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Selwyn Times: August 08, 2018

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10 Wednesday August 8 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News In Brief BUILDINGS POLICY The district council is consulting on its draft Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy. The draft policy states the district council will not know if a building is dangerous or unsanitary until a complaint is made, or it receives information about a particular building from the occupants or neighbours. For more information or to have your say go to yoursay.selwyn.govt. nz. Consultation closes on Friday. MOVIE NIGHT The district council is hosting another movie night. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial will be screened at Rolleston College on Friday. District council senior events and recreation advisor Dave Tippett said this is one for the whole family. Booking is essential as space is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at EventBrite. Doors open at 6.30pm. CULTUREFEST Selwyn’s multicultural festival, CultureFest, is returning next month. The district council is seeking interest from dance, song or cultural performance groups to perform at the Lincoln Event Centre on September 30. The district council is also seeking interest from cultural and ethnic art and craft stalls. • By Emily O’Connell LINCOLN’S BEX Barrett has one birthday wish this year – to help people. So in a bid to do just that, she’s organised a variety night to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2008, Mrs Barrett’s father, Robert Dollery, died from breast cancer. “He actually had lung cancer but it was secondary from a strange cancer that originated in the breast that normally pregnant woman have,” she said. Mrs Barrett says she chose the breast cancer foundation because of the amazing work they do. “It’s just touched so much of my life it just seemed like the perfect charity to raise money for and so I decided I would do a fundraiser,” she said. The event will be held on Mrs Barrett’s birthday, September 1, at the Lincoln Event Centre. Friends and bandmates have helped her organise the night, which will feature a number of acts including TribalDiva Belly Dance Company, burlesque performer and comic Ashleigh Blair, ballroom and latin dance phenomenon Saphire and Steel, musicians Southfield, jazz singer Georgia Catherine, Fan Dancers and her own band, Hypnumb. The master of ceremonies for the night will be Nathan Bonner or as he’s better known, MulletMan. Mrs Barrett says he will help bring the whole show together. “I think he’s incredibly talented in his act, so he does a lot of circus type acts, but he’s also really, really funny and a really lovely guy,” she said. Mrs Barrett says the event will be “a great night out in Lincoln.” “If we can sell 200 tickets . . . then we should be giving at least over $4000 to the foundation which would be lovely,” she said. Doors will open at 6.30pm, with the show starting at 7pm. •For more information or to buy tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite. or email lincolnvarietynight@ Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table. Local News Now Birthday bash for a good cause Specialists @ Individuality • Focus on sustainability • Award winning family owned business • Proven reputation of quality • Full architectural design package NATIONAL “HOY” WINNER plus GOLD RESERVE 2016 SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk GOOD CAUSE: Left to right – Bec Cortesi, Desley Tucker, Bex Barrett, Penny Curran and Kim McDrury. VARIETY: Bex Barrett says the event will be a ‘great night out in Lincoln.’ View our display home Phone Jesse 021 701 265 or visit Canterbury

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