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Southern View: September 20, 2016

Southern View: September 20,

FREE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 2016 379 7100 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Magazine CHRISTCHURCH’S PREMIER Advertising Enquiries Ph. 379 7100 Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Call for river booms SIGN REMOVAL: During a river clean-up earlier this year volunteers removed a sign from the Heathcote River near Richardson Tce. ​ • By Caitlin Miles NETS TO catch rubbish may be the solution to cleaning up the Heathcote River, making a dent in the amount of rubbish collected from the waterway. At a city council meeting last week, members of three organisations who care for waterways asked city councillors to re-install nets, called booms, that were removed after the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The booms stretch from one side of the river to the other, allowing water to flow through, but snare rubbish. Earlier this year 20 tonnes of rubbish was collected from the Heathcote and other city waterways. This has spurred river network groups, Opawaho/Heathcote River Network, Avon-Otakaro River Network and Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai Trust to approach the city council. There were booms installed in parts of the rivers around the city but they were taken out following the February quake because the banks were unstable and city council staff could not get close enough to the bank to safely remove the rubbish. The city council has agreed to investigate the booms and other options that may work. City council land drainage manager Keith Davidson said staff are happy to investigate but at the moment there was no money allocated for re-installing booms. “There would be a capital cost of stabilising the banks and reinstating the booms, perhaps in the order of $50,000 each, together with increased annual operational costs that are not currently planned or provided for,” Mr Davidson said. But Opawaho/Heathcote River Network co-chairwoman Helene Mautner said the booms were vital to help restoring rivers to being cleaner. •Turn to page 6 A selfie with an All Black Before taking on the Springboks on Saturday night and winning 41-13, All Black Luke Romano snapped a selfie with Linwood Avenue School’s room 10 pupils when he visited on Friday. Romano was joined by fellow All Black Ofa Tu’ungafasi when they went to the school to meet the pupils who won a fair play competition. The pupils entered a video of what they think being a good sport means. The competition was run by the city council, New Zealand Rugby and Canterbury Rugby Union. Who am I? DAVIDS FOR COUNCIL LINWOOD WARD • Independent - no party politics • 31 years old and live on Ferry Road, I grew up in our Ward • Deputy Chair of the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board • Chair of Keep Christchurch Beautiful • Deputy Chair of Keep New Zealand Beautiful • Work for the Battered Women’s Trust • On the board of Canterbury Neighbourhood Support DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! Voting papers need to be in the post by 4 th October. This is our chance for change! What I stand for: Change – enough’s enough! • A new and enthusiastic Councillor • Our fair share of resources • Recreation facilities for our Ward - Pool! • Fixing our broken roads • Cleaning up our waterways • Clamping down on crime • Community engagement • Less talk and much more action • Results E: davids.alexandra@gmail.com | P: 021 308 440 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 www.blindcare.co.nz 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