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Western News: May 29, 2018

Western News: May 29,

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Working together Groups pledge to help council find new site for facility Arts centre opening Latest addition to Girls’ High opened by governor-general June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW vanessa.fleming@starmedia.kiwi Page 3 Page 10 ‘Precious’ bundle of joy New perspective on life for community board member • 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. “We are really happy that we have ended up settling back at Harewood and that we will be raising Sebastian here. Both 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 welcome a child this term, with Jamie Gough’s wife, Jasmine, giving birth to their first child in September. •Turn to page 5 021 914 565 Yaldhurst residents prepare for legal battle over quarry • By Anan Zaki YALDHURST residents will this week lodge an appeal and prepare for a costly court battle to challenge a decision to allow quarry expansion in the area. The decision made by city council and Environment Canterbury appointed hearings panel allowed quarrying company Road Metals to increase their Yaldhurst operations to 100m from houses. To lodge the appeal, the residents formed a new group named the Yaldhurst Environment Group – Hau Ora Inc. Chairwoman Soraya Nicholas said the appeal would cost the group $100,000 and it received support from various members of the community. “We’re probably looking at mandatory mediation happening in September and potentially the Environment Court appeal case will be very late this year or early next year,” Ms Nicholas said. The group does not want to ban quarrying in the area. •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 www.blindcare.co.nz 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