Bay Harbour: July 17, 2019

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HEATHCOTE Valley residents

have described a multi-million

dollar wastewater project being

undertaken outside their property

as “torture”.

THe city council is now dealing

with residents at three properties

who have been affected by phase

four of its Lyttelton Harbour

wastewater scheme.

Creag Foxton-McCulloch and

Victoria Foxton have endured

almost two-and-a-half months

of constant noise, dust, potholes,

muddy roads and groundshaking,

which they likened to

an earthquake. The couple were

never told they would have to

put up with these issues outside

their Scruttons Rd home while

contractors Fulton Hogan work to

install a pipeline at a cost of $8.3m.

The job still has at least another six

months to go.

City council services general

manager David Adamson said

the project was consulted on as a

whole in 2015 instead of on a stageby-stage

basis. He said the public

was invited to give feedback on

two options to connect Lyttelton

Harbour communities’ wastewater

to the Lyttelton Rd tunnel in 2015.

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DISTRESSING: Victoria Foxton and Creag Foxton-McCulloch have endured almost two-and-a-half months of work outside their

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Wednesday July 17 2019

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from the editor’s desk

YOU HAVE to sympathise with Heathcote

Valley residents currently enduring the

noise, vibrations and shaking that goes

with a major infrastructure project (see

page 1).

Creag Foxton-McCulloch and Victoria

Foxton have gone public in the Bay Harbour News to air their

frustrations over the Heathcote Valley part of the $53 million

Lyttelton pipeline.

The city council consulted with the public back in 2015 over

what lay ahead. But Creag and Victoria say they weren’t aware

what was going to happen in their part of the valley until work

started a few months ago.

The couple, and others, will unfortunately have to endure it for

another several months.

Fulton Hogan, the company contracted to do the work, isn’t

responding to our questions.

No surprises there.

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A draft proposal was presented to the city council last week in

a bid to boost development of the Lyttelton town centre.

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Call to crack down on boy racers

• By Jess Gibson

LYTTELTON Harbour residents

want police to crack down on

boy racers after an increase in

anti-social behaviour.

Littering, burnout marks,

damage to property and unsafe

driving are some of the issues

which have been of growing

concern in hot spot areas.

The Banks

Peninsula

Community

Board has asked

city council staff

to arrange police

to brief the board

Ken

Maynard

on the issue

within the Banks

Peninsula Ward.

It came after community

board deputy chairman

Tyrone Fields noted that it was

something people are “actively

complaining about” around

Lyttelton.

“Boy racers are generally

pretty disrespectful of the

whole community,” Mr Fields

said.

The Lyttelton Police Station is

only staffed between 8am-5pm –

after that, any calls are taken by

police in Christchurch.

Lyttelton Community Association

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in boy racer activity outside of

those hours.

He said groups have been

gathering in hot spots such as

Summit Rd and Cass Bay but

they generally move around to

“share out the misery.”

“I’m not sure that police are

doing enough as they are pretty

thin on the ground, and things

are definitely worse than they

used to be now that there is no

presence,” Mr Maynard said.

Senior Sergeant Stephen

McDaniel said the track around

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CARNAGE: A convoy of boy racers caused damage at

Allandale Reserve in June.

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Lyttelton and Corsair Bay is one

which is travelled by a lot of boy

racers in the weekends.

But he did not want to link

damage to boy racers.

“I’m very conscious of categorising

boy racers. It depends who

you deem a boy racer, it could be

a car enthusiast or a person who

is out there damaging property.

You can’t just say that all boy

racers are damaging property,”

he said.

Over the next six to eight

weeks, a number of speed limits

will drop around the peninsula

on highways and roads which

are heavily used by vehicles and

pedestrians.

But Mr Fields said the speed

reductions will not make a

“blind bit of difference” in

stopping unsafe driving for boy

racers.

However, he said it will create

more grounds for enforcement.

“At the moment, some of the

speed limits are so high that you

could be driving around there

like a maniac and still not be

pulled up on it.”

He said the meeting with

police will help the community

board understand what is being

done to stop the behaviour and if

there is a plan in place to prevent

it from getting worse.

In June, a convoy of more than

200 boy racers caused damage

across peninsula in a drive which

paid tribute to a man who died.

Residents took to Facebook

the next morning to post and

share photos and comments of

the damage on Lyttelton and

Governors Bay pages.

At Allandale Reserve in

Governors Bay, vehicles had

ripped up the grass, a drinking

fountain was leaking, a bin

was dented and posts had been

pulled out of the ground.

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Bay’s Torpedo Boat Museum. The

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to investigate the potential for

a mural on the building after it

became a repeat target for graffiti.

The 145-year-old building exhibits

the remains of Thornycroft

torpedo boat No. 168, one of four

torpedo boats purchased by the

Government in 1883.

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Thank you for

helping your

Fall Zones

community

To all of you who have had your

trees trimmed before they became

a problem, thank you for keeping all

the families in your community warm,

happy, healthy and connected.

You can be proud of the fact that you have allowed your

neighbours to stay warm, cook dinner and even charge

their mobile phones. You may not have realised that what

you’ve done has had much impact, but from all of us here

at Orion, we just want to say thank you.

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A

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Wednesday July 17 2019

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News

Further progress on

development of Lyttelton

THE WHEELS are in

motion to enhance the

development of Lyttelton’s

town centre.

A draft proposal was presented

to the city council

at its meeting on Thursday

to lift a requirement that

businesses in the port town

must provide a certain

number of car parking

spaces.

The city

council is now

seeking views

from strategic

partners

David

Griffiths

• By Jess Gibson

Environment

Canterbury,

the Waimakariri

and Selwyn district

councils and Te Rūnanga

o Ngāi Tahu on a draft

proposal, under the Greater

Christchurch Regeneration

Act, to amend the District

Plan.

The proposal will

also be sent to central

Government.

After the draft has been

viewed, a final proposal,

including feedback and any

amendments will be prepared

by staff for approval

by Minister of Regeneration

Megan Woods.

The amendment would

remove a restriction in the

plan around the number

of car parking spaces that

commercial businesses in

the port town must provide

A RESOURCE consent is

in the works for Lyttelton’s

Collett’s Corner.

Ohu Development, the

group behind the multi-use

retail building proposed

for Lyttelton’s main street,

has submitted its resource

consent application to the

city council.

The approval process can

take anywhere between

three to 12 months, depending

on if it is notified or not.

If it is notified, people

DEVELOPMENT: A number of empty sites may

be filled on London St and surrounding streets if

the city council is successful in its bid to remove a

barrier to development in Lyttelton.

in order to operate. Its

removal is seen as urgent

as several planned developments

are affected and will

require resource consent

under the current rules.

City council head of

planning and strategic

transport David Griffiths

said the proposal would

remove district plan requirements

that are neither

appropriate nor practical in

Lyttelton.

“The car parking requirements

are causing issues for

several potential developments,’’

Mr Griffiths said.

“It means development

plans cannot meet the

permitted activity parking

requirements.

“Landowners have,

at various stages, raised

will have an opportunity

to have their say on the

project.

Meanwhile, the project

group is in the early stages

of preparing to sell and

lease the building, including

interviewing potential

residents.

Collett’s Corner is

the first commercial

development undertaken

using crowdfunding in

New Zealand. It is designed

to connect the community

in a space that is centred

around well-being.

the issue and the related

length and cost of resource

consent processes as an impediment

to development

in the centre. The regeneration

of Lyttelton has been

affected, with developers

slow to invest and several

sites still vacant. “

He said removing the

restriction will effectively

return the Lyttelton situation

to its pre-earthquake

state, where most commercial

sites did not provide

parking.

“Lyttelton is clearly

unique because of its

topography, specific

regeneration needs and the

size and dimensions of the

sites for development and

we see real merit in this

restriction being removed.”

Collett’s Corner multi-use building

in resource consent process

With a floor area of 2710

sq m, the building will

have a wellness centre,

community concierge,

hospitality, retail, coworking

space and

apartments

During the five-week

crowdfunding campaign in

March, 370 people invested

a total of $504,000 in the

project. The opening has

been pushed back from

2020 to 2022 after the

crowdfunding campaign

failed to meet its target of

$2 million.

No appeals against liquor store

• By Jess Gibson

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go ahead.

No appeals were made

to the alcohol regulatory

and licensing committee

against the district

licensing committee’s

decision to grant an offlicence

at 1/87 Main Rd.

Submitters who opposed

Rizak Enterprises Ltd’s

initial application to open

the store were given 10

working days to appeal an

amended version under the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol

Act 2012.

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made, Rizak Enterprises

Ltd can start refitting its

store in preparation for its

opening.

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included the enforcement

of guidelines like labelling

the store Redcliffs Fine

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News

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Historic hotel on the market

• By Jess Gibson

THIRTY YEARS of running

and owning The Grand Hotel

has led to a long list of memories

for well-known Akaroa

personality Eric Ryder.

Among them was the time his

pet cockatoo, James, escaped his

cage during

the night.

“He perched

on a tap handle,

pouring

hundreds of

litres of beer

onto the floor

Eric Ryder

of the bar and

draining the

HISTORY: Akaroa’s 136-year-old Grand Hotel is on the market with two neighbouring historic

cottages and a large-scale development site covering almost 4000 sq m of land.

tank dry. That was a hilarious

insurance claim,” he said.

Now, the 74-year-old has

put the town’s oldest hotel on

the market, together with two

neighbouring historic cottages

and a large-scale development

site covering almost 400 sq m of

land.

Located at 4-16 Rue Lavaud,

the popular two-storey hotel,

restaurant and bar are at the

gateway to the Akaroa township.

It was built in 1883 and retains

much of its historic charm and

some of its original features.

Serving as a member on the

late Akaroa Community Board

for 18 years, Mr Ryder was the

main driver in creating the oneway

traffic system in the Akaroa

township that has helped to

create a real tourism hub and

alleviate many traffic issues.

He built many houses in

Akaroa over the years and

bigger projects included the

construction of the La Maison

Restaurant and the school gymnasium.

“I’ve loved it in Akaroa. It’s

the people who’ve kept me here

so long. It’s a small town where

everyone helps everyone. Back

in 1989 when we were snowed

in for 10 days, the Grand was

the only place with a generator

and gas and in the three big

earthquakes the building was

unscathed.”

Colliers marketing agent

Courtney Doig said the property

represents a variety of development

opportunities.

The building’s exterior and

the two neighbouring cottages

are protected from being demolished

but new owners would be

permitted to renovate the inside

of the building.

The property is for sale by

deadline private treaty closing

August 8, unless sold prior.

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More peninsula

speed limits

set to drop

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Jess Gibson

MORE SPEED limits are set to

drop around the Banks Peninsula,

some by 80km/h.

The city council approved more

than 40 speed limit reductions

around the Akaroa Harbour, bay

and Little River areas at its meeting

on Thursday.

It comes after its decision

last month to lower the speeds

limits on Summit Rd and its side

streets to help improve safety on

the road.

High-risk travel routes, roads

near small settlements, unsealed

roads and roads where pedestrians

are likely to be present will all see

reductions within the next six to

eight weeks.

On Childrens Bay Rd, the

speed will drop from 100km/h

to 20km/h as it is highly used by

vehicles and pedestrians, unsealed

and has a blind corner.

The entire length of Wainui

Main Rd will be reduced from

100km/h and 70km/h to 60km/h

as it is a high-risk rural route and

has been ranked seventh out of 32

city council priority routes.

Other changes will be made to

roads in Akaroa, the French Farm

and Wainui route, Gebbies Pass

and valley, Le Bons Bay, Little

River, Little Akaloa, Takamatua,

Duvauchelle and Okains Bay.

Loss of income and damage concern to property

•From page 1

However, regardless of outcome,

the plan to lay a pipeline through

Heathcote and Woolston would

have remained the same.

“We’re addressing each

complaint individually and

working with our contractor

to find a solution for residents.

Complaints are followed up with

emails or phone calls from the

project manager and face-to-face

engagement with the contractor,”

Mr Adamson said.

Mr Foxton-McCulloch, who is

the ex-chairman of the Heathcote

Valley Community Association,

was not aware of the consultation

or the drop-in session in 2015.

The only mention of Scruttons

Rd in the consultation document

was to say that the pipeline would

be installed there, as well as in

Godley, Simeon, Norwich and

Gladstone Quays and Port Hills,

and Ferry Rds. It did not mention

anything about disruption to

nearby properties during the

installation of the pipeline.

The city council received 44

submissions in response to the

consultation, five opposed the

project and there was no mention

of Scruttons Rd.

Instead, Mr Foxton-

McCulloch said he found out

about the work which was going

to be done when he saw people

working outside his property and

called the city council.

In an email to the city council,

Mr Foxton-McCulloch said “the

appalling lack of communication

between the city council, those

who you subcontract with and

the people who pay all of your

wages is staggering.”

Mr Foxton-McCulloch and Ms

Foxton have had to temporarily

shut their home-based business

Castle Rock Estate due to the

ongoing disturbance, resulting in

a “massive loss of income.”

“We even left to get away for

a week of sanity,” Mr Foxton-

McCulloch said.

Mr Foxton-McCulloch is

concerned that the work may

eventually lead to damage to their

property with all of the shaking

and banging.

He is also concerned over the

use of a temporary Bailey bridge

to replace the old Scruttons Rd

bridge.

“To have a Bailey bridge

brought up from Timaru to

be thrown over the old bridge

just until the job is finished

seems a huge waste of time

and ratepayer money when

the bridge is supposedly due to be

upgraded next year.”

THe pipeline will run from

the Heathcote side of Tunnel

Rd, under Bridle Path Rd and

through Port Hills Rd to Mauger

Drive and Scruttons Rd.

It will go under the councilowned

paddocks parallel to

Tunnel Rd, under the Heathcote

River and connect to the

Woolston pump station in Alport

Place.

“It’s a necessary evil but the

way they have gone about it

is totally wrong,” Mr Foxton-

McCulloch said.

Fulton Hogan refused to

comment.

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Fundraiser nets almost $2000

• By Jess Gibson

NINE-YEAR-OLD Olive

Harris of Lyttelton will go to great

lengths to help those in need.

The year 5 St Mark’s School

pupil came up with the idea to

walk up to 10km to fundraise for

children in Uganda who do the

same on an empty stomach every

day.

Walk With a Purpose saw

more than 70 of Olive’s fellow

pupils and their parents get

behind the school’s first official

fundraiser last month.

Almost $2000 which was

raised in cash and through a

Givealittle page will be donated

to the Fountain of Peace

Children’s Foundation NZ.

The money will go towards

keeping 501 children fed at

Rwenjaza Hillside School in

Uganda.

Olive said she was “really

proud” that so many of her

friends were willing to get on

board.

Families woke up as early

as 5.30am to walk from

locations like Mt Pleasant,

Halswell and Cashmere into

• By Jess Gibson

A $95,000 funding boost aims

to help biodiversity flourish on

Banks Peninsula.

The money has been allocated

to five biodiversity projects by

the Banks Peninsula water zone

committee.

BIG WALK: Tim, Olive and

Jake Harris with teacher

Emily Wells who joined the

Lyttelton family for part of

a 10km walk which raised

funds for children in Uganda.

Opawa in time for school.

It was Olive’s second year

walking the Stan Helms track

over the Port Hills with her dad,

Tim Harris, and this year she

was joined by her five-year-old

brother, Jake Harris, who is in

year 1.

Last year, Olive and her father

did the walk on their own and

raised more than $500 through

sponsorship which was donated

The committee approved

the grants as part of Environment

Canterbury’s immediate

steps programme.

The projects include Mabel

Hope Covenant, Okuti QE

II Covenant, Crown Island

Covenant, Bill Hill Little Akaloa

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to WaterAid projects.

Fountain of Peace volunteer

co-ordinator Tania Sharr is

the mother of two pupils at St

Mark’s and helped organise the

fundraiser with Olive and her

mum Lottie Harris.

Mrs Sharr said she was blown

away by the school’s response.

“I get quite tearful thinking

about it. It really makes you

realise that the world is a big

community. Even though the

students in Uganda are a long

way away it means a lot to them,”

she said.

Fountain of Peace was

established in New Zealand in

2012.

It aims to create familybased

homes for orphaned

and abandoned children

in rural Uganda, as well as

working to provide clean water,

education, health care and

sustainable projects for the whole

community.

•If you wish to donate to

Walk With a Purpose visit

https://givealittle.co.nz/

cause/saint-marks-walkwith-purpose

SUPPORT: One group of pupils from St Mark’s School woke up early and walked up to 10km to

school from areas such as Lyttelton, Mt Pleasant and Cashmere.

Restoration. Each of the

projects will receive between

$6000 and $30,000 from the

programme.

Landowners or project partners

will contribute a further 50 per

cent of the funding – boosting

the overall worth of the projects

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Rare crabeater seal

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A SEAL rarely seen in New

Zealand popped in for a rest

at Birdlings Flat less than a

week after making its home on

Dunedin shores.

Crabeater seals are usually

found on pack ice around the

Antarctic and seldom make the

trip to New Zealand shores, with

only eight sightings documented

across the country between 1885

and 2015.

But a lone traveller has

been spotted snoozing at

Birdlings Flat after another

sighting on a beach near

Dunedin on July 2.

There have been three

sightings this year, including the

recent one in Dunedin, which

may be the same seal who rested

at Birdlings Flat before heading

back out to sea.

One was found dead inland

from Lake Ellesmere in May this

year.

University of Otago student

ECan biodiversity officer Helen

Greenep said the chosen projects

are set to make a real difference

to Banks Peninsula’s natural

environment.

“Protection is the priority,

followed by restoration,” she

said.

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However, it had some scars on

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Crabeaters form an important

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Peninsula’s environmental projects get $90,000 helping hand

is that they are all partnership

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Your Local Views

Forest expedition no walk in the park

AFTER A long week of caring

for a gastro-afflicted toddler

(yeah, it didn’t get much better

after last time), we bring you

something completely different.

A guide to one of Canterbury’s

classic walks – up the street from

my mum’s place to the beach in

Waikuku.

To begin this stunning tour of

a typical coastal village street and

forest (with a toddler) one needs

a healthy dose of confidence that

trying something new could

never go wrong.

Pram? No no, leave that

behind and instead rely on a

one-and-half-year-old to hold

both dogs while you carry the

bag. She insists.

Don’t worry, they’re small

dogs.

Stepping out onto the street,

the warm sun will fill you with

joy and remind you that you

forgot to bring a sunhat.

Bask in the brilliant rays

before immediately halting

the walking party to put more

clothes on the toddler when the

clouds roll in.

Keep up a brisk toddler pace

for the 6000 years it will take to

get 100m up the street.

VITTORIA

& Matt

Unfortunately, it’s likely all

four members of your group will

be going at different speeds and

two of them are attached to the

slowest one.

Solution? Wait until the

slowest one (clearly the toddler)

gives up and hands over one of

the dog leads.

Plunge head long into the still

frosty forest and allow yourself

time to think things are going

pretty well.

Don’t take the easy path, that’s

for people who didn’t grow up

in the village and you definitely

did. So just head off on a rough

cut path through a thick grove of

pines.

Some of your group (again,

clearly the toddler) will trip

on the loose pine needles

and sand. This may (will) lead

them to hand over the second

dog.

While carrying the bag and

holding both dogs, enjoy the

short walk until the last thing

you aren’t holding gives up

completely and cries to be picked

up.

Now, holding everything

and everyone, slog your way

up the sand dunes to reach the

beach.

Savour the irony that the

moment you picked to enjoy

one of this region’s great

walks coincides with a high

tide so full that there’s not

actually any beach to walk on

anyway.

Finally, with a last look at a

wonderful view, turn around

and carry everyone back.

•Former Bay Harbour News

journalist Matt Salmons

has become a stay-at-home

dad. We follow his journey

weekly.

EXERCISE: Vittoria enjoying a forest ramble, moments before

giving up and asking for a ride.

Landlords – know your obligations

Ferrymeadbased

Morris

& Co Property

Management

operations

manager

Katrina Green

writes about

the new Healthy Homes

Standard legislation

AS PART of a commitment to

providing Canterbury landlords

with the correct information,

Ray White Morris & Co Property

Management is hosting a landlord

information breakfast, designed

to educate landlords on their

obligations, and dispel any myths.

(See details below).

I was surprised that overall

landlords really do not

understand what their obligations

are, or what the time lines are.

There is a lot of misinformation

out there including what heating

will be acceptable and where it is

required, right down to people

thinking that they are required

to double glaze their rental

property.

We want to ensure that

landlords make well informed

decisions, and certainly don’t

panic and decide to get out of

investment property ownership.

The repercussions of this will

likely be a shortage of properties

throughout New Zealand and

make it difficult for tenants to

find affordable good quality

homes.

The Healthy Homes Standards

came into effect from July 1

this year and include five key

components – ventilation,

heating, drafts, drainage and

insulation.

While a lot of landlords will

know the basics, what they may

not know is that as yet we have

not been furnished with all of the

details.

So, while I certainly

recommend planning for

upgrades, it is equally important

to ensure you have the correct

information before you begin

spending any money.

Another factor to consider is

time frames. There are several

differing time lines we are

working from, and these started

from July 1 with all new tenancy

agreements now needing to

include a statement of intent.

•The event, which is being

held at the Christchurch RSA in

Armagh St, at 7am on July 24 is

free although there is a cost of $29

per person which covers their full

buffet breakfast, tea and coffee.

•For more information and

to register please log in at

https://canterburypm.co.nz/

events/landlords

Should board seminars

be open to the public?

Linwood-

Central-

Heathcote

Community

Board member

Darrell Latham

argues the

public should

not be excluded from

regular board seminars

WOULD AN outbreak of

democracy be a good thing

and should we allow greater

accessibility to our Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board seminars? My answer is a

resounding yes.

At a recent board meeting,

I raised this issue and sought

clarification as to why the public

was unable to attend our regular

seminars. Basically, these

seminars are persona non grata,

public excluded events.

I was advised that the public

could attend seminars when

it was deemed appropriate.

However, a comment was made

that public attendance at board

seminars could stifle discussion.

This is a viewpoint which I

reject. We are elected members

and it is our job to ask the hard

questions of city council staff

and others on behalf of our

ratepayers.

At seminar briefings, staff

and specialists update elected

members on matters. Board

members then vote at publicly

accessible community board

meetings usually after the

serious discussion has already

been held at public excluded

seminars. Most of our

seminars are suitable for public

attendance. Very few deal with

sensitive or private information.

Examples of interesting

seminars include the highly

topical St Andrews Hill traffic

light phasing, Bays Area Skate

park site selection, Redcliffs

and Sumner Village

enhancement Projects, Crime

cameras, Scott Park Landscape

plan and the list of local projects

goes on. The local community

would have been well informed

with the information presented

at these board seminar briefings.

Closed seminars take matters

of local importance out of the

public arena. The opportunity

to attend seminar briefings

would allow the public to hear

the discussions and to be better

informed.

Residents have clearly stated

in their survey review of city

council services they would

like to see more involvement

earlier on to help them

understand why and how

decisions are made.

There have been far too many

meetings held behind closed

doors, which means the public

don’t get to hear the input into

issues.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: do you

think the public should be

able to attend community

board seminars? email your

thoughts to jess.gibson@

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Odds firmly stacked against Sumner

• By Gordon Findlater

SUMNER WILL need to

overcome a bogey team which

has put 124 points on them in

two matches this year if they are

to have a chance of finishing the

season with silverware.

On Saturday, the premier

side suffered their third defeat on

the trot when they fell 19-35 to

Sydenham.

The result means they

finished fifth in the bottom six

competition and will now travel

to Linfield Park to play Linwood

in a bowl semi-final.

Linfield hasn’t been a happy

hunting ground for Sumner.

Their previous two meetings

with Linwood both ended in

heavy defeats, 22-76 in April and

15-48 earlier this month.

On Saturday Sumner found

themselves on the back foot

less than 2min into the match

against Sydenham by conceding

a try to find themselves seven

points down. However, they

rebounded and tries to winger

Erik Thomson and halfback

James Elliot had them trailing

14-21 at the break.

“We were pretty happy at

half-time. Having said that, they

scored 5min before half-time and

5min after . . . they we’re absolute

sucker punches,” said Sumner

coach Martin Dodgson.

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with Linwood at Linfield this

year. The home side will come

into the match with a huge

BIG THREAT: Sumner will need to nullify Linwood playmaker Gibson

Popoali’i’s ability to off-load the ball if they are to get a result in Saturday’s

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PHOTOS: ROZELLE MAY

mental advantage after bashing

their way through the wave in

the past two meetings. However,

Dodgson says if Sumner can

show some of the resolve they

did at the weekend then they are

a strong chance of turning the

tide.

“When we drop off they’re

really good at busting through

tackles and once they get in

behind you they can off-load

. . . every time we’ve played

them every single off-load has

stuck. If we can play like we

did at the weekend we could

do a number of them,” said

Dodgson.

•Saturday’s bowl semi-final

against Linwood kicks off at

2.45pm.

Ferrymead Bays juniors

impress at football cup

TWO FERRYMEAD Bays junior teams

had impressive results at the Christchurch

International Cup.

The three-day tournament at Christchurch

Football Centre on Yaldhurst Rd saw

Bays’ under-11 team finish fourth and

their under-12 team finish fifth.

The under-11 side finished second in

their pool with two wins against Nelson

Suburbs and St Albans Shirley, and a loss

to Maori Hill.

They then defeated Waimak United

3-0 in a quarter-final before a dramatic

semi-final against Nomads United which

saw them lose on penalties after the match

finished 1-1.

In the third place play-off the side were

again denied by penalties against Waterside

Karori.

Meanwhile, the under-12 team also

finished second in their pool after wins

against Christchurch United White and

West End.

Their only loss came against Nelson

Suburbs. In the quarter finals they were

defeated 0-8 by an impressive All Stars

Academy side.

However, they rebounded to win on

penalties against Western Springs.

The result saw them face Nelson for the

second time in the fifth place play-off.

This time Bays took the honours 4-2.

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Email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Today, 10am-noon (Lyttelton),

Tuesday, 10.30-noon (Sumner)

Take your knitting, crochet or

other portable craft project and

enjoy time with other crafters.

Have a look at the range of books

to get ideas for your next project.

Free, no bookings required.

Beginners welcome.

Lyttelton Library and Matuku

Takotako: Sumner Centre

One Stitch at a Time

Tomorrow, 10am-noon

Have a natter over needles at

One Stitch at a Time. All are

welcome from people who have

never crafted and aren’t sure it is

for them to experienced crafters

who feel like a bit of a chat while

they sew, knit and weave.

Mt Pleasant Community

Centre

A Very Pleasant Playgroup

Tomorrow, 9.30-11.30am

Drop-in playgroup for preschoolers

and their grown-ups.

Stay for the whole session or

drop-in when it suits.

Mt Pleasant Centre

JP Clinic

Tomorrow (Little River), 11am-

12.30pm, and Saturday, 10amnoon

(Sumner)

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.

Little River Library and

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

Tai Chi

Friday, 7-8.30pm

This is a gentle exercise for

people of all ages and fitness

levels, bringing many health and

other benefits. All are welcome

to attend this weekly class. Phone

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022 697 7420.

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Lens on the World

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

10am - 4pm

An exhibition of art

photographs by members of

the Diamond Harbour Camera

Club which includes images

from club field trips and travels

abroad. All works for sale. Free

entry. Historic Stoddart Cottage

is a great place to visit with

the family during the school

holidays. Hop on the ferry from

Lyttelton.

Using googly eyes, pompoms, pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks, create your own weird and

wonderful mini bookmark for yourself or for a friend. Head to Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

today from 10.30-11.30am to create a quirky bookmark for free.

Stoddart Cottage Trust, 2a

Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour

Shoreline Toastmasters

Monday 7.30-9pm

Nervous about speaking?

Gain confidence by practising

speaking, listening, learning

and laughing in a warm,

friendly non-threatening

environment.

Mt Pleasant Yacht Club

Akaroa Craft Group

Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

Go along and join the very

friendly Akaroa Craft Group.

Sit in comfy chairs and have a

relaxing chat while working on

your craft project. Share skills in

a wide range of crafts, including

needlework, knitting, quilting,

handicrafts, making dolls, teddy

bears and spinning.

Akaroa Library

Mt Pleasant Walking Group

Tuesday and Thursday,

9.30am

A mix of flat and hill walks for

people with a medium level

of fitness. Walks are in nearby

areas and further afield. There

will be carpooling with shared

costs. Phone Judy 384 1269.

Various locations

Technology Help

Sessions

Monday, 2-3pm

If you need help using your

computer, smartphone, iPad,

or tablet, go along to a drop-in

session. It will cover off email,

searching the internet, using

the library catalogue, eBooks,

and general computer queries.

Take your laptop, tablet, or

smartphone, or use one of the

centre’s computers for help

with anything digital. No

bookings required at this free

event.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

JOIN US NOW!

See website for details

TIMBERLAND

End of season sale. All Toms now $30

CUTLER & CO

Knitwear & Footwear: Buy one, get the second

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Epic School Holiday Specials.

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

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Fire rages, homes at risk

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Carrot cake

Serves 8-10

Cooking time 10min

Ingredients

150g flour mix (see below)

180g sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

80ml canola oil

40g sweetened soy yoghurt

2 eggs

200g grated carrot

Icing

100g spreadable cream cheese

50g butter

100g icing sugar

Decoration

25g crushed pistachios

Pecans

Toasted flaked coconut

Edible flowers

Homemade flour mix – makes

1kg

500g rice flour

300g cornflour (cornstarch)

100g potato starch

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Directions

Heat the oven to 180 deg C.

Combine the flour mix, sugar,

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yoghurt, eggs and grated carrot.

Whisk until the batter is well

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Matcha cream puffs

Serves 4-6

Cooking time 30min

Ingredients

Choux pastry

250ml water

6g salt

100g butter or margarine

150g flour mix (see carrot cake

recipe)

5-6 eggs

Icing sugar

Matcha cream

100g single (pure) cream

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15g sugar

15g matcha powder

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Heat the oven to 200 deg

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When the butter has melted,

add the flour mix to the boiling

butter mixture and quickly mix

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away easily from the side of the

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Pour into a mixing bowl and

add the eggs, mixing with the

spatula until smooth. Spoon the

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with a 1cm plain nozzle.

Pipe small balls of choux on to

a baking tray lined with baking

paper. Bake for 30min. Let the

balls cool before cutting off the

top third of each puff.

To make the matcha cream,

Whisk the well-chilled cream

with the mascarpone until light

and airy, then add the combined

sugar and matcha powder.

Spoon the cream into a piping

bag fitted with a 1cm star nozzle

and pipe into the choux. Replace

the lids and dust with icing

sugar.

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Wednesday July 17 2019

Strong styling from Mercedes-Benz coupe

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

MY THOUGHTS are that if you

are paying over $180k for a new

car you’d at least expect it to look

the part.

That is certainly what Mercedes-Benz

has done with its E

Class coupe line-up. Well, the

entire E Class series looks pretty

spectacular, it arrives here in

sedan, coupe and convertible, and

each has presence, its size, shape

and detailing combine to give an

overwhelming sense of purpose.

The latest generation E Class

has been around since 2016 and

I’ve driven three variants, culminating

in this evaluation, the E53

AMG coupe.

I’m very enthusiastic about

the turbocharged V8 engine that

powers many models in the Mercedes-Benz

AMG performance

range, that generally has the

nomenclature 63, and at around

$200k the sedan would probably

be my pick.

However, the E53 coupe is not

disgraced as it, too, is a true performance

vehicle. Under the bonnet

sits a twin-turbocharged V6

engine of 2999cc. That engine is

also carried across the Mercedes-

Benz range with varying outputs

and in each case has remarkable

sound through the exhaust. In

the E53 that sound is still there, it

barks and spits during gear shifts

both up and down. The constant

rumble out the pipes can’t quite

be heard to the same extent as it

is in the soft-top, but the coupe

definitely has an audible presence.

I simply love it, I was forever blipping

the throttle and forcing shifts

just to hear the boom and crackle.

In terms of power outputs,

Mercedes-Benz claims 320kW

and 520Nm. If you add to that the

constant turbocharged boost you

know you are in for some excitement

when the roads allow a bit

of freedom.

Mercedes-Benz also claims a

4.4sec standstill to 100km/h time,

and by my stopwatch it will lunge

through a highway overtake in

just under 4sec (80-120km/h).

These are impressive times, but fit

well with the sporty nature of the

coupe, it has the performance to

match its powerful looks.

Yet, the big coupe is also docile

when the roads don’t allow for

performance, it will dawdle the

city streets without taxing the

driver, indeed the entire driving

experience is one of comfort

and relaxation. So competent is

MERCEDES-BENZ E53 COUPE: Dynamic performance and looks.

it at speed that the driver doesn’t

need to work hard to maintain

momentum, everything the E53

does, it does with ease.

On a stormy early winter

weekend I took the evaluation car

to Windwhistle before returning

to the city through Hororata

and Dunsandel. I had intended

to go further west towards Lake

Coleridge power station, but the

roads were tricky with snow piled

to the sides and ice a major threat.

However, I felt at ease in the E53,

it is majorly competent because

drive is channelled through a

nine-speed automatic transmission

to all four wheels.

On the greasy wet roads it was

great to have the reassurance

4WD offers, grip is high, and

even though there was a lot of

water under the tyres they never

felt like they would lose traction.

What’s more the driveline feels

biased towards the rear, promoting

a sporty feeling, powering out

of a corner lends to the sensation

that oversteer would be available,

of course, you can’t break traction

thanks to the trick control

systems, but the car does provide

all of the feel-good factors that a

dynamic suspension and driveline

offer.

There are also suspension settings

the driver can dial in for

him/herself. That’s the beauty of

an air suspension set-up, the ride

is glorious, yet can be firmed or

softened at will. If you haven’t

driven a car which utilises air

underneath, then I suggest you

give it a try, it is the ideal compromise

for comfort and handling,

the cushioning effect is simply

amazing.

In AMG form the E53 is fully

• Price – Mercedes-

Benz E53 AMG coupe,

$181,300

• Dimensions – Length,

4826mm; width,

1860mm; height,

1430mm

• Configuration – V6,

four-wheel-drive,

2999cc, 320kW, 520Nm,

nine-speed, automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 4.4sec

• Fuel usage –

8.8l/100km

specced with all of the upmarket

and luxury kit you’d expect for a

car of this price, they are all laid

out in the traditional Mercedes-

Benz style, the layout of the controls

is intuitive once familiar. It

also has the tweaks which provide

the performance factor, and that

is where the AMG badging comes

in, it adds to the dynamics of both

performance and looks.

As mentioned, if I was an E Class

buyer, I’d pay the extra $20k for sedan’s

V8 power and its five seats (as

opposed to four seats in the coupe).

However, don’t be misled, the E53

and its V6 engine represents true

performance and has the benefits

of beautiful styling. I’m a big coupe

fan, and I particularly enjoyed my

time in the evaluation car, the grace

with which it travels and the overall

design is something to surely

treasure.


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Wednesday July 17 2019

REAL ESTATE

A perfect Sumner cottage - what could be better

3 Whitfield Street, Sumner

Auction: 12pm, Friday 2 August 2019 (unless sold prior)

3 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | 1 living | Listing Number 5510396

Truly, a real cutie - stylishly

redecorated throughout with many

modern touches and a wonderful

feel. The current owners installed a

fabulous new ‘cooks’ kitchen, complete

with stone bench tops and excellent

pantry storage. So sunny, bright and

modern overlooking the back garden

and large lawn area, with a peaceful

outlook. There are two sets of French

doors opening from the kitchen and

dining area to the outdoor living, with

a covered deck and paved patio area;

the perfect spot for entertaining.

The open plan living is bathed in

northerly sun, retaining its 1940’s

character with built in furniture and

lovely rimu flooring, a very comfortable

space. The bedrooms are spacious and

all lead from the internal hall, as does

the renovated and updated bathroom.

This wonderful home, in a great

neighbourhood is fully fenced and

secure, with off street parking,

perfectly set on 506sqm. The location

is brilliant, two minutes from Sumner

school and close to St Leonards Park.

Only a short stroll to the beach, village

and all the things that this wonderful

community is famous for, including

the new community centre and library.

For further information, please

download the property files at www.

propertyfiles.co.nz/5510396

Open homes: Thursday 18 and

Sunday 21 July, 2.30-3pm

See you at the open homes or for a

private viewing or more information

contact Marilyn Still of Bayleys

Ferrymead (Licensed Agent REAA

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Wednesday July 17 2019

REAL ESTATE

Contemporary style new build

with breathtaking views

1 – 226 Mt Pleasant Road, Mt Pleasant

Auction: Thursday 8th August 12pm, 98 Moorhouse Ave

4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1 lounge | 2 car-garage | Listing Number SM0219

When the owners of this stunning home

designed & built their property, their

vision was clear; they wanted a quality &

contemporary home, which allows effortless

living & entertaining and maximises the

sun & sweeping sea views. And, with

careful crafting and attention to detail, that

is exactly what they have produced.

Built in 2017, this builder’s own home

will impress, with its thoughtful floorplan,

quality fixtures and fittings, plus many

bespoke features. Contemporary styling

throughout make this the perfect, polished

setting for modern family life. With versatile

spaces and all living areas on a single level,

family and friends can be accommodated

for all ages and stages of life. With generous

decking around the home and a flat lawn

area, this is the perfect spot for lazy summer

lunches, backyard barbeques or kids play

dates.

This immaculate hillside haven is well

positioned to make the most of all-day

sun. And from sunrise to sunset there are

ever changing views to enjoy, from the blue

waters of the Estuary, to the snow-capped

Southern Alps and the twinkling of the city

lights. Mt Pleasant is a highly desirable

community, thanks to the excellent local

schools, numerous biking & walking tracks,

reserves and its easy access to the CBD as

well as other seaside suburbs.

Our owners have loved their time here but

they have already moved on to a new project

and are committed to selling. Ignore the RV,

this could genuinely be the best buy of the

year. Early viewing is advised as our owners

need to see this sold on or before Auction

Day – call today for more information or to

arrange a viewing.

Viewing info: Refer to website or call

listing agents for detail

Call today to arrange a private

viewing please contact

Michelle Ward 027 203 7858

Shaun Davey 027 953 8860

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Myth # 2

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contact Katrina

381 1704 or

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The gift of travel

AND THE GREATER GIFT

OF GIVING BACK...

Recently House of Travel Owner Operators

from across the country congregated on the

Coral Coast of Fiji for their annual partnership

weekend which involved the usual schedule of

conference rooms, strategy, hosted dinners and

team building.

However, what was different about this conference is that

on the last day all attendees and partners were taken to a

local school on the Coral Coast to ‘lend a helping hand’ to

a primary school that apparently received little government

funding. Little did we know what was in store – as we drove

for about an hour via narrow winding roads through deep

forestation we appeared at a humble building block located

on a stunning coastal setting. We were split into teams of 4-5

and the three hour working bee began!

All teams had a local tradesman giving guidance and we were

delegated a range of tasks from sanding and preparation for

painting, painting interior walls and exterior walls, assembling

of new computer work stations/desks, building bookcases,

building new outdoor seating and sanding and painting the

outdoor seating.

As we worked away at our tasks in the warm sun in our

allocated teams, it’s fair to say it was the most rewarding

team building activity I’ve ever taken part in – let’s just say

communication was critical as we worked with the local bendy

nails and particularly for the teams building bookcases which

included us as we realised we had all nailed the backing on

the wrong side of the bookcase. Nevertheless we overcame

the challenges and got the jobs done!

Another team had assembled all the carefully curated

gifts requested including stationery supplies and toys and

divided them up into backpacks House of Travel provided.

We were then given the task of handing these out to the

gleeful school children who had lined up to meet with us.

My husband watched a young child taking the goodies out

of the bag, face beaming with the pure joy of brand new

pencils. As we departed the school that afternoon with that

weary yet exhilarated feeling, I have to say emotions were

running high as I thought of the simple joy a new pencil can

bring to a school child and how the joy of travel is amplified

and enhanced by authentically giving back.

So proud and honoured to work for an organisation that has

these values. Mel Hubber

“ TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY EVEN BETTER”

BETTER TOGETHER

987 FERRY ROAD, FERRYMEAD VILLAGE I 376 4022 I FERRYMEAD@HOT.CO.NZ

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