WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 , 2019 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Long wait for Redcliffs pedestrian crossing Page 3 Surf club’s new look not well received Page 4 Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Ecosystem benefits from estuary clean-up Members of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust and volunteers from Conservation New Zealand relax following the Mother of All Clean Ups on Saturday. About 3.6-tonnes of rubbish was removed from the estuary and the rivers that feed into it. Trust chairman Kit Doudney said the clean-up would be beneficial to the ecosystem. “It will stop human-made polluting products getting into the environment. Plastics and other forms of rubbish can have a massive effect on birds, they can ingest the rubbish and die or get wrapped up in it. This will help the ecosystems of the estuary survive and maintain,” he said. More than 800 people from 42 different groups participated in the event. •Protecting birds, p10 Opposition to seaplane plan mounts • By Louis Day DIAMOND Harbour residents have joined the growing opposition to the plan to bring seaplanes to Lyttelton Harbour. The Civil Aviation Authority is seeking feedback on Rangiorabased company Peninsula Air Ltd’s plan to construct a waterdrome in the harbour. The 1km runway would be located between Rapaki and Quail Island and would provide seaplanes with an area to take off and land and from where people could be taken on scenic tours of the peninsula. The Diamond Harbour Community Association has made a submission to the CAA detailing their concerns over the plan. “We are concerned about the effects on other users of the harbour such as waka ama, kayaks, swimmers, yachts, motorboats, the list goes on,” said association chairman Richard Suggate. Mr Suggate said they also had concerns over noise. “All in all it is just another intrusion into the harbour and effect on people, wildlife and our amenity which is just for the profit of a company and to the benefit of cruise ship passengers.” The Lyttelton Community Association is also in opposition to the seaplanes. •Turn to page 5 Can you spot the difference? Worried about wearing hearing aids? Come in for your free hearing check and to talk to us about the latest hearing technology. p Sound p Style p Connectivity p Discretion Call us to find out more Ashburton 03 307 8949 Fendalton 03 351 3535 Ferrymead 03 376 4483 Special Offer! Buy one hearing aid and get the second aid 1/2 Price Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 31 May2019 T&Cs apply.