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6 Tuesday November 7 2017 Latest Christchurch news at News Hillmorton students put on show for young and old • By Emily O’Connell HILLMORTON HIGH students have been entertaining audiences in Wigram and Halswell. The year 7 and 8 kapa haka group joined students from the school’s upland unit to perform for Summerset at Wigram Retirement Village residents. The orchestral group played at the Halswell Primary School assembly. The upland unit is a facility for disabled students with high to very high needs. Two students from the unit attend weekly exercise classes with the retirement village residents. The orchestral group, called The Mix, took out an award at the Christchurch Wind Festival. Some of the group’s members used to attend Halswell Primary. Hillmorton High teacher Eleanor Sim said the Halswell pupils loved the performance and joined in with the clapping and singing. She said thanked Cherise Jones, who teaches at both Halswell and Hillmorton High schools and conducts The Mix. U-turn on ferry terminal bus stop plan • By Sarla Donovan THE DIAMOND Harbour ferry terminal will retain two bus stops after a U-turn from the Lyttelton Port Company. But it’s not budging on a decision not to provide a dedicated pick-up/drop-off zone. The LPC has been under pressure from community groups over a move to reduce bus parking spaces Peter Davie from three to one and not provide a public drop-off zone, as part of its staff car park development on Jetty 2. LPC chief executive Peter Davie said last week he had “listened to the concerns expressed by the Diamond Harbour Community Association and the Banks Peninsula Community Board about the negative impact reducing the bus service to one stop would have on people using the ferry. We have decided to retain two bus stops so there is no change to the 28 bus service, while the 535 will pick up and drop off people wanting to catch the ferry from Norwich Quay.” REVAMP: An artist’s impression of the ferry terminal at Lyttelton Port. While they wouldn’t provide a dedicated pick-up/drop-off zone for private vehicles, LPC would “facilitate access” for people to drop off goods, had young children or who were physically impaired, Mr Davie said. “Regular users . . . can apply for a permit to enable them to be dropped off and picked up close to the ferry. People who are not regular users, but need close access to the ferry, can phone LPC security 24 hours a day, seven days a week to arrange entry. As a secondary option people can contact Black Cat Cruises to facilitate access.” Banks Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Wilson said the board was “delighted that LPC has revisited its plans.” Stairs onto the Oxford St overbridge are being re-installed, reducing the walking distance to the ferry. “The community has been asking us to re-install these stairs and we are pleased to SOUTHERN VIEW Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk deliver this. We will undertake this work while we construct our staff car park for Waterfront House, LPC’s new operations and administration building. All work is scheduled to be completed before Christmas, with LPC’s administration and management teams relocating from Woolston. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the Lyttelton Port Company’s U-turn? Email sarla.donovan@ THE JEwEllEry ValuaTion SpEcialiSTS Caring for your jewellery since 1990 • Personal service with your professional valuer • Qualified, experienced gemologist & diamond graders • All valuations completed on premises • Validate + Research + Knowledge = Value New Location: 2/301 Lincoln Road P: (03) 332 4233 | E:

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