WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Alison Carter Your local hill and seaside specialist. Horse sense Teen to ride in US competition Local Agents Local Knowledge 16 Years local experience new listing StunnIng LuxuRy ARchItect DeSIgneD SAnctuARy AS IS, wheRe IS Our People Explaining the dangers of rips on our beaches Page 9 Pages 10 & 11 MATES: Vajin Armstrong won the 62km race at the Tarawera Ultra Marathon, finishing just 17sec ahead of training partner Chris Dunell. Earlier the pair were affected by a mischievous act which cost Armstrong 5min. PHOTO: PHOTOS4SALE Mischief-makers and great sportsmanship • By Gordon Findlater SUMNER RUNNING Club’s Vajin Armstrong almost had his run in the 62km race, at the Tarawera Ultra Marathon, end in disaster after being duped by mischief-makers. Armstrong won the race in a time of 5hr 36min. However, his time should have been much faster. With just over 2km left to run he had a lead of approximately 5min. The 37-year-old then took a wrong turn in Rotorua because arrows and flagging on one intersection of the course had purposely been shifted. “I ended up in an archery range. There was actually a competition going on and I soon realised this didn’t look like where the course should be going,” said Armstrong. •Turn to page 19 P: 384 7950 M: 0274 318 960 E: firstname.lastname@example.org GRENADIER LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 Residents to tackle council over rubbish collection concerns • By Sarla Donovan RESIDENTS concerned with the maintenance of Sumner’s public spaces, including overflowing rubbish bins, will meet with city council staff tomorrow. It comes after a public meeting last week, where a group of 30 Sumner residents met to discuss how to resolve long-standing concerns, particularly about rubbish collection. Representatives from the Sumner Community Residents’ Association, Sumner Adopt-a-Patch project, Sumner Business Group and Esplanade Gardening Group presented at the meeting. The residents’ association will raise its issues of concern tomorrow at a meeting with city council staff and Linwood- Central-Heathcote Community Board member Darrell Latham. They include what penalties might be levied on contractors who fail to empty rubbish bins as scheduled; the frequency of bin emptying throughout 2018; maintenance of public gardens and lawns, and whether the Adopt-a-Patch project can work with the city council to improve public places. •Turn to page 5 100% Auction Success Rate SOLD For The Past 2 Years Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) Anna & Bronny Anna Loader 027 272 7128 Bronny Clifford 021 272 7718 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead 21 Koromiko Crescent, Diamond Harbour – auction alistair Hazeldine Mobile: 027 572 1555 | Phone: 03 384 7950 email: email@example.com www.harcourtsferrymead.co.nz Joy Butel AREINZ - Dip.R.E. Mobile: 021 353 280 | Phone: 03 384 7950 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 • Idyllic spot with harbour views and more. • 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home. • Repair then rent, live or holiday. • An opportunity not to be missed!