FREE Wednesday aUGUsT 16 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 YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: email@example.com Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Port’s new top cop Residents’ • By Sarla Donovan LYTTELTON POLICE Station has a new sergeant. Craig Prior is the “new kid on the block” following a recent stint with the Canterbury road policing unit. He takes over from Sergeant Dave Knowles, who is now on light duties at Christchurch Central Police Station following knee surgery. Staff are rotated every two years. The 56-year-old (who celebrated his birthday just over a week ago) asked to be stationed in Lyttelton. He has a connection to the area, living just over the hill in Sumner. His parents also lived in Church Bay for a while and he used to spend childhood holidays over there. “I also worked at the station in Sumner before it was closed and I like the community and the type of work it involves.” When he’s not on the job, Sergeant Prior enjoys time in the garden and describes himself as an “avid” golfer. He has a handicap of 10 and plays interclub for Waimairi Beach. Most of the crime he deals with is theft and burglary, but there’s other work too. “We get our share of domestics. It’s not just Lyttelton and Sumner we cover, there’s also Woolston so it’s a fair population base. It’s all the inner harbour out to Port Levy as well. It’s time consuming to get there but I try to get out and about as much as I can, even if it’s just a matter of going for a drive and having a presence.” Sergeant Prior joined the police in 1991. Before that he worked in horticulture, working in cut flower production, “chrysanthemums, freesias, roses, that sort of thing. A little bit different (to police work).” Friends who worked for the police got him interested. • Turn to page 7 PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS speed sign lobbying comes up trumps • By Sarla Donovan GOVERNORS BAY is to get new, improved speed signage, one year after a community working group was formed to lobby on the issue. Additional 50km/h speed limit repeater signs will be installed within Governors Bay and road markings put in place at speed limit change points on the settlement approaches. The move has been applauded by Governors Bay Community Association chairwoman Karen Banwell. Said Mrs Banwell: “This is very positive. We do have speeding issues going through the township – people on their way home and not thinking, just going too fast – so this will be great, just a reminder to go 50km through town.” The group has also been lobbying to have speed limits on the approaches to the township reduced from 100km/h to 70km/h. • Turn to page 4 NUK KORAKO DELIVERING FOR PORT HILLS E W Nuk.Korako@national.org.nz nukkorako.national.org.nz facebook.com/NukKorako.PortHills Authorised by Nuk Korako, 6/950 Ferry Road, Ferrymead, Christchurch.