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Southern View: May 30, 2017

Southern View: May 30,

6/105 Coleridge St, Sydenha * Conditions apply. Normal lending criteria, booking fee and an FREE TUESDAY mAY 30 2017 379 7100 A Star Media Event Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) June 30 - July 2 10AM - 5PM EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW 021 914 5656 Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Bid to remove tree buried in deep-rooted red tape • By Noah Graham CRACROFT RESIDENT Tim Bowman wants a 130-year-old tree cut down because it is causing carnage to his property. The old english oak tree on his driveway has littered his property with acorns, sap, aphids and debris for the past 10 years, since he moved in with his wife, Michelle. Mr Bowman’s attempts to solve the issue by pruning the tree have not been successful as it is protected under the significant trees list which limits how much of the tree can be cut. On his own, Mr Bowman is allowed to cut branches off that are smaller than 50mm in diameter, anything larger and an arborist has to do the work, which cost him $1600 last time. However, Mr Bowman said even with an arborist cutting the branches, they work to certain guidelines as well, which does not fix the issues. He said leaves still litter the driveway, falling debris is still a danger to himself, his wife and their grandchildren. For about four to five weeks each year, acorns drop onto the roof of their property and disrupts their sleep, Mr Bowman said. “You can forget about any sleep. It’s like there’s someone throwing rocks.” Mr Bowman said the ideal solution would be to have the tree cut down but he is unable to because of the tree’s status. City council head of parks Andrew Rutledge said the owners made a submission to have the tree removed from the proposed significant trees list in 2015 but were unsuccessful. “No evidence was lodged by the residents nor did they ask to appear at any hearings,” Mr Rutledge said. However, Mrs Bowman said when she lodged the submissions in 2015 it was presented as a choice, not a “must-do” to attend the hearings. Mr Rutledge said if the owners wished to have the tree removed from the significant trees list they can apply for resource consent which would cost HAZARDOUS: Cracroft resident Tim Bowman wants the old english oak tree, which dominates his Cashmere Rd driveway, removed before his home gets seriously damaged. Above – Some of the debris on top of Mr Bowman’s garage. PHOTOS: NOAH GRAHAM a minimum of $1000 but there is a chance it could cost more. Mrs Bowman said they would apply for the resource consent but wanted city council to pay for the consent. She said it is a hazard to the home and therefore falls with city council to pay. OFFER FIT A FUJITSU TO HEAT YOUR HOME FULLY INSTALLED on 8KW Heat Pum Deal Hot Hot Heat Pump for Just KW 8 ASTG24L Fujitsu $2,999 Six Year Warranty Fully Installed* PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 734 Installed back to back, up to 3 met run and electrIcal supply wIthIn 6 m www.dimockheatpum Email: sales@dimoc 5.4Kw Hi Wall $1,999 FULLY INSTALLED* MODEL: ASTG14LUCB Accredited installers | 10yr workmanship guarantee | 6yr warranty Ph 377 0034 15/114 Sawyers Arms Road email: * Conditions apply. Installed back to back, up to three metre pipe run and electrical supply within 6 metres. Call for a FREE Home Consultation & Quotation today! 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