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Pegasus Post: June 20, 2017

Pegasus Post: June 20,

FREE TUESDAY JUNE 20 2017 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group 379 7100 Your friendly local Pharmacy Sanderson Glucosamine & Chondroitin While stocks last 200 capsules $24.90 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Thurs 9am-6pm 11 Parnwell Street. Ph 383 4814 Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Red light runners risk pupil safety • By Julia Evans RED LIGHT runners are putting primary school pupils at risk. Shirley Primary School, the city council and the police are acting quickly after fears for pupils safety when crossing Shirley Rd. There is a signalised pedestrian crossing outside the school but red light runners have caused serious concern. Deputy principal Sandra Jamieson said it’s only a matter of time before a pupil is hurt. “It’s not a matter of if someone gets injured. It’s when,” she said. An urgent meeting was held between school staff, city council parking enforcement staff and traffic engineer Penny Gray, members and staff from the Papanui-Innes Community Board, the police and parents last Wednesday to discuss ways to improve safety. Community board chairwoman Ali Jones said off the back of the meeting, the group came away with seven action points. “The school is not that obvious, it actually looks like a big office block . . . if drivers are aware there are children in the area they will slow down,” Ms Jones said. Plans likely to be implemented include a sign that warns of children in the area, increased police presence, increased city council enforcement and pupils carrying flags as they cross the road. Sandra Jamieson Mrs Jamieson said they were also looking at having a longer waiting time between the light changing red and the crossing turning green. “It will be a combined effort. The sign, police enforcing, city council enforcing and also someone suggested the children holding flags as they cross the road like they already do at St Albans Primary,” Ms Jones said. A full safety audit by the city council, of traffic from Hills Rd to The Palms Shopping Centre has also begun. Although ideas such as a flashing 40km/h signs outside the school were also proposed but is unlikely to go ahead. But due to traffic congestion along Shirley Rd after school, Mrs Jamieson said it wasn’t so much an issue of speed as red light running. Ms Jones said changes would be in place within four weeks. Back to the future for new school Haeata Community College might be only six-months-old but it is relying on an old favourite to motivate students. Instead of a buzzer or bell to start classes, Bob Marley music plays instead. Sarla Donovan reports on pages 8 and 9 PROUD: Principal Andy Kai Fong and the school’s atrium. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Public Meeting with Poto Williams and special guest speaker Grant Robertson MP, Labour’s Finance Spokesperson, speaking about “An Economy that Works for All New Zealanders”. 26 June 7:30pm St Andrews Hall 190 Marriotts Road North New Brighton Contact Hugh Perry 03 388 0877 STATIONARY gIFTS MAgAzINeS & CARDS Only 5 minutes from Burwood Hospital, with loads of parking! HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Late night Wed, til 6.30pm Sat, 9.00am - 7.00pm Like us on Neighbourly & Facebook Banking, bills, letters and parcels. All wrapped up here. WORLD FAMOUS ON THE EAST SIDE FOR OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF GIFTS & WALL ART Burwood Road Burwood Hospital Travis Wetland Mobile Top Up & Sim Cards Mairehau Road Inwood Road Queenspark Drive Authorised by Andrew Kirton, 160 Willis Street, Wellington Parklands Lotto, Post 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays