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Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

2 [Edition datE] Tuesday

2 [Edition datE] Tuesday April 17 2018 16 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SCHOOLS HOME & HEATING NOR’WEST NEWS • By Sophie Cornish WINNERS: Olivia Altenburg- Carey, Katie Ryan, Louise Daly, Jodie Worthington, Ngahiraka Dallas, Taylor Fasi-Fidow, Grace Hintz, Izzy Bloxham (head girl), Sarah McKenzie and Rozyczka Schimanski were all part of the Bishop Lyons’ Shield competition winning team. Marian wins public speaking contest MARIAN COLLEGE is “buzzing” after proving itself to be the best Catholic school in the Canterbury Catholic Diocese for public speaking, said principal Mary- Lou Davidson. The school finished first overall out of seven schools in the Bishop Lyons’ Shield competition held at Villa Maria College. The team of 10 won the debating and senior speech sections, were first equal in scripture reading and junior speech, and third equal in religious questions. Mrs Davidson said the event was highly anticipated and celebrated the spirit of competition and camaraderie between participating schools. “The result was an amazing effort by the whole team. The Marian community is buzzing with news of the win, we have had past students and parents contact us to congratulate the girls. All the hard work that was put in leading up to the competition from both students and coaches has paid off.” The competition was established by Bishop Lyons in 1947 when he was bishop of Christchurch. Mrs Davidson said it was the second year this particular Marian College debating team had won its event. “Some of the team had older sisters who had competed and won in past Bishop Lyons’ Shield events, so it is lovely to see family traditions continuing,” she said. This year the scripture reading event was held in Te Reo Māori for the first time. Students read a scripture passage in Te Reo as well as answered questions about what the passage means and how it applies to young people today. Year 12 student Ngahiraka Dallas was awarded first equal in scripture reading with a St Bede’s College student. This is the fourth year Marian College has won the shield. It previously won it in 1995, 2009 and 2015. Lesson in practical science TESTING: Middleton Grange School student Oscar Purdie took part in an agility exercise under the guidance of Lincoln Recreation Centre fitness consultant Callum Brown. Students from Middleton Grange joined Haeata Community Campus students in various activities at the centre for National Biomechanics Day. The day aimed to give high schoolers an understanding of the research associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Choosing the right heat pump for your home Whether it be a new build, or a retrofit, most homes include at least one heat pump, if not a whole heating solution. They can provide cheap, clean heat and are much more convenient than a log burner as you just need to press a button. But how do you decide what is best? Choosing the right sized heat pump is key to ensuring optimum comfort levels. Every situation varies and it is therefore important to get professional advice from heat pump experts. The range varies from wall mounted high walls, floor mounted systems, multi systems, ceiling cassettes, right through to ducted central heating systems allowing you to have a very discreet way of heating your whole home to a constant temperature throughout. Firstly, you must select a heat pump that is suitable for the size of the space you wish to heat. Usually a site visit is the best way to ascertain this. Not only is the size of the area taken into consideration but also, insulation, building orientation, windows and ceiling space. There are a wide range of heat pumps available with different heating outputs so it is important to select the correct size for Heating is a major investment in your home and it is vital to get the right advice. your requirements that will handle the job but not be unnecessarily overpowered. Secondly, the location of your heat pump is also extremely important. The cheapest installation is a back to back where the outdoor unit is positioned directly behind the indoor unit however this is not necessarily always the best option. It is vital that the indoor unit is positioned in a place that will not be constantly blowing on you. Also important, is the location of the outdoor unit. Most people do not want their outdoor unit sitting directly in their outdoor entertaining area or right outside their bedroom window. Choose a brand you can trust. Many brands have come and gone over the years but there are a number of manufacturers who provide reputable and reliable products. All brands vary in their energy efficiency, quietness of systems and price, so it depends on your application as to which will be most suitable. Major brands such as Panasonic, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Daikin, Toshiba and Hitachi are all reliable brands backed up by good technical after sales service. Ensure your heat pump is installed by an accredited installer. This will not only ensure correct installation of your heat pump, but also validate the manufacturers warranty. Other things to consider when choosing a heat pump are time clocks, ease of use of the remote controllers, air filtration and also wifi capabilities. Heating is a major investment in your home and it is vital to get the right advice. Enviro Master Ltd specialise in the supply, installation and servicing of all major brands of heat pumps. Our salesmen are engineers ensuring you get quality, unbiased advice as to which system will suit your application the best. Enviro Master Ltd offer a free, no obligation quote and will come to your home to see what is required. Visit our website at www.enviromaster. co.nz. HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ Autumn Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 15 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 www.enviromaster.co.nz “A local team for local people”

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