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Lower speeds in Little River ‘not enough’ „„ By Caitlin Miles A LONG-TIME campaigner for lower speed limits in Little River is disappointed that traffic will still be able to go 60km/h through the hamlet. Little River Campground owner and Love Little River member Marcus Puentener said reducing the speed from 70km/h to 60km/h wasn’t what the community needed. The Banks Peninsula Community Board has recommended the city council approve the speed reductions proposed by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Currently it is planning to reduce speed from 70km/h to 60km/h on Council Hill, Morrisons, Barclays and Wairewa Pa Rds, where they intersect with State Highway 75, as well as through the township. “We want them to do more, we want the speed to be 50km/h through

ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE: Love Little River members Holly Calcott with Lucia, Gabe Calcott, Marcus Puentener, Paul Bradford with Ayla, Laurie Williams and Sharon McIver want to see the 70km/h speed limit lowered to 50 km/h.

the township,” Mr Puentener said. Mr Puentener set up a petition calling for the speed limit to be lowered from 70km/h to 50km/h.

More than 1000 people signed the petition, which was presented to NZTA in November 2015. However, in a review by NZTA on the current speed limit and an assessment of the safe and appropriate speed through the township, it could only support reducing the speed limit by 10km/h. •Turn to page 5


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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK DAWN KOTTIER will be remembered by many as a tireless worker on Banks Peninsula, particularly Rapaki. On page 4 we have a tribute to Dawn who passed away recently. She was a member of the Banks Peninsula District Council for nearly 20 years, and received a Queen’s Service Medal in 2004 for her dedication and work with the community. A complaint against police over the level of service in Lyttelton doesn’t look like being upheld. Bay Harbour News has learned the Independent Police Conduct Authority isn’t likely to uphold a complaint from Lyttelton resident and former detective Peter Newsome (see page 3). The complaint was part of ongoing issues a number of people in the community had with police over coverage in the port and bays areas. – Barry Clarke

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News Police complaint finalised „„ By Caitlin Miles A COMPLAINT against Lyttelton police does not look like it will be upheld. Lyttelton resident and former detective Peter Newsome laid a complaint with the Minister of Police Paula Bennett about the level of service from police in the area. He said he made the complaint after police “fobbed off” two requests for help. The complaint was handed over to the Independent Police Conduct Authority and while the official decision has not yet been released, Canterbury area prevention manager, Acting Inspector Paul Reeves, said it looked “likely that it will be closed as conciliated” after meeting with Mr Newsome and the community. Judge Sir David Carruthers had been looking at the complaint from Mr Newsome and said he regarded the work carried out by the police to be “outstanding police work.” “​There were personal meetings with Mr Newsome and then a community meeting which involved a dozen residents. This was obviously a huge success,” Sir David said.

COMPLAINT: Former detective Peter Newsome may not have his complaint against Lyttelton police upheld. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ​

However, Mr Newsome disagreed with those findings. “It wasn’t a huge success . . . it hasn’t reassured me,” he said. While he said it was good to see the police “front up” to the

community, he didn’t think it was well-attended, or that it reassured the residents. Mr Newsome wants to see the Lyttelton station staffed 24/7, but Canterbury metro

commander Superintendent Lane Todd said the police don’t have the resources to do that. “They explained themselves, but they need more police in low crime areas like Lyttelton,” Mr Newsome said. Acting Inspector Reeves said they realised from the meeting that they needed to be better at communicating with residents and keeping in touch with people. If Mr Newsome‘s complaint is not upheld, he said he wasn’t sure what he will do next but he wasn’t finished with the issue. “I need to have a think about what I’ll do next, but I’m not done yet,” he said.


In Brief PORT HELPS YACHT CLUB The Naval Point Yacht Club is the latest organisation to receive support from the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Every year LPC provides funding to local groups to show support within the community. This year it has provided the club with two containers for storing its rescue and coaching equipment. LPC is also sponsoring the annual New Zealand Marine Sciences Society conference, which is a forum for the latest marine research. EMERGENCY PLAN The Akaroa Civil Defence Group is working with the city council to consider the best structure for an emergency response in the area. The group is in discussions with the Banks Peninsula Community Board and city council staff to consider options. A plan is not expected until later this year. FIRE BAN LIFTED The fire ban in rural areas across Banks Peninsula has now been lifted. Due to the recent wet weather, the city council lifted the ban on lighting fires in rural areas across the peninsula and the city at 7am on Saturday. Residents are able to light fires without permits provided they take necessary safety precautions and ensure there is no risk of the fire spreading.

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Tributes pour in Pathway possible for Dawn Kottier outside Redcliffs cave

A PROMINENT member of the Rapaki community has died. Dawn Kottier passed away on April 3 at the age of 83. She spent much of her life working within the community, as a long-standing member of the Banks Peninsula District Council for nearly 20 years and serving on the Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board from 2006 to 2010. Dawn received a Queen’s Service Medal in 2004 for her dedication and work with the community. She was committed to supporting young and old in the community, closely involved with redesigning playgrounds in the Bay Harbour area, championing community safety, reducing crime and supporting community arts. Port Hills list MP Nuk Korako said he was honoured to speak at Dawn’s funeral as she was a “great mentor” to him. “I remember when I first got into Parliament and she would send me messages saying ‘sit up straight,’ or ‘straighten your tie’,”

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He said he saw her as a “surrogate grandmother.” “It was a wonderful farewell,” Mr Korako said. Former members of the Banks Peninsula District Council attended, along with Banks Peninsula Community Board members. At a city council meeting last week Mayor Lianne Dalziel asked for city councillors and staff to stand for a minute of silence.

„„ By Caitlin Miles A PATH on the south side of Main Rd outside Moa Bone Cave is now a possibility. Redcliffs residents and parents were concerned about pedestrian safety at Moa Bone Cave. They wanted a pathway reinstated on the south side of Main Rd so people and school children wouldn’t have to cross at the busy Main and McCormacks Bay Rds intersection. The city council has previously said the rockfall risk on the south side was too high for a path to go there. However the city council backtracked when the previous Hagley Ferrymead Community Board asked for the report to be carried out once the rockfall remediation work was completed. The city council agreed to do the report and as a result, they are looking at the possibility of reinstating a footpath on the south side. “The geotechnical engineers have declared the risk mitigated to an acceptable extent. The roading team is currently work-

BRING IT BACK: Redcliffs residents want the original footpath back along Main Rd seen here in 2009. Inset: Sara Templeton PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

ing on whether a footpath is possible within the corridor,” the report said. Heathcote ward city councillor Sara Templeton said this was “great news” since it has been something locals have wanted. “This is great news for the community, especially with Redcliffs School returning soon, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it can be implemented,” Ms Templeton said. There is currently no pathway on the Moa Bone Cave side of

Main Rd, which means pedestrians have to cross a busy road to access the pathway on the north side. A pedestrian crossing from Moa Bone Cave to the north side of Main Rd has also been proposed if a footpath can’t be reinstated. The pathway has been out of action since the February 22, 2011, earthquake rendered it unusable. The city council roading team will make a decision once the options have been investigated.


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News 650 intersection submissions „„ By Caitlin Miles THE CITY council has received more than 650 responses to potential plans to change the controversial St Andrews Hill intersection. Consultation on the intersection at St Andrews Hill, Bridle Path and Main Rds closed in February and city council staff are currently working through the large number of submissions received on the three options put out for consultation. Following the reconstruction of the Ferrymead Bridge, the city council released plans for the intersection, which drew outcry from residents, who said it was poorly laid out. The intersection went ahead regardless in 2015. Earlier this year the city council proposed making changes to the intersection. Leaflets were dropped in nearby residents letterboxes. The first option is to leave the intersection as it is. The second option is to install new traffic signals on St Andrews Hill Rd alongside new pre-signals on Bridle Path Rd. The third option is to introduce a no right turn for

CHANGES: More than 650 people submitted views on the three proposed options for the St Andrews Hill and Bridle Path Rds intersection. ​

Bridle Path traffic on to Main Rd. Residents said the second option was preferred. Heathcote Valley residents said the third option would be detrimental to the community. Drop in consultations on the

issue were well attended, with more than 50 people at one of the sessions. Since consultation closed city council staff were working through the large amount of feedback received from the options.

A city council spokeswoman said the submissions wouldn’t be released to the public until June due to the large number received staff needed to analyse, collate and speak to submitters before they could be released.

Lower speed ‘not enough’ •From page 1 The city council carried out public consultation on reducing the speed at the end of last year. From the submissions 365 people agreed with reducing speeds on the proposed roads, 97 people were against or provided no comment on the proposed changes. Mr Puentener said while the proposal had gained support it was “frustrating” that 50km/h was not proposed and it didn’t answer want the community wanted. “They haven’t really listened, they’ve said 60km/h and we’re saying why not lower?” Mr Puentener said. The community has been campaigning for lower speed limits for “at least 20 years” Mr ​ Puentener said, due to concerns for pedestrian safety and other road users. Mr Puentener said it is a start but he will continue to lobby for a lower speed. If the city council approves the speed reductions the work will cost $1700 and will come into effect from June 1. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the speed reduction is enough? Should it be lower? Send your views to caitlin.

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News Museum architects selected ARCHITECTS Warren and Mahoney will design the new Lyttelton Museum. Lyttelton Historical Museum Society chairman Peter Rough said they “stood out” over other companies which wanted the project. Lead architect Graeme Finlay has a special connection to Lyttelton and is looking forward to working on the project. “We’re excited to be involved because we see this as being really important for Lyttelton and the harbour area,” Mr Finlay said. The museum was badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and needed to be demolished. The society looked at various sites around Lyttelton and decided the former Lyttelton Service Centre site would be the best fit. The Banks Peninsula Community Board has supported the society’s request for the city council to gift the land at 33 and 35 London St to the society. The city council will make the decision to approve the gift of land on Thursday before beginning public consultation and making a final decision.

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Cottage repairs complete THE HISTORIC Stoddart Cottage is set to open next week, after needing extensive repairs. The heritage listed building is the oldest in Diamond Harbour. It was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and was closed while it was evaluated. The cottage, situated just above the Diamond Harbour Domain received stabilisation work so it could be reopened to the public while funding was gathered for more extensive repairs. It was closed in April last year to begin repair works, and it will be officially opened next Wednesday. Stoddart Cottage Trust chairwoman Paula Smith (left) said it was a fantastic to have it finished and was looking forward to have it open to the community. “It’s great to have it opening, it’s sort of weird when it’s closed – there’s something sad about it,” Ms Smith said. The cottage was built by Mark Stoddart, an early settler in the area in 1861. He lived there with his family until 1877. One of his daughters, Margaret Stoddart became a wellknown New Zealand painter, in

RESTORED: The cottage has been carefully restored with the opening planned for next Wednesday.

1913 she painted Old Cottage, Diamond Harbour in honour of the house she grew up in. It’s not the first time work has been down on the historic building. Between the 1980s and 1990s locals decided to repair the house after it had fallen into disrepair. Ms Smith said it was a “real labour of love” for the community. She said if locals hadn’t done the repair work then it would have been in a much worse state after the earthquake. The city council budgeted $444,000 for the project but heritage programme manager Richie Moyle said it was expected to finish “well under budget”.

HISTORIC: This photo was taken about 10 years after the cottage was built. PHOTO: Diamond Harbour Historical Association Collection ​

Repairs to cracks in the walls, ceilings and floors were carried out along with repairs to cracks and loose slates in the veranda roof. Additional water tightening was done to the corrugated iron roof, repairing weatherboards and repainting the exterior of the cottage was also carried out. The three chimneys had to be deconstructed and reconstructed around structural steel as well.

Now the repair works have been finished Ms Smith said she hopes it will encourage people to come from the city to enjoy the harbour. “It’s nice to just sit on the veranda or relax in the cottage, we hope more people come to see it,” she said. Part of the cottage is a gallery of work and the remainder of the cottage is used as a space for the community.

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Telling Lyttelton’s stories If Lyttelton could talk it would have some stories to tell. Reporter Caitlin Miles found out about a few of them when she interviewed Kris Herbert, who has created a project focused on telling the stories of people who grew up in the area STORIES OF a mysterious “goat man” and life in 1960s Lyttelton have captured the attention of local children – thanks to a project focused on telling the stories of past and present residents. Resident Kris Herbert decided to set up the Lyttelton Stories project to record the history of the community through radio documentaries. She came up with the idea for travellers to listen to so they learn more about the town as they make their way around the area. She hopes to put the stories on a mobile phone application so they can be accessed easily. “There are so many travellers around the world wanting to make these connections with places,” Ms Herbert said. She has enlisted the help of pupils from Lyttelton Primary School to speak to the people to help teach the children interview skills and connect them more with the community. “The first part of the project is going to be looking at Lyttelton through the eyes of the children,” she said. Ms Herbert moved from the United States to Lyttelton 20 years ago and has lived here ever since. She is using her own 20-year background in journalism to make the documentaries. Not that she has done it before. “I’ve been a print journalist for

RECORDING HISTORY: Kris Herbert is telling the stories of Lyttelton’s past.

20 years, I do freelance now,” she said. The first phase of the project is finding people who grew up and lived in Lyttelton from the 40s onwards. “We’re looking for stories from people that grew up and live here, talking about their memories and things they remember about the place,” she

said. The first phase of the project involves interviewing people who grew up in the area from the 1950s onwards. She said a story that has captured the children’s attention is that of a mysterious goat man. “We don’t know much about him, but apparently he would wonder the streets and scare

children,” She said she plans to get the pupils to do more investigating into the story and find out if it is an urban legend. “The boys especially are really obsessed with the story,” she said. Pupils have been rotating through the project, with a core group of four involved.

She said even though the pupils “can get a bit distracted” during the interviews, the interviewees have been very patient and understanding. “People that have done it are really enjoying it,” she said. The topics cover a wide range. Ms Herbert said she is looking for all types of stories, including games people would play growing up, stories of the old shops and any interesting adventures people had around the town. When term two starts back up Ms Herbert plans to get the pupils to interview more locals as she’s “still looking for stories” before she starts working on the next part of the project. Transcribing and editing the documentaries together. “If some people don’t want to share their story but they want to help in someway, they might want to help us transcribe the interviews. We want to keep it really local,” she said. She said it is a communityfocused project and hopes other areas around New Zealand do something similar. However, the project isn’t free. She has received funding from the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch to help, and has also applied to the city council to see if she can get money to help cover costs. “I’ll know more about moving ahead with the project once I know if that funding has come through,” she said. Ms Herbert said she’s too deep and committed to the project now to see it fail. She hopes to launch the first tour in June. •If you’re interested in having your story told or helping with the project, email kris@creativeagent. or check out the Lyttelton Stories Facebook page at https:// lytteltonstories/

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Your Local Views Youth need support Shoreline Youth Trust manager Gareth Davies writes about mentoring youth in Sumner and why giving support is important as they move from the community to high school I’m just coming up on my first year as manager for Fuse Youth Centre in Sumner. I came through Fuse as a young person myself 13 years ago so I’ve experienced the benefits of mentoring and youth work first hand. While I’ve worked in many different areas over the years, youth work is something I’ve been involved with long term, simply because of it’s impact on me personally. After being mentored through Fuse and working as a youth worker there several years

ago, it’s great being back in an altogether different role. There are four social environments that shape youth development. Family, school, peers and community. The great thing about a supportive community and a place like Fuse is that it helps connect the other areas organically, through a sense of ownership, development and healthy relationship building. A unique issue for Sumner students is making the transition from village to high school where they are thrust out of a community environment into various schools across Christchurch. At the start of year 9, this has the

potential to be quite a shock at a time of already considerable change. Our focus at the moment is bridging that gap by offering leadership development opportunities to year 8 and 9 and growing our high school session on Friday night. This is an event-based programme, so there is something engaging going on every week. The building of positive relationships between Fuse members and youth workers is pivotal to successfully developing the confidence and social skills of young people. Fuse has been serving the community for over 15 years and has earned the trust of Sumner and Redcliffs residents which we are very proud of and intend to maintain. Through this and our shared faith we continue to help young people to realise their full potential.

Right to know food source Green MP Eugenie Sage writes about knowing where your food comes from through identification One of the reasons I enjoy shopping at the farmers’ markets at Lyttelton, Mt Pleasant and Opawa is knowing I can buy tasty fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and other produce that is grown or made locally. There are leafy greens, apples and eggs from Canterbury, cheese from Lincoln, muesli from Mt Pleasant and chocolate from Governor’s Bay. I want to be able to support local producers and local jobs as much as possible. This Wednesday Parliament will be debating the first reading of Green MP, Steffan Browning’s

Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill. Browning’s Bill would make it mandatory for food producers to label their fresh or singleingredient food products with their country of origin. The requirement would apply to fresh fruit, meat, fish and vegetables, and other single ingredient foods such as grains, nuts, bulk flour and oil. New Zealand law already requires identification of where footwear and clothing comes from, but not food. Many other countries, including most of New Zealand’s trading partners, have mandatory country of origin labelling for at least some foods. Australia has had a strong mandatory labelling system for many years. New Zealand is behind the times. A recent poll showed that more than 70 per cent of New Zealanders support country of origin labelling. Some people

want to support local producers and the local economy when they do their weekly shopping. Some are concerned about the adequacy of food safety and environmental standards in some countries we import food from. Others are concerned about the impacts of transporting food long distances, the use of postharvest fumigation and other treatments on imported produce or potential pesticide residues. As more and more food is imported into New Zealand, accurate and consistent country of origin labelling is even more important for consumers. The current labelling system is voluntary, which means there’s no monitoring or enforcement. New Zealanders have a right to know where their food comes from and to make an informed choice when they buy. If other parties support the Bill it will be referred to a select committee for public submissions.

PLACED: Sumner resident Topsy Rule makes sure the new time capsule is safely secured.

Time capsule goes back in the ground MEMORIES OF Sumner’s past were uncovered when the old community centre was demolished. Now they’ve been combined with new items and buried once again for future generations. The original time capsule was found buried beneath the foundations of the 104-year-old Sumner Community Centre and Museum. It was demolished after suffering severe damage in the February 2011 earthquake. When it was opened, old coins along with a copy of a newspaper from 1907 were found. The items were removed from the old time capsule and combined with new items, including letters from Sumner School pupils, keys to the old Sumner Town Hall, some community board papers and an array of Sumner memorabilia. Sumner-Redcliffs Historical Society secretary Topsy Rule and Heathcote Ward city councillor Sara Templeton placed the time capsule behind the fireplace in the Matuku Taktako: Sumner Centre currently under construction. Ms Rule said it was a “really important” event for the

community. City council head of libraries and information Carolyn Robertson said it was a nice thing for future generations to find. “It is nice to think that future generations will one day uncover the time capsule and be able to piece together the story behind the construction of the building,’’ Ms Robertson said. Armitage Williams Construction is about two-thirds of the way through building the centre which sits on the corner of Nayland and Wakefield Sts. Due to the importance of the historic centre, Athfield Architects included aspects of the old building in the designs for the new build. “There are lots of lovely nods to the past incorporated into the building so it is an exciting mix of the old and the new, ‘’ Ms Robertson said. The centre is expected to be completed by August. The city council has put $10 million into the construction of the new centre. The SumnerRedcliffs Historical Society has committed $50,000 towards the cost of the space for the museum.

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Exploring the capital city Pupils from Our Lady Star of the Sea School have been exploring Wellington. They enjoyed many of Wellington’s popular sites and attractions, including visiting Te Papa, Capital E studios and Parliament.

OUT OF THIS WORLD: Jack Miller jumped at the chance to be in costume at Capital E studios. ​

FUN: Darcy Dougherty and Bruno Davies read the news on a visit to Capital E studios. Meanwhile, Joel Fulford learnt about space at the Carter Observatory

Art auction attracts hundreds „„ By Caitlin Miles AN ART auction hosted to raise money for Lyttelton Primary School attracted hundreds of people. The Peninsula Art Auction was held at the weekend and is the major fundraising event for the school. It is held every two years. One of the organisers, Lucie Ozanne, said it was well-attended by local people. “We were really impressed by the number of people. Very pleased with how it went,” Ms Ozanne said. The live auction gala on Sunday night had 240 people attend. Ms Ozanne said she was unsure how much had been raised as a final count had not been done. Principal Brendan Wright said the team involved with making it happen did a “tremendous job.” “It was impressive seeing the school transform into an art gallery overnight,” Mr Wright said. More than 60 artists from the peninsula and further afield de-

ON DISPLAY: The school was turned into an art gallery at the weekend, showing pieces from more than 60 artists.

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cided to gift pieces of art for the auction, along with 12 businesses which also offered support. It was the seventh time the event has been run, but the first time it has been held at the school since it was rebuilt. Mr Wright said people not only enjoyed the art show, but also getting to look around the

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CHAMPION: Dougal Shepherd (right) won four titles at the Redcliffs club championships, including the senior men’s doubles with Shea McIntyre.

DEBUT: Chris McLean finished second in the 2WD class in his NZRC debut at the Otago Rally. PHOTO: EUAN CAMERON

Shepherd stars in Redcliffs Success in rally championship debut the result,” said McLean. “We McLean. “We had a massive „„ By Gordon Findlater went out there with the moment going over a crest and tennis championships GOVERNORS BAY’S Chris mindset of wanting to finish the ended up putting three-quarters

DOUGAL SHEPHERD was the star of the Redcliffs tennis championships, winning both the senior men’s singles and the open boys junior singles titles. He was just as impressive in the doubles. Shepherd teamed up with Shea McIntyre to win the senior men’s title, and with Cosmo Bennett to win the open junior boys championship. Redcliffs held the event over three rain-interrupted weekends, culminating in a

prizegiving this month. The club has held the championships since the early 1900s. In 1935, children were invited to join the club for the first time in the hope that they would continue to play and become senior players at the club. Now, young people are progressing through to junior competitions and competing against and with senior players, fulfilling the dream of early club members.


McLean made a successful debut in the New Zealand Rally Championship with a podium finish in Otago. McLean, 21, drove his Ford Fiesta to a second place finish in the two-wheel-drive class at the rally, the opening round of the NZRC. Competing over two days he finished the first day second in class and the third in class on the second day. The result puts him in third place in the 2WD championship standings. “We were really happy with

rally.” It was the first time McLean had competed in the Otago Rally. He says that his debut in the NZRC not only came with a good haul of championship points but was also a great learning curve. One of McLean’s more memorable moments from the weekend came on the second day’s iconic Kuri Bush stage. “We got lost in our pace notes while we were in it and I had to drive blind for a wee bit,” said

of the car off the road and into some shrubbery. We got it back onto the road minus a bit of the rear bumper.” The next round of the championship is the International Rally of Whangarei from April 28 to 30. However, McLean won’t take part in the event, choosing to compete in five of the six championship rounds. He will next compete in round three at the Canterbury Rally on June 4. •More sport, page 16


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Senior rugby side looking for first win SUMNER’S DIVISION 1 side face a tough task on Saturday, as they continue their bid to get their first win of the rugby season. An away trip to play last year’s grand-final winner, Lincoln University, awaits Sumner, who have opened their campaign with two defeats. On Saturday, they went down 15-39 to Sydenham at St Thomas of Canterbury College. The game was originally set to be played at Hospital Corner. However, it was relocated due to flooding. Sumner’s standout performer was once again No 8 Dylan Nel who provided plenty of goforward with the ball. Lincoln University have started their campaign with two wins against New Brighton and Marist Albion.

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CHAMPION: Jess Fahey raced down the home straight to win the under-19 girls 1500m race. ​

FOUR SUMNER Running Club athletes won medals at this month’s South Island secondary school athletics championships. Jess Fahey’s performance in the under-19 girls 1500m was the highlight at the two-day event in Dunedin. She won gold by the slimmest of margins, crossing the line less than a second in front of Harriet Bush. Fahey’s time of 4min 41.01sec was also four seconds faster than her previous personal best. Beth Hunter also had an outstanding weekend claiming bronze in both the under-14 girls high jump and 400m – both events were on at the same time, making the accomplishment even more impressive. She broke her personal best time in the 400m final, running 61.79sec. She also set a new personal best in the high jump, which now stands at 1.46m. Victoria Wells had a successful weekend claiming silver in both the under-16 girls 80m hurdles and under-19 4x100m relay. She also teamed up with fellow Sumner runner Abby Theobald to win a bronze

TRIO: Victoria Wells won three medals, including a silver in the under-16 girls 80m hurdles. TALENT: Beth Hunter won bronze in both the under-14 girls 400m and high jump.

medal in the under-16 4x400m relay. Tim Ward finished his season off with two excellent sprints which saw him narrowly miss out on a medal. He ran close to his personal best in the under-15 boys 100m final to finish seventh. In the 200m event, he set a new personal best of 24.48sec and finished fifth in the final.

FASTER: Tim Ward ran a personal best in the under-15 boys 200m and narrowly missed out on a medal.

Weather system likely to produce swells Learn to Surf founder and principal instructor Aaron Lock writes about the weather’s impact on surfing in Sumner and the recent competitions With all this grey wet weather lately, it’s hard to believe our best days of summer were only a month ago. The water temperature peaked early March at 20 deg C but it quickly begun its gradual slide and is now sitting at about 15 deg C. Our tropical cyclone season has come late this year. The silver lining to the wet weather has been some fantastic waves on the local beaches. The last system ex-Cyclone Debbie brought big clean conditions to Sumner and consistent offshore

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hectic with multiple events all over the country. Local surfers have been achieving some great results. The Ray White Duke Festival of Surfing attracted more than 250 entrants contesting 18 divisions. Unfortunately, the waves and weather were pretty average but it was still a fantastic celebration of surfing. Local surfers still performed well. Luke O’Neill won the men’s logger event and was second in the men’s longboard. Nina Young won the women’s longboard. Lucy Temoananui won the women’s logger and the women’s SUP event. Grant Cochrane won the men’s over 40s. Donna Henderson won the women’s

over 40s while daughter Ava won both under-14 and under-12 girls. Local boardriders club Point Surf Team held their first PST Club Trophy event for many years. The club is under going a revival at the moment mainly driven by a new enthusiastic bunch of grommets. The open men’s event has been won in the past by such names as Manu Schafer, Ryan Mateer and Aaron Stanley. This year it was won by Luca Brunotti. Angus Mossman won the cadets, Jack Tyro the under-12 boys and Ruby Armstrong and Holly Campbell shared the top under-12 girls title. Harrison Whiteside achieved the best result of his surfing

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The striking Boyd Chamberlin designed garage and walkthrough area features electric gates, flush mounted electric garage door, textured timber cladding and extra off street parking. Privacy and space abound in the manicured garden, featuring generous decking, paved dining areas, pergola, ambient lighting and a calming water feature. Amenities close by include Redcliffs Shopping Village and primary school, walking and biking tracks, The coastal Pathway, Christchurch Yacht Club, The Tannery and various local cafes and restaurants. Be it day or night, this home seduces; soak it up in the spa, your front seat sea view. Meditate as the sun descends or witness the world awakening from your doorstep. Seldom is a property like this available. New council restrictions forbid it. This might be one of your last chances to secure a prime waterfront position and property. Act now or live with regret.

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LAF Easter Cabaret Thursday, 8pm Welcome to a night of Easter madness from the team at the Lyttelton Arts Factory – the new home of the old Loons Theatre Company. Start Easter the right way, with a laugh and some interesting performances from the theatre company. There will be a mix of old and new performances with some favourites thrown in the mix. It is a night of music, comedy and circus acts to be enjoyed by all. Go to for more information. Lyttelton Arts Factory

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 Strangers In a Strange Band Saturday, 7.30pm Listen to this band show off their musical skills and celebrate the sound of brass from around the world. Take the family and dance the night away. Enjoy their performance and skill and learning more about brass band music. Orange Studios, Ferry Rd

Trotting Meet Monday, noon onwards The Banks Peninsula Trotting Club’s grass track racing at Motukarara on Easter Monday, April 17. First race at noon. Go along to enjoy some racing and see what it is all about. Motukarara

Storytimes Tuesday, 11-11.30am Easter Celebrations Encourage reading Sunday, 10.30am in your preschoolers. As part of Easter, the Sumner Storytimes has interactive Redcliffs Anglican Church is programmes which include hosting celebrations with a family stories, songs, rhymes service followed by an Easter egg and play. Have children hunt for the children. Join others meet each other and build in the community and have a fun friendships at this event afternoon watching your children while learning more. Pick hunt for Easter eggs. up some library books to Sumner School hall. Free entry read to them at home.

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Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or could it be mainly my muscles? The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham sees clients with a range of symptoms but many of their middle-aged and senior clients visit complaining of pain in one of their joints. PhysiotheraPist ietje van stolk suggests that a major part of the pain could be due to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis. “even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason for the pain may be the muscles around the joint,” she explains. The images show how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain are the red areas in the drawings), a knot in a muscle on the back of the shoulder blade can give a deep pain in the front of the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way near the groin can give an ache in the knee (especially at night in bed). ietje recalls one case where an 89 year old client with severe arthritis who walked with a stick, told her, “i will end up in a wheelchair, i cannot put any weight through my right leg due to pain in my hip and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she was walking with her stick but without the severe pain,” says ietje. “The arthritis was one of the factors that made her muscles spasm but

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We have here two Diamond Harbour For a private viewing, contact Tim properties side by side being sold as a Dunningham of Min Sarginson Real package or individually but both must Estate (Licensed Agent REAA 2008), be sold. 29 Purau Ave is a lovely strong phone 027 651 5474 or 329 4161 substantial family home with 4 bedrooms (main with en-suite and walk-in-robe), study, 2 living areas and 2 bathrooms. Set over 2 levels the kitchen is as new and exquisite, extensive decking on 2 levels, nice established garden and a large garage incorporating semi self-contained sleepout. Set on an 837m2 site close to the ferry, cafés and on the school bus route, this property enjoys stunning views to Purau Bay, Mt Evans, the heads and beyond. Right next door 27 Purau Ave enjoys the same views and has a turn-of-the-century cottage in average but original condition on a 736m2 site. Some buyers will see this as a demo job, others will want to restore, an opportunity here to buy both and develop number 27. Motivated vendors would like to move on.

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JYOTI FOOD LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Jyoti Food Limited, Own Masala, 1 Wakefield Avenue, Christchurch 8081), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 1 Wakefield Avenue known as OWN MASALA. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3

NOTIFICATION OF LIFTING OF PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON (Imposed Pursuant to section 22(2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977)

CHRISTCHURCH CITY RURAL FIRE AREA INCLUDING BANKS PENINSULA Notice is hereby given that the prohibited fire season currently imposed by the Christchurch City Council over the rural fire area for which the Council is the Fire Authority is lifted from 7am on Saturday, 8 April 2017, to be replaced by an OPEN FIRE SEASON. Fires may now be lit in the open air in rural areas without permit. Restrictions may be reimposed at a later date if weather conditions create a potentially dangerous fire situation. All residents are requested to take care when lighting open fires. Before lighting fires in the open air, careful consideration must be given to weather conditions, adequacy of fire breaks, availability of water, and the patrolling of fires until completely out. Fires are not to be left burning after dark. NOTE:

Resource Consent conditions imposed by Environment Canterbury may still apply. Property owners within the Department of Conservation Fire Safety Margin require a permit all year round. Relevant authorities should be contacted prior to any burning. Darrin Woods PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER

NOTICE OF LIFTING OF FIRE BAN IN THE OPEN AIR WITHIN THE CITY OF CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch City Council is lifting its ban on fires in the open air in urban areas. The ban, which has been in place since Saturday, 14 January 2017, will be lifted from 7am on Saturday, 8 April 2017 until further notice. The existing prohibition on fires in the open air is imposed pursuant to Section 13 of the Christchurch City Council Urban Fire Safety Bylaw 2014 and is in force for properties not zoned residential in Christchurch City and within the Urban Fire Districts of Christchurch, Brooklands, New Brighton, Sumner, Lyttelton, Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour, Little River and Akaroa. Fires may now be lit in the open air in the urban areas without permit. Restrictions may be re-imposed at a later date if weather conditions create a potentially dangerous fire situation. Before lighting fires in the open air, careful consideration must be given to weather conditions, the risk of spread, adequacy of fire breaks, availability of water, and the supervision of fires until completely out. Fires must only be lit in daylight hours and must not be left burning after dark. Note: Environment Canterbury places resource consent conditions on fires in residential areas. Landowners in these areas should contact Environment Canterbury for further information. Tracey Weston UNIT MANAGER REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 10.00PM The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 FERRYMEAD EVENTS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 3 Pipiri Street, Pegasus 7612), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 50 Ferrymead Park Drive known as FERRYMEAD EVENTS CENTRE. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2.

We have a contract position available for a delivery person/s with access to a van to make deliveries to individual residential addresses in the Christchurch area. Applicants interested in the position, please email your details to

Ferrymead Education Programme Educator We are looking for someone to join our Education team as an on call casual staff member.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

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The job would involve delivering our education programme to visiting school groups. This does involve some role play activities. Ideally we are looking for someone with an interest in Canterbury history and an outgoing personality. A reasonable level of fitness is also required.

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All new staff in the education team must undergo a police check. Please send CV and application to Cindy Hey, Education Manager By 4pm on Friday 21 April

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No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

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This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 6 April 2017.

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This would be during term time. Hours would usually be between 9am-2pm.

Full training will be given for this position. This job would suit a trained teacher or someone with experience working with children.


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The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.



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