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Pegasus Post: July 04, 2017

Pegasus Post: July 04,

FREE TUESDAY JULY 4 2017 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group 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 379 7100 Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Oli back home after a year on the prowl • By Sarla Donovan OLI THE cat is back. Well, owner Lyn Gottermeyer is 99 per cent sure it’s Oli. The big maine coon lookalike went missing in June last year and Mrs Gottermeyer, who lives in Marshland, said after months and months of searching, she’d given up any hopes of finding him when her daughter noticed a post on the Lost Cats Christchurch Facebook page last month. “ ‘Mum, I think that’s Oli,’ she said. I took a look and he had the same markings. It was a lady in Spreydon who’d found him, he’d been hanging around her place and then took up residence in her garden.” Jeanette O’Connor, who posted his photo on the Facebook page, has a labrador and three cats of her own and Oli had been going in and stealing food from them. “She cried when I went and picked him up,” said Mrs Gottermeyer. So how did he end up travelling from Marshland to Spreydon? “I think either someone took him because of the way he looks, or he’s got into someone’s vehicle. We had contractors around the day he went missing and he’s very inquisitive. He might have climbed into their van.” Mrs Gottermeyer kept him inside for a week after he returned, just to make sure he didn’t disappear again. She thinks he must have eaten well as he’s “a bit broader” than when he left. “I’ve noticed he doesn’t like my husband as much, but I’ve got three fox terriers and they always got on well. One of them went and laid down in front of him. He likes to be outside; he always used to sleep on the back porch but now he goes down to the creek somewhere and gets soaking wet. He’s one of a kind, Oli.” MEOW: Pet Oli is back with owner Lyn Gottermeyer after disappearing for a year. Gym club stumbles over proposal to build on QE II • By Sarla Donovan IT’S BACK to the drawing board for the Christchurch School of Gymnastics after its proposed new building site was rejected by residents. The club has been in its current spot at QE II Park for 21 years, but says the cost of repairing the building is high and it wants to relocate closer to the new QE II Recreation and Sports Centre. However, Dan O’Sullivan, who lives near Ascot Ave, said he and at least 25 nearby residents aren’t happy about the spot that has been chosen, and they’ve made their voices heard in two recent meetings at the proposed site. Coastal-Ward city councillor David East said a “co-operative” discussion was held on Thursday between the CSG, city council staff, Coastal-Burwood Community Board members and residents. •Turn to page 5 Debs spent up at the Gift Fair! Come and see whats arrived! Parklands Lotto & Post 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph. 383 0303 HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Late night Wed til 6.30pm, Sat 9.00am - 7.00pm Parklands Lotto & Post BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 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 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 8.00am to 5.00pm