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Bay Harbour: May 30, 2018

Bay Harbour: May 30,

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 2018 Solutions sought Ideas for site where Godley House once stood Locally Owned Page 3 Page 19 In the pink School gets behind anti-bullying campaign DECLINE: Stephanie Hampson has researched the health of shellfish in the estuary and it’s not looking good. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Shellfish numbers threatened • By Sarla Donovan COCKLE NUMBERS in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary are in serious decline. A six-month study shows the population has fallen dramatically since a 2012 survey, from around 400 per sq m to between 50 and 80 per sq m in some areas. Biological sciences student Stephanie Hampson has been researching the extent and impact of harvesting on the health and sustainability of estuary shellfish beds – an important feeding grounds for birds. The results suggest the current limit of 150 cockles per person per day is too high and needs to be reduced or even a ban put in place, Ms Hampson said. Auckland’s limit is 50 per person per day, which she believes would be more appropriate if harvesting is to continue. •Turn to page 5 Buy, Sell, Discover. with... Lynton Hubber A fresh approach to Real Estate thinking. M 027 433 4141 Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead - Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008 Lyttelton identity dies after short illness F • By Sarla Donovan FORMER BANKS Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Wilson has died after a short illness. “Lyttelton has lost one of its best and dearest,” said friend and board member John McLister. “Christine was a jewel. She loved her community, selflessly dedicating her life to public service.” Ms Wilson was the sister of former All Blacks Graeme and Stephen Bachop and mother to former All Blacks Nathan and Aaron Mauger, who now respectively coach at the Sunwolves and Highlanders Super Rugby franchises. Aaron Mauger remained in Christchurch at the weekend as his team played in Brisbane. Banks Peninsula city councillor and Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner said he was saddened to hear of her death. “My thoughts are with her family at this time,” he said. Ms Wilson had been a highly effective board chair and would be much missed in the community. •Turn to page 8 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd Real Estate Know How • Multi-award winning team • Area Expertise • Proven Success Jan Edlin 0274 338 025 Patricia van de Bent 0272 961 408 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)