School wins bus shel­ter


IT is all smiles for Melissa Bain and Ruby Parker (back), Alex Dar­ling and Mol­lie Marsh (mid­dle), and Emily Dar­ling and Char­lie Marsh as they wait for the school­bus in the shel­ter the Millers Flat School won as part of a To­talSpan pro­mo­tion.

School sec­re­tary Anne Johnston saw an advertisement which was sent to schools ear­lier in the year and im­me­di­ately put in an en­try form. ‘‘I did not think any­thing more about it un­til out of the blue they rang and asked where we wanted it put,’’ Mrs Johnston said.

It was de­cided to put it at Et­trick where the greater num­ber of chil­dren for both Millers Flat and Roxburgh Area Schools can take ad­van­tage of it. When the group was asked what they thought of the new shel­ter, Char­lie Marsh was quick to re­ply: ‘‘It hasn’t rained since they put it up.’’

Signed: Dar­ryl Mid­dle­miss, of Har­li­wich Hold­ings, lines up the graphic on the new sign for Millers Flat. Af­ter more than two and a half years of plan­ning and fundrais­ing, the new town­ship signs through­out the Te­viot Val­ley are now in place. An idea that came out of the Roxburgh and Dis­tricts Com­mu­nity Plan Group, the Te­viot Val­ley district signs and town­ship signs for Lake Roxburgh Vil­lage, Roxburgh, Et­trick and Millers Flat will hope­fully pro­mote the area to those pass­ing through. Funds for the signs were raised through lo­cal grants, a sub­stan­tial grant from Trans­power and fundrais­ing ef­forts. The signs fea­ture orig­i­nal sluice pipes for frames and it is planned to have some rock land­scap­ing at their base to en­hance them.

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