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Southern View: January 30, 2018

Southern View: January 30,

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 Locally Owned A Star Media Event Star Media Life-changing course Being active a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle Summer salmon Light and tasty meals for long balmy evenings Sunday 18 March 2018 Page 6 Page 9 SKATE PARK SITES RELEASED • By Sarla Donovan A SKATE park between Ferrymead and Sumner is a step closer with the release of a shortlist with four suitable sites. They are Sumner beach next to the Surf Life Saving Club, Scott Park in Ferrymead, the old Redcliffs School grounds on Main Rd, and the former Marine Tavern site at 26 Nayland St, Sumner. The four were chosen from a list of 57. Public consultation on the sites will take place from January 29 to February 26 with a decision from the Linwood-Central- Heathcote Community Board likely in April. Sumner Green and Skate group member Liza Sparrow said it was “really thrilled” with the sites. They all had merit, she said, but the group would continue to support a permanent site within Sumner. “It works well with the surf and skate culture, is also good for local business and it adds vibrancy to the area.” Board member Tim Lindley said he had no particular preference. “They would each offer quite a different experience. It’s a case of putting these out for consultation – they’ve all got pluses and minuses.” Board member Darrell Latham said the Sumner community had warmed to the Nayland St site. “Sumner locals have wanted centrality to the village, a place Pack a it ’ s Picnic, Island Time! OPTIONS: The four proposed skate park sites. (Left to right) – Scott Park, former Redcliffs School, 26 Nayland St and next to Sumner Surf Life Saving Club. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER parents have easy access to. I think it’s a good site. (Redcliffs School) also has advantages being central to the Bays area and accessible to all residents. It’s not such a confined site and may attract less criticism given Discover walking tracks, native birds, penguins, the swimming beach and shipwrecks, all on the island that’s only 15 minutes from Christchurch! Start Exploring Otamahua/Quail Island today! it is a larger area.” Matt Cockcroft lives next door to the former Redcliffs School site on Main Rd. He said he would be happy for a skate park to go there provided it was in the middle of the park, visible from the road and residents could have input into the design. People wanting to give feedback on the sites can go to the city council’s website www.ccc.govt/haveyoursay $20 EAR WAX REMOVAL •A community workshop will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, February 13, at the Port Hills Uniting Parish Church Hall, 4 Augusta St, Redcliffs. FREE by MICROSUCTION Hearing Test * 0800 436 574 DEPARTS: LYTTELTON QUAIL ISLAND Oct – Apr 10.20am 3.30pm Dec – Feb 10.20am & 12.20pm 12.30pm & 3.30pm FARE: adult $30 child $15 return CRUISES LYTTELTON & AKAROA ouse of earing