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The Star: April 27, 2017

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18 Thursday April 27 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star News MILESTONE: Mackenzie District Council Mayor Graham Smith, Canterbury University Pro Vice Chancellor of Science Wendy Lawson, China Southern Airlines Australasian managing director Louis Lu and Christchurch International Airport chief executive Malcolm Johns sign the partnership agreement. Seagers Gin or Ivanov Vodka 1 Litre Famous Grouse Whisky 1 Litre 34 .99 each 29 .99 each Diesel & Cola 7% or Captain Morgan Rum & Cola 5% 330ml 6 Pack Cans 12 .99 pack Heineken 330ml 15 Pack Bottles Monteith's Beer 330ml 6 Pack Bottles 13 .99 pack 28 .99 pack Selaks Premium Selection 750ml 9 .99 each Jim Beam White Label Bourbon or Canadian Club Whisky 1 Litre 36 .99 each Vodka Cruiser 7% 250ml 12 Pack Cans or KGB 275ml 12 Pack Bottles 19 .99 pack DB Export Gold, Draught or Tui 330ml 24 Pack Bottles 32 .99 pack Villa Maria Private Bin 750ml (excl Pinot Noir & Syrah) Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir or Syrah 750ml 15 .99 each 12 .99 each Montana Festival Block 750ml 9 .99 each Jack Daniel's No. 7 Whiskey 700ml 36 .99 each Woodstock 5% 330ml 12 Pack Bottles or Cody's 7% 250ml 12 Pack Cans 19 .99 pack Somersby Cider 330ml 12 Pack Bottles 22 .99 pack Huntaway Reserve 750ml 15 .99 each Jameson Irish Whiskey 1 Litre 46 .99 each Long White Vodka or Mist Wood Gin 320ml 10 Pack Bottles 22 .99 pack Henry’s guide to Airline funding boost for university’s observatory operation • By Bridget Rutherford ASIA’S LARGEST airline has teamed up with Canterbury University to help run the country’s only optical Billy Maverick Bourbon & Cola 7% 250ml 18 Pack Cans being l cal With Henry’s you won’t have to travel far to pick up one of your favourites. While our shelves boast internationally famous labels, we have a huge range of New Zealand’s best. beer pirit its wine ne spirits gift card 27 .99 pack Speight's Gold Medal Ale or Summit Lager 330ml 15 Pack Bottles Coruba Rum 1 Litre 37 .99 each Beck's or Oranjeboom 330ml 12 Pack Bottles 19 .99 pack 22 .99 pack Jim Beam White & Cola 440ml 4 Pack Cans 9 .99 pack Double Brown 330ml 18 Pack Cans 21 .99 pack Come check out what local brews we have on offer. research observatory. China Southern Airlines announced it would become Mt John Observatory’s official sponsorship partner at a ceremony on Friday. The university runs the facility, which sits in a 4300 sq km area called the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky, near Tekapo. Its research includes the search for extra-solar planets, tracking of nearearth objects and the study of pulsating, variable and exploding stars. Tourism company Earth & Sky runs public tours through the facility. Canterbury University Pro Vice Chancellor of Science Wendy Lawson said the partnership was “fabulous.” She said the new partnership was likely to boost the number of students wanting to study astronomy. Following the February 22, 2011, earthquake there had been less staff at Mt John, but more could be done remotely through the use of new technology. Although financial details of the partnership have been kept under wraps, Professor Lawson said it would include the public having access to the research done there. “It’s great to have the support.” Ten per cent of the funding would go to the Mackenzie District Council for tourism infrastructure in Tekapo. The catalyst for the partnership came about when China Southern Airlines began flying into Christchurch International Airport in December, 2015 – the only Chinese airline to fly into the South Island. Airport chief executive Malcolm Johns said from there, the airline asked how it could contribute further to the South Island. He said Tekapo was a destination for Chinese visitors, so the partnership made sense. China Southern Airlines Australasian managing director Louis Lu said Chinese students came to study at the university, and a lot of people came over to visit. “China Southern Airlines and Mt John Observatory are sharing the same sky, and we are also looking forward to the same dream to make it come true, not only for passengers, but also for students.” The observatory, which opened in 1965, houses a 1.8m telescope – the country’s largest. 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 24th April until Sunday 7th May 2017 or while stocks last. SIGNIFICANT: Mt John Observatory, near Tekapo, will be sponsored by Asia’s largest airline.

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