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Southern View: June 14, 2016

Southern View: June 14,

FREE TUESDAY jUnE 14 2016 379 7100 Southern View Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Hillmorton, Cracroft, Cashmere, St Martins, Somerfield, Sydenham, Addington, Waltham, Opawa, Beckenham, Huntsbury, Woolston Young leader quits citing disappointment in council Bellbird (Korimako) RICCARTON CLINIC Book Online via our new website 4 Yaldhurst Road, near Countdown at Church Corner OPEN 7 DAYS PHONE: 343 3661 • By Tom Doudney THE CITY’S youngest community board member, Joe Davies, will not seek reelection in October, saying he is disillusioned with local body politics. The Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board member, 22, said he was disappointed in the performance of the city council and mayor Lianne Dalziel. “Under her leadership she is now looking to sell hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of public assets, we are seeing increases in rates, we are seeing power taken away from community boards and, overall, it has been a pretty disappointing experience in many respects,” he said. “It has been a great honour representing the people of the ward and I have really enjoyed getting to know the community groups and the resident associations but, in terms of the council itself, it is a corporation and its interests are not of the people’s.” A spokeswoman for the mayor said Ms Dalziel had spoken with Mr Davies and understood his concerns. “She is very sorry to lose him from the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board,” the spokeswoman said. Mr Davies was elected in 2013, when he was 19. He said he had made the decision not to seek a second term within the last two weeks after the left-leaning People’s Choice group opted to back realestate company owner, Vicki Tahau-Paton, instead of him to stand for the city council in the Christchurch Central Ward. “She kind of parachuted in, no political experience, no one had ever really heard of her and the party chose her,” Mr Davies said. Mrs Tahau-Paton said her lack of a political background was not a bad thing. “I’m really sorry if that’s the reason he has pulled out, but if he had maybe taken a bit of consideration into [my] speeches and that sort of thing, he would probably understand where I was coming from.” Mr Davies said he was planning on going back into politics in the future, but at the national level. He wasn’t sure what he would do in the short term but was weighing up a few options. “I think I would like to have some life experience and really gain some skills so that when I do come back into the political arena, I’ll be a fierce politician.” CALLING IT QUITS: Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board member Joe Davies said he will not stand for re-election in October as he is disappointed in the performance of the city council and Mayor Lianne Dalziel (right). PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN naTiVe planT nursery Trees for CanTerbury speCialisTs in • Groundcovers • Ferns • Grasses • Small to big sized shrubs • Shelterbelts • ALL grades • Expert advice • Planting now Ask us about Super Gold Card discounts Helping our community grow 42 Charlesworth Street Ph/Fax (03) 982-1028 OPEN 7 DAYS 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 Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > AMAZING ISLAND MIRACLE OIL DILO OIL – The Remarkable Skin Rejuvenator As seen on Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty •• Remarkable•skin•anti-aging•&•healing• properties •• Super•absorbing.•Can•penetrate•all•three• layers•of•the•skin•offering•exceptional•cell• hydration•&•regeneration •• Ideal•for•scars,•blemishes,•wrinkles,• &•skin•ailments•including•eczema,• psoriasis,•acne,•rashes,•bites,•sores,• Amazing Price burns,•etc. 50 ml •• 100%•natural,•Certified•Organic,• absolutely•no•additives only•$19.90 •• Highly•effective 100ml WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm only•$29.90 Mail Order Available Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 SEAVIEW RD • PH 388 5757 (Just past C.N.B School) - WE ARE AlWAyS HAPPy to HElP! -