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Southern View: May 10, 2016

Southern View: May 10,

FREE TUESDAY MAY 10 2016 379 7100 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) RICCARTON CLINIC Book Online via our new website 4 Yaldhurst Road, near Countdown at Church Corner OPEN 7 DAYS PHONE: 343 3661 Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Sabotage claim in bid to save villa TOM DOUDNEY An excavation company has had a digger allegedly sabotaged and a tyre slashed amid community opposition to the planned demolition of an 152-year-old Addington villa. The Enfield Villa in Burke St is set to be replaced by a block of flats in spite of opposition to save it. Digout Services which is carrying out the demolition made a complaint to the police after its $150,000 digger had sticks, dirt and rubbish stuffed into its air intake. Operations project manager Nathan Paerata said repairing the damage this had caused would be expensive. The villa was the home of Henry and Martha Bull who sailed from Enfield in England to New Zealand in 1862. However, because of modifications made to it, Heritage New Zealand has declined to give it a heritage listing. In 2012, the building was sold to a Russian owner who also wished to demolish the house but after an outcry from local residents he sold it to the current owners last year. Mr Paerata said one of his workers had had a car tyre slashed and he had no doubt that this and the digger “sabotage” were linked to opposition to demolish the villa. However, police said there was not enough evidence to pursue the matter. Mr Paerata said the company was being targeted unfairly. “It has been a bad experience, that whole property,” he said. “We’re not in the business of pulling down 150-yearold houses, we’re not the ones that decided not to put it on the heritage list.” He wouldn’t say when the demolition would take place but it wouldn’t be delayed by the sabotage of the digger. Heritage New Zealand adviser Dave Margetts said he understood the villa had been heavily modified. However, Addington historian Mike Burdon said the alterations were minimal and as one of Addington’s original historic houses it should be preserved. “That place could be restored and there would still be plenty of room there to build the flats,” he said. “If the house was restored they could also open it up to the public and make money off it too and that would be a big thing for Addington.” May the fourth be with you Stormtroopers, Jedi knights and galactic princesses made class more interesting than usual at St Martins School on Wednesday, May 4. The day is known as Star Wars Day, due to the play on words ‘May the fourth be with you’. Right: Jesse Mechen. PHOTOS: ALEX PARSONS INSIDE: • Serious about street art, p6-7 • Back from space trip, p11 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 Amazing Price 50 ml only•$19.90 100ml only•$29.90 Mail Order Available Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 SEAVIEW RD • PH 388 5757 (Just past C.N.B School) - WE ARE AlWAyS HAPPy to HElP! - ouse of earing 100% NZ Owned & Operated Please hurry this special offer ends: 31st May 2016. Remember to bring your voucher to your appointment. CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Papanui 0800 333 606 Kaiapoi Ashburton 03 0800 307333 8949 606 Ashburton 03 307 8949 NUK KORAKO NATIONAL LIST MP BASED IN THE PORT HILLS My I hold new regular office clinics is now around open at the 6/950 Port Ferry Hills Road. Please electorate. contact To make the office an appointment, if there is anything or to I can sign help up for with. my newsletter, please contact us. OFFICE: 6/950 Ferry Road, Ferrymead EMAIL: WEBSITE: PHONE: 03 384 0008 Working hard for our community