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Western News: May 08, 2018

Western News: May 08,

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi RAIN DIDN’T dampen the spirits of 12 Hornby High School students as they cycled through the school gates after three weeks in the wilderness. This marked the finish of a gruelling adventure which the students had participated in as part of the Project K. Savannah Brown, Djarn Cook, Ripora Kiri-Te Amo, Charlotte Milner, Lahtia Sione, Daunte Baird-Pradella, Jackson Barnes, Caleb Head, Anton Hitt, Joshua Irwin, Tawhiri Kara and Kody Trinnaman all took part in the adventure. The Graeme Dingle Foundation programme runs for 14 months and targets year 10 students supporting them to build their self-confidence, become more connected to their community, learn to set goals and achieve them. During the adventure students tramped and biked from the Lewis Pass across the plains and back to Hornby. Living under canvas, the students had to carry their own food and cook for themselves at the end of each day. Along the way students learnt how to rock climb and abseil. EXPERIENCE: Hornby High School student Caleb Head abseiling as part of Project K’s three week wilderness adventure. Making changes Chrys Horn talks about working together Page 4 Page 7 De-stress at the library Pick up a ‘downtime dice’ today Back in Hornby after weeks in the wild Locally made Dentures call 332 4004 230 Barrington strEEt www.denturesouth.co.nz Battle over quarry takes ugly turn • By Anan Zaki THE BATTLE over a proposed Templeton quarry has taken an ugly turn. Residents on Curraghs Rd who opposed the quarry had their roadside signs forcibly removed by an unknown culprit for a third time in three weeks. The latest incident occurred last week and the culprit took down a mailbox, a sign on a gate, along with roadside signs, angering Curraghs Rd resident Simon Moore. “They were there Monday night and were down Tuesday morning,” he said. Mr Moore said even though he lived across the Christchurch city border in Selwyn, he and his Weedons neighbours supported the Templeton Residents’ Association’s fight against the quarry. “It’s gone a bit nasty to be honest,” Mr Moore said. The incidents have not been reported to the police but he warned if there is another attempt to forcibly remove the signs, they would be caught redhanded. •Turn to page 7 8047287AA $ 40 LTD T Y R E S New Tyres -Batteries Quality Secondhand Tyres Discounts on sets of tyres LOOK Used tyres from FREE PICK UP &DELIVERY (in local area) Ph 348 0626 99 Main South Rd (cnr Watts Rd), Sockburn 8214716AA All at verycompetitive prices AA Discounts LOOK New tyres from $ 70 155 5 x 13 Shoe Repairs 88B Riccarton Road • All shoe/boot repairs same day service • Shoe dyeing • Key Cutting • Shoe stretching • Watch batteries & straps • Polishes / laces / insoles • Dry-cleaning agency • Bag repairs • Zip replacement • 18 years experience • Easy Parking at rear - off Straven Road, see map. PH: 343 3467