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Pegasus Post: December 13, 2016

Pegasus Post: December 13,

FREE TUESDAY DECEMBER 13 2016 379 7100 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Magazine CHRISTCHURCH’S PREMIER Advertising Enquiries Ph. 379 7100 Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton KEA FOR LIFE: Neil Michel has been made a life member of Linwood rugby league after decades of service. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Great club man rewarded • By Gordon Findlater WELL KNOWN rugby league identity Neil Michel has been made a life member of the Linwood club. Mr Michel’s tireless contributions at all levels of the club over many decades were acknowledged at the club’s annual meeting last week. He moved to Christchurch from Invercargill with his family when he was 12, and it didn’t take long for him to take up the 13-man code with the Keas. “We moved onto Jollie St and all the kids in my neighbourhood were playing rugby league. I had only grown up playing rugby union but I picked it up straight away,” he said. The club has since become an integral part of his life. Mr Michel even met his wife Tracey through the club. Their son also One of a kind gifts!!! ONLY 11 DAYS TO GO... Parklands Lotto, Post & Kiwibank played for the club. The now 54-year-old played through the grades until premier Bs and hung his boots up when he was 28. Mr Michel took on the role of club captain when he was 19 and has coached a number of Linwood youth teams. A highlight of his coaching stint was taking the same group of boys to four grand-finals from 12s through to 16s level. •Turn to page 5 Revitalise group to tackle investment hurdle • By Fraser Walker-Pearce THE GROUP tasked with revitalising New Brighton has one major hurdle – private businesses are not interested in investing there. Development Christchurch Ltd chairman Bill Dwyer said the private sector was not prepared to come to New Brighton because it wants a return on its money. “The commercial core is not a vibrant retail precinct. We need to make it a place people want to go. If we look at [New Brighton’s characteristics] we can really make the retail precinct into something special and have shops you won’t find in Westfield and major malls,” he said. DCL is a city council-owned entity charged with growing 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays investment in New Brighton as well as carrying out the hot salt water pools legacy project and the North Beach promenade. It was formed last November to oversee the projects. Coastal-Burwood Community Board chairwoman Kim Money said the New Brighton area “is a complex one” but she is confident the right people are in place to help rebuild the suburb. New Brighton Bin Inn owner Nikki Griffin said the hot salt water pools could be the long term draw card the community is waiting for. But DCL should focus on quick wins like fixing the whale pool playground and installing community barbecues on the beach first, she said. •Turn to page 5 AMAZING ISLAND MIRACLE OIL DILO OIL – The Remarkable Skin Rejuvenator As seen on Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty •• Remarkable•skin•anti-aging•&•healing• properties •• Super•absorbing.•Can•penetrate•all•three• layers•of•the•skin•offering•exceptional•cell• hydration•&•regeneration •• Ideal•for•scars,•blemishes,•wrinkles,• &•skin•ailments•including•eczema,• psoriasis,•acne,•rashes,•bites,•sores,• burns,•etc. •• 100%•natural,•Certified•Organic,• absolutely•no•additives •• Highly•effective Mail Order Available Amazing Price 50 ml only•$19.90 100ml only•$29.90 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 - - We are alWaYs HappY To Help! -