TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Pest problem Bid to protect butterflies at Abberley Park Award for library City buildings stand out with architectural design Page 5 Page 6 Public get chance to air northern corridor concerns EAT UP: Northwood sisters Emily, 9, and Georgia Grins, 11, taste test the popcorn with Dr Bugs popcorn manager Monique Posthuma during a school holiday tour of the factory. Popcorn-makers share kernels of wisdom THE INSIDE scoop on how popcorn is made is being dished up to children at the Dr Bugs popcorn factory in Casebrook. A 45min factory tour was being offered as a school holiday programme at the family-owned Christchurch company. OPTION ONE The children can watch popcorn being made, taste it hot off the production line, learn what makes it ‘pop’ and make and flavour their own popcorn. The flavours include chilli, chocolate, salsa, cinnamon, cheddar and salt. Sales and marketing manager Reuben Posthuma said the company loves the chance to show people how popcorn is made. “Seeing how excited the kids get makes the job ever better . . . they seem to love watching popcorn getting packed the most,” he said. “It’s a mesmerising machine and kids just stand there gobsmacked. I think the chance to taste the popcorn straight off the production line is a favourite too.” Worried about your hearing? • By Sophie Cornish PEOPLE WITH concerns about the downstream effects of the Christchurch Northern Corridor will have the chance to express their views in a public meeting next month. Those who submitted through the consultation process have been invited to speak at the meeting on August 6, in front of the Papanui-Innes Community Board and a traffic expert at the city council chambers. A report will also be presented at the meeting, summarising the feedback received from the consultation process, which ran from April 26 to June 4. From there, an independent traffic expert will make recommendations in a draft Downstream Effects Traffic Mitigation Plan, which will outline any remedial steps required to avoid and mitigate adverse traffic effects on nearby communities, once the CNC opens. The report will then go back to the community board and will be consulted on. •Turn to page 4 Now is the time to try the latest, virtually invisible, German designed hearing aids. They’re so small you won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Book your FREE hearing check and trial of these ultra discreet hearing aids today. Ashburton 03 307 8949 Special Blenheim 03 579 5353 Offer! Fendalton 03 351 3535 Buy one hearing aid Greymouth 03 768 5528 and get the second aid half price!* Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 houseofhearing.co.nz 18B MAIN NORTH RD, PAPANUI | PH 354 6000 | WWW.SHOSHA.NZ *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31st July 2018. T&Cs apply.