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Nor'West News: May 29, 2018

Nor'West News: May 29,

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Quake-stress help Film clips for anxious children Humour unleashed Further bid to get dog park funding June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW vanessa.fleming@starmedia.kiwi • By Sophie Cornish LINDA CHEN has a new outlook on life after giving birth to her first child, Sebastian. The Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board member and her husband Robin welcomed the baby boy on April 10 in what she described a “precious experience.” “Having a child has not only been a precious experience for me, as a woman, but it has also changed the way I see the world. I now see the world as a mother – the agendas and issues in our ward have become a lot more personal now.” Sebastian is also the first grandchild of both sides of the family, “so he is getting a lot of love and attention,” said Mrs Chen. The couple first met while at primary school at the former Kendal School in Harewood. Page 4 Page 5 ‘Precious’ bundle of joy New perspective on life for community board member “We are really happy that we have ended up settling back at Harewood and that we will be raising Sebastian here. Both 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 > NEW ARRIVAL: Community board member Linda Chen and her husband Robin have welcomed their first child, Sebastian. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Robin and I have fond memories growing up in this area,” she said. Mrs Chen is the second community board member to WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm welcome a child this term, with Jamie Gough’s wife, Jasmine, giving birth to their first child in September. •Turn to page 4 021 914 565 Public pressure makes ECan rethink bus cuts • By Julia Evans and Sophie Cornish “OVERWHELMING” opposition has caused Environment Canterbury to re-think its proposed cuts to bus routes in the city. ECan staff prepared an “alternative option” to the proposal in its draft Long Term Plan, that would axe the six lowest performing bus routes, affecting 110,000 passenger trips. The new proposal will save the 107 Styx Mill to Northlands while the 108 Casebrook to Northlands will be absorbed into an extended version of the 28 Papanui to Lyttelton service. Papanui Ward city councillor Mike Davidson urged people to submit on the plan, saying the routes were an “essential social service.” He said while the new option is “really good news” for residents in his ward, “other areas haven’t been as fortunate, which is a shame.” •Turn to page 5 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