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Skateboarders will have more room to practise their ollies, board slides and toe flips following a decision to extend a Christchurch skate park.
The small St Albans park will be enlarged following concern among local residents that it does not cater to beginner skateboarders and scooter users.
Over the next nine months, a low pyramid, “wallie” ledge and a rectangular grind rail for tricks will replace the area’s double rollover bumps, while a cork-type surface will protect the skate area from gravel.
A small barrier section at the top of a quarter pipe will also protect pedestrians using the nearby path.
Work will begin in October and is expected to be finished by April.
A major project to improve Christchurch’s quake-damaged roads will be fast-tracked after city councillors were left fuming by news that repairs might not start for at least 12 months.
The Government handed $40 million to the council just before the coronavirus lockdown in March to revamp scores of the city’s worst streets and overhaul accident blackspots.
But councillors were left scratching their heads on Thursday when transport bosses told them work is unlikely to start for at least a year because more planning and consultation is needed. Continue reading here.
From 6th July until 19th July 9 am to 4 pm daily at our model railway club rooms, 13 BLAKE STREET RANGIORA, next to the Blake Street carpark, children can drive Thomas or one of his Friends on our large layout. Only 50 cents per 4 minute drive. ALSO for a gold coin donation you can visit our GREAT HALL and see the model railway layouts that we have. We will also have for sale at only $10 each, diorama kits for children to buy and make up their own mini model railway diorama. This is an ideal activity for a child and parent to do together. We have some dioramas on display to view and get ideas.
This is an official KIDSFEST activity by the NORTH CANTERBURY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB Inc.