FREE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2017 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Bellbird (Korimako) Shop Win & Relax 379 7100 ON NOW! FAMILY GETAWAY TO HANMER SPRINGS TO BE WON See inside for full details Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Mega season ahead for yacht club HELPING HAND: Ferrymead Mitre 10 Mega’s Tony Franc with the new mainsails. • By Sarla Donovan THE RAIN cleared to sunny skies and warm north-east winds, perfect conditions for Christchurch Yacht Club’s season opener on Saturday afternoon. The formal launch got under way at noon with an update on recent developments at the club, the raising of the club flag, a glass of champagne and a light lunch. Competition followed at 1pm with about 40 boats racing on the day. Six bright orange mainsail sets donated by Ferrymead Mitre 10 Mega could be spied bobbing out on the water. The sails on the club’s optimist boats, used for learn to sail classes, were old and worn out so Mitre 10 offered to replace them, said club commodore Richard Ineson. “These new ones are nice and bright, good for training. When the boats go out, they’re easy to distinguish.” Numbers at the opening event were excellent, he said. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS After a fall-off in membership following the earthquakes, numbers had stabilised and were now in a growth pattern. Learn to sail classes start next week and were full. The recent success of Team New Zealand’s campaign had helped to bring the sport of yachting back to the forefront. •Turn to page 6 Riccarton bus lounge solution a work in progress • By Emily O’Connell SOLUTIONS TO ongoing problems at the Riccarton bus lounge will drag on for some time yet. The lounge, on the corner of Riccarton Rd and Division St, has been plagued with youth issues since it opened in December 2015. It was revealed last week that a number of recommendations from a working party were to be discussed at the Halswell-Hornby- Riccarton Community Board meeting on Tuesday night – including more police presence in the area. The working party consisting of board members, business and landowners, police, community groups and residents’ association representatives have made recommendations, which the Halswell- Hornby-Riccarton Community Board received at its meeting last week. Three recommendations were approved by the community board and will go to the city council for further discussion. These are an additional police presence, a bylaw which would allow arrests and instant fines to be issued and continued assistance for business owners when removing graffiti. •Turn to page 5 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 www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm Fujitsu Heat PumP at a HOt HOt Price Six Year Warranty Conditions apply* 5.4kW Hi Wall $1,999 FULLY INSTALLED* MoDEL: ASTG14LUCB DON’T MISS OUT! Accredited installers 10yr workmanship guarantee 6 yr warranty Call for a FREE Home consultation & quotation today! Ph 377 0034 or 0800 800 734 15/114 Sawyers Arms Road www.dimockheatpumps.co.nz email: email@example.com *Conditions apply. Installed back-to-back, up to three metre pipe run & electrical supply within 6 metres.