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Bay Harbour: October 03, 2018

Bay Harbour: October 03,

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018 Locally Owned YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner Secret weapon Firefighter’s 16 years in the service Page 15 Page 19 STOKED: Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society stoker Elf Wilson raising steam in the 112-year-old tug’s boiler. Gruelling adventure Students run for youth cancer cause Full steam ahead for tug Lyttelton • By Matt Salmons THE STEAM tug Lyttelton is gearing up to steam across the harbour again after three years laid up for repairs. Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society treasurer and head stoker ​ Mike Bruce said volunteers had started stoking the boiler on Monday morning. It could take four days to build pressure without damaging the long-dormant and irreplaceable boiler. Mr Bruce said volunteers could be doing a late shift tonight for a pre-dawn start tomorrow. Once the right pressure was reached, the society would turn on the engines for the first time in three years. “I’m excited and terrified at the same time,” Mr Bruce said. The society was confident the tug could be accepting passengers again this sailing season. Each lost season meant a loss of income for the society. It was hoped tug Lyttelton would have been ready for the last sailing season. However, repairing and overhauling the boat to satisfy issues raised in its last marine survey three years ago took longer than expected. Tomorrow, a marine surveyor and marine architect would inspect the boat. •Turn to page 7 p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Diamond Harbour residents reporting thefts from mailboxes • By Matt Salmons PARCELS, LETTERS and bills are being taken from mailboxes around Diamond Harbour. Last week, Purau Ave resident Tara Meredith left her house to pick her daughter up and saw two letters in the mailbox, which she left to collect afterwards. When she returned around 30 minutes later, they were gone and nobody else was home. “It’s quite disturbing. “It’s so blatant, our mailbox is in the open.” She said she had not received two parcels sent by a friend over the last month and believed they too had been stolen. Mrs Meredith said she reported the missing letters to New Zealand Post and had been told she was not alone. “There’s more than one complaint, there’s quite a few.” She also reported the theft to police, the only person to do so as of last week. A NZ Post spokeswoman said the company was aware of mail going missing and said any missing mail should be reported as soon as possible. •Turn to page 4 REAL ESTATE WITH intEgrity ANOTHER VERY HAPPY VENDOR “My decision to employ Joy & Alistair as my agents seemed amply rewarded. They worked together as a team with their individual personalities and gave of their time and their special and unique gifts and expertise to give access to all that was needed to reach a satisfactory sale.” - Rev G.M. Contact Joy or Alistair for a FREE APPRAISAL of your property Joy Butel Mobile: 021 353 280 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: Alistair Hazeldine Mobile: 027 572 1555 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: Four Grenadier Seasons Ferrymead Realty TEAM BUTEL QUALITY REAL ESTATE MARKETING Kids eat free Every monday Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ is a Licensed Agent Under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008