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Western News: August 28, 2018

Western News: August 28,

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018 Locally Owned RICCARTON CLINIC Book Online via our new website Megan’s back home Recovering after sixth and final round of chemo Page 3 Page 6 Students get inspired Burnside High see engineering in action 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-years-old, 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 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 broken line. •Turn to page 5 4 Yaldhurst Road, near Countdown at Church Corner OPEN 7 DAYS PHONE: 343 3661 Name change mooted for quake cemetery again • By Anan Zaki A NAME change is again being looked at for the final resting place of many earthquake victims. The Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board last week asked city council staff to consider adding “memorial” to the Avonhead Park Cemetery name and upgrading the cemetery’s entrance. A city council staff report is expected in about two and a half months. The report will also indicate if consultation with local residents will go ahead. Board chairman Sam MacDonald said he would like to see the name changed. “Staff are going to come up with the options on whether we can do it or not, initial discussions say we can, we just have to go out for further consultations,” Mr MacDonald said. “It does kind of reflect some of the interments that are in the cemetery.” •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 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 SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm HORNBY SOUTH FAMILY STORE Te Ope Whakaora pRELOVEd qUALiTy cLOTHiNG, FURNiTURE & HOUSEHOLd iTEmS Donations appreciated for quality goods VOLUNTEERS REqUiREd wOULd yOU LikE TO SUppORT yOUR cOmmUNiTy? Cnr Columbia Ave & Halswell Junction Rd Ph 344 2530 Hours Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm Sat 9.30am - 1.30pm