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Selwyn Times: February 07, 2018

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16 Wednesday February 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES SALE EXCLUDES MANCHESTER AND ACCESSORIES. SALE ON FROM FEBRUARY 7 TH TO FEBRUARY 23 RD , 2018 Atlantic 5 Piece Bedroom Package Coastal design, two toned brushed Acacia with white panels, durable Package inlcudes Queen Bed Frame, 2 Bedsides, 6 Drawer Lowboy and Dresser Mirror was $2699 now only $ 2199 Accessories and mattress not included. save $ 500 Vivid White Gloss Desk Contemporary, compact, versatile storage options Vintage Tractor Seat & Gaslift Barstools Retro, faux leather seats with steel frames, curved seats Available in Grey or Espresso Accessories not included. was $579 now only $ 479 was $129 now only $ 69 was $149 now only $ 99 Loft 3 Piece Dining Set – W1600 Industrial, elegant, sleek steel frames, Acacia wooden tops Accessories not included. was $1399 now only $ 999 Aubrey Chair – Pepper Mid-century style, wingback, simple, classic style Also available in Blue Velvet save $ 300 Charleston 3 Seater – Blue Ink Sophisticated, stylish, plush, durable Accessories sold seperately. was $599 now only $ 459 was $1299 now only $ 999 save $ 400 Crete Lamp Table Concrete with warm natural wood, bold, rustic was $299 now only $ 199 500 DAYS NO PAYMENTS & NO INTEREST * *Minimum purchase $499. Finance offer expires 28th February 2018. See below for terms & conditions. Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438) Shop with us online at: targetfurniture.co.nz Offers and product prices advertised here expire 23/02/18. Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories. *No Payments and No Interest for 500 days (“Payment Holiday”) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans for in-store purchases only until offer ends 28th February 2018. Minimum spend $499. Annual Account Fee of $50 applies. New Q Cardholder fees - $55 Establishment and ($3 PPSR - Q Card only. Existing Q Cardholder fee - $35 Advance. Q Card Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.25% p.a. applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Payment Holiday period may vary depending on Cardholder’s payment cycle dates. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Rate and fees correct as at date of publication, subject to change.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday February 7 2018 17 News Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk SPRUCE UP: The Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre will undergo earthquake strengthening this year. Quake repairs planned for Arthur’s Pass centre SIGNIFICANT earthquake strengthening is set to be undertaken on the Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre. The Department of Conservation will complete the strengthening this year. Arthur’s Pass DOC senior ranger Chris Stewart said a seismic engineering survey in 2013 identified weakness in four internal structural walls of the building. “As a precautionary measure, these four walls were isolated, reducing our visitor information areas by about 40 per cent,” he said. Mr Stewart said DOC is looking forward to being able to provide improved conservation and recreation information for up to 120,000 visitors a year. “The display area has not been upgraded since 1992, so the team is also keen to modernise how we tell the stories of the area’s spectacular natural environment and history as well,” he said. The detailed design stage is expected to be completed by mid- April. After the completion of the design stage there, will be a three to four month procurement process with construction set to start in September. The plan is to open the new centre early next year. The building will be closed during the refurbishment, and a temporary visitor centre will be set up nearby. The draft concept designs are available for the public to view at the visitor centre or at DOC’s Rangiora office. To view the plans online, go to http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/ stories/2018/changes-to-arthurspass-visitor-centre/ Pollution check up Who do you call about dirty waterways? ENVIRONMENT: Waterwatch Education Trust educator Errol Wood with Lincoln children. RESIDENTS concerned their local river, stream or pond may be polluted are urged to contact the Waterwatch Education Trust. For more than 20 years, Waterwatch has operated as an outreach programme of Lincoln University for school pupils and students in years 7-13, and for communities in Canterbury. The programme takes groups to their local waterway to assess its condition with respect to aquatic life, and determine the chemical, physical and biological status of the water. The programme has received significant annual funding for many years from the Rata Foundation. This funding, plus the support of Lincoln University, has enabled Waterwatch to be delivered at no charge to schools and community groups. Recently, following changes at Lincoln University, Waterwatch has become a charitable trust. Waterwatch trustee Sue Jarvis said the organisation is desperately searching for a lockable shed or old double garage to store a vehicle and equipment. She said the garage or shed could be located on a rural property around the Lincoln or Prebbleton area. The organisation operates with up to six kits of equipment, worth about $6000 each. The kits provide nets, waders, gumboots, buckets, specimen trays and identification charts that are used to catch and identify aquatic macro-invertebrates, which can be used to assess the health of the stream. Most of the excursions are conducted for school science, biology and geography classes, but there has recently been increased uptake from agriculture and horticulture teachers too. The organisation can work with schools to incorporate waterway research into their NCEA assessment tasks at all levels. The organisation also attend events organised by community or farmer groups to introduce them to water monitoring techniques and how we might help them to investigate their waterways. It is currently assisting a rural group near Kaiapoi to regularly monitor their local stream. •To help Waterwatch find a new garage or shed and to find out more about the organisation, email waterwatchnz@gmail.com or go to www.waterwatch. co.nz or visit its Facebook page – www.facebook. com/pg/waterwatchnz Please volunteer a few hours for the Red Puppy Appeal street collection. Friday 23 – Saturday 24 March 2018 Register today visit redpuppy.org.nz or call 0800 PUPPIES 23 - 24 March 2018 Megan and Lee have a young family. So we designed them a home to grow up in. Start your own story 03 348 1994 | www.peterrayhomes.co.nz