TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Sunday 26th August 2018 10am - 3pm Air Force Museum, Wigram Tickets available on door Mobile butcher Bush Inn butcher hits the road Page 7 Page 8 Goals galore Westmelton striker gets 29 goals in eight games Bridalshow www.withthisring.kiwi Plea to keep fireworks in Brighton Review of event’s future under way BRIGHT LIGHTS: The New Brighton fireworks display is under review as a result of health and safety concerns over traffic management at the event. PHOTO: ANASTASIYA KORZH • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding NEW BRIGHTON businesses and residents are pleading for the iconic annual fireworks event to stay in the suburb. The New Brighton Guy Fawkes event has come under scrutiny from the city council as part of a city-wide review of all councilrun events. City council head of community support, governance and partnerships John Filsell said for a number of years it has received feedback on traffic management congestion. He said it is a health and safety issue due to New Brighton having limitations on its entry and exit points. John Filsell At the time of the event, the city council is required to only have north and south exits out of the area, with a central New Brighton exit dedicated to a bus service for 30min following the event. “The road works in this area over the years have also added to the congestion difficulties. With a mass egress at the conclusion of the event contributing to the disruption,” Mr Filsell said. But the city council confirmed the Guy Fawkes event will go ahead and, if there were to be any changes, they would not be implemented this year. The Sparks, New Year’s Eve and KidsFest events run by the city council are also under review as part of the Community Events Implementation Plan process. About 500 residents will be surveyed city-wide on city council events. It wants feedback about which events people had attended over the past two years, the locations of the events, parking and the city council’s event calender. Paper Plus New Brighton owner Blair Hughes said any event as popular as Guy Fawkes will have traffic management issues and the city council should have the expertise to manage the issues. He said New Brighton is not like Redcliffs or Sumner where there is only one entrance, and if the correct plan is put in place there should not be an issue. His views were backed by Bin Inn New Brighton owner Nikki Griffin, who said it should be an issue that can be resolved. “How many years have they had the same issue and not bothered about it?” she said. The fireworks display has been running at the pier since it was opened in 1997. Mrs Griffin said if the event was taken away, it would be another blow for the east and show a “lack of commitment from the city council” to an area “already neglected.” New Brighton Museum secretary Peggy Butterfield said she would be very disappointed if the fireworks event was moved away, but was supportive of it being held at Matariki. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the city council continue to hold its annual fireworks event at the New Brighton pier? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@starmedia. kiwi 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 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 Hearing for life House of hearing is here to help you reconnect with family, friends, music and life. You’ll also get piece of mind with our Total Care Package * . Purchase a pair of hearing aids and receive free follow up care, wax removal and servicing for up to six years . Phone to book a free hearing test and trial today. Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 houseofhearing.co.nz * Terms and conditions apply.