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Oxford Wearable Arts entries now open
Fabulous:The wonderful and way-out in fashion will be on show again this year at the Oxford Wearable Arts on June 22.
OXFORD WEARABLE Arts is
back for its third year,
promising another great family
night out, with music, entertain-
ment and -- of course -- fabulous
Entries are now being called
for, so anyone with an imaginat-
ive bent -- individual or business
-- is being asked to ring for an
information pack and then put
their creative minds to work to
come up with something that
will catch the eye of this year's
As well as the entry form, the
entry pack includes an expla-
nation of the various categories
to help get the design thought
Just call Jane on 312 4197 or
312 3305, or email: jane@oxford-
This year's event will take place
in the Oxford School (GP) hall on
June 22, at 6.30pm.
Tickets, at $20 for adults, $10
for students over the age of five,
$50 for a family, and $25 for
front row seats, are available
from the school, the Oxford
Service Centre, the Kaiapoi I-Site,
or on: www.dashtickets.co.nz.
Councillors back their mayor
By CATE BROUGHTON
NO CONTEST: Mayor David Ayers has
the full support of his councillors, and no
other contenders have put their hand up
for the job, five months out from the
October local body elections.
FIVE MONTHS out from the council
elections in October it appears
Waimakariri District Mayor David
Ayers will have a clean sweep for the
Mr Ayers announced his bid for a
second term as mayor in April.
And it seems he has the full back-
ing of his councillors.
With none of the current team
prepared to put their hand up for a
challenge, any other bid for the role
would need to come from outside the
Rangiora ward councillor Peter
Allen said Mr Ayers had been very
successful in the role.
Under his leadership the council
has successfully worked together in
the interests of the district as a
whole to deal with the aftermath of
From the team of 10 councillors,
six have committed to running for
Deputy Mayor Kevin Felstead,
Peter Allen, Kirstyn Barnett, Robbie
Brine and John Meyer have all said
they will stand.
Oxford-Eyre ward councillor Dan
Gordon said he supported David
Ayer's bid and would be running for
Yes, I am standing -- there is no
hesitation about that. As everyone
living in this district is aware there
are some really big issues, and I am
committed to helping our community
to progress through them.''
Neville Atkinson and Roger Blair,
two of the three councillors from the
Kaiapoi ward, were undecided about
standing for another term.
Councillor Jim Gerrard from Ran-
giora ward was also undecided about
standing again in October.
Kirstyn Barnett said her decision
to stand again was driven by a desire
to see projects she had been involved
I think people want that sense of
consistency after three years of
She said she absolutely and
totally'' supported Mr Ayers bid for
We really need that continuity,
especially after the earthquakes, and
I think he has done a great job of
pulling everyone together.''
Rangiora ward councillor Robbie
Brine also said it was important to
retain experience within the council
I think that with the issues faced
by our district it is essential to keep
as much experience around the
council table as possible.''
The case for continuity and
consistency was also key in Kaiapoi
ward councillor John Meyer's
decision to stand again.
If there was ever a time for con-
sistency it will be in this next term,
where experience and institutional
knowledge will be needed to see the
rebuild through to its end.''
He attributed a good council per-
formance to Mr Ayers leadership.
Under David's leadership the
council has been a united, positive
team with everyone working
together towards a common goal;
that being to see a full recovery
within our district.''
Woodend-Ashley ward councillor
Peter Farrant could not be contacted.
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