PAGE 2 Wednesday September 12 2018 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi get in touch from the editor’s desk THE CURRENT controversy over the discretionary rule in the High Flood Hazard Management Area policy will become an election issue next year. Darrell Latham has been a strong advocate during his time on the Linwood- Central-Heathcote Community Board. His stand has landed him in hot water like David East, Tim Sintes and Kim Money across the estuary. But as we report today he is unrepentant. That has to be good for those people in Redcliffs who have land they will struggle to build on in the future. Latham doesn’t have public support from his fellow board members, or local MP Ruth Dyson. But at least National list MP Nuk Korako has put his hand up and said publicly what he thinks. - Barry Clarke GENERAL INQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch news Ribbon cutting The playground in Scarborough has been reopened after its makeover. Page 11 news Dippers’ donation Check to see what the Scarborough Dippers raised money for by going swimming at the beach every morning in July. Page 16 community events Garden open day Head down to the Sumner Food Forest on Sunday from 10am to noon to learn more about what the forest does. starmedia.kiwi NEWS Matt Salmons Ph: 021 902 729 firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING Dalton Dalley Ph: 364 7452 dalton.dalley@ starmedia.kiwi Rob Davison Ph: 021 225 8584 rob.davison@ starmedia.kiwi Page 21 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 10,056 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa.
Wednesday September 12 2018 News Petition clears first hurdle • By Matt Salmons A PETITION to try and reinstate Redcliffs School on its former site has cleared its first hurdle. A Government workforce and education select committee has allowed The Friends of Redcliffs Park to give evidence before it in Christchurch next week. It comes after the group’s spokesman Chris Doudney told the Bay Harbour News Chris Doudney last week he didn’t think this would happen. “I’m very glad they’re asking us to answer questions,” he said. While he had provided reports on the validity of the former site and ideas to improve the old buildings with the petition, Mr Doudney said he believed he would cover the same information at the September 19 meeting. Mr Doudney said the select committee would then likely decide whether to continue taking the matter forward. If it did, it would eventually present a report to Parliament, giving the Government 60 days to respond as to whether it would take any action. The time frame for compiling reports could vary greatly. “We’ve emailed the Minister of Education and the director of education in Christchurch to ask to hold off demolishing the existing school until after the committee has had its hearings,” Mr Doudney said. “We haven’t heard back from them, I just hope the bulldozers don’t move in.” However, the select committee process won’t slow down the Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi demolition or work on the new buildings in Redcliffs Park. Ministry of Education head of education infrastructure service Kim Shannon said the demolition of the old buildings would not be held off and would continue next month as planned. The ministry did not believe the petition would affect work on the new build either, she said. “It is worth noting that even if, hypothetically, a decision was made to keep the school at its original site, the buildings would require demolition to CONDEMNED: The Ministry of Education says regardless of the outcome of the Friends of Redcliffs Park’s petition, the old Redcliffs School buildings will be demolished. ensure they were an appropriate distance from the cliff faces, and were rebuilt to modern standards.” She said the sooner the demolition began, the sooner the city council could proceed with building sporting facilities on site for the 2019 winter season. Mr Doudney said he believed the demolition must be halted as the petition was calling for the buildings to be kept. “If they take no notice of that until a decision is made, where are they legally?” BAY HARBOUR Local News Now In Brief PAGE 3 Fire rages, homes at risk SCHOOL UNIFORM A survey run by Diamond Harbour School has shown preference for a uniform being introduced. More than half of the families were surveyed and 70 per cent said they were supportive. There was also a strong preference for unisex options and little support for compulsory socks or shoes. The school is exploring supply options and families would be consulted on which they preferred. FLU EXHIBITION If you have any stories that relate to the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, Lyttelton Museum wants to hear them. The museum is creating an exhibition on the pandemic for Heritage Week next month. It was New Zealand’s worst ever health disaster with more than 9000 people killed. If you have any stories or photos contact the museum through Facebook or email lytteltonmuseum@gmail. com. PARKING RESTRICTIONS The Banks Peninsula Community Board has restricted parking at the Diamond Harbour Library to improve access. The space closest to the entrance will be a mobility space at all times and the next two will be p5 spaces between 10am and noon on Saturdays. HUNTER JUNIOR (Leather) Home Improvements? • Architectural Homes • Hill Projects • Renovations & Alterations • Designer Kitchens & Bathrooms • Light Commercial Construction • Landscaping Projects Great new colours from size 7. FROM $105 EACH 47c Garlands Road, Woolston Phone 389 3431 www.thefootwearfactory.co.nz Graham Robinson P: 0274 340 821 E: email@example.com www.345builders.co.nz FLOORING SHOWROOM 3/954 FeRRy ROad | CHRISTCHURCH | Tel. 03 943 2001 | WWW .gReenFlOORIng.CO .nz ® ReadyFlor ® by premium floors LET US HELP YOU SAVE $$$ ON FLOORING • TIMBER • CORK • LAMINATE • LEATHER laRge SeleCTIOn FRee MeaSURe & QUOTe Trading hours: Tuesday to Thursday 8:30 to 5pm Friday 8:30 to 4pm Closed Saturday and Monday