Bay Harbour: April 03, 2019

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• By Louis Day

“THAT’S WHAT keeps us

strong, the love and support

from the people.”

These are the words of

Abdul Aziz after reopening his

store in Redcliffs for the first

time since the March 15

shootings.

Mr Aziz was one of the

heroes who emerged from the

tragedies.

He confronted the alleged

gunman when he began shooting

people at the Linwood

Mosque.

Mr Aziz threw an Eftpos

machine at the accused gunman

and eventually chased him

away.

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BACK IN BUSINESS:

Abdul Aziz back at

his store in Redcliffs

with one of the many

messages of support

he has received.

Mr Aziz told Bay Harbour

News it was good to return

to business and a sense of

normality at his antiques and

second-hand furniture store

after reopening on Sunday.

•Turn to page 4

AUCTION

Retrospective

resource

consent

sought for

Akaroa toilets

• By Louis Day

AFTER BEING threatened

with legal action over the

“unlawful” placement of toilets,

the city council has applied for a

retrospective resource consent.

The city council did not apply

for resource consent before placing

Portacom

toilets on the

Britomart

Reserve in

Akaroa.

They were

constructed

on the reserve

in front of

the Bruce

Waterfront

Apartments

in December to cater for the

Prudence

Steven

increasing number of cruise ship

passengers coming to the area.

Lawyer Prudence Steven representing

the body corporate for the

apartments described the placement

of the toilets as “unlawful.”

“It is an offence under the Resource

Management Act if you do

something with your land that is

not either permitted or authorised

by a resource consent, so what

they have done is an offence under

the act,” she said.

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PAGE 2 Wednesday April 3 2019

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from the reporter’s desk

IT’S GREAT to see Abdul Aziz reopening his store in Redcliffs

for the first time since the March 15 shootings.

A lot of credit has to go to the community which has rallied

around him, and his family, in such a difficult time.

When speaking to him he told me he was overwhelmed and

incredibly moved by the kindness and compassion shown by

people across the community.

Also great news to see the city council apply for a retrospective

resource consent for the controversial toilets on the

Britomart Reserve.

However, a spokesman for the body corporate said it was a

case of “too little too late” with cruise ship season set to end this

month. It will be interesting to see how things pan out should

the toilets return to the reserve next season.

– Louis Day

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Akaroa ignored by council – survey

• By Louis Day

A SURVEY in Akaroa has

revealed a number of residents

feel like their town is being

ignored by the city council.

The survey created by the

Akaroa Ratepayers and Residents

Association found that 75 per

cent of respondents

felt the

performance of

city council was

unacceptable.

The survey

was completed

Harry

Stronach

by 162 Akaroa

residents.

Akaroa

Ratepayers and

Residents Association president

Harry Stronach said people feel

like the area has been neglected

and ignored by the city council.

By margins of typically five

to one, respondents felt that

maintenance of the township, including

footpaths, seawalls, and

toilets, were not being carried

out to an acceptable level.

However, Deputy Mayor and

Banks Peninsula councillor Andrew

Turner said the city council

had put a significant amount of

resources into the town.

“If that is the way people feel,

that is the way people feel,” he

said.

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“I am aware of some of the

issues around maintenance and

they are by no means exclusive to

Akaroa or the peninsula. There

are plenty of other areas in the

city where there have been issues

raised around maintenance in

places like New Brighton, the

truth is we still remain a city that

is recovering from the earthquakes.”

Mr Stronach said the way

the city council has dealt with

cruise ships in Akaroa was also

part of the dissatisfaction from

residents.

“The majority do want to see

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NEGLECT: Akaroa residents feel like they are being ignored by the city council according to a

recent survey.

cruise ships controlled, I would

say most of them just want a

sensible amount of cruise ships

and appropriate infrastructure to

deal with it in place,” he said.

Eighty per cent of respondents

said that infrastructure for cruise

ships was inadequate.

Sixty-nine per cent also felt

the number of cruise ships

should be limited, with the average

number proposed being 40

per year.

That is less than half of the 92

cruise ships which were scheduled

for the 2018-2019 season.

However, Akaroa business

owner Darin Rainbird said the

results from the survey were not

a true reflection of how Akaroa

residents really felt.

Mr Rainbird started a letter of

support for cruise ships to come

to Akaroa which gained 310

signatures within a week.

“It’s fairly obvious how Akaroa

residents feel,” he said.

He said a significant reduction

in cruise ship numbers would

be detrimental to the local

economy.

“If we lost half the ships we

have probably got 50 to 60 job

losses.”

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SKATE PARK DESIGNS

THe city council is currently

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Community Residents’

Association and plans to discuss

design ideas with the wider

community by the start of May.

The site at 26 Nayland St was

approved for the bays area skate

project by the Linwood-Central-

Heathcote Community Board in

December.

SUMMIT RD SPEED LIMIT

Public consultation for the

Summit Rd speed limit review

closes on Monday. The city

council is proposing to reduce

the speed limit on Summit Rd,

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Pass Rd, from 100km/h and

70km/h to 60km/h. A final

decision about this proposal

will be made by city council

following recommendations from

a hearings panel in May.

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Community support ‘overwhelming’

•From page 1

City council manager

of community parks Al

Hardy said the failure to

gain resource consent for

the toilets was an oversight

by staff.

Ms Steven asked the city

council to apply for a retrospective

resource consent,

to which the city council

did.

However, a spokesman

for the body corporate

believed the city council

was stalling the processing

of the application so the

toilets would not have to be

removed before the end of

the cruise ship season.

The application for retrospective

resource consent

was placed on hold and is

currently awaiting further

information.

The application has been

given a deadline of April 15

to be completed.

The 2018/2019 cruise ship

season ends on April 13.

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•From page 1

“We can not sit back and

do nothing, we have to

move on,” he said.

Days after the shooting,

messages of support and

flowers were left at the front

of his store.

Mr Aziz said he was

overwhelmed by the support

shown by the community.

A fund was also

started for Mr Aziz by

Redcliffs residents which

received more than $1000

within the space of a

week.

Several residents also

offered Mr Aziz their car

spokesman said this was a

case of too little too late.

“Private individuals

can’t do this, the council

would be down on a private

individual like a ton of

bricks if they did this,” he

said.

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“The love and support

from the community, the

Government, the locals,

everyone all around the

world, that’s what keeps us

strong through our grief

and pain.”

Retrospective resource consent sought

PROCESS: City council did not obtain a resource

consent for the placement of the Portacom toilets

on the Britomart Reserve.

would be quick to pursue

legal action should the

toilets return next season

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Mr Hardy said the city

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Marina piles soon

to be removed

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Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Louis Day

REMNANT PILES which have

plagued Naval Point for 19 years

are set to be removed.

The 52 piles have been at

Naval Point since 2000 after the

planned Magazine Bay Marina

was devastated in a storm.

The work is scheduled to begin

this month and is expected to

take a month to complete.

City council

capital delivery

community

manager

Darren Moses

said the

project would

cost between

$250,000 and

Darren Moses

• By Louis Day

$300,000.

Removing the

piles will also contribute to the

Lyttelton Port Company’s land

reclamation project where they

are working towards extending

the container terminal by another

6ha on top of the existing

10ha of reclaimed land.

The port company has a

barge owned by Smiths Crane

and Construction in Lyttelton

Harbour currently completing

navigational signals work, which

will be used for the pile removal.

The city council also has further

plans for the development of

Naval Point.

PREDATOR-FREE Redcliffs has

exterminated more than 800 pests

in just over a year.

Fifty per cent of the pests were

rats.

There are now more than 400

traps from Taylors Mistake through

to Redcliffs.

Chief mouse catcher Paul Cragg

was delighted with the progress

CLEAN-UP: The remnant piles at Naval Point have been there

since 2000 following a storm that destroyed the planned

Magazine Bay Marina.

“Options are currently

being developed for a plan to

improve the wider area. Public

consultation will be carried out

following the completion of a

Naval Point development plan

for people to give feedback on,”

he said.

Harbourmaster Ian Fox was

delighted to see progress being

made with Naval Point.

“This will create a safer more

Chance to help rid Redcliffs of pests

being made.

“It has certainly been a bit of a

success story, the number of people

that been engaged in backyard

traps has been amazing,” he said.

However, Mr Cragg said there

was still work to be done.

“Wherever you live there are rats

and they are eating eggs and birds.”

PlaceMakers Cranford St has

donated materials to build 150

more rat boxes.

open space leading to the boat

ramps that will significantly

improve access for boaties,” he

said.

The planned improvements

were also welcomed by the Naval

Point Club Lyttelton.

“It’s great for our members

and for the wider boating

community of the greater

Christchurch region,” said club

commodore Colin Lock.

A community trap build will be

held on Sunday from 10am-noon

at the Redshed workshop opposite

Redcliffs New World.

“They’re super-easy to build

and kid-friendly and all they

cost is a gold coin donation to

help cover some of the trap

costs.”

Mr Cragg invited people to come

along and join the predator-free

movement.

LIGHT SHOW: The Lyttelton Port Company’s new navigation

aids have been lighting up the harbour and disturbing Diamond

Harbour residents at night.

Residents up in arms

over new navigation aids

• By Louis Day

DIAMOND HARBOUR

residents are up in arms over

the new navigation aids that are

lighting up the harbour and their

living rooms at night.

The aids were put in place by

the Lyttelton Port Company to

help guide ships through the

harbour.

They have been lighting up the

harbour since mid-January.

Resident Nathan Graham described

the flashing red and green

navigation aids as looking like

“a Christmas-themed accident

scene.”

“It’s about going from beautiful

nights with nothing out there,

you could almost pretend Lyttelton

didn’t exist to all of a sudden

these flashing lights,” he said.

Mr Graham said the lights

from the aids would flash into

his living room and bedroom at

night.

Diamond Harbour resident

Anna Mahy described the navigation

aids as “disco lights.”

“If there is low cloud the sky

lights up with every flash,” she

said.

Mr Graham hoped some sort of

compromise could be made.

“It is really important to have

really safe shipping channels

but it would be great if the lights

could be dimmed or their frequency

adjusted so they only go

off when ships are actually in the

harbour.”

LPC strategic engagement

manager Phil de Joux said they

were working on a resolution that

would please all involved parties.

“There are international standards

for light intensity, but we

have been working within those

guidelines to see what level the

lights can operate and still ensure

marine safety is not compromised,”

he said.

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Call to extend library

hours in Diamond Harbour

• By Louis Day

ANNABELLE Wear’s eight

and 12-year-old sons read

at least 40 books between

them in the space of a

week.

Mrs Wear is on a mission

to extend the Diamond

Harbour Library’s hours in

order to satisfy their reading

appetite.

“I can’t afford their habit,

I just can’t afford to buy the

amount of books they get

through,” she said.

Mrs Wear started a

petition to extend the

library’s hours to 38 hours a

week which was submitted

to the city council’s draft

Annual Plan.

The petition gained 251

signatures in just eight

days.

The Diamond Harbour

Library is currently open

13 hours a week.

Twelve-year-old Campbell

and eight-year-old

Joshua spend on average

25 hours a week reading

books.

“I want a bigger library

as well, Campbell has just

about read all the books in

there now.”

BOOK WORMS: Twelve-year-old Campbell and

eight-year-old Joshua both read 20 books a week.

Banks Peninsula

Community Board

member Felix Dawson

said the library was a

fundamental part of the

community.

“The library is a key

service in Diamond

Harbour, I am going to

ask the board to review

the service, it is probably

one of the smaller libraries

and the school community

is only growing,” he said.

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• By Louis Day

THE GOVERNORS Bay

Volunteer Fire Brigade has got a

new $350,000 fire truck.

Fire chief Andrew Norris

said this was the first brand

new fire truck they had ever

received.

“What happens is the busy brigades

get new trucks and the old

ones get handed down the line,

but now we

are busier we

have moved

up in the

ranks we get a

new truck,” he

said.

“The last

one we got was

Andrew Norris

back in 2010

and that was

already 10 years old by the time

we got it.”

A competition to name

the new truck is being held

amongst Governors Bay School

pupils.

Mr Norris said the pupil that

comes up with the best name

would be given a lift to school in

the new truck.

Winners of the colouring

competition for their age

group will also be given the

chance to have a ride on the

new truck.

Mr Norris said the new truck

was a clear upgrade from the old

one.

“It’s a fantastic boost for

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morale, it keeps us up to date

with technology, it has got

automated systems and it has

got a better pump than our old

truck.”

The new truck also has

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than the old one.

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Land gift keeps

riding school

operating

• By Louis Day

PAGE 7

Fire rages, homes at risk

THE HEATHCOTE Valley Riding

School will live on following a

change of land ownership.

After 36 years of ownership,

14ha of land within the Heathcote

Valley was gifted by Heathcote

Recreational Holdings Ltd to the

newly formed Kahukura Charitable

Trust.

A small ceremony was held on

Sunday to mark the transition of

ownership, led with a Karakia by

Uekaha Taane.

The land has been home to the

Heathcote Valley Riding School

for the last 30 years.

Aisjah Addison who started the

riding school said it would continue

under the trust.

“The land has shown us what

to keep doing and now we want it

protected for the future and keep

giving children the opportunity to

learn, so that the land – the heart

of the valley – will remain open

and green forever,” she said.

Heathcote Ward city councillor

Sara Templeton was delighted to

see the riding school live on.

“It is a hugely important part

of the community. The fact that

the riding school is there and the

horses and the paddocks gives the

valley this rural feel which people

really value,” she said.

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VITTORIA

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front of the stage.

Suddenly she made her move

on the stage. My nightmare

was coming true.

I grabbed her three times

before she decided we would

go to the top of the stairs to

dance.

Once she’d got me into a false

sense of security, she rushed

to the other side of the theatre

(somehow collecting a pretzel

on the way) and down the

stairs.

Before I could get to her she

was on the stage.

Oh God. Sweat is beading on

my forehead. My mind races

with thoughts of the audience

judging me. Vittoria ran to the

back, waved at one musician

came back to the front to play

with something on the stage

and then ran off to the other

side where I managed to grab

her.

She didn’t touch any

instruments or get me into

trouble, so all good.

Bring on the next show.

•Former Bay Harbour

News journalist

Matt Salmons has become

a stay-at-home dad. We

follow his journey weekly.

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Our People

Rebecca Gibbs

Diamond Harbour artist embraces

Diamond Harbour

illustrator Rebecca

Gibbs recently

published her first

colouring book, Animals

of Aotearoa, and has

illustrated the Rancho

Cucamunga Kids books.

The former teacher, who

suffers from alopecia,

a condition causing

hair loss, also made a

video which went viral

after she launched her

wedding ring into space.

Sophie Cornish finds out

more

You describe yourself proudly

as an alopecian? Tell me about

your illness and journey with it?

I have an auto immune disease

and the alopecia is a symptom of

that. I have always had thyroid

issues, which is linked to your

function overall. You always

hear about what stress and poor

mental health can do to your

body. I got married really young

to a not very nice person. It took

me a while to get out of that

and back on my feet. I started

teaching straight out of teachers

college, straight out of high

school, so I was a really young

teacher.

I think that my body had kept

me going for all those years

and then when things started

to go smoothly, my body just

malfunctioned, my brain was

under so much pressure and my

hair was suddenly the enemy. I

went from having waist length

strawberry blonde hair to being

completely bald in three months.

It was hard for me to lose control

of my body, also the fact it’s

so obvious. I couldn’t teach

physically without getting unwell.

If I do more than two days in a

row, I am in bed with migraines.

It’s been weird, I have always

been reasonably fit my whole life,

doing tramping, mountaineering

and rock climbing. So it’s weird

not being able to walk the dog for

45 minutes without having to rest

for 45 minutes afterwards. I am

putting all my experience into

a new book called Miss Cook’s

New Look, about a bald teacher

who turns up to school one day.

That is who I am, people are

always stopping me and saying

“oh you are really brave” but I

don’t think it’s brave, there’s just

not enough of us to go around

who feel confident to wear it. I

meet people who feel great in

a wig, and that’s great. I just

can’t be bothered dealing with

the emotional energy of trying

to hide it. Some people have

alopecia genetically, or they get it

as a child, or it comes and goes.

There are three types of alopecia

and I have the universalis type,

which means hair does not grow

on your whole body at all. I’m

like a little naked frog. It’s great

because I save on shampoo and

conditioner, razors, I’m always

beach-ready. With my thyroid, I

have a lot of energy issues. I get

really bad fatigue and anxiety,

I have never had it before and it

was very strange. I was 32-yearsold

when I got my first bald

patch. It was winter 2017 when I

was first diagnosed.

Tell me about the books you

have illustrated and published

so far?

I published a children’s book

in October called The Six-Foot

Rats, with the New Zealand

Anti-Vivisection Society. It

actively campaigns to end

animal experimentation in

New Zealand. They are all

about promoting human and

computer-based models, rather

than animal-based models,

which are actually unreliable.

I didn’t realise, until I was

approached by them and did

my research and I was pretty

shocked. Then I got sick myself

and looked at all the things being

BOLD: Rebecca

Gibbs is an

illustrator, author

and proud

alopecian who

has published a

number of books

and resources for

teachers.

PHOTO: MARTIN

HUNTER

done to cure my disease. It is

really disheartening because it

is all animal-based and is not

going to translate into a cure for

me in my lifetime. I am pretty

passionate about that.

The book is in the perspective

of a lab rat. He thinks he is

doing research for other rats

and he finds out it is actually for

humans. He has a bit of a meltdown

and wants to leave, but he

can’t because he is in a lab. Then

NZAVS come in and save him

at the last minute and he goes to

live with them. It is the way of

introducing the idea to kids. The

thing that is most


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her new look with no regrets

important to me is for the

children to ask questions and

be presented with factual

information. I didn’t want to

make the book scary in a way

that would traumatise children. I

wanted to explain it in a way that

would plant the seed for children

to be interested in science and

about how nine out of 10 drugs

that pass animal testing, fail

human testing. That is a 90 per

cent failure rate. It’s cruel and

unnecessary. It was my first book

that I have written or illustrated.

I have gifted a percentage of my

profits from it back to NZAVS.

They now have 80 per cent of the

money needed to get the book

into every primary school library

around New Zealand. I also had

Dr Jane Goddall review my book,

that was fantastic.

What other work have you

done as an illustrator and

author?

After I got sick I couldn’t really

teach anymore, I found that

physically it was too much. I had

to find a way to utilise that part of

my skill set and also pay the rent.

So basically I started creating art

resources that teachers could use

to create really awesome art. It is

a pre-packed activity – they don’t

have to be great at art.

They started off being murals,

so the kids all get a piece and

then they do the drawing and

you put it all together and it

creates a mural. I am integrating

my Maori design and I ended up

with about 20 of these resources.

I was looking at the images and

thought these would be great as

a colouring book. I went back

in and revised the designs and

put together this book called

Animals of Aotearoa. It is

exciting and special to me. My

aunty who passed away after a

short illness with cancer just

over a year ago, she was really

into colouring. She had all the

colouring books, she would sit

there for hours colouring, so I

wanted to create something really

special that I could dedicate to

her. So, that one’s for her.

Tell me about the time you

went viral on the internet?

As I mentioned, I had a failed

marriage. After the marriage

ended he continued to bombard

me on email and social media.

I constantly had to change my

accounts all the time. Then he

started spamming me with

our wedding video that was on

YouTube. So I thought, I am

going to talk in your language.

At the time, I was dating a

guy and his brother had some

association with rockets. So

we decided to put together this

rocket and we got permission

to launch it. So, I put the ring

in it and we drove out of town

to launch it. It didn’t break the

atmosphere, but it went very far

away, it was definitely kilometres.

As you do in the early 2010s, I

mixed the video of it to a Beyonce

song, Best Thing I’ve Never Had

and posted it as a reply.

One of my friends saw it and

shared it and next thing I knew I

was getting a call from reporters

asking me about it. I spoke to

them, but they got lots of things

wrong. They got so much wrong

that it was almost damaging to

my then boyfriend and his family

at the time. They were put in the

deep end because the reporter

INSPIRATION: Rebecca Gibbs in 2015 before she developed

alopecia. She hasn’t let it hold her back and released her book

The Six-Foot Rats last year to raise awareness about animal

experimentation.

actually misinterpreted what

had gone on. So I took the video

down and just tried to keep my

head down. It was a bit of a bad

experience actually.

The Huffington Post went all

through my Facebook page,

searching my friends list until

they found a friend who had

limited privacy on their account

and then went through their

friend list until they found

someone who had shared my

post and uncovered all these

posts and put them online.

I did receive a lot of emails

from people saying “that was

awesome, that was just what

I needed to see and hear” and

telling me about their marriage

problems and men who were

invading their online space. So

that made it well worth it. He

stopped also, he sent me an email

saying “point taken.”

I wish I had more control over

the narrative. I felt really bad

because it was something funny

and a symbolic, kind of online

anonymous thing, suddenly

turned into a big stink. But, I

don’t regret things, because they

turn you into the people you

are.

What’s it like living in

Diamond Harbour? Why there?

It’s so good – don’t tell anyone.

I moved here because around

about the time I got sick, my

aunt also got sick. She was

diagnosed with terminal cancer

and her diagnoses and passing

away was in a short period of

time, about six weeks. After

going through something like

that, it put things in perspective.

I wanted to move, I didn’t

want to do another winter in

Christchurch. I saw there was a

little place in Diamond Harbour

that was cheap, plus she let me

have my dog. It’s awesome, it’s

like growing up in Gisborne,

everyone is friendly, people

drop off baking, I chat with the

neighbours kids over the fence.

It’s a great place to be if you are

an illustrator, I am being inspired

just outside my window. Right

now I’m looking at the light on

the dry hills and tomorrow it’s

going to be raining and horrible,

but that will be great too. There is

no ugly concrete or cars.

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Your Local Views

Popular route reopened

Heathcote

Ward city

councillor Sara

Templeton

discusses the

reopening of

Sumner Rd

THE REOPENING of Sumner

Rd last week was a huge step

forward eight years after the

earthquake that so badly damaged

it and cut access between

the communities of Sumner and

Lyttelton.

The road has long been a popular

scenic and recreation route

for the community and visitors

alike, and the reopening will also

help support local businesses.

Popping over the hill to visit

friends and shop will be easy

once again and I know that I’m

really looking forward to being

able to loop around from my

home in Heathcote Valley.

It was a difficult project, but

the final design limited the

landscape changes that Diamond

Harbour residents were initially

concerned about. Around

100,000 cu m of rock was still

removed though and it’s good to

see some of it being used in the

building of the Coastal Pathway.

The project also came in $15m

under the initial budget at $45m.

Sumner has had limited access

with only one road in and out

for a long time and the improved

access is welcomed.

However, the community

board is aware of concerns that

some residents have expressed

about having the dangerous

goods and oversized vehicles

driving through their communities

on the way to the port again,

and will be working with staff to

address issues.

The reopening will free up the

Lyttelton Tunnel from the many

closures due to the transport of

dangerous goods between the

port and the city.

As use of the road increases,

please keep an eye out for each

other, be patient and share the

space.

There will be a temporary

slower speed limit for a few

months and a recent consultation

on permanently lowering the

speed to 60km/h here and along

Summit Rd is going through a

process at the moment.

ACCESS:

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over Evans

Pass is now

back in

operation.

It’s who we are

that matters

Port Hills MP

Ruth Dyson

reflects

on Friday’s

National

Remembrance

Service and

the March 15

tragedies

NOTHING COULD have

prepared us for the shock of the

terrorist attack on two Christchurch

mosques on March 15. Not

earthquakes, floods or fires – all

of which we are familiar with

here.

The shock was quickly followed

by grief. The loss of so many

innocent lives – men, women

and children – who were praying

when their lives were taken.

But the response of our communities

has been to show love

and support. It has happened in

so many ways – flowers, cards,

baking, messages, money. All

given in love and sorrow. The

outpouring of support was extraordinary.

It felt like the whole

nation was pushing back on hate

with kindness.

But the words of Farid Ahmed,

spoken at the National Remembrance

Service last Friday, were

even more extraordinary. He said

he had forgiven the man who

killed his beloved wife. He said

he didn’t want to have a heart

that was like a volcano about to

explode. He said he wanted a

heart that was full of love.

This is bigger than compassion

and forgiveness. This is a lesson

in how to respond to bad things

– and that should be with good

things. The greeting shared by

all those of Muslim faith is As

Salamu Alaykum – peace be

upon you.

I know that over the last two

and a half weeks, everyone in

New Zealand and so many

around the world have felt pain

and sorrow over these events. But

we have so much to be thankful

for here as well.

The passersby who stopped

and risked their own well-being

to help others, the front line

responders – police, ambulance

and fire service, the amazing

health system staff, the school

staff who kept our children safe

well after normal closing time,

and all those who have offered

their love and support since that

dark day. Thank you.

That is New Zealand. As

Salamu Alaykum. Peace be upon

you.

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Sea to Sky success

for Sumner athletes

SUMNER RUNNING Club

was in full force at the Sea to

Sky triathlon and duathlon on

Sunday.

The race included a 750m sea

swim, 2km run for duathletes,

19km bike ride up Evans Pass and

along the Summit Rd to the top

of Mt Pleasant then out to Godley

Head.

At Godley Head competitors

swapped their bikes for their

running shoes and ran to Taylors

Mistake then up and over Whitewash

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Sumner Running Club had

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Katherine Fitch was first in the

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division, taking out third place

overall.

GOLD: Katherine Fitch was

all smiles after taking out first

place in the 40-49 duathlon.

The club is welcoming new

members for the cross-country

and road season.

The season kicks off with the

Hagley memorial relays on the

April 13.

•Email secretary.sumnerrc@

gmail.com for more

information

SURF’S UP: Mike Lay from Cornwall, England, took out the

men’s competition.

PHOTO: BRETT JOHNSON

• By Gordon Findlater

A SCORELESS first half wasn’t

the start to the premier rugby

season Sumner we’re after as

they fell to Christchurch 21-46

at the weekend.

Playing into a strong wind

in the first half, Sumner knew

they would be up against it.

However, the 20-point difference

was too much to overcome

playing with the wind in the

second half.

“We helped them along the

way with an intercept and by

• By Louis Day

SURFERS FROM all across the

world battled it out at Sumner’s

Single Fin Mingle.

The fifth installment of the

surfing festival attracted 85

surfers which made for a tight

competition.

The men’s competition was

taken out by Mike Lay from

Cornwall, England. Josh Woolet

from the Sunshine Coast came

in second and Eurico Romaguera

from Portugal snatched third

place ahead of Sumner’s Luke

O’Neil.

Dunedin’s Daisy Thomas came

in first place in the women’s

competition, followed by Ivy

Thomas from the Gold Coast,

handing them some other

points,” said Dodgson.

“We actually got back into

with two very good tries to start

the second half . . . then they

worked it well for a try and you

could see just a bit of energy

seep out of us and to be fair

they probably dominated us in

contact.”

There was also an injury toll

from the weekend with two

players paying visits to the

hospital. Winger Tom Ziolo suffered

a broken collarbone while

Rosin Carolan from Byron Bay

with New Brighton’s Tegan

Bishop coming in at fourth.

Ms Thomas had the highest

heat total of the women’s and

men’s finals, winning the grand

prize of an all expenses paid

trip to compete in the Gliding

Barnacles festival in Portugal at

the end of August.

The Village Party which

followed the competition was sold

out and featured Sumner band

The Butlers and Melbourne band

China Beach.

All the profits from the art

show of American Ty William

at LeStrange Gallery are being

donated to Christchurch Muslim

tragedy funds.

POWERFUL:

William Saukuru

makes a break

during Saturday’s

21-46 opening

round loss to

Christchurch.

PHOTO: ROZELLE

MAY ​

Wind proves difficult

Mathew Tuala Fili suffered a

finger injury.

“It’s the weirdest injury I’ve

ever seen,” said Dodgson.

“It was like a pealed banana,

but his bone and ligaments were

fine.”

Dodgson says it will be a case

of next man up, as they prepare

for this Saturday’s match against

a Shirley side whom opened

their account with a 21-16 win

over Marist Albion. Saturday’s

game kicks off at Burwood Park

at 2.15pm.

Thomas top woman surfer in international competition

WINNER: Daisy Thomas had

the highest heat total in both

the women’s and men’s finals.

PHOTO: CAM HAY

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each Wednesday

WāKōrero/Storytimes

Today, 10.30-11am

Encourage learning

through a love for stories, this

interactive programme includes

stories, songs, rhymes and play.

This is a free, drop-in session.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

Craft Group. Sit in the beautiful

library on the comfortable chairs

and have a relaxing chat while

working on your craft project.

Share skills like needlework,

knitting, quilting, handicrafts,

making dolls, teddy bears and

spinning.

Akaroa Library

JP Clinic

Saturday, 10am-noon

A justice of the peace will

be available to members of

the community to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear

oaths, declarations, affidavits

or affirmations, as well as sign

citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications. There is no

charge for this service.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

Social Games Club

Monday, 10-11.30am

This free session is for people

who enjoy playing board

games such as Scrabble, Chess,

or Rummikub. No bookings

required.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

Akaroa Craft Group

Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

Join the friendly Akaroa

Create and Connect

Thursday, 9.30am-noon

Enjoy some company while

creating. Take your project or get

some inspiration. Cost is $3 to

cover morning tea. Phone Beth

for more information on 022 678

1252.

St Andrews Church, 148 Main

Rd, Redcliffs

Sumner Market

Every Sunday until April

There will be a great range

of stalls from fresh veges to

amazing food from all over

the world and amazing crafts.

The market is right next to the

beach as you go into the village.

Corner of Marine Pde and The

Esplanade

Loopy Tunes Preschool Music

Tuesdays during school term

time at Sumner, 9.30am, and

Redcliffs, 10.30am

Each 30min session is followed

by a playtime for the children.

Go along to the fortnightly Sumner writers group meeting on Monday at 1pm. A place to

encourage, support and inspire each other to write in any genre. Budding or established writers

are welcome. Koha is a gold coin donation to cover the venue. Sumner Hub, 57 Nayland St. For

further information call Polly on 021 183 2364.

All children aged up to five years

and their parents/caregivers are

welcome. Cost is $2 per child.

For more information, phone Siu

Williams-Lemi on 022 632 6140.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre, and Uniting Church hall,

4 Augusta St, Redcliffs

Sumner Bridge Club

Monday,7.15pm, Wednesday,

12.45pm

Do you play bridge? Go along

and join the Sumner Bridge Club.

For more information phone

Julie on 027 434 6678.

57 Dryden St

Technology Help Sessions

Monday, 2-3pm

If you need help using your

computer, smartphone, iPad or

tablet, go along to a free drop-in

session. Learn to use email,

search the internet, use the

library catalogue, eBooks and

other computer functions. Take

your devices or use one of the

libraries computers. This free

event requires no bookings.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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An exhibition of original

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Mitsubishi Triton a perfect load carrier

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

I’M LEFT disappointed if I

have a vehicle and don’t drive

it somewhere near to its full

potential, especially if it’s a ute.

So when I recently had

Mitsubishi’s new Triton I

put it to very good use. I had

purchased a bulky Trade Me item

from Dunedin and I used the

evaluation vehicle to make a oneday

return trip.

Almost eight hundred

kilometres of highway running

certainly didn’t test the Triton’s

comprehensive Super Select II

four-wheel-drive capability, but

the excursion served to prove

how comfortable and capable the

modern ute is on a long journey.

I felt fresh when I got home and

was left understanding why utes

are now the vehicle of choice for

some family buyers.

The Triton is all new for 2019,

and while it gets a fresh look and

upgraded engineering, it still has

the same engine and basic chassis

and suspension elements. That’s

a good thing, the Triton can mix

it with the market front-runners,

and the way

it sits in the market, constantly

sitting around third place in

terms of sales behind Ford’s

Ranger and Holden’s Colorado

means it is very much a preferred

option.

The evaluation ute was a highgrade

VRX-specced double cab

with automatic transmission.

The latter is an all-new six-speed

type, it is a beauty with smooth

shifts, and in VRX form it also

has a paddle-shift sequential

mechanism. In this specification

the Triton is priced at $62,990

which, to my way of thinking,

is good value considering its

specification level and how well it

stacks up to the opposition.

Major items include leather

trim, keyless entry and ignition,

cruise control and speed

limiter (perfect for the long

straight roads heading out of

Canterbury), rear view reversing

camera, and a host of advanced

safety features.

Under the bonnet sits a 2.4-litre

four-cylinder turbocharged diesel

engine. It is rated at 135kW with

437Nm of torque, both figures

are realised low in the rev band

at 3500rpm and 2500rpm. Even

though it is diesel-fed it is a

lively engine and gets about

its work willingly, it it also one

of the quietest engines in its

MITSUBISHI TRITON: At home on the highway or off-road trails.

class, and that’s a credit to the

engineers – getting a big block

four-potter to work smoothly

takes some doing. It is evident

that the Triton has the benefit of

much soundproofing and it has

a well refined engine in the first

instance.

A lot of development has also

been carried out to cut down fuel

use, it is now to the point where

an 8.6-litre per 100km (33mpg)

combined cycle can be claimed.

On my journey south the

trip computer was constantly

listing at around that figure with

a 6l/100km (47mpg) readout

showing at a steady 100km/h, the

engine just loping over gently at

1700rpm. If you are doing long

highway hauls, those figures

mean large fuel cost savings.

On the subject of figures, the

Triton four-wheel-drive has a

tow rating of 3500kg and it will

haul a payload of 905kg in a deck

area measuring 1520mm x 1470

x 475mm (depending on deck

liner). It also has a useful 220mm

of ground clearance, all of these

figures are right up with market

demand.

The test ute was riding on 18in

wheels with quite chunky 265/60

Bridgestone Dueler tyres. Even so,

they ride quietly, even on coarse

chip seal, they also offer direct

feedback through the steering.

Utes aren’t known for their ideal

handling but it was nice to have

some surety when I pushed

quickly through the tricky corners

• Price – Mitsubishi Triton

VRX, $62,990

• Dimensions – Length,

5305mm; width, 1815mm;

height, 1795mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-drive,

2442cc, 135kW, 437Nm,

six-speed automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9sec

• Fuel usage – 8.6l/100km

between Oamaru and Dunedin.

The Triton has handling ability

unrealistic for a working vehicle

built on a ladder chassis and load

bearing live rear axle.

Interestingly, Mitsubishi still

has a manual gearbox option

on Triton and that would be

the model for me; however,

the new automatic adds to the

sophistication, and with all of

the ingredients in place to make

the driving process smooth, it

is certainly a standout vehicle

which has a major role in the

working environment.

Today’s pick-up buyer is

reaping of the benefits of long

and gradual development

processes. It’s no wonder our

market is led by utes, the Triton is

a vehicle you can comfortably put

the family in for that trip into the

high country, skifield access road,

or to the beach for a swim or surf.

It’s also the quintessential tow

and carry vehicle.


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WorkSafe chief inspector

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Surf club move

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Mr Handforth said WorkSafe

Cr East abou the car park.

“WorkSafe has completed

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Different parts of the car park

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As a tribute to those who

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ride horseback to the service.

Mr A pleton said it was

important children were

educated on what soldiers

wen through during World

Cyclist’s helipad bid

Serious crash gives new

perspective on ride to hospital

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i sue.

Only eight submi sions were

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The district council wi l be

holding a hearing for the Public

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Activities and Events in

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A hearing i scheduled to be

held on Thursday.

The bylaw comes as an increasing

number of mobile traders

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It comes after the city council

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pla ned for Shirley Rd, near the

intersection with Hi ls Rd. This

was the site of the former community

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ne l

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months for THE lengthy HALSWE w ekend L-Hornbyand

he was “rea ly proud” of practices. Ri carton Community Board

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products and came away competition Templeton. brought back his “In two years’ time, we’ l be

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