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Bay Harbour: April 26, 2017

Bay Harbour: April 26,

FREE Wednesday aPRIL 26 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: mark.gardner@raywhite.com Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Lyttelton artist to sculpt Richie McCaw Lyttelton sculptor Mark Whyte has been commissioned to craft a bronze statue of former All Black captain Richie McCaw which will stand in McCaw’s home town of Kurow • By Noah Graham MARK WHYTE has restored Gothic buildings, sculpted war heroes and created a bronze sled dog – now he will add an All Black captain to his list. The Lyttelton sculptor has been commissioned by the Kurow Museum Committee to craft a bronze statue of one of the greatest All Black captains, Richie McCaw. Mr Whyte said the statue will be about 2m tall and will stand in Kurow – McCaw’s home town. He is looking forward to meeting McCaw in the next few months to realise McCaw’s character, which will help him create a clay casing for the statue, Mr Whyte said. Mr Whyte has crafted an assortment of statues throughout New Zealand and has work featured in London and Sydney. However, his most notable work in Canterbury is the statue of double Victoria Cross recipient Sneak Preview 69 Panorama Road, Sumner Anna & Bronny Charles Upham at Amberley. He said he is used to sculpting war heroes but it will be a similar process crafting the McCaw statue and the challenge will come from making it as accurate as possible. “I’m meticulous. I do my utmost to get the true character of a person.” Mr Whyte said he did not want to create a sculpture that would reflect anything other than a real portrayal of McCaw. However, Mr Whyte said as an avid rugby fan, McCaw was one of the best role models anyone could have. •Turn to page 5 LYTTELTON PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER hearing aid & audiology clinic Hearing tests | Hearing aids | Wax removal Hearing aid adjustments | Custom noise protection ACC funding & subsidies available @ Lyttelton Health Centre - Oxford Street Call 03 385 6036 today for an appointment Anna Loader 027 272 7128 Bronny Clifford 021 272 7718 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) LOVE YOUR HEARING LYTTELTON | www.staudiology.co.nz