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Pegasus Post: July 05, 2016

Pegasus Post: July 05,

FREE TUESDAY JULY 5 2016 379 7100 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Sunday 28th August, 2016 9.30am – 4.00pm Air Force Museum 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram Tickets: $15 per person Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Fast food glut outcry • By Tom Doudney THE GLUT of fast food outlets setting up around Linwood Ave has to stop, says schools, doctors and community advocates. A group consisting of Linwood College, Linwood Avenue School, parents, Linwood Medical Centre and Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson will address the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board today to raise their concerns. The group want the community board to advocate to the city council for new rules restricting the ability of fast food outlets to proliferate around schools and low income areas. McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King are among the fast food outlets based around the intersection of Linwood Ave and Buckleys Rd. Linwood Avenue School parent Tracie Charnock has gathered 200 signatures so far on a petition she started after KFC built a new store over the road from the school. “I remember looking at it and thinking ‘is this OK?’ Because you can see it from my son’s classroom, you can see it from the playground and I was thinking ‘once it’s opened, that’s all you are going to be able to smell’.” Ms Dyson said the community didn’t want to see any more fast food outlets setting up in the area. “This isn’t against fast food outlets, it’s against the proliferation of them in low income areas and the proximity to the schools,” she said. “We’ve got a growing obesity problem in New Zealand and a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes as a result.” Linwood College principal Dick Edmundson said the heavy concentration of fast food outlets in the area had damaging effects. “Fast food is something which should be regarded as an occasional food and the more you see anything the more usual it becomes,” he said. A 2011 study by Canterbury University’s GeoHealth Laboratory found that fast food outlets were five times more likely to be clustered around schools than other areas. It also found they’re three times more likely to be near poorer areas. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... ouse of earing 100% NZ Owned & Operated Please hurry this special offer ends: 31st July 2016. Remember to bring your voucher to your appointment. CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Papanui 0800 333 606 Kaiapoi Ashburton 03 0800 307333 8949 606 Ashburton 03 307 8949 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. 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. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 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