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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK MORE TALK scheduled last night to try and get rid of the midges from the Bromley treatment plant. This will be no easy task. The insects have plauged anyone living near the plant for a long time. As the weather starts to warm up in the next few weeks they will be back – in force. A meeting was scheduled last night (see page 1) between the community board and city council staff and the key thing on the agenda was cost. Let’s hope they come up with a solution. Former Halswell Hornets scrum-half Joseph Taipari has a chance of making the New Zealand 18s side to take on the Australian Schoolboys (pgs 8-9) Taipari has been named in an Australian-based side of New Zealanders to take on a Residents 13 in a trial match. – Barry Clarke

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News Denton Park likely choice „„ By Julia Evans DENTON PARK is looking to be the likely home of the new Hornby Library, Service Centre and South West Pool mega facility. During the consultation process, the city council found submitters favoured Kyle Park and Denton Park over Warren Park. Kyle Park had the most support, with 43 per cent of people who submitted to the city council during its consultation period from April 20 to June 9, favouring it as the preferred site. Denton received five per cent less on 38. But due to the amount of asbestos in the ground at Kyle Park, Denton still seems to be the likely choice. City council staff have recommended the Halswell-HornbyRiccarton Community Board approve the location at its special meeting on Saturday. The board will then take its recommendation to the city council. City councillor Vicki Buck said because the full report isn’t out yet, it is a bit premature to comment.

POOL AND LIBRARY: Sports clubs using Denton Park and its rooms are gravely concerned the city council is proposing a multimillion dollar recreational complex for the site. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER However, she said the heavier you build on a site with asbestos, the more it costs to clear. “It’s a real weakness for that site … the cost of clearing the asbestos would mean a lot less pools or library space,” Cr Buck said. Building on Kyle Park would mean about a quarter of the budget for the facility would be spent on clearing asbestos, she

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Man and cat rescued from roof „„ By Andrew King A MAN attempting to rescue a cat from a roof in Woolston ended up needing to be rescued himself – by the Fire Service. Woolston firefighters were called to Randolph St at about 12.45pm last Tuesday after a man used a fence to get on the roof to rescue a stricken feline, but was unable to get down. “We went up on the roof without a ladder,” a fire communications spokesman said. “Lucky he took his phone with him.” Both were rescued unharmed.

Costly solution to midge problem •From page 1 Coastal Ward city councillor David East said at the time the option of installing a UV plant in the sewage treatment plant would “obviate the problem altogether.” In spite of the cold weather, the midges have already started making an appearance in Bromley, Mrs Profit said.

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News Probation officer retires after 32 years LINDA WINSKILL, a teacher and then stay-at-home mother with two small children had all the makings of a Department of Corrections staff member without knowing it. Thirty-two years on, Ms Winskill retired last week from her role as service manager in Canterbury Corrections. “A person working with offenders needs to be able to connect with people from all walks of life,” says district manager Lisa Joseph. ‘‘Being a mother, a teacher and having a social conscience are good places to start.” “I wanted to work as a social worker and had applied for a job with the old Department of Social Welfare,” Ms Winskill said. “However, they required an assurance that you were prepared to go anywhere in the country to work which I couldn’t do with a young family.” A friend was a manager at the Department of Justice, as Corrections was then, and suggested she apply for a job as a probation officer. She got the job and immediately really loved it. “There was no formal training for the role of probation officer, you learned on the job,” she says. Ms Winskill’s first job was

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of public service “Being a probation officer can be a tough job. Probation officers find themselves being mentor, support, parent, all rolled into one. They need to be able to effectively engage the offenders they work with and to also hold them to account. They need to identify and act appropriately to changes in behaviour, when things are going well and when they are going badly.” Ms Winskill carried on her Corrections career as a probation officer until her appointment as service manager in 1999 when she took over the management of a team of 13 probation staff. There have been many significant changes over the 30 years, particularly in the number of offenders in the community and also the oversight required of community offenders. “While drug use has always been a concern, the increased use of methamphetamine has been a growing challenge for offenders, Corrections and the community as a whole,” Ms Winskill said. “People start using drugs from all sections of the community and for a myriad of reasons,” she said, “but many

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News Evie’s connection to school „„ By Julia Evans EVIE LAIDLAW is 12 and she doesn’t know a world without mobile phones, Facebook and the internet. But Evie is part of a legacy that dates back to when her school, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, opened in 1890. Through her father Robert Laidlaw and grandfather John Laidlaw, Evie is a direct descendant of the Gibson family who opened Rangi Ruru in 1890. The school celebrated Founder’s Day on Wednesday. Three generations of the Laidlaw family were at the school to mark the occasion and Evie was asked to light a candle during the service. “It was a really special service for Evie,” said Robert Laidlaw. Captain Frederick Gibson built the school and his daughters Helen, Mary, Beatrice, Alice, Lucy, Ethel, Ruth and Winifred ran the school for nearly 60 years. The Gibson sisters were Evie’s grandfather’s great aunts. But just about every woman on both sides of Evie’s family


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Young league stars from „„ By Andrew King FIVE PROMISING rugby league players have been given a shot at making the New Zealand 18s side to take on Australia’s best. Jordan Riki (Hornby Panthers), Seth Tauamiti (Papanui Tigers), and Daniel Sakisi (Celebration Lions) have been named in the New Zealand Residents 18s wider training squad to meet an Australian-based selection of young New Zealanders playing for NRL clubs. The Australian-based squad includes former Celebration Lions Cruz Topai-Aveai and former Halswell Hornets scrum-half Joseph Taipari. Topai-Aveai (now with the Cronulla Sharks) and Taipari (Parramatta Eels) play in the Holden Cup. The New Zealand Residents 18s will be whittled down to an 18-man squad on September 12 to take on the Australian-based team, known as Taurahere, on September 23 in Auckland. A New Zealand 18s team will then be selected from the match to play the Australian Schoolboys on September 30 at Trust Stadium, Waitakere. Riki, Tauamiti, Sakisi, Topai-Aveai and Taipari are also playing or have played



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News Eels get new home CITY COUNCIL ecologists have got their hands on some slippery characters in need of a new waterway. Students from Te Waka Unua, Linwood College and Kimihia Parents College also got close to the action during the removal of 26 shortfin eels from a Woolston drain. Clearing the eels will make way for the development of an urban forest. As infrastructure for the urban forest takes root in the former lower fields of Linwood College, the eels old home is being diverted. Work to redirect the timberlined Arran Drain will intercept the base flow, so the eels – ranging from less than 250mm to greater than 500mm long – have had to slip into a new site. “Native fish and their spawning habitats are legally protected, so we have to take great care not to harm fish when doing any works around waterways,” city council waterways ecologist Greg Burrell said. “Several shortfin eels were found during a survey of the section of Arran Drain affected by the wetland construction. They are among our most hardy and better climbing native fish species, which is why they’re able to


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themselves in a newly-created forested habitat that will be a major improvement on their previous home.” The urban forest, off Ferry Rd, is a key element in the $9 million Bells Creek flood mitigation scheme, utilising the earthquake-damaged school fields. Eventually, the 2.75ha forest will again ring with native birdsong, attracting bellbird, kereru, fantail and tui amid totara, matai and kahikatea trees. A sealed pathway and boardwalk bridges will guide the community on an exploratory journey into the urban wilderness.

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Hydrate to elevate We all know drinking water is important, but the majority of us simply don’t drink enough even though we know it makes us feel great when we do. We look at the benefits and motivate you to drink more with a few tips on how to make it just a little more palatable. With over a quarter of Kiwis consuming less than two glasses of water a day and only 5% drinking more than the recommended eight, the message obviously hasn’t hit home on the importance of hydrating our body. A recent survey conducted by SodaStream found that Cantabrians are particularly guilty when it comes to their water intake. With 82% drinking less than six glasses of water a day, but with over 85% admitting they feel healthier when they drink more water, something needs to be done to bridge the gap in terms of what we know to be true and what we’re actually doing about it. This same survey revealed that although 41% of us limit how many soft drinks we consume due to our concerns over sugar content, the same number of people said tea or coffee is their number one drink of choice.

Some people even believe that the water consumed in their cup of Joe constitutes part of their water intake. This is a fallacy. As caffeine actually dehydrates us, as does alcohol too, it means we need to drink even more water to compensate. Not so surprisingly the reason we don’t drink nearly enough water is that we simply forget. Now with apps you can download direct to your smart phone, there are no more excuses. Further studies proved that people who had a SodaStream machine in their homes were more likely to drink more water. In fact, the study showed that people drank 30% more water. For those of us who aren’t used to drinking water like it’s going out of fashion, there are plenty of ways to increase the fun factor while still being healthy.

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If you want to spend your Saturday morning being social and showing off your skills in various games go along to the Spreydon Social Games Club. At this club, people play a variety of games in a friendly atmosphere, from card games, Upwords and Scrabble to chess and Mahjong. This club runs every Saturday morning from 10am to noon at Spreydon Library, located at 266 Barrington St. Creative Writing Wednesdays Wednesday, 4-5.45pm If your imagination runs wild and you want to learn how to put those ideas on paper in a way that makes sense, head along to this creative writing class. It will suit people new to creative writing, or those wanting to hone their skills, pick up some tips and learn from other aspiring writers. Find some fictional books while you’re at the library, or some books on creative writing. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre. Free entry. Mid-Week Laughter Club Wednesday, 6-7pm The focus of the club is to get over the stress of the first part of the week and have a positive outlook for the rest. The event aims to release endorphins and help you relax and lower stress levels. There is no comedy, stand-up or jokes at this session. Instead, you are encouraged to make yourself laugh at nothing at all for the purpose of relaxing.

St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry $2 Knit ’n’ yarn Wednesday 11am-1pm For those who want to have a chat while they construct their favourite woollen creations can, with the weekly knit ’n’ yarn meetings. From crochet to knitting or a craft of your choice, have fun with this social group. There are a variety of books to help inspire ideas for your next project or even to help a beginner. Everyone is welcome. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre. Free entry Board Games Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm Go along and enjoy a variety of board games with all sorts to choose from. Meet some new people and have fun playing games. There are no bookings required for this but caregivers are required. Spreydon Library, 266 Barrington St. Free entry

Do you enjoy reading? Do you fancy trying something new? Would you like to share your thoughts about books? Do you want to read more? Are you unsure what to read next? Bookbuddies is a book group for eight to 11-year-olds. Each week’s session is themed with different activities and books. Free entry. Saturday, 10.30-11.30am. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.

Maker Space – Family Times Thursday, 10am-noon Go and check out the cool Maker Space which will feature crafts, Lego, 3-D colouring, clay, interactive games and more. South Library, 66 Colombo St

Breens Intermediate

Breens prides itself on being a friendly family intermediate school with a strongly embedded values model, focused on learning and raising student achievement. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who have a sound understanding of the specific needs of pre-adolescent young people. Relationships are at the core of what we do and our teachers pride themselves on knowing their learners and families well and taking responsibility to ensure that each child is working towards achieve personal excellence. Our specialist staff and facilities in Foods, Textiles, Workshop, Digital Technologies, Science and Visual Arts ensure high quality, authentic learning. The size of our school means our students have maximum opportunities to succeed in Leadership, Sport, The Arts

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The Junior School’s ‘Ruru’ Team (Year 1-2) are planning a new and exciting outdoor ‘Nature Playground’ and various community groups and business’ are getting involved and assisting in the planning and development. Bunnings Riccarton have been working with them to develop a covered area and they are Game Zone @ Linwood currently writing a letter to Bunnings Head Office to apply for the entire cost of parts Library and labour for this. Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm The ‘Men’s Shed New Brighton’ were Play great favourites like Minecraft, Charades, Con- approached to build an outdoor mud kitchen with a parent donating the sinks nect Four, Pictionary and and Bunnings the materials. They recently more. Learn and develop delivered it to a very excited group of strategies in new games such as Dutch Blitz, Heads children who just wanted to get their hands on it! Donations of a wooden boat and Up, Hand and Foot, and group games. Join in for X- pavers have also been given by parents. box and PS4 tournaments. Take your friends or meet some new ones; all children aged eight to 12 welcome.  No booking or payment required. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre

Beckenham Exercise Class Friday, 9.30-10.30am Designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly other than on public holidays. Please phone 0800 663 463 to register. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Opawa Farmer’s Market Sunday, 9am-noon Find some organic and delicious produce from local growers. Enjoy sipping on a coffee while wandering around the market and checking out the food on offer. From artisan bread and french pastries to fresh berries and local cheeses, there will be something for everyone. 275 Fifield Tce.

and Academic Pursuits. We actively look for ways to encourage students to extend themselves in all sorts of areas including traditional Academic areas, Technology, Cultural, The Arts, Sport and Leadership. We want our place to be one where our children can feel at ease with who they are as individuals and achieve to their very best ability. You can learn more about our school by visiting .

It will provide an exciting outdoor classroom, allowing more space for creative play based learning and exploration. It includes plans for a water collection area, edible gardens, reading nooks, water/mud play area, loose parts play area and a bug inspection area.

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Enrol now for the 2018 Academic Year.  Strong and well embedded school values linked to learning.  Professionals who are focused on the specific needs of early adolescents.  A challenging and responsive curriculum.  Specialist teaching in Digitech, Design & Manufacture, Art, Science, Foods and Textiles.  Diverse opportunities for all to excel in Academia, Leadership, Sport, the Arts and Culture.

We have no enrolment zone. Contact the school office for an enrolment pack or to make an appointment to meet our Principal and discuss your child’s learning needs.

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SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2018 Become a global thinker at St Joseph’s School Papanui St Joseph’s School Papanui is a Catholic integrated primary school that provides a quality faith based education for children aged 5-13 years. The promotion of strong Christian values fosters a caring learning world with confidence and enthusiasm. environment where children can excel in Our girls stand out among their peers, all aspects of school life. even in international competition. They The school provides a range of academic, are confident, articulate and determined sporting, cultural and artistic experiences young women who have the values, skills, that enable students to discover and and knowledge needed to not only achieve nurture their unique potential. This year their goals but to make a difference in their the school featured in Christchurch’s J communities. Rock which involved over 80 students Selwyn House’s nurturing environment, in performances that celebrated the small class sizes and comprehensive approach to learning not only enhances the capabilities of each year group but provides a smooth transition to secondary school. For more information about Selwyn House and how to enrol your daughter, please contact 03 355 7299.

Selwyn House School A Selwyn House School education is one of the greatest gifts you can give your daughter. We focus on putting the foundations in place to ensure all our girls receive a remarkable education that will prepare them for the global society they will live and lead in. Proudly, authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, we are committed to providing a continuum of international education to our girls. The focus from Year 1 to Year 8 is on the total growth of the developing girl, encompassing intellectual, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. Parents want the best for their daughters and, together with you, our teachers work to ensure we inspire all our girls to love and to be committed to learning as they develop their unique way of being ‘remarkable.’ We inspire girls to be strong leaders, passionate about science and technology, competitive on the sports field, confident performers and more. We believe in the promise of the future and the power of education to equip our girls to face our continually changing

importance of books. More recently the school has held a Science Fair which included over 50 exhibits from its senior students. Throughout the year the school has had representatives for a range of sports including cross country, swimming, and a range of winter sports. St Joseph’s School is a member of the Christchurch Catholic Community of Learning. It is working collaboratively with other Catholic primary and secondary schools within the Christchurch Diocese. This colaboration includes the sharing of expertise and the development of a cohesive educational pathway for students from Years 1-13.

St Bernadette’s School St Bernadette’s is a state integrated Catholic school that offer education for boys and girls from year 0 – 8. Within the caring and nurturing atmosphere of St Bernadette’s School, gospel values are taught and lived.

At St Bernadette’s we focus on developing the whole child with an emphasis on spirituality, cultural and social awareness and concern for others. At St Bernadette’s every child is known and valued.

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SCHOOL OPTIONS - early & middle years 2018 Cathedral Grammar Welcome to Casebrook The ideal preparation Intermediate School Cathedral Grammar is a pre-school and school with a rich 136 year history delivering high quality education in the centre of our city. It is a school with a strong, Anglican ethos and spiritual heart that uniquely maximises the benefits of coeducational and separate gender education in the one school environment. While the world has changed beyond the imagining of our pioneers, the forward-looking principles of Cathedral Grammar remain as relevant today as they have ever been: to provide an exceptional personalised education that empowers our pupils to lead successful and fulfilling lives. Our Board has set a future focussed strategy and we are currently in the exciting phase of developing plans to ensure we anchor a forwardlooking education within the illustrious history of the oldest established independent primary school in New Zealand. Our forwardthinking attitude is clearly displayed with our fantastic and unique new playground on top of the roof of our multi-award winning Junior School building. Pippin Wright-Stow of F3 Design has created an original and exciting structure to climb in and through, which reflects the shape and form of our

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majestic Southern Alps. This is a great addition to the existing slide off the same roof space. In this knowledge era, original thought is important to us here at Cathedral Grammar. This requires the ability to think beyond, to adapt, to change and to innovate. Our strong academic traditions are important to us, and so too is every pupil reaching their full potential, building their self-confidence and making friends for life. Our challenge is to find the perfect balance as we prepare our pupils for life. Every pupil. Every day. Come and see what the buzz is about and what we will provide your child and family. We look forward to hosting you at our Open day, or any time that best suits you.

Waltham Primary School Te Kura o Tūpuni

Year 7 & 8 students are a unique age group that we specialise in educating. Our staff and school resources are all geared for this stage of personal development and focus on providing as a diverse range of learning opportunities to create a wellrounded individual. Our learning environment is supported by a strong focus on our school values of Respect (Whakaute), Excellence (Panekiretanga) and Perseverance (Hiringa). Through these ‘REP’ values we develop within each student a sense of self worth to realise their importance as a member of our Casebrook community. Our school environment is one where students are safe and have the confidence to take risks with their learning. In this way the students at Casebrook are

supported and encouraged to become selfmotived, independent learners. We value the partnership between home and school. Together we can create an environment where we foster feelings of pride and belonging. We are sure you will enjoy being a part of our community and I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s future at Casebrook.

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Waltham Primary School is the heart of a great community. Open for enrolments for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. If you are looking for a full primary school (Year 1-8) that is completely focused on each and every child ‘Reaching for the Stars’, then come along and see us in action. Every day is an ‘Open Day’ at Waltham, so call us or just pop in to see what makes us special. Waltham has an “excellent ERO report.” We have a strong link with all local pre-schools and secondary schools, and we are continually welcoming new families into our school community. If you need a school in our area we look forward to meeting you soon. It is never to early to come and have a look or to enrol.

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• Piling • Electrical • Plumbing • Flooring • Painting • Roofing • Plasterboard • Wallpapering Gary: 021 329 881 Cam: 021 329 200 Office: 03 338 9886 E.

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PLUMBER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 ROOFING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, Over 40 Yrs experience. Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 TILER For all your tiling needs, new, existing & replacement of tiles, free quotes, ph Jared 021 023 58414

TREES BIG OR SMALL, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, ph 03 338-1655

PAINTING - PLUS • PAINTING • TILING • PLASTERING • WALLPAPERING Phone Kevin Steel • Interior/Exterior • New Homes & Repaints • Quality workmanship assured • Correct preparation always undertaken • 20+ years experience • Earthquake repairs (Painting/Plastering/Wallpapering/Tiling)

Ph 381 7417 or 027 216 8946


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You can dance, You can jive


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Grand National Christchurch is so well received,” said Jo Davern, DnD manager. In rehearsal mode for next Saturday’s show at the Hornby Club, the 6 piece live band has been busy fine tuning show content, sorting costumes and tightening up moves. “It’s not just all about ABBA, we’ve put together a great play list guaranteed to get everyone up dancing. And for those who prefer to listen and watch, our professional tech’s Peter and Amanda will be out front running our sound and light systems to ensure it sounds and looks wonderful,” said Jo. DnD Showband present ‘Dance the Night Away’ with feature set ABBA at the Hornby Club on Saturday 19th August. 8pm start Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets $20 on sale now at the Hornby Club, 17 Carmen Rd, phone 03 349 9026. Door sales $25.

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2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

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

Family Friendly

Kid’s 2 course special


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


THE HORNBY CLUB The Heart of Hornby



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Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days


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Offer available for a limited time and includes tea, hot chocolate


We are open from 6.30am

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DND SHOWBAND returns to the Hornby Club next Saturday 19th August, and by popular request will include their ABBA tribute set in the programme! Christchurch based DnD Showband has been delighting audiences across the country with their multi-tribute theme shows for an incredible ten years. Despite earthquakes, tsunami warnings, wild fires, and floods they continue to travel the country - although it may take them a little longer than in earlier days to reach their destination! Coming months sees them with show performances in Blenheim, Hawera, Waikanae, Levin, Porirua, Ashburton, and Timaru. Check out their website for show details. “We’re rather proud that we get repeat bookings around the country. The North Island especially has a huge pool of amazing talent at its disposal. It’s flattering that an act from


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



Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

PIERVIEW Restaurant

Quality a la carte with a view!





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By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm

Sunday 27th August


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



Pre-sale tix $20. Door sales $25.


Family-friendly and unbeatable value Dine and






Gluten Free & Vegetarian options



OPEN Friday & Saturday from 5.30pm Sunday from 5pm

Early Bird Special ... FRI & SAT 5.30pm – 6.30pm Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts only $22.50 COMING TO CHALMERS

EVERY SUNDAY 12PM-2PM Bookings Essential



$25 The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 17 Carmen Rd | Hornby Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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