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Bay Harbour: November 16, 2016

Bay Harbour: November 16,

FREE Wednesday nOVeMBeR 16 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 @harcourts.co.nz LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER New portraits of a bygone era Governors Bay Hotel owners Jeremy and Clare Dyer have been depicted as the founding father of Canterbury John Robert Godley and his wife Charlotte Godley as a part of Julia Holden’s Lyttelton Redux exhibition. Twenty-three well-known Lyttelton people were used as subjects and had paint applied to them directly before they were photographed. •See who they are on pages 6 and 7 PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Stable power supply pledged • By Tom Doudney ORION HAS promised Lyttelton residents a more resilient power supply by 2019, following a recent outage which left 1600 homes without electricity for about 13 hours. The town and surrounding bays are vulnerable to outages as power is supplied via two lines that sit on the same set of poles running over the Port Hills where they are exposed to the elements. If one line fails it can cause the other to fail due to their proximity. This is what happened on November 5, with an outage affecting Lyttelton, Corsair Bay, Cass Bay, Rapaki, Governors Bay and Pigeon Bay and Rapaki. In a statement released following that outage, Orion said it had a plan to restore network resilience and reliability to the city, following the earthquakes, by 2019. Improving the surety of power supply in Lyttelton was a priority it said. “We appreciate Lyttelton has suffered a number of outages in recent years and we understand the frustration that this has caused for residents and the business community,” the statement said. Orion has been in talks with the NZ Transport Agency over a $1.5m project to improve power supply to the Lyttelton area by installing a new and separate cable running via the road tunnel. Any agreement reached on a tunnel route will take about 24 months to implement. Orion’s statement said that while these discussions continued, it was focusing on improving the reliability of the two existing overhead lines that serviced the area. Further work on this would be undertaken in early next year. Lyttelton Coffee Culture owner Leona Cooper said Orion’s plans would be good for the town. “I think they need to improve the power here,” she said. The November 5 power outage had meant they weren’t able to serve coffee until 11.30am on that day. The Banks Peninsula Community Board received a briefing on the work in August and board chairwoman Christine Wilson said she would be meeting with Orion again to discuss the situation following the recent outage. “I personally felt quite excited by the briefing we had earlier on in the year and the work that is taking place,” she said. Need a local landscape design & construction team? Call Tom on 328 9965 or 027 420 2466. Now offering a garden maintenance service. 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 www.gunndesign.co.nz 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