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Nor'West News: March 13, 2018

Nor'West News: March 13,

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018 Locally Owned A Star Media Event Star Media Garden pride Awards recognise hard work Big smiles at Rangi Ruru Students celebrate importance of positive relationships Sunday 18 March 2018 VIRTUOSO: Burnside High School student Lixin Zhang came second at the National Concerto Competition for a rendition of a Liszt classic. PHOTO: FACTION PHOTOGRAPHY ​ Page 8 Page 11 Classic concerto earns student recognition LIXIN ZHANG first heard Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, S.124 when he was 11-years-old. Five years later it earned the year 13 Burnside High School student second place at the National Concerto Competition held at the St Margaret’s College Charles Luney Auditorium. Lixin won $3000 and he was also awarded an additional $150 for claiming the people’s choice award. “I started practising the piece in about June last year. It’s been my focus since then,” he said. Lixin, 16, has been playing piano since he was 4-years-old. “I practice every day, depending on how busy I am with school work. It can be two or three hours if I have a lot of work, or three or four hours if I don’t have too much,” he said. But Lixin said coming second meant he still had areas to work on. “It was good placing but there are still places I can improve,” he said. Now Lixin said he will be focusing on perfecting his piece for upcoming auditions for universities in the United States later in the year. Second primary school planned for Belfast • By Julia Evans ONE OF the fastest growing areas in the city will get a new school. The population of Belfast is expected to double from 7500 to 15,000 by 2041, which has prompted investigations into establishing a second primary school by 2020. “Population projections indicate the need for additional schooling provision in the west Belfast area,” Ministry of Education deputy secretary sector enablement and support Katrina Casey said. Ms Casey said there are currently about 700 year 1 to 8 pupils living in Belfast. But she said that number is expected to exceed 900 within 10 years, and is likely to approach 1200 in the long term. However, instead of consulting on a new school, Ms Casey said the ministry has approached the Belfast board of trustees with the idea of a two-campus model school. One campus would remain on Main North Rd and another would be established near Johns Rd, each catering for the junior and senior schools consecutively. •Turn to page 5 Pip Sutton BCM (Marketing) Residential Sales & Development Specialist | Licensee Salesperson - Next Step Realty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008) Mobile: 027 224 9524 DDI: 03 421 8417 Email: Your best choice in the North West BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm