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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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IT COULD be a while until<br />

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the eastern suburbs start to<br />

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign<br />

aspirations for the area come to<br />

fruition.<br />

During <strong>October</strong>’s local body<br />

elections, Ms Dalziel identified<br />

repairs to the eastern part of the<br />

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads<br />

as one of her main priorities for<br />

this term.<br />

“We need a fully integrated<br />

programme of works for the<br />

east, I have loosely called this<br />

the eastern alliance, which<br />

Readers respond<br />

Chance to<br />

would essentially be an alliance<br />

to supermarket<br />

farewell Holden<br />

of contractors who can take<br />

rebranding<br />

in style the whole area bit by bit and<br />

systematically get the work<br />

done,” she said during the<br />

Page 8<br />

campaign.<br />

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn<br />

Baxendale said any request to<br />

pursue a specific project in the<br />

east would have to be agreed<br />

upon by council.<br />

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of<br />

City councillors are yet to pass<br />

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.<br />

on any guidance to staff around<br />

•Story, more photos, page 5<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.<br />

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At the moment, edible<br />

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Collett’s Corner, a three-storey<br />

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The public will decide whether<br />

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In a survey by Ohu<br />

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Helpless to<br />

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GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said the community are “somewhat<br />

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SPREYDON residents are<br />

• By Devon Bolger<br />

preparing to help members of<br />

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Expressions of interest sought Spreydon to Neighbourhood<br />

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council the above chief proposed centre based<br />

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executive in I Zone David Park Rolleston.<br />

posted asking if residents are<br />

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she goes out with the four-wheeldrive<br />

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Mr Ward said it is still too early<br />

we should use our Facebook page<br />

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as an avenue if anybody does<br />

community will need.<br />

need help.<br />

“It’s very early days and I<br />

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think that we are just looking<br />

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are providing online<br />

at how we respond to the virus.<br />

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to the central government<br />

it’s just hard to know how it’s going<br />

to pan out.<br />

guidelines, the safety of staff<br />

and the safety of our communities.”<br />

“I just think they [people] just<br />

need to let us know what they<br />

It follows calls from<br />

need and we’ll do our best to<br />

Christchurch city councillors to<br />

help,” she said.<br />

stop rates increases in response<br />

Mrs Hodder said there is no<br />

to the Covid-19 crisis.<br />

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• Turn to page 3<br />

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THE earthquake-damaged<br />

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July – if the funding needed is<br />

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Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton<br />

Community<br />

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Mike Mora<br />

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requesting the city council addresses<br />

the HS budget gap so the<br />

Cashmere<br />

buildings can be removed as soon<br />

as possible.<br />

Board chairman Mike Mora<br />

Page 11 said the final submission is yet to<br />

be completed but it was likely the<br />

demolition of the site would be<br />

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