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    The sound of music
    BY REBECCA JOHNSON
    Monday, July 28th 2014 - Pg 3

    Christchurch Boys' High School has an organ sitting in its main foyer - and a 16-year-old organist eager to play it. Daniel Cooper plays almost every lunchtime. The organ was custom built for Auckland's Aotea Centre, but after years spent gathering dust, eventually found its way t... 

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    Halswell roads crossing worry
    BY GABRIELLE STUART
    Monday, July 21st 2014 - Pg 3

    Halswell residents are afraid that someone could be injured or killed because pedestrian crossings have not been installed on busy roads in the area. They are concerned that children and older people could be hit while crossing Halswell Rd and other roads around the Halswell Shopp... 

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    New village work begins soon
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    Monday, June 30th 2014 - Pg 3

    Work on a new $80 million retirement village at the Wigram Skies development will begin in August. The Lady Wigram Retirement Village will feature 100 villas, 54 apartments and 100 care beds including rest home, hospital and dementia facilities. More than 100 villas and apartments... 

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    Time to review KiwiSaver investment
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    Monday, June 23rd 2014 - Pg 15

    Your KiwiSaver investment should be reviewed annually, and June is the best time to do this for a number of reasons. June is also the time to make sure the tax rate for your KiwiSaver is correct. By now, you should know what your taxable income was for the past two years, and this... 

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    Future of Wharenui pool and sports centre remains uncertain
    BY GABRIELLE STUART
    Monday, June 2nd 2014 - Pg 3

    The lease of the Wharenui pool and sports centre will be extended, but uncertainty still clouds the longterm future of the facility. The city council has offered to extend the lease for up to nine years at the facility in Matipo St. But pool centre staff say that with the sports f... 

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    $6000 scholarship for uni student
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    Monday, May 26th 2014 - Pg 2

    It has been a whirlwind week for Ilam student Helena Trollope, who made a trip to Parliament on Tuesday to receive a scholarship and meet scientific leaders from across the country. The Canterbury University student received a $6000 Freemasons scholarship towards her studies in sc... 

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    Suspicious behaviour warning
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    Monday, May 19th 2014 - Pg 3

    Police are seeking information regarding two suspicious people seen in the Riccarton area. A man entered two homes in Rattray St and Piko Cres this month, but left when he was disturbed by the residents, who were home at the time. A woman has been reported acting suspiciously in t... 

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    Shoplifters kept at bay in crackdown
    By Gabrielle Stuart
    Monday, May 12th 2014 - Pg 3

    Police were pleasantly surprised by few reports of shoplifting and disruption in local malls during a recent crackdown. Very few incidents of shoplifting were reported in Riccarton, Hornby and Sydenham malls during the three-month focus, which has just finished. Senior Sergeant Pe... 

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    Metro Star future uncertain
    By Gabrielle Stuart
    Monday, May 5th 2014 - Pg 3

    The days are numbered for the Metro Star bus route. The Metro Star route, which travels from New Brighton to Hornby, is one of several routes expected to be dropped near the end of this year. The Metro Star would be replaced by three separate routes under the draft plan, which is ... 

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    Funding woes sink project
    BY GABRIELLE STUART
    Monday, April 28th 2014 - Pg 3

    No money delays Muir Park upgrade. Halswell residents are "up against the mighty dollar" with a lack of funding for the development of Muir Park halting the project. After months of public consultation and work through submissions on the proposed park development, the finalised pl... 

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    Mothers in fight to save pre-school
    By Max Towle
    Monday, April 14th 2014 - Pg 3

    Two mothers are vowing to fight the city council in a bid to save their children's early learning school. The city council has recommended the Pioneer Early Learning Centre be put out to tender in its draft annual plan. The move came after the councilowned pre-school posted a $100... 

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