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By ANNA PRICE
Shorter journey: Reducing travel time is the goal, says Gun City owner David Tipple.
A CITY gun dealer s application to use an
emergency vehicle access at the end of a
Redwood cul-de-sac is being challenged
by some residents.
A limited notified resource consent
application, if approved, would allow Gun
City staff and delivery vehicles to use the
Wiremu St entrance into the Cranford
industrial and business zone.
The hearing date is August 23.
Tim Smith, residents street co-
ordinator, said the firearms nature of the
business was not the issue.
The issue is that they are using the
cul-de-sac for their business.
They should do this off their Cranford
St entrance, but this access makes life
easier for them.
This is about commercial access via
our street. It s about his convenience.
He could be selling guavas in cans, I
couldn t care less. We don t want that
gate used at all, and we re at a loss as to
why that gate was ever out there. Our
homes were there before Cranford Park
Gun City, New Zealand s biggest fire-
arms dealer, wants to use the gate for
access for four parking spaces and light
The fact is that vehicles from that par-
ticular business have been parking at the
end of the street.
They have swipe card and pedestrian
access for employees and van deliveries,
Mr Smith said.
No other businesses used that access.
Our objection is the application is for
convenience and not essential to the run-
ning of their business.
Two formal complaints to council about
breaches of the existing consent and
requests for enforcement had been
Gun City owner David Tipple said
economy, speed and safety were factors.
He [Mr Smith] wants us to add 2.2
kilometres to a 9.4km journey.
He wants us to pull out into Cranford
St twice on each return journey rather
than completely avoiding that busy road.
Several residents agreed that the
little traffic to and from Gun City was
considerably less than the traffic that
would have travelled to our site had it
become 35 residential sections as orig-
inally planned. We already drive into the
street and park on the street.
The street will be better when the cars
can cross into the property.
Sightings of 'large' male assailant sought
an assault on a 35-year-old
woman want to hear of any
suspicious activity in the Bur-
wood and Lake Terrace roads
area early last Friday night.
Detective Greg Beer said
the assault took place in the
garden of the woman s Bur-
wood home at 7.30pm.
He declined to expand on
the nature of the assault, but
said police were looking for a
large male .
We want to hear of any
person or vehicles acting sus-
piciously between 5pm and
8pm in the area.
Residents who discovered
thefts or break-ins in the area
last week, who might not have
reported them, were asked to
call 363 7400.
Police are also investigating
a separate incident in Case-
brook at 6.30pm the same
night. They are looking for a
fat man who allegedly
attacked a 21-year-old
woman. Detective Dion Mur-
ray said the woman was walk-
ing home when she was
grabbed and wrestled to the
ground. She broke free, ran
home and called police.
The incident happened on
the corner of Fenchurch St
and Tuckers Rd.
The man is described as
Maori, in his late teens or
early twenties, about 183
centimetres tall, of fat build
with acne scars. He took off
along Tuckers Rd on what
looked like a mountain bike.
Anyone with information
should call Mr Murray,
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CHRISTCHURCH SCHOOLS have stepped up
their advertising to minimise the impact of the
earthquakes on their international student
numbers, but the recovery could take several
The loss of 40 per cent of the region s inter-
national students has left high schools more
than $6 million out of pocket.
School membership organisation Study
Christchurch has upped its international cam-
paign, with the help of a $5m government
grant made earlier this year.
International education senior leader Emily
Branthwaite said the $12m to $15m in revenue
brought in by international students was
important for the wider region.
We need to get back on the map as quickly
as possible, she said.
We ll get through it.
She said the recovery could take up to three
The $5m grant would go towards visits to key
markets such as China and Japan, advertising,
scholarships and networking.
Riccarton High School director of inter-
national students Craig Rosengrave said the
school was keeping up its individual campaign.
We re always marketing overseas and we
have just needed to advise people that Christ-
church is still a good education destination.
Linwood College said it had fostered
relationships with schools and agencies over-
seas and would look at exchange programmes.
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