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Bay Harbour: April 12, 2017

Bay Harbour: April 12,

FREE Wednesday aPRIL 12 2017 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 1020 Ferry road, Ferrymead Four Seasons Realty Grenadier Ferrymead Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa SHIP AHOY Lower speeds in Little River ‘not enough’ Our Lady Star of the Sea pupil Jack Miller took the helm at Wellington Harbour Museum during a school trip to the capital. The pupils took part in a range of activities while they visited the sites around the city. Wet weather didn’t dampen their spirits either as they toured around the Beehive and other places. •More photos on page 13 • By Caitlin Miles A LONG-TIME campaigner for lower speed limits in Little River is disappointed that traffic will still be able to go 60km/h through the hamlet. Little River Campground owner and Love Little River member Marcus Puentener said reducing the speed from 70km/h to 60km/h wasn’t what the community needed. The Banks Peninsula Community Board has recommended the city council approve the speed reductions proposed by the New Zealand Transport Agency. Currently it is planning to reduce speed from 70km/h to 60km/h on Council Hill, Morrisons, Barclays and Wairewa Pa Rds, where they intersect with State Highway 75, as well as through the township. “We want them to do more, we want the speed to be 50km/h through ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE: Love Little River members Holly Calcott with Lucia, Gabe Calcott, Marcus Puentener, Paul Bradford with Ayla, Laurie Williams and Sharon McIver want to see the 70km/h speed limit lowered to 50 km/h. the township,” Mr Puentener said. Mr Puentener set up a petition calling for the speed limit to be lowered from 70km/h to 50km/h. More than 1000 people signed the petition, which was presented to NZTA in November 2015. However, in a review by NZTA on the current speed limit and an assessment of the safe and appropriate speed through the township, it could only support reducing the speed limit by 10km/h. •Turn to page 5 Driven... A proven performer Alistair Hazeldine Professional, Passionate and Committed to achieving the best result for you. Mobile: 027 572 1555 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: Four Grenadier Seasons Ferrymead Realty Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ is a Licensed Agent Under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 eaSter WEEKEND get YoUr long Weekend proJect Sorted See page 11 for eaSter Weekend SpecialS 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306