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Bay Harbour: December 06, 2017

Bay Harbour: December 06,

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017 Locally Owned YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Berths snapped up More than 110 berths for Te Ana Marina already leased Page 6 Page 12 Pet day at school Diamond Harbour pupils take their best friends to school Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) SING-ALONG: Angie Dally has worked at Mt Pleasant Kindergarten since 1991 and is now a local celebrity. She is pictured playing the ukulele to Ben Jarvis, Sophie Jarvis, Emma Brown and Louisa Liu. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Local ‘celeb’ bows out after 26 years • By Sarla Donovan ANGIE DALLY is a local celebrity. But the head teacher at Mt Pleasant Kindergarten has made the tough decision to retire at the end of this year after 26 years of service. Former parent Vanessa Kearns says she will be dearly missed. “She is an awesome lady. Everyone loves and knows Angie – (she’s) a local celebrity.” Mrs Kearns said her two children had an amazing kindergarten experience, thanks to Ms Dally’s ability to tap into their individual passions. “My daughter is obsessed with birds, so Angie had her making a bird feeder at one point. And our son loves music – Angie has taught him to play the ukelele, a skill he now has forever.” “She has worked so incredibly hard to foster a caring, kind, loving environment for all our children. We will all miss her dearly.” Retirement for Ms Dally will involve taking things a little easier – including spending more time with her family, in the garden, reading and walking in the bush and on the beach. “I know I will see much more of my own whanau. I have plans to extend my own vegetable patch and possibly a new chicken or two in the run. There will be so much to do, but first I may treat myself to a few days of sleeping in.” Before starting at Mt Pleasant in 1991, Ms Dally worked at Kidsfirst Kindergarten in Beckenham and prior to that was in the music industry. •Turn to page 9 Kayak business may be back on harbour next year • By Sarla Donovan BUSINESS OWNER Bill Trolove is $30,000 out of pocket after a two-year battle with the city council over compliance. Lyttelton Kayaks has been operating out of Cass Bay for 10 years but was forced to close earlier this year after breaching a rule in the city council’s District Plan. Owner and operator Bill Trolove said he was annoyed at having to fight the city council to stay open. “I’m really pissed off. It’s the red-tape mentality mindlessly applied,” he said. Mr Trolove was storing the kayaks on his section in Cass Bay when a member of public complained to the city council in 2015. Head of regulatory compliance Tracey Weston said Mr Trolove’s business was found to have breached two rules in the District Plan – having an unapproved relocated building (a garage) on the section, and running activities not provided for within a residential zone. •Turn to page 7 Alfresco Dining at its best NOW OPEN 7 DAYS Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner We win the awards. You reap the rewards. The Standevens have just achieved Ray White Elite national sales award. So get in touch with The Standevens at Ray White Ferrymead, and see what a difference award winning service can make. 25 Esplanade, Sumner | Ph. 326 7226 Local Agents, Local Knowledge #1 in sales for Ray White Ferrymead YTD The Standevens 027 430 4691