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Western News: June 19, 2018

Western News: June 19,

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018 Locally Owned Bonsai affair Honoured for working with trees Fun at Hornby High School invents its own ‘grass games’ June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW 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 5 Page 7 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 Blenheim Road overbridge site still a disgrace – residents group • By Julia Evans THE SITE of the former Blenheim Rd overbridge is being investigated as a health and safety risk. The investigation was prompted as the Deans Avenue Precinct Society wrote to the Halswell-Hornby- Riccarton Community Board pleading for the “disgraceful” state of the site to be addressed. City council head of regulatory compliance Tracey Weston has received the letter and is investigating the site. “Until that investigation has concluded, we cannot comment further.” Deans Avenue Precinct Society chairwoman Claire Mulcock said: “The area where the overbridge existed has developed into a disgraceful mass of trees, rubbish, vermin and in a large corner of the site squatters and people living rough are residing there.” She said the area provides a “threat” to security, as well as health and safety. •Turn to page 5 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 *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31st July 2018. T&Cs apply. 8047287AA $ 40 LTD T Y R E S New Tyres -Batteries Quality Secondhand Tyres All at verycompetitive prices Discounts on sets of tyres LOOK Used tyres from AA Discounts $ 70 155 x 13 FREE PICK UP &DELIVERY (in local area) Ph 348 0626 99 Main South Rd (cnr Watts Rd), Sockburn 8214716AA LOOK New tyres from 5