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Sumner’s Ava Henderson won the Teenie

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her way to second place in the junior division,

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Former tavern site

unlikely for skate park


It looks like it will be back to the

drawing board in the search for

a new site for Sumner’s contentious

skate park.

The Hagley-Ferrymead Community

Board has been looking

at whether the former Marine

Tavern site, on the corner of

Nayland St and Wakefield Ave,

could be an option.

But a city council report

that the board will discuss at

its meeting today, says the

red-zoned site would need a

geotechnical report carried out

before it could gain consent to

use it.

The report would include

site-mapping of the true nature

of the hazard and rockfall, which

would cost about $35,000.

A full geotechnical risk

assessment looking at the

specific risk association with

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these hazards would cost an

additional $15,000.

The skate park was originally

planned to go at Scarborough

Beach Park, with Levi’s

paying $180,000 towards its


However, the city council

received some opposition to the

location, and Levi’s pulled its

funding in August because of the

delay in gaining consent.

In August, Bay Harbour News

learned that the city council

had already spent $100,000 of

ratepayer money on the project

after Levi’s pulled out.

The board then retracted its

decision for the skate park to go

at Scarborough Beach Park,

and asked for the report on the

possibility of using the Marine

Tavern site.

Land Information New

Zealand is in control of the

red-zoned land, and the report

said the board could make an

application to use the site for

temporary use, but a permanent

skate park would be off the


The board will decide whether

it is worth pursuing the Marine

Tavern site at today’s meeting.

If it does not want to pursue,

city council staff would continue

to look at other possible sites

between Ferrymead and


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Caring For Our Urban


Wednesday, 7pm.

A free public forum to discuss

the future of waterways in the

city. Speakers include former

Christchurch mayor Garry

Moore, city council planning

engineer Mike Bourke, ECan

groundwater science manager

Carl Hanson, city council

freshwater ecologist Dr Belinda

Margetts and Christchurch-

West Melton zone committee

chairman Arapata Reuben.

Knox Church, cnr of Bealey

Ave and Victoria St, Merivale.

Summer of Fun – Seniors


Friday, 11am-2.30pm

A seniors gathering featuring

music, powhiri, afternoon

tea and a range of afternoon

entertainment. The event is

about gathering the senior

community and involving the

younger community.

Onuku Marae, Akaroa

Le Race


This annual cycle race starts

in the middle of Christchurch at



7.30am for the pre-race briefing

and then it’s all go at 8am.

The finish line is in the centre

of Akaroa, followed by prize

giving on the Akaroa Recreation

Ground. Head along and watch

the racers cross the finish line.

The Star City2Surf with

Mike Pero

Sunday, 9am

The Star City2Surf with Mike

Pero is a fun event for the young

and old, the serious and not so

serious, individuals, corporate

teams, schools and families. It

is all about participation, team

building, reaching personal

goals, and having fun. This

year’s event will have both the

14km event, which starts at

Centennial Park, and the 6km

event, which starts at Opawa’s

Hansen Park.

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Governors Bay Fete


The Governors Bay Fete is an

annual non-profit event which

raises funds for the community.

Last year’s money bought a

defibrillator which is now at

the Governors Bay Hotel for

emergency situations in the

community. Those interested in

running a stall at this year’s fete,

can phone Annabelle on either

329 9268 or 027 222 4604.

Allandale Domain.

Akaroa and Bays Lions

Paddy’s Market

March 26

The Akaroa and Bays Lions

Paddy’s Market is coming

around for another year. Head

along to this fundraiser for the

Lions and take away lots of

bargains. There will be furniture,

collectables, tools, household

goods and more. White Elephant

starts 10am and the auction will

begin at 10.30am.

Recreation Green, Rue

Brittain, Akaroa.


Mt Pleasant: Every

Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, off

McCormacks Bay Rd.

Lyttelton: Every Saturday,

10am-1pm, London St.

Sumner: Every Sunday, 10am

on the corner of Esplanade and

Marriner St.

Akaroa: Every Sunday from

October to April, 9.30am-1pm,

the Madeira Hotel car park, Rue


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Plan to remove containers



Clifton’s Main Rd rockfall

protection shipping containers

could be removed by November.

Land Information New Zealand

wants to begin clearing unstable

rock and earth from Deans Head

as early as May.

It has applied for resource

consent to carry out the work

which would reduce the risk of

cliff collapse or rock fall onto the

road below.

The work would see about

63,300m3 of earth moved from

Deans Head to nearby Shag Rock


Two cuts will be made; a lower

rock cut at the toe of the slope

to enable rock removal, and an

upper soil cut linking into the

green-zoned land at the head of

the cliff.

The work will take place at the

same time as Crown red-zoned

properties on the hill are being


The shipping containers could

then be removed and the hill

would be replanted.

The work is part of the Sumner

Lyttelton Corridor Project, which

aims to make the route from

Main Rd through Evans Pass Rd,

Sumner Rd to Lyttelton, safe for


Sumner Rd has been closed

TO GO: As part of the Sumner Lyttelton Corridor Project, about

63,300m3 of earth would be removed from Deans Head, Clifton, to

make the road safe from rockfall and cliff collapse.

since the February 2011

earthquake, while shipping

containers have lined the

remainder of the corridor.

The city council has put

the plan out for public

consultation, which closes on

March 29.


Will you be happy to see the

shipping containers removed

from below Deans Head?

Send in your views to bridget.


A Port Levy bach that has

been in the Stewart family for

65 years will be removed. The

city council voted on Thursday

for the bach to be removed,

because it is built on a ‘paper

road’. The city council owns

most of the land and has plans

to upgrade it, while Te Runanga

O Koukourarata Society owns

about 7 sq m of it, and wants to

build baches on the land. The

family will have two years to

remove the bach.


A $1.8 million upgrade to make

Sumner more pedestrian and

cycle-friendly was approved by

the city council on Thursday.

The upgrade will see Marriner

St West and Wakefield Ave have

wider footpaths, new cycle lanes

and improved landscaping.

The cycleways would, however,

result in the loss of 25 car

parks. The upgrade includes an

18-month 30km/h speed limit

trial. Construction is expected

to begin in February 2017.


Lyttelton Information Centre

has been granted a 10-year lease

to continue occupying 20 Oxford

St. The city council agreed

to grant the lease at its meeting

on Thursday. Meanwhile,

the city council also decided to

extend Mt Pleasant Yacht Club’s

lease by 35 years.








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Scheme to

stop flooding


A scheme to stop flooding in

Heathcote Valley has been


City councillors officially

approved the design and construction

of a pipeline diversion

for the Matuku Waterway flood

mitigation works at their meeting

on Thursday.

The diversion would transfer

flows from Heathcote Valley

Drain in Morgan’s Valley to

the lower Matuku Waterway in

Cooks Lane.

The works are estimated to cost

up to $2.5 million, funded from

the Land Drainage Recovery

Programme Budget.

Head of Three Waters and

Waste John Mackie said the

city council was working to get

a good picture of flood risk in

catchments across the city.

“These works are a good example

of this. Now we have council

approval, we will look to begin

construction fairly promptly on

some of these works so we can

soon bring greater flood resilience

to properties in this area.

“We will continue to work

closely with the Heathcote Valley

community to keep them updated

during the course of the works.”

Historic Gaiety back in business

Akaroa will finally have one of its

popular heritage buildings back

following the earthquakes.

Repairs to The Gaiety, which is a

function centre and gathering place,

have just been completed, in time for

the official reopening on April 1.

Banks Peninsula councillor Andrew

Turner said the date had a certain


“The original opening of the hall,

which started out as the Oddfellows

Lodge, was April 3 in 1879.”

He will officially reopen it

alongside Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

“The hall has a proud history in

Akaroa, and its closure over the last

five years has definitely been felt. The

opening celebration, organised by the

Friends of the Gaiety group, will also

Safety key to school car park plan


Several changes to parking in

Lyttelton are on the cards to

make it safer for pupils going to

the new primary school.

The city council plan would

see a P3 drop-off and pick-up

zone installed outside the new

school’s entrance on Oxford St.

It would operate from 8.15am-

9.15am and from 2.30pm-

3.30pm on school days, while

serve as a thank you to the community

for their patience.

“The journey has been challenging

and rewarding, and the end result is a

better, stronger Gaiety that will last for

generations to come,” Mr Turner said.

City council heritage rebuild programme

manager Richie Moyle took

a small group through the building


“The general response was delightful

– particularly when everyone got

to see the extent and quality of the

repairs and strengthening,” Mr Moyle


“It’s as beautiful as ever, but now it

has the added bonus of real structural

strength. If Akaroa ever felt a strong

shake, The Gaiety is where I’d want

to be.”

normal 120min parking would

operate outside those times.

Lyttelton Primary School,

which is the result of the merger

of Lyttelton Main and West

schools, is being built on the

corner of Oxford St and Sumner


It is expected to open in May.

Two P5 spaces would be installed

outside No 20, London St,

for short-term parking as well as

school pick-up and drop-offs.

IT’S BACK: A small group got a sneak peak inside The

Gaiety before its opening at the start of next month.

Currently this is P60 on weekdays

from 8am-5pm.

A stop sign would replace the

give way sign on London St at

its intersection with Oxford St,

which would improve the operation

of the intersection and make

it safer for pedestrians.

The no stopping restrictions

outside numbers 13, 17, 18 and

20 on Winchester St would also

be removed to provide more

parking spaces.

The current P10 school day

parking restrictions on both sides

of Oxford St, between London

and Winchester Sts would also be

removed as part of the plan.

Consultation on the plan began

on Thursday and will close

on March 31.

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Rare car to go on display

Hispano Suiza

from TV series

will be at fete


Governors Bay residents

heading along to the fete this

weekend will be able to catch

a glimpse of an Australian

television star.

The 1923 Hispano Suiza

vehicle, which featured in

Australian television series

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

will be on display at Allandale

Domain all day on Sunday.

The series, which first aired

in 2012, revolves around Essie

Davis’ character Phryne Fisher,

who is a glamorous private


She drove around in a red

Hispano Suiza – the very

car that is now owned by a

Governors Bay local.

The owner, who wanted to

remain anonymous, said he

bought the vehicle from a friend

in Melbourne about three years

ago, after it had become the star

of the show.

But it only arrived in Governors

Bay about a year ago

because it was still being used

for filming.

The car enthusiast had owned

the same model about 35 years

ago but sold it, and was always

keen to buy his friend’s one.

He said there were only

about three Hispano Suiza’s in

Australia, and that one happened

to be red, the colour of the

vehicle in the book the series

was based on.

The vehicle is not the only

link the bay has to the television


When Governors Bay resident

Rosie Belton was living in

Tasmania, she was Ms Davis’

theatre teacher.

Ms Belton said through the

theatre classes, her daughter

Amy and Essie became good



Davis’ character

Phryne Fisher in

the 1923 Hispano

Suiza vehicle that

will be on display at

the Governors Bay

Fete this weekend.

Below: Governors

Bay resident Rosie

Belton with actress

Essie Davis when

she visited the bay

in 1987.

“I thought both her and Amy

were very talented, they were

both a bit naughty but they were

both really talented kids,” she


“Essie had the right face

shape, she’s got that look.”

Ms Davis will star in season

six of the hit-series Game of

Thrones which comes out next


The annual fete raises money

for the community, with last

year’s funds going towards a


About 3500 people turned out

last year.


The Hagley-Ferrymead

Community Board will decide

today on new road names for

Greenwood Farm Subdivision,

on Richmond Hill. The city

council is proposing the new

roads be called Oxenhope Rd,

Sowerby Place and Ridgeway

Place. Stages two and three of

the subdivision are currently in

development, and it will create

30 residential allotments. The

board will decide at its meeting

this afternoon.


Governors Bay Rd, Rapaki,

has temporary traffic signals

operating while the retaining

wall is being repaired outside

number 191. The westbound

lane closed on Monday and the

work is expected to take about

three months.


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March 30 to discuss what

is needed in the interior of

the new Heathcote Valley

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Governance Team staff have

been meeting with members

of the Heathcote Volunteer

Library and Heathcote Valley

Community Association to

discuss the finishing, furniture

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Doudney and

Christine Toner,

of the Redcliffs


Association, want

the Redcliffs


Pavilion to be

repaired so it can

be used again.

Future of pavilion

back in discussion


The future of earthquakedamaged

Redcliffs Community

Pavilion will be back on the

table today.

The Hagley-Ferrymead Community

Board will again be

asked to approve the city council

recommendation to transfer the

ownership of the building to the

Redcliffs Residents’ Association

for $1.

The association has been

working with the city council

since early 2015 to try and get

the pavilion repaired.

But last month, city council

staff asked the board to make the

transfer to the residents’ association

without repairing it.

The board decided to defer

making a decision for one

month so a workshop could be

held with all the affected parties.

The pavilion sits at the back of

Redcliffs Park, next to the road.

The city council said there

were already five other community

facilities in the area, and the

$100,000 set aside to repair the

pavilion could be better spent


But the Redcliffs Residents’

Association just wants the building

repaired so it could be used,

and did not want to own it.

It said the association would not

have the means to come up with

the money to repair the building.

The community board meeting

will be held at 3.30pm.

School pool to

reopen with splash

The Heathcote Valley

community will celebrate the

reopening of its school pool at a

special ceremony this week.

The school pool was

significantly damaged in the

February 2011 earthquake and

needed to be rebuilt.

It reopened to the public in December,

but an official opening to

celebrate its return and acknowledge

the community support will

be held on Friday at 2pm.

The pool’s return has already

proved popular, with more that

140 families and households

buying keys for it.

School pupils have been receiving

swimming lessons and

parents have been saying it has

had a positive impact on their

children’s water confidence and


A rebuild plan for the pool

was agreed on midway through

last year, and the community

was faced with raising $350,000

for the repair and the pool-side


It received a significant grant

from the New Zealand Community

Trust late last year, as well

as a significant earlier grant

COMMUNITY ASSET: The Heathcote Valley School Pool will have its

official opening ceremony on Friday.

from the Christchurch Earthquake

Appeal Trust.

Almost $330,000 has been

raised so far.

“The support of the local and

wider community for this project

has been amazing,” principal

Greg Lewis said.

“We’ve had really generous

donations from more than a

dozen local businesses and

organisations, such as the Valley

Inn Tavern, the Freemasons,

Heathcote Valley Preschool,

and the Sumner-Ferrymead

Foundation. And our school

families have really got behind

our ‘buy a leaf’ campaign,

where families purchase a

personalised leaf that will be

attached to a vine mural on the

pool wall.”

Money still needs to be raised

to develop the pool-side and

adjoining green space.

If you would like to donate,

search ‘Heathcote’ on www.

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Response to plans to repair

the stone cottage on top of

Sumner’s Cave Rock:

Marie Stanley: Oh it is so

important. It is after all an important

part of being a Cantabrian.

Yes, I know houses still need

fixing, but it is equally important

to save as much as possible

the character and beginnings of

this wonderful beautiful city.

This is wonderful news.

Response to the city council’s

decision to temporarily ban

freedom camping from French

Farm, Wainui and Ferrymead’s

Windsport Park:

Ian N San, Hamilton: Well

I live on the Peninsula and do

freedom camp, to be fair folk

that don’t freedom camp can

be just as bad.....where we live

at Kaituna Valley, folk dump

rubbish all the time at Sunset

point, and they are not freedom

campers, just everyday people

that can’t be bothered going to

the dump!!

Chris Mair: Some freedom

campers abuse the freedom to

camp places for nothing and

use it as their own private toilet

and dump. Happens in Australia

too sad to say. As to how

much money these particular

tourists spend – err hello, they

want somewhere to stay for

nothing so I can’t see them

being big spenders, like the

ones in the park near home . .

. could be wrong though (and

could be right too).

Gabrielle McDonagh:

Ferrymead had turned into a

toilet, great decision!

Pamela Neil: Who is going to

police it??

Sally Bowring: So that is the

catch-22 isn’t it? People don’t

want them there, the council

says “No” and then will be

blamed for the extra money

needed to police the site.

Sam Caley: About time!!!

How does freedom camping

bring money into our economy

when they aren’t paying to stay

anywhere! Yet our taxes pay for

the bins they fill, the grass they

kill and it makes our parks look

like rubbish dumps or public

toilets! Get rid of freedom

campers in the city!!

Last week Bay Harbour News

asked readers what they

thought of the possibility of the

Stewart family’s Port Levy bach

being removed to make way

for city council and Te Runanga

O Koukourarata Society


Bruce Glennie, Church Bay:

I think that it is grossly unfair

to force the Stewart family to

remove the bach, particularly

when it occupies around 7 sq

m of Te Runanga’s land. Such

a small piece of land, a relative

postage stamp would not make

any difference to their ability

to develop the land for new

baches. The Stewart family have

paid rates to the city council

in good faith for over half a

century, for what, for the council

which gladly took their rates to

now kick them off the land.

As for Te Runanga O

Koukourarata Society, how

small-minded and selfish, they

really know how to kick a

family when they are down.

Mary Wilkie: From reading

this article and several others

lately relating to the bach the

Stewarts have owned for many

years, the decision to insist this

is demolished is quite without

any real foundation as to who

owns the land.

Historically (without being

racist) there were other peoples

here for longer than the Maori,

whom on a technicality, could

be called settlers like the rest of

us as their tenure is not in the

thousands of years but rather

several hundred. Does this make

them the rightful owners of

the land, if so, whom did they

purchase it from? They just took

over. Where does it give them

the right to insist the city council

act for their benefit alone.

As I understand it there is really

only a few metres of land in

dispute. If the Stewarts reduce

the size of their bach then a

compromise would be reached

which would be fair to all.

Seventy-five years is a long time

for a family to have enjoyed

what the Maori claim should

only be for them to enjoy. It just

does not seem a fair resolution.

A reader responds to

comments in last week’s

edition about Redcliffs School:

Jean Cory-Wright,


I’d like to say well done to

Emma Maguire Alldridge: The

Redcliffs School debate is all

smoke and mirrors. The Government

is using an emotive issue

such as child safety to hide the

real agenda.

The hidden agenda is a rationalisation

of schools into mega

schools and is probably money

driven. The school site has been

declared safe by experts. The

school site is further away from

a cliff than Sumner School

is. Both schools are needed in

this community. The idea of

mega schools has been tested

elsewhere in the world and it

doesn’t work.

With respect, the people who

have been writing “safety first”

in their emails may not know the

full story and may not have read

the details in the cliff report. I

admire their concern for children

but they are not helping the

bigger case for the community.

They could also be perceived as

smoke screens using an emotive

shout to cover the background

political hidden agenda.

So please, read the cliff report,

and if you still think it’s unsafe,

then lobby for the school to be

moved to another Redcliffs site,

so that it can continue to exist.

At the moment your cries

about safety are actually helping

the minister close the school.

I believe in the role that strong

communities play, in the overall

development of our young

people. They feel valued in a

small community.

In a mega school everybody

is a nobody. If they all grow up

feeling under valued, they won’t

cope very well with the bigger

future challenges that will be

thrown at us. This community is

fantastic and it needs the support

of us all! So please don’t be

distracted by the smoke screens!

I believe that the Redcliffs

School site has been made safe

and can be made even safer with

a bund. Above this, whatever

the decision about the school

site, Redcliffs School needs to

continue to exist somewhere in

the Redcliffs area.

A message from Redcliffs

School principal:

Kia ora everyone! My name

is Rose McInerney and I am

the new principal of Redcliffs

School for 2016. It is a privilege

and an honour to take over this

role and I am very excited about

leading a fantastic year of teaching

and learning at Redcliffs


I have been a teacher and then

deputy principal here for about

14 years and it is very special

to become the principal at this

important time. Our priority is

giving the children an amazing

2016 no matter what. We

have great learning programmes

in place, a range of academic,

music, cultural and sports

programmes and a wonderful

school production to look forward

to later in the year.

We are very thankful to our

whole extended bays community

for the support that you are giving

in our campaign to return to

Redcliffs. The whole community

and all the local schools have

been behind Redcliffs School

supporting us every step of the

way and your support has been

felt and embraced. Thank you!

At the moment the Redcliffs

School board of trustees are

working very hard on the final

submission to send to the Minister

of Education Hekia Parata.

How you can help

If you would like to help our

school at the moment we are

sending ‘Postcards to Parliament’

over the next few weeks

to remind our key politicians of

these three strong messages.

The scientific reports say that

Redcliffs School is as safe as

any school in New Zealand – so

why does this Government want

to close it? Zero submissions in

favour of closure and 2700 in

favour of Redcliffs School staying

open. Redcliffs School is the heart

of our community and we do not

accept the Government’s reasons

for closure.

We have thousands of these

postcards ready to post, if you

would like a bundle please

phone our school office or

collect some from Redcliffs

Pharmacy or Morgan and Page.

We would like these postcards

to be given to your friends all

over NZ so that the Government

realise that this is a nationwide

issue and that every school in

NZ has the chance of future

disruption. It is freepost to

Parliament and they are already

addressed and ready to go.

We also have a ‘Givealittle’

fund to assist purely with the

costs associated in the campaign

to return our school to Redcliffs.

You can either send in a cheque

to the Redcliffs School office

c/- Van Asch college Truro

St, Sumner. Or you can go

online to make a donation


supportRedcliffsschool or phone

our school office to talk to our

office ladies on 384 3853 and

they can help you further.

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Tell us what’s

happening at

your school. Email

bridget.rutherford@ or

phone 364 7424

ENTERTAINMENT: Redcliffs School’s student leaders have

organised lunch time concerts so the pupils can sit around and

watch their peers perform. The concerts take place every Friday.


and Wongi created

these murals on some

of Akaroa Area School’s



Area School buildings were

brought to life after street artists,

Flox and Wongi, visited the

school. The artists ran workshops

with the pupils, and created

murals with stencils and spray

paint. The project was part of

this year’s Artists in Residence

which brings creative people into

schools to share their skills with

the pupils. It ties in with Akaroa’s

initiative to celebrate and make

use of its local environment and

create ways to visually reflect

the school values. “We’re very

fortunate to be able to work with

Flox and Wongi on these projects

which will not only enhance our

school environment but provide

a context for integrated learning.

This event marks the beginning

of a drive to bring our physical

spaces to life by celebrating our

environment, our vision and our

values,” principal Ray Bygate




MUSICAL: Governors Bay School pupils

have been making the most of their

lunch times having organised musical

entertainment. Music lessons are up

and running, and the pupils have begun

playing for their peers in a relaxed way

at lunch times.

Remembering Feb 2011

GREEN FINGERS: Sumner School pupils Aurora Garner -Randolph and

Naomi Dana were among a number of pupils to take part in Oderings

School Gardens’ Show. Sumner was just one school that took part

in the event held at Woolston Workingmen’s Club, and it received a

silver award for the pupils’ efforts. The pupils had to create a 3m by

3m garden installation. Sumner’s entry was based around a fictional

character in a picture book they wrote and developed as part of the

back story for the garden. The story is about ‘Margaret’ who lives at

Taylors Mistake where she surfs and swims in the morning, collects

shells along the beach and waters her garden in the afternoon before

she has for a snooze in her deck chair. The pupils made a bach at the

beach and created Margret, a life- size stuffed doll. They built their own

planter box and made strawberries out of clay to decorate their garden.

Paper mache seagulls were included as they are an essential part of

any seaside landscape and a worm tower helps to provide compost for

the garden beds.




The February 2011

earthquake came as a huge

shock to everyone and the

days afterwards were a


Thousands of homes

destroyed, 185 deaths and

damaged and shocked faces

everywhere you looked. At

Mt Pleasant, everyone was

sleeping on the field in tents.

Some for three weeks.

Every year since, even

though we had mainly recovered

from the earthquakes,

we have held the Day on the

Hill and slept on the field

again, as a testament to the

earthquake and what we

went through. This year’s

event was held on February


Five years later, and we

don’t need to think about

the past as much now. These

events, however, are for

fun, and have food trucks,

movies, live music and more.

This year was no different.

For five years running, this

event has become bigger and

better and it would be great

to think that next year will be

even better that it already is.

FUN: Andie Scheiwe (left) Eliza

Anderson and Scarlet Wright have a go

on the water slide at Mt Pleasant’s Big

Day on the Hill.


Wednesday March 16 2016


forces closure

of freedom

camping site

Tomorrow will see the end

of freedom campers taking

up residence at Ferrymead’s

Windsport Park and Wainui.

The self-contained site at

French Farm closed immediately

on Thursday after tests showed

the beach was contaminated.

A septic tank had overflowed

and leaked into the harbour,

forcing French Farm’s closure

to members of the public and

freedom campers.

City council chief executive

Karleen Edwards announced

on Thursday that five of its

restricted non-self-contained

freedom camping sites will be

temporarily closed.

Wainui, Addington Park,

Lower Styx River, Windsport

and French Farm would remain

closed until May 31.

It comes after reports of a lot

of freedom camping vehicles

parking up at Windsport Park and

French Farm, overstaying their

allowed time, and the overuse of

the toilets.

Dr Edwards said there were a

number of issues that had made

those sites unsafe for people and

the local environments.

She said the city council took

the well-being of residents and

freedom campers seriously,

and the closures would see an

immediate improvement at the


“The council continues to

welcome campers to the city and

Banks Peninsula and encourages

them to make use of the range

of affordable camping grounds

across the district.”

Canterbury Medical Officer

of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey

said the safety of beach users,

whether they were freedom

campers or other members of the

public, was paramount.

The Freedom Camping Act

allows the city council to issue a

fine of $200 if someone is found

freedom camping, or making

preparations to freedom camp,

in a local authority area and

in breach of the city council’s

bylaw, including temporarily

closed sites.

The city council intends to

review the closures in May.

INPUT: The new Sumner community facility needs an official name, and residents are likely to be able to

put forward their suggestions.

Community could have say

on name for new facility

Sumner residents may get the

chance to have their say on their

new community facility’s name.

The facility, which will be

built on the corner of Wakefield

Ave and Nayland St, is expected

to open next year.

It will incorporate the community

centre, library and museum.

The city council is looking at

carrying out a similar naming

process to Te Hapua: Halswell

Centre, where residents sent in

suggestions, which were then

short-listed, and voted on.

A joint working group has been


What would you like

Sumner’s new community

facility to be called? Send in

your suggestions to bridget.

representing the Sumner community

so the city council is looking

at whether it and Maori representatives

could consult with the

community on possible names.

They would then compile

all the suggestions with reasoning

behind them, before they

were short-listed.

The community would then

get the chance to vote on them,

or the joint working group and

Maori representation would

choose one themselves and

take it to the Hagley-Ferrymead

Community Board for approval.

The community board will discuss

what process to take at its

meeting today.

The final phase of the design

process on the facility is expected

to be completed next month

and construction is due to begin

half-way through this year.

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at champs

Sumner Running

Club put forward a

strong performance

at the Canterbury

Children’s Athletics

Championships over

the weekend.

The competition

was held at Aorangi

Stadium in Timaru

over Saturday and


Sumner Running

Club’s Mimi McFerrier

won the grade 7 girls,

while John Wells won

the grade 12 boys.

Caleb Sutter and

Luca Tracey came

second and third

overall in the grade 10


Sumner sent a team

of 23 to compete at the

two-day competition.

The club was hoping

to hear whether its

athletes make the

Canterbury team this


Let us know what’s

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Email fraser.walker@ or

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WINNER: Mimi McFerrier, of the Sumner

Running Club, won the grade 7 girls

at the Canterbury Children’s Athletics

Championships held in Timaru over the


Sumner surfers stand

out in championships

Sumner’s surfers came out on

top at the 13th annual Canterbury

Women’s Surf Championships.

The champs, held at New

Brighton, drew a crowd and ran for

about six hours.

Sumner’s Ava Henderson, 10,

surfed her way to winning the

Teenie Wahines, and finished second

in the junior division.

She was beaten in the junior division

by Tegen Bishop, of Rangiora,

who surfed back-to-back semis and

finals to win the junior division, and

was a finalist in open division.

Sumner’s Nina Young, Brittany

Andrews and Lucy Johnson made a

clean sweep of the longboard final,

taking out first, second and third.

Lucy Te Moananui, of Sumner,

carved her way through to win

seniors division.

And Estella Hungerford, who

lives in Sumner part time, took out

the open women’s division.

The title had previously been

tossed back and forth between

Alethea Lock and Kristi Zarifeh.

Full results

Teenie Wahines

• 1st Ava Henderson

• 2nd Lily Robertson

• 3rd Sophia Cullen

• 4th Holly Campbell


• 1st Tegen Bishop

CLEAN SWEEP: Brittany Andrews came second in the longboard

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• 2nd Ava Henderson

• 3rd Janee Armstrong

• 4th Ashley Cullen


• 1st Lucy Te Moananui

• 2nd Sarah Armstrong-Park

• 3rd Brooke Frew

• 4th Julie Sparrow


• 1st Nina Young

• 2nd Brittany Andrews

• 3rd Lucy Johnson

• 4th Katherine Edyvean


• 1st Estella Hungerford

• 2nd Janee Armstrong

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IN MEMORY: The Des Lyons Memorial Day on Sunday saw two games played, with almost $2000 raised for the Sumner Cricket Club.

​Wickets tumble in final match

Sumner’s senior A cricket team

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final game against Heathcote on


Sumner bowled first, and after

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Heathcote pushed on to score

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Sumner’s Brendon Wellington

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Heathcote’s bowlers initially

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Sumner recovered, however,

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107 with Wellington posting an

important half century.

That left Sumner only 20

minutes to bowl at Heathcote

before the day ended.

Sumner managed to get

themselves back in the game

by picking up four wickets for

13 runs, with all-rounder Tom

Gooday taking three wickets.

The match will continue this


Sumner also held its annual Des

Lyons Memorial Day on Sunday,

which saw two games played in

memory of Sumner identity and

lifetime cricket club member,

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The Sumner Invitational 11

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March edition of Consumer

magazine, to conincide with

World Salt Awareness Week.

Excessive sodium from

the salt in our diet can lead to

high blood pressure, a major

risk factor for stroke, and

creating a taste for too much

salt early in life can

predispose children to

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acquire a

taste for salt

at a young


more salt in our diet than we

need and create a taste for it

that can lead to overconsumption.

If we start our

children on fresh, natural

food instead of salty

processed snacks we do them

the greatest favour.”


Rotorua, so he will enter the

‘Rotorua Marathon



Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

Consumer highlights

many of the conveniently

pre-packed snacks that are

so handy for lunchboxes, but

so full of salt. Chippies, minipretzels

and crackers are top


Foods that may be

thought of as ‘fresh’ such as

cheese, ham and other

cooked or cured meats are

also processed using salt.

Spreads like Vegemite or

peanut butter can also be

very salty. Even sweet foods

When Bill Richardson runs the Survivors Club’. You have

Rotorua Marathon onWhakamaharatanga April 30 it to have completedo thiste Motu mō te Rū o Waitaha

will be his 307th marathon. event 15 times to be a club

The 64-year-old Invercargill member.

school teacher has quietly

“It will be as good as gold

clocked up this amazing feat to be in the club,” he says.

with his feet and barely told a Richardson loves the


Rotorua event because “it

When he ran his 300th

has a bit of town, hills and

marathon at the Buller Gorge country”. He also loves that

the Marathon Canterbury in February earthquake he National it’s a big river event - the with Memorial a lot ofWall on the south

Memorial celebrated will by provide eatinga cake place with to reflect history. bank and a reflective space on the

on run the friends. events that changed Canterbury Elite north athletes, bank.

forever, Thepaying 2016 Rotorua respect Marathon to the 185 people international runners to FUN RUN: Bill Richardson, left, tackles the

who willlost be atheir cause lives of celebration,

as a result of the everyday the north runners bank love was it. completed



Marathon with friends Kiri Price,

too. It will be 15th lap of Lake But of course, he admits centre, and Graeme Tindall.

A place to reflect, remember and pay respect

earthquake on 22 February 2011. It will

also acknowledge the shared experience

of the Canterbury community and

recognise the huge support received

from the many organisations that

assisted with the recovery operation.

the site of the Memorial is on a stretch

of the Ōtākaro/avon River between

Montreal Street and Rhododendron

Island. the site covers both banks of the

Memorial designer -

Grega Vezjak

Following the anonymous Call for Ideas

to Remember process, Grega Vezjak’s

Memorial Wall design was selected in

May 2015 for the Canterbury earthquake

National Memorial.

Grega lives in Bilje, Slovenia with his wife

and three children.

22 February, on the fifth anniversary

of the Christchurch earthquake. this

peaceful space, with established trees

and a curved seat along the path edge,

invites visitors to sit, take a stroll closer

to the rivers’ edge and privately reflect.

From here, visitors can also watch the

construction of the Memorial Wall on

the other side of the river, and will enjoy

a great view of the Wall from this space,

once complete. ■

He studied architecture at Ljubljana

university, and acknowledges the beauty

of the city and the works of Slovenian

architects which have all contributed to

his architectural style. Grega’s work has

won numerous design and architecture

awards, both locally and internationally.

Grega is honoured his design was

selected for the Memorial. From

Bilje, and during his frequent visits to

Christchurch, Grega is working with a

View of the completed reflective space

on the Memorial north bank, looking west

toward Montreal Street

wide range of

people including

bereaved families,

the seriously

injured, first

responders and

the Memorial

project team to

finalise his vision

for the Memorial

Wall. ■

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last 10km is always He fuels his marathon


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marathon was in

and banana, topped with

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marathons and several start too fast and “enjoy it”.

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process which lead to the selection of the

Memorial Wall design.

Memorial Wall


Further work is now taking place on the finer

design detail, including how acknowledgement

of the seriously injured and first responders,

the experience and loss to the community, and

events that occurred on 22 February 2011 will

be expressed at the site.

a comprehensive process is also underway to

ensure the names of the 185 people who lost

their lives in the earthquake will be arranged

in a way that is meaningful to their loved ones.

the names will be inscribed into the stone of

the Memorial Wall.

Construction of the Wall is due to begin within

the coming month and will be ready for official

dedication on 22 February 2017. this day will

mark the completion of an important memorial

for all those touched by the 22 February 2011

Christchurch earthquake. ■

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2 Tbsp oyster or hoisin sauce

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2 Tbsp canola oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 Tbsp water


Cut each eggplant in half

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Meanwhile, lightly toast the

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Garnish with parsley.

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flour in another bowl and season

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rounds. Seed the chillies if

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chopped parsley to garnish

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I also like their adaptability, all

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However, station wagons aren’t

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so much that they aren’t any

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but traditional wagon buyers are

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and, as a consequence, car

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manufacturing resources to cater

for that demand.

However, Ford are capitalising

in a market where traditional station

wagons are a preferred choice,

and the ever-versatile Focus is

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it is still available in wagon form

alongside its hatchback stablemate.

The mid-size Focus Trend is

FORD FOCUS WAGON: Versatility, performance and outstanding fuel economy.

only available here in two specifications

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2-litre diesel. The evaluation car

was the latter and it would be

my choice anyway, it is a capable

car and, what’s more, it has

fuel usage figures to envy. Ford

claim an outstanding 4.4-litre per

100km (65mpg) combined cycle.

The trip computer readouts hovered

around 5.6l/100km (50mpg)

during my testing time, with a

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at a steady 100km/h (engine

speed 1600rpm). If you add in

its 60-litre fuel tank, distances

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economy that makes diesel power

so attractive along with having a

dynamic driving experience.

Ford also claims healthy

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torque figures from the turbocharged

twin-camshaft unit. These

combine to produce a solid flow

of energy, there’s just a hint of lag

at initial take-off but that is minor.

Power is directed through a

six-speed automatic gearbox.

Ford labels this transmission as

Powershift, it has an appealing

gear-lever mounted button which

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One of the Focus’ greatest

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by the inclusion of the

wagon section. It has long had a

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and nothing has changed.

The Trend wagon is divine in

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where constant communication

from the fully independent suspension

is transmitted in-cabin.

while the jolts that often make up

travel in Christchurch are well


Price: Ford Focus Trend

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Dimensions: Length,4556mm;

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Configuration: Four-cylinder,

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400Nm, six-speed automatic.

Performance: 0-100km/h,


absorbed, comfort has been a high

manufacturing priority.

The Trend diesel lists here at

$39,840 ($33,840 petrol). For

that money you get a whole host

of items which characterise Ford

product. Features of note include

satellite navigation, voice recognition

infotainment and communication,

automatic stop-start,

and cruise control with speed


When I was out testing I spotted

two Focus wagons sign-written

for a company which is heavily

involved in the Christchurch

rebuild. The Focus in this form is

tailor-made for the fleet market

and will score many sales there

given there isn’t a lot of competition

– especially diesel powered.

Yet it is also a sensible choice

for the private buyer, I would

have no hesitation owning one –

one single trip to Mitre 10 Mega

was enough to remind me how

practical the traditional station

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Historic drawings

in care at library

Some of Canterbury’s historic

architectural drawings are being

preserved, thanks to renowned

architect Sir Miles Warren.

Sir Miles donated some of

well-known architect Cecil

Wood’s drawings to the

Macmillan Brown Library last


Canterbury University

interns Jessica Nawisielski,

Harriet Litten and Hamish

Petersen have been employed to

conserve and catalogue the


The drawings that have been

preserved include buildings

that were lost and damaged in

the Canterbury earthquakes,

including Bishopscourt, St

Barnabas Anglican Church

in Fendalton, St Barnabas

Anglican Church in Woodend

and the Memorial Church St

Paul’s at Tai Tapu.

The three interns have been

painstakingly cleaning and

repairing 232 drawings under the

guidance of paper conservator

Lynn Campbell.

One of the student interns,

Hamish Petersen, said it had

been an privilege to be part of

the project.

PRESERVATION: Governors Bay resident Sir Miles Warren, trustee Dr

Ian Lochhead, student intern Jessica Nawisielski and trustee Dr Jessica

Halliday inspect one of the Cecil Wood drawings in the Macmillan

Brown Library.

“I have learnt so much in the

short time I’ve been involved.

This internship is no doubt

a unique opportunity for an

undergraduate student to have

and adds a pretty valuable

element to all the learning I

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Kiwi kids, entertaining around

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Variety story.

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Mr Drake signs up every year

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will be joined by Christchurch

Airport’s Top Gun team in an

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