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SUCCESS: Christchurch Girls’ High School swimmer Hannah Bates is raising money to get to the Commonwealth Youth Games. She holds medals from the Australian age group swimming champs. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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RAM-RAIDERS have smashed their way into two local businesses in recent days. Police were alerted to the ram-raid-style burglary of Henry’s Liquor store on Yaldhurst Rd at about 2.20am yesterday. The offenders, driving a silver Nissan Primera, reversed through the glass front doors into the store, leaving the car running. Two people got out of the Nissan, took alcohol and removed it from the store. A second vehicle, a dark-coloured sedan, pulled up into the forecourt and the alcohol was loaded into it. Three offenders left the scene in the dark-coloured sedan heading east along Yaldhurst Rd. When police arrived at the scene, the Nissan was still running, parked in the store. Police inquiries revealed that the Nissan had been stolen from a Riccarton address, around 4pm on Sunday. Early on Friday, burglars in a stolen Subaru smashed their way into Big Save Furniture, Blenheim Rd, and stole a $7200 leather lounge suite. •Turn to page 6

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IT’S GREAT to see young people putting in the hard yards to achieve their sporting goals. On page 1 today Christchurch Girls’ High School’s Hannah Bates is doing just that as she continues on her promising swimming path. In July she’s off to the Bahamas for a Commonwealth meet, which could help springboard her to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Realistically though, she is looking further ahead to the 2024 Olympics when she will be in her mid-20s and at the top of her game. The hard yards are getting up just after 5am to train for a couple of hours, off to school and then when she gets home it’s back into the pool again. There’s a quiz night in July and a givealittle page to help Hannah achieve her goals. Support them. – Barry Clarke

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News Police do U-turn over bylaw By Andrew King A BYLAW to prevent loitering and anti-social behaviour around the Riccarton bus lounge may not be workable, police now say. City council staff have been instructed to investigate how a bylaw would work around the troublesome bus lounge on Riccarton Rd by the HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board. Ironically, the possibility of a bylaw was first raised by another Riccarton community constable Aaron Thorn in Helen a Western News Beaumont opinion article. He said his suggestion was “warmly received by the city council.” Police now appear to have done a U-turn on the bylaw issue. Since opening in 2015, the Riccarton bus lounge has been a hot-spot for trouble-causing youth, which is affecting surrounding businesses. But Senior Constable Ken Carter said the bylaw appears to be “non-workable” after discussions with the city council and a new tact is required.

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“We need to be looking at the provision in the Trespass Act to see if we could extend the powers inside the bus lounge out onto the street,” he said. Currently, police have permission from the city council to trespass from the bus lounge, but Senior Constable Carter said if that extended out onto the street it might work. City council head of strategic policy Helen Beaumont said no decisions have yet been made in

regards to a bylaw, but they are considering looking into using the Trespass Act. “Staff are still in the process of preparing advice and will report back to the Halswell-HornbyRiccarton Community Board,” she said. Senior Constable Carter is a community officer in the Riccarton area and has seen the trouble that can happen at the bus lounge. “It seems to be worse during

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school holidays where we have quite a few young people congregating and that leads to trouble,” he said. “They are not all bad kids, it is just that pack mentality.” Any new idea, he said, needs to not breach the Bill of Rights. “With a bylaw, we would have trouble enforcing it,” he said. Senior Constable Carter said police and city council staff will meet in June to discuss the options.

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Library named: Place of many eels By Julia Evans PLACE OF many eels, ōWhatara, is the new Te Reo name for the Bishopdale Library. It’s previous name was Te Kete Wānanga o Papa Kōhatu, meaning place of many rocks. But as the old site on Farrington Ave is demolished, the city council was gifted ōWhatara for the new building, set to open in July. City council community central library manager Kate Ogden said the city council’s Ngāi Tahu partnership team asked whether it would be appropriate to continue to use the old library’s Maori name or whether the new facility should have a name more reflective of Ngāi Tahu/Ngāi Tūāhuriri history. “Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga was approached directly on our behalf and we were gifted the name ōWhatarau,” Ms Ogden said. The area was subjected to continual flooding of the old Waimairi River in pre-colonial times. “Apparently you found lots of eels there,” she said. The process is done as part of the city council’s partnership with Ngāi Tahu and the city council were not charged.


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Bid to bottle Belfast water won’t benefit community FendaltonWaimairiHarewood Community Board member Aaron Campbell writes about the controversial bottling of Belfast’s water We learned last week that 4.3 million litres per day of Christchurch’s aquifer water at the former Kaputone Wool Scour site in Belfast could be sent overseas in New Zealand’s second largest bottling operation. That’s more than Riccarton residents use per day; or another way, 600 Olympic swimming pools worth of water a year. The city council is hamstrung by legislation: The Government should tighten the Resource Management Act so a consent lapses when a business folds and it shouldn’t be transferable or sold. Worryingly, Phillip Burmester, who made $3 million on the wool scour sale, now plans to build another water bottling plant next door. In 2010, the Government sacked ECan councillors and En-

WATER: More than 4 million litres of water could be sent overseas from the former Kaputone Wool Scour site in Belfast.

vironment Minister Nick Smith said: “Allocation decisions are ad hoc, water quality is deteriorating” and “we are to water what the Saudis are to oil.” After seven years of an unaccountable ECan, is our water situation better? The RMA allows this water to be taken for 35 years and nothing is paid for the commercial use of our resource – this is privatisation by stealth. The Human Rights Commission says: “This has Treaty of Waitangi implications and affects economic, cultural and social rights, among others.” Export water has a commercial value. The Fijian Government

taxes Fiji Water 15c a litre royalty – at that rate our Government will forgo $200 million-plus per year in revenue from just Belfast. A changing climate and overallocation, mostly for irrigation to enable intensive farming, is affecting residents in our neighbouring districts at both ends of dairying, resulting in E. coli-laden, nitrogen rich soluble fertiliser leaching through our stony soils. Our city council is busy drilling deeper wells in the northwest for better water security, but still our aquifers can’t recharge quick enough, we must use our water more efficiently, both domestically and commercially.

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TIMBER: A Treetech arborist removes a blue gum tree near the Bishopdale Village Mall car park on Monday morning.

Eight blue gum trees near the Bishopdale Village Mall car park were given the chop yesterday. The trees were removed because of poor health and the risk they presented to the public. In November, the Bishopdale Business Association expressed concern after a tree limb fell and damaged a parked car. Debris from the trees has been an additional burden for businesses in the mall causing regular maintenance issues. Appropriate replacement trees will be planted. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

Hannah has sights set on Olympics Sarah Catherwood (Atlanta 1996) and Helen Norfolk (Beijing 2008) Her weekly training schedule sees her swim eight to nine sessions a week morning and evening at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre along with attending the gym three times and doing a pilates class once a week. Hannah lives in Lincoln.

Hannah (left) said she gets up at 5.10am on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings to train at the aquatic centre while also training Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. She will need to raise $6000 to get to the Bahamas. The quiz night will be held at the Silver Dollar Bar and Restaurant Jones Rd, Rolleston, from 7-9pm, July 3. Teams can be up to six people and cost $10


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•From page 1 “Tokyo is definitely on the cards to go hopefully . . . but if I don’t make Tokyo then definitely the 2024 Olympics,” she said. She thinks the 2024 Olympics will be a more realistic goal. If she qualifies for the Olympics, she joins other swimming Olympians from CGHS – Lydia Lipscombe and


per person. •To help Hannah to get to the Bahamas go to https:// givealittle.co.nz/cause/ hannahrepresentsnz or supporters can follow Hannah’s journey by giving her Facebook page “Hannah swimming my life” a like. •To book tickets phone Susan on 027 682 6992 or email bates-family@clear. net.nz

By Julia Evans BURNSIDE HIGH School has made it to the semi-finals of a new sporting code. Teams from Burnside and Christ’s College have come out on top in Let’s Play Live League of Legends high school league and are battling their way through the play-offs. The game’s season started at the beginning of March with 50 teams from around the country competing. But only the top three from each region and an overall wildcard earned spots in the play-offs, which began last Monday. Burnside teams one and three as well as a team from Christ’s College came out top for the South Island region. Five teams were considered for the wildcard slot, with Burnside team two eventually making the cut. Competition organisers said Burnside two were chosen because it was the only team to take a win off region leader Burnside one. •Watch the video at star.kiwi

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Water-saving factory A NEW manufacturing plant in Wigram will deliver a 90 per cent water saving compared to its old site in Woolston. Purpose-built by Skellerup, city council project and compliance manager Nick Steel said that water is used primarily for cooling and temperature control of the rubber processing equipment. All of the water now comes from the city water supply so it was essential to reduce consumption from previous levels. “On the old site at Woolston, the company was drawing about 550 million litres of water a year from the city water supply and two artesian wells. At Wigram, we expect to draw only 40 million litres,” Mr Steel said. He noted that the greatest savings have been achieved through a new fully-reticulated, closed chilled water system. Once the 5km of stainless steel pipes throughout the factory are full of water, the water is cooled and reused so there is no need to draw any more in. Mr Steel likens it to a cooling system in a typical motor vehicle. “Of course our plant is much larger and more complex but the underlying principle is the same. We pipe the water around as a cooling agent, then run it

PRECIOUS RESOURCE: City council project and compliance manager Nick Steel at Skellerup’s new Wigram manufacturing plant.

through heat exchangers and refrigeration units so it can be reused.” City council head of three waters and waste John Mackie praised the company’s commitment to savings. “It’s the biggest turnaround I’ve seen. They’ve gone above and beyond what they needed to do from a compliance perspective.” Mr Mackie said any commercial user who wanted to talk about water — whether reducing consumption or waste discharge — could get in touch with the city council. “We want to help people be more efficient with water. If you’ve got a big bill, talk to the water team.”

SMASH AND GRABS: Henry’s Liquor store on Yaldhurst Rd (above) was ram-raided using a stolen vehicle yesterday. On Friday, another stolen vehicle was used to smash through the windows of Big Save Furniture, Blenheim Rd, and a leather lounge suite was stolen. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Ram-raiders target businesses •From page 1 Staff arrived at 7.30am to find the car had been driven through two windows of the business. A staff member, who did not

want to be named, said: “They must have had a large getaway vehicle to move the suite.” If anyone witnessed either burglary or has any knowledge about the incidents, they are

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Festival finals for Rangi musician MODERN: Emma Cawood, Emily Cox, Hermione Murden and Hannah Berrill of Selwyn House are off to the United States to compete in the future problem solving international competition. ​

Problem solvers off to US competition FOUR YEAR 8 pupils from Selwyn House will travel to the United States to compete in the future problem solving international competition. The girls are the national champions of future problem solving junior division after winning in Auckland late last year. Held at University of Wisconsin’s La Crosse campus, Future Problem is an international

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RANGI RURU Girls’ School student Valerie Xiang is taking her drumming composition to Wellington for the Sheliah Winn Shakespeare Festival national finals. Valerie composed incidental music for the 15min excerpt from King Lear that the school’s senior students performed in the region. Director of Music at Rangi Ruru, Janet Kingsbury said Valerie is an outstanding academic and music scholar who has many strings to her bow. In addition to being a composer, Valerie is a percussionist in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, in a senior chamber music group at Rangi Ruru, a singer and piano accompanist for the senior choral group Resolutions, and plays percussion in the Rangi Sinfonia. Mrs Kingsbury said Valerie is the St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Organ Scholar for 2017. She played the organ as part of a concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the church moving to the school grounds from Hospital Corner. Valerie will travel to Wellington over Queen’s Birthday Weekend for the competition awards event.


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Superstition pays off as St Thomas lift shield By Andrew King ST THOMAS’ first XI were able to put their hands on the Connetics Shield for the first time after beating close rivals Middleton 5-1 on Wednesday night. There was plenty of chat between managers before the game about who would be taking it home, but St Thomas’ captain Michael White was the one to lift what is considered to be the Ranfurly Shield of high school football. The week before the game, White had refused to touch the shield, saying he would only lay hands on it if he won it – now he can, and has.

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Rangi girls gear up to test their riding skills TWO RANGI Ruru students are gearing up for the Kaikoura three-day moto-trial over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Brigitte Smith and Georgina Scott, both 14, will be among the 60 riders competing in the event. Both girls rode in the event last year on 80cc motor-cycles, but this year they will be mounted on 125cc Italian Betas. They rode their new bikes in a club trial at Living Springs recently and showed they have the skills to be competitive with the male riders in their grade. They will be accompanied by their fathers, Glenn Smith and Derek Scott, who are both experienced trial riders. The Kaikoura trial will be run by the Pioneer Motorcycle Club and has been around since 1946. It is the longest running multi-day trial in Australasia. The trial will be held offroad on private land and, although two properties are unavailable this year due to the Kaikoura

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SPORTS UC Championship giants meet in table-top clash FOR THE second year in a row, Christchurch Boys’ High School will meet Christ’s College in a top-of-the-table clash on Thursday. A one-sided 76-6 win over Mid-Canterbury Combined on Wednesday was table-topping CBHS’s fifth straight to start the campaign. Christ’s accounted for Aoraki Combined 41-0 on Saturday to remain in second spot on the UC Championship table. CBHS have not lost to Christ’s since 2000. They handed Christ’s their only round-robin loss last year 32-11. In other round 5 action, St Thomas of Canterbury College were outdone by Timaru Boys’ High School in Timaru. They will fancy their chances of a return to winning form when they host Lincoln Combined on Saturday. Round 5 results St Andrew’s 58-18 Lincoln Combined, St Bede’s 34-5 Burnside, CBHS 76-6 MidCanterbury Combined, Rangiora 25-15 Shirley, Timaru BHS 21-10 St Thomas, Waimea Combined 38-24 Nelson College, Christ’s College 41-0 Aoraki Combined

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Sands rides to victory in surf champs By Andrew King COLD AND windy conditions couldn’t stop a rampaging Sam Sands from taking top prize in the under-18 boys section of the Canterbury scholastic surf championships recently. The Christchurch Boys’ High student had a solid set in the final five minutes to win it from St Bede’s student Jordan Sparrow in testing conditions at New Brighton Beach. A southerly front moved through the area in the morning kicking up big waves for the riders to feast on. Thomas Harcourt, also from CBHS, placed fourth in the section.

St Bede’s had a number of competitive riders with Caspar McCormick winning the longboard section thanks to some fancy footwork, James Millar was second in the under-14 boys section and Riley Gibson fourth in the under-16 boys section. Burnside High’s Kristy McDonald was third in the girls open section and was the top-ranked under-18 rider in the competition. The event acts as a trial for the Canterbury scholastic surf team, with a training squad to be announced in June in preparation for the national scholastic surf championships in Gisborne in October.


RIDERS: CBHS student Sam Sands won the under-18 boys section of the Canterbury scholastic surf championships, while Sumner’s Caspar McCormick won the longboard section.

Riccarton’s goal to avenge drubbing against Cashmere By Andrew King RICCARTON WILL have their work cut out for them when they take on Cashmere in the Connetics first XI football competition tomorrow night. The last time the two met was one to forget for Riccarton as they were beaten 11-1. Riccarton are coming off a 5-0 win over bottom of the table Christ’s. Meanwhile, Cashmere lost to St Bede’s 4-1 without captain Lyle Matthysen, who had a one-match ban after receiving a red card in the previous game. The match will start at 7.30pm. All games will be played at the

POINTS: Riccarton managed their second win of the season beating Christ’s 5-0 on Wednesday. PHOTO: ANDREW CURRIE

Christchurch Football Centre. Burnside now turn their attention to 12th placed Rangiora at 5.45pm tomorrow. Burnside had a night to forget in round 4,

beaten 10-0 by top of the table Lincoln. Christchurch Boys’ High take on Middleton Grange at 5.45pm in what would have been a Con-

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netics Shield match if Middleton had not lost 5-1 to St Thomas last week. Middleton will look to get back to their winning ways after dropping from seventh to eighth on the table. Connetics first XI table 1. Lincoln 10pts; 2. St Thomas 9pts; 3. Cashmere 7pts; 4. Burnside 7pts; 5. Riccarton 6pts; 6. St Andrew’s 6pts; 7. Shirley 6pts; 8. Middleton 4pts; 9. CBHS 3pts; 10. Papanui 3pts; 11. St Bede’s 3pts; 12. Rangiora 3pts; 13. Christ’s 0pts.

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Legal Assistance Online A new concept in legal services has been created by John Shingleton, with the establishment of Online Lawyers in June 2016. “After years of working in a legal system that seemed clumsy and time-consuming, I came up with the idea of a digitally based law practice. My aim was to offer an efficient and convenient, customer focussed service with a fast turnaround time,” explains John. John sought IT advice, on how a secure, encrypted, cloud-based interactive legal service could be an on-line reality then six months of planning ensued before the business was launched. “As soon as I decided what to do, it was just a matter of timing and getting the systems in place,” adds John. The level of flexibility the business offers has proven popular with clients leading to Sharon Scott recently joining John to look after the conveyancing side of the business. Sharon is experienced in in all aspects of conveyancing work, a great asset for clients purchasing property in what is now a complex field, with the effects of the earthquakes, insurer requirements and new finance laws all to be taken into consideration. Sharon knows the process and can guide clients through these potential hurdles. “I like to get to know my clients so I can offer them the best advice and service, completing the transaction either remotely or visiting clients at a time that suits them,” says Sharon. Together, John and Sharon share over 45 years’ experience in the legal field. They have expertise in all aspects of conveyancing including buying and selling sections, residential homes, commercial properties and farms. John also specialises in setting up and overseeing trusts, employment law, health and safety law and other areas of business law. Online Lawyers do not have centralised offices, instead working locally within

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Pricing: Residential Conveyancing Purchase Bare Land • With mortgage $900 plus GST plus search and registration fees. • Without mortgage $700 plus GST plus search and registration fees. Sale Land with or without a building • With mortgage $800 plus GST plus search and registration fees. • Without mortgage $700 plus GST plus search and registration fees. Purchase Land and House • With mortgage $950 plus GST plus search and registration fees. • Without mortgage $800 plus GST plus search and registration fees. Refinance • $600 plus GST plus search and registration fees. Pre-auction review • $180 plus GST plus Tile searches and LIM reports, if required. Notes • If purchasing using KiwiSaver funds add $100 plus GST fee. • If purchasing using Homestart Grant add $100 plus GST fee. • If purchasing through a Trust or Company, a further quote will be given depending on whether a personal guarantee is required and what the Trustee requirements are. • If purchasing or selling a unit title add $100 plus GST fee. • Does not include costs of LIM, Land Information Request, Building Inspection, Valuation, Meth testing etc. LIMs usually costs $250. • Title searches cost $5 per search payable to Land Information New Zealand. • Registration of Transfer of property alone costs $80 payable to Land Information New Zealand. • Registration of a mortgage or Discharge Mortgage costs $80 payable to Land Information New Zealand.

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Why are the Charity Hospital’s services at no cost to the patient? More than 280 unpaid volunteer surgeons, nurses, dentists and support staff generously donate their time for free. The Charity Hospital does not receive any Government funding. Volunteers are always welcome. If you are a surgeon, nurse or technician, volunteer forms are on our website at www.charityhospital.org.nz or email reception@charityhospital.org.nz To donate to the charity please visit our website at www.charityhospital.org.nz.

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Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō Today, 10.30 – 11am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This will be a free session. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds Fendalton Family History Help Tomorrow, 9.30-11.30am Are you interested in family history? A volunteer from the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists is available to help with your family history questions. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rd UR Club Tomorrow, 3.30-4.30pm Join the fun at an after school club. Open to all school-aged

children with stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd GenConnect Tomorrow, 1-1.45pm Connect generations by sharing knowledge. While the library staff try to help as much as they can, nothing compares to the knowledge of helpful teens that have grown up with technology. Riccarton High School students will be available to help you find answers to all your questions. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Family History Help at Upper Riccarton Library Tomorrow, 11am–1pm Looking for more help with your family history research? A volunteer from the Riccarton Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists will be available to help you with ancestry, company find my past, papers past and New Zealand birth, deaths and marriage indices. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

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Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Today, 10am – 10.30am Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This will be a free session. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd


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BOOK CLUB: The Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, will host the Korean Book Club on Monday, 11am-noon. The club is for people who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers. The group subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved.





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Chiropractors offer natural solution to stress-related ailments More than six years on from the Christchurch earthquake, many residents are still suffering from stress and stressrelated ailments as a result of the event. Dr Mary Patterson Chiropractor of the Christchurch Wellness Centre in Memorial Avenue says she is continually hearing from patients about how stress is affecting their lives and their health, a lot of which can be directly linked to the earthquakes. “Stress on the body can be physical, chemical or emotional. Emotional stress can be caused through events such as the earthquakes,” Mary says. “Physical stress such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches, can be the result of activities such as gardening, or the result of injury from an accident. “Chemical stress can come about from not eating the right foods, or it can be from environmental causes. Chiropractic care is a natural solution that enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself from any of these stresses.” Established in June 2016, the Christchurch Wellness Centre’s focus is on quality and results, with the services of two fully qualified chiropractors, Mary and her colleague Dr Priyanka Tuank. Both studied chiropractic for five years before graduating from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, and they

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Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

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FOLLOWING the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia, Dunedin born Bevan Gardiner is touring NZ with Take Me Home e Music & Life of John Denver. e award winning country music singer has been performing John's music since the mid-2000's. He says he became a fan of the famous singer ever since he �rst heard John Denver on a cassette tape. Although only 7 at the time, he says he felt inspired to sing and play just like his idol. And being partiallysighted from birth has not inhibited Bevan. In 2013 he toured Australasia as support act for country music legend, Charlie Pride. Aer listening to Bevan, he was moved to saying, "Close your eyes and it's just like listening to John." Take Me Home - e Music & Life of John Denver incorporates live music with exclusive �lm footage of John Denver through his career, his personal life and his love for the environment. e show is authorised and by arrangement with John Denver management.

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




Star Media has a double pass to giveaway to Take Me Home - e Music & Life of John Denver at the Isaac eatre Royal on Tuesday 6th June. To go in the ticket draw, email your name and contact phone number along with the answer to: Who plays John? to jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi Subject: John Denver Competition Entries close 5pm Friday 2nd June 2017. Winner will be noti ed.

Take Me Home - e Life & Music of John Denver takes place at the Isaac eatre Royal on Tuesday 6th June. Accompanying Bevan Gardiner are �ve international musicians headed by Canadian MD David Walker and accomplished vocalist Georgie Daniell. Tickets available at Ticketek.

Mid-Winter Christmas Saturday 17 June to

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Saturday 17 June to Sunday 2 July2 2017 Sunday July 2017


LUNCH Mon to Fri $23.50pp Sat & Sun $24.50pp DINNER Mon to Thur $30.50pp Fri to Sun $32.50pp Senior Citizens discount available.


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Live Music: Mandi Miller 6PM.FRI.2 JUNE PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132



Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-2pm and from 5pm



Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

PIERVIEW Restaurant




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By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm


202 Marine Parade | Ph 388-9416 Members, guests and affiliates welcome


Quality a la carte with a view! Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY














Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Chalmers Restaurant

Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT


BLUE COD $24Half

salad & chips $16Meal

A right royal feast!

Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts still only


Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads

Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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