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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2017

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8 Tuesday May 16 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi News SELWYN TIMES Car thrills young Jonty FIVE-YEAR-OLD Jonty Payne has congenital scoliosis. He finds it hard to play with his schoolmates from a wheelchair, and can’t run around, as he fast runs out of oxygen. But volunteer charity Gobabygo had the answer and specially adapted an electric ride-in car for the Templeton youngster. Garden City and Riccarton Rotary branches paid for the cost of the toy BMW, and supplied volunteers at the handover, at Christchurch BMW, in Manchester St. Gobabygo board member Bruce Jackson said it was one of three cars handed over on the day. He said Jonty was “all over it, even doing figure eights around the sales area.” Mr Jackson thanked the Rotary members who turned out to help, including car builder and fitter John Harrington, who was ready and able to make on-site adjustments when the children needed it. He also thanked the staff of Christchurch BMW, who cleared a space in the showroom, and proved very helpful on the day. Gobabygo is a national charity, adapting and donating these cars RACING READY: Jonty Payne can’t wait to leave his wheelchair at home and race outside in his car. PHOTO: DOLCE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ​ throughout New Zealand. Its CEO, Gilli Sinclair, said: Thanks to generous supporters and donors, and to the wonderful work Rotary is doing raising funds for us, we’ve been able to import another container of cars, ready to adapt. All we need now are the kids.” NEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 1/05/2014 11:51:35 a.m. VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION LOCATION 430 ST ASAPH STREET! 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The trust’s project manager Dave Fitzjohn said the station provides the public with easy means of ensuring their used batteries are disposed of responsibly. The project was supported by New World Lincoln owner Kyle Burnett who provided a space to trial the concept and the district council’s waste manager Andrew Boyd. Sustainable Initiative Fund Trust general manager Maria Wake also helped fund the startup costs of the project. “It’s great to see a problematic material in the waste stream being tackled through a community-led initiative,” Mr Boyd said. The batteries were delivered to Ecotech Services where they were sorted, discharged where necessary, and stored for shipment to specialist recycling NZ Gold Kiwifruit 99 c per kg While stocks last Have you been to see us lately? OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) WEIGHTY: Lincoln Envirotown co-ordinator Meredith Jones and Ecotech Services managing director Alan Liefting with the first batch of batteries from a new recycling scheme. ​ plants overseas. Mr Fitzjohn said the exciting first for Selwyn fulfils the important objective of keeping toxic materials out of landfill, which is another step towards achieving environmental goals. The trust is hoping to start other stations at retail outlets around Selwyn. But Mr Fitzjohn said in the meantime all are urged to keep their batteries out of bins and take them to New World Lincoln. 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