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The Star: April 20, 2017

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26 Thursday April 20 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star LEST WE FORGET ANZAC DAY APRIL 25, 2017 SERvICE INFORMaTION FOR CHRISTCHURCH: Dawn service: 6.30am – Cranmer Square (the parade starts at 6.15am) Organised by the Canterbury Branch of the Malaya Veterans Association in conjunction with the Christchurch Branch of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and Christchurch City Council. Mayor Lianne Dalziel will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Christchurch. Christchurch Citizens’ Service: Transitional Cathedral, Latimer Square – 10am Organised by Christchurch City Council in conjunction with ChristChurch Cathedral and the RSA. Other Services: Akaroa RSA Service, War Memorial (Area School gymnasium if wet) ....................................................................................................11.30am 19th Battalion and Armoured Regiment Service, The Memorial, Victoria Park, Victoria Park Rd, Cashmere ..........8am 20th Battalion Assn, Jane Deans Close, Riccarton ...............9am Burwood Community ANZAC Service, Burwood Monument, corner of Lake Terrace and New Brighton Road ................. 11am Cheviot RSA Service, meet at the War Memorial Cenotaph ...........................................................................................10.30am Cust RSA Service, Community Centre ......................................10am Darfield RSA Service, meet at Trinity Church ...................8.45am Diamond Harbour, meet at the community store ........10.30am Dunsandel, War Memoria ............................................................8.30am Ellesmere RSA Service, Leeston Rugby Football Stadium ....... 10am Fendalton, St Barnabas Church ....................................................10am Halswell Domain, War Memorial .....................................................9am Heathcote, corner Martindales and Bridle Path Roads . 6.15am Hei Hei, War Memorial .........................................................................9am Hororata, St John’s Church ............................................................... 11am Kaiapoi RSA Service, Trouselot Park ..........................................10am Lincoln, Event Centre ...........................................................................2pm Little River, Community Hall ......................................................9.30am Lyttelton RSA Service, meet corner London and Oxford Streets ...................................................................................................9.45am New Brighton RSA Service, War Memorial Cenotaph .....10am Papanui, RSA Clubrooms .................................................................10am Prebbleton, War Memoria ..................................................................9am Rakaia, The Mead Memorial Gates ................................................9am Rakaia, Memorial Community Centre .................................10.30am Rangiora, RSA War Memorial Cenotaph ..............................11.15am Riccarton, Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library ........6:30am Rolleston, New Community Hall .................................................... 11am Sheffield, War Memorial ......................................................................8am Springfield, Tawera Memorial Hall................................................. 11am Springston, meet at Springston School .............................10.20am Sumner, meet at Stoke Street and Esplanade ............... 10.40am Tai Tapu, War Memorial .......................................................................9am Templeton, RSA War Memorial ...................................................... 11am University of Canterbury, Matiriki Quad....................................10am Wigram, Air Force Museum ........................................................12noon BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING: SOCKBURN ROUNDABOUT www.avoncityford.co.nz PH 0800 225 483 325 Brougham Street Call 0800 727 366 STANMORE ROAD AUTO SPARES ouse of www.houseofhearing.co.nz enterprise.co.nz 86 Moorhouse Ave, Phone 366 1330 www.hamiltonjet.com www.spec-tec.co.nz Unit 2, 314 Tuam Street www.goldenhealthcare.co.nz www.truegrithair.co.nz Licensed Agent REAA 2008 242 Ferry Rd Along From Old Ami Stadium Barkers Wool & Haberdashery PFAFF SEWING CENTRE HORNBY Poto Williams MP for Christchurch East THE CHAIN MAN LTD Canterbury owned and operated www.arbor-tek.co.nz www.ajcreativeglass.co.nz keeping your family safe

The Star 27 Travel Latest Christchurch news at www. Venturing into the Kingdom of Rohan .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 •From page 25 There’s Erewhon Station of Clydesdales-fame, the serpentine braids of the Rangitata River, the Southern Alps, the expansive valley plain and the silvery, slinking trail of Potts River. The air was so crisp and clear, the mountains seemed magnified, with their sharp edges and spectacular shingle fans. Only the sound of happilyclicking shutters, competed against the strengthening howls of the wind. The wind-speed reached 72km/h as we took in the summit spectacle and endured an involuntary facial exfoliation. Notorious for wind gusts, Hammond remarked that at the time of shooting, the Rings crew were buffeted by wind gusts as high as 180km/h. The real beauty of the Hassle-free tour is all the insightful behind-the-scenes nuggets. On one particularly windy day, Sir Peter Jackson’s glasses flew off his face, over the cliff, never to be seen again. There’s a movie relic to hunt for. Sir Peter stumbled upon this cinematic location by sheer accident. His location scouts were choppering down to the West Coast, but were forced to fly east due to bad weather, chancing upon Mt Sunday by a stroke of sheer luck. Many of the riders of Rohan were actually women from the local pony clubs in mid- Canterbury. Hammond also explained how the construction of the city of Edoras took nine months, showing us photos of the elaborate sets, including Golden Hall, which graced this rocky outcrop. The cast and crew only spent 11 days actually shooting on sight. In spite of the alpine location, miraculously, they didn’t see one SPECTACLE: Mt Sunday- Edoras along with replica Lord of the Rings weaponry. drop of rain. Hammond also was equipped with an arsenal of replica weaponry and flags from the movie, which we had great fun posing with for obligatory photos. A variety of movie featurettes were played to our group, including some cracking bloopers. What really shone through was how much the cast genuinely fell in love with Mt Sunday. Driving back to Christchurch, Hammond finally revealed that he was Hammond Peek, the double Oscarwinner, who sound engineered the Rings trilogy. After 36 years in film and television, since 2006, Hammond has been a driver-guide for Hassle-free Tours. He only works a couple of days a week, so you may want to request a date when he’s behind the wheel. Location is the pixie dust of movie dreams and Mt. Sunday is a star specimen in our own backyard. FAST FACTS •For over a decade, the award-winning Christchurch-based tour company has been setjetting enthusiasts to their cinematic dreams, bringing to life one of the most wondrous film locations in the Rings trilogy, deep in the Rangitata Valley. Explore the region with the incomparable experience that Hassle- Free Tours provides. www. hasslefreetours.co.nz