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Nor'West News: November 20, 2018

Nor'West News: November 20,

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi CITY 2SURF with Les Mills Business group There’s a new organisation in Papanui for business owners Page 3 Page 6 Toy library celebrates Providing joy to kids for 30 years SING SONG: Diana Isaac Retirement Village resident Jean Rutherford plays the piano as other residents sing a song to the tune of The Wheels On The Bus. Bus concerns voiced • By Ashleigh Monk “THE STAFF and residents use the bus/and if it goes, they’re bound to cuss/what a loss for all of us/if the bus should go.” Recited to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus, these lyrics were sung by residents of Diana Isaac Retirement Village to Environment Canterbury. The residents have been fighting since March to have the No 44 bus stop at their village after Environment Canterbury decided to re-route the Orbiter which previously ran there. ECan said last month it would not re-route the No 44 through some residential streets, leaving the nearest bus stop 1km away. Representatives met with the residents on Wednesday to hear their concerns over the decision. ECan senior manager public transport Stewart Gibbon said was “very pleased” with the entertaining song. •Turn to page 8 CITY 2 2SURF Sunday 24 March 2019 city2surf.co.nz with Les Mills Road report to address safety concerns • By Ashleigh Monk A PAPANUI roading and traffic report, one year in the making, will look at “safety concerns” on Sisson Drive. Sisson Drive was originally designed to be a cut-through street for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the area, but the report showed it was being used as a main road. The report suggests the speed limit should be reduced from 40km/h to 30km/h, and several road marking changes be implemented to mitigate risk. It will also detail traffic movements on Main North Rd, Harewood Rd, Sawyers Arms Rd and Sisson Drive. The report included proposals to install a pedestrian refuge on Sawyers Arms Rd, make alterations to some intersections and introduce more road markings in the area. The Papanui-Innes Community Board requested the report in December last year. Community board chairwoman Ali Jones said that while the report seemed to have taken a long time to be completed, this was not the case. •Turn to page 8 Hearing aids – the next generation. Hearing aids that are smaller, look more stylish, and are packed with features for people who are always on the go. Try a pair for FREE * , and if you buy, you’ll get free care for the life of your devices valued up to $3500! * Plus a FREE upgrade to advanced technology valued up to $2000. * Call now to book your free trial today. Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Actual size *Terms and conditions apply, offer ends on the 24 December 2018 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