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Selwyn Times: September 27, 2016

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22 Tuesday September 27 2016 MY PRIDE & JOY SELWYN TIMES Steam returns to Rolleston for the 150th Steam locomotives will once again call at Rolleston on Saturday, 15th October for the Rolleston Show and CultureFest Festival. The first Rolleston Railway Station officially opened in 1866, in response to local farmers pressuring Government for a way to transport their sheep to the sale yards and port. Today, the line is a through point for trains travelling south, a junction for rail traffic to the West Coast and a feed to the iPort and Midland Port terminuses. “Mainline Steam will be bringing their KA942 and JA1240 steam locomotives to Rolleston. Locals will be able to look inside Car section organiser, Bob Humm and Councillor and 150th organising Chairman, Jeff Bland check out the MGB Roadster. • Two great locations • Collision repair specialists • Free loan cars and vans • Insurance repairs, smash repairs, rust repairs, fibreglassing • From motorbikes to horse floats • No job is too big or small • Open most Saturday mornings for customer convenience the cabs while Kiwirail will be exhibiting machinery reflecting the various eras of New Zealand rail history,” says organising chairman, Jeff Bland. JA1240 regularly stopped at Rolleston, when it hauled goods and passengers between Christchurch and Dunedin. KA942 spent its working life on North Island’s Main Trunk line from 1940 to 1967. It was not until Mainline Steam acquired and repaired the engine that it ran on South Island rail tracks. The 145 ton, KA 942 locomotive was built as a coal burner but with coal shortages after World War One, converted to oil in 1948. The KA series was an improvement on earlier K class locomotives as roller bearings rather than bronze bushes were used on all axles. JA1240 was the first JA class engine, built in Dunedin in 1947. These locomotives which had cross-compound air compressors and roller bearings were reliable locomotives on the South Island rail network, with a haulage capacity of 1,000 tons of freight, and 400 ton of passengers, on an easy grade. JA1240’s journey with New Zealand Railways ended at Rolleston in 1971, when a crankpin bolt broke. The locomotive was towed to Christchurch then Blenheim when Specialists in Collision Repairs From small dings to major repairs BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER 107 St Asaph St, City Central PH 0800 RO JONES Rolleston Railway Station – Photo supplied by Paul Markholm purchased by collector Peter Coleman. It stayed there until Mainline Steam took it over in 1991 with thousands of hours put in to bring it back to steam again. Rolleston also has historical links with farming, road transport and Burnham Military Camp so along with steam locomotives and traction engines, there be other display on Saturday, 15th. Vintage to recent agricultural machinery This 1965 MGB Roadster and 1967 Chev Impala will be on show. BURNHAM auto services Keep your motor running smoothly this summer • WOF • Challenge Service Station • Vehicle Servicing We are now open from 7am-7pm Mon to Fri • Tyres/Puncture • Repairs • Courtesy car 36 Russell Road, Ph: 03 347 6607 • Txt: 021 522 150 Email: Mainline Steam’s KA942 locomotive will be at Rolleston on Saturday, 15th October. including ploughs, farm implements and tractors will be on show, and there will be a Tractor Pull event. New Zealand Army will be exhibiting old armaments and archive material, as well as some active displays. There will also be cars and trucks to see with some parading during the day. Model T Fords from 1914 to present day, a locally based Scottish built 1914 Argyle, a 1934 Austin which has resided in Rolleston since brand new, and a 1967 Chev Impala and 1965 MGB Roadster, both locally owned have already booked in. “Registrations are coming in and we look forward to a great show,” says vintage car section organiser, Bob Humm. The Rolleston Show & Cultural Festival will be held on the corner of Jones and Hoskyns Roads while viewing of the steam locomotives will be via Jones Road, between 10am and 4pm, all with free entry. It’s our Birthday Shout and as a big thank you to our clients here’s our gift to you: 3 Until the end of September all WOFs are $40.00 Please cut out and bring this voucher to redeem specials. Mon-Fri 6.45am-6.00pm, Sat 8.00am-12.00pm 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213 Be part of our celebration! We are currently looking for vehicle registration in our 150th Parade and Show Day. Vehicles from all Eras... Entry can be anything from a restored Traction Engine to a brand new Ferrari, classic & restoration, hotrods to bikes. If you would like to join in this wonderful occasion for our Township please contact or pick up a registration form from the Selwyn Council Office, Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 27 2016 23 MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS Father hands over business reins Local operators, Len and Cameron Holland, have formally ended their seventeen year business partnership. In March this year, Len decided to take a back seat and hand the reins over to his son Cameron, to take the business forward into the future. Len has not gone into total retirement. He will still be seen tinkering and working on some old classics while the weight of business responsibility is now in the hands of Cameron who is enthusiastic about taking Hollands Collision Centre into the future. Cameron is already looking to further business expansion so the business grows as Rolleston and its surrounding areas also increase in size. Drawings are currently on Cameron’s desk for the construction of a new panel shop, just across the road from their existing operation which also has changes occurring. This includes a brand new spray booth currently being built in Italy and due to arrive at the Rolleston shop in early December. This new spray booth will allow the business to use water borne paints which are not chemically enhanced with isocyanates. “The water borne paints are much better for the environment and therefore our future,” adds Cameron who is enthusiastic about this new development in his business. “If using a water borne paint you need a really good booth which will extract the moisture out of the paint. This also helps the paint on the vehicles to dry as they are blow dried rather than heater dried.” In addition to new plant and a new building, Cameron is always keen to train up new recruits with three apprentices currently learning the trade at Hollands Collision Centre. Cameron is also keen to take on another apprentice in the near future. Cameron is very proud of the team he currently has with several of his workers Len and Cameron Holland Not just a tyre shop! • On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district) • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Agricultural tyres • Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres • Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom Courtesy car available. Kiddie’s toys & entertainment. enjoy a free coffee, massage (chair) & tV while you wait. Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 jones rd, rolleston • having completed close to, or over 10 years work with the company. He has also recently promoted two of his employees to supervisory roles: Jake Ackers as Panel Shop Foreman and Shane Olive as Paint Shop Foreman This will allow more efficient management of the workers so customers jobs are turned around quickly. “I’m really keen to keep up with current and future demand so that we are always meeting the needs of the people of Rolleston and those further afield,” explains Cameron. Hollands Collision Centre is a registered repairer for all major insurers. They will also pick up and deliver a vehicle and have loan vehicles available so you need not be stuck without wheels. Cameron is very appreciative of the support he has received over the years. This includes from the New Zealand Army for whom he is contracted to complete refinish work on their Pinzgauers, Mercedes trucks and fleet vehicles, the Selwyn District Council, and all the Rolly locals and others who utilise his services. Hollands Collision Centre can be found at 826 Jones Road in Rolleston, phone 03 347 8703. 9198779AA Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7 Christchurch Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576 Mob 027 228 2854 Email • Panelbeating • All insurance claims • Sandblasting • Spray (Bake) Painting • Truck Refinishing • Windscreen Replacments • Chassis Straightening • Motorhome Refinishing • Loan Cars Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston