14 Thursday March 16 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star News STILL LOW: Visitor numbers to the Christchurch Art Gallery have continued to disappoint. Smirnoff Vodka or Gordon's Gin 1 Litre Black Heart Rum 1 Litre 33 .99 each Label 5 Whisky 1 Litre Lindauer Range 750ml (excl Special Reserve) 10 .99 each Art Gallery numbers ‘disappointing’ • By Tom Doudney VISITORS NUMBERS at the Christchurch Art Gallery improved slightly during the last quarter but remained “disappointing.” During the six months from July to December, 147,071 people visited the gallery. That represents about 77 per cent of the city council’s target of a minimum of 190,000 visitors over six months. Jim Beam White Label Bourbon or Canadian Club Whisky 1 Litre St-Rémy VSOP Brandy 1 Litre For the full year, the target is 380,000 to 420,000 visitors. The half year result is a five per cent improvement on the first quarter (July to September) result, when the gallery was tracking 72 per cent of its targeted visitor numbers. The gallery was reopened in December 2015 after being damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. It cost $60 million to repair. A report to the city council’s Woodstock 5% 330ml 18 Pack Bottles or Cody's 7% 250ml 18 Pack Cans Jack Daniel's No. 7 Whiskey 1 Litre 29 .99 pack Speight's Gold Medal Ale or Summit Lager 330ml 24 Pack Bottles 33 .99 pack Woodstock 7% 330ml 6 Pack Cans finance and performance committee stated that its numbers were disappointing and identified several things which could help improve them. These included continuing to develop tourism, attractions and activities in the central city; ensuring more residents knew the gallery and car park were both open; opening the gallery’s Universo Bar and Brasserie cafe (expected to be in June or July); and continuing to develop public programme events. Gallery director Jenny Harper said the targets were based on the pre-earthquake situation and the drop in visitor numbers reflected the challenging and complex nature of the current environment. “We really emphasised being open as soon as we could, even without the usual facilities. I’m proud of how far we’ve come in 18 months; but it’s important that we return to preearthquake levels as soon as practicable,” she said. “We also have to recognise a facility like ours doesn’t bounce back overnight.” Figures for March showed visitor numbers were currently up to 82 per cent of the lower end target, Ms Harper said. Meanwhile, the nearby Canterbury Museum has set new records for its visitor numbers in November (63,526 visitors), December (73,045) and more recently in February (91,150). 32 .99 each 34 .99 each 36 .99 each 37 .99 each 49 .99 each 12 .99 pack Vodka Cruiser 5% 275ml 12 Pack Bottles or KGB Lemon 7% 250ml 12 Pack Cans Woodstock 7% 250ml 12 Pack Cans Jim Beam Gold 7% 250ml 12 Pack Cans Coruba & Cola 7% 250ml 12 Pack Cans Smirnoff Ice Red 5% 300ml 10 Pack Bottles 23 .99 pack Lion Brown 330ml 18 Pack Cans DB Export Gold, Draught or Tui 330ml 15 Pack Bottles 19 .99 pack 19 .99 pack 21 .99 pack 24 .99 pack 20 .99 pack 21 .99 pack Heineken or Monteith's Beer 330ml 12 Pack Bottles Corona 355ml 12 Pack Bottles Old Mout Cider 1.25 Litre Henry’s guide to 22 .99 pack Villa Maria Private Bin 750ml (excl Pinot Noir & Syrah) 24 .99 pack Wither Hills Range 750ml (excl Pinot Noir) 8 .99 each Oyster Bay 750ml (excl Pinot Noir & Sparkling) Jameson Irish Whiskey 1 Litre 44 .99 each Celebrate St Patrick’s Day this week with Henry’s. Baileys Irish Cream 1 Litre 37 .99 each Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir or Syrah 750ml 15 .99 each 12 .99 each Wither Hills Pinot Noir 750ml 17 .99 each 13 .99 each Oyster Bay Sparkling 750ml 17 .99 each 15 .99 each LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE Available while stocks last Guinness or Kilkenny 440ml 6 Pack Cans 21 .99 pack Collect Fly Buys or Airpoints for every $20 spent. www.henrys.co.nz CHRISTCHURCH: AVONHEAD • BARBADOES ST • BISHOPDALE • HOMEBASE SHIRLEY • HORNBY • MOORHOUSE AVE • PARKLANDS • ROLLESTON • TOWER JUNCTION • WOOLSTON • YALDHURST • TIMARU • RANGIORA • KAIKOURA • GREYMOUTH • QUEENSTOWN • ALEXANDRA • DUNEDIN • NELSON: RICHMOND Henry’s encourages safe & responsible use of alcohol. Shout prices run from Monday 16th 13th March January until Sunday 26th 29th March January 2017 2017 or or while while stocks stocks last. last.
The Star 15 News Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 16 2017 By-election may cost $65,000 • By Bridget Rutherford A BY-ELECTION to replace city councillor Raf Manji, should he win the Ilam seat in the general election, would cost about $65,000. The Waimairi Ward councillor has confirmed he will stand as in independent Raf Manji candidate for the Ilam electorate in September’s general election. It comes five months after he was voted in for his second term as a city councillor. He will come up against National’s Gerry Brownlee, who has held the seat since 1996, Labour’s Anthony Rimell and David Lee, of the Green Party. If elected, he said he would step down as councillor. City council electoral officer Jo Daly said a by-election would be needed to replace him. “The estimated cost of a contested election for the Waimairi Ward is $65,000.” She said there was no rule that she was aware of saying a councillor must step down if they BEEHIVE CONTEST: If Raf Manji was to beat Gerry Brownlee in this year’s general election, a city council by-election to replace him would cost about $65,000. were successful in the general election. Cr Manji said the catalyst for him to stand was when then Prime Minister John Key stepped down in December, because he had a good relationship with Christchurch and Cr Manji did not want that to slip. “I hadn’t planned to do it when I ran for council. I had thought further down the track but not this one.” He said the cost of a byelection was not ideal but it had happened before. If there was a way the community could choose its own candidate without having to go through that process he would be supportive of that, although he did not know if that could be done. Cr Manji said his goal was to make sure he could be the voice for Christchurch in Parliament to continue its recovery. The launch of his policy platform next month would outline what he would stand for, he said. His experience in council would help with its relationship with the Government, he said. All his campaigning would be done in his own time, he said. “People who say independents can’t Gerry Brownlee have influence, that’s absolutely not the case.” Mayor Lianne Dalziel said she thought Cr Manji was always destined for central Government, rather than local. However she was surprised he was standing as an independent because it had its “challenges.” Cr Manji, who was first elected onto the city council in 2013, is currently chairman of the finance and performance committee. Ms Daly said Ms Dalziel would have the power to appoint a new chair under the Local Government Act. But Cr Manji said he would still be there to help if needed. Cr Manji said Mr Brownlee was a “formidable opponent.” Police meeting with residents tonight • By Noah Graham AN ORGANISER of an online survey about crime in Lyttelton hopes tonight’s police-prompted community meeting will not just be a show of statistics. A public meeting between police and the community will be held at the Lyttelton Primary School hall at 6pm. It comes after months of concern from residents about policing in Lyttelton. Paul Dietsche, who helped organise an online survey which highlighted the community’s dissatisfaction, is worried the police will show statistics that say there has not been an increase in crime. But he is hopeful the police will suggest plans on how the community and police can work together. Canterbury area prevention manager Acting Inspector Paul Reeves, Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel and Sergeant Dave Knowles will be at the meeting to help answer the community’s questions. National list MP Nuk Korako and Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson will attend. Green Party list MP Eugenie Sage has requested leave from Parliament to attend. Clothing Bin Locations for Pink Bags Blue Child Cancer Foundation bins are available all over CHRISTCHURCH for pink clothing bags, any used Clothing, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and anything useable. New World Northwood New World Rolleston Oderings Cashmere Countdown Moorhouse Ave Soleares Ave Shops Parklands Kindy, 20 Chadbury St SAVEMART NEW BRighTON, hAWKE ST Beach Rd Tyre & Auto Centre, 91 Beach Rd Bealey Discounter, Cnr Bealey & Champion St SAVEMART 472 CRANFORD ST Springfield Dairy, Abberley Cres Roll On inn Dairy, 251 Sawyers Arms Rd Mobil Redwood Challenge Service Station Blighs Rd New World halswell Westfield Riccarton SAVEMART 94 ShANDS RD National Bank Carpark, Riccarton New World, Peer St Shopping Centre, Staverley St SAVEMART 45 BATTERSEA ST Cracroft Dairy, Cashmere Rd Countdown Beckenham, Colombo St Thorrington School Supervalue Lincoln Rd Landsdowne Play Centre, Landsdowne Tce You help a lot when you drop pink clothing bags in one of the above bins. Any used clothing acceptable, other bags and cartons of clothing acceptable. If you can’t get to a bin or have large items, phone for a collector to call ph 349-5896 or 029 272-5519. Thank-you for helping.