WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Impact of quarries Jeff Bland’s viewpoint of quarrying Page 4 Page 5 Hitting the runway Designers named in the World of Wearable Arts finals Jacinda Ardern’s big thank you to West Melton West Melton School pupils Cam and Max have been sent a thank you letter and photo from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The year 3 pupils sent Ms Ardern hand-made cards on coloured paper with personal messages and name suggestions, as well as one large card with a class photo on the front, congratulating her on the safe arrival of her baby, Neve. The pupils were happy to receive the letter as they had never received a personal letter from a prime minister before. Said Ms Ardern: “I absolutely loved them, and had so much fun looking at all the brilliant drawings and notes you included (even the envelope was beautifully decorated).” Ms Ardern said during a Facebook live video on Sunday she was “roughly a week out from being officially back on deck, give or take”. 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Retail store boom looms • By Emily O’Connell and Georgia O’Connor-Harding PREBBLETON’S shopping area may soon be transformed. Woolworths New Zealand Ltd and Prebbleton Properties Ltd have lodged a resource consent with the district council to operate a Fresh Choice and retail and commercial units. A doctors surgery, pharmacy and cafe are planned and there will be room for 96 customer car parks. The development would go on the corner of Tosswill Rd and Central Ave. The consent bid comes soon after Foodstuffs South Island Ltd was granted resource consent to operate a Raeward Fresh on vacant land at the back of the existing Prebbleton shopping area, close to where Fresh Choice wants to go. The Fresh Choice floor area would be 1300m 2 and the retail facility, 420m 2 . It will open between 7am and 10pm seven days a week. The retail and commercial area is anticipated to be open between 8am and 5pm daily. •Turn to page 5 New sections in Wilfield, West Melton A wide range of new sections are now available at Wilfield. Pop in to our sales and information office, Kingsdowne Drive, this Wednesday or Sunday from 1pm to 3pm to find out more. Contact us on 03 741 1340 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.