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Pegasus Post: September 20, 2016

Pegasus Post: September 20,

FREE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 2016 Pegasus DAVID EAST Re-Elect 379 7100 Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Coastal ward Authorised by D East, 16 Sea Eagles Place East for the East Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton WHO PAID POPPI’S VET BILL? Facebook gives wrong burglary impression The identity of Coral Luscombe and her dog Poppi’s anonymous benefactor is a still a mystery. The kind stranger paid a $1000 vet bill for Poppi, who was hurt badly after being hit by a car, but is now on the mend. Now Mrs Luscombe and Poppi just want to give the woman a hug and to say thanks. •Story, page 12 PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Who am I? DAVIDS FOR COUNCIL LINWOOD WARD • Independent - no party politics • 31 years old and live on Ferry Road, I grew up in our Ward • Deputy Chair of the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board • Chair of Keep Christchurch Beautiful • Deputy Chair of Keep New Zealand Beautiful • Work for the Battered Women’s Trust • On the board of Canterbury Neighbourhood Support What I stand for: Change – enough’s enough! • A new and enthusiastic Councillor • Our fair share of resources • Recreation facilities for our Ward - Pool! • Fixing our broken roads • Cleaning up our waterways • Clamping down on crime • Community engagement • Less talk and much more action • Results E: | P: 021 308 440 DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! Voting papers need to be in the post by 4 th October. This is our chance for change! – police • By Fraser Walker-Pearce POLICE ARE urging people not to think there is an explosion of burglaries in South New Brighton because of posts on Facebook. Senior Sergeant Dave Robertson (right) said many of the posts about burglaries were from people who are “alarmists.” They were “rumour mongering.” The area where Facebook posts said there had been an explosion of break-ins was within a 1km radius of Bridge St. It was giving a misleading impression of the real situation, said Senior Sergeant Robertson. Overall there had not been an increase in burglaries in the area concerned, apart from a small spike about six weeks ago, he said. “[On Facebook, people] like to rant and rave about burglaries. In the past I’ve seen them count 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 the same burglary over and over. Neighbours and friends and the people involved all tend to post about the same one . . . they’re counting two as five and things like that,” he said. But, a South New Brighton resident, who did not want to be named, disagreed. “You can talk to anyone and they’d know of at least one [burglary]. There wouldn’t be someone who isn’t spooked about it all,” she said. The woman said neighbours around her, friends down her street, and in other suburbs had been burgled recently. Last month, Police Minister Judith Collins said police will attend every house burglary, as it was being shifted in police priorities from a volume crime to a priority crime. •Email reporter Fraser. with your views 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 7.30am to 5.00pm