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The Star: September 06, 2018

Six Year Mixed reaction

Six Year Mixed reaction to bold new plan Female pa senger in lucky escape • By Ba ry Clarke and Emily O’Co ne l woman were unhurt. found guilty of the manslaughter on bail for other charges at the stomped on in a Timaru street. between one of the men found of Timaru Wayne Kerry time of the attack on Mr Bray. Mr Bray walked past a guilty and Mr Bray which led to Bray 2 09. Jamieson received Mr Bray, 26, died four days property where there had b en a the a tack. a nine-year jail sentence. He was after he was punched, kicked and party. There had b en bad blood •Turn to page 6 8KW FL OR CONSOLE $3,599 Insta led “Model FUJITSU ABTG24LVT (Conditions a ply) Ca l for a FR E n obligation a se sment and quotation Six Year Ph 3 7 034 or Wa ranty 08 0 8 0 750 Phone 3 7 034 15/ 14 Sawyers Arms Road w w.dimockheatpumps.co.nz email: sales@dimocks.net.nz *Conditions a ply. Insta led back-to-back, up to thr e metre pipe run & electrical su ply within 6 metres. O fer expires June 30th, 2018. Thursday, June 14, 2018 • By Bridget Rutherford PROMINENT Cantabrians have given a mixed response to the possible futuristic look of Cathedral Square. Plans for wha the Square could ok like were released by Regenerate Christchurch yesterday after seven years of debate and controversy the slow progre s of the rebuild. It includes thr e covered pavilions, which would have a “la tice-style” translucent roof, which could host markets and other events. FUTURISTIC: Plans released yesterday sho what Cathedral Square could ok like. The long-term vision, which is estimated to cost betw en $60- $80 mi lion, aims to bring people “I’m confident Regenerate back into the area, through a Christchurch’s vision wi l a low series of interco nected public this to ha pen.” spaces. City counci lor Deon Swi gs The vision for Square also said it would n ed to work includes Cathedral Gardens around other developments with tr and water features, such as Turanga, the Spark Post Office Place with events building, Aotea Gifts and the and m eting spaces, and Library restoration of Christ Church Plaza with other people-friendly Cathedral. areas. “We’ve go to l ok at what is Former mayor Ga ry M ore ha pening, what’s in the vision said the plan was “bri liant” and what can we deliver.” while developer Ernest Duval City counci lor Jamie Gough was not fu sed by the pavilions. city council and stakeholders to be needed. think of the central city as said it was good starting The next step is for a delivery determine what could be done, Mayor Lia ne Dalziel said destination and residential point. strategy to be developed with the when, and what funding would the vision would hel people neighbourh od. •Turn to page 5 Lia ne Dalziel Ga ry M ore Jamie Gough Vicki Buck Start your own story PHOTO: BA RY CLARKE 0 348 1 94 | w.pete rayhomes.co.nz Thursday, June 7, 2018 2 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi news sport Thursday September 6 2018 Inside Chief Executive Steve McCaughan 364 7460 Steve@starmedia.kiwi Editor in Chief Barry Clarke 364 7422 Barry@starmedia.kiwi Web: www.starmedia.kiwi General: 379 7100 Julia Evans News Reporter 364 7476 021 914 742 Julia.Evans @starmedia.kiwi Sophie Cornish News Reporter 364 7437 021 915 924 Sophie.Cornish @starmedia.kiwi Gordon Findlater Sport Reporter 379 7100 027 408 1993 Gordon.Findlater @starmedia.kiwi advertising Shane Victor Sales Manager 364 7429 021 381 765 Shane @starmedia.kiwi get in touch Classified: 379 1100 Star Media a division of Allied Press PO Box 1467, Christchurch 359 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch 8024 Boxing Day survivor recounts the horrific crash SEE PAGE 8 & 9 Page 12 Readers send us their best photos SEE PAGE 23 The scoop on the new Ice Cream Charlie Another vicar resigns over marriage blessings....................5 The amazing film poster collection..............................10 & 11 Calls for farmers to double check fences.............................. 16 Surgeon’s family link to Irish uprising................................ 19 Cycle event to heal polluted lakes............................20 Event to honour Kate Sheppard’s legacy...................21 Tremain’s poke at the politicians.......................................25 How cool is Franz Josef.....33 What’s going on in the city this week.........................................39 Punchy Kona boosts Hyundai’s SUV line-up SEE PAGE 46 The Star BUSINESS OWNERS Build customers, sales and profits with us... Cops close in on con man • By Bridget Rutherford POLICE HAVE found two bank account numbers in their hunt for a con man who falsely said gangs would hur their families if people didn’t pay up. Senior Constable Wayne Stapley said two of the victims had been given two bank account numbers to put money into. Police had checked one, and The Square: Is this the future? 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 Rolleston dog park fence on Saturday. A spear-like fence post smashed through the window scree narrowly mi sing a woman in the passenger seat. Miraculously Jamieson and the He had earlier b en recorded driving at 180km/h on State Highway 1. A cut-down rifle was later found by police in the vehicle. Startle dog walker said Jamieson ran a short distance from the vehicle before sto ping to s e if the woman in the vehicle okay. Police arrived soon after and he was a prehended. Jamieson was one of six men Convicted killer involved in high speed smash $200 O F YOUR NEXT POWER BI L IMPACT: The aftermath of the high sp ed crash on Saturday when this vehicle went through a dog park fence. were awaiting details abou the ager is the key suspect. other. “He swears black and blue it Senior Constable Stapley would wasn’t him and he doesn’t have not comment on wha the investigation into the first account more,” he said. the cell phone numbers any- number revealed. “We have to find out where He said two phone numbers, these phones are and tie them up connected to the same person, with the bank accounts.” led police to a suspect who had Police have received 21 complaints from Christchurch people been interviewed and denied any involvement. targeted by the sinister scam. The Star understands a teen- It involved phone calls and 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 Thursday, June 28, 2018 Car park battle finally won • By Bridget Rutherford $200 OFF YOUR NEXT POWER BILL 8KW FLOOR CONSOLE $3,599 Installed Ca l for a FREE no obligation assessment and quotation Phone 377 0034 Why does booze do this to me? Rock icon Jordan Luck reveals why he gave up the bottle – pages 4 & 5 texts to victims who are told the connected to the gangs. caller is from the Mongrel Mob, Last month, Canterbury Highway 61 or Black Power. University criminologist Greg One victim was told to pay Newbold told The Star gangs $1000 or Black Power would burn would be “filthy” if they were being impersonated. his house down and harm his family. The con man says they Senior Constable Stapley said are watching the victims’ families none of the people who had gone and elderly parents. to the police had paid over any Senior Constable Stapley money. would not comment on whether There have been no further the perpetrator was actually reported cases. “Model FUJITSU ABTG24LVT (Conditions apply) Warranty Ph 377 0034 or 0800 800 750 15/114 Sawyers Arms Road www.dimockheatpumps.co.nz email: sales@dimocks.net.nz *Conditions a ply. Insta led back-to-back, up to thr e metre pipe run & electrical su ply within 6 metres. O fer expires June 30th, 2018. 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. 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The Star 3 Local News News Now • By Jacob Page WEDDING RINGS and boxing gloves go hand-in-hand for a husband and wife team who will compete at the New Zealand amateur championships next month. Sam and Tegan Clark have been named as part of the Canterbury team which will be eyeing up national titles on home soil for the first time since 2010 at the Hornby Workingmen’s Club. Sam said while they met outside boxing eight years ago, he was aware Tegan was a handy boxer. “I remember I hadn’t paid much attention that she was a boxer but I remember watching her in the gym one night and thinking she was better than most of the boys,” he said. “We had a round of training together (on Monday night) but it’s not something we do often because it’s a weird match-up.” The couple got married earlier this year and have two children together, Alexia, 4 and Andre, 3. “The kids come with us to our trainings on a weekly basis and have their own pair of gloves,” Tegan said. Tegan, 25, returned to the ring 12 months ago after having six years away to start their family. She won five national titles at the junior level and was eager to add an elite title to it next month. Tegan will compete weekend in an attempt to qualify for the world championships in India in November. Her ultimate goal is to make the Olympic squad at Tokyo 2020. “It was tough watching Sam on the sidelines and watching the other girls fight and know I could do a better job,” she said. She said having Sam there is a great motivator. “We don’t spar together but we keep each other on the straight and narrow in terms of diet. Tegan starting boxing at 10-years-old when her dad, Lee Madden was the coach at the Woolston Boxing Club. “I was always getting in to the ring and jumping on things and shadow boxing,” she said. “I always promised dad I would get back into it after having the kids.” The couple now box for the Smiling Tigers Gym. Sam, 30, has represented New Zealand twice in the past year and is looking for his first national title in four attempts. •New Zealand Amateur Boxing Championships, page 42 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Couple take their corners MITICA DYNAMIC DUO: Sam and Tegan Clark, who were married in February, will look to bring home New Zealand titles at the New Zealand Amateur Boxing Championships. PHOTO: MARK FULLER ​ Thursday September 6 2018 Fire rages, homes at risk in brief Redcliffs School evidence to be heard Evidence from the Friends of Redcliffs Park will be heard by the Workforce and Education Committee this month, after it decided to take a petition from the group further. The petition called for urgent legislation to reinstate Redcliffs School on its former site. Chris Doudney, who created the petition on behalf of the group, received email confirmation from the select committee yesterday that they would hear evidence from the group at a hearing set for September 19 in Christchurch. Council considers $30m housing loan The city council is considering lending $30 million to the Otautahi Community Housing Trust so it can build 130 new social houses. It will also use the loan to replace 50 of the existing ‘old and cold’ council units it leases with 50 new warm, dry units. Guilty plea to driving charges A 32-year-old man has pleaded guilty to three charges after fleeing police in a stolen car, which ended up on its roof. Robert Allan Luchford was charged with receiving a stolen Toyota Hilux Surf, dangerous driving on Withells Rd, and failing to stop for police, on August 16. Luchford drove on the wrong side of Yaldhurst Rd at speeds of up to 105km/h in a 50km/h area and almost collided with a police car before the vehicle overturned. Quake resilience with seismic sensors The city council is installing a network of seismic sensors that will help build earthquake resilience. As part of its Smart Cities Programme it is $765,000 over three years on installing and monitoring ground accelerometer sensors at 150 locations. style noun elegance and sophistication. synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness, urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort, luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness. COD. 9942050.03 Dal 1901 OF ITALY Total Food Equipment MAGAZINE STYLE.KIWI GIFTWARE HOMEWARE COOKWARE APPLIANCES 218 Moorhouse Ave (by Durham St bridge) • Ph: 03 366 6912 • www.tfe.co.nz