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Call for cycleway to keep students safe near school „„ By Noah Graham BUSY ALDWINS and Ensors Rds need an urgent cycleway to keep Linwood College students, who cycle to school, safe. That’s the call from school principal Richard Edmundson. Mr Edmundson and Andrea Cummings, a mother of two children who attend the school, made a deputation to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board to reduce the speed limit along Ensors and Aldwins Rds and to install a cycleway. The board asked city council staff to investigate options into installing a cycleway along the roads. Ms Cummings said when her daughter had cycled to school she worried for her safety. She said cars travel along the stretch of road “very fast” and without a designated lane for cyclists, someone was going to get hurt. “It is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt.” The speed limit on the stretch of road is 60km/h and on Aldwins and Ensors Rds about 34,300 and 24,100 vehicles travel along them each day. Mr Edmundson did not have the exact number of students

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UNSAFE: Students using Aldwins and Ensors Rds to cycle to school have to ride alongside a stream of traffic, which Linwood College principal, and parents, are calling dangerous. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

who cycled to school, only that the majority were discouraged because parents were concerned for their safety. He said a cycleway installed on the road or the pathway, along with reduced vehicle speed, would convince more students to use bicycles.

“Anything we can do to encourage kids to bike to school needs to be looked at seriously,” he said. Mr Edmundson said the school’s role was increasing each year and a cycleway would help alleviate the amount of congestion and traffic on the road.

Students often phoned their parents, talking about the near misses they have had. A recent incident saw one student having to brake quickly while changing lanes to avoid crashing into a truck and was glad it did not end differently, which it could have.

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Board member Alexandra Davids said the stretch of road was not safe for cyclists. “At this moment I just don’t think it is safe enough. If I were a parent, I would not be keen on my child cycling down that stretch of road.” She said the community board was waiting on city council to respond with a report on the possible options on where and how the cycleway could be installed. A city council spokeswoman said they did not know when the community board could expect the report. She said if they could not have the speed limit of the road reduced, the safer option would be to have a shared pedestrian and cyclist pathway if it was possible. It was important for children in the area to be able to cycle to school, Ms Davids said.

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AS THE city council spends millions of dollars developing cycleways across Christchurch, you have to wonder why busy Aldwins and Ensors Rds is not a priority. As we reveal on page 1 today those roads carry upwards of 33,000 vehicles a day. The roads also carry very precious items – Linwood College students. Now principal Richard Edmundson and parent Andrea Cummings are spearheading a campaign to try and convince the city council to put in cycle lanes to make matters safer for students. There’s been a number of near misses between vehicle and cyclists. Both roads carry lots of heavy vehicles. Let’s hope the campaign is successful. A good news story on page 3 – Gordon Lee, 90, has ticked off another wish on his bucket list, a motor-cycle ride. – Barry Clarke

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90-year-old takes ride of his life

„„ By Noah Graham GEORGE LEE had two goals when he was told he had bowel cancer two years ago: Celebrate his 90th birthday and have a ride on a motorcycle. On Monday, the resident of Chatswood Retirement Village, Opawa, ticked both those goals off his bucket list as he donned his black helmet and climbed into the sidecar of a Moto Guzzi motor-cycle on his 90th birthday. With his new bike companion, John Beardsley, the pair set off from Opawa for a 20-minute trip out to Sumner and back. “It was a really good experience. It wouldn’t be everybody’s ideal birthday present but I certainly enjoyed it,” George said. He had wanted to ride on a motor-cycle for a few years and was pleased he had managed to do it, even if it was “a wee bit drafty.” George’s daughter Catherine said when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, he was told by the doctor he would not make it to his 90th birthday – he proved them wrong. She had flown over from Australia for the birthday and was pleased her father had gone for the ride, as they were worried he would not be well enough.

STYLE: George Lee went for a ride on his 90th birthday in the sidecar of a Moto Guzzi motor-cycle with John Beardsley. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

“I have not seen him smile that much in a long time. He was stoked,” she said. “He was smiling from ear to

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In Brief GRAFFITI DECLINES Graffiti in south Christchurch has decreased over the past month. The number of incidents in Linwood, Woolston and Hoon Hay has reduced by 11 per cent, 39 per cent and 19 per cent respectively. However, Spreydon had an increase of 44 per cent.

ride since 1997, when he and his late wife, Lois, paraglided in Australia. George initially wanted to ride pillion on the bike, but his health would not allow it, so he had to settle for a sidecar. George’s son, Stephen, was there to celebrate his dad’s birthday. He said his dad deserved a bit of fun after a tough start to the year. “It has been a bit of a year for him. He’s had a big few weeks with mum passing away in March and him moving into the retirement home.” George and his wife were married for 67 years. Stephen said he and his sister had no idea what the plan would be for their dad’s 100th birthday.

CONSTITUTION SIGNED The Hoon Hay Community Association’s constitution was signed by the 10 founding members last week. Chairwoman Suzie Sauer said it was good the group was now official and could start the process of taking over the lease of the Hoon Hay Community Centre. FUND APPLICATION OPEN Organisations in south Christchurch have the chance to apply for funding to help boost community projects. Applications for the city council’s 2017/18 Strengthening Communities Fund are open and can be applied for through the city council’s website CYCLEWAY OPEN The first section of the Little River Link cycleway is open. The route runs from Hagley Park across Moorhouse Ave and along Grove Rd, Collins and Jerrold Sts, before connecting to the Southern Motorway.



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Multi-complex not wanted Studholme St resident Martin Flanagan talks about the effect a high density residential development will have on their street if the city council gives it approval The Retain Somerfield’s Character action group formed in response to bring attention to Multay Development Ltd’s proposal to build a four-unit, two-storey, multi-complex, at 23 Studholme St. This group of local home owners are concerned a development so out-of-character with the surrounding neighbourhood will negatively impact on existing residents’ property values and street parking, resulting in a loss of privacy, street appeal and school pedestrian safety. Some will say we’re nimbys or anti-development. I would reply by saying we are concerned for our properties and our community neighbourhood because city council and the Government processes are no longer protecting what we own. The new Christchurch District NEW LOCATION Plan has removed theADVERT.pdf need for 1 new developments to be notified

PLAN: The draft design of the proposed multiunit development at 23 Studholme St.



We said: Worsleys Rd residents understand that trees damaged by the Port Hills fire earlier this year need to be cleared but are concerned city council would not properly monitor or maintain the road You said:

or require neighbours’ approval, in the desire to increase housing density in the city. This section in the Residential Suburban Density Transition zone is supposed to be a buffer between low density and medium density housing. Replacing a three-bedroom bungalow with a multi-unit complex, adding 12 bedrooms – is not transition. This would also directly impact all properties on the opposite side of Studholme St who are in the low density zone, as the zone boundary is drawn 1/05/2014 11:51:35 of a.m. down the middle the street. Building this proposed com-

plex will almost fill the 857m2 section, beyond the guidelines and rules allowable by city council’s City Plan. We can’t help but think this is solely for the developer to make a huge profit, off the very special character and charm of the street which a huge complex would ironically destroy. We have had a lot of discussions with local MPs and councillors to voice our concerns. We are hopeful the new Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Nicky Wagner, will support our call for amending flaws in the district plan zoning to protect what remaining residential character we still have in our garden city neighbourhoods. •Martin Flanagan is the spokesman for Retain Somerfield’s Character action group.

Lynn Mortlock – I think they do have a genuine gripe especially seeing how little the city council cares for our roads. Spending millions on cycleways and ignoring the state of some roads around town. It’s seriously bad. Joshy Fitzy – They’re only doing their job. It won’t be long until you have peace and quiet again. Dean MacKenzie – There’s been a disaster, now it’s getting fixed. Amanda Perham – Good grief. What is the alternative? Isn’t it important to clear the Port Hills? Lorna Bray – I feel if it needs to be done, it needs to be done. Pretty sure it won’t be like that forever. Hang in there. Rachel Christian – A bigger

concern to me is drivers not used to following log trucks. Make the three-second rule four to five seconds to stay safe. It saved my life. Deborah Hansen – They are only clearing away the mess left behind. Are you never happy? Nic Davies – Get over it you soft lot. Stop your moaning and smile. Frank Littlewood – It’s only temporary. It’s not like its going to be a regular thing forever, but I can see how it wouldn’t be pleasant for those who live there. Maree Brogan – Well they have to do a job. Imagine clearing that burnt smelly wood. It’s messy and someone has to do it and the trucks clear it. Let them do their job and deal with it. Won’t be forever.




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Pupils plant trees along Heathcote

Te Waka Unua School pupils planted about 230 native trees along the Heathcote River. A variety of trees were chosen representing those that were originally planted in the area. It is hoped they will enhance the walkway by the river and encourage birdsong, organiser Dugald Wilson said. Ongoing care of the trees will be undertaken every two months. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS ​

Laura McIntosh – We had a drainage contractor move in next door and they had massive rolling stock going up and down our street six days a week for over five years. We had to have a big residents battle to get the contractor out. The city council have never bothered to repair our road since. Worsleys Rd residents do have a reason to be concerned, but I’m sure city council will repair their road quickly simply because of its location.

John Robb – New Zealand has become a nation of whiners. Do you want it cleaned up or not? Laura Hardie – I know a solution. Get into groups of 50, climb the hill, put some gloves on and carry each of the thousands of logs back down the hill and across town. It shouldn’t take you more than a decade. Marcus Isbada – There are new subdivisions planned for the area, so Worsleys Rd

residents (many of them just moved in to the area) will get even more traffic, plus the thousands expected for the adventure park. Lack of planning. Brian Cox – Get over it. We had to live next door to red zone demolitions for three years. Kathleen Dawkins – Stop griping for goodness sake. Give it a couple of months and you will be moaning nothing is being done.

Club’s quiz night fundraiser „„ By Noah Graham THE WOOLSTON Club is hoping to raise more than $1800 for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ at this year’s quiz night. About 160 people filled the club’s first Pink Ribbon quiz night fundraiser last year. The club is hopeful it can raise more money tomorrow night, club marketing, functions and events manager Victoria Laird said. “People absolutely loved it,” she said.

There is an extra element to this year’s quiz – a spray and shaveathon event where people can donate and spray or shave their head for cancer. Raffle prizes this year include Crusaders tickets and a trip on the TranzAlpine train worth hundreds of dollars. The winning quiz team wins a winter weekend in Lake Tekapo. •Teams will need to register through reception or phone 03 389 7039. The quiz starts 7pm tomorrow.

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News Church project to improve health A GROUP of five Canterbury health organisations are collaborating to help improve the lives of the region’s Pacific communities through their churches. The initiative known as the ‘Tutupu Project’ has been widely welcomed. Seven churches from around Christchurch and as far afield as Ashburton and West Melton are participating in a nine-month comMaria mitment to eduPasene cate and empower nominated ‘health champions’ who will then take information back to their communities. “I wanted to be involved in the Tutupu Project because this is an opportunity for me to learn and gather information about health, so I can then pass on to my family, church and community,”

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said Teuila Saafi, youth leader of Christchurch’s Tongan Seventh Day Adventist. Pegasus Health, Community and Public Health, Rural Canterbury PHO, Etu Pasifika and

Healthy Families Christchurch will mentor the health champions in nutrition, exercise and ways to improve their health literacy. Pegasus Health’s Pacific health manager and project leader,

Maria Pasene, said the health champions will attend health education sessions to expand their knowledge about nutrition and the importance of physical activity with a particular focus

on children and young people. “We have discussed the ways in which Pacific peoples can help clinicians to assist them in their health journey. This includes pushing past their natural shyness, speaking up and providing important information at visits to the GP and hospital and asking questions when they aren’t sure about what’s being discussed. It’s important to assert our needs to improve our communities’ health.” Ms Pasene said Pacific communities were at a point where they see themselves as part of the solution rather than the problem. “They are willing to investigate ways to improve the health of their families and communities. We have the ability to link them to resources and services that will work with them in a way that makes sense, such as church environments where Pacific peoples naturally connect, support and communicate with each other.”  

Cashmere students form volunteer army to do good „„ By Noah Graham THE CASHMERE Volunteer Army is getting stuck in with the community. The army was started at Cashmere High School in March last year and has been helping out community groups since. From its initial clean-up of a park in Cashmere View Tce to helping with planting on the Port Hills, the year 9 to 11 students have done their best to do good in the community. School year 11 dean Margaux Hlavac helped organise the group alongside the year 10 student council. “It’s been a fantastic thing to get under way as it is helping our young people to feel connected and valued in their community and to feel like they can make a

difference.” She said it was lovely to see the students working alongside people of different ages with a common purpose. The students’ most recent efforts to make the community a better place included the year 11 students hosting a school dodgeball tournament, which raised $250 for the Port Hills Restoration fund, as well as helping with the Mother of All Clean Ups.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The Cashmere Volunteer Army spends its time involved with community projects to help clean up and improve their area.

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Jackie Simons Our People Getting people aware of Woolston New Woolston Residents Association chairwoman Jackie Simons is a ‘Woolston girl’ through and through. She talks to Noah Graham about what Woolston residents need and how important the area is to her What do you think you can bring to the association and the community? I joined the committee for the first time last year. Having been a single parent and raised my family, I now have time I want to give back to the community. I grew up in Woolston, I went to Woolston School, my daughter went there, I now have grandchildren there. I am very much a Woolston girl. We have many families with intergenerational welfare dependence and this is not entirely their fault. I have been one of the fortunate ones, I was able to get a good education and have a reasonable job with reasonable income. I look around and see how I can make this better. What can I do that will improve our community for the good of our children and the adults? I went to the Woolston Community Association last year and asked what they were doing? So I sat on the committee for the last year and saw what these people do. The previous chairwoman, Robin Ross-Smith, had done 30 years with the association and she wanted to step down and I thought: ‘I can do this.’ What do you want to do with the association? I want to make the community more aware of what is going on. It is about finding ways to get the word out there that the community centre is there, is available for different groups to use and that things are going on. We need to utilise the resources

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we have to find out what people want and what they need. I’d like to connect with other groups that are working in the community. We have the potential for a community garden in the area. I’d like to connect with that group and say how can we work together to make this better?

How can we help you and get this going? What issues do you think need addressing? We deserve a swimming pool. We deserve a playground. We will be heard on the issues around lowering the speed outside Te Waka Unua School. We will be

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The new Woolston Residents Association chairwoman Jackie Simons was a local body candidate last year running for the LinwoodCentral-Heathcote Community Board.​

heard on the issues surrounding what city council is going to do with the Ferry Rd shopping centre in Woolston. We will be seeking to utilise the city council’s resources in our community development. To work with them, to grow our client base and the usage of the centre. There are some people who say Woolston and the east side Christchurch has been forgotten and is dead, what do you say to those people? We are very forgotten on the east side and I think while we do have some very good community board members, we also have much louder ones on either side of us. So, yes we do get missed. It’s about growing the use of the centre and growing the awareness of the association and getting the people of Woolston more

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In The Neighbourhood SPORTS SITTING ONE OUT: Cashmere captain Lyle Matthysen will not be available for the St Bede’s match after being sent off against Burnside last week, but will be ready to play against Waimea on Thursday.



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Two tough assignments for Cashmere High „„ By Andrew King CASHMERE High has two major football assignments this week – keeping the No 1 spot in the Connetics first XI competition and winning the school’s equivalent of the Ranfurly Shield. Cashmere takes on St Bede’s tomorrow night at the Christchurch Football Centre (7.30pm), before travelling to the Nelson region to challenge Waimea College for the Alex Harvey Industries Cup on Thursday. The cup is contested by the country’s leading secondary school football teams on a challenge basis since 1985, and is considered the Ranfurly Shield of high school football. The first time it was won by a South Island team was in 2015 when Nelson College lifted it off Auckland’s Sacred Heart College 2-1. Waimea College claimed it when they beat Nelson in their opening New Zealand secondary schools football championship qualifier 2-1, in 2016. Now Cashmere has the opportunity to bring the

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silverware even further south. “We will be fizzing for that game,” coach Craig Squire said.​ He said it was rare to see the trophy in the South Island, but if Cashmere has their way they will look to keep both hands firmly on it. Squire said it will be a tough turnaround but they are ready to give it their best shot. But the immediate goal is to beat St Bede’s tomorrow night. The match will be difficult for Cashmere without

the services of their star player and captain Lyle Matthysen who will serve a one-match ban after being sent off after receiving two yellow’s in the match against Burnside. Squire said it would be another tight match, but the boys were up for it after clawing their way back from a 3-1 deficit against Burnside to salvage a 4-4 draw. “We will go back to the defensive drawing board, but that game was played by two sides that love to attack, so goals were always going to be on the table,” he said.

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2018 Student Leaders: 1st Row: Vai Mariner, Crystal Mehlhopt, Jenna Hollis, Leeah Mullany, Sarah Moana Wooff-Smyth 2nd Row: Eden Pettigrew, Adonai Schwenke, Anaru Gray, Cole Barrie 3rd Row: Havana Aaifou, Thomas McHutchison, Sapana Kharal, William Paulden, Sean Robertson-Wright, Makayla Austin

Enrolling now for 2018 Message from the Principal Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula. Fakaalofa atu. Namaste and Kumusta. Greetings to our Community. There is considerably increased community interest in Linwood College. People are hearing about our school’s re-development and they want to know more. I am often asked at various community events, “Why Linwood?” More and more people are keen to know what Linwood College can offer their children. There are three clear answers to this question. Firstly, our school nurtures personal excellence by providing varied opportunities to meet individual needs. At Linwood College learning success and personal wellbeing are inseparable. All Linwood learners can expect to be challenged, enriched and supported to reach personal excellence. Learning is personalised for a ‘love to learn’ culture so that each learning stage builds upon one another to form an integrated, personalised pathway.

Secondly, Linwood provides a safe, caring physical and emotional environment with positive systems and processes to support students and communicate with families. Well-being is at the heart of our school. Finally, Linwood College embraces diversity and inclusiveness. We see this as reflective of both New Zealand society today and of New Zealand’s global future. Linwood learners have a global understanding. These three answers about our school can be summarised in one phrase: Pathways to Excellence: learning and social well-being. In this season of school open nights I am holding regular appointments for families keen to learn more about Linwood College and meet me personally. Please phone the school office, phone 9820100, to book in a time. Nga mihi nui to our community as the positive activity of the year continues. I am always keen to meet people so if any member of the community wishes to talk to me about anything, please contact the office to arrange a time for this to occur. My door is open. Richard Edmundson - Tumuaki-Principal

Congratulations - Rise in NCEA Results In early May our school received a letter from the Minister of Education, the Honourable Hekia Parata, congratulating the Board of Trustees and wider school

on the significant improvements in our 2016 NECA results. Students, staff and the Board are all pleased to receive this positive acknowledgement.

Stepping into the Future - the shape of things to come

Masterplanning is underway for our total school rebuild on our site with the physical work beginning in 2018. The time frame is three years, so that the College can function sensibly over the rebuild period. Responding to the clear community voice on Linwood College’s future direction, we will have purpose-built general and specialist facilities for classroom learning, sports and

cultural pursuits. Our classrooms will have the flexibility of size to suit the student and the nature of the learning occurring. Our facilities will centre on learner-autonomy for personalised success and future-focussed employability and leadership skills. A Linwood learner is nationally and globally prepared.

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Seventeen students from Linwood College deployed on a 3-day, 62 kilometre journey with the Joshua Foundation to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award (DOEHA) Expedition. The expedition took place in challenging conditions through Motukarara, Little River, then through the Kaituna Valley to the Packhorse Hut and down to Gebbies Pass - with the last part of the expedition over the Banks Peninsula to Godley Heads and terminating at Taylors’ Mistake Beach.

Under the guidance of Chris Allan from the Joshua Foundation, the students developed their leadership knowledge and forged strong personal relationships with each other with great results. Chris Allan and the Joshua Foundation has worked with Linwood College over the past nine years serving our school community with hundreds of students successfully completing the various awards.

Families roll up for Dessert This month the Linwood College Hospitality Department held a dessert restaurant over two nights. Year 13 hospitality students worked hard during Term 1, trialling mini desserts for the degustation event with Year 12 hospitality students trained in table service. The evenings would not have been as successful as they were, without the hard work and planning by former Linwood College student Navneet Narayan. These evenings are deservedly attracting more and more attention.

Power Up East! Pasifika students from any school are all invited to participate in this programme involving tutoring, mentoring and engagement for our Pasifika Community. This is based at Linwood College every Tuesday from 5pm to 6.50pm. Come along with your families to the Linwood College School Hall. Groups separate into ECE, primary and secondary sectors and parents will have their own session too! Spread the word. Let’s Power Up for Pasifika success! David Siumu was the youngest contestant in his section during the recent SPACPAC Speech Competition. Titi Tomasi (right) came third in the Senior Samoan speech category.

Fuel Up Fundraiser Our local Z garage on Linwood Avenue are running the ‘Good in the Hood’ project. Please support the local Alternative

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Migraine relief Your headache or migraine may literally be a pain in the neck

It’s not very well known that almost 13 percent of people – including childrensuffer from headaches and migraines. It is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and causes 91 percent of the people it affects to miss work or reduce their functional capacity. In the past 10 years, the understanding of what causes headaches and migraines has significantly changed. The research now shows that the sensitisation of the brain stem in

your neck is what causes this pain; and the specially trained physiotherapists at Muscle People are well versed in how to treat it. Krissy Winter, a patient of Muscle People, had this to say about her experience: “My migraines were debilitating and they’d often come without warning. Sometimes once a week, but generally about once a month. I’d moved up from Dunedin where I’d managed them

with my Osteopath, yoga and Pilates. In Christchurch I was so reluctant to let anyone near my neck. I read the article and I must admit I wasn’t convinced and I went to the first appointment with a page of all the concerns I had. The first time I met Laurie I remember walking out and feeling more in control. After about four treatments with Laurie and perfecting the technique she taught me I truly began to reap the benefits. Now I’m fantastic. If I feel a migraine coming on I now have the control to manage it myself, even stopping them from taking over, without needing someone to drive me in to the osteopath or the hospital for an injection to relieve the pain. With the technique Laurie taught me I’m armed and dangerous!” Laurie, Clare and Naomi were trained in Australia in the award winning and ground breaking Watson Approach to dealing with headaches and migraines. This proven method examines and treats the movements of the first three segments of the neck, which when sensitised cause headaches and migraines. “In our clinics we see people from as far away as Invercargill who come to us specially to seek treatment” says Laurie Moore, Director of Muscle People Physiotherapy. She says “The symposium in Australia we went to just recently reaffirmed the effectiveness of what we

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e Great British Revival; Stars of the Ages; Legends Live On. ese are just a few of the great shows performed by e Great Pretenders, resident band at Twiggers over the past two decades. And as they say, all great things must come to an end and this year is the �nal season of e Great Pretenders and Twiggers Dine 'n Dance.


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

Enjoy an all you can eat sumptuous buffet featuring an extensive variety of entrees, mains and desserts. Attractively presented and delicious, there's something for everyone. Combining costumes, choreography, lighting effects and stunning performances, e Great Pretenders are real crowd pleasers. With songs from some of the biggest names in the history of pop and rock, you'll be on the dance �oor before you can say “Greased Lightning”!


Mid-Winter Christmas - 17 and 24 June, 8, 15 and 22 July and 5, 12 and 19 August - $52 per person Christmas – 24 and 25 November and 2, 15 and 17 December - $60 per person To book phone (03) 338 9094 or email

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

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All you can eat, 7 days

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

Members Lucky Card Draw

202 Marine Parade | Ph 388-9416

Lunch & Dinner


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


Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or a group get together, make it the complete night out at Twiggers. eir �nal season kicks off with Mid-Winter Christmas on Saturday, 17 June and concludes on Friday, 15 December.

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WIN TICKETS TO BONEY M Chalmers Restaurant Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT

Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts

OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Spend $15 or more in the CLUB CAFE from Friday 5th May to Sunday 4th June and go in the draw to WIN one of three double passes to BONEY M at the Horncastle Arena on Thursday 8th June.

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Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads

Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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Bluebird Original/Thick/ Thinly Cut Chips 140/150g

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