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Southern View: July 12, 2016

Southern View: July 12,

FREE TUESDAY jULY 12 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 Battle lines drawn over skate park • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MORE THAN 800 people have signed a petition in support of the controversial Halswell Skate Park. The petition comes after nearly 600 people signed against having a skate park established in the Halswell Domain. It was set up last month by Halswell resident Brendon Miller supporting a skate and recreation park in Halswell. Mr Miller said he wanted to demonstrate how much support there is in Halswell for a skate park. “When I talk to people at school you get a lot of support for that. Particularly if they have got young kids,” he said. Mr Miller said signatures are still being collected, but as of last week he had about 700. The online version of the petition created last week is also growing with 159 signatures collected so far. “Outside of organised sport on Saturday morning there is not a lot for them to do by themselves outside,” Mr Miller said. Halswell resident Giarne Harrison, who is helping to collect signatures in support of the skate park said the petition was a good way to start a discussion. She said it was a “bit naive” to expect only Halswell residents should sign both petitions. “I gathered a couple of signatures from people who used to live in Halswell. And from people from outside of the suburb who were keen to support youth. “We already have so many people use the domain from outside Halswell.” Last month the Halswell Domain Action Group presented a petition signed by 570 residents against the skate park to the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board. The petition presented by Halswell Domain Action Group member Wendy Gilbert said they felt the skate park had the potential to devalue properties and could introduce an element of “anti-social” behaviour. The petition was made up by 433 residents, 50 park users, 51 Model Railway Engineers members and 36 local businesses and customers. But Mrs Gilbert said the Halswell Domain Action was not opposed to having a skate park in the Halswell area. Out of 280 submissions made to the city council, 60 per cent were in support of the Halswell Domain location as their first choice. Mr Miller said while it is best the city council decides on the location, the Halswell Domain is a popular option. A decision on the location of the skate park will be made on July 27 at an extraordinary Riccarton-Wigram Community Board meeting. LOOKING SHARP: This wall behind SaveMart on Battersea St in Sydenham has been given a fresh new look thanks to a mural by Opawa street artist Jacob Yikes. PHOTO: EMMA-JANE MCLENNAN Fujitsu Heat PumP at a HOt HOt PRiCe Hot Hot Deal Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. on 8KW Heat Rejuvenate PumP your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning A nice quiet solution from We clean and repair all types of blinds – Fujitsu at a great price Six Year Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Warranty Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Fujitsu ASTG24L 8 KW Model AGTV14L Heat Pump for Just $2,999 $2,999 Fully Installed* Six Year Warranty PH 377 Fully 0034 Installed* OR 0800 800 734 DON’T MISS OUT! PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 734 *Model AGTV14L installed back to back, up to three metre pipe run and electrical supply within 6 metres. Email: 6/105 Coleridge St, Sydenham, Christchurch * Conditions apply. Normal lending criteria, booking fee and annual account fee applies. Limited stock. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Installed back to back, up to 3 metre pIpe run and electrIcal supply wIthIn 6 metres. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Email: 10 5 only BE QUICK 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. 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