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Southern View: October 30, 2018

Southern View: October 30,

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi CITY 2SURF with Les Mills Agonising time for fire devastated couple • By Anan Zaki A RETIRED couple are reeling after a devastating fire destroyed their Halswell home on Labour Day. Derek Petch, 75, and his partner Marie Musson, 84, had lived together at the Alvaston Dr house for 12 years. The fire started at about 4.15pm in the rear unit of the two-unit section. Ms Musson was taken to hospital on the day for precautionary checks. Speaking the day after the fire, she could not hold back the tears. “It’s just hit me, that’s our home gone,” Ms Musson said. •Turn to page 7 UK trip for actor Student of Shakespeare will travel for theatre programme Page 8 Page 12 Award for basketballer Recognition for stellar season on court GONE: Halswell couple Derek Petch and Marie Musson lost their home on Labour Day. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER CITY 2 2SURF Sunday 24 March 2019 city2surf.co.nz with Les Mills Quake survey a bid to help evacuation planning • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PEOPLE LIVING along the Brighton coast line who evacuated the night of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake are being called on to take part in a research project. Canterbury University is aiming to survey as many residents as possible to collect data on the tsunami evacuation response that took place following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake nearly two years ago. Matthew Hughes, one of the academics overseeing the project, said the survey isn’t about asking for opinions on the night of the earthquake, it is about what residents did in response to the tsunami hazard. The survey is part of a wider research project led by GNS Science and called Quicker and Safer Tsunami Evacuation through Agent-Based Modelling. The project is looking at tsunami risks and exposure in Christchurch and Wellington Dr Hughes said the data collected from the survey is going to be interesting in itself. “But the really crucial part of this is going to start informing sophisticated computer modelling of population movements when they evacuate,” he said. •Turn to page 5 Looking for a mortgage broker? Head to our website for more information or call Michelle to arrange a free consultation. Michelle lindsay Mortgage advisor Phone 021 346 265 www.stephaniemurray.mortgage Hearing aids – the next generation. Hearing aids that are smaller, look more stylish, and are packed with features for people who are always on the go. Try a pair for FREE * , and if you buy, you’ll get free care for the life of your devices valued up to $3500! * Plus a FREE upgrade to advanced technology valued up to $2000. * Call now to book your free trial today. Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Actual size *Terms and conditions apply, offer ends on the 24 December 2018 AMAZING LAVENDER 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OIL For a relaxing night AMAZING sleep try a few PRICES: drops of Marshall’s 10ml only $9.90 Premium Lavender 30ml only $19.90 essential oil on your pillow or in a diffuser: We stock a large •• Wonderful•relaxing•fragrance• range of •• Improves•mood Premium •• Relief•of•anxiety•&•stress,• Essential headaches,•migraines•&•pain Oils •• Insect•bites•&•bug•repellent •• Speeds•healing•of•wounds•&•burns• Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MAIL ORDER AVAILABLE PROVEN FORMULA MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING MANUFACTURING - MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 seaVIeW roaD, NeW BrIGHToN (Just past C.N.B School) pHoNe 388 5757 - We are alWaYs HappY To Help! -