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Western News: September 11, 2018

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4 Tuesday September 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News WESTERN NEWS Local News Now Burnside, Villa hit the right notes Fire rages, homes at risk Garry Kilday Quarry petition to be submitted this week •From page 1 Meanwhile, the campaign had secured $25,000 in donations in anticipation for the fight against the proposed site. Mr Kilday said he is grateful for the donations, but believed the residents will never have enough money to match Fulton Hogan’s “deep pockets”. “At the end of the day, the money that we’ve got isn’t going to be enough to cover our expenses but we will have to make do.” He believed the residents will need at least $500,000 should they have to go to the Environment Court. “Like everything else in the country, it’s all about [who has the most] money, not the fairness, it’s about the money,” Mr Kilday said. • By Anan Zaki BURNSIDE HIGH School and Villa Maria College shone at the Big Sing National finale in Wellington. Burnside’s two choirs, Bel Canto and Senior Chorale were awarded gold medals in the finale held on September 3. Bel Canto also won the Tour Time Trophy, for best classical performance, from medieval to present day. Villa Maria’s Con Brio choir was awarded a silver medal in the finale. Choir director Naomi Hnat said she was proud of her students achievements. “It was a real privilege to compete in the national finale. It is a dream for so many choirs, and we felt very fortunate to be able to take part.” Mrs Hnat said the girls were nervous and excited to perform on stage. “But as a choir we always make sure that we do not focus on awards or scores. “We’d rather [focus on] how much we can grow from an experience and how much we can move an audience through a performance,” she said. Con Brio singer Ella Berry, 17, said the finale was an “awesome” VOCALS: Burnside High School’s Bel Canto choir (above), was awarded gold at the Big Sing finale, while Villa Maria College’s Con Brio (below) was awarded silver. PHOTOS: RICHARD ARMISHAW event. “Every member gave everything they had and put their heart and soul into communicating the essence of each piece. “We all really wanted to make Naomi proud and perform to the best of our ability, and our hard work during rehearsals payed off for this,” Ella said. 151 roydvale ave 0800 martyns www.martyns.co.nz For sales, service, repairs, sharpens and general care of your outdoor tools and equipment. 122c trimmer 21.7cc - 0.6kW - 4.4kg noW $ 194* was $ 279 save $ 85 We have moved 151 roydvale ave, Burnside, chch *Offers valid 01/09/2018 - 31/12/2018 strictly while stocks last, at participating

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 11 2018 5 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 MacDonald 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 Western 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 complained about heavy traffic last year. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk YOUTH FUNDING The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board will today vote on granting Wigram gymnast Ashleigh O’Neill $300. The 21-year-old will travel to Tauranga to compete at the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. The competition will be held from October 2 to 8. GRAFFITI REPORT The Riccarton Ward recorded the second highest number of graffiti incidents in the city last month. The ward had 61 incidents of graffiti reported in the city council’s top 10 graffiti incidents report. The number was up from 57 in July and 56 in June. The Central Ward recorded the highest number of graffiti, with 182 incidents, down from 213 in July and 391 in June. The Hornby Ward had 13 incidents last month, down from 28 in July and 25 in June. The Fendalton Ward had 10 incidents last month, compared to seven in July and 28 in June. The Halswell Ward recorded five incidents last month, and 16 in both July and June. The Waimairi Ward recorded the lowest incidents in the west, with three last month, compared to nine in July and 24 in June. Fujitsu Heat Pumps Installed from $1990 + GST TRACKSIDE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS EVENT 2018 FREE ENTRY Fujitsu accredited air conditioning specialists Website: www.pshc.co.nz Phone today: 03 381 6950 *Conditions apply. Back to back installations 5 metre pipe run. Email: info@pshc.co.nz LARGER & FASTER WASHING MACHINES Upgraded at Hornby LIQUID LAUNDROMAT BRING YOUR BIKE, GET INVOLVED Limited spots available. Register via Facebook, or on the day for • The Art of Cornering • Slow Pro Handling Skills Kickstarttrackside 47 Carmen road, hornby. gasoline alley site, Cnr Carmen & waterloo roads | 7 days: 6am-7.30pm wash & dry all yoUr laUndry in aboUt 1 hoUr $4.00 wash $4.00 dry wash 2 mink blankets, duvets or woolrests for only $8 dry Up to 3 loads in only 25 minUtes! $4 save time & electricity Other Locations: 289 Colombo Street, Sydenham • 345 Stanmore Road, Richmond • 65 Percival St, Rangiora 17 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay • 713 Ferry Rd, Woolston • 261 Burwood Road, Burwood • 319 Pages Rd, Aranui www.liquidlaundromats.co.nz SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 9AM–3PM (RAIN OR SHINE) MIKE PERO MOTORSPORT PARK (RUAPUNA), 107 HASKETTS ROAD, TEMPLETON • New demonstrations • Food and drink available from 9am • Motorcycle retailers and New Zealand Trucking Association onsite • Tyre and suspension information workshops • Competitions and prizes up for grabs • Visit ccc.govt.nz/kickstart for more details