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Pegasus Post: January 02, 2018

Pegasus Post: January 02,

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 Locally Owned Former fire chief ‘humbled’ by honour PROUD: Former Diamond Harbour chief fire officer Don Cameron and his wife Bev at home in Somerfield. Mr Cameron was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year Honours list. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER • By Sarla Donovan “IT’S A bit humbling,” says Don Cameron. “You give your time without any expectations and then something like this pops out of the blue.” Mr Cameron, 76, was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community in the New Year Honours. After serving at the Diamond Harbour Fire Brigade for 50 years, including 15 years as chief fire officer, Mr Cameron says it’s not something that can be done without support. “My wife Bev’s been right alongside. I used to come home from some incidents and I’d be shaking,” he said. •Turn to page 2 $4k goal for CCTV cameras in Sumner reached • By Julia Evans SUMNER WILL get surveillance cameras prompted by a spate of aggravated burglaries in the area. Safer Sumner’s Kath Preston said it was “excellent news” that the group had surpassed its $4000 goal to purchase two CCTV cameras, which will record traffic going in and out of the village. The target was hit as Johnston Architects, based in Wakefield Ave, offered to match any donations made on the Safer Sumner Givealittle page. “They approached us and said they’d like to try and help . . . it’s very generous,” Ms Preston said. The Givealittle page has raised about $3000 from more than 40 donors so with Johnston’s donation the total is up to about $6000. The page closes on January 5. The bid to install cameras was launched following four aggravated burglaries in Mt Pleasant, Redcliffs, Sumner and Scarborough earlier in the year. One of these involved mother Emely van Ras, who, by using a decorative Fijian skull crusher, held off an intruder with a knife. •Turn to page 6 MUSGROVES Buyers and Sellers of Recycled and New Building Materials and Joinery 50 OFF selected recycled kitchens 25 OFF ALL RECYCLED WOODEN & ALUMINIUM windows 3 Musgrove Close (off Wigram Rd) Christchurch • 03 322 7922 or Freephone 0508 468 747 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