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PAGE 10 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 7 2018 News Lower speed limit on Dyers • By Sarla Donovan A LOWER speed limit on Dyers Pass Rd is a step closer. Current limits range from 70km/h to 100km/h – but will likely drop to a flat 60km/h after city council staff recommendations were accepted by two community boards on Friday. However, a recommendation that no-passing lines be put in place met with opposition. In a split decision, only the section of Dyers Pass Rd that falls within the Spreydon-Cashmere board area will have double yellow lines – extending from Hackthorne Rd south for 3.4km. The Spreydon-Cashmere and Banks Peninsula community boards met jointly on Friday to discuss lowering speeds on Dyers Pass Rd, between Hackthorne and Governors Bay Rds. While both boards agreed on a lowered speed limit, Banks Peninsula did not want double yellow lines, while Spreydon-Cashmere did. Spreydon-Cashmere board chairwoman Karolin Potter said it was a difficult issue and there were “quite a lot of strong opinions” aired at the meeting. Christchurch Showroom 13b Parkhouse Rd, Wigram Massive stock clearance - End of lines, Display models T021 Extra Height $439 About 13 people gave submissions, most from Banks Peninsula, she said. “Some of them were cyclists who believed that it would put them in danger because motorists would believe they couldn’t cross the yellow lines but still would want to pass them – and in some places the distance between the car and the cyclist would be very little. Other people didn’t like the idea of their right to pass being transgressed.” Ms Potter said the Spreydon- Cashmere board asked for education of motorists – that they can cross double yellow lines in order to pass cyclists. Dyers Pass Rd has a high risk rating compared to other rural roads in Banks Peninsula. Over the nine years from 2006- 2017, there were 14 serious injuries and one fatality between Sign of the Takahe and Governors Bay Vehicles losing control during cornering made up three quarters of 178 accidents recorded over that period. The city council will decide in early April whether to accept the board’s recommendation to lower the speed limits. T005 $249 Freestanding Baths From $999 Open 6 Days Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm | Sat 9.30am - 4pm 0800 MILLEN | | 03 348 8678 Check out our new range of black tapware and accessories Dyers Road Landscape & Garden Supplies • Barks • Peastraw • Composts - we supply the best available • Aggregates - Chip, Round and Basecourse • Pavers & Schist products • Pungas • Decorative Stones & Landscaping Rocks • Trailer Hire first hour free with purchase • Bag & Bulk - pick up or delivered David, Carol & Mike We will deliver! Local News Now SMASH: The car left the road and hit a tree front on causing critical injuries to the driver. Man critical after car hits tree • By Andrew King A MAN suffered critical injuries after the car he was driving hit a tree near Cooptown on Monday. Firefighters arrived at the scene on Christchurch Akaroa Rd about 1pm and found the Christchurch man out of the vehicle. SOIL AND Fire rages, homes at risk An off-duty firefighter riding his motorbike came across the crash and helped the man before others emergency services arrived. Little River chief fire officer Dave Irving said they are unsure if he pulled the man from the vehicle or he did so on his own. “We are not sure if he was assisted out or the adrenalin helped him get out of the vehicle, we didn’t have that conversation, but we found him [the driver] lying on the ground with some very serious injuries,” he said. He was taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance. The serious crash unit is investigating. HARDFILL DUMPING Phone: 03 384 6540 183 Dyers Rd, Bromley • OPEN 7 DAYS Weekdays 7.30am-5pm. Weekends 8.30am-3pm Visit our new website: From bare land to luxury abodes min sarginson is the ideal coastal realtor COASTAL REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS We’ll help you live the dream. Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. specialises in homes, sections and rental properties in the spectacular Lyttelton Harbour bays, and coastal suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. We’ll make it so easy for you. All our sales consultants live in the area – we can give you valuable insights into life in our thriving coastal communities. This is an exciting time; of promise, optimism, and opportunities never anticipated pre-quakes. Beachfront, or hillside with grandstand views, find the property of your dreams: Lyttelton | Diamond Harbour | Governors Bay | Cass Bay Charteris Bay | Church Bay | Purau Bay | Port Levy | Northshore Southshore | New Brighton | Heathcote | Sumner | Redcliffs Scarborough | Mount Pleasant | Clifton Call Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. for free, no-obligation advice. Lyttelton: 03 329 4161, or Church Bay: 03 328 7273,

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