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Christchurch City Council Media Release 29 May 2002

2002 Crashbash awards on stage 7 June

On 7 June from 7.30pm in the Town Hallís James Hay theatre, around 150 students from 13 secondary schools in and around Christchurch will perform at the ninth Crashbash secondary schools theatre competition.

The aim of Crashbash is to encourage high school students to examine alcohol impaired driving.

Supported and organised by a community project of the Christchurch City Council, Crashbash is core funded by LTSA with sponsorship from Accident Compensation Corporation, Crown Public Health and is supported by Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD).

Land Transport Safety Authority director David Wright and Road Policing manager Derek Erasmus will present the over-all winner award. Last yearís winner was St Margaret's College. Hurunui College was runner-up. Lindon Puffin and Steph Walker will host the competition. The judging panel is SADD coordinator Chloe Johnston, Greer Robertson, Jeff Clark, Barry Grant, Barry McDonald and Steve Langley.

Tickets to the event cost $3 and are available from Ticketek.

For more information: Phone Ruth Leversedge, the co-ordinator of Christchurch Community Alcohol Action (road safety) Programme on 366 2448.


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