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Pegasus Post: August 02, 2016

Pegasus Post: August 02,

FREE TUESDAY AUgUST 2 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 wtr@starmedia.kiwi Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Council, Living Earth hit with fines • By Fraser Walker-Pearce THE CITY council and the Living Earth compost plant in Bromley have objected to two fines dished out to them by Environment Canterbury. The $1000 fines, handed to city council and Living Earth, were a result of odour breaching consents, originating from the compost plant. They were each fined for an “offensive odour outside the boundary of the Living Earth facility”. The alleged breach took place on June 14. It is the first time the city council had been fined for breaching an odour consent, a city council spokeswoman said. ECan’s regional leader of investigations and incidents Valyn Barrett said there have been “57 complaints (from the public) since May 1”, but of those complaints, just two were substantiated. Mr Barrett said ECan had received correspondence from both the city council and Living Earth asking for a hearing in court. A city council spokeswoman confirmed it is appealing ECan’s infringement fine, but could not give any further details. A Living Earth spokeswoman also confirmed they had made “a formal objection” to the fine, which she said was the “first and only” fine it has received. “We can’t really get into it because it’s before the courts . . . we also can’t talk about the grounds for our appeal because it’s before the courts,” she said. An ECan spokeswoman said she also couldn’t comment on the hearings as they were before the courts. Living Earth is operated on behalf of the city council, and owned by Waste Management New Zealand. Last August, Pegasus Post reported that an electronic nose was bought by the city council, costing about $250,000. It was purchased to detect out smells exceeding the limit of the consent coming from the compost plant. Mr Barrett said the closure of Bromley School on June 9 and 10 due to an unknown gassy smell was not linked to the two infringement fines. FreshChoice rolls out free fruit for kids Free fruit has been made available to children accompanying their parents shopping at FreshChoice supermarkets in Christchurch. Seasonal fruit is now on offer in the produce section of the supermarkets under the “Free fruit for kids” poster. The nationwide initiative aims to help young children eat healthy and occupy them while parents shop. As part of the initiative, the FreshChoice Community Fund has also been opened up to allow local organisations to apply for funds for fruit and raw vegetables for schools and child-focused events. Winter Specials Best Price, Best Service 1/2 Head of Foils Retouch and Cut Mens Cuts now only $ 99 $ 75 $ 20 Phone today: 03 383 2428 259 Burwood Road BACK PAIN CONTROL! Provides a highly effective & potent combination of clinically trialled nutrients to relieve back pain, reduce inflammation, swelling & assist with muscular pain, spasms, aches & cramps anywhere in the body. Special Price only $53.95 (Save $6.00) Mail order available Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING - MANUFACTURING MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 SEAVIEW ROAD, NEW BRIGHTON (Just past C.N.B School) PHONE 388 5757 - KNOWLEDGE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE - BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 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 www.blindcare.co.nz 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