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Southern View: April 11, 2017

Southern View: April 11,

FREE TUESDAY APRIL 11 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 Work starts to remove Heritage Church rubble • By Noah Graham RUBBLE FROM the Sydenham Heritage Church is finally being cleared. The church was controversially demolished after the February 22, 2011, earthquake. More than six years later work has begun to clear the eyesore that sits on the corner of Colombo and Brougham Sts. Sydenham Heritage Trust chairwoman Dorothy Haywood (left) said it was a “wonderful day” that the rubble was finally beginning to be cleared. “I’m thrilled. Absolutely thrilled.” Mrs Haywood said it would not take long for the rubble to be removed from the site. “We are under way and [the contractors] will move quickly. “It should look nice and tidy soon.” The rubble on the church site was supposed to have been moved before Christmas. However, contractors weren’t signed on until January. The church was built in 1878 and Mrs Haywood said the trust hopes to recover several artefacts important to Sydenham. They include photos and trophies from the old Sydenham School and marble and regular plaques commemorating various people from the area. Once the rubble is shifted the trust wants to make gardens on the site, with long-term plans for a building for the community to use, along with a display of the recovered artefacts and history of Sydenham. DAMAGE: Sydenham Heritage Trust chairwoman Dorothy Haywood stands in the ruins of the Sydenham Heritage Church. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER DELICATE: Work to clear rubble from the Sydenham Heritage Church site on the corner of Colombo and Brougham Sts began yesterday as contractors arrived on site, more than six years after the church was demolished. PHOTO: ANDREW KING Hurry this special offer ends: 30 April 2017. Limited appointments available. T&Cs apply ouse of earing CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 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