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Nor'West News: September 11, 2018

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2 Tuesday September 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk PROMISING YOUNG tennis player Dylan Heap has returned to Christchurch after a stint in France. And while he was there he got to train with world No 10 and French Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clement. That’s no mean feat. Heap, who plays for Waimairi, gained valuable match experience, playing in many prestigious open tournaments during the northern summer. He won three tournaments. Said Heap: “I definitely benefited from the experience, which was awesome, and can’t wait to do it all again next July.” The world’s your oyster for promising young sports people. And a good result too for Merivale couple Colin and Valerie Averill (page 1). Their flooding issues are being sorted. - Barry Clarke GENERAL INQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch news Experience Chinese culture A free Chinese immersion day will be held on September 15 at Christchurch Boys’ High School. Page 8 news Cost-effective costumes Do you have a fancy dress event to attend? Costume hire with an emphasis on sustainability is available in Papanui. Page 10 community events NOR’WEST NEWS Canine friends Reading to dogs is held every Thursday at Papanui Library. NEWS Ashleigh Monk Ph: 379 7100 ADVERTISING Monique Maynard Ph: 364 7474 monique.maynard@ Geoff Moreton Ph: 353 4595 geoff.moreton@ Page 23 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 16,717 homes every Tuesday Harewood, Burnside, Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Fendalton, Merivale, St Albans, Mairehau, Papanui, Casebrook, Redwood, Regents Park, Styx Mill, Northwood, Belfast, Strowan. Beautiful Teeth Meet the Owner Ryan Carlton Natural Smile Free Consultation, No Obligation • Full Dentures • Dentures Repaired • Implant Assisted Dentures • Injection Moulded Flexible Partials • Relines • Mouthguards • Additions/Repairs • Purchase cleaning and care products from our website. All dentures personally designed and created to ensure a comfortable natural fit. DENTURES PLUS (2014) LTD Denture Clinic and Laboratory 396 Innes Road, St Albans. Phone 385 5517. Email: Orbiter Bus stops Innes Road Check out the new Sportsman 470 Range TODAY Proudly supporting JBnZ for over 50 years 20 Lunns Rd, PO Box 709, Christchurch 8024 Ph: 03 962 0505 Email: Bishopdale-Burnside COMMUNITY AWARDS 1st October 2018 To help us celebrate EXCEPTIONAL service in our local community we invite you to nominate your candidate online for our selection panel no later than 20th September 2018. To vote visit our website: community/awards-nomination/ COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD A local person who has contributed significantly to voluntary services in the community. VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD A person who has contributed significantly over an extended period of time to a specific vocation to a high standard of excellence. EXCELLENCE IN WORKMANSHIP AWARD A business or organisation that has made significant contribution to employment creation and which sets high standards of service. Bishopdale-Burnside Rotary Club proudly supports our local community and meets Monday evenings 6.00pm, Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Avenue, Papanui, Christchurch. Interested people welcome. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD PAPANUI MERIVALE STROWAN SPREYDON

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday September 11 2018 3 News Call to look at heavy vehicle ban • By Anan Zaki THE Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board has asked city council staff to look at the viability of a heavy vehicle ban in Avonhead. Board chairman Sam Mac- Donald said it asked staff last week to report back by October 3. The request comes after Avonhead residents voiced their anger over heavy traffic in the Nor’West News last week. “We’ve asked staff to go away and basically bring us a report and say what our options are with regard to a [heavy vehicle] ban in the area,” Mr MacDonald said. Staff will investigate options for a heavy vehicle ban on Roydvale Ave (between Avonhead Rd and Memorial Ave), Avonhead Rd (between Roydvale Ave and Russley Rd) and Hawthornden Rd. “We just want them to be very clear, with the current rules in place, what delegations the community board has [to ban heavy vehicles] and what evidence they would require to do that,” Mr MacDonald said. But he steered clear of committing to seek a heavy vehicle ban in Avonhead. “Until we get advice [from staff], it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment,” Mr MacDonald said. Hawthornden Rd resident Jon Leadbeater said the community board’s request was good news. “People in the area would welcome that. It could be a big step to improve safety. “The big wagon trucks, they are the things that are concerning to the residents.” He hoped increased publicity will get heavy traffic banned in the area. “I feel the publicity can make the difference. [A ban] would be a great outcome for everyone concerned,” he said. Mr Leadbeater said last week that heavy vehicles are using Roydvale Ave, Hawthornden Rd and Cutts Rd as a shortcut. He said heavy traffic increased after the Avonhead and Russley Rd intersection was closed in November 2015, as part of NZ UNSAFE: Hawthornden Rd resident Jon Leadbeater has welcomed the Fendalton- Waimairi-Harewood Community Board’s request to see if a heavy vehicle ban is viable in Avonhead. Transport Agency’s $112 million Russley Rd upgrade. It follows on from residents in Fendalton and Wigram also voicing opposition to heavy vehicles travelling through residential areas. Fendalton residents last month lost their bid to ban heavy vehicles from the Glandovey and Idris Rd intersection. Lady Wigram Retirement Village residents on Lodestar Ave also complained about heavy traffic last year. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk DONATIONS FOR GROUPS A petrol station has presented the Bishopdale Community Centre with a donation to help keep it running. The Z station in Bishopdale gave the Bishopdale Community Trust a donation of $808. It was part of the station’s Good in the Hood campaign, which sees $5000 from each station donated to various community groups and charity organisations. The money went towards operational costs for the trust and ensured Sundbye Community House in Bishopdale was a “warm and welcoming” place. Age Concern Canterbury, Canterbury Charity Hospital and YMCA Preschool and Nursery also received donations from the station. HEADSTONES POSSIBLE The Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board requested that staff provide information regarding the possible installation of headstones in the lawn section of Avonhead Park Cemetery and that this information be included in the previously requested report on the options and costs related to changing the cemetery facade and for consultation on a name change, that is to be presented to the board at its December meeting. PROBLEMS HEARING? Perhaps its time for a FREE Hearing Check! Trial the latest Hearing Aid Technology Book your appointment today Merivale Hearing Clinic 24b Church Lane Call now: 356 2324