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Museum closed for redecorating
By ANNA PRICE
AL FRESCO ELEGANT: New Brighton
Historic Society members, present
and past, enjoy an old-fashioned
morning tea party on a sunny day in
the portico of their museum's Hardy
St exhibition centre --- with heritage
china tea cups, saucers and plates.
From left, Myrna Cormack (pouring
the tea), Kura Watson, Lynne Hillier,
Rebe Nolan and Diana Connor.
THE NEW Brighton museum is
marked for an interior repaint
and repairs to quake damage in
the next 10 days.
The museum, run by the New
Brighton and Districts Historical
Society, will close for two or three
weeks while its contents are
removed for the work.
Chairman Tim Baker said the
hanging ceiling is to be tempor-
arily removed so the plaster can
be scraped off the original ceiling.
We are looking at painting the
ceiling panels before they go back
up. It would be great to paint the
inside while emptied, he said.
Volunteers help would be appreci-
ated, he said.
All museum contents would be
moved back in again around June
22.A container would be in the car
park the weekend after next when
the job begins to empty the main
The society s annual meeting is
postponed until July 16.
The Monday afternoon Movie
Club will be cancelled on June 10,
17 and 24 and restart July 1.
The museum is well-established
with hundreds of photos and a
large selection of local interest
items on display.
Museum volunteers are also
sought for one hour a week or
More historical photos were also
welcome. Originals could be scan-
ned at the museum or if scanned
at home, could be emailed (mini-
mum size 300kb)to Tim Baker,
Those looking for a family his-
tory in the eastern suburbs may
also find help through the
The building, formally St Eno-
ch s Presbyterian Church cele-
brates its 100th birthday on
Market good reason to
brave the conditions
STILL TIME: It's not too late to enter
the annual marathon or take the kids
to watch this weekend.
LONG WEEKENDS in winter can
be challenging. The weather tends
to put a damper on outdoor activi-
ties, and the cold can make leav-
ing the lounge a huge sacrifice.
However, this weekend there is
plenty to do in the city both for the
brave and the not-so.
Top of the list is the Encraft-
This unique event pops up only
a few times a year. The theme this
weekend, fittingly, is the Queen s
birthday, and the market will be
A free event, and one for the
whole family, it is being held at
Rangi Ruru Girls School in Meri-
vale, Saturday, 10am till 3pm.
Eftpos is available for those
crafty purchases and a hot coffee.
For those with kids needing
some fresh air and a bit of wear-
ing out, Tothill s Mazes at
493 Shands Rd are hosting a
Queen-themed maze hunt, com-
plete with quiz and treats
(Saturday to Monday, 10am till
See tothills.com for entry prices.
For those willing to brave the
weather, the Christchurch Far-
mer s Market is on Saturday at
Riccarton House, 9am till 1pm.
On Sunday the west side of the
city plays host to the annual
Christchurch Airport Marathon.
The route will be cordoned off so
spectators can head down and
support family and friends.
For sterner (and fitter) souls it
is not too late to enter.
Check out christchurch
marathon.co.nz to find out how.
Coringa Golf Club is open for
children to learn to play this
Sunday, 11am till 1pm.
Entry is $10 and is appropriate
for any age.
There is even a purpose-built
The sessions are held on the
first Sunday of every month.
Just show up on the day.
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