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AS IS WHERE IS sales of quakedamaged apartment blocks are hitting the market. Body corporates are selling blocks of units once their insurance settlements come through because they can’t be bothered with long drawn-out repairs. The latest on the market is 34 apartments which span 224-242 Salisbury St. They will be auctioned next month. They are being marketed “as is where is”. They have been temporarily strengthened so 33 of the apartments can stay occupied. This reflects a growing trend among body corporates, Courtney Doig and Paul Vining of Colliers International said yesterday. “This development is strategically positioned within walking distance to the thriving Victoria St precinct and the heart of Christchurch’s newly forming CBD. The complex is situated diagonally opposite Briscoes and a site earmarked for supermarket use,” Mr Doig told the New Zealand Herald. “It offers significant holding income which will enable sufficient time to plan and develop surplus land.” In the past 18 months, Colliers has transacted more than $25 million in sales of unit title apartment blocks in Christchurch. Turn to page 3





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ON A MISSION: Sumner’s Nancy Meherne puts on a red jacket and mounts her cycle to feed the seagulls on Sumner beach.

From wingtip to wingtip seagulls flock to Nancy By Bridget Rutherford THERE IS only one person the seagulls of Sumner wait for twice a day – an elderly woman in a red jacket. Nancy Meherne will turn 86 next month, but that does not stop her from jumping on a cycle twice a day, and riding to Sumner beach, from her Head St home, armed with food scraps. The scraps are for more than 100 hungry seagulls which have grown quite fond of her. “I guess some people call me the seagull lady.” Since the earthquakes, Nancy has noticed fewer shells on the beach, and she suspects liquefaction might have something to do with it. Before the quakes, she used to walk along the beach and spot about 26 different varieties of shells, but now there are very few, and the seagulls are hungry. They used to eat the shellfish, she said. “The seagulls just don’t know what to do.” So she began feeding them this year. Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust co-ordinator Tanya Jenkins said she had heard a number of people say there were fewer shellfish on the beaches since the quakes. But she had not done any research into it, and could not com-

FEATHERED FRIENDS: Nancy reaches her destination followed by hundreds of birds. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN gulls, and the ducks – but that is ment on why that was the case. She throws on her red jacket Nancy is well known in Sumner, another story. when she goes to feed the seagulls Feeding time takes place be- – and they can see her coming. and first moved there in 1956 with her husband on their wedding day. tween 9-9.30am and 2.30-3pm But going to the village can be Many may have seen her riding everyday on the grass verge near problematic. the waves on her boogie board at the clocktower. “If I’m biking to the village I She collects the scraps three wear black or a dull colour so they the beach. Her time has been dedicated to times a week, and takes them down don’t try and follow me in.” teaching children music, and even to the beach twice a day, every day. And a delicate question for NanSometimes she also buys pota- cy, does she get dropped on from has a classroom at Sumner School toes, rolled oats and bread if there above? named after her. She still teaches music in the are not enough scraps. “Once one got me, but they But there is a downside – she has seem to want to miss. I think they morning and afternoons, and has to tie that in with feeding the sea- to choose her outfit carefully. know better.’’

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Rotary club cashes in on real estate By Andrew King A ROTARY club has found a great way to raise funds – cash in on the property market. Tomorrow it hopes an open day on a property it has up for sale will again benefit the community. The Rotary Club of Hornby got into the property game in the late 1990s, and have raised between $300,000-$400,000 from five houses they have sold. “We decided that we won’t spend any more time standing on street corners making $500,” club spokesman Bob Paton laughed. “We had to look at different pathways to get the job done.” Its latest property is in Rolleston – a four-bedroom home in Austen Lane, on the market for $525,000. The money raised goes to Abbeyfield Societies. The society builds affordable homes for elderly people in Christchurch. The Rotary club builds its homes using members who are builders and tradespeople, and gets help from suppliers. The Rolleston house has been built by Devon Construction. This means that when houses are sold at market rates, good profits can be made which goes back into the community.

Quake-damaged units hit property market TRIO OF CARE: From left, Bob Paton, Jerome McNeill and Peter Thompson are all committed to continue building houses to raise money for charity. PHOTO: ANDREW KING Money raised has also created a fund to help the Bowel and Liver Trust buy a new colonoscopy machine so people don’t have to travel to Auckland for treatment. Asthma New Zealand, Heart Kids New Zealand (formally known as Heart Children New Zealand) and Dyslexia New Zealand have all benefitted from the property sales. Club president Jerome McNeill said they would continue raising money from property even

though the market was softening. “We may not make as much as we would like off this one but it won’t stop us,” he said. • 4 Austen Lane, Rolleston, open day tomorrow, Sunday, 1-1.45pm both days. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, quality fixtures and fittings, professionally landscaped, 178m² floor space and 503m² land. Asking price $525,000.

prolonged insurance negotiations, and are increasingly considering selling their damaged apartment blocks once settlement comes through. The prospect of extensive repairs can be daunting, making an ‘as is where is’ sale an often attractive solution.” There is high demand for the properties with developers are often buying for the land with all the above properties being in premium locations. “Or they see value in repairing remaining buildings.”

• From page 1 They have included Cranmer Court, 14 apartments in Rhodes St, Merivale, a three-level apartment block at 36 Park Tce, and a 42-unit development in Bealey Ave. Mr Vining said the predicament of the Salisbury St body corporate is similar to many body corporates which have seen their buildings suffer extensive earthquake damage. “We’re finding that many body corporates are battle weary from

Disappearance: Police may know more today By Gabrielle Stuart

CHARITY BUILD: The Rolleston property, open day tomorrow and Sunday.

POLICE MAY know more today about the disappearance of Korean woman Yoon Sook Chun, who was last seen in 2009. An interpreter spoke to a woman by phone in Korea yesterday, a person Christchurch detectives have been told could help with their inquiries. The interview was transcribed into English and Detective Sergeant Ross Tarawhiti said police were likely to know more when they read it today. He said there was also a second person in Korea who he was trying to contact about the case. Police have offered a $30,000

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Little spot offering lots to do By Fraser Walker-Pearce

NESTLED IN between Lakes Ellesmere and Forsyth, Little River lends itself to the assumption of a quaint, halfway-town between Christchurch and Akaroa. But you’d be missing out if you thought Little River has nothing to offer, even in the middle of winter. This weekend brings the first round of a golf championship in Kaituna, along with exciting new exhibitions from Kirsty Nixon, on show at Little River Gallery; and of course, the comfort food and welcoming environment at the Little River Cafe and Store. Just a 45min drive from city centre will land you in Little River, amongst birdsong, wildlife and a village atmosphere you won’t experience elsewhere. If you’re a sporty kind of person, the rail trail connecting Christchurch and Little River offers you an off-road 49km cycling challenge. But if you’re more interested in relaxing and taking it slow, why not visit French Farm, or travel the picturesque surrounding bays for the day? If you plan to take the family for the weekend, make sure you pack your thermals, because although there is no rain forecast, the highs between Friday and Sunday are either 13 or 14 deg C; and the lows are a brisk 7 and 9 deg C. Golf Cart


Antique Bottle and Collectables Club open day Sunday, 10am-4pm The Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville St, Riccarton. Free entry. The Christchurch Antique Bottle & Collectables Club is having a discovery and information open day, and second-hand book sale, where it’s all hands on and interactive. It’s for young and old. Meet the collectors. Handle and examine antiques and collectables. Take your favourite collectables for discussion and valuation. Special attractions for young collectors. For further information phone Lindsey Best on 027 438 2273 or The Ladykillers Saturday, starting at 7.30pm From the writer of The IT Crowd, Father Ted and Black Books comes this irresistibly twisted black comedy in which a gang of criminal misfits pose as an amateur chamber orchestra. The Court Theatre, tickets range from $23-$52 Mid-Winter Christmas at Twiggers Saturday, starting at 6.30pm Get your group together for a fun night out and dance the night away to The Great Pretenders while enjoy a midwinter Christmas buffet at Twiggers. Addington Raceway, $56 per person



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GRACEFUL: La Fille Mal Gardée by The Royal Ballet Sri Chinmoy 10km, 5km and 2.5km Children’s Races in Sumner Sunday, races starting at 9am​ Registrations open at 8.15am at the far end of Sumner Esplanade by the clock tower. All races are open. Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each event. A post-race breakfast provided by the Lotus Heart Restaurant is available from 9.30am. It is complimentary for all participants, spectators can purchase their meal for $7.

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The Hunt – Twitter Treasure Hunt Saturday, 10am-3pm Do you enjoy treasure hunts? Puzzles? Geocaching? Or just want something to do that’s free? This is an old-fashioned treasure hunt! Follow the clues given out on Twitter, to try and find a special coin that’s hidden somewhere in Christchurch. Make sure you follow @hunt_ clues on Twitter to receive clues throughout the day. Cathedral Square, free entry Stop Motion Animation Movies with Lego Workshop Sunday, 1-3pm Whether you are a beginner or have done stop motion before, come along to this session to develop your stop motion skills! In this course you will learn how to make your own Lego stop motion animated movie. We will cover basic film-making principles, story boarding and Lego specific techniques used in producing animations that stretch the imagination. Imagination Station, 113 Worcester St, tickets cost $15 La Fille Mal Gardée - The Royal Ballet Friday and Sunday, 1-3.30pm

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The Royal Ballet’s glorious rural comedy, La Fille Mal Gardée, choreographed by Frederick Ashton is screening in cinemas across New Zealand this July. Conceived by Ashton as “…a life in the country of eternally late spring, a leafy pastorale of perpetual sunshine and the humming of bees,” the quintessentially British production is one of The Royal Ballet’s most beloved works. Hollywood 3 Cinema, 28 Marriner St, Sumner. Tickets from $12

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Cuppa for a Cause July is Cuppa for a Cause month, created by Alzheimers Canterbury. You can make a difference for people affected by dementia by hosting a Cuppa for a Cause event. All you need to do is set a date in July, and register your event with us. Then invite all your friends, colleagues and/or family members; and bring out your fine china and some delicious baking. Talking about dementia and raising money by asking for a small or gold coin donation is really easy. And it’s never been so fun. To register, please email or phone 0800 004 001


Bryan Barry - trainer at Round 12 Boxing, trainer of Joseph Parker, and brother of Kevin Barry What does a weekend in Christchurch usually look like for you? It’s getting fairly busy around Round 12 Boxing, so we’re a bit busy at the moment on weekends, and the sport is really growing in the amateur fighter world, which is great. On weekends, I’ll go and watch my son play rugby, then hopefully watch the grandson play rugby too. You’ve got to try to find time for all of that; you make it work if it’s important to you. You’ll go crazy otherwise. I had a heart attack at the start of the year, so you learn quickly that you have to really slow down, otherwise the pressure gets to you and you can get run down. Do you have a favourite place in Canterbury? Oh that’s a tough one. It’d probably have to be Akaroa, anywhere in Banks Peninsula really. My family is from there, so we go over there and through the hills when we can. I haven’t had a free weekend for a long time, we’ve just been so busy with boxing. Do you have any favourite restaurants or cafes? Winnie Bagoes, but I have to say that because the guy sponsors us. We go down to the Harewood Tavern for meals and all that, it’s a really good space.

The Rose and Thistle would be my favourite pub; but obviously I haven’t done a lot of drinking this year, you get told to keep yourself in check after heart problems. So I’ve really tried to wind it back as much as possible this year. Do you catch up on any TV or reading on the weekend? I’m actually an avid Trackside viewer, so I keep up with that when I can. It’s just nice sometimes to sit down, kick my feet up and have a beer and watch TV. I’ve just finished reading Mike Tyson’s book, I mainly read sports stories, biographies, that kind of thing. I’m not really into reading stuff like 50 Shades of Grey! What would a perfect weekend in Christchurch include? A beautiful summer’s day, sitting out with family and friends, out on the deck enjoying each others’ company. You just have to make the most of life, because you never know what’s around the corner.


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Coupland’s Bakeries won the Commercial/ Wholesale category at the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards this week, so reporter Andrew Voerman thought, why not see how they do it?

EACH WEEK, about 100,000 pies leave the Coupland’s Bakeries site in Sockburn, heading out on trucks, to stores as far south as Invercargill and as far north as Tauranga, and eventually into the mouths of hungry New Zealanders. That means it produces more than five million of the things each year – mince, chicken, bacon and plenty else, soaked in gravy, then encased in a pastry containers, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. On Tuesday night, the company

took home first place in the Commercial/Wholesale category at the Bakel’s New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards, following on from a second and a third in the first two years it entered. In that category, the nation’s high-volume bakers (those that produce more than 60,000 pies per week) are judged on the quality of their mince and cheese offering. So what then, does the company’s managing director, Karel Adriaens, think makes a good mince and cheese pie? “At the end of the day, the pie has to be hot. People don’t want to eat cold pies. The pastry obviously you want is flaky, you want it a little bit crispy, not too soft, not too dry – the flavour of the meat and the right amount of cheese and the right type of cheese is critical, to get the balance of those three together.” And head baker Phil Lyons? “To me, if you’ve got really good pastry, it just really complements everything else. That’s the fundamental foundation of a good pie, having that nice flaky pastry that’s crunchy in your mouth, but then dissolves away in your mouth, you can’t beat it – everyone loves pastry. “And when you’ve got wellseasoned, cooked meat and cheese – it’s unbeatable.” Producing somewhere in the range of 14,000 pies each day and

DELICIOUS: Coupland’s Bakeries head baker Phil Lyons with a tray of their awardwinning mince and cheese pies. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN keeping the quality high is a challenge, one that Lyons and his team meet by being rigorous. “The whole pie process, without going too much into the whole secret side of things, we really focus on the processes and the systems we put in place, and making sure they’re measured and we’re getting the results. “It’s a big process. A pie might seem like a simple thing, but from start to finish, there’s a lot involved it. We really dissect all those avenues and really look at them and make sure we’re doing the best we can.”

And while the talk of secrets can seem a little cute, reminiscent of Colonel Sanders and his herbs and spices, both Adriaens and Lyons insist it makes a difference. “Machinery can only do so much,” says Lyons. “It’s the people that operate them and their skills, and just having that history with the product, it really plays a massive part. The team here have been here for a long time, and they’re really passionate about what they’re doing, being passionate and having those skills, that’s key.” The Bakels awards are in their

19th year, and when they come around each July, they are often greeted with big helpings of mirth, because it can appear a bit odd at first to take something as humble as a mince pie and assess it so seriously. But when you think about it, why shouldn’t pies, and pie makers get recognition for their work? New Zealanders do eat a lot of them, and there’s a lot of interest in where to find the best ones. A sampling of the guidelines provided with entry forms shows just how serious the competition is.

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VICTORIOUS: Coupland’s managing director Karel Adriaens with the Commercial/Wholesale category award. “Pies have to have a nice golden colour all over.” “Has the pie been baked to perfection?” “Does the pie have an attractive shine where permitted?” “Has the pie kept its tin shape when cooled?” “Is the pastry thickness just right, not too thick or too thin?” “Is the filling balanced evenly, meat to gravy, fruit filling to extender?” “Does the filling look appealing? “Note: Mushrooms are not a vegetable.” “Are the pastry and filling fla-

vours well balanced?” Lyons’ official title at Coupland’s is research and development manager, and while the recipe for the mince and cheese has remained roughly the same for the last 20 years or so, he has plenty of other products to tinker with. “We’re continuously trying new ideas and we’ve always got an eye out there. Obviously our reputation as Coupland’s Bakeries is one of the best in New Zealand, we think, and we continuously try to aim for the trends and what’s happening in the market, and what our customers are really wanting.”

Lyons joined Coupland’s only two months ago, and says the company’s success owes a lot to its team-oriented nature. “It’s hats off to the whole team here, it’s definitely a team effort, from Karel right on down through the whole team, it’s team-focused and we’re working on creating the final product and that’s why we think we’re very good at what we do.” Adriaens has been a judge of the awards for the last 15 years (though, should it need stating, not in the categories where his pies are entered) and says he has seen plenty of change in the industry in that time. “The pie industry in New Zealand has improved substantially. Bakels New Zealand, the instigators of the pie awards, they started that 19 years ago – I started judging 15 years ago, and in the earlier days, 95 per cent of the pies, you’d write off, there was only five per cent of them, we’d judge those were quality. “Today, it’s the other way around. It’s 95 per cent of the pies (that are great) – the quality and standard of the pies has improved significantly – and I actually credit the pie competition with achieving that objective, because everybody’s wanting to win it, so the standards have been created within the industry as to what a good pie should look like.”

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n a recent opinion column I declared wholesale change is required at the EQC. Among the issues mentioned were the offspring of senior EQC managers, recruited on eye-watering salaries, with little or no experience. This week there’s the report about the daughter of top EQC Manager Gail Kettle being removed from a case after complaints about her conduct and expertise. Nikki Kettle first started work for EQC in 2011 on $75 an hour. Later she set up a building repair company with an EQC colleague. How can this happen? Even now, EQC is refusing to state her building experience. Nikki Kettle over-rode Fletcher’s engineers who found it likely ground settlement (earthquakes) had created a void under some townhouses. Kettle doubted such voids existed, even though a resident demonstrated how he can stick his tape measure under his concrete pad for 8 metres. What’s really interesting is that Fletcher’s appears on this occasion to have sided with the homeowners. In all the EQC cases I’ve been involved with, never once has Fletcher’s increased the overall cost of an EQC scope of works. That is really concerning on a number of levels. Initial scopes of works almost invariably under-estimate what’s required. By never, in my experience, increasing the overall cost of what needs to be repaired, Fletcher’s is doing more than shortchanging homeowners; it seems to go

against all commercial practices and their shareholder interests. You have to wonder about the payment terms. Our taxpayer watchdog, the Auditor General, reviewed the Canterbury Home Repair Programme in 2013. She said Fletcher Construction gets a margin on the direct EQC repair cost plus the salaries/ wages/costs of its staff. Overall project management costs then were estimated at about 12% of the cost of a repair. The Auditor General found that at the higher end of what was reasonable; she said achieving overall ‘reasonable’ project management costs depended heavily on EQC completing home repairs by its deadline of December 2014. EQC and Fletcher’s are now nearly eight months past deadline with around 2,200 mostly more complex repairs to complete, not to mention ‘Fletchered’ repairs which need re-doing. My view is this has got so bad it demands a Royal Commission into the Canterbury Home Repair Programme. The Auditor General could contribute to the case for that. In releasing her October 2013 report she promised a follow-up review on final programme costs. Hopefully she is reviewing how much Fletcher’s has benefitted from the earthquakes and why, in my experience, it has never once increased the overall cost of an EQC scope of works; why does Fletcher’s keeps winning tenders, like the north/east frame over several Canterbury bids. She might also re-examine how EQC has ‘managed’ conflicts of interest.

How do you produce 100,000 pies a week? Coupland’s Bakeries managing director Karel Adriaens explains “Putting a pie together, you have pastry and you have meat, which come together halfway through the process. “The pastry area is where the doughs are made – all the temperatures have to be absolutely spot-on, between 18 and 19 deg C, with the fats and the flours and the dough. “We then incorporate that into an extrusion line, which actually extrudes the dough out into sheets, it folds the fat, then rolls the fat, folds it, rolls it, folds it, rolls it, until it comes off the end of the line. “For the top pastry you have about 128 layers of sheeting and that gives you that nice fluffy top. Bottom pastry, that’s a little bit different, it doesn’t have as many folds, it’s a little bit denser, but they go, still, through the same process, we just have to adjust the machine for it. “Once they come through that process, the rolls of pastry come off on rolls, and that is then pushed through to the

pie line area. “On the other side of it is the cooking area. We have three big cooking facilities, and that’s where we add the mince, and the ingredients – we do a few tricks there which I won’t elaborate too much on, to get the flavour profiles and so forth – it’s critical that the time and temperature of the mince is consistent to make sure that the cook is consistent as well. “Then we pump the meat across to the pie lines, we bring the rolls across with the pastry, the pastry then is laid on top of the tins, a system deposits the meat into each tin, then the top pastry goes on, and then there’s a system that takes off the surplus pastry, and then that’s rested, before it goes into the oven. “Obviously in the oven it’s baked off, in one end and out the other, and then it goes through a cooling process, before it’s de-tinned, then it goes into crates, and then it goes into another cooling process to bring the temperature down to about 7 deg C. “Then it’s ready for the wrapping process, then it goes down to another chiller, which brings it down to about 3 deg C, then it’s ready for the market.”


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NIGHT FLIGHT: Inside Sofia’s cockpit.

HIGH TECH: The Boeing 747SP has been modified to include all the equipment to allow NASA to make its observations.

SETTING SUN: Sofia will fly out today after spending the last five weeks based at Christchurch Airport.

Sofia’s successful mission down under By Tom Doudney A NASA team will leave Christchurch today having observed the birth and death of stars and the rarely seen passage of Pluto through a star’s shadow. A specially-converted Boeing 747SP aircraft known as Sofia (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) has spent the last five weeks using Christchurch Airport as a base to make its flights. The combination of clear night skies, dry winter and airport infrastructure here are particularly useful to Sofia’s work. Also on offer during this mission was the chance to view the ‘occultation’ of Pluto on June 30, only two weeks before NASA’s New Horizons probe reached the dwarf planet. An occultation occurs when an object, in this case Pluto, passes


CATCH ANDREW VOERMAN 7.40am friday RARE EVENT: Pluto passes in front of a distant star. between the observer and another object, in this case a distant star. The only place on earth to observe this from the centre of Pluto’s shadow was a 30 sq km area in the skies close to Wellington. Sofia had to be there at the exact right time to capture the event which lasted only 2min. Sofia operations director Michael Toberman hailed the success of the mission, although the data gathered could take up to a year to analyse.

Sofia will be on next week and later on demand “We had to relocate, based on measurements from MIT that were relayed to the aircraft a few hours prior to the observation,” Mr Toberman said. “The scientists were extremely well sited and that we reached our position required to make the observation really demonstrate the capability of the aircraft.” The observations of Pluto’s at-

mosphere would allow NASA to confirm observations made by New Horizons during its orbit. Mr Toberman said the team was pleased with what had been achieved during its time in Christchurch, with 14 successful observations of various phenomena made. This included the large and small Magellanic Clouds (galaxies), protostars in the process of being formed and dying stars throwing material into space. The observations would help to “give us a better understanding of the universe and how stars and planets form. When a star is dying it ejects material into the universe that can then be used to build stars and planets.” Sofia will be based in Christchurch for short stints for at least the next five years.

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Shaun Stockman Our People Developer with a big heart Shaun Stockman has been a panel beater, car salesman and real estate agent. He is now a big player in central city property development, a family man and chairs a group that helps wayward youth. He speaks to Gabrielle Stuart It must be really satisfying to walk through the city now, and see it develop. Well, I work here now, so I come through every day. When we first came back to our building in the city in 2013 there was no one else on the street. You might see the odd tourist. But it’s really busy now. It’s a good feeling. What was it like to lose so many of the central city buildings you developed, in the earthquakes? I was always very attached to the buildings emotionally. But on the day of the quake I saw people dead and saw people injured, so in my mind I balanced things off. If it was a fire that took one of my prized buildings I’d be gutted, but here there were more important things lost. I know this month’s demolition of Westende House, the first building built in the city after the Feb 2011 quake, is still a raw subject – what are your thoughts on it now? It was for a couple of months, I didn’t even want to drive past it. I just thought it was an absolute waste of a good building. It was designed and detailed and fitted out well, so it was just a waste. But you have got to move on, you can’t dwell on it. It’s like a divorce. You’ve got to make a clean break. They announced officially in 2013 that it would need to come down, but when did you first know? Very early on, actually. It was finished on July 12, and on the first or second of August the blueprint was announced. I was told then that there was a possibility we might be able to keep it, but I sort of read the writing on the wall and I knew it was a goner. Tell me a bit about your background in real estate – what stands out? I learnt you could never judge a book by its cover. And the variety of people you met, they are the colour and fabric of life. One month I sold a house on the hill for $880,000, which was a lot of money then, to a couple who were retired farmers. They were a neat, neat couple. They had us over for drinks, and they still stay in touch. At the same time I sold a flat to a lady who had lost her husband, and the house was about to be a mortgagee sale. So I sold

the house for her and found her a little flat, but there was some mix up where she hadn’t been given the right key. So I took the key down to her, and the family were all there, hungry, so I went down the road and got them some pizza. The family still stay in touch, 13 or 14 years on. It’s the people I remember, and I still miss that some days in the office when I’m looking at budgets and feasibility. I miss those chats, and taking people to find what they want. Do you think you could ever go back? No, not now – I’ve got the tiger by the tail. But some days I would love to, I honestly would. Going back further still, your first job was as a panel beater – what drew you to it? It was just because I love cars, and I still do. What do you have in the garage at the moment? I have got a Mercedes SL roadster, an Audi convertible and a V8 Mercedes-Benz. But most days I drive a Hilux, just because it is more practical and you can park it in a shingle pit. How long did you work in panel beating? It was about four years. Then I got a job selling cars, and then I sold real estate. And I bought my first investment property when I was 24, a wee cottage in Sydenham. Do you see yourself working as a developer for a long time yet? No, I’m in my mid-50s now so I think I’ve got probably another five or so active years. Then the family will carry it on. There are three families who own (development company) KPI Rothschild, so our family own that and a lot of other things in Christchurch. What’s working with your family like? It’s good, but it does have its challenges. My daughter works here doing financial administration, so I get to see her every day and hear about the grandchildren. And with family you know you can trust them 100 per cent and they have your best interests at heart. There seem to be a lot of family businesses working in development here at the moment. It is interesting, isn’t it? It’s certainly not all the bigs boys with

the big toys, like they said it would be. When you’re working on a development like Stranges Lane, how involved are you in the process? I’m all over it. The detail, the finishes, the fittings, the structure. The whole process. So what was the vision there? Glass, raw concrete, steel, timber, all that sort of feel. I didn’t want it too wide, it needed to be intimate, for want of a better word. But I have been to Melbourne and the buildings you see there are something else. They’re organic and interesting. That was the goal here. Your buildings are a real mix of the heritage and the ultramodern. Is there a style you prefer? I still like the older buildings, but I am warming to the new ones. I love Stranges. Do you go there often yourself? Yes, at least once or twice a week. Often in the evening, and maybe on a Sunday for lunch. Beside your own projects, what are you most looking forward to seeing built in Christchurch? Probably the residential developments. I think that will add a whole new dimension to the central city, one that we have never seen before. People will want coffee or want to visit Ballantynes, so it will feed everything. Where are you living at the moment? In West Melton. We’ve got 5ha there, with some horses for my wife. She loves horses. You’ve been a big advocate of the Live Central campaign – do you think you might live in the central city yourself? Not as long as I’m married, no! My wife loves the country and it is nice living there, but if she said yes I would move to city. There’s something about the bustle of having people around. I would live here in a heartbeat. Tell me a bit about your family. How many children do you have? Four, and I’m about to have grandchild number six. My first wife and I started young. She was the fifth generation to get married by 17 and have children by 19. And then our daughter started young too, bless her. And they’re all in Christchurch? Yes. My son’s a builder, and my other two daughters work in

property management with their mum. Apart from the cars, do you have any other hobbies? I mountain bike. I also chair the Cross Roads Youth With a Future Trust, which I have been actively involved with for about 13 years. Some of the youth are as young as six, and they’re all funded. How did you get involved there? I actually went down one night to give a guy advice on his lease. It was quite appalling really because the building two doors down could be bought for $30,000, but this person was being charged the earth. So I went round a couple of people I knew. One guy said I have a ute I just sold for $7000 and you can have that, and in total we ended up with $40,000. So we bought the building. The landlord actually rang back to talk about the lease and I said we have bad news for you, we’re taking your tenant. He was mortified. But that was all funded by donations from people, and not wealthy people, just people willing to buy into the cause, and go in there and

make a difference. If you can get one child on the straight and narrow, the impact of that on the future families or their victims is huge. But people sit in their ivory towers and think they can’t make a difference. Do you think there’s potential to change things in the east? I think it’s sadly becoming a them and us situation, with the westies and the easties. The east is really one of the nicest parts of the city, for the beaches and waterways and the estuary, and it could be something amazing in the future. If there are cafes or tracks or a roller dome built in the red zone it could give it that energy again Do you think that will happen? Sadly, I don’t think it will. It’s hard enough to get the anchor projects done. Once you step back from development work, what do you think you’ll do? I just want to do a bit of travel, and a bit of charity work. Help out where I can and do things for people. I’ll be ready for some quiet. ON THE JOB: Shaun Stockman has come a long way from being a panel beater to a big property developer today.

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CERA on the path to transition The public has one more week to provide views on the Draft Transition Recovery Plan which outlines the changing role of Government in the recovery of Christchurch. As 18 April 2016 draws closer, it is planned that many of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s work programmes and responsibilities will be wound up as they are completed, some will be transferred before then and some will transition to existing and new agencies to continue to support recovery following the end of CERA. A proposal for new legislation to support continuing regeneration is also included in the draft plan. CERA acting Chief Executive John Ombler says it’s time for change to begin following the groundwork laid by the organisation in the initial stages of the recovery. “We want to make sure the future direction of this recovery embraces the great work done so far, but has more of a focus on regeneration. We have a

framework that we think addresses the key areas, but we need to hear what the community says before we can fine-tune the plan and confirm the way forward on certain issues.” Proposals include the creation of a new entity, which may be called ‘Regenerate Christchurch’, to drive the central city rebuild and an approach for reporting on priority recovery issues. Decisions on the transfer of functions such as psychosocial recovery to the Ministry of Health, and management and clearance of the red zones to Land Information New Zealand, are also outlined in the draft plan. The Draft Transition Recovery Plan can be viewed at transition, and comment can be made there on an online form. Alternatively, comment can be emailed to

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Restoration proposed for Victoria Square People are being encouraged to let CERA know if the right balance has been achieved in the Draft Victoria Square Restoration Plan. The draft restoration plan was released last week following feedback from the public that they wanted to see Victoria Square retained as a green, tranquil space. The proposed design focuses on retaining its existing character and enhancing the area to improve accessibility and amenities. Elements such as the curved paths, the floral clock, all of the trees, the statues and the pou will remain in their original locations while new features include widening paths, installing more seating and lighting, upgrading paving, a punt stop and artwork installations. The draft restoration plan also includes fully restoring the Bowker Fountain. Community input was considered by the project team, CERA’s strategic partners and an independent reference group, which was specifically established to ensure the community’s wishes were accurately reflected in the design, when developing the restoration plan.

Victoria Square – a place for the people People can have their say online at ccdu.govt. nz/victoria-square or complete a feedback form: available at all Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries, and the Future Christchurch Showcase in Re:START Mall until 5pm, 31 July 2015. CERA is also running a ‘meet the planner session’


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​Blown away by a night at the opera

WHAT A great evening to go to the opera. It was a Tuesday at 6pm. The streets in town were largely empty – a couple of people scurrying to get home from work – businesses closing their doors for the day. Gloucester St was particularly quiet. Some people sat smoking outside a Chinese restaurant. A torn poster advertised a concert long gone, and an older couple peered inside the shop windows down the neighbouring New Regent St. We neared the Isaac Theatre Royal – my three sisters, and one of their friends. “Ooh, this is exciting…” Outside, posters advertised Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – the opera. Small groups of straggling students entered through the heavy gold doors, and we followed. It was the final dress rehearsal, and we were the audience. We’d not been inside the building since it was restored. Inside, a dazzling crystal chandelier hung from the ceiling – emitting a warm light which illuminated the decorative entrance. Patterned carpet met my heels, and a grand marble staircase twisted upwards, to my left. We followed it. Upstairs, our entrance was marked with brass letters: “DRESS CIRCLE,” it read. Inside, the theatre was almost exactly as I remembered it. I hadn’t been there since a performance of


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Cats, the musical, in 2007. Gilt designs adorned the walls, and elaborate décor twisted around the balconies to the sides of the theatre. Every seat was filled. The stage was set. The lights dimmed. A quick warm-up of the orchestra, some polite clapping, and we were away. When the first singer, dressed

in impeccable white, opened his mouth to belt out the first few lines, a shiver went up my spine. “Why is it in Italian?” my sister whispered in my ear. “You can read the subtitles, on the screen.” Soon a group of elaborately dressed Geishas appeared, singing, as the moving set shifted and changed. New characters appeared and disappeared, warbling and crooning, hitting the most incredibly high notes – still and clear. I was caught up in the story – fol-

lowing the characters – elbows on knees. Enchanted. Intermission came as a surprise, then the end – too soon. The singers finished to deafening applause. What a performance. We left our seats, snapped a couple of photos under the painted ceiling downstairs, then joined the crowd, leaving. Effervescent laughter filled the streets as the bubbly young operagoers spilled out the golden doors, leaving the grandeur of the theatre behind.

We were swept up in the current and pushed outside – a sharp breath, and the chilly night air met my lungs. Pulling my jacket tighter to ward off the cold, I did a quick head count of our little posse as the crowd dispersed into the street. The five of us regrouped, walking away from the brightly lit theatre façade into the deep black of night. The fairy lights on New Regent St twinkled, the stars above shone… what a beautiful evening to go to the opera. -Emma-Jane McLennan,

Māori Language Week celebrates 40 years By Fraser Walker-Pearce

THE 40TH anniversary of Māori Language Week starts on Monday. This year’s theme is “Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā mātua”; which means nurture the language in parents so that it may grow. This backs up the original ideal of “Arohatia te Reo”, meaning cherish the language. Celebrations will take place in Christchurch during the week, including the city council’s waiata group performing at libraries throughout the city. SuperValue and Fresh Choice supermarkets are also celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori by running week-long, in-store colouring competition and events from July 27 to August 2. Manager of Wairakei Rd SuperValue, Gurpreet Singh said: “We will be putting up colouring posters, also the Maori names for fruit and vege in the produce section, which keeps it interesting for the kids, (and) gets them learning. We’ll set up tables for colouring, and offer to take pictures and put it online, so they go in the draw for the competition.” Three winners will receive $250 of Huia books in the colouring competition. Māori only became an official language of New Zealand in 1987. In that same year, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) was

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COMPETITION: Laurika de Lange, 4, colouring in a koneke (shopping trolley). established to promote and protect Māori language throughout the country. The first Māori programme to run on New Zealand television was called Koha, meaning gift, and was first aired in 1980. However, there was controversy after pākehā presenters started using ‘Kia Ora’ as an opening greeting to their shows, as pākehā viewers only wanted to hear English on television.

The controversy continued when, in 1984, national telephone tolls operator Naida Glavish began greeting callers with, ‘Kia Ora’. When her supervisors found out, they insisted that she only use English greetings, Ms Glavish refused and was demoted. There was such a backlash from the public that, prime minister at the time, Robert Muldoon intervened and Ms Glavish returned to her job.

SYDENHAM business owners and residents have a clear message – we don’t want a dump in our neighbourhood. And the group will try and get that message across on Monday as they take to the streets to protest the opening of a waste transfer station in the area. The protest demonstration is set to take place at noon, on the corner of Cass and Colombo Sts, outside the shed the station is meant to go in. In May, Environment Canterbury granted EnviroWaste a 10-year resource consent to discharge odour and dust into the air from the KiwiRail-owned shed. A city council appointed com-

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Ingredients 1½ cups Stout, or other dark beer 1 cup Brown sugar, loosely packed 2 Tbsp Wholegrain mustard 2 tsp Ground ginger 1½ tsp Ground cardamom 1 tsp Ground cinnamon

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Directions Combine all the glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to medium and simmer until the glaze becomes syrupy (about 5min). 1. Preheat oven or covered barbecue to 180 deg C 2. Place ham on a rack in a large roasting pan. Half fill roasting pan with water and brush ham liberally with a third to half the glaze. Reserve the rest. Place in oven, or in hooded barbecue. 3. Allow one hour and 20min for a 4 kilo half leg. You will need to baste the ham every 15min. Ham preparation Use a small knife, score a zig-zag line around the base right through the skin. Starting at the other end of the ham, run the knife under the skin and over the top of the fat layer. Use your fingers to peel the skin back. The skin should peel away leaving the fat in one piece. Use your knife to score the fat in a criss-cross pattern, making diamonds about 1.5cm long. Don’t cut down into the ham flesh. When you have finished, stud the centre of each diamond with one clove.


Rum and cola glaze Ingredients ½ cup Rum ⅓ cup Maple syrup 1 Lemon, zested and juiced 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, or hot mustard 1 packet Cloves 1 can of your favourite cola

Directions Mix rum with maple syrup, the zest and juice of a lemon, and Dijon or hot mustard. Score and stud ham with cloves. Brush the glaze all over, bake in shallow bath of your favourite cola and baste ham frequently as you go.



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Hawkins Div 1 Club Rugby Trophy Final

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY v CHRISTCHURCH 3pm, Sunday 26th July at Rugby Park, Christchurch.

Lincoln Uni Div 1 One of New Zealand’s oldest university rugby clubs founded in 1887, Lincoln University Rugby Club is a hot favourite to win in this Sunday’s Canterbury Metropolitan Hawkins Division One Trophy.


o far undefeated, the club is hoping to repeat a success it last had back in 1981. Nicknamed the RAMS, the team is certain of huge local support from current and past students and their loyal mascot. Lincoln won their place after beating New Brighton in the semifinal last week, laying to rest a jinx that had seen them trip at the semifinal stages for the past two years. Lincoln University flanker Wade McRae won the inaugural Hawkins Medal for the season’s Most Valuable Player. He became the second Lincoln player to win the MVP award in the last three years with first-five Finn Russell, who later went on to represent Scotland, getting that recognition in 2013. The winning of the Hawkins Cup for the last three years has sharpened the team’s appetite for the division’s big prize and now, their eyes are firmly set on winning the grand final and gaining the Hawkins Trophy itself. Their supporters are encouraged to wear blue and gold and be in good voice for what’s shaping up to be a fantastic game of rugby. To find out more about the team, follow them on Facebook

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY v CHRISTCHURCH 3pm, Sunday 26th July at Rugby Park, Christchurch.

Metro Div 1 Hawkins Trophy Final

This Sunday, 26th July, sees the grand final of the Hawkins Division One Trophy, the showcase competition for community rugby in Canterbury.

Eyes fixed on the top prize As New Zealand’s oldest rugby football club, Christchurch Football Club’s proud history continues as it prepares to compete in this Sunday’s Canterbury Metropolitan Hawkins Division One Trophy grand final match against favourite Lincoln University.


ounded in 1863 and boasting 32 All Blacks including 5 captains, the club has recently risen from a disappointing season two years ago the team and a good coaching structure. Their and is looking forward to what promises to reliability has paid off.” Christchurch started off the season in a replay of last season’s final be a tough final against an undefeated team. It was a nail biting two point victory over against High School Old Boys. This time, Marist Albion in the semi finals that secured however, Christchurch won, and, as Hill Christchurch a spot on centre stage in the explains, it is their continuing solid approach to the game that has taken them through to Metro Division One final. Having won the Bowl in 2013, competed between the lower the final. The main event is preceded by a curtain four teams, the Plate in 2014 for the middle raiser between Sumner and High School Old teams, their sights are firmly now fixed on the Boys, the Hawkins Division One Plate Final, top prize, the Hawkins Trophy. Notable players include Daniel Koste which kicks off at 1 pm, and there is Rippa and Nick annear r who have had excellent rugby scheduled between the senior matches seasons even though they are new to the to entertain spectators and give them the club; Fraser Scott, who, at only 18 has been chance to see the players of the future in very physical and valued member of the action. team; Matt Thatcher who returned from The event is free and all are welcome, making it a great Sunday afternoon for the injury in very strong form; Kieron Coll who


aking place at Rugby Park on Rugby Street, St Albans, kick off is at 3.00 pm and the sidelines are likely to be full of blue and gold, and red and black as undefeated favourites Lincoln University take on Christchurch Rugby Club. The match is in safe hands, refereed by Kane McBride who has experience at a national level, having overseen Provincial ITM Cup matches and Heartland Championship matches. Winning means a lot to both teams. Lincoln University hasn’t been in a final since 1981 and although they have won the Hawkins Cup for the past three years in a row, including this year, they are hoping to add the Trophy to their silverware cabinet. The story is no different at Christchurch Rugby Club as they have progressed up from winning the family. Hawkins Bowl two seasons ago and the Plate If you are interested in knowing more last season. They are keen to continue their about Canterbury community rugby, visit momentum. Canterbury Metro Rugby Clubs Association Chairman Brendan Hill explains that the Winning means a lot to both teams. match has been scheduled on a Sunday to Lincoln University hasn’t been in a final make it available for players in other divisions and at other clubs to be able to come and since 1981 although they have won the Hawkins Cup for the past watch. He is impressed by the consistency of three years in a row. both teams. “Lincoln have great depth within

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The Christchurch Football Club urges all club members, friends, family and supporters to attend the final and encourage our Div. 1 team in their quest for glory. Dress up in your red and black and give our team your best support. There will be face painting for CFC juniors next to the playground at Malvern Park from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. There will be prizes for the best banner made by our junior club members, for the best dressed CFC junior supporter and for the best supporting CFC junior team. Following the conclusion of the final, our clubrooms will be open from 4.00pm for all club members to enjoy refreshments and food and hopefully savour a successful afternoon’s rugby.

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celebrated his 100th game with a very strong performance in the semi final; Jason Merrett who was responsible for controlling the team well from 10 and Brad Tucker and William Mills who controled the lineouts well. All amateur teams are grateful to their sponsors, and they would like to acknowledge March Construction, No. 4 Bar, C.A.R.S and Plumbforce for their ongoing support. There will be plenty of red and black support from its junior, women’s, and lower division teams, as befits a club with a passion for the game at all levels. Although they are not used to being perceived as the ‘underdogs’ their zeal, commitment and hard work means that they can never be counted out and they are going into the Grand Final with the same positive ‘can do’ attitude that has seen them rise so successfully through the ranks over the past two years.

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What wonderful value one gets from roses with gorgeous scents and beautiful blooms. My favourite eight roses were relocated following the earthquakes from around Horseshoe Lake’s sandy soil in Dec 2011 to Trents Road, Templeton’s amazing rich soil, and then in March 2013 to Lancewood Drive’s heavy soil with clay base. How can I reward these plants with the best care for the pleasure they have given us?


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Some like it hot CURRIES, LIKE people, vary in colour and complexity. Some people prefer their curries with just a little hint of spice, whereas others like to totally immerse themselves in a sensory experience that leaves them tingling for hours if not days. No matter how hot you like it, you can be growing a wide number of your curry ingredients at home. Not only will this make your curries cheaper to conjure up, but the flavours and rewards will be even greater. Of course, there are some seasonal variances with curryingredient plants, and the ones mentioned here are either able to be harvested or planted now.



Rachel Vogan explores the world of curry plants

Vietnamese mint

(Persicaria odorata – also known as Vietnamese coriander or hot mint) This herb is a base ingredient in laksa and lighter curries. Hardy to the elements, it is the perfect yearround curry crop. Happy in both pots and the garden, the leaves can be used fresh in salads or cooked lightly in creamy broths. The flavour is distinctive with some describing it as a cross between mint and coriander, whereas I find it has a slight aniseed note with a touch of pepper. As the name suggests, it features strongly in Vietnamese cooking.

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Gardening Guide Strawberries Strawberries are one of New Zealand’s favourite summer fruits. Although strawberries are frost hardy and can be planted all year round they are best planted through autumn/winter to establish larger fruit with higher yields. A healthy plant is capable of producing fruit for up to 6 months. They require minimal space in the garden or alternatively can be grown successfully in pots and tubs. Strawberries are one of the quickest of all the berry fruits to produce a crop. The plant is usually only retained for one or two years before it is replaced with a new one. This is because they produce at their best on their first and second year and decline each year thereafter. There is however still hope after you have bought these little gems. Each plant usually sends out runners; these can be cut off the mother plant and replanted to create new plants. By doing this you are guaranteed successful production year after year. sweet flavour of the fruit. Planting in the garden Strawberries need a sunny, warm, well drained position that is humus rich and slightly acidic. Dig in plenty of compost or Oderings Fruit & Veggie Mix at the time of planting to improve drainage and build up the surrounding soil. Incorporate Super Phosphate or General Garden Fertiliser to encourage root growth, then give the bed time to settle before planting.

Plant strawberries in rows of mounds or ridges; this helps with drainage, prevents root disease and keeps the roots warmer, increasing growth and production. Mound up prepared soil; place a strip of polythene or three layers of newspaper over the top leaving enough excess at the sides to secure down. Using a craft knife make a hole in the top, big enough to plant your strawberry. I find it easiest to make a cross (+) shape so the hole isn’t too big. Place the plant into the hole making sure your roots aren’t crushed (you can trim if needed), so your foliage is sitting on top of the polythene; place rows 20-30cm apart. If using newspaper you can then add mulch over the top, e.g., pea straw, sphagnum moss, etc. Plant the strawberries at 15cm apart with the crown above ground level. At the start of spring apply Strawberry Fertiliser. This is high in potash and will encourage fruiting; a second application in autumn is also beneficial. To read how to plant in pots and for more tips and tricks see our brochure in store or read more online at



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This herb has to be the ultimate curry crop as every part of the plant can be eaten. From the pungent seeds through to the foliage, stems and roots, coriander is the staple ingredient of hundreds of curry dishes. It thrives over the winter months in the majority of the country as it prefers a cooler root zone. It will also grow happily on the windowsill if you remember to rotate the pot so all the plants get an even dose of sunlight. Coriander is popular in Asian, Chinese and Thai dishes.


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cONtAct tROPIcAIR fOR A fREE qUOtE NOw Tropicair Heating Ltd was established in the late 1960’s and is now approaching 50 years of service to the Canterbury region. With so many years in Christchurch and in the heating industry, they have the experience to competently recommend multiple heating solutions for any home and situation. Tropicair have been heavily engaged as a heating provider during the earthquake rebuild period and have managed to make heating work in the best and worst of situations. Tropicair is a Canterbury family owned business now moving into its third generation among family and is inspired by prospects of seeing it through

to a forth or fifth generation. Tropicair is a proud member of the NZHHA as a Manufacturer of Wood and Diesel fires and is now New Zealand’s only Diesel fire manufacturer. Tropicair’s primary focus in business is to provide a single point for turnkey solutions with every part of the job coordinated in house. Manager Darren Surch went on to say “We have at least 4 staff with 25-45 years of service to Tropicair. That’s a bank of knowledge you can’t buy and generally don’t get the benefit of when shopping for heating in a department store. The point I’m making is, when looking for specialised heating products, seek specialised heating advice.

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Whisk it up with willow

Diana Noonan brings branches into the kitchen to make an organic tool

THIS FUNCTIONAL natural-materials willow whisk looks great in the kitchen, and is useful in so many ways. Use it as a table crumb-sweeper, to distribute oil around your wok or pan, or to whisk up an omelette. Best of all, when its use-by date is up, simply toss your organic whisk in the compost and create another.

MATERIALS: • secateurs

• slender (4-5mm diameter) willow wands (enough to form a bunch a little thicker than a broom handle) • ruler • scissors • sticky tap • natural fibre, undyed string



Cut your willow wands (basket willow is best if you can obtain it).

Strip leaves and snip twigs off the wands.

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Keeping the thickest ends even, cut the wands to a length of 30cm.


Use two strips of sticky tape to hold the wands together: one at the thickest end of the wands and the other 10cm away from the first.


To bind the wands together, place the string as shown.





Cut the binder so that you Thread the binder Pull firmly on End A so that the loop have a 20cm loose end of through the loop. disappears well string. beneath the binding.

Using the binder, begin binding firmly between (but not over) the two pieces of tape.

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FOR THE EXTRA CREATIVE: • to create a wire loop to hang your whisk, double over a thin piece of soft wire, tuck it between the thickest ends of the wands, and bind it in with them. • add a gift tag and delight a friend with your creation.


Snip End A and the binder close to the binding.

HANDY TIPS: • If you can’t access willow, choose other non-toxic twigs. • Natural products are porous. Always wash your whisk well after use and soak in bleach as required to maintain kitchen hygiene standards.



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Punchy Toyota 86 WHEN production of Toyota’s MR2 ended in 2007, it looked as if the company would abandon forever the idea of rear-wheel-drive sports cars. However, in conjunction with Subaru, Toyota is back in that segment with a car they simply badged 86, in reference to the sporty Corolla AE86 of the mid-80s. The AE86 was also known as Trueno, Sprinter and Levin, depending on the markets where it was sold. The 86 isn’t exactly new, it was launched in 2012 and landed in New Zealand in 2013. The car this evaluation focuses on is a revised model which has had a cosmetic upgrade along with some suspension revisions, both of which have enhanced the model. I’ve been lucky to experience several 86 drives on my home patch, and in this instance the changes to the suspension are noticeable improvements; compliance, absorption and ride comfort have increased dramatically, yet the changes don’t come with a loss of performance, the 86 is still the affordable sports car that has captured the imagination of followers globally. The 86 is built solely by Subaru, yet Toyota take the lion’s share of production; consequently, the engineering which has gone into the model is biased toward the Subaru way of engineering techniques. Up front sits a 2-litre, horizontally-opposed (boxer) engine, it drives to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or sixspeed automatic transmission. The test car was the manual and, by far, it would be my choice if I was ever in a position to buy this fabulous little tourer. As you would expect from Subaru (and Toyota), the 86 is beautifully built, and it is built in a fashion where the aspects of power to weight, weight balance (50:50) and access to oversteer have been a high manufacturing

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TOYOTA 86: Rear-wheel-drive sports car built by Subaru. Providing the grip are priority. The result is a feisty, sport specification 215/45 x fun yet capable 2+2. The 86 isn’t a rapid car, but 17in Michelin Primacy tyres. They provide strong steerage it is fast enough to provide and positive turn-in. With the driver with the speed power on they will struggle and acceleration which balat the rear but it’s easy to ances well with its handling drive the 86 quickly without characteristics. The 86 has a getting into a situation when dynamic handling package, traction control will negate the steering has feel and corner exit speed. feedback which provides Under the bonnet sits confidence in the car and a quad-camshaft engine is quick to react to sudden of 1994cc. It is rated by driver inputs. both Toyota and Subaru SPECIFICATIONS at 147kW (7000rpm) Price: Toyota 86 GT, $47,486. with 205Nm of torque at Dimensions: Length,4240mm; 6400rpm. While those outwidth, 1775mm; height, 1285mm. Configuration: Four-cylinder puts are reached high in the longitudinal (boxer), rear-wheelrev band, boxer engines dedrive, 1994cc, 147kW, 205Nm, six-speed manual. velop a lot of natural torque, Performance: 0-100km/h, and it’s nice to short shift the 8.2sec. gearbox to capitalise on the mid-range power available. I say that because the 86 is Of course, the engine revs short, power is plentiful and freely to 7500rpm, but I may grip at the rear is challenged have used that engine speed when the driver is brutal just once or twice on my on the throttle. Saying that, high country test, the rest of the 86 has a comprehensive the time I let the mid-range traction and stability control power usher in acceleration. system which arrests early The combination of that, any tendency to step out at audible induction sound, the rear. and the delicate slotting of I’m a firm believer in leavthe manual shifter provides ing the electronic safety sysa constantly sporty driving tems in place when I’m out testing, I say that because the experience. For the record, the 86 can 86 has push-button switches which can deactivate traction accelerate from a standstill to 100km/h in 8.2sec. It will control entirely or allow for also return a 7.8-litre per a little playfulness within the 100km/h (37mpg) comsystem. bined cycle fuel usage averI took the test car on one age according to Toyota. of Canterbury’s great roads, The 86 lands here from the high country road to $42,586, the GT as tested Lake Coleridge Village, it’s sits at $47,486 with $1000 a road I don’t use often, extra in each case for autosaving it for fine handling matic transmission. Toyota performance cars, and the Racing Development kits 86 definitely fits into that category. On the mix of tight can also be optioned which personalises the purchase if and open corners the 86 a buyer so desires. steers delightfully and tucks The 86 buyer gets a good in as power is applied at exit. level of kit in an environment which is dynamically appealing, the test car included a new heated red/ black leather trim option which certainly adds to the character of the car. Toyota are back in the performance market with a vengeance, I can’t wait for further development on this car, I’m also hoping Subaru’s turbocharging expertise will find its way into the car as it progresses though its FLASHY: Red leather adds an element of sporty appeal. lifecycle.







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Fresh engines for Ford Kuga AT FIRST glance you would think not a lot has changed with Ford’s new Kuga. Well, you’d be right, in appearance it is pretty much the popular SUV which is already familiar on our roads. However, it has had a bit of a cosmetic refresh here and there and given it is not long into its lifecycle, I guess we could expect further enhancements along the way. All that aside, what has changed is the introduction of new engines, the Kuga is available here with three engine options, all turbocharged. There’s a 1.5-litre petrol engine to kick the range off, there’s a 2-litre petrol engine and a 2-litre diesel. The test car was the entrylevel model, although some might think the 1.5-litre engine would jeopardise performance; that’s simply not true, Ford is undergoing a massive engineering push to develop small capacity turbocharged engines which they are branding EcoBoost. I’ve driven several EcoBoost engines in various applications, and have always been impressed with their refined operating nature and incredible power versus economy figures. In the Kuga nothing has changed, the 1498cc engine is rated at 134kW and 240Nm of



torque, and it’s where those figures are developed that’s most extraordinary. Peak power is developed at just 5700rpm, while maximum torque is available all of the way from 1600rpm to 5000rpm. The result is a fluid flow of power all through the rev range. Ford also rates the twin-camshaft unit with a seven-litre per 100km (40mpg) combined cycle fuel usage rating. The trip computer was constantly hovering around 9l/100km (31mpg) when I was behind the wheel. These are good figures for a car which weighs in around 1600kg, so they should please the Kuga buyer come fill-up time and you don’t have to be gentle on the throttle to pick up good fuel usage results, the engine is just so lively and responsive it is nice to feel its delivery. Sure, the Kuga is not a performance car, it is designed for functionality and practicality, but it will whisk through a highway overtake in 5sec (80km/h to 120km/h), and will lunge to

Price: Ford Kuga Ambiente, $36,990. Dimensions: Length,4524mm; width, 1838mm; height, 1680mm. Configuration: Four-cylinder transverse, front-wheel-drive, 1498cc, 134kW, 240Nm, sixspeed automatic. Performance: 0-100km/h, 9sec.

FORD KUGA AMBIENTE: Comes with the choice of petrol or diesel power. 100km/h from a standstill in 9sec. with the inclusion of voice recognition infotainment control, idle Drive is delivered through a stop-start and extensive fitment six-speed automatic transmission, there are no surprises there, it is for safety. I guess the most notable a conventional torque converterexclusion is satellite navigation but type gearbox although Ford labels in today’s age of after-market prodit SelectShift, in relation to the ucts that is an easy fix. neat thumb-operated button As a concept, the Kuga fits well which sits on the gearshift lever in the SUV market, it is mid-size itself, at the driver’s command it so it is an easy vehicle to manoeuwill shift ratios up or down. vre and it feels light to drive. In the test car’s case, drive is I took the test car on my usual sent to the front wheels only. inland route, taking in the unduFour-wheel-drive is offered in lating roads towards Porters Pass. most Kugas, but the entry-level Snow on the side of the road Ambiente has the choice. reminded me of the likelihood of ice, but by and large the road surAnd by choosing the base model face was dry and grip was never buyers can pick it up at an almost threatened. bargain price of $36,990. For that The fully independent suspenmoney it doesn’t miss out on much





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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 ImperIal DIscount lIquor lImIteD, (the manager, Imperial Discount liquor limited, po Box 25271, Victoria street, christchurch 8144) has made application to the District licensing committee at christchurch for the renewal of an oFF licence in respect of the premises situated at 2 Waterman place, christchurch, known as Henrys FerrymeaD. the general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence: BottlesHop. the days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: monday to sunday 7.00am to 10.00pm. the application may be inspected during ordinary offices hours at the office of the christchurch District licensing committee at civic offices, 53 Hereford street, christchurch. any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the District licensing committee, po Box 73049, christchurch 8154.

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BECKENHAM BOWLING CLUB INCORPORATED, (The Secretary, Beckenham Bowling Club Inc, Po Box 28-087, Beckenham, Christchurch 8242) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 63 Waimea Terrace known as BECKENHAM BOWLING CLUB.

The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is to operate as a restaurant.

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1 SEPTEMBER TO 30 APRIL Sunday to Thursday from 8.00am to 10.00pm. Friday, Saturday & Public Holidays from 8.00am to 11.00pm.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of notice of the application in the Star Newspaper on 24 July 2015, file notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

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Fisiiahi ready for comeback after injury GLEN FISIIAHI is set for his first NRL appearance in more than 15 months after being named on the wing for the Warriors’ Round 20 game against Manly at Mt Smart Stadium tomorrow. The 24-year-old speedster’s 2014 season ended with a shoulder injury against Cronulla on April 5 last year, a week after he’d scored four tries in the club’s victory over Wests Tigers. After recovering from surgery

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FLYING HIGH: Back Broc Hooper will be of Lincoln University’s many attacking options as they seek to claim their first club rugby title in more than 30 years. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY

ing a final, because we haven’t won anything yet. “We set ourselves three goals at the start of the year. “One of them was to win the Hawkins Cup; the second was to win the DCL Shield; and the third one was to win the Hawkins Trophy, and we’ve given ourselves a chance to do that.” The last time these sides met, in the first round of the top six, Lincoln Uni won 46-22, in a game which O’Brien now points to as somewhat of a turning point in Christchurch’s season. On that afternoon, they found themselves down 41-3 just minutes into the second half, but fought back to score 19 points to five, and “win the last half hour.” O’Brien thought his side had looked mentally exhausted during that game, so he gave

Hawkins Trophy Final Lincoln University v Christchurch Rugby Park Sunday, 3pm them a break from training the following Tuesday, setting them up for a three-game winning run, over New Brighton, University, and Sydenham, which put them first in the semi-finals, and now here. If there’s an area where Christchurch could seek an advantage, it would be in terms of experience – they still have several survivors from their 2010 title-winning side, whereas Lincoln Uni’s team last

weekend had an average age only slightly higher than 20. Both coaches aren’t expecting to make any major changes from last week, although Lincoln Uni will welcome back Crusaders lock Dom Bird, who has made several appearances for the club this season. Christchurch flanker Angus Middleton will play, after being cleared of standing on the head of a Marist Albion player at Tuesday night’s judiciary hearing, the offence for which he was shown a red card last weekend. A possible return to club colours for fringe All Black Matt Todd, which was mooted earlier in the week, won’t be happening, with Christchurch wary of having to integrate him at such a late stage, and the flanker preferring to focus on making the national side.

Do right by your children A STORY I worked on earlier this week has got me thinking. It was one about the Christchurch Red under-8 rugby team, whose parents made a statement last weekend, by dressing up as superheroes while they watched on from the sideline. It ran in The Star on Wednesday. The idea was that if kids are supposed to be playing the game for fun, which they are, then why shouldn’t the parents have fun too – a simple way to reinforce the right reasons for playing and watching kids sport. It’s a problem that I don’t recall encountering much as a kid, when I played cricket in the summer and hockey in the winter. There was probably the odd incident here and there, but nothing overly dramatic, and definitely nothing like the brawl in Auckland last month, at a high school


Shirley Boys’ High School will host St Andrew’s College in a battle of third versus first in round 13 of the UC Championship first 15 competition, at 2.45pm tomorrow.

Lincoln Uni’s big chance By Andrew Voerman SUNDAY’S CLUB rugby final is Lincoln University’s to lose. That’s how the coaches see it, at least, with Christchurch’s Daniel O’Brien happily accepting the underdog tag, and the numbers certainly stacking up in Lincoln Uni’s favour. They’ve won 16 games to 10; scored 659 points to 440; conceded only 268 compared to 380; and have a points differential of 391, more than six times larger than Christchurch’s 60. But the thing with finals is that the form book tends to be thrown out the window, and tight encounters tend to be the order of the day. That was certainly the case last weekend, as Lincoln Uni edged New Brighton, 17-14, and 14-man Christchurch held off Marist Albion 24-22, in the two semi-finals, setting up Sunday’s encounter at Rugby Park, which will kick off at 3pm. For Lincoln Uni, Sunday’s game looms as the culmination – for now – of the past three years, a period in which their record reads: Played 51, won 42, lost eight. They’re unbeaten this season – a 28-all draw with Marist Albion in May was their only blemish – which means they haven’t lost since July last year, when HSOB bundled them out in the semi-finals, the same fate that befell them in 2013. They finally overcame that hurdle last week, but kept their celebrations rather subdued, making sure to keep their focus on the task at hand, said coach John Haggart. “We know we’ve got a good side, and we should be in the final. We’re confident that we deserve to be there, but we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. “We’re just trying to keep our heads on our shoulders and not celebrate too wildly about mak-

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A n d r e w Vo e r m a n rugby game, which has become this winter’s poster-child, held up as the latest piece of evidence that our sidelines have become a breeding ground for bad behaviour. On one hand, the incidents that really get blown up in the media, the ones that involve the worst levels of abuse and assault, take place at a handful of games out of the thousands upon thousands each year. But on the other, everyone you talk to, whether they’re involved in rugby, or in league, or in hock-

ey, or in netball, or in basketball, or cricket, will have a story to tell you; about the time they saw a parent overstep their bounds, and tell someone else’s kid off, or belittle their own kid, or grab them, or any of the litany of possible offences. You might think that some of those sound incredibly minor, and in isolation, that’s probably a fair call, but built up over time, as parents step in, over and over again, and kids bear the brunt of it, over and over again, it’s a problem. Go along on a Saturday morn-

ing, to Hagley Park, or one of the numerous others around the city, and you’ll see it – I have, and I did. Again, nothing worth pulling up, and nothing that’s going to make the 6pm news on Sunday, or be splashed across page one on Monday, but enough to suggest we’re not doing right by the kids. It’s a real shame, which is why I was pleased to see these parents dressing up and making their point last weekend. If it makes others stop and t­­­­­­­hink and take notice of what’s going on, then it was worth it.

Round one rematches in league semi-finals By Andrew Voerman WHEN THE Riccarton Knights played the Hornby Panthers in round one of this year’s club league competition, they were ill-prepared and underdone, says coach Chris Hansen. Coming up against a Hornby side that had thrashed Halswell the week before, in a game brought forward to celebrate the Panthers’ centenary, they were never in it. Now, three months later, the two teams are set to meet in tomorrow’s minor semi-final, where the winner will stay alive in the hunt for the Pat Smith Challenge Trophy, while for the loser, the season will be over. Hansen said the team had come a long away since that opening loss, having bonded well and formed a brotherhood, and there was nothing in it when the sides met for the second time in early June, a game Hornby won 19-16. The game will be played on neutral territory at Halswell Domain, which Hansen thinks might be of benefit to his team, who have performed better this season when playing away from their Crosbie Park home. At Crosbie they won three from seven, but on their travels they won five from seven, which was good enough to secure them a top four spot with two weeks to spare. Hansen said it might be a mental thing, with the team playing with more freedom when on the road. “They like to defend and play well at home. They might be putting pressure on themselves to be better at home, but when we’re away they haven’t got that . . . so they just play to the best of their abilities.” In the second semi-final, round robin winners Papanui will play Linwood, looking to bounce back from last week’s loss, and secure direct passage to the final, a prize that will come with a week’s rest. That game is also a rematch of a round one encounter, which Papanui won 40-32, while their second meeting was officially a draw, after it was shifted from Papanui Domain to Linwood Park in the wake of Linwood stalwart Teni Tuli’s death, although Linwood did win comprehensively on the day. The loser of that game will play the winner of the Hornby-Riccarton game next weekend. Pat Smith Challenge Trophy Semi-finals Hornby Panthers v Riccarton Knights Saturday, 1.00pm Papanui Tigers v Linwood Keas Saturday, 2.45pm Both games at Halswell Domain


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