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Pegasus Post: May 15, 2018

Pegasus Post: May 15,

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi jo hayes christchurch east Call to make an appointment P: 384 9459 Call for lower speed limit Stanmore Rd petition gains momentum Shot at world cup glory Parker to tee off against the best juniors www.national.org.nz • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A GROUP of passionate gardeners has reached a milestone – one year of growing a community garden in the red zone. The Richmond Community Garden celebrated its first birthday last week, marking a Page 3 Page 13 HOORAY: The Richmond Community Garden celebrated turning one last week. (From left): Co-founders Hayley Guglietta, Trisha Wells, Cathy Allden, garden coordinator Rachel Thwaites and co-founder Julie Crook with Ashley the scarecrow. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Birthday celebrations at community garden Poto WILLIAMS MP for Christchurch East For information and advice: P 03 382 0288 E poto.williams.mp@parliament.govt.nz Electorate office: 133 Brighton Mall PO Box 18898 New Brighton 8641 Office Hours Monday - Friday 9:30 - 3:00pm Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington year since it was granted a lease to develop .4ha of red zone property in front of Avebury House. Land Information New Zealand leased the biggest piece of land it had ever leased to a community group last year. But the garden was so successful the lease was adjusted in six months to .8ha. Co-founder Cathy Allden said she thinks the group is very lucky to have the calibre of volunteers it has. “Because we have been on this journey post-earthquake together we are a really tight group and I think that is something powerful and you can’t recreate the right people, the right time and the right circumstance,” she said. The group has been through its ups and downs with thieves stealing more than $550 of garden tools from its storage shed earlier this year. •Turn to page 8 Authorised by Jo Hayes Unit 6/950 Ferry Road, Christchurch Business owners not confident regeneration plans will go ahead • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SLOW PROGRESS to recover New Brighton’s commercial centre has left businesses lacking confidence the city council will follow through on its plans. It has been more than three years since the city council approved the New Brighton Centre Master Plan. It planned to extend Oram Ave through to the main thoroughfare of Hawke St, creating a new north-south shopping and entertainment precinct, sheltered from the easterly wind. Development Christchurch Ltd has been tasked as the lead agency for the regeneration. Businesses have been left “disheartened” and are questioning if the city council will carry through on its plans. Coupland’s Bakeries New Brighton store manager Cherie Douglas said from what she has seen since the earthquakes she is not confident the plan will be implemented. “People are just disheartened . . . they don’t want to come this way. The roads are absolutely rubbish,” she said. •Turn to page 7 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