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Bay Harbour: February 21, 2018

Bay Harbour: February 21,

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ‘Suspicious’ deaths Cabbage trees in Sumner may have been poisoned Page 7 Page 13 SKILL: Artist Julia Holden (pictured above at last year’s Lyttelton: Redux exhibition) has made the first round of judging at an international portrait award with her painting, Caroline (right). First round success for artist in prestigious competition • By Sarla Donovan WHEN REDCLIFFS artist Julia Holden entered the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London, she didn’t expect to get any further. “I was in the mode of putting work in to various things at the time and I thought: ‘Well I’ll just enter and see what happens.’ And it was to my very great surprise that it got accepted for the first round.” Anyone from around the world can enter the prestigious competition – close to 3000 did so this year and it was “really thrilling” to be selected from that group, said Holden. •Turn to page 7 Craft Samaritan Cottage turned into community shop p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: mark.gardner@raywhite.com Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) ‘Respect, recognition’ for board chair after resignation • By Sarla Donovan “SHE DID an excellent job – I’m really sorry to see her go.” Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner yesterday summed up the loss of Banks Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Wilson. Ms Wilson has resigned for health reasons, effective immediately. She informed city council chief executive Karleen Edwards on Friday that she would be standing down. Christine Wilson Current deputy chairwoman Pam Richardson will be acting chair in the meantime. Ms Wilson said the decision hadn’t been made lightly, but was necessary. “I will miss everybody, but I’m sure they will get on with it and do a good job.” Cr Turner said Ms Wilson had been a highly effective chairwoman. “She took on the role of chair after one term on the board and I was very impressed by how quickly she got her feet under the table.” •Turn to page 4 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website www.hvp.co.nz 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 Real Estate Know How • Multi-award winning team • Area Expertise • Proven Success Jan Edlin 0274 338 025 Patricia van de Bent 0272 961 408 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)