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to talk through
Future options for Woodend Pegasus
At the Woodend Rugby Clubrooms
Gladstone Road, Woodend
Thursday 30 August, 7:30pm
Talk to us about what the future possibilities are for
the Woodend Pegasus Development Strategy.
What businesses could go where?
What services could be planned for the future?
What is the growth pattern of Woodend Pegasus going to look like?
How do we respond to any plans for SH1 at Woodend?
We'll report back on the Woodend Community Survey.
Issues, Plans, Hopes, Ideas
We need your thoughts -- share them with us
Light refreshments will be provided.
Bookings are essential!
RSVP to Nicole (03) 943 3500, 022 165 9108, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you like most homeowners and confused
when it comes to property insurance, your
legal rights, financial options, marketing
your home effectively and the future
of our community?
Then this is the event for you!
Date: Monday September
Location: John Knox Centre,
Time: 7 - 9pm
Cost: Free, Light supper provided
Thinking about selling in the near future?
to the world
Big sister Caitlin, 3,
born after a safe
and speedy delivery
on August 20, at
2.89 kilograms (6lb
6oz). Thanks to
for their great care.
If you would like a picture of your newborn published free in the Northern
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BRUSHING UP: Environment Canterbury wants painters to think of the environment when cleaning up.
Many don't know
paint clean-up rules
By MAT KERMEEN
CANTERBURY residents are
being reminded to take precau-
tions when cleaning painting
resource management director
Kim Drummond is concerned
that more than a quarter of
respondents in a recent survey
thought it was acceptable to
clean brushes or paint near an
"If people wash brushes and
leftover paint down driveways,
outside drains or near stormwa-
ter grates, the waste essentially
flows untreated, directly into
streams and can kill fish, plants
"It is important people under-
stand they need to dispose of
paint and other waste correctly
to ensure our local waterways
are protected," Mr Drummond
The ECan survey of 400
Christchurch residents found
the majority of people were
aware of the correct ways to
"Around 70 per cent of
respondents said washing paint-
brushes over the grass was
acceptable," said Kim Drum-
Mr Drummond said washing
paintbrushes over grass was a
good way to clean equipment, as
the chemicals from paint were
absorbed by the ground and did
not contaminate waterways.
The survey showed 44 per
cent of respondents thought
they would do -- or organise --
some painting work in the next
"Thousands of houses are
being painted as part of the
Christchurch rebuild. Many
people are intending to do the
work themselves, so it is import-
ant people are aware of how to
clean equipment and dispose of
paint in the right way,'' Mr
If people see or suspect trade
waste is being poured into drains,
rivers or streams they should call
the ECan's Pollution Hotline on
0800 765 588.
Brigade marks astounding
service in challenging year
CHANGE OF GUARD: Christchurch
Metro Fire Service area commander
David Berry speaks at the Kaiapoi
Fire Brigade's 141st annual
Brigade Honours night on Saturday.
THE KAIAPOI Fire Brigade cel-
ebrated its 141st annual brigade
honours evening on Saturday
night, with members receiving a
record number of awards for
their training and service to the
It has been -- and remains -- a
challenging working environ-
ment for the Kaiapoi Fire Brig-
ade, given the events over the
past 23 months, said senior sta-
tion officer Tristan Roberts.
For the past six months, we
have been working from tempor-
ary offices located beside the fire
station, due to structural con-
cerns with the station, and
while this is likely to remain
status quo for the next three
years, this has not deterred the
commitment that our members
show towards the community.''
He said the effort the team
continued to give was astound-
We have attended more than
260 incidents over the past 12
months, which does not take
into account the many hours
dedicated to home fire safety
projects and community events.''
He said the service had also
delivered the new Firewise pro-
gramme to more than 190 stu-
dents in the Kaiapoi area and
spent considerable time further
developing its relationships with
social service agencies.
The highlight of the honours
evening was the presentation of
the 2012 chief fire officer's
award, which went to firefighter
Blair Hudson, for services to the
community. The deputy chief
fire officer's award went to
senior firefighter Matthew
McPhee for exemplary service.
The night was also an oppor-
tunity to thank members of the
community, including Clayton
Cosgrove, for their support over
the last year.
Clayton has provided
unwavering support to our brig-
ade since taking over from Mike
Moore in 1999,'' said Mr Rob-
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