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Bay Harbour: March 07, 2018

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PAGE 2 Wednesday March 7 2018 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at from the editor’s desk get on your bike THE SUMNER skate ramp appears to be a great success. But with it has come the odd problem. We highlight on page 1 today concerns skate boarders are whistling across Nayland and Wakefield to get to and from the ramp. There’s been a near miss apparently. Probably others have gone unreported. There is a plan down the track to shift the pedestrian crossing closer to the skate ramp. There’s merit in that. The main drag through the retail area will also become a 30km/h zone in time to come – and that is a very good move. But in spite of these measures, young skate boarders will still cut across the road. Motorists will just have to be vigilant. – Barry Clarke get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 Star Media A Star Media Event Visit The Bikery Down a wide driveway at the back of the Sumner Hub, you’ll find The Bikery, where you can either get your bicycle fixed or donate it. Pages 8 City2Surf Get active on March 18 #areyouupforit? Enter the 6km or 14km section of the Star Media City2Surf at Page 14 clean up the harbour CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch Seaweek event Help out at the Harbour Clean-up on Friday from 4.30- 6.30pm. Take along some sturdy shoes and gardening gloves then enjoy a barbecue afterwards. NEWS Sarla Donovan Ph: 021 919 917 ADVERTISING Javier Balcazar Ph: 982 9308 javier.balcazar@ Rob Davison Ph: 021 225 8584 rob.davison@ Page 25 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 10,056 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa. INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED Eyebrow Expert QUALIFIED BEAUTY THERAPIST Kacey has 14 years experience in the beauty industry and has spent the last five years specialising in brows. Kacey’s obsession led her to train with international experts and she’s now referred to as ‘the brow queen’. The right brow shape will change your appearance dramatically and the technology Kacey works with offers her clients many different options for enhancement. If you are considering cosmetic tattooing or brow repair, the consultation is vital. Kacey invites you to book a free consultation at her private Ferrymead studio. FREE CONSULTATIONS BOOK NOW • Brow rehab for growth repair • Brow manicures • Cosmetic tattooing: microblading & powder brows BEFORE AFTER For more before and after photos see: or

Wednesday March 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at BAY HARBOUR PAGE 3 News Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Rats on the rise in Sumner as cooler weather approaches • By Sarla Donovan MORE RATS are being trapped in Sumner as autumn arrives. Predator Free Sumner coordinator Gabe Ross said they were starting to “haul them in,” with 23 caught in February. “The animals start to look for new sources of food, as the weather cools and the autumn bounty starts to disappear.” Esplanade resident Phil Loughnan has single-handedly SWEET TOOTH: This rat couldn’t resist the bait – Whittaker’s peanut chocolate. nabbed 13 rats at or near his home at the western end of Scarborough Beach. There were also five hedgehogs caught in February. It brings the total catch to 117 since the programme started in October. Mr Ross said while the numbers might not seem that high – there are 178 traps in the area – “we are dealing with varying levels of enthusiasm and expertise in both trapping and reporting, so it is a good start.” Predator Free Sumner last year received a Kiwibank grant to subsidise 140 traps in the greater Sumner area, from Clifton Hill to Taylors Mistake. Co-ordinator Gabe Ross said the uptake in the community had been excellent. But educating people about keeping traps set all the time, how best to keep them baited and what baits to use was ongoing, he said. “It’s a learning process we’re all going through.” Trap numbers would have to increase if Sumner was to become predator free. PREDATORS: A ‘heatmap’ of catches since October – the red spots indicate areas where a lot of pests have been caught. He estimated a fifth of households would need to be actively trapping. “We’re well below that at present. If we were just to cover the valley floor, it would take about 300 rat traps, evenly spaced. That would be a pretty great start.” The group is looking at funding and sponsorship opportunities to increase their trap stocks. They were also looking at holding a ‘build-your-own-trap’ workshop. In the meantime, Mr Ross said people can get in touch for advice and information: In Brief NEW POLICE SERGEANT Sergeant Franco Lovich will be taking over at the Lyttelton Police Station in April after Sergeant Craig Prior retired two weeks ago. Sergeant Greg Hume will oversee the role until Sergeant Lovich takes up the position. INJURED CYCLIST A cyclist suffered a broken rib, punctured lung and broken collar bone after losing control of their bike while travelling downhill on Long Bay Rd near Akaroa late Sunday morning. Akaroa Police Senior Constable Tim Johnson said no other vehicle was involved. The injured person was airlifted to hospital by helicopter. Two other cyclists were unhurt. CONSENT ON HOLD A resource consent application for a new cruise ship berth in Lyttelton is on hold until environmental concerns are addressed. The effects of noise created by prolonged pile driving on the protected Hector’s dolphins is one of the main concerns. The $56-million berth between Cashin Quay and the inner harbour entrance was due to open for the 2020 cruise season, but that timeline will now be revised. Follow us on Facebook @Dream Doors Christchurch for design inspiration WINNER of the 2017 FRANchIsEE oF thE YEAR home services Amazing Kitchen Facelifts! • Replacement doors • Drawer fronts • panels & bench tops • or a complete brand new kitchen, all made to measure. Ph 03 338 1081 Sarah has joined our team! We’re all geared up for the new tax year… are YOU? Sarah Watkins We’d like to welcome Sarah to Ferrymead Accounting. With her small business and accounting background, Sarah is the perfect addition to our team ‘Tax year end’ is creeping up on us and if you’re starting to panic a little let Chris or Sarah help you restore some calm and order with your tax affairs and accounts. Call them today! We specialise in: - Business & Management Advice - Owner Managed Businesses - Individual’s Tax affairs - Investment & Rental Properties - Business Start-Ups - Accountancy and Tax Compliance Your local independent MYOB Approved Partner and Xero Certified Advisor in Ferrymead 11F Settlers Cres. Ferrymead P. 03 384 8179 M. 022 354 8218 E.