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Western News: May 15, 2018

Western News: May 15,

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 Locally Owned Halswell break-ins Police have called on residents to be vigilant Shot at golfing glory Russley players set to tee off against the best juniors June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW • By Anan Zaki AFTER witnessing generations of changes in the city and leading the way in adapting to those changes, Riccarton’s St Ninian’s church is becoming a centenarian. Page 3 Page 10 CENTURY: Reverend Yvonne Smith (left) with church clerks Barbara Chapman and Pam McKechie outside St Ninian’s church in Riccarton, which is set to celebrate a 100 years. St Ninian’s to celebrate centenarian The Presbyterian church was established in June 1918 on land gifted by the Deans family. Said St Ninian’s clerks Pam McKechie and Barbara Chapman: “I think probably in the wider Presbyterian church we’re recognised for what we are but we’re not everybody’s cup of tea,” Mrs Chapman said. And as the city evolved, the new church-goers reflected the new city. Mrs McKechie said the changes were for the better. “Over the years, we’ve also hopped on the bandwagon on things like the nuclear-free movement, gay rights, women’s rights and environmental rights. “It’s okay to question what’s said and we don’t all believe the exact the same things of course,” Mrs McKechie said. •Turn to page 4 021 914 565 Decision on future of Paterson House to be made today • By Anan Zaki A DECISION over the future use of the historic Paterson House in Halswell will be made today. The council-owned category two heritage listed villa at Halswell Quarry Park is being sought for lease by charitable organisation, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand. The city council said the organisation would use the 91-year-old stone villa as shortterm accommodation for its volunteers working on city council projects such as the Port Hills fire recovery. The decision to grant a lease to CVNZ or run a tender would be made by the Halswell- Hornby-Riccarton Community Board. The house was named after the quarry’s first manager Ned Paterson, but now formed part of the quarry park. Following the earthquakes, the city council repaired the house to suit residential use. •Turn to page 5 WIN a holiday in Fiji - how does that sound? Reconnect with life and be in to win. Purchase hearing aids in May or June and we’ll put you in the draw to WIN a $5000 trip for 2 to Fiji. Plus you’ll get free care for the life of your devices valued up to $3500! * Now that’s friends for life! *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 29th June 2018. T&Cs apply. Ashburton 03 307 8949 Blenheim 03 579 5353 Fendalton 03 351 3535 Greymouth 03 768 5528 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 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