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Southern View: December 20, 2016

Southern View: December 20,

FREE TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 2016 379 7100 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) From the team at Southern View & Star Media Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Have a hip-hop Christmas Our Lady Of the Assumption School’s dance team performed a Christmas-themed hip-hop dance at Christchurch Airport last week. It was one of 12 schools from across Canterbury selected by the airport to perform. A spokeswoman said the performances were well-attended by friends, families and visitors. Car park concern shifts • By Caitlin Miles VERNON TCE residents fear they will lose off-street car parks if yellow lines are installed on Rapaki Rd. More than two thirds of submitters supported the city council’s plan to install no parking lines along Rapaki Rd and part of Montgomery Tce. The city council received 93 submissions on the plans to restrict parking, 66 supported the idea, 24 were against and three submissions were unclear. Thirty of those submissions, both for and against the parking restrictions, were concerned over the impact on the surrounding streets, namely Vernon Tce. Rapaki Rd is the main access way to Rapaki Track, which is popular with walkers, runners and mountain bikers, especially on the weekends. One submitter opposed the plans because Vernon Tce is “already dangerously congested” and banning parking on Rapaki Rd will only add to the congestion. CHRISTMAS E BIKE SPECIAL FREE HELMET & LOCK with all E bikes sold before 24 December! $1599 A Vernon Tce resident said they were “terrified that restrictions proposed on Rapaki Rd will have an extremely detrimental effect on traffic, congestion, parking and safety on Vernon Tce,” and opposed the parking ban unless more parking is provided elsewhere. Another submitter supports the city council’s plan but said they want Vernon Tce included before the plans are approved. •Turn to page 5 “The Best Value Urban Transport Solution!” • 16” wheel, folding, super light alloy frame • Power assisted • 24 volt, 11 Ah, Lithium ion brush-less motor • 23km p hour top speed, 30km distance unassisted, 70km distance assisted Comes with full 12 month warranty plus FREE 6 month service check. AROUND AGAIN CYCLES We Buy, Sell, Trade-in and Repair Open 7 days • 620a Ferry Road, Woolston | Phone 03 376-6377 | 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. ​ ouse of earing CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 Blenheim 03 579 5353 Greymouth 03 768 5528