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Pegasus Post: February 20, 2018

Pegasus Post: February 20,

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 Locally Owned A Star Media Event Star Media Pensioner tricked Elderly woman hands over campervan keys to burglars Snooker teen leads NZ Avonside’s Adam Lilley will captain the under-21 NZ team Sunday 18 March 2018 Page 5 Page 6 HANGING ON: Tim Sintes said damaged trees in the South New Brighton Domain are a health and safety concern. Tree danger: Stay away • By Sophie Cornish ABOUT 30 of the 100 trees on the South New Brighton Domain estuary edge are at risk of falling at any time, says Coastal- Burwood Community Board deputy chairman Tim Sintes. He believes it is a serious health and safety risk, especially for people who use the domain walkway. “It’s not if, it’s when . . . those 30 trees could fall down today, tomorrow or in five months time,” said Mr Sintes. City council head of parks Brent Smith said the trees are being monitored. “One fallen tree on the beach of the estuary and five large tree stumps have been removed,” Mr Smith said. “There is a group of eight dead pine and macrocarpa trees near the boundary fence which will be removed due to safety. Treetech will also remove a number of broken branches in close proximity of the main walkway.” The work is expected to be carried out within the next two Tim Sintes weeks. However Mr Sintes does not believe that is fast enough. “They might have a few more to repair if this bad weather comes through . . . at this stage, they aren’t going to do it between now and the next few days, so if they all come down, they are going to have to move quicker than that.” High winds and heavy rainfall is predicted for Christchurch this week, as the tail of Cyclone Gita hits. There is no signs or taping around damaged tress to warn the public of danger. “I believe there should be,” said Mr Sintes. Last month, a 30m tree with rotten roots toppled into the Avon River and sunk a Shirley Boys’ High School rowing boat. No one was injured. Mr Sintes said a lot more damage was done recently by the king tides and strong wind. However, he believes the cause relates to damage and erosion along the estuary edge, which was previously protected before the earthquakes. He is pushing for the estuary edge to be protected from erosion, which he believes would stop the trees from being damaged and falling. “If you look at some parts of the estuary edge that weren’t damaged in the earthquakes, there’s no problem at all,” said Mr Sintes It’s quite obvious that we’re not talking about climate change here, we’re talking about how there was something to protect them before the earthquake. “It got damaged and we’re paying the consequences now.” Poto WILLIAMS MP for Christchurch East STATIONARY GIFTS Banking, bills, letters and parcels. All wrapped up here. Mobile Top Up & Sim Cards Community Clinics I will be coming to your neighbourhood on a bi-monthly basis to hear your concerns. Starting on the first Monday in March and bi monthly there after. 9am – 9:40am Linwood, Linwood Avenue, Outside the Salvation Army 9:50am – 10:30am Dallington, Cnr of Gayhurst Road and Claydon Place 10:40am – 11:20am Stanmore/Richmond, Stanmore Road opposite New World at the park 11:30am – 12:10 Shirley, Cnr Marshlands Road and Hammersley Avenue Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington Starting on the first Friday in March and bi monthly there after. 9am – 9:40am Bromley – Outside the Bromley Community Centre on Bromley Road 9:50am – 10:30am Aranui, Aranui Library, Aldershot Street 10:40am – 11:20am Burwood, 17 Parnwell Road next to Education Centre 11:30am – 12:10am Parklands, Queenspark Drive, outside Harcourt’s MAGAZINES & CARDS Only 5 minutes from Burwood Hospital, with loads of parking! HOURS: Mon - Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Late night Wed, til 6.30pm Sat, 9.00am - 7.00pm Like us on Neighbourly & Facebook Parklands Lotto & Post WORLD FAMOUS ON THE EAST SIDE FOR OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF GIFTS & WALL ART Burwood Road Burwood Hospital Travis Wetland Mairehau Road 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays Inwood Road Queenspark Drive