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By CATE BROUGHTON
RELOCATED: Mike and Denise
McCutcheon outside the Leithfield
RANGIORA S LOSS is Leithfield s
gain as the former owners of Robbies
Rangiora take over the lease of the
Denise and Mike McCutcheon are
hoping to weave their hospitality
magic when they take up the reins
on March 12.
The pair are planning to include
their popular $12 lunch menu and
make more extensive use of the
hotel s beautiful dining room, Mr
McCutcheon said. However, they are
quick to point out the changes won t
We need to learn how everything
works now, so it might be several
weeks before we make any changes,
Mrs McCutcheon said.
The couple are still intending to
re-open Robbies Rangiora when the
High St building it occupied is either
repaired or rebuilt.
However, owner Bob Muschamp
said it would be at least another
month before he would know the
final outcome for the earthquake-
Mrs McCutcheon said the couple
had been living on business
insurance for the last year, but that
had come to an end in January.
Our income stream is over, so we
don t have any choice regarding
Robbies at this stage, because it s not
up to us. We had to do something to
They didn t want a business that
would compete with Robbies when
the restaurant was back up and
running, she said.
The couple are looking forward to
getting back into the hospitality
trade and re-employing their former
kitchen hand Nick Latz, now a
Mr McCutcheon said they would
also be employing a former chef
to work on the revised menu at
We would like to expand on the
present customer base by providing
some reasonably priced, tasty food in
a peaceful country setting.
That said, regular customers
would still be well catered for, with
the hotel s bar and beer garden
remaining a solid attraction.
Huge relief as school saved from move
By CATE BROUGHTON
STAYING PUT: Principal of
Kaiapoi Borough School, Ash
Maindonald, is relieved his
school will stay on its current
site in Hilton St.
The whole education
renewal plan is a 10-year
plan, so if we are made a
high priority, it will be two
to four years. If we are
not made a high priority,
it will be longer.''
THE KAIAPOI Borough School
community has been saved from the
stress and uncertainty meted out to
many Christchurch schools in the
last few days.
The school received news last
week that it will not have to move
from its site in Hilton St.
Uncertainty over the viability of
the land had hung over the school for
more than two years, putting a
freeze on property funding and
creating added stress for the school
community, according to principal,
A geotechnical engineering report
on tests conducted in April last year
contributed to the Ministry of
Education s decision to keep the
school on its current site.
The news was a huge relief for
students and their families, many of
whose own properties have been red-
zoned, Mr Maindonald said.
They are delighted we are staying
put, there s no question about that.
Two classroom blocks and the
technology centre will need to be
repaired and relocated, or rebuilt on
another site on the school s property,
as the current sites are vulnerable to
liquefaction. However, repair or
rebuild work would happen -- at the
earliest -- in two to four years, Mr
The whole education renewal
plan is a 10-year plan, so if we are
made a high priority, it will be two to
four years. If we are not made a high
priority it will be longer.
Decisions about when work on the
school buildings will take place will
also depend on negotiations among
the Kaiapoi cluster of schools about
how their allocated budget will be
spent, Mr Maindonald said.
It s not nearly as straightforward
as we would like it to be.
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