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Western News: August 21, 2018

Western News: August 21,

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Sport and music Halswell’s PJ has the best of both worlds Premier goal Hornby netballers look to the future Find us at 230 Barrington strEEt call 332 4004 Success in China for gymnast • By Jacob Page ST ANDREW’S College gymnast Nika Meyn came home a winner from the Zhong Ling Cup, an international rhythmic gymnastics tournament in Beijing, China. The eight-year-old placed first in her free floor routine and third in her ball routine. Her mother, Natalila, said the opportunity came through the Olympia Gymnastic Sports Club in Hornby. She said her daughter had been involved in gymnastics for the past three years and she trains four times a week. Her next focus will be an Australian gymnastics tournament in November. WINNER: St Andrew’s College year 3 student Nika Meyn stretches out during part of her routine. ​ Page 6 Page 7 www.denturesouth.co.nz Push to demolish service centre earlier than planned • By Matt Salmons MAKE IT happen quickly. That’s the directive from the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, which is pushing for early demolition of the former Sockburn Service Centre and VTNZ testing centre buildings. Chairman Mike Mora said the board was happy with the report presented by city council staff last week outlining the proposed demolition, but would push for an earlier start than the planned 2022 time frame. “Get it knocked down and get the site tidied up so it’s a bit easier to look at. It’s an eyesore and I think people have had enough of it,” Mr Mora said. Board members were happy to focus solely on the removal of the service centre if it sped up the process. “But if we can get [both buildings] down earlier than 2022, we’d be really pleased.” In spite of earlier concerns, the decision was good news for the Christchurch Slot Car Club which had been on site for more than 20 years. •Turn to page 4 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 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