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Saddlery shop reopens in
smart Woodend location
Open for business: Theresa and Kevin
Orchard have relocated Don Clarke
Canvas and Saddlery, previously in
Rangiora, to Woodend.
BUSINESS OWNERS Kevin and
Theresa Orchard, of Don Clarke Canvas
and Saddlery, opened the doors of their
new premises to the public this morning,
four months since they were forced to
vacate the earthquake-damaged
Rangiora building they had tenanted for
They say they were fortunate to find
the vacant ex-Woodend Engineering
building on Main North Rd, in the middle
We ve been trying to keep things
going, working from home, but it s been
really hard since Christmas, Kevin said.
Hopefully this will be a new start for
us, and we will be able to re-establish
things and move on.
The pair have been working around
the clock with the help of family, building
shelving and moving stock in, in prep-
aration for this weekend.
As well as the feed and the workshop,
we re sorting out the shop, Theresa said.
I m looking at bringing in more rain-
wear for the winter, and bringing in a
broader range of jodphurs and boots.
We ve also got loads of prizes -- feed,
supplements, vouchers -- to give away as
people come in and rediscover us, she
The couple plan to open the shop from
9am till 6pm, Monday to Friday; and from
9am till 3pm on Saturdays, at 71 Main
North Rd, Woodend.
experience will give the
latest Youth MP confi-
dence in taking up the
role, says Waimakariri
MP Kate Wilkinson.
Ms Wilkinson has
selected Oxford Area
School student Holly
McNabb to attend the
2013 Youth Parliament.
Holly is very well
known among Oxford
youth for her work with
the Oxford Community
Trust where she helps young people to make the
right choices that work for them, Ms Wilkinson
Holly also helps to run the Oxbox programme
for younger kids, which is aimed at keeping chil-
dren off the streets on a Friday and Saturday
night by arranging alternative entertainment that
keeps the children safe from weekend risks.
The leadership and rapport that Holly had with
the youth of her community made her a clear
winner to fill the shoes as Youth MP, Ms Wilkin-
A big component of the Youth MP s role is to
harness the viewpoints of the youth of Waima-
kariri and to be their voice in Parliament.
Holly, through her involvement with the youth
of her community, is well placed to do this and she
will certainly bring a fresh understanding of youth
and their issues.
All aboard the
ST JOHN Ambulance has added a new collection
point in Belfast to its North Canterbury Health
The service, which started in 2012, provides
transport to health appointments in Christchurch
for people living in Amberley, Rangiora, Woodend
and Kaiapoi. The new shuttle stop is on the corner
of Main North Rd and Richill St.
The Health Shuttle s volunteer drivers take
North Cantabrians into Christchurch for medical
appointments from Monday to Friday, covering
the St George s Hospital complex, the Southern
Cross complex, Christchurch Hospital and
Burwood Hospital. Bookings can be made through
Citizens Advice (0800 383 373), closing at 3pm the
day before your appointment. Although vehicles
and setup costs are sponsored by Four Square
supermarkets, people are encouraged to make a
suggested donation of between $5 and $20 to cover
the running costs, as St John is a charity.
The North Canterbury service has travelled
8609 kilometres since it started -- that s 189 client
Mainpower HQ all go
THE BOARD of electricity distribution and
supply company, Mainpower, has given
approval for a start to be made on its new
headquarters in Fernside Rd, Southbrook.
Mainpower s commercial manager, Dayle
Parris, said Christchurch firm Leighs
Construction had moved cabins on to the 3.2
hectare site in the Southbrook Business
Park, and had begun marking out the head-
Mainpower, whose operations are currently
divided between offices on High St and in
nearby Keir St, will be moving its entire busi-
ness to the Fernside Rd site later this year. It
has been forced to move out of its High St
headquarters because of earthquake damage,
with the cost of bringing the building up to
code deemed too expensive.
Flood protection earthworks have been
incorporated in the Southbrook site.
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