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Bay Harbour: April 11, 2018

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PAGE 2 Wednesday April 11 2018 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi get in touch from the editor’s desk DEAN CALVERT was a pretty useful boxer in his day, and these days he’s not a bad sort of a publican. He’s mine host at the Valley Inn and when he’s not there he spends a bit of time travelling the world watching boxing. He has just returned from the Parker/Joshua fight in Wales (see page 1). He spent time in the Parker camp, courtesy of fellow Cantabrian Kevin Barry who trained Calvert during part of his career. Like any good publican he also did some industry research while in Wales: “We organised a good pub crawl one day.” It was, of course, to check on the menus for new ideas. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Sarla Donovan Ph: 021 919 917 sarla.donovan@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Javier Balcazar Ph: 982 9308 javier.balcazar@ starmedia.kiwi Rob Davison Ph: 021 225 8584 rob.davison@ starmedia.kiwi Need a local landscape design & construction team? Call Tom on 328 9965 or 027 420 2466. Now offering a garden maintenance service. find your groove ballet hiphop Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265 www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz ANNA LEE SCHOOL OF DANCE Nor Wester 9 x 6.4cm ad find your groove ballet hiphop Fishing hook hazard Call for anglers to clean up mess A Beachville Rd resident is sick and tired of finding used hooks and fishing line on the beach which can harm animals and aquatic life. Page 7 Cross-country bronze Success in Paris for Sumner athlete Sofia Kennedy has helped the New Zealand girls team to a bronze medal at the cross-country world champs in Paris. contemporary Page jazz 15 Papanui find your groove Great QR library hunt Fun Monday for to the Saturday family Preschool to Advanced Locate the hidden QR codes while exploring the undiscovered hiphop RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD collections 116 Sawyers Arms at the RoadSumner and Akaroa libraries. Starts Monday and runs all week. ballet Page 17 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 10,056 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday jazz contemporary Monday to Saturday Preschool to Advanced RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD Classes near you in Sumner/Ferrymead Nor Wester 9 x 12.9cm ad Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa. HON AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN find your groove Working hard for our communities If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit: www.amyadams.co.nz CONTACT P 03 344 0418 E selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz ballet hiphop jazz jazz www.gunndesign.co.nz Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265 www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz ANNA LEE SCHOOL OF DANCE Bay Harbour News 9 x 6.4cm ad Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Bay Harbour News 9 x 12.9cm ad Visit our new website: www.min.nz A professional realtor with local expertise and a personal touch COASTAL REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS We’ll help you live the dream. Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. specialises in homes, sections and rental properties in the spectacular Lyttelton Harbour bays, and coastal suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. We’ll make it so easy for you. All our sales consultants live in the area – we can give you valuable insights into life in our thriving coastal communities. This is an exciting time; of promise, optimism, and opportunities never anticipated pre-quakes. Beachfront, or hillside with grandstand views, find the property of your dreams: Lyttelton | Diamond Harbour | Governors Bay | Cass Bay Charteris Bay | Church Bay | Purau Bay | Port Levy | Northshore Southshore | New Brighton | Heathcote | Sumner | Redcliffs Scarborough | Mount Pleasant | Clifton Call Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. for free, no-obligation advice. Lyttelton: 03 329 4161, lyttelton@min.nz or Church Bay: 03 328 7273, churchbay@min.nz

Wednesday April 11 2018 News • By Sarla Donovan GETTING THE right consents to open a pizza restaurant in Sumner took so long, Palwinder Singh had to postpone his planned wedding in February. The space at 7 Wakefield Ave was vacated by Stoked Surf, Snow and Style about a year ago. Mr Singh took over the lease in May and intended to open a wood-fired pizza and pasta restaurant called Fire and Slice, with indoor seating for up to 20 people. But getting the required consents has taken five months longer than expected. However, he hasn’t been put off by the process. “To be honest, the whole thing has been challenging, exciting and really good learning. It’s not all negative. It’s been a good challenge, which me and my landlord have sorted out now.” He said he was initially told by city council staff that new commercial property rules meant all he needed was a building consent for a new fit-out. But unexpected strengthening work pushed the project out to December. Then two days before Christmas, city council planners called Mr Singh to say a resource consent was in fact required. It took a further month to prepare the consent application, which was lodged in late January and approved in mid-March. “Luckily, the landlords, Anthony and Jennifer, have really helped me a lot. I really appreciate their support and patience because they’ve also lost money; they never asked for rent. I salute them,” said Mr Singh. The final interior work is now under way with an anticipated opening date in the last week of this month. Originally from the northern- Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Pizza joint finally set to open Indian state of Punjab, Mr Singh shifted to Sumner in 2016 after five years working at Poenamo Hotel in Auckland. While there, he took the opportunity to learn about New Zealand culture, including rugby, which he now follows enthusiastically. Long weekends visiting the South Island brought an appreciation for its beauty, prompting his move. “In Sumner you’ve got everything: Movies, cafes, shops, beaches, really good walking and cycling tracks. What else DECORATIVE: Palwinder Singh moves the front quarter of a Land-Rover over the oven at his new pizza restaurant in Sumner. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER do you need.” Fire and Ice is Mr Singh’s first food business but he has been working in hospitality since 2006. His experience from frontof-house to housekeeping and kitchen work has given him a good grounding, he said. “I’m 100 percent dedicated and I even had to postpone my wedding. It was to be in February but we have put it off till May. She’s not really happy, but after understanding my dedication to the project, she said: ‘Okay, it’s alright’. She supports me.” BAY HARBOUR Local News Now In Brief PAGE 3 Fire rages, homes at risk LYTTELTON’S NEW MURAL Three new murals by Los Angeles-based Christchurch artist Guy Ellis, also known as Dcypher, are planned for Lyttelton’s Oxford Street Reserve. The murals will include scenes from the early days of the settlement, native plants and birds and an abstract urban scene featuring a skateboarder. Work will begin on the two-week project on April 14, with designs being projected onto the walls so they can be outlined prior to painting. PENINSULA TRUCK CRASH The driver of a truck carrying a five-tonne digger lost control and slid into a bank on Le Bons Bay Rd on Monday. The crash happened about 10am. The driver was not injured and no other vehicles were involved. CACTUS UNDER FIRE Continued planting of prickly cactus alongside the Esplanade footpath is under review. The suitability of the plants has been questioned by Linwood-Central- Heathcote Community Board member Darrell Latham, who said the sharp points can make them dangerous for footpath users. Dr Latham has requested new plantings near Hardwicke St be removed and established plants trimmed back. for sale HUNTER JUNIOR (Leather) Great new colours from size 7. FROM $105 EACH Make the Smart decision to SELL this Autumn Call the Smart Real Estate team You will SAVE thousands 265 Major Hornbrook Rd, Mt Pleasant for sale 10 Shire Lane, Woolston 47c Garlands Road, Woolston Phone 389 3431 www.thefootwearfactory.co.nz Contact: Director | Principal Debra Hakaraia 027 562 0420 or 03 384 8600 www.smartrealestate.co.nz enquiries.christchurch@smartrealestate.con Licenced Agent REAA 2008 Animals always come first An exhibition of arts, crafts, quilts and pottery, with artefacts for sale. Gold coin donation for entrance please. 15th April - 12pm-6pm Mt Pleasant Yacht Club, Main Road, Mt Pleasant Loving and caring environment for your fur friends All the team at Kimmy’s are animal crazy and your pet will get lots of cuddles Doggie day care Cat & dog boarding Cat & dog grooming to your requirements with gentle professional care All breeds/sizes For further info contact Maree: 03 376 4020 or 027 327 4493 151 Maces Rd, Bromley (03) 389 7519 Shop 10/ 60 Queenspark Dr, Parklands Shopping Centre (03) 383 5323