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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, JANUARY 26, 2013
Hansen Contractors have been
manufacturing their reinforced
concrete septic tanks for over two
years now and over this time have
had some great feedback from
Anna Riley of Cust is very pleased
with the way Hansen's handled their
failed septic tank situation.
"This wasn't an easy fix -- a 1600
m2 section on a slope. We did look
around and Hansen's was the logical
choice, particularly as they could
handle everything for us - from the
Resource Consent with ECan to the
installation of the system and now
its servicing. Peter Hansen was very
professional and helpful. He had
knowledgeable ideas and came up
with an excellent solution. We are
also impressed that our Hansen
75 runs so quietly and overall are
thrilled with the result".
Hansen Contractors can take
care of all your septic system and
"It makes sense for us to handle
the complete package, including
compliance issues, says manager
"We consider factors such as
groundwater levels, nitrate levels
and the lay of the land before
providing our clients with several
options when it comes to the best
type of system for their property.
"Rather than being biased toward
one type of system, we prefer to
offer a broad range of products and
Hansen's manufacture the Hansen
75 Aerated Wastewater Treatment
System, the Hansen 55 conventional
septic tank and the Hansen Upgrade
Hansen 75 features include:
• Rectangular shape means a
shallow hole for installation. Good
for properties with a high water
• Dripline can irrigate garden or
• Low power usage.
• Easy access for pumping out and
• Tank buried below ground. Lids
and control box at ground level.
"We are happy for people to call in
and look at our systems," says Peter
Hansen. "That way we can sit down
with them and discuss their needs."
Browse their website, w w w.
hansencontractors.co.nz or give
them a call.
• MANUFACTURER OF QUALITY SEPTIC TANKS
• 3 Options -- designed for your site
• Made in Rangiora
• Minimal power consumption
• Systems designed by our consultant --
full plans for
• Council and ECan approval
DISCOUNTS FOR CANTERBURY CLIENTS
FOR INTEGRITY, SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE
Ph: (03) 313 8418 AH: 0274 545 775
A Hansen 75 Aerated Treatment
Plant going into the ground.
to the world
Ruby Grace Lang was born at
7.16am at Christchurch Women's
Hospital, on December 22, weighing
8lb 11oz. She is greeted by proud big
sister Tahlia. Many thanks to midwife
Ange Hewett for a very quick delivery.
Thanks to family and friends for their
Feed children well
for school success
GOOD FOOD: A
importance of good
nutrition for young
THE HEALTH of Canterbury
kids will make a huge impact on
their success in the 2013 aca-
The University of Canterbury
(UC) is keen to highlight to
parents the need to make sure
their kids are functioning at 100
UC researchers Penni Cush-
man and Tracy Clelland have
found poor nutritional choices
and a lack of food are seen by
teachers to have a serious effect
on students' learning.
Mental health issues such as
stress, anxiety, depression and
emotional issues around self-
worth, bullying and stereotyping
were also of concern as well as a
lack of sleep, a lack of physical
activity, and low fitness.
To see kids achieving their
potential, these researchers are
contributing findings to the
ongoing debate around feeding
kids in schools and food avail-
ability for lower income families.
They surveyed 1000 primary
and secondary schools about
health issues in schools. More
than half (58 per cent) of the
responding schools identified
issues relating to food choices.
Teachers cited food in crinkly
packets, junk food, foods high in
fat and sugar, high-energy
drinks and foods high in caffeine
and low in nutrients, as barriers
Poor food choices were seen by
teachers to result in slugg-
ishness and an inability to con-
centrate in class.
When the issue of food choices
was broken down by school
decile level, type and location, it
was apparent that food choices
were a greater issue in low
decile urban schools than in the
high decile, urban and rural
However, 44 per cent of the
high decile respondents also
said that food issues adversely
More than a quarter of the
respondents perceived hunger to
be affecting their students'
ability to learn. Primary school
students in low-decile urban
schools were most likely to be
Schools are not ignoring the
Every school that identified
food-related barriers to learning
also outlined a wide range of
strategies they had implemen-
ted to address these issues.
However, a more comprehen-
sive approach that incorporates
parents, school and community
working together is needed.
The findings supported
research that shows a clear
relationship between mental
health and academic outcomes.
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