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Nor'West News: August 28, 2018

Nor'West News: August 28,

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018 Locally Owned RICCARTON CLINIC Book Online via our new website Fashion Week beckons Burnside High teen ready to show her style in Auckland World class pipe band St Andrew’s students march to success in Scotland 4 Yaldhurst Road, near Countdown at Church Corner OPEN 7 DAYS PHONE: 343 3661 Page 8 Page 10 TECH SAVVY: Reed McHugh, Jessika Sanders, Kate Brown and Lucy Eyre-Walker with their winning robot. Pupils take out competition with AI robot • By Ashleigh Monk AN AWARD-winning robot programmed by Selwyn House School pupils has been described by their teacher as moving like it’s possessed by “voodoo” magic. Year 8 pupils Reed McHugh, Jessika Sanders, Kate Brown and Lucy Eyre-Walker, all 12-yearsold, won the senior rescue division of the Regional Robocup Competition last week. The competition was judged on each robots ability to play sports, perform theatre or rescue itself. Three teams from the school competed. The year 6 team was second equal in the junior theatre 03 349 5050 division and the year 7 team was third in the senior theatre division. Year 8 teacher Simon Christie, who guided the winning team, said the senior rescue division required pupils to programme a robot to follow a Simon Christie broken line. “It sounds simple but it’s quite SAME DAY RELINES New Dentures > Relines > Repairs > 6 Brynley Street, Hornby, Christchurch complex because they have breaks in the line so the robot has to figure out how to get around where the line isn’t there,” he said. “In the senior division, just to make it really difficult, they put a dirty great Coke bottle in the middle of the line, so the robot has to leave the line, go around it and find the line again to carry on. It looks like voodoo when 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 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER you watch it – it’s really entertaining.” He said his team had worked hard to ensure their robot was ready to compete. He said it was the second time the school had entered the competition and he was “really excited” to see the pupils win. The year 8 team will compete in the national finals on September 15 in Dunedin. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 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 SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm