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Bay Harbour: June 22, 2016

Bay Harbour: June 22,

FREE Wednesday JUne 22 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Rugby icon ‘Hawke Eye’ farewelled in fitting manner • By Bridget Rutherford DIAMOND HARBOUR Rugby Football Club’s co-founder “Hawke Eye Hawkins” has been farewelled. Ben Hawkins, 77, died on June 9 after a long illness. His funeral was held on Monday at St Andrew’s Community Church. Mr Hawkins co-founded the rugby club with former Diamond Harbour chief fire officer Don Cameron in 1968, after moving to the area in 1966. After the funeral, his friends and family gathered for an “after-match” function, like those typically held after a game, where a lot of “humour, recollections and reminiscing” took place. Mr Cameron said he played for the club for many years as a hooker, and gained the nickname ‘Hawke Eye Hawkins’. “He was a great hooker and was highly respected amongst his peers. He just knew his way around the field and knew what was going on.” Once Mr Hawkins finished playing for the club, he went on to coach the junior teams, and later joined the Ellesmere Junior Advisory Board. In 2000, he was named a club patron. Mr Hawkins moved to Christchurch from Wairoa as part of the Maori Affairs Trade Training Scheme. •Turn to page 5 HAPPY DAYS: Redcliffs Public Library sub-committee members Tuula Rapley and Jan McLauchlan were happy to get construction under way at the library’s sod-turning event on Friday. The pair spoke at the event, along with city councillor Yani Johanson, before the site was blessed and the sod was turned. The Main Rd library was damaged in the February and June 2011 earthquakes, and later demolished. City Care will build the new library, which is due to open before the end of the year. Story, page 5 PHOTO: KIRK HARGREAVES ​ Heathcote Valley HOT DEAL! 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 Come in for a visit and experience the difference Number 8 Compost 40 Litre Bags 246152 4 FOR $ 19 88 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 OPEN 7 DAYS 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306