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Western News: September 25, 2018

Western News: September 25,

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Call to move trees Residents have had enough of 22 oak giants Page 3 Page 10 Dreaming of NRL St Thomas’ teen on the verge of big break Saturday 29 th & Sunday 30 th September Horncastle Arena, ChCh www.expos.co.nz Secret meetings over board dispute • By Anan Zaki TROUBLE WITHIN the Halswell-Hornby- Riccarton Community Board led to behindclosed-doors’ sessions to resolve problems. Western News last week revealed that board members clashed over its chairman Mike Mora making a deputation to the city council on behalf Mike Mora of the board. Now further investigations by the newspaper have shown previous clashes between board members reached all the way to the top of the city council. City council chief executive Karleen Edwards received complaints about the conduct of board members last year. Dr Edwards told Western News the complaints were dealt with informally. She refused to comment on the nature of the complaints for “privacy reasons”. Mr Mora said the complaints were now “history”. “[Complaints were] from individual board members, I understand [they] have been to Karleen.” The board’s deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton said she was only aware of one complaint, but that dated to about 18 months ago, prior to the Denton Park mega centre debate. She declined to make further comment. Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Dr Edwards met with the board behind closed doors ‘People who signed a confidentiality agreement and then talk about what happened should see if they are a fit and proper person to continue in the role as an elected member’ – Mike Mora in September last year. “This centred on the challenges they faced, in particular, surrounding the Denton Park decisionmaking process, and their relationships and joint decisionmaking,” Dr Edwards said. Ms Dalziel said she was present at the meeting in support of the chief executive. Mr Mora agreed that there was tension at times surrounding the Denton Park decision. •Turn to page 4 Hornby High gets one over Prebbleton HORNBY HIGH School year 7 and 8 netballers triumphed 8-6 over their Prebbleton counterparts on the final day of the annual Koru Games at Lincoln on Thursday. The three-day event saw more than 2500 students from around the South Island participate in 11 sports at various locations around Lincoln, Prebbleton and Rolleston. 6 TH TO 13 TH OCTOBER HAGLEY THEATRE, 510 HAGLEY AVENUE CHRISTCHURCH FOR SHOW TIMES & BOOKINGS PHONE 03 338 4699 OR VISIT WWW.RICCARTONPLAYERS.CO.NZ BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location We are located at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), parking available onsite Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $22 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch www.blindcare.co.nz SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm POISE: Hornby’s Talia Taurua controls the ball while Charlotte Brough of Prebbleton tries to take it off her. Roadrubber T Y R E S New Tyres - Batteries Quality Secondhand Tyres All at very competitive prices LOOK!! Discounts on sets of tyres USED tyres from $50 NEW tyres from $75 Alignments from $60 AA Discounts FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY (in local area) Ph. 348 0626 99 Main South Rd (cnr Watts Rd) Sockburn LTD