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Western News: July 17, 2018

Western News: July 17,

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Sunday 26th August 2018 10am - 3pm Air Force Museum, Wigram Tickets available on door Every street needs a neighbour like Ian • By Sophie Cornish PUTTING A SMILE on people’s faces is what motivates Ian Hamilton to keep doing what he does. For almost 35 years, the Ilam resident, who live on Karo Pl, has selflessly volunteered to help those around him and finally two former neighbours decided it was time he was recognised. Mr Hamilton was an award recipient at the Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board’s community services awards this month after being nominated by former neighbours Stacey and Rachel Armishaw. Mr Hamilton’s volunteer work began at the Lamb of God Christian Community in Burwood in 1983, and he’s been involved with the group ever since. However, after the earthquakes, he was forced to moved from his home in Edgeware and started afresh in Ilam. There, Mr Hamilton became the neighbour we all dream of. •Turn to page 7 Final touches Halswell Drama Group’s production taking shape Page 8 Page 12 9113487AC 9113487AE FILL UP FOR LESS WITH YOUR GOLD CARD. 15 • Full mechanical services • Petrol & Diesel Incorporating HALSWELL NOW OPEN IN HORNBY WOF ONLY $29 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY *Terms and Conditions apply. TYRE SPECIAL 175/65R14 Bridgestone Ecopia $135 245/45R18 Bridgestone Ecopia $257 215/55R17 Bridgestone ER33 $280 Prices include fitting balancing and GST. • New wheel alignment equipment • All range of tyres. Economic – Only while stocks last. 345 High performance Halswell Road Bridgestone Tyre Centre Hornby Ph: (03) 349 5505 • 39 Carmen Rd, Hornby Phone 322-7137 Monday – Friday 7.30am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 12 noon Rugby on wheels Ilam School pupils adapt to a new challenge Bridalshow www.withthisring.kiwi Former service centre to be pulled down • By Anan Zaki A BULLDOZER may soon be put through the earthquake damaged and graffiti riddled former Sockburn Service Centre. The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board last week asked city council staff to start work on demolishing the old Sockburn Service Centre. Chairman Mike Mora said the board made it “clear” to city council staff about it’s intentions. “We want it removed as soon as possible because it’s a bit of an eyesore and it’s a bit of a mess.” City council head of facilities, property and planning Bruce Rendall said staff are currently working on a report where demolition plans are being drawn up. “This report will be presented to the community board in August,” Mr Rendall said. At last week’s meeting, the board also voted to retain the land on Main South Rd, which the centre is on. “There is possibility for us to continue to use the site [after demolition] and keep it in public hands so that’s where we’re at this point in time,” Mr Mora said. •Turn to page 4 Roadrubber T Y R E S New Tyres - Batteries Quality Secondhand Tyres All at very competitive prices LOOK!! Discounts on sets of tyres USED tyres from $50 NEW tyres from $75 Alignments from $60 AA Discounts FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY (in local area) Ph. 348 0626 99 Main South Rd (cnr Watts Rd) Sockburn LTD