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4 Thursday <strong>March</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

PEGASUS POST<br />

Sense of pride<br />

wanted in area<br />

• From page 1<br />

“With the New Brighton street<br />

scaping almost completed, the rebuild<br />

of two local surf clubs under<br />

way and the red zone regeneration<br />

team about to launch, there is a lot<br />

to be grateful for and excited about<br />

in the days ahead,” the submission<br />

read.<br />

“We feel this has started in<br />

earnest, but it is important that<br />

the Covid-19 recovery plan doesn’t<br />

overtake our long-awaited earthquake<br />

recovery.<br />

“However, we acknowledge the<br />

current financial situation that<br />

the council finds itself in with the<br />

Covid-19 pandemic.”<br />

The board wants the community<br />

to feel a sense of pride in the area<br />

and will encourage the tidying up<br />

of gateway roads to New Brighton.<br />

“The community board has<br />

consistently heard that the community<br />

feels the council has forgotten<br />

about the east side, and that<br />

current maintenance levels are<br />

not sufficient, creating a negative<br />

perception of the area,” the submission<br />

read.<br />

“There were is still a real sense<br />

of concern in the community that<br />

the current journey into the area is<br />

unappealing and off-putting and<br />

would like to see this rectified.”<br />

Submissions on the proposals<br />

close on April 18.<br />

Pupils benefit from community input<br />

SKY HIGH: Christ’s College student Hunter Adam<br />

jumps over year 6 pupil Fetu Fenika, for a slam dunk.<br />

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

• From page 1<br />

“Through the CRBF mentoring<br />

programme, Rams player Joe Cook-<br />

Green identified there was a need<br />

for a new basketball backboard and<br />

hoop at St James School,” he said.<br />

“It has been great seeing the<br />

Christ’s College senior A basketball<br />

team run a fundraiser to support<br />

this initiative and Home donating<br />

all of the install costs and labour.<br />

“It has been a community collaboration<br />

which the keen St James<br />

basketballers will enjoy in the coming<br />

years.”<br />

St James principal Jo Barlow said<br />

the initiative has helped give the<br />

pupils a “great area” to practise their<br />

skills and develop what they learned.<br />

“They were so excited when they<br />

arrived at school and saw them set<br />

up,” she said.<br />

“We are very grateful for this<br />

incredibly generous support of our<br />

students and our community.”<br />

The school also wanted to<br />

acknowledge Home’s building partners<br />

who have supported the installation,<br />

including Safety First Service<br />

Locators, Small Excavation Services<br />

and Allied Concrete.<br />

The CRBF mentoring and Rams<br />

in-schools programmes at St James<br />

involves Rams players and foundation<br />

mentors running weekly basketball<br />

sessions.<br />

Firstly, with a smaller group of 10<br />

AIM: Year 6 pupil Pearl<br />

Mumuta takes a shot.<br />

to 12 pupils in the mentoring programme,<br />

and another group with<br />

35 participating in the in-schools<br />

programme.<br />

The CRBF was looking forward<br />

to installing more hoops in schools<br />

around the city so young people<br />

have the equipment to foster their<br />

enjoyment of basketball and to grow<br />

their skills.

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