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Bay Harbour: March 29, 2017

Bay Harbour: March 29,

FREE Wednesday MaRCH 29 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Funding issue leads to job cuts at community house trust Pets on parade at school open day Our Lady Star of the Sea School year 6 pupils Lucy Chapman and Katie Hygate cuddle rabbits during the school’s recent open day. The event was held to welcome new people and children to the area and show them around the school. •More photos and story, page 13 • By Caitlin Miles THE NEED for redundancies and reduced hours to keep the Lyttelton Community House Trust operational has upset staff. Due to a lack of funding, the trust, located at 7 Dublin St in Lyttelton, has had to cut two staff members and reduce its hours to keep running. Former trust chairman Gary Manch said it was “really upsetting” news for the trust. “A lot of people put work into it, funding is a big issue . . . it’s terrible,” Mr Manch said. He stepped down as chairman last week. He said being the chairman was a hard job, and constantly worrying about funding was stressful. The trust’s office faced complete closure, but by reducing hours and cutting staff it has managed to remain open, although it wasn’t an easy decision to make. Mr Manch said he had received feedback from members of the community who were disappointed to hear about the reduced hours, but he said people had not helped to keep the service running. “Non-government funded organisations really rely on funding, you have to pay the rent, running the kitchen, staff and all of that,” he said. Trust staff will be working to ensure people using the service still get the support they need, meals for the elderly and vulnerable will continue and a trained social worker will still be employed to assist people in the community. The trust will work on reduced hours from May 31. •Turn to page 5 NEW FERRYMEAD SHOP NOW OPEN Easter’s hopping up on us Friday 14 – Monday 17 April Don’t forget to order your chocolate Bunny or Egg this Easter. We have a wonderful range of Easter Eggs, Bunnies, Chicks and so much more... Available in either dark, milk or white chocolate. Hop in and have a look! We’ve been trusted to look after hundreds of properties all over Christchurch. You can trust us to look after your’s too. Property Manager of the Year NZ 2015/16 Ray Hastie Manager 027 448 8225 Nicola Flanagan Property Manager 021 914 332 Abbey Nolan Property Manager 027 379 5021 Paula Hastie - Rebekah Whalley Assistant Property Accounts Administrator Manager 03 331 6755 Nominated for Ray White New Zealand Property Management Office of the Year, 2016/17 1013 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead - Ph 384 5285 218 Riccarton Road, Riccarton - Ph 343 1467 Local Experts – Citywide Knowledge Phone (03) 331 6755 Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)