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The Sun

Wednesday August 5, 2015

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The Sun looks at local business in the Seddon and Awatere area

A community is like a bowl of chocolates... you never know what treasures you might find buried at the bottom.

Earthworks : Tree Topping : Grading



Fire rescue More volunteers sought By Celeste Lodewyk During the day Keiron Hebberd could be putting a new radiator into a tractor or rebuilding a motorcycle, but at any moment his day can change. When the fire siren sounds Chief Fire Officer Keiron, along with his fellow Seddon Volunteer Brigade members could be called into action. Keiron is one of 11 fulltime volunteer firefighters that make up the Seddon Brigade, and as much as he values their time and efforts given, he says more are needed. “Ideally we would like to have 18 members so if anyone is interested in joining we would welcome you,” he says. The brigade holds weekly training nights on Mondays at 7pm which interested people are welcome to attend. “We receive many offers of help, but really people must be

willing to commit and to be properly trained. “Our role includes fire rescue, hazardous substances, motor vehicle accidents and now assisting St Johns with first aid. “It’s a varied role but hugely rewarding,” he says. Keiron became the CFO in 1996 and was recognised for his efforts last year, by being awarded a Gold Star for 25 years’ service. “It’s just a part of my life now. “I now have my son saying he wants to be a fireman, and says he doesn’t want me to leave until he can join,” he laughs. Other long serving brigade members include Mike Uren who receives his Gold Star next year, Justin Stevens who has served 23 years and Rebecca Stevens with 19 years. “We are a close knit team... a big family, but we just need more members,” he says.


Seddon Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Keiron Hebberd is calling for more members. File photo.


Lunch fix in Seddon


By Celeste Lodewyk Looking for a place to stop for lunch in Seddon? As someone who visits Seddon occasionally, I was pleasantly surprised to wander into the Country Fix Cafe. Situated within Seddon’s supermarket complex which has handy car parking space, the cafe is owned by Marie and Ross Flowerday. It is well known for their bacon and egg pies and jumbo sausage rolls, as well as the many delectable treats on offer. The food cabinets hold a selection of freshly made sandwiches and rolls, pizza and gourmet muffins to name a few,

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while the drinks menu has everything from L’Affare coffee to iced coffees and cold drinks. On the wall is a large map of the world with pins available for customers to place on their home countries. It’s an interesting feature to show how far and near the cafe’s customers have visited from. Open 7am - 4:30pm during the week and from 8am on the weekend, make the Country Fix Cafe a destination the next time you visit Seddon.

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