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Pegasus Post: April 10, 2018

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8 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi PEGASUS POST Former Shirley skipper to lead NZ under-20 side at Oceania champs LEADER: Tom Christie in action during his time at Shirley Boys’ High School. (Right) – Christie was a part of the under-20 NZ squad which won the world championship in Georgia last year. • By Gordon FIndlater FORMER SHIRLEY Boys’ High School first XV captain Tom Christie has vowed to lead from the front at the Oceania rugby under-20 championship on the Gold Coast. The promising loose forward and Christchurch club man will captain New Zealand at the Gold Coast tournament. “To be given a leadership role is an honour,” said Christie. “I pride myself on leadership qualities. “It’s something that helps you perform I find. For me, my performance is my No 1 goal, but being given a leadership role emphasises the need to perform for me.” The squad will assemble in Auckland on April 21 before departing for the Gold Coast. Canterbury players Ngane Punivai, Will Tucker and former Christchurch Boys’ High School outside back Will Jordan are also part of the squad. New Zealand will play Tonga, Fiji and Australia. The team will be looking to claim their fifth title in as many years. Members of the squad will be pushing their case for selection in the world championship next month in France. Christie has Mitre 10 Cup experience with Canterbury and SPORTS spent time with the Crusaders during the pre-season. He was named young sportsman of the year at the Nexia NZ Canterbury Sports Awards. •The Oceania championship run from April 28 to May 6. Kerrs Reach canoe club marks 50 years • By Sophie Cornish NEW ZEALAND’S largest canoe club, located at Kerrs Reach, has celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Arawa Canoe Club became official in 1968 and now has 550 registered members. A recent anniversary celebration was held which involved a dinner and three canoe events. One included a multi-sport race in the red zone, a social paddle down the Avon River and a mini-sprint regatta at Kerrs Reach. The dinner was attended by all seven of the club’s life members, 15 of the 20 past presidents and club founder Rex Page, along with three other founding members. Two guest speakers were at the ANNIVERSARY: Members Clyde Cook (left), Brett Leask and Malcolm Yorston helped celebrate Arawa Canoe Club’s 50th anniversary, which included a race between the young club members. event, including Canoe Racing New Zealand chief executive and Olympic gold medallist, Tom Ashley, and nine-time Coast-to- Coast winner and former club member, Steve Gurney. “Both spoke about their personal athletic careers and insights into what it takes to achieve significant goals and be successful at sport and in life,” said club life member Brett Leask. Three new life members were inducted during the celebrations – club secretary Bruce Johnston, Lloyd Bathurst and Eric Leask. Dyers Road Landscape & Garden Supplies • Barks • Peastraw • Composts - we supply the best available • Aggregates - Chip, Round and Basecourse • Pavers & Schist products • Pungas • Decorative Stones & Landscaping Rocks • Trailer Hire first hour free with purchase • Bag & Bulk - pick up or delivered David, Carol & Mike We will deliver! SOIL AND HARDFILL DUMPING Phone: 03 384 6540 183 Dyers Rd, Bromley • OPEN 7 DAYS Weekdays 7.30am-5pm. Weekends 8.30am-3pm www.dyersroadandlandscapes.co.nz NeW LoCATIoN 95 Gasson St The Automotive Lamp Specialists New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes 95 Gasson Street, CHRISTCHURCH PH 0800 225 483 Still Pedalling! Full Workshop Services: • WOF’s • Service Checks • Wheel Alignment • Brakes • Clutches • Tyres etc All makes & models Trevor Crowe’s been involved with cars for a while. You can benefit from his experience at... Subaru Specialists 518 Moorhouse Ave (East end) | P: 379 7615 W: crowesport.co.nz | E: service@crowesport.co.nz

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