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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2018

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10 Wednesday August 29 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Our People COME ON IN FOR A CHAT ◊ A MEAL A DRINK ◊ A DANCE COME & ENJOY OUR RITUALS MONDAY All you can eat ribs from 5pm. HOUSIE from 7.30pm. TUESDAY Kids eat ½ price all day. CLUB NIGHT: 4-7pm. WEDNESDAY $15 PARMA NIGHT & OPEN MIC & KARAOKE NIGHT Last Wednesday of the month – entertain or be entertained. THURSDAY THIRSTY THURSDAY Drink Specials 4-7pm. $15 STEAK NIGHT - $13 .50 for Club Members. FRIDAY See what comes up on the SPECIALS WHEEL 8-9pm. SATURDAY Fantastic LIVE MUSIC. Get your dance on. SUNDAY Enjoy our $13 ROAST - famous in Lincoln. CLUB IN PUB THE Become a MEMBER to be into win the Members Jackpot Draw and Club Raffles held on Tuesday’s CLUB NIGHT. To join simply ask our barstaff for an application form. You will also love the daily discounts on Tap Beer, House Wines, RTD’s, and Food. You can even earn CLUB POINTS to redeem on food purchases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EVENTS REGULARY POSTED ON At the heart of Lincoln 40 years of acting Established in 1977, Kirwee Players has a long history of providing shows in Selwyn. Kirwee resident Mable Knight has been involved with the group for 40 years. Emily O’Connell talks to her about her love for theatre What made you join the Kirwee Players? My love of theatre, really. I came from Hokitika on the West Coast and there wasn’t anything like that. They had a Hokitika society going then. I was really busy, I was a primary school teacher. So when I came over here I went to their second show and I came home and said: ‘That’s it, that’s for me.’ I really loved it. I’ve been in most of the shows ever since. Why did you move from Hokitika to Kirwee? I was teaching and I took up a teaching job in Christchurch. I went from Hokitika Primary School to Oaklands School . . . I got tired of driving into the sun in the morning and the sun coming back and I went to Sheffield Primary School and absolutely loved the country school teaching. How long did you teach at Sheffield Primary School for? I think it was something like 13 or 14 years. Have you lived anywhere other than Hokitika and Kirwee? I was born in Westport and then went to training college then after training college, with marriage and what-not, I lived in Hokitika and taught in CREATIVE: Former primary school teacher Mable Knight’s passion for music goes back to her childhood. Hokitika. I taught pretty well continuously for nearly 30 years. What did you learn from teaching? I learnt that children can surprise you all the time. Children are always wanting to learn more and if you can open up their eyes, they’ll take it on for themselves. I think the role of the teacher is to give them the tools and then they have urge to go further. What’s your favourite thing about Kirwee? We’ve been farmers you see, so I still love the openair space. It’s quite funny after living on a farm you come into a subdivision where there’s houses and neighbours and things . . . I wouldn’t go anywhere else other than Kirwee because I think the people of Kirwee, and Malvern in particular, are really nice. We’ve got all our friends here and we just like the lifestyle out here. What type of farming did you do? My husband David was SELWYN TIMES a farmer when I married him and at Courtenay, mostly we raised dairy heifers and sheep and had some bulls. How has Kirwee changed since you’ve lived there? The Kirwee district itself with subdivisions and that has really grown but I love living out in the country, I could never go to the city. I also sing with the Christchurch City Chorus, I’ve been there for 25 years too and that’s in the city. That’s the only reason I really go into the city. And that again is singing, a capella, barber shop style and I’ve been overseas backwards and forwards with the Sweet Adelines International for a number of years now. Have you always been into theatre and singing? How did it start? Well after church on a Sunday night . . . we’d sit around mum’s organ and we’d sing. And I have a twin sister and we used to always love harmonising. What’s your favourite type of song to sing? I love ballads. Ballads that tell a story. Some of today’s songs that Adele sings, people like that, that you can relate to the words, that’s the kind of ballad I like to sing. What has made you stay with the Kirwee Players? I enjoy the people, the group. They’ve worked really hard over the years, the Kirwee Players, to get to where they are today. It’s been a continual growing journey for the Kirwee Players, it really has. The productions now are so professional that I still think they’re the envy of some of the Christchurch groups, I’m just saying that, but I think they are. OPEN 7 DAYS • 03 325 2408

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 29 2018 11 Mable Knight with theatre group News TALENT: Mable Knight says it’s her love for theatre which got her involved with the Kirwee Players 40 years ago and the people 100% CapItal GaIn to the ResIDent What has been the most memorable show you’ve been a part of and why? Well I took the role of Bloody Mary in South Pacific and then I’ve directed shows too . . . it’s a great role [playing Bloody Mary] to do and I love the songs I had to sing . . . I just love playing strong character roles . . . But I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed working backstage and I’ve been on the committee for a good number of years. How has the Kirwee Players changed since you’ve been a part of it? I think we have continually updated and upgraded our sound and our lighting and all the technical things we can do on stage. We’re really improved those over the years. I think we run more professionally now. How did you get into directing? I used to write children’s shows when I taught at Sheffield Primary School and I’d put on an annual production and I’d involve the whole school. So I would write the story line and then I would put it on every year and I used to love doing that with the children at Sheffield Primary. And then with Kirwee Players, I was in the chorus and then I took roles on and I really enjoyed it. Then I was asked to direct one year and I did and I thoroughly enjoyed that experience too. Where do you see the future of the Kirwee Players? My generation, we’re looking for people to come in and fill our slots. You know what I mean? We can’t always be there. The aim of the Kirwee Players is to get more youth on the committee. We have got quite a young committee now which is really good for those of us who are a lot older now and see ourselves moving back off it . . . we’re lucky because when we audition for people to come in to shows, we’re getting them from the city, we’re getting them coming out and we have our regulars too but we’re always looking for new blood. $1,000 FullY ReFunDable DeposIt HAVE YOUR SAY: The district council is calling for public consultation on its current District Plan. ​ District Plan consultation open THE PUBLIC is being asked to have their say on the current District Plan. The plan is essentially the district’s rule book on how land can be used and developed. A review is being undertaken by the district council to make sure it’s still fit for purpose and up to date with any relevant changes which have happened since the last plan was notified. All councils are required to review their plan every 10 years. The district council recently released draft changes to a range of topics in the plan for public feedback. District council environmental services manager Tim Harris said it wants to ensure that the new plan helps rural, business and residential areas to thrive. “At the same time we want to make sure our district remains uniquely Selwyn – protecting the things that are important to the character of the district, and managing our natural and physical resources in a sustainable way. “The plan potentially affects a wide cross-section of the community. It controls the things you can do on your property, for example, and what activities are allowed to take place in different parts of the district. “It’s important that we hear from as many people as possible to check on whether we’re on the right track with the draft changes we’re proposing.” The changes being considered in this phase of consultation span across 22 different topics which are likely to have most impact and be of most interest to the wider public. Topics have been grouped into four categories according to where they occur and who they’re most likely to affect business, rural, residential and district-wide. “Anyone can provide their feedback on the draft changes proposed so far. We encourage you to also provide any supporting facts, data, examples and documentation to support your comments.” More topics are expected to be added to the consultation summary document later in the month. Feedback from this consultation will help inform the new rules to be included in the proposed plan, which is expected to be notified for formal public consultation in early 2020. The new plan is anticipated to be in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in early 2022. Until then any new resource applications will be assessed against the current plan. •Feedback can be provided online, at drop-in sessions this month and next, by email or post. It is open until October 8. For more information and details on consultation please visit www.selwyn. neW shoW hoMe open MonDaY to FRIDaY 10am to 2pm E S T A T E Phone. 03 421 7796 | Email. 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