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Nor'West News: September 25, 2018

Nor'West News: September 25,

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi • By Jacob Page ST ANDREW’S College was the most successful co-ed school at the national secondary school swimming championships in Wellington last weekend. TheatreFest awards St Andrew’s College and Rangi Ruru show creativity Pages 6 & 7 Page 10 The college had a team of 14 swimmers among the 600 competitors. The team came home with 30 medals. They won 14 gold, five silver, and four bronze medals in the individual events, and two gold, four silver and a bronze in the relay races. St Andrew’s was the top coed school, won the boys relay championship and were the second overall boys’ school. Rotary helps school Former pupil gives back St Andrew’s dominates in the pool WINNERS: St Andrew’s College swimmers celebrate their success at the national secondary school championships in Wellington. PHOTO: ST ANDREW’S COLLEGE SWIMMING They recorded 31 personal best times throughout the meet. Para-swimmer George Adam brought home seven gold medals. •Turn to page 13 Saturday 29 th & Sunday 30 th September Horncastle Arena, ChCh www.expos.co.nz Parishioners vote to stay with congregation at St Paul’s • By Ashleigh Monk THE MAJORITY of St Paul’s Anglican Church parishioners have voted to remain with the congregation, in spite of the church’s vicar resigning. Reverend Andy Carley announced he would step down from his role at the Papanui church in November due to the Anglican synod’s decision to allow same-sex marriages to be blessed in Anglican churches. Church member and Papanui-Innes Community Board member John Stringer said 75 per cent of parishioners voted to remain at the church. “Only a small minority will go. Some may even decide to come back,” he said. “Andy is unanimously respected for his position, but it does not mean we all share the need to go. He of course is giving up his career and income out of conscience, so that is a huge act of integrity for him personally. So, there is no split in that sense amongst the congregation, just with the synod decision.” He said the process to find a new vicar to replace Rev Carley would take about a year. •Turn to page 5 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Upgrade for FREE! 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 *Offer valid until 28th September 2018. Terms and conditions apply. Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Want the latest in premium wireless hearing aids that provide exceptional sound quality in noisy environments? Purchase a new pair of hearing aids at House of Hearing and we’ll upgrade you to the rechargeable version at no extra cost! houseofhearing.co.nz