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Southern View: November 27, 2018

Southern View: November 27,

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi CITY 2SURF with Les Mills Alcohol ban No more drinking around the streets of Linwood Village Page 3 Page 9 Win a trip to Singapore A getaway for two worth $7000 up for grabs BLOCKED: Buses have to avoid cars parked in the Riccarton Rd bus lane during morning operational hours. New bus lanes ‘unusable’ • By Anan Zaki NEW BUS lanes on Riccarton Rd are being ignored by motorists less than a month after they were opened. The bus lanes between Deans Ave and Harakeke St are part of the recently completed $2.57 million Riccarton Rd renewal and resurfacing works. The bus lanes opened on November 1. Red Bus chief executive Paul McNoe said the Riccarton Rd bus lanes are “unusable” when cars are parked. “Because of the number of cars parked are substantial . . . it’s unavailable for its intended use,” Mr McNoe said. City council transport operations manager Steffan Thomas said 29 warning letters have been handed out to drivers for ignoring the bus lanes. •Turn to page 9 CITY 2 2SURF Sunday 24 March 2019 city2surf.co.nz with Les Mills Cycle and walking tracks add to fire threat • By Louis Day UNAUTHORISED cycle and walking tracks in the Port Hills could contribute to the start of another disastrous fire. Lyttelton resident Wendy Everingham said the city council desperately needed to create policy that stopped people from creating their own cycle and walking tracks across the Port Hills. “If the water is on an ordinary surface it is dispersing through that land mass more evenly, but as soon as you open up the land with tracks you create little streams and water bypasses parts of the reserve and you get some places which are drier than others.” Mrs Everingham said she was appalled by the number of unauthorised tracks that were being made on the Port Hills. “Up on the Urumau Reserve I saw someone had come through and cut down quite a lot of trees, so they were opening up an area that was supposed to be for forest.” Mrs Everyingham said she had also noticed an unauthorised track which went through Steadfast land and the Whakaraupo reserve. •Turn to page 5 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