Paddling the Heathcote to Woolston

ANNA PEARSON
Last updated 09:00 16/12/2013
Zak Cassels in Heathcote
John Kirk-Anderson
WATERING HOLE: Bar owner Zak Cassels brings the drinks to the musicians on the Heathcote River.
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Christchurch musicians paddled, rowed and played their way down the Heathcote River to "enliven" the waterway.

Christchurch School of Music recorder teacher Wendy Norton organised Saturday's musical cruise.

Norton, her recorder students and their families played music while travelling along the river from a bridge at Ferry Rd to The Tannery in dinghies, a Canadian canoe and kayaks.

Zak Cassels, of The Brewery, waded out into the river to give drinks to the musicians.

"He just walked in with a tray full of glasses. It took us all by surprise.

"He went up to his neck and thought, 'This river is gorgeous; I'm just going to dive in'," Norton said.

"We really want a jetty at The Brewery, because that is really a lovely route for people to go.

"Billy Connolly arrives in March. We hope to invite [him] to join us on a river trip. It is a pretty nice way to spend an afternoon."

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