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Bay Harbour: April 19, 2017

Bay Harbour: April 19,

FREE Wednesday aPRIL 19 2017 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 Historic buildings reopen • By Caitlin Miles IT’S ANOTHER step forward as more historic buildings are repaired and reopened in Banks Peninsula – with five expected this month. The historic Stoddart Cottage is expected to open today, while the Diamond Harbour Community Centre War Memorial Hall is expected to open tomorrow. Stoddart Cottage has been closed while repairs were completed. Cottage Trust chairwoman Paula Smith said it was a fantastic to have it finished and she was looking forward to it opening back up to the community. “It’s great to have it opening; it’s sort of weird when it’s closed – there’s something sad about it,” Ms Smith said. Repairs at Custom House in Akaroa have also been completed. It was able to stay open to the public to view during the repair work. It was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The brick chimney was reconstructed in a lightweight method, which included a steel frame and ply bracing to the necessary walls. Internal repairs and full interior and exterior decorating have also been undertaken. Work is in the final stages, RESTORED: Stoddart Cottage has been carefully restored with the opening planned for today. with the house expected to open at the end of the month. Coronation Library, also in Akaroa, was fully stripped on the inside and needed repainting following earthquake damage and maintenance issues. A new heating system has also been installed at the library. Minor works on Governors Bay Old School House have also been completed. It will open to the public at the end of the month now that the deconstruction of the chimney and completion of a new heating system has been done. The school house’s opening was slightly delayed while the new heating system was made compatible with the original 1928 switchboard. A repaint of the interior and exterior has also been completed. More buildings across the peninsula are expected to open throughout the year. Sumner play first home game of the season After three tough weeks on the road, Sumner play their first home game of the season at St Leonards Square on Saturday against University. The team will warm up at Van Asch Deaf Education Centre before making the short run to their home ground ahead of kick-off at 2.45pm. Sumner will look to turn the tides after going down to University 28-38 in the pre-season. •Turn to page 21 PHOTO: ROZELLE MAY We’ve been trusted to look after hundreds of properties all over Christchurch. You can trust us to look after yours too. Property Manager of the Year NZ 2015/16 Ray Hastie Manager 027 448 8225 Nicola Flanagan Property Manager 021 914 332 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 Local Experts – Citywide Knowledge Phone (03) 331 6755 www.propertymanagementchristchurch.com Abbey Nolan Property Manager 027 379 5021 Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) 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