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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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TRAFFIC: Cars piled up on Rotherham St and Dilworth St, creating a busy
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most days was chaotic .
One elderly man who lives in this
street has almost been knocked off
his mobility scooter several times.
His wife is afraid for his safety.
He has to drive on to the road on
his scooter just to see past the par-
ked cars. Crossing is almost imposs-
ible, she said.
Mrs Richards said many problems
could be solved by free staff parking.
The mall charged $2 a day but many
staff park on the streets.
She rang Westfield in Australia
and the United States, and learnt
staff parking was free there.
I don t see why Riccarton can t do
the same, she said.
She wanted to speak to the council
about a viable traffic management
and pedestrian access plan, and bloc-
ked natural light.
All we want is some input, some
say in these changes.
Burning issue needs clarification
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Your story titled Buyers could be
burnt (February 14) reported that
while a total outdoor fire ban is in
place in our region residents may
not be aware that lighting an
outdoor fire or brazier, including a
pizza oven, could end up costing
$20,000 in fines.
This has caused a lot of
confusion and concern among our
many customers and really only
tells half the story.
That it was reported this was
news to some larger home
improvement retailers is in itself a
significant concern; that they are
not aware of compliance and
regulations concerning the
products that they sell.
Importantly, what was not
included in the story is that there
are in fact exceptions to the
restrictions on the lighting of
outdoor fires in residential areas.
Wood-fired barbecues and hangi
Some fireplaces and pizza ovens
are able to be used where they are
specifically designed and fitted
with barbecue grills.
Of course, common sense must
prevail; the fire should not cause a
smoke nuisance to neighbouring
properties and care should always
be taken when burning a fire
outdoors, watching weather
conditions and ensuring an
adequate water supply nearby.
There are many clean burning
fuels available now for this
specific purpose that result in low
or no smoke and reduced ash.
The fire should never be
operated as a rubbish incinerator.
Environment Canterbury have
published an informative guide to
Outdoor Fires in residential areas:
ecan.govt.nz/air, or a copy can be
requested from us any time.
Support is available for
kids to try TRYathlon
SEA OF WHEELS: A competitor at last
year's bike transition.
THE NEXT generation of Hamish
Carters and Andrea Hewitts have
under a month to register for the
Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYath-
Local children aged between 7 and
15 are invited to have a go at the fun
event being held at Centennial Park
on March 17.
Sanitarium health and wellbeing
manager Pierre van Heerden said
entry numbers for the Christchurch
event are limited, so competitors
should enter now to avoid disap-
Mr van Heerden said the TRYath-
lon is suitable for children of all abil-
ities and fitness levels, as it focuses
on encouraging participation and
achieving personal bests.
Entrants will also meet sporting
celebrities including Valerie Adams,
Anna Harrison and Pero Cameron.
Every child who participates in the
TRYathlon receives a race pack, a
race T-shirt, a swim cap, a certificate
and a medal.
To ensure even more children can
take part in the event, Weet-Bix has
set up the Weet-Bix TRYathlon
The foundation helps with entry
fees and equipment, and teachers
and community leaders can apply for
support on behalf of needy children.
Registrations, and nominations for
the Weet-Bix Foundation can be
completed online at tryathlon.
weetbix.co.nz or by phoning
09 531 5080. The deadline for regis-
trations is March 13.
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