TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Mobile Service Available • By Emily O’Connell A WOOLSTON butcher proved to be a cut above the rest in an international competition. New World Ferry Rd butcher Jeremy Garth and his team, the Pure South Sharp Blacks, recently came second at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Northern Ireland. Pedaling across NZ Stroke survivor finishes long journey Page 7 Page 10 From New World Ferry Rd to second in the world Fishin’ for weeds Children’s event at risk if The Groynes’ lakes not cleaned up GLOBAL STAGE: Woolston butcher Jeremy Garth back home after his team came second in the World Butchers’ Challenge. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER It was the first time Mr Garth had competed in the challenge and he was “really proud” of how the team performed. “We produced some top quality products and came away with a good result so we’re very happy,” he said. The preparation for this year’s World Butchers’ Challenge was intense as the team members BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 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 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 > met in Auckland every two months for lengthy weekend practices. Mr Garth, who has been a butcher for 14 years, said the competition brought back his passion for the job. “Doing all this stuff and meeting new people, seeing new ideas, it just brings that flair back for you,” he said. WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm Mr Garth hopes to own a butcher shop of his own someday but says for now he will focus on getting more experience and on the 2020 challenge. “In two years’ time, we’ll be going back to try and win the title,” he said. Upper Riccarton butcher Corey Winder was part of the Pure South Sharp Blacks team. call 332 4004 TexT 027 537 0567 230 BarringTon sTreeT www.denturesouth.co.nz 60km/h Dyers Pass speed limit from early next month A NEW 60km/h speed limit and double yellow lines will be in place on Dyers Pass Rd by early May. The speed limit change was approved by the city council last week. A decision to paint double yellow lines on the stretch between Summit Rd and the Sign of the Takahe was earlier made by the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board. But the Banks Peninsula Community Board decided against yellow lines on the Summit Rd- Governors Bay section due to the road’s narrowness and general condition. The changes are designed to try and reduce the crash rate. Installation of the double yellow lines, the new speed limit signs and raised centre line pavement markers will begin in mid April. The work is scheduled to take place between April 15-18, 22-26, 29 and May 2. While the work is done, Dyers Pass Rd will be closed to traffic from the Sign of the Takahe to Governors Bay between 7pm and 6.30am.