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Western News: October 30, 2018

Western News: 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 4 Celebrations at school Riccarton High reaches 60 years. Page 5 Page 15 Horrack on under-card Strikeforce boxer to open for bout Parker 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 Campaign to clean up Kyle Park gets results • By Anan Zaki HORNBY’S KYLE Park is finally getting the clean up locals have been campaigning for. Western News reported on the overgrown weeds at the park in September following complaints from the Christchurch City BMX Club. The city council announced last week it has begun removing the weeds at the park. The club’s track manager Michael Stronach previously said the weeds at the park were “disgraceful”, and that it had been neglected since asbestos fencing was put up in 2015. City councillor Vicki Buck said a maintenance programme started on Thursday. The maintenance plan consists of mowing, fence-line spraying and weed control. The park will be mowed twice a month. Mr Stronach was delighted that the city council had listened to the BMX club and Hornby residents. “It’s always good when you get a result. It’s good for the community not just the BMX club,” he said. •Turn to page 4 WARREN AGENCIES Jewellery & Giftware Watch Repairs • Replacement batteries fitted from $10 • Strap replacement Jewellery Repairs Replacement diamantes for brooches, earrings, rings and watches. Onsite Carparking Open Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 9am - 1pm 79 Wrights Road, Middleton. Ph: (03) 338 0171 Email: sales@warrenagencies.co.nz www.warrenagencies.co.nz 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