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Western News: April 10, 2018

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2 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at from the editor’s desk THE BATTLE lines are quickly being drawn over the Templeton quarry issue. On page 1 today, we reveal Mayor Lianne Dalziel has given the green light for the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board to make a submission on the planned quarry if Fulton Hogan applies for resource consent. This will add a lot of grunt to the residents fighting the plan. There are some hardened campaigners on that community board who know how to fight. There’s also political careers at stake too. Templeton residents will almost certainly demand current board members and aspirants fight on their behalf. Game on? You bet. Congratulations to Elite Meats owner Corey Winder on his success at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Northern Ireland (see page 1). – Barry Clarke get in touch 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 15 Jam time Page 19 Bookarama 13th annual Rotary book sale Grab a bargain in this three-day sale at theYMCA, Bishopdale Mall, April 20-22. WESTERN NEWS Musical practice time Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four bandmates at the Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd. NEWS Emily O’Connell Ph: 364 7497 ADVERTISING Alana Powell Ph: 962 8753 Page 24 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 18,190 homes every Tuesday Templeton, Islington, Hei Hei, Broomfield, Halswell, Oaklands, Westlake, Hornby, Wigram, Sockburn, Church Corner, Ilam, Russley, Hyde Park, Avonhead, Riccarton Park, Riccarton. 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 Website Shoe Repairs 88B Riccarton Road • All shoe/boot repairs same day service • Shoe dyeing • Key Cutting • Shoe stretching • Watch batteries & straps • Polishes / laces / insoles • Dry-cleaning agency • Bag repairs • Zip replacement • 18 years experience • Easy Parking at rear - off Straven Road, see map. PH: 343 3467 WOF $45 .00 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing Fitzgerald Motors PHONE 03 349 7813 We’ve shifted now located at Unit 8,193 Waterloo Road, Hornby (6 doors down from our old site) RECENT SALES

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 10 2018 3 News Denton Park tops Cathedral feedback Mega centre location attracts 1450 responses • By Emily O’Connell DENTON PARK has received more public feedback than the Christ Church Cathedral. The city council has received more than 1450 submissions on the reclassification of the park, with 530 hard copy submissions handed in on the last day. This surpasses the 1063 submissions the city council received on the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral. In August, Ross Houliston city councillors voted between Warren, Denton and Kyle parks for the location of a $35.7 million mega centre. Denton Park was then chosen. In order to build on 9766 sq m of Denton Park, the reserve classification has to change. CELEBRATING 2 YEARS of our Christchurch branch FREE Quotation FREE Installation FREE Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM MADE CURTAINS 25 Picton Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E CONTROVERSIAL: The city council has received more submissions on Denton Park than it did on Christ Church Cathedral. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER The facility’s proposed location has been highly controversial with sports clubs worried about losing their home ground to the new Hornby library, customer services and leisure centre. Save Denton Park group treasurer Ross Houliston said he wasn’t surprised by the number of submissions, and even Meet Ruth at the Te Hapua ¯ Halswell Centre Café 2-3pm Friday 13 April thought there may have been more. He said the submission process had made the group “stronger.” Mr Houliston said he will take a tough stance in his upcoming talk to the hearings panel. He said he will ask why the city council is “attempting to break the whole community apart.” Phone 09 376 4512 But he was optimistic the city council “will finally see sense” when the hearings panel meet. A city council spokeswoman said she doesn’t have information on the number of submissions in favour and against the reclassification yet. The hearings panel will meet on April 17, 18 and 23 if required. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk FUNDING GRANTED Burnside High School students Luke Didierjean, William Falconer Beach, Alysia Gilmore, Will Mason, Kelly Newlands, Kate Petrie and Andrew Rider have received a $1050 grant from the Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board. They will attend a five-day spirit trophy voyage in Auckland next month. The community board also approved a $500 grant from its youth development fund for Nicholas Del Rey to attend an international gymnastics academy in Portugal next month. NEW PROBUS CLUB A new Probus Club will hold its inaugural meeting on Thursday at 10am in the Hao Lounge, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre. Probus is for retired men and women. For more information, call Julie on 741 3966. COMMUNITY AWARDS If you know a volunteer who deserves recognition, nominate them for a city council community service award. The awards are given to individuals and groups in recognition of significant voluntary service. Nominations close on Friday. To make a nomination, visit www. Christchurch City Council 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. Our gorgeous range of.. sandwiches, paninis, bagels, scones, slices, muffins, quiches, sausage rolls & pies, coffee and more! CATERING AVAILABLE! Gorgeous Food specialist bakery OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm 66-68 Springs Rd Ph: 344 6044 Email: Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm Visit or phone 941 8999 for more information.