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New Year alcohol ban
A temporary alcohol ban will be enforced in
Sumner on New Year's Eve, from 7pm on
December 31 until 7am on January 1. The one-off
ban will supplement an existing permanent ban in
force from 7pm on Thursday until midnight on
Sunday. The ban includes the area bounded by
Scarborough Beach, the Esplanade and Heberden
Ave -- the same area as the existing ban. It does
not include private property.
More masseur complaints
Police have received two more complaints against
a 58-year-old Chinese national charged with
indecent assault during a massage at a
Christchurch mall. The first alleged victim came
forward earlier this month claiming to have been
assaulted during a massage. The man appeared in
court on that charge on December 10. He will
reappear on January 7. He had not entered a plea.
Police were concerned about the additional
reports, saying they indicated a ''disturbing pattern
Ministry may intervene
The upheaval at Christchurch Girls' High School
may not be over, with word the Ministry of
Education may intervene despite principal Prue
Taylor's reinstatement this week. A ministry
spokesperson said it was working with the school
to determine support levels required to address
Education Review Office (ERO) concerns.
Eel pair escape charge
No charges will be laid against two youths accused
of killing two eels near the Willowbank Wildlife
Reserve. The police were alerted in October when
a photo of the pair -- holding the dead eels inside
the reserve's grounds -- was posted on Facebook.
Police said the case was complex and had been
reviewed thoroughly, but there was no offence
committed. Police ''deplored'' the pair's actions.
Wigram Lions delivery
needed lots of fortitude
By MAT KERMEEN
FORTUNATE: Lachlan, 6, and
Niamh, 9, try out their new fort.
INSET: Wigram Lions member
Max Brunet de Rochebrune
goes on the o-fence-sive.
WHEN THE Wigram Lions
guarantee delivery, they mean
whatever it takes.
Excitement levels were high in
the Calder family last week
when they won a children s play
fort in the annual Wigram Lions
Christmas raffle -- but there was
When Lions club members
delivered the fort on Saturday,
they discovered there was not
enough clearance to get it into
Lachlan, 6, and Niamh, 9, were watch-
ing with great concern, but the Lions
members sprang into action, removing a
fence before lifting the large fort into
Jason and wife, Alley, could not speak
highly enough of the efforts of the Wig-
ram Lions, who replaced the fence to new
They do great work in the community,
so you want to support them, but what
they have done this morning is phenom-
enal, Mr Calder said.
We are so thankful to the Lions.
The raffle raised $5000 and Lions
spokeswoman Marion McWha said it
would go back into community projects.
Tour certain to light up your life
By ABBIE NAPIER
LIGHTS ON: Christmas light displays are not to be missed.
BUCKLE IN the kids, pack
your camera, print out the
map, and take your family on
a festive drive around Canter-
bury this Christmas.
The lights are out and the
displays have been turned on.
is providing all the infor-
mation you need to see the
best Cantabs have to offer.
The website is an annual
classic and lists light displays
all over New Zealand -- either
added by the homeowner or by
a passing admirer.
This year, 112 displays are
listed, with 57 of those in Can-
terbury -- proving the south
really does have the most
The website lists addresses
for every display, and help-
fully plots them on a map.
Some key hotspots this year
seem to be Hornby, Park-
lands, Avonhead, Kaiapoi,
Rangiora and Rolleston.
The website offers a trip-
planner function to enable you
to get from display to display
efficiently, as well as provid-
ing photos and videos of each
display so you can see which
ones will be best to stop at.
Once you ve viewed your top
picks, check back in with the
website and vote for your
favourite -- the top three win a
$500 prize pack. Voting is
open until Boxing Day.
for more details.
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