Paul and Lesley Askin's next family-friendly service at the Ashley Community Church will be at 4.30 pm, Sunday, 4 April. Bring a plate of finger food for a light meal afterwards.
39 Canterbury St, Ashley.
Remember to go before you come as there are no toilet facilities.
For more info phone Paul or Lesley on 312 9151 or email them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep the first Sunday of the month in mind for future services
OPINION: We can disagree profoundly with someone like David Gaughan without trying to put him out of business
From columnist Verity Johnson: Middle NZ was asked whether it cared enough about cancel culture to stop supporting a local boozer and beer brand whose owner wrote a racist Facebook post calling Māori the "scurge of society". Apparently, it doesn’t.
That’s not to say it necessarily agreed with the appalling comments – many of them openly said that they didn’t. Rather they just didn’t think cancelling the brewery was justified. Especially after Eagle Brewing owner Dave Gaughan’s apology.
The disgusting, heartbreaking part of all this is that cancel culture used to be called boycotting. Boycotting was one of few effective weapons of the genuinely disenfranchised. It was the furious, white-hot fire that forged real revolutions from Rosa Parks to Gandhi.
Until we stole it. We took it off the streets, into the wine bars, and disembowelled it. Ripped out its heart and teeth. Death by gentrification. Gaughan’s not the only one who should apologise.
Hello everyone. Anyone out there in rangiora or Kaiapoi area with an inkjet printer. I need to urgently print 1 a4 sheet for a memory quilt for my mum who passed away recently. Cant find any printshops to print on inkjet. Happy to pay. Much appreciated .
Have a lovely day💐💕🌹
David Gaughan, the owner of Eagle Brewing and the Port & Eagle Brewpub in Kaiapoi, has been roundly criticised after he called Māori men “New Zealand’s biggest problem” in a Facebook rant.
Business partners deserted him in droves following the post.
He later apologised for his “completely unacceptable” comments and said he hoped his business would be given a second chance.