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North-west parking warden assaults

ROADING: The city council installed yellow bollards at the intersection at Colombo St and Edgeware Rd.

The light frequency needs to go longer for the minor roads off the main roads as sometimes you can sit in the turning lane for four turns of the lights and with that the straight through sometimes only gets one car through and it changes again. Half a minute on Buchanans Rd and sometimes 2min on Carmen Rd. Drivers then may not go through a red light.

coming up Edgeware Rd from Abberley Cres. With the building of the new restaurant next to the supermarket, foot and vehicle traffic is bound to increase. Hopefully the traffic lights will help regulate the road hogs. Not holding my breath though. A speed camera could be useful. Connie Kruse Christensen – With this area being used as a rat-run along Trafalgar St, the traffic lights now allow pedestrians to safely cross Colombo St from Bailies’ offstreet car park to St Albans Pharmacy, and to also safely cross Edgeware Rd to Super Value and the new cafe opening soon. It’s a great improvement for safety walking between these good local shops.

Kelly Root – Wondered what the green mess was for. Christine Carr – I regularly shop at Edgeware and cross the intersections with my hearing dog. We are both elderly and slow. The problem I have is with the maniac speedsters who regularly try to beat the lights

•From page 1 But the city council said the new technology has encouraged staff to report incidents more, because the footage provided reliable evidence. The 21 parking wardens were given the body-mounted cameras in April last year. They can be activated if staff think their safety is at risk. “Our experience has shown that the body worn cameras have increased safety for our staff by lessening the seriousness of incidents and discouraging undesirable behaviour,” city council transport operations manager Aaron Haymes said.

„„ By Julia Evans FOLLOWING IN the steps of Bic Runga, The Naked and Famous and The Datsuns, Shirley Boys’ High School’s Fuzhun and Run77 from Christ’s College competed in the Smokefreeockquest national final on Saturday. While neither band managed to crack the top three, Gideon Valavala from Fuzhun came home with the competition’s best vocalist award. Along with the award, Gideon

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He said previously a number of incidents went under the radar, but the cameras now provided reliable evidence. “This means it’s more likely that somebody will be held to account for their actions, and that encourages staff to report.”

Mr Haymes said the city council was always working on initiatives that reduced the risk of staff being harmed. “We want to make sure our staff make it through their work day safely and get to go home at the end of each day to their families.”

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DETERRENT: City council parking compliance officer Luke Lee holds one of the body mounted cameras that are aimed at deterring assaults and abuse. PHOTO: CCC/NEWSLINE ​

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ROCKSTAR: Shirley Boys’ High School’s Fuzhun performed at the national final of the Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.

also received $500 for his singing. To earn their places in the final, Run 77 came first in the Canterbury regional heat of the competition and Fuzhun

came second. This year marked the 29th Smokefreerockquest competition, which pits the best high school bands from around the country against each other.

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