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Salon bears brunt of vandals
NAILING IT: Flawless manager Kirsty
Simpson wishes she could pummel
the person who, during the weekend,
smashed a window of her Rangiora
hair and beauty salon -- the second
time in two months.
TWICE IN two months, the front
windows of Flawless Hair and
Beauty salon, on the ground floor of
the Hemi Developments building in
Rangiora, have been vandalised.
The first time was on March 10,
when a lower window was broken at
the premises at 29 High St, directly
fronting Laffey s Tyre Services, on
the corner of Cone St.
The second time was on Saturday
night, when a double-glazed window
above the one broken earlier was
damaged. This time, it was a large,
Flawless manager Kirsty Simpson
said her business had been operating
from the building for about four
years, but it was only in recent times
that she had noticed any trouble.
She suspects patrons of JR s Bar
and Grill, which occupies the build-
ing next door, of damaging the glass
in the course of an evening out.
The first time it was a wheel rim
from Laffey s across the road. This
time, it appears a fist, or maybe they
were fighting and it was a head, that
went through the window.
Ms Simpson said the Rangiora
Eyecare business, based in the for-
mer Parrott s building across High
St, had also experienced a lot of
to be alive
THREE MEN had a lucky escape
after the vehicle they were travel-
ling in was airborne for a time and
struck trees in Domain Rd,
Oxford, on Saturday night.
Police were called about 10pm
to the scene, where a 4WD Toyota
utility had been travelling at
speed and was seen weaving
between the bitumen and the
None of the three young men
inside -- two aged 19 and a
22-year-old -- were wearing seat
belts, Senior Sergeant Malcolm
Johnston, of Rangiora, said.
Two were taken to Christchurch
Hospital by ambulance and one
was airlifted by helicopter.
CEO moves on to bigger role
By CATE BROUGHTON
HURUNUI DISTRICT Council s chief
executive, Andrew Dalziel, will be
cheering for a different team after
being appointed chief executive of
Ashburton District Council this week.
Mr Dalziel will have been with
Hurunui for just under six years
when he leaves in July.
Ashburton mayor Angus McKay
said he and the council are delighted
to have secured Mr Dalziel.
The chief executive role was
strongly sought after, with 57 appli-
cants being shortlisted to 12, and five
preferred candidates all interviewed
by the full council.
Hurunui mayor Winton Dalley said
Mr Dalziel was a very capable chief
executive, and highly regarded by
The move will
be a significant
step up for Mr
Dalziel, with the
Mr Dalziel will
be working with
budget in the
vicinity of $50
million, rather than the Hurunui s of
about $30 million.
The township of Ashburton is much
larger than any in the Hurunui, with
a population of about 18,000.
Mr Dalziel pointed to the major
revamp of the council s crown
jewels , the Hanmer Springs Thermal
Pools and Spa. I m really proud of
the progress that has been made at
Hanmer Springs. There are some
quite noticeable changes up there,
and the levels of service are what you
would expect of one of New Zealand s
top tourism towns.
Under his watch, customer satisfac-
tion had trended upwards , the web-
site had been improved and com-
mittee structures had become more
efficient, he said.
His successor would have to grap-
ple with the challenge of meeting
high expectations for service, with a
relatively low rating base.
Rural councils aren t easy. There s
an expectation of providing a whole
lot of services for people, but there
isn t the rate-paying base or there
aren t the economies of scale.
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