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Bay Harbour: July 26, 2017

Bay Harbour: July 26,

FREE Wednesday juLy 26 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 Surf clubs to the rescue Sarah Parratt from the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club piggybacks a paramedic on to a property in Riverlaw Tce, Opawa, during the weekend’s flood. The Sumner and Taylors Mistake surf lifesaving clubs were called out to assist Civil Defence on Saturday afternoon after the Heathcote River broke its banks. Sumner club patrol officer Tom Denham said four rescue boats were used to check residents welfare and help with any evacuations, including a family of five and their dog. •Flooding photos, pages 4-5 Skate park workshop positive • By Sarla Donovan THERE WAS a positive feeling at Monday night’s workshop on sites for a permanent skate park in the bay area. About 100 people attended the two hour workshop at the Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling Club and gave their views on what was important in a skate park. Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson said she was “confident” a park would Local Agents Local Knowledge 15 Years local experience 100% Auction Success Rate SOLD For The Past 2 Years Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) be built at the end of the process. “Sumner really needs a park and the city council is being very rigorous, they’re involving the community right from the start.” Sumner was a more popular choice than Redcliffs or Heathcote. Helen Murray, whose 12-yearold son Cameron is a skateboarder, said it made sense to build it in Sumner. “Lots of people would love Anna & Bronny Anna Loader 027 272 7128 Bronny Clifford 021 272 7718 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead to have it in Sumner. It’s a destination for lots of folk in Christchurch, people come out for coffee, to walk on the beach, to eat out. It’s another attraction for families.” Sumner builder Trevor Hone said the temporary skate ramp, which was located in Sumner Village before being shut down in February due to noise restrictions, allowed interaction between skateboarders and the wider community. “There were quite old people down to five and six-year-olds hanging out and chatting. But it’s got to be somewhere that doesn’t affect anyone.” Sandy Buerki shifted to Sumner from Burwood a year ago. She said her 16-year-old son, Simon, had been “lost” since the temporary ramp was closed. “I feel really passionate about it. Simon’s nearly at an age where 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 he’ll be finishing with it, but I feel as a mother and a nurse that sport and movement are so important for young people, just to get that sense of balance.” The feedback from the workshop will be used to develop a list of possible sites. These will be presented to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board to consider prior to being put out for public consultation. Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd