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Bay Harbour: September 20, 2017

Bay Harbour: September 20,

FREE Wednesday sePTeMBeR 20 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media 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 Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Mega season ahead for yacht club HELPING HAND: Ferrymead Mitre 10 Mega’s Tony Franc with the new mainsails. • By Sarla Donovan THE RAIN cleared to sunny skies and warm north-east winds, perfect conditions for Christchurch Yacht Club’s season opener on Saturday afternoon. The formal launch got under way at noon with an update on recent developments at the club, the raising of the club flag, a glass of champagne and a light lunch. Competition followed at 1pm with about 40 boats racing on the day. Six bright orange mainsail sets donated by Ferrymead Mitre 10 Mega could be spied bobbing out on the water. The sails on the club’s optimist boats, used for learn to sail classes, were old and worn out so Mitre 10 offered to replace them, said club commodore Richard Ineson. “These new ones are nice and bright, good for training. When the boats go out, they’re easy to distinguish.” Numbers at the opening event were excellent, he said. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS After a fall-off in membership following the earthquakes, numbers had stabilised and were now in a growth pattern. Learn to sail classes start next week and were full. The recent success of Team New Zealand’s campaign had helped to bring the sport of yachting back to the forefront. •Turn to page 8 Residents fired up over footpath parking fines • By Sarla Donovan RICHMOND HILL Rd residents are being ticketed by city council staff for parking on the footpath – and some have taken umbrage at the move. Brian Anderson has lived on the road for 35 years and says residents have always parked on the footpath out of courtesy and necessity. He told Bay Harbour News he was surprised to receive a $40 ticket out of the blue last month for something he’s always done. “Everyone who lives on, or visits, the lower to middle sections of Richmond Hill Road parks on the footpath,” Mr Anderson said. “It’s too narrow not to. By parking clear of the footpath, the road is needlessly narrowed and obstructed, greatly increasing the risk of an accident.” Mr Anderson believed this had been accepted by both residents and the city council. However, earlier this month, he was ticketed twice and his neighbour also received one. •Turn to page 3 We’ve been trusted to look after hundreds of properties all over Christchurch. You can trust us to look after your’s too. Property Manager of the Year NZ 2015/16 Ray Hastie Manager 027 448 8225 Paula Hastie Assistant Property Manager Local Experts – Citywide Knowledge Phone (03) 331 6755 www.propertymanagementchristchurch.com Chloe McGill Property Manager 021 914 332 Rebekah Whalley Accounts Administrator 03 331 6755 Abbey Nolan Property Manager 027 379 5021 Nominated for Ray White New Zealand Property Management Office of the Year, 2016/17 Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) 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 Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd