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SO CLOSE: Bernie Smith about to throw what could have been a match-winning dart as English opponent Justin Pipe bursts into a cough during their first round match at the world championship in London.

Cough-gate: ‘Pretty crazy’ „„ By Gordon Findlater BERNIE SMITH is hoping the recently-completed world darts championship isn’t his only appearance on the sport’s biggest stage. However, if it is, he will always be remembered for being part of a great piece of sporting controversy. Smith was a part of what has been labelled ‘cough-gate’ when he was knocked out in the first round of the world championship by England’s Justin Pipe. Pipe, the world No 27, became the ultimate villain at the tournament after he was seen

coughing behind Smith as the 53-year-old from Christchurch attempted to throw a dart for double 10 which would have won him the match.

Within 24 hours of the incident, the footage of Pipe’s cough was making headlines around the world after Sky Sport UK commentator and

former pro, Wayne Mardle, pointed out the cough during coverage the following day. “That was a tactic for advantage, that was a tactic to make Bernie Smith miss and he got his way,” said Mardle. “The DRA (Darts Regulation Authority) have to do something . . . that was disgusting.” Smith, who is a plasterer, arrived home on Christmas Day and is currently spending time with family at his holiday home in Hanmer Springs. After having some time to wind down from darts’ biggest stage, he was still downplaying the ‘coughgate’ saga. •Turn to page 7

„„ By Bridget Rutherford THE CITY’S worst intersection for red light-running saw more than 600 motorists do just that in one day alone. Data provided to The Star showed the worst was Moorhouse Ave and Colombo St, where 666 motorists ran red lights. Most of them were approaching the intersection from the east along Moorhouse Ave. No 2 on the list was Chalmers St, Goulding Ave and Main South Rd, where 596 vehicles were detected running reds. Main North and Johns Rds was the third worst. At the city’s 15 worst intersections, 7224 motorists were detected running red lights. That jumped from 6580 last year, and 5000 in 2015. The figures come as the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre is undertaking a project to test how bad red light-running is across the city to come up with ways to curb the problem. Changes could include altering the amber traffic signal and the “all-red phase” – where every signal was red at the same time at an intersection – by up to 1sec. The list was collated by the CTOC over 24 hours on November 30. Canterbury road policing manager Senior Sergeant Kelly Larsen said running amber and red lights was “high-risk behaviour.” •Turn to page 3


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•From page 1 “Any time a driver thinks they are saving will look insignificant if they crash and end up waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck, or worse still, an ambulance.” She said red light-runners were putting themselves, passengers and other road users at risk. “Our roads are particularly busy at this time of year. Police urge drivers to take a breath, slow down, and make safe, courteous driving choices.” CTOC manager Ryan Cooney said it would test red lightrunning using Kelly Larsen CCTV cameras at intersections. Software had been developed to identify from the video footage when vehicles had run red lights. He said the intersection of Idris and Wairakei Rds had been used as a test, which proved the method was accurate. CTOC was now testing red light-running on an “arterial in Bishopdale.” Mr Cooney could not reveal the location as doing so would affect driver behaviour. Once that was completed and proved accurate, a live counting trial would start at intersections across the city, he said. “The current work is preparing the infrastructure (minor modifications to traffic signals and CCTV) in order to undertake the live counting trial. “

CRASH VICTIM CRITICAL A person is in a critical condition after a three-car crash in Russley on Tuesday night. Emergency services were called to Russley Rd (State Highway One), near the intersection with Bentley St, at about 10.40pm. A police spokesperson was reported as saying it appeared two cars had hit a third parked vehicle. Firefighters cut one occupant from the wreckage and that person was taken to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition. Two other occupants were also taken to hospital, one with serious injuries the other with moderate injuries. Earlier in the evening firefighters cut free another person from a crashed vehicle in Redwood who was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

HIGH RISK: The intersection of Moorhouse Ave and Colombo St was the worst for red light-runners, with 666 detected in one day. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Mr Cooney said the results would be known by late February. Then, any changes to traffic signal timings could be decided and implemented, he said. In 2016, the worst site for red light-runners was the intersection of Blenheim Rd and Mandeville St with 656. The corner of Moorhouse Ave and Colombo St, was second with 647.

The worst intersections for red light-runners: •Moorhouse Ave/Colombo •Heaton St/Innes Rd/ St: 666 Papanui Rd: 514 •Chalmers St/Goulding •Blenheim Rd/Matipo St: Ave/Main South Rd: 495 596 •Langdons Rd/Main North •Johns Rd/Main North Rd: Rd/Mary St: 467 574 •Buchanans Rd/Carmen •Riccarton Rd/Rimu St: 557 Rd: 462 •Clyde Rd/Creyke Rd/ •Brougham St/Garlands Kotare St: 528 Rd/Opawa Rd: 456

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Rolleston blaze ANOTHER SCRUB fire flared up in Rolleston yesterday. The blaze spread through an area 100m x 5m and was tackled by a number of appliances and a helicopter near Tresillian Drive at 1.30pm. The fire was contained by 2.30pm. Firefighters are taking no chances after a huge fire destroyed a number of houses forced the evacuation of residents near Rolleston on December 23 and another ripped through nearly 100ha on Christmas Day near Hororata.

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PLANS: The area where Fulton Hogan wants to put a quarry on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds.

to “keep up with ongoing demand for aggregates for greater Christchurch.” “We see this location as being suitable because the site has few neighbours and is close to State Highway One.” Mr Kilday said during a southerly wind, homes could be inundated with dust, which could have an impact on health. “Reading up on the impact silica in dust can have on respir-

atory health is a huge concern,” Mr Kilday said. “We just don’t want it to get to the point where we have to wear masks.” But Fulton Hogan said in the letter it is working on “key quarry management plans” regarding noise and dust. The company will apply for resource consents from the Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury in February.

Mr Kilday said although going up against Fulton Hogan was a “David and Goliath” situation, he believed the voices of the people should be heard. There will be a meeting between the Templeton and Weedons residents associations on January 10 at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Kirk Rd to establish the next moves.

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„„ By Julia Evans MORE RESIDENTS on the outskirts of the city are facing a battle against a new quarry development. This week Fulton Hogan put forward a plan for a 170ha quarry on Templeton’s Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds. The announcement comes as Yaldhurst residents continue to battle the noise and dust effects from nearby quarries, which have forced them to wear protective face masks outside their own homes. Testing stations have been set up in Yaldhurst to monitor air quality. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday said the proposal has sparked “major concerns” for nearby homes in terms of dust, noise and heavy traffic. “The more we look into it, there are more and more issues there are . . . the dust and noise has the potential to reduce house prices. People could be out of pocket because of this,” he said. In a letter sent to residents near the proposed quarry, Fulton Hogan said it would be there for 25 to 40 years

SLOW DRIVER FINED A rental vehicle travelling to Christchurch from Akaroa on Saturday was pulled over by police and the driver was fined for driving too slow. Included in the queue of 40 vehicles built up behind it was an off-duty police officer. Sergeant Alex Pickover, who was on a day off, said the vehicle was travelling 50km/h in a 100km/h zone on Christchurch Akaroa Rd. “There were quite a few vehicles backed up behind it before police pulled the driver over. It was quite a hold-up for a number of motorists,” he said.

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Free parking costs ratepayers Council set to review central city incentive next month Durham St North. Mr Haymes said 9284 vehicles parked in the THE CITY council gave up more new Lichfield St car park during than $22,000 in revenue over the that time, which averaged out to first 22 days of its one-hour free 422 a day. car parking offer in the central The city council gave away city. 5142 free hours at the Lichfield City council transport St car park. On average, operations manager vehicles stayed for about Aaron Haymes said 1hr 50min, he said. between November 10 In the other five car and December 1, it gave parks, the city council away 8197 hours of free gave away 3055 hours parking. The incentive is of free parking, Mr set to be reviewed next Haymes said. month. “There seems to be That added up to a growing number of $22,677 in revenue the Aaron Haymes people visiting the city. city council missed out There are a lot of people on, he said. out and about.” In September, city councillors Central City Business Associavoted to offer a hour of free tion manager Paul Lonsdale said parking in six of its off-street car it was always going to be hard parks over a four-month trial to say whether the initiative had period to entice people back into made a difference. the central city. “The rhetoric to having an The car parks involved hour free resonates with the included the Lichfield St car shoppers,” he said. One of park, Christchurch Art Gallery, the problems motorists faced Worcester St near New Regent St, was finding the free car parks Rolleston Ave and Aldersgate on because so many of the city’s „„ By Bridget Rutherford

FREE: The city council has given away more than 8000 hours of car parking across six of its off-street parking facilities, including the Lichfield St car park. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

landmarks had gone, he said. “We need to create new landmarks.” Mr Haymes said the occupancy pattern in the Lichfield St car park showed a steady increase in numbers, growing by about 1000 vehicles

each week. In the first week, 2024 vehicles parked there. “We’ve had quite a few positive comments from people who love our Lichfield facility and have started coming into the city more often now.”

When the trial ends in February, a review will be undertaken to see how effective it had been. It costs motorists $2.80 an hour to park in the Lichfield St car park from 6am-6pm every day.


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„„ By Bridget Rutherford ABOUT 130 buildings have been added to the earthquake-prone list over the past three months, meaning they must be repaired or demolished within 15 years. The city council has sent notices to the building owners to let them know that under new legislation they have less time to either strengthen or demolish them. A list of 29 buildings issued notices by the city council in October was released to The Star under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act. But the national earthquakeprone buildings register shows more have been added since then. Those on the October list included the town hall, currently being restored, the earthquakedamaged former Municipal Chambers, which has had its repairs put on hold, and the closed Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library. Others were buildings across the city. WAITING: The old Municipal Chambers building has been identified as earthquake-prone, but its “These are newly-identified repairs are on hold. earthquake-prone buildings that have mainly come to our notice when applications for building of the Blessed Sacrament and less than 34 per cent of the New Those included the St consents for strengthHarley Chambers, Building Standard, it is defined Albans and Diamond Harbour ening have been both of which have as earthquake-prone and a nofire stations, as well as the made,” a city council restoration plans, as tice must be sent to the owner. Christchurch City Fire Station’s spokesman said. well as several buildThe buildings must be upwest wing, 1 Cathedral Square, “The owners have ings in New Brighton graded or removed within 15 and Christchurch Hospital’s been proactive in Mall. years. Previously, owners had 30 boilerhouse and emergency deciding to strengthen There are more than years to do so. extension block. their buildings and 600 buildings on the Buildings are usually earth“Priority” buildings included the notices will be register in Christchquake-prone because they were hospital buildings, those used to removed when the urch. built to earlier design standards provide emergency response serwork is completed and Under the new or were damaged in the earthvices and unreinforced masonry signed off.” Building (Earthquake quakes. buildings that could collapse in a Others added in Prone Buildings) The city council has also sent moderate earthquake. Ann Brower November and DeAmendment Act 2016, notices to owners of six known These buildings have to be cember included the Cathedral if a building has a strength of “priority” buildings. remedied within 7.5 years.

DAMAGED: The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is on the earthquake-prone list, but work is under way to restore it.

Others that could be classed as priority buildings include those with unreinforced masonry which could fall on pedestrian and traffic thoroughfares during an earthquake, or those that could impede important transport routes. The city council will undertake public consultation this year to ask where these areas are. From there, it will be able to identify any other buildings that may require re-prioritisation. The new legislation came into force after years of campaigning by February 22, 2011, earthquake survivor Ann Brower. Dr Brower was the only person to survive when a Colombo St building collapsed on a bus during the earthquake, killing 12 people. The building that collapsed was damaged in the September 4, 2010, earthquake, but had not been reinforced or fenced off.

Smith downplays cough-gate darts incident •From page 1 “It was pretty crazy I tell you, this cough-gate thing,” said Smith. “When I saw it, I did think it looked pretty bad, but you couldn’t hear anything. It was so noisy.” “I wouldn’t have said anything if I heard it anyway.” The New Brighton Club player lost the opening two sets of the match against Pipe and looked odds-on to lose the match 0-3. However, with the crowd behind him in the third set, Smith won two sets on the trot to level the score, before having two darts to win the match when he led 2-1 on legs in the fifth and deciding set. “The crowd fires you up, that’s what happened. They wanted more, they don’t want to go home,” said Smith. “They fired up, I fired up and next minute I had a shot at the win.” “I actually probably thought I was in the next round before I

threw it. But unfortunately I missed it, so bummer.” Pipe was given a nasty reception from the crowd in his next match against 16-time world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor. The crowd effects were constantly turned down during the coverage of the match as expletives were thrown his way. “I actually felt sorry for him [Pipe], the crowd were booing him in my game as well,” said Smith. After coming within a throw of upsetting one of the sports top players Smith is now hungry to get back to darts’ biggest stage. “You get a taste don’t you? It’s a bit like eating chocolate,” Smith said. Smith earned £11,000 (NZ$20,932) for making it to the first round. He says a good chunk of the winnings will be invested back into the sport. “Probably more darts trips. I’ll give it another good bash this year,” said Smith.

AFTERMATH: Bernie Smith and Justin Pipe after the controversial win.


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„„ By Kurt Bayer A UNIQUE medieval manuscript dating back to the bloody War of the Roses and acquired by Canterbury University a century ago, is being examined for hidden secrets of its origins. The extraordinary 600-year-old English illuminated genealogical scroll, known as the Canterbury Roll, was acquired the university in 1918 and is the only genealogical roll in the Southern Hemisphere. It was once owned by pioneering Christchurch Chris Jones nurse Sibylla Emily Maude, and medieval historian senior lecturer Chris Jones says it is the most significant and substantial medieval artefact in New Zealand. For the past century, Canterbury University has been guardian of the rare 15th-century

HISTORIC: The Canterbury Roll medieval manuscript dates back to the War of the Roses.

artefact, which tells the history of England from its mythical origins to the late Middle Ages. “No one has anything like this in New Zealand or Australia and it’s utterly bonkers that no one really knows we have it, because it’s magnificent,” said Dr Jones. “It’s visually striking. The Wars of the Roses are what Game of Thrones is based on, and this is

the Wars of the Roses laid out across a 5m visually spectacular document.” A team of British scientists arrive in Christchurch next week to conduct in-depth testing of the scroll with specialised equipment to look for “hidden” writing and any other information about its origins. It will involve ground-breaking

work never before been applied to this type of manuscript, Jones said. To mark the centenary of its acquisition, university staff and students are working on The Canterbury Roll Project to translate and digitise the document to make it more accessible to the world. The digitised version will be available to the public later this year.

The Canterbury Roll is a unique example of a medieval manuscript in New Zealand and Australia, Dr Jones said. “It is not the only manuscript roll from this period to exist in the world, but uniquely, it features contributions from both the key players in the Wars of the Roses – it was originally drawn up by the Lancastrian side in the conflict but it fell into Yorkist hands and they re-wrote part of it.” It is unclear how the Maude family acquired the document, although Dr Jones said that in 1918, the family believed they had owned it since the Middle Ages. Canterbury College professors bought the roll as part of an effort to help foster a sense of British identity in the closing days of World War I, Dr Jones said. “The roll is both an important part of European history and – after a century – an important part of the New Zealand story. “In particular, it embodies the way attitudes to colonialism have changed: it began as a celebration of New Zealand as a British colony; from the 1970s it was hidden away as an embarrassing reminder of that colonial past; today, it has been dusted off and is used in comparative teaching to explore differences and similarities between western concepts and whakapapa,’’ he said. – NZ Herald

Ferrymead event to celebrate tramway milestone IN 1968 it had been 14 years since the last tram ran in the central city. But 50 years ago on January 6 the Tramway Historical Society opened the first stage of the Ferrymead Heritage Park tramway. Secretary Dave Hinman said the society started out by hunting around for trams that had been sold off when the central city tramways closed in 1954.

This week the society has been preparing to mark the anniversary by re-enacting the 1968 opening ceremony in front of the main tram barn at 275 Bridle Path Rd. The event will be held on Saturday from 1.30pm. There will be tram rides over the original section of the line, as well as into the Ferrymead township. The park will then hold Steam

Sunday with steam trains running and the society’s tram barns and workshop will have historical displays. “We started out restoring the city’s heritage and now we’ve got our own to celebrate,” Mr Hinman said. One of the highlights over the 50 years was in 1995 when the central tram lines were SPRUCE: The Tramway Historical Society has spent the week re-established, Mr Hinman cleaning trams for Saturday’s celebration. said.

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Now, A Life Less Sugar has been given the glossy professional treatment and is available for sale in both New Zealand and Australia. “I’m really proud of it,” Tiffen said. “It’s quite amazing that it’s been achieved, the book is quite amazing. The amount of people that we can help in Australia is hard to comprehend.” The 272-page “part memoir, part diet and recipe book” compiles both of Tiffen’s earlier attempts while updates with new recipes and information. It tells how Tiffen had always struggled to keep her weight in check. She tried weight loss programmes, the gym, but nothing kept the kilos off. But four years, she saw a docu-

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foreman for six weeks. That is where Lazarus will resume tomorrow night before he races there the following two weeks, with Ultimate Machete and Have Faith In Me joining him in both the Fremantle and West Australia Cups. “He is working well so this week will be a perfect lead-up to the cups for him,” says Purdon, who is back from suspension to drive Lazarus tomorrow night. The blueprint for the rest of the all-conquering stable was only confirmed on Tuesday and it has some calls which will impact dramatically on pre-post markets

as well as the group one racing landscape. The only good news for Australian trainers is the already expected decisions that unbeaten three-year-old, Chase Auckland, will stay home, as does Elle Mac, while Dream About Me also does as she struggles with soundness. “Chase Auckland has had a couple of hard runs and been great in them but you can’t do that every week so he will miss the derbies in Victoria and NSW and be set for the Northern Derby here,” explains Purdon. “And Dream About Me hasn’t been quite right so won’t go to

Australia but we will have Piccadilly Princess and Partyon for the mares races over there.” Even without Chase Auckland, the three-year-old team for the derbies in Australia will contain The Devils Own and All U Need Is Faith (NSW), Spankem and Ashley Locaz (Victoria and then possibly NSW). But the other big surprise is that Heaven Rocks will take his unique brand of crazy to both Victoria and NSW, after stopping in at Cambridge tomorrow night for the $60,000 Flying Mile. “I was happy with him in the Auckland Cup and after Cambridge he will go to the Ballarat Cup and the Hunter Cup, with Laz going to the Hunter as well. “Then they will both go to NSW to try and qualify for the Miracle Mile.” Vincent and Titan Banner will be waiting for their mates at Menangle, with the pair to skip Victoria, and Vincent will race

in lead ups to the Chariots Of Fire on February 10 and Titan Banner in free-for-alls before the Miracle Mile preludes on February 17. That raises the very real possibility if Ultimate Machete qualifies for the Chariots Of Fire and races well there, the All Stars could have five horses in the running for a Miracle Mile invite. “It is possible that could happen but we are not getting carried away with that, there is a lot of racing to go before then,” said Purdon. The one window of opportunity the stable has left open for their rivals is the NSW Oaks, for which they won’t have their best fillies in action. “It clashes with the Sales Series at Addington so fillies like Elle Mac will stay home and Bettor Trix and Bare Knuckle will be our NSW Oaks pair.” –NZ Herald

Toyota 86 champ makes step up to single-seater class RYAN YARDLEY has become the latest driver to enter the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The Christchurch driver will step up to the country’s premier single-seater racing competition after winning the Toyota 86 Championship last year. Although he knows many of his rivals have more experience in modern “wings and slicks” single-seater race cars, he is determined to do all he can to be competitive. “This is a big step up, my first category with proper aerody-

namics. I’ve had 40-50 helped Yardley grasp laps in a car and will the opportunity. be fine-tuning on my The academy works single-seater form with young racers on between now and the every major aspect championship, includof their motorsport ing some simulator career, including work. So I’m looking fitness, nutrition, to start fast and learn media skills and everything I can,” said sponsorship. Yardley. The latter has been Having the opYardley’s main focus portunity to attend over the past month. the MotorSport New Like so many young Ryan Yardley Zealand Elite MoNew Zealanders torsport Academy in 2014 has before him, he needs to marry

up his racing talent with the funding that will let him compete on a level footing with the internationals. Yardley will start his series bid at his home circuit, Ruapuna, next weekend. He says having raced two seasons of the Toyota 86 Championship is an advantage. The TR 86 sport coupes use Michelin slicks so he is familiar with how slicks behave and understands how to get the best performance from a set of tyres. The 86 championship also visits every circuit contested in

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The feel from beneath the throttle is constantly entertaining and encouraging. Sure, the Kodiaq isn’t a sports car but that word is represented in the acronym SUV and the engine is most pleasing. It is also built in the way where fuel usage hasn’t been sacrificed. Skoda also rates it with a 7.4-litre per 100km (38mpg) combined cycle average. It will sip fuel close to that claim at 6l/100km (47mpg) instantaneously at 100km/h with the engine turning over quite relaxed at just 1800rpm. Most of my driving with the test car, over a generous seven days, was at city speed and even though that doesn’t present the best fuel economy result, the dash panel readout was listing a combined average of just

9l/100km (31mpg), which I thought was impressive. On my usual highway loop the Kodiaq cruises quietly and smoothly, it also steers beautifully into a corner. The test car was riding on fabulous Pirelli rubber which provides optimum feedback and response directly to steering input. The suspension is a fully independent mix of struts and multiple links with spring and damper rates well balanced for comfort and the inevitable time the Kodiaq will be asked to traverse undulating ground. While most four-wheeldrives of this ilk can’t be considered genuine offroaders, the Kodiaq is a capable all-road vehicle, and the short shingle road journey I presented it with served to prove how tidy it is in a loose surface environment. Ruts and corrugations are well dealt to and occupant comfort has been a manufacturing priority. The Kodiaq is a sevenseater built the way we expect of the modern SUV. The rear row of seats fold up from the floor, and even though they would only be suitable for short trips for adults, for youngsters, and the slight of build, the rear area is entirely practical. Up front the driver has at his or her command a wealth of functions and high specification fitment. The list is way too comprehensive to detail, but I can report that for around $55k the Kodiaq has specification far greater that I would expect to normally find for this price. That, and its overall capability is why I’m so smitten with it as a vehicle and even though it won’t have its own way in the marketplace it can’t have got away to a better start in the New Zealand SUV market.


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BARROSS COUNTRY TURN IN the drive at 269 Hills Rd, cross the creek, and you've found it, the St Albans Shirley Club (SAS Club). Located on the cusp of St Albans and Shirley, the SAS Club was established back in 1955 by a small group of community minded citizens with the intention to provide a community club with a strong community focus. Some sixty years on and the club continues with this objective providing support for local schools and groups. Club and affiliate members gain access to the many great facilities on offer. There's a MEMBER'S BAR with discounted bar prices, bistro (open

from 5pm Thursday through to Saturday), TAB, new poker gaming machines, big screen SKY sport, pool tables; SPORTING SECTIONS that compete locally and nationally; LIVE ENTERTAINMENT; and to get you home safe and sound... the Club Shuttle (operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings). Anyone can become a member of the SAS Club and potential new members are welcome to call in and check out the great facilities and advantages of joining your local club. For more information, go to www.sasclub.co.nz, visit them on facebook, call in at 269 Hills Rd, or phone them on 385 1632.

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Brunch by the beach FANCY 'a side' of ocean view with your brekkie? Well it's available on the menu at the Pierview Restaurant. Located upstairs in the New Brighton Club, the Pierview Restaurant has always been a popular destination for dining and private functions. Offering uninterrupted views of beach, pier and coastline, the view is a stunning accompaniment to any occasion. Sensational summer weather in Canterbury has seen an increase in people scrambling to the beach side and to add to the seaside attraction the Pierview is open Sundays from 10.30am to 2pm for summertime brunch. Offering all the expected scrumptious breakfast/brunch delights, the menu also caters to children. Apart from Sunday Brunch the Pierview is open from 5.30pm Friday to Sunday serving quality, yet very affordable, a la carte dining. The last Sunday of the month has turned into a tradition with the Pierview’s ‘all you can eat’ Buffet. Priced

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THE BOG IRISH BAR, VICTORIAL ST: Thursday 10pm - Jonny Love. Friday 6pm - Diego Hariswara; 11pm - Corner Sounds. Saturday 11pm - Good Company. Sunday 5.30pm Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7pm - The Jamesons Session.

BARETTA, ST ASAPH ST: Friday 7pm - Live music; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm DJ Double Header. BILL'S BAR, HALSWELL RD: Thursday & Sunday 6pm Mickey Rat Karaoke. BLACK HORSE, LINCOLN RD: Sunday 3pm - Willie McArthur.

THE CUBAN, ST ASAPH ST: Thursday 6.30pm - Live music. Friday - Live music. Saturday 10pm - DJ.

CARLTON, PAPANUI RD: Thursday 9pm - Ting Tong. Friday 10pm - D’Sendantz. Saturday 10.30pm - Sans Clan. Tuesday 8pm - Comedy. CASA PUBLICA, NEW REGENT ST: Friday 5pm - James Lyndsay; 8.30pm - Robsta. Saturday 9pm - Paul McKessar. CASSALS & SONS BREWERY, WOOLSTON TANNERY, GARLANDS RD: Saturday 4pm - Stomping Nick. Sunday 1pm - Hooley at the Brewery (rollicking live Celtic session). CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, VICTORIA ST: Friday 6pm - Steve & Andy; 9.15pm - Reckless. Saturday 7pm - Blackie; 10.15pm - TJ Busy. Sunday 5.30pm - Stephen James. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB, FERRY RD: Thursday - Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN, DANIELS RD: Thursday 8pm - Mel & Dave. Saturday - Live music. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. DUX CENTRAL, 6 POPLAR LANE: Friday 5pm - Aleon. Saturday 2pm - Kitchen Collective; 9.30pm - Nacoa. Sunday 2pm Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE, ST ASAPH ST: Thursday 9pm - DJ. Friday 10pm - DJ. Saturday 10pm - DJ.

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THE MILLER BAR, LINCOLN RD, ADDINGTON: Friday 9.30pm Hot Gossip. Saturday 9.30pm X-Files duo.

Fluid groove outfit, Blue Child Collective play the Wunderbar in Lyttelton on Sunday as part of their ‘Building the Boat, Sailing the Seas NZ Tour’. FAT EDDIES, CNR HEREFORD ST & OXFORD TCE: Thursday 7.30pm - Heather Webb Quartet; 10pm - Mike Bickers Boptet. Friday 7.30pm Tom Rainey Organ Quartet; 11pm - Oval Office. Saturday 7.30pm -Jazz at the Lincoln Road Centre; 11pm - Gumbo No.5. Sunday 3pm - Little Big Trio; 6.30pm - Brad Kang Trio. FINNEGANS IRISH PUB, PREBBLETON: Friday 8pm - Trad Session. HERITAGE, CATHEDRAL SQ: Saturday 7pm - Nick Lee. HILLTOP TAVERN, LITTLE RIVER Friday 7.30pm - Jon Toogood, solo & acoustic, GA $40.

Oakley Grenell & Departure Lounge launch the summer season Ingham’s Lazy Sundays concert series at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Sunday.

HORNBY WMC, CARMEN RD: Saturday 8pm - Jo’s Karaoke.

MICKY FINNS, HERE FORD ST: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood.

HORNCASTLE ARENA, JACK HINTON DR: Tickets @ticketek. INGHAM’S LAZY SUNDAYS, CHRISTCHURCH BOTANIC GARDENS, ROLLESTON AVE: Sunday 3.30pm - Oakley Grenell feat. Departure Lounge (Jazz super group), free.

PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR, MARINE PDE: Friday 9pm - Karaoke with Sharky. Saturday 9pm - Level 6. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, LINCOLN RD, ADDINGTON: Wednesday - Willie’s Open Mic.

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STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY, MARSHLAND RD: Friday 7pm - Sign of the Firebird. Saturday 7pm - 12 Gauge. THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON RD: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke.

THE WAVE BAR, MARINE PDE: Thursday 8.30pm Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - Live music. WOOLSTON CLUB, HARGOOD ST: Saturday 7pm - Marion’s Outlaws. WUNDERBAR, LONDON ST, LYTTELTON: Friday 8pm - Newtown Rocksteady, East of Tasman album release tour with Fraser Ross & the 04's. Sunday - Blue Child Collective, ‘Building the Boat, Sailing the Seas NZ Tour’. Tuesday 9pm - Marlin’s Dreaming, Old Boy.

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

THURSDAY, 2-4PM AND 7-9PM, FRIDAY, 2-4PM CIRQUE GRANDE See 12 girls performing tricks on a single bicycle – including teeterboard, hoop-diving and human pyramids – with special guests, the amazing African acrobats. Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of these incredible international artists. Fall off your seat laughing at the clowns or gasp in awe and fear as acrobats and magicians perform tricks never before seen in Christchurch. All ages. Phone 0800 289 849 for tickets. Opposite Latimer Square, cnr of Madras and Gloucester Sts THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, 9.30AM-4.30PM BOULEVARD ARTS MARKET Visit this artisan market to find local and New Zealand-made arts and crafts. 31-33 Worcester Boulevard THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, 9.30AM-4.30PM WOODCRAFT GALLERY The Woodcraft Gallery is showcasing artwork from about

46 wood artists sourced both locally and from throughout New Zealand. There are clocks, boxes, bowls, kitchen utensils, toys, puzzles, albums, vases and replicas of the city’s different cathedrals. The wood used is largely New Zealand natives. 33 Worcester Boulevard THURSDAY TO WEDNESDAY, 7.30-10.30PM CHICAGO It’s time for murder, fame and ‘all that jazz’. Get ready for an explosion of scandal and celebrity set on the streets of 1920s Chicago, with one of the most famous musicals of all time. Court Theatre, Bernard St Addington FRIDAY, 2-4PM SWEET LIQUORICE Sweet liquorice will be performing easy listening swing jazz around different spaces at the airport. The trio is made up of Jeff Bradley on clarinet, Bert Parrant on electric guitar, and Mike Kime on string bass. Christchurch Airport FRIDAY, 11AM-9PM STREET FOOD MARKET The Friday Street Food Market

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

brings together more than 20 stalls selling food from around the world, live entertainment, buskers and more. Cathedral Square SATURDAY, 8-9AM PARK RUN This will be the first 5km fun run of the year. Start from the Botanic Gardens car park. Walk, run, or jog – you can even bring the dog. No need to register, but you can at https://parkrun.co.nz/register/ form. International visitors welcome. Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave SATURDAY, 2-4PM NEW YEAR CONCERT The Chinese Culture Association invites you to catch Tony Lin on piano, Tina Tang on the violin, and a range of excellent local singers and dancers perform a classical, artistic concert. Tickets available on the Chinese Culture Association’s website. The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 2 Worcester Boulevard SUNDAY, 11AM-3PM SHABBY CHIC MARKET DAY There will be trestles with vintage items, linen, clothes, costumes, jewels, collectables, retro and kitsch items, kitchenware, antiques, craft works, furniture, recycled items, books, toys, art,

homeware and bric-a-brac. There will also be five rooms to explore at the historic Rochester Villa or simply relax with a tea in the courtyard. Look for the signs off Ferry Rd and Rutherford St. Rochester Villa, 21 Connal St SUNDAY, 3.30-5PM INGHAMS LAZY SUNDAYS – OAKLEY GRENELL Acoustic guitar and vocals provide the perfect sound track to chill out to on Sunday. Oakley

Grenell will blend blues and contemporary soul with a dash of his country roots thrown in. Jazz group Departure Lounge will also feature as his guest. Having released his 11th album in New Zealand, Grenell will perform originals from his back catalogue and a few covers for good measure. Over the years, he has supported international and Kiwi performers such as Ben Harper, Salmonella Dub and Che Fu. Christchurch Botanic Gardens


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