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Western News: April 03, 2018

Western News: April 03,

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi • By Emily O’Connell WINTER COULD be a little chilly for about 45 of St Thomas of Canterbury College’s students and staff this year. Denton Park emails Community board members say council ‘failed’ them Page 3 Page 8 The group had their heads shaved in a bid to raise money for Shave for a Cure. The annual event raises money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ – which receives no Tea and Tots expands Community parent initiative gets bigger St Thomas students lose their locks FOR A CAUSE: St Thomas of Canterbury College student Matthew Ryan sees the funny side of having his head shaved. Government funding. St Thomas’ social justice leader Dominic Anisy said the school tripled last year’s efforts – raising more than $12,000 for the cause. He said their initial goal was $6000 but they kept elevating it as they surpassed their target. St Thomas’ has now raised the most money out of all schools in New Zealand. •Turn to page 7 Book online via our website www.riccartonclinic.co.nz OPEN 7 DAYS Ph: 343 3661 | 4 Yaldhurst Rd Halswell Domain skate park opening delayed until end of year • By Emily O’Connell THE HALSWELL Domain skate park won’t be ready until the end of the year because of a resource consent hold up. Its consent, which is still pending, is awaiting further information. City council head of resource consents John Higgins said “the application is with a commissioner to make a decision. He has however asked a question of the applicant which the applicant is responding to.” City council head of parks Brent Smith said subject to gaining consent, the Halswell Domain skate park will be built in stages, with construction set to start at the end of August. He said the skate park would then be completed by Christmas. The Halswell Domain concept design includes a skate bowl, rising quarter pipe, mini ramp, learner ledge, fitness equipment, seating and a shade shelter. •Turn to page 7 3 1 1 1 New Brighton 1 & 2 / 274 Travis Rd For Sale Unit 1 - $419,000 Unit 2 - $429,000 View by appointment www.harcourts.co.nz/RD5897 Phone Mark O’Loughlin M 021 339 078 P 03 352 0352 Email: mark.oloughlin@harcourts.co.nz 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 under way. Gold Real Estate Group Ltd MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008