In North Shore teenager Kirill Koninin’s bedroom is a stack of empty shoe boxes.
The 17-year-old BMX rider and skateboarder would wear through his shoes “like fire”, father Vladimir Koninin said, following Kirill’s death on Christmas Eve.
On December 23, Kirill fell from his bike at a skatepark in Albany, suffering a head injury. Doctors at Auckland City Hospital later told Vladimir and mother Oxana Koninina that their son’s brain surgery had been unsuccessful, and the heartbreaking decision was made to turn off his life support the next day.
The family are hoping to dedicate a bench to Kirill at the park, in an effort to persuade others to wear helmets.
Hi neighbours. A grove of pōhutukawa trees that were to be axed to make way for new classrooms have been saved from the chop following local outcry.
The Ministry of Education planned to fell the trees – five pōhutukawa and one Norfolk pine – at Campbells Bay School in Auckland early this year.
The plans prompted parents and local residents to launch a petition calling for the trees to be saved, and instead design a building which preserves them.
But this month, the Ministry of Education has shared new plans for the classroom block.
It will be set back an additional 4.5 metres from the school’s fence on Aberdeen Rd, meaning the six trees will remain, with some limited root reduction and canopy trimming.
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