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Bay Harbour: September 06, 2017

Bay Harbour: September 06,

FREE Wednesday sePTeMBeR 6 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 LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Call for better toilets in Redcliffs • By Sarla Donovan THERE ARE no prizes for guessing what name residents of Edith Cavell Lifecare in Sumner have given this cat – Mandu. That’s because the man holding it in the photo above is one of New Zealand’s best known mountaineers. Mandu’s name refers to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Ninety-year-old Ed Cotter was part of the first New Zealand expedition to the Himalayas in 1951, along with George Lowe, Earle Riddiford and Ed Hillary. The inset photo above shows him in his climbing days. His adventures were recounted in the 2016 book, Only Two for Everest, written by Lyn McKinnon. Mr Cotter has made friends with the handsome tomcat who seems to have a penchant for pensioners. Mandu has been visiting residents for the past six weeks and Mr Cotter is one of his favourites. Another is Denise Brown, who lives in a town house at the retirement village. The ginger fur-ball pops in to see her and her cat Penta. “Cute as a bug’s ear” is how she describes him. Edith Cavell Lifecare manager Mary PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Mandu’s mountaineering mate van der Veldt said there was already a house cat in the rest home, which was probably enough. She wasn’t keen on adopting and feeding any old cat, but didn’t mind if Mandu visited. However, Mrs Brown wants to make sure he has a home. •Do you know who Mandu belongs to? Get in touch with Denise Brown on 326 4955 • By Sarla Donovan THE LACK of public toilets in Redcliffs village is in the spotlight. The Linwood-Coastal-Burwood Community Board has asked city council staff to investigate after concerns from businesses about the public using their facilities. Redcliffs New World checkout supervisor Angela Tucker said people come in “all the time” asking to use the toilet. She said while it wasn’t a problem, having a public loo would be a “definite benefit” for the village. BP Redcliffs manager Robert Jieng said people came in “very often”. He said it was a bit annoying and would “absolutely” like to see the city council providing public facilities. Redcliffs Pharmacy assistant Holly Stirling said on the odd occasion when people asked, she referred them to the library. Redcliffs Residents’ Association raised the issue with the board on Monday. The association said a basic toilet attached to the changing sheds at the sports field in Barnett Park is too far away from the village centre. The original toilet block in the park close to Main Rd was damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. •Turn to page 4 New Listing 82 Nayland Street, Sumner Auction Sept 24th at 12pm on Site 3 1 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Come in for a visit and experience the difference We win the awards, you reap the rewards. #1 in sales for Ray White Ferrymead YTD The Standevens 027 430 4691 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