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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2017

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6 Tuesday January 17 2017 SELWYN TIMES A RUN TO REMEMBER Brought to you by: Proudly supporting: New Zealand Red Cross will benefit from the funds raised by this event 9am Sunday 19 February 2017 Victoria Park Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember is a 10km charity fun run/walk to honour those who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake. The course features views over Christchurch, across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps, allowing for reflection and remembrance. PRE-REGISTRATION ON-LINE: Adult: $18. Child (5-13 years): $13 ON THE DAY REGISTRATION: Adult: $20. Child (5-13 years): $15 Cash only REGISTER NOW www.runtoremember.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 7 News Lincoln High’s big music moment • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LINCOLN HIGH School will have a strong connection to March’s big music festival in Selwyn. Former student Alex Hardy, 18, and current students Courtney Phelan and Nicole Taylor will perform the opening act at the Selwyn Sounds concert – the biggest gig of their music careers. The festival will be headlined by The Jordan Luck Band, Mi-Sex, Dragon, Annie Crummer, Sharon O’Neill, Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood and Jason Kerrison. Alex, Courtney and Nicole haven’t nailed down their set list yet. However, Alex said she will be looking to do a duet with Nicole of Million Reasons by Lady Gaga, and possibly some of singer-songwriter Matt Corby’s songs. “Me and Nicole have been friends since we were little. Our mums are best friends,” Alex said. Encouraged by her former guitar teacher, Dave Morris, Alex first began performing at about the age of 10 in a talent quest at Northlands Shopping Centre. Since then, some of her singing highlights have included singing at a Guy Fawkes display in Rolleston and auditioning for New Zealand television music competition the X Factor in 2012. “I got up to meet the judges, but they said I was just too young.” But she said if the competition came back to New Zealand, she would look at giving it another go. Lincoln High head of department for music Darren Webber said the opportunity for the students to perform first came about when he got in touch with the Selwyn Sounds organiser because the festival planned to use the school’s grounds for car parking. “(The students) are pretty keen. They are the type of people I would go to if we have something happening at school ON STAGE: Lincoln High student Nicole Taylor (left) and former student Alex Hardy performed at a school music night last year. or if I needed a performer for assemblies,” he said. •Debbie Harwood, p14 •Selwyn Sounds will be held on March 4, from 11.30am-8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek and buyers will be able to prepurchase a return bus ride between pick up points in Christchurch or Rolleston and Lincoln Domain. Pool fence changes announced RECENT CHANGES to national legislation on swimming pool fencing could affect Selwyn residents. The changes, introduced on January 1, focus on ensuring physical barriers are in place to prevent unsupervised children from accessing pools and aim to reduce the number of drownings. 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