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Bay Harbour: March 07, 2018

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PAGE 18 Wednesday March 7 2018 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at Your Local Views We said: Freedom campers could be banned from more sites around Banks Peninsula You said: Cedric Trounson – Interesting how when this first started to be a problem, all the do-gooders reckoned it was such a good thing. Now a few years later, the whole thing is out of control, starving real growth in tourism for New Zealand and leaving the country in a mess. Jake Ranginui – Shame for us who don’t make a mess when we go freedom camping. The few always spoil a good thing. Bill Misselbrook – It’s lazy governing. There are enough laws in place already to deal with people who make a mess, they just aren’t implemented. Roxanne Oliver – Ever heard of camping grounds? Been around forever. Ban freedom camping. Plan for a healthy harbour The Whaka- Ora Healthy Harbour plan being launched today is an exciting new concept, writes National list MP Nuk Korako WE ALL love Lyttelton Harbour/ Whakaraupo, known for its sailing, swimming, fishing and so many other activities, including an important working port and tourist area. Today, to future-proof the harbour catchment area, the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan and project is being officially launched at Rapaki Marae in a collaborative approach between Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Environment Canterbury, the city council, and the Lyttelton Port Company. This is an exciting concept to restore cultural and ecological health, looking across the whole harbour from the high outcrops to the deep harbour waters. This plan belongs to the community and you can help turn it into reality. A great start is the celebration to launch the Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan and Seaweek with the harbour cleanup and barbecue on Friday in Lyttelton at Naval Point and at the Diamond Harbour and Governors Bay community centres between 4.30-6.30pm. Everyone is invited. The Canterbury earthquakes had a significant impact on the communities of Whakaraupo/ Lyttelton Harbour. The port itself was severely damaged during the earthquakes and part of the Lyttelton Port Company recovery plan in 2015 was a commitment to create a catchment management plan for the future of the harbour. This launch is also very timely NEW: The Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plan and project is being launched at Rapaki Marae at 1.30pm today. with the recent blessing that took place for construction work to begin on stage two of four of the wastewater pipelines around the harbour basin to converge and go via the tunnel to the Bromley treatment plant rather than into the harbour. Christchurch is bouncing back – our growth and population are up from pre-earthquake figures. I am looking forward to seeing the result of the census that was completed last night, particularly as there were many new questions. The census is compulsory as it provides information about our national demographics and plays an important part in the calculation of resource allocation to local service providers. Have a great week. FERRYMEAD The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan Cormac Reilly is about to reopen the case that took him twenty years to forget ... The most addictive crime fiction debut of 2018. Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation’s findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust. What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Ruin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t - or won’t. Birthright by Fiona Lowe Australian author Fiona Lowe returns with a juicy family saga, set against the backdrop of Victoria’s high country, about unforgettable characters tangled together by a wealthy inheritance, secrets and betrayal. Is an inheritance a privilege or a right? Does it show love? Margaret, the matriarch of the wealthy Jamieson family, has always been as tight–fisted with the family money as she is with her affection. Her eldest daughter, Sarah, is successful in her own right as a wife, mother and part owner of a gourmet food empire. But it’s not enough to impress her mother. Always in the shadow cast by the golden glow of her younger brother, Sarah feels compelled to meet Margaret’s every demand to earn her love. Does it give security? After a poverty–stricken childhood, Anita has claimed the social status she’s worked so hard to achieve by marrying Cameron Jamieson. Although they have a comfortable life, she’s never able to fully relax, fearing everything could change in a heartbeat. Or does it mean freedom? Ellie, the youngest, has lived a nomadic and – according to her siblings – a selfish life, leaving them to care for their ageing mother. For her, freedom means staying far away from the strings attached to her inheritance, but she needs to consider her young son’s future as well. As their mother’s health deteriorates, will long–held secrets and childhood rivalries smash this family into pieces? An addictive and page–turning story of the relationships between siblings and of deceit, betrayal and revenge. WIN THIS BOOK ENTER TO WIN THIS BOOK book release We have one copy of The Ruin to give away, courtesy of Take Note Ferrymead. To be in the draw, email giveaways@ with The Ruin in the subject line or write to Take Note Book Giveaway, The Ruin , Star Media, PO Box 1467, Christchurch 8140. To be eligible for the draw, all entries must include your name, address and contact number. Entries close Tuesday 19 March. 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