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Selwyn Times: March 07, 2017

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4 Tuesday March 7 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi News District alcohol decision looms • From page 1 The police and Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey had been strong supporters of the 1am closing time for taverns. But that policy was appealed by Foodstuffs South Island Ltd, The Mill Retail Holdings and Independent Liquor Ltd, Progressive Enterprises, Lincoln Golf Club, the Hospitality Association of New Zealand and Super Liquor Holdings Ltd, which argued that it was too restrictive. In May 2015 the appeal was heard by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority which asked the district council to reconsider the policy. Dr Humphrey said Selwyn was one of a number of councils which had been strong-armed into changing its policy by the alcohol industry which was better resourced to fight a battle in the courts. “I think we just have to keep our fingers crossed that we don’t see too much harm in Selwyn as a consequence of that extra hour,” he said. “I dearly hope that nobody gets hurt at that time but I am sure people will be, and every time someone dies in a car crash as a consequence of alcohol or every time someone gets assaulted, every time someone gets raped because someone has had that extra bit of booze at that time of night is something that I hope will weigh on the consciences of those who made that decision to push it out for an extra hour.” Hospitality Association South Island area manager Amy McLellan-Minty said Mr Humphrey’s comments were inaccurate, ill informed, inflammatory and damaging to an industry which took responsible drinking and the safety of its patrons seriously. “The lack of compelling evidence from police and health about alcohol related harm in the Selwyn district is more likely the reason for the council decision,” she said. A spokeswoman for the district council said it would not comment on the policy before tomorrow’s meeting. The district council first consulted on its draft Local Alcohol Policy in July 2013 and received 67 submissions. Concert organisers look ahead • By Tom Doudney ORGANISERS OF the Selwyn Sounds concert are already looking to next year’s event after a crowd estimated at more than 7500 packed the Lincoln Domain on Saturday. Event organiser David Parlane said he didn’t have final crowd numbers in yet, but estimated it would be between 7500 and 8000 people. The line up included Mi-Sex, Dragon, The Jordan Luck Band, Jason Kerrison, Annie Crummer, Debbie Harwood, Margaret Urlich and Sharon O’Neill, as well as other acts. Mr Parlane said it had been an astounding success. “We got the perfect day, the perfect weather, the perfect people and it just went to plan,” Mr Parlane said. He was talking to several international acts about playing at the event next year, but couldn’t give away any names at this stage. Mayor Sam Broughton said the event’s success was good for Selwyn. “There are a number of existing events which draw large crowds but it’s nice to have new events which also attract people not only from within the district, but from outside the district as PARTY: More than 7500 people enjoyed the Selwyn Sounds concert on Saturday. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN well, with plenty of people from Christchurch enjoying a day in Selwyn,” he said. “We have got a population now that can support large events and also proximity to surrounding districts and locations that are desirable for large events.” Mr Broughton said the organisers had clearly put in a massive effort to make the event a success. “There were a few concerns from neighbours around sound and parking and things, but the reports I have heard is that it all went well.” SELWYN TIMES Event operations manager Stuart Dwight said there had been no problems with disorder at the concert and no one was arrested on the day. “We ran hourly meetings with the police and fire brigade,” he said. “The people that had a little bit too much to drink were asked to stop and a couple of them just left on their own accord.” Mr Parlane said there had also been some “learnings” from the event and next year they would be likely to include more toilets. •More photos, pages 12-13 NINa COOk - OpeNINg Nina Cook was born in Whakatane in 1967. She was educated in Wanganui and then at Christchurch Polytechnic School of Art and Design where she received a Bachelor of Design. In 2007 Nina established the studio from which she currently works. Nina’s latest exhibition named ‘Opening’ takes place at Little River Gallery from March 11th until April 5th. Ian Clothier writes about Nina Cook’s new works from the exhibition ‘Opening’. “…Sumptuously indulgent, some of the paintings have sensual cavities accompanied by extravagant displays of form and colour that come close to gorging the eyes. Words such as colour, spectrum and visual feast apply equally to the paintings as they do to the tail of peacocks. Such as the collection of thoughts about feathers, colour and visual luxury that assemble on reflection of Nina Cook’s Opening works.” Nina writes about her own work. “The narrative/impetus for this series of works is deeply personal. Broadly, it is about a cycle of profound hurt to intense release. Opening: to force an opening (to breach) through to Opening: to release and truly open up. The process is integral and is one of concentrated, open-minded patience, requiring me to stay alert to paint (viscosity, brush loading, etc) and compositional characteristics in much the same way as fully abstract works demand. These cannot be rushed, nor the movements/marks allowed to become repetitively mechanical. To do so would be to undermine the intention of the work. The works initially appear highly decorative and orderly – feathers mean birds. But on closer inspection, these are not any birds you’d recognise. Their physiology is different (wrong? altered?). The colours and intensity are emotive, the mark-making intense. These irregularities draw you in, encourage observation and contemplation. But ultimately you are released to once again to simply enjoy the decorative qualities of these jewels. That they are designed to be hung at any angle, allows the image to be changed/refreshed at will. This allows the viewer input into the relationship each work has with its surroundings. The round paintings are very effective in groupings, allowing differences between the works to intensify each other.” nina cook OPENING Make us your number 1 stop for Fresh Fruit & Veges OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Add A pop of colour Create contemporary and sophisticated elegance with fabric. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 7 2017 5 Lowes Rd garden takes prize • By Tom Doudney A LOWES Rd couple have won the Rolleston residents annual garden competition. Ron and Anne Finch’s property won the prize for the large urban garden category as well the overall prize. There were 33 entries received into the garden competition, which has not been held for a few years. Competition president Brenda Dunlop said she was really pleased with the standard of entries, which was positive after the competition not being held for a while. “They were very good, I was really impressed and I think it will start the ball running to get other people to enter in 18 months time,” she said. The next competition will be held in October and November next year. There were eight categories in the competition, including a small urban garden, large urban garden, small rural garden, large rural garden, native garden, a vegetable garden, a garden viewed from the street and a garden hidden behind fences and trees. WELL MANICURED: Ron and Anne Finch’s Lowes Rd property won the overall prize in the Rolleston residents annual garden competition. ​ New Stock Has ARRIVED! Behind the Green Door Ooh La La Hairdressing Results: Overall winner: Ron and Anne Finch. Category winners: Large urban garden - Ron and Anne Finch, garden hidden behind a fence - Muriel Smith, a native garden - John Keoghan, vegetable garden - Mike and Heather Clarke, a garden view from the street - Rhonda Saunders, a small urban garden - Rachel van Sorest. Second place: Large urban garden - David and Marilyn Cable, garden hidden behind a fence - Eileen Walter Prebble, vegetable garden - C. and S. Ryde, a garden viewed from the street - Lynda Tony Day, a small urban garden - Christine and Peter Thorne. Highly commended: Large urban Garden - Suzanne Kirk Smith, garden hidden behind a fence - Rachel and Russell Faulkner, a garden viewed from the street - Howard and Geraldine, a small urban garden - Ivan and Jannita Pratley. Very highly commended: Norman and Maggie McKeown. In Brief PORT HILLS FIRE Selwyn’s recovery manager for the Port Hills fire, Al Lawn, has been given emergency powers until March 29, giving him the ability to manage access into and through the affected area. Mayor Sam Broughton said these powers might also be required to assist the firefighting effort if conditions change and there is a flare-up , or to manage specific aspects of recovery work. A total fire ban remains in place throughout Selwyn. People wanting to contribute to the ecological recovery of the Port Hills can donate to the Port Hills Fire Restoration Fund. Details can be found online at www.bpct.org.nz/news-andevents RAIL CROSSINGS CLOSED Three rail level crossings in Selwyn will be closed for repairs this month, with the first closure starting on Saturday. The closures are due to work KiwiRail is doing to upgrade the crossings. The Dawsons Rd crossing will be closed from Saturday until March 15. The Weedons Ross Rd crossing will be closed from March 18 until March 22. The Curraghs Rd crossing will also be closed, but the dates are yet to be confirmed. Detours will be signposted. Work that’S Worth it! Your plumbing & gas fitting specialists Ethical work Quality work This Weekend! March 11-12 Sizes 6-22 SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 349 5646 www.smithandboston.co.nz Senior stylist Amber Meyerhoff 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING Open Monday to Saturday by appointment Eftpos available – credit cards accepted 336 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston Situated opposite West Rolleston Primary School Phone: 027 232 6237 Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! CJ’s Plumbing Call noW Ph 03 347 4475 www.cjsplumbing.co.nz 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213