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Southern View: March 28, 2017

Southern View: March 28,

FREE TUESDAY MARCH 28 2017 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Home Leisure SHOW June 30 – July 2 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW & 021 914 5656 379 7100 Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Opposition to multi-unit housing development mounts • By Noah Graham RESIDENTS OF a Somerfield street are joining together to stop a multi-unit development from going ahead, saying it will ruin their neighbourhood. More than 20 residents say Multay Developments Ltd’s plans to build four, two-storey townhouse units on 23 Studholme St will ruin their street’s familyorientated appeal. Residents have collected about 300 signatures for their petition to oppose the development and shared their concerns at the Somerfield Residents’ Association meeting earlier this month. Retain Somerfield’s Character group member Marty Flanagan said the development of multiunit housing would ruin the neighbourhood. “We want to keep Somerfield as a family-friendly area and to have houses with space for kids to play and have a certain degree of privacy. “The proposed development is so at odds with everything else in the street and it will dominate the streetscape.” Mr Flanagan said the group will be working through their options to stop Multay Development’s plans. The company has applied for resource consent from city council and includes three, noncompliance issues. Somerfield Residents Association chairwoman Julie Tobell said the imminent concern was Melanie Coker 23 Studholme St, but she was concerned intensive development will spread exponentially in Somerfield. She said she was worried people living in family-focused neighbourhoods did not fully understand the Residential Suburban Density Transition zoning which allows for more intensive development. An agent for Multay Developments said at this stage they did not want to comment. Spreydon Cashmere Community Board deputy chairwoman Melanie Coker said the board is supporting the residents who are concerned. City council will decide next month whether Multay Developments will be granted consent. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Should intensive development be allowed in family orientated neighbourhoods? Email your views to noah.graham@ Running for a good cause ST MARK’S School house leaders are organising a fun run to raise money for three charities. Six year 8 pupils (Lilly Okey, Brieanna Cox, Julia Glassey, Bella Edwards, Sophia Tiso and Millie Trustum) have all used their own initiative to help fundraise money for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, Ronald McDonald House and KidsCan. St Mark’s School deputy principal Adrian Rennie said the pupils had been in contact with the charities and came up with the idea themselves. “It’s their brain child and they have done a really good job” He said pupils will dress in house colours which will represent one of the three charities and will compete in an obstacle course held at the school grounds. Mr Rennie said the house leaders asked their friends and family to donate and hope to raise between $100-200 per charity. The event will be held on April 7. GOOD CAUSE: St Mark’s School house leaders (from left) Lilly Okey, Brieanna Cox, Julia Glassey, Bella Edwards and Sophia Tiso (house leader Millie Trustum, absent) get ready for their fun run to raise money for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, Ronald McDonald House and KidsCan. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN WE SPECIALISE IN THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF TREES • Pruning • Expert Tree Felling • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Powerline Clearing • Branch Chipping • Competitive Rates • Orion Approved Contractor FULLY QUALIFIED ARBORISTS Member of NZ Arboriculture Association For quotes and enquiries phone 03 349 7143 | For urgent enquiries phone 027 272-6710 Email: www.arbor– 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 8.00am to 5.00pm