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By CATE BROUGHTON
A 21-year-old KFC worker,
who suffered burns to 15
per cent of his body after
an accident at the Rangiora
restaurant on Saturday,
was discharged from hospital
The incident is now under
investigation by the Ministry
of Business, Innovation
In a statement, KFC
general manager Brent Kitto
said the company would
conduct its own investigation
into the cause of the accident.
Paramedics were called to
the restaurant at 1.43pm
after a reported oil vat acci-
dent, St John Ambulance dis-
trict operations manager
Pete Cain said.
The injured KFC worker
was taken to Christchurch
Hospital with severe burns,
which were treated in the
intensive care unit.
Mr Kitto said Restaurant
Brands, which operates the
New Zealand outlets of
KFC, was deeply concerned
that a staff member had
The local franchise owner
is offering support to the
staff member, his family and
colleagues at the store.
The store was closed after
the incident and re-opened
Mr Kitto said the closure
allowed for checks on equip-
ment to take place.
Department of Labour
health and safety investiga-
tions can result in enforce-
ment action or prosecution, if
breaches of the Health and
Safety in Employment Act
COMPOST QUEENS: Rangiora High School rowing team members Hanna Coulston, Kayla Barton, Emily Willis and Lauren Sim get
stuck in to help raise funds for the team's Maadi Cup challenge in the North Island.
Caught short rowers'
TAKING COMMITMENT to their
sport to the next level, Rangiora High
School s rowing teams have been
shovelling pig poo and organic com-
post to raise funds for their Maadi
Rangiora High School is fielding
the largest number of crews it has
ever entered in the New Zealand
Secondary School Maadi Cup rowing
regatta -- at Lake Karapiro in March.
It is the biggest secondary school
sporting event in the southern hemi-
sphere, with 1400 crews representing
120 schools throughout New Zealand.
The Rangiora High teams have set
themselves a target of $20,000 to
raise, to get the 20 athletes and four
adult supervisors to the event.
Recent years had been hard for the
rowers, with their Cure Boating club-
rooms damaged and Waimakariri
training waters congested with
displaced clubs from Christchurch.
However, under head coach Armin
Svoboda, they had proven resilient,
said supporter Stu Whyte.
Team members began bagging cer-
tified organic mushroom compost and
a pig poo and sawdust mix into 35
litre bags two weeks ago, and will
continue until March.
The compost is for sale for $7
per bag or $6 per bag for orders of
10 or more. The price includes
free delivery in Christchurch and
The product is well rotted and
ready for use, with the compost
making a great soil conditioner
and the pig poo offering an instant
Orders can be made to Trish on
03 313 6209 or emailed through on:
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