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The Star: March 30, 2017

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12 Thursday March 30 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star News Street art explosion transforms theatre Wayne Walsh has seen street art in Berlin, Paris, New York and Melbourne – but none compare to the work he found inside an earthquake-damaged building right here. The quantitative surveyor and photographer went inside the red-stickered Mill Theatre in Addington two weeks ago and was “blown away” by the level of graffiti he found. “I’ve been in galleries all over the world and I’ve never seen anything like it.” The 34-year-old moved to Christchurch from Cork, Ireland, seven years ago. He has been working with street artists to make an online gallery where they could sell their work. •To see more photos, visit www.star.kiwi PHOTOS: WAYNE WALSH Nelson sings at retirement homes to honour veterans • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A RISING star in the music industry will release a special remembrance album for those who lost their lives as a result of war. Rebecca Nelson, 29, will release her new album Poppies & Pohutukawa next week. As the official singer for the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, Nelson said she has a lot of respect for the country’s Defence Force. Three city retirement villages will be some of the first to see Nelson debut her new album. After years of perfecting her craft as a busker, the singer, who grew up in the Bishopdale/ Harewood area, has been signed to Sony Music New Zealand by Scott Maclachlan, who managed singer-songwriter Lorde. It was Nelson’s experience in Turkey with the New Zealand Defence Force to commemorate the Gallipoli landing in 1915 that inspired her to create the remembrance album. “All the songs on this album are really well-known ones that resonated with me or that I have sung at commemorations around the world,” Nelson said. Nelson dedicated the title track, Poppies & Pohutukawa, to her great uncle Tom Nelson. She said the song is special to her because her great uncle fought in the Battle of Passchendaele and is buried in Belgium. Last year in France, Nelson performed the song for the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Somme. Prince Charles was in the audience. Her career first took off when she was thrown into busking as a 20-year-old after she moved to Ireland and lost her job due to the global financial crisis. “I had kind of dabbled a little bit in the busking over there and I thought this is my chance to give it a go and I haven’t looked back,” she said. She was soon discovered by musical group The Priests who took her on tour through Scotland and Ireland. When Nelson moved back to New Zealand she joined the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. •Nelson will perform at the Ngaio Marsh, Anthony Wilding and Essie Summers retirement villages next month. For more information on times and dates, go to rebeccanelson. co.nz Magazine & TV | sTyle.kiwi style noun elegance and sophistication. synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness, urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort, luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness. CASH FOR STAMPS We Buy and Sell “Old Stamps and Collectables” Call us on 0800 EXCHANGE ( 392 426 ) Or, visit our store next to Riccarton Mall. 134a Riccarton Road. Two doors down from the House of Travel. For large collections or, if you can’t travel we can come to you. www.thestampexchange.co.nz

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 30 2017 13 Heat pump specialists offer expertise & hot prices As winter approaches and thoughts turn to home heating, the idea of having a heat pump installed is seen as an ideal and cost-effective solution for many homeowners. That’s where advice from residential heat pump specialists DC Installation Services can be invaluable. A small Christchurch owned and operated business run by husband and wife Daniel and Mel Cooper, DC Installation Services not only has the heat pump expertise and experience, it also has the buying power to offer customers top-brand heat pumps at very competitive prices, Daniel says. “We can come to your home to carry out a site inspection and then advise on the best heat pump for your situation. We can give a quick,on-the-spot quote with no obligation. Once you book us, installation is done quickly too, and we offer a full guarantee on our workmanship for the life of the unit.” The company supplies all the major brands, but highly recommends Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps, as they believe the quality and reliability exceed that of other brands on the market. “Mitsubishi Electric has carried out extensive research and development to produce heat pumps that are specially designed to work efficiently in our climate,” says Daniel. Another advantage is that customers having an existing heat pump replaced with a Mitsubishi Electric model can use the existing pipe work, which cuts down on the cost. DC Installation Services has an online Trade Me store, which has generated a lot of positive feedback. “We have had well over 150 independent customer reviews, and they are all 100 per cent positive,” Daniel says. For more information visit the website dcis.co.nz or phone 0800 324 678 to book an appointment for a free, no-obligation quote for installation of your new heat pump before the cold weather sets in. Mitsubishi Electric GE25 3.0kW includes FREE installation* $2,149* Mitsubishi Electric EF50 5.8kW includes FREE installation* $3,099* Choose from Black, White or Silver Mitsubishi Electric GE42 5.0kW includes FREE installation* $2,499* Mitsubishi Electric KJ50 5.8kW includes FREE installation* $3,499* Mitsubishi Electric FH50 Hypercore 6kW includes FREE installation* $3,299* Add WiFi control for just $249* *with every heatpump purchase FINANCE AVAILABLE Proud installers of Call 0800 324 678 for a free quote www.dcis.co.nz *includes cost of back to back install only, conditions apply