Latest Christchurch news at www.
Tuesday May 2 2017
SPORTS BUSTLING RUN: Patrick Elia, of St Thomas, pushed off the tackle of So Tsukui, of Burnside, on Saturday. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER
We said: Fendalton residents will continue to protest against a new funeral facility on Rochdale St.
CBHS, St Thomas both win in first UC Championship round
Angela Connell – Talk about snobbery. Get a grip Fendalton, it’s not like they are going to be partying up all day everyday and chances are if you are working, you won’t even be home during one of their services. There are a lot worse things to have next door than a funeral home.
Jack Thompson – Let’s get real here. A satellite funeral office? How about someone comes and opens a brothel. A strip club. Night club. A bar . . . I’ve worked in the funeral industry and Bell Lamb & Trotter is by far the most professional and may I add that funeral homes fly under the radar and are very quiet and peaceful locations! Grow up.
Jo Garrick – I find this stupid to protest against, please, build a house right next door I will live there. Very old fashion views to not want a funeral home that will not disturb your everyday living. It’s like your fear of death is being protested.
Lorna Bray – Snobs as hell. At the end of the street where I live is a cemetery and not very far from there is a funeral home but no one bats a lid. Get a grip Fendalton people. One day you just like the rest of us will die too. And that’s the reality no one
can get away with. So stop being too precious. Lisa Bee – Overly white rich snobbery. There are worse things that could happen in your neighbourhood and are happening in others. Volunteer and do some community service and get your perspective back in life, you make me sick.
By Andrew King THE OPENING round of the UC Championship has begun with schools looking to stamp their mark on the competition. Solid work before and after the halftime break allowed Christchurch Boys’ to grab a bonus point victory over Waimea Combined. The defending champions recorded a 52-21 victory at home on Saturday. Now CBHS look towards their upcoming match against close rivals Burnside High. Burnside lost their opening round match against St Thomas 64-5. Burnside first XV manager Matt White said while they started well they left too much
space out wide and were punished for it. Looking ahead, White said CBHS will be tough. St Thomas started their campaign with a 64-5 bonus point victory over Burnside. Attack coach Paul Burton said while the result is a good one the team is focused more on achieving performance goals set for the season. “We have scrapped that result and know we have plenty to work on,” he said. “It is a tough road in from here.” Their next game will be against Christ’s, who are coming off a first-round 15-10 loss to Lincoln, the first time in their history they have lost to them.
HORTICULTURAL CENTRE - HAGLEY PARK Opp the Hospital
THIS SAT & SUN
SAT 6 MAY 8AM - 7PM • SUN 7 MAY 8AM - 5PM MASSIVE RANGE OF NEW SKIS SNOWBOARDS AND BOOTS HUNDREDS OF JACKETS AND PANTS ALL WITH HUGE REDUCTIONS PLUS HELMETS GOGGLES GLOVES
BE FITTED OUT BY SNOW INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS BUY WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE - ALL PRODUCTS SOLD WITH BACKUP SERVICE
Western News 02-05-17