Central Canterbury News : July 1st 2015
BIG CHEESE Page 3 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Arrests, assaults as party finishes By SAM SHERWOOD Canterbury police were forced to spend about four hours trying to stop fighting and other disorder after a party in Rolleston over the weekend. Sergeant Franco Lovrich said police were called out to the party around midnight on Saturday. Lovrich said police were aware of the party, which closed around midnight as had been discussed with the hosts. ‘‘By the time everyone cleared out it was about 1am but there was still 40 odd people, in their early teens, hanging around the streets trying to get back in and not wanting to go home.’’ That’s when the ‘‘disorder’’ started, with fighting on the street, which led to several arrests and pre-charge warnings. A number of alcohol infringement notices were also issued for minors consuming alcohol in public places. On top of the fighting, police are also investigating a claim of assault by one woman who suffered a cut to her arm. ‘‘One of these people has been hanging around the street and has assaulted a lady further down the road. ‘‘She’s got a cut to her arm which occurred right down the end of Moore St by Tennyson St.’’ Lovrich wasn’t impressed with the partygoers. ‘‘It’s time and resource consum- ing waiting for individuals to actually disperse and go home as opposed to being on the streets making a nuisance and creating disorder.’’ This comes after neighbours complained of an ‘‘out of control’’ party in the same street in May. Lincoln Senior Constable Mike Harker said the property occupant was having a birthday party with about 100 people in attendance, aged from 14 to 20 years old. When police arrived, the homeowner was trying to get everyone back inside. SERVING CENTRAL CANTERBURY FOR OVER 125 YEARS Lincoln High band smokesrockquest L By SAM SHERWOOD incoln High School’s four-piece alternative band, Altero, has taken out the Canterbury regional final of Smokefreerockquest. Lead vocalist Min-Young Her said the band, including Miceal Wilson (lead guitar), Jared Whiting (bass) and Bede Barrie (drums), have been together for several years but she just joined a few months ago. ‘‘It was a truly exhilarating performance, one where we played without sparing a thought for the results but instead for the sake of creating music together. ‘‘We took the announce- ment of our success in the competition as recognition for our songwriting.’’ She said it will now be even more exciting as the group turns their focus to making 15 minutes of music to send in to qualify for the national rockquest finals in Auckland. ‘‘Either way we are happy to have had the opportunity to perform our songs to an audience. ‘‘It was great to have all the local support from our friends, family and others. It was also great tomeet and be inspired by the other musicians who performed that night.’’ Lincoln High’s head of music Darren Weber said the school was ‘‘very proud’’. ‘‘It is always nice to get the name of the school out there in the area of music. I was not surprised that Altero won the regional competition, but you never know what the judges are looking for and the other bands they are up against.’’ Whitecliffs’ Ashy Batchelor, of St Margaret’s College, placed second in the solo/duo section. The winners’ prizes include musical gear and the opportunity to gain selection for the national final on September 11. Alternative rock band Altero,Bede Barrie, Jared Whiting, Miceal Wilson and Min-Young Her, of Lincoln High School. Winners of the 2015Canterbury regional final of the Smokefreerockquest competition.
June 24th 2015