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Nor'West News: May 22, 2018

Nor'West News: May 22,

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 Locally Owned Lower speed limit plan Support for changes in Harewood and Yaldhurst Adventure for students Historic sites visited on European trip June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW Page 5 Page 12 PERFORM: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students (from left), Hilary Royds, Lucy Bryden, Molly Payne, Georgina Scott, Rachel McSweeney and Emma Cushing were part of the sell-out West Side Story production which finished on Saturday. The production was combined with Christ’s College. PHOTO: IAN KELLY Sell-out production rewards audience • By Sophie Cornish THE SOUNDS of mambo, rock ’n’ roll and jazz could be heard coming from the Christ’s College Assembly Hall last week as the Christ’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School combined production West Side Story played out. More than 3200 people watched the performance over four nights, with the last show on Saturday evening. A collection took place at the end of each show, which raised $2500 for family violence charity, Aviva Families. Christ’s College head of WIN a holiday in Fiji - how does that sound? Reconnect with life and be in to win. Purchase hearing aids in May or June and we’ll put you in the draw to WIN a $5000 trip for 2 to Fiji. Call now to book your free hearing check and free trial! drama, David Chambers said it was one of the most satisfying collaborations he’s experienced. “The growth and development of the characters and performances was incredibly rewarding to see. The work of Rangi Ruru’s director of music, Janet Kingsbury – it was her guidance and passion; her commitment to the orchestra and the cast – she brought it together under her baton and took everyone with her.” Rangi Ruru’s director of theatre arts Peter Rutherford agreed saying Mrs Kingsbury’s energy and expertise were outstanding. Welcome Phillipa Shaw 021 914 565 Call to improve cycle safety on Memorial Avenue • By Sophie Cornish A CALL has been made to improve cycle safety on Memorial Ave including extending cycle lanes and changes to parking management. In a city council Long Term Plan 2018-2028 submission last week, the Commodore Hotel expressed its interest in supporting an increase in cyclists using Memorial Ave, however, it said cyclists often have to compete with parked cars for space in the corridor. “This pushes cyclists out into the traffic lane encroaching into motorist’s space and creates an unsafe environment for all,” said the submission, presented by general manager Michael Patterson. Currently on-street parking on Memorial Ave is not subject to time restrictions or parking fees. The hotel is requesting parking restrictions be applied to reduce all-day parking near the airport and that ideas around parking clearways during peak hours and shared paths be considered. •Turn to page 4 Ashburton 03 307 8949 Blenheim 03 579 5353 Fendalton 03 351 3535 Greymouth 03 768 5528 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 29th June 2018. T&Cs apply. The partners of Harmans are delighted to announce that Phillipa Shaw has joined the firm as an Associate and now leads our renowned Seniors Law Team. In addition to her senior law expertise, Phillipa specialises in property and private client matters, and has built a strong following of loyal clients throughout her career. P 03 352 2293 A 485 Papanui Rd, PO Box 5496, Christchurch 8542