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Pegasus Post: November 13, 2018

Pegasus Post: November 13,

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi CITY 2SURF with Les Mills Rubble pile to go Pages Rd pump station and Bexley Reserve to be cleared Page 3 Page 12 Kids in costume Who donned the scariest get up over Halloween? CITY 2 2SURF Sunday 24 March 2019 city2surf.co.nz with Les Mills Rare disorder doesn’t get in Lilian’s way • By Sophie Cornish EVERYDAY TASKS such as putting on socks and shoes are difficult for Lilian Exton. But she has never let that stop her from achieving as much as she possibly can. The Parklands 17-yearold lives with an extremely rare growth disorder, otospondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia, one of only 30 people worldwide who suffer from the condition. It affects the end of her bones, where the joints are, so they change shape and are enlarged. When she was younger, Lilian would grow 1cm every month, twice as fast as her peers. Now between 186-190cm tall (her actual height is unknown due to difficulty measuring her), Lilian has been recognised at the Zonta Sports Awards for the most outstanding achievement by a young sportswoman with a disability. She competes at para-events all over New Zealand in boccia and athletics. Boccia is an adaptive sport for para-athletes, similar to petanque and bowls. •Turn to page 7 WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Lilian Exton’s success in both boccia and athletics has won her a Zonta Sports Award. Hot pools’ green light pleases residents, businesses • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding NEW BRIGHTON residents and businesses are looking forward to the new hot pools facility being built after the final resource consents were secured for the project. They are hoping the $11.2 million pool project will help bring more people into the area and boost its commercial centre. Development Christchurch Ltd confirmed last week it received resource consent from the city council for the hot pools and work is set to begin next month. Bin Inn New Brighton owner Nikki Griffin is optimistic the hot pools will help bring more people into the area. “I think it is awesome, Brighton has been wanting it for a long time . . . hopefully DCL will get on with the job and get it done,” she said. Paper Plus New Brighton owner Blair Hughes said it was “fantastic” the resource consent had been granted. But he said he would like to see the plan to extend Oram Ave brought forward as part of an upgrade of the commercial area. •Turn to page 4 Community Liaison Group Meeting The quarterly Community Liaison Group meeting regarding the Organics Processing Plant will be held on Tuesday 20 November, 6.30pm - 7.30pm Education Room, Organics Processing Plant, Metro Place, Bromley. For more information, phone 03 941 8999 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