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Selwyn Times: September 13, 2016

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14 Tuesday September 13 2016 SELWYN TIMES Orion Network Maintenance Programme Orion wishes to advise residents in the Southbridge and Leeston areas that it will be starting a maintenance programme on the electrical network, from the week of 19 September 2016. This maintenance work will take about a week, depending on the weather and the nature of any issues identified. The area of works is indicated on the map by the roads in white. Work will begin in the Drain Rd area, and progress towards the coastline and onto Rakaia Island. While we will do everything we can to minimise disruption to power supply during this period, some outages may occur during the course of works. We apologise for any inconvenience that this, or any other aspect of the work, may cause. These works are part of Orion’s ongoing maintenance programme to reduce the incidence of power outages, and to improve the overall resilience of the network in your area. Please contact us on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898 if you would like to find out more. Thank you for your patience. Orion 7 Cross Rds Hills Rd Substation Leeston Beethams Rd Leeston Rd Drain Rd Volckman Rd The Lake Rd Southbridge Cryers Rd Rakaia Island Washbourns Rd Pohau Rd Jollies Rd Rakaia Huts

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 13 2016 15 News Fire truck rolls out the fun factor • By Margot Taylor BROADFIELD resident Nigel Hope says he could have bought a jet ski but instead his fun vehicle purchase was a former Dunedin Fire Service Mack snorkel. The 1982 red and white fire engine rolled back into Dunedin recently for the Special Rigs for Special Kids rally. The five-hour jaunt from Mr Hope’s shed in Broadfield to its former home city was by no means the biggest journey the Mack had been on, he said. “A few years ago, we took it to a truck event in Brisbane. It went on a ship via Japan to get there,” Mr Hope said. “I think the guy that bought it before me was going to use it for hedge pruning, but like all good ideas it didn’t last.’’ The vehicle tow-truck business owner said he could not resist buying the vehicle when he saw it New entrants UP, UP, UP: Nigel Hope, of Christchurch, demonstrating his former Dunedin Fire Service Mack snorkel at the recent Special Rigs for Special Kids rally in Dunedin. PHOTO: ODT/GREGOR RICHARDSON ​ advertised nine years ago. “It’s a fun vehicle. Some people buy jet skis, I bought a fire truck.’’ In its “retirement’’, the truck and the 16.5m snorkel proved popular for “all kinds of events’’. “It was used to take the guys from work on Saturday morning down to the Lucy Miller (left) joined her sister Sophie as a new pupil at Clearview Primary School. pub for lunch because we could all fit in it. “It’s also been used to take kids to school balls. “The hotel wanted me to use it to clean windows,’’ he said. It was even used to help put out a serious fire in his neighbour’s paddock. – Otago Daily Times Authorised by Mark Alexander 478 Two Chain Road RD7 Christchurch 7677. ü Vote Mark Alexander SELWYN COUNCIL ü ü ü for HONEST INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCED Chloe started at West Melton School. •If your child has started school recently send a photo of them to Caitlin. miles@starmedia.kiwi