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Bay Harbour: December 20, 2017

Bay Harbour: December 20,

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017 Teacher faces toughest test Sumner resident is taking a cancer battle in her stride. Locally Owned Page 4 Page 14 www.star.kiwi Cricket win to Heathcote Momentum swings from side to side in exciting one-day final. Buy, Sell, Discover. with... Lynton Hubber A fresh approach to Real Estate thinking. M 027 433 4141 Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead - Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008 Fo Shortage of water still a concern for peninsula firefighters RECOGNISED: Derek McCullough was presented with a civic award for his work with the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER McCullough ‘chuffed’ with award • By Sarla Donovan A TIRELESS worker for the rebuild of the Mt Pleasant Community Centre has been recognised with a civic award. Derek McCullough said he was “really chuffed” to have been recognised. “It’s such a nice feeling. Unexpected, but wonderful.” Wishing you all a Joyous & Alistair Both Joy and Alistair are available throughout the holiday season. Alistair Hazeldine Mobile: 027 572 1555 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: alistair.hazeldine@harcourts.co.nz He was among 12 groups and individuals acknowledged for outstanding service to the community at a ceremony at the Arts Centre last week. The Friends of the Akaroa Museum was recognised for its commitment to preserving the past. The awards were presented by Mayor Lianne Dalziel. Christmas TEAM BUTEL - Twice the service Twice the professionalism Mr McCullough was awarded for his two decades of involvement with the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association and for the work he has put in since the earthquakes to get the centre back up and running. World Buskers Festival founder Jodi Wright nominated him for the award. The pair have known each other from the early 1990s when Ms Wright started the festival and Mr McCullough was getting his first Blues, Brews and BBQs event under way. He said it was particularly poignant to be recognised for his work after the earthquakes, as it had been a challenging time. •Turn to page 6 • By Sarla Donovan FIREFIGHTERS on some parts of Banks Peninsula will have to manage with limited water supplies this summer, in spite of scorching temperatures. The Banks Peninsula Community Board last week had a briefing from Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s principal rural fire officer Darrin Woods on how FENZ will work in rural areas. The meeting was originally scheduled for February this year but that was overtaken by the Port Hills fire. Board member Tori Peden said she had been hoping for more specifics to come out of the meeting. “I expressed concerns about access to water in the Little River/ Birdlings Flat area and was told things were in the pipeline, it was just a waiting game.” Little River firefighters and residents are worried property could be put at risk this summer after the city council took back an almost new water tanker when FENZ was created, swapping it for a smaller, slower vehicle. •Turn to page 6 Joy Butel AREINZ - Dip.R.E. Mobile: 021 353 280 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: joy.butel@harcourts.co.nz www.harcourtsferrymead.co.nz Four Grenadier Seasons Ferrymead Realty Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ is a Licensed Agent Under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 GET YOUR ENTERTAINMENT AREA SORTED FOR CHRISTMAS See our ad on page 15 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306 mitre10mega.co.nz