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Southern View: March 27, 2018

Southern View: March 27,

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Have you seen our flexible, comfortable dentures? Chopper challenge Casino team comes out on top of fundraising mission Page 6 Page 11 Panthers coming home Set for return to Leslie Park after upgrade Old Skellerup site now metal graveyard NEW USE: Crushed cars have been stacked up on the former Skellerup factory site (left) in Woolston, which is now being used by a scrap metal company. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER • By Bridget Rutherford THE WOOLSTON site where the Skellerup factory operated for a century is being used by a scrap metal company. National Steel is operating out of the Garlands Rd site with crushed cars piled up on the site. Rubber goods maker Skellerup moved out in 2016 to a new $60 million premises in Wigram. It had operated at the Woolston site for a century. But its buildings were damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake, and the decision was Hunt for the GOLDEN EGG to win a GIANT Easter Egg* $15 $30 Don’t miss out! Book online today www.blackcat.co.nz or call 0800 436 547 made to move to a new factory in Wigram. The Woolston site was sold ‘as is where is’. Auckland-based National Steel buys scrap metal, processes and sorts it, before selling it on. Linwood Ward city councillor Yani Johanson said it stared Friday March 30 – Monday April 2 operating a couple of weeks ago. He said there had been some concern within the community about the potential noise the site would generate. But he said it was an industrial area, so there would likely be few restrictions. Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 call 332 4004 TexT 027 537 0567 230 BarringTon sTreeT www.denturesouth.co.nz Community raises $15,000 for family of sick child • By Sophie Cornish A SOUTH New Brighton boy who was left unable to blink, swallow, move or talk as a result of a brain tumour has had around $15,000 fundraised for him in an art auction on Friday night. Connor Duncan-Caley, 8, was diagnosed with the tumour last June and the ‘Jedi’s New Hope’ art auction was organised by the community to fundraise for him and his family. His father, Mark, recently lost his job when the company went into liquidation, and the earthquakedamaged house they brought ‘as is, where is’ is now subject to insurance issues. More than 160 guests attended the event where 78 donated pieces of artwork were auctioned off on Friday at Fiksate Gallery in New Brighton Mall. Ten pieces went to live auction and the rest were sold through silent auction. Auction organiser Maureen Taane said they are “super stoked” and “delighted” with how the event went. “We couldn’t have wish for a better night, it was a wonderful, lovefilled beautiful community event,” she said. Mr Duncan-Caley said his family were blown away by the auction. •Turn to page 4 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm