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A TradeMe auction of autographed
sports gear, launched to raise
funds for Rangiora's Inara
Herdman closes on Monday. Up
for grabs are an Olympics cap
signed by BMX silver-medallist
Sarah Walker, a cricket bat signed
by the Canterbury Wizards 20/20
cricket team, a top signed by world
mountainbike champion Anton
Cooper, and a top signed by world
BMX rider Tahlia Hansen.
Tickets going fast
The Waipara Springs Summer
Festival is on again in 2013, on
Sunday, February 3 from 11am till
5pm. Enjoy food and wine stalls,
winemaker masterclasses, and
live entertainment from Michael
Hill, Nyree B, Keeneth Love and
Assembly Required. Festival
tickets start at $20 for a booking
for 10, which includes entry, your
glass and entertainment. Only 250
tickets available. You can order
them from the venue at Waipara
Springs or online at:
January 26 will see the 2013
James Mountainsports Series
taking off from Hanmer Springs.
This competition offers five off-
road endurance race options
swimming, and cross-country and
mountain running. It will run from
6am till 10pm in the St James
Station Conservation Area, with
tickets available from:
A new art exhibition opens this
weekend at the refurbished
Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora
Library. Running from January 20
to February 14, it will feature
recent works from artists Judy
McIntosh Wilson and Pat Unger.
Learn how to relieve pain, while
improving posture and flexibility,
as you go about your activities.
Explore simple ways to release
tension and regain natural poise,
so that you move with greater
ease, efficiency and enjoyment,
with Alexander Technique natural
movement therapy teacher
Belinda Meares. She will be
holding a free evening class at the
Amberley library from 7 till 8.30pm
on Thursday, January 31.
Community support gets
discus champ to Sydney
By CATE BROUGHTON
THE NORTH Canterbury com-
munity has rallied in support of ris-
ing athletics star Charlie Gamble.
A large number of generous dona-
tions came flooding in following news
the 16-year-old discus champion was
struggling to raise the funds needed
to get to the Australian Youth Olym-
pics Festival in Sydney this week.
Thanks to the support, Charlie
headed to Sydney on Monday to pre-
pare for the event with the rest of
the New Zealand team.
The full cost of $2400 for the trip
was raised following a story in the
The immediate and generous sup-
port saw the young Sefton sports-
man cry tears of gratitude, his
mother Fane Gamble said.
His family were overjoyed he has
been able to pursue his dream.
I didn t expect this, it s just over-
whelming, Mrs Gamble said.
Charlie s exceptional abilities at
discus were confirmed again on
Saturday when he qualified to com-
pete in the World Youth Champion-
ships in Ukraine in July.
Mrs Gamble said all donations
support her son s athletic pursuits.
The festival began on Thursday,
with the young athletes given the
full sports star treatment at the Syd-
ney Olympics Village.
Charlie was due to compete in
both discus and javelin yesterday
and today and will return to Christ-
church on Sunday.
FATAL TURN: Firefighters prepare to remove the dead man from the ute involved in a collision on Lineside Rd, Rangiora, yesterday morning.
Driver of ute killed in crash
By CATE BROUGHTON
A truck and a ute
were involved in
a fatal collision
on Lineside Rd,
ONE MAN was killed and two others
were injured when a truck and ute col-
lided at the Lineside Rd intersection with
State Highway 1 yesterday.
Emergency services were called to the
scene about 11.30am, Detective Sergeant
Rex Barnett said.
It appears the utility, driving north,
came off the motorway and went through
a stop sign. The truck was driving west
into Lineside Rd and collided with it.
The driver of the ute, a man in his 40s,
was killed, and his male passenger was
taken to Christchurch Hospital with
The truck driver received medical
attention at the scene but did not require
hospitalisation, Mr Barnett said.
The death would be referred to the cor-
oner following a scene investigation.
Traffic was diverted from the area for
about two hours.
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