Views
10 months ago

Selwyn Times: October 24, 2017

20 Tuesday

20 Tuesday October 24 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Prebbleton racers go head-to-head • By Andrew King TWO YOUNG Prebbleton racers will go head-to-head when the Toyota 86 Championship starts next week. Fifteen-year-old Jaden Ransley will compete against 21-year-old Jack Milligan in the opening round on November 3-5 at Pukekohe. Milligan and Ransley met each other through karting and now live less than a kilometre apart. Both are really good mates off the track, but it is a different story on it. “There’s a rivalry between all the drivers. We are all there to be at the front and Jack is no different to any of the other competitors,” Ransley said. “There is no hatred between us but for sure there is a lot of competition between all drivers.” Milligan recently climbed the podium at Mount Panorama after finishing third in race two in the Toyota 86 Racing Series. He was the only New Zealander in the 36-car field, one of the main support class for the V8 Supercars and also set the fastest racing lap time, just 1/10th slower than the Toyota 86 lap record. Earlier in the week, Milligan showed he was on the pace by finishing the qualifying session with the seventh fastest time. YOUNG TALENT: Jaden Ransley had never driven a manual-shift car before making his debut in the Toyota 86 Championship. ​ Ransley, who attends St Thomas’, said Milligan’s result in Australia was amazing. ‘There’s a rivalry between all the drivers. We are all there to be at the front and Jack is no different to any of the other competitors.’ – Jaden Ransley “It would have definitely given him a huge confidence boost coming into the season, but I am confident we will be able to match his pace if not be faster throughout the season,” he said. When Milligan was asked what he thought about the youngster saying he could match his pace and possibly be faster, he let out a small chuckle. “We will see about that in the first round,” he said. Milligan said he was looking forward to getting stuck into the racing and battling Ransley for the title. “It would be great if we end up in a title race. I won the rookie title last year and he was giving me a good run throughout the events,” he said. In spite of his age, Ransley is not new to motorsport. SPORTS He has raced karts for six years, winning two national KartSport titles and another pair in the South Island. With the opening round of the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship a few weeks away, Ransley said he is taking aim at the title. A SPRING CLEAN FOR YOUR HEARING Could your ears or hearing do with a spruce up? Ear problems occur gradually, just like dust building up on a skirting board. It’s only when you deal with them that you realize just how significant they have become. We can remove the cobwebs for you! FREE NO OBLIGATION INITIAL HEARING CHECK FREE CLEAN & CHECK FOR YOUR HEARING AIDS FREE TEST DRIVE OF THE VERY LATEST DEVICES FULLY INDEPENDENT UNBIASED ADVICE EAR WAX REMOVAL BY MICROSUCTION LOWEST COST HEARING AID BATTERIES BOOK YOUR SPRING CLEAN TODAY, CALL: 03 974 1658 Chris and Neil will make you feel very welcome at our Hornby Clinic. They have over 15 years experience of helping people with hearing difficulties to live the life to the full. With limitless patience, they will be happy to help you rejoin the conversation, and HEAR AGAIN Clinic: The Hub, Hornby, Christchurch (opposite ) Web: www.hearagain.co.nz Email: info@hearagain.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 24 2017 21 in Toyota 86 series “I want to be on that top step this year,” he said. Before making his debut in the Toyota 86 Championship, he had never driven a manualshift car and as he goes into this year’s six-round series he is 15, still too young to hold a road licence. Ransley was just 14 when he contested last year’s championship, making him one of the youngest ever. Ransley has received support and advice from Christchurchbased race engineer Andy Neale, who has worked in formula one and took Singaporean Andrew Tang to the Toyota Racing Series title in 2014. Neale has been coaching the youngster throughout his preseason preparation. When the championship kicks off as a support category for the V8 Supercars weekend November 3-5, Ransley will go up against another mentor, Tom Alexander. Alexander won the Championship in 2015 and has been racing in the NZV8s since but returns to drive Kenny Smith’s 86. Totally sold on single-make racing, Ransley said he wants to contest the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series in 2018 and then move to the Porsche Carrera Cup. FAST: Jack Milligan was the only Kiwi competing in the Toyota 86s at Bathurst and climbed the podium in the second race with a third place finish. PHOTO: MATTHEW HANSEN The 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship: Round 1 – Pukekohe, November 3-5. Round 2 – Taupo, December 1-3. Round 3 – Ruapuna, January 12-14. Round 4 – Teretonga, January 19-21. Round 5 – Manfeild, February 9-11. Round 6 – Hampton Downs, March 9-11. Adams appointed chieftain for games SELWYN MP Amy Adams will wear a new hat soon – she is the chieftain for the Hororata Highland Games. Hororata Community Trust chairman Richard Land said when selecting a chieftain it looks for people who have served the community or has Scottish connections. “Ms Adams has always supported the work of the trust and has been to every event. “She has taken a vested interest in our community and we are thrilled that she accepted our invitation to fill the role of chieftain,” he said. The games will be held on November 11, and usually attracts between 8000-10,500 people. Ms Adams will be the first female chieftain of the Hororata Highland Games Past chieftains have included TVNZ newsreader Simon Dallow, Gerry Brownlee, Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Sir Bob Parker. In Scottish tradition, there is always a chieftain who is the master of ceremonies and a key figure in the day’s activities. Ms Adams’ duties include brandishing of the chieftain’s HONOURED: The Hororata Highland Game’s chieftain is Amy Adams. ​ sword at the welcoming ceremony and the presentation of trophies to the successful competition winners at the closing ceremony. “Having attended every Hororata Highland Games since the event began, I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to perform the role of chieftain this year,” Ms Adams said. •Gates open at 9am and close 5pm. To book tickets go to www. hororatahighland games. org.nz Clever? Compact? LARGE? However you like it - Our work spans all types of house building When it comes to scope and style the homes you see here are just the tip of the roofline. With decades in the business the team at Artisian Homes have worked in all areas of residential construction. There are obvious differences between building a two-bedroom home compared to a six bedroom one. Irrespective, our overall approach remains the same. While we have a sound reputation for carefully crafted home building we also are renowned for getting the right result no matter what the challenge. Building with difficult access, looming timelines or tight budgets is just a fact of life for us. My husband and I have just moved into a home built by Artisan Homes. Even though it is a large home we had no delays with supply or tradesmen. We were concerned when choosing a builder as we are in the Christchurch rebuild zone. Rob and his team were honest, very prompt sorting out any queries and helped with choices throughout the entire build. We are very pleased with our home. The quality and service was excellent. If we ever build again, it will be with Artisan Homes. - Kevin and Debbie, Templeton. My husband and I have just moved into a home built by Artisan Homes. Even though it is a large home we had no delays with supply or tradesmen. We were concerned when choosing a builder as we are in the Christchurch rebuild zone. Rob and his team were honest, very prompt sorting out any queries and helped with choices throughout the entire build. We are very pleased with our home. The quality and service was excellent. If we ever build again, it will be with Artisan Homes. - Kevin and Debbie, Templeton. Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail - robin@artisanhomes.co.nz Builders of superior homes. Built to last.