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Bay Harbour: September 28, 2016

Bay Harbour: September 28,

FREE Wednesday sePTeMBeR 28 2016 379 7100 Prepare to be moved Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull Joy Butel Property Consultant Licensed Agent reAA 2008 Ph 03 384 7950 M 021 353 280 E joy.butel@harcourts.co.nz 1020 Ferry road, Ferrymead Four Seasons Realty Grenadier Ferrymead Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa CHARACTER MATTERS Sumner School pupil Alex raises his hands to celebrate Global Character Day. More than 1000 pupils from Mt Pleasant School, Redcliffs School, Sumner School and Our Lady Star of the Sea School stood in formation to read “character matters” on the shore of Sumner Beach last Thursday. PHOTO BY: MARTIN HUNTER PHOTO: JIMMY RYAN More burial plots needed in Akaroa • By Annabelle Dick ANOTHER BID is being made to make room for more burial plots at cemeteries in Akaroa. The Akaroa-Wairewa Community Board has asked the city council to investigate the possibility of getting more plots in the town again after a lack of progress to create more. Community board member Janis Haley (left) has been lobbying for years for more burial spots. She says telling residents to bury their family elsewhere is out of the question. “This is something I’m really passionate about. There’s no way I think people in Akaroa should have to leave the area to be buried if there’s some way of putting facilities in Akaroa,” she said. There is not enough space available in Akaroa and people are being told they need to bury their loved ones at Duvauchelle or Le Bons. There are four cemeteries in Akaroa, but the French cemetery is closed and the Anglican, Catholic and Dissenters cemeteries are full except for pre-purchased plots or second interments. City council head of parks Andrew Rutledge said council staff have been investigating both the Anglican and Catholic cemeteries to see if there’s any room for more plots and work has been done to update mapping systems and clarify historical grave sites. Staff are also looking at installing a memorial wall or ash interment areas. But he said full burials can be accommodated at Duvauchelle where there is sufficient capacity. “Although capacity is very limited, there is indication of possible space for an additional ashes beam to add some capacity at the Anglican cemetery. Capacity is still very limited at the existing Catholic cemetery, although staff have identified a marginal area that might yield additional space but will require clearance and stability works,” he said. More detailed investigative works have not yet been carried out. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the city council should create another cemetery in Akaroa to remedy the lack of plots in the area? Email your views to annabelle.dick@ starmedia.kiwi We need properties to sell and spring is a great time to list Alison Carter P 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E alison.carter@harcourts.co.nz W www.alisoncarter.harcourts.co.nz 9 12 spring forward “Your best move” 6 3 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 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