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Pegasus Post: January 16, 2018

Pegasus Post: January 16,

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018 Locally Owned A Star Media Event Star Media Cooling off Former league player and his daughters make a splash Time for salsa Spice up your summer with capsicums and onions Sunday 18 March 2018 Page 6 Page 9 Brighton ANZ to close • By Andrew King NEW BRIGHTON residents have been dealt another blow as a second bank announces it will be permanently closing its doors. ANZ on Seaview Rd will amalgamate with The Palms branch in Shirley on January 26, meaning the area will only have one bank left - New Brighton NZ Post & Kiwibank in the Brighton Mall. It comes after Westpac announced Poto Willams Paul Lonsdale last year it will be closing its doors in New Brighton, mid- February. An ANZ spokesman told Pegasus Post a 20 per cent decline in transactions over the past two years at the New Brighton site was the main reason the two branches will join. Christchurch East MP Poto Williams posted the news on her Facebook page, which gained a swift and angry response. One person replied to her post saying: “What can we do as a community do to stop all this, everything is being done behind closed doors, no thoughts to the community at all.” Bin Inn New Brighton owner Nikki Griffin said: “As a business owner that uses ANZ not impressed will look at my options and haven’t been told by them (sic).” Mrs Williams said it was a blow to a community working hard to get back on its feet. “I have completely lost faith in corporates because they lost faith in us,” she said. “We are all working so hard to get the area back on its feet but this is out of line of where we are heading and a complete lack of faith in the suburb of New Brighton.” New Brighton Business and Landowners Association manager Paul Lonsdale said it was a sad decision. “On one hand, you can understand it but you have to look at the demographics of the area. There are a lot of elderly people out here and some of them are not that mobile,” he said. An ANZ spokesman said most New Brighton customers already use other branches. It will install a SmartATM where customers can make deposits, withdrawals and do account transfers. “Our staff, the equivalent of 2.5 full-time staff, have all been offered positions in our Christchurch branches,” he said. MOVING: ANZ in New Brighton will close its doors on January 26 and amalgamate with The Palms branch. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER HAVE YOUR SAY: Does the closure of another bank in New Brighton in affect you? Share your views with us. Email sophie. cornish@starmedia. kiwi 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! - 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 7.30am to 5.00pm Back to School ShoeS Ascent & McKinlays from $60 - $149 47c Garlands Road, Woolston Phone 389 3431