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Bay Harbour: March 07, 2018

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PAGE 16 Wednesday March 7 2018 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Your Local Views Obey the rules on your jet ski Lyttelton-based navigational safety officer Gary Manch has some simple tips to help keep you safe on the water Pirate’s Corner This Weekend! March 10-11 SINCE MY last update I’ve received several complaints about jet skis speeding in areas that are restricted to five knots. My message this week is directed to all boaties, but mainly at the jet skiers out there who choose either wilfully or through lack of knowledge to not comply with our Navigation Safety Bylaw speed rules. I want to reinforce the fact that we are not here to stop you having fun on the water, we are here to ensure the safety of all water users. There are plenty of areas where you can “hoon” around without putting yourself or others at risk, or without breaking the rules and making yourself liable for a fine. In general, if you are within 200m of the shore or a structure, the maximum speed is five knots, unless the area is indicated as a speed uplifted zone, access lane or ski lane. If you are within 50m of a swimmer or other vessel, including the ones you may be travelling with, the maximum speed is five knots. A speed of five knots is equivalent to a fast walking pace. You shouldn’t be creating a wake at that speed. Three areas of recent complaints are Purau Bay, Sumner Bay and the Heathcote Estuary. To ensure clarity, here are the rules in those areas. Sumner Bay from Scarborough to the northern side of Shag Rock is a five-knot zone from the shore to 400m out. This includes when leaving the boat ramps at either the Christchurch Yacht Club or the Coastguard ramp at Scarborough. The Heathcote Estuary, including the Heathcote and Avon river, up to Shag Rock is a five-knot zone. Purau Bay is a five-knot zone until you are 200m from the shore. The southern end of the bay is a ‘no powerboat’ area, including jet skis, and is marked clearly with buoys. Please remember to learn the rules for the area you’re boating in, and be safe out there – no excuses. Sign up to Smart Deals & be in the monthly draw for a $100 Dress-Smart gift card! Be one of the first to hear about the latest deals, sent straight to your inbox each week! JOIN US NOW! See website for details COTTON ON KIDS All Sale Hats $5, All Sale Swim & Sleep Sets $10 & Under, Sale Tee’s $7.50, Sale Dresses $15 & Under. KESS HAIR AND BEAUTY $11 Off Tigi Double, Dioxin Duo $99 ($205 Value), No Yellow Fanloa Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price. HALLENSTEINS $10 Polo’s, New Stock & Styles Just Arrived. THE WATCH.CO.NZ Up To 60% Off RRP on Timex, Pulsar, Lorus, & Hello Kitty Citizen. DRESS-SMART CHRISTCHURCH / DRESSSMARTCHRISTCHURCH NEW DEDICATED FACEBOOK PAGE Like our page for the latest deals, news, giveaways & invites to special events. LAZEEZA JEWELLERS Four Leaf Clover Studs $10 GET EVERY DAY CHRISTCHURCH 409 Main South Road, Hornby www.dress-smart.co.nz Open 10am-5pm, 7 Days 03 349 5750

Wednesday March 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi BAY HARBOUR PAGE 17 Still Pedalling! Rotary gives aid after cyclone Ferrymead Rotary member Barbara Crooks talks about extending a helping hand to those worst affected by Cyclone Gita ASSISTANCE: A Rotary volunteer delivers emergency kits following the devastating cyclone in Tonga last month. THE BAY Harbour community is doing its bit to help 4000 Tongans and Samoans recover from February’s hard-hitting Cyclone Gita. This support has come in the form of 700-plus Rotary emergency response kits distributed in the wake of the cyclone. A dress-up movie-day organised by Mt Pleasant School pupils raised the $600 needed to fund one of these kits. The other was part of Ferrymead Rotary’s continuing support for this international emergency-support service. In the wake of the latest cyclone, Ferrymead Rotary has already contributed to a replacement kit. Because of Rotary’s international links, the administration and packing is done voluntarily – which allows every funding dollar to go towards the contents and transport. Rotary’s strategy is to locate the kits in danger areas before a crisis occurs. In December, on the advice of weather forecasters as the cyclone season neared, 1000 kits were placed in Fiji and Tonga within easy reach of all Pacific Islands. Five hundred were distributed immediately to those most in need. Tonga was hardest hit – two people killed, 41 injured, at least 171 homes destroyed and more than 1100 damaged, and the infrastructure was severely disrupted. The kits come in standard, 78-litre containers packed with more than 60 items rated essential for survival in an emergency. The contents include shelter, bedding, tools, medical supplies, and tablets for purifying drinking water. The container itself can be used to hold and treat the water. With a little ingenuity, families can create a shelter from tarpaulins using the hammer and nails provided. There’s a folding shovel for digging trenches. Food is key, so there’s fishing gear, a hunting knife, and cooking equipment. Basic clothing and bed covers are included to help keep disaster victims warm, and a medical pack, including items such as soap, painkillers and antiseptic cream, provides the basics for the important task of treating minor injuries and maintaining hygiene and health. Whenever the kits are used, Rotary seeks feedback from partner organisations, governments, and the communities that received the boxes. This information is used to regularly review the contents of the emergency response kits (known in the Rotary world as ERKs). •For information about Ferrymead Rotary and its international projects, contact the secretary Kai Tovgaard on 384 9485 or president Roger Chapman on 384 1300. •More Local Views, page 18 Trevor Crowe’s been involved with cars for a while. You can benefit from his experience at... Subaru Specialists Full Workshop services WOF’s | Service Checks | Wheel Alignment | Brakes | Clutches | Tyres etc Great range of Subarus & other makes from $5,000 - $35,000 View at www.crowesport.co.nz 518 Moorhouse Ave (East end) Phone 379 7615 or email: service@crowesport.co.nz HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ Autumn Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 15 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote Now Available at 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 www.enviromaster.co.nz “A local team for local people” 37 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton | Ph 348-7910 | www.feetfirst.co.nz Tuesday, 13th March 2018 Register your interest by contacting Tasha Brobyn on 03 365 0385 brobynt@cathedralgrammar.school.nz Principal’s address 9:30am