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Please be seated . .. Rangiora Rotary president Dan Gordon, seated left, and the longest serving member, Russell Stalker, try the recently installed Italian-made chairs in Rangiora's Conway Lane. They are joined by other Rangiora Rotary members, Rangiora-Ashley Community Board members and Waimakariri District Council representatives during the recent unveiling. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP

By SHELLEY TOPP

The Rangiora Rotary Club has added a touch of European flair to Rangiora’s Conway Lane with the installation of three Italian-made chairs.

The cherry red chairs, and a drinking fountain which has also been installed in the lane, were donated by the Rotarians in celebration of the club’s 75th anniversary.

During an unveiling ceremony last week, Rotary Club president Dan Gordon, who is also a Waimakariri District councillor, said the chairs and fountain were part of the council’s original concept design for the lane development.

“Rotary considered the vibrancy of Conway Lane, named coincidentally after a Rotarian, the late Harold Conway and his family, as we thought this project would add to positivity and attractiveness in this part of the town centre.”

The rounded shapes of the chairs are known as “happy” and “cuddly”.

The drinking fountain has been designed to enable people in wheelchairs to use it also, and at the back of the fountain is a spout to fill water bottles.