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Western News: March 13, 2018

Western News: March 13,

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018 Locally Owned A Star Media Event Star Media Lunar New Year Dressing up to celebrate cultural diversity Sports award winners See who won at the Nexia NZ Canterbury Sports Awards 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 17 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. Broughton, Mora disappointed over being left off Denton Park panel • By Emily O’Connell DEBBIE MORA and Helen Broughton are disappointed the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board won’t be represented on a Denton Park hearings panel. The city council has decided not to co-opt three community board members – Ms Mora, Mrs Broughton and Ross McFarlane onto a panel to look at changing the park’s reserve classification. The proposed facility has been highly controversial with sports clubs fearful of losing their home grounds to the new Hornby Library, Customer Services and Leisure Centre. In order to build on 9766 sq m of Denton Park, the reserve classification has to change. Ms Mora believes the hearings panel will have an “inexperienced” understanding of the issue. “The panel won’t be aware of certain things that have happened along the way,” she said. The hearings panel has been selected to go through each submission made during the public consultation period and make a recommendation to the community board. •Turn to page 7 NEW ZEALAND MADE PASTA • PESTO • LASAGNE FACTORY SHOP NOW OPEN FREE PESTO WiTH PuRCHASE $20 ANd OvER* *WHEN YOu bRiNg iN THiS AdvERT Weekdays: 8:30am to 5pm Late night Thurs to 7pm Sat: 9am to 1pm 1/2 Musgrove Close, Wigram Ph. (03) 343 4107 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 Your best choice in the West 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: