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Bay Harbour: June 08, 2016

Bay Harbour: June 08,

FREE Wednesday JUne 8 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull Michelle Ward List with me and you’ll have my undivided attention. If you’re looking for a salesperson who’ll take the time to get to know you and your real estate needs, will communicate throughout the process, and will go above and beyond to achieve a great result, then we should talk. Phone me on 027 203 7858 or 03 384 7950 Email: michelle.ward@harcourtsferrymead.co.nz Grenadier Ferrymead Four Seasons Realty Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa GOING FOR IT Sumner School pupils Cara and Leah had fun when they raced to the front during the junior crosscountry on Thursday. New entrants to year 2 pupils ran the 1km course while their peers, teachers and parents cheered them on. •More photos, p17 No plans to rebuild units • By Bridget Rutherford REDCLIFFS residents fear social housing units on a $1 million piece of land overlooking the estuary will never be rebuilt. The city council has begun demolishing blocks A and B of Avonheath Courts, Beachville Rd, because they suffered damage in the September 2010 and February 2011 quakes. The C block, nearest Beachville Rd, will be repaired and strengthened, although one badly damaged unit is being demolished. Redcliffs Residents’ Association says the units should have been repaired rather than demolished, but the city council says it was not cost-effective to do so. The city council-owned site has a land value of $1,060,000. Residents’ association acting chairman Chris Doudney said it was “sad” the city council had no current plans to rebuild on the site. Pensioner units on Raekura Tce were lost due to the risk of rockfall following the quakes, and Etheridge Court on Main Rd was being sold, he said. “We lost a lot of pensioner housing in Redcliffs because of the earthquakes. Redcliffs would really like to see its social housing balance restored.” GOING: Redcliffs Residents’ Association acting chairman Chris Doudney says the Avonheath Courts units should not be demolished. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN He said the units were on a prime site, and could have been repaired to a usable standard so they could be lived in while a permanent rebuild could be planned. But city council head of housing Carolyn Gallagher said the repair costs were “significantly higher” than new-build costs, but would not say what they were. “Future use of the site is yet to be determined by the council,” she said. The city council wanted to close all the units following the quakes, but residents fought for some of them to remain open, because tenants would have nowhere to go. Eleven of the 17 units at the complex were later vacated in 2013. Both blocks are expected to be demolished by August, while C block’s remaining seven units would be repaired to 67 per cent of the new building standard. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think blocks A and B of Avonheath Courts should be demolished? Does Redcliffs need more social housing? Email your views to bridget. rutherford@starmedia.kiwi Lyttelton Heathcote Valley • Super large range of wines, beers and spirits • Super new extended walk-in chiller • Super friendly helpful staff • Super chiller trailer For Hire inspiring young minds 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website www.hvp.co.nz Come in for a visit and experience the difference 42 Norwich Quay Lyttelton Ph. 328 7744 Visit: www.superliquor.co.nz or call 0800 SUPERL (0800 787 375) for your local store. Over 120 stores nationwide, 100% locally owned and operated. Offer ends close of trade 11th June 2016, while stocks last. Available at participating stores only. Limits may apply at participating outlets. Trade not supplied. Terms and conditions may apply. Available 8th – 11th June 2016 inclusive. Please see www.superliquor.co.nz for details. Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd