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The Star: April 13, 2017

The Star: April 13,

TECH SAVVY Gadgets to make Christchurch a smart city to live in P8 Thursday, April 13 , 2017 CODE JUGGLER Martin Field-Dodgson has a busy winter ahead of him in two codes P40 The perfect time to sell your home is NOW SAVE THOUSANDS Please call Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 or 03 384 8600 The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch $600,000 payment made by CERA to change Crossing PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Remembering the fallen • By Bridget Rutherford BILL MITCHELL imagines the 3200 inscribed white crosses that line Cranmer Square as small bodies of Cantabrians killed in World War 1. The 104-year-old will lead the Anzac Day parade in a Jeep on April 25, to remember those who lost their lives. As part of the commemorations, the crosses were laid out on Tuesday, which represent the men and women who died in the first three years of the war. They are part of the fouryear-long Regional Fields of Remembrance Project, where the number of crosses placed there each year correlates to the number of those killed at that point in the war. Mr Mitchell lost an uncle in World War 1, and he served in the Air Force as a ground engineer in the Pacific during World War 2. He said during World War Fujitsu Heat Pump AT A HOT HOT PRICE Hot A nice Hot quiet solution Deal from Model AGTV14L Fujitsu a great price on 8KW Heat PumP Fujitsu $2,888 ASTG24L 8 KW Fully Installed* Heat Pump for Just $2,999 Six Year Fully Warranty Installed* PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 750 DON’T MISS OUT! Six Year Warranty PH 377 0034 OR 0800 800 734 *Model AGTV14L installed back to back, up to three metre pipe run and electrical Installed supply back within to back, 6 metres. up to 3 metre pIpe run and electrIcal supply wIthIn 6 metres. | Email: 15/114 Email: Sawyers Arms Rd, Papanui 6/105 Coleridge * Conditions St, apply. Sydenham, Limited stock. Christchurch 1 and World War 2, “life was cheap”. He lost many “mates” while he served in World War 2, and afterwards. Next year, more crosses will be laid out on the square, as it will represent the final year of World War 1. A special ceremony will be held in Auckland on Armistice Day, where every cross in the country will be placed on display to mark the end of the war. •Turn to page 3 10 5 only BE QUICK • By Gabrielle Stuart THE DEFUNCT Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority made a $600,000 payment to the company behind The Crossing development – but specific details of a cost breakdown remains a mystery. Documents obtained by The Star under the Official information Act show questions were raised within CERA over the payment, which was made in 2015 to A.B. Investments Ltd. It was paid after CERA staff asked the company to change the plans for the Lichfield St development to make it work better with the Bus Interchange across the road. Megan and Lee have a young family. So we designed them a home to grow up in. Start your own story 03 348 1994 Changes included cutting one level from the car parking building to “increase light availability” to the interchange. The $600,000 invoice states: “Reimbursement of the additional design, RMA, legal and ancillary costs, including changes to designs, to meet the requirements of CERA to align the walkway over Lichfield St from the Bus Exchange to the access ways within the development to facilitate pedestrian flows into the retail precinct as negotiated by CERA at the agreed figure of $600,000 plus GST.” •Turn to page 7