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The Star: April 20, 2017

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The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 5 Hospital car park rejected Man killed paragliding •From page 1 It concluded existing car parking in the area was enough to meet demand in the short and medium-term. Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates confirmed to The Star he wrote to the Ministry of Health disputing the projection. But he refused to talk about what he wrote or the Government’s response afterward, saying he did not want to “criticise another agency”. Health board member Andrew Dickerson said the CDHB had been left with its hands tied because responsibility for car park decisions had been taken away. “There was considerable concern that Deloitte had significantly underestimated the future demand,” he said. NZ Nurses Organisation organiser Lynley Mulrine said the need for more parking near the hospital had been raised regularly for at least a decade, but the Government was “not listening”. “The DHB is in a position where their employees are unsafe and our members are unsafe because the Ministry won’t recognise the problem, so if they’re not going to make decisions TEMPORARY: The CDHB has spent more than $2 million on temporary car parking solutions, like the Park and Ride service. about parking then they need to looking for a private developer to let somebody else make them.” deliver, and a car park in front of HRPG chairman Evan Davies the new Acute Services Building.” did not respond to questions Mr Meates wrote to the Ministry of Health again this month from The Star. But Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman said he still had ing around the hospital. requesting a review of car park- confidence in the HRPG. But the CDHB would not “I acknowledge there are shortterm pressures on parking. I sup- had been put to the health board release a copy of the letter until it port the measures taken by the members at a meeting today. DHB and other local authorities The CDHB, city council and to address these,” he said. Otakaro Ltd held a joint meeting “I am confident that in the this month to discuss the parking problems, and plan to work long-term car parking will be catered for in a new car parking together on long-term solutions. building which the HRPG is • Free city parking, pg 12 ‘was a fine soldier’ • By Andrew King THE PARAGLIDER who died after crashing into the Port Hills was a “fine soldier” who served overseas. James Maaka, a New Zealand Defence Force soldier, died on Tuesday while paragliding in the Port Hills. He was 25. Deputy chief of army Brigadier Christopher Parsons said in a statement yesterday that Mr Maaka came from a strong military family. “He was a fine soldier, avid paraglider and his regiment knew him as a good bloke,” he said. Mr Maaka was a serving member of the 2nd Engineer Regiment based in Burnham. He was awarded the NZ General Service Medal, the NZ Operational Service Medal, the Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal, the NZ Defence Service Medal and the NZ General Service Medal (Solomon Islands). Emergency services were called to the scene on Summit Rd at about 11.40am on Tuesday. Mr Maaka died after crashing into a road barrier near the TRAGEDY: James Maaka died on Tuesday while paragliding in the Port Hills – he was 25. PHOTO: NZ ARMY Christchurch Gondola summit. “It is always tough when we lose one of our own,” Brigadier Parsons said. “We mourn the loss of a comrade and a mate to many.” Grey recliner suite $ 4 Recliners $1299 or Rent to Own options available Rent to own Seventh Annual Art Exhibition 28th - 30th April 2017 450+ ARTWORKS FOR SALE Friday 28th April Open Night 6.30 - 8.30pm $15 – includes wine & cheese Saturday 29th April 10.00am - 4.30pm Sunday 30th April 10.00am - 4.30pm Burnside Bowling Club, 330 Avonhead Road. www.burnsidebowlingclub.com 80+ Canterbury Artists CASH & CARRY Adults - $2, Under 16 - Free Sponsored by Art Metro 465 Papanui Road, Christchurch Cafe Phone 354 2068. 225 Linwood Ave 389 7742 Find it 24/7 Check out eResources online christchurchcitylibraries.com the epic EMOJI CHALLENGE Be in to WIN a $2,000 gift card! * Simply guess how many emojis make up the giant emoji face in our centre court to enter the draw. *See northlands.co.nz for conditions. northlands.co.nz