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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021

Connecting Your Local Community

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Halswell

residents

seek own

patrol

Huge turnout

for Anzac Day

parades

Talk to over 10,000 visitors in 3 days

Page 5 Page 6

Contact Lisa on 021 800 809

Proposal for community to take

over former sport complex

• By Bea Gooding

A HIGH performance sports centre

in Burnside could potentially

transform into a dedicated

community recreation facility.

The city council is currently

seeking feedback on whether

residents would like to see a

community recreation group take

over the Apollo Project Centre

behind Jellie Park.

The existing

owner, High

Performance Sport

New Zealand,

will be relocating

to Parakiore

Recreation

Bridget

Williams

and Sports Centre

next to Hagley

Park once it opens

next year.

Now, the city council must decide

on what should happen to the

building and determine whether it

could be retained.

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board chairwoman

Bridget Williams hoped to see

the centre utilised as effectively as

possible.

She hoped to see sports groups

making use of the space that

required large courts and high

ceilings, and to see the space being

hired out to the community.

• Turn to page 5

POTENTIAL: High performance sports complex Apollo Project Centre next to Jellie Park could turn into a community

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Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at

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Fendalton, Hornby, Halswell and

Upper Riccarton libraries

A justice of the peace will

be available to members of the

community to witness signatures

and documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations as well as

sign citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications. This service is

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 10.30am-2.30pm,

Tuesday, 1-3pm, at Upper

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, Friday, Monday,

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Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides

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They take the time to listen and equip

you with information, options and

support that fit your needs. Free,

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GenConnect

Thursday, 1-1.45pm

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Free Legal Advice

Thursday, 6.15-8.15pm

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Wā Kōrero-Storytimes

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Storytimes is an interactive

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Recommended for children 2-yearsold

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Family History

Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Upper Riccarton Library

A volunteer from the Riccarton

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you with finding your family history

online. Meet at the family history

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Mah-Jong Group

Wednesday, 1-3 pm

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Safe link between schools likely

• By Bea Gooding

ILAM MP Sarah Pallett’s efforts

in lobbying the Ministry of

Education to keep a safe access

way between three schools

appears to have been successful.

Since meeting with Pallett, the

ministry is now

keen to work

with Cobham

Intermediate,

Burnside

Primary and

Allenvale

Sarah Pallett

schools on

keeping an

access way after

the current one is closed.

It comes after Pallett raised the

issue at a Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

meeting last month, as the path

keeps children, pedestrians

and cyclists off the road when

moving between schools.

In its original plan, the

ministry, which owns the land,

initially did not include the path

due to the nature of the schools’

new building layout.

The schools are being

rebuilt as part of a $1.3 billion

Christchurch Schools Rebuild

Programme, involving the

rebuild or redevelopment of 115

earthquake-damaged schools.

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questions from Nor’West News over the

pathway issue.

This was incorrect. Questions had not

been put to Pallett, so she was unaware

Nor’West News was seeking comment

LOBBY: Ilam MP Sarah Pallett’s efforts to get the Ministry of

Education to keep safe access between three schools has

been met with success.

met with MoE staff and I am

pleased to report the ministry is

keen to work with the schools,

community board, council and

other stakeholders to actively

consider options for a new

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from her. It was also inferred in the

article the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board had instigated the

bid to save the pathway.

In fact it was Pallett who had instigated

the bid and it was she who had gone to

the community board for support.

Cobham and Burnside, which

share the same site, will soon

host Allenvale School as it is

building a satellite school there,

along with another new base in

Belfast.

The pathway is currently

closed to allow for construction

work. The reinstatement is likely

to come near the end of the

project, which is scheduled for

completion by late 2023.

Pallett’s immediate concern

in the meantime was keeping

pedestrians and cyclists off

school grounds during school

hours, while allowing for them to

safely continue to move through

the site outside school hours.

“I will be talking with

[Cobham] principal Eddie

Norgate on the best way to

achieve this for the duration of

the redevelopment,” she said.

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board deputy chairman David

Cartwright told Nor’West News

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at the path as it is used by dozens

of pupils and the public every

day.

In discussions with Pallett,

the ministry agreed with

the importance of the

reinstatement.

Although it was technically not

within their remit, the ministry

also indicated that it was open to

funding the reasonable costs of

relocating the walkway.

Said Pallett: “The ministry

agrees that the walkway is of

considerable benefit to the

community, and officials have

been receptive to my suggestion

that a combined funding

approach be considered.

“In short, the suggestion

that I put to them was that

the walkway itself be funded

by the ministry, with lighting

being provided either by the

community board or council.

“I personally feel that this is a

very pragmatic and fair solution

that will be of enormous benefit

to our community.”

Pallett has not yet brought

these suggestions to the

community board and city

council.

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Halswell residents seek

own community patrol

• By Bea Gooding

HALSWELL residents believe

their suburb should have a

dedicated community patrol as

the area’s population continues

to grow.

Residents have expressed

concerns to Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

members about a lack of a

dedicated patrol for the area,

following a spate of crimes in the

last month.

But Hornby Community

Patrol secretary Ann Smith said

there was no need, as Halswell

was already an area that the

Hornby and Christchurch South

patrols monitored.

“There are two patrols over

in Halswell already, but if we

had local Halswell people join

our patrol, like Christchurch

South, then they’d have greater

coverage,” she said.

“There are plenty of

opportunities for additional

patrols if [more] people were

prepared to join.”

An increase in vehicle thefts,

car and home break-ins, graffiti

and broken glass caused by people

drinking in public places has

been a cause for concern.

Community patrols have since

CONCERNS: The Hornby Community Patrol believe

Halswell should not get its own dedicated patrol as the

area is already monitored by Hornby and Christchurch

South patrols.

increased their patrol activity in

Halswell and will continue to do

so in the next few weeks.

The need for a dedicated

community patrol has been

brought before the board in the

past as Halswell’s population

continues to rise, but the recent

crimes were another reminder of

why the need was initially raised.

Smith believed it was not a case

of starting a new patrol, but that

more Halswell residents should

join existing patrols as they knew

their neighbourhood best.

At least 20 volunteers were

needed to run a patrol, otherwise

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it “won’t achieve anything”.

“Where in Halswell would

they like us to go? They are big

areas, our cars are not out every

day and we only go where we

know to go,” she said.

“It’s not easy to set up a patrol,

a lot of work goes into police

vetting, uniforms, vehicles and

training – it doesn’t happen in

five minutes.”

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Submissions sought

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What

should the Apollo Project

Centre at Jellie Park be

used for once the existing

owners relocate to another

site? Email your views to

bea.gooding@starmedia.

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• From page 1

Said Williams: “It’s about making

use of the space as effectively

as possible. Giving back to the

community is fantastic, but it’s

about making sure this particular

facility is not going to come to

the expense of ratepayers, and if

the community organisation has

the capacity to pay for it.”

The 2300 sq m centre was

originally intended to be a

temporary building to provide

training facilities for high

performance athletes and teams

after the February 22, 2011,

earthquake.

If the community supports

it, a recreation group will take

full responsibility for the facility,

which includes a full-sized

indoor netball court, a strength

and conditioning gym, a 40m

running track, showers, offices

and meeting spaces.

The city council has recently

completed an initial request for

proposal process, where early

submissions were received from

interested community recreation

groups.

It could not disclose which

groups had applied as the city

council was still considering

their applications.

As determined by the Jellie

Park Management Plan, groups

could include basketball, netball,

gymnastics, cultural, accessibility

groups, or sports and fitness

providers.

Once public consultation

closes next month, submissions

will be analysed.

Potential users and an overview

of feedback will be considered

by the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board. It

will decide whether the process

should be continued.

Following this process, a

public notice with names of

interested parties will be issued

and residents will be able to

provide feedback on if they want

that particular group.

If no objections are received,

the lease will be awarded.

Residents can discuss the

project with city council staff

on Tuesday at the Apollo Centre

entrance off Ilam Rd, anytime

between 4-6pm.

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Hear Again are the highest rated hearing clinic in Christchurch,

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Shop 125, The Hub, Hornby www.hearagain.co.nz 03 9741658

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Come visit the highest rated hearing clinic in Christchurch

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they had a free appointment. Ears 100% clear. Many many thanks Neil, will see (and hear) you again


THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021

Connecting Your Local Community

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OPEN DAY AT

OUR NEW

LIVING WELL

CENTRE

10AM – 2PM, SUNDAY 2 MAY 2021

Arvida Good Friends

at Park Lane

47 Whiteleigh Avenue

Addington

0800 20 41 20


SEMINARS

SEMINARS

& TALKS

& TALKS

ANNABELLE WHITE

Come along to this free event

and see Christchurch’s newest

community centre designed

to support older Cantabrians

live well.

Cookbook author,

food and travel TV

& radio personality

DR DOUG WILSON

Enjoy cooking demonstrations,

tastings and $5 deals at Natter Café

with Head Chef, Josh Monaghan.

Try out yoga, boxfit, and balance and

strength exercises in our state of the art

gym with exercise physiologist, Laura Organ.

Freshen up with special offers at

Gorgeous George Hair, Nails and Beauty

Salon. Plus, there are prizes, giveaways

and so much more. Make a date to

come along with your good friends.

Throughout the day, you’ll be able to

hear from a handful of special guests

who help make our community great.

Director of On

the Go Physio and

the Older Adults

Health Collective

2021 Senior

New Zealander

of the year

As well as a special workshop

from the Christchurch Symphony

Orchestra, showcasing their

music therapy for dementia.

See the full programme

and book your spot at

goodfriends.co.nz/whats-on

or call 0800 20 41 20.

JESSIE SNOWDON

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