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Nor'West News: July 10, 2018

Nor'West News: July 10,

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Sunday 26th August 2018 10am - 3pm Air Force Museum, Wigram Tickets available on door • By Sophie Cornish A BOLD new initiative for the proposed multi-use arena has come from a year 9 student at St Andrew’s College. As part of a social studies government unit, Lachlan Johns wrote to city councillor Aaron Keown about his idea of making the new stadium completely digital. OPTION ONE Fishing day in doubt Organiser wants solution to weed problem at The Groynes Page 3 Page 5 Subway opens First major structure to open under Northern Corridor Changing the way we watch live sport DIGITAL AGE: St Andrew’s student Lachlan Johns wants people to be able to watch live action replays through a bluetooth device in their seat at the planned new stadium. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER He presented this proposal to city councillors on Thursday, receiving praise from Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner, who said the presentation was “an example of why we should be absolutely listening to young people.” In his proposal, Lachlan said he wanted to change the way people view live sports and bring the comforts of home to the stadium. “People often say that the best seat in the house is your couch, because you can see every part of the game at once,” he said during his presentation. He proposed having a bluetooth phone service connected to each seat, which would allow audiences to replay scenes they had just watched live on their phones, look up statistics, switch camera views and provide audio from referees, captains and commentators. In spite of not making a difference to the final outcome, Lachlan said audiences could get the opportunity to place a ‘public vote’ on television match official decisions. After the presentation, Mr Turner said he would refer Lachlan’s idea and letter to the stadium project team. Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Bridalshow www.withthisring.kiwi Plans for indoor sports venue in Northcote stalled • By Sophie Cornish AN AMBITIOUS project to build an indoor sports venue in Northcote may have stalled. No funding was granted for the project in the Long Term Plan, and it is not clear whether the city council will support it. Developers Kris Inglis and Mike Percasky spoke during the LTP submissions about their proposal for an indoor sports venue on Northcote Rd, which could accommodate up to 20 indoor courts. They asked if the city council would consider purchasing the facility for $20 million or renting it. A city council spokeswoman said last week staff were still getting in touch with people who made submissions to the LTP. Mr Inglis said one option is for the city council to lease the venue once it has been built. “We haven’t got any funding for it at this stage but we are still talking to the sporting groups about how that will all work . . . it’s still on the cards but we are just working through a few options at the moment.” •Turn to page 4 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... 18B MAIN NORTH RD, PAPANUI | PH 354 6000 | WWW.SHOSHA.NZ 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 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 www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm