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The Star: May 18, 2017

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The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday May 18 2017 7 News •Watch the video at www.star.kiwi Different place, same result for hoarder • By Bridget Rutherford HE GOES by the name of Pastor Philip – but he’s not spreading good will among his new neighbours. The man, believed to be Philip May, has moved to a new home on Sydenham’s Ruskin St. He previously lived on the corner of Harman St and Grove Rd in Addington, where he sparked complaints and a city council investigation about his belongings impeding the footpath. Philip May Over the past month, he has been moving trailer loads of items, including old chairs, mattresses, wood and scrap metal, onto his new rental property and the grass berm outside. He said the items were donated, and he took them once a week to Annex Metals to collect money to give to charity. Other items were used to help provide shelter after disasters both here and overseas under his group, May Mission New Zealand, he said. But neighbours say the “junk” sitting next to the footpath outside was making the street look messy. They want it moved. Mr May told The Star it was only sitting outside his property temporarily. “I’m making some space so that some of the stuff impeding the gate and the fence can be moved in.” He said he had to move out of his previous home because it was earmarked for demolition. City council acting head of regulatory compliance Claire Le Grice said it had received one complaint in relation to the accumulation of material at his new property. CHOCK-A-BLOCK: Philip May’s backyard is so full of his possessions, they have spread to the grass berm outside his Ruskin St property. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN “This matter is under investigation and therefore council cannot make any further comment at this time.” She said the prior investigation at his Addington home was resolved after it issued a dangerous building notice due to fire risk. A neighbour said when she saw the trailer loads being What power does the city council have? •The city council says generally material accumulated on private property is the responsibility of the owner or occupant. •It can take action if the material breaches the legislation it enforces, such as the resource management, building or health acts. dropped off next-door she thought: “Oh no, it’s that guy from Harman St.” She said his belongings in his backyard were pushing against their fence, causing it to lean over. But when she approached him about it, he refused to do anything, she said. Mr May said she was sticking her nose into his business. However, the neighbour said the wood scraps and metal sitting outside his property made the street look like a dump, and other residents thought the same. She had a simple message for Mr May: “You will not turn our street into what you had at Harman St.” Still trying to get your EQ damage or repair issues sorted We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners get what their policy promises. Talk to us about our “no win-no fee” approach. NO WIN NO FEE Ph: 03 377 8855 | 127 Ferry Road, Christchurch City E: reception@earthquakeservices.co.nz | W: www.earthquakeservices.co.nz