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Nor'West News: April 10, 2018

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6 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News Weed could jeopardise fishing event THE ANNUAL Take A Kid fishing day at The Groynes could be in jeopardy if the lakes it uses are not cleaned up. Organiser Kids Fishing Charitable Trust approached the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board with concerns the huge amount of weed was enough to cancel this year’s event. Board member Aaron Campbell said: “We need to get this fixed . . . it’s a real possibility it may not go ahead.” City council staff are investigating options for cleaning up the weed, said head of parks Brent Smith. Approaching Canterbury University’s Student Volunteer Army about the possibility of a joint project is one option. Mr Campbell said the trust had organised a working party and spent more than 30 hours trying to clear the lake with manpower. But it was going to take more than that. “The option of having one of the weed remover barges from the Avon, Heathcote or out at the Styx was discussed,” he said. Mr Campbell said weed was an issue in lakes and rivers city-wide due to the hot, wet summer. Local News Now Rotary raises $130k for groups in need ROTARY PAPANUI has had a busy start to the year, raising more than $130,000 for local organisations. The group has had several campaigns in the works, which the community is reaping the benefits of. Every year the group organises the gift wrapping stations at Northlands Shopping Centre. Rotarians used their organisational skills to help 10 local youth groups raise money. The 10 groups raised about $1500-1700 each, which will go towards youth camps, pre-school play equipment, special needs equipment, secondary school trips, sports and cultural events. The group also partnered with Mega Mitre 10 on Harewood Rd, which supplied a trailer filled with more than $8000 in prizes for a raffle fundraiser. The $27,000 raised was divided between St John, The Canterbury Charity Hospital and The Papanui Children in Need Trust. The money has sent St John paramedics on training courses, helped children with school uniforms, stationery supplies and camps, as well as funded operations which people could otherwise not afford. Papanui Rotarians volunteered more than 600 hours of service. HELPING HAND: Papanui Rotary president Lois Flanagan with Philip Bagshaw and a practice nurse from the Canterbury Charity Hospital. NOR’WEST NEWS Fire rages, homes at risk CHEQUE: The Papanui Rotary Raffle raised $27,000 for local organisations. PLEASED: Second prize winners received a barbecue from Mitre 10 Mega. Frocks, Feathers & Fabrication John Emery’s latest exhibition at Little River Gallery Although born and raised in the American Midwest, John Emery has spent the past twenty-five years shuttling back and forth between Dayton, Ohio and Burkes Pass, New Zealand, where he established a second home and studio in 2000. “It is not just the object, but also its history--its veritable shadow-- that I set out to record in my work. It is the fragmented story that haunts me. Memories, symbolism, physical similarities, all play a part in creating the “fabrication”. Objects are often from a bygone era, or worn with repeated use, reflecting time’s passage. At times they are literally in pieces: the shattered porcelain, the cast-off sardine tin, a bird feather, or watching the flight of a fantail. In reclaiming them for my own tromp l’oiel still life constructions, I conjure them into a new world. Like life itself, each work resonates with both the story and history associated with some objects, and the imagined The Invincibles Killer Look potential of others. My painting process typically begins with a solitary object, a toy bear, or a Victorian hunting dress. A visual narrative is then constructed in the same way that I fabricated stories about the neglected objects found in my grandparents’ long forgotten trunks. As with all my works, some elements become three-dimensional as I form them from paper, the most versatile material I know” John Emery. 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