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THE REFURBISHED Waikuku
paddling pool will be opened on
October 20 -- in time for summer
Waimakariri Mayor David
Ayers, council staff, members of
the Woodend-Ashley Community
Board, local groups and the com-
munity will celebrate the occasion
at the Waikuku Beach Reserve
from 10am till 11am.
After the existing pool was dam-
aged beyond repair in the Sept-
ember 2010 earthquake, a Wai-
kuku Beach Paddling Pool focus
group formed, made up of mem-
bers of the Waikuku Playgroup,
Waikuku School, the community
board, and staff from the council.
Consultation with the community
regarding the design of the new
pool revealed a strong desire to
retain the concrete whale from
inside the old pool.
Although initial engineering
advice suggested it was unlikely
the old whale would be able to be
removed in one piece, that was
achieved and the popular centre-
piece now overlooks the new pool,
which features a new spraying
whale and three floor sprays.
A mural will also be painted on
the western wall of the new pump
and filter room, and visitors to the
pool will have access to a fresh-
water outdoor shower.
"It s another step on the way to
Waimakariri District recovering
from the disastrous earthquake of
September 2010, Mr Ayers said.
Our community facilities were
hard hit and the pool was one of
those. It will be great to have it
open again for residents and the
thousands of visitors that come to
the Waimakariri District every
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Have your say
Hi, just writing to defend and
encourage Jasmin Harrison
(Outlook, October 3).
Don t worry about ignoramuses
like Dunlop, Newton, Jones and
Myers. You are on the right track.
There is no scientific proof for
evolution. It is just a theory and
an illogical one at that.
Homosexuality is a sin and one of
the reasons for Canterbury s
Any education that doesn t
include a knowledge of the Bible is
Make own choices
Indeed Jasmin and I have read
quite a broad range of material,
both for and against evolution,
both sides written by non-
religious scientists, and found
overwhelming scientific proof both
for it and against it. This led us to
an informed choice.
According to Roy Myers, my
world view is distorted, and not a
I must assume he sees my world
view as distorted because my
choice does not agree with his
He must be a moralist, because
-- I quote his own words -- "While
moralists like to proscribe what s
right for others, I suggest that
individuals should make their
own choices", and rest my case.
In an article in The Press (October
9) discussing a possible single
authority to run Canterbury,
Waimakariri District Mayor
David Ayers was quote as saying:
The councils are working well
and have good connections with
their local communities .
Recently, this council made the
decision to change the basis for
setting rates from land to capital
Its decision was made in the
context of a process in which, by
public meeting, submissions and a
referendum, a large majority of
ratepayers indicated they were
against the change.
Given the existing council exists
on the vote of 41.9 per cent of
eligible ratepayers, and the vote
for change went four for, three
against, with one abstention,
Ayers draws a very long bow
indeed with his claim of good
connections with the majority of
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Dogs compete to
be best behaved
Morgan the poodle
keeps a close eye
on his owner,
By EMILY TUBB
THREE NORTH Canterbury teams are set to rep-
resent the South Island at this year s New Zea-
land Dog Obedience Assembly.
The northern, central and southern regions
each send ten teams to the annual event, which
will be held over Labour Weekend this year in
North Canterbury will be represented by Wood-
end s Jean-Pierre Derveaux with his belgian shep-
pard Deeva and Helen McClellan with her border
collie Duo, and Amberley s Caroline Norrie with
her border collie Molly.
Ms Norrie has been training for the competition
for two years, and is proud to be representing her
own community as well as the southern region.
It s really exciting, but it s also a huge privilege
Molly is only 2 years old, and Ms Norrie has
been training with her since she was a puppy.
The pair will be competing over the full three
days of the competition.
Southern region coach Carol Lavery said the 10
South Island teams had been training well.
They re really so lucky they have the home
advantage for training.
The event hasn t been held in Christchurch for
some years, and she said the fact it is to be hosted
in the city this time could also be seen as a step
forward for the earthquake-affected area.
It s something really positive for the region.
The competitions begin on October 20 at the
Canterbury Agricultural Park.
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