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Bay Harbour: July 13, 2016

Bay Harbour: July 13,

FREE Wednesday JULy 13 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 Safety fence feedback sought • By Bridget Rutherford RESIDENTS SAY new safety fencing to keep people out of hazardous areas in parts of Sumner and Redcliffs would be too high and ugly. The city council wants to install 2m high safety fences along the cliff sides of Main Rd at Moa Bone Point, Shag Rock Reserve and Wakefield Ave, from Nayland to Paisley Sts. It is looking at two different options for the fences – mesh fencing, or a pool-style fence. But residents say 2m is too tall, and want them lowered to 1.2m. Sumner Community Residents’ Association member Darrell Latham said residents believed a 2m mesh fence along Main Rd at Shag Rock Reserve was “totally inappropriate”. “Our feeling is that a 1.2m fence along the Shag Rock Reserve section would be less visually intrusive and our preference is for one which is not of mesh construction.” He said residents believed 1.2m high fences would be sufficient. “Also from our perspective due to the proximity to, and visibility from the Coastal Pathway, it is very important that the fence or barrier be aesthetically pleasing and in keeping with the character and cultural importance of the area.” The city council says it is its responsibility to make sure the fencing is safe, and it wanted residents’ feedback on what option they preferred. The fences could not be easily climbed, and had to be transparent. Redcliffs Residents’ Association secretary Pat McIntosh said a 2m high fence “seems excessive in relation to the risk”. Residents have until Monday to make submissions on the two options. The feedback would be analysed by the city council project team, which would then make a decision on what type would be used. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think new safety fences to be installed on parts of Main Rd and Wakefield Ave will be too tall? Would you prefer mesh or pool style fencing? Email your views to bridget.rutherford@ Pupils take time out for tea Diamond Harbour School pupils Alize and Anika got into character as part of the school’s book week celebrations. The pair dressed up as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts from the book Alice in Wonderland as part of the dress-up parade. Other activities during the week included bedtime stories, a book swap and a literary quiz. •More photos, pg 14 ​ Lyttelton SuperSonicDeals Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat only HIGHLAND QUEEN $ 31 99* 1 LITRE *OFFER VALID WEDNESDAY 13TH JULY TO SATURDAY 16TH JULY 2016. LIMITS MAY APPLY. WHILE STOCKS LAST. AVAILABLE AT PARTICIPATING STORES ONLY. This way to Supersonic Deals! Don’t Purchase Your Window Treatments Until You’ve Talked To Us! UP To 20% oFF Charles Parsons + Ashley Wilde UP To 15% oFF Selected Blockout + Sunscreen Blinds 3 months interest-free. Special conditions apply, offers expire 31 July 2016. FREE MEaSURE, QUoTE & MakING oN DRaPES 42 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton Ph. 328 7744 Visit: 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 16th July 2016, while stocks last. Available at participating stores only. Limits may apply at participating outlets. Trade not supplied. Terms and conditions may apply. Available 13th July - 16th July 2016 inclusive. Please see for details. Dial Style - Call NoW 0800 DEZIGN 0800 339 446 Bringing our mobile service into your home