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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2018

Selwyn Times: September 12,

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 Locally Owned Sooty calls it quits Publican has sold the Islington Tavern Country looks forward Sights now set on Canterbury Maori in season finale AQUA JOGGING, running and gardening. That’s what retirement will look like for Rolleston’s Nancy Dimmock after working as practice manager at the Darfield Medical Centre for 45 years. Page 22 Page 25 HARD WORK: Practice manager Nancy Dimmock has retired after 45 years at the Darfield Medical Centre. Nancy takes a break after 45 years • By Emily O’Connell Starting the job in 1973, Mrs Dimmock said she was initially drawn to the role as it was in the “country.” “I thought that would suit me, I’ll do that for a few years and see what happens,” she said. But after 45 years, Mrs Dimmock said a lot has changed, including the pay, which used to be $36 for 40 hours. In her first two years on the job, Mrs Dimmock completed a certificate in laboratory technology, plus book-keeping and accounting courses. After that, she kept busy with the additional roles of processing wages and running the practice’s accounts. Mrs Dimmock also had the challenge of juggling patients in the waiting room to make sure it was neither empty or full. •Turn to page 7 Residents to submit quarry petition this week • By Anan Zaki PEOPLE OPPOSING a proposed Fulton Hogan quarry will this week submit a petition demanding to stop it. The petition has 4050 signatures and was launched online six months ago. The proposed quarry is at a 170ha piece of land in Weedons and Templeton, bordered by Curraghs, Dawsons, Jones and Maddisons Rds. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday said the petition will be presented to Environment Canterbury, Ministry for the Environment and Selwyn District Council. The petition was launched by the residents’ association. He could not confirm which date this week the petition will be presented. Mr Kilday said the support from the community has been “massive.” “It’s been good for public unity because people have stood up in a solid form.” The petition had signatures from Australia and the United States. •Turn to page 4