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Bay Harbour: February 14, 2018

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PAGE 2 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday February 14 2018 Dyers Road Landscape & Garden Supplies • Barks • Peastraw • Composts - we supply the best available • Aggregates - Chip, Round and Basecourse • Pavers & Schist products • Pungas • Decorative Stones & Landscaping Rocks • Trailer Hire first hour free with purchase • Bag & Bulk - pick up or delivered David, Carol & Mike from the editor’s desk NOT A bad sports yarn on the front page today. Vajin Armstrong won the Tarawera Ultra Marathon at the weekend but it was full of drama and great sportsmanship. Armstrong led by 5min with 2km to go when he took a wrong turn, courtesy of someone who had mischievously changed the course signs. He had to backtrack to the course, where he bumped into his good mate and training partner, Chris Dunnell, who had been a distant second. They ran the last 2km together and in a piece of sportsmanship, or commonsense, when they got to the home straight he told Armstrong the race was his on the basis he had been well ahead when the wrong turn was taken. Great stuff. – Barry Clarke get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Sarla Donovan Ph: 021 919 917 sarla.donovan@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Javier Balcazar Ph: 982 9308 javier.balcazar@ starmedia.kiwi Rob Davison Ph: 021 225 8584 rob.davison@ starmedia.kiwi We will deliver! SOIL AND HARDFILL DUMPING Phone: 03 384 6540 183 Dyers Rd, Bromley • OPEN 7 DAYS Weekdays 7.30am-5pm. Weekends 8.30am-3pm www.dyersroadandlandscapes.co.nz naTiVe planT nursery Trees for CanTerbury speCialisTs in • Groundcovers • Ferns • Grasses • Small to big sized shrubs • Shelterbelts • ALL grades • Expert advice • Planting now Ask us about Super Gold Card discounts Helping our community grow 42 Charlesworth Street Ph/Fax (03) 982-1028 OPEN 7 DAYS www.treesforcanterbury.org.nz Valentine’s Day Nuk’s romantic side Port Hills list MP Nuk Korako gives his tips for love and romance on Valentine’s Day. Pages 15 surfing champs Taylors Mistake teens win titles Estella Hungerford and Ava Henderson rode to victory at the Billabong Grom Series in Whangamata. Page 19 community events Live at the Point Catch Lyttelton-based performer Carmel Courtney and her funk band Carmelita and The Toots on Sunday, 2.30- 4.30pm, Godley House grounds, 2 Waipapa Ave. Page 20 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 10,056 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa. Curated Collection of Premier Brands Stockist of Seletti Design (from Italy), Cecilile Copenhagen, Golden Goose Sneaker Shoes, Aesop Body Products, MIH, Frame Denim, Carven, Lucy Folk Jewellery, and more. 9F Normans Road | Ph: 0274 314 748 Need a local landscape design & construction team? Call Tom on 328 9965 or 027 420 2466. Now offering a garden maintenance service. www.gunndesign.co.nz

Wednesday February 14 2018 News Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Van Asch move not ruled out • By Sarla Donovan THE BOARD of Sumner’s van Asch Deaf Education Centre is refusing to rule out a relocation and subsequent land sale. The combined van Asch and Kelston Deaf Education Centre board of trustees chairwoman Rachel Douglas said since 2012, the board had been considering the “long-term future location” of the van Asch operation. Rachel Douglas However, that process was currently on hold while the board “explores its new strategic goals,” Ms Douglas told Bay Harbour News. There are currently 11 students in residence at van Asch’s Truro St campus in Sumner. Parents and caregivers were sent a letter on January 22 outlining seven goals developed at the end of last year. They included “an exciting new development which is the board’s intention to create one new organisational structure to deliver a more efficient service nationwide. Having a national structure will allow us to make the best use of our buildings and properties.” Asked whether the relocation of the van Asch centre was being considered as part of that, Ms Douglas said she did not know at this stage. “We only have questions, not answers, at the moment on that. I can’t rule anything in or out . . . that’s honestly where we’re •Thirty one students attend van Asch Deaf Education Centre DEC provisions at Wharenui School, Hillmorton High, Hagley Community College and at its Sumner campus. •It supports 896 students throughout the South Island and North Island. at. I’m not even trying to hide anything.” “At the moment, we are looking at the service delivery and then we’ll look at the property to go with it. So it’s to be based on the children’s needs first.” The board was looking at one new national structure. “We don’t know how that’s going •It employs 89 staff. •It is one of two centres which provide deaf education services in New Zealand for more than 2000 students. •Redcliffs School has operated out of the van Asch campus since the middle of 2011 but is expected to relocate to Redcliffs Park late next year. to look yet and we don’t want to pre-empt that because we’re working through that over the next 12 months.” There had been and would continue to be extensive consultation, said Ms Douglas. She emphasised the board did not have a preferred location. “Our preference is to focus on the needs of the children and work from there.” Ministry of Education deputy secretary sector enablement and support Katrina Casey said no decisions had been made on the van Asch school site. “Discussions with the board include exploring potential sites for the core school services, satellite and resource hubs, and are ongoing.” Van Asch principal Bernie Mulcahy-Bouwman would not comment on whether a relocation was being considered, referring Bay Harbour News to Ms Douglas. Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson said it would be premature to speculate. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the board of trustees be considering shifting van Asch? Email your views to sarla.donovan@starmedia. kiwi BAY HARBOUR Local News Now In Brief PAGE 3 Fire rages, homes at risk SCHOOL ROUTE STOPPED Students travelling to Linwood College along the Sumner route will now have to catch the Purple Line after Red Bus discontinued its daily school bus service. The company told the college last week that the service had been halted due to low patronage. NEW BUS SHELTER There will be a new shelter installed at the bus stop opposite Countdown Ferrymead after the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board gave it the go-ahead. The current stop at 1008 Ferry Rd does not provide any protection from the weather. The city council has agreed to install one at a cost of $48,000, which may come down to $36,000 if advertising company, Adshel, purchase advertising rights. GARDEN AWARDS Sumner Centre: Matuku Takotako will host the Linwood- Central-Heathcote community garden awards on March 16. It is a part of the annual Christchurch Street and Garden Awards which were set up more than 60 years ago to encourage and acknowledge beautiful streets and gardens across the city. The community board has its own awards from which the city’s top street and garden are selected. Kids from $79.95 Adults from $125 Lots of colours and sizes available Great range of summer sandals instore now… Our fee is 1% from min fee applies At Smart Real Estate YOU keep the profits Our Smart Marketing offers global exposure Full service, Free appraisals Phone Debra Hakaraia 027 562 0420 or 03 384 8600 47c Garlands Road, Woolston Phone 389 3431 www.thefootwearfactory.co.nz IMG Codi 3000 Recliner comfortable, modern & sophisticated in store now homestore curtains + blinds + cushions + wallpaper + fabric + furniture + bedlinen + homewares 1027 Ferry Road + www.casualandcountry.co.nz + 03. 384 4880 fresh & delicious LIVE MUSIC Hemi Porter Friday 16th February 5.30pm - 8.30pm ten27 COFFEE BAR EATERY 03 595 2428 1027 Ferry Road