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„„ By Caitlin Miles THE NEED for redundancies and reduced hours to keep the Lyttelton Community House Trust operational has upset staff. Due to a lack of funding, the trust, located at 7 Dublin St in Lyttelton, has had to cut two staff members and reduce its hours to keep running. Former trust chairman Gary Manch said it was “really upsetting” news for the trust. “A lot of people put work into it, funding is a big issue . . . it’s terrible,” Mr Manch said. He stepped down as chairman last week. He said being the chairman was a hard job, and constantly worrying about funding was stressful. The trust’s office faced complete closure, but by reducing hours and cutting staff it has managed to re-

main open, although it wasn’t an easy decision to make. Mr Manch said he had received feedback from members of the community who were disappointed to hear about the reduced hours, but he said people had not helped to keep the service running. “Non-government funded organisations really rely on funding, you have to pay the rent, running the kitchen, staff and all of that,” he said. Trust staff will be working to ensure people using the service still get the support they need, meals for the elderly and vulnerable will continue and a trained social worker will still be employed to assist people in the community. The trust will work on reduced hours from May 31. •Turn to page 5

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FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK SOME SAD news on the front page this week. A well-known community service has cut staff and been forced to reduce its hours due to a lack of funding. It’s crucial these organisations get funding to be able to continue offering support and services within the community. On a positive note, the community has embraced hunting out red volcanic rock to resurface retaining walls in Lyttelton. On page 5, the city council had an overwhelming response from the community, collecting more rocks than initially needed. If you still have some of the red rock on your property, let the city council know. The Ferrymead Bays under-17 team suffered a loss via penalty shoot out at one of the country’s top youth football tournaments. Get all the details on page 10. – Caitlin Miles


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In Brief TOY LIBRARY GETS GRANT THe Little River Toy Library has been given a grant towards lining and putting insulation throughout the building. The Banks Peninsula Community approved a grant of $1500 to the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Canterbury Area to help cover the costs of work on the building in Okuti Valley.

„„ By Caitlin Miles MONCKS CAVE in Redcliffs could be permanently fenced off from the public. The city council is proposing safety fencing around the cave and landscaping enhancements in the reserve around the cave but the possibility of permanent closure has some residents concerned. The cave, in Moncks Cave Reserve on the corner of Main Rd and Cave Tce in Redcliffs has been closed from the public since the February 22, 2011, earthquake due to risk of collapse or rock fall. Redcliffs Residents’ Association secretary Pat McIntosh said the cave is significant for the area and she wanted more information on its stability before a decision was made to fence it off. Moncks Cave is of cultural significance on account of the collection of taonga (treasure) Maori discovered there in 1889. City council staff have planned a meeting with interested parties tonight at 5.30pm to discuss what the city council is proposing to do to the cave and surrounding area.

SWIMMING FUNDS Duvauchelle School has been granted funding to continue providing swimming lessons for the children. The Banks Peninsula Community Board approved $1500 worth of funding to the school’s board of trustees towards swimming and water safety lessons for pupils and to contribute to its upkeep. The community also uses the pool. OVERGROWN: The city council is considering landscaping options at Moncks Cave Reserve as well as shutting the cave off from the public.

Dr McIntosh said she hopes the landscaping will be done in the reserve but she wanted more information on why the cave should be fenced off before the city council makes a decision.​ “If it needs to be fenced off

for safety then that’s fine, but if not then make it avaliable to the public,” Dr McIntosh said. City council staff have

REPAIR REQUEST The Banks Peninsula Community Board has requested city council staff look into repairing the memorial at Britomart Reserve at Greens Point in Takapuneke. The monument was created in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 60th jubilee and in recognition of the importance of the site. The community board has requested city council staff supply costs for the repairs and renovation of the memorial.

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News Pool numbers down due to community access scheme THE NUMBER of people using Norman Kirk Memorial Pool has been significantly lower than expected this summer season. The city council expected 8885 people to use the pool, instead the number recorded was 7517 – 1368 less than expected. City council staff said the introduction of a trial where locals can apply for a season key pass has made the recording of exact numbers difficult. However, the local community has benefited from a longer opening season, which is the main goal of the new system. Key holders were able to access the pool seven days a week between 7am and 8pm. It came after residents asked for greater flexibility for community access, as they felt the opening hours of noon to 7pm weren’t long enough. Volunteers were given lifeguard training so they are able to patrol the pool for special public events and school swimming programmes outside of the opening hours. While the numbers at Norman Kirk Memorial Pool were lower

NO MORE: The city council has been cracking down on freedom camping, issuing fines to those breaking the rules. ​

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than expected, throughout the city the number of visitors to city council-operated pools was up more than 13,000 from the 2015/2016 season. City council operations leader Rob Gibbs says the higher numbers are great to see. “This summer, we held more organised pool parties, and the decision to make opening hours

consistent across all outdoor pools has made for a more enjoyable experience,” he said. The outdoor pools at the Waltham Swimming Pool, Te Hapua Halswell Aquatic Centre and Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre will also close on Sunday. Paddling pools in local parks close on Sunday, April 2.

FREEDOM CAMPING is still causing issues in Lyttelton, with 15 infringement notices issued this month alone. All of the notices were issued at Naval Point for camping in a prohibited area. They were issued to campers for breaking the restrictions put in place by the city council and consisted of a $200 fine. The city council cracked down on freedom camping across the city last summer following public outcry over the amount of rubbish left by campers and the unsanitary conditions. Several areas across Banks Peninsula and the city banned freedom camping, while other areas restricted freedom camping to fully self-contained units

which are only able to stay two nights over 30 days. Lyttelton Community Association chairman Ken Maynard said it had been “noticed” but the real problem was with the lack of available sites for campers “There are insufficient sites for campers to go,” Mr Maynard said. He said if there were more sites allocated to freedom camping it might not be such a problem. City council staff have also been enforcing the freedom camping bylaw across the city and peninsula, issuing 107 $200 fines during daily inspections of prohibited areas. No fines were issued during the previous summer season.

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LYTTELTON residents have been on the hunt for red rock to help resurface heritage retaining walls. Earlier this year, the Great Lyttelton Red Rock Hunt was launched, in which people were asked to look through their gardens and sections for any spare pieces of rock so work on the wall could be finished. Contractors were working to reface the retaining wall on the corner of Coleride Tce and Dublin St, but noticed they were quickly running out of the red volcanic rock. City council project manager Richard Humm said the response from the community had been fantastic, with donations coming from a range of people and institutions, including Lyttelton’s Anglican church and Lyttelton School. The contractors need 389 sq m of red rock to restore the wall. They’re after pieces that are about the size of a loaf of bread or bigger. Enough rock has now been gathered to not only finish work on the Coleridge Tce and Dublin St retaining wall, but

•From page 1 The trust was established in 2008 and was instrumental to the community following the February 22, 2011, earthquake, offering support and help for those in need. Lyttelton Youth Centre stopped operating its premises last week, it has combined with Lyttelton Community House Trust. The centre has also faced funding shortfalls and could not afford to run at its premises any more. It was set up to help young people in the area by giving them a place to hang out and offer support if they needed it. The funding shortfall has meant the centre has to close and combine the services with the trust. Mr Manch said it would be good to increase the hours in the future but there needs to be enough funding to be able to do that. “There is no point getting enough money to have the hours go back up for only three months and then have them cut again,” Mr Manch said.

I SEE RED: The city council has collected a large amount of red rock donated to reface Lyttelton’s retaining walls. ​

to also reface some of the other retaining walls in Lyttelton. The walls are a distinctive

part of Lyttelton’s streetscape and many of them were built in the mid-19th century by the in-

mates at Lyttelton Gaol. During the earthquakes, many of the walls collapsed or were so badly damaged that they needed to be deconstructed. Refacing all the damaged walls is an expensive task and not all of them can be done. However, key walls around the township are being refaced using salvaged rocks. “We’ve still to collect some of the rock that people have offered us so it is difficult to quantify exactly how much we’ve recovered but it is a significant amount,’’ Mr Humm said. With the amount of rock the community has collected, the high priority walls can be completed and contractors will be able to use red rock on the next priority walls. “This is great news for the heritage listed walls and for the community of Lyttelton,” he said. Mr Humm said he still wants to hear from anyone who has surplus red rock to donate, as there was no shortage of walls it could be used on. People with spare rock should email richard.

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Your Local Views Police expected to do more with less Labour Party MP Ruth Dyson writes about the police presence in Lyttelton and encouraging residents to get involved in the community patrol

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A lot of people in our communities grew up in an era where you could leave your house open when you went out and when you came home, it was safe and secure. The local cop knew everyone in the neighbourhood and knew how to respond to problems – and how to avoid them arising in the first place. People looked out for their neighbours.  There was less inequality and more inclusion and respect in our communities.  There has been a lot of talk recently – and of course, it takes off now on social media – about the lack of presence of police and the increase in crime.  It might be what official statistics describe as “lower level crime” but if you have had stuff

RESPECT: A meeting between police and the community was held recently to cover concerns and provide information as to how police operate in the area.

stolen from your car or your car itself stolen, if your home has been burgled or if your fence has been tagged – these intrusions into your life can be pretty disturbing. We know that the police are now being expected to do far more with less. The Lyttelton station which covers all

the Bay Harbour News area, had, in 2010, 12 staff. This number included a detective, an investigator and a watch house keeper.  The rest were uniformed staff. They now have just five plus the sergeant.  They also had staff based at the Sumner police station which hasn’t been used by the police for several years now. So the police presence is just not there as it used to be. Two things that were obvious from the recent community police meeting in Lyttelton.  One was that people really appreciated the work the police do – and the fact they engaged

at the meeting. The main thing that people wanted was to see the police around their area – and to know they are there when we need them. And from the police was the news that there is a “spare” community patrol car available for Lyttelton area.  It just needs volunteers trained and keen to do the work.  Lyttelton is always up for a challenge and I am sure it will be for this one. • To find out more or to join the City to Sumner Community Patrol email •More local views, p8

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Your Local Views

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Look out for navigation markers „„ By Gary Manch, navigational safety officer, Lyttelton TODAY WE are going to discuss some of the various navigation markers and posts on the water or onshore which all skippers should know about. For those of you who have completed a skipper’s day course or similar (I suggest that you do a course if you haven’t already contact your local Coastguard) then you may want to carry on to the next page, but you may also want a reminder. Water ski access lanes are marked by orange and black posts with information signs attached. Sometimes there may be orange and black buoys in the water as well these will indicate the area of the access lane. The purpose of the access lanes is to allow a boat which is towing a water-skier or biscuit to exceed the five-knot speed limit within 200m of shore. In the access lane area you go anticlockwise so you leave the shore from the starboard (right) side and reenter from the port side (left). The access lanes are not for other water-users to hoon around in. Jet-skiers, for example, trying to use the lane for recreation could cause problems for boaties

trying to get in and out of the access lane with their waterskiers or biscuits. Any vessel that is towing must have an observer who is at least 10-years-old watching. The observer can watch what is happening behind the boat and alert the skipper to any dangers. This rule includes those of you out there on jet skis that are towing; no exceptions! What about those black and white posts or buoys marking a reserved or restricted area? This is where you have a look at the Navigation Safety Bylaw: recreational-boating/. The charts in the bylaw will clearly show what activity may take place there. The yellow buoys in the water with five knots written on them – they indicate a five-knot speed limit. It seems very simple, but as the harbourmaster’s navigation safety officer I see many people exceeding this limit. Speed limits are put in place to keep you and other water users safe; they must be followed! As usual, if you have any questions feel free to email me at

Darrell Latham is a LinwoodCentralHeathcote Community Board member. He writes about dredging in Lyttelton Harbour and the importance of including the community’s involvement The number one priority of community board members is to represent and act as advocates for the interests of its community at a city council level. Why then did the city council recently shut down the Banks Peninsula Community Board over a concern raised by the community board? The city council owned Lyttelton Port Company is in the process of applying for dredging consent to allow larger ships into the harbour. Both the city council and the Banks Peninsula Community Board were invited to make submissions on the proposal. Neither ended up doing so. The Banks Peninsula Community Board wanted to make a submission about sediment transfer and possible environmental impacts on Lyttelton harbour. Why did the city council block their submission? Is there a conflict of interest here in that the city council owns the port? The city council were in boots and all to make a submission about concerns relating to offshore petroleum drilling. Not so, when it affects their own Port Company. The city council argues that community boards could not submit on notified resource management act matters where the city council was the decisionmaker on the application. They also said that it would not affect its direct interest. As a colleague rightly reminded me: “Adverse environmental effects occur close

PLAN: A plan to allow dredging in the harbour to allow access for larger ships has been met with opposition.

to the site and are therefore local, therefore relevant to community boards.” Is the city council saying that the harbour and coastline line are not of interest to them? Ask the ratepayers! I support the Lyttelton Port Company in its development proposal. The economic benefits to the city and the wider Canterbury region will be positive. Nonetheless, the democratic process is an ideal principle to uphold and transparency is vital. The city council failed in its duty to listen to the Banks Peninsula Community Board and stymied the submission process. The community board deserve acknowledgement and credit for advocating on behalf of their local community. The city council, however, deserve to be scolded as they were more interested in trying to do things right for themselves, rather than doing the right thing for the community. The city council has responded to Darrell Latham’s views on dredging in the Lyttelton Harbour • City council staff provided advice to the Banks Peninsula Community Board following their resolution to ask the city council to prepare a submission on the resource consent application, including a request to engage appropriate experts to consider the environmental impacts of the dredging proposal. That advice outlined the city council’s policy around lodging a submission and noted that city council staff are careful

not to duplicate the work being done by another local authority, in this case Environment Canterbury. Following that advice the Banks Peninsula Community Board decided to revoke their earlier resolution. • The distinguishing features here are that there is no opportunity for the general public to make submissions on the block offers and the city council has a particular interest given the proximity to Banks Peninsula and the marine reserve. • The city council is not the decision maker here. It is Environment Canterbury. • There is no doubt that environmental impacts on the harbour and coastline are of interest to local residents and many others across the whole district. ECan has statutory responsibility for these matters and it is their role to consider the adequacy of the information provided and make a decision on the resource consent application. • The city council supports community boards making submissions and exercising their delegations in respect of local projects, that is, projects that only have a local impact within the community board boundaries. The proposal for the expansion of the port is clearly a project of significance to the city and the region as a whole. As such if a submission was to be made it would be a city council submission. In this particular case the staff recommendation was that no submission was required and staff were confident that Environment Canterbury were aware of all of the issues.

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Sumner’s season gets under way „„ By Gordon Findlater SUMNER HAS prepared well ahead of their opening game of the metro rugby competition on Saturday. After a handful of pre-season hit-outs, Sumner will get their first taste of competitive action when they face Christchurch at Linfield Park. The team will play under the guidance of a new coach this season. Martin Field-Dodgson, 39, comes to Sumner with 10 years of professional coaching experience in Italy. He’s held various roles at Benetton Treviso, which play in the Pro 12 competition, including academy manager and assistant coach. His first job in his new role has been getting the side in shape ahead of the demanding season. He says while the team may not be where they would like to be tactically, their fitness levels are peaking. “That was the principle priority for pre-season. The boys themselves identified that as being an area we could make FLYING HIGH: Dylan Nel will look to push on from an impressive some big gains on and we’ve 2016 campaign which saw him score 10 tries for Sumner and had some really intense, short make the Canterbury NPC squad. PHOTOS: ROZELLE MAY but sharp training sessions


since coming together,” said Field-Dodgson. In the pre-season, Sumner produced three tries in the final 20 minutes to save a draw against Belfast. At the weekend, they went down 28-38 to University. Sumner finished last year’s 12-team Hawkins Cup roundrobin in ninth spot. They then finished as the second best qualifier in the bottom six competition before being eliminated by University in the knock-out. They have retained the bulk of their squad from last year, including South African-born flanker, Dylan Nel, who was the team’s top try scorer last season. “We’ve got a nice core of guys that have had a taste of the next level. We run a leadership group and a lot of the boys who we’re part of the Canterbury team are in it,” said FieldDodgson. The opening round of the Hawkins Cup will see all 12 teams play at the same venue, using three grounds at Linfield Park. Sumner will be part of the day’s first game when their match against Christchurch kicks off at 1pm.

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The moment you enter this home you will feel the freedom. Daily living is a pleasure from sunup till sundown. Diverse living spaces give an opportunity to relish quiet times or entertain. The home is dynamic in dimension and outstanding in view. Enjoy the peaceful library, an up-to-the-minute kitchen, brilliant dining and spacious living. Floor to ceiling sliding doors open to the large deck, sensational all day. A perfect family home with four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms. Downstairs has a rumpus room or teen retreat plus a further large deck area leading to the well landscaped lawn, delightful vegetable gardens and fruit trees. This north facing home offers privacy and shelter from the easterly, much loved and in a brilliant neighbourhood. This could be your new forever home. This north facing home offers privacy and shelter from the easterly, much loved and in a brilliant neighbourhood. This could be your new forever home.

From 12pm, Fri 21 Apr 2017 (unless sold prior) 3 Deans Ave, Chch View Thurs/Sun 1-1.45pm

Marilyn Still M 027 229 8769 B 03 595 2844








9 The Spur

Deadline Sale

An original 1900s five bedroom bungalow with earthquake damage, positioned on a mouth-watering 637m² site on the very lower slopes of Clifton Hill. The Spur, famously is Hurst Seager´s seaside subdivision, the historic artist corner of Sumner. This private hideaway is unique in every way and the position is spectacular; embraces stunning sea views over Sumner Bay. A prime leafy pocket just steps from the beach and village, a highly sought after opportunity to prosper from this tranquil little corner of the world. This property is being sold on an uninsured ’as is where is’ basis without the benefit of any EQC or insurance claims and without any vendor warranties and therefore Bayleys make no presentation as to the structural soundness and safety of the building. This is a multiple hazard area, any person entering 9 The Spur acknowledges that if they choose to enter the property they do at their own risk. An appealing lower slope location on the Spur of Clifton Hill. Walk on access from Nayland Street and Clifton Terrace.

4pm, Wed 19 Apr 2017 (unless sold prior) View Thurs/Sat 11-11.30am

Bonnie Brown M 021 343 407 B 03 595 2844 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

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DONATIONS: Principal Stuart Cameron, pupil Ruby Allpress and Sumner club rugby development officer, Lawrence Babe, show off some of the gear the club has donated.

FRIENDLY: Year 2 pupil Nathan Soper got to meet some farm animals during the open day. Meanwhile, Lucy Chapman, Katie Hygate, both year 6, and former pupil Alice Wehi (far right) enjoyed getting to pet the rabbits. Year 2 pupils Sofia Marshall (below), Phoebe Chapman and Charlie-Rose Powell had fun riding a donkey.

Our Lady Star of the Sea open day OUR LADY Star of the Sea School hosted an open day recently, with many different activities and fun attractions for the community. Principal John Kane said it was a great turn out, with past, present and potential future

pupils going along to look at the classrooms, meet the principal and interact with other children. A petting zoo, bouncy castle, pony rides and many other activities were on throughout the day to keep the children entertained.

Sumner club gives rugby gear to Samoan children AN IDEA from Sumner School prompted the local rugby club to send sports gear to Samoa to help encourage children to play sport. The Sumner Rugby Football Club heard about the school’s planned visit to Samoa and wanted to get involved by sending over some sports gear. Last week, rugby development officer for the club, Lawrence Babe, visited the school to hand

over the kits, which included rugby gear, boots, jackets and shorts. A spokesperson for the club said it wanted to donate the gear to give children in Samoa the opportunity to play rugby and achieve their goals. Twelve-year-old pupil Ruby Allpress said she thought being a pupil in Samoa would be very different to New Zealand. The pupils head to Samoa on May 5.​



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Create ’n’ Connect Art and Craft Group Thursday, 9.30am-noon If you’re crafty or want to start getting crafty go along to this group. Take your own project or go with ideas for a new one. Others in the group are there to offer help or advice. Meet new like-minded creative people and learn new skills. Pass on your tips and pick some up from other people at the group. This event aims to help with your projects and meet new people. Phone Beth on 022 678 1252 for more information. St Andrews Anglican Church, 148 Main Rd, Redcliffs. Free entry Babytimes Friday, 10.30am-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 Redcliffs Residents’ meeting Monday, 7pm All residents of Redcliffs, and

business and property owners are warmly invited to the open meeting hosted by the Redcliffs Residents’ Association to discuss local issues and matters they think are important in the community. There will also be speakers at the event, which will include city council staff and spokespeople from Redcliffs School, Redcliffs Library, Bridge2Rocks Timebank, Moa Kids, Ihutai Estuary Trust, the tennis club and the Coastal Pathway Group. Redcliffs Function Centre, 9 James St. Free entry Storytimes Tuesday, 11am-11.30am Encourage reading in your pre-schoolers. Storytimes has interactive programmes which include stories, songs, rhymes and play. Have children meet each other and build friendships at this event wile learning more. Pick up some library books to read to them at home. Lyttelton Library, 18 Canterbury St. Free entry Garage Sale Saturday, April 8, 9am-noon This garage sale will have many different items and goods for sale. There will be a stall

CHALLENGE: Say goodbye to the summer weather and be active at the same time. The annual Sea2Sky challenge is a demanding course which involves the beautiful sites around the peninsula. This triathlon involves either a swim at Scarborough Beach or a 2km run followed by a cycle up to the Summit Rd before heading to Godley Head to complete the run over Scarborough hill and finishing at the clock tower in Sumner. Compete on your own or in a team. There is a junior race along with a Have a Go race for children aged between five and nine. This event is on Sunday and starts at 9.30am. For more information go to

from White Elephant Trust among the many others offering things from second hand goods to books, hand craft jewellery and other items. Find a special something for yourself or someone else at this sale. There will also be fresh baked cakes, jams, morning tea and sausage sizzle. Along with entertainment for the children

Markets: Lyttelton Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 10am-1pm, London St Mt Pleasant Art and Craft Market: First market of the

season on March 11. 9.30am2.30pm. Atrium of the Mt Pleasant Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd. Mt Pleasant Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 9.30am-2.30pm, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd/ Wakefield Ave Akaroa Farmers Market: Saturday, 9.30am-1pm, Madeira car park

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Fendalton Dental Surgery, looking after your dental needs Fendalton Dental Surgery, on the Idris & Glandovey Roads corner has been looking after the dental needs of their local community as well as the wider Christchurch area since 2011. It is operated by Dr Keith Chiang and his highly experienced team who can perform a variety of complex procedures ranging from General & Cosmetic Family Dentistry including Dentures upto more complex work like Wisdom teeth surgery, Implants and Crowns. Dentists Keith Chiang and Zohnia McNeill and Dental Hygienist Amy Lee offer a complete range of dental and oral care services, all in a very calm and relaxed environment. “We listen carefully to what our patients tell us so we can address each of

their dental problems and help them achieve good oral health,” says Keith. A major component of Keith’s work is under IV sedation, which is available for people that are very nervous about visiting the dentist. He has performed more than 2000 Intravenous sedation procedures and the clinic is equipped with the latest advanced equipment for sedation monitoring. He has a special interest in Oral Surgery, Implants and Intra venous sedation. For people with damaged or missing teeth, Zohnia will discuss with them the options of having crowns, permanent implants or dentures fitted, all of which have the added advantage of helping clients regain their functional bite as well as improve their smile and overall confidence. She has a special interest in Cosmetic dentistry, Root Canals and Geriatric dentistry. Her calm approach and special individual attention to detail has helped deal with most common dental issues in her patients. Hygienist Amy specialises in the overall maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. She educates her clients on how to look after their oral health, which if not taken care of can have detrimental effects on their overall health. The gum

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disease, Gingivitis is one of the main reasons why people lose their teeth, the dentists point out, while research also indicates that gum disease in pregnant women can mean a higher chance of premature birth and low birth weight. Dry mouth or reduced salivary flow, which is caused by certain medications that people take can also lead to gum problems and tooth decay. By visiting the hygienist regularly, gum problems can be prevented, and consequently tooth decay as well as more serious health issues can be avoided. Fendalton Dental Surgery will soon add to its suite of advanced dental equipment with

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a state-ofthe-art 3D CT scanner, which will be used to scan jaws, enabling the dentists to give a better diagnosis of clients’ dental problems. Keith, Zohnia and Amy invite new patients to visit their clinic and experience Expert Care and of being one of their valued patients, and without having to pay high fees. Easily accessible, highly visible and with plenty of on-site parking, Fendalton Dental Surgery, on the corner of Glandovey and Idris road, is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm. Phone 351 1188 for an appointment, or simply call in.

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REAL ESTATE Lifestyle…life pleasure 17 Harbour View Terrace, Cass Bay - RV $1,290,000.00 Deadline sale - all offers close 5pm and will be presented 11th April 2017 5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2 living rooms | 2 car-garage | 2 off-street parks | boat mooring | Listing # SMT10098

A truly unique opportunity, this beautifully designed contemporary home offers a position like nothing you’ve seen before. Boasting access to the beach front with its very own mooring. Fall in love and be mesmerized as you enter this amazing abode. Set in an absolute one-of-a-kind position on a landscaped 1106m² with amazing outdoor entertaining areas. This exceptional double glazed home offers functional family living with sumptuous style and the space to suit! This lovely property plays host to five bedrooms, three double sized, one single plus a studio area. The main bedroom a real treat for parents with its own gas fire, walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a wonderful flow to the decking overlooking the water. The European kitchen area is incredible and offers amazing picturesque views over the bay to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. The spacious living areas flow to the private outdoor entertaining space, while the kitchen with its bi-fold window offers a unique space to enjoy your morning cuppa plus many other bells and whistles, which is sure to delight the ‘chef ’ of the home. Under-tile heating in master ensuite bathroom, two heat pumps, two gas fires, plus log burner will ensure you and your family stay warm in the winter months. Outside the north, west and south-facing aspects of this lovely home means the patio/entertainment areas enjoy sunshine throughout the day. On cooler nights

there’s a beautiful outdoor gas fire to gather around. The landscaped gardens offer a private outdoor space that’s perfect for unwinding. To complete the appeal, the front entrance is gated, plus a double garage and two off-street car parks. Beyond appeal, this property is located 3.9km from Lyttelton Port and eateries, 14km to Christchurch Central offering a short drive and the upmost assurance to the strength of your investment. With exceptional attention to detail throughout, this wonderful family home is a very rare opportunity, offering discerning buyers the chance to purchase a wonderful property with a lifestyle to dream of. We recommend early viewing as this impressive home is sure to capture people’s hearts Marketed by Debra Hakaraia of Smart Real Estate. Please call for viewing times 0275 620 420 or 03 384 8600 or email or visit our website

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Landscape and Garden Services If you need help getting your garden back in order after repairs, need any type of landscape construction work or garden restoration.

Phone 021 272 0303 ADVERTISE HERE!

Get your business profile and services noticed by potential customers in your area! To advertise in this monthly feature contact Kerry Roach or Sally Johnson 3791 100

We are an experienced landscaping and garden maintenance team that offer a wide range of services from simple garden maintenance to large scale section clearing, excavation work and commercial landscaping. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of garden and landscaping services and we always come prepared with the proper tools and supplies. We are based in Sumner and have specialist knowledge of coastal and hillside gardens, but work all over Christchurch both on residential and commercial properties.

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You’ll be amazed at what a multi-purpose room your garage becomes when you add carpet and it only costs around $35m2.

Now is a great time before winter to get your garage floor carpeted (see ad this page) or painted and turn it into a multi-purpose room. It’s also a great time to get your decks & fences stained before the wet season arrives. We also restore and protect showers to make them “Easy-clean” using the world famous Diamond Fusion Products with a lifetime guarantee! Protecta Coatings is your local specialist coatings applicator that can make your garage, decks, fences or showers Part of the Protecta Coatings Group look 100% better! or Ph 021 488025 for a Free Quote

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Services If you need help getting your garden back in order after repairs, need any type of landscape construction work or garden restoration. Ph 021 272 0303 Gardening & Supplies A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440 GARDENER - Need your home or commercial garden tidied up or renovated or require long term assistance. Phone Ruth 326-6663 or 021 272-0303

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