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Nor'West News: April 24, 2018

Nor'West News: April 24,

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 Locally Owned Red zone triathlon? Livingstone suggests river corridor multi-sport event Page 4 Page 5 Your Anzac Day services A guide to when and where you can commemorate June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW 021 914 565 Unsafe speed limit may change • By Julia Evans PART OF busy Main North Rd could have its speed limit dropped to deal with conflicting and unsafe speeds. A city council investigation in February found the section of Main North Rd between QE II Drive and Cranford St does not comply with New Zealand Transport Agency safety standard guidelines. “The safe and appropriate speed under the new NZTA speed management framework for this section of Main North Rd is 50km/h,” city council head of transport Richard Osborne said. The investigation was prompted after NZTA told the city council the speed limits at the intersection of Main North Rd, Northcote Rd and QE II Drive were conflicting. “The speed limit of the Main North Rd, Northcote Rd and QE II Drive intersection is not clear. The speed limit of Northcote Rd and a short section of QE II Drive is 50km/h, but Main North Rd has a 60km/h speed limit,” Mr Osborne said. He said this has made it difficult to signpost the speed limit correctly. The city council is proposing to move the 50km/h to 60km/h change point on Main North Rd from south of Cranford St to north of QE II Drive, near St Bede’s College. That would mean it would comply with the safe and appropriate speed management, Mr Osborne said. “It also means that the Main North Rd, QE II Drive, Northcote Rd intersection will have the same 50km/h speed limit on all approaches,” he said. A city council report said a reduced speed limit is “more appropriate” given the heavy volume of traffic and the built up nature of the environment with residential homes, businesses, and a school frontage outside St Bede’s. Mr Osborne said the intersection is part of the NZTA’s State Highway 74. “This issue is unrelated to the Northern Corridor,” he said. •The public can submit on the proposal at the-council/consultations-andsubmissions/haveyoursay/ show/145 •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the limit on Main North Rd should be dropped to 50km/h north of QE II Drive? Do you find UNCLEAR: Part of Main North Rd could have its speed limit dropped to 50km/h at the intersection of QE II Drive and Northcote Rd (below) to meet NZTA safety standards after it was found the intersection’s speed limit was unclear. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER the limits at the intersection confusing? Send your views to julia.evans@ 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. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the 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 Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm Welcome Phillipa Shaw The partners of Harmans are delighted to announce that Phillipa Shaw has joined the firm as an Associate and now leads our renowned Seniors Law Team. In addition to her senior law expertise, Phillipa specialises in property and private client matters, and has built a strong following of loyal clients throughout her career. P 03 352 2293 A 485 Papanui Rd, PO Box 5496, Christchurch 8542