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Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee draft ZIP feedback meeting
24 January 2013 7-9pm Wigram Manor, 14 Henry Wigram Drive, Wigram Park
The committee is hosting a second community meeting for local people,
groups and organisations to provide feedback on the recommendations
made in the draft ZIP.
How we manage water is a key factor in uencing our quality of life and
prosperity both now and for future generations. Community input is vital to
ensuring our water resource is managed sustainability.
Once community feedback has been considered the ZIP will be updated and
presented to councils as the basis for work programmes and for drafting
The draft ZIP focusses on ve priority areas for water management. These
Enhancing and managing waterways for recreation, relaxation and
Improving surface water quality and safeguarding surface water ows
Enhancing healthy ecosystems, indigenous biodiversity, and valued
introduced species and landscapes
Safeguarding groundwater quality and ows for multiple uses
Making efficient use of water and managing demand
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Darts tourney of a lifetime
By MAT KERMEEN
WORLD CLASS: Dave Harrington loved the experience
of the World of Darts Championships.
DAVE HARRINGTON is no stranger to a crowd
watching him play darts, but it is usually a crowd
of around 10, not 10,000.
But that is what greeted him at London s Alex-
andra Palace, during the World Championship of
Darts tournament just before Christmas.
With that sort of pressure, it is not surprising
the occasion got to him.
Harrington knows he blew it -- being knocked
out in the first round -- but said it was a once-in-
a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with the
world s best.
It was an honour and a privilege. I d love to
have another crack at the match, but just to get
there was a special achievement.
Harrington said it was difficult for New Zea-
landers to understand how popular the game was
in Europe, when it has only minority status here.
The world s top players have a tournament on
every week. They live a rock star type of life and
there is big money to be made. It is incomparable
to the way the game is here.
Playing out of the Richmond Working Mens
Club, Harrington had to travel up and down the
country in 2012, playing in a series of national
tournaments to qualify for the event.
Harrington s wife and son were out in the arena
before his match against Japan s Haruki Mura-
matsu, handing out fluffy Kiwi keyrings. More
Kiwi culture was left behind -- the New Zealander
handing out bone carvings and greenstone souven-
irs which he gifted to his opponent, referee and
Harrington said the noise and the atmosphere
at the world championships was unbelievable, but
he did have some idea what to expect after speak-
ing with friend and Australian professional Simon
I talked to Simon on the phone a number of
times before going away. He plays all the big
tournaments and has a heap of experience, so that
was a massive help.
Ironically, had Harrington defeated Japan s
Haruki Muramatsu in the first round, he would
have gone on to play Whitlock.
Harrington said he would love to go back to the
world championships, but supporting his wife
Jane and son, Jack -- both national representa-
tives -- was just as important.
Art's flair for fear
By ABBIE NAPIER
SWAP IT: Alissa Gilbert reads some of the latest contributed fears in her
Moorhouse Ave studio.
''That one day I may have to drive past a cattle truck''
''Sitting in the hot pools with the germs''
''That I won't be able to pay my debts''
GETTING OVER your fears is
never easy, but two Christ-
church artists are lending a
helping hand with a project
designed to put your mind at
Alissa Gilbert and Ana Iti
started the Make Doubt Your
Friend project about six months
The two artists had coveted
the idea since studying fine arts
at the University of Canterbury
Make Doubt Your Friend calls
for a Fear Swap, allowing any-
one to write their greatest fear
on a piece of paper which is loc-
ked in the Fear Swap safe.
The contributions are
In exchange for their fear, the
contributor is given a free
screenprinted poster of the
moons of Mars -- Phobos and
Deimos -- Fear and Terror.
We don t want to make a big
deal of what the fear itself actu-
ally is, Alissa said.
It s more about the trans-
action between the artist, us,
and them, the audience.
The pair had received hun-
dreds of fears since the project
started, including everything
from microwave ovens to the
common fear of spiders.
Alissa holds a studio space on
Moorhouse Ave, where she
devoted three days a week to
many forms of art -- screenprint-
ing, sculpture, painting, cer-
amics and videography.
She plans to launch her range
of vegetable-based soaps this
year under the label No[oo]&Co.
To contribute your fear, pop
down to Re:Start Mall on Febru-
ary 24 when the girls will be
collecting fears and swapping
them for posters.
To see a list of other people s
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