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Southern View: February 28, 2017

Southern View: February 28,

FREE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 379 7100 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) March 19 2017 14km 6km ENTER NOW $25 Online • PakNSave • New World • The Athletes Foot • YMCA Children 10 years old and under free Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Buy this Beach campaigner behind new school pool Olympian hands out medals It was two-time Olympic champion Lisa Carrington’s turn to hand out a medal – as Beckenham Primary School pupil Luke Menzies took home bronze at a recent international canoe competition. The year 8 pupil won two bronze medals at the New Zealand and Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships on Lake Karapiro. Luke, a member of Wainoni’s Arawa Canoe Club, finished third in the Tyros under-13 100m and 200m sprint races; fourth in the mixed team 200m and singles 500m events; and sixth in the two-person 200m sprint. The Arawa Canoe Club collected 26 gold, one silver and 20 bronze medals at the three-day competition. • By Caitlin Miles ONE OF the Buy this Beach campaigners has been involved in another community project – a new pool for West Spreydon School. Duane Major (right) is part of a group which has been fundraising to replace the pool that was damaged in the 2011 earthquake. They hope to have it operating by Show Weekend in early November. “It’s been six long years,” said Mr Major, who has been on the school’s board of trustees since 2007. Mr Major and his brother-in-law Adam Gard’ner made global headlines last year when they started a Givealittle page and raised more than $2 million to buy Awaroa Inlet in Abel Tasman National Park for New Zealanders. Mr Major said the swimming pool campaign was also “special.” “It’s something the kids want and something our community wants,” he said. A committee was launched in 2007 to repair the pool, which was unable to be used. However, the repairs were completed in February 2011 – five days before the 6.1 magnitude quake struck, wrecking it. Undeterred, the committee set about raising $700,000 to help pay for a new pool. The pool is currently being transported in pieces from the United States. The design is more likely to survive an earthquake with minimal damage. The pieces move better as they can be taken apart and put back together. HQ Construction founder Huntley Quinn is one of several parents and businesses to contribute time and resources into the pool. The pool committee needs a further $200,000 for the changing sheds, filters, landscaping and fencing to surround the pool. To raise money, the committee is planning to host several fundraisers. Hurry this special offer ends: 31 March 2017. Limited appointments available. T&Cs apply ouse of earing CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 www.blindcare.co.nz Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm