TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Rat problems A park in St Albans has been invaded by pests World champs bound Christ’s water polo player to represent NZ in Hungary June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW email@example.com STAR: The St Andrew’s College preparatory girls’ hockey team trained with former Black Sticks player Gemma McCaw. PHOTO: KEN BAKER • By Jacob Page THE ST Andrew’s College preparatory first XI hockey team had the chance to learn some tips and tricks from former Black Sticks star Gemma McCaw. McCaw played 246 games for New Zealand scoring 71 goals since 2008. Page 3 Page 10 McCaw inspires St Andrew’s first XI The 28-year-old spoke to the students for 30min about perseverance and success and answered any questions. She also ran a coaching and skills session on the school turf. The opportunity came about when a parent won an auction for McCaw’s time at the Chalky Carr Trust fundraising dinner, of which McCaw is the patron. She spoke to the team about the importance of looking within yourself, giving 100 per cent and never giving up on your dreams. She stressed the importance of staying focused on school work as well as the need for a career after sport. The team will be travelling to the AIMS Games in Tauranga in September. They hope to place in the top five at that event. The team currently play in division two in the Canterbury Hockey Kwik Sticks 11-aside competition. They currently sit at the top of the table. 021 914 565 Consent sought to build Belfast shopping centre • By Sophie Cornish THE FIRST stage of a commercial centre in Belfast may soon get the green light after almost 20 years of planning. Belfast Village Centre Ltd has applied for a land use consent to develop a commercial centre on Main North Rd, near the corner of Johns Rd. The 11,295 sq m proposal includes a supermarket as the key anchor tenant and several retail, food and office spaces. A city council spokeswoman said the consent is still being processed and no decision has been made yet. Planning for the site dates back to the early 2000s when a sequence of Environment Court cases began between Apple Fields Ltd, the city council and Environment Canterbury as to the zoning of the land. The application covers stage one of the development. Future stages, which will involve separate consent applications, are anticipated to include community facilities such as a health care and child care centre. •Turn to page 4 Worried about your hearing? Now is the time to try the latest, virtually invisible, German designed hearing aids. They’re so small you won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Book your FREE hearing check and trial of these ultra discreet hearing aids today. Ashburton 03 307 8949 Special Blenheim 03 579 5353 Offer! Fendalton 03 351 3535 Buy one hearing aid Greymouth 03 768 5528 and get the second aid half price!* Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 houseofhearing.co.nz *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31st July 2018. T&Cs apply.