ADC GETS APP
Mid Canterbury residents now have the latest Ashburton District Council updates in the palm of their hand, thanks to a new app, Antenno. From boil water notices and road closures to water restrictions and rubbish and recycling updates, Antenno delivers useful notifications to peoples’ phones about places they care about. The app is available to download free from the App Store and Google play. ’’The app is easy to use and is the way to get all of the latest alerts from council about specific issues that affect you,’’ council community relations manager Vincie Billante said.
NEW LIBRARY HOURS
Selwyn District Libraries have begun trialling new hours, with family-friendly activities planned for every Saturday at all four libraries. Libraries manager Vicki Carlyon said extended Saturday hours meant programmes and activities would be available in the weekends as well as during the week. ’’We wanted to provide a range of fun and interesting activities for everyone to enjoy on their Saturday afternoons. There’s something for all ages on offer.’’ The ‘Time for Fun’ activities will differ each week between the four libraries. Most events are for all ages, including for adults, but children younger than eight years old will require active adult supervision.
JEWELS ON SHOW
The Ashburton Art Gallery is set to host an exhibition by Lytteltonbased contemporary jeweller Elfi Spiewack. In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-framed, is an exhibition exploring jewellery as a marker of self-expression. Spiewack reconstructs the traditional jewellery pieces worn by those of high social rank and importance in portrait paintings from the Renaissance, Baroque and Victorian era. She took reproductions of paintings and edited out original jewellery and re-created new responses with jewellery pieces which are presented 3-dimensionally. In Splendour Moot will open to the public on November 19 at 2pm, where Spiewack will speak about her practice and concepts behind the works with an artist talk. The exhibition will run until January 21.