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Pegasus Post: December 26, 2017

Pegasus Post: December 26,

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017 Locally Owned Possible site for skate park being kept a secret PHOTOGENIC: Model-in-waiting Hank with Dogwatch manager Pam Howard. • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HANK THE border collie cross is looking for a new home. And if he gets one, the twoyear-old just might feature in Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust’s calendar – but not until 2019. The trust’s 2018 calendars are now on sale, featuring rescued dogs which have been rehomed. Hank, a bright, lovely and playful animal, according to trust manager Pam Howard, has been without a home since October. Mrs Howard said many people had wanted to adopt Hank, but so far the right match hadn’t been found. Hank had been at the city council pound before arriving at the trust, and had some “quirks” she said. She described Hank as “resource guarder” – a dog that growls and snarls at other PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Hank waits for his turn to be a calendar boy animals and people to stay away from an object it might be guarding. “He just needs an owner that understands when dogs have quirks you work with them and you don’t set them up to fail,” Mrs Howard said. •Turn to page 4 • By Sarla Donovan WHERE A skate park will be sited between Ferrymead and Sumner has been narrowed down to four possibilities. Residents will be told of the secret sites before public consultation is opened in late January. The issue of where a skate park is located has been a hot potato for nearly two decades. So controversial is it, that Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board members have been sworn to secrecy over the possible sites until residents living near them are told. Normally outspoken board member Darrell Latham said: “Until such time as it has gone out for consultation we’ve all been advised that we can’t breach confidentiality. I’d love to be able to tell you but I’d get hung, drawn and quartered. “ Another board member, Tim Lindley, echoed Dr Latham, confirming the board had discussed the list but had been advised not to talk to media: “I know what it is, I think it’s good, I think good things will come of it but we’ll just have to wait and see.” •Turn to page 5 Our Sydenham family store is relocating Te Ope Whakaora Opening 10am January 3rd 2018 Cnr Carlyle & Gasson Streets Pick ups call 332 8277 Pack a it ’ s Picnic, Island Time! 0800 436 574 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! 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 Deb Beesley Your local hills and Bayside specialist. You’ll be sold! M: 027 280 8837 E: GRENADIER LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008