Western News: May 14, 2019


8 Tuesday May 14 2019

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to remain


• By Jess Gibson


and Residents’ Association will

remain informal until it gains

more momentum.

There were 16 attendees at

the group’s second meeting last

week, including business owners,

residents and Papanui-Innes

Community Board members.

Donna Brenssell was involved

in starting the association up last


She said members would like

more people to get involved and

for the group to decide on specific

issues or goals they would

like to work on before officiating

the association. One issue which

was discussed at the meeting was

the lack of proposed planning

for Redwood in the city council’s

Long Term Plan.

Mrs Brenssell said the group

also thought about focussing on

the impact that the Northern

Corridor will have.

She said the group will continue

to meet monthly and will

appoint members to roles once

the group strengthens.

The next meeting will be

held on June 11 at 7pm at the

Christchurch Function Centre,

Redwood Hotel.


Quizmasters battle it out

• By Jess Gibson

MORE THAN 200 keen spellers

put pen to paper at the Otago

Daily Times Extra! Canterbury

quiz at Christchurch South


Pupils from schools across

the city teamed up in threes

on Tuesday and were tested on

spelling, grammar, abbreviations,

matching words with their

country of origin and dictionary


Selwyn House won the year 5

and 6 section of the quiz with 95

points out of a possible 100.

Their victory followed a

suspenseful tie-breaker with

Fendalton Open-Air School,

which came second with a score

of 94 points.

The St Martin’s School group

in third was not far off, with 93


Selwyn House champions

Penelope Sutton, 8, Amelia West,

9, and Serena Mackle Bayley, 9,

were ecstatic after their win.

Penelope said the quiz was

“nerve-racking but fun.”

“The tie-breaker was the hardest

part. We got really confused

with one word – rhythm,” she


The Cathedral Grammar

School team won the year 7 and

8 quiz with 86 points out of 100.

Harry Long, 11, Liam Hume,


WINNERS: Amelia West, 9, Penelope Sutton, 8, and Serena

Mackle Bayley, 9, after their victory in the year 5 and 6

section of the Otago Daily Times Extra! Canterbury spelling



11 and Tor Chiles, 12, “did not

expect it” when their team was

called as the winners, as they

only practised once on the day of

the quiz.

Liam said the team got caught

on one of the mystery questions,

but breezed through most of the


“The anticipation while waiting

for them to read out the

votes” was his favourite part of

the event.

Cobham Intermediate

School and Christchurch South

Intermediate were tied for

second place at 81 points.

Extra! editor Tricia Rowe was

pleased with how the night went.

“It’s the first time South

Intermediate had run the quiz

and I was really happy with

them,” said Mrs Rowe. She said

it was challenging making sure





Fire rages, homes at risk

everything ran smoothly, but the

support of South Intermediate

volunteer runners was a big help.

Teams were chosen by their

schools to compete in the


The quiz was run by the

Otago Daily Times through

Extra! – its monthly Newspapers

in Education publication for

primary, intermediate and

junior secondary school pupils.



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