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Pegasus Post: April 10, 2018

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2 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk WELL BLOW me over with a feather. Finally – after how many years – something might be done about the Hawke St car park in New Brighton (see page 1). City councillor David East has approached WorkSafe, which is now investigating to determine if the potholes are a danger. That should be a fairly quick investigation. The potholes are dangerous and an eyesore. Not so much a danger for a nimble fellow like myself but if you are elderly or disabled they are a worry. WorkSafe is contacting the various owners of the car parks that are potholed, and if they don’t sort the problem they could face health and safety action. Good on ya David. - Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch Arawa turns 50 Canoe club celebrates at Kerrs Reach The country’s largest canoe club marked its 50th anniversary with a dinner and three special race events. Page 8 Knit and natter Create in company Do you love knitting? Then go along to Parklands Library on Monday between 10.30-11.30am to knit and chat in a relaxed, friendly environment. Page 16 Bookarama 13th annual Rotary book sale Grab a bargain in this three-day sale at theYMCA, Bishopdale Mall, April 20-22. PEGASUS POST NEWS Sophie Cornish Ph: 364 7437 ADVERTISING Elaine Moon Ph: 364 7436 Page 17 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 15,657 homes every Tuesday Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton. Strengthening Communities Funding If your organisation needs funding to make things happen in your community applications are now open for the Strengthening Communities Fund. Applications are invited from not-for profit community groups who contribute to community well being in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage. Applications are accepted from Tuesday 3 April until midnight Tuesday 8 May 2018. Visit or phone 941 8999 for more information. Christchurch City Council Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Commercial and Residential • Daikin • Fujitsu • Mitsubishi • Gree • Panasonic • Toshiba • Hitachi Mitsubishi Hypercore Heat Pumps installed from $2,495 * *Conditions apply. Back to back installations 3 metre pipe run. Email Beautiful Teeth Meet the Owner Ryan Carlton Natural Smile Website 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

PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 10 2018 3 News Surf club plan waiting for approval • By Sophie Cornish THE NEW Brighton Surf Life Saving Club has decided to relocate closer to the pier when its new clubhouse is rebuilt. The relocation will not be confirmed until it is signed off by the city council, including building and resource consent. “We also still need a few other approvals from council, but we are in the process of meeting with parties to confirm exactly what we have to do,” said surf club chair Kelly Andrew. Miss Andrew said the potential new location, 115m south of the current clubhouse and 180m north of the pier will provide the best possible community engagement and interaction. “We are really enthusiastic about the New Brighton Regeneration Project, it is a positive step forward for the community and we are quite optimistic about what part we can play.” The club’s new location will be next to the proposed hot pools. The location will mean the surf club will have a 180deg view of swimmers, as most people swim directly in front of the car park, said Miss Andrews. However, the potential relocation hasn’t been received well by other organisations and surfers. New Brighton Club manager Glennys Le Breton did not want the surf club to relocate as she believes the new clubhouse may block the club’s view of Pegasus Bay. However, new designs from the surf club show this will not be the case. Ms Le Breton still believes the club’s view will be impeded. “It sits roughly next to where the toilet block is currently . . . the pools complex will be where the toilets are now and the surf club will sit next to that, it will be right in front of our deck upstairs.” Previously, Ms Le Breton PLANS: A design supplied by the New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club of where it hopes the new clubhouse will be built. The current building (below) is to the far left of the diagram. said the club may take further action if the surf club decides to relocate, however, it did not want to comment on the matter when contacted by Pegasus Post last week. Some surfers were also opposed to the relocation, and say moving the club closer to the pier will create congestion between surfers and swimmers. “For most of the surfers, the best surfing area is that 100- 200m by the pier,” said Learn to Surf owner Aaron Lock. Once the relocation is signed off, the land the club house is currently on will be returned to city council. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk CLOSE BUT NO MCCAW South New Brighton School has narrowly missed out on winning a visit from former All Black captain turned helicopter pilot, Richie McCaw. The school was a finalist in Richie’s Milk Run. However, it gained 30.3 per cent of the public vote, with winners Brightwater School in Tasman getting the visit after netting 34.3 per cent of the online vote. The competition was part of McCaw’s work as a Fonterra ambassador, which will see him visit the school by helicopter and speak to children. URGENT SAFETY REVIEW An urgent safety review has been requested by the Coastal- Burwood Community Board into the flag iris plant in the Avon River. Union Rowing Club chairwoman Dorothee Pauli approached the board about the plant, which she says is causing a natural hazard to rowers and paddlers who use the river near Kerrs Reach. The plants detach from the side of the banks, causing free-flowing islands and congestion for river users. The board wants flag iris moved by mechanical means to improve safety. YOUR ONE STOP SHOP! TYRES NEW & USEd WoF FLAGS TYRES bOOk IN NOW lIQuID lAuNDROMATs 345 sTANMORE ROAD, RICHMOND 261 BuRwOOD ROAD, BuRwOOD 713 fERRy ROAD, wOOlsTON 7 DAys: 5am-11pm NOW OPEN 319 PAGEs ROAD, ARANuI wAsH & DRy All yOuR lAuNDRy IN ABOuT 1 HOuR $4.00 WASH $4.00 DRY wash 2 Mink Blankets, Duvets or woolrests for only $8 DRY UP TO 3 LOADS IN ONLY 25 MINUTES! $4 SAvE TIME & ELEcTRIcITY FULL MECHANICAL SERVICES WHEEL ALIGNMENTS SPECIALISTS$49 Wigram - 341 1226 104 Hayton Rd Woolston - 384 0000 49 Garlands Road SELF SERvIcE • Fast Dryers • Sports Gear • Duvets • Mink Blankets • Bedding • Washers • Domestic Laundry Other Locations: 289 Colombo Street, Sydenham • 47 Carmen Road, Hornby • 17 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay WINTER GEAR YouR sToRE PET AccEssoRIEs cRAfTs NEW To chRIsTchuRch The Palms shopping centre Shop 95 (outside by the Library) Phone: 03 385 5978 Email: • Photo frames • Homewares • Stationery • Giftware • Make up • Art & Crafts • Pet care • Hardware • Garden • Candles • Electrics • Toys • Party • Kitchenware • Plasticware • Glasses