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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2018

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8 Wednesday September 12 2018 Latest Christchurch news at ARCHGOLA ALL PURPOSE OUTDOOR SHELTERS SELWYN TIMES Get ready for summer When it comes to adding protection to your home and outdoor living areas, you can’t go past an outdoor shelter from Archgola Canterbury, Canterbury’s number one shade solution experts. Quality built, designed to last All Archgolas are designed and certified by a structural engineer utilising the best quality New Zealand steel frames and fittings to withstand high wind zones and varying climates. Roof styles to choose from include arched, bullnosed, cantilevered and straight. The canopies, made from high-quality Suntuf polycarbonate, provide up to 99.9% UV protection and come in a range of tints to filter out the heat. You’ll also benefit from a 25-year loss of light transmission warranty and a 15-year hail breakage warranty. The powder-coated frames are stylish and longlasting, with an extensive range of Dulux colours to choose from to suit your outdoor décor. Archgola offers a range of outdoor shelters to suit most situations from entertainment areas, carports, entrances, and walkways to business and educational situations. When you choose Archgola, you’ll not only be investing in your long-term health and happiness, but you’ll also be adding value to your home. Archgola Canterbury, your local shade specialists Archgola Canterbury licensed installer Chris Thorndycroft says every Archgola is custom built from quality products to suit individual settings. Chris has been with Archgola for seven years and employs two highly experienced contract installers who have been with him for over five years. Chris will sit down with you to discuss your preferences and will cover details such as what you want to achieve, the area you want to include, how much heat or light you want to retain, year-round usage, and overall look and style. A five-year guarantee covers all Archgola products and services Once you get the feel of your Archgola, you can retrofit it with Ezi Guide Café Curtains to extend your outdoor living areas all year-round. The Ezi Guide system is easy to use with a choice of clear PVC windows to keep out wind and rain or shadeview mesh in a range of colours to filter sun and provide privacy. Ezi Guide Café Curtains are custom-designed with stainless steel fittings and a unique locking system and come with a two-year warranty. Archgola – Kiwi owned and operated Archgola is the largest permanent shade provider in New Zealand with licensed installers who can offer advice on every aspect of installation, maintenance and functionality. All Archgolas are manufactured in a purpose-built facility in Silverdale, Auckland, utilising the most up-todate powder-coating equipment and processes available. Make the most of summer and Christmas this year. Order your Archgola today! Give Chris and his team a call today to discuss your new Archgola. You’ll receive a quote within 24 hours, and once you accept the quote, your Archgola will take up to 5-6 weeks for manufacture and installation. For more information, call Chris on 0800 272 446 or 027 421 1079 or email to: Visit 15 Months Interest Free Use your outdoor living areas all year round • Warm & dry in winter • UV protection for summer • Stylish & permanent • 5 year warranty “AS SEEN ON TV” Chris Thorndycroft Phone 0508 272 446 | 15 months INTEREST FREE Normal lending criteria apply

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday September 12 2018 9 News Better night’s sleep for Kirwee teen NIGHT TIME used to be difficult for Kirwee teenager Ben Reid and his mother Andrea. The 14-year-old, who has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, would get uncomfortable in bed and not be able to move into a better position. Ben’s arms and legs are severely affected by his condition, his muscles are tight and he is unable to walk or use his hands. Mrs Reid would have to get up to help him at least three times a night. It was particularly exhausting for Mrs Reid during her husband Hamish’s four-year illness. Mr Reid died last September from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “I was looking after Ben by myself, plus our two other children and running a business (the family farm). I believe I was dangerously tired,” she said. Ben, who attends Waitaha School in Rolleston, likes watching Country Calendar and motor racing on television, and enjoys music, swimming and horse riding. He’s a big fan of books and it’s a family joke that he is the farm manager because he loves to be outside with the animals and machinery on their 300ha farm, Gumshade, she said. AT HOME: 14-year-old Ben Reid is sleeping better after help from the Canterbury District Health Board. PHOTO: RINA SJARDIN-THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY ​ “He knows heaps of stuff about centre pivot irrigators,” Mrs Reid said. Four months ago, Mrs Reid spoke about Ben’s discomfort with the team at the Canterbury District Health Board child development service. The service works with children who have disabilities, providing support to them and their families. Service manager Kay Boone said when movement is diminished, even sleeping a full night can create the risk of pressure sores developing. “If this occurs, infection can follow, creating significant discomfort and pain.” The service trialled a range of approaches with the Reid family, including positioning systems and various mattresses. They found success with an alternating air mattress which automatically inflates and deflates, changing the pressures on the body to avoid discomfort and the development of pressure areas. Mrs Reid said in the first two weeks trialling the mattress she only woke three times in total Ben now sleeps comfortably most nights. The change has meant a significant improvement in her own and Ben’s quality of life. It also eliminates the risk of pressure sores developing on Ben’s body that might lead to the need for hospital care. “People say to me that I physically look better. I think Ben looks well in himself, too. When he is really tired he will nod off or need a nap after school but he hasn’t since he got the new mattress,” Mrs Reid said. She said the team has been “fantastic” at looking after Ben’s needs and she’s lucky to have people who support her. Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk New bin system not likely • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A RUBBISH bin system similar to Arthur’s Pass is unlikely to be installed in Springfield. The call had been made to address ongoing issues of Springfield’s public bins filling up too quickly. A 44 gallon bin was added to resolve the issue. In Arthur’s Pass, residents take their waste to front load waste bins and recycling is taken to large central containers. Mayor Sam Broughton said in a Malvern Community Board report the additional bin would not be sufficient and a permanent solution similar to Arthur’s Pass should be looked at. But the district council said doing anything similar to Arthur’s Pass would be a big project and involve car park alterations. Property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall said Arthur’s Pass is different to Springfield as it does not have kerbside collection. 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