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Nor'West News: April 10, 2018

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2 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk TOP MARKS to the St Andrew’s College big band for coping with the massive emotional hurdle they had to deal with at the recent National Youth Jazz Competition (see page 1). Band member Tom Fastier died tragically the day before the festival. Not only did the band play but they won the big band title – and that is an exceptional achievement given the circumstances. As the college’s head of music Duncan Ferguson said: “We were delighted to win, but it was bittersweet.” St Andrew’s also stood out from an individual point of view. Serge Beaton won the Rodger Fox Trophy for the most outstanding trombonist and Angus Rainey won the Edwina Thorne Trophy for the most outstanding trumpet or flugel. Well done. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch Chorus aims to win contest A cappella teacher’s top tips Find out how a United States a cappella coach is helping the city’s best barbershop singers to win a national competition for the 11th time. Page 9 Anzac concert Choir and silver band Catch the St Albans Community Choir and New Brighton Silver Band for an Anzac musical tribute on Sunday night at St Paul’s Church in Papanui. Page 21 Bookarama 13th annual Rotary book sale Grab a bargain in this three-day sale at the YMCA in Bishopdale Mall from April 20-22. NOR’WEST NEWS NEWS Julia Evans Ph: 021 914 742 ADVERTISING Monique Maynard Ph: 364 7474 monique.maynard@ Government’s announcement last week of its plans to cut spending on state highways and for greater funding for Auckland public transport proposals has given urgency to my petition to save the Belfast to Pegasus motorway extension. Our commuters deserve to receive the transport funding they require. Greater Christchurch and North Canterbury commuters were excited to hear last year that the planned extension announced by National would complement the major roading projects already being delivered. If you agree, sign my petition at save_the_christchurch_northern_ motorway I am receiving great feedback on last month’s community conversation on our shared experiences around mental health. The participation Funded by Parliamentary Service and authorised by Matt Doocey MP, Level 1, Conway Lane, Rangiora. Javier Balcazar Ph: 982 9308 javier.balcazar@ of those who attended and the contribution of guest speaker Paul Lynch and the community services who teamed up with me for this event shows there is an appetite in our communities to raise awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma of asking for help. I will be joining residents to honour the sacrifice of our servicemen and women on Anzac Day. An informative joint initiative between the NZDF and agencies including Veterans’ Affairs, the RSA and No Duff Charitable Trust (a military phrase to denote a real casualty) in Christchurch recently provided an overview of the extensive practical and financial support for both our enlisted and veteran servicemen and women, and their families. If you know of anyone in this category who needs help of any kind, please assist them to make contact with me. Page 23 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 16,717 homes every Tuesday Harewood, Burnside, Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Fendalton, Merivale, St Albans, Mairehau, Papanui, Casebrook, Redwood, Regents Park, Styx Mill, Northwood, Belfast, Strowan. 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 DESIGN We offer professional design services. PRINT We print your gloss mailers and letterbox flyers. Delivery Canterbury wide coverage or targeted zone deliveries. Website Letterbox Advertising Flyers and Newspaper Inserts FREE QUOTES Contact: Michaela Malloch P: (03) 379 7100 or 021 932 177 E:

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 10 2018 3 News Plans reveal indoor learner’s pool • By Sophie Cornish and Julia Evans THE NEW Edgeware Pool will not look anything like it’s predecessor, new plans have revealed. Just-released designs for the $4.5 million-$5 million project show the complex will include an indoor learner’s pool, which will be a major source of income for the facility. Initially the facility was set to have two heated outdoor pools – but the learner pool will move indoors, Pauline Cotter while the 25m pool will remain outside. The new designs also include a small gym, car park and outdoor area. The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group commissioned the plans from Apollo Design, the designers of QE II Park. Group spokesman Stephen Anderson said it is pleased with the plans and pricing. He said the indoor pool would add a revenue stream, as well as “mitigate any concerns” neighbours had with noise. 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He compared the pricing to the proposed Linwood-Woolston pool, which city council is estimating will cost more than $20 million. “We could build two of these pools for less than half of what they are proposing.” Innes Ward city councillor Pauline Cotter said the inclusion of an indoor pool would be a really important source of Hugh LeLievre Manufacturing Jeweller reg 236 Why choose us: • 38 years trade experience • Honest, approachable, free appraisals • Knowledge • Skills • Advice • Quality work • Affordable prices • All work carried out on premises • Make/create your designs • Repairs, re-makes, re-models • Unique, one off pieces in stock Immediate in-store quotes Mon-FRi 10-6PM SatuRday 10-2PM BEFORE AFTER income as it could offer swimming lessons in winter as well as summer. “To cover the indoor pool means they can get revenue all year round,” she said. Cr Cotter said the model being used in Edgeware should be used in communities across the city. The group gained resource consent to build a complex on the Edgeware Rd site after a hearing last March. In 2016 the city council sold the group the land for $1. It comes as Papanui’s Graham Condon Sport and Recreation 2a Straven Rd (Cnr Riccarton & Straven Rds) Ph 03 348 1135 Centre is about to lose 25 per cent of its patrons with the reopening of the QE II Sport and Recreation Centre. The city council is forecasting a decrease of about 220,000 users to the Papanui centre once QE II reopens its doors in June. A city council briefing to the Papanui-Innes Community Board from manager operations recreation and sports unit Nigel Cox said in the 2016-17 financial year there were 819,641 visitors to Graham Condon. But in 2018-19 that would drop to about 600,000. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk STORMWATER FACILITY Work has begun on construction the Buller’s Stream Stormwater facility on QEII Drive near the intersection of Philpotts Rd. The project includes the construction of a wetland system to provide better stormwater quality treatment, a level of flood storage and the construction of a shared path between QEII Drive and East Ellington Drive. Work is set to be finished by the end of September but is weather dependant. REPAIRS ON TRACK The repair and refurbishment of the Redwood Plunket Rooms is ahead of schedule. The project has been put out to tender and the garden has been cleared. Work repairing the building should be completed and by the end of June. The building is set to be used as a base for a local social worker. ANZAC DAY SERVICE The annual Papanui Anzac Day service will be held from 9am on April 25. St James Ave from Dalriada St to Harewood Rd, Main North Rd from Langdons Rd to Harewood Rd, Papanui Rd from Harewood Rd to Frank St and Harewood Rd from St James Ave to Papanui Rd will be closed for the service from 9-10.15am. 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