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Western News: April 24, 2018

Western News: April 24,

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Denton Park future In the hands of the hearings panel . . . for now Royal visitor at Margaret Stoddart village party Page 3 Page 5 A SURPRISE royal visitor has made a special appearance in celebration of Riccarton’s Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village’s 25 th birthday. Her Majesty the Queen – also known as village townhouse resident Veronica Shepherd – popped into the village but was unable to stay for celebratory tea, cake and oysters. “I’m seeing your Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tomorrow so I’ve got to get back. My very best wishes and congratulations on your 25 th anniversary,” she said. The village was opened in 1993 and was named in honour of the talented Canterbury painter. Staff dressed in Victorian outfits in honour of the village’s namesake, and residents Janet Emeleus and Audrey Burton took the theme to heart by dressing as Margaret Stoddart and her mother Anna. Ryman Healthcare chief executive Gordon MacLeod said the village would always hold a special place in his heart – it was his nana’s home for six years. She lived in a townhouse before moving to the rest home, and visiting Margaret Stoddart Your Anzac Day services A guide to when and where you can commemorate PHOTOS: DAVID KING CELEBRATION: Her Majesty the Queen – aka Veronica Shepherd – made a surprise appearance at the Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village’s 25th birthday party. (Left) – Janet Emeleus and Audrey Burton dressed up for the celebration. was Mr MacLeod’s first contact with Ryman Healthcare. Long-serving staff members Anita Chapman, Jeni Keogh and Beck Little looked after Mr MacLeod’s nan, and he thanked them for their long service to the village’s residents. “Margaret Stoddart is a special place and will always be special to me,’’ he said. June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW vanessa.fleming@starmedia.kiwi 021 914 565 Lodestar Avenue close to banning heavy vehicles • By Emily O’Connell LODESTAR AVE and Lady Wigram Retirement Village residents may be a step closer to having heavy vehicles banned from driving on their street. It comes as operational guidelines for the new Traffic and Parking Bylaw are close to being finalised. Residents have been pleading with the city council, Halswell Ward city councillor Anne Galloway and Wigram MP Megan Woods to put restrictions on heavy vehicles which have been keeping them awake at night for a year. In October, village owner John Tooby launched a verbal attack on four elderly residents, while being interviewed about a sign they had put up on a village fence protesting noisy trucks. A resident then removed the sign and Mr Tooby later apologised for the ordeal. City council manager operations transport Steffan Thomas said the guidelines have been drafted and circulated. •Turn to page 5 KINGS of the GYM WRITTEN BY DAVID ARMSTRONG DIRECTED BY JOHN BOYCE & DARREN SUNDBORN When PE is far from PC! _______ 26 APRIL – 5 MAY THE DRAMA THEATRE, RANGI RURU SCHOOL, MERIVALE LANE TICKETS: $25 WAGED / $22 UNWAGED. FOR SHOW TIMES AND BOOKINGS PHONE 03 338 4699 OR VISIT WWW.RICCARTONPLAYERS.CO.NZ 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 www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm 8047287AA $ 40 LTD T Y R E S New Tyres -Batteries Quality Secondhand Tyres All at verycompetitive prices Discounts on sets of tyres LOOK Used tyres from AA Discounts $ 70 155 x 13 FREE PICK UP &DELIVERY (in local area) Ph 348 0626 99 Main South Rd (cnr Watts Rd), Sockburn 8214716AA LOOK New tyres from 5