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Nor'West News: February 20, 2018

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6 Tuesday February 20 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Uncanny twist to helping sick man • By Julia Evans THE BELFAST Community Network’s year has got off to a good start. Staff helped save a life. On a day trip taking children for a swim at Cass Bay, community development co-ordinators helped an elderly woman who was on the phone to St John, she was trying to get help for her husband who was in a lot of pain. Community development co-ordinator Candace Moir said one of her colleagues noticed the woman as they were loading the children back onto the bus. “There was a man who had got himself into a bit of trouble, he was bent over . . . he had all the signs of having a heart attack,” she said. The man was not having a heart attack, but had taken an antihistamine that morning, which was reacting poorly with his heart medication. “We got him into the recovery position and between us, we supported him and supported his wife until the ambulance arrived.” In an uncanny twist, the man who needed help was a neighbour of network chairman Alan Hardy. It was not until he was out of hospital that the man remembered the logo of Ms Moir’s shirt, which said BCN, and tracked them down. “It’s such a small world, it just came up in conversation and Alan said the guy is actually my neighbour,” she said. But she said the main thing was hearing he was doing well. Animators living in Mona Vale THREE international animators have taken up residence in the Mona Vale Gatehouse. In conjunction with the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, the city council is trialling an artists in residence programme to utilise the recently-restored gatehouse in Fendalton. The United States’ Rachel Larsen and the United Kingdom’s stop-motion animators Rob Millard and Max Martin are the first creatives to move into the house. NOR’WEST NEWS Pupils lead at Selwyn House SCHOOLS DRESSED UP: Briar Jarman and Lily Zhang-Greig (left) along with Katie Taylor, Phoebe James and Tilly O’Donnell dressed up for the day. Selwyn House School has a unique leadership programme designed specifically for its senior pupils. Last week, all year 8 pupils took part in the leadership skills day. It helped the senior girls to continue being leaders within the school and serve as role models for the younger pupils. LAwyERS MUSICIANS: Indiana Inwood-Price, Penelope Sutton and Chiara Wieberneit picked up instruments at the leadership day. We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. lawyers@mclegal.co.nz Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 ‘CEREC’ & cosmetic dentistry Wisdom tooth removal Painless, high quality dentistry Sedation dentistry Experienced, conscientious team Experienced hygienists OPEN SATURDAYS 355 9380 144 Cranford Street www.stalbansdentalcentre.co.nz We’ve been trusted to look after hundreds of properties all over Christchurch. You can trust us to look after your’s too. Property Manager of the Year NZ 2015/16 Ray Hastie Manager 027 448 8225 Paula Hastie Assistant Property Manager Chloe McGill Property Manager 021 914 332 Rebekah Whalley Accounts Administrator 03 331 6755 Abbey Nolan Property Manager 027 379 5021 Tom Brittenden Property Manager 021 054 5003 Local Experts – Citywide Knowledge Phone (03) 331 6755 www.propertymanagementchristchurch.com Nominated for Ray White New Zealand Property Management Office of the Year, 2016/17 Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday February 20 2018 7 Kapa haka welcomes new Rangi Ruru students NEW STUDENTS and staff were welcomed to Rangi Ruru Girls’ School during a special powhiri last week. During the assembly, the new girls were introduced to the school year through a kapa haka performance. Principal Sandra Hastie and the school’s new Te Reo Maori teacher Connor Matthews spoke about the year ahead. ADDRESS: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School principal Sandra Hastie in her korowhai welcoming new students and staff. KAPA HAKA: Rangi Ruru student Grace Titterton performing at the welcoming assembly. INTRODUCTION: Connor Matthew is the new Te Reo teacher at Rangi Ruru. Virtual bid to get kids cycling to school • By Julia Evans A VIRTUAL cycling programme that would simulate a child’s journey to school is being investigated. A report about the possibility of developing a virtual cycling programme was requested by the Papanui-Innes Community Board. City council acting operations manager transport Ryan Rolston said the city council is in the process of reviewing education options to support cycling to school. “As part of the review, we are also looking over any research available on virtual reality as an educational tool for cycling,” he said. If the programme is developed, it would be the first of its kind in the country. Mr Rolston said the city council already has an extensive school cycling education programme already in place, Cycle Safe and a virtual simulation RIDE: The city council is investigating a virtual way to encourage children to cycle to school. is not currently part of the National Cycling Education System the city council is part of. The staff report will go back to the board at its next meeting on March 9. It will include costs to implement the project and how it could introduce children to the cycling journey to school. City councillor Mike Davidson said the idea came out of a cycling expo during ‘Biketober’ last October. The board requested the information following a bid from Paparoa Street School to ease congestion through narrow streets around the area. Instead of installing more traffic calming measures, the board decided to investigate the simulation possibility, which would then be promoted to Paparoa Street School. Mr Rolston said the city council will be working with the school on how it can support its specific needs as a city council staff memo said traffic easement options were not suitable. A Star Media Event Star Media Sunday 18 March #Areyouupforit? EntEr NOW! Entry $25 (children 10 and under free) Available online now from city2surf.co.nz or at these outlets from 1st February