With elections coming up in October, three local authority representatives give us a look at their work. Christchurch City Council pushes stage 1 of the roading management plan forward with greater emphasis on traffic reduction management. It looks like the permanent community centre building will start in late October, with a completion date in June 2020, nearly 10 years since the September 4 quake, when the wall fell out in the old community centre, making the building unusable. We take a look at the Smith family, who ran a printing factory in Springfield Rd, had the first telephone in Christchurch and took an active part in the life of the city, in particular Methodist church activities and votes for women. Two new columns start this issue: one on gardening and another on being a grandfather. Click on the image to the right to download.