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PAGE 6 Wednesday April 11 2018 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at News Cave Rock Apartments dispute finally settled •From page 1 Within the next eight weeks, the body corporate will meet to decide whether to rebuild or sell the property ‘as is, where is’. Mr White said it was more likely the owners would sell. “Judging by the responses thus far, most people just want to be rid of the whole problem and move on.” A resource consent to rebuild the main block of apartments remains in place until January next year, along with architectural plans. The consent was obtained in 2012/13, based on an understanding with IAG that reinstatement would go ahead, said Mr White. “When IAG changed their mind, that’s when we got into litigation with them.” Meanwhile, concerns were last week raised about the apartments’ underground car park, accessed off Wakefield Ave. Children have been playing in the abandoned space, which has been described as “a scene from a horror movie.” A padlock on the door was broken off and the chain link damaged, allowing people access. Sumner resident Paul Strangwick raised the issue on the Sumner Community Facebook page last week, warning that children were daring each other to go into the basement. He said the power was still on with lights flickering and water continually dripping onto the floor. He and builder Andrew Spencer offered to board up the entrance after Mr White contacted him on Sunday. It has since been secured. Mr White confirmed there was power to the basement as it was a reticulated system. There were also pumps running 24/7 to control the inflow of groundwater from earthquake-damaged sumps underground. The door has been vandalised at least three times over the past year, which has been “very frustrating,” Mr White said. “We do our best to keep it as secure as we can, but whoever does it keeps breaking in again.” Local News Now Calvert family meet Parker in UK •From page 1 Their love for the sport has seen them travel to a number of high profile fights around the world, including the Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas in 2015. However, the world title fight between Parker and Joshua on Easter Sunday was unlike any the family had travelled together to see before. They were made to feel like part of the Parker family in the build up to his biggest fight to date. Mr Calvert’s main connection to the Parker camp comes through Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry, who also trained Mr Calvert in the early 1990s. “We got made to feel like part of the family. His mum would come down to breakfast every morning and say hello and give us a hug and a kiss,” said Mr Calvert. “We were lucky enough to be invited on his team walk the morning of the fight. It’s something he does the morning of his fights; just goes for a 15min walk to relax.” Mr Calvert won four New Zealand titles in his career as a welterweight. He also won the Jameson Belt in 1992. The belt is awarded to the best boxer at the national championships each year. Mr Calvert’s first boxing trainer was his grandfather Ryan Mitchell. This was before Fire rages, homes at risk FAMILY: Dean Calvert, Joseph Parker, Bryce Calvert and George Calvert in the UK. he worked with Barry who was training David Tua at the same time. Mr Calvert had 70 amateur fights before going on to register a professional record of eight wins from eight fights. He took what was originally set to be a short break from fighting at 24. However, Mr Calvert never returned to training. “I do regret it sometimes, but then I’ve had a lot of other great memories since doing other things.” After boxing, Mr Calvert worked for his family cleaning business for 17 years before buying the Valley Inn Tavern in 2004. “I like the social side. It’s a good place to catch up with friends and the locals.” Although Mr Calvert was lucky enough to be at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium 10 rows back from the action, he says the Valley Inn Tavern was as good a place as any to watch the fight. “We were chock-a-block for the Parker fight. We had a couple of hundred people here, every time he’s fought it’s been like that.” As for the future of his favourite boxer, Mr Calvert believes, at just 26, Parker has the determination to bounce back. “He was talking to us on the plane on the way home and he’s just determined to get back in there and get back to the top.” Frocks, Feathers & Fabrication John Emery’s latest exhibition at Little River Gallery Although born and raised in the American Midwest, John Emery has spent the past twenty-five years shuttling back and forth between Dayton, Ohio and Burkes Pass, New Zealand, where he established a second home and studio in 2000. “It is not just the object, but also its history--its veritable shadow-- that I set out to record in my work. It is the fragmented story that haunts me. Memories, symbolism, physical similarities, all play a part in creating the “fabrication”. Objects are often from a bygone era, or worn with repeated use, reflecting time’s passage. At times they are literally in pieces: the shattered porcelain, the cast-off sardine tin, a bird feather, or watching the flight of a fantail. In reclaiming them for my own tromp l’oiel still life constructions, I conjure them into a new world. Like life itself, each work resonates with both the story and history associated with some objects, and the imagined potential of others. My painting process typically begins with a solitary object, a toy bear, or a Victorian hunting dress. A visual narrative is then constructed in the same way that I fabricated stories about the neglected objects found in my grandparents’ long forgotten trunks. As with all my works, some elements become three-dimensional as I form them from paper, the most versatile material I know” John Emery. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. --Nathaniel Hawthorne Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities Funding If your organisation needs funding to make things happen in your community applications are now open for the Strengthening Communities Fund. Applications are invited from not-for profit community groups who contribute to community well being in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage. Applications are accepted from Tuesday 3 April until midnight Tuesday 8 May 2018. Frocks, Feathers & Fabrications John Emery 7 APRIL – 9 MAY 2018 Visit or phone 941 8999 for more information. The Invincibles Killer Look Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944

Wednesday April 11 2018 News Latest Christchurch news at BAY HARBOUR PAGE 7 Call for anglers to clean up hooks, lines • By Sarla Donovan USED HOOKS and pieces of cut fishing line pose a hazard to bird and sea life. Beachville Rd resident Polly Nash said anglers using the seawall were leaving used lines and hooks lying around rather than disposing of them responsibly. She gathered up more than a dozen pieces of cut fishing line last Wednesday morning, including one that still had a rusty hook in it. “I mentioned to one fisherman the environmental damage discarded lines and hooks cause to bird life as well as ocean life but he seemed indifferent and uncaring,” she said. The seawall bordering the Avon-Heathcote estuary is a popular spot to fish from, especially on weekends. But Ms Nash said she had noticed an increasingly “negligent and lazy” attitude towards disposing of surplus fishing line and hooks. She contacted the Bay UPSET: Polly Nash wants anglers to clean up their hooks and lines along Beachville Rd. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Harbour News hoping to raise awareness of the problem. “People (need) to wake up and show greater responsibility for their actions when fishing because one day a child or a dog could stand on a hook, a bird get entangled and lose a leg or worse.” The monofilament line can also be deadly to wildlife as ocean animals can’t break free once entangled. Lost monofilament lines and nets can take many years to degrade. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of this behaviour? Should people be fined for leaving used equipment lying around? Email your views to sarla. donovan@starmedia. kiwi Pedigree 100% Nutrition 2.5-3kg $ 12 49 ea nEW PRODUCT Pepsi Max Vanilla 1.5 Litre $ 1 99 ea Chef Cat Food $ 2 99 690-700g ea nEW PRODUCT Whiskas Pouches 3 - 4 Pack $ 2 49 pk Cadbury Chocolate Block 155-205g $ 2 99 ea Wilcox Vivaldi Gold or Red Jacket Potatoes 2.5kg Prepack Product of New Zealand $ 4 99 pk Fresh NZ Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets $ 11 99 kg Please come and join us to celebrate the Bengali New Year and the opening of Pohela Restaurant and Bar on 14th April. Traditional food and music. Come and enjoy a fun day! 9 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead Selaks Premium Selection 750ml $ 9 99 ea Speight’s 24 Pack 330ml Bottles $ 33 99 pk Specials available South Island only from Monday 9th until Sunday 15th April 2018 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.