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Pegasus Post: September 11, 2018

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2 Tuesday September 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi get in touch from the editor’s desk I’M NOT surprised David East has got the backing of the community over his stand on the flooding and building issues which will affect many in Southshore and across the estuary in Redcliffs. But it looks like he will get slam-dunked by Mayor Lianne Dalziel and city council bosses. Time will tell if he will be asked to resign as a city councillor. Coastal-Burwood Community Board chairwoman Kim Money and her deputy Tim Sintes are also facing council disciplinary action too. Councillors are supposed to follow certain rules when they speak publicly. But Dalziel and the city council have been very heavy-handed. East’s public stand is what people wanting to build on their empty sections want to hear. They need a voice. - Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi news Keeping babies warm Inmates are knitting to keep babies cosy. One hundred beanies have been donated to newborns at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. Page 8 schools Top award Scientific minds at Queenspark Primary were tested in a recent South Island social science competition. Page 11 community events PEGASUS POST Discuss books For those who love reading and want to share discussion with other friendly book lovers. New Brighton Library, 213 Marine Pde. NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Elaine Moon Ph: 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi Page 20 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 15,657 homes every Tuesday Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton. Archer GROUP Linrose Village 472 Linwood Ave, Linwood Linrose is our independent-living lifestyle village For inquiries phone Sue (Sales Manager) on 021 902 626 or 943 6006 or email sue@archer.org.nz LOVELY 2 BEDROOM VILLAS WITH INTERNAL ACCESS GARAGE from $299,900 Archer is locally owned and a charitable trust Archer Village | Linrose Village | Thorrington Village | Archer Homes | Archer Tours www.archer.org.nz

PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 11 2018 3 News Online arguments tie up police • By Sophie Cornish PEOPLE ARE increasingly going to the police to report arguments they are having online. But New Brighton Sergeant Jim Currie says the police is not often the best place to go. He said there had been an increase in complaints involving Facebook arguments in the last month. Jim Currie He is calling for people to deal with the matters differently. “The best way they can deal with it is to block the person and keep themselves safe by talking to Netsafe,” said Sergeant Currie. Netsafe is a New Zealand independent and not-for-profit online safety organisation. “It’s about people who were once friends having fallouts, and then people are saying things on social media about each other and they don’t like what they are saying, so they are complaining to police about it.” “A lot of these aren’t really police matters and they are tying up resources which could be used elsewhere . . . basically we are telling people we don’t always have time to investigate these things and that people need to look after themselves on social media,” he said. People are reporting the incidences through the crime reporting line, phoning the police or coming into the station. Sergeant Currie said while there are some “grey areas” around police jurisdiction and the internet, if there are threats to cause serious harm or the belief the person is capable of causing harm, then they would be involved. However, if a disagreement happens, police have little power to get involved, due to it being CONCERNS: New Brighton Police are seeing an increase in people reporting arguments and disagreements which are taking place on social media. on social media. He said the majority of problems are around public Facebook pages and groups, rather than private messaging. Netsafe provides information and solutions for online bullying and abuse, staying safe online, avoiding scams, business security and advice for parents and young people. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk QE II PARK MASTERPLAN The Coastal-Burwood Community Board has recommended the city council begin public consultation on the draft QE II Park Master Plan. The consultation period is to be two months starting October 12 and closing December 12. A new playground, basketball half court and disc golf course are part of the plans for the $12 million multi-stage makeover of the park. BURWOOD TENNIS CLUB The Burwood Park Tennis Club is surrendering its current lease at Burwood Park and entering a new lease for 33 years. The lease will be broken into three terms of 11 years. The new lease includes an additional area for a proposed volley wall. GRANT APPROVED The Coastal-Burwood Community Board has approved a grant of $500 from its 2018- 19 youth development fund to Shirley Boys’ High School student Forbes Hollobon to go towards his flights to attend the 28th Shanghai Tourism Festival. Forbes has been invited to join the Queenstown and Southern Lakes Pipe Band as part of the festival. The festival runs from Friday to Monday, September 17. HUNTER JUNIOR (Leather) Great new colours from size 7. FROM $105 EACH 47c Garlands Road, Woolston Phone 389 3431 www.thefootwearfactory.co.nz Tuesday Night 7pm Buddhist philosophy and study classes Sundays 10am Meditation and Mind Training classes www.tibetanbuddhistcentre.org.nz christchurch.dhargyey@gmail.com Ph. 021 062 1092 jo hayes National list MP based in Christchurch East Spring, a time of plans and projects Call to make an appointment: Phone 384 9459 www.national.org.nz Authorised by Jo Hayes Unit 6/950 Ferry Road, ChCh 0800 834 834 vision.ac.nz 50 Hazeldean Road, Addington Learn Computer Skills Looking for an administration role? This FEES FREE* 20 week course will give you the skills to work in a modern office, covering advanced use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and other computer based business applications. For more info txt 'OFFICE' to 027 557 8839 *Conditions apply