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Bay Harbour: September 26, 2018

Bay Harbour: September 26,

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Alison Carter PROPERTIES WANTED Sumner on the flat Flood meeting Time frame to resolve issues not fast enough Red zone progress More clarity around future of Port Hills land CALL ME NOW P: 384 7950 M: 0274 318 960 E: alison.carter@harcourts.co.nz Page 3 Page 5 Sofia steps up to Junior Tall Ferns • By Matt Salmons SUMNER’S SOFIA Kennedy is finally set to take her first step onto the basketball court wearing the silver fern. Last week the 18-year-old was told she would be playing for the Junior Tall Ferns at the FIBA Asia championships in Bangalore, India, next month. “I was actually selected [earlier this year] as a reserve, but one of the other players became unavailable,” she said. “It will be my first actual New Zealand basketball representation. It feels good to be able to finally put on the silver fern.” Sofia also competed at the cross-country world championships in Paris in February and then at the Australian cross-country championships on the Sunshine Coast last month. •Turn to page 8 Upcoming Auctions Call for viewing times BALANCE: Sofia Kennedy is balancing basketball with academic life after being selected in the Junior Tall Ferns. (Above) – Sofia playing for the Canterbury Wildcats against Hawaii University. LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 $110 rates increase may fund Akaroa health centre • By Matt Salmons AKAROA RATEPAYERS could be paying $110 more each year for four years if a proposed targeted rate goes ahead. The Akaroa Community Health Trust is asking the city council to put a targeted rate on about 3000 ratepayers in the Akaroa area to help fund the new health centre. Akaroa Pharmacy owner Garry Benson said he did not mind helping to pay for the health centre, but wanted more for the $3000- plus he already pays in rates. “We get very little service at all from the council. There’s no rubbish collection at home or street lights.” Akaroa Village Inn owner Shane Mitchell-Bathgate said the idea was not well thought out. “It sounds like a trivial amount but at the end of the day you’re making people pay for something that’s public infrastructure.” Akaroa resident Victoria Andrews said she was happy to help fund the health centre, but felt a tourism levy should be used rather than a rate. •Turn to page 5 SUMNER SUMNER MT PLEASANT 160 Clifton Terrace, Sumner 1/136 Esplanade, Sumner 1/188 Mt Pleasant Rd Auction Saturday 29 September, at 11:00am, on site, unless sold prior Auction Saturday 29 September, at 1:00pm, on site, unless sold prior Auction Sunday 30 September, at 12:00pm, on site, unless sold prior 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website www.hvp.co.nz Come in for a visit and experience the difference Call the Standevens Simon Standeven 0274 304 691 Paula Standeven 027 547 2852 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead rwferrymead.co.nz | /TheStandevens today. Prier Manson Real Estate Limited Licensed ( REAA 2008) 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