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Western News: October 23, 2018

Western News: October 23,

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 Locally Owned Quarry group under fire Make-up of advisory group questioned Another cup Gardener takes top award in spring competition Page 3 Page 9 Campbell to be axed over water comment MEDITERRANEAN Souvlakis ONLY 251B Riccarton Road Upper Riccarton Phone (03) 341 6700 Rumblings continue on community boards • By Julia Evans SPEAKING OUT over the city’s water issues will cost Fendalton-Waimairi- Harewood Community Board deputy chairman Aaron Campbell his position. City council chief executive Karleen Edwards has notified Mr Campbell that the board filed a notice of motion to remove him from his role as deputy chairman. The motion will go to the board’s next meeting on Monday. He will remain as a member for the rest of the term but remains undecided if he will run again. It comes after tension from Mr Campbell’s call to introduce a liquor ban in Elmwood Park, which chairman Sam MacDonald said was not supported by the majority of the board. This time Mr Campbell questioned the city council’s membership of Water New Zealand. He questioned it during a board area report to city councillors. Mr Campbell and Mr MacDonald met with board governance manager Matt McLintock the next day. Mr Campbell was told it was not Student Meal Special $4.99 SOUVLAKIS FROM $7.90 PHONE ORDERS WELCOME the right place to raise the issue without authority. Mr Campbell disagreed. The notice was signed by all board members including the three city councillors Aaron Keown, Raf Manji and Jamie Gough. “I’m disgusted and disappointed,” Mr Campbell said. He said he feels let down by his community board colleagues and should have had the chance to discuss personality issues. Mr MacDonald said he would not comment on the matter until after the meeting. However, Mr Campbell said the move is political censorship, an attack on free speech and preelection manoeuvring before local body elections next October. Mr MacDonald and Mr Campbell have different 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 SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm political leanings – Mr MacDonald is electorate chairman for Ilam National MP Gerry Brownlee and Mr Campbell was campaign secretary for Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Christchurch Central Labour MP Duncan Webb. Mr MacDonald (right) also ran for the board under the right-leaning Independent Citizens group, while Mr Campbell ran as an independent. “Central Government aligning should not come in at a local level,” Mr Campbell said. But Mr MacDonald said that is not the case. “For anyone to insinuate that this is political and not purely for the outcomes of our community is quite frankly offensive.” The move to sack Mr Campbell comes on top of other community board spats in the city. There have been clashes over the Denton Park decision between Halswell-Hornby- Riccarton Community Board members, which required intervention from an independent facilitator. Dr Edwards and Mayor Lianne Dalziel also attended one of the board’s meetings to discuss the decision-making process and relationships. More recently there has been friction between Papanui-Innes Community Board chairwoman Ali Jones and member John Stringer. An independent facilitator was also used. 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