2 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October17 2017 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK IF LIANNE Dalziel and police chief John Price can’t get any action on solving problems at the Riccarton bus lounge, then the war is lost (see page 1). That’s the latest twist on this long drawn out saga that is now nearly two years in the making. The problem: Teenagers and others causing problems for bus users and businesses in the area. The solution: Good, strong policing. But the police can’t be everywhere and disorder issues at the lower end of the scale get a low priority. However, people using the bus lounge should be able to do so without being hassled and made to feel intimidated. Police initially thought a bylaw would do the trick but that has gone by the wayside. A cynic might say resourcing. So it’s up to Dalziel and Price. – Barry Clarke GET IN TOUCH General Inquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi Tasty stuffed apple crumble NEWS Sophie Cornish Ph: 364 7437 email@example.com FOOD 15 SOUTHERN VIEW News.......................................3-8 Your Local Views.......10 Sport...................................11-12 Keep it Local................. 13 Health........................................14 Food.................................. 15 Community Events......16 Real Estate.................... 17 ADVERTISING Richard McCombie Ph: 364 7472 firstname.lastname@example.org fall in Love with your favourite furniture all over again. 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS Recover your couches and chairs and save money! BEFORE AFTER EXPERIENCEFREE QUOTES Shop online with the in store special prices! Discount code: Goat your one stop shop! We welcome you to come along and have a look Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED www.somerfieldupholstery.co.nz Secrets in the Wardrobe Up-cycled Womens & Childrens Clothing & Accessories Paul Tainui THE LYTTEL KIWI GIFT SHOP OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 9.30am - 3pm, Sun 10am - 3pm 15 LONDON STREET LYTTELTON Follow on Facebook: The Lyttel Kiwi • FRESH FLOWERS • HAND - MADE GIFTS • CLOTHING • SOAPS • • RARANGA • HAND MADE CANDLES & SOY MELTS • UP CYCLED GOODS • • LOCAL ARTIST’S PRINTS • GREETING CARDS • POUNAMU • JEWELLERY • • KNITTING • TOYS • COMMISSIONED ITEMS AVAILABLE & MUCH MORE! Late night Thurs open till 6.30pm themohairstore 1 Amyes Rd, Hornby Ph. 349 4163 Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm 140 Colombo Street, Beckenham 335b Riccarton Rd, Church Cnr Phone 03 943 1639 Ph. 341 8539 Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am-5pm www.themohairstore.co.nz Sat 9.30am-2.30pm tHe tRuSteD nAme in fAbRicS “Specialists in real value apparel and upholstery fabrics” BLENHEIM RD HARALDS ANNEX RD BIRMINGHAM DRIVE 47 Birmingham Drive, Middleton | Phone 338 7700 | Open Mon-Sat 10-4 47 MATIPO ST
SOUTHERN VIEW Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October17 2017 3 News Objection over medical centre plan • By Bridget Rutherford and Andrew King SOCIAL ANXIETY, security risks and fears someone will report her dogs to the authorities are the reasons one neighbour has objected to a new medical centre in Hillmorton. But a few tweaks and she would be happy to let the development proceed. The Martin Family Trust applied to the city council in February 2016 for a consent to build an ‘integrated family health centre’ on 30-36 Lincoln Rd and 121 Domain Tce. The facility would include a pharmacy and will be split into six different tenancies. Ellyn Taawera-Patterson, whose property borders the proposed site, submitted against it saying the new development would raise security concerns and have a negative impact on her animals. A resource management act hearing panel met last Tuesday to hear her concerns. She said the previous neighbours, a Muslim church and Deerstalkers Association, had a high gate that was locked when they were not on site. “My understanding is the car park [for the medical centre] won’t be locked [at night and on the weekends] which will give easier access to my property than previously,” she said in her submission. The increased vehicle activity in the car park, she said, could cause her dogs to bark, annoying the neighbours who then may report the noise, putting her responsible pet owner status at risk. Ms Taawera-Patterson said she has a phobia of people and the increased amount of people coming and going from the site could increase her anxiety and “ability to deal with life in general”. “I moved into this place in HEALTH CENTRE: The Martin Family Trust has applied for a resource consent to build an integrated family health centre on Lincoln Rd. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER the 90s because I knew it was all residential,” she said. “I don’t want to block it [the medical centre] entirely, I need to look after me though.” She has included in her submission a few suggestions to solve her concerns, including soundproofing her home and installing a high, locked gate and security lighting for the evenings and weekends. City council head of resource consents John Gibson said the hearing has not yet been closed by the commissioner and a decision is not likely for at least 15 days. “A hearing was required because when the application was notified there was a submission in opposition,” he said. Meanwhile, a resource management act hearing will be held today to discuss Foodstuffs South Island’s plan to establish a New World on 92-108 Lincoln Rd. It has applied for resource consent from the city council for the supermarket, which includes car parking, vehicle access, landscaping, signage and stormwater treatment. The supermarket would be built on the former SuperValue site, along with neighbouring properties. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk INTERSECTION PROGRESS Public consultation on the proposed Cashmere, Hoon Hay and Worsleys Rds intersection improvement has finished. City council staff are currently working on a report which will go to the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board at its meeting on November 7 after analysing and collating the feedback. CEMETERY CLEAN-UP More than 25 residents and city council staff worked to clear 270kg of rubbish and greenwaste from the historic Addington Cemetery. The annual clean-up of the cemetery was supported by a Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board off the ground fund grant, which went towards a barbecue and drinks for the volunteers. NO PEDESTRIAN ISLAND A pedestrian island is not likely to be constructed on Tennyson St in Beckenham. City council staff investigated the possibility of a fifth refuge island on the street after the community raised safety concerns. However, after its assessment as a low to medium accident risk area, city council staff considered the street unlikely to be a priority for any available funding. WEDDINGS & RACES phone: 03 374 5858 363 lincoln road, addington mon - fri 9am - 5pm sat 10am - 4pm sun 10am - 2pm • W.O.F • Servicing • Repairs • Batteries • Auto Electrical • Tyres • Clutch • Cambelt • Diagnostic Equipment YOUR LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE SHOP Get your first month FREE * ccc.govt.nz/recandsport 287 Hoon Hay Road Christchurch Open Mon-Fri Ph. 982 0405 THE JEwEllEry ValuaTion SpEcialiSTS Caring for your jewellery since 1990 • Personal service with your professional valuer • Qualified, experienced gemologist & diamond graders • All valuations completed on premises • Validate + Research + Knowledge = Value New Location: 2/301 Lincoln Road www.jvcvaluers.co.nz | (03) 332 4233 | email@example.com No joining fee JOIN US TODAY Pools, Fitness Centres, Classes and more Recreation & Sport Centres *Terms and conditions apply.