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Pegasus Post: October 18, 2016

Pegasus Post: October 18,

FREE TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 2016 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Shop scan ENTER NOW! one of three $1000 379 7100 SHOPPING SPREES SEE full page inside for details Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Post-election spat for community board Stewart hits out at former chairwoman • By Shelley Robinson RE-ELECTED Burwood-Coastal Community Board member Linda Stewart has taken a swipe at her former chairwoman, Andrea Cummings. In a text released to the Pegasus Post under the Official Information Act, Ms Stewart told Ms Cummings after the recent local body elections, that she had not done her best for the community – rather done the best by “the mayor.” Ms Stewart said in the text she ignored the rest of the board in the last term, and would do so again this term if they failed to “work with the people.” Ms Stewart was elected onto the Burwood-Coastal Community Board alongside Tim Baker, Tim Sintes and Kim Money. Ms Cummings, who was the chairwoman of the former community board, missed out on re-election. Ms Stewart also ran for district councillor in the Rangiora- Ashley Ward but failed to get elected. Parklands Lotto, Post & Kiwibank Lianne Dalziel Linda Stewart Andrea Cummings Since the earthquakes, Ms Stewart has relocated from her house in Parklands, and has been living in a home in Rangiora since the start of the year. She told the Pegasus Post last month that she wanted “closure” and to finish projects in Burwood. The text was sent in response to Ms Cummings thanking her supporters on Facebook on October 8. She wrote that she could leave with her “head held high . . . knowing I did all I could for the community with honesty and their best interests at heart.” Ms Cummings told the Pegasus Post she had always behaved in a fair way. “During the term I was gracious to Linda and offered her many opportunities to participate in the public eye over and above what I was obliged to as chair.” But Ms Stewart texted her the morning after the local body elections saying: [I] disagree that you did you best to represent the east. You did your best for the mayor. The people were so disappointed that you didn’t represent them. I tried to tell you but you ignored my advice. The term was hard for that reason and not as hard as the one prior by a long shot . . . “I hope now that this board gets reconnected to our people and represents them. If not I will ignore them and again work with the people. That’s advocacy. Screw politics,” she wrote. “Find a new direction for yourself,” she advised Ms Cummings. Ms Stewart told the Pegasus Post it was not intended to be personal attack on Ms Cummings or Mayor Lianne Dalziel, but she Something New for the Boys Hot Rod Plaque $64.99 Stool/ Storage Barrel $89.99 Layby Available Harley Davidson Key Holder & Cupboard $69.99 Route 66 Clock Cupboard $169.99 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays stood by her words. Ms Stewart said Ms Cummings did not advocate for the ward in regards to establishing a community advisory group for the QE II replacement facility and the hot salt water pools in New Brighton. She said she believed the community board would “reconnect” to residents this 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 STOUSH: Re-elected community board member Linda Stewart says that former chairwoman Andrea Cummings failed to advocate for a community advisory group for the QE II replacement facility and the hot salt water pools project. time round. Ms Dalziel had “over-ridden” the community board wishes on this also, she said. Ms Dalziel told the Pegasus Post that this was incorrect as she only had one vote around the city council table. She said Ms Stewart should be “more gracious” towards Ms Cummings. •Hot pool views sought, p6 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