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By Tom Doudney CANTERBURY households are using more electricity than any other region, even as the vulnerable struggle to afford winter heating. Household electricity use in Canterbury is 20 per cent higher than the national average. The figures come from a new Electricity Authority report which noted that South Island households typically used more electricity than the North Island because the colder climate meant a greater reliance on heating. Electricity Authority chief executive Carl Hansen said Canterbury’s consumption levels had been consistently high over recent years. “There are lots of factors that drive consumption, but the increased use of electric heating and the rebuild may both be playing parts in this.â€? Cantabrians use 8717kWh a year on average, compared to the national average of 7222kWh. Bucking the trend of higher use in the South Island, the West Coast had the lowest average usage of 6001kWh. The Salvation Army’s Linwood Community Ministries budget adviser Raelyn Johnston said they were finding more people than ever were struggling to pay the winter power bill. Whereas, in the past it tended to be beneficiaries, those on wages were now also struggling to pay the bills. • Turn to page 5

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FOUR Canterbury acts have made the finals of the Smokefreerockquest. Ashy Batchelor from St Margaret’s College and Neil Macleod from St Andrew’s College have made the cut into the final 10 solo/duo artists. Lincoln High School’s Altero and Hagley Community College’s Forlorn Bloom have both been selected in the top 20 bands in the country for the finals in Auckland. There were 700 entries

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Crash follows wedding celebrations By Tom Doudney AN ALLEGED drink driver crashed into a parked car in Lincoln while returning from a wedding in Christchurch on Sunday morning. The 48-year-old Lincoln man recorded a breath alcohol reading of 762mcg/L after the crash, which happened at about 12.30am on Eastfield Drive. Senior Constable Mike Harker said the man had told him he “may have” fallen asleep at the

wheel but this was not confirmed. Both cars were extensively damaged but the driver was uninjured, Senior Constable Harker said. Police were called by the owner of the car that was crashed into, who heard the noise from inside his house and came outside to investigate. The alleged drink driver has had his licence automatically suspended for 28 days and will appear in the Christchurch District Court on August 25. He was one of three people to

have failed police breath tests in Selwyn since Thursday. Another man allegedly recorded a reading of 912mcg/L after being pulled over on Main South Rd heading towards Christchurch in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police had received a call from a member of the public who was concerned about his driving. On Thursday, at 8.30am, a woman allegedly recorded a reading of 906mcg/L after driving into the back of another vehicle on Hoskyns Rd.





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Sergeant Franco Lovrich said it was still a huge concern that the drink driving message hadn’t been taken on board by a number of people as evidenced by the high results of breath alcohol testing. “The message still isn’t getting through and there are still people who are willing to take the risk, not only to themselves but to other road users,” he said. “People need to make other arrangements when they go out to a party so they can get home safely.”

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Sake Aca He said he would be able to help identify the culprits if needed. “There’d be a few of us who would know who it is. “They’ll catch them on camera anyway and they’ll know who the ones are who have been chanting the most.” He said the Canterbury Rugby Football Union should be held accountable. “They should have had security guards there to say no to alcohol when they’re coming through the gates, especially when you’ve got kids there.” CRFU general manager for community rugby Tim Gilkison said there had been security at the ground, but for a purpose unrelated to checking for alcohol. “We had two security guards but we need to put that into perspective, traditionally it’s a familyfriendly event so the need for a lot of security has never been an issue.”


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“N****r, n****r, on fire.” That’s the racist chant that was directed at Christchurch player Sake Aca by a “small minority” of Lincoln University supporters during the club rugby final on Sunday, says Tere Ngariki, a coach of a junior team at Aca’s club. After being abused, Aca was in tears, and asked to be substituted. He was then taken off during the second half of the game. A Lincoln University spokeswoman said they are taking the incident seriously and are liaising with police over the matter. Mr Ngariki was at the game with his two children, ages six and eight, and was stood next to a group of Lincoln University supporters near the halfway line on the side of the field opposite the grandstand. He said the group of supporters had clearly been drinking, with boxes of beer and a bottle of whisky visible, and were chanting abuse continuously during the first half. “They were quite abusive chantings, they weren’t the normal chantings that inspire your team – there was a lot of swearing of course, but when you’ve got kids around age nine to 12, it’s not actually a cool place to hear it, especially when it’s family event. If you’re too intoxicated or you bring alcohol to the ground, you normally have to be evicted, don’t you?” He said the racist chants directed at Aca happened whenever he touched the ball, and came from more than one person. “You could see he was disturbed. “It wasn’t all of them – it was just a small minority who thought they could get away with that kind of stuff.” At half-time, Mr Ngariki moved his children to the far end of the ground. “(It was) the first time my kids went to a club final – I don’t feel like taking my kids to a club final now.”

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“We had them primarily because they have a building site next door and to stop spectators from flooding into one end where there was not a lot of room.” He said they may have to change their approach in the future. “We will take some learnings from this. We may have to go to 10 to 15 security guards, with bag searches.” Mr Gilkison said Lincoln University had carried out its own investigation into the incident, and had narrowed it down to a specific group of people. “Police are now involved after Lincoln University approached them.” He said clubs should notify CRFU as soon as incidents such as this took place. “We are asking clubs to tell us about that kind of thing at the time, not days later so we can try do something about it then and there. “We ask that anyone who sees this kind of thing that they make a club officially aware of it. “Had we have been made aware, we were equipped to deal with it on the day.” Mr Gilkison said CRFU’s options would depend on whether the culprits were rugby club members or not. “If they are a rugby club member then we have some jurisdiction – it ranges from expulsion for involvement in rugby, to fines and sanctions.” “If they are not a club member then there is not much we can do.”

CHRISTCHURCH physicist Dr John Campbell steps quickly across glowing charcoal embers during a fire-walking demonstration in Dunedin on Monday night. Squeals of delight and a few flying embers resulted when scores of people followed Dr Campbell’s fire-walking example. Dr Campbell, 72, a retired research associate at the Canterbury University physics and astronomy department, showed that although physicists still cannot walk on water, they can do a pretty good job with fire. Dr Campbell, who co-ordinates the Ask-A-Scientist newspaper column and is a biographer of Sir Ernest Rutherford, first gave a lecture at Otago University to about 200 people on the science of fire-walking. He explained that fire-walking could be undertaken safely because of the thermal properties of charcoal.

Although a thin surface area was burning about 900 deg C, the sub-surface temperature dropped to about 60 deg C. Quick contact with skin did not cause burns, but careful safety organisation, including having water-filled trays available to stand in afterwards, was needed, he said.

Elderly man improves By Kyle Knowles THE ELDERLY man allegedly bashed in Brighton Mall two weeks ago has come out of an induced coma. Ken Chappell, 73, had been in the coma since the alleged attack near the Subway restaurant in the mall. The incident happened at about 2am on July 15. Mr Chappell (right) was brought out of the coma at the weekend after previous attempts had been unsuccessful. Friend, Bon Suter, said he had one eye open on Monday and was slightly responsive and could move his foot and jaw. Mr Chappell suffered serious head injuries including four broken bones. He has had surgery to fix bones in the back of his neck and his temple.

Ms Suter said it does not appear he was paralysed but the doctors could not yet rule out brain damage. Mr Chappell was staying with Ms Suter, before he was due to return to his Dunedin home, more than a week ago. He was out walking in the mall in the early hours of the morning because he could not sleep, and would often do this. A 19-year-old was arrested in relation to the alleged attack. Resham Toa Blake-Faatafa, of Avondale, has been remanded in custody, charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm. He is due to appear in the district court on August 10 via video link from Christchurch Prison.

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Home detention for stealing from disabled man A DISABLED man was swindled out of thousands of dollars by a friend while he was receiving specialist treatment at Burwood Hospital. Klazina Ann Hedges, 49, has been sentenced to four months home detention for stealing nearly $7000 from the 65-year-old man, who has since died. The offending happened in Wanganui, while the man was in Burwood Hospital. The Wanganui District Court heard Hedges was “friends” with the victim for about six years before the offending. In July 2013 the man suffered an accident at home and was transferred to the Burwood spinal unit. He gave his eftpos card to Hedges to pay for “incidentals” while he was away. He gave his pin number to another person as a “safeguard”. In the meantime, Hedges had gone to the other person and managed to get the pin number. She then began using the victim’s card to pay for her day-to-day living. Around May last year, the victim realised he was in arrears with his rest home bill. Between the time he gave her the card and when he realised his money was being stolen, Hedges had used $6974.02. Of that, $4775.31 is still outstanding. Defence lawyer Debbie Goodlet said it was not “luxury spending”. “She was using the money for her own day-to-day living – it’s not like she went on a trip to Greece or anything.”

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Native plant thrives in estuary

By Tom Doudney THE EARTHQUAKES that tilted the Avon Heathcote Estuary created plenty of disturbance for plant life but at least one tenacious little native has used the situation as an opportunity. A study by Canterbury University masters student Emma Hunt (left) found that a small plant called Sarcocornia quinqueflora, or glasswort, which thrives in salty marshy areas had expanded its range since the earthquakes. The southern end of the estuary rose by about 500mm after the February 2011 earthquake, while the northern end was lowered by a similar amount. The change in ground level led to a decline in the health of some trees after their roots became waterlogged. Ms Hunt said she studied glasswort because its opportunist nature and role as an early succession species in colonising new ground after disturbance meant it would be one of the first plants to show changes in distribution. “We found that it changed particularly at Bridge St. There was a huge expansion [in glasswort] there because there was so much subsidence – the land dropped by 43cm,” she said. “Overall, in the entire estuary

ON THE RISE: Charlesworth Reserve is one of several areas where the glasswort plant was found to be expanding its range, biomass and soil sampling results have shown. because of the earthquake’s disturbance it managed to increase and become healthier overall because there was less competition from other species because they weren’t able to take advantage of the situation so much.” Bridge St was one of four sites studied with other three being Settlers Reserve in Ferrymead, Charlesworth Reserve in Bromley and the Southshore Spit Walk. Of the study sites, Settlers Reserve was the only area where the plant was in decline. Ms Hunt said the success of glasswort could indicate that

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there would be further changes in other species in the future as well. “But it might take a while to show those changes.” Other studies had shown glasswort helping prepare an area for other plants to establish themselves as well. Ms Hunt said it was a matter of opinion as to whether the expansion of glasswort was for the better or not but “it could be a good thing because it’s a native.” Another study by Canterbury University PHD student Ani Kainamu focused on the health of shellfish in the estuary.

Her supervisor, associate professor Islay Marsden, said Ms Kainamu’s research had found that cockles growing in the estuary were bigger and healthier the further away they were from freshwater sources such as the Avon and Heathcote rivers. Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust co-ordinator Tanya Jenkins said the lesson she took from the expansion of glasswort was just to let nature “do it’s thing.” “It all adjusts quite well. Things will change but it doesn’t mean it’s for the worse – it’s just change.”



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STUCK: ‘Maggie’ the magpie, caught in a West Melton tree, needed two fire crews to rescue it.


Winging it to rescue feisty bird By Andrew King

TWO FIRE crews and a tall ladder were needed to rescue a magpie in West Melton yesterday. The bird, now known as Maggie, had tangled itself in string up the top of a tree. Farm owner Erica Ritchie heard the distressed bird around 9.30am yesterday and rushed to see what she could do. “When I first heard him I thought it was a baby [magpie], but I soon saw it was an adult,” she said. She grabbed her neighbour who called the SPCA and the Rolleston Fire Service. Rolleston’s crew came out SAFE: The SPCA’s Donna Sologar takes the rescued bird to the animal but the ladder on their truck wasn’t long enough to reach the ambulance.

HEAVY DUTY: The aerial ladder platform which was used to rescue Maggie. stricken bird so they called the Christchurch City Fire Station. “Their ladder was too small,” neighbour Lynda Hebden said. City station officer John Herriott came out with an aerial ladder platform fire truck which had greater reach. It was used to

get the bird out of the tree. “It is not your everyday thing but no one likes to see an animal in distress,” he said. “It’s the first magpie I’ve rescued.” SPCA ambulance driver Donna Sologar and trainee Sarah James assisted the fire crew once they had the bird out of the tree putting it into a cage and taking it to the Hornby Vet Clinic. “He is quite feisty,” Mrs Sologar said. “Providing that he is all good I’ll bring him back out and release him to his family who are hanging out in the trees.” Maggie will spend the next few days at the Hornby Vet Clinic to make sure it is 100 per cent before being released.

•From page 1 Mrs Johnston said higher cost of living such as rising rents and more people in casual employment were contributing factors to not being able to afford power. “People are actually having to get into debt just to survive. I have clients who are selling family heirlooms and stuff like that.” Genesis Energy public affairs manager Richard Gordon said the company had a range of measures to help people who struggled to pay their power bills. These included tariffs, payment plans which could make monthly bills consistent over the course of a year, and helping connect them with Work and Income and budget advice services. Disconnecting people who couldn’t pay was only ever a last resort and the company would take into account whether there were vulnerable people such as those with medical issues living at the home before taking such a step. According to consumer watchdog Powerswitch, the most expensive electricity company operating in Canterbury was Trustpower which would cost a medium sized family about $2738 a year based on usage of 8650kWh. The most affordable was Energy Online which would cost about $2154. The Electricity Authority report estimated that more than half of Canterbury households had switched electricity providers in the last five years. •What’s My Number is a website run by the Electricity Authority in partnership with Consumer NZ, to help customers shop around. To find out if you’re getting the best deal for your power, visit www.


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HISTORY: The Regimental History Centre is currently based in a 105 year old historic brick building at Burnham Military Camp, but the building has earthquake damage.

DRUMMER: Burnham Regimental History Centre chairman David Clarkson with their historic bass drum, which was used at more than 20 battles in World War 1 and 2.

Burnham could lose war relics By Gabrielle Stuart

A BASS drum which saw action on more than 20 battlefields during World War 1 and 2 could be lost to Canterbury. It is one of hundreds of war relics which could go if the Burnham Regimental History Centre has to close. The drum survived some of the bloodiest battles of World War 1 including Gallipoli, The Somme, Flanders and Passchendaele. It was brought back after the war but used again during World War 2 at battles in Europe and North Africa, including the battles of Crete, El Alamein and Cassino. And it wasn’t only used as a drum. On the battlefield at Gallipoli soldiers used the drum as a makeshift carrier for medical supplies, filling it with bandages as they treated the wounded. Trust chairman David Clarkson said the drum was just one of hundreds of stories, photos and pieces of memorabilia from Canterbury soldiers preserved at the centre. The centre is currently based in a 105-year-old historic brick building at Burnham Military Camp. But the building was damaged in the earthquakes, and it is not yet known if it will be able to be repaired. If it is demolished and the group is unable to find a new building, they could have to shut the centre. It’s likely the collections would

ARMOURY: Weapons on display at the centre range from modern-day pieces to some used before World War 1. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN then be split up and sent to the National Army Museum in Waiouru or Te Papa in Wellington. Mr Clarkson said the group was working to try to find a new base. “It is essential we maintain something like this in Canterbury, or all this history will be lost,” he said. But it is proving difficult, because they need such a large space to display everything. There are weapons and uniforms from 100 years ago at the centre, as well as life-size displays and hundreds of photographs and stories. The relics include Canterbury insignia embroidered by captured Turkish soldiers in World War 1.


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They also have equipment from early Canterbury mounted regiments, old documents and records, and lanterns and other pieces soldiers brought home from the trenches. Mr Clarkson said about 200-250 sq m of floor space would be needed to display everything. The group has already approached Ngai Tahu and the Air Force Museum in Wigram about relocating there, but neither had the space. They are working with the Christchurch Arts Centre to look at possibilities there, and hope to find out more next month. The centre is currently run by

five volunteers, all former soldiers who have fought with Canterbury regiments. Most of the volunteers are in their 70s or 80s, and Mr Clarkson hoped relocating to the city might make it easier to attract more volunteers. He said it would also give the public easier access to the museum. Because of security at Burnham, people need to organise beforehand if they want to visit. The group is also working to find out more about the history of the Gallipoli drum. Lines of names have been scratched on the inside of the drum, but it is not known if they were names of people who played it, or of other soldiers. It will be sent away this week to a police forensics laboratory, where equipment will be used to magnify and try to identify some of the names on it.

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Club gets donation after rescue By Andrew King

PATTERSON STARK can’t thank the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club enough. Two of the club’s lifesavers had to pull Mr Stark, an American doctor based in Ferrymead, out of the water after he crash-landed while paragliding. He was grateful for the help, and has since made a donation to the club. Mr Stark has been paragliding for 20 years and not once had to put his extensive knowledge of emergency landing into practice. “It is my first ever accident. I turned back and lost height as I got past the cliff heading into Taylors Mistake. “I have flown that site over 500 times.” The two lifesavers, Andrew Priest and Glenn Fergus, were enjoying a morning coffee at Taylors Mistake recently when they saw Mr Stark in trouble. “I saw a paraglider scooting

pretty close to the rocks by Moki Point,” Mr Priest said. Both men took off down to the beach to see what they could do – Mr Priest started swimming to the stricken man, while Mr Fergus grabbed a canoe that was at a nearby bach. Mr Stark said he hit the water with no real problems but then had to try get himself and his gear back to shore. “I was prepared for water landing and it was pretty uneventful,” he said. “Then it was a matter of having a 28 sq m anchor attached to me. “I was about to try swimming back with all the gear but then Andrew and Glenn turned up.” Mr Stark had been in the 9 deg C water for about 10min before he was reached by his rescuers and was still attached to his harness with dozens of strands from his parachute wrapped around his lower legs and ankles. “When I got to him I made sure

there were no injuries,” Mr Priest said. “He was really calm and told me that he was a lifeguard from back in the States.” They spent about 15-20min in the water, and when they got back on the beach it was all about getting Mr Stark warm and monitoring him for signs of shock. Both Mr Priest and Mr Fergus were relieved that they were both at the scene, as undertaking the rescue single-handedly would have been much more demanding. “It was good that we were both there as it would have been quite difficult to pull off on your own,” Mr Priest said. They even managed to save all the gear and Mr Stark said he has been back up paragliding since the accident. “I cleaned my gear up but got back to it pretty much straight away. “I am going to continue to support the surf lifesaving club in the future,” Mr Stark said.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE: Surf lifesavers Andrew Priest and Glenn Fergus, with paraglider Patterson Stark, who they rescued after he crash-landed into the sea off Taylors Mistake.

Statue planned to celebrate South Pole, Lyttelton link By Fraser Walker-Pearce

LYTTELTON MAY get a life-sized bronze sled dog statue to celebrate its 125-year link with Antarctica. The New Zealand Antarctic Society Canterbury branch is funding the $32,000 installation of the statue, nicknamed Hector, which it hopes will bring more attention to the significance of Lyttelton’s contribution to studies on the frozen continent. Canterbury branch spokeswoman Dr Margaret Bradshaw said: “I’ll be very happy when that last meeting happens and it gets the stamp of approval. Lyttelton needs something to make the connection. It started all those years ago with Scott and Shackleton, but there is still a huge amount of travel to Antarctica from Lyttelton.” The Canterbury branch is now awaiting confirmation from the city council. Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board chairwoman Paula Smith was excited about the potential link for the community. “I think everyone in Lyttelton agrees that it’s a great way to

CELEBRATION: A design of a bronze sled-dog statue that would signify the link between Lyttelton and Antarctica.

LEADER: Captain Robert Scott leading the Antarctic expedition in 1910-13. Right: Scott’s maiden expedition to Antarctica, aboard the Terra Nova. PHOTO: HERBERT PONTING

celebrate the connection between Antarctica and Lyttelton. It’s not just the early heroics stage either, other places celebrate it too, like the Oxford St bridge was done in celebration of ‘Operation Deepfreeze’ (a series of US missions to Antarctica).”

The most famous expeditions to Antarctica are that of Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton, who all faced huge challenges. Only two of them made it out, after Scott and his men were caught in a blizzard and died from hypothermia on their

race to be first the South Pole. Amundsen is celebrated as being the first man to reach the South Pole, when he and his Norwegian team reached the southern-most point in the world in December 1911. Shackleton made an expedi-

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Lots of choice and variety Consumers have never had more choices when it comes to milk. But on the world stage, our prices don’t compare favourably. Gabrielle Stuart reports IT’S A question that has gone unanswered for years: Why do we pay more here for New Zealand milk than people do overseas? This month you could buy a 2-litre bottle of milk in Australia for $2.24, and in the UK for $2.01. At Countdown, a 2-litre bottle cost $3.19. Consumer NZ started its second investigation into the price of milk this month. But in a report, chief executive Sue Chetwin said the process remained “deeply murky”. “We know the farmer hasn’t been getting paid more from selling milk at the farm gate for the past 12 months – the price is published regularly. It’s public knowledge the international prices at auction have been dropping for nearly 12 months.” Fonterra collects most of the milk produced in New Zealand. It sells milk directly under the Anchor brand, and also provides milk wholesale to competitors like Goodman Fielder, which sells under the Meadow Fresh brand. “There are rules supposedly to make Fonterra more competitive but it’s doubtful they have much effect,” Ms Chetwin said.

CHOICES: There’s plenty of choice when it comes to what type of milk you drink, but Consumer NZ says the way prices are set may be less consumer-friendly. The other players with a significant role in pricing are supermarkets, she said. “Fonterra and the two big supermarket chains, Foodstuffs and Progressive, blame each other. The consumer is left in the middle, none the wiser but paying high prices.” When The Star put questions to Fonterra, co-operative affairs group director Miles Hurrell said: “It’s important to recognise that Fonterra does not set the price of milk consumers pay in retail outlets. These are set by the retailers themselves. We charge retailers wholesale prices, which are in part affected by international commodity prices. Others costs such as transport, energy, packaging, taxes, compliance are factored into our wholesale pricing.” He did not say what the wholesale prices were, or what markup or profit Fonterra put on milk. “We want dairy nutrition to be affordable and are conscious con-

sumers’ disposable incomes don’t fluctuate as much as commodity prices. Our pricing will continue to strike a balance between supporting affordable milk for Kiwi families and achieving sustainable returns on our products.” We also asked Foodstuffs and Progressive Enterprises about their prices. Countdown spokesman James Walker did not say what was paid for milk, or what profit was made on it. But he said the chain always looked to achieve the lowest prices it could. “The cost of fresh milk from our suppliers is the largest component of retail price,” he said. He said supermarkets were a low-margin business, and Countdown’s overall profit, before interest or tax, was about five per cent. Foodstuffs spokeswoman Antoinette Laird also did not give details of wholesale prices or profits.

“The best people to talk about the market structure of milk is Fonterra or Goodman Fielder who have a greater understanding for how the price of milk comes together,” she said. But she said the structure of the market was very different to the situation in the UK or in Australia. “It is challenging times out there at the moment for farmers who are facing a very low payout this year. The New Zealand economy is very dependent on our primary industry, in particular the success of our dairy industry, and as a business we believe paying a fair price for the products we receive from our farmers is the right thing to do. “We do not support the kind of dairy price cutting tactics which have been seen in both Australia and the UK.” The “milk wars” heated up in Australia in 2011, when one brand dropped its prices to $1 per litre, and the rest were forced

to follow suit. Large numbers of dairy farmers went out of business, and there was a senate inquiry into milk pricing. Nosh grocery chain tried to do a similar thing in New Zealand three years ago, when it dropped its price to $2 for two litres. The goal was to protest against excessive markups, and it hoped the major retailers would follow suit. But the move meant the company ran at a loss, and a year later the price was back up to $3.49 a bottle. Prices in other countries are also affected by subsidies, like in Australia where no GST is charged on fresh food, including milk. But Ms Chetwin did not believe that could account for such a big difference in price. “As Labour consumer spokesman David Shearer pointed out, Coke is now cheaper than milk. That means someone is creaming it!”


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but not so cheap IT WASN’T long ago that milk arrived on your doorstep in glass bottles, and whole milk was the only option. Now there are dozens of choices, from skim or lite milk to almond or soy. Raw milk bought direct from the farm gate is also growing in popularity. So what are the different types, and why would you choose one over another? Skim, low fat, whole and pasteurised milk are some types you can usually find in supermarkets. Skim or trim milk need to have more than 99.5 per cent of the fat removed, so it is virtually fat-free, while low fat or lite milk usually contains either one or two per cent fat. Lower-fat milks will usually have more calcium in them, too. Whole milk usually has about three per cent fat, but the fat is broken down through the homogenisation process. Pasteurised milk is usually about four per cent fat, but it hasn’t had the fat in it broken down. Raw milk is even richer. In spite of New Zealand regulations which mean it can only be sold at the farm gate, more and more people are making the hike out to farms around Canterbury to buy it. Oxford farmers Geoff and Sandra Rountree sold an average of 122 litres each day last month. They are currently milking 19 cows, and Mrs Rountree said they ran out of milk some weekends because there was so much demand. Pregnant women and young children are advised to avoid raw milk, because bacteria sometimes found in milk could be particularly dangerous for them. Those bacteria would usually be killed if the milk is pasteurised. Mrs Rountree said they had a sign up warning customers about the issue, but most weren’t concerned. “I did have one lady come in who said stuff it, and she carried on drinking it right through (her

THE LAUNCH of the Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk caused possibly the biggest hype over milk ever seen. People queued up waiting to buy it, and security guards were posted at the fridges where it was stored. Several Christchurch dairies “smuggled” in shipments of the milk, as it is not yet officially available in the South Island. But is it really worth the hype? Consumer NZ brought 12 members into its office to do a blind taste test for six different chocolate milk brands. Eight of the testers voted the Lewis Road Creamery milk their favourite, saying “it tastes like it has chocolate in it” and “very creamy, lots of flavour”. But two voted it their least favourite, making comments like “wow, weird” and “tastes like sweet milk, not chocolate”. Wave chocolate milk was the next best scored, ranked No 1 by three tasters and No 2 by five tasters.

FROM THE FARM: Oxford dairy farmers Geoff and Sandra Rountree sell raw milk at their farm gate, and say it is becoming more and more popular. ​ pregnancy), and she was good as gold. So it is really up to the person.” Goat milk is another one becoming a lot more popular. It’s typically higher in fat than cows’ milk, but has more fatty acids and doesn’t contain agglutinin, which makes milk harder to digest. You can often find it dried at supermarkets or organic shops, but there aren’t currently any stockists of the fresh milk in Canterbury. But if you’re after non-milk milks there is a huge range available, including almond, rice, soy, oat, coconut and hazelnut milk. Almond milk is now a bigger seller than soy milk in the United States, and coconut milk is also

growing in popularity. There are pros and cons of each, as some have more protein, more fat, more sugars or more vitamins and minerals than others. The price can also vary a lot. At Countdown, prices per litre included $2.99 for Vitasoy Rice Milk, $3.69 for Sanitarium Soy Milk, $3.89 for Macro Organic Almond Milk and $4.29 for Sanitarium Coconut Milk. You’ll usually find even more range at organic shops like Piko Whole Foods on Stanmore Rd, where the prices can range from less than $3 to almost $8 per litre. But the flavour will often be the deciding factor, and that comes down to personal preference.

FRIENDS NGATINI Gawler and Thomas Payne have tried different kinds of milks – but they both prefer the classic blue-top. Mr Payne works as a barista in Riccarton, and said he liked to keep it traditional. “I drink full-fat milk because it goes well with my tea. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried soy milk with tea, but I’m not a fan.” But he said he had no preference for any brand, and just went for whichever was cheapest. Ms Gawler a student, also from Riccarton, said she had tried several different milks. Although she didn’t mind the taste of them, she chose blue-top because it was what she grew up with. “I’ll sometimes ask for soy milk in a smoothie or when I go out for coffee.”

The worst scorer was Primo, which was placed in sixth by five of the panel members. Meadow Fresh Calci-Strong, CalciYum and Nippy’s all scored similarly, mostly ranked third, fourth or fifth. But although it had the highest ranking for taste, Consumer NZ warned Lewis Road Creamery milk had more than five times more saturated fat than other brands. Its sugar content was also the highest – about seven teaspoons per glass. Lewis Road Creamery’s marketing director Angela Weeks told Consumer NZ the milk had only three ingredients, cocoa, milk and Whittaker’s Chocolate, which were rich in sugar and fat. “Our aim has been to create a treat, and priced as such, which is about quality over quantity and natural over artificial. We suggest that like all wickedly good things, moderation is a virtue. That’s why we call it a treat – even on the bottle itself,” she said.

CLASSIC: Friends Ngatini Gawler and Thomas Payne of Riccarton, have both tried alternative milks, but prefer full-fat blue top milk. But she usually only kept blue-top at home, because it was simpler. She had noticed milk was expensive, but it hadn’t been enough to put her off buying it.



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Reporter Tom Doudney asked people what they think of this flag design which won economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan’s $20,000 competition and if they wanted the New Zealand flag to be changed at all.

Frank Lyons, retired, of Sockburn: “This design has got too many colours in it and it doesn’t strike me as being particularly interesting really. All the good designs have been taken already, haven’t they? So it gets harder and harder to think of a good one. I’m not overly-fussed about changing the flag – there are more important things to do.”

Paul Mooney, painter, of Avonside: “I hate this design. There are too many straight lines, it needs to have a curve on it. I don’t know if the New Zealand flag should be changed or not.”

Wolf Just, teacher, of Huntsbury: “I don’t like this design. It has got the traditional Union Jack colours in it so why get rid of the one we have at the moment? It does have the Maori black but overall I think it’s a very simplistic design. I don’t think the flag should be changed. I served in the army, that was my flag, it has always been there – why change it?”

Lochlan McKay, engineer, of Riccarton: “This design doesn’t grab me – I don’t know what it represents. I don’t think the flag should be changed. My grandfather went to war so I feel like, until all the war veterans are gone then it should stay the same. Perhaps later it could be changed but for now I think it should be left alone, there are bigger issues.”

Beverley Griffin, retired, of Avonhead: “I’m not too fond of this design. It looks a bit like South Africa’s flag with the angles, which I’m not objecting to. I would like to leave the flag more or less like it is but make some very subtle changes. Also getting a bit of black in it would make it better and differentiate it from the Australian flag which upsets John Key so very much. I would definitely keep the Union Jack.”

Sindy Ead, mall manager, of Hornby: This design is okay, although it’s kind of boring. But if they are going to change it, then I guess, why not this? I have seen a few other designs which are worse than this. I have a Amy Lau, mother, of Kela Feary, lot of friends in the Russley: “This design housewife, of army. There are a lot is not something I Russley: “What of people who have would pick. I don’t does this design died, I’m especially think it is symbolis- actually resemble? thinking of those ing who we really It’s very colourful who have died lately, are. At the end of but I don’t know and are buried with the day, we were a what it is supposed our current flag. I British colony so I to resemble. I’m not just think they have think the Union Jack a fan of it. I don’t done so much for is very appropriate. think the flag should our country using I don’t think they be changed. Our that flag and their should change the men fought under coffins are lowered flag. It’s a big waste that flag and I agree into the ground of money and it that it should stay as with that flag and symbolises who we part of the custom changing it is kind are already so why of the New Zealand of like dismissing change something people.” them.” that doesn’t need to be fixed?”

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PLUSH: The reception area at Hotel Montreal.

The George adds to portfolio

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LUXURY BOUTIQUE hotel, The George, is adding two high-end properties under its growing Brook Serene Hotel Management portfolio. Hotel Montreal, Christchurch’s other Qualmark five-star property opened in 2014, will become part of the portfolio from Friday. It will be called Hotel Montreal by The George. In May The George took on ownership and management of The Regent of Rotorua. Family-owned company TJK NZ and its management company, Brook Serene, has owned and managed The George since 1988. The George’s general manager, Bruce Garrett who has been in the role for 10

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years, will become managing director of the hotel collection. Mr Garrett said the synergies between the hotels and the resources are a perfect fit for The George. “Everything from our style and service, food and beverage to our staff training and sales and marketing is being aligned under our banner,” he said. Developing and retaining good staff has been a large part of the motivation for the company to expand. “This the perfect way to provide exciting career opportunities for our talented staff,” he says. In Christchurch the hotel has 100 staff based at The George and is taking on the 20 staff based at Hotel Montreal. The George has also expanded its reservations and accounts office in Christch-

urch to take the hotels under one team. Mr Garrett says the three-hotel portfolio gives greater opportunity to expand the hotels’ international and group client base. “With two properties in Christchurch we can cater for more small high-end leisure groups, plus high-profile sporting, entertainment and diplomatic groups.” The George’s director of sales and marketing, Jan Stuart, will now represent all three properties. She is heading to Luxperience in Sydney in September, while Mr Garrett will be representing the group on overseas trips to the United States and the United Kingdom later this year. Hotel Montreal is located a minute’s walk from The George.

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Tough issues on TPP agenda

By Dene Mackenzie WORLD TRADE ministers will be in Hawaii this week to tackle the tough decisions needed to finalise a deal aimed at freeing up global commerce. For New Zealand, the future of Pharmac and dairy tariffs are key issues Trade Minister Tim Groser and his team will be discussing. This week has been called the end-game of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with the toughest issues requiring political agreement and painful compromises having been left to the end. Mr Groser said dairy was unquestionably the most important issue for New Zealand as it made up 25 per cent of the country’s export earnings. “It’ll be a bit light this year because of fallen dairy prices, but it’s typically around that. “We’ve got very good deals shaping up in other areas, and the deal for dairy simply isn’t there yet,’’ he told TV3’s The Nation. Dairy was the most important focus he had over the next seven or eight days, Mr Groser said. “We are looking for what we call commercially meaningful access. I’m not going to be dogmatic about how to define that but there’s nothing on the table yet that allows me to recommend to the Cabinet we

CERTAINTY: The United States said it would balance the needs of developing countries to access affordable medicines. should sign this deal at this point. That’s for the next few days. It’s going to be hard yakka.’’ The United States, New Zealand and Australia are pushing hard for Canada to open up its protected dairy market and allow more imports, complaining that the country has not given its trade partners a sign it is ready to talk and is even mulling a TPP without Canada. With a national election set for October, Canada’s Conservative Government was wary of angering farmers by altering the supply management system which keeps dairy and poultry prices artificially high by restricting supply, Reuters reported. Canada’s dairy industry says it supports 215,000 jobs and contributes NZ$22 billion to the

country’s economy. The US also wants TPP countries to agree to protect data used to develop next-generation biological drugs for 12 years, which would be a boon for companies such as Pfizer and Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical. Although such a move would push up the cost of medicines for New Zealand and Australia, the pharmaceutical industry argued it would accelerate the introduction of cheaper, generic drugs by giving developers more certainty. The US said it would balance the needs of developing countries to access affordable medicines. Mr Groser guaranteed New Zealanders the trade deal would not make drugs more expensive for them over the counter.

“I can guarantee that we’ve made it absolutely clear we are not going to dismantle the fundamentals of Pharmac. The provisions that guarantee affordable medicines – we don’t want to change the system of health we’ve got in our country so that people can get medicines only if they can afford it.’’ A draft text released by Wikileaks in March showed countries were seeking exemptions from proposed investment protection rules which would allow companies to sue foreign governments. Australia, whose plain cigarette packaging law was being drafted by Marlboro maker Philip Morris’ Asian arm, was ready to opt out completely. The US floated an exception to the rules for tobacco, sources briefed on the talks said. More broadly, TPP countries have not yet determined how to address tobacco-related public health issues in the agreement. Mr Groser said a deal was being considered that included welldrafted ISDS – investor-state dispute settlement – which was along the model of the dispute settlement divisions included by the previous Labour government in trade deals with China and other countries. They had been found to have caused no problems for New Zealand. - Otago Daily Times

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HE facts and myths of resthomes . . .

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How many people end up in resthomes? INVEST: Instead of wasting asset money, spend it on home upgrades or valuable gifts for future use.

For a start, only one in 20 of all the people over 65 in New Zealand ends up in a resthome. That’s only 5 per cent of the people over 65.

How many types of care are there? There are many kinds of care available: resthomes, hospitals, dementia units and psychogeriatric care.

How much do they cost? On average it seems to be about $45,000 a year. However it can be more if they need extra help, such as dementia or psychogeriatric care.

How much will the Government pay? For a widow/widower or single person needing care, Winz will pay if your assets are below about $220,000. In the case of a couple with one partner living normally at home, Winz will pay if your assets are less than $120,000, excluding car and house.

How can we hide the money and get Winz to pay? You can’t. It is illegal for anyone to deprive themselves of assets so they can get a benefit. In other words, it is illegal to hide or get rid of money deliberately so that Winz has to pay the resthome fees. Remember that the Government does not really have any money so it will look for ways to tighten up on costs such as resthome

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fees. That’s not to say they won’t pay; they will tighten up around the fringes to ensure that you pay if you can.

Should children panic about their inheritance? If your mum or dad have enough assets they must pay the resthome fees, but they will continue to receive national superannuation. Let’s assume your mother is unwell and has to go into a resthome. She is a widow, has a $450,000 house, investments of $120,000 and the usual car and furniture. She has to go into care for $900 a week and, because her assets are more than $220,000 she has to pay. You have the power of attorney and must arrange her financial affairs to pay the $900 a week, or $46,800 yearly. You sell her house, car and other bits and pieces, and so have a total of $600,000, which you invest carefully at 4 per cent gross return a year. Her government superannuation continues to be paid — but at the single rate, not the living-alone rate. Cost at $900 a week: $46,800 $600,000 at 3 per cent in the bank: $18,000 National superannuation:

$14,000 Shortfall: $14,800 $600,000 eroding at $14,800 a year will not make much difference to her assets or your inheritance unless she is in the resthome for a very long time.

How does it work if mum has less money? If she had $400,000 in total assets, it might look like this: Cost at $900 a week: $46,800 3 per cent of $400,000 yearly in the bank: $12,000 National superannuation: $14,000 Shortfall: $20,800 $400,000 eroding at $20,000 a year is still not too bad, given the average life expectancy of someone in rest home is 18 months. If and when her assets get down to about $220,000, Winz takes over paying the fees.

Why should the spouse at home suffer the stress? It is much harsher (but usually rarer) when either husband or wife has to go into resthome care and their partner is still living at home. If they have over $120,000, excluding home and car, they must pay. This can be hard, with the spouse usually at home, lonely, grieving and now having to pay $900 or more a week.

However they can: ■ Buy a funeral plan for $10,000 ■ Gift up to $5500 a year to children, grandchildren or caregivers ■ Upgrade the car ■ Paint the house But do this within reason, especially as the spouse in the resthome may not necessarily live that long. If the spouse at home is healthy or younger, he or she might live another 10, 20, or 30 years and still need that money.

How much should we run around in circles? We want the best care for them, but don’t overreact — getting rid of money is daft. Instead, study the rules and do your calculations. Invest assets so they produce good income (watch the risk). Remember it may not be a long term situation, and thresholds for Winz subsidies are way higher than they used to be. Alan Clarke is a financial and retirement adviser and author. His second book, The Great NZ Work, Money & Retirement Puzzle, is available at Alan is an independent authorised financial adviser (AFA) FSP26532; his disclosure statement is available on request and is free.

So you think you’re using your email contacts well, do you? Problem: Heaps of wasted time. Lost opportunities. Lost relationships. All from almost every person I witness ignoring the contacts section of their email program. Yet it offers you such value. Create a contact Just because you start typing their name in the “to“column and it autofills, doesn’t mean you have that person as a contact. Outlook remembers the last 2000 names you’ve typed. It’s simply autocompleting. To save someone as a contact in Outlook simply drag and drop the email into your contact folder icon. A new contact will open with their name and email address filled. The text of the email will be in the contact to so just scroll down and drag and drop their other address details into the respective fields. Watch how in my Outlook Boot Camp video. 1cf1EYk In Gmail, open the email, hover over the little person icon next to the email address and select “add to contacts”. Once a person becomes your contact you can click on the activity tab of their Outlook contact (2003-2010) or pull up the little grey bar at the bottom of an email to see the activity in the people pane (2010-13). “Activity” includes emails, appointments, tasks, etc. In Gmail, when an email is open on the very right side is a small envelope and a drop down arrow next to it. Click the more actions arrow and “select recent mail from”. Written by Debbie Mayo-Smith speaker, trainer and bestselling author. Debbie works with companies that want more effective staff. For more tips and business ideas sign up for her free monthly newsletter newsletternzh.html

Vinegar, eggs and bicarb a recipe for great hair Last week a reader from Mangawhai with backyard chickens and an abundance of eggs asked for tips for making great omelettes. Jaysee from Waikouaiti replies, “I don’t have an omelette recipe but I do have a use for spare eggs. Being an oily ragger myself I stopped buying shampoo nearly three years ago and now wash my hair in warm water. Once a week I beat an egg, pour it on to my hair and massage it into my scalp. Result — lovely soft and bouncy hair. Follow that with a vinegar rinse and you will be amazed at how lovely your hair is”. It got us thinking about lowcost shampoo and conditioner — and here are a few tips. BMD from Christchurch says:

“For hair conditioner I dilute 25ml cider vinegar with 250ml warm water, then rinse off with warm water. It leaves hair softer.” Janis M from East Providence writes: “We use one to two tablespoons of baking soda in some warm water to shampoo our hair. We use it almost as a paste. Just massage it gently through your hair and scalp and

then rinse with apple cider vinegar, distilled white vinegar or lemon juice. It may take a couple of days for your hair to adjust, but when it does, your hair will look, feel and behave better than ever.” Margs from North Taieri is a convert. “I have been using this for months. My hair didn’t need to ‘adjust’ and I just mix the baking soda in a little warm water and add the white vinegar neat after rinsing the baking soda off with water.” Jean B from Nelson reckons “all your hair needs is a daily sluice with warm water while you have your shower. Before you do this, give your hair a good ‘head down’ brushing. It is almost a year since my hair was

shampooed, and it is softer and silkier than it ever was. Also, my scalp is way healthier.” Auntie from Timaru has sent in a suggestion for low-cost skincare. “This tip is actually from an English actress. The only product she uses to remove makeup and moisturise her face is grapeseed oil. Have used it myself for ages and it’s perfect. I have even used the grape seed oil on my hands and arms.” MEC from Dunedin has this tip to save money when shopping for veges. “Ask around and see if there are any vege buying clubs locally. I discovered one in my neighbourhood, and every week I pay $6 for enough fruit and veges for the three of us.”

Meanwhile, Happy Oily Ragger (with lots of eggs) is still after a great omelette recipe, so please do drop us a line if you have a favourite you would like to share. We are also after soapmaking recipes, and a reader from Taranaki is looking for a “friendly” way to remove damp mould off a bedroom suite. ET from Cantab asks, “Does anyone have a suggestion for home-made eye cream or oil?” Send tips to or write to Living off the Smell of an Oily Rag, PO Box 984, Whangarei. ■ Frank and Muriel Newman are the authors of Living Off the Smell of an Oily Rag in NZ.

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The health benefits of daily exercise are widely known, but seniors facing health and mobility issues may feel working out is beyond their abilities. Resistance training can help those who fear falling or damaging ageing muscles and bones while exercising. For those with health concerns that might make strenuous exercise difficult, resistance training can be an accessible option that provides both physical and mental benefits, a study indicates. “Resistance training — also called strength training — is an especially safe, valuable mode of exercise for seniors,” says Dr Kevin O’Neil, a chief medical officer for Brookdale Senior Living. ‘‘As you age you lose muscle mass, bone density, strength, balance, co-ordination and flexibility — all of which can result in higher risk of falls and increased difficulty performing daily tasks. Resistance training allows seniors to exercise in their own home and can use items found in their house.

The method relies on the use of resistance to build muscle strength. Slow, measured movements are easier and more stable for seniors to perform than the strenuous activity of many types of aerobic exercise. “Smooth, controlled movement gives seniors the benefits of the specific exercise with less risk of injuries or falls,” says Nicholas Swanner, a clinical specialist and healthcare services manager for Brookdale. Before starting any kind of exercise programme, seniors should talk to their doctors. Once they have the go-ahead to begin resistance training, many forms can be beneficial. “Resistance training can include using resistance bands, lifting weights or objects around your home, or using exercise equipment,’’ Swanner says. Some of the exercises included in aquatics, pilates, tai chi and yoga are types of resistance training, and have the added bonus of social interaction when done in groups, he says. “Seniors can benefit from any type of resistance training as long as it’s done safely and is



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plus lower risks of heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and other chronic illnesses, as well as improved cognitive function and mood. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association found that resistance training can positively affect cognitive abilities of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Engaging in exercise for 150 minutes a week can allow seniors to make the most of health benefits. Seniors can exercise in one 30-minute

session three or four days a week if they’re able to, or if that is too strenuous they can break their workouts into 10-minute intervals throughout the week and still reap the benefits. “We always tell our seniors to start low and go slow when they’re beginning an exercise programme,” O’Neil says. “Just 10 minutes a day provides health benefits and can feel much more achievable for seniors. “Exercise duration can then be increased as endurance improves.” Resistance exercises should be done two to three days a week for each muscle group with a day of rest in between. This does not mean that other types of exercise, such as aerobic or flexibility exercises, should not be done on rest days. “Even if a senior has mobility or health issues that hinder aerobic exercise, he or she can still do resistance training,” Swanner says. “Talk to your physician and physical therapist to design a programme that’s right for you.”


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HEN PEOPLE find out that I write about wine there’s a fairly common

reaction. They’ll say, ‘‘Oh, what an awful job!’’ (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.) Then they’ll ask, ‘‘So what’s your favourite one then?’’ To which I’ll reply, ‘‘That’s like asking me to choose between my children!’’ But the other day when the question By Yvonne Lorkin was asked I caught myself blurting out By Yvonne Lorkin ‘‘gewurztraminer!’’ Armies of new Spanish wines When asked why, it was Armies ofthey new Spanish wines are appearing pretty much By Yvonne Lorkin like floodgates opened. are the appearing pretty much everywhere I turn lately and this What’s not toI love about thisthis everywhere turn lately and is brilliant news if you’re partial Armies of new Spanish wines variety? If gewurztraminer was is spicy, brilliant news if you’re partial to smooth quaffers that are appearing pretty much awon’t star, I would be its that torock spicy, smooth quaffers damage your wallet. 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Jelly Tip icecreams have been a part of Kiwi summers for decades. The popularity of this Tip Top delight has spilled over into biscuits and chocolate, with Whittaker’s and Griffin’s incorporating these delicious flavours into their own creations. Award-winning Auckland eatery Al Brown’s Depot took up the challenge to make its own Jelly Tip creations.

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this wine won the trophy for Champion Gewurztraminer at the Royal Easter Show 2012 — it’s just fabulous. Opulent but elegant at the same time, just superb, an absolute joy to drink.

Ataahua Waipara Gewurztraminer 2011 $22 ★★★1⁄2 Crafted from young vines grown in a tiny, North Canterbury site, these grapes have been handpicked and ‘‘foot-stomped’’ before the juice is left to soak on its skins for three days to extract textural complexity. Dry, spicy and edged with lemongrass, lychee and has a zingy-fresh finish. Good stuff indeed.

sweet or dry style. Once you’ve Misha’s Vineyard ‘The tried one or two you’ll never Gallery’ have a problem picking it out in Gewurztraminer 2012 a blind tasting ever again. So why isn’t it more popular? $31 ★★★★★ Like most aromatics — the good Sweetly perfumed with ones aren’t cheap (although Lawson’s Dry Hills nectarine and lychee, soft, there are good examples around Marlborough HIT A WOBBLE: Al Brown’s Depot’s Jelly Tip Sundae (left) and Jelly Tip Salad. ginger, cinnamon and hints of $15-$20), and maybe people are Gewurztraminer 2011 honeysuckle. What I really love reluctant to try it because it’s a isvincotto, the succulent, bit tricky to pronounce (no-one $23 ★★★★ seasoncleansing with herb burst salt masher or fork until you reach a ofand flavour andPlace its vibrant, dry wants to look like a womble in pepper. on a dessert jam-like consistency. Continue of New best- until and shoulder-shaking tastiness front of atwo waiter). But Isalad. was in a Serves as a side plate or sundae cup and layer with One cooking for Zealand’s about 5 minutes known gewurztraminer on the finish. Gorgeous. restaurant the other day and I vanilla goat’s whip. Sprinkle with the fruit breaks down, then add producers has released a wine overheard a man say ‘‘Um, I’ll raw cacao beans, or dark the chia seeds andoncook a INGREDIENTS with subtle spices the for nose have a glass of the gee wizz’’, chocolate nibs. Garnish with further minute. Remove from heat and boasts a palate packed with and I thought that was great. Haythornthwaite lipsmacking acidity, warming So here’s a selection from my 300g cooked baby beetroot freeze-dried raspberries. and let cool and thicken for about Susan Martinborough alcohol and aIfwhack of white latest gewurztraminer (roasted or poached) tasting 15 minutes. you want a nutrition Dry Gewurztraminer peach whole lotta adventures and I really hope 100g good quality goat’s boost,and addamore chia seeds! Put lusciousness. you’ll try them too. 2010 $28 ★★★ cheese in an airtight container and keep in 100g probiotic yoghurt fridge for up to two weeks. Made by Martinborough’s Dry River Bunch 1 vanilla pod, Tahitian vanilla Dark Chocolate Sauce: Melt gewurztraminer specialist, this Vinoptima Reserve Selection Raspberry vincotto or isINGREDIENTS a lean, mineral-driven, higherbutter, chocolate and coconut oil Gewurztraminer 2008 Martinborough alcohol style with a seam of raspberry vinegar in a double boiler, stirring $96 ★★★★★ fennel and white great Gewurztraminer 2011 Probiotic vanillapeach. frozenAyoghurt Dark chocolate nibs: 72 per occasionally, when it is This new release from New food wine, but very different to $50 ★★★★★ or coconut yoghurt cent raw cacao nibs — for completely melted it will separate, Zealand’s crown prince of their other ‘‘Susan’’ gewurz, Raspberry Chia Seed Jelly: 1 garnish so whisk back together, keep at Glossy, golden and gorgeous in gewurztraminer from his singlewhich is a traditional, sweetercup wine. frozen or fresh raspberries, variety Freeze-dried raspberries to room temperature until required, the glass. There’s a honeyed, winery situated in style 1 tbsp maple syrup (the good garnish yellow plum and will last fiveOrmond days. If itregion does set raisin-like, Gisborne’s is just peach in this wine, simply Scented stuff — 100 per cent pure), 3 Herb character salt — 1 good pinch (dried boil thesublime. kettle and drop it with in the top which offers rosemary, scrumptious, grilled peach,ofturkish Waimea tbsp water,Nelson 2 tbsp chia seeds basil,also tarragon, for a couple minutesdelight to turn grilled peach aniseoregano, and honeyed and rose caramel, thishave winejust has Dark Chocolate Sauce: 100g chervil, parsley, salt) back to liquid . . . you Gewurztraminer 2011 flavours. One sip of this wine a seamless elegance, cleansing coconut oil, 110g dark Cracked black pepper small made ice cap!! $24 ★★★★★ will offer incredibly silky—texture sweetness and is powerfully 72 per cent pinch Achocolate triumph of(min tongue-tingling, and a decadent, indulgent length structured. cocoa),fruit, 100glychee, organic butter, TOAmazing. ASSEMBLE tropical of flavour. No question, a If I could give it six honeysuckle andnibs rose (min petal72 per stars I would. magical example. dark chocolate METHOD flavours. No surprises to why Place a spoonful of raspberry chia cent cocoa) or cacaoas nibs



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with YVONNE LORKIN Cava's name comes from the Spanish word for an underground cellar. Speaking of “under” – they’re typically lower in alcohol than most table wines.


Vega Barcelona Cava, $16.95 ★★★ 1/2

Sweet with a wee kick

Pillowy soft mousse and aromas of white peach, brulee and a hint of gentle By Jo Raphael chalkiness give ‘‘It’s a bit of a girlie drink,’’ I complexity thought, whichto is probably whythis I was recruited to review Spanish this sparkler. new brand A of limoncello. However, what blend of 30 per it lacks in its initial appeal, Lemon:Cello cent macabeo, makes up for in flavour. Its 35 per cent scent hits you heady, lemony 35 per first,xarello, then you get the syrupycent sweet mouthfeel. Italians serve parellada, thislimoncello fizz is gently chilled anboasts after-dinner dryas and a clean, tangy digestivo, but note on the green apple I tried it neat, withfinish. soda water and with lemonade, but undoubtedly the best way to experience Lemon:Cello is over vanilla icecream. Brewed Craftedinfrom 80 per cent Tauranga by and 20 per cent macabeo Michael, chardonnay, Irmengard and this Tobiis a superb Deinlein — whoexample are of German with Italian heritage deliciously — Lemon:Cello dry and bonyhas less of a kick than traditional bubbles,but is still a worthy limoncello, whichtoboasts addition a cocktail. delicate Girlie or not, I’d happily drink this as an alternative to breadcrust standard spirits. characters,

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snappy apple and pear, and a squeak of lime on the finish. Lovely stuff indeed.

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Each number represents a different letter of the alphabet. Write the given letters into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out which letters are represented by the other numbers. As you get the letters, write them into the main grid and the reference grid. Decoder uses all 26 letters of the alphabet.



11 12 13





18 20



22 23




ACROSS 1. 4000 sq km area of water popular with boaties, most of it is in a marine park (7,4) 8. Attack (7) 9. Informal language (5) 10. Word which follows Upper, Lower and Mount (4) 11. Round building or room (7) 12. Vase (3) 13. Prayer ending (4) 15. Quieten (4) 17. Honey producer (3) 19. Advanced in years (7) 20/23. Site of 1995 disaster in Paparoa National Park in which 14 people died (4,5) 24. Visualise (7) 25. Feeling of responsibility (5,2,4)

DOwn 1. Track which goes through Nelson Forest Park (6) 2. Troubled (5) 3. Water (4) 4. Newly-qualified hospital doctor (6) 5. Disturb (8) 6. Evasive talk (7) 7. Popular surfing town (6) 12. Intact (8) 14. Lunacy (7) 16. Save from danger (6) 17. Recognition for a reporter (2-4) 18. Cure (6) 21. Farewell (5) 22. Part of the leg (4)





Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.

How many words of three or more letters can you make, using each letter only once? Plurals are allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning with a capital. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good 7 Very Good 9 Excellent


It’s like sudoku: each vertical and horizontal line has to contain the numbers 1-6, and the numbers can’t be repeated in any row or column. But it’s sudoku with a twist: The numbers in each heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must produce the number in the top corner. For example, 5+ means the numbers add up to 5, 9x means the numbers multiply to equal 9. TIP: Numbers can be repeated in a cage, as long as they are not in the same line or row. © 2015 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved

KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy LLC

SOLUTIOn 1577 The Across: 6. Garlic, 7. Pukeko, 10. Opposed, 11.number Polka, Kirk, 13.that Tepid, 16. improves your arithmetic Horse, 17. Beer, 20. Model, 21. Tableau, 22. Napier, 23. Snatch. Down: 1. A Good Keen Man, 2. Prepare, 3. First, 4. Culprit, 5. Realm, 8. Orange HOW TO PLAY 14. Boulder, 15. Beneath, 18. Adept, 19. Ebony. roughy, 9. Adversity,

Number FuN 2 Digits 03 10 53 93 3 Digits 093 300 301

325 345 434 457 644 794 947 4 Digits 1547

4702 7334 7789 8836 9984

7 Digits 0934033 2281244

8 Digits 26431137 5 Digits 30687411 14538 49535675 24791 52938763

0 3

2 4 7 9 1



2 4 7 9 1

0 3

0 9 3 4 0 3 3

WORDBUILDER eth, hem, het, hey, met, meth, myth, the, them, they, thy, thyme, yet.


7 3 7 0 8 7 6 9 9 8 4 7 7 4 3 1 1 3 0 1 4



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7 3 0 5 7 0 9 3 8 7 6 3 9 9 8 4 6 4 7 0 4 7 4 3 4 3 1 1 3 3 0 1 4

1 4 4 5 5 2 9 3 3 2 5 8 8 3 6 1 5 4 2 6 4 9 4 7 3 4 5


1 4 4 5 2 9 3 2 5 8 8 3 1 5 2 6 9 4 7 3 4 5



WORDBUILDER eth, hem, het, hey, met, meth, myth, the, them, they, thy, thyme, yet.

NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Hauraki Gulf, 8. Assault, 9. Slang, 10. Hutt, 11. Rotunda, 12. Urn, 13. Amen, 15. Lull, 17. Bee, 19. Elderly, 20/23. Cave Creek, 24. Imagine, 25. Sense of duty. Down: 1. Heaphy, 2. Upset, 3. Aqua, 4. Intern, 5. Unsettle, 6. Flannel, 7. Raglan, 12. Unbroken, 14. Madness, 16. Rescue, 17. By-line, 18. Remedy, 21. Adieu, 22. Calf.


NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Hauraki Gulf, 8. Assault, 9. Slang, 10. Hutt, 11. Rotunda, 12. Urn, 13. Amen, 15. Lull, 17. Bee, 19. Elderly, 20/23. Cave Creek, 24. Imagine, 25. Sense of duty. Down: 1. Heaphy, 2. Upset, 3. Aqua, 4. Intern, 5. Unsettle, 6. Flannel, 7. Raglan, 12. Unbroken, 14. Madness, 16. Rescue, 17. By-line, 18. Remedy, 21. Adieu, 22. Calf.


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The partnership of Sharon Liane CoLLinS & John KTenidiS, (Ms S L Collins & Mr J Ktenidis, 51a Bowenvale avenue, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022) has made application to the district Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of an on LiCenCe in respect of the premises situated at 195 Marine Parade, known as SaLT on The Pier.

CANTERBURY INDOOR BOWLS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED, (The Secretary, PO Box 24220, Eastgate, Christchurch 8642) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 25 Kearneys Road known as CANTERBURY INDOOR BOWLS ASSOCIATION CLUBROOMS.


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The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 2.00am the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch district Licensing Committee, Civic offices, 53 hereford Street, Christchurch.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: SPORT CLUB. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 10.00am to 11.00pm.


The application may be inspected during ordinary office 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 granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Christhcurch district Licensing Committee, Po Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

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 newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the only publication of this notice.

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HALSWELL UNITED ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB INCORPORATED (The Secretary, Halswell United Association Football Club Incoporated, PO Box 37167, Halswell, Christchurch 8245) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of an CLUB LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 301 Halswell Road known as HALSWELL UNITED ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence: SPORT CLUB. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 12.00 midday to 11.00pm. 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.

THE INSTITUTION LIMITED, (Ms Kat Mccorkindale, The Institution, 28 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 28 New Regent Street known as THE INSTITUTION. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: TAVERN.

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 Southern Mex Limited, Steven Goodgame of 58 Westgrove Avenue, Avonhead, Christchurch has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of a On Licence in respect of the premises situated at R09 The Runway, Wigram Skies, known as Mexicali Fresh. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is to operate as a restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday — 9.00am 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 22 July 2015, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the granting of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication was made on 22 July, 2015.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office 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.

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.

This is the only publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.

SALE AND SUPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 T WORK LIMITED (Ms Joyce Tang, Little Taipei Restaurant, 507 Papanui Road, Papanui, Christchurch) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the RENEWAL of an ON LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 507 Papanui Road known as LITTLE TAIPEI RESTAURANT. The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is: RESTAURANT. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 11.00am to 11.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office 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 granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, in the newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. This is the first publication of this notice.

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The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 2.00am the following day.

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The Star requires delivery personnel in all areas of Christchurch for our waiting list. The work involves door-to-door delivery of The Star newspaper on a Wednesday and Friday. If you are interested please call 3772427 or e-mail or complete and return this coupon date: name: address: phone # email: age (if under 13) Christchurch Star Circulation Department Freepost 155865 CHRISTCHURCH


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CLEANERS REQUIRED Shirley area (Palms Mall) Monday to Friday 6am-8.30am Saturday & Sunday 6am-8.30am

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TRADE COORDINATOR Support the team of this hire company in the construction industry. Interesting mix of office and yard work. Career opportunity and advancement.

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The responsibilities of tree owners and Orion under the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 Orion New Zealand owns and operates the electricity distribution network in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers and from the Canterbury coast to Arthur’s Pass. Trees touching power lines account for 10-20% of all unplanned power outages on our network. If you see a tree touching a power line, or any other hazardous tree condition, please contact us immediately on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898.

Orion’s tree management programme Orion’s tree management programme is largely governed by the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003. Our programme involves education, monitoring and the cut / trim or removal of trees that threaten to come into contact with power lines. Through this programme we work with tree owners to minimise the risk of their trees touching power lines.

This advertisement provides a general notice of the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 and the dangers of trees near power lines. More detail on these issues can be found on our website or by phoning us on 03 363 9898.

We currently undertake periodic cutting or trimming of vegetation within the notice zone. The intent of this cutting or trimming is to support safety and reduce the risk of power outages. This periodic cutting or trimming by us does not remove the tree owner’s responsibilities and in the case of fast growing species may not be sufficient to ensure that trees remain outside of the growth limit zone.

The Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 The regulations set out the responsibilities of electricity line companies and tree owners. The purpose of the regulations is to protect the safety of the public and help to ensure a secure supply of electricity. The regulations: • define safe separation distances between trees and power lines • specifies who is responsible for ensuring clearances are maintained • places potential liability on the tree owner if any damage or accident occurs due to trees touching power lines. (Note that the word “trees” includes all types of vegetation, including shrubs, hedges and climbing vines.)

If Orion becomes aware of a tree which is within the ‘Notice zone’ (see Tree “A” in the diagram below) then we are required to issue the tree owner with a Hazard Warning notice. For trees within the ‘Growth limit zone’ (see Tree “B” in the diagram below) we are required to issue the tree owner with a Cut or Trim notice. What is a hazard warning notice? If a tree is within the “Notice zone” (see Tree “A” in the diagram), we are required to issue a hazard warning notice to the tree owner.

What are the dangers? Trees near power lines need to be trimmed or removed for the following reasons: • children like to climb trees and when trees are close to power lines there is a risk of serious injury or death • in severe weather conditions, vegetation can become electrically “live” and may electrocute anyone or anything that touches it • while a tree may not touch a power line in fine weather, branches can bend or break in wind or snow storms, causing serious damage and possibly prolonged power outages • in dry conditions, electrical sparking caused by branches or windblown debris on lines may cause fires.

Notice zone

Tree “B”

Tree “A”

Minimum distances required between trees and power lines The minimum distances that must be maintained between trees and power lines, defined in the regulations, are outlined in the diagram to the right. A common sense approach, by tree owners trimming trees early, will generally prevent trees touching power lines. To maintain a safe distance from power lines some trees require cutting or trimming more frequently than other trees, but if it is determined that cutting or trimming cannot satisfactorily meet the requirement then removing the tree is recommended. Other situations may require trees to be felled because they are at a distance that is considered to be a hazard due to falling during storms or being diseased.

Growth limit zone

Power line

Notice zone

Growth limit zone

66kV (high voltage)

5.0 metres

4.0 metres

33kV (high voltage)

3.5 metres

2.5 metres

11kV (high voltage)

2.6 metres

1.6 metres

400V/230V (low voltage)

1.5 metres


0.5 metres V = Volts; kV = kilo Volts ie 1,000 Volts

1) These distances are from the power line, not the power pole 2) These distances are a minimum and apply in all conditions including high wind or snow 3) In most instances the power lines that go to a house or building are low voltage power lines. Power lines that go down a street may be low or high voltage. A hazard warning notice alerts the tree owner that the tree has encroached the notice zone and that if it encroaches the “Growth limit zone” (see Tree “B” in the diagram) a cut or trim notice may be immediately given to the tree owner (see above).


Trimming trees near power lines Trimming trees near power lines can be extremely hazardous and the dangers should not be underestimated. Contact with a power line can cause: • • • • • •

injury or death to yourself, family or passers by injury or death to livestock damage to property and other trees damage to electrical appliances damage to power supply facilities damage to third parties.

The growth limit zone is the area around a power line which trees must not encroach even in windy or snow conditions. The notice zone is a distance one metre beyond the growth limit zone. What is a cut or trim notice? If we become aware that a tree has encroached on the “Growth limit zone”, we will give notice in writing to the tree owner that the tree must be cut or timed to maintain the distances prescribed in the regulations, and the timeframes for action. If no action is taken Orion may then trim the tree and seek to recover costs. Who pays for the cut or trim? Orion is responsible for the first cut of trees near power lines, where the first cut is on a property basis, not owner basis. We have already met this obligation by completing a first cut of vegetation on all our lines. The tree owner will need to organise and pay for any subsequent and future cuts or trims. We are happy to provide tree owners with a list of approved arborists who can carry out this work, and also advise the best solution given the circumstances.

We recognise that the public is not always experienced in tree trimming, so we are happy to advise you on this. We can arrange for trees near power lines to be trimmed at your cost. If, however, you prefer to arrange your own tree trimming, we recommend you hire professionals with the necessary expertise and safety procedures to competently carry out this work.

What fines can be imposed? A tree owner commits an offence where a cut or trim notice is given, and without reasonable excuse, the tree owner fails to have the tree cut or trimmed and/or fails to advise us of the time and location of the cut or trim.

If you or someone working for you intends to work within 4 metres of power lines, a close approach consent is required from Orion before you start. As a tree owner you may be liable for any damage caused by carrying out trimming or felling of trees.

A person who commits such an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000. If the offence continues, that person is also liable for a further fine of not more than $500 for every day or part day during which the offence continues.

Contact us if in any doubt about your tree We aim to work with tree owners to ensure safety is maintained and power outages are minimised. We will actively work with tree owners to see trees are trimmed or cut before regulatory powers are applied. However, as we wish to ensure the safety and security of the public, we will use the regulations where necessary.

ORION NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch 8053 PO Box 13896, Christchurch 8141 PHONE +64 3 363 9898

Please contact us or an approved Orion tree trimming contractor to help with your trees, or to discuss your options. Orion New Zealand Limited owns and operates the electricity distribution network in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers.

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Sunday - MullHawks with support Hydrolic Circus; Bad Surfers; and Jason Lockhorst (Amura). •Farrington’s Tavern, 119 Farrington Ave: Wednesday 7.30pm - Henare. •Fiona Pears & Band, She Universe Café,Governors Bay : Friday 6pm, c/c. •GBC, Garden Hotel, 110 Marshland Rd: Friday 6pm Rhonda Campbell. •Gustav's (The Woolston Tannery), Garlands Rd: Saturday 8pm - the Warratahs 'Run Away Days' album release, c/c. •Hornby Working Men’s Club, Carmens Rd, Hornby: Friday 7pm - Robbie Drew. Saturday 4.30pm - Barross; 8pm - The Dealers. •Jane’s Bar, 271 Stanmore Rd: Tonight 7pm - Open Mic. Sunday 7pm - Live Blues Rock. •Mackenzies Hotel, Pages Rd: Friday - Mammoth. Saturday 12 Gauge. •Mak Tavern, 1276 Main North Rd, Kainga: Friday - Ignition. Saturday - Antix. Sunday - Mammoth. •Mashina Lounge, Peterborough St: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Friday 8pm - Assembly Required. 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Allen St Rock Club hosts two tours this weekend...

Legendary NZ rock and metal bands Head Like A Hole and 8 Foot Sativa on Saturday night and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Sunday night.

HLAH hit the road to celebrate the recent release their 6th album 'Narcocorrido'. HLAH have been a part of New Zealand’s rock landscape since 1990. They continue to deliver album after album and have been noted as being one of the finest live rock acts to come out of NZ. They have recently engaged Simon Nichols on bass allowing Head Like a Hole to experiment in song writing.

8 Foot Sativa are a household name, not only in their native West Auckland, but throughout NZ. With a catalogue going back to 2002’s Hate Made Me right through to 2013’s The Shadow Masters they promise to deliver and uncompromising, raw and power filled set. Head Like A Hole and 8 Foot Sativa on stage together is the perfect storm!



Kings of the road, titans of country soul, brothers of the backbeat, The Warratahs celebrate the release of their new album at Gustav's in the Woolston Tannery, Garlands Rd this Saturday night. 'Runaway Days' is the 7th studio album from The Warratahs in an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years. A career which has won the band the affection of the New Zealand public, has entertained hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders at countless live performances in halls, clubs and pubs all around the country and has given us some great songs that are truly a valuable part of New Zealand Music. Tickets are just twenty-five dollars or free if you buy the new album, pre-sale tickets can be exchanged at the door on the night for a copy of 'Run Away Days'.

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion drops in on Christchurch as part of a NZ tour to promote their new long-player, 'Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015'. The New York City trio has been delivering their brand of 'nasty, strong rock n roll' for over two decades. Catch them at Allen St Rock Club on Sunday night.

Iconic country fiddler Marian Burns is currently touring with two young southern fiddle stars, Vanessa Harvey and Michaela Roy. The 24 date tour sees them at La Vida Centre, 34 Hansons Lane on Tuesday at 11am. Joining them with be singers Susan Boland and John Cameron, and pianist Paul Carnegie–Jones.

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At 63 and still taking running, Eighteen years ago, Bryan McCorkindale took up running on the spur of the moment. Now 63, he has broken the world record for distance covered by someone his age in a 12-hour race, and has his sights set on breaking the 24-hour record later this year. Andrew Voerman reports BRYAN McCorkindale’s first run barely took him anywhere. Around 1997, he had been sitting behind the wheel of a truck, when he felt his belly bouncing up and down as he went over speed bumps, and decided to do something about it. “So I just pulled on a pair of shorts that night, and got 500m down the road and I’d absolutely had it, so I had to walk home, and I was very embarrassed about that.” Slowly, but surely, he built up his capacity – running 1km, then 2km, then 10km – to the point where after a year of training, he entered his first marathon, which he ran in a time of 3hr, 27min. Today, his personal best in that event is 2hr, 57min – and he’s also shed more than 20kg, down from 90 to about 67. And he hasn’t stopped

at 42.195km either. His move into ultramarathons, which are any race over a distance longer than that, came when he returned from an overseas holiday in 2009. His wife, Janice, had seen that there was a 100km race on the following weekend, and asked if he wanted to try it out. “That was a big step up from a marathon, but I gave it a go, and that’s when I got hooked.” “It was a race that really suited me, where I didn’t have natural speed, but I could just keep going. There’s a huge amount of pain, and you don’t feel pretty flash afterwards, but it’s the race that I enjoy the most I think.” The next step up was to 100 miles (160.934km), a distance he first attempted in a race around Mt Taranaki in November 2010, where he finished first in a time of 16hr and 16min. Making that leap was a real eye opener, says McCorkindale, who had no idea what he was getting himself into. “There’s a lot to learn in running a long race – just pace judgment, and how you cope mentally is a very big part of it. You’re almost thinking as much about how you’re training your mind as you do the rest of your body. “I had no idea what to expect

or what I was going to feel. I was totally unprepared for the pain that I was getting into at that stage. That’s probably what shocked me the most, just how much pain there is, but also quite pleasantly, how much you can endure.” That performance saw him selected to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth 24-hour championships, which were held in Wales in September the following year. In that race, his first ever at that distance, he finished fifth, covering 222.373km, 78m more than fellow New Zealander Wayne Botha. With a third Kiwi, Alexander McKenzie, 6km further back in 11th, their combined efforts were good enough for third in the teams event. And from there, those extreme events have become McCorkindale’s forte. He’s completed five 24-hour races altogether – the Commonwealths; three world championships, where his best finish was 89th with a distance of 210.757km, in the Netherlands in 2013, a race run in horrible weather; and one in Sydney in June last year, where he won with a personal best of 223.743km. There’s no way to really prepare for running that distance – he isn’t out running for 12 hours or 24 hours every few weeks – but he does have a training regime that would make most people blanch. He runs every day, mostly on the roads surrounding the village of Tai Tapu where he lives, sometimes with Janice, who is also a keen runner. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, he starts each day with an hour on the road – nothing too serious, but no small ask either.

Whitelock follows brother into role By Andrew Voerman AS WITH most things he has done in rugby, new Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock is following in the footsteps of an older brother. In this case, it’s George, the eldest of the Whitelock clan, who have all moved down from the Manawatu and made the province their sporting home, who he is emulating. Canterbury coach Scott Robertson has chosen Luke to replace the departing Willi Heinz as captain for the upcoming ITM Cup campaign; Heinz himself was a replacement for George, who led the side from 2009 to 2013, a period where they won five titles. Luke’s task will be to ensure last season, Canterbury’s first without the trophy since 2007, was only a blip, and he’s soaked up plenty of

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and there’s a few that come on, so everyone’s got a role to play, some more than others, in different areas.” Luke didn’t make as many appearances during the Crusaders’ Super Rugby campaign as he would have liked, and said he had a clear area of his game to focus on improving. “For me it’s just about having more of an impact on the field, whether that’s with the ball in hand or without the ball. If you can do some of those things, you’ll have a greater impact on the game.” Canterbury’s preparations for the upcoming campaign have begun in earnest this week, with their first pre-season game this Friday in Wellington. They will have another against Counties Manukau up north next week, before the season proper begins on August 15, with an away game against Otago in Dunedin.

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fitness to the extreme On Tuesdays, he does 20km, up and down a hill, over and over again; on Thursdays, he does 24km, putting in a full effort, and on Saturdays, he and Janice like to take to the Port Hills. Then on Sundays, he runs 42km, a distance better known as a marathon. And, he ends every one of those days with 7km to warm down. Over all those runs, he’s figured out a few things about how the sport works – and it begins with pain. “All endurance events, whether it’s running, or climbing, or whatever you’re doing – it’s all about pain management – that’s what stops you, or slows you down, so it’s just a matter of turning that around. “I did a 100km race up in Taupo once, and I got to about 75km and I was thinking to myself – gosh, the further I go, the more it’s going to hurt, and if you turn that around to the more I hurt, the further I’ve gone, suddenly you’re almost seeking that pain, because you know it’s going to get you that much further.” Being able to make that flip, requires a great deal of mental strength, an area of the sport where McCorkindale thinks he’s been able to benefit from his age. “That’s the advantage of ultramarathons for an old runner like me. The mental side is a very big part of it. If you’re doing a sprint 100m, or 1500m, it’s almost 99 per cent physical ability. As you get into longer distances like marathons, the mental side starts to take a bigger role, but in ultramarathons, it’s a very big part of it, and while the younger guys might be 20 per cent physically better than me, I try and make it up by having strength and stamina mentally

RECORD BREAKER: Bryan McCorkindale broke the world record for men aged 60-64 in a 12-hour race in Sydney last month. you’re hurting like hell, there’s still as an average pace, if I maintain better than them.” that for another two hours, where a long way to go, there’s people The 12-hour and 24-hour races karked out on the side of the will I be – all that sort of thing. tend to be held on small circuits, “It does get more difficult – you track, there’s people vomiting, it’s anywhere between 400m and 2km lose your mental ability more and a real mess – to be able to cope long, with runners doing lap after mentally with that, and still think more as the race progresses, but lap after lap after lap. I’ve got another 10 or 12 hours to you always have a crew, and I’ve McCorkindale prefers a 400m go, the young guys don’t have any been very fortunate to have my track - the stock standard for any advantage at all.” wife and daughter for crews on athletic event – and has develMcCorkindale called on all of the 12 and 24-hour races that I’ve oped strategies to keep his mind these lessons last month, when he from wandering, or drifting, as he done, and you rely on them toheaded to Sydney, to attempt to tally in the last eight to 10 hours, goes round and round the same break the 12-hour world record to make sure that you’re taking landmarks and features. for men aged 60-64, which was the right number of electrolytes “I occupy my mind as much as held by Frenchman Max Courtiland drinking enough. possible just doing mental arithlon, who ran 132.167km in April “When it gets to midnight, or metic – how long have the last 10 2 o’ clock in the morning, it’s cold, 1988. laps taken, what does that equal

It has stood for so long that at first he was a little bit wary. “You can guarantee that a lot of people have tried and failed to get there; and that made me think, well, if they’ve failed, then why do I think I can do it? “But I thought it was worth giving a go.” McCorkindale went across the ditch with a clear game plan. He would run 68km in the first six hours, at a speed of 11.3km/h; then 32km in the next three hours, and 32 more in the final three hours, dropping his pace down to 10.7km/h. That, he says, is almost exactly how it unfolded. He built up enough of a buffer that he was able to get away with two slow laps to finish, running 132.565km, beating the old mark by a smidge under 400m – the equivalent of one lap out of the 331 and a bit he ran in total. Although he was aware that he’d done it straight away, he knew it would take a while to sink in. “You’re so exhausted, but I do remember my daughter saying to me, ‘are you happy?’ and I said ‘I will be.’” McCorkindale has one race left at these extreme distances, a 24-hour event in Auckland at the start of October, where he will again attempt to break the agegroup record. He will be challenging a mark of Courtillon’s for the second time this year, of 240.790km, which was set in the UK in 1990. He needs to improve on his current personal best by 17km, which he knows will be a challenge. “Getting the 12-hour record, I felt was reasonably achievable; getting the 24, everything’s going to have to be absolutely perfect.”

ITM scene new to returning McIntyre By Andrew Voerman CAMERON McIntyre feels like one of the new guys. That might sound odd, considering that at 34, he’s the oldest member of a Canterbury squad that has an average age of 23 when you don’t include those away with the All Blacks, but he makes a good point. He last played for Canterbury nine years ago, and since then, the game has gone through a number of changes. He says coming back into an ITM Cup environment has presented quite the learning curve. “I’m actually basically one of the new guys really, because I’m learning all the new systems and the different ways the game is played now, so that’s enjoyable for me and a bit of a challenge.” After leaving Canterbury, McIntyre first headed to Castres in

France, where he stayed until 2010, before moving to Japan, where he played first with the NEC Green Rockets, Cameron and later with McIntyre Toyota Verblitz. He was already planning to move back to New Zealand, when he received a message from Canterbury coach Scott Robertson. “I’ve been playing in Japan the last few years, and I just had an email from Razor (Scott Robertson) that they were looking for another option at 10 and 12. They’d sort of got wind that I’d done my time in Japan and was coming home. I’ve always said “I’d never be retired until I was officially retired, so as long as I’d kept fit, and still

RETURN: Cameron McIntyre has returned to Canterbury’s ITM Cup squad after a nine-year absence. felt like I was able to get out there, I’ll still keep playing. “I’ve had a couple of injuries the last few years, but running around with these boys and the young guys, it’s made me feel a bit younger, and it doesn’t feel like that long ago I was actually out there.” He was set to play for Marist

Albion during the club season, before tearing the tendon off the back of his arm during his first game back, and is now waiting for his surgeon to give him the all clear to return to action. “I’m doing 90 per cent of the training, it’s just that last bit of contact that I’m not involved with at the moment. So I’ll get that over

the next couple of weeks and I’ll be all good to go.” Robertson said the side were targeting round two, and Canterbury’s first home game, against Counties Manukau for McIntyre’s return, though whether he plays more as a first or second-five is still up in the air. He’s been playing at 10 for the last nine years, but seems happy enough to move inside if required to. “Pretty much the day I left here, I played 99 per cent of my rugby at 10. “I wanted to keep playing 12 when I left, but once you get overseas, they sort of like their foreigners to be playing 10 a lot – the foreigners are a bit more dominant than the local players. I couldn’t do too much really – I was playing every week at 10 and doing really well.”


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