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Pegasus Post: May 29, 2018

Pegasus Post: May 29,

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 Locally Owned Queenspark’s tidy Kiwis School takes out awards for keeping city beautiful Medal for Martlew Parklands para-athlete paddles to silver in Europe June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ONGOING roadworks are continuing to put pressure on Richmond businesses, with one long -running store deciding it is time to leave. Page 8 Page 10 END OF AN ERA: The Green Grocer owners Dianne and Chris Pratt have closed their Stanmore Rd store as a result of the pressure being put on Richmond’s commercial area. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER End of the road for green grocer After more than 20 years of supplying fresh produce to the eastern suburbs on Stanmore Rd, The Green Grocer closed it doors for the final time on Friday. The city council began a full reconstruction of North Avon Rd in January which has since left businesses struggling to bring customers into their stores. The Green Grocer owner Dianne Pratt said she didn’t want to go, but because of the roadworks the business has suffered a “huge decline.” “We are around 50 per cent down each week and we can’t sustain it. It is below break even for us,” she said. •Turn to page 7 021 914 565 Burwood Hospital bus route may stop short of Brighton • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HOPE IS fading for people who catch the bus between New Brighton and Burwood Hospital. Environment Canterbury has prepared an “alternative option” in its draft Long Term Plan after public opposed its original plan to axe six of its lowest performing bus routes. But a new route combining the 135 Burwood Hospital and 150 The Palms bus routes is planned to terminate at Taiora: QE II Recreation and Sport Centre. It means the 135 Burwood Hospital route will no longer travel into New Brighton. Currently the bus service runs from Prestons Rd through to Burwood Hospital and along Beach Rd to Marine Parade. The proposed change has been met with opposition. New Brighton resident Hilary Wilson said the planned route change would be “terrible” as she always found the bus convenient, particularly when she had a knee replacement at Burwood Hospital. •Turn to page 4 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 STANDARD DRINKS only $6 32 allen Street • World class DJ’s • Lighting & visual effects • Cage dancers & aerial acts • VIP booths 9pm-3am Fri & Sat only Follow us on Facebook