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Bay Harbour: November 28, 2018

Bay Harbour: November 28,

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner Burial hopes fade Widow’s battle to be buried beside husband Page 3 Page 6 Win a trip to Singapore A getaway for two worth $7000 up for grabs p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: mark.gardner@raywhite.com Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) $1.2m plan for school site Football fields and skate park in draft design • By Louis Day PLANS FOR a new $1.2 million park on the old Redcliffs School site have been released. The city council has proposed converting the site into a park to compensate for the loss of Redcliffs Park, which will accommodate the new school. The draft landscape plan is open for public consultation until December 17. Once consultation has finished, the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board will make a recommendation on the park’s future to the city council. It would be called Te Papa Kura, a name gifted by local iwi. Papa means park and kura can mean both school and red. One junior and one intermediate football field, a toilet, drinking fountain, additional furniture and new signage will all be added to the park. The existing playground, furniture, car park and a community building will be kept on the site. The site is also being considered as a possible location for a skate park as part of the Bays Area Skate Project. City council acting head of Our Team Butel Marketing Package • High exposure using Social media • Fun videos on YouTube and featured on all websites • Daylight & Twilight photos to showcase your home • Drone photography • Professional text writers to promote your home • Trade Me feature listing • Front page Bay Harbour News Also featured on these websites: • Harcourts.co.nz • Homes.co.nz • Realestate.co.nz • Harcourtsferrymead.co.nz • Trademe.co.nz Phone Joy or Alistair now to discuss Joy Butel Mobile: 021 353 280 Email: joy.butel@harcourts.co.nz Alistair Hazeldine Mobile: 027 572 1555 Email: alistair.hazeldine@harcourts.co.nz parks Kate Russell was confident the new park would be just as good as the old one, in spite Four Grenadier Seasons Ferrymead Realty DEVELOPMENT: The city council has proposed a $1.2 million plan to convert the old Redcliffs School site into a park. Top Salespeople - Ferrymead Office July, September & October Phone: 03 384 7950 | www.harcourtsferrymead.co.nz | Licensed Agent REAA 2008 of the new site being 643 sq m smaller. “The new park will offer Real Estate with Integrity the same sport and recreation opportunities as the former park – sports fields, a playground, a community building, toilets and car parking. We will also be adding a perimeter path.” Ms Russell said the city council was aiming to start and finish construction next year, with the football fields predicted to be ready before winter. However, Friends of Redcliffs Park spokesman Chris Doudney said the relocation of the park and the school was “totally pointless”. “The old school site is on the same side of the road to about 80 per cent of its pupils so kids don’t have to cross the main road. It’s also higher than the new site which is a flood plain.” Mr Doudney also has issues with the plans for the new park. “I’m glad they are keeping a couple of the trees but I think they should keep a few more. I thought that they should move one of the playing fields a bit further away from the other one so there is room to keep another tree or two and to get a path between the two playing fields.” Mr Doudney said the best thing the city council could do was to move the school back to its old site and leave Redcliffs Park where it was. •To view the park plan and make a submission, visit https://ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/consultations-andsubmissions/haveyoursay/ show/181 •Redcliffs School fair, page 6 Kids eat free Every monday