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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
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Students flock to
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SOUGHT AFTER: Fourth-year
cookie seller Jen Hayes is ready
YOU CAN tell Christmas is coming
when the Cookie Time bucket
sellers start appearing and this
year the positions have been in
For the 73 positions selling
the Templeton company s
products, 750 students
applied. Part of the proceeds
from this year s Christmas
Cookies campaign will go to
the Cookie Time Charitable
Trust, which is a supporter of
the Dyslexia Foundation.
Sales began across New Zea-
land last week and will run
for seven weeks with each
seller given a
Two cars written off by U-turn
FOUR PEOPLE including a
4-year-old boy were flown by
Westpac Rescue Helicopter to
Christchurch Hospital last
Thursday after a driver allegedly
did a U-turn without checking her
rear vision mirror and drove into
the path of a following car at
Police say the incident
happened at 5.30pm on Davidsons
Rd when the woman driver pulled
over to do a U-turn, missed it and
failed to check the road behind as
she tried again.
The Lincoln woman, her pre-
schooler and two others were
flown to hospital for observation
and discharged without injury.
Both her vehicle and the Holden
Commodore she pulled out in
front of were write-offs.
Constable Mike Harker said the
crash happened on a 100kmh
road, so it s going to be nasty .
Both vehicles were undriveable.
The crash was still being invest-
igated this week and charges were
likely, Mr Harker said.
It s a timely reminder that
people need to be more observant
when driving and check their mir-
rors, he said.
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS: Lincoln Envirotown trust chairwoman Sue Jarvis,
with Prebbleton award winners Kerrynn Reynish and Dave Somerfield from
thinks of future
BUSINESSES IN Selwyn are
showing their green side, with
accolades given out recently to
The Responsible Business
Awards are organised by the Lin-
coln Envirotown Trust and now
encompass Rolleston, Lincoln,
Prebbleton, Leeston, Southbridge,
Dunsandel, Doyleston, Tai Tapu
and Little River.
They encourage and support
local businesses to become more
There are bronze, silver, gold or
Rolleston platinum awards win-
ners included Rolleston Dryclean-
ers and Laundromat and BNZ
Rolleston. The bank has staff
volunteering two days a year,
while the drycleaners have
installed a new machine which
collects fluff to give Horizons
Trust for disabled people to
recycle into paper.
Lincoln platinum winners
included Landcare Research and
Kidsfirst Kindergarten Lincoln,
while Prebbleton s Trents Nursery
Ltd won a trophy made from
45,000 year-old wood.
Ellesmere platinum winners
included Leeston Pharmacy, PGG
Wrightson Leeston and the Little
Quake repairs on track
CLOSE TO 4000 earthquake-
damaged homes in the Selwyn
district -- more than half the 6500
total -- have been repaired.
Earthquake Recovery Rolleston
Hub project manager Richard
Vance said that despite the frus-
tration across the district, the
overall attitude was one of relief.
Because of the large number of
new houses built to modern stand-
ards the type of work needed dif-
fered to other parts of Canterbury.
A considerable amount of
EQR s work in Selwyn has been
repairing interior and superficial
damage, he said.
The three Fletcher earthquake
repair hubs -- in Rolleston, Lincoln
and Darfield -- were now focusing
on fixing properties with damage
of more than $50,000 and helping
people with special needs, Mr
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