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Bay Harbour: July 11, 2018

Bay Harbour: July 11,

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner Richmond Hill speed Limit to drop in bid to improve safety Page 3 Page 13 Collet’s Corner finalists Design compeititon comes down to last three Don’t light our night sky – residents • By Sarla Donovan “BLINDED BY the light” sang Manfred Mann in 1976. Birdlings Flat residents seem to be singing from the same song sheet. At a community meeting attended by 29 locals, all but one person voted for less lighting in the community. One of them, Rima Herber, told Bay Harbour News it is an issue people in the area feel very strongly about. “Locals here love the dark nights and the starry skies and feel that their experience of these aspects of wild nature is seriously compromised by the current levels of street lighting,” Ms Herber said. She said the majority of people canvassed preferred no street lights at all. They are concerned the existing street lights are too bright and “intrusive” in terms of observing the night sky, especially the aurora, she said. •Turn to page 7 p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: mark.gardner@raywhite.com Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Lions club admits women for first time • By Sarla Donovan WOMEN HAVE joined the Ferrymead Lions for the first time since the group was formed 41 years ago. Rosemary Lory, Ann Newsom, Jenny Godden and Ann Finnemore recently became the first female members of the club at the recent annual induction of new members and officers, known as ‘the change over meeting.’ Vice-president Bernie Godden said it added an extra special note to the annual event, held at the ‘Lions Den’ (aka the club’s meeting rooms in Ferrymead.) He said the change had been driven by current president Bill Newsom (Ann’s husband) “who decided it was about time we did it.” Mrs Godden, who is Bernie’s wife, said the club had made her feel extremely welcome. •Turn to page 7 Driven... A proven performer Alistair Hazeldine Professional, Passionate and Committed to achieving the best result for you. Mobile: 027 572 1555 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: alistair.hazeldine@harcourts.co.nz www.harcourtsferrymead.co.nz Four Grenadier Seasons Ferrymead Realty SUNDAY roast $17 Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ is a Licensed Agent Under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008