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Yes to super stop
THE DECISION to approve a
new super bus stop outside Nor-
thlands Mall on Main North
Road despite opposition from
affected residents was a tough
one, Shirley/Papanui Com-
munity Board chairman Chris
The board gave the green
light to new stops on the road
last week, but the decision to
approve accompanying shelters
-- one of which would stretch 71
metres -- will have to go before a
council hearing panel.
Mr Mene said the board
recognised the residents' con-
cerns, but it was a balancing act.
There was a greater good to con-
sider -- a reshaped Christchurch
transport system after the qua-
kes meant there was a need for
Residents raised safety and
access issues on the busy road
and were worried about the
effects of even more people gath-
ering outside their properties, as
well as a lack of consultation.
Mr Mene acknowledged con-
sultation could have been better,
and said security consultants at
the council would address some
of the residents' concerns.
He said the stops were part of
recognising Northlands as a
key activity centre.
There were discussions about
a possible bus interchange simi-
lar to the former Lichfield St bus
station in the city being estab-
lished on Main North Road, but
there was no timeframe on this.
This could alleviate some of
the congestion and issues in the
long term, Mr Mene said.
The community board would
support the shelters at the hear-
ing, and traffic numbers on the
road would be monitored.
Resident Des Gibbard was
disappointed at the decision but
thought opponents got a fair
in park rather
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Following the Mail stories on Christ
Church Cathedral, has anyone
considered re-siting the new building
in the southeast corner of Hagley
Park near the Addington saleyards?
With the possible contemporary
design, it could look better in a
woodland setting such as this, which
gives it very much an authentic,
early Anglican-style setting.
To re-establish the cathedral in
the middle of what will be a new-look
square would look fairly out of place
and may not enhance its beauty as
much a park trees setting.
The church leadership could use
Blenheim Rd as the main entrance to
the cathedral and colonnade it, and a
curved route could be created from
Deans Ave into Blenheim Rd.
It gives parking for parishioners,
the Bishop and fellow clergy, and
various groups within the church
could have a garden plot there.
This would create a miniature
daffodil garden in the park not far
from the hospital.
Saleyards site would
ease hospital parking
The council or a private company
should buy the saleyards for the
purpose of making life easier for
people and visitors to Christchurch
Buses could run to the hospital
every 20 minutes from the saleyards
seven days a week, 6am to 8pm.
There could be tearooms providing
light meals and snacks, and parking
for cars up to three storeys high,
Charges would cover the parking
and return bus trips to the hospital.
The people running this would
have to inspect the carpark
This would create more
employment than car yards, and
would ease parking problems for
nurses, hospital workers and
members of the police.
As a person on superannuation I
would willingly support the service
as required. (Abridged) Eric Dawson
Many of your more senior readers
will have memories of the genuine
convenience store at the junction of
the Buller and Gowan Rivers on
State Highway 6, affectionately
known as Dizzy's Store.
This local landmark, and
especially its incomparable
proprietor Ralph Diserens, gained a
national reputation as a must see''
for holiday makers and tourists.
Eventually closed in 1976
following many years of battle with
the Waimea County Council and the
health and trading regulations of the
day. Its demise engendered many
letters of disappointment from locals
and visitors alike.
For the purpose of creating a
written record of this whimsical slice
of history in the Nelson district, I am
seeking input from those with
interesting or amusing stories of
their association with Dizz.
I can be contacted by post: 26 Otia
Dr, Richmond, Nelson 7020, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
03 544 7819.
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