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Southern View: July 03, 2018

Southern View: July 03,

TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2018 Locally Owned St John spreads kindness Winter warmer packages for Linwood Avenue School Page 9 Page 10 Win for Hillmorton Captain sets the standard with 58 points HEAVY METAL: National Steel started crushing vehicles and piling them up on part of the former Skellerup site in February. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Skellerup site prompts investigation • By Bridget Rutherford CITY COUNCIL staff are investigating whether changes can be made to the District Plan to increase a noise buffer between residents and industrial activities. The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board requested staff look into it after concerns about a scrap metal company operating from the former Skellerup site in Woolston. National Steel has occupied part of the site since January and began crushing vehicles in late February. Worried about your hearing? Now is the time to try the latest, virtually invisible, German designed hearing aids. They’re so small you won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Book your FREE hearing check and trial of these ultra discreet hearing aids today. Ashburton 03 307 8949 Special Blenheim 03 579 5353 Offer! Fendalton 03 351 3535 Buy one hearing aid Greymouth 03 768 5528 and get the second aid half price!* Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31st July 2018. T&Cs apply. Between then and March 22 the city council received eight complaints about the noise. An investigation found most noise levels complied with the District Plan. But city councillor Yani Johanson said the District Plan was too “submissive” and meant the community had no say. “I think personally there’s a real need for an industrial buffer.” The city council is unable to change the District Plan until the Government revokes the Canterbury Earthquakes Order 2014, which dictated what was in it. 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 Book online via our website OPEN 7 DAYS Ph: 343 3661 | 4 Yaldhurst Rd Another bid to deal with estuary’s dying trees • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding THE Coastal-Burwood Community Board has met with an aborist to resolve the issue of dying trees at the South Brighton Domain estuary edge. The board visited South New Brighton and met with a city council arborist on Friday in a bid to fast forward a plan to remove the risk they pose. The board previously had concerns the trees were at risk of falling over. The arborist said on Friday about one or two trees pose that risk and if they fall, they will fall into the estuary. It has asked for a report from city council staff for a resolution and to find out how many trees will need to be removed, when they need to be removed and the cost. The city council decided last year to address the erosion issue as part of the Southshore and South New Brighton Regeneration Strategy. •Turn to page 4 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 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 We are located at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), parking available onsite Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $22 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm