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Pegasus Post: November 21, 2017

Pegasus Post: November 21,

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 Locally Owned Poto WILLIAMS MP for Christchurch East For information and advice: P 03 382 0288 E Electorate office: 133 Brighton Mall PO Box 18898 New Brighton 8641 Office Hours Monday - Friday 9:30 - 3:00pm PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Computers through generations • By Sophie Cornish IN 1992, Tim Bell taught computer science to primary school pupils – without a computer. The computer age was in its infancy and there were very few Thieves target surf equipment Surf life saving clubs hamstrung this season Page 5 Page 15 around for school children to use. So teaching them about computer science was all worksheet-orientated. Now 25 years later, Professor Bell (above) has won an international award for his contribution to computer science education. The Dallington man will recieve the award in Baltimore in February next year at the largest computing education conference worldwide, The SIGCSE Technical Symposium. The perfect leg of lamb Small things that will make a huge difference to your table Along with other colleagues, Prof Bell led the development of Computer Science Unplugged, a system of activities which allows students to learn about computer science, without computers. •Turn to page 7 Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington Central Brighton school site may be sold to developers • By Sophie Cornish THE CENTRAL New Brighton School site could be sold to private developers. A community meeting will be held tomorrow, with a key focus being the future of the Roy Stokes Hall which is on the site. There is concern the hall will be also demolished as part of any new development on the Seaview Rd site. Said Renew Brighton manager Sylvia Smyth: “The hall was built for and has always functioned as both a community and school asset. It has been a treasured by the community for over 40 years, including serving as an emergency centre after the February, 2011, earthquake.” “The site is destined for sale and the community have not been consulted at all in this process. We have asked for a pause in this process so that the community has the space and time to decide what comes next,” said Miss Smyth. Renew Brighton will host tomorrow’s meeting with the Christchurch Circus Trust, which leases the hall. •Turn to page 8 Just Arrived! Light Up FAIRY HOUSES Stunning at $24.99 each Parklands Lotto & Post 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre. Ph. 383 0303 HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Late night Wed til 6.30pm, Sat 9.00am - 7.00pm BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm