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Nor'West News: June 12, 2018

Nor'West News: June 12,

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Architecture awards New buildings recognised at ceremony Weighty challenge Medbury pupils move tonnes of rice for charity June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW vanessa.fleming@starmedia.kiwi • By Sophie Cornish A FREE hot breakfast including baked beans, spaghetti, sausages and porridge is being served up to the Northcote and Redwood community. An off-shoot from community development organisation Te Ora Hou Otautahi, Neighbourhood Links, has begun its own Page 7 Page 10 breakfast club and fed about 80 people in its first week. Located at Northcote School, the breakfast club is different to others in that it doesn’t just operate for the school. It is open to families and anyone else in the community who wants to come along, said organiser and community development worker Joss Butriss. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER Feeding families at breakfast club “It’s been fabulous. We couldn’t have asked for better. Already after the first week I’ve got kids asking if I can do it five days a week,” said Miss Butriss. Currently the club runs on Monday and Wednesdays. Miss Butriss said the club is more than just feeding people, “it’s about the connections and philosophy behind it.” EAT UP: (Clockwise from left) – Ataahua Pokeretamepo, Shane Nabo and Madelynn Clarke all tuck in to a free breakfast, a new initiative available to the Northcote and Redwood community. She will evaluate the programme at the end of the term to see if there is a need to extend it to cover more days. •Want to head along? Breakfast Club runs on Mondays and Wednesdays at Northcote School on Tuckers Rd from 8am-8.45am. 021 914 565 Board chair takes a stand over funding for organisation • By Sophie Cornish THE FENDALTON-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board should not be funding a project which targets issues such as mental health, overcrowded housing and behavioural problems. That’s the stand board chairman Sam MacDonald took over $20,000 of funding granted to Te Ora Hou Otautahi last week. But Mr MacDonald was the only board member at the meeting to vote against the plan. “I voted against it because it’s ratepayer money, we have a lot of priorities in the city and I just felt that when I talk to my constituents, it’s more about fixing our roads and infrastructure with ratepayers’ money,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong it’s a noble cause and what they are doing is great, but you have to go and justify it to ratepayers.” The money will fund Te Ora Hou’s whanau resiliency project, which identifies young people and their families most at risk for issues such as mental health, overcrowded housing, poor school attendance and behavioural problems, and will work alongside them for more than 12 months to develop long-term change. •Turn to page 4 THE JEwEllEry ValuaTion SpEcialiSTS Caring for your jewellery since 1990 • Personal service with your professional valuer • Qualified, experienced gemologist & diamond graders • All valuations completed on premises • Validate + Research + Knowledge = Value 2/301 Lincoln Road | (03) 332 4233 www.jvcvaluers.co.nz | jim@jvcvaluers.co.nz 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 We are located at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), parking available onsite Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $22 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm