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Selwyn Times: August 02, 2016

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10 Tuesday August 2 2016 SELWYN TIMES Selwyn Auto Keep your family safe on the roads this winter When driving conditions take a turn for the worse, peace of mind comes in knowing your vehicle is operating at its optimum to keep you safe. To ensure you know that your vehicle is going to perform when you need it most, make sure you have your vehicle regularly serviced and maintained. At Jones Rd and Selwyn Auto, mechanics offer a comprehensive range of services including WOFs, all repairs and servicing, tyres, wheel alignment, batteries, parts and accessories as well as auto electrical repairs. They also have auto diagnostic code readers for those times when your car is alerting you to a problem you may not be aware of. Both businesses are proudly owned by Lisa and Nigel Fleck, local Rolleston residents who insist on integrity and commitment to top service and quality repairs. This care and attention to detail means no matter how big or small the job is, all staff will carry out repairs or servicing with care, ensuring your safety when you get back on the road. Selwyn Auto is run by workshop manager and local Matt with Jones Rd Auto under the watchful eye of Nigel. Both have extensive experience as well as a keen attention to detail. Mechanics at both businesses are highly skilled and rigorous in making sure all maintenance and repairs are carried out to an exceptional standard. Both workshops are MTA (Motor Trade Association) which gives customers peace of mind about the quality of workmanship and also provides a warranty on all work. “We’re continually focusing on improving and upskilling. We regurlarly send our staff on training courses to keep up to date with the latest technologies. We’re always trying to improve and reinvest in our tools and equipment,” Lisa says. Lisa and Charittee take care of the administration side of the businesses – making sure both garages tick along smoothly and customers are kept up to date at all times so there are no awful surprises when they come to collect their vehicles. Lisa says the bonus of having two businesses gives far more capacity for being able to meet the needs of their faithful and new clients. In fact business has grown so much they now employ 14 local staff across both businesses. If you want to make sure you and your family will be safe on the roads this winter, then book in your vehicle for a full service at Jones Rd or Selwyn Auto Selwyn Auto & Jones Rd Auto are open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. Jones Rd Auto is also open: Saturday from 8am to 12pm for WOFs only. To book phone Selwyn Auto on 329 5841 or visit the website or call Jones Rd Auto on 347 4020 or visit The team from Jones Road Auto & Selwyn Auto Nigel & Lisa Fleck Jones Road Auto Selwyn Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 | 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › WOF’s › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 329 5841 | 132 Leeston Road, Springston |

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 2 2016 11 Producing ACHIEVERS results at rescue challenge SCHOOL ACHIEVERS • By Caitlin Miles A ROLLESTON Volunteer Fire Brigade team finished fourth overall in a recent road rescue competition. The team competed at the Australasian Rescue Challenge competition held in Warragul, Victoria. They finished third in the entrapped challenge and placed SPORTS fourth overall. The brigade won the New Zealand National Road Rescue Challenge two months ago which allowed them to take part in the Australasian challenge. SPORTS THE TEAM: Marty Tier, Ben Bishop, John Trounson, Rob Henderson, Hannah Simpson, and Simon Newman from Rolleston Volunteer Fire Brigade. In the lead-up to the challenges team member John Trounson said they spent several hours a week practising. BUSINESSES • By Tom Doudney A BUSINESSES PREBBLETON designer’s beer-inspired creation earned her second place in a West Coast wearable arts competition. Shelley Bakker and her model Carmen Lintsen, of Tai Tapu, recently entered the Earthworks of Creations Wearable Art charity fundraiser for Homebuilders West Coast Trust, held in Westport. There was a record 60 entries in the overall competition, up 20 from the previous one. Mrs Bakker’s entry, Maltilda Fuggle, placed second out of 19 entries in the senior wearable art category. The event is held every two years. The garments were judged on creativity, the quality of workmanship and construction, the design and use of elements and techniques. Mrs Bakker, who has a passion for art, recycling and recreating, said Maltilda SCHOOL They have a good relationship with car wrecker and dismantler Pick-A-Part which crush certain parts of cars so the team can practice SCHOOLS cutting different areas of the car up. “Practice has been pretty full on in the lead-up, Pick-A- Part are great at helping us, giving us cars to cut up,” said Mr Trounson. The competition involved removing and treating patients involved in simulated vehicle incidents. They are scored on their techniques, time and how they deal with patients. The challenge also provides a chance to learn more about how to deal with different types of road incidents. “It was really great to learn different skills, that’s something we enjoy a lot because we can then use those in the community,” he said. Fuggle’s creation was based on “the basic natural ingredients of hops, barley and old SPORTS fashioned charm.” The garment had originally been designed for a previous beer festival in Rolleston. Mrs Bakker said the other designs she had seen at the Westport competition were of a high standard and she was chuffed that hers had done so well. “Some of the garments were so amazing, I didn’t PHOTO: SHEREE CARGILL expect to get anywhere.” PHOTOGRAPHY ​ SCHOOLS SPORTS Beer-inspired wearable art gets silver NZ Navel Oranges 98 c per kg SPEciAl ENDS 5.30Pm SAturDAY 6th AuguSt OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) 6 ISSUES delivered to your door FROm ONly $ 44. 50 SUBSCRIPTIONS FREEPHONE 0800 77 77 10 “ I KNOW MUM’S SAFE, COSY AND CONTENT.” See Dorrie’s story at “She’s never short of company.” Jeanette and her family were so pleased when they discovered Summerset serviced apartments. After looking at options, a serviced apartment meant that Dorrie could continue to live independently, with help at hand. There’s always people close by and Dorrie is enjoying the new friendships she has formed at Summerset. “The other residents and staff are wonderful” says Dorrie. Knowing Dorrie is in a safe community environment gives Jeanette great peace of mind. * Licence to Occupy Serviced apartments pre-selling now From $250,000 (LTO) * Summerset at Wigram 135 Awatea Road, Christchurch Contact Anne Walker on 03 741 0872 Love the life WORK6744