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Bay Harbour: February 07, 2018

Bay Harbour: February 07,

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 2018 Nostalgia Festival Take a trip down memory lane Locally Owned Page 4 Page 16 Purple pest Infestation of loosestrife has been found in Prices Valley 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 Follow Queenstown: Ban freedom campers Yacht club chief wants same for Akaroa • By Sarla Donovan A PUSH to prohibit freedom camping within Akaroa township is gaining momentum after Queenstown announced a ban at two hot spots. Akaroa Yacht Club commodore Howard Wilson wants the city council to follow Queenstown’s lead after Mayor Howard Wilson Jim Boult last month announced a ban at popular Lake Hayes and the Shotover Delta. Dr Wilson said he is keen to see the same happen in Akaroa. He will make a deputation to the Banks Peninsula Community Board later this month – and had originally planned to speak about the need for better enforcement. But following Queenstown’s move, he will now be seeking a complete ban. It comes after photographs were sent to the city council documenting faeces and toilet paper at the entry to a local park and campers spotted washing dishes and clothing at a public fountain in the Akaroa recreation area. “I’ve never been aware of it being so bad – not just in Akaroa but everywhere,” Dr Wilson said. “When people are flagrantly abusing the area, it affects tourism and health. It does have health and safety issues. I think they need to look seriously at banning it.” Freedom campers are already prohibited at French Farm, Wainui and Children’s Bay, but fully self-contained camper vans can park at the Akaroa Sports Complex, the Akaroa Yacht Club and the Akaroa Lighthouse for a maximum of two days. Dr Wilson has support from Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner, who said he would like to see the prohibition extended to the yacht club and lighthouse sites. •Turn to page 7 2/14 Bay View Road, Redcliffs This extensively renovated 2 level home will astonish both with its superb modern indoor/ outdoor flow and with the versatility of its layout. An inspiring home for the dedicated entertainer with motivated vendors highly receptive to all serious offers. Deadline Sale Closing 3pm on Wednesday 21 February (unless sold prior) Open Homes Thursday 5:00-6:00pm Sunday 2:30-3:30pm or by appointment Simon Standeven 0274 304 691 Paula Standeven 027 547 2852 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead | /TheStandevens 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd