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Alison Carter


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THE Lyttelton Port Company’s ability to get back into operation quickly following the Christchurch earthquakes was recognised at last week’s 9th annual Champion Canterbury Awards. The company was recognised in the exportinginnovative responses to earthquake recovery section. Port company chief executive Peter Davie said the port was held up for only 96 hours after both the September 4 and February 22 earthquakes. “As a result there was very little impact on the port’s export operations. Internationally, ports would be shut for weeks if not months after a major event like this.” Mr Davie said the company was delighted to receive recognition for its efforts in handling extremely difficult situations. “We were stoked, and it was a reflection on the efforts of all our staff. Everyone put in a great effort to get back, and it was recognition of a job well done. “A number of our people living in the eastern suburbs had damaged houses but they came in so the company could get up and running as soon as possible.” The Champion Canterbury Awards recognise and celebrate business excellence, passion and success. The Prime Minister John Key was among nearly 1200 guests who attended the awards function at the CBS Canterbury Arena last Thursday evening. The port company employs 430 staff, some of whom live in Lyttelton while most reside in Christchurch. The damage to the port caused by the earthquakes is likely to result in the biggest single corporate insurance claim ever made in the Southern Hemisphere, with the total expected to reach more than $300 million. Rebuilding the port will probably take five or more years. The company achieved an earthquake-adjusted profit after tax of $12.1 million for the year ended June 2011. The statutory consolidated result, which included earthquake effects such as additional costs, insurance proceeds and revenues lost, was an after-tax profit of $24.1 million, with revenues of $91.6 million. Write-downs of port assets as a result of the earthquakes and aftershocks totalled $29 million.

PIGEON Bay Boating Club Spring Sailing Weekend October 1 and 2. Opening weekend - Labour weekend, Saturday, October 22. The club’s 50th Anniversary Weekend. Waitangi Weekend, February 4-6, 2012, See the website for more details www.pigeonbayboatingclub. org. Phone (03) 322-1761. LYTTELTON Plunket Playgroup is now being held at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre, every Monday & Wednesday 10am to 12pm, 50 cent donation is appreciated, for more information contact Lisa 03 3288918 MOUNT Herbert Men’s Probus Club, meets at the Charteris Bay Yacht Club on first Thursday of the month, emphasis on good speaker and fellowship. If you are interested contact Trevor on 329-9228 or Roy 329-4830. HEATHCOTE Neighbourhood Support, Heathcote residents are setting up Neighbourhood support network so that we can better support our neighbours & wider community everyday & in times of need or crisis, more info & questionaire will arrive in your letterbox soon, any enquiries to Thea Mickell at heathcote.ns@gmail. com or ph 03 384-7547 MOUNT PLEASANT Farmer’s Market, Mount Pleasant on Saturdays 10am to 1pm at the grounds of the Mount Pleasant Community Centre and Redcliffs on Wednesdays 2pm-5pm in the car park behind The Spur. SUMNER R Redcliffs Mens Probus Club, welcomes new members, meets at the Sumner Bowling Club, 2 Richmond Hill Rd, Sumner on the second Thursday of each month at 10am, interesting speakers & fellowship, if interested please ring Ross 03 384-4823 CREATE n Connect Art & Craft Group, Sumner Redcliffs Anglican church welcomes you to an Art & Craft morning on Thursdays 9-30am until 12 noon at St Andrews, 148 Main Road Redcliffs. Meet people, have a cuppa and enjoy creative activities. For more information call Beth 022 678-1252 or Marijke 021 023-19490. SUPERMARKET BUS, A free bus service runs to and from the Redcliffs Community Information Centre to New World South City. The service runs Monday to Friday, leaving Redcliffs at 10.15am and returning at 11.15am. Your turn: Sumner Running Club masters men A team member Morgan Strong checks his time after handing the baton over to Russell Taylor in the annual Takahe to Akaroa road relay on Saturday. The team went on to take second place in its section, while the club had a great day. The senior men’s team placed second in the A grade, the junior men won the under-19 grade and the junior women’s under-19 team was second. The senior women’s A team was placed third.

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Couple celebrates 60 years of happy marriage Christine de Felice

SEPTEMBER 22 was a very special day for two residents of the Bay Harbour area – Evelyn Buckley (83) and Trevor Buckley (85), who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary that day with a special afternoon tea at Edith Cavell House in Sumner. Mr Buckler has been a resident of the rest home since suffering a stroke 18 months ago, while Mrs Buckler still lives in the family home they built 53 years ago in Taupata Street Redcliffs. Although the two are not living under the same roof, they see each other every day when Mrs Buckler visits her husband at the home. They were thrilled with the Devonshire tea that was arranged for them to enjoy with all the residents, which was topped off with a specially decorated chocolate cake. “Maggie (the activities co-ordinator at the home) did a marvellous job and made the day very special for us,” Mrs Buckler said. Letters from the Queen, the Governor General, the Minister of Internal Affairs and the local MP Ruth Dyson, which the couple received to mark their special anniversary, had been placed on a board along with their wedding photos by the staff at Edith Cavell as a memento of the day. The couple married in Dunedin, Mrs Buckler’s home town, and during their courtship had taken it in turns to travel between Dunedin and Christchurch, where Mr Buckler lived. “It was courtship on the midnight train,” Mrs Buckler said. “We travelled up and down every six weeks to see each other.” The couple have three grown-up children - two sons and a daughter. “Our daughter lives in Auckland, our eldest son lives in Wellington and our other son lives in Christchurch,” Mrs Buckler said. “We will all be getting together for a family occasion next week.” The two said the secret to their long and happy marriage was having respect for one another and giving and taking. “We never argued very much, but if we did I would go into the garden and pull some weeds and Trevor would disappear into the garage to work on the car,” Mrs Buckler said. “Being good friends as well as husband and wife was also important,” she said.

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FERRYMEAD Bays football added to its impressive collection of silverware for the season at the Mainland football awards dinner on Friday evening. In an unprecedented evening of success the club took out goalkeeper of the year, and overall player of the year (two trophies), Adam Highfield; midfielder of the year, Geoff McIntyre; striker of the year and golden boot winner (two trophies), Mauricio De Olivero and coach of the year, Mick Braithwaite. Other awards were for administrator award, Erna Rogers; team of the year, and

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A new way to fundraise

Theatre being repaired, but more funds needed

Joanna Manson

AS well as losing its annual fair, Redcliffs School has missed out on another fundraising activity. The school usually runs a raffle in conjunction with the fair, but due to the closure of supermarkets in Ferrymead and Redcliffs after the February earthquake it had nowhere to sell tickets. Despite encountering hardships, including the September and February quakes, fair co-ordinator Nicoli FoxWaite said that while it was all a bit much to deal with, “a small group were determined to not let the earthquakes get us down�. She and her team of three parent volunteers came up with five


fundraising plans and after considering the options finally settled on the idea of a national online auction week. Mrs Fox-Waite and the team spent hours calling around potential sponsors for the auction and collating items and donations to be placed on the online auction site. Hanmer pamper packs, a designer cardigan, Queenstown family getaways and a gym membership were just some of the 100 items listed for the fundraiser, which ran from September 8-15. The auction raised about $20,000, which will go towards funding reading recovery and teacher aides.

Restoration: Work continues on the damaged Loons building in Canterbury Street.

Young fans: Back from left, Tayla Neal, Imogen Crooks, Emelia Crooks, front, Ella Waite, Zac Waite and Jordan Neal.

Christine de Felice IT might have had a good shake-up from the two major quakes in September and February, but The Loons building in Canterbury Street Lyttelton is still standing, and will be repaired. Neville Walker, secretary of the Lyttelton Working Men’s Club, which owns the building, said it had been stabilised and building consent had been obtained for the work that needs to be done. “Engineers have been monitoring the building since the September quake. The front of the building has to be replaced and resource consent is needed for that,� he said. “The building also has to be fire rated and that’s a major job, but fortunately we have been kindly donated with some Gib board.� Major steel and concrete structural work was also required and this was expected to be finished in about six weeks, he said. Earth had to be dug out of the basement and in-ground concrete beams installed to strengthen the building. These connect to eight steel columns that will be welded at the ground floor and support the walls up

to the roof. “There is also a lot of work to be done in the roof space where there are cracks and broken trusses,� Mr Walker said. A crew from Rotorua has been working alongside a local crew to get the work done, he said. However, the club is now facing another problem – a lack of funds. “We are now asking for help with this. The building will be 100 years old next year so we hope the Heritage Trust will help us out. “We are also making applications to other funding sources like the Mayoral Fund and Lotto, but would also be very grateful for any other donations to help us out.� Mr Walker said that since the Loons theatre was set up in the building four years ago, it had been a “major success�. He believed that when the building work was completed The Loons would fit in very well with the rebuild plans for Lyttelton as it would be in the middle of the town’s art area.

School carnival and rugby combine for family event REDCLIFFS School is not letting earthquake disruption to its school year prevent pupils, teachers, friends and the local community from enjoying a taste of carnival fun in 2011. The school was forced to leave its Main Road site after the June 13 earthquake and is now situated at a temporary site in Sumner. This has meant the school is unable to hold its annual school fair. One of the biggest school fairs in Christchurch, the event is eagerly anticipated by the local community and is also the school’s main fundraiser. In place of it, the school will be presenting a day of carnival fun alongside the Christchurch City Council’s Community Fanzone at Ferrymead Park Sports Fields on Sunday, October 2. Redcliffs School Fair co-ordinator Nicoli Fox-Waite said this event would ensure the school children won’t entirely miss out on their annual Redcliffs School Fair. �This event is a great opportunity to bring our scattered community together for the day, as well as to allow some displaced Christchurch businesses to

join in. “We’re encouraging local residents to come and join with Redcliffs School and the council in a great community event and a fun day out for everyone,� Mrs Fox-Waite said. The Community Fanzones are travelling to the eastern suburbs during Rugby World Cup 2011 to ensure no one misses out on the action, the council’s marketing manager Richard Stokes said. “Residents living in the Sumner through to Ferrymead area have had a rough time this year with earthquakes and crumbling cliffs, particularly the kids who have had to move around a lot. This Community Fanzone will provide them with some fun and time out of from their troubles. “There’s also a big match on this particular day with New Zealand v Canada at 3:30pm – a match no Kiwi fan will want to miss.� Designed as a family event and running from midday to 11pm, it will include carnival rides, food stalls, market stalls and a large screen centre field to watch the rugby live.


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Oxford Street overbridge open to port traffic THE Oxford Street overbridge is open for port traffic again. The bridge had been closed since it suffered damage in the 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22, 2011. The northern and southern approaches to the bridge have now been resealed and the road markings have been repainted. Bulk cargo trucks (e.g. logs, fertiliser, grain, scrap, car carriers) with LPCapproved access cards can now use the overbridge as an alternative entry and/ or exit point to the inner harbour during

operations. With the opening of the bridge to vehicular traffic, ferry passengers and other pedestrians must now take care to keep to the footpath. In addition, between the southern foot of the bridge and the Diamond Harbour ferry a few trip hazards remain due to earthquake damage, so people need to ensure they follow the painted yellow footsteps. Buses have begun using the bridge again to drop off and pick up ferry passengers.

Enviroschool pupils brighten up their town

Demolition continues in Lyttelton

Young artists: Joe Marshall, Left, Meg Rennie and Thomas Hickford working on the mural. Christine de Felice

Evidence of the constantly changing townscape in Lyttelton was seen with the demolition of another historic building on Saturday. Built around 100 years ago, the building on the corner of London and Oxford streets was originally the town’s council library and fire station, but for the last 20 years has been the private home of the Stannaway family.

IT was a day of environmental-style action at Lyttelton Main School last Wednesday, with the school hosting a group of more than 20 Enviroschool representatives from around New Zealand. The group was in Christchurch for one of its twiceyearly meetings, which was being held at Living Springs. “We decided to add an action day to the programme to support the Lyttelton community following the earthquakes,” national director of Enviroschool Heidi Mardon said. Lyttelton Main, which is one of 800 Enviro Schools around New Zealand, welcomed the visitors with two waiata before the environmental action got underway. The school event was co-ordinated by Year 5 teacher Rachel Cummins, though it was very student driven, she said. The children had decided that a mural depicting Lyttelton as it was and as it will be in the future would be a good way to brighten up the local area and this was the focus of the day’s activities. Artist Jennifer Kenix designed the mural, which was first drawn on to the Oxford Street wall with chalk.

Principal John Thawley said permission was needed to paint a mural on the street-facing wall. Donning old T-shirts, the children got stuck in with the paint brushes, with Enviro group members pitching in to help. Lyttelton residents Geoff Edwards, who works for Resene, and his wife Bridget donated the paint Another project for the day was planting sunflower seeds on a demolition site next to the school where a three-storey house used to stand. This was undertaken as part of the ‘greening empty spaces’ initiative aimed at bringing some colour to the devastated town. “The concept of the garden was for people coming to Lyttelton to see something bright growing out of demolition and the school will be responsible for maintaining the garden,” Mr Thawley said. A third project for the day was the dismantling of two old worm farms and the construction of a new one. “It was a fantastic day – the kids loved working on the mural,” Mrs Cummins said. “Parents are commenting on how wonderful it will look when it’s finished, which will be in about in two weeks’ time”.

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Sumner pool cleaned out ready for summer “We are hoping for a very good season,” Mrs Stanion said. “Last season wasn’t very good because the pool was closed immediately after the February earthquake and before that the weather wasn’t very nice.” She said pool equipment needed replacing and the committee needed to fundraise to replace the heat pump and balance tank. “The changing rooms also need upgrading. They are quite basic and need a good spruce-up.” The pool is located in the Sumner School grounds on the corner of Dryden and Hardwicke streets. It is available to all the local schools as well as to the public.

SUMNER locals will soon have the use of the public swimming pool, thanks to the recent efforts of the Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade, who cleaned it out ready for filling and testing. “The pool is important to the community because most other pools are not operating and many other local activities are not accessible,” secretary of the community pool committee Sharon Stanion said. “The pool will be filled at the beginning of October and we will be selling keys from mid-October.” The fee for a key is $110, and this gives the holder/family access to the pool during opening hours for the whole season.

Water at Scarborough beach unsafe three months to fix permanently. Clean-up: The Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade pumping out the Sumner pool. “The public will be informed when monitoring indicates that the water is safe to re-enter. “Until then the public are advised not to swim at Scarborough Beach between National Member Member of of Parliament Parliament National Cave Rock and Scarborough Hill. Signs are in place to advise the public of this Please telephone my office for assistance risk,” Dr Pink said. Please telephone my office for assistance or an appointment. Environment Canterbury and the or an appointment. Christchurch City Council have been Ferrymead Office Office Electorate monitoring a range of coastal sites over Electorate Office the last six weeks to track levels of bacCorner Ferry Road and terial contamination. Corner FerryDrive, RoadFerrymead and Humphreys Meanwhile, health warnings remain Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead in place for the waterways of the Avon/ Phone 03 384 0008 Fax 03 384 9908 Otakaro and the Heathcote/Opawaho Phone 03 384 0008 Fax 03 384 9908 rivers and the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai. There are still direct sewage discharges into these rivers and into the estuary.

FOLLOWING recent notification of a localised breakage in the sewerage system in the area, the Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for Scarborough beach. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink said water at this beach was now unsuitable for recreational use and the area was closed to recreational use. “Unfortunately, because of this recent breakage, raw sewage is now flowing into the storm-water drain, which empties into the sea at Scarborough beach just below Scarborough Hill,” Dr Pink said. The Christchurch City Council advised last Thursday that the breakage of the sewerage system would take about two weeks to fix temporarily and up to


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A job well done

A new vision for Mt Pleasant Melanda Slemint

Rock face: Park ranger Nick Singleton working on a small bluff in the Port Hills. Islay McCleod

LOOK up at the Port Hills, look out to the coast and they’re there. They reckon they have the best job in the world and they’re probably right. There are few vacancies and there must be a very different recruitment process because the character and commitment of the CCC rangers is like the environmental version of fire-fighters but then, they’re fire-fighters too. There are two troops. Rodney Chambers heads the Coast Care/Plains rangers and Paul Devlin heads the Port Hills/Banks Peninsula rangers. Paul is currently deputising for the ‘boss’, Kay Holder. Normally team leader Regional Parks, she’s a manager with a constant smile that says “job well done”. Park rangers are rostered 24/7 with duty rangers ready for any emergency – park problems, critter concerns to fire outbreaks. But on February 22, the rangers came to town in support of the USAR and fire service, which ranged from supplying water tanks to shovelling liquefaction. At the moment the Port Hills rangers’ priority is working with the Geotech team to secure the hazards on unstable hillsides then reopening recreational tracks, alongside the “geotechs” and contractors.

Normally, their role revolves round land management, the “doing end” of planning, building tracks, education programmes, grazing and wildlife care, pest control, replanting and rural fire duties. But for the Port Hills rangers, their special achievement is their partnership with DoC, the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and Hinewai Reserve in reintroducing tui on the Peninsula. And did you know we have the northern-most yellow-eyed penguin colony? How about the only known mainland breeding colony of titi (sooty shearwater, muttonbird)Without landowner and agency support, those species would have long since disappeared. The inspiration that keeps the rangers going beyond their usually enviable workload is the community and volunteer support. So, next time you see a council ute with Park Ranger/Rural Fire on the driver’s door, give them a wave that will let them know you appreciate a “a job well done”.

MOST Mt Pleasant residents remain strong, positive and optimistic, and our community has grown stronger through our trials since February. We have recently established a grass-roots group to discuss ‘big picture’ issues that affect our suburb and might be addressed/improved as part of our eventual reconstruction process. We had our first public meeting on September 13 and it was well-attended with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic vibe. Our community realises it has a unique opportunity to re-vision and improve Mt Pleasant. Four local architects expressed their commitment to improving the built environment. They presented slides that encouraged thinking about the big picture, focusing on our community as a whole - on the dynamics of linkage to the past, to our blue and green spaces, to shopping, schools and other facilities, and on traffic, cycle and pedestrian patterns. Issues discussed ranged from how to rebuild sustainably and make our suburb more vibrant and more walkable, to how to better engage with our estuary and our hills, and how to improve Ferrymead

and its links to the suburban fabric it serves. Traffic issues such as three-laning Main Road and the need for off-road cycleway linkages were also discussed. There was also much talk around the rebuild of our broken community centre, for whom it should cater, what it could offer, and how it could express our identity. This issue of identity and changing demographic of Mt Pleasant was raised a few times. Residents felt that boundaries were undefined, and that the suburb could improve its public presence and sense of communal identity. One idea being investigated since the meeting is to explore this identity through a temporary art project. The process of asking who we are and how we might express this creatively could be a way to further boost morale. A temporary artwork could also help to restore Mt Pleasant residents’ sense of pride in their broken suburb, and to help them feel that not only is progress being made but also that the new could be as good as or better than the old. Melanda Slemint is a committee member of the Mt Pleasant Residents Association.

Tranquil scene: The Heathcote loop at high tide as seen from Canon Hill. Roy Montgomery

WHEN the earliest settlers arrived in Canterbury a number of locations on the Plains had been named for them, or they had at least been renamed if they were particularly notable or important. This was the case with the Opawaho river, which appears to have been Islay McCleod is deputy chair of the renamed by surveyors in late 1849 or early 1850 in honour of Sir William Heathcote, secretary of the CanHagley Ferrymead Community Board terbury Association at the time. The name “Ferrymead,” which many take to be a truncation of “meadow by the ferry,” must have been coined during 1851 at the earliest, since the ferry service began that year. Member of Parliament for Port Hills We know that the ferry started very close to where the current road bridge is situated, and the names RobFor advice and information ert Wilson and Thomas Hughes are associated with this contact my electorate office: phase of its history. In 1852 the ferry was shifted some 642 Ferry Road, Woolston 400 metres upstream after James Townsend had leased PO Box 19-661, Christchurch 8241 the land on the south side of the river and undertaken P: 376 4512 | F: 376 4514 to run a high-quality service. E: Townsend established a homestead, Greenlands, which was converted to become the Ferrymead hotel later in the decade. We also know that the river ferry service was decommissioned in 1864. For me the most interesting question is, “Which meadow are we talking about?” Given that the ferry


was first set up at the end of Bridle Path Road, the nearest meadow would have been the one shown in the accompanying photograph (taken in May 2011 at high tide), and not the land on which Townsend established his business. Nor would it have been anywhere in the area that we now refer to as the Heathcote Valley. I believe that the present remnant of salt meadow south of Ferry Road, which sits in the “Heathcote loop,” as some call it, between the Devil’s Elbow and the bridge and bordered by the towpath is part of the original meadow by the ferry. Charmingly misnamed, perhaps “towpath,” indicates they had extremely long ropes and giant horses back then. Much of this land was taken early on for pasturage or racetracks and more recently by the light industrial development in Settlers Crescent. It is home to a collection of often comical blackbacked gulls, patrolling herons, vociferous paradise ducks, busy pied stilts, the occasional sifting spoonbill and kayakers game enough to run the old racetrack and embankment ruts when tides, nature and city sewerage infrastructure permit. I hope we continue to cherish the old meadow as part of our Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai long into the future. Roy Montgomery is a trustee of the Ihutai Trust.





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Lyttelton thriving on market day LYTTELTON feels more like its old self on Saturday mornings. The Lyttelton Farmers Market and the Art and Craft Market vendors begin arriving from 7.30am and the township starts to get its old buzz back again. The steady stream of vendors plus locals and visitors make the township feel vibrant and alive once again. The car parks fill up and the shops that are open are all trading well. What a great way to kick off your weekend by beginning your day in Lyttelton. As more cafes re-open, the options for breakfast expand. Wander down London Street and check out who’s open for business. If you peer through the windows at the petanque club you’ll see new activity. Pop in and see what’s happening. As an added bonus the Christchurch Petanque Club is also coming over in October to teach us how to play petanque between 11am and 1pm. So if you’d like to learn, this will be a good opportunity. All equipment will be available on site. Once you’ve shopped at the two markets, the Project Lyttelton Garage Sale is another popular destination to head for. There are great bargains to be had as many of us downsize


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our belongings and give them away so local community groups can fundraise each week. Proceeds have been going to the Lyttelton Sea Scouts, Lyttelton Timebank, Community House, Harbour Arts Collective and several other Lyttelton groups. A visit to the garage sale isn’t complete without a quick visit to the Lyttelton community garden. Located just behind the

swimming pool in Oxford Street, this is a Lyttelton treasure that has survived well. It is a fabulous community asset where anyone is encouraged to begin gardening. Need more ideas or information? Just head to the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre located at 65 London Street Lyttelton. Open Monday to Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday 10am-1pm or call 328 9093.

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From the lions’ den HELLO from the Lyttelton Lions Club. This month has been busy as we held three barbeques at Mitre 10 in Ferrymead and raised funds for Camp Quality, Lyttelton Sea Scouts and other community projects. We had a dinner at the Cashmere Club with our partners and listened to Baden Norris, the curator of the Lyttelton Museum speak on the Antarctic/Lyttelton connection. Last month I told you that this club is helping school and preschools with their emergency earthquake kits and last week our president, Arnold Foley was pleased to visit the Lyttelton West School and present the principal, Andrew Barker with a cheque.

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Rock climbing areas off limits ALL rock climbing areas on the Port Hills remain closed. Prior to June 13 good progress was being made towards getting some tracks open, and two climbing areas were assessed. However, as a consequence of the June 13 earthquake event (where ground accelerations and damage similar to February 22 were recorded) the geo-technical work went back to concentrating on rockfall issues threatening critical infrastructure such as roads and houses. Nick Singleton, the Port Hills park ranger, said a work package was currently before the Christchurch City Council. Climbing conditions on the Port Hills remained hazardous, he said. A general update will be posted in early November.

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Conversation café serves up ideas Tea and talk: University of Canterbury students Kate Walter, Tamara Kerr, Ashlee Rigter, Andrew Chalmers and Ruby Knight were offering light refreshments and plenty of dialogue at a ‘conversation café’ held in St Andrews Anglican Church in Redcliffs recently. The students, who were researching how to

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promote the well-being of local elderly on behalf of the Sumner Bays Union Trust, were seeking feedback from the community on subjects such as emergency management, community services and communication. Ideas ranged from a Redcliffs community newsletter/directory with key contacts for different activities going

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PARAGLIDERS could be swooping in over Akaroa to land in the town’s recreation ground this summer if an operator’s proposal is accepted by Christchurch City Council. Akaroa Wairewa Community Board chairperson Pam Richardson said the board had given its blessing for Christchurch-based company Parapro to land in the ground as long as certain conditions were met. “We’ve agreed that the operator should work with city council using non-powered paragliding and meeting a number of standards and if those could be met we may see some paragliding as we’ve seen in previous years.” Mrs Richardson said Parapro owner-operator Dave Dennis had agreed not to land in the ground if it was too full of people and two other sites – Stanley Park and a private piece of land – would also be available for landing. Mr Dennis said he wouldn’t land in the recreation ground if it was too busy but he didn’t expect that to be much of an issue. “There are alternative areas to land but the best place is definitely the park,” he said. “It’s a lot more entertaining if I’m flying over the town.”

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When he started the service would depend on when he got the go-ahead from council. “We’d like to provide that service while the cruise ships are around and for the four weeks after Christmas as well.”

EQC to visit Akaroa

Several large Southern right whales were seen cavorting in Akaroa Harbour last week, which was unusual, as they would usually be heading south as part of their annual migration back to Antarctica. The spectacle of whales leaping out of the water was described by Black Cat Cruises managing director Paul Bingham as “an amazing sight and a bonus for those lucky enough to be out on the harbour”. “The whales seem to really like it here, and have been very playful, breaching (leaping out of the water), and it’s rare to see them at this time of the year and to have them inside Akaroa Harbour.” Mr Bingham said the whales were sighted over three days “well inside Akaroa Heads,” but added it was difficult to say just how long they would stay in the area. Southern right whales are well-known for their spectacular breaching and beautiful, complex songs, and migrate north during the summer months when supplies of krill are more prolific, and south during winter and spring to mate, calve and rear their young. Photo: www.

EQC will undertake full inspections in the Akaroa and Banks Peninsula region for a three-week period, from Monday, September 26 to Saturday October 15 (inclusive). Areas to be inspected include: Motukarara, Gebbies Valley, Ataahua, Prices Valley, Birdlings Flat, Little River, Te Oka, Duvauchelle, French Farm, Wainui, Robinsons Bay, Takamatua, Akaroa, Port Levy, Pigeon Bay, Little Akaloa, Okains Bay, Le Bons Bay and Goughs Bay. Field assessment teams will contact EQC claimants by telephone to make an appointment. It’s important that someone meets the EQC assessor at your property during the assessment, as the inspection will be done inside as well as outside the residence. EQC claimants who are unable to be at their

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Saying thanks for donations ST John is a charity, and events like the devastating earthquakes of the past year have put a strain on our resources. So I’d like to take a brief moment to thank all those individuals, organisations, community groups, businesses and supporters of St John who have donated so generously and willingly to us since September 2010. We’d also like to thank the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust for the $2.8 million grant that it gave us. The grant was announced on September 5 by the trust, and it was part of a larger series of grants the trust made to Christchurch. The one-year anniversary of the September 4 earthquake was a chance for everyone in Christchurch and Canterbury to reflect on the difficult year we’ve had and that included organisations like St John. The earthquakes showed how important it is for the community to prepare for any major crisis, and that includes St John. We audited our equipment and

resources following the February 22 earthquake, and this audit showed that we needed to fundraise over $3 million. The $2.8 million grant is a significant contribution towards that total, and it will specifically support our mass casualty incident deployment and augments our capacity to deal with incidents of this nature, as well as any future event. We will use the grant to purchase important equipment including ambulances, stretchers, protective gear for ambulance officers and advanced communications equipment. St John, however, still needs to fundraise and use profit from our commercial activities to make up the shortfall in ambulance funding ($14 million this financial year) as well as fund our community programmes. This is separate from this grant, so we continue to be thankful for all donations we receive. Thank you for your ongoing support of our work in your community.

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Volunteers provide fire safety training RECENTLY members of the Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade gave up a morning of their weekend to train people within the community on basic fire safety and evacuation. This was a part of Neighbourhood Emergency Response Training, an initiative adopted from a US programme, enabling residents to fend for themselves in the early stages of a disaster (and also to teach basic skills for use in other situations). Groups of attendees were given information on how to safely use a ladder, the basics on types of fires, and valuable hands-on experience with fire extinguishers. Senior firefighter Jarrod Gilbert said, “Given that the recent earthquakes have focused people’s thoughts


on personal safety it was a good opportunity for the brigade to share some of their skills to enable others to fend for themselves. It was a positive event.” The firefighting skills that were shared were good basic ones, but this doesn’t negate the need to call 111 if there is a fire. Attendees also heard from St John, Police, Orion, Civil Defence and public health representatives. Recent calls for the Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade: August 23, – reported house fire (false alarm); September 4 – medical assistance; September 12 – assist ambulance with lifting; September 14 – garage fire; September 17 – kitchen fire; September 17– backyard fire; September 18 – chimney fire.

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Gilbert Wealleans LYTTELTON harbour landmark Godley House, which is due for demolition, will live on in some small ways, thanks to the efforts of Steve Cuttance and his woodworking skills. According to Mr Cuttance, when the old servants’ quarters were demolished sometime around the late 1970s to early 1980s, the original wooden beams were dumped in a neighbouring field, further down the headland. Mr Cuttance subsequently rescued some of the beams, from which he crafted a

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Passing the ball: French Classics rugby players Pascal Bomati (front) and David Bory with Macklan Robertson, Harry Louw and Joel Fulford.

STUDENTS and teachers at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Sumner were thrilled to get a visit from the French Classics Rugby team on Wednesday September 21. Over the hour they were there the team played some fun games with the children and enjoyed their rendition of the French national anthem. The classics were in the South Island following their match against the Classic All Blacks in Queenstown where they were beaten 5715. They were making their way up the South Island in 12 campervans with the final destination being Auckland for last weekend’s big match between the All Blacks and France, which the All Blacks won 37-17.


The French Classics consist of many well-known French players from yesteryear, including Serge Betsen, who played 63 tests for France. “It was great to have the French team visit Christchurch,” former All Black Scott Robertson said. “As they’ve watched from afar they were keen to support us in some way, following this tough time in the province. “With my connection of playing in France for three years and playing with and against many of the team over that time, they were especially wanting to see Christchurch and how the earthquakes have affected us in our community and show their respect. “There’s a common alliance between rugby people throughout the world and coming to a school where I have two boys was a great way to show it.”




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Cooking up a storm WITH all the cooking programmes on television at the moment it is no wonder that a new generation of bakers and chefs are coming through the ranks. At Mt Pleasant School this interest has been nurtured through a Cooking Club run by teacher and amateur chef Ange Tutt. The Cooking Club members took on a weekly challenge in Term 2 and baked everything from pikelets to spectacular chocolate cakes. The staff members roped in as judges had a real

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THERE is always plenty of positive skiing in T-shirts. It was a very relaxed action at Lyttelton West School. On day with a ratio of one adult to every two Friday, September 2 Lyttelton West students. We had some expert skiers and played against Saint Paul’s School in the novices, most were catching big air by soccer finals. The whole of Room Five the end of the day. The Enviro Schools co-ordinators travelled to Hagley Park to watch the event. Several students who were not from around the country recently had playing were carrying video cameras, their national hui at Living Springs. On Wednesday September catching the struggle 21, 23 co-ordinators from four sides at once. Lyttelton West from around the country Jack Ballard was the star of the game scoring all four of the had a day of action to support Lyttelton. They worked in the community garden, Lyttelton West goals. The final score was 4-1, and we were at both schools, at the preschool and very pleased with this score as we had the kindergarten. They completed tasks drawn with St Paul’s earlier in the season. such as mosaic work, grouting, planting, What made this victory even sweeter painting and shovelling sand and bark. As a school we would like to thank was the fact that in our first season of soccer four years ago we didn’t even them for their support of us as we continue to develop as an enviro school. score a goal. The senior class had a superb day The day was a great success with the skiing at Porter Heights on September students and parents getting involved 12. The sky was blue and students were too.

The year 5 to 8 children of Mt Pleasant School have recently had their own show of wearable art to mirror the international event. Children worked in teams to create their innovative designs. They then transferred the designs into reality using found materials, a lot of thread and mountains of hot glue. The rest of the school and the parents were wowed by the final presentation, which included dance, stories, music and audio-visuals, all put together by the children. The overall winner was “ London Eye” designed by Courtney Deavoll, Ged MacDonald, Julia Neville and William Timings. The overall runner up was “Tornedo” designed by Brylee Atkins, Tilly Pritchard and Victoria Wells.

challenge, albeit an enjoyable one. Well-known chef Jo Seager visited and taught the children how to ice cupcakes; many of the children also went to spend a day in her cooking school at Oxford. This term another lucky group of Mt Pleasant School children had a day at Duvauchelle Store and Café. The children spent the day learning to bake bread and to make pizzas. The Duvauchelle community has been fundraising to provide a fun day out for children from badly affected schools from the east side of Christchurch. So far, three schools have attended the cook school free of charge from the funds raised. When Mt Pleasant School was offered this fun day out, a grandparent of one of the children, who spends a lot of time in Duvauchelle Bay, offered to pay for the bus to take the 25 children over the hill. The children all agreed it was heaps of fun. They loved making their own foccacia bread and especially enjoyed shaping their pizza dough and adding their favourite toppings.


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Sumner cricket team looking for positive start AFTER a premature and disappointing ending to last season, the Sumner senior cricket team is looking to start the 2011/12 season positively. Sumner has not lost any regular players but has gained three talented cricketers. Dan Fielding (previously Hornby) will take the gloves this season, a position that was a problem last season. Dan is a regular wicket keeper in the Christchurch Suburban Cricket Association representative team and is a hard-hitting middle order batsman. Sumner has also picked up Chris Posa (Marist) and Nick Franzmann (Richmond), who are also very useful batsmen. Dan Vann will again captain the team. Chris Wilson, last year’s highest run scorer for the grade, will be leading from the front with the bat, while left arm pace bowler Nathan Columbus will be looking to build on his very good season last year. Allrounders Dan Vann, Marcus Thompson, Andrew Vann and Andrew Bird will also play a big part, along with Scott Williams offering slower options with the ball. Sumner played its first pre-season match recently

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CHRISTCHURCH Vegetarian Expo, will be held on Sunday 9th of October, at Canterbury Horticultural Society, Riccarton Ave, behind Hospital, 10am till 4-30pm $2.50 entry children free, great food, cookery demo's from top veggie cooks, vegetarian cruelty free workshops, non stop films, many stalls incl community, shopping, free tasters & information, entertainment incl DJ's & live PIGEON Bay Boating Club , Spring Sailing string quartet & childrens activities Weekend 1st & 2nd Oct, opening weekend WINE Appreciation Evening, this Citizens Labour weekend 22nd Oct. Waitangi Advice fundraiser is planned for Thursday 22 Weekend, 4th - 6th February 2012, the club's September in the Russley Golf Club Lounge, 482 Memorial Avenue from 7.30 – 9.30p.m. 50th Anniversary Weekend. See our web site Cost only $20 which includes wine & finger for more details www.pigeonbayboatingclub. food, tickets available from CAB branches at org.All welcome 03 322-1761 Hornby or Bishopdale or by phoning 0800 BOOK Fair, St Paul’s Anglican Church, 1 Harewood Road, Papanui. Saturday 24th September 11am to 2pm, variety of books for all ages including our very own Parish Cookery Book, also some puzzles, CDs & records, there will be Book Fair Cafe where food & drinks will be available, all welcome, phone Margaret for further detail 03 352-9571

SEPTEMBER Spring Dance, music by Sideline Swing, North Beach Memorial Hall, 93 Marine Parade, North Beach, Tickets $15, Saturday 24th September 2011, 7pm till 11pm, BYO drinks, supper at 10pm, Fundraiser for Parklands Bowling Club to repair greens, enquiries to Cath Musson 03 383-4054


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CREATE n Connect Art & Craft Group, Sumner Redcliffs Anglican church welcomes you to an Art & Craft morning on Thursdays at 9-30 until 12, It will be held at St Andrews, 148 Main Road Redcliffs, meet people, have a cuppa to enjoy creative activities, for more info call Beth 022 678-1252 or Marijke 021 023-19490







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KAIAPOI Theatre company are looking for cast & crew for our latest production Curiouser & Curiouser, An Alice in Wonderland Adaptation. Auditions will be held at Kaiapoi Club, 113 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi, Sat 24th Sept, To register & get audition time call Andrew 03 386 1449 or has been established to run to and from the email Find us on Redcliffs Community Information Centre to New World South City. The service runs MARKET Day 9.30am - 1.30pm every Facebook: Kaiapoi Theatre Company Monday to Friday, leaving Redcliffs at 10.15am Wednesday at the Celebration Centre, 81 CHRISTCHURCH Interfaith Society invites and returning at 11.15am. Bickerton St from 12th October in school you to a talk by Father David Moore, The Red GOVERNORS Bay Garden Club 50th Jubliee holidays, fun things for kids, for stall enquiries Zone, reflections on god talk in Canterbury 29th Oct 2011, all past members are invited, ph Georgie Ranger, ph 03 383-1569 or 027 after 4/9/10, Tuesday 23rd August 7-9pm at prog will commence with garden tour 10am 17 Kirkwood Ave, opposite the Uni Recreation 334-0695 or email then lunch at Governors Bay Hotel 1pm, Centre, parking at rear of building, supper cost $20 pp & entry by pre paid tickets only, LYTTELTON Plunket Playgroup is now being to follow, all are welcome, for more info call To register & receive prog, plse send $20 held at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre, every Bertha 03 355-0959 or Dianne 03 348-9579 to Sharon Woolley, 127 Hulverstone Drive, Monday & Wednesday 10am to 12pm, 50 cent HEATHCOTE Neighbourhood Support, Avondale, Chch 8061, no later than 30th Sept donation is appreciated, for more information Heathcote residents are setting up 2011 contact Lisa 03 328-8918 Neighbourhood support network so that we PIGEON Bay Boating club, we are holding our can better support our neighbours & wider 50th year celebrations over Waitangi weekend MOUNT Herbert Mens Probus Club, meets at community everyday & in times of need or 2012, 3rd-6th February, don't miss fun filled the Charteris Bay Yacht Club on first Thursday crisis, more info & questionaire will arrive in weekend of sailing & social events, see our web of the month, emphasis on good speaker & your letterbox soon, any enquiries to Thea site for details fellowship, if you are interested contact Trevor Mickell at or ph 03 nz for details, register your interest today at on 03 329-9228 or Roy 03 329-4830

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