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Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

Nor'West News: April 17,

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 Locally Owned SCHOOL OPEN DAYS FEATURE INSIDE Keown’s troubling signs Councillor scolded for putting notices on stop signs Need a space to meet? Avebury House offers groups meeting space for hugs See pages 21 - 31 Page 3 Page 5 ONE HUNDRED St Margaret’s College students, 100 sleeping bags and a night in the school hall. Students lived “under a canvas” with rationed food and no technology to raise money for the school’s charity, Educating Girls’ Globally, which provides education opportunities for students in Africa. St Margaret’s executive principal Gillian Simpson said it was an “experience” for students who had never lived without technology or on rationed food. “Our vision was to give our students from year 7 to 13 an experience of camping together St Margaret’s do it for Africa RATIONS: Charity founders Gussie Cohen and Lucy Tothill with St Margaret’s College executive principal Gillian Simpson as they spend the night at the school. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER overnight with limited food and technology. Added to this are guest speakers who will increase understanding and awareness of the challenges facing young women around the world who experience hardship and uncertainty daily in their lives,” she said. But Mrs Simpson said it was only a “mere glimpse” into what girls around the world experience who are the same age as St Margaret’s students. “It provides a means of increasing understanding and compassionate empathy in our young women.” •Turn to page 8 Work to bring Papanui Bush back to life starts next week • By Sophie Cornish THE FIRST step in reinstating the historic Papanui Bush is about to start. A planting day at Bridgestone Reserve on Langdons Rd has been planned by the Papanui- Innes Community Board for April 27. About 150 volunteers have been rallied to plant more than 1500 native trees in a bid to rejuvenate the bush. Groups involved in the planting will include Papanui High School, Papanui Primary School, the Rotary Club of Papanui, local churches and community groups from across the area. “It’s going to be excellent, it’s a really historic moment, 167 years,” said community board member John Stringer. The bush took up 36ha of land in 1850, which is now Papanui High School and Vagues Rd. •Turn to page 5 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 SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm Pip Sutton BCM (Marketing) Residential Sales & Development Specialist | Licensee Salesperson - Next Step Realty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008) Mobile: 027 224 9524 DDI: 03 421 8417 Email: Your best choice in the North West