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The Star: June 21, 2018

The Star: June 21,

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It includes three covered pavilions, which would have a “la tice-style” translucent roof, which could host markets and other events. The long-term vision, which is estimated to cost between $60- $80 mi lion, aims to bring people back into the area, through a series of interconnected public spaces. The vision for the Square also includes Cathedral Gardens with trees and water features, Post Office Place with events and meeting spaces, and Library Plaza with other people-friendly Former mayor Garry Moore said the plan was “bri liant” while developer Ernest Duval was not fussed by the pavilions. The next step is for a delivery strategy to be developed with the city council and stakeholders to determine what could be done, when, and what funding would Convicted killer involved in high speed smash Female passenger in lucky escape • By Ba ry Clarke and Emily O’Conne l A CONVICTED ki ler is back behind bars after a spectacular crash while a legedly fleeing police. John Oliver Jamieson’s Subaru Forester crashed through the Ro leston dog park fence on Saturday. A spear-like fence post smashed through the window screen narrowly missing a woman in the passenger seat. Miraculously Jamieson and the woman were unhurt. He had earlier been recorded driving at 180km/h on State Highway 1. A cut-down rifle was later found by police in the vehicle. Startled dog walkers said Jamieson ran a short distance from the vehicle before stopping to see if the woman in the vehicle was okay. found guilty of the manslaughter Police arrived soon after and of Timaru man Wayne Kerry he was apprehended. Bray in 2009. Jamieson received Jamieson was one of six men a nine-year jail sentence. He was FUTURISTIC: Plans released yesterday show what Cathedral Square could look like. Lianne Dalziel Ga ry Moore Jamie Gough Vicki Buck be needed. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the vision would help people IMPACT: The aftermath of the high speed crash on Saturday when this vehicle wen through a dog park fence. PHOTO: BARRY CLARKE think of the central city as a destination and residential neighbourhood. $200 OFF YOUR NEXT POWER BILL 8KW FLOOR CONSOLE $3,599 “I’m confident Regenerate Christchurch’s vision will a low this to happen.” City councillor Deon Swiggs said it would need to work around other developments such as Turanga, the Spark building, Aotea Gifts and the restoration of Christ Church Cathedral. “We’ve go to look at what is happening, what’s in the vision and what can we deliver.” City counci lor Jamie Gough said it was a good starting •Turn to page 5 on bail for other charges a the stomped on in a Timaru street. between one of the men found time of the a tack on Mr Bray. Mr Bray had walked past a guilty and Mr Bray which led to Mr Bray, 26, died four days property where there had been a the a tack. after he was punched, kicked and party. There had been bad blood •Turn to page 6 0800 800 750 Phone 377 0034 Car park battle finally won • By Bridget Rutherford FINALLY THE sun is shining on Christchurch Hospital patients and visitors after a year-long campaign by The Star. The Canterbury District Health Board has agreed to move its park and ride service from the appalling flood prone Deans Ave site to the city council’s 805-space Lichfield St car park on July 2. Since last winter, The Star has ben hammering the Ministry of Health, CDHB and more recently the new Government Labour MPs to do something about it. Said The Star editor in chief Barry Clarke: “We’ve been relentless in our determination to get something done about it. Finally, it’s happened. “Our campaign prompted Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson to HAPPY: Park and ride users Chris and Gail Smith said moving the service from Deans Ave to Lichfield St car park was a good move and would avoid people waiting for the shuttle in the rain, like in April last year (inset). PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER start the ball rolling with her political colleagues in March after the previous Government did nothing. The district health board and the Ministry of Health constantly passed the blame on each other. •Turn to page 5 ​Law student accused of sex assault will travel overseas • By Sophie Cornish A CANTERBURY University law student being investigated for a sexual assault has been allowed to go overseas on a study-related trip. But the university’s dean of law Ursula Cheer is refusing to discuss the matter. “I can’t comment about any of this because of confidentiality and privacy,” she told The Star yesterday. The Star has learned a female student has laid Ursula Cheer a complaint about the accused being allowed to go on the trip. It is understood it is not the same person who has laid the sexual assault complaint to the police. The Star has been told it is a rape investigation. The Star sent a number of questions to Canterbury University yesterday but none would be answered. Said Canterbury University spokeswoman Margaret Agnew: “UC cannot respond to allegations that are before the police.” She referred the questions back to Dr Cheer. Her phone was turned off. Police would also not comment on the matter. 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