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Pegasus Post: June 28, 2016

Pegasus Post: June 28,

FREE TUESDAY JUnE 28 2016 379 7100 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY HORNCASTLE ARENA 1 0AM - 5PM Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Shirley Boys’ storming through Shirley Boys’ Samson Lale-Seinafo is tackled by Lincoln’s Simon Lancaster during Shirley’s 45-20 win on Saturday. They currently hold third place in the UC Cup. The side will have a shot at getting their hands on the Moascar Cup tomorrow, when they take on Nelson College. The Moascar Cup is the secondary schools rugby equivalent of the Ranfurly Shield. • Story, page 23 PHOTO: KAREN CASEY Blame laid on ‘serial tagger’ • By Fraser Walker-Pearce A ‘SERIAL tagger’ in New Brighton may be the reason graffiti statistics have risen by 50 incidents in the eastern suburbs during March and April. Graffiti removal team Project Employment and Environmental Enhancement Programme has seen a rise in one particular tag in the New Brighton area, saying it accounts for between 60 and 70 per cent of recent tags. This comes after the Burwood- Pegasus Community Board was Six Year Warranty told last week that reports of graffiti in the ward had gone down by 12 incidents in May. PEEEP project manager Chris Webber said there is a tagger who would bring the number of incidents reported up, because of the amount of tagging they are doing. “I don’t really like to say what the tag is, as it gives them notoriety, but the tag DOFUS has been the most common we’ve seen recently . . . he would account for Hot Hot Deal on 8KW Heat PumP Fujitsu ASTG24L 8 KW Heat Pump for Just $2,999 Fully Installed* Heat Pump for Just Email: 6/105 Coleridge St, Sydenham, Christchurch * Conditions apply. Normal lending criteria, booking fee and annual account fee applies. Limited stock. 60 to 70 per cent of the tags,” he said. City councillor Glenn Livingstone suggested the spike of graffiti in the New Brighton area was down to a lone tagger, a suggestion that was backed up by Tim Sintes, Stan Tawa and Tim Baker. Overall, there were 115 reported tags in the ward for May. New Brighton had the highest tally by almost 20 incidents. Wainoni was second with 23 reports. At the board meeting, the city Hot Hot Deal on 8KW Heat PumP Fujitsu ASTG24L 8 KW $2,999 Fully Installed* PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 734 Six Year Warranty PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 734 Installed back to back, up to 3 metre pIpe run and electrIcal supply wIthIn 6 metres. 10 only BE QUICK Installed back to back, up to 3 metre pIpe run and electrIcal supply wIthIn 6 metres. council’s graffiti team business co-ordinator Sarah Gardyne said the number for New Brighton is “so much higher than other suburbs” because of the community’s “proactive approach” to tackling graffiti. “It’s definitely greater reporting (rather than greater incidents). It just looks higher because there are more people reporting it. With the (city council’s) Snap, Send, Solve app there are a lot more people reporting . . . we’d have 100 reports a Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Email: 10 5 only BE QUICK Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. month last year, but now it’s about 500 to 600 reports around the city, which is great,” she said. Community board chairwoman Andrea Cummings said she was pleased to see a drop in tagging, and wasn’t concerned about this set of statistics. “You walk down the main street of New Brighton now and you’re hard pressed to find any tagging, so that’s a win in my eyes. A few years ago it was really bad, but now, I’m not worried at all,” she said. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm