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Pegasus Post: May 24, 2016

Pegasus Post: May 24,

FREE TUESDAY MAY 24 2016 Pegasus INVITING 379 7100 EXHIBITORS NOW! Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY 2016 HORNCASTLE ARENA Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton BACK ON THE AIRWAVES Radio New Brighton relaunched – and from the footpath FRASER WALKER-PEARCE Radio New Brighton has been relaunched, but instead of broadcasting from a caravan, they have decided to hit the streets. The station was back on the airwaves on Friday, after a four-year hiatus. But instead of going back to a caravan they used to use for their broadcasts, presenter Chris Diack decided to use New Brighton as his recording booth. “We’re out here now, with the locals. We could be here one day, sitting in a coffee shop the next, and somewhere else the next,” he said. The show’s simple set-up allowed them to broadcast from wherever they were. “We’re set-up here at the New Brighton Project at the moment, but I expect we’ll be roving around in the next week or so,” Mr Diack said. After the earthquakes, Mr Diack took the radio equipment to bars and community centres in the New Brighton area. Mr Diack said anyone was allowed to “jump on the mic” and have a go. “We just set it up on a stage with a microphone and told people if they had a talent or wanted to play music or sing a song, then they should go for it,” he said. Mr Diack said a lot of people used that as an outlet for stress during the months directly after the February 2011 earthquake. Mr Diack is a Redwood resident, but makes the trip to the seaside every morning, because he’s “sick” of the treatment its residents have received after the earthquakes. “New Brighton tended to be getting the rough end of the stick when it came to support from the city council and community boards, so we just felt that giving it publicity will get it more attention,” he said. If you’re interested to hear what Mr Diack and the rest of the team at Radio New Brighton are talking about, tune in to 87.9FM, or in Aranui on 88.3FM. HAVE YOUR SAY: What’s your favourite memory of Radio New Brighton? Email fraser. TOP GUESTS: Peter ‘Sandman’ Donnelly (left) was interviewed by JJ and Chris Diack for the show’s first broadcast from Brighton Mall. PHOTO: FRASER WALKER-PEARCE INSIDE: • Green light for RSA expansion, p3 • Small buses in service, p5 ouse of earing 100% NZ Owned & Operated Please hurry this special offer ends: 31st May 2016. Remember to bring your voucher to your appointment. CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Papanui 0800 333 606 Kaiapoi Ashburton 03 0800 307333 8949 606 Ashburton 03 307 8949 HELPING US, HELPS THE COMMUNITY Drop off or buy 2 family stores in your community 30 Main North Rd, Ph 352 4581 520 Cranford St, Ph 352 0515 Wainoni & PANDA’S PIZZA Buy 2 pizzas & get the 3rd FREE Only available with this coupon Mon - Thurs 4pm-9.30pm Fri - Sun 12 noon-9.30pm Valid until 31st May, 2016 175 Wainoni Road, Wainoni (opp Pak ‘n Save) • Phone 388 4373