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Drivers watch out
Fitzgerald Ave traffic switched sides
this week. The rebuilt walkway is also
open for the first time since the
February 2011 earthquake. Road
users are advised to watch out for
the traffic changes.
After more than a year of extensive
reconstruction work by Downer, this
historic area -- the site of an early
brewery -- is just four months from
being fully re-opened.
There are now 800 stone columns
stabilising the ground under the road
and bridge, the retaining wall on the
town-side has been rebuilt, the
wastewater pipe shifted to the city-
side of the road and the roadway
rebuilt. The re-opened walkway for
pedestrians and cyclists has been
keenly awaited by locals wanting to
walk around the Avon Loop.
The two lanes of traffic currently on
the east side of the road and bridge
between Heywood Tce and River Rd
will move west, probably today.
The first three days this week have
been taken up creating an area for
traffic to cross over the central raised
median from the damaged side to
the rebuilt side.
Isleworth School celebrates its 50th
jubilee tomorrow. Past students will
be taken on a tour around the school
and enjoy performances from the
school's choir and the kapa haka
group. Afternoon tea will be provided.
The event will run from 2pm till 5pm.
More details and registration forms
are on the school's website.
Police are investigating two
suspicious fires within a short time in
the New Brighton area on Friday
About 12.30am firefighters were
called to a storage yard on Owles Tce
where a Mitsubishi bus and Izuzu
truck were ablaze.
A short time later an abandoned
house at 83 Bexley Rd in the red
zone, was discovered ablaze.
The interior was gutted.
Detective Dion Murray wants to hear
from anyone who was in either area
on Friday night.
He can be contacted at Papanui
Police, 374 1728. Information can
also be given anonymous via
Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111.
Volunteers are invited to join the
spring working bee at the Linwood
Cemetery this Saturday to tidy the
place, touch up the Peacock
Mausoleum artwork and apply anti-
graffiti surfaces. The event,
organised by the Friends of the
cemetery, will run 10.30am till
12.30pm. Friends secretary
Alexandra Gilbert said general
tidying, weeding and hedge trimming
will be carried out. Helpers should
wear suitable clothing and footwear
and bring basic gardening tools.
Tasks would suit all age and fitness
Close to 100 members are expected
at the opening of the new Avon Park
Bowling Club in Kerrs Rd this
Saturday. The day holds special
significance for bowlers from the
former Burwood Park and Dallington
clubs, who have joined forces under
the name Avon Park.
The Burwood Park club green was
badly damaged in the February 22
The new amalgamated club will play
on the reworked Dallington green,
which is in ''first class'' condition.
Avon Park club committee member
June Koster said bowlers were
looking forward to the new season
under their new banner.
''We're delighted that things have
come to fruition and that we are able
to open,'' she said.
Trophy home: Russell Ritchie plans to personally thank the woman who spotted his North Wai Board Riders' kauri
wave carving in Thomson Park and handed it to the police.
found in park
A TREASURED kauri wave
carving stolen in a raid on the
Board Riders Club at North
Beach a month ago is back
where it belongs.
It was found under a picnic
table in Thomson Park two
Sundays ago by a woman who
handed it in to police.
The trophy, engraved with the
winners of the South Island pri-
mary schools surfing champion-
ships, took pride of place in the
The piece was carved to hon-
our the memory of 15-year-old
James Ritchie, who was killed in
a fall at Gore Bay on New
Year s Eve in 2005.
James father Russell Ritchie,
the club s chief executive, said
he was extremely grateful to
the woman and intended to
thank her personally.
The carving, created from
500-year-old kauri, was among
valuables seized in three break-
ins at the club, as reported in
the Christchurch Mail last
About $6000 of band equip-
ment, including sound mixing
desks and speakers -- the prop-
erty of the Stone Cold Chillers --
also disappeared with a
Security has been ramped up
at the clubhouse with alarms
and surveillance cameras.
It s cost us a fortune, Mr Rit-
chie said. We re still negotiat-
ing with the insurance company
to see if we can get paid out.
There s a huge excess on our
projector -- an essential part of
our coaching programme.
Mr Ritchie helps run the
South Island primary schools
Police were continuing invest-
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