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Bay Harbour: February 28, 2018

Bay Harbour: February 28,

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Alison Carter Your local hill and seaside specialist. EPIC: Mitch Jordan shows how it’s done at the Sumner skate ramp opening on Sunday. • By Sarla Donovan SKATEBOARDERS, parents and supporters turned out in force for the re-opening of Sumner skate ramp on Sunday. It was the culmination of a year-long battle for Sumner Green and Skate group after Dyson’s views on buses MP calls for fresh approach to public transport system Page 8 Page 15 the ramp breached noise levels at its previous location on Wakefield Ave and was shut down on February 10, 2017. Group member Liza Sparrow said since then they had worked closely with the city council to find a suitable site within the village. The new location on the corner of Wakefield Ave and Nayland St is fully consented and has the support of the city council, Linwood-Central- Heathcote Community Board and the police. The group recently ran an education programme The running man Armstrong conquers another ultra marathon Taking flight with local schools around safety and etiquette at the new location. First aid supplies will be available from Sumner Pharmacy during business hours and the Village Inn during the evenings. •Turn to page 6 P: 384 7950 M: 0274 318 960 E: alison.carter@harcourts.co.nz GRENADIER LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 Alleged home invader sacks counsel AN ALLEGED home invader who was confronted by a Scarborough mother in the early hours of the morning has sacked his lawyer. Nathan Manning, who has been held in custody since his arrest in early November, appeared in the district court last week charged with committing a burglary with a weapon, burglary, theft from a vehicle and theft. He was remanded in custody again until May to speak with his new counsel after he was unhappy with the first lawyer’s advice. It’s alleged he entered hairdresser Emely van Ras’ home about 3am last October, demanded money from her and threatened her with a knife. She used a ceremonial Fijian “skull crusher” to hold him off. The home invasion and other crime in the area prompted the formation of the Safer Sumner group, which fundraised for two CCTV cameras. The group is working with the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act before installing the cameras. A site opposite the Sumner Surf Life Saving clubrooms on Main Rd has been suggested. OPENING THIS FRIDAY MARCH 2 Previously Speights Alehouse Ferrymead COME IN & HAVE A LOOK! www.thegoodhomeferrymead.co.nz We’ve been trusted to look after hundreds of properties all over Christchurch. You can trust us to look after your’s too. Property Manager of the Year NZ 2015/16 Ray Hastie Manager 027 448 8225 Paula Hastie Assistant Property Manager Chloe McGill Property Manager 021 914 332 Rebekah Whalley Accounts Administrator 03 331 6755 Local Experts – Citywide Knowledge Phone (03) 331 6755 www.propertymanagementchristchurch.com Abbey Nolan Property Manager 027 379 5021 Tom Brittenden Property Manager 021 054 5003 Nominated for Ray White New Zealand Property Management Office of the Year, 2016/17 Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)