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Selwyn Times: January 10, 2018

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6 Wednesday January 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES KF 1721

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday January 10 2018 7 News Chance to play with idols • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding WELL-KNOWN Lincoln musician Dave McKenzie has been a long-time fan of country band The Warratahs. In March, he may get to perform live on stage with the band as part of the musical festival Selwyn Sounds. McKenzie was 17 when he first saw The Warratahs play live at the Gore Guitar Awards in the late 80s. He was on leave from the Royal New Zealand Air Force visiting his parents in Southland when they decided to travel to watch the band play. He recalls buying the band’s album soon after hearing them perform live. “I have got a few of their albums and they are bloody good, really good. “When I was home on leave The Warratahs were playing at pubs, you couldn’t get in because it was so packed,” he said. Now, nearly 30 years on, he has an opportunity to play with The Warratahs at Selwyn Sounds (Lincoln LONG-STANDING: The Warratah’s will perform at Selwyn Sounds and may have Dave McKenzie on stage with them. Domain, March 3). A jam session the day before will determine if he steps up on stage with them. He would like to play The Warratahs’ St Peter’s Rendezvous. The idea to play with The Warratahs stemmed from a few drinks with Selwyn Sounds promoter David Parlane. Said Mr Parlane: “I said wouldn’t it be great if you could have a little jam session. He said: ‘That would be great,’ so I said, why don’t I ring Barry Saunders ( band’s vocalist/guitarist) right now and ask?” Saunders said McKenzie could get up on stage and play a song instead, Tickets for Selwyn Sounds are nearly sold out, Mr Parlane said. “I believe it will be a complete sellout if things continue how they are.” McKenzie is a guitarist/ vocalist who performs in a duo called SouthField with vocalist Katrina Keenan. They played at Selwyn Sounds last year. •Stellar, page 11 WIN A RETRO CRUISER LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE WORTH $700 Spend $25 and grab your text entry form at the checkout. Terms & Conditions apply. See instore for details Fresh NZ Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets $ 12 99 kg Tip Top Bakery Supersoft Bread 700g Sweetcorn Loose Product of New Zealand Nectarines Yellow Flesh Loose or Prepack Product of New Zealand 3 FOR $ 3 49 $ 5 99 kg Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 $ 2 89 ea Eta Ripple Cut 150g $ 1 99 ea Fresh’n Fruity Yoghurt or Anchor Calci Yum Dairy Food 150g 6 Pack $ 4 49 pk Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Lift or L&P 1.5 Litre $ 2 79 ea High Country High Tea A Finest Slice of High Country! What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in the tranquil setting of Terrace Downs Resort. Available everyday 11am - 3pm $29 per person or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential Minimum 2 people, Gluten free available. Speight’s Gold Medal Ale or Summit 12 Pack 330ml Bottles$ 18 99 pk Villa Maria Private Bin 750ml (excludes Pinot Noir and Syrah) $ 12 99 ea Only one hour’s drive from Christchurch Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: Specials available South Island only from Monday 8th January until Sunday 14th January 2018 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.