FREE TUESDAY JULY 252017SouthernView Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Free tickets end wednesday FREE TICKETS VIA WEBSITE 379 7100 WWW.GOGREENEXPO.CO.NZ Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Heathcote on the wild side Like many, photographer Sarah Webber was cooped up at the weekend as the rain continued to come down. So she decided to have a little photo-shopping fun as the Heathcote River flexed its muscles yet again. •More photos, pages 4 and 5 Halswell school ahead of schedule A NEW school in Halswell is set to open three years ahead of schedule due to rapid growth in the area. Education Minister Nikki Kaye said the $11 million Halswell West Primary School would open in 2019, with construction beginning in early 2018. The new school will be situated on the corner of Richmond and Killarney Aves, near the new residential subdivision of Knights Stream Park, between Prebbleton and Oaklands. “The Halswell area is experiencing rapid growth, and we’ve responded to that by bringing forward the planned date for Halswell West Primary School to ensure children will be able to attend a local school,” Ms Kaye said. The new school, which is part of the Christchurch School Rebuild programme, was originally scheduled to open in 2022. It will cater for children in years 1 to 8 and will initially have space for 450 students, with the capacity to expand up to 700. “There will be multiple stages to the build, with the second stage beginning when roll projections show that more spaces are required,” Ms Kaye said. •Turn to page 3 36 months interest Free terms on Fujitsu heat pumps For a limited time only @ House of Hearing Fujitsu 3.2 KW Hi Wall Priced From $1,999 MODEL: ASTG09LVCC Accredited installers 10yr workmanship guarantee 6 yr warranty Call for a FREE Home consultation & quotation today! Ph 377 0034 15/114 Sawyers Arms Road www.dimockheatpumps.co.nz email: email@example.com *Normal lending Criteria applies. Conditions apply.