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Bay Harbour: March 07, 2018


PAGE 4 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 7 2018 News Council seeks future use for Banks • By Sarla Donovan IDEAS ARE being sought for the future use of four heritage buildings on Banks Peninsula. They are the Lyttelton Borough Council stables in Lyttelton; Yew Cottage in Akaroa; the Little River Coronation Library and Kukupa Hostel in Pigeon Bay. Individuals, groups and organisations interested in using or helping to fund the buildings’ restoration have until March 29 to submit ideas to the city council. Most sustained damage in the September 2010, and February 2011, Canterbury earthquakes and are yet to be repaired. “Unfortunately, we don’t have enough money right now to repair all our heritage buildings within the next few years, so we need to prioritise how these funds should be spent,’’ city council acting head of parks Brent Smith said. Lyttelton resident and former property manager at The Tannery, Ian Knewstubb, said the former stables should be retained and eventually restored, in spite of the cost. “My oath – there’s so little left. They don’t have to happen that fast. The main thing is to hold on to them.” He said the building should be made weather-tight and a working party should be set up. “In Italy, they just make sure nothing happens to the (old) buildings. If it takes 10, 20, 30, 40 years – that’s what it takes. The major thing is to hold on to them and establish a working party to look at how to maintain them as they are, how to fund raise, and also to establish what purpose they should be put to.” The stables were built in 1914 for councillors to lodge their steeds; the horses were replaced by motor vehicles in 1939. Estimates put the cost of restoration at around $2.2 million. AT LEAST $750,000 TO RESTORE: The Little River Coronation Library building sits in the Awa-Iti Domain near the War Memorial Gates. ​ ‘Water and Light’, it’s all around us and nowhere more so than on the Banks Peninsula. As small outcrop of volcanic rock jutting out into the Southern Ocean we are surrounded on all sides, and nowhere is that interplay between water and light more evident. The Little River Gallery is proud to host Philip Beadle’s latest work, inspired by the landscapes of the Plains and Peninsula. Using a mixture of oil, watercolour, drypoint and monotype, Philip’s work is as varied as the landscapes he depicts. Christchurch based Philip Beadle, whether working with the human form or drawing inspiration from the low sun on water agitated by wind, uses the Canterbury environment to inform his work. Warm and inviting, cold and forgiving, water and light are constant but also forever changing. ‘Water and Light’ is showing at Little River Gallery from 10th March to 4th April. LANDMARK: Yew Cottage is known by Akaroa locals as Jeannie’s Cottage in honour of long-term resident Jeannie Wendelborn. autumn is here but the market is not cooling! The weather may be cooling but the property market in the seaside suburbs certainly isn’t! Find out what your home could be worth to eager buyers actively trying to find their next home with a free property appraisal. I look forward to guiding you through your options for selling and discussing our latest marketing ideas available. For this professional advice and more call Chris Moores today. Chris Moores Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead 1020 Ferry Road P: 03 384 7950 | M: 027 588 4440 E: GRENADIER Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008 Philip Beadle Water & Light 10 March – 4 April Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944

Wednesday March 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at BAY HARBOUR PAGE 5 Peninsula heritage buildings The Little River Coronation Library building has an estimated minimum restoration cost of $750,000 – however, this figure is based on preliminary investigations rather than engineering costs, according to a city council report. The library was built to mark the coronation of King George V. It was opened in 1913, and it remained in use as a library until 2000. The former Kukupa School building in Pigeon Bay – which is a listed Heritage New Zealand building – operated from 1878 until 1949. In 1951 it opened as the Youth Hostel Association’s first stand-alone hostel in New Zealand. Akaroa’s Yew Cottage is another well-known landmark in need of restoration. Built of locally milled timber in 1877, it provides a record of the lifestyle of early colonial settlers. Both properties are estimated to cost around $250,000 each to restore. The city council said it welcomed all “workable” proposals, including those from commercial businesses, community groups or charitable trusts. For more information, or to register your interest, visit www. HISTORIC: The former Lyttelton Borough Council stables were converted to garages in 1939, the year horses were replaced by motor vehicles (right). In 1951 the Youth Hostel Association opened its first ever standalone hostel in the former Kukupa School, Pigeon Bay. The hostel remained open for 40 years (below). Brewing beer in the old bank on London St •From page 1 In the meantime, Eruption Brewing has a special licence to open from 9am-1pm on Saturday mornings while the Lyttelton Market is in full swing. On its first Saturday, the brewery sold 90 cups of coffee and 20 litres of beer. “It was a really, really good feel from the heart of Lyttelton,” said Mr Hydnman. “Steve and Shaun are quite local and do quite a lot of activities through the community and it’s been well-received.” One of its brewers, Chris Wells, comes from Dunedin and has been on board for the past year. An on-licence and off-licence are in the pipeline and there are plans to offer food, but this was still being worked on. “We have a couple of chefs on board but it’s early stages yet; it could be tapas, it could be burgers.” Live music on Sunday afternoons and weddings and functions are also being considered for the venue. ATTENTION NZ ART LOVERS If you don’t already have this classic NZ art book in your collection, NOW is the perfect time to purchase Grahame Sydney Paintings 1974 -2014 Normal retail $99 This 304 page NZ classic art hardback (in slipcase) features over 200 paintings and covers Grahame’s 40 year career as a full-time artist. DON’T MISS OUT! LIMITED NUMBERS FERRYMEAD 1005 Ferr erry Rd. Ferr errymead Ph. 384 2063 SUPER DEAL HALF PRICE $ 49.99 • Vintage Tractors • Trucks & Machinery • Traction Engines • Ladies Marquee • Kids Entertainment • Stationary Engines VINTAGE MACHINERY & TRANSPORT SHOW Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the New Zealand Vintage Machinery Club 1531 Highfield Road, Aylesbury Country Fair - Kirwee 23rd-25th March 2018 For more information refer to our website: or email WIN $ 1000 * Go into the draw to win this great prize by requesting a no obligation measure and quote for a HomePlus balustrade today. *Promotion closes end of March 2018. Enhance your home and outdoor areas, add value, good looks and safety by choosing a custom made balustrade from HomePlus. towards your balustrade solution AWNINGS & BLINDS, BALUSTRADES, FENCING & GATES, INSECT SCREENS, LOUVRE ROOF, SECURITY SCREENS, SHOWERS, WARDROBES & DOORS 88 Gasson St, Sydenham 03 379 3740