presbyterian 24 December at 7pm

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All mediums and supper Catholic All Welcome Presbyterian

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No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in Pentecostal 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.

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 BURGERS AND BEERS NZ LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Burgers and Beers NZ Limited, Pentecostal Burgers and Beers Inc, 102 Straven Road, Christchurch, 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 357 Colombo Street, known as BURGERS & BEERS Catholic COLOMBO STREET.

Pentecostal

Catholic

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANTCatholic CLASS 2. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

Pentecostal Interdenominational

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

BRIDALSHOW

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

25th March, 2018 10am – 3pm

No objection to the issue of a Lutheran 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.

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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 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951 A RECORDS wanted, music memorabilia and HiFi gear wanted. Excellent prices paid. NZ’s biggest range with over 100,000 cd’s, dvds and records. Pennylane 430 Colombo St, Sydenham, ph 366 3278 or 021 222 6144, or we can come to you anytime 7 days, www. pennylane.co.nz BEATLES Wanted autographs, records, programmes, wigs, scrapbooks, tickets, memorabilia anything old. Excellent prices paid please phone Dave at Pennylane 021 222 6144 anytime 7 days GOOD stuff wanted. Whiteware, freezers etc, good quality furniture, antiques, curios, collectables. Anything considered. Cash paid. Ph Dave 960-8440, 027 66 22 116 MILITARIA Any country, firearms, uniforms, badges, medals, memoribilia, WW2 or earlier ph 338-9931 PLAYSTATION 3 Games wanted suitable for children of all ages ph 03 352 2590 TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045

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Viva Las Vague As LES and Elvis Vague As, aka The Vague As Brothers, return to the Woolston Club this Saturday night to woo with their special blend of awesome. Considered The Sultans of Swank and The Kings of Kitsch, The Vague As Brothers is one of Australasia’s Cabaret superstar acts, delivering a slick and energetic show of ultra stylish fun with the emphasis on pure entertainment. This dynamic duo has been wowing audience all over New Zealand and Australia with their delicious brand of pop leaving the audiences screaming, “Viva Las Vague As.” “Their aural love machine serves discerning swingers a lush cocktail of cheesy pop classics and hot dance hits.” Style is everything, from their sharp shimmering safari suits, lapels, flashy jewellery, accessories through to provocative dance moves, the act is delivered with panache. Les Vague As (pictured left), is a classic showman with all the moves. His lighthearted delivery and vocal excellence is pure class. Elvis Vague As (pictured right), is

Christchurch’s only beach side club maestro of the organ and keeps the sounds pumping. Feel the Love as the Vague As Brothers perform tunes from a wide range of artists including Neil Diamond, Sinatra, Elvis, Tom Jones, Pop Classics, Swing, Disco, Lounge or just good old-fashioned Rock and Roll. An act not to be missed. This Saturday in the Woolston Club, Whitford’s Bar. 7pm start.

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Barry Saunders (Warratahs) & Adam McGrath (Eastern) at Blue Smoke on Saturday night. AIKMANS: Saturday 4pm Davey Backyard. BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Live music; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday Xmas Eve 6pm Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE: Xmas Eve 3pm - Live music. BLACK HORSE: Saturday Mickey Rats Karaoke. BLUE SMOKE: Saturday 8.30pm - Barry Saunders (Warratahs) & Adam McGrath (Eastern) swapping songs & yarns, tickets $20+bf. CARLTON: Thursday 9pm HeadRush. Friday 5.30pm Mezzanine; 10pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm Corner Sounds. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 5pm Connor Hartley-Hall; 8.30pm Robsta. Saturday 9pm - Latin Night. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 6pm - Marcel; 9.15pm Natalie Elms. Saturday 6pm Christmas Carols in the Foyer by The Vocal Network; 7pm Rockabella; 10.15pm Southfield Xmas Eve 5.15pm Sly Manhattan; 8.30pm - Eddie Simon. Boxing Day 5.30pm Stevie D. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB: Thursday - Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Thursday 8pm - Mel & Dave. Saturday - Live music. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. DARKROOM: Saturday - The Darkroom Holiday with 25 bands and 2 stages.

DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson; 9.30pm - Nacoa. Saturday 2pm - Oakley Grenell; 9.30pm - Get Set. Xmas Eve 2pm - Sunday Jazz Sessions; 5pm Christmas Eve at the Dux. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ. Friday 10pm - DJ. Saturday 10pm - DJ. Sunday 10pm - DJ. FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm - Cam Finlay Combo; 10pm - AGBB. Friday 7.30pm Soul Kweens; 11pm - Apex. Saturday 7.30pm -Georgie Clifford Christmas Bonanza; 11pm - Fat & Co. Sunday 5.30pm - Greg Knowles Quartet; 9pm - The Goldonies. Boxing Day 3pm - Brad Kang duo; 6.30pm - Hamish Smith Quartet. Wednesday 7.30pm Dom Spiteri trio. FINNEGANS, PREBBLETON: Friday 8pm Trad Session. HORNBY WMC: Saturday 8pm - Maiden England. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Tickets @ticketek. LITTLE BROWN JUG: Friday 6pm - X-Files duo. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday 8pm - Mammoth. Saturday The Stoutfellows. MAK TAVERN, KAINGA: Thursday 7pm - Walsh & Goldsmith duo. Friday 9pm Set in Stone. Saturday 9pm Antix. Xmas Eve - Mammoth. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Friday - Shadow Puppet. Saturday 10pm - Pump. PEGASUS ARMS: Friday 7pm - Flat City Brotherhood.

OGB: Friday 7pm - Davey Backyard. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR: Friday 9pm - Sharky Karaoke. Saturday 9pm - Shameless Few. PROTOCOL: Friday 8.30pm X-Files duo. RANGIORA TOWN HALL: Saturday 2pm & Sunday 7.30pm - Christmas Joy with Ali Harper feat. special guests the Voices Co. Youth Ensemble with Julian Hay (winner of TV’s Naked Choir), GA $39. RICHMOND WMC: Saturday 7pm - A&P. Sunday 4pm - I Alone. ROSE & THISTLE: Saturday 9pm - Unhinged. SANDRIDGE HOTEL,: Thursday 8pm - Karaoke. Friday 8pm - Live music. Saturday 8pm - DJ. SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND, ALVARADO’S MEXICAN CANTINA: Thursday 7pm - End of Year Super Round feat. Phil & Lana Doublet; Allan Barron; Aroha Williams Pascoe; Cameron Walsh; Mary Dunne; Natalie Elms; Neil McLeod; Sarah Conlan; Sharon Miller, and more. Free. STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm Elevators. Saturday 7pm - 12 Gauge. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB: Friday 9pm - Live music. Saturday 9pm - Live music. Wednesday 7.30pm - Willie’s Open Mic. TEMPS BAR, HORNBY: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). Friday 8.30pm - No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Misfitz.

THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG IRISH BAR: Thursday 10pm - Good Company. Friday 7pm - Ryan Ferris; 11pm - Black Velvet Band. Saturday 7pm - Brendan Gregg. Xmas Eve 5.30pm Black Velvet acoustic. Boxing Day 7pm - The Jamesons Session. Wednesday 8pm Open Mic Night. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: Friday - Smoke & Mirrors. Saturday - Live music. THE CUBAN: Thursday 6.30pm - Live music. Friday Live music. Saturday 10pm - DJ. THE FITZ: Friday 8.30pm Cassettes. Saturday 8.30pm Wired. THE LOCAL BAR, THAI RENDEZVOUS: Friday 7.30pm - Sticks ‘n’ Stones (Adam & Ritchie). THE MILLER BAR: Thursday 7pm - Rock n Roll. Friday 9.30pm - Decoy Duck. Saturday 9pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Wednesday 8pm - Lance Karaoke.

THE PIANO CENTRE FOR MUSIC & THE ARTS, ARMAGH ST: Thursday 5.30pm - Choristers at Christmas feat. the Christchurch Cathedral Choir. Free entry or donation towards The Choristers Japan 2018 tour. THE WAVE BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - Live music. TREVINOS RESTAURANT & BAR, RICCARTON: Friday 9pm - Reckless duo. TWISTED HOP, WOOLSTON: Friday 7.30pm Guns on Sunday. Saturday 7.30pm - Boho duo. TWO FAT POSSUMS, WEST MELTON: Sunday Xmas Eve 3pm - Live Jazz. WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7pm - Vague As Brothers. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Friday 9pm - The Butlers EP Release SOLD OUT. Wednesday 8pm - Al Park & Pals. .


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NEW BRIGHTON MARKET Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton pedestrian mall MT PLEASANT FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, McCormacks Bay Rd

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, 9AM-5.30PM SANTA SEARCH For more than 10 years, thousands of children have entered The Great Museum Santa Search competition – an annual favourite for many Canterbury families. Count the total number of toy Santas you see and record it on the entry form. Find all the missing Santas and you could win a fantastic prize. Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave THURSDAY, 4-7PM CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT MARKET This authentic Christmas market will have festive stalls selling a range of local gifts, awardwinning produce and artisan baking. Top it off with some fun Christmas activities, including a visit from Santa and live music and songs. The perfect place to start off the festive season, get in the Christmas spirit and buy those last minute gifts for family and friends. Lincoln Green, 22 Gerald St

LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce THE RICCARTON MARKET Sunday, 9am-2pm Riccarton Racecourse

along with a diverse range of events and activities for all ages. YMCA, 12 Hereford St

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, 9-10PM CHRISTMAS TIME TUNNEL Experience the magic of Christmas in an illuminated 250m bush tunnel at Jubilee Farm – with more than a few surprises along the way. Gold coin donation. 293 Waterholes Rd, Rolleston

FRIDAY, NOON-1PM SWINGING CHRISTMAS WITH THE SOUTHERN JAZZMEN Come and listen to a free lunchtime concert featuring this traditional jazz band from Christchurch. City council building, 53 Hereford St

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, 9.30AM-4.30PM BOULEVARD ARTS MARKET Visit this arts market for some last minute Christmas shopping. The artisan market will offer local and New Zealand-made arts and crafts. 31-33 Worcester Boulevard

FRIDAY, 11AM-9PM STREET FOOD MARKET The Friday Street Food Market will bring together more than 20 stalls selling food from around the world, as well as live entertainment, buskers and more. Cathedral Square

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, 8.30PM-MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW With more than 400,000 lights synchronised to music, hundreds of animated characters, a skeleton rock band, and animated carnival rides, this will be a spectacular visual Christmas experience. 650 Shands Rd

SATURDAY, 8-9AM PARK RUN The final 5km fun run for the year. Start from the Botanic Gardens car park. Walk, run, or jog – you can even bring the dog. No need to register, but you can at https://parkrun.co.nz/register/

form. International visitors welcome. Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave SATURDAY, 7.30-8.30PM IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTIONS A heart-warming, quirky comedy featuring a road trip, a cider-drinking maniac and a hypocritical social worker. Immaculate Misconceptions is a fantastic comedy for everyone who enjoys a bit of madness. YMCA studio 3, 12 Hereford St

SUNDAY, 9-10PM YMCA CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Mike Yardley will again be the MC for Carols by Candlelight, featuring the Salvation Army Band, a combined Christchurch choir and guest soloists. Conductor Andrew Withington will lead a programme full of traditional and modern carols – something for everyone. Candles and carol books will be on sale, as will coffee and food. Latimer Square

THURSDAY, 9AM-9PM THE TANNERY CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET Get the last of your Christmas shopping done before the big day. There will be store specials, promotions and live music to set the mood. The Tannery will also host local crafters and designers for the day, as well as delicious food trucks. 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, 9AM-5PM STREET PRINTS OTAUTAHI This street art festival will see large scale murals painted in the central city, New Brighton and Lyttelton. See the artists in action

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