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Southern View: November 22, 2016

Southern View: November 22,

FREE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22 2016 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Shop scan ENTER NOW! one of three $1000 SHOPPING SPREES SEE full page inside for details 379 7100 Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston DELAYED: The historic Risingholme Community Centre has not been used since suffering earthquake damage five years ago. Repairs are under way but fire-related issues have delayed work. ​ Fire-related issues delay repairs to Risingholme • By Annabelle Dick THE REBUILD of fire and earthquake-damaged Risingholme Community Centre has been delayed due to repair issues. The removal of fire damaged parts of the building combined with designs that have yet to be completed, means the city council can no longer confirm when work will start. The Opawa building was damaged during the February 22, 2011, earthquake and has HIKING BOOTS & SHOES For men, women and children From $79.95 to $250 47c Garlands Road, Woolston Phone 389 3431 been out of use because it needed extensive repairs. The building was further damaged after a suspected arson attack on June 6. The city council confirmed in July it will rebuild the heritage facility. Earthquake repair work was due to be completed by July next year and fire damage repaired by March 2018. But city council staff say difficulties arose as new fire-related issues were uncovered. “Contractors have been concentrating on mould removal, clearing the fire damaged portions and working on the design for the fire remediation,” city council manager capital delivery community Darren Moses said. The fire spread through the roof and top storey of the 152-year-old building, causing so much damage that part of the upstairs has had to be deconstructed. At the time of the fire, the city council was planning to tender out the earthquake strengthening and repair work. Due to the fire, tendering was pushed back to September 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 > but the centre is still yet to be tendered. “The homestead applications will be filed once the detailed designs for both earthquake damage and fire damage have been completed,” Mr Moses said. The hall designs have been completed, but staff are making changes for a new toilet and bathroom layout. That’s also delayed the physical work which was expected to start next month. “A new date will be supplied once the latest design changes BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm have been made and consents submitted,” Mr Moses said. The fire and earthquake insurance issues have been kept separate and the fire repairs are expected to be done at a later date in March 2018. The centre had been insured for $5 million. Before the building was damaged it was used for a range of community education and school programmes. The building is currently being wrapped to protect the structure from the elements before construction begins. Megan WOODS Member of Parliament for WIGRAM Constituents needing assistance or wanting an appointment are invited to contact me on: Phone 338 6347 Email: megan.woods@ Authorised by Megan Woods MP, Shop 8/12 McCarthy Street, Christchurch