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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2018

Selwyn Times: November 21,

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Mother of three on roller-coaster journey • By Emily O’Connell ANNA PHILIPS has spent 11 years caring for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Now it’s her turn. The 36-yearold, of Rolleston, has been diagnosed with bone cancer while on maternity leave after having her third child. Mrs Philips started chemotherapy on Monday. “It was all very sudden and very scary of course, given I am an oncology nurse and I know too much about these situations,” the Christchurch Hospital nurse said of her diagnosis. Test results show Mrs Philips’ cancer is contained within her left femur. But a surgical biopsy confirmed it is the “more aggressive type.” “Emotionally, it’s been very much a roller coaster ride,” she said. A pain had developed in her left leg about a year ago when she was pregnant, but she did not think anything of it. But months after giving birth to Isabella, the pain “really started to play up again.” Exercises from the osteopath weren’t helping so Mrs Philips went to her doctor. •Turn to page 6 Fire warning Port Hills could erupt again says expert Page 3 Page 16 JOURNEY: Anna and Andy Philips with Oscar, Fletcher and Isabella. PHOTO: KARLA FLANAGAN, LITTLE POPPITS PHOTOGRAPHY ​ The Lincoln Club Long-time president looks back over the years Nurse in cancer battle 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Residents’ group didn’t know of chairman’s role • By Anan Zaki A RESIDENTS’ group fighting to stop the Fulton Hogan quarry near Templeton didn’t know its chairman was on a community advisory group set up by the company. Weedons Residents’ Association chairman John McKim is one of seven members of the advisory group. The group is part of developing information for Fulton Hogan’s resource consent application for its controversial quarry between Templeton and Weedons. A meeting was held between Mr McKim and other committee members after Selwyn Times revealed his involvement in the group. Selwyn Times also revealed that Ian Walsh, a resident who lived 3km from the proposed quarry site, was part of the group which drew criticism from Weedons residents. The make-up of the remaining five advisory group members has been kept secret by Fulton Hogan, which still refuses to release them on privacy grounds. Turn to page 6 SUMMER in Look out for the brochure in your letterbox next week! SELWYN OVER 60 EVENTS IN SELWYN! SUMMER SELWYN YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN 2018 /19 growing strong communities in together SUMMER SELWYN YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN 2018 /19 growing strong communities together in FOLLOW US growing strong communities together SUMMERINSELWYN