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Bay Harbour: July 12, 2017

Bay Harbour: July 12,

FREE Wednesday juLy 12 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 Social media used to dispel crash rumour PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Snapshot of poet’s life on film • By Sarla Donovan A documentary film about Lyttelton writer Ben Brown (above) has won an international award in Berlin. Félix Vaunois’ film Moko: A Film about a Maori Poet was last week selected as the winner of the Berlin Student Film Festival Documentary Award. Described as the intimate story of a modern-day Maori poet, the seven minute film is a snapshot of Mr Brown’s life, exploring how the man and the poet intersect. He was “very impressed” with what Mr Vaunois had made. Seeing yourself on screen was an unusual experience, he said, given the personal nature of the film. “Odd, but not unpleasant.” The award winning children’s author and poet has lived in Lyttelton for the past 17 years. Mr Vaunois said the award was unexpected and “very exciting.” “I’m very proud, but at the end of the day, I got such a thrill working with Ben. He’s one of the most amazing characters I’ve ever met.” • Turn to page 5 • By Andrew King POLICE HAVE used social media to quash rumours a serious crash between Barrys Bay and the Hilltop Tavern on Sunday was caused by a foreign driver. Senior Constable Anita Osborne posted on the Akaroa Buy Sell and Exchange and Community Notice Board Facebook page: “Before there is any speculation about tourist drivers and bad motorbikes, not that I expect anyone would jump to conclusions would they, the driver of the car admits driver error and was very co-operative – and he lives in Canterbury.” A 31-year-old motor-cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he collided with a car on the Christchurch Akaroa Rd at about 4pm. He suffered an “open book pelvis fracture” intensive care paramedic for Westpac Rescue Mike McLintock said. • Turn to page 5 #1 Sales 4 months running. Ray White Ferrymead 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 Paula Standeven 0275 472 852 Simon Standeven 0274 304 691 /TheStandevens Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) 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