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IN TUNE: Wood leads the division one team in ‘Oh When the Wave’ following their win over Burnside in the plate semi-final last month. Above: Reduced to tears when receiving the award.

Sumner rugby diehard Johnny Wood was made a life member at the club’s awards evening on Friday night. He has become famous for leading the team in song for more than 20 years. •Story, p5

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„„ By Sarla Donovan PLANS TO put the brakes on boy racers on the Summit Rd are likely to fail because police won’t have the resources to enforce new rules. Police have confirmed there won’t be any extra police to enforce proposed night-time restrictions on Summit Rd. Senior Sergeant Kelly Larsen told Bay Harbour News police had to send staff where they were most needed. “We have finite resources and have to determine where to deploy staff. Most fatal accidents are on highways and rural open roads. In terms of risk, that’s where there is most need.” Senior Sergeant Larson said the primary role of police was the preservation of life. The city council has proposed to restrict night-time road access to Summit Rd and Worsleys Rd after concerns about anti-social road use, safety, damage, vandalism, fire and rubbish. The time restrictions would prohibit vehicles under 3500kg between 10pm to 5am, Thursday to Monday, and on public holidays. •Turn to page 4

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK THERE WAS one very happy chap at the Sumner Rugby Club awards on Friday night – Johnny Wood. Life membership was bestowed on Woody, and as you will see from our coverage (pages 1, 5), it came right out of the blue. Woody has been part of the club for more than 20 years, and is one of those characters every club needs. He leads the singing on a Saturday and enjoys the social side of rugby at Sumner. Woody, 41, has been involved with the club since the mid-90s while he was at Shirley Boys’ High School. “We went down after school and I’ve never looked back,” said Woody. “It’s very family-orientated, a nice small community and I just love that.” And that sums up Sumner rugby. – Barry Clarke

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News Harbour land could be sold „„ By Sarla Donovan THERE ARE no guarantees a valuable piece of land in Diamond Harbour won’t be sold as part of a city council property review. The land contains two gullies that have been extensively planted by community groups, along with a footpath linking Diamond Harbour School and Waipapa Ave which provides offroad access behind the township. Diamond Harbour Community Association Andrew Turner chairman Richard Suggate last week called for assurances Morgan’s Gully and Sam’s Gully be reserved and walking access retained should there be any sale of the land. Previous attempts at having the gullies reserved have been rejected by the city council. It was purchased some years ago to provide land for housing. Banks Peninsula Community Board member and city council Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner said he couldn’t give assurances

In Brief LPC CONSENT APPEALED Ngāi Tahu has lodged an appeal against resource consents granted last month allowing Lyttelton Port Company to deepen the harbour channel, enabling larger ships to enter the port. The appeal, based on environmental and cultural concerns, is supported by the Surfbreak Protection Society.

NATIVE PLANTING: Residents are calling for Morgan’s Gully to be protected if land it sits on is sold. as the land was subject to a city council decision-making process. However, he would not be supporting the sale of any land which had value and use to the community, he said. In the event a property was to be sold but there were areas of community value, the city council could put conditions on the sale, such as easements guaranteeing public access. Banks Peninsula Community

Board chairwoman Christine Wilson said she was personally in favour of the land being kept in the community. Board member Paul McLister said if there was a genuine need for housing in Diamond Harbour, it might make sense to sell it, but there were currently subdivisions which weren’t full. “I’m always reluctant to see alienation of public land to private ownership. It’s a slippery slope,” Mr McLister said.

The property review process will take six months, but that won’t start until the community board has held a workshop on the issue. Almost 30 properties across Banks Peninsula, with a value of close to $6m, were up for review. There would be a “strong focus” from the board on establishing present or potential community use, Cr Turner said.

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WHARF SOLUTIONS Solutions to the issue of nonauthorised structures and improvements on Akaroa wharf will be presented by city council staff at the next Banks Peninsula Community Board meeting on August 14. The board resolved in June to require non-authorised structures and furnishings to be removed from the city councilowned part of the wharf unless an acceptable negotiated settlement could be brought back for board approval. CLARIFICATION Last week’s Bay Harbour News included an article about Lyttelton resident Paul Jolliffe receiving the French Legion of Honour for the part he played in the D-Day landings at Normandy, France. It should have also said the medal was presented to Mr Jolliffe in his home by Martine Marshall-Durieux, the French Honorary Consul in Christchurch, on behalf of the French Ambassador Madame Jean Blanc-Risler.

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News No extra police on Summit Rd Pavement repairs hit a brick wall

•From page 1 Governors Bay writer Rosie Belton believes the measures won’t reduce anti-social behaviour because there won’t be enough staff to police them. “Nobody’s going to take any notice. It boils down to a Government issue. Give us more police resources. Staff are overwhelmed, no matter how hard Rosie Belton or well-meaning they are.” Ms Larsen said while she sympathised with Ms Belton’s concerns, the city council’s proposal was “the best solution we can offer. It might have an impact and has the least negative effect.” She said there was an “unrelenting” demand for police services and there was no guarantee more resources would result in extra policing of the Summit Rd, due to demands from other areas. “Personally, I’m not sure (the restrictions) will achieve what we want it to. There’s nothing to stop them using alternative routes.” But she said the option of putting a barrier across the road

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DAMAGE: Skid marks where boy racers have congregated on Summit Rd.

would negatively impact on people who had a valid reason for accessing the area, such as photographers and cyclists. “It’s trying to find a compromise. It’s a really challenging issue and we’re trying to work cooperatively.” She said if the proposal goes ahead, there might be extra police in the area initially, to educate drivers about the changes. Ms Belton said she wasn’t surprised to hear there wouldn’t be extra policing. “It’s exactly what I would have imagined. How can they? They don’t have the resources. You have to ask yourself, what’s this exercise about? For many years, people

have tried to (solve this problem). Huge resources have gone into this city council proposal and where does it end up?” The city council is currently seeking feedback on the proposed night-time traffic prohibitions on Summit Rd. Go to the city council’s website www.ccc.govt.nz before August 25. More than 750 submissions have been received so far. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think traffic restrictions will solve the problems on Summit Rd? Should a barrier have been one of the options? Email your views to sarla. donovan@starmedia.kiwi

REPAIRS TO damaged pavers in Akaroa have still not been completed, in spite of city council promises they’d be fixed by the end of July. Resident Sue Stewart tripped over cracked and uneven tiles in Beach Rd back in May. The city council undertook to fix them and contractors Sue have started the Stewart repairs but they remain unfinished. Deputy mayor and Banks Peninsula Community Board member Andrew Turner told Bay Harbour News on July 4 that contractors were waiting on a series of fine days before the work could resume, and then it would be completed within a week. Ms Stewart said on Monday they had dug up around the trees and lifted the “offending” concrete but work had “stalled” a fortnight ago. “They started off with great gusto.”

City council road maintenance manager Mark Pinner said after removing the unsafe pavers and placing topsoil, city council arborists assessed the tree roots to determine the best solution to maintain tree health and provide a “safe and useable” surface around the trees that would limit potential trip hazards. “A gravel, resin-based material will be used to form a flexible surface that will require minimal maintenance, and this work will be done as soon as possible,” said Mr Pinner. Ms Stewart said it was important the job was finished, as all it would take would be for some “poncy American” to take a tumble and the city council would be sued.

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News Woody gets life membership „„ By Gordon Findlater WHEN SUMNER win they sing. For more than 20 years Johnny Wood has been the man leading the Wave’s victory anthem and on Saturday he was made a life member at the rugby club. Wood, 41, has been involved with the club since the mid-90s while he was at Shirley Boys’ High School. “We went down after school and I’ve never looked back,” said Wood. “It’s very family-orientated, a nice small community and I just love that.” The diehard Wave supporter has been part of management for the clubs’ teams over the years and has recently started helping with the coaching of a junior side. However, the recognition for his life membership came from his dedication to embodying the Sumner culture. “I’m just going down to have a drink with my mates. To be recognised for something like that is incredible. They say I respect the culture and maybe I do,” said Wood. Former team manager Tim Cronin was on hand to give a speech at the awards evening

HONOURED: Johnny Wood, has been made a life member of the Sumner Rugby Club. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER and reflected on Wood’s dedicaon Friday night which was kept tion to the club over the years. a surprise. “He does everything from get“I absolutely had no idea. ting gear to the ground, turning There were so many of my up to training early to help the friends there and I should have kickers practice clicked,” said and running water ‘When we win we sing, Wood. on a Saturday,” said and when we lose we “My sister Cronin. came down booze.’ – Johnny Wood “He’s really from Welbecome a players’ lington and confidant and he’s a really good my mum was there as well, that personality around the club.” meant the world to me.” The new life member was In his early days the Sumner bought to tears by the occasion premier team played in divi-

sion two and at one stage were relegated to division three. “It was never about the rugby back in the day. We weren’t that good and we just liked having a good time with our mates,” said Wood. One of Wood’s favourite memories over the years is when Sumner were promoted from division two into the division one competition at the end of 2009. “Going up to division one and proving everyone wrong was great. I still like the fact that we do that now. There are still clubs out there that don’t think we should be up there,” said Wood. He has played for Sumner but may hold the record for the club’s shortest playing career. Wood came on as a substitute at halfback for the division two side in the mid-90s and played the final 5min against Marist Albion. He plans to keep leading the division one side in song for seasons to come, giving the boys an extra reason to achieve victory every Saturday. “When we win we sing, and when we lose we booze,” said Wood. “I love getting into the changing room to lead that song, the boys get into it and it’s always a great feeling.” •Award-winners list, p21

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Council takes ownership of 17 properties SEVENTEEN properties along the Sumner-Lyttelton corridor, acquired by the Crown as part of the residential red zone recovery, have now been transferred to city council ownership. “The transfer marks another milestone in the repair and regeneration of the Port Hills area,” Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner said. The properties, on Wakefield Ave, Nayland St, Clifton Tce, Main Rd and Balmoral Lane, were red-zoned following the February 22, 2011, earthquakes. Extensive rock fall mitigation has been done to them, including the installation of bunds and barriers to protect the roads below, and nearby properties. One property, at 8A Balmoral Lane, incorporated Moa Bone Cave – an archaeological site. The city council will be responsible for future use and maintenance of the land.

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almost caught alight in January 1962 when a fire at the Metropole Hotel threatened to spread to neighbouring properties. “It’s great to see the finial restored and the courthouse looking as it would have when it was originally built,’’ said Akaroa Museum director Lynda Wallace. “The courthouse is one of Akaroa’s largest remaining 19th century public buildings and a lot of work has been put in

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News New life green cafe „„ By Sarla Donovan ORTON BRADLEY Park’s cafe will reopen in October and the new managers hope to involve local school children in supplying the produce. Co-managers Maria Lee and Ursina Riederer want to purchase supplies for the cafe from local gardeners, and that includes children from Diamond Harbour School. Ms Lee runs the Garden to Table initiative at the school, helping the pupils grow vegetables, fruit and herbs, as well as tending to a flock of chickens. Once a week she also comes in and cooks with the children using the produce they’ve grown. She’s hoping to bring them on board to help supply the cafe, along with local residents who have a garden glut or excess produce. “We’ll be offering people in the area market rates for produce that’s either grown especially for the cafe or resulting from a glut of fruits or vegetables in the garden.” The most commonly used supplies are lemons, apples, lettuces, salad greens, tomatoes, spinach, garlic, onions, plums, apricots, peaches, pears, beetroot and carrots.

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FRESH: Ursina Riederer and Maria Lee are co-managers of a new cafe opening at Orton Bradley Park. ​ It will be the second time around for the park’s cafe after a Victorian-themed establishment closed in May after just one season. Park manager Ian Luxford said the decision to close was made because the cafe wasn’t financially viable. Ms Lee expects the new model will be more sustainable. “We’ll be using locally sourced, seasonal produce, which means our menu will change throughout the season to showcase the freshest ingredients. We will employ locally and utilise local talents, as well as growing much of our own produce and working hard to minimise waste.  Every weekend

the cafe will have a local guest baker create a cake that has history and meaning for them.” The cafe will hold two taster evenings in September before opening for business in the first weekend of October. It will initially be open Wednesday to Sunday.

Parking meters that give back to the community „„ By Sarla Donovan A COMMUNITY parking meter in Sumner could help raise money for local projects. Heathcote Ward city councillor Sara Templeton wants to install a re-purposed parking meter in the city council’s new Nayland St car park behind the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre. She raised the idea at a recent Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board meeting after seeing the re-purposed meters online. People who parked in the metered space could voluntarily donate money and get a parking ticket showing the donation. The money would then go to a local community group to help with projects. United States cities like San Diego, Pasadena and Pensacola have been putting parking meters to work for several years, collecting donations for charity. Specially painted meters were installed in Pensacola, Florida, in 2015, as an alternative to giving directly to homeless on the street. Said Cr Templeton: “I can see it working in all sorts of areas for different groups and, hopefully, Sumner will be the first of many.” Sumner Residents’ Associa-

CHARITY PARK: A parking meter to collect donations for community groups could be trialled in Sumner. ​

tion spokeswoman Kimberley Mossman was positive about the suggestion. “It sounds quite a gorgeous, fun idea, and a great way of engaging people with the community.” Joe’s Garage co-owner Callum Brownlee said it was a “neat idea” and something definitely worth trialling. Urban regeneration group Gap Filler were working on a community car parking project at the moment, and Cr Templeton said she was also hoping to do something similar in suburban areas. City council staff are looking into the donation meter proposal and will report back to the board.

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„„ By Sarla Donovan ROSE LINDLEY is an unlikely entrepreneur. At the age of 63, you might expect she’d be easing her way into retirement after a long nursing career. Instead, she’s been busy growing her own breakfast cereal company, called Mumma Bear, after a nickname her children gave her, all the while continuing to nurse part-time. Along with selling cereal from stalls at the Lyttelton and Christchurch farmers’ markets over the past three years, Mrs Lindley has just opened a full commercial kitchen and shop on Soleares Ave, along the road from her and husband Tim’s house. A trained food scientist, Mr Lindley helps ensure Mumma Bear’s recipes are nutritious and healthy. Mrs Lindley now cooks 12 batches of her granola, muesli and porridge from there, instead of loading up the car and making a weekly trek out to a commercial kitchen in Lincoln. The self-confessed foodie says the business developed naturally after a life-time fascination with food. “It’s always been a thing in our family; I used to do courses teaching bread-making out in Lincoln. Then, after the earthquakes, the people I used to buy hydroponic lettuces off

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From being bullied into reading books to Lyttelton’s Ben Brown has been a writer and publisher since 1992. In that time, he has published 17 books for children and in 2011 was awarded the Maori Writers’ Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre. He talks to Sarla Donovan about life and writing Were you always a writer or did life make you into one? It’s interesting. I grew up on a farm in Motueka and didn’t have much time for books as a kid, but my dad was a voracious reader. He’d bully me into reading books, and when I started, it was awesome. At the same time, I developed a knack for writing at school. That was my favourite subject at school, the bit where they’d let you go and write stories. My dad used to wander around the farm muttering poetry to himself. He was something special. A tobacco farmer. He was a labourer in his early 20s, then got an offer for a block of land he couldn’t refuse. He could turn his hand to anything. When your children were young, did you tell them stories? We (former partner and illustrator Helen Taylor) bounced a lot of stories off them and read a lot to both our children right up until they were 12 or 13. We got some good advice off the two of them. My son is now into computer software. He’s 20 and finishes his degree this year. My daughter is an extremely good writer. When you look back on it, they both have a creative element and both kids value an artistic approach to things. But they’ve seen too much of the struggle for artists. They want salaries. My son told me a joke, it’s the only poet joke I know. ‘What’s the difference between

ARTISTIC: Writer Ben Brown can often be seen walking on Lyttelton’s hilly streets. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

a park bench and a poet? A park bench can support a family. He admires what we do, though. What were your first jobs? We did lots of things before we had kids. I was a tobacco worker straight out of school, a forestry worker, and did labouring over in Australia – a whole bunch of different labouring and hospitality jobs – and tutoring in the 90s. And I wrote all the way through it, but only really started to knuckle down when I was at Canterbury University doing law. The first manuscript I ever submitted I wrote in a law lecture. I wasn’t disciplined when it came to study. Couldn’t see the point of being an average lawyer, and looking down the barrel of a four-year degree, I sort of knew I wasn’t up to it. Then I met Helen. That first book I wrote was The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly. You’ve now published 17

books for children – do you have a favourite? That first one is my favourite in a lot ways because it’s what got us started. We self-published for the first eight years. Literally sitting at the table cutting and pasting, getting bromides made, trundling off down to the printers. Independent publishing it’s called now. But that was the first manuscript we started submitting and it kind of kept us going because we got really nice rejection letters, which made us stick at it. We published four titles ourselves and sold about 16,000 copies. They helped us tick over financially. We had our kids over that time. We were always looking at the struggle and wondering if it was worth it. So what got you picked up by a publisher? About the time we stopped self-publishing, we were noticed

by Reed, which at the time was New Zealand’s oldest publisher. They picked up an ABC wall chart that Helen did, then took The Thief of Colours. After that, we did about two books a year with them, including A Booming in the Night, (Best Picture Book, New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2006.) That’s probably been our best seller. Has it ever been lucrative? It’s a struggle to be honest, unless you write a best-seller. I tend to write what I want rather than what I should. I’ve done mostly poetry and short fiction writing for adults in the last few years and there’s absolutely no market for that, unless you get out and perform and do things like that. Looking back on your work, are there any themes that keep cropping up? Definitely in my poetry. I deal

in reality, don’t really do pretty, evocative language. I’m street level – coming of age, dysfunction, life struggles – I try to keep it real. With kids books I try to make it light and fun; mischief and mayhem at a childhood level. I don’t want to see blood on the floor, not in a children’s book anyway. Helen illustrated many of your children’s books – what’s it like working with a family member? We’d have a lot of fun. I used to giggle away to myself writing some stories, thinking how is she going to illustrate this. We had a rule – I don’t interfere with your work, and vice versa. That’s the joy actually, is seeing how others interpret your work. Helen’s an easy person to work with. We still sit down and come up with ideas and I write introductions to her books.

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News writing them So do you work at home or have an office somewhere? A little while ago an office came up at the Loons – it’s cool, you have to get up and go out to work! But for nearly 30 years, I’ve worked at home. For me it’s a job – I have to write a certain amount each day and generate material. I work five to six days a week. Also do a bit of tutoring and other side activities, but they have to have something to do with writing. I like to have at least two different projects on the go. Writing can be pretty sedentary. What gets you out and about? I walk – Lyttelton is a walking town. I’m getting old and a bit broken so walking’s about as far as I’ll go with physical exercise. But I like it a lot. I don’t do the tracks, I just wander the hills around home. I used to do the tracks but some of them are a bit

rugged and a bit busted up. Do you have any favourite haunts in Lyttelton? I usually kick off the day with a coffee and cigarette at the Lyttelton Coffee Company. What projects do you have on the go right now? There’s a play I’m working on and I’m also trying to finish a book that was due last year, a mix of poetry and nonfiction. I’m also one of five judges on the panel for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. We had to read 160 books, between late November and March. All the decisions are made now and the function is in August up in Auckland. You do get pretty brutal after a while, reading that many; you know after a few chapters if it’s (up there). And to be fair, that’s how publishers operate.

TALENT: Ben Brown’s A Booming in the Night won the Best Picture Book Award at the 2006 New Zealand Post awards. ​

Sumner family’s historical connection to Rangi Ruru „„ By Julia Evans EVIE LAIDLAW is 12 and she doesn’t know a world without mobile phones, Facebook and the internet. But Evie, who lives in Sumner, is part of a legacy that dates back to when her school, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, opened in 1890. Through her father Robert Laidlaw and grandfather John Laidlaw, who also live in Sumner, Evie is a direct descendant of the Gibson family who opened Rangi Ruru in 1890. The school celebrated Founder’s Day last week. Three generations of the Laidlaw family were at the school to mark the occasion and Evie was asked to light a candle during the service. “It was a really special service for Evie,” said Robert Laidlaw. Captain Frederick Gibson built the school and his daughters Helen, Mary, Beatrice, Alice, Lucy, Ethel, Ruth and Winifred ran the school for nearly 60 years. The Gibson sisters were Evie’s grandfather’s great aunts. But just about every woman on both sides of Evie’s family have worn the Rangi Ruru uniform as students at the school, including her mother Lucy, both grandmothers and a myriad of aunts. Her grandfather married his wife Judy in St Andrew’s Church, which is now on the school’s grounds, in 1965. Robert Laidlaw said the family connection comes out through the family tree and is reflected in their family values. “The school really reflects our family traditions and values, so it’s really good to see Evie going there,” he said. At 12, this is Evie’s first year at the school. Until now she hasn’t understood the importance of the family’s historic connection. “I think she’s just starting to

THREE GENERATIONS: Evie Laidlaw with her father Robert and grandfather John – all descendants of Rangi Ruru founders, the Gibson family. (Below) Evie lighting the candles during the Founder’s Day service. ​

realise the importance of the school to the family and she’s making the most of it,” he said. The family pulled out all the stops to get her there. “We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to send her

to the school and she knows it’s a privilege,” he said. The entire family is very proud, especially her grandfather who is thrilled his granddaughter will be carrying on the traditions of the past.

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Pupils take to the hills to help The role of pine in restore native vegetation preventing rockfall „„ By Sarla Donovan

Dorothea Herron’s involvement in native planting restoration at Urumau Reserve goes back 20 years. She writes about the vital role historic pine trees are still playing on the steep-sided terrain

LYTTELTON’S HILLS will soon be alive with the sound of spadewielding school children. At a planting day planned for August 18, pupils from Heathcote and Lyttelton primary schools will hike up to the Port Saddle along with members of the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust. The 17ha Port Saddle lies on Lyttelton’s eastern hill side between the city council-owned Urumau Reserve and DOC reserve land at Buckleys Bay and Tauhinu-Korokio. Lyttelton Port Company owns the land and is working with the trust to restore the site by controlling weeds and pests and planting natives. Trust volunteer co-ordinator Sophie Hartnell said by bringing local school children on board early on in the project, they would be more inclined to feel a sense of ownership and want to continue being involved into the future. “Both schools are very close and, as this is intended to be a recreational area for all, we want to create a sense of belonging. Hopefully, they will then be

COMMUNITY: Two planting days will be held at the Port Saddle above Lyttelton on August 18 and 19. ​

more likely to use it and look after it.” As of last week, 40 pupils had registered for the expedition. Along with planting trees and shrubs, DOC staff will speak to them about pest management and the predator-free Banks Peninsula initiative. On August 19, trust volunteers and locals will head up the hill for another burst of planting. Mrs Hartnell has emailed the trust’s database of about 100 volunteers asking for helpers. She will also drop fliers around

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Lyttelton letting residents know about the planting day. Ngaio, akeake, kanuka, matagouri and broadleaf grew on the saddle originally. Now, only exotic grasses and woody weeds, pines and eucalypts remain. LPC and the trust hope that enhancing the land through planting, walkways and cycle tracks will help provide accessible recreational opportunities close to Lyttelton. The plants are being funded by LPC.

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Those pine trees on the hillside up behind Foster and Gilmour Tces are just low-value pests, right? Wrong. The trees, known as The Plantation, were planted back in the 1880s, when residents recognised the rockfall hazard that the bare hill presented to Lyttelton’s inhabitants. Since then, the pine trees have helped to keep the rocks at bay and now they are providing shelter to regenerating native plants. Under the protection of the plantation pines, native plants are quietly regenerating. They’re not show-offs like the in your face pine trees, but they are coming along nicely. You need to look to see them, but they’re there doing their thing. These natives are special because they are self-introduced

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News Art courses popular Maggie Craw, 13, lives in Raupo Bay and is in year 8 at Selwyn House School. She has chosen journalism as her Passion Project, where students immerse themselves in something they are really interested in. The projects could be anything from baking cakes and selling them to raise money for cancer research to designing a house and making a 3D model. As part of her project, Maggie has written an article about an art course in Duvauchelle run by Anna Dalzell. She asked if it could be published in the Bay Harbour News and we were happy to oblige On July 19 in the Duvauchelle Plunket rooms, Anna Dalzell held another one of her popular art courses for the children of Banks Peninsula. This course was a leaf and flower printmaking course. The children were asked to take their own leaves and flowers which they used to learn how to print onto an original T-shirt, under the guidance of Anna, a professional art teacher, with assistants

CAPTIVATED: Molly Oborne and Harriet Craw use leaves and flowers to print an original T-shirt at a July school holiday workshop in Duvauchelle.

Ana Craw and Alison Erikson. The children gave the class great reviews. “Anna is a very nice teacher who lets us experiment with lots of art methods and lets us have fun doing it,” said Molly Oborne. There is always a lot of interest in Anna’s holiday courses, with all being full so far. She is planning to run regular courses in different art mediums during future school holidays. Her next steps are to make

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a rubber or lino printmaking course for eight-year-olds and over. For the younger children, she uses simpler methods of printing like her latest course, which involved leaf printmaking. Anna also runs courses for adults. On August 19, she is running an adult etching workshop, using a traditional metal plate printing process. •If you are interested in the course, email anna.dalzell@ gmail.com

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Retired fire officer saves house from blaze „„ By Sarla Donovan DIAMOND HARBOUR’S chief fire officer Bob Palmer says the quick actions of a knowledgeable neighbour helped save a Port Levy home. Mr Palmer said the brigade received a call from Lyttelton’s retired chief fire officer Alan “Goodie” Goodmanson just after 11pm on July 30. His wife, upon hearing some “unusual sounds” had opened to curtains to see red flames shooting up the back of the house opposite. Mr Goodmanson immediately called the Fire Service before zooming across the road in his night attire. Luckily the owner, who lives in Christchurch, had left on the

power which controls the water pump, so Mr Goodmanson was able to use a garden hose to douse the back of the house. By then, another neighbour had come out. “Between them, they smashed a window and sprayed water into the house which was well involved, with fire going up the inside wooden walls and into a bathroom,” Mr Palmer said. “It was Goodie’s efforts that saved the house, no doubt about it. I wouldn’t expect to arrive and find a minor fire . . . we are about 30 minutes away. It was the fantastic work of old Goodie that saved the day.” The fire was caused by hot ashes close to the house, Mr Palmer said.

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foundation returns half of Rotary contributions for use at the local level. This year Ferrymead Rotary was granted foundation money to send Israel Lochhead to a week-long, live-in youth leadership course held at College House, University of Canterbury. The course, run by Rotary for 18 to 25-year-olds, provided a mix of expert speakers, outdoor rope exercises, group-project work, and plenty of opportunity to get to know one another. Last year Ferrymead used a grant to help provide a Healthy Heroes programme in a local school. This is designed to help primary school pupils develop a balanced lifestyle – eat well, sleep well, exercise regularly, read or learn something new, and do

LEADERS: Rope exercises were part of a live-in youth leadership course run by Rotary earlier this year. ​

something to help someone else. The Rotary Foundation is an endowment fund established in 1917. It received its first donation in 1926 – US$26. Right now, the foundation has captured international attention through its 35-year campaign to rid the world of polio. The United Nations, governments, major international donors, and health professionals have joined rotary’s drive to eradicate polio. Just a few cases in a few countries remain. Last year the foundation gave more than US$100 million in grants towards promoting world understanding and peace through humanitarian and educational programmes. Projects include saving mothers and babies, providing clean drinking water, supporting education, helping develop local economies, and fighting disease. It is supported by donations from Rotarians and friends around the world. •Ferrymead Rotary meets at Speights Ferrymead every Tuesday at 5.45pm. Join them and see Rotary for yourself. For information phone secretary Kai Tovgaard 384 9485 or president Roger Chapman 384 1300.

National List MP for Port Hills Nuk Korako reflects on the response from civil defence emergency management during the recent flooding event in the city July was a month of extreme weather in the Port Hills, with high rainfall causing flooding in many parts of our district. My thoughts are with those who had to be evacuated and I hope that any damage to your properties has been minimal. It was a challenging few days for many people, and I want to recognise the tireless efforts of all those who contributed to local and regional responses. When the state of emergency was declared in Christchurch, I visited the Civil Defence centre at Linwood College. It was great to see how proactively and decisively Civil Defence emergency management groups acted to keep people and property out of harm’s way and it was a pleasure to lend them a hand at the Linwood centre, which had been set up for flood evacuees and any residents feeling unsafe due to the flooding. It’s always hard to see the

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Looking towards the future of Whakaraupō/ Lyttelton Harbour PHOTO: KELVIN MCMILLAN

Improving the health of the harbour is a goal we can all strive for and contribute towards. Yvette Couch-Lewis August marks the one year anniversary since Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to work together to create an action plan for restoring the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō. The need for these organisations to work together on creating a Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Plan was identified during the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan hearings in 2015 when many members of the community and Ngāti Wheke asked for a long-term and coordinated commitment to improving the health of the harbour by looking at all activities happening in the catchment. And so for the past 12 months, we’ve had numerous people from each of these five organisations working hard to develop a plan which we hope will resonate with you and one that future generations will be excited to see come to fruition.

We’ve sought advice from many different sources, including scientists who provided advice on the gaps in understanding and monitoring of Whakaraupō; Ngāti Wheke along with the other partners have provided us with ideas on potential projects we could include in the plan; and the community who have told us what matters most to them in the area. Thank you to everyone who has assisted us during this time. We’re now at a point of drafting a long-term catchment management plan which will look toward 2040. Looking that far ahead is no easy task and the governance group is keen to see a mixture of long-term projects and practical actions that everyone can contribute to now. Suggestions we’ve received range from the installation of educational interpretation panels to large-scale, long-term projects such as restoration of the head of the harbour. The final plan will include immediate restoration actions, ongoing monitoring and reporting, co-ordinated science to improve understanding, and looking at how we as partners coordinate and align our work programmes for the benefit of harbour health.

We will also consider the existing regulatory framework and if it supports our goals or if changes are needed. Improving the health of the harbour is a goal we can all strive for and contribute towards. Through this plan, we want to ensure that you as residents and businesses feel a connection and know how you too can help improve the harbour for future generations. We hope that as a result of this work, we will once again be able to hear the morning chorus, to catch a fish or collect shellfish with our children to provide a meal for the family. On raining days when the streams are rushing out into the harbour, we hope to look out and not see the sediment plume and ultimately we hope to see the native species of the catchment increase and return. We will be engaging with communities and stakeholder groups on the draft plan in October. Keep an eye out on healthyharbour.org.nz for more information. Yvette Couch-Lewis is the Chair of the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan Governance Group.

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Plenty of space for all to enjoy Regional Harbourmaster Jim Dilley writes about trot moorings, safety patrols and how lifejackets can make the difference between life and death on the water Gary Manch is off swanning around in the sun and it’s very quiet in the office without him. He’s left me a long list of stuff to cover in these write-ups but I’ll just ignore those and claim ignorance when he returns. There are a few things happening around the Peninsula at present. In Akaroa, we will be installing a series of trot moorings – basically a long chain between two large blocks on the seabed. This has short ropes/chains coming up from it and a buoy to mark them. It is hoped these will provide a method of mooring small boats over the summer period without taking up lots of space.  Once they are in position, we will let you know where they are located and how people can use them. Gary has been setting his schedule for boating safety education and patrols over the coming summer period (yes, I’m sure the warmer weather will come eventually). We will have

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Questions need answering Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson questions whether measures to mitigate flood risk on the lower Heathcote River will be sufficient The recent flooding – just three years after the last substantial floods – has caused damage and distress to local residents and their homes, many of which have already been through so much – quakes, floods, fires and now more floods. And the overwhelming reaction from these people was to look out for other people and offer help. It really makes me proud to be a New Zealander. But there are questions that need answering and I really want the city council to meet with all the affected residents, hear their views and answer their questions. I know that there is lots of valuable local knowledge held by people who live alongside the river. Many live there because of the river and know it and its patterns well. We all know that there is a lot of work under way to mitigate the flood risk on the lower Heathcote. There are four flood basins in the Upper Heathcote

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Strength ’n’ Stretch Class Wednesday, 6-7pm For women in their fab 50s and beyond. Enjoy a whole body workout at a medium level which includes exercise to music, circuit stations and more. First class is half price. St Andrews Anglican Church, 148 Main Rd, Redcliffs. $10   Running Club Thursday, 6pm-7pm Get active and have fun running with like-minded people at the Kathmandu and Salomon event. There are various professional coaches to help improve your running style and encourage you. It will also give you a chance to learn to run on different terrains. Mt Vernon Valley track car park. Free entry

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. $3 Mainly Music Friday, from 9.30am If you’re looking to engage your baby or pre-schooler in music go along to the sessions every Friday morning for a series of 30min sessions. The first starts at 9.30am and the last finishes at 11.45am. This event runs during term school times. The sessions allow for children, parents and caregivers to meet one another and interact with others around the Sumner, Redcliffs and Mt Pleasant area. Mainly Music is a fun and educational music and movement session followed by morning tea and a social and play time. The first session is

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Trades & Services CONCRETE Decopave Ltd, Canterbury owned & operated for over 10 years, competitive rates, full excavation, coloured, exposed, stamped, call Paul 027 322 6119 EARTHWORKS EXCAVATION SERVICES 3.5 tonne digger & truck. Geoff Jarvis 027 231 9463 informcontracting@gmail. com ELECTRICIAN JMP Electrical. Experienced & registered.. Expert in all home electrical repairs & maintence.Call James 027 4401715 PROFESSIONAL & QUALIFIED

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