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Bay Harbour: December 21, 2016

Bay Harbour: December 21,

Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park We are here Martindales Rd Black Billed Gull Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available on all Hitachi Heat Pump purchases from Wed 25th May to Wed 8th June 2016. FREE Wednesday deCeMBeR 21 2016 379 7100 Prepare to be moved 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 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 Intersection to face changes • By Annabelle Dick WE TOLD you so. That could be the catchcry of residents after the city council looks to do a U-turn on the St Andrews Hill Bridle Path intersection. The city council has developed two options to change the Ferrymead intersection that will go out for public consultation next month. In a post-construction safety audit, the city council’s own traffic engineers found significant design problems they say should have been picked up when a pre-construction audit was done in February 2014. FREE Wednesday JUne 1 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media News Fight to make intersection safer continues tomorrow Heathcote Valley • By Bridget Rutherford CONCERNS WITH a contentious Ferrymead intersection will go to a city council committee tomorrow, in a bid to get “urgent” improvements made to it. Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board chairwoman Sara Templeton will speak before the infrastructure, transport and environment committee about the board’s concerns with the St Andrews Hill and Bridle Path Rds intersection. The board wants the committee to consider the safety issues of the intersection and take “urgent action” to improve the way it operates and make it safer. It comes a month after a city council report criticised the layout of the intersection. A cyclist also received minor injuries after being knocked off his bike there on May 12. The city council designed and installed the intersection as part of the Ferrymead Bridge rebuild. It became operational in September. But in a recent report, the city council’s own traffic engineers found significant design problems they say should have been picked up when a pre-construction safety audit was done in February 2014. The problems included difficulties turning right onto Bridle Path Rd from St Andrews Hill Rd, the speed of vehicles approaching the intersection, a lack of visibility, and queuing of vehicles. Underground cables have been laid so traffic signals could be installed at the bottom of St Andrews Hill Rd, at a cost of $150,000. The community board wants city council staff to look into installing those signals. Residents have previously told Bay Harbour News they avoided using the intersection, and they raised concerns about the lay-out before it was installed. HAVE YOUR SAY: What changes would you like to see made at the St Andrews Hill and Bridle Path Rds intersection? Would traffic signals at the bottom of St Andrews Hill Rd help? Email your views in less than 200 words to bridget. rutherford@starmedia.kiwi 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 www.hvp.co.nz Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 Port Hi ls Rd Bridle Path Rd CONFUSING: Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board chairwoman Sara Templeton will talk before a city council committee tomorrow to try and get improvements made to the St Andrews Hill and Bridle Path Rds intersection. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Receive a $400 Mitre 10 Gift Card with every Hitachi Heat Pump! OPEN 7 DAYS 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306 Residents campaigned against the changes in late 2014 and last Tu nel Rd 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 year before they were installed, which were highlighted in Bay Harbour News. Sara Templeton, who was critical of the original design before being elected as a city councillor for the Heathcote Ward said yesterday it was slow process but she was glad it was now being looked at. Motorists using the intersection have reported difficulties turning right onto Bridle Path Rd from St Andrews Hill Rd, the speed of vehicles approaching the intersection, a lack of visibility, and queuing of vehicles. Said local resident Mike Morrison: “It’s taken a while and there must’ve been that many people who said this isn’t a safe intersection, so it’s good to see they’re doing something.” But the city council pre-construction audit showed the intersection met safety standards. Ms Templeton said when elected members raised residents concerns about the intersection to the city council, it referred to the pre-construction safety audit which said the design was fine. •Turn to page 5 Trophy goes missing after celebrations Sumner are one-day cricket champions for the second year in a row – but they’ve lost the trophy. After a deserved night out, the trophy was taken to Cave Rock where celebrations continued, but the trophy did not return home with the team. After the match the team celebrated at St Leonards Square before moving to a hotel. When it closed, team member Marcus Thompson said some players continued partying at Cave Rock. “Some of the boys took it to Cave Rock in the early hours of the morning and it hasn’t come back,” he said. The side bowled Lancaster Park Addington all out for 92 runs. They chased down that total in just 15 overs. Thompson said the team would like to see the trophy returned. If you have seen it, phone Sumner Cricket Club on 021 290 0989. •Bowlers key to Sumner win, p19 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 I’ve Wrapped Up Another Successful Year We are taking listings now for the new year With a total of 56 sales including 37 Auction sales Lowest sale $200,000 Highest sale $1,440,000 Top Salesperson Harcourts Ferrymead YTD Alison Carter P 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E alison.carter@harcourts.co.nz W www.alisoncarter.harcourts.co.nz “Your best move” Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays GRENADIER