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Sumner’s deep pool of surf talent on show at Duke Festival Sumner’s Luke O’Neill will defend two titles at the New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing. O’Neill won both the men’s logger and open longboard titles at last year’s inaugural festival. The three-day surfing competition begins on Friday and is the highlight of the weeklong festival, which also includes concerts and a surfboard exhibition put together by Simon Allard. PHOTO: SURFERSWALL.COM •Full story, page 18

Return of Timeball tower „„ By Caitlin Miles WORK TO rebuild the tower section of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station is expected to start in July. Following the June 13, 2011, earthquake, Lyttelton Timeball Station was dismantled due to the damage. Work on rebuilding the tower and flagpole was meant to start in June last year. However, it was put on hold

due to other work near the site. ball site to carry out repair work. Heritage New Zealand decided Now that the road works have been completed, work on to put the work on hold the project can start. so significant earthquake repair road works on At the time, residents Sumner Rd and Reserve were worried about how Tce could be carried out by long the project would the Stronger Christchurch be put on hold. Lyttelton Infrastructure Rebuild Community Association Ken Team. chairman Ken Maynard Maynard said it was great news to With the road works have the rebuild going going on, it made it difficult ahead. •Turn to page 4 for workers to access the Time-

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REBUILD PLANNED: Work on restoring the tower and flagpole is expected to begin in July after it was delayed last year. ​



FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK As the new reporter to Bay Harbour News it’s been a busy introduction to the role, touching base with local community groups and getting my head around issues important to the area. My first job was attending the Lyttelton police meeting last week and it was a good way to meet members of the community. The concerns people had over policing appears to have been some what quelled due to the meeting (page 3). Having a health hub is important to any community but especially Akaroa. The district needs to fundraise $2.5 million to replace the hospital they lost in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. At the weekend a classic car show raised thousands for the health hub. If you would like to get in touch, phone me on 021 915 924. – Caitlin Miles


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News Police reassure residents „„ By Caitlin Miles A MEETING between Lyttelton police and residents has defused tensions after locals felt authorities weren’t in the community enough. After months of concerns from residents over the lack of policing in the community a meeting was held to clarify the crime rate in the community and answer questions from residents. Canterbury metro commander Superintendent Lane Todd, Canterbury area prevention manager Acting Inspector Paul Reeves, Peter Newsome Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel and Sergeant Dave Knowles ran the meeting on Thursday at the Lyttelton Primary School hall. About 25 people attended, including members of the Banks Peninsula Community Board, community patrol team and local MPs. Superintendent Todd started the meeting by saying the station located in the town would not close. However, he also said the station would not be manned 24/7 as there was not enough resourc-


In Brief LIBRARY HOURS The Redcliffs Village Library will have longer operating hours from April 6. It will be open for a late night on Thursday and longer on Saturday. On MondayWednesday and Friday the library will operate from 10am to 4pm, On Thursday it will be open from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday it will be open from 10am to 12.30pm. Additional staff has been recruited to keep the library open for longer and meet community needs.

CLARIFICATION POLICING: The meeting between police and residents covered concerns and provided information as to how police operate in the area.

es, especially since the crime rate has reduced in the area. Acting Inspector Reeves said from 2015 to 2016 crime in the area had dropped 8 per cent, with 122 crimes reported last year, down from the 133 reported the year before. One woman said she was concerned no one was at the police station and wanted to know what the police did when they weren’t in the station. Sergeant Knowles said the six officers have a large area to cover, including Diamond Harbour, and they are often mobile. However, if something is

reported someone will be there to follow it. “We are probably out and about more than five years ago because of the mobility. “If we aren’t working or on shift someone from town will be there,” Sergeant Knowles said. Several residents said when they called the station no one was there and they could not report anything. Superintendent Todd said if they need to call police because they are concerned for their safety they should phone 111. “Don’t think there’s just six people in Lyttelton, there is a

team in Christchurch and they are not far away, they could be doing a patrol near by, get a call and be here,” he said. The police also encouraged people to join the City to Sumner Community Patrol, and offer help around their own community. Former police officer and resident Peter Newsome said he would still like to see police in the area 24/7 but was happy the officers had reassured the community. “People know more about what is going on in the area,” Mr Newsome said.

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Timeball repair set for July start

•From page 1 “The Timeball is to Lyttelton what the Cathedral is to Christchurch,” Mr Maynard said. Heritage Destinations General Manager Nick Chin said a project manager for the rebuild has been assigned and a stonemason selected. “The tower will be built first to accommodate the Timeball mechanism,” Mr Chin said. “The stone masonry work will take place in the spring and summer months when the weather is at its best to ensure proper curing.” The project’s budget remains within the approximately $3 million raised through fundraising. The plan is to restore the tower mechanism and flagpole. When the Timeball Station was dismantled, Heritage New Zealand put as much heritage material it could into storage so it could be later returned to the site. Mr Maynard said it was important to the community to have the tower rebuilt. “It’s one of the things we have always wanted to get rebuilt . . . we look forward to it starting,” he said.

MULTI-PURPOSE: The concept design for the new 12-bed Akaroa Health Hub has been approved by the Akaroa Structure Group and CDHB. ​

Funds for health hub streaming in „„ By Caitlin Miles SO FAR $800,000 has been raised for the Akaroa Health Hub, and getting the remaining $1.7 million is an “achievable” goal. Health hub structure group chairman Alan Bradford said it was “incredible” to see so many people donate money to the service. The community has been without a hospital since it was demolished following the September 2010 earthquake. They need to raise $2.5 million for the planned hospital,

after Ngai Tahu pulled out of the agreement to provide some funding last year. Residents have been instrumental in the fundraising, a group of residents decided to host a car show to help collect money for the health hub. It raised $11,000 at the weekend from the show. Roughly 1600 attended the inaugural La Grande Auto Show Akaroa held at the recreation ground. It featured a broad range of cars from 1907 to 2016, Archibalds Christchurch sponsored the event and featured 10 cars in

the show. Mr Bradford said: “It’s just incredible how people have been stepping up and helping,” One elderly gentleman donated $10,000. “He has lived in the area his whole life and he wants to see it happen,” Mr Bradford said. The Guardians of Akaroa Hospital also donated a large sum of money to help with the efforts. The health hub is planned to be built on the original site on Onuku Rd and includes 12 beds. Mr Bradford said they have

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Museum eyes up London St site „„ By Caitlin Miles THE LYTTELTON Historical Museum Society could soon have a new home on London St if the city council approves gifting the land to the group. The Banks Peninsula Community Board has recommended the city council gift the land at 33-35 London St to the museum. The society is trying to acquire the former Lyttelton Service Centre site after the museum was badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake, and had to be demolished. During the last three years, more than 8500 items have been catalogued and photographed and are slowly being made available to view online via the museum’s website. The museum collection was rescued and is currently stored at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Since the building was demolished, the society has been looking at various sites around Lyttelton to re-establish itself. In 2016, it decided the site on London St would be the best fit. A report to the city council said the new museum would

SAVING HISTORY: The Fire Service rescued Lyttelton Museum’s historic items after the February 22, 2011, earthquake. ​

play an important role in education, leisure and tourism. The society estimates 10,000 visitors a year. The Lyttelton Master Plan refers to the importance of having the museum back in the community not only to display

the heritage in the area, but as a place for people to “connect” with the stories and people of the area. “The Lyttelton Historical Museum is integral to local landscape and heritage,” the plan says.

The society believes it can raise $5.9m for a new building through various grants and funding. If the city council accepts the recommendation, the society hope to have the museum open by 2019.

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Bid to attract caravan business to Scott Park „„ By Caitlin Miles THE CITY council is looking for a small cafe caravan to set up on Scott Park in Ferrymead. City council staff are currently working through a master plan for the area and want to see if a small business would do well at the 2 Main Rd site. A temporary lease of 12 months is being offered to a small business which could operate out of a caravan, with the possibility of combining it with a water sports hire business. City council head of facilities, property and planning, Bruce Rendall, said it would be a good spot for a business looking to serve food and offer water sport hire. “Scott Park services both aquatic recreation uses and the adjacent coastal path, so this opportunity would suit both food and water sport vendors,” Mr Rendall said. The business is likely to operate between the hours of 6am and 7pm seven days a week at a cost of $25 a day, plus GST. Interested businesses have until March 30 to make proposals to the city council.

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Big turnout for fun run

IT WAS perfect weather for the annual City2Surf on Sunday, with thousands of runners and walkers taking part in the event. The 14km event started at 9am on Sunday from Pioneer Stadium’s Centennial Park. An hour later, the Sport Canterbury 6km started from Hansen Park,

Opawa. Both events finished at the Ferrymead playing fields. Star Media events organiser Vanessa Fleming said entries are up on last year. The 150 team entries ranged in size from 1000-strong “Hewaka Tapu” to the five-member “We Thought They Said Rum.”

At the finish line there were various healthy food options from salad to pizza, along with freebies, a fun zone for children, prizes, entertainment and much more. •Gilbert Wealleans was there to capture the action throughout the day. READY: Star Media events organiser Vanessa Fleming and event sponsor Mike Pero of Mike Pero Real Estate before the event.

THEY’RE OFF: It was hectic at the start line as runners headed towards Ferrymead.

SUCCESS: Matt Dryden (left, 2nd), Ieuan van der Peet (1st, centre), and Jason Matulick were the first three to cross the finish line after 14km.

TEAM: More than 1000 people joined the Hewaka Tapu team, their pink shirts made them easy to spot throughout the day.


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THRILL: Elation and exhaustion as runners, joggers and walkers cross the finish line.

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At the Heart of Our Community Market Comment with Craig Prier Typically at this time of year the number of properties coming to the market increases significantly over previous months. This year has been the same. At the heart of your community… Throughout February and now March we have seen a Supporting Redcliffs School, Sumner Colts Rugby, Mt Pleasant School Art Expo, genuine increase in properties available for buyers Redcliffs-Mt Pleasant Bowls Club, Christchurch Yacht Club, Sumner Residents Assn, Ronald McDonald House to ponder over and choose from. However, keep in mind, good properties with robust and widespread marketing programes still attract the most interest and chances are you will still be having to compete with other qualified buyers in the marketplace. So, a wee word of advice; the property you looked at today and want to think about until tomorrow may be the same property that someone else looked at yesterday and will be making a decision on today!

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Cheesemakers win awards

DAMAGE: More than 80ha of the Ohinetahi Reserve was destroyed in the Port Hills fire last month and it is a race against nature to try and rejuvenate the land.

$35k boost for reserve „„ By Caitlin Miles and Noah Graham REJUVENATION OF Ohinetahi Reserve has been given a $35,000 boost. The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee decided to approve the funding to help the Summit Road Society with the work needed – which could take years and cost millions. Society president Bill Woods said it was great news which would enable the group to start repairing the 83ha of damage, starting with the 1.3km of fencing which was ruined in last month’s Port Hills fires. Mr Woods said it would cost more than $16,500 to repair the fencing, and hiring a contractor to re-plant the reserve would cost more than $8 million. “The $35,000 gives us a real boost, we can start getting trees and other things we need,” Mr Woods said. Zone committee chairwoman Paula Smith said it was “time


sensitive” to get this funding to organisations as quickly as possible. The society has set up a Givealittle page to raise money for the project, which has raised $7647. Mr Woods said money raised will be spent as needed, with the group wanting to work quickly to start rejuvenating the area. “We’re facing a pretty formidable task, we need money now,” he said. Mr Woods said they want to get a recovery programme under way quickly before the risk of erosion and sediment could affect nearby creeks and the harbour basin if there is heavy rainfall. The Summit Road Society was the hardest hit landowner from the fire, with a huge loss in native biodiversity in Ohinetahi Reserve. •To donate to the project go to cause/ohinetahireserve

WINNERS: Barrys Bay Cheese company director Mike Carey (left) and chief cheese maker Pete Corbitt were all smiles when they received the top awards. ​

„„ By Caitlin Miles BARRYS BAY Cheese has received two of the highest awards at a national cheese competition. The company’s Havarti was awarded the Eurofins NZ Champion European Style Cheese Award and a gold medal. A three-cheese selection, also earned the company the Caspak Champion Cheese Packaging Award and gold medal. Marketing manager Kelsey Lovett said they were “ecstatic”, since the cheese selection product

was new to the company and it was the first time it had entered the awards. Cheeses are awarded on a points system, with a champion of champion award in each category, followed by gold, silver and bronze awards. “We’re very pleased, it was tough this year. It’s great to be recognised for our cheeses,” Ms Lovett said. Barrys Bay Cheese competed against 370 other entries in the 21-category competition which was held in Auckland recently.

Barrys Bay Cheese also won awards for: Cheshire – Gold in Eurofins NZ Champion European Style Cheese Award Smoked Cheddar – Gold in Brancott Estate Wines Champion Flavoured Cheese Award Canterbury Red – Silver in Tetra Pak Champion Cheddar Cheese Award Cumin – Silver in Brancott Estate Wines Champion Flavoured Cheese Award Four Cheese Selections – Silver in Caspak Champion Cheese Packaging Award Aged Gouda – Bronze in AsureQuality Champion Dutch Style Cheese Award Edam – Bronze in AsureQuality Champion Dutch Style Cheese Award Chilli Gouda – Bronze in AsureQuality Champion Dutch Style Cheese Award Cacao Nib Havarti – Bronze in Fonterra Co-operative Group Champion Original Cheese Award Banks Peninsula Wakame Kelp Harvest – Bronze in Fonterra Co-operative Group Champion Original Cheese Award

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Art auction to benefit school ARTISTS FROM around the country are helping Lyttelton Primary School raise money for a technology space. The Peninsula Art Auction will be held next month and is the major fundraiser for the school, with the money raised going towards furthering the technology department at the school. Principal Brendan Wright said he looked forward to what the money raised from the event could do for the pupils at the school. “We look forward to using the funds raised to support learning in and through the arts (and) to support new and exciting school initiatives to inspire and engage our learners,” Mr Wright said. More than 60 artists from the peninsula and further afield have decided to gift pieces of art for the auction, along with 12 businesses which are also offering support. One of the organisers, Claire Warren, said they were thankful for the support. “The organising committee and the school are always so grateful for the wonderful support we receive from our local businesses and the many residents who come to the event,” she said. It will be the seventh time this event has run. The event will take place on April 8-9 at the school and the



GREEN FINGERS: Last week, Sumner School’s Gardening Club presented their exhibit at the Odering’s Garden Show. The theme for the show was ‘Once Upon a Time . . .’ The school designed an exhibit which showed what a supermarket might look like if the plant life took it over. They grew their own vegetables, designed the exhibit, made and collected props and painted the backdrop. They were awarded a bronze award by the judges. STUCK-IN: Governors Bay School pupils embraced their green thumbs last week as they helped the Summit Road Society de-seed flax pods. The seeds from the flax pods will be used to help rejuvenate the Ohinetahi Reserve. The pupil’s helped add to the more than one million seeds already collected.

AUCTION: This piece by Sheila Brown, called Above the Flax, Tui, will be auctioned off at the show. With the money going towards the school. ​

art works will be available for viewing and silent auction bidding all weekend by gold coin donation. The silent auction will then be combined with the live auction gala event at 7pm on Sunday.

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Community cleans up Lyttelton Lyttelton resident Juliet Neill was unhappy with the state of her neighbourhood, so she helped organise a clean up. She writes about the area’s rubbish problem Recently we had a big harbour clean-up. About 60 wonderful people braved the rain and slogged away for one-and-a-half hours. I expected maybe six or seven hardy souls to appear, so imagine my surprise and delight when so many turned up. I can’t thank people enough. We covered areas from the Lyttelton football field, right through to Cass Bay, as well as the old Shadbolt House car park. At least a skip full of rubbish was collected, as well as two bins worth of recycling. As a Green Party member, I organised this event along with Ken Maynard and Chris Brown (both Lyttelton Labour people), not just as a political statement, but to show that we don’t just talk, we walk the talk as well. However, my main motivation was my passion for the environment and our beautiful harbour. In the 23 years I have lived in Lyttelton, I have seen great change, and none so great as in the postearthquake years. During that time, we have become increasingly a playground for Christchurch, meaning that more people come over to enjoy our harbour, some of whom have a very uncaring attitude towards it. One of the results of this is that people can go down to the waterfront to do exactly as they wish and they do – chucking their cans, bottles, cigarette butts everywhere they go or drive, tagging and sometimes lighting fires. While the city council and the port company do some cleaning up, it is seldom enough and any amount of clean ups do not get to the source of the problem. Meanwhile, wildlife, both ma-

rine and terrestrial, are suffering. Fish ingest the plastic in the sea and, if they don’t die, they pass it down the food chain, affecting us as well. It is estimated that a quarter of the fish we eat contain plastic. So what can we do to help instil pride in our local environment? The first and obvious thing we can do is to have better policing. Our police station is no longer staffed constantly. Some years ago there was 24-hour policing in Lyttelton. We all knew the police here and they were friendly and helpful. Secondly, we need to encourage personal responsibility through education. A lot is going on in our local schools, but there still seems to be a level of ignorance, wilful or otherwise, of environmental problems among adults. Thirdly, we need to create a coastal environment that is pleasing and restful. Our accessible coastal area has either been stripped of trees or badly maintained invasive species have stripped it of trees and shrubs. So much could be done to beautify the area and make it a place where birds can thrive, a place which is respected and engenders respect. Finally, and most importantly, we need Government action at both a local and national level. This includes providing incentives for the return of bottles and cans (50 cents per item?). If plastic bags can’t be phased out altogether, then at least a charge should be put on them to encourage people to use reusable bags. We need Government action to get rid of as much plastic wrapping as possible. There are many alternatives. So a big thank you to all those who joined in the clean up and let us not forget that this is a great start to pushing for change on this enormous problem.

COLLECTION: Ruth Dyson also took part in the clean up, helping collect a skip worth of rubbish.

MPs join residents to help tidy area Green MP Eugenie Sage writes about the clean up and the importance of reducing the use of plastic bags by being more aware of the damage they cause to the environment I was impressed that about 60 people turned up at Naval Point on a wet, cold and grey Sunday morning recently to help clean up the Lyttelton foreshore and tank farm area. In spite of the southerly rain, people came from Lyttelton, Mt Pleasant and town. I worked with primary school teacher, Bonnie, and engineering student Sam. Like many, they have busy lives but wanted to give something back to their community. Thanks to everyone who came, including Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson, and the support of the city council, the port company and Naval Point Yacht Club, we left Magazine Bay, nearby reserves, the sports

TEAM: About 60 volunteers braved the cold weather for the clean up in Lyttelton.

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Sumner play for second title SUMNER HAVE put themselves in a good position to secure the overall senior A metro cricket title on Saturday. After the first two innings of their final two-day match of the season against Halswell, Sumner holds a 69-run lead. They are currently third and out of title contention in the two-day competition. However, an outright win against Halswell will see them win the overall title, which combines points from both the one and two-day competitions. In December, Sumner won the one-day competition with a nine wicket win over Lancaster Park Addington in the final. Saturday’s first day at Halswell Domain saw Sumner put into bat in the morning. They made a steady start with openers Leigh Percasky (20) and Brett Taylor (31) both

making starts before being dismissed. Captain Johnny Beveridge also chipped in with 24. However, none of the top order were able to go onto scores of note. The middle order stumbled with four ducks but Dan Vann managed to score a free-flowing 43 off 33 balls as Sumner reached a first innings total of 160 all out. In reply, Halswell were very cautious with Sumner’s opening bowlers Dean Smith (3-33) and Andrew Bird (3-11), giving very little away. Halswell captain Leighton Johnston (46) was the best of the batsmen and used his luck well after being dropped early on. Halswell were eventually dismissed for 118. Sumner then had time to begin their second innings and after eight overs are 27/1, holding a 69 run lead going into Saturday.

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Deep pool of Sumner talent in Duke Festival of Surfing SUMNER SURFERS will hope to steal the show at the New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing. On Friday, the age group shortboard surfing begins with under-12, 14, 17 and 20 titles all being chased by high seeds such as Harrison Whiteside, Estella Hungerford, Ava Henderson, and many other Sumner grommets who will be competing next to the New Brighton Pier in the quest for the Duke Trophy. On Saturday morning, the longboard competitions will begin and Sumner surfers are expected to provide finalists in nearly every division. Luke O’Neill, who won two premier events last year, and Donna Henderson (women’s logger) and Lucy Temoananui (women’s stand-up paddle) are all expected to make the finals

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„„ By Gordon Findlater TAYLORS MISTAKE Surf Life Saving Club’s Liam O’Loughlin and Fred Teear added to their growing list of national titles together at the weekend. O’Loughlin and Teear won gold in the open men’s double ski race final at the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships on New Brighton Beach. They finished a boat length clear of Mairangi Bay, Auckland, to win their third national title in the event and their first since 2011. “It was really good being in Christchurch this year; we really wanted to get it done on our own beach,” said O’Loughlin. The pair have paddled together for Taylors Mistake since 2010. However, their history together stretches beyond that in flat water kayaking. Both O’Loughlin and Teear have won national titles in the K2 and K4. They have been part of New Zealand teams at World Cup races and came close to qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. The pair still train together up to five times a week and, since going to ski boats, have represented New Zealand in surf life saving. O’Loughlin also claimed a silver medal in the open men’s ski race at New Brighton. In total, the Taylors Mistake

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YOU Travel company director Melissa Landrebe visited a town named Luosto in Finish Lapland. She writes about the highlights of her stay AFTER AN interesting British Airways charter flight, where the cabin was decked with tinsel and our flight attendants wore Santa hats and sang Christmas carols, we landed in Rovaniemi to begin a quest to find Santa. We were met by our representative and led to our coach, which would take us on the 1½- hour journey into the Arctic Circle to a little township called Luosto. As it turns out, Luosto is a veritable winter wonderland that is supposedly home to the big man in the red suit. We arrived late afternoon on December 23, under what was described by our representative as an amazing display of Aurora borealis. We were issued with snow suits and boots and then transported to our choice of accommodation, in our case a two-storey log cabin. After settling in, we made our way to dinner pulling the children on toboggans, and ate a

hearty buffet meal. The trip back to the log cabin proved to be a lot easier, as it was downhill. Being in the Arctic Circle in the middle of winter is a joy in itself with approximately 4½ hours of light a day. The rest of the time it is dark, lit only by stars and flames from oil burners placed alongside walkways. With the arrival of Christmas Eve the search for Santa began in earnest. First we were taken tobogganing at the base of the skifield situated 2min by coach from town central, then we were back in the coach heading for the snowmobile field where Santa was supposedly seen earlier doing doughnuts. Alas, when we arrived Santa

SCENIC: Luosto is a winter wonderland as Melissa Landrebe and daughter Paige Beardsley found out.

was nowhere to be seen; however, there was a good number of snowmobiles to be ridden. Next up was a trip to the husky kennels and after a brief explanation of how to control a pack of energetic sled dogs, we were off. This was physically exerting, but very exciting and was prob-

ably the activity enjoyed the most by our group. After the sled rides it was time for lunch and we got to meet some of Santa’s special elves. What an exciting bunch they were, full of vim and vigour. We then re-boarded the coach heading for Santa’s post office,

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Driven Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for fun in the sun „„ By Ross Kiddie OVER THE years I’ve been guilty of heavily criticising Canterbury’s changeable climate. I make no apology for that, the ‘four seasons in one day’ temperatures that we get here can be frustrating. Take last weekend when I was driving Mercedes-Benz’s C200 cabriolet, the weather was so foul I barely had any opportunity to drive with the roof lowered, only briefly experiencing open-air motoring. However, in spite of our fickle weather, sales of convertibles here don’t seem to be waning. Those who I know that own a convertible enjoy them even though there are just a few glorious days in a year when driving with the top open really suits. The C200 convertible is part of a wide-ranging C-Class line-up. It arrives here in three variations, well I should say three different engine options. There’s a hearty 4-litre, 375kW V8, a 3-litre, 270kW V6 and the turbocharged 2-litre, four-cylinder which is the subject of this evaluation. All are petrol-fuelled. The 1991cc turbo engine is the same as that which I’ve experienced many times in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, and it is

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characterised by its healthy power outputs (135kW and 300Nm) and smooth operating manner. It is harnessed to a nine-speed automatic transmission, the combination is reactive, power flows freely and response to driver input is constantly encouraging. That is something that I’ve come to enjoy with this engine, it is wholeheartedly honest and works with freedom through the transmission. Even though it is far from being the most powerful configuration (280kW in AMG form), it is a mainstream engine which punches way above its weight. Its performance figures are testament to that, the car will accelerate to 100km/h from a standstill in 8.2sec and it will make an overtaking manoeuvre in 5.1sec (80km/h to 120km/h).

These figures provide the driver with a satisfying feel. At the same time the C200 doesn’t gobble fuel unnecessarily, Mercedes-Benz claims a 6.8-litre per 100km (42mpg) combined cycle average. That sits well with the 8.8l/100km (33mpg) figure constantly sitting on the test car’s fuel usage readout. The C200 also has a variety of drive options that the driver can choose to suit his/her style, all are self-explanatory – eco, comfort, sport, sport plus, or you can load in your own preferred protocols. Personally, I preferred the standard sport setting, it still allows the engine freedom without being overly flighty such as it is when in sport plus setting. I took the test car through the flowing scenic route of State Highway 72 branching off near Hororata and enjoyed the C200

cabriolet’s quiet motion of speed, sound is well isolated, and you can’t always say that about convertibles, it travels with grace and dignity. It also feels rigid in the body, the lack of a solid roof doesn’t affect the strength of the structure. The C200 feels taut and firmly planted, a lot of the latter has to do with the quality of the rubber; huge, sport specification Continental tyres (225/45 and 245/40 x 18in) have unyielding grip along with positive feedback. Steering feel is light rather than firm, but that matters little, it is directional and it responds positively to cornering pressure. While its driving dynamics sit well with the convertible’s look, it’s best remembered that in this form (and the coupe) it is only a four-seater, there are only two seat belts in the rear, if you want

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a C-Class and seat five you’ll have to choose between the sedan or the wagon. The C200 convertible lands here at $89,900, the test car was carrying a few extra bits and pieces which raised the price to $94,790. And that is something a C200 buyer will need to appreciate, there are a multitude of specification enhancements and buying choices that can personalise or enhance the car. Even in standard form it is well-equipped and, of course, the roof raises and lowers with the flick of a button. While the C200 cabriolet will be far from Mercedes-Benz’s biggest seller, it is there to keep sales rolling along, the German brand is experiencing boom times down under.

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Popular bakery adds international ideas to its lineup The team at Lyttelton Bakery is now into its third year in the new Norwich Quay premises, and the business is going very well, says owner Ian Scott. “We are well supported by the local community and we thank them for that,” he says. In addition to the delicious fresh breads, rolls, biscuits, slices, pies and savouries

the customers enjoy, Lyttelton Bakery also incorporates the Glamour Cake business, run by team member Bree. A specialist in fine patisserie work, she creates a tempting selection of scrumptious sweet treats for Glamour Cake. Just before Christmas there was a temporary addition to the baking team, a young woman from Switzerland, who had

seen the Glamour Cakes on Facebook and wanted to find out more about the bakery. Qualified baker Rebecca Strickler spent a week at Lyttelton Bakery, where she not only saw pies being made for the first time in her life, she also passed on many of her own Swiss baking ideas. “She had never seen sausage rolls or savouries being made either,” says Ian. “The Swiss tend to eat more sweet foods.” In June this year, a young baker from France will also spend time at the bakery, adding more international input to the bakery’s lineup. With Easter fast approaching, Ian and the team are busy baking not only the traditional hot cross buns, but also a Dutch favourite, Oliebollen. This is a deep-fried sweet donut containing a mixture of fruit – a very rich treat usually eaten at New Year in The Netherlands, but perfect to enjoy at Easter time in New Zealand.

Customers can also sit down and relax with a tasty treat and a hot drink in the bakery’s cosy café. Lyttelton Bakery is located at 8 Norwich Quay and is open from 6.30am5pm Monday to Friday and 7am-3pm Saturday. Phone 328 9004.

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Farm life has plenty to offer young people From city girl to sharemilker to equity farmer, North Canterbury’s Wendy Croft has come a long way in a sector that allows young people to work hard and prosper. “I was working in a bank before I got into farming. I had never milked a cow, but we got into sharemilking to save money, and it was easier for me to manage it than to get someone else to do it.” Three years ago Wendy enrolled in Ara Institute of Canterbury’s NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management; a practical qualification for working farmers that is delivered online with face to face tutorials in Culverden. The programme is run with the Primary ITO and was rated as “excellent” by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in a recent report. With two young children and a business

to run, Wendy balanced her studies with her family and work commitments. ““I think my husband and I worked together every day for three years! It was hard, and it’s not for everyone. It’s challenging but it’s really rewarding.” Does she miss her city lifestyle? “Yes, sometimes I miss the city, but I love the lifestyle here – I have good neighbours and good staff.”

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Tree trunks still smouldering „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer NEARLY A month after the big Port Hills fire started we are still getting the odd call to smouldering stumps or tree trunks. The latest was on Monday off Dyers Pass Rd during a day of rain and it shows how deep and persistent large wildfires can be. There were a couple of instances this week of what could kindly be called as muddled thinking. In the first on Monday in Knowles St a large burning candle was placed on the

top of a free standing fireplace – that was operating due to the cold snap. Of course the candle melted all over and down the fireplace and ignited. No real damage but smoke throughout. The second involved a tourist in a hotel room who put the kettle on an element on the stove top to make tea. Unfortunately it was an electric, and far more importantly, plastic kettle. Smoke and mess again. We also saw a toaster in a cupboard in Redwood cause a lot of heat and some real concern from the

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‘Graceful, moving and powerful . . . a wonderful story that seems to have been waiting, all this time, K for Kline to come along and tell it’ MICHAEL CHABON BOO S I For decades, Christina Olson’s whole world has been H T a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love. Years pass and Christina’s solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farm house. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other…From the bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN comes a luminous portrait of a woman of grit and grace, as heartwarming as it is gripping. A story that allows the reader to marvel at Andrew Wyeth’s iconic portrait from the other side.

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My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever…The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series is here! Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. Modelling isn’t a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don’t expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there. So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet’s to-do lists are gone and it’s Nat’s time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet’s completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL? It’s time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go...

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Create ‘n’ Connect Art and Craft Group Thursday, 9.30am-noon If you’re crafty or want to start getting crafty go along to this group. Take your own project or go with ideas for a new one. Others in the group are there to offer help or advice. Meet new likeminded creative people and learn new skills. Pass on your tips and pick some up from other people. This event aims to help with your projects and meet new people. Phone Beth on 022 6781252 for more information. St Andrews Anglican Church, 148 Main Rd, Redcliffs. Free entry Babytimes Friday, 10.30-11am This event allows for parents and caregivers to interact with each other while letting the babies learn. At these sessions babies learn through language, rhymes, songs, stories and play. The babies learn together and build connections with each other. Lyttelton Library, 18 Canterbury St. Free entry Free Film Evening Friday, 7.15pm

The film Tomorrow covers many important topics impacting on our world. A group of friends created this movie to bring to light different things happening around the world and what it means. The Portal, 54a Oxford St, Lyttelton. Donations appreciated Storytimes Tuesday, 11-11.30am Encourage reading in your pre-schoolers. Storytimes has interactive programmes which include stories, songs, rhymes and play. Have children meet each other and build friendships at this event wile learning more. Pick up some library books to read to them at home. Lyttelton Library, 18 Canterbury St. Free entry The Way of Tea Monday, 7.30pm onwards This event is designed as an introduction to the Way of Tea (Cha Dao). Those who have been brewing for years will get as much out of this experience as those starting out their tea practice. We will share some tea in silence then you will discover and explore

MARKET: The weekly farmers’’ market on London St in Lyttelton is on no matter the weather. There is fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, breads, meats and much more. Get everything you need to fill your pantry and enjoy sipping on a coffee while walking around the market. Live local music plays throughout the market to enjoy while you find some delicious food. The market runs from 10am to 1pm and is free to attend. ​ some of what it means to live a life of tea, as well as some of the methods and tools needed to incorporate tea into your own practice. For more information, go to https:// the-way-of-tea/christchurch. Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd Sovereign Sea2Sky Challenge Sunday April 2, 9.30am onwards This will be a great end of Summer challenge. Swim at Scarborough beach or complete a 2km run. Second is a cycle up to the Summit Rd before heading to Godley Head to complete the run along the magnificent trail then over Scarborough hill

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RSI, OOS or Gradual process Injury can be treated!  

What causes OOS? The Department of Labour states: “One of the favourable explanations for OOS is that it is caused by muscles being held tense or tight for too long.’’ These conditions may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions. The shorter and tenser the muscle, the harder it pulls on the places it attaches to (e.g. the bone). When this happens in the forearm the pull at those attachments and tendons causes irritation and inflammation of those areas. This will be noticed as pain in the elbow and wrist. When this happens in the neck and shoulder area, it will be noticed as local pain, stiffness and sometimes headaches. The nerves run right through the muscles. Tension on the muscles causes pressure on the nerves. As the muscles shorten, the nerves running through them have a tendency to both shorten and slide less well. This causes the nerves to radiate pain throughout the arm. Triggerpoints are areas in your muscles, where a few muscle fibres have contracted

         Physical Sense has published the “OOS in a knot. These knots (the hard and painful finger or forearm  Client Information Booklet”. It is full of areas in your muscles felt during massage) can originate in  handy tips on how to self treat and avoid weaken and shorten your muscles and can your chest. This  this condition. cause referred pain. is the reason that    This drawing is an example of pain areas your therapist   (the red area), caused by triggerpoints (the may treat an    black X). area, other than    where you are   experiencing  pain.   In the following  drawing you can  see the painful  areas in the head  caused by the  triggerpoint in the neck. This is often the result of poor posture.   Physical Sense has been treating  this condition for the last 25 years.  Their experience is: 

• Most of the patients who have had their  This is your muscle’s reaction to continuous pain for less than a year leave this clinic free  irritation. In most cases, there are multiple of pain (but they have to be very careful to   causes for this irritation. These could be: avoid relapses). repeated actions without breaks; constant  • When the OOS pain has been there posture resulting in constant muscle for more than a year, that percentage drops static   contraction; lack of healthy blood flow; bad to 60%. resulting in continuous high loading • The other 40% will leave the clinic with posture  muscles, etc. relief of pain and with knowledge about of some  As you can see, your thumb pain can numerous strategies to relieve and handle   originate in your neck. Pain in your little the remaining pain.

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