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The Star: April 20, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK The Star News.....................................3-17 MORGAN JONES was sixyears-old when he fell through a safety rail on a train to the tracks below. He lost his sight, a limb and was partially paralysed. He is now 29 and has won a dance competition, rock climbed and earned a University degree. But there is one challenge he cannot get past at the moment – getting a job. He is taking it in his stride, concentrating his efforts on other goals, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to see him employed. Hopefully, we will have a encouraging update soon. Hagley Park and cricket are two words that can bring up a lot of emotion. When reporter Bridget Rutherford started working on the article on page 3, there was chatter in the newsroom between cricket diehards and those who could see Hands of Hagley’s concerns. Do you have a strong opinion regarding this? Send your views to bridget.rutherford@ – Shelley Robinson The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. 359 Lincoln Rd | Addington | Christchurch 8024 CONTACT THE STAR ADVERTISERS YOUR BEST CHOICE TO GROW CUSTOMERS No.1 for Readership No.1 for Circulation No.1 for Results Contact us today to grow more customers for your business! Contact Shane at: or call 3797-100 Source: CMI Nielsen readership Thursday Christchurch Urban area 10+ Christchurch pool players head across the ditch for Australia’s biggest 8-ball tournament At a Glance Living the Lord of the Rings in our own backyard TRAVEL 25,27 GENERAL: 379 7100 | NEWS: Barry Clarke. 364 7422. | WEB: ADVERTISING: 364 7429, | CIRCULATION/DELIVERY JOBS: 364-7451 or 7453 THIS WEEK IN CANTERBURY’S PAST This week in history saw the first championship cycle meeting, at Hagley Park on April 17, 1880. On the same day in 1983 Dr Robert Runcie, the Archbishop of Canterbury, visited the city. On April 19, 1873, the Christchurch Golf Club was formed. The first course was in Hagley Park. April 20, 1849, Captain Thomas (in a letter to Sir George Grey) reveals that he has chosen the present site of Christchurch for the new settlement – in spite of the fact that both the Nelson and Otago colonists had rejected it in 1841 and 1844 respectively. On April 20, 1938, the first Inter-Dominion trotting event in New Zealand was held at Addington Raceway. Originally scheduled for Easter, the contest was postponed because of flooding throughout the city. Further flooding after the first races delayed the finals until May 4. On April 22, 1869, the Duke of Edinburgh visited. It was New Zealand’s first visit by a royal. On April 23, 1895, the regular Lyttelton to Wellington ferry service started. Heat Pump Specials Heat Pump Specials GE35 4kW Heat Pump from only $2,299 PRE WINTER GE35 4kW Heat Pump from only $2,299 GE50 HEAT 5.8kW Heat PUMP Pump SPECIALS from only $2,749 GE50 Phone 5.8kW now Heat for Pump prompt from only expert $2,749 FH50 6.0kW advice Heat and Pump installation from only $3,499 FH50 6.0kW Heat Pump from only $3,499 (we can install the same week) Technology Technology INCLUDES INSTALLATION. CONDITIONS APPLY. INCLUDES INSTALLATION. CONDITIONS APPLY. 379-3589 379-3589 Serving Canterbury for 33 years 196 Wordsworth Street, 196 Wordsworth Street, Christchurch Christchurch Heat Pump Installation/Repairs • Refrigeration Design, Build, Repairs Heat Pump Installation/Repairs Refrigeration Design, Build, Repairs SPORT 50 Beautiful Teeth Meet the Owner Ryan Carlton Our People............... 10,11 Viewpoint.......................21,23 Theatre/Arts.......... 30,31 Gardening.....................34,35 Food...................................37 Puzzles....................................48 Entertainment.......60,63 Lest we forget. Remembering the fallen ANZAC DAY Natural Smile 26,28,29 LOCAL NEWS TAKE CARE WITH TOADSTOOLS THere is a shroom boom in Christchurch as fungi flourish with the recent rain. A long period of drought followed by a wet autumn has sparked a spectacular showing of varied mushroom and other fungal species. City council botanist Trevor Partridge said the rain had created ideal growing conditions and toadstools and mushrooms were popping up in large numbers. He said a number were poisonous, so they should not be eaten. Free Consultation, No Obligation • Full Dentures • Dentures Repaired • Implant Assisted Dentures • Injection Moulded Flexible Partials • Relines • Mouthguards • Additions/Repairs • Purchase cleaning and care products from our website. All dentures personally designed and created to ensure a comfortable natural fit. DENTURES PLUS (2014) LTD Denture Clinic and Laboratory 396 Innes Road, St Albans. Phone 385 5517. Email: Orbiter Bus stops Innes Road

The Star 3 News Fines for Hagley Oval breaches • By Bridget Rutherford • By Shannon Gillies LYTTELTON ARTIST Mark Whyte has been comissioned to create a bronze statue of Richie McCaw, which will stand in Kurow. Mr Whyte was selected by the Kurow Museum Committee to create their tribute to the former NOT OUT: Initially Hands off Hagley’s Martin Meehan tried to hit the Hagley Oval development out of the park, but now he is trying to stop more city council money going into it. CANTERBURY CRICKET has continued to breach its resource consent at Hagley Oval since it was controversially turned into an international cricket ground. Figures released to The Star show Canterbury Cricket has been issued nine infringement notices since October 2014, and charged $1800 in fines. Most of them were for failure to pack up equipment used for matches, such as portaloos, television scaffolding and perimeter fencing, within a day of the match. There were two notices issued in 2014, four in 2015 – two of which no action was taken – and three last year. Since October 2014, the city council had received 39 complaints, with the most recent on February 25. They included difficulties with traffic management during matches, the late removal of equipment, and concerns the pavilion car parks were closed. Hands off Hagley spokesman Martin Meehan said the city council was spending about $1 million on upgrades for the cricket season. He could not understand why when the consent continued to be breached. The upgrades included $40,000 on sun shades, $125,000 on aluminium temporary steps, a $105,000 service vehicle roadway to stop the ground from getting muddy, and embankment repairs of $20,000. Mr Meehan said a city council staff member told the group the removable sight screens cost $460,000. He said Canterbury and New Zealand Cricket should pay for upgrades. “The only people that benefit is cricket, and the rest of us pick up the cost,” he said. “It is done, you can’t lift it up All Black captain, who grew up in the area. The statue project was announced last August. Mr Whyte’s work included the statue of Charles Upham in Amberley and the bronze sled dog sculpture outside Lyttelton Library. Latest Christchurch news at www. [Hagley Oval] and take it away. But the continuing spend is beyond a joke.” Canterbury Cricket chief executive Lee Germon said it paid up to $80,000 to lease the oval. “We certainly pay our way, it’s up to the council how they administer that.” Mr Germon said the number of breaches was reducing each year. Mr Whyte said the assignment was ‘’right up my alley’’. ‘’People like Richie are the sort of role models that should have [statues]. Not only is he probably our most successful All Black in history, but he’s just a hell of a nice guy as well. I’m Sometimes there were health and safety issues which slowed the packing away of equipment, such as poor weather, he said. This summer Hagley Oval would host a test and two one day internationals between the Black Caps and West Indies, and a test and one-dayer against England, as well as other community cricket matches. Richie statue commissioned HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ autumn Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 14 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people” .kiwi thrilled.’’ He hoped to get under way this year by starting on clay modelling. Earlier this year Oamaru artist Don Paterson was removed from the statue project. - Otago Daily Times Thursday April 20 2017 In Brief ANZAC DAY SERVICES A number of Anzac Day commemoration services will be held across the city on Tuesday. Turn to pages 26, 28 and 29 to see where your local Anzac Day service will be held, and details for the dawn service in Cranmer Square, and Christchurch Citizens’ Service in Latimer Square. EAST FRAME BEGINS Construction of the East Frame residential development has begun. A sod-turning ceremony was held yesterday to kick start the construction of the first 20 terrace homes in the development known as ‘superlot 4’, on the corner of Hereford St and Latimer Square. Following that, construction would begin on two other sites within the development. Fletcher Living is building the 900-home East Frame, in partnership with Otakaro Limited. HISTORIC COTTAGE OPENS Stoddart Cottage is the oldest building in Diamond Harbour and after receiving extensive repair work due to earthquake damage it reopened yesterday. The cottage was closed for a year while city council contractors completed work on the heritage listed building. The cottage is used partially as a gallery and partially as a community space for people to explore. The Stoddart Cottage Trust chairwoman Paula Smith hopes that now it is reopened it will attract more people from the city. CHASE ABANDONED Dangerous driving and high speeds gave police no choice but to abandon a pursuit in Yaldhurst early on Wednesday morning. Police attempted to pull over the stolen Toyota station wagon on Old West Coast Rd at about 1.40am. The driver refused to stop and led police on a “dangerous” pursuit which was abandoned shortly after it started. The car had been stolen earlier on Tuesday night from Strowan, a police communications spokeswoman said. 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