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Pegasus Post: April 17, 2018

Pegasus Post: April 17,

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi SCHOOL OPEN DAYS FEATURE INSIDE Macca’s for Marshland? New McDonald’s planned in old Raeward Fresh Rare heron appears Endangered bird’s surprise visit to Bottle Lake See pages 21 - 31 Students dig in at Linwood College LINWOOD College students are digging in to help transform their school’s landscape. A naturalised area is being developed at the college as part of the $9 million Bells Creek flood protection project. A dual-use stormwater basin and sports field is being built on the northern half of Edmonds Page 4 Page 5 PLANTING: Linwood College year 11 student David Elia is helping to develop a natural environment on the school grounds as part of the Bells Creek flood protection project. Park. As a result, Bells Creek has been realigned through the college. More than 2000 plants will be introduced as part of the overall development. The college’s environmental group is working with students, a contractor and city council staff to plant up to 300 plants on the school grounds. “By involving students in the project, we aim to nurture their interest in the natural environment,” acting city council land drainage manager Tim Joyce said. “We hope that they can embrace the value of a flourishing environment that benefits the greater community,” he said. Said Helen Mora, Linwood College head of learning area, science: “This planting gives the group members their first hands-on opportunity to action one of their goals – to improve the plantings already on Bells Creek ready for when we come back on-site after the rebuild.” Opponents of golf club merger pleased plan failed to tee off • By Sophie Cornish OPPONENTS OF the Rawhiti and Avondale golf clubs land swap plan are relieved it won’t go ahead. Regenerate Christchurch has axed relocating the two golf clubs to a combined course in Bexley. The decision comes after widespread opposition. Those against the plan feared Rawhiti Domain and the golf course would be turned into housing. It sparked a community meeting, which more than 100 people attended to express their concerns. Guardians of Rawhiti cofounder Cathy Baker said the group was relieved with the outcome after previously saying it “opposed the idea vehemently.” “I think a lot of people in New Brighton . . . opposed it.” Rawhiti Golf Club president Leon Zilinskas said the club had no definite opinion on the matter. “We were still waiting to see how everything rolled with it. We were still open-minded about it all and happy to stay where we are.” •Turn to page 4 Poto WilliaMS MP for Christchurch East 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 Rd and Claydon Pl 10:40am – 11:20am - Stanmore/ Richmond, Stanmore Rd opposite New World at the park 11:30am – 12:10 - Shirley, Cnr Marshlands Road and Hammersley Avenue Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Starting on the first Friday in Temperature Controlled Drying March and bi monthly there after. Re-oiling & Rejuvenating 9am – 9:40am - Bromley – Outside the Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Bromley Community Centre on Bromley Rd Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off 9:50am – 10:30am - Aranui, Aranui Library, We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings Aldershot St are required. 10:40am – 11:20am - Burwood, 17 Convenient Location Parnwell Rd next to the Education Centre Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 11:30am – 12:10am - Parklands, 330 Cashel Street (near the Queenspark Dr, outside Harcourt’s Ph 377 0770, Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind 330 Cashel St, Christchurch www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm