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Southern View: June 05, 2018

Southern View: June 05,

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Heritage buildings The time frame to repair quake damage may be shortened Page 4 Page 7 New approach School’s plans to expand Halswell campus DECLINE: Stephanie Hampson has researched the health of shellfish in the estuary and it’s not looking good. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Shellfish numbers threatened • By Sarla Donovan COCKLE NUMBERS in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary are in serious decline. A six-month study shows the population has fallen dramatically since a 2012 survey, from around 400 per sq m to between 50 and 80 per sq m in some areas. Biological sciences student Stephanie Hampson has been researching the extent and impact 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 > of harvesting on the health and sustainability of estuary shellfish beds – an important feeding ground for birds. The results suggest the current limit of 150 cockles per person per day is too high and needs to WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm be reduced or even a ban put in place, Ms Hampson said. Auckland’s limit is 50 per person per day, which she believes would be more appropriate if harvesting is to continue. •Turn to page 4 Book online via our website www.riccartonclinic.co.nz OPEN 7 DAYS Ph: 343 3661 | 4 Yaldhurst Rd Cyclists claim Dyers Rd is still dangerous • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CYCLISTS SAY recent upgrades to Dyers Rd have not made it safer for them. They have the backing of city councillor Yani Johanson who wants separated cycleways along the busy route between South New Brighton and Woolston. Cyclists have made submissions over the issue to the city council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028. The New Zealand Transport Agency is being pushed to redress its decision of not adding a separated cycleway along Dyers Rd when it undertook a $3.2 million project of widening the road last year. Concerns have been raised in the Long Term Plan 2018- 2028 submissions with residents calling it a “missed opportunity but not too late to rectify.” But a NZTA spokeswoman said it may not be ideal to encourage cyclists to use the stretch of highway due to speed of traffic, the refuse depot and people towing trailers with loose items such as tree branches. She said the agency installed on -road cycleways on both sides of Dyers Rd over the extents of the project. •Turn to page 5