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Mandu’s mountaineering mate „„ By Sarla Donovan THERE ARE no prizes for guessing what name residents of Edith Cavell Lifecare in Sumner have given this cat – Mandu. That’s because the man holding it in the photo above is one of New Zealand’s best known mountaineers. Mandu’s name refers to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Ninety-year-old Ed Cotter

was part of the first New Zealand expedition to the Himalayas in 1951, along with George Lowe, Earle Riddiford and Ed Hillary. The inset photo above shows him in his climbing days. His adventures were recounted in the 2016 book, Only Two for Everest, written by Lyn McKinnon. Mr Cotter has made friends with the handsome tomcat who

seems to have a penchant for pensioners. Mandu has been visiting residents for the past six weeks and Mr Cotter is one of his favourites. Another is Denise Brown, who lives in a town house at the retirement village. The ginger fur-ball pops in to see her and her cat Penta. “Cute as a bug’s ear” is how she describes him. Edith Cavell Lifecare manager Mary

van der Veldt said there was already a house cat in the rest home, which was probably enough. She wasn’t keen on adopting and feeding any old cat, but didn’t mind if Mandu visited. However, Mrs Brown wants to make sure he has a home. •Do you know who Mandu belongs to? Get in touch with Denise Brown on 326 4955

„„ By Sarla Donovan THE LACK of public toilets in Redcliffs village is in the spotlight. The Linwood-Coastal-Burwood Community Board has asked city council staff to investigate after concerns from businesses about the public using their facilities. Redcliffs New World checkout supervisor Angela Tucker said people come in “all the time” asking to use the toilet. She said while it wasn’t a problem, having a public loo would be a “definite benefit” for the village. BP Redcliffs manager Robert Jieng said people came in “very often”. He said it was a bit annoying and would “absolutely” like to see the city council providing public facilities. Redcliffs Pharmacy assistant Holly Stirling said on the odd occasion when people asked, she referred them to the library. Redcliffs Residents’ Association raised the issue with the board on Monday. The association said a basic toilet attached to the changing sheds at the sports field in Barnett Park is too far away from the village centre. The original toilet block in the park close to Main Rd was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. •Turn to page 4

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK YOU’VE GOT to sympathise with Redcliffs businesses over the lack of public toilets in the area (see page 1). People responding to the call of nature are heading to businesses, particularly the supermarket and service station, because the public toilets at Barnett Park were put out of action by the quake. The local community board is seeking a report from the city council, and no doubt it will go out for public consultation. So there’s likely to be a lot of holding on. Speaking of drawn out sagas, no fix yet for those uneven tiles in Akaroa that caused Sue Stewart to fall (see page 5). Bay Harbour News won’t let this one go and we have local councillor and Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner in our sights to sort it. Time to step up Andrew. – Barry Clarke

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„„ By Sarla Donovan THE TAYLORS Mistake toilets have been nominated as the country’s nicest loos in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful awards. Linwood Ward city councillor Yani Johanson suggested the city council enter the competition. The block is scenically positioned at the bottom of a valley behind Taylors Mistake beach, near the start of the Godley Head walkway. Installed in 2006, it replaced the old toilet block which consisted of a “pretty ugly” tin shed with a septic tank. It features two painted glass artworks by Christchurch artist Richard Wiki, outdoor showers and benches, spacious changing sheds, separate loos for men and women and a drinking fountain. Nikau trees and flax bushes surround the building. In its application, the city council noted that there has been almost no vandalism at the site. “Make no mistake, since it has been built, it has been a beautiful addition to what is a

AKAROA FIRE BRIGADE HOME Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade will move back into refurbished premises this month. The brigade has been working from temporary prefabs while repairs and renovations take place. Built in 1982, the brigade’s building sustained damage in the September 4, 2010, and February 22, 2011, earthquakes.

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“I couldn’t possibly say, but I’m hopeful. I’m not sure how many nominations they get, but there’s a lot of toilets out there – it could be quite a competitive field.” The toilet award category is one of 17 offered by the Keep

New Zealand Beautiful trust. They include the best street, most beautiful suburb and most innovative packaging. Nominations will be judged by a panel, with the winners announced at a gala dinner in Hastings on October 13.

REDCLIFFS SCHOOL A decision on the proposed Redcliffs Park and Redcliffs School land swap is expected at a city council meeting tomorrow. A hearing panel last month recommended the swap go ahead and their report will be discussed on Thursday. If the proposal is green-lighted, the former school site on Main Rd will be cleared and used as a reserve and a new school will be built at Redcliffs Park.

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News Lyttelton to go off-grid LYTTELTON, Cass Bay and Corsair Bay will be powered by two massive generators next week, as lines company Orion performs upgrade work in the township. From 8.30am to 4.30pm next Wednesday, September 13, two container-sized generators will supply the town’s power. The upgrade should mean fewer outages. Lyttelton’s power supply comes from the Heathcote zone substation and is fed on two overhead lines but only one set of poles traversing the Port Hills. If there is a fault on one line, power frequently has to be cut to both to complete repairs. That’s because the lines are placed too closely together and pose a health and safety risk to repair crews. Said Orion chief executive, Rob Jamieson: “The people of Lyttelton have had to put up with more than their fair share of power cuts in the past, and this project will mean fewer outages, and we’ll be able to get the power back on more quickly if needs be.” Orion is also bringing in additional, back-up generators to ensure consistent power for the town’s central business area.

Initiative aims to cut plastic bag use A GROUP dedicated to the demise of plastic packaging has launched its latest initiative in Lyttelton. Bags made out of donated pillowcases will be available to borrow by people who have forgotten their reusable bags. Plastic Shopping Bag Free Lyttelton want to see an end to plastic bag use in the township, as well as single use plastic further down the line. “Plastic is killing our ocean life, as well as being a problem on land,” said spokeswoman Juliet Neill.  “Our group has been going for over two years, and we have taken a number of initiatives, including making cloth bags for our local vegetable

co-op users and hundreds of bags which have been purchased at cost by people in Lyttelton and beyond.” The new borrowable bags have been sewn and decorated by Ms Neill and fellow group member Sue-Ellen Sandilands and will be housed in specially decorated box outside the Harbour Co-op wholefood store. PLASTIC FREE: (Left to right) –Happy Harbour Co-op workers Juliet Adams, Lillee Starr and Selina Mantey-Worrall holding screen-printed bags, made from donated pillowcases.

Call for better toilets in Redcliffs •From page 1 “We have had a complaint from one of the business owners that many people who are not necessarily customers are requesting to use their toilets,” association secretary Pat McIntosh said in a letter to the community board. The Coastal Pathway Group has also expressed concerns

about long stretches of pathway without easy access to facilities. Group chairman Scott Babington said they were working with the city council on putting toilets into Moncks Bay, “ideally across the road from the beach area by the pumping shed. A crossing point would be needed, as on heavy traffic days

the road can be “almost impossible” to pass. He said while they’d like to put facilities on the bay side of the road, that was likely to incur strong objections from locals. Work on the next section of the coastal pathway, from Shag Rock bend to the bottom of Clifton Hill, will start in February.

Community board member Darrell Latham said the community board and city council needed to step up and ensure facilities are provided at strategic locations. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Does Redcliffs need public toilets and where should they go. Email sarla.donovan@ starmedia.kiwi

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Footpath tiles still not repaired „„ By Sarla Donovan THE CITY council promised to repair two dangerous spots on Akaroa’s Beach Rd – three months down the track, the job is still not finished. Pensioner Sue Stewart, 67, grazed her face after tripping over the uneven footpath tiles in May. When she spray-painted the tiles to make others aware of the problem, Banks Peninsula city councillor and Deputy Mayor Andrew Andrew Turner visited Turner the site and assured Ms Stewart the city council was taking the matter “very seriously.” The problem pavers would be fixed by the end of June, he told Ms Stewart. Now into the first week of September, the unsafe pavers have been removed but still not replaced. Ms Stewart said it wasn’t good enough from Cr Turner. “He assured me that it would be done by the end of June. Okay, we’ve had some bad weather but . . . he’s over-extended, he’s got

too much on his plate. He’s a nice guy but he’s wishy-washy – a bit gutless.” But Cr Turner told Bay Harbour News last week it wasn’t a simple matter of just replacing the pavers. City council arborists had decided the best solution to maintain tree health and provide a safe surface around the trees was a gravel, resin-based material. A specialist contractor is needed to lay the material, but they’ve been unable to do the work due to a backlog. Cr Turner said it would be another week before the contractor would get under way. It was taking an “extraordinary” length of time to fix the problem, Cr Turner agreed. He said he wasn’t aware of the technical aspects involved in replacing the pavers when he met with Ms Stewart in June.

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News Playground lacks funds „„ By Sarla Donovan A LACK of money is being blamed for delays in getting new playground equipment and recreation facilities at Governors Bay Reserve. The city council budgeted $170,000 for the renewal of the junior playground space, landscape work around the new community hall and pool, development of a skate facility, dirt pump track, nature play and tree hut. Consultation on the proposed facilities closed in May but the city council now say they don’t have enough money for everything. That’s because public feedback indicated the junior playground design needed changing to include more equipment. This has had a knock-on effect resulting in insufficient funds for the skate bowl and half-pipe, bike track and tree house. Now, the community is being asked to rank which of those three facilities they prefer. Governors Bay Community Association Chairwoman Karen Banwell said she would be concerned if the skate bowl/half-

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DELAY: Plans for new play equipment at Governors Bay Reserve have been delayed due to a lack of money. ​ pipe was given a low priority. “That skate area has been agreed to for a very long time. If we find that it isn’t going ahead, we might have to take some action,” she said. She would have preferred work to have already started and they were ready to plant now, rather

than starting at the end of the year as was now proposed. •Feedback on the amended plan for the Governors Bay Community Centre and Pool Reserve is open until September 21. Visit www.ccc.govt.nz/ haveyoursay

A MAORI midden (refuse heap) containing human and animal bones dating back to the pre-1500s has been uncovered during trenching work on Sumner’s Main Rd. The Peacock’s Gallop project involves installation of new water main and wastewater pipes, road resurfacing and a permanent crash barrier at Rapanui/ Shag Rock corner. Before work started in midJuly, the site, which is near caves, was identified as an area of cultural and archaeological significance and all contractors underwent an archaeological induction. A contractor doing trenching work outside the Sumner Surf Club discovered the midden on August 22. This triggered the Koiwi/human discovery protocol and work stopped immediately while an on-site archaeologist and cultural

monitor advised on the process. Following the Koiwi protocol, Ngāi Tūāhuriri were alerted to the find, along with Heritage New Zealand and police. Photos were taken of the bones before they were removed and an off-site archaeologist carried out a visual assessment of the remains. Remains from part of a human leg bone (femur) were discovered along with other animal bones including kuri (polynesian dog), ling (fish) as well as moa. The presence of moa fragments meant the bones were estimated to date from before the year 1500. John Moore, the city council’s three waters and waste planning delivery manager, said the find was important. “We have taken every step possible to ensure the bones are properly protected and treated in a culturally appropriate way.” Monitoring will continue.

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Lyn Carson Our People Familiar face retires after 32 years After 32 years working in the office at Lyttelton Main and then Lyttelton Primary School, Lyn Carson felt it was the right time to retire. She talks to Sarla Donovan about her long affiliation with the schools Have you always lived in Lyttelton? Almost. I Lived in Lyttelton St, Spreydon, from birth to three months. Then my great grandmother died and we shifted over the hill to Lyttelton to look after my great grandfather. Dad worked on the harbour board and mum was at home looking after us four kids. One brother is still here and I’ve got a sister in Ashburton. When did you start working at Lyttelton Main School? I started in 1985 as a relieving secretary. I was parent helper in the classroom when my youngest child started the year before that. And I was made permanent in 1986. What did your job involve then? Everything – anything the children need, looking after sick kids, the cash coming in, prep for

FAMILY: Lyn Carson (right) with her colleagues Rita Norris and Lyttelton Primary School principal Brendan Wright.

teachers, banking, lunch orders. Never had two days the same. We had some amazing fundraising ventures at that stage. Our principal at the time, Bryon Porteous, got permission to reproduce an 1886 John Gibb print and several others which we sold

as a fundraiser for the school. It bought lots of extra things – music keyboards, some extra reading recovery time. Then we got together with rotary and held classic car racing around the streets and down onto the waterfront. I think we had two or

three of those. We bought an old education board bus, which we used to ferry kids, who’d never even been through the tunnel at that stage, into town for different events. We bought tents and yachts and canoes with the funds raised. We built a garage for the

bus. I got involved in all those sorts of things. Lots of work but lots of fun. I’m trying to picture a pack of classic cars racing around the streets of Lyttelton. It was just amazing. The cars went down the road from Norwich Quay to the waterfront at the base of No 7 wharf (that road runs over the top of the rail tunnel.) Then along the waterfront, up and over the overhead bridge, up Oxford St, left into London St, left down Canterbury St and along Norwich Quay, before heading back down onto the waterfront. It was a lot of work because we had to get all the safety gear, there were straw bales everywhere, and big crowds of people. You’d never get that now, with the health and safety regulations. There must be a few other things that have changed over the past 32 years? Technology. When I first started we were using Bandas, with methylated spirits printed onto newsprint. And Gesteners – we had an old manual one which used to get black ink under your fingernails. If you made a mistake you had to paint nail polish over it. I remember the fight to get our first photocopier.

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of service to Lyttelton schools The school committee chair thought it would make lazy teachers – it was incredible. We raised the funds and managed to get one, it was a very basic little machine, used to be in my office and we just gradually went from there. I remember getting my first electric type writer, I thought it was Christmas. It’s all computers now, which makes the job a lot easier, everything‘s linked. The kids seem to come in more competent now too. They used to be quite timid. Maybe because of better early childhood education, they seem a lot more prepared for school. What qualities have you developed over the years? Just being adaptable probably – no two days are ever alike, you take what’s thrown at you. I’ve grown with the job, I didn’t have any computer skills at all, they weren’t part of my life, but I’ve got a lot more confident. I think my colleagues would describe me as reliable. I try to treat others as I like to be treated. Are there any days that stand out for you? February 22, 2011. That would be the worst day of my whole time at school. I was talking to my mum on the phone at the time – something made me ring – next thing all hell broke loose.

CLASS: Lyn Carson, second row seventh from the left, in 1962. Her future husband Ken is behind her in the striped jersey. Her teacher Bryon Porteous became principal at Lyttelton Main School.

You felt like you were climbing out of your office, there were files all over the place. Everyone was in a state of disbelief and shock. The principal, John Thawley, was amazing. He must have been stressed out himself and the teachers, to see them out in the middle of the playground, away from all the danger spots with a guitar and singing, just trying to keep the children going. I really took my hat off to them at that stage; I was a bit worse for wear. It was horrible. You didn’t know what we were going home to – we could see dust coming up the hill from a place down the

road where the bricks had gone. You could see the church, Holy Trinity, had gone. It was just horrible, everywhere we went. Tell me about your children; they’ve come through the school as well? My nana was a pupil, then mum, me and three siblings, my husband, my two children Jennifer and Brendon, and my granddaughter, Miranda, is here now in year 7. Hopefully my grandson, Joseph, will come here – he’s only three. My husband, Ken, was at school with me, he always seemed to be behind me in photographs. His father

went there and before that his grandfather at the Lyttelton Borough School – they’re an old Lyttelton family. We got married in 1973. He made a fateful phone call, asked me out on a date, we went to the movies I think. I’d known him for years, used to tease him when he was at school. We’re still married, still love him to bits. And you’re retiring now, what are your plans? I just want to enjoy time with Ken – he retired a year ago. He was initially a spraypainter and then worked for Bunnings the last seven years. When he was

working, we only had Sunday’s so it’ll be nice to be able to enjoy things together. I love my garden, two chickens, my cats. We hope to do a bit of travelling around New Zealand. Just to be able to choose to do things when we want to. We’re going to go away the first week of term 4, just to break away from that routine of ‘now the holidays are over we have to go back to work’. What will you miss about the school? The whole buzz of the place – everyone that’s here, the interactions and routines, being in amongst it all. You move on, a new page opens, another closes – it’s a big decision retiring. I had to re-evaluate my life when I lost my younger brother last year. Sometimes events make you stop and reflect on making the most of what we’ve got. I’ve just turned 65. I can’t believe that much time has gone by. What makes Lyttelton school a special place? It feels like a family – you leave your own in the morning and come to your work family. It’s small enough to know everyone. I feel like we’re forming our own traditions now (since the merger) but it’ll take a while to bed in. It’s like a blended family. I’ve loved everything I’ve done.

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Local Views News Like father, like son

We said: A former Sumner local wants to incorporate a sea organ into new steps at Scarborough Beach – but the idea has so far fallen on deaf ears. You said: Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade’s newest recruit is Tommi Hopkins, seen here with his father Brendon Hopkins, who is also a member of the brigade. Said secretary Sonya Watts: “Our brigade has been lucky to have had quite a few father and son members over the years – also brothers and husband and wives.” ​

Dorothy Colley – I thought I would share with you our experience of the Zahar beach step organ. What a highlight this was . . .

we visited it twice in our short stay there. Just before we left for our Croatia experience we saw a documentary on this very organ. I was a little sceptical but once I saw and heard it was entranced. We visited it on both tides and found it to be both relaxing and mystifying. It’s amazing how the music flows from within the concrete steps. People were sitting there relaxing and many were bathing their feet (of course the water was a little warmer than Sumner).


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Don’t let’s ignore it completely, Sumner is such a beautiful place, there’s not many places in the world where you can you sit on the beach and enjoy the amazing views we have there with the snow-covered mountains in all their glory and the sweep of the coast – true beauty. Don’t let’s knock it and say it won’t work, let’s look at whether it could work. We said: Opponents of mountain bike trails in Urumau Reserve have been accused of underhand tactics after a letter box drop encouraged people to “vote no” to a proposed new management plan. You said: Craig Minehan – Re: The “vote no” campaign, I don’t think it’s misleading. The Lyttelton reserves management committee has been heavily stacked with mountain bikers, very vocal in support of more trails;  a lot of people in Lyttelton don’t want more trails, but the noise from the pro side has been making it seem otherwise. It should be pointed out that people such as Mr Hollister have a vested interest . . . he sells mountain bikes.

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should be made to keep to the route they have been using since 2011. Absolute madness. We said: NZTA asked a Little River group to remove the road signs it made asking motorists to slow down You said: I live below the reserve and don’t want to see it developed further; there are many tracks already and there will be issues with erosion and water run-off.    We said: New steel crash barriers will go up at the site of a fatal crash on Main Rd. You said: Heather Wilkins – Does that mean that at every accident site these barriers will be put up ? How many fatal ones have there been out Templeton/ Rolleston way and other areas? If the barriers were already in place when the accident happened, Bruce Imrie’s wife may still have died. Pamela Neil – Why are large trucks going to be allowed through Sumner again? They

Vicki Jerome – We’re not Little River residents, we live on the far side of the hill just above Barry’s Bay, but we definitely think the sign should be returned. It’s ridiculous and frustrating that NZTA won’t allow the speed limit to be reduced to 50km/h. Its reasoning, I believe, is that only one side of the main road is built-up residentially, but all David Scarlett and his NZTA staff need to do is to park up near either end of the township centre, just beyond the garage on the Christchurch side or just beyond the cafe next to the silos on the Akaroa side, and observe the activity for an hour or two – and this is on most days, although, of course, even busier at the weekend. What is happening is that vehicles coming from the Akaroa side often stop along the roadside, and then the occupants cross over to the many businesses on the other side of

the road, rather than turning across oncoming traffic into the small parking area there. There is, after all, a shop, two cafes, an art gallery, a vet clinic, the Craft Station, a petrol station which one would not want to drive into and block the pumps if just buying an ice cream or pie, as well as the interesting walks around the old railway station and little garden. Perhaps NZTA staff also haven’t noticed that across the road from all this activity is the service centre and library, including postal services, sometimes used by staff from

the businesses or neighbouring residents, as well as passers-by coming from Christchurch. When driving through Little River, which we do on at least one day a week, we always see cars, motor-cycles, even campervans and trucks, parked on both sides of the road with pedestrians crossing the road in both directions, often with children and vehicles pulling in and out, sometimes requiring through-traffic to brake quickly if travelling at even 60km/h, which we already do not exceed. Return the sign. •More local views, p12 & 14

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Facilities important to community Green MP Eugenie Sage writes about two new community centres recently opened in the Bay Harbour area It was wonderful to attend the opening of Sumner’s new community centre Matuku Takotako recently. Student performances from local Sumner schools and the pre-school brought life and vitality into the new building. That so many students were comfortable speaking and singing in Te Reo Maori during their performances was something to be proud. It shows a real commitment to biculturalism by teachers, students and their families. Diamond Harbour recently celebrated the post-quake refurbishment and re-opening of its community hall. A simple hall with a stage, backstage room and kitchen, it hosts

everything from weekend ballet classes to yoga, community quiz nights, film nights and dance classes. It’s great to have it functioning again. Buildings such as Matuku Takotako – the Sumner Centre and the Diamond Harbour Hall, local playgrounds, parks, sports fields, and libraries all help build community by providing spaces where it is easy for people to meet and connect, formally and informally. They are open to everyone, not just those who can afford to pay. That’s one reason the hard work by residents, community organisations and the city council on the post-quake repair and rebuilding of these community facilities, libraries and halls has been one of the most important parts of the city’s recovery. A liveable, accessible city has a sense of identity and strong connected communities. Local facilities are more likely to build a sense

of connection than a grandiose convention centre, or an even larger stadium in the central city. In Europe, the village model – with a town square, marketplace for fresh food, shops, community facilities, and homes within walking distance has led to thriving communities with a strong sense of identity. We want urban planning and Government and city council spending in Christchurch which will create a city where communities thrive. To do that we need more green spaces, a better bus system, more cycleways and urban planning which recognises the challenges of a changing climate- rising seas and intense storm events. •Green Party leader and MP, James Shaw is talking about local issues and building a sustainable economy on Monday, September 11, at 7pm in Matuku Takotako – the Sumner Centre.

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Giveaways with safety in mind Dictionaries popular

Drinking sensibly is important when on the water, as conditions can quickly change writes Jim Dilley, regional harbourmaster I just saw a photo of Gary Manch and his mates on holiday, relaxing by the pool in the warm sun, drinking what looks like a nice, cold beer. Apart from the fact that he was in his Speedos, it was a great photo showing what a good time can be had socialising with friends and a drink. I’ve done my fair share of socialising both when working at sea and when off sailing on the yacht. There has also been the odd occasion when I have had a few too many, talked a load of garbage and fallen asleep. Boating, fishing and hanging out at the beach gives us a great chance to socialise. Making sure we do it sensibly is the key. I have got it wrong a few times and am now a bit more cautious. Weather changes, having to go and help another person in trouble, breakdowns or just bad luck mean we do need to be able to respond appropriately and after a few drinks that ability is hindered.

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It’s best to save the beers for the end of the day when safely ashore. Gary conveniently arranged for 80 large boxes to turn up at my office on Tuesday in his absence, and we had to unload them by hand. Nice timing, Gary. Every year, Environment Canterbury produces a series of giveaways for boaties that help remind everyone about staying safe on the water. This year we have waterproof cellphone cases, floating key rings (in the shape of a life jacket,) sunglass straps and magnetised notepads for the fridge. If you see our navigation safety staff Gary, Tim or Stu around this summer be sure to say “hi” and grab some gear. The giveaways are designed to remind boaties about our

key messages, but we want them to be useful items. If you have any ideas on giveaways we may be able to produce, that are useful, and get our messages on then, please let us know. We had a call one recent Saturday, saying there was a rundown yacht slowly sinking on its mooring in the Cass/ Corsair Bay area. The message read: “Easy to spot, it’s the grotty looking one down by the bow.” Upon having a look, we could see at least six boats that fitted that description. We normally get a few boats each year that get in such a poor condition that the owner abandons them. In some cases, we are able to locate the owner and get them to sort the vessel, in others we end up removing the vessel ourselves. If you see something out of the ordinary give us a call and we will try to sort it out. We can’t fix everything but we will give it go and let you know what happens. Have a great couple of weeks. Spring has been seen a couple of times so hopefully you have all the work done on the boat ready for a good summer on the water.

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Ferrymead Rotary has been supply pupils at Te Waka Unua School with printed dictionaries, writes Barbara Crooks If you’re one of those who thinks printed dictionaries aren’t cool any more, you need to talk to the year 4 children at Te Waka Unua School. They love them. And they use them to build many skills, says teacher, Bebe Wards. They are used as class sets and take-home books. The children are excited when asked to find a word, she says, and like the games around looking up words and their meanings, especially finding how many meanings there are for a particular word. This also helps with their spelling. Knowing the alphabet is a must when looking up a word in a dictionary, so the children are taught tricks to speed up the process – such as looking at the top of the page for clues about the words on that page. These are all useful skills that can be transferred to electronic devices as the children progress to higher levels where technology is more plentiful in classrooms. Ferrymead Rotary has been supplying these dictionaries to several schools in the Bay Harbour area for many years. Every year club members have a discussion about the value of the dictionaries and whether or not they have been su-

KNOWLEDGE: Zahlia Hampton and Juliana Sefo of Te Waka Unua School love their dictionaries. ​ perseded by electronic mediums. However, Mrs Wards says the printed versions are a resounding success with her class. The children are delighted with the dictionaries, which are stacked with colourful pictures and small stories about animals, places, and events. Dictionaries are subsidised for year 4 students in low decile schools by the Bill and Lorna Boyd Trust. Bill Boyd, a New Zealander, was president of Rotary International, the international body of Rotary which covers more than a million members in more than 200 countries. Ferrymead Rotary picks up the rest of the tab. •Ferrymead Rotary meets at Speights Ferrymead every Tuesday at 5.45pm. •For information, phone Kai Tovgaard 384 9485 or Roger Chapman 384 1300.

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Recycled clothes star at fashion show CULTURE: Corban Te Aika speaks at the opening of the Sumner School learning hub, Rapanui. Mr Te Aika gifted the Maori name to the new block and worked with the children on the cultural narrative of the building. The Sumner School kapa haka group also performed.

Learning hub opened THE WHOLE of Sumner School gathered together with parents recently to mark the opening of the new senior learning hub. The school’s kapa haka pupils took part in the blessing of the building. Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson, assisted by the youngest and oldest students at the school, cut the ribbon to officially declare the building open. Everyone was invited to look around the new hub, which will house year 7 and 8 pupils.

YOUNG AND OLD: Sumner School’s oldest and youngest members, Pablo Fitzgerald, 13, and Vincent Norton, 5, helped Ruth Dyson cut the ribbon.

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Part of a working group that’s been putting the show together, Ms Targus has recently been rounding up some adult volunteers to be models. “The local salons are going to do the hair and make-up so it will, hopefully, be an evening of fun.” This is her first time doing a large-scale event – “I’ve been a drama teacher and organised fashion shows in the past but more from a technical side of things.” Now running a business called The Sewing Fairy, Ms Targus said she has an interest in upcycling and making sure things don’t get thrown away. “That’s where my interest came in and it just got bigger and bigger from there.” •A Lyttel Loved Fashion Show, Lyttelton Primary School, Friday, September 15, 7.30pm. Door sales, $10

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Unleashed dogs a risk for Port Hills sheep DOGS MUST now be kept on a leash as lambing season gets under way. There are hundreds of lambs around Halswell Quarry, Mt Vernon, Sugarloaf, Scarborough Hill, Greenwood Reserve, Godley Head Reserve, Castle Hill Reserve and Montgomery Spur Reserve. Matt Rose, a city council ranger based at Victoria Park, said signs have been put up on Port Hills tracks alerting visitors to the lambs, but he has noticed people are still walking and biking in the area with their dogs roaming free. There have been cases in the past where dogs have chased or mauled newborn lambs. “The city council doesn’t close tracks for lambing, but we are asking the public to respect stock welfare. The next four to five weeks are the most crucial time for lambing and it’s important that dogs are kept on a lead,” said Mr Rose. City council reserves are used for sheep grazing by farmers who hold a licence. The grazing is an important management tool for the grassland/tussock areas of the Port Hills and helps to reduce fire risk by keeping grass short and reduc-

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ing the spread of woody weeds. Mr Rose said, if someone comes across a lamb that seems abandoned, it is usually best to leave it there, write down the location and call the city council’s call centre. In many cases the ewe has just temporarily left the lamb and is grazing nearby. If people handle the lamb it becomes harder for the mother to recognise her offspring and she

might reject it as a result. Port Hills farmer Jean Scott is expecting an excellent lambing season this year. She asked people using Port Hills tracks to keep their distance from stock, leave gates as they found them and keep their dogs under control. Fines of $300 can be issued to owners of dogs not kept under effective control and if a dog attacks stock the owner could face prosecution by the city council.

SUMNER HAS joined the nationwide movement towards predator-free communities. A grant from the Kiwibank/ Predator Free NZ Trust will help establish a network of backyard traps throughout Sumner. The project aims to eliminate the main predators of native wildlife and allow the ‘morning chorus‘ to flourish. Monitoring in other predator-free communities shows that if one in five households have traps, predator numbers are suppressed enough to create an urban wildlife sanctuary. Within this sanctuary, the Predator Free Sumner Team Te Manu Waiata (bird song,) hopes to see bellbird, fantail,

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Gardening & Supplies

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to have a drink that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Phone 0800 229-6757

Computers ALL YOUR COMPUTER WORRIES SOLVED! *$30.00 off your first service with this coupon!* No problem too big or small from home PC’s to business networks. PC slow? An end to Viruses, Spyware, and Clogged Systems. Safe secure hassle-free computing. Lost files recovered. Microsoft Certified, MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years experience. Call Andrew Buxton this week on 3266740 or 027 435-7596 for $30.00 off* Custom Computers Christchurch

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. Ph 021 272 0303 Health & Beauty

How great would it be living without these things?

Flatmates LOOKING for a working friendly guy or girl for lovely house with garden in Woolston.$160 p/w incl pwr & local ph. Call Wallis 384-9120 or 021 128 6771

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Trades & Services

DO iT OncE

Do it right FREE Driveways QUOTES Paths & patios Concrete or asphalt Earthquake repairs

All work guArAnteed Brad 021 716 942 www.gardencitydriveways.co.nz

ROOF PAINTING Rope & harness a speciality, no scaffolding required, 30 years of breathtaking experience. FREE QUOTES Exterior staining, exterior painting, moss and mould treatment and waterblasting

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EARTHWORKS

PAINTER AVAILAbLE RAPID RESPONSE, quality work guaranteed, interior/exterior, roofs, spraypainting, waterblasting, ph Graeme for a free quote, 027 318 2614 PLASTERING INTERIOR no job too big or too small, specialise in repair work & new houses, free quotes given, over 20 yrs plasterering experience, ph 027 221-4066 or 384-2574 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655 WINDOW CLEANING “Your Windows are the eyes of your Home”, for a free no obligation quote, call Greg Brown, Crystal Clear Window Cleaning ph 384-2661 or 027 6160331 Local Resident

ELECTRICIAN

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Trades & Services

CONCRETE CUTTING Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605 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 GARDENER Need your home or commercial garden tidied up or renovated or require long term assistance. Phone Ruth 326-6663 or 021 272-0303

PAINTER/PLASTERER Experienced tradesman, quality work, free quotes, ph Simon 027 389-1351 or 03 328-7280 PAINTING PLASTERING Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 022 191 7877 or 379-1281. Website www.swedekiwipainting. co.nz

WALLPAPERING Hung by tradesman Free quotes Phone Steve 326 7176 or 021 239 5879

Trades & Services

Cracked tiles? Dirty grout? Old or mouldy silicon?

Trades & Services CARPET & VINyL LAyING Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416

Brett Ph 03 358 5105 or 027 746 7632 www.groutpro.co.nz

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PLUMBING

COAL & FIREWOOD

Clean Dry Firewood Marcrocarpa, Bluegum, Oregon & Old Man Pine

Free delivery for 6cm truckload or 3cm by arrangement

COAL & FIREWOOD suppLIEs yARD stAtE HIgHWAy 75, KAItunA Lynda or Ron Aldersely Phone 329 6233 Mon- Sat 8am - 12 noon

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Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Trades & Services

• Earthworks • Landscaping • Subdivision Developments • Roading and Maintenance • Farm Excavations and Track Construction

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Bathroom repairs Renovations Leaks Tap Repairs Gas and Drainage

Public Notices

Annual General Meeting The City to Sumner Community Patrol (Inc) will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Christchurch Yacht Club, Main Road Redcliffs, on Wednesday 27 September 2017 commencing at 7.30pm. All interested persons are invited to attend. ~ Alan Christie, Secretary

• Water heater repairs • Alterations • New Housing • Heatpump Installations • Maintenance & Installations • Commercial & Industrial Ph: (03) 359 4523 Mob: 0274 333 458 dke@xtra.co.nz

RE-ROOFING QUALITY ROOFING AT THE

BEST PRICE AROUND Protect your home with a new Colorsteel roof. Call for a friendly, FREE assessment and quote. • Roofing • Spouting and Downpipe • Safety rails • Licensed Building Practitioner

Ph: 347 9045 or 021 165 1682

Email: Robinsonroofing99@gmail.com Situations Vacant

Deliverers wanted for newspaper and circular distribution in Sumner, Redcliffs & Mt Pleasant areas. Are you 11 years or older, honest, reliable and would like to earn money while keeping fit? Please contact Peter 021 106 2037 or petermoskaluk@hotmail.com Public Notices

TAKAHE TO AKAROA ROAD RELAY Saturday 16th September 2017 The event starts at the Sign of the Takahe 8.30am to 10.15am and runs via Allandale, Gebbies Valley, Little River, Hilltop, Duvauchelle, Finishing at the Akaroa Recreation Ground Between 2.00pm and 4.00pm Co-operation of the general public would be appreciated

Carol and Chris

Phone 376 5322 or email chcheast@laserplumbing.co.nz


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