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SURF CALLS: Veteran boardriders, from right, Peter Feringa, Eric Reynolds, Lindsay Reynolds and Alan Cockburn, rear, take their malibus into the sparkling
surf south of North Beach in the lead-up to the first reunion in 50 years of their old club, Mid-Shore Boardriders.
Masters of malibu
By ANNA PRICE
Great waves remembered at club reunion
OLD SURFIES will dust off their
malibu boards and 10-footers as
they relive the good times catch-
ing the waves off New Brighton
Boardriders from as far as
Auckland and Australia are com-
ing to the 50th anniversary
reunion -- their first reunion -- of
the now defunct Mid-Shore Board-
The club's meeting place was
midway between North Beach and
New Brighton beach.
Eric Reynolds, a member of the
organising committee, said the
club was embedded in the story of
This is part of New Brighton
history,'' he said.
We had great parents. My
father lent me a truck to go to
Gisborne for the national surf
champs in the early 1960s. We
came second in the junior section.
That trip was great. We built a
canopy on the truck's flat deck so
we could all sleep on mattresses,''
Mr Reynolds said.
All involved in the club -- and
their families -- will rock down to
the beach zone for a weekend of
surfing, eating and catching up on
February 22 to 24.
Sons and grandsons and
daughters will be there,'' he said.
The club ran from 1963-67, with
about 33 members, mainly youths
and surf chicks.
We had our own hut on the
beach then,'' Mr Reynolds said.
A temporary replica hut will be
set up for the reunion.
On the Saturday morning the
Mid-Shore boardriders will paddle
out in the waves for a club photo.
The Friday and Saturday night
functions will be meet-and-greets
and an evening get-together at a
Film taken in the heady days of
the 1960s will be included on a
DVD for sale, with many still
shots and film of the reunion, Mr
The surfside hoedown will wrap
up on Sunday with a 1pm
barbecue at a member's property
in Pine Ave.
Visitors to Christchurch will
then have the chance to see prog-
ress in the quake-hit city.
Port road works
More than two months of road
works start at Norwich Quay, in
Lyttelton, on Monday. Fulton
Hogan will be working there from
7am till 6pm, Monday to Saturday,
until May 1. No work will take
place on Sundays or statutory
holidays. A comprehensive traffic
management plan is in place and
covers about seven stages,
starting from the Tunnel Rd end,
along Norwich Quay to Gladstone
Quay. A 30kmh speed restriction
will be in place, and access to
Dublin St and Canterbury St will be
limited, but vehicle access to
properties will be maintained at all
times during work hours.
Detour for Eastgate
The Eastgate Shopping Centre
intersection has been closed to
through-traffic along Linwood Ave
for two weeks while vital work is
Trenching across Linwood Ave at
the Aldwins-Buckleys Rd
intersection began on Monday.
SCIRT contractor Downer is
installing a wastewater pipeline,
essential for the city's rebuild and
carrying 30 per cent of the city's
total wastewater. SCIRT general
manager Duncan Gibb said there
would be ''significant'' disruption
and flow-on effects for traffic.
Middleton work starts
A major new wastewater pressure
main pipe through the heavy-traffic
Middleton commercial and
industrial area is coming to
Birmingham Dr. From next
Thursday a Fulton Hogan crew will
set up on site and construction
will start soon after the full traffic
management is in place.
Businesses in the area had been
briefed and an information evening
arranged so staff could meet the
teams working on Birmingham Dr,
as well as linking projects on
Matipo St and Wrights Rd.
Pilgrims cemetery tour
A tour to mark the launch of the
Linwood Cemetery Canterbury
Pilgrims and Early Settlers Project
will be held on Sunday, February
17, 2pm till 4pm. In the joint
Canterbury Pilgrims and Early
Settlers Association, and Friends
of Linwood Cemetery event,
visitors will see the graves of
pilgrims and settlers. Meet at the
Butterfield Ave car park at 2pm.
Bring a chair or rug and a plate for
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