QUEUES AND TUNES

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

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..

VAC­CI­NA­TION DE­LAY

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.

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