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By MAT KERMEEN
GREENPARK'S TOWNSHIP Committee
is preparing to circulate a questionnaire
to see what type of facility the district's
ratepayers want to replace their
Earthquakes and the Ministry of Edu-
cation's shake-up of Christchurch schools
have dealt the township two major blows
during the last 18 months.
First the heritage-listed community
hall was demolished due to earthquake
damage in August, then the ministry
announced in May that Greenpark
School would close at the year's end.
Greenpark Hall committee chairman
Terry Lassen said the community resili-
ence had been positive and he believed
most Greenpark residents were behind a
new facility being built.
It was important a new facility was
constructed, or Greenpark was at risk of
losing its identity.
Mr Lassen said the community needed
something to act as the heart and soul of
A replacement for the demolished hall
is earmarked, but a community centres
and halls strategic plan for Selwyn com-
piled by Global Leisure group released
earlier this month raised concerns.
It labelled Greenpark as having very
low use before the earthquakes, and sug-
gested careful consideration needed to be
given before any future investment of
However, Selwyn District Council cor-
porate services manager Douglas Marsh-
all said there was an expectation a new
facility would be constructed on the
He said it was likely the hall site would
be sold and the proceeds go towards the
domain site, possibly building on to the
Mr Lassen said hall usage was ramp-
ing up' immediately before the quakes.
The questionnaire still needs to be
signed off by the township committee and
the Selwyn District Council, but Mr Las-
sen hoped it would be ready for circu-
lation in about two weeks.
He said it was important to find out
what the community wanted -- within
A more sports-focused facility could be
Maybe indoor basketball or badmin-
ton or some other sport. If that's the case
we need to take into account the size and
height of the roof, etc.
The closest thing we have is the Lin-
coln Events Centre.''
Pair win muso awards
TOP EFFORT: Ashy Batchelor won the Smokefree women's musicianship award at Saturday's regional finals of the
By MAT KERMEEN
SELWYN BANDS failed to qualify
for the national finals of the
Smokefree Rockquest at the week-
end, but two young local women
have had their talents recognised.
On Saturday night at Christ-
church's Jack Mann Auditorium
Ashy Batchelor from the band 16
Seconds was selected for the
Smokefree women's musicianship
On Sunday her feat was matched
by Pure Innocence drummer Olivia
Chirnside, who won the women's
musicianship award for the second
night of the finals.
Despite another positive per-
formance, the Lincoln High School
band was not voted through to the
Batchelor, of Whitecliffs,
fronts 16 Seconds -- made up of
four other members from Christ-
church. The band was also
recognised with the people's
choice award from Saturday
Darfield High School band
The Unknown was the other Sel-
wyn band to perform on
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