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WESTERN NEWS

Tuesday November 1 2016

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In Brief BARBECUE PROPOSED The city council has begun consultation on the installation of a barbecue and shelter with seating at Avonhead Park. Wigram Lions approached the city council about the project so they could leave a permanent legacy for their 100th worldwide Lions anniversary in 2017. The barbecue facility would be located between the tennis court and sports pavilion. The city council also plans to install an additional picnic table and footpath. To make a submission, go to https://www. ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyour-say/whats-happening-now/ consultations/

OFFICIAL OPENING: The official opening of The Hub Hornby’s new food court was held last Thursday. The Hub Hornby board chairman Michael Keyse cuts the ribbon with centre manager Jason Marsden. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN ​

Hub celebrates $75m upgrade including Pita Pit, Ichiban, Roast Republic, Cheeky Sparrow, Tank Juice, Shamiana and Hungry Wok. The $75 million refurbishment saw the centre grow from 1200 to 6000 sq m. The Hub Hornby centre manager Jason Marsden said it was quite a milestone for the centre across a number of areas. He said leading up to the official opening, the food court had

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A CELEBRATION was held last Thursday to mark 40 years since The Hub Hornby was first established in 1976. As well as celebrating 40 years, a red ribbon was cut to officially mark the completion and opening of the mall’s food court. The food court features wellknown restaurants and cafes

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Last Thursday was also the beginning of the mall’s late night Thursdays where it traded from 9am-9pm for the first time. Mr Marsden said Thursday was a big night for retail in New Zealand The final stage of the refurbishment will be the completion of the northern entrance way which is set to be finished by the end of November.

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been popular with a nice design for seating. “Depending on how people use the centre – from big round tables for families to sit around, to lean-on bars and high stalls for people grabbing a quick bit of lunch before they disappear,” he said. Mr Marsden said the stage completes the whole picture as far as people being able to flow around the entire centre.

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES POSSIBLE IN HALSWELL The city council has proposed lowering the speed limit along six roads within the Halswell area. This would include changing the speed limit on Halswell Junction Rd, Marshs Rd, Quaifes Rd, Sparks Rd, Milns Rd and Sutherlands Rd. It comes after the city council approved speed limit changes on 29 roads around the city in September. At the meeting, the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board requested the city council looked into further speed reviews in the Halswell area. To see the full consultation document and make a submission, go to https:// www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyour-say/whats-happening-now/ consultations/

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