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Nor'West News: January 02, 2018

Nor'West News: January 02,

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi ROYAL BUGMAN: Ruud Kleinpaste and George a two-yearold tree weta. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Bugman’s work with nature recognised • By Emily O’Connell MORE THAN 50 years ago a very young Ruud Kleinpaste had a pair of binoculars and a curiousity for birds. Now the Halswell resident has been recognised for his services to entomology, conservation and entertainment. Dr Kleinpaste, 65, has received 8047287AA $ 40 T Y R E S New Tyres -Batteries Quality Secondhand Tyres Discounts on sets of tyres LOOK Used tyres from a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He said his love for nature started when he was about eight-years-old and he used a pair of binoculars to watch birds outside his bedroom window. Also known as Bugman from Maggie’s Garden Show, Dr Kleinpaste admits he never expected the award. LTD FREE PICK UP &DELIVERY (in local area) Ph 348 0626 99 Main South Rd (cnr Watts Rd), Sockburn 8214716AA All at verycompetitive prices AA Discounts LOOK New tyres from $ 70 155 5 x 13 He shares his passion with others because he wants people to learn about nature – not for recognition. “Honoured is probably the best way to describe it,” Dr Kleinpaste said. Early in his career Dr Kleinpaste spent 14 years working as an entomologist for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. MUSGROVES In the late 1980s he began the radio talk back show, Ruud’s Awakening. He’s published regular newspaper and magazine columns and started television work with the documentary series The Enduring Land. •Turn to page 2 •New Year Honours, page 6 & 7 Buyers and Sellers of Recycled and New Building Materials and Joinery 50 OFF selected recycled kitchens 25 OFF ALL RECYCLED WOODEN & ALUMINIUM windows 3 Musgrove Close (off Wigram Rd) Christchurch www.musgroves.co.nz • 03 322 7922 or Freephone 0508 468 747 Police find teens accused of ‘drown him’ case • By Andrew King POLICE HAVE caught two teenagers accused of being involved in the Rolleston ‘drown him’ assault case. The assault took place on November 4 after a fireworks display. The police has had a difficult task determining who was involved in the incident due to a lack of co-operation. A 15-year-old says he was punched and kicked and then dragged to a water race, and had his head held under water while his attackers chanted “drown him.” Two youths, aged 15 and 16, have been referred to youth aid, a police spokeswoman said. A youth aid officer will review the case, meet with the victim and alleged offenders and determine the best course of action, which could include charges. Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the assault which left the victim with a nasty gash on his face that required stitches and a night in hospital. •Turn to page 3 LAwyERS 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