QUEUES AND TUNES
Attendees to the Selwyn Sounds music festival at Lincoln Domain have called out the event as being ‘chaotic’ and a disappointing change from the last year after queues to the event’s one bar lasted almost two hours and alcoholic beverages ran out hours before the end of the day. Headlined by Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes, the event attracted just under 10,000 people, more than 2500 more than last year’s inaugural event. Organiser David Parlane said he recognised there were issues with this year’s festival and they would be addressed for next year’s event. He said the second bar was removed due to not being used last year, but would return next year..
A change to this year’s flu vaccine has resulted in a delayed roll out. Ashburton’s GPs’ spokesperson Dr Eti Avnit said there would be a slight delay, with vaccines only available early to mid-April. She said this year’s vaccine contained two different vaccine strains from the 2017 vaccine which had resulted in a delay in the vaccine’s release. She said most surgeries would add clinic hours in order to allow people to get vaccinated and patients who received it through funding would be notified.