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Not a record after all
It may have shown the
temperature was a new Rangiora
record on Thursday, but the
weather reading on the town's
High St was wrong. According to
the official reading, it reached
36.1 degrees on Thursday, so the
reading of 43 degrees on the
Rotary clock in Rangiora was far in
excess of reality.
Water savings urged
Waimakariri District Council is
asking residents to reduce water
usage significantly and
immediately, while the warm
weather continues. Three waters
manager Kalley Simpson says high
temperatures and fire risk, and
high garden water use combine to
create a serious situation.
School forges ahead
By CATE BROUGHTON
FUTURE DIRECTION: Industrial wireless will give these students the option of bringing their own tablets to school.
From left Samuel Kirk-Reeve,15, Charlotte Grainger,15, Taylah Hooper,15, and Rose Creyghton,14.
KAIAPOI HIGH School will pay
just under $5000 this year to give
its students wireless access to the
Fed up with waiting for con-
nection to ultra fast broadband
(UFB) under the Ministry of Edu-
cation s programme, the school
has purchased a second modem, to
be installed this term.
While 59 Christchurch schools
enjoy the valuable resource pro-
vided by UFB, another 23 schools
in Canterbury, including Kaiapoi
High School, are still waiting.
Principal Bruce Kearney said he
is frustrated by the delay and has
not been told when the situation
We re one of the few schools
left without a fibre optic cable.
The company contracted to roll
out UFB to Canterbury schools,
Enable, says it is on target to com-
plete connections by the end of
The school has been forced to
fork out to provide its students
with broadband access in the
I m very annoyed about it,
because it costs twice as much,
Mr Kearney said.
Despite the purchase of a sec-
ond modem to address the deficit,
he said the school would still not
be able to provide the high speed
of UFB and this was a
However, with industrial wire-
less access imminent, the school
was preparing teachers to accom-
modate students who wanted to
bring their own devices to school.
A recent purchase of 30 iPads
would also allow teachers and
students to experiment with the
availability of such technology in
the classroom, Mr Kearney said.
Deputy principal and head of
IT, Stephen Walters, said the
expectation was that students
would be using portable devices to
collaborate and communicate with
each other and their teachers.
The traditional school com-
puter room is becoming obsolete.
Waitangi Day promises plenty of fun and action
LOADS OF FUN: Aaron Forsberg, 6,
third from left, enjoyed the
sack race at the Amberley Trotting
Club meeting at Rangiora last year.
Photo: STACY SQUIRES
THE MAIN focus of Waitangi Day in North
Canterbury will be on Kaiapoi.
The family celebrations in the river town on
Wednesday take the form of live entertain-
ment from 9.45am, as well as market stalls, a
hangi lunch, activities for children, adults
trivia, a costume competition and a car and
At Rangiora, the Amberley Trotting Club
will be holding its annual meeting at the Ran-
giora Raceway on Wednesday. The feature
race will be the Amberley Cup at the Inter-
islander Summer Festival. The first race
begins at noon and the Amberley Trotting Club
has managed to attract a top field of horses, as
well as organising a full programme of events
for the afternoon.
Plan might harm
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has two Countdowns and a New
World, with a Pakn Save on the
way, and Kaiapoi is serviced by a
Countdown and a New World.
Also calling for amendments to
the plan change is the Christ-
church City Council, which has
suggested that the amount of
office space allowed on the site be
capped because the plan change
request will have a potential
adverse effect on the recovery of
the central city . . . It is therefore
inconsistent with the recovery
strategy and Christchurch Cen-
tral Recovery Plan .
The Historic Places Trust has
taken issue with the applicants
claim that the site contains no
archaeological, historical or cul-
tural features of significance,
maintaining instead that it was
part of an 1882 subdivision.
The trust said a full historic
assessment should be done before
the venture was approved.
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