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NEW RESEARCH reveals the controversial Glandovey and Idris Rds intersection is not suitable for heavy vehicles. The Glandovey, Idris and Straven Residents’ Association commissioned a tracking analysis to look into traffic using the intersection. The report from traffic engineering company Traffic Design Group showed heavy vehicles could not navigate any turns of the Fendalton intersection without cutting into other lanes. It comes during a year-long campaign from residents to improve safety at the intersection. Residents want to see heavy vehicles banned from driving through the area and this report only cements that, group member and Glandovey Rd resident Nigel Francis said. The report has been sent to the city council. City councillor Raf Manji told the Western News that when council resumed after the Christmas break, it would look into banning heavy vehicles from the area. •Turn to page 5



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THE SAGA rolls on. On page 1 today we reveal the latest chapter in Fendalton residents’ bid to make an intersection in their suburb safer. The very proactive Glandovey, Idris and Straven Residents’ Association commissioned a private engineering company to provide data which they say strengthens their case that big trucks need to be banned from using the intersection. The residents have a very valid point. It’s the same across Christchurch in fact: Trucks now take short cuts through suburban streets to get to their destinations quicker. Shades of Lodestar Ave. On page 3 we reveal Templeton residents are gearing up to battle against plans for a new quarry development. – Barry Clarke

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Battle against quarry plan begins By Julia Evans TEMPLETON residents are gearing up to battle against plans for a new quarry development. Last week Fulton Hogan put forward a plan for a 170ha quarry on Templeton’s Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds. The announcement comes as Yaldhurst residents continue to battle the noise and dust effects from nearby quarries, which have forced them to wear protective face masks outside their own homes. Testing stations have been set up in Yaldhurst to monitor air quality. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday said the proposal has sparked “major concerns” for nearby homes in terms of dust, noise and heavy traffic. “The more we look into it, there are more and more issues there are . . . the dust and noise has the potential to reduce house prices. People could be out of pocket because of this,” he said. In a letter sent to residents near the proposed quarry, Fulton Hogan said it would be there for 25 to 40 years to “keep up with ongoing demand for aggregates for greater Christchurch.”

PLANS: The letter from Fulton Hogan included a map showing the location of the proposed 170ha quarry on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds. ​ “We see this location as being suitable because the site has few neighbours and is close to State Highway One.” Mr Kilday said during a southerly wind, homes could be inundated with dust, which could have an impact on health. “Reading up on the impact silica in dust can have on respiratory health is a huge concern,” Mr Kilday said. “We

just don’t want it to get to the point where we have to wear masks.” But Fulton Hogan said in the letter it is working on “key quarry management plans” regarding noise and dust. The company will apply for resource consents from the Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury in February.


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Mr Kilday said although going up against Fulton Hogan was a “David and Goliath” situation, he believed the voices of the people should be heard. There will be a meeting between the Templeton and Weedons residents associations tomorrow at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Kirk Rd to establish the next move.

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GRANTS FOR STUDENTS Ten Christchurch Boys High School students received funding grants to compete in the world schools rugby festival in South Africa from April 2-7. Ryan Barnes, Sam Caldwell, Nathan Fahey-Baker, Mitchell Hay, Ben Lopas, Sean McKeon, Cullen Moody, David Ni, Brandon Prinsloo and Luke Timms were all given $200 to go towards the trip by the Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board. COMMUNITY GARDEN Volunteers have been busy weeding, digging, planting and watering the Halswell Community Garden. The group which takes care of the garden on 329 Halswell Rd, is looking for more people to help out on a Saturday morning between 10am and noon - or earlier if it’s predicted to be hot. People who are interested can go along between those times or contact the group on its Halswell Community Garden Facebook page to organise another time. PARK TOILET PLAN Planning is under way for the installation of a single unisex toilet at Harrington Park on Peverel St in Riccarton. Once concept plans are completed, there will be a low-level community engagement process undertaken by the city council.

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Rent rises cause for alarm Ilam and Upper Riccarton Residents’ Association chairman Phil McGoldrick writes about how the Labour Government may affect their community and how landlords need to step-up Our new Government has moved very swiftly to deliver on some of its pre-election promises. Real estate has traditionally thrived under a Labour-led Government but early moves suggest it may not be quite the same during this term. A ban on overseas buyers, mooted changes to the Residential Tenancies Act placing further onus on landlords, the almost inevitable imposition of a capital gains tax, and serious property investors may be questioning the future viability of what they do. My wife and I are serious and long-term residential investors and will adapt to these changes, albeit obvious the returns for providing this essential and responsible service will diminish.

Readers respond to the article about plans for Denton Park’s mega facility not including a cricket pitch Matt Reid – Embrace change. Think of the benefits to the wider community.

Free university education and more handouts to students concern me because such handouts are always inflationary. The day that student loans were introduced and students were given unfettered and increased spending power, student rentals started to soar. Early speculation that the next quantum rise in rents will occur as a result of further Government handouts is a cause for alarm. Landlords who seek to gouge this handout in my book will be socially reprehensible. As a group, we must exercise social responsibility. My biggest beef as a fellow landlord and chairman of the Ilam Upper Riccarton Residents’ Association, is that far too many landlords do nothing to maintain their properties, and more particularly their gardens and grounds, and are decimating our international reputation as the Garden City – and I do

not limit my criticism to student landlords. I think it is essential in a tenancy agreement that either the landlord or the tenant is burdened with grounds maintenance so that uniform standards are maintained in areas where hard-working, decent families with community pride do their bit to maintain aesthetics and protect their investments. And property management companies must perform as well in protecting the assets of their clients and upholding values in the communities where they derive their livings. In the forthcoming year, my association will introduce several initiatives to ensure standards are brought back to days gone by.

Diane Adams – My sister said why not put the library, council building and swimming pool etc in the Islington-Waterloo industrial area? There is plenty of ground, not far from the school, car parking, and over the weekend (there are) more car parks as most firms are closed . . . Waterloo also has the bus service going through there.

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Readers react to Wendy’s worker Rose Williams’ disappointment that her union and the fast food chain are negotiating on lieu days after she won a long battle on the issue Phill Laurie – Everyone working a public holiday should get a day in lieu. That would put an end to fast food restaurants and others manipulating the system. Stephan Lance Gardiner – All fast food outlets monitor that . . . the rule is you have to have worked the same day at least three weeks in a row prior. FAST FOOD SAGA: After winning a threeyear battle against Wendy’s for lieu days, Rose Williams does not want to settle on an agreement between her union and the fast food chain. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​

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New Stock in Now TRAFFIC TROUBLE: A report commissioned by a residents’ association revealed heavy vehicles can not get around corners at Glandovey and Idris Rds without cutting into other lanes. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Report highlights danger at intersection •From page 1 Mr Francis said the sooner trucks are banned from the area, the better. He said the design of the intersection means there is no room for heavy vehicles, cars and cyclists, which makes it dangerous. “There’s a lot of heavy traffic that jams its way down here,

down these narrow streets. It’s dangerous for us and anyone using the roads,” Mr Francis said. Group spokesman James Wilding said heavy vehicles are common in the area since it was upgraded from lights to a roundabout three years ago. The report comes following

the release of city council safety audits to the group via the Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act in November. The audit said “death or serious injury” at the intersection of Glandovey and Idris Rds is “likely” once every five to 10 years due to visibility issues between vehicles and

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Ballet star blitzes exams By Georgia O’Connor-Harding WHEN JACK Cusack, 9, first started ballet he couldn’t even skip. But hard work and discipline has paid off with the young dancer, who attends the Sharon Howells School of Dance, walking away achieving the highest exam results in his ballet class. Jack, of Avonhead, achieved two gold medals and a distinction in both grade one and two in Royal Academy of Dance New Zealand ballet exams recently. His mother Dale Cusack said Jack hopes to one day dance for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She said her son struggled to skip, he went home and practised all week until he could. Liking ballet so much, Jack then decided to study two ballet exams simultaneously. “He was nervous at the beginning as he was the only boy in his class but the girls have warmed to him and love the opportunity of dancing with a young prince for a change,” Mrs Cusack said. Director Sharon Howells said taking a boy into ballet is very special and Jack’s mind and heart is in dance. “I said to his father: ‘Do you

DISCIPLINE: Hard work has paid off for ballet dancer Jack Cusack who achieved two gold medals and a distinction in both grade one and two in his Royal Academy of Dance New Zealand ballet exams recently. ​

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Take part in iconic fun run and you will When you run, walk, jog, rollerblade, or push your friends on a bed at the Star Media City2Surf in March you’ll be helping 10-yearold Jonty Gray and other children like him. Andrew King reports

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IN MARCH last year, Juliet and Hamish Gray got some of the worst news a parent could receive – their eight-year-old son had cancer. Jonty Gray had been “offcolour” for a few weeks and was having regular headaches. On a family trip over Easter weekend last year he became breathless while walking up a hill and developed bruises on his body. His family returned from Wanaka and took him to Christchurch Hospital where he was diagnosed with T-cell leukaemia. Fast-forward 21 months and the 10-year-old’s outcome is looking positive after numerous hospital visits, about six to nine months of intensive

chemotherapy, and plenty of support from his family, friends and hospital staff. In March next year, Jonty has been asked to sound the horn which will start thousands of participants off in the Star Media City2Surf fun run. It seems fitting considering his role as an ambassador with partner charity, the Child Cancer Foundation. Participants will be able to start their own fundraising pages or join the ‘courage team’, which will be fundraising on the day, or make a one-off donation. Those who have signed up for the event can also visit the Child Cancer Foundation tent and receive a post-run sports massage by giving a donation. Mrs Gray, who is a dentist, said Jonty is responding well to chemotherapy, which he will finish in July 2019.

Then doctors will monitor his bone marrow and watch for any side effects from the medication used to treat his cancer. When he first started showing signs of being unwell, it wasn’t apparent at the start just how sick he was. “We just told him to drink more water and go to bed earlier,” Mrs Gray said as he was complaining of headaches. When he was admitted to hospital, he was diagnosed straight away. “You think it can’t be happening to your family, but then that is not true as two to three children are diagnosed with cancer each week,” she said. About a week later, Jonty started his treatment, but he wasn’t letting it get him down. The creative boy came up with ways to amuse himself while in hospital.

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because of his low immunity. “It annoys me. I love sushi,” he said. Jonty has an older brother and sister. Olivia, 20, recently raised more than $2800 for the foundation by running in the Dunedin Marathon.​His brother Angus, 18, who he just calls ‘Gus’, is an idol of Jonty’s. HELP: Jonty Gray and mum Juliet have been blown away by the support they have received from the Child Cancer Foundation, friends and hospital staff during his battle with leukaemia. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

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Diversity reigns at Westburn School

DRESS-UP: Senna Muraji-Green, Momoyo Kosaka and Monika Scott proudly wear their cultural outfits.

SCHOOLS ALL SMILES: Lumina Galappaththi and Seth Fernando wait for their turn on stage. Tom Ford, Bonnie Gallagher, Ruby Ford, Evie Tuck and Bella Tuck show off their outfits from the United States as Westburn School pupils celebrated diversity with an international assembly.

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Plenty to do at McKenzie Lifestyle Village The last stage is under construction at McKenzie Lifestyle Village but there are still good sites available. We also have a number of affordable villas ready for immediate occupation. Prices range from $330,000 and our monthly outgoing fees are fixed for life. Our beautiful Leisure Centre is very popular with the residents who make full use of the swimming and spa pools, gymnasium, craft room, library and lounge area. Outside, the Bowling Green is also popular along with Petanque, Mini-golf and

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