11 months ago

Bay Harbour: November 01, 2017

Bay Harbour: November 01,

FREE Wednesday nOVeMBeR 1 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E: deb.beesley LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Developer to revisit plans for Church Bay complex OUTDATED: Trevor Holdstock, senior station officer at Little River Fire Station with the 30-year-old appliance. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Worry over firefighting capacity • By Sarla Donovan FIREFIGHTERS and residents are worried the Little River Fire Brigade won’t have enough water to fight blazes this summer. The brigade’s modern fire tanker was replaced with a smaller, 30-year-old vehicle when Fire and Emergency New Zealand replaced the New Zealand Fire Service on July 1 this year. “Some city council assets were taken from (rural) stations so that Christchurch would retain its best assets,” said Little River Fire Brigade chief fire officer David Irving. Little River’s “practically new” water tanker was replaced with a 30-year-old one which is slower and carries less water. “We take the vehicle as our water supply but we now have decreased capacity – 1500 litres less – and we can’t get it there in a timely fashion . . . I don’t know if it’s the gearbox ratios or the engine, or its weight, but the combination of all of those – it’s not an emergency tanker, it’s a tanker.” •Turn to page 7 • By Sarla Donovan COMMUNITY concern over a shopping and entertainment complex in Church Bay has forced a rethink on how it will look. Spence Developments wants to build a supermarket and 111-space car park, four shops, a cafe and a 30-seat cinema at 139- 143 Marine Drive, behind the On the Spot store. The Church Bay Neighbourhood Association has expressed misgivings about whether the building would fit in to the semi-rural environment. Corrugated iron, timber or stone were suggested as alternatives to the proposed tilt-slab construction materials. Association secretary Pat Pritchett said they had been in touch with Spence Developments to give their feedback. She was pleased at the designs would now be revisited. “I hope they’re looking at not using tilt slab as part of that. It’s good to know they’ve listened to the community and I hope they continue to do so,” she said. •Turn to page 4 Latest Properties For Sale 4 Menzies Street, Sumner - Auction 4 2 1 1/138 Esplanade - BEO $725,000 2 1 Simon Standeven 0274 304 691 Paula Standeven 027 547 2852 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead | /TheStandevens 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 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