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STAND UP: Guy
Williams was a
hit at the 2013
Festival in Hagley
Convoy delivers laughs by the load
By ABBIE NAPIER
THE NEW Zealand International
Comedy Festival is finally on its
way back to Canterbury with its
touring show, the 2degrees
Hosted by comedy classic and
self-titled champion of Westies
Ewen Gilmour, the convoy looks
to be a great way to see a talented
comedy line-up without going all
the way to Auckland.
The convoy has not been to
Canterbury since the 2011 earth-
quakes made venues difficult to
find. The line-up includes a few
Nelson's Guy Williams will be
delivering his brand of dry
humour. A frequent visitor to
Christchurch, Williams had a suc-
cessful run at this year's World
Buskers Festival and has
appeared on spoof current affairs
show 7 Days.
Joining him will be American
comedian Tom Rhodes, who was
one of the first comedians to sign
with TV channel Comedy Central
in the 1990s, has a column in the
online newspaper the Huffington
Post, and is known for his
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.
They take to the stage for one
night only at Burnside High
School's Aurora Centre, May 22,
8pm, for a two-hour show.
Tickets $45, seats limited.
Check: ticketek.co.nz for details.
boys and car
By JOELLE DALLY
A CLASH between Christchurch
boy racers early on Sunday cul-
minated in two teenagers -- and
their car -- being rammed by a
four-wheel-drive near Rangiora.
The 19-year-olds, who were
standing beside their car when
they were struck, were admitted
to hospital with cuts and bruises.
Both were discharged on
Police are still looking for the
driver of the four-wheel-drive.
They said he did a U-turn after
hitting the two young men
and their Holden Commodore in
Mairaki Rd, Fernside, and struck
their car a second time before
Investigators are looking for
witnesses to the chain of events,
which started with a fist fight
between rival boy racers in
Christchurch on Saturday night.
Police said the fight, which took
place near the McDonald's res-
taurant in Moorhouse Ave, ended
with one young man victorious
before the two groups parted ways
in separate cars.
However, a few hours later, the
defeated teenager spotted the vic-
tor's car, also a Holden Commo-
dore, in Johns Rd, Harewood. A
chase ensued, which police believe
reached high speeds, along Johns,
Tram, and Flaxton roads.
During the pursuit, the
occupants of the car being chased
called in the four-wheel-drive
A police spokesman said there
was a suggestion'' of a firearm
The pursuit ended on the side of
Mairaki Rd, west of Rangiora.
While the occupants of the
pursuing car were standing on
the road, the four-wheel-drive
It accelerated down the road
and struck the two boys from the
second car, knocking them over.
The four-wheel drive also struck
their car's two open doors, bend-
ing them back the wrong way.
The driver then did a U-turn
and rammed the car again, the
The car that had been chased
was a white Commodore with
matte black front panels.
The pursuing car was also a
The four-wheel-drive was dark-
coloured, similar to a Toyota
Prado or Mitsubishi Pajero.
Anyone who saw the incident,
or the lead-up to it, should phone
Rangiora police on 03 313 6167.
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