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Bay Harbour: October 24, 2018

Bay Harbour: October 24,

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi Alison Carter Thinking about selling? School decision Redcliffs Park group meets with select committee Surfer rides wave to US Estella Hungerford ready for international stage 9 WEEKS TILL XMAS P 03 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E alison.carter@harcourts.co.nz Page 3 Page 15 Licenced Sales Consultant REAA 2008 Questions over pile driving Board wades into debate about dolphins • By Matt Salmons THE BANKS Peninsula Community Board will ask the Lyttelton Port Company about its plan to manage the impact of pile driving on Hector’s dolphins. The board decided to question LPC after a presentation from Māui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders committee member Genevieve Robinson last week. She said she wanted to see LPC’s cruise berth design and marine mammal management plans made publicly available. She had questioned LPC on its plans and said most of her questions remained unanswered. Genevieve Robinson ​ Community board member Felix Dawson says the board wants to assist Ms Robinson in getting the answers she seeks as other will be concerned about the dolphins’ protection. “We wanted to help get the answers she wanted because it’s important if she’s correct. If there’s some doubt about the QUESTIONS: The Banks Peninsula Community Board is seeking information on LPC’s plan to minimise the impact of pile driving on dolphins. correct approach being taken . . . then we wanted to assist her.” The board’s questions will be combined with others from the city council. They will be sent this week through the city council’s investment arm, Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, which owns the port, said a city council spokeswoman. The spokeswoman would not say what the city council’s additional questions will be. Ms Robinson said she did not believe LPC was doing enough to prevent the negative effects of pile driving. •Turn to page 4 The Banks Peninsula Community Board is seeking information on: 1) The revised marine mammal monitoring programme. 2) The completed marine piling plan. 3) Two types of sound measurements of the current land-based piling. 4) Sound recording data which would show dolphin levels in the harbour. 5) The detail around the decision not to use screw piles. 6) A list of the marine mammal observers to be present during works, the number of marine mammal observers, and the training they have received. 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) 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 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