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The Star: March 16, 2017

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6 Thursday March 16 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star News Crusaders to raise funds for child cancer • By Noah Graham THREE CRUSADERS will swap their rugby balls for a plastic bucket on Friday to collect money for the Child Cancer Foundation. Mitch Dunshea, Leon Fukofuka and Tim Perry will be at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Linwood from noon to 1pm to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation. Child Cancer Foundation business development manager Lydia Hemingway said the Crusaders were supportive of the foundation and the players had an important part in their fundraising last year. “Last year the public really engaged with the Crusaders as they roamed around the mall within the hour and they helped raise a lot of money.” The bucket collection is part of an effort by the foundation to try to raise $750,000 nationally this month which will help more than 500 families, she said. Fundraising will also take place on Saturday at the mall from noon to 1pm and will continue in the evening at AMI Stadium when the Crusaders play the Blues. Plan for second worst intersection • By Tom Doudney THE INTERSECTION ranked as the city’s second most dangerous will receive a $1 million upgrade but work won’t begin until 2019 at the earliest. The intersection of Ilam Rd, Middleton Rd and Riccarton Rd was included on the list of Christchurch’s 100 most dangerous intersections, released in January ahead of the draft Annual Plan. Only the intersection of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave was ranked above it. City council head of transport Chris Gregory said the draft Annual Plan allowed for construction to take place in the 2019/20 financial year. The work would take about six months. “Currently this project is in the scheme design phase,” Mr Gregory said. “A number of options are being examined that take into account safety upgrades, cycleways and the need to minimise impact on vehicle and public transport routes.” It was anticipated that community consultation would take place in the first half of DRIVE CAREFULLY: The intersection of Ilam Rd, Middleton Rd and Riccarton Rd is currently ranked as the city’s second most dangerous. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN next year. There have been 35 crashes recorded at the intersection between 2011 and 2016, although not all non-injury crashes for 2016 may have yet been entered in the system. The recorded crashes include 29 involving vehicles only, five involving pedestrians and one involving a cyclist. Serious injuries were suffered in one crash, in 2012. Mr Gregory said the intersection’s high placing on the list was due to the combination of high reported injury crashes and its configuration. The intersection was last upgraded 25 years ago when traffic lights were installed. To decide rankings on the list, the city council uses crash data from the NZ Transport Agency. However, a city council spokeswoman said the order of intersections on the list was changing as new incidents occurred. A range of other considerations were also used to determine the actual order and timing of intersection upgrades. These included predicted traffic growth from development, congestion, speed limits, minor unreported crash history, efficiency of traffic operations, pedestrian and cycling use and community input. “It’s important to understand that it’s not a simple case of taking action for intersections in the order they appear on the list,” the spokeswoman said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Does this intersection deserve its place as the city’s second most dangerous intersection? Is 2019 soon enough for work to begin? Send your views to tom. yellow plywood Vanity Range 20% Off Freestanding Baths 15-20% Off NEW LOCATION 13b Parkhouse Rd, CHRISTCHURCH new range of Tapware and accessories instore End of Line and Display Vanities up to 50% OFF Open 7 Days Mon - Fri 9.00 - 5.30, Sat 9.30 - 4.00, Sun 10.00 - 3.00 0800 MILLEN | | 03 348 8678 “ IT’S A RELAXED WAY OF LIFE.” “No lawns to mow or leaves to pick up.” Joyce and Lloyd have a beautiful garden and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with a great sense of community and security. Lloyd says he sees as many people in a day at Summerset as he would have seen in a month outside their last home. He also really enjoys not having the burden of continuous maintenance. They’ve been enjoying their villa at their Summerset retirement village for just over nine years. And there’s an added bonus says Joyce, “Our family couldn’t be happier, because they know we’re looked after.” Come and see why we love the life at Summerset Open Weekend 18 & 19 March, 10am-4pm Summerset at Wigram 135 Awatea Road, Christchurch Contact Anne Walker on 03 741 0872 or 022 639 2341 Love the life SUM0309_9x8

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