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Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

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12 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at NOR’WEST NEWS Students raise $8500 by losing their locks A BRAVE group of 21 students from Burnside High shaved their hair or chopped their ponytail off to raise funds as well as awareness for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. The shave took place on Tuesday creating a supportive atmosphere as many students were keen to help out. Large support from Burnside High’s community saw the team raise more than $8500. PHOTOS: SALLY-ANN GOODMAN SCHOOLS BUSH INN PROVEDORE INTERNATIONAL FOOD MARKET Opening 2019! Development at Bush Inn Centre continues! Briscoes Homewares will open in early 2019. The Provedore International Food Market will also open in early 2019. The Provedore is a genuine alternative to supermarkets - all the basic supermarket supplies plus much more. This international food market will have a range of local, international and specialist providers from New Zealand, South East Asia, India, The Mediterranean, The Middle East and Europe. Natural and healthy foods, speciality liquors, farmers market supplies, organic and gluten free. Fromagerie, Delicatessen, Bakery, Butchery and Seafood. JOIN “THE PROVEDORE” We are leasing now and want Craft Beers, Boutique Wines, Fruit and Vege, Organic products, Lollies, Pasta, Cheesecakes, Fish and seafood, Spices, Asian Supplies, Coffee Roasters. If you have an operation that will fit The Provedore contact us now. Sites are available from 30sqm- 1000sqm. Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 17 2018 13 Re-inventing Shakespeare gets students to national competition • By Sophie Cornish A MODERN take on Shakespeare’s romantic love story As You Like It will see several St Margaret’s College students travel and perform in a national competition. Directed by students Ruby Anderson and Emily Stewart, their version of the play won the ‘best communication with audience’ and ‘best student directed piece’ at the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in Christchurch on April 7-8. The students were required to come up with a setting, interpretation and ‘breathe new life’ into a play to make Shakespeare relevant for a modern audience. The cast of year 11-13 students – Sophie McClean and Kaitlin Burden along with dancers Polly Forbes, Lucy Fulton, Poppy Cox, Annalida Jaegar, Olivia Wilson and Georgina Lange – reenacted the scene. The entire cast will travel to Wellington to perform in the national competition at the end of next month. The students will have the opportunity to attend acting workshops and will perform their scene from As You Like It. St Margaret’s students Izzy van der Hoorn and Virginia Macdonald also won ‘most effective design’ for their piece from Love’s Labour’s Lost. ‘Most promising student directors’ was awarded to Georgia SCHOOLS WINNERS: St Margaret’s College student directors Ruby Anderson and Emily Stewart will travel to Wellington with their cast for a Shakespeare competition. Benton and Nadia Edmond for their piece Comedy of Errors, which also won best comedy scene. Papanui 15-year-old seeks scholarship at Cambridge University THE PRESTIGIOUS Cambridge University in the United Kingdom may be the next stop for Papanui’s Jessica Villegas. But at 15, the Christchurch Adventist School student is younger than most people who apply for a scholarship at 17. But Jessica has a secret weapon. She already has two Canterbury University papers under her belt which she thinks will help her secure the spot at Cambridge studying medicine or engineering. “I want to achieve a lot of things after school,” Jessica said. “I don’t want to stop at medicine or engineering, I want to keep learning.” In year 10, Jessica had finished year 13 maths classes with the help of the Papanui Kumon classes. “I have Kumon to thank for finishing year 13 maths early, and it’s helped me become more interested in pursuing engineering or medicine,” she said. She began studying with Kumon before moving to New Zealand from the Philippines. Jessica’s mother Luannie Villegas said the classes helped Jessica and her siblings Justine and Jasmine when they arrived in their new country. SCHOLAR: Jessica Villegas, 15, has applied for a scholarship to study at Cambridge University. “My kids were initially shy but Kumon helped them gain more confidence,” she said. “I think it also helped them adjust to life in New Zealand.” •More schools, page 16 THE RUSSLEY VILLAGE HOLLY LEA VILLAGE 03 357 9392 73 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch For enquiries contact Nola Lamb STYLISH DESIGN, CONTEMPORARY RETIREMENT LIVING Making your retirement move is easy when it’s to one of these sought after locations. Located on the site of the old Russley Hotel, the Russley Village is set within eight acres of award-winning gardens and grounds. The centrepiece of The Russley Village is its purpose built resident community facility, The Homestead where you will find Abode Café & Brasserie, a cinema, library, arts & crafts space, hair salon and wellness rooms. The Sefton Apartments are now completed and residents are enjoying the magnificent new pool and spa complex which completes the stunning range of facilities available at the village. Holly Lea Village is nestled in the heart of Fendalton within beautifully tailored grounds with an extensive range of facilities including restaurant, garden lounge, cinema, library, hair salon and the newly renovated dining room. The village offers a range of care and extra support services delivered to your apartment. 03 351 2679 123 Fendalton Rd, Christchurch For enquiries contact Juliane Brand