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Bay Harbour: March 28, 2018

Bay Harbour: March 28,

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 2018 Locally Owned Alison Carter Your local hill and seaside specialist. Fruit tree ‘bank’ mooted Bid to further develop ‘food forest’ in Sumner Sporting legend Hockey icon humbled by recognition Page 3 Pages 8 & 9 SKILLS: 87-year-old John Fenton proudly shows his macrame framework for pictures of ships in the Union Fleet. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Images close to former seaman’s heart • By Sarla Donovan EIGHTY seven-year-old John Fenton has laminated photographs of steamships including some he worked on in the 1950s and 1960s and has created intricate, knotted macrame frames for them. He’s hoping to exhibit the images at the Lyttelton Information Centre, as a fundraiser for the rebuild of Lyttelton Museum of which he is a life member. The photographs come from John Farquar’s book Union Fleet 1875-1975 which details the history of the Union Steamship Company. Mr Fenton first went to sea for them in 1949 as a deck boy on the TES Wahine, working the daily steamer-express sailing between Lyttelton and Wellington. This was the first Wahine, not the one that foundered and sank in Wellington Harbour in 1968. He stayed with the Union Steamship Company for 14 years, graduating from deck boy to able seaman and boatswain. •Turn to page 6 P: 384 7950 M: 0274 318 960 E: GRENADIER LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 No action yet on Akaroa wharf structures • By Sarla Donovan THE CITY council is being blamed for the delay in removing unlicensed structures from Akaroa wharf. Black Cat Cruises was asked to dismantle signage, seats and a wheelchair ramp outside their building in November as they had been installed on the city councilowned wharf without appropriate permission. But the Banks Peninsula Community Board heard last month that the structures remain in place. Akaroa Fishermen’s Association president John Wright expressed frustration that several months after the board requested action, nothing had happened. Chief executive at Black Cat Cruises Paul Milligan told the Bay Harbour News on Friday the delay is down to the company wanting to make sure it isn’t breaking more rules by removing the wheelchair ramp. Mr Milligan said they had sought clarification from the city council about whether they can remove the ramp, and were waiting to hear back. •Turn to page 10 Hunt for the GOLDEN EGG to win a GIANT Easter Egg* Friday March 30 – Monday April 2 $15 $30 Real Estate Know How • Multi-award winning team • Area Expertise • Proven Success Don’t miss out! Book online today or call 0800 436 547 Jan Edlin 0274 338 025 Patricia van de Bent 0272 961 408 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)