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Southern View: April 10, 2018

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14 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at City surfers fare well at South Island champs SURFERS from around Christchurch claimed titles at the recent Emerson’s South Island championships at St Clair, Dunedin. In the longboard division, Hugh Ritchie beat New Zealand teammate Zen Wallis to claim the title with a score of 13.8 in the final. The longboarders opted to surf the point with solid 2m left-handers working nicely. There were also victories for grom Estella Hungerford step-sisters Estella Hungerford and Ava Henderson. Hungerford followed up her victory in the under-16 girls division at the New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing last month by winning the under-16 girls division in Dunedin. The final was dominated for a time by Mt Maunganui’s Anna Brock. However, Hungerford came from behind in the dying minutes to take the lead and ultimately the win. The 16-yearold also finished third in the open women’s division final. Henderson, 12, who won the under-14 girls division at the Duke Festival backed up again in Dunedin. She stepped up in some ugly surf to win the final with a score of 13.9 ahead of Liv Haysom, of Piha. Henderson also finished SPORTS fourth in the under-16 division. The stand-up paddleboarding men put on a show of outstanding surfing in ugly backwash with Redcliffs resident Al Te Moananui taking out the title over Mt Maunganui’s Mark Stevenson. Lucy Te Moananui competed in the over- 30 women’s division in which she finished third. The open women’s title was won by 16-year-old Tegen Bishop, who claimed her first open division event in the process. She also claimed the under-18 title. The open men’s division final was closely contested over 25min in solid surf. Zen Wallis narrowly took the victory over Piha’s Elliot Paerata Reid. Christchurch surfer Sam Sands was third in the final ahead of Sumner surfer Harrison Whiteside in fourth. The three-day event was hosted by South Coast Boardriders and was dual sanctioned by Surfing New Zealand and the South Island Surfing Association. Many of the competitors will now turn their attention to the men’s Canterbury championships which takes place from April 21-23. SOUTHERN VIEW YOUNGSTER: Estella Hungerford continued her strong run this year with a victory in the under-16 girl’s division. GNARLY: Hugh Ritchie took out the men’s longboard title, beating fellow New Zealand rep Zen Wallis in the final. PHOTOS: www. 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 CELEBRATING 2 YEARS of our Christchurch branch FREE Quotation FREE Installation FREE Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM MADE CURTAINS 25 Picton Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E NOW OPEN Lunch & Dinner Take-away menu available Brand new food caravan on street Call for bookings 295 Selwyn St, Spreydon, Chch Ph. 027 424 3632

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