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Bay Harbour: June 15, 2016

Bay Harbour: June 15,

FREE Wednesday JUne 15 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Black Billed Gull Deb Beesley Your local hills and Bayside specialist. You’ll be sold! M: 027 280 8837 E: deb.beesley LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Timeball station rebuild project placed on hold • By Bridget Rutherford WORK TO rebuild Lyttelton Timeball Station has been delayed until at least the end of the year while nearby roadworks are completed. Heritage New Zealand was to begin rebuilding the timeball tower, mechanism and flagpole of the category 1 heritage building next month. But the rebuild project has been put on hold to avoid conflict with the road works on Sumner Rd and Reserve Tce, which are being carried out now. Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team is repairing earthquake damaged retaining walls on Reserve Tce, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Work is continuing on the Lyttelton end of Sumner Rd, making access difficult to the timeball site. Southern Region general manager Sheila Watson said the Heritage New Zealand Board had made the decision to put work on hold to put the community first. “Residents in the immediate area will already be constrained Don’t Purchase Your Window Treatments Until You’ve Talked To Us! UP To 20% oFF Charles Parsons + Ashley Wilde in getting to and from their homes by the road works and we don’t want to add to that with activity on the site.” She said the stone masonry needed the use of traditional lime mortar and render, and would need to be done outside winter to ensure proper curing. “As a result, the timing of construction would need to ensure that stone masonry work could be undertaken in the spring and summer months.” Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board deputy chairwoman Christine Wilson said everyone wanted to see the timeball rebuilt, but the residents needed to come first. “If it’s going to be extra stress on residents up there for me I UP To 15% oFF Selected Blockout + Sunscreen Blinds FREE MEaSURE, QUoTE & MakING oN DRaPES DELAYED: Lyttelton Timeball Station’s rebuild has been pushed back to avoid disturbing nearby residents. think it’s common sense that it’s delayed.” Built in 1876, Lyttelton Timeball Station provided ships in Lyttelton Harbour with a timekeeping service. It marked noon by dropping the timeball from the tower. It was demolished following the June 2011 earthquake. The original residence at the station would not be rebuilt. In the mean time, the site was secure and the heritage fabric which was deconstructed five years ago was safely stored away. A public fundraising push to raise the remaining $500,000 of the $3.5million needed to rebuild part of the original station has also been pushed back. Sumner’s centurion Lawrence Babe played his 100th match for Sumner on Saturday during his team’s 65-31 victory over Shirley at St Leonards Park, scoring a try in the process. In another feat, the previous week Sumner first five-eighth Nik Cumming cracked 100 personal points for the season, and on Saturday brought his total up to 131. Story, page 16 PHOTO: TONY BRUNT “Your Best Move” 2 Semaphore Close, Mt Pleasant 136 Scarborough Road, Sumner 218 Mt Pleasant Road, Mt Pleasant 21 Mt Pleasant Road, Mt Pleasant 226 Main Road, Redcliffs 5 Wiggins Street, Sumner 26 Augusta Street, Redcliffs 4 Luxton Place, Mt Pleasant Special conditions apply Dial Style - Call NoW 0800 DEZIGN 0800 339 446 Bringing our mobile service into your home 188A Mt Pleasant Road 8 Valley View Road, Mt Pleasant 27 Sumnervale Drive, Sumner 169 Soleares Avenue, Mt Pleasant Alison Carter P 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E W We are all sold out – more properties wanted! GRENADIER