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Pegasus Post: April 17, 2018

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10 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi PEGASUS POST FREE Meet & Greet Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm Colouring in competition © 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved. © 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved. © 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved. © 2018 DHX Worldwide Limited. Teletubbies and a l related characters, titles and logos are trademarks of DHX Worldwide Limited. A l Rights Reserved. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po colouring options available - colour one in and be in to win! See online for more information. Colouring in competition Return your entry to the Customer Service Kiosk by Thursday 26th April and the winners will be announced on Friday 27th April. Visit www.thepalms.co.nz for details. The Palms Shopping Centre Corner Marshland & New Brighton Roads, Shirley www.thepalms.co.nz

PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday April 17 2018 11 News Richmond’s Avebury House offers meeting space for hugs COMMUNITY GROUPS will be able to use rooms in Avebury House in Richmond for free this winter – in exchange for a hug. The initiative is part of the Avebury House Community Trust’s new three-year plan to reestablish itself as a community development organisation and social enterprise. “Avebury House knows how tight budgets are for community organisations, so we are offering meeting spaces for free to reduce a little bit of financial stress,” said community trust social enterprise manager Michelle Whitaker. Special conditions apply, including hugs being “expected, but not mandatory.” The plan will be carried out over three months, starting next month and ending in July, she said. “It is also a way to support the well-being of staff and volunteers in the midst of winter. ‘A change is as good as a holiday’ from your desk to a tranquil, beautiful heritage house nestled in nature, and hugs are proven to be good for well-being too.” The rooms will be available in a first-in, first-served basis. • By Sophie Cornish SALTWATER therapy, surfing and fluro is the ‘recipe’ a New Brighton community group is using to tackle mental health issues. Rosie Lamb, along with two friends, founded OneWave New Brighton, which just celebrated its first birthday. The group is one of several worldwide which originally started at Bondi Beach in Sydney, with the goal of getting people together to raise awareness about mental health through surfing, swimming, yoga and other beach activities, all while wearing fluro. The group now has offshoots spanning 80 beaches in 26 countries. Miss Lamb said the group, which is made up of males and females across all ages, meet at the New Brighton beach on the first Saturday of every month at 8am. “I think the beach has such a massive impact on well-being. We either surf, swim, go for walks or just sit and chat. We check in with each other to see how everyone’s doing. It’s about normalising talking about how you are feeling.” Miss Lamb said while the group doesn’t offer surfing lessons, there are other activities for those who don’t surf. So why fluro? “It’s about making yourself seen. It welcomes other people to approach us and to come along. It’s seen as a way to put yourself out there.” OneWave founder Grant Trebilco originally got people talking to him on the beach by wearing a suit and going out surfing. People would then approach him out of curiosity. Miss Lamb said the group had Local News Now Highlighting mental health Fire rages, homes at risk ONE WAVE: OneWave New Brighton is tackling mental health through saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. greatly helped her. “It’s given me a reason to get to the beach early in the morning. A lot of people don’t necessarily like going to the beach that early in the morning, but I think it’s the perfect way to start your day.” “It gives me a good group of people to talk about stuff with.” •OneWave New Brighton can be reached via its Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ onewavenewbrightonnz/ AUTUMN GOLF MEMBERSHIP DEALS 26 – 35 YEARS ONLY $591.00* = $11.37 p/wk 18 – 25 YEARS ONLY $493.00* = $9.48 p/wk STUDENT (U25 WITH ID) ONLY $326.00* = $6.27 p/wk U18 ONLY $197.00* = $3.79 p/wk U14 ONLY $99.00* = $1.90 p/wk WAIMAIRI BEACH GOLF CLUB Contact Nathan on 03 3830307 or manager@waimairibeach.co.nz for more information on how to take advantage of these promotional rates 460 Bower Ave, Parklands | www.waimairibeachgolf.co.nz Basic information: Promotional Pricing is (A) available to NEW members only (B) valid for a 12-month subscription only (C) non-refundable (D) available for a short time only (E) determined by birthdate at the time of joining