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Bay Harbour: July 27, 2016

Bay Harbour: July 27,

FREE Wednesday JULy 27 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media 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 Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa GRENADIER Best ham in the country in Akaroa • By Annabelle Dick IT’S OFFICIAL. The best ham in the country can be found in Akaroa thanks to this man, Brendan Foster. The Akaroa Butchery and Deli won best ham in the country at the NZPork Awards on Tuesday night. Mr Foster won the award with his manuka honey cured ham and said it was a big surprise. “It’s quite humbling. This is the first award I’ve ever won for my meat,’’ he said. Mr Foster smokes the Canterbury ham in Leeston manuka honey in a historic cold smoker which is more than 100-years-old. “I put a lot of love into it. It’s a small operation so I handle every piece of ham myself. I know exactly what’s going into it and what the result is going to be each time.” Mr Foster had the recipe passed on by Akaroa Butchery and Deli’s former owner when he bought the business more than four years ago. “The former owner always said it was a great recipe and when I took over I refined it and now it’s paid its dividends,” he said. Mr Foster has only been a butcher since 2012 but he has no plans to change occupations anytime soon saying the job is incredibly rewarding. “I love the interaction with the people and keeping them happy - I know where the meat has come from, it’s been processed well and when they take it home they’re going to have a good experience. It makes the job enjoyable.” The NZPork Award competition saw 210 entries from nearly 50 expert butchers nationwide. MEAT THE BUTCHER: Akaroa Butchery and Deli owner Brendan Foster is butcher-in-charge of New Zealand’s best ham. Sport ground rubbish problems • By Annabelle Dick LYTTELTON RESIDENTS and sports teams are “fed-up” with having to clean up dog faeces and rubbish at the recreation ground before they can begin games. Lyttelton Rugby Club president Clinton Norris said club staff have to deal with the issue when they regularly host around 10 teams at the grounds each weekend. “We’ve had days where we haven’t been able to start until we’ve cleaned up the field with dog faeces. It seems to be ongoing – they say it’s up to the owners to pick up after their dogs, but they’re not.” He said that people are reporting that they are getting sick due to the problem. “The problem goes deeper – when dogs urinate on the field you can’t see it. These kids are playing rugby and sliding around on the ground and we have had players get nasty infections.” He wants the Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board to take action and ban dogs from the grounds and organise more bins. But previous attempts to ban dogs from the area have been unsuccessful, and authorities say it is unlikely to be reviewed. As part of the city council’s dog control bylaw changes in September, the Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board tried to get dogs prohibited from the grounds. Community board chairwoman Paula Smith said the plea was unsuccessful but dogs now have to be leashed at reserve. “There has been a problem on the field for a long time but it’s one of the only flat, open spaces in Lyttelton for dogs,” Mrs Smith said. She said it can be hard to change a bylaw if it isn’t being reviewed at that time but if residents are still finding it a big problem they will approach the city council to change it. City council policy team leader Claire Bryant said it is unlikely the city council will change the bylaw so recently after reviewing it. Lyttelton SuperSonic Just got BIGGER! SuperSonicDeals Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat only SEAGERS $ 29 99* 1 LITRE *OFFER VALID WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY TO SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2016. LIMITS MAY APPLY. WHILE STOCKS LAST. AVAILABLE AT PARTICIPATING STORES ONLY. This way to Supersonic Deals! Heathcote Valley 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 Visit: or call 0800 SUPERL (0800 787 375) for your local store. Over 121 stores nationwide, 100% locally owned and operated. Offers end close of trade 31st of 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 18th – 31st of July 2016 inclusive. Please see for details. 42 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton. 328 7744 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