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Pegasus Post: January 31, 2017

Pegasus Post: January 31,

FREE TUESDAY JANUARY 31 2017 379 7100 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group March 19 2017 14km 6km ENTER NOW $25 Online • PakNSave • New World • The Athletes Foot • YMCA Children 10 years old and under free Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Monuments to get panels in bid to deter taggers • By Caitlin Miles THE NEW Brighton War Memorial on Marine Pde will soon be graffiti-proof. The city council is planning to install seethrough polyglass panels around the outside of the memorial to protect it, and the Woolston Borough Monument, from being vandalised in the future. City council capital delivery community manager, Darren Moses, said because of previous vandalism, the war memorial will have the panels put around it to stop it from being tagged. “As with the Woolston Borough Monument, the New Brighton War Memorial is continually tagged or engraved with initials,” Mr Moses said. New Brighton RSA manager and secretary Garry House (above) said the RSA was glad the city council planned to do something to protect the memorial. “It’s very important to us and to community that it is looked after and we do support the city council for the work on it,” Mr House said. The panels are clear and protect the monument. They have a film over top of them which can be replaced if they are defaced. The full panels can be removed during ceremonies. It is expected to cost $25,000 for the total cost to design, and to fabricate and install polyglass around the memorial with the installation of the panels expected to take place next month. The Woolston Borough Monument, on the corner of Richardson Tce and Ferry Rd will get similar panels to preserve it at a cost of $23,000. There are no further plans to install similar panels on any other monuments around the city. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think more monuments should be encased in protective glass? Email your thoughts to caitlin. DEFACED: Vandalism like this on the Woolston Borough Monument (left) and the New Brighton War Memorial shouldn’t happen once protective panels are installed around the sides. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Poto WILLIAMS MP for Christchurch East For information and advice: P 03 382 0288 E Electorate office: 133 Brighton Mall PO Box 18898 New Brighton 8641 Office Hours Monday - Friday 9:30 - 3:00pm Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 House of Hearing