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Southern View: November 15, 2016

Southern View: November 15,

FREE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 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 Car parking restrictions likely near popular Port Hills track • By Bridget Rutherford and Caitlin Miles USING A popular Port Hills track could become more difficult with a plan to install no stopping restrictions on nearby streets. The city council is looking to install yellow no stopping lines on most of Rapaki Rd and part of Montgomery Tce. Rapaki Rd is the main access way to Rapaki Track, which is popular with walkers, runners and mountain-bikers, especially on the weekends. However, residents say track users parking on the road made it narrow and dangerous. Rapaki Rd resident Mike Smith said that even with the yellow lines across from his house it can be hard for him to get in and out of his driveway with people parking over the lines. He said the proposed changes are a good way to tackle the problem. “It can not be tolerated because people will get hurt if something doesn’t change,” Mr Smith said. Mr Smith said he is concerned about emergency services being able to get to the top of the track to assist people. As a result, the city council has put the plan out for public consultation to get feedback before it approves the changes. The restrictions would run along the left side of the road from Centaurus Rd to Montgomery Tce, and on the right hand side on the top stretch of the road. Montgomery Tce would also have restrictions on the left hand side of the road leading to Erewhon Tce. The city council hopes the changes would improve safety, make more room for vehicles to manoeuvre, and improve access to properties. Councillor Tim Scandrett (left) said he doesn’t know why people who plan to walk Rapaki Track park at the very start of the track when they could park elsewhere and get more exercise. “It seems insane that people drive up there to walk and be fit but they won’t park at the bottom (of Rapaki Rd),” Cr Scandrett said. He said it is welcome news for residents along the road. Mr Smith said he hopes this will make the improvements that many residents have wanted for a long time. Consultation will close next Wednesday, with the restrictions hoped to be installed in March, if approved. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think yellow no parking lines on Rapaki Rd are needed? Send your thoughts to caitlin.miles@ PARKING CONCERNS: Parking like this on Rapaki Rd could be a thing of the past if yellow no parking lines are installed along the narrow road leading to Rapaki Track. ​ What type of Parkinson’s do you have? Knowing the answer to this question can slow down your Parkinson’s and help you to look, move and feel better. Get control of your Parkinson’s and find out more today! Phone: (03) 961 0236 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