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Southern View: April 17, 2018

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10 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SOUTHERN VIEW We have an extensive range of Anzac and military books… here are just a few ANZAC DAY WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 Never Was So Much Owed, By So Many, To So Few Remembering Gallipoli Interviews with New Zealand Gallipoli Veterans by Charles Ferrall & Christopher Pugsley Remembering Gallipoli tells the story of Gallipoli in the words of the soldiers who fought there, taken from interviews towards the end of their lives. Immediate, vivid and engrossing, it is an important record of a pivotal moment in New Zealand’s history. To the Memory New Zealand’s War Memorials By Jock Phillips The history of the more than 1000 war memorials, dedicated to the dead from the Land Wars onwards. Includes the social and artistic meanings of the monuments and buildings commemorating the fallen. The Anzac Experience New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War By Christopher Pugsley The gripping story of Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians at war - from the Boer War in South Africa to the cataclysmic struggle of the First World War. Darkest Hour How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink By Anthony McCarten From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister - now a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman. “He was speaking to the nation, the world, and indeed to history”. Remembered The History of the Commonweath War Graves Commission by Julie Summers, Brian Harris, Ian Hislop Charting the development of the magnificent cemeteries and memorials built in 150 countries, this book emphasises the importance of the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It was published to commemmorate the 90th anniversary of the Commission. 1005 Ferry rd Ph 384 2063 while stocks last (see instore for terms and conditions) Barry & kerry

SOUTHERN VIEW Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 17 2018 11 News Golf club merger plan fails 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 Ivan Iafeta 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 LINWOOD AVENUE School pupils have voiced their support for the proposed Linwood-Woolston Pool site in Smith St. They even delivered their submissions directly to local community board members. Accompanied by their teacher, Jane Thomson and deputy principal Trevor Proctor, the 26 pupils walked to the favoured pool site on the corner of Linwood Ave and Smith St to hand over their individual feedback to Linwood- Central-Heathcote Community Board chairwoman Sally Buck and deputy chairman Jake McLellan. Several youngsters read their project submissions to the board members, making their case for the indoor pool site in RELIEVED: Ruthie Emeny (left) and Cathy Baker from the Guardians of Rawhiti are relieved to hear the land swap idea proposed by Regenerate Christchurch, which would see some of domain lost to housing, has been axed. about it all and happy to stay where we are.” However, Mr Zilinskas said personally he was disappointed. “I thought it was a great opportunity to get brand new facilities for our club but also, in my view, I think the whole suburb needs a bit of operation to come back.” Avondale Golf Club president Dave Buchanan has said previously the club was divided Smith St. The year 5 and 6 students delivered their plea on the final day of site submissions, saying they had included several facility suggestions. Year 6 pupil Reine Pene, 10, strongly supports “the plan of putting the new pool on the corner of Smith St.” “It is important to know how to swim,” she said. “If we are lucky enough to have the pool in Smith St, I would also like a diving board to encourage people to conquer their fear. I would also like a pool for swimming lessons so people know how to survive,” she said. “I think they should have a good number of car parks. I also think they should over the merger. He didn’t want to comment on the decision to not go ahead with the plan. Coastal Ward city councillor Glenn Livingstone is pleased Regenerate Christchurch had listened to opponents of the plan. “This is an encouraging sign for the future development of the red zone; that the local host community’s views matter and are taken into account.” Said Regenerate chief executive Ivan Iafeta: “The same land could be used in other ways that would provide greater overall outcomes consistent with the vision, objectives and land use assessment criteria.” Mr Iafeta said housing may still be included in the plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor regeneration area. change the bus routes so disabled people and families who don’t have cars can get there easily.” Ms Thomson said her writing class pupils have made their views clear, providing a very positive response to the proposed pool site near the school. Ms Buck said the youngsters have highlighted their support for an indoor pool in Smith St. “We want the children to come to the community board meeting and present their case for the new pool site, underlining its importance for the area,” she said. All feedback will now be considered by the pool project team and a site recommendation will go to the community board. A decision is expected mid year. Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk SPOTTED: A rare white heron at Bottle Lake Forest. Rare heron at Bottle Lake A RARE white heron has made a surprise visit to ponds near Bottle Lake Forest. The bird, which is endangered and one of a population of about 150 around New Zealand, has been spotted in the area by city council park ranger Jason Roberts. City council ornithologist Andrew Crossland says it’s the first time he has heard of a white heron visiting the ponds. Work that has been carried out by city council rangers in recent years to create wetland habitats and attract native birds seems to have been effective, he says. “It’s a bit of a coup to get an iconic native bird like this one in the area.’’ Mr Crossland says the heron is an adult in non-breeding plumage and is likely to have come here from breeding grounds on the West Coast to feed. 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