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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, MARCH 7, 2013
DENT MAN LTD PAINTLESS DENT
If your vehicle was damaged in
Christchurch's recent hail storm, the experts
at Dentman Ltd can help.
"Car owners should look carefully over
there vehicles for dents, as this will affect
the resale or trade in price and you could
be thousands of dollars out of pocket,"
says company director Brent Taylor.
With over 30 years of experience in
automotive panel and paint, Dentman Ltd is
fast becoming the first choice when it comes
to paintless dent removal (PDR).
The mobile business has a workshop in town
for hail repairs only, and there are just one
or two local PDR technicians in Christchurch
that can do this type of repair work.
After the September 5th hail storm in
Christchurch, insurance companies brought
out hail techs from overseas to handle the
work load, to help with the share volume of
With the perverse hail storms in
Christchurch and Ashburton, Dentman
Ltd has repaired over 300 hail damaged
vehicles, insurance companies and their
customers are more than happy with the
quality and ser vice provided by Brent.
As well as fixing hail damage, Brent also
ser vices his regular 25 plus car dealerships
and leasing companies for normal
everyday dents, which could be anything
from shopping trolley dents to vandalism
Brent, who is well known throughout New
Zealand for his classic car restoration work,
established Dentman in 2004.
Having served his apprenticeship in automotive
refinishing, Brent has worked in some of the top
Classic car and Hot Rod restoration workshops
in Australia and the USA.
He built Dentman Ltd's reputation on
quality, reliability and affordability, he says.
"Enthusiasm, sincerity, and a friendly voice
is what you can expect when dealing with
The company uses the process of PDR
(Paintless Dent Removal) which consists
of the technician using a method of "gently
manipulating" the dented metal area back
into its original form, without affecting or
damaging the original paint finish.
Dentman Ltd can come to your home or
workplace, and offers free quotes and
"Paintless dent removal can save you a vast
amount of money and time, compared to
traditional panel and paint method."
Dentman Ltd can also remove unwanted
odours from your vehicle, such as cigarette
smoke, pet and food smells.
So, if you a still waiting for your car to be
repaired, call Brent at Dentman Ltd with
your insurance details and he will be able to
get repairs under way fairly quickly.
Contact Dentman on 027 240 6530
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The deadline for public comment
on the city council's Edgeware
Master Plan is April 10. The post-
quake recovery plan can be viewed
at council service centres and
libraries or via ccc.govt.nz/
haveyoursay. Proposals include
widened sidewalks and the shared
space concept within the shopping
centre area. The idea
accommodates cyclists using the
proposed cycleway between the
central city and the northern
suburbs via Colombo and Trafalgar
streets. Opinion on a paved,
raised road at the same level as
the foothpath to encourage traffic
to slow down -- reinforcing a
pedestrian focus -- is also sought.
Ideas for future private
developments include encouraging
more intensive two-storey
buildings along the road frontage,
with new parking areas at the rear.
Upper Styx houses
Rural land in the Upper Styx area
will be rezoned for residential
development. Council approved
the planning committee's
recommendation to publicly notify
Plan Change 71 and 72, from the
Upper Styx Future Urban
Development Area and Outline
Development Plan. These plan
changes also provide the
framework for the future
development of the Upper Styx.
Victoria Clock Tower
The Victoria Clock Tower will be
restored to full working order and
none of the clock faces will remain
at 12.51pm in remembrance of
the February 2011 earthquake,
the council has agreed.
Blood donor reluctant hero
100 DONATIONS: Alison Keast and Dale Maisey of the New Zealand Blood Service with 100 donation hero Dave
McConchie and the canvas he was gifted.
By MAT KERMEEN
DAVE McCONCHIE does not like
the term hero but he might be
stuck with it.
The Christchurch man is being
celebrated after giving blood for
the one hundredth time, and has a
three-word message for anyone
not donating blood:
Why wouldn't you?''
Mr McConchie says it is simple,
takes minimal time, is not an
inconvenience and saves lives.
The reluctant hero makes whole
blood donations, which can only
be made a maximum of three to
four times a year.
In the almost four decades he
has been attending the airport
blood drive, the durable donor has
only missed one of the mobile col-
lections in the area.
His blood type is a O positive,
the same as 38 per cent of New
Zealanders -- so it is in demand.
Each year more than 42,000
New Zealanders need blood trans-
fusions and the blood service is
always looking for more donors.
Mr McConchie started donating
in 1974 when he was a third year
apprentice aircraft engineer.
He cannot remember why he
started but once he did it become
Mr McConchie says the collec-
tions are advertised in his
employer's weekly bulletins, and
acknowledges their support. He
says more businesses should
encouraging their employees to
We've always gone in work
time and as many workers as
possible are encouraged to go and
Mr McConchie started with the
National Airways Corporation in
1971 and now works for Air New
The unsung hero was aware his
hundredth donation was coming
up, but was more hopeful it would
slip under the radar rather than
be a big deal''.
I just do it because it's some-
thing simple that I can do to help
Not content with giving his own
blood, he tries to encourage work
colleagues and as many other peo-
ple as he knows to donate blood.
Blood service recruitment team
leader Alison Keast said it was
possible Mr McConchie had saved
300 lives with his donations.
She said donors like Mr
McConchie were invaluable'' and
described him as a true hero and
fantastic ambassador for the New
Zealand Blood Service''.
Mrs Keast and donor recruiter
Dale Maisey presented Mr
McConchie with a canvas print,
certificate of achievement and
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