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Western News: March 06, 2018

Western News: March 06,

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 Locally Owned • By Julia Evans THEY MAY not be identical but twins Nant and Nont Prachuabmoh’s recordbreaking triple jump distance was. The year 10 students from Student v Olympian Eric Murray meets his match in a Christchurch BHS rower Page 7 Sockburn wrote themselves into the Christ’s College record books during the school’s athletics day – in the most uncanny way. At the end of a titanic battle, the twins shared the contest when they jumped exactly the same distance on their third and final jump, They broke the existing under-14 record by 42cm with their 10.84m. It was a tit-for-tat battle to the final jump. Nant’s first jump broke the Newson’s life of league 66-year tie to Hornby Panthers recognised Pages 10-11 DEAD HEAT: Sockburn’s Nant Prachuabmoh and his twin brother Nont both hold the Christ’s College under-14 triple jump record after an identical measurement. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Twin brothers uncanny record school record of 10.42m set in 2004. Then Nont approached the pit, and hopped, stepped and jumped his way to break the record his brother just set. •Turn to page 5 Book online via our website OPEN 7 DAYS Ph: 343 3661 | 4 Yaldhurst Rd Concern over quarry truck numbers • By Emily O’Connell ONE-HUNDRED-and-twenty-five truck movements every hour. That’s what Weedons and Templeton residents may face if the proposed quarry near their areas goes ahead. Fulton Hogan says the quarry, which will be on a 170ha section of land on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds, will be there for up to 40 years. The company told Western News it is anticipating 1500 truck movements in or out of the site a day. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday is concerned about the large number of trucks on roads which are already busy. “Fifteen hundred will go past a specific point everyday over a 12- hour period. Now that’s 125 truck movements per hour,” he said. Fulton Hogan said the time and days the quarry would be open was part of its resource consent application, which the company won’t divulge yet. •Turn to page 7 3 1 1 1 For Sale Unit 1 - $419,000 Unit 2 - $429,000 View by appointment Phone Mark O’Loughlin M 021 339 078 P 03 352 0352 Email: New Brighton 1 & 2 / 274 Travis Rd Great Value Buying! Great value buying here, a choice of two brand new standalone homes. Both homes, offer a comfortable open plan living home. Each home is on its own freehold title. The design is well planned with a generous open plan living, sunny outdoor area & internal access garaging. Ideal for young families, semi retired or investor looking for a new rental. Kiwi saver buyers are welcome. Construction to start soon. Gold Real Estate Group Ltd MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008