Saturday, February 25, 2017

Young musician already a master

Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Watson plays six instruments, is studying music courses at university in her spare time, and dreams of working for NASA. In July, she will be the only musician outside of the United Kingdom to perform at the National Schools Symphony Orchestra of Great Britain.
The city council and Environment Canterbury are looking into making a bikeshare system part of the Metro bus network.
Work to upgrade the few remaining blocks of St Asaph St, Tuam St and Hagley Ave will get underway on Monday as part of An Accessible City.
A woman managed to bite her attacker so hard on the hand it would have left a "noticeable mark", police say.

Vet student off to Africa

Rolleston veterinary student Heather Neill will get some hands on experience treating wild and domestic animals in South Africa, when she takes part in the Safari4U Veterinary programme.

Opinion: Are you ready for disaster?

Deputy mayor Malcolm Lyall writes about disaster preparedness in light of the Port Hills fires.

Teen chops her locks for Child Cancer

A Christchurch teen has had her long hair cut for a great cause.

Pupils prepare for feast

Diamond Harbour School pupils are preparing a feast created from locally-sourced food for the community this weekend. Some pupils have brought in their own food from hunting, fishing and foraging.

From Addington to the United Nations

Addington teenager Tei Driver spent a month visiting six countries, finishing up at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Huge field for super stock champs

A field of the South Island's best will look to fend of the challenge from a North Island superstock trio at Woodford Glen on Saturday

Elite series takes race to Cheviot

Sunday's opening round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series will visit Cheviot for the first time after organisers decided the earthquake effected town would be the perfect fit.

Vann takes five wickets, hits century for Sumner

Sumner captain Dan Vann had one of his best cricketing days last weekend as he picked up five wickets and smacked a century off of Lancaster Park

Young musician already a master

Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Watson plays six instruments, is studying music courses at university in her spare time, and dreams of working for NASA. In July, she will be the only musician outside of the United Kingdom to perform at the National Schools Symphony Orchestra of Great Britain.

Delightful romp of mayhem

Ropable, by Ross Gumbley and Allison Horsley, directed by Ross Gumbley, The Court Theatre. Reviewed by Barry Southam

Shapely Citroen covers all bases

Ross Kiddie discovers French flair and panache in DS5.

New style of show business

National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art graduates Sophie Petersen and Keeneth Love have taken a risk, setting up their own theatre company.

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