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Selwyn Times: March 28, 2018

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10 Wednesday March 28 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News thE StAFF At thE FAmOuS GROuSE WAnt tO WISh EVERYOnE this week’s specials A SAFE AnD EnjOYAbLE EAStER Come and check out our new cafe at the side door Red bird Espresso, open from 7am the Famous grouse hotel - serving locals since 1868 monday tuesday • housIe @ 7.30pm • all you can eat ribs * • kids eat $5 all day • club night from 4pm thursday • thirsty thursday from 4pm • steak night $15 friday saturday • live music sunday • $13 roast all day • CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY proud to be a major sponsor of the lincoln rugby club 2 Gerald Street, Lincoln Phone: 03 325 2408 www.famousgrousehotel.co.nz Workshop part of plan to • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding HISTORIC trains could once again run from Springfield to Arthur’s Pass. The Midland Railway Heritage Trust is in the process of opening a workshop in Springfield for restoring trains. The workshop, opposite the railway station, will promote railway heritage in the township. The trust’s chairman Alan Roberts said it is possible when the trains are restored they will run on the Midland Line. He said it is important railway heritage is celebrated and it is a top priority to conserve the area and station. It comes as The Friends of Springfield Station plans to beautify the railway station to transform it into a community hub. Already, the trust has three trains to restore – including two UCsteam locomotives and a 1890 LA train recovered from the Grey River on the West Coast. TRANSFORMATION: One of the UCsteam locomotives recovered from the West Coast’s Grey River will be restored as part of the Midland Railway Heritage Trust’s project at Springfield. They also have two 1950 diesel shunters to restore. Mr Roberts said the UCsteam locomotives were used on the Midland Line from the early 1900s until about 1950. The LA train was used for shunting wagons in the Greymouth railway yard and the diesel shunters were yard shunters from the Islington Freezing Works in Christchurch. Mr Roberts said work on the main workshop, located off Pocock Rd, is progressing with 70 per Are you a new business or Organisation in Selwyn? Selwyn District 2017 Residents' Guide Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media Selwyn District Residents' Guide Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media SELWYN TIMES cent of rail laid for rolling stock onto the workshop’s site. “We have got some of the foundations down, we have got the resource consent and obviously the building consent . . . it is a time and money thing,” he said. He said the trust has redirected its priority to getting a small kitset shed set up for storage. The shed will be located further along from the main work shed at the old workshop pit site – and will have two sets of railway lines. You need to let people know who you are, where you are and how to find you. The 2018 Selwyn District Residents Guide will be delivered into 20,015 rural & residential addresses across the entire Selwyn District on Monday 30th April, 2018. If you want to promote your business in this A4 Gloss Magazine that is the essential A-Z of information on Selwyn townships, business services, recreation, contact Lynette Evans to find out more. Bookings close Thursday 29 th March Selwyn District NEW publication out 30th April 2018 Residents' Guide Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media west melton The firs town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 2017 Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 west melton The firs town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 2017 west melton The firs town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 walking and tramping tracks Contact Lynette Evans for more information: Phone 03 364 7434 Email lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday March 28 2018 11 restore locomotives The Midland Line opened up to the West Coast when the Otira Tunnel opened in 1923 and has been used for the considerable export of coal, timber, farm products and a source of travel. The workshop will also be used to build a steam engine which is aimed at getting steam locomotives to run on wood rather than coal. The invention is by Mackwell Locomotive Company director Sam Mackwell – who has spent more than three years developing a sustainable steam-powered boiler. The trust was formed in 2004 by “a group of keen rail enthusiasts” aiming to preserve one of New Zealand’s “great natural and man-made assets.” •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think needs to be done to restore Springfield’s railway heritage? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi HISTORY: The old workshop pits site in Springfield is where the Midland Railway Heritage Trust’s kit shed for storing trains will be located. • By Emily O’Connell WEST MELTON teen Maddie Collins has been named Silver Linings Complete Equine Care’s most inspirational rider. Maddie, 14, won the award after competing in the North Loburn Equestrian Centre’s summer dressage series. Her mother Sarah Manson- Collins said the prize includes the use of Silver Linings Complete Equine Care’s arena along with mirrors and a soloshot camera. Mrs Manson-Collins said Maddie was “very excited” with the award. She said it’s great to be home after Maddie’s potentially lifesaving kidney transplant, but doctors “have some concerns” following recent blood test results. “Her numbers aren’t as good as they were . . . it’s just an awareness that something’s not quite right,” Mrs Manson- Collins said. She said Maddie will be having a biopsy at Starship Children’s Health in Auckland next week. Maddie spent a couple hours at St Margaret’s College on Wednesday and will be going back to school full-time next term. However, Maddie will be doing her schoolwork from home. Maddie and her family were told on January 16 their fiveyear wait for a kidney match had been found. They flew from Christchurch to Auckland early the following day and Maddie underwent an initial operation and then a second operation to reposition the kidney hours later at Starship Children’s Health. Mrs Manson-Collins said Maddie has had an “amazing recovery” in spite of the first 48 hours not going to plan. Local News Now Equine success for Maddie Fire rages, homes at risk ‘EXCITED’: 14-year-old Maddie Collins has been awarded the most inspirational rider after competing in the North Loburn Equestrian Centre’s summer dressage series. She flew back to Christchurch in late February after spending two weeks at Starship Children’s Health and four weeks recovering at Ronald McDonald House in Auckland. Maddie received a kidney transplant from her father Adam Collins five years ago but her body rejected it. Mrs Manson-Collins said they want to keep the conversation around organ donation going. “Just because she’s had a transplant, she doesn’t want people to forget and stop talking about being an organ donor,” she said.