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Must-see comedy to
return next week
STAND UP: Ewen Gilmour will host the comedy convoy in Christchurch next
By ABBIE NAPIER
THE NEW Zealand International
Comedy Festival is finally coming
back to Christchurch with its
touring show, the 2degrees
Hosted by comedy classic and
self-titled Westie, Ewen Gilmour,
the convoy looks to be a great
way to see a talented comedy
lineup without going all the way
The convoy has not been to
Christchurch since the 2011
earthquakes made venues diffi-
cult to find.
This year s lineup includes a
few familiar faces.
Nelson s Guy Williams, known
for his impromptu serenade of
rugby player Sonny Bill Williams,
will be delivering his own brand of
dry humour. A frequent visitor
to Christchurch, Williams had a
successful run at this year s World
Buskers Festival and has
appeared on spoof current affairs
show, 7 Days.
Joining him is American Tom
Rhodes, one of the first comedians
to sign with TV channel Comedy
Central in the 1990s, who has a
column in the online newspaper
the Huffington Post and is known
for his black humour.
Jesse Griffin, a star of New
Zealand comedy series Golden and
the man behind faux-American
stage personality, Wilson Dixon,
will also be on tour.
Last, but not least, Chris
Martin (not from Coldplay nor
married to Gwyneth) will be front
and centre with his immature
humour and social commentary.
With a night of comedy still
hard to find in Christchurch, this
convoy is a must-see. The perfor-
mers will take the stage for one
night only at Burnside High
School s Aurora Centre, May 22,
8pm (two hour show). Tickets $45,
seats limited. Ticketek.co.nz.
has long history
By ABBIE NAPIER
The vast majority of land
bordering Hagley Park is not
zoned for business use.
Deans Ave and Harper Ave are
both zoned for residential or
Park Tce is mostly residential,
with pockets of traveller
zoning, conservation and
The hospital boundary is zoned
A pocket of land between the
Lincoln Rd/Moorhouse Ave
intersection and the Blenheim
Rd overpass is zoned for
ADDINGTON SALEYARDS came
close to being granted business
zoning more than a decade ago.
The saleyards, along with land
adjacent to the railway, was orig-
inally zoned industrial, due to its
When the yards were shut down
in 1997, the glory days were over
and residents began to grumble.
The 4.5 hectare Deans Ave site
was purchased by Neowell Invest-
ments Ltd that same year.
For two years, the zoning of the
now-vacant site was disputed.
Neowell and ex-owners the
Canterbury Saleyards Company
campaigned to have the site zoned
Business 4 -- allowing for commer-
Residents groups the Deans
Ave Precinct Society and the
Addington Neighbourhood Associ-
ation opposed the change.
An early-1990s survey of
residents concluded the best use
of the site would be residential.
In 1999, the council decided to
zone it Living 3 (medium density
The committee making the
changes noted the location of the
site as ideal for the inner-city liv-
ing trend. A commissioned report
went so far as to suggest the coun-
cil gain control of it to prevent it
being used for any other purpose
than the zoning intended.
It was recommended council do
everything in its power to pre-
vent misuse of the site.
However, as pointed out by cur-
rent developer Geoff Ward (JAG
Group), the council did note the
prevalence of commercial activi-
ties in the area and the consider-
able noise generated by the
Blenheim Rd overpass, which
bounds one edge of the yards.
Submissions for and against the
current caryard proposal are open
until Monday. See: ccc.govt.nz.
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