TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi Sumner skate park ideas sought Page 3 Students’ tiny houses up for sale Page 5 EXHIBITORS INVITED NOW Lisa Lynch 021 800 809 Further push to relocate kart track after consent delays Council wants to build hundreds of houses on site • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IT COULD be more than two years before a controversial kart club in Halswell moves. KartSport Canterbury president Shayne McLaren said it is the club’s utmost desire to obtain a resource consent from the city council to move to from Carrs Reserve to McLeans Island by June to August. He said when the resource consent has been granted for the new track at McLeans Island, the process to build the new facility and relocate will take between 18 months to two years. A seminar updating the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board on the status of the $3.5 million resource consent to move the kart club is planned to be held on May 28. The update is a result of Awatea Residents’ Association secretary Kay Stieller addressing the community board over concerns from the community with the ongoing delays of the kart club’s relocation. But Mr McLaren said it is as keen to move to McLeans Island as the residents are for it to move. It comes as Carrs Reserve has been announced as the location for the Porter Group KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship to be held next year. The resource consent was first lodged in October 2017. The city council wants the kart club gone from Carrs Reserve to allow for hundreds of houses to be built on land south of the reserve. The resource consent has remained on hold while it ON HOLD: A seminar will be held to address ongoing concerns over the length of time it is taking for KartSport Canterbury to move to McLeans Island. waits on the kart club to define what days and hours of the week it will be operating, the number of karts it will have as well as review any possible commercial tenants for the new track. •Turn to page 4 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 Can you spot the difference? Worried about wearing hearing aids? Come in for your free hearing check and to talk to us about the latest hearing technology. p Sound p Style Offer! Buy one hearing aid and get the second aid p Connectivity p Discretion Call us to find out more Ashburton 03 307 8949 Fendalton 03 351 3535 Ferrymead 03 376 4483 Special 1/2 Price Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31 May 2019 T&Cs apply.