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Southern View: September 11, 2018

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• By Bridget Rutherford PROMINENT Cantabrians have given a mixed response to the possible futuristic look of Cathedral Square. Plans for what the Square could look like were released by Regenerate Christchurch yesterday after seven years of debate and controversy over the slow progress of the rebuild. It includes three covered pavilions, which would have a “lattice-style” translucent roof, which could host markets and other events. FUTURISTIC: Plans released yesterday show what Cathedral Square could look like. The long-term vision, which is estimated to cost between $60- $80 million, aims to bring people back into the area, through a series of interconnected public spaces. The vision for the Square also includes Cathedral Gardens with trees and water features, Post Office Place with events and meeting spaces, and Library Plaza with other people-friendly areas. Former mayor Garry Moore said the plan was “brilliant” Lianne Dalziel Garry Moore Jamie Gough Vicki Buck while developer Ernest Duval was not fussed by the pavilions. city council and stakeholders to be needed. think of the central city as a The next step is for a delivery determine what could be done, Mayor Lianne Dalziel said destination and residential strategy to be developed with the when, and what funding would the vision would help people neighbourhood. Thursday, June 14, 2018 “I’m confident Regenerate Christchurch’s vision will allow this to happen.” City councillor Deon Swiggs said it would need to work around other developments such as Turanga, the Spark building, Aotea Gifts and the restoration of Christ Church Cathedral. “We’ve got to look at what is happening, what’s in the vision and what can we deliver.” City councillor Jamie Gough said it was a good starting point. •Turn to page 5 Big scrap after police find ‘burglar’ – page 17 Six Year Warranty Was Now $3,399 DON’T MISS OUT! Fully installed * *Model ABTG18L installed back to back, up to three metre pipe run and electrical supply within 6 metres. * Conditions apply. Normal lending criteria, booking fee and annual account fee applies. Limited stock. PAGE 23 Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our NEW re-oiling service. 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GST 18 Tuesday September 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi CELEBRATING SOUTHERN VIEW OUR SUCCESS Convicted killer involved in high speed smash Female passenger in lucky escape • By Barry Clarke and Emily O’Connell A CONVICTED killer is back behind bars after a spectacular crash while allegedly 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 screen narrowly missing a woman in the passenger seat. Miraculously Jamieson and the woman were unhurt. He had earlier been recorded driving at 180km/h on State Highway 1. A cut-down rifle was later found by police in the vehicle. Startled dog walkers said Jamieson ran a short distance from the vehicle before stopping to see if the woman in the vehicle was okay. Police arrived soon after and he was apprehended. Jamieson was one of six men found guilty of the manslaughter of Timaru man Wayne Kerry Bray in 2009. Jamieson received a nine-year jail sentence. He was on bail for other charges at the time of the attack on Mr Bray. Mr Bray, 26, died four days after he was punched, kicked and stomped on in a Timaru street. Mr Bray had walked past a property where there had been a party. There had been bad blood Thursday, June 7, 2018 • By Bridget Rutherford PROMINENT Cantabrians have given a mixed response to the possible futuristic look of Cathedral Square. Plans for what the Square could look like were released by Regenerate Christchurch yesterday after seven years of debate and controversy over the slow progress of the rebuild. It includes three covered pavilions, which would have a “lattice-style” translucent roof, which could host markets and other events. The long-term vision, which is estimated to cost between $60- $80 million, aims to bring people back into the area, through a series of interconnected public spaces. 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