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SUMNER-Redcliffs Senior Expo Friday, CHRISTCHURCH Scrabble Club November extends 9, 10am-12pm, Sumner Union Church Hall, corner warm welcome to new members. Join us & of Nayland and Hardwicke Streets. This Expo allows learn how to better your scores & broaden your organisations, agencies, businesses and individuals to have ofabout the game. We meet at the Sydenham a idea display what services or activities they provide community centre, Wednesdays 12.30pm to submit your innotice which seniorsTo may be interested using or becoming 4pm, Friday evenings 6.45pm to 10pm, for email: involved as a volunteer. For more information contact further info, phCommunity Shirley 332-7263 or John 332or post to: Diary, Eddie Hayes, phone 376-4020, email sumnerbays@xnet. P.O. Box 39176 5996 Harewood, Christchurch 8545 SILVER jewellery & learn to make silver SUMNER Toy classes, Library,come fantastic range of toys, jewellery thefor Silversmiths Guild Friday, of Canterbury. Our SUMNER-Redcliffs SeniortoExpo November large &with small babies preschoolers. Annual evening classes start on October 16,Church $192 eight weeks. 9, 10am-12pm, Sumner Union Hall, membership $75, unlimited toys,foror $25corner for For information &Hardwicke to book, call Noeline 03Expo 322-4131 or of Nayland and Streets. This allows committee members. Sumner Old School Hall, email organisations, businesses and individuals to have Wiggins St,agencies, Wednesday fortnightly 7.15pm to a display aboutCommunity what services or activities they to provide REDCLIFFS Hub open 10am 3pm 8.15pm. Formay more details ph in Hannah 326-4844 which seniors be past interested using or becoming Monday to Friday, just Main Road/Beachville Road or visit our facebook page. involved a volunteer.shuttle For more information contact corner. Freeassupermarket leaves 10am every week Eddie Hayes,Live phone 376-4020, email sumnerbays@xnet. day. Information available on rental accommodation, local MUSIC: at the Point at Diamond Harbour groups and services. Phone 0800 565. continues until the end of234 February. Sunday, SILVER come &Dolearn make HEPATITIS Clinic. you to think yousilver have Januaryjewellery 13C-Community Dr classes, Sanchez. jewellery withtothe Silversmiths Canterbury. Our been exposed hepatits C? WeGuild offer of a free confidential CONSERVATION Volunteers run free evening classes start on October 16, $192 for eight weeks. service which includes testing, diagnosis, monitoring and For information & to book, call Noeline or outdoor training programme providing support. Contast us onbased 377 8689 or visit 03 us 322-4131 at 27 Cashel email participants with range of 9am-3pm. skills & experiences. Street. Open Monday to Friday REDCLIFFS Hub open 10am to 3pm Take donations, part Community in good hands-on, & WOOL quality environmental hand-knitted woollen Monday to Friday, just past Main Road/Beachville Road earthquake at sites fleeces around jumpers wtd forrecovery unpickingactivities & clean spinning of corner. Free supermarket shuttle leaves 10am every week Christchurch, as well training good quality desperately requiredcompleting for making into blankets day. Information available on rental accommodation, local courses. If youhelp would like to learn some new &groups garments. Please us offer and services. Phone 0800comfort 234 children living skills & help your city & environment, inwork poverty & orphanages in Eastern Europe. If you would HEPATITIS C Community Clinic. Do you think you have call 127-890. like to 0800 be involved as knitter or spinner would love to hear been exposed to hepatits C? 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Passionate drummers: Members of the Takumi Japanese drum group performing at the 2012 Drum Festival at Little River.

THE Little River campground will again echo to the sounds of drum and percussion during the second running of the Drum Festival later this month. Celebrating rhythm, beat and dance from around the globe, the festival will include performance, workshops, campfire jams and dance workshops. Takumi Japanese drum group, Doug Brush percussion, Mark Zonka and Joseph Chittongo are some of the acts taking part. They will perform rhythms from Africa, the Middle East, South America as well as contemporary drum circle jams.

Held in the native habitat of Manaia at the campground, the programme will be a moving progression of concerts with different groups performing in locations in the bush, beside the river, under the trees and around the campfire. The festival has been made possible by a grant from Creative Communities. It will start at midday on Saturday, January 26 and close at 3pm on Sunday January 27. The area has camping facilities for those wishing to stay overnight. Tickets are available at or at the gate. They are $20 per day or $40 for the weekend.



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Helping Hand commenced June 2011 and Terms and Conditions apply. Account opening criteria and Terms and Conditions apply. The SBS Star banking package is only available to non-profit organisations. A copy of the current Southland Building Society (SBS Bank) Disclosure Statement along with full Terms and Conditions are available on request and free of charge from any branch or agency of the SBS Bank or viewed on our website at

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THE contract for the construction of a new Ferrymead Bridge was awarded last month to HEB Construction Limited. Work will begin in the coming weeks. Traffic will be diverted to the temporary bridges on either side of the present bridge later this month. Each temporary bridge will carry two lanes of traffic in a single direction. Completion of the new bridge is likely to be by mid-2015, but timeframes may have to be adapted if unexpected ground conditions for piling are encountered. The demolition of the existing bridge will begin at the beginning of next month and should be completed by early May. The piling process for the new bridge will take about a year and commence as soon as the existing bridge is demolished. Christchurch City Council acting transport and greenspace manager Sally Davis said HEB Construction Limited would bring extensive experience to the project. Awarding them the contract for the next stage of the project would minimise the time it took to begin work, she said. “HEB Construction Limited was originally awarded the contract to widen and strengthen the existing bridge prior to the Canterbury earthquakes and began work in August 2010. The project was interrupted when the bridge sustained major damage during the earthquakes. “HEB has worked with the council and Opus International Consultants Ltd under

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People still not driving to earthquake conditions Jessica Schaap

DRIVERS not adjusting to Christchurch’s post-earthquake road conditions has resulted in greater need for car repairs, according to local car mechanics. Fitzgerald Avenue Pit Stop mechanic Walter Smith said about six months after the Christchurch 2010/2011 earthquakes he noticed an increase of about 50 per cent more repairs for suspension and panel work underneath cars but this gradually got less. He said the reason for this was motorists not driving to conditions. “If people really drove to the conditions they wouldn’t have half the problems,” he said. The problem was not as bad as it used to be but he had noticed there was still an increase in car repairs due to the road works. He recommended motorists did not speed and had their vehicles serviced often. Woolston resident Samara Tribe had her car’s shock absorbers replaced a few weeks ago. Although it was a 1990 car it was in good

condition when she bought it in November 2011 but she noticed it quickly deteriorated. She said she had been driving to the speed limits and had driven a lot in affected areas such as Bexley and Brighton. “When I got it [the car], it was fine. “I was doing 30kph in a 30kkph zone and I was still managing to hit potholes. I started to notice that it was getting worse. “Our family home is in Woolston and my Mum had been driving around normally and she even had to get her shocks replaced.” According to Wayne Crabbe from Edgeware Automotive, shocks last longer if the roads are in good condition, which is typically about 150,000kms. Partmaster manager Paul Creighton noticed an increase in car parts sold since the Christchurch earthquakes but was unable to provide figures to prove it. “We are definitely selling more shock absorbers, ball joint and CV joints,” he said.

suspension parts, Vehicle Transport New Zealand reported there was not an increase in people failing their warrants of fitness and the percentage of vehicles failing the test had remained at about 20-30 percent. AA Insurance has seen a small increase in the incidence rate of impact and collision claims in Christchurch since September 2010. “We can’t say with certainty that this is to do with the quality of the roads, however it is likely that a proportion are caused by drivers not driving to the appropriate conditions. Generally, accidents are caused by drivers being distracted or not following the rules of the road, more than the condition of the car or the road itself.” The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is responsible for rebuilding the city’s infrastructure following the earthquakes. SCIRT plans to have the roads fixed within five years.

The Christchurch City Council’s general manager city environment Jane Parfitt said there were more complaints about the roads in Christchurch due to the earthquakes. “We are asking people to be patient as the permanent repairs have been programmed, together with wastewater and storm water repairs, over an extended period. “All road users are asked to exercise patience and caution during our rebuild process.” The council advised people to drive to the conditions and take extra care in areas of road construction and repair. “Be aware that cyclists may not be able to keep as far left as normal, observe speed limits and temporary speed limits, look ahead for obstacles on the roads, allow extra time for the possibility of detours or heavy traffic and be alert for pedestrians walking on the road.” Despite the increase in sales of car

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Maiden voyage: Dorothy Schmidlin-Wilson about to take the first ride on the flying fox, with Orton Bradley Park Manager Ian Luxford, left, Orton Bradley Outdoor Education Centre manager Pete Ozich watching on.

All aboard: Dorothy leads her schoolmates on to the Bradley Bandit.

THE new playground at Orton Bradley Park opened just in time for Christmas holidays. A major feature is the 70-metre flying fox, which leaves from a pirate ship. The children from Diamond Harbour School had been asked to come up with a name for the ship that had something to do with the park and pirates. The best two were:

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Public Warning. We won’t be calling over Christmas, so please - don’t be fooled by bogus tradespeople. The Canterbury Home Repair Programme teams will be taking a break over Christmas and the New Year, but police warn that burglars probably won’t. • W e will be closing from December 21st until January 14th. • D uring this time no assessors should be knocking at your door, no contractors will be visiting and no Fletcher EQR staff will be ringing or dropping in. • O ur customer services team will be operating on a limited capacity to answer enquiries from January 7th. If you need an urgent repair you will be able to contact EQC on 0800 326 243.

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Canterbury buoys get revamped for summer ENVIRONMENT Canterbury’s recreational boating officer Evan Walker spent four days in December maintaining the navigation buoys around the Canterbury region in readiness for the summer boating season. Buoys, along with signs, were an important way to give advice to the boating public, Mr Walker said. “They educate the public about the local and national boating safety rules. They mark speed limits, particularly where the five-knot speed limit applies, ski lanes and various reserved areas for example where no power boats are allowed. “Maintenance involves lifting and cleaning the buoys and their moorings as well as replacing worn or corroded components annually. We monitor them regularly and fix the buoys if they have been moved, damaged or are heavily weeded,” Mr Walker said. There are 175 buoys to be maintained in total in the Canterbury region - 30 in Akaroa Harbour, 33 in Lyttelton Harbour, 82 in the Waitaki Lakes and another 30 in other areas. “Buoys act as an advisory to boaties when out on the water. There are also a number of

We hope you have a safe and happy Christmas & New Year and look forward to being back in business repairing your homes in a few weeks.

We strongly recommend you don’t supply any information to a caller unless you are certain of their identity. If in doubt please contact your local Fletcher EQR Hub ( Should you feel threatened, call the Police on 111, or on 03 363 7400, if you are safe. Providing a description of the person would be helpful – eg male/female, age, build, hair colour and style, scars, body piercings or tattoos, clothing, hat etc. Descriptions and registration numbers of any vehicles would also assist us. Do not hesitate to report suspicious activity, people or vehicles to Police. Helping Canterbury recover – with Fletcher as agent

buoys that act as a critical navigation safety marker (such as South Bay in Kāikoura), which tell boaties of dangerous rocks, and by colour, which side they should be passed, to avoid the danger. In some areas they are used as targets for those doing swim training.” Environment Canterbury gets requests to put more buoys in and boaties find them useful, but it is an offence to interfere with the buoys or cut too close to them, Mr Walker said. They have wire or chain moorings so if boats go too close they will damage their propeller. Buoys are an important navigational device and are there to ensure boating safety for all. Maps that show reserved and restricted areas, which are mostly marked by buoys, can be found in the Navigation Safety Bylaws and can be accessed online at General/navigation-safety-bylaws-2010.pdf. Alternatively, you can request a hard copy of the documents from Customer Services on (03) 353 9007 or toll-free on 0800 32 4636. Environment Canterbury staff and boating safety officers will be out and about on the water throughout the season to educate boaties on the bylaws and promote public safety.


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Funding boost for marine search and rescue facilities MARINE search and rescue facilities damaged in the earthquakes received a grant of $364,000 from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust in December. These facilities serve most of Canterbury’s coastline from Kaikoura to Timaru and along the Waimakariri River. Coastguard’s Sumner Lifeboat Institution received $50,000 to extend its slipway so it can launch its primary water rescue vessel at low tide, after the earthquakes changed the topography of the coastline. Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley received the final $314,000 it needs to construct new $1.1 million premises on the Kaiapoi River that were damaged beyond repair in the September 2010 earthquake. Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trustee Dr Rod Carr said trustees supported both these voluntary organisations because they provided an invaluable service to Canterbury by saving lives on the water. “It made sense to grant the final funds

needed by Coastguard WaimakaririAshley to build their premises, and to help Sumner Lifeboat build a new slipway, so that both can continue to carry out marine search and rescue,” he said. Marine search and rescue for the entire Canterbury region is provided by Coastguard Units at WaimakaririAshley and Sumner along with four other Coastguard units. New Zealand’s 15,000 kilometres of coastline is a workplace and playground for many New Zealanders and the Coastguard is often the only means of rescue when things go wrong. Coastguard’s Sumner Lifeboat Institution spokesperson Nick Carter said the launching and retrieval of rescue vessels had been problematic due to the lack of clear water at low tides, which had impacted on the organisation’s efficiency in the carrying out of rescues. “The Canterbury earthquakes have also changed the topography of the coast around Sumner, and

Quick getaway: Sumner Lifeboat volunteers will be able to launch Blue Arrow at low tide with the extensions to the slipway

currently key rescue boats cannot be efficiently launched 90 minutes either side of low tide, causing potentially disastrous delays for rescue operations. “We are incredibly grateful to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and really pleased the trust sees the importance of improving

Water restrictions in place for Akaroa LEVEL-one water restrictions were introduced in Akaroa in December by the Christchurch City Council, applying to both residents and visitors. The restrictions mean people with oddnumbered street addresses can water outdoors on odd-numbered days, and those with evennumbered street addresses can water outdoors on even-numbered days. Council city water and waste manager Mark Christison said with more and more holidaymakers heading to Akaroa over summer, a huge seasonal strain was placed on the town’s stream-fed water supply. “Akaroa locals are used to water restrictions – it’s second nature for them at this time of year. However, those who spend their holidays in the area also need to be aware of the restrictions, be responsible and conserve water as much as possible,” he said. Water restrictions in Akaroa are likely to be lifted in March or April, as visitor numbers

decrease and cooler weather returns. The water restrictions apply to Akaroa, but Banks Peninsula residents and visitors are asked to conserve water in general and be mindful of water use when washing cars and boats and irrigating gardens. Mr Christison said the council was monitoring water levels on Banks Peninsula and, as with other years, it is possible the level of restriction will need to be increased at some stage. Any changes will be advertised on signs in Akaroa, through public notices in newspapers and on the council’s website. “We’re also asking Christchurch residents to keep up the great effort made last summer and to use water sensibly when watering the garden. “While 12 months of hard work repairing water pipes, wells and pumps means Christchurch’s infrastructure is in a much better state than this time last year we all need to be sensible in our use of water in the garden,” Mr Christison said.

the slipway,” Mr Carter said. Construction of the new slipway will begin once consents have been approved and contracts awarded, with a projected completion date of June 2013. Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley expects to start construction of its new premises by April 2013.

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Valuable service The value of the Coastguard service to the community was demonstrated when Peter Deefholts was rescued. Mr Deefholts was washed out to sea while he was fishing at the WaimakaririAshley river mouth. Fishermen on the bank saw what happened and immediately dialled 111. The Police then tasked Coastguard volunteers to respond. Within six minutes a full crew of Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley volunteers launched the rescue vessel from their base on the Kaiapoi River and were on their way to rescue him. Within half an hour he had been pulled from the water 300 metres offshore and a kilometre north of where he was swept into the sea. Following his rescue, Mr Deefholts said: “I am now a whole lot wiser and eternally grateful for the Coastguard. I am acutely aware of just how dangerous our coastline can be, and how important the Coastguard is to keeping us all safe.” Minutes were vital in the rescue, so having the Coastguard building located beside the water and within easy reach of local volunteers made the difference.

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The winner of Home the Way we see it for November/December is Derek Mitchell, of Clifton Hill, for this photograph, The other winners’ photographs for 2012 are … Early morning: The moon setting at 6am over the mist-covered city, published on December 5.

Tuesday morning: A beautiful sunrise as seen from the Lodge at Living Springs Photo by Sarah Le Page, published February 15.

Quiet reflections: Boats at anchor on a foggy morning in Diamond Harbour Photo by Pete Bloxham, of Diamond Harbour, published August 1.

Can he swim? Waiting for the Easter bunny at Quail Island. Photo from Brendon and Carolyn Leech, of Charteris Bay, published May 9.

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Community groups / residents’ groups

Book captures spirit of Heathcote community

Steve Harris

WHEN Drina Sisarich and Ian McLeod moved into Heathcote Valley six years ago, they felt it to be like a homecoming: they were welcomed, settled in quickly and promptly became involved with writing newsletters for the residents’ association. In the course of this, they uncovered many old photographs of the valley, and the idea to record for future generations “the bold and the beautiful, the massive to the miniscule and the sublime to the ridiculous” was born. This record has just been published by the aptly named Epicentre Press. Just in Time contains over 400 photos taken by Drina and Ian from Heathcote, Horatane and Avoca valleys, accompanied by a sparse but wry text. As promised, few items of interest have been spared. The book includes such diverse subjects as the market gardens of Horatane Valley, the restored cottages, homesteads and examples of art deco architecture, unique gates, garden sculptures

and letter boxes, community events such as the Anzac dawn parades, Christmas pensioners’ dinner and St Mary’s 150th celebrations, as well as some of the local birdlife. Interspersed are new perspectives on familiar landscapes, and features on local artists, gardeners, young people and the local handicrafts group. Even for residents of the valley there are bound to be some surprising discoveries, such as the collections of classic cars in varying states of restoration in local sheds and garages, and the only photo I have yet seen of the quake-struck toilet underneath the keep of Castle Rock. Poignant photos of the café, gift shop and tofu shop on Station Road are included, and less poignant but still memorable visions of the graffiti on the old maltworks buildings are dealt with deftly – “those silent creatures who slip into the ruins…and spray their brilliant designs over the drab and deserted walls where only the pigeons and rats bear witness to their deeds”.

There are admittedly no shortage of books on the effects of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes on Christchurch’s visual landscape and heritage, but Just in Time is not simply another stereotyped before/after compilation. In depicting the many different faces of a small local community – some of the faces remain, but many are no longer visible – Drina and Ian have not only captured what was lost, but also something of the vitality and creativity that remains in the valley. Copies are available at Take Note, Ferrymead, Leslies Bookshop, Lyttelton, Smiths Bookshop in the pop-up precinct at the old tannery rebuild on Garlands Rd, Braveheart at Rocky Point Station, Scorpio Books, Riccarton and University Books, Canterbury University. They can also be purchased Just in Time: directly from Ian or Drina on 384 3321. Heathcote Valley 2010,

by Drina Sisarich and Ian McLeod. Published by Epicentre Press Reviewed by Steve Harris

Steve Harris is a member of the Heathcote Village Project.

Trust moves to new location Victoria Keene A NEW year and a new location for the Ihutai Trust! As many of you will be aware, the trust has had a temporary office for the past nearly two years based out of a trust member’s shared home office. Since the February 22 earthquake made our office at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre too dangerous to stay in (and subsequently demolished in May 2012) we have been very lucky to have been able to base ourselves in the comfort of Tanya’s home. This year, our office will be at the Southshore Community House at 47 Rocking Horse Road. We will be sharing a space with a dynamic

community of people and with a perspective from that side of the Estuary. I personally want to thank Tanya and her various family and friends for their hospitality over the past two years. I will miss the daily ins and outs and conversations (and special mention to Molly the dog for her unique company!). We have a lot of events coming up in the next couple of months, so check out our website to keep up with the dates. I look forward to seeing Summer sounds: The Eastern performing in the garden of the demolished Godley House in Diamond you there! Harbour.

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Paula Smith THE Lyttelton Master Plan was the big milestone for our community during 2012. Many people that became involved in the process of planning for the new Lyttelton will watch with interest as the 31 actions identified in the plan are implemented over the months ahead. There will be more opportunities for local people to be involved in the different actions, and we urge everyone to stay involved. Council backed Lyttelton’s social and economic recovery by purchasing the land for a new civic square. Development of the square will be crucial in redefining the character of our port town so we expect great interest in the design process as it rolls out. The Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board awaits news of talks between all the agencies involved in port infrastructure recovery planning. We are hopeful that progress will be made on the long-held community aspiration to reconnect the town with its waterfront by opening up disused wharves for public access and by re-routing the ever-growing volume of road freight along Norwich Quay. Road freight effectively severs the community from the water’s edge and makes access to

the public transport network unpleasant and even dangerous in places. The community board is looking forward to working with the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust to make progress on the Head to Head Walkway, a proposed coastal track right around Lyttelton Harbour from Godley Head to Adderley Head. Three sections already exist: Lyttelton to Cass Bay, Governors Bay to Allandale and Charteris Bay to Purau. We look forward to the day when the three sections are all linked up and can provide a great two or three-day journey with lots of different experiences for both locals and visitors. Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board wishes everyone a safe and happy summer holiday. If in town we urge you to take a trip to Diamond Harbour to enjoy the sculpture trail on Stoddart Point, perhaps on a Sunday when you can enjoy live music for free in the nowdemolished Godley House. Just one of the many community activities the Community Board has helped to fund. See you there! Paula Smith is the chairperson of the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board.

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Excellence an expectation at Mt Pleasant market MT PLEASANT Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning at McCormacks Bay. This year we are moving into an exciting new era as plans for the new community centre are being developed. The squash club is always open and very popular. We approach our 100th market in succession with pride and the conviction that we won’t be beaten and will always be there for the community. Weather, earthquakes, road closures, new water supplies and new sewers did not and will not stop us. We strive for excellent-quality local produce from quality traders brought to our doorstep. All our traders are locals and the produce is local where possible. Some oranges are sourced from the North Island, our smoked salmon comes from Stewart Island, some of the fish is from Greymouth and we do have organic bananas from overseas. Spices, in the home baking, come from overseas and our free trade organic coffee is also sourced offshore. Service and quality are paramount.


Our musicians are booked months in advance, such is the popularity of the market. One musician, I shall save her blushes, attempted to book a slot. At first she was unable to find a mutually convenient date. Finally she got a booking at the MPFM at very short notice. Alarm bells started ringing when they said it was their last market for a while. She finally realised she had a booking to perform at the Mt Pleasant farmers market in Washington DC, USA.

2012 highlights

Found: An antique diamond and gold ring, a diplomat’s wallet, credit cards and papers, car keys, cash, glasses, memory sticks – all safely returned to the owners. Health: Jock getting better by the day and Lois returning to the market. New stalls: Raindog beer, Sweetheart bakery, Jens Cozinha, Jonathan Mitchell. Music: Mark Lane, Mandi and Mark, Jackson Lee, Willie McArthur and Eddie Simon, not forgetting Spencer raising money for a new amplifier. Charity: Natalie has sold over 2000 homemade Afghans, raising over $2000 for her trip to help in schools in Cambodia. She is a true young hero of our community.

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University of Canterbury student Jonathan Mitchell has a long-held passion for knives. Armed with the finest Japanese diamond stones he sharpens knives to perfection. He is a very talented young man and a real showman as he hones the blades on residents’ finest knives. He offers advice on storage, use of chopping boards and caring for those valuable items. It is a sight not to be missed. Jonathan also visits homes and businesses to sharpen the kitchen. I can honestly say that my knives are sharper now than when I bought them. What is a locavore? First five answers in writing to Tom at the market on January 12 get $10 fruit and veggie vouchers.

Community group relocates in Redcliffs AFTER being located in the vestry of the Redcliffs Union Church on Augusta Street for four years, the office of the Sumner Bays Union Trust has moved to the main office at the Redcliffs Community Shed at 99c Main Road. The office will reopen on Monday, January 14. Start dates for 2013: Mini Music resumes at Sumner on Tuesday, January 22, at the old Sumner School hall kitchen. It resumes in the Redcliffs Union Church on Thursday, January 24. Both sessions are at 9.30am. Beth Cohen is our new Mini Music tutor for 2013. She comes from New York and has a background teaching various instruments, including xylophone. Beth will relieve while Cathy White is on maternity leave during 2013. Sumner Tea & Talk resumes on Monday, January 21, in the old Sumner School hall kitchen. Redcliffs Coffee & Conversation resumes on Thursday, January 17, in the Redcliffs Union Church. Both Coffee & Conversation and the

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I also did voluntary work in the Western Isles, which are off the coast of Scotland. I was at a Scottish-born Dave Kennedy has been a runner virtually all his life. town called Stornoway He talks to Christine de Felice about his running successes and the working at a school for other activities that bring joy to his life intellectually handicapped people. They needed some AT 72 years of age, Clifton Hill resident Dave He has competed in the 105-kilometre Grape Kennedy is still running. Not from the law, or Ride in Marlborough five times. His wife, carpentry work done the Mob, but for his sheer love of the sport. Janelle, joins him in many of the events, he making framing for “I have been running now for over 60 years says. and I’m still winning races, in my age group, of Last November he competed in the Blokes raised gardens. I course,” Dave says. Duathlon, winning his age group, while a It all started back in his home country of few weeks prior to that he competed in three really enjoyed it Scotland when he was 12 years old and was events at the New Zealand Masters Games in picked by his teacher for the school running Timaru – the 10km run, the triathlon and the there. half marathon, winning gold in all three. Dave trains every second day,

Spoils of victory: Dave Kennedy displays some of the many medals he has won from running.

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Victory for Sumner water polo team Robyn Brailsford

IT was another outstanding victory for the Sumner Water Polo A Team as they played off in the Christchurch term final for 2012. The team consistently vied for first or second place during the year against their fierce opponents Cobham A. This game was no different, and as it came down to the final moments it was edge-of-your-seat viewing with the score locked at two-all. The teams then went into extra time for a playoff – first goal wins – with much anticipation and excitement as they battled it out for the victory goal, which eventually was scored by Sumner. Being awarded the trophy in the final term

completed an exciting year for this team, which had also received the bronze medal for the South Island Championships, especially for the seniors, as they were in the final days of their time at Sumner School with high school coming up this year. As seniors in the school these enthusiastic young sports people have passed on a lasting legacy to other water polo players coming up through the school. Under the most trying of circumstances over the past two years, given the earthquakes and loss of many swimming facilities in Christchurch, these students and their parents never gave up their determination to continue and succeed.

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Looking back on 2012

AS we launch into another year of covering community issues and meeting many more of the area’s residents, Bay Harbour News looks back on some of the highlights of 2012.

Lyttelton remembers, one year on

HUNDREDS of Lyttelton residents congregated at the petanque club corner on the evening of February 20 to celebrate the town’s community spirit one year on from the earthquake. A focus of the event was the live filming of the TV3 current affairs programme Campbell Live, with presenter John Campbell

Our quake heroes

THREE Sumner residents and one from Redcliffs were among those who received awards for service at February’s memorial service marking the first anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake. They were Fletcher Stanton, of Redcliffs, left, and, Karin Hofmans, Marnie Kent and Bev Salter, of Sumner. They were nominated by their friends and colleagues for their efforts helping others in the traumatic hours and days after the event.

Pat on the back!

showing viewers across New Zealand how the face of Lyttelton had changed and the efforts being made to rebuild and revitalise the town. Locals had been encouraged to come along and provide a vibrant backdrop for the programme, while enjoying the communal atmosphere and Bay Harbour News staff and members of the Bay Harbour community celebrated the newspaper’s entertainment. win in the 53rd annual New Zealand Community Newspapers Association’s (NZCNA) awards in May. The newspaper picked up the 2012 Maurice

Brrr brave effort

TWELVE hardy types, including one woman, braved very chilly conditions on Sunday, June 17, for the annual mid-winter swim organised by Naval Point Yacht Club. Club secretary

Sumner street party draws huge crowds

Kitching Award for community involvement for all members of the NZCNA. The newspaper first won the community involvement prize for circulations between 7500 and 20,000 and then took the overall prize. Photo: George Adams

Cyclists enjoy open day on Evans Pass Road

THE cyclists-only day at the reopened Evans Pass Road on Saturday, November 3, attracted Ken Camp said he was surprised at the turnout, many regular cyclists, who took advantage considering it had been a very frosty morning. of the opportunity to have the road all to Participants warmed up afterwards with a tot themselves. After being closed due to rockfall following the February 2011 earthquake, the of rum supped by a cosy fire. road opened at 8am to cyclists only on the Saturday and to all vehicles from 8am on Sunday. Seen on their way back from riding on Evans Pass Road were Frances Wall, left, Chris Forne, Emily Wall and Alastair Wall.

Mahy inspiration for young poets

Monck’s Bay resident part of winning Olympic crew

SEVERAL thousand people headed to the streets of Sumner to join in the street party on Sunday, May 6. Local resident Marnie Kent estimated there were about 3000 to 4000 there at the peak – around midday. “It was chocker, a great turnout,” she said. “People came from all over Christchurch

– Ilam, Bryndwr, Lyttelton – the vibe was awesome.” There was lots of entertainment and great food, she said. The children had great fun on their skateboards and colouring in the container-size canvas. “It felt good, like Sumner had a whole new facelift,” Ms Kent said.

WORLD-renowned and much-loved children’s author Margaret Mahy died in July. She is missed in countless ways, not the least of which as the judge of a local children’s poetry competition. She is pictured enjoying proceedings at the 2011 prize giving for the annual poetry competition that carries her name.

OLYMPIAN John Storey, above left, who competed in the men’s quadruple sculls in London, hails from Monck’s Bay. The crew won

the B final at the London Olympics. He is seen competing with fellow crew members Michael Arms, Matthew Trott and Robert Manson.

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