Bay Harbour: September 11, 2019

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Dog control

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• By Jess Gibson

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Vehicles

stolen

after port

crime

meeting

• By Jess Gibson

TWO VEHICLES were stolen in

Lyttelton on Sunday night – just

hours after a community meeting

was held to address crime in the

area.

The vehicles were stolen on

Brittan Tce and St Davids St.

Senior Sergeant

Roy Appley told

Bay Harbour

News yesterday

two car thefts in a

small community

on the same night

indicates there is

a problem with

crime.

About 80 people

attended the

Roy Appley

meeting to discuss how police are

responding to crime in Lyttelton

and what can be done to make the

area safer.

The meeting was attended by

residents, the police, the City

to Sumner Community Patrol,

Neighbourhood Support and

Banks Peninsula Community

Board members.

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PROGRESS LOOKS like it is being made

in Lyttelton over the ongoing saga of police

presence and crime (see page 1).

Much of the community concern about

both matters has stirred up a hornets’ nest

on Facebook.

That has led to the a private security company coming in and

patrolling streets when police are not. You have to take your hat

off to the security company for that.

There was a meeting at the weekend where residents were able

to thrash out their concerns. Police attended.

The community patrol also needs more volunteers. What

better way for the people complaining on Facebook to help out?

And then there was the matter of two vehicles being stolen in

Lyttelton after the meeting . . .

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Many views on new Akaroa wharf

A NUMBER of Akaroa

wharf users believe cruise

ship-related congestion is

limiting community use.

The city council received 95

submissions during a monthlong

public consultation seeking

ideas or suggestions on the

wharf.

Forty-eight

submissions

cited cruise ship

crowding as

an issue for the

present wharf,

followed by 19

Harry

Stronach

submissions on

safety concerns

relating to the

condition of the 130-year-old

structure.

Akaroa Ratepayers and

Residents Association chairman

Harry Stronach said local people

are unable to use the wharf when

it’s busy with cruise ships.

“There’s just so many people

and so much activity on the

wharf that it becomes quite

difficult. There are issues with

safety as well.”

Fourteen submitters have

raised issues with tourism and

retail premises restricting space,

while 11 have voiced concerns

over refuelling access.

Ten are unhappy about access

for recreational boats and that

buses collecting cruise ship

passengers are causing traffic

congestion.

Fifteen submitters believe any

new wharf needs more seating

while 14 suggest access for local

fishing and tourist operators

needs to be improved. Eleven

want a jetty built south of the

boat ramp or near the recreation

ground to better service tour bus

passengers.

However, 32 submitters cite

recreational fishing as “working

well” with the current wharf

and 24 are happy with the

commercial and tourism use.

Twenty believe boat access also

“works well” and the wharf is a

“historical asset.”

Many favour an “over-water“

restaurant or cafe, along with a

shelter at the end of a new wharf.

Nine submitters want the

“heritage” wharf preserved,

while eight want a new wharf

with improved water and land

access and a structure in keeping

with the history of Akaroa.

Meanwhile, several

submissions favour the

“picturesque” present wharf

and its good location. Formal

consultation on a concept design

for the new wharf is due in early

to mid-2020.

City council head of parks

Andrew Rutledge has welcomed

the high level of community

engagement on the wharf

facilities.

BIG

RESPONSE:

Plenty of

feedback has

been received

about the

future of the

Akaroa wharf. ​

“The range of views and

suggestions clearly illustrates

the high level of interest in the

wharf, and the importance of

having the community involved

in the process,” he said.

“Our next step will be further

consultation with the Banks

Peninsula Community Board as

we move closer to a formulated

concept design for the Akaroa

wharf.”

City council staff have been

collating information on the

condition of the wharf, including

the impact on the environment

of any new structure.

The information – alongside

the public feedback – will help

with the design of a new wharf.

In Brief

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Residents can meet city council

and Environment Canterbury

candidates running for

the Heathcote Ward in the

October local body elections

at a meeting on Monday. It

will start at 7.30pm at the Mt

Pleasant Community Centre.

Tea and coffee will be available.

If you have any questions,

email the community centre at

community@mpcc.org.nz.

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Residents voice crime

concerns at meeting

•From page 1

Senior Sergeant Appley

was at the meeting and

said residents were mainly

concerned about crimes

like property theft and

damage.

In response to residents’

concerns, he said police will

work on having a “high

profile”.

“We intend on working

with the community to

prevent as many crimes as

possible.”

Police will also meet

more regularly with the

community board, help

explore the option of

security cameras and look

at how police and the

community can work better

together.

The Lyttelton Police

Station is only staffed

between 8am and 5pm –

after that calls are taken at

the Christchurch Central

Police Station.

Private security company

Tactical Response Team has

been patrolling the streets

at night to bridge the gap in

police presence.

Its operations director

Shannon Mudge said

TRT is now discussing the

possibility of becoming

affiliated with the

community patrol, as it has

a good working relationship

with police.

City to Sumner

Community Patrol

chairman Allan Bain said

if the patrol is able to get

•From page 1

During the incident,

witnesses pulled Mr Imrie

out of the vehicle, but it

was swept away before they

were able to rescue Mrs

Imrie.

The memorial seat,

which has a plaque paying

tribute to Mrs Imrie, has

been an idea of Mr Imrie’s

since shortly after the

crash. However, he had to

wait until the section of

the Christchurch Coastal

Pathway was approved by

the city council before it

could go ahead.

He has visited the site

every week since the crash

and hopes he will have a

sense of closure now that

the seat has been installed.

Four flags are embellished

on the plaque – the Welsh

flag which represents Mrs

Imrie’s birthplace and the

English, Australian and

New Zealand flags which

symbolise the countries she

lived in throughout her life.

CONSTRUCTIVE: Reuben Davidson speaking at the

meeting, with Tyrone Davidson, Dave Wilkinson,

Andrew Turner, Sergeant Franco Lovrich, Kathy

Bessant and Senior Sergeant Roy Appley on the

panel.

more volunteers, a car

could be placed in Lyttelton

full-time.

“We are quite willing to

start a group over there,

but we’ve got to get the

numbers. If people are

willing to, we can get them

signed up,” he said.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Are

you satisfied with the

outcomes reached

at the meeting on

Sunday? Email your

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Lyttelton resident Vicki

Tahau-Paton was satisfied

with the outcomes reached

at the meeting.

“It’s a bit soon to tell and I

don’t want to get too excited

but I have faith (police) will

come to the party with it,”

she said.

But she said it will not

just be up to the police to

make the difference.

“I’m happy now.

Hopefully it will be there

forever,” he said.

“We were together for 58

years, so it means a lot to

me.”

The Coastal Pathway is a

community-driven project

directed by a committee

with help from the city

council.

The 6km path from

Ferrymead to Scarborough

Beach will cater for

children, pedestrians,

cyclists, skateboarders, and

people using scooters and

wheelchairs.

Ms Tahau-Paton said

there was an emphasis at

the meeting on residents

helping to reduce crimes,

such as closing garage

doors.

“It’s up to everyone in

Lyttelton to partake in it,

it’s not just one-sided.”

Deputy mayor and

city councillor Andrew

Turner said there is an

“understanding on the

part of the police that some

work needs to be done to

restore the confidence of

the community.

“Equally, there are some

things the community can

do to work better with the

police in terms of reporting

crime and protecting

property.”

•The City to Sumner

Community Patrol is

seeking volunteers to help

out in Lyttelton. If you are

interested, phone Allan

Bain on 021 361 434.

Seat provides closure

Mr Imrie paid for the seat

out of his own pocket, and

hopes it will be enjoyed by

people using the walkway

who knew Mrs Imrie.

“She was well-known and

liked in the area, especially

with the kiddies and quite a

few of the locals.”

•A meet-up will be

held at the site on

October 6 at 4pm for

family, friends and

anyone who knew Mrs

Imrie. If you want to

go along, get in touch

with Mr Imrie on 376

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Grant helps keep tug afloat

LYTTELTON’S 112-year-old

tugboat has been thrown a

$41,620 funding lifeline.

Tug Lyttelton Preservation

Society was relying on a grant

from the city council’s social,

community development and

housing development committee

to help fund a $83,240 dry dock

survey.

The committee approved the

grant on Wednesday, which will

help cover conservation and

maintenance

work,

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The ship

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Phil Clearwater

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to financial losses for the society,

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the tug in full working order.

The boat now has to go

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passenger vessel.

Society board member Roger

Ellery said the grant will help

keep the tug operational.

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voluntary hours to preserve

the tug, which really is a piece

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“We really want to become

financially sustainable in the

long term and, along with our

other fundraising, this grant is a

step in that direction.”

Committee chairman and city

councillor Phil Clearwater said

the tug has historical and social

significance and its retention

and repair is worthy of support.

“This is a much-loved piece of

local history and a wonderful

piece of craftsmanship that’s

very accessible to the public as

a passenger boat and tourist

attraction.

“The society’s volunteers have

done a wonderful job of keeping

it shipshape and we’re happy to

offer some support to help keep

the tug in action.”

It is the first heritage

incentive grant made under

new guidelines which provide

funding for “significant

moveable heritage”.

The society also recently

received a $10,000 grant from

the city council’s metropolitan

RESTORED:

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is part of

the team of

volunteers

who

maintain

Lyttelton’s

112-year-old

tugboat.

discretionary response grant

fund. For several decades the tug

helped ships get safely in and out

of the harbour.

On January 1, 1908, it escorted

Antarctic explorer Ernest

Shackleton’s ship Nimrod

to Lyttelton Heads as people

gathered on the surrounding

hills to watch.

The tug was retired from

service in 1971, but since then

has forged a new career as a

passenger steamer, taking people

on cruises around the harbour

and on charter trips.

Future poet

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Valley School

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HEATHCOTE VALLEY School

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she is a budding writer with

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Matilda, who is in year 6, won

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biggest

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FrenchFest,

which will

run from October 11-13 ​

IT IS JUST one month until

residents and visitors can

immerse themselves in French

culture, history, entertainment

and romance at Akaroa’s unique

FrenchFest.

A traditional Maori powhiri

will open the festival on Friday.

Then settle in and relax with

some seaside dining on Beach

Rd and watch the waterfront

come alive with entertainment

and music, featuring the bands

Mundi and Dangerbaby.

Early on Saturday morning,

watch the theatrical history reenactment

of The Landing on the

main beach.

It will tell the history and

stories of the many and varied

intrepid souls who travelled

far and wide to make Banks

Peninsula their home. It portrays

the lead up to the arrival of The

Comte de Paris in 1840, bringing

59 French and German settlers to

Akaroa.

Stories are told of these first

encounters; of local iwi, the

whalers, trading sailors and

the first farmers who set up in

Akaroa.

The characters will be played

by local community members,

with some playing their own

ancestors. They will tell these

stories in a lively, historically

accurate, fun, immersive and

audience inclusive way.

Aided by the professional

support of actors Michael Hurst,

Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Nathan

Bonner and The Wellington Sea

Shanty Society, this performance

was widely acclaimed as “the best

ever” in 2017.

The Landing will be followed

by a parade to the Akaroa

Recreation Ground.

The official part of the

Business is popping for

Meghan and her friends

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

REDCLIFFS’ Meghan Kerr is

making her mark in the popcorn

business.

She was one of four

Linwood College students to

be recognised in a regional

enterprise competition for their

product PopCoin.

It was named the winner

of the Canterbury Young

Enterprise Product launch,

which was sponsored by the Ara

Institute of Canterbury.

The business, which creates

freshly-flavoured popcorn

was founded by the year 13

students – Meghan, and Eileen

Prasad and Arnie Ferreras,

of Riccarton, as well as New

Brighton’s Tara Blackmore.

The idea was formed

programme will commence with

speeches and the official flagraising

before Le Jour du Marché

(Market Day) will be held with

French-inspired stalls, games,

food, entertainment and live

music all day.

Iconic events like the Waiters’

Race and Cock Crowing

competition will delight.

On Saturday evening, there

will be a ticketed cabaret which

is not to be missed. Enjoy

an incredible array of music

and entertainment with an

enchanting French flavour all

night. Delight in the thrilling

performances from Bonita

Danger Doll, Jason Kerrison, The

Wellington Sea Shanty Society,

Nicola Són (the most Brazilian

of the French bands all the way

from France), Corner Sounds

and more.

Sunday will see a Circotica

Circus workshop for the

children, plus a circus

performance to close FrenchFest

2019.

•For more information, visit

www.FrenchFest.co.nz

after the students took part

in the national Young Enterprise

scheme – a programme aimed

at inspiring young people to

become involved in business.

As part of the scheme, their

challenge was to create a

business idea. The students were

debating between a salad bowl

or popcorn.

After undertaking research,

they found there was a demand

for popcorn.

The students have made $100

in the four months since the

business has been running stalls.

They have stalls at ARA, the

New Brighton Seaside Market

and the Riccarton Sunday

Market.

The flavours the students have

created include savoury herb and

cheese, salted caramel, chocolate

popcorn and caramel banana.

“We as a group have got a lot

of interest in making food so

we used our own knowledge

and came up with the flavours,”

Eileen said.

Each student plays an

important role in the

business with Arnie as the

finance manager, Tara as the

communication and marketing

manager and Meghan as the

production manager.

Social studies teacher Richard

Jolly said the product has been

so well-crafted they have sold

out every time they have gone

to market. The quirky name for

the business emerged after the

students were joking around

about the term “popcoin” which

featured in a children’s cartoon

called The Big Lez Show.

History comes alive at Akaroa’s FrenchFest

HISTORIC TALES: One of the main attractions at FrenchFest will

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patrols around Lyttelton after complaints about wandering

dogs.

Council keeping an eye

on Lyttelton dog owners

THE CITY council has stepped

up its animal control in Lyttelton.

It comes after an increase in

complaints about wandering

dogs and dog faeces being left on

streets and in other public places.

City council animal

management team leader Mark

Vincent said animal control

officers will be patrolling more

frequently in the Lyttelton area to

educate dog owners and enforce

the bylaws.

“We’ll be stopping to talk to

people about these issues and

remind people of their dog

ownership responsibilities.

Really it’s about being considerate

of other people who use the

REDCLIFFS SCHOOL is

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campus opens.

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Owners are being urged to

make sure their dogs are properly

contained on their property and

that they clean up after their dog

when out and about.

“That means having good

fences and gates, not leaving dog

poop lying around your property

attracting flies, and always

carrying suitable bags when

you’re out with your dog,” Mr

Vincent said.

Any breach of the city’s dog

control bylaws attracts a $300

fine.

It is important to dispose of

dog poop properly – bagged and

in the red bin, Mr Vincent said.

the van Asch School gym

in Sumner.

Principal Rose

McInerney said instead of

a spring fair this year the

school is fundraising with

a party to be remembered

for generations.

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across Banks Peninsula before

November.

The Ministry of Business,

Innovation and Employment’s

tourism infrastructure fund

has paid for the bins as part of

the Christchurch smart waste

network.

Six solar-powered Bigbelly

rubbish bins will be installed in

Akaroa, along with one in Little

River, Corsair Bay and Naval

Point in Lyttelton.

They will be put in before the

summer visitor season to help

ease the pressure on collection

services and facilities.

The double bins will have wi-fi

capability for members of the

public to use

within a 60m

radius.

A built-in

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cruise ship visitors and

freedom campers.

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smart sensors that detect

rubbish levels and alert

maintenance contractors when

they are nearing capacity and

need to be emptied.

City council head of parks

Andrew Rutledge said the smart

‘Once in 50-year party’ at Redcliffs School this weekend

hard and focused for so

long now on bringing our

school home,” she said.

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our major fundraiser this

year should be a once

in 50-year party and

absolutely everyone is

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Mr Rutledge said.

“The smart bins prevent

rubbish overflows, ensuring

public spaces are better

maintained during high-use

periods over summer.

“We can also optimise our

waste collection service.

“We will place the bins in the

region’s high-demand areas,

including the waterfront in

The entertainment will include

locally revered cover band

Puree, while 11 prize packages

worth more than $10,000 will be

auctioned on the night.

“Every year we are

overwhelmed by the generosity

shown by the community. It’s

been eight years of working

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Akaroa.”

The compacting and online

alert systems also ensure

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time while the technology

prevents rubbish overflow, he

said.

Daily data provides updates

on the capacity status of each

bin.

Akaroa’s public toilet facilities

will also undergo an upgrade

in preparation for the summer

visitor rush.

The existing block of public

toilets in Rue Jolie – behind the

Akaroa Service Centre – will

be demolished to make way for

a 13m long prefabricated block

housing eight toilets.

toward moving into a new

school.”

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THe Great Library Seed and

Plant Swap

Today, Tomorrow, Thursday,

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all

day, at Sumner, Saturday, Sunday

and Monday and Tuesday, all

day, at Lyttelton, Monday and

Tuesday, all day, at Akaroa

You can drop vegetable, herb,

flower, native and heritage

seeds – and any spare seedlings

you have potted up. Grow those

seeds, save new seeds, and share

your surplus next year.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre, Lyttelton Library and

Akaroa Library

Storytimes

Today, 10.30-11am, at Sumner,

Tuesday, 11-11.30am, at Lyttelton

Encourage learning

through a love of stories at

this interactive programme,

including songs, rhymes and

play. Free session.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre and Lyttelton Library

Diamond Harbour Bridge

Club

Tuesday, 1.30, at the rugby

club, Wednesday, 6.40pm, at the

bowling club

New players welcome. There

will also be a chance to learn

to play bridge at lessons on

Tuesdays at 7pm in the green

room of the Memorial Hall

on Waipapa Ave. For more

Email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

information phone Pauline on

329 4414 or 027 363 6302.

Diamond Harbour Bowling

Club, 20 Purau Ave, Diamond

Harbour Rugby Club, 2a

Waipapa Ave

One Stitch at a Time

Tomorrow, 10am-noon

Have a natter over your

needles. 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

JP Clinics

Tomorrow, 11am-12.30pm, at

Little River, and Saturday, 10amnoon,

at 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

A Very Pleasant Playgroup

Tomorrow, 9.30-11.30am

This drop-in playgroup is for

pre-schoolers and their grownups.

Stay for the whole session or

drop-in when it suits.

Mt Pleasant Community

Centre

Create ’n’ Connect

Thursday, 9.30am-noon

Enjoy some great company

and explore your creativity.

Phone Beth on 022 678 1252.

St Andrews Church, 148 Main

Rd, Redcliffs

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 Lucida for more

information on 022 697 7420.

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New Works by Bays Quilters

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

10am-4pm

See rich colourful quilts and

intriguing quilt-based crafts

on show in the main gallery at

historic Stoddart Cottage. Free

Entry. Hop on the bus and catch

the ferry across from Lyttelton or

go for a scenic drive to Diamond

Harbour. This exhibition runs

until the end of September.

Many items in the exhibition are

for sale.

Stoddart Cottage Gallery, 2a

Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour

Shoreline Toastmasters

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Monday, 12.45-3.45pm

Go along for a fun and

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supplied. No previous experience

necessary as coaching is given.

Soft-soled shoes should be worn.

Phone Sue on 389 1849.

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written by Teresa Kiddell and

illustrated by Celia Allison. The

story follows a sun bear in her

quest to find honey with no

money, making some unlikely

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Bidding farewell to Italy

OUR FINAL days here in Italy

have arrived in what seems like a

flash.

Now we’re faced yet again with

saying goodbye to friends and

relatives, with hopeful boasts of

returning again in three years.

There’s also the upcoming long

flights with Vittoria.

We’ve wisely included a fourday

stopover in Brisbane to catch

up with people and re-adjust our

body clocks to the Antipodean

cycle.

To be honest, due to the magic

of international time zones,

newspaper deadlines and my

inability to write these while

chasing my daughter around a

metal tube with wings 30,000ft

above the ground – we’re likely

already in Australia as you read

this.

We’ve managed to fit quite a bit

into our last week, including taking

Vittoria on her first train rides.

Over three days we forged a

rough triangle around northwest

Italy to visit some of Laura’s

relatives who live in Turin and

Pisa (obligatory Leaning Tower

photo time).

The trip was particularly

special as it was the first time said

relatives had met Laura, let alone

Vittoria.

Vittoria was great with them,

OPEN SPACE: Vittoria at Piazza

San Marco in Venice.

and like all her family here, she

warmed to them quickly and was

soon rushing to them for cuddles

after only knowing them for a

matter of hours.

Fortunately my wee darling

even behaved herself on the up to

four-hour train journeys, giving

us the confidence needed to take

her to Venice on Friday.

I was fully against letting her

out of her pram there as the

headline “Kiwi toddler rescued

from Venetian canal” practically

writes itself. It also goes along

VITTORIA

& Matt

with the phrase “father’s decisions

questioned”.

Lucky for me, Vittoria seemed

to agree, and was content to

watch her parents sweat to death

under the baking sun while we

carried her pram over the city’s

billion or so canal bridges on the

two-hour expedition to Piazza

San Marco. She was so relaxed

that she fell asleep briefly as we

arrived in the famous square.

However, against my better

judgement, we let her out there

(after she woke up) so she could

take a run about the place I asked

her mother to marry me.

In another fit of good luck,

grapes worked as a bribe to get

her back in for the return trek

and the only downside of the

adventure was a scrapped knee.

I hope such luck holds out for

the return home.

•Former Bay Harbour News

journalist Matt Salmons has

become a stay-at-home

dad. We follow his journey

weekly.

Brian Johnston responds

to last week’s Bay Harbour

News article about road

works being undertaken

as part of the Sumner

Village Master Plan,

which is causing havoc for

businesses

There is much wrong with the

Sumner Village upgrade. I do not

wish to be negative, but the bus

stop should have stayed where it

was.

The buses could have pulled to

the left. It only stops for one minute

every hour and passengers

would be able to see their bus

coming. Instead, the bus stop will

be outside the dairy, around the

corner, where passengers cannot

see the bus coming and it will

take valuable parking away from

dairy.

Motorists will be tempted to

park on the bus stop, which possibly

could be okay if one knows

the timetable.

They have replaced the old tar

footpaths with hot mix. They look

dreadful and cannot be lifted and

replaced for any maintenance.

All of the footpaths should have

been paved right along to Clink

Restaurant and Bar (29 Wakefield

Ave). There are pavers on the

road, and tar on the footpath . . .

what?

Parking has been removed,

replaced with raised hot mix

and it serves no purpose . . . not

aesthetic.

Street lights are out of line and

it does not look right, which is

not pleasing to the eye and there

is an unsatisfactory explanation

for this.

Also, the explanation the area

will be more pedestrian-friendly

is debatable. I am all for making

Sumner attractive.

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Wine

Pleasures from off the beaten track

• By Mark Henderson

RECENTLY, I was reading Wines

of the French Alps, which focuses

on some very much lesser-known

regions and grape varieties.

The author commented on the

growing number of people actively

seeking these little-known,

uncommon and esoteric wines,

which were little known even

within France 20 years ago, but

are now being exported to hipster

restaurants and wine bars in London,

New York, Hong Kong and

around the world.

Today’s selection isn’t quite that

“out there’’, but is a reminder of

the pleasures to be found when

you venture off the beaten path.

2017 Riverby Marlborough

Gruner Veltliner

Price: $22

Rating: Very good to excellent

Floral and expressive with

peach, citrus and tangy grassiness,

stonefruits with aeration.

Fatness on entry, almost a soapy

softness, but the acid floods in

to snap it back into line. Lime,

cut grass and some exotic fruit

flavours on a luscious, rich midpalate

before a little chalkiness on

the close.

Bright, fresh and fun with different

flavours to explore.

www.riverbyestate.com

2018 Hunter’s Marlborough

Gruner Veltliner

Price: $24.90

Rating: Excellent

The nose gives an impression of

fatness and richness, along with

a little funk, matchstick, pepper,

lime and grapefruit. Creamily

textured, filling the mouth,

pepper and spice through the

mid- palate, backed by lime and

cooked lentils. A lifted grapefruit

note brings freshness to the close.

Fascinating, different: Pinot gris

lovers could branch out and find

a friend here.

www.hunters.co.nz

2018 Carrick Bannockburn

Pinot Blanc

Price: $36

Rating: Excellent

Fragrantly spiced nose of cinnamon

and vanilla pod, the fruit

backed by a waft of dried herb,

butterscotch and almond with

aeration. There’s a Mackintosh’s

toffee-like note on the palate, enlivened

by citrus before air allows

greengage plum to shine. Nicely

textural, crisp acidity gives freshness,

the finish is long and nutty.

Threatens to tighten up, then

blossoms and opens up.

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2018 Tohu Whenua

Awa Upper Awatere

Marlborough Pinot Blanc

Price: $34.99

Rating: Excellent

A creamy, lactic note meets

with cashews, grilled nuts and

caramel, with a little citrus in the

wings. These notes carry on to

the palate as sweet, tropical fruit

notes build, while a core of acidity

keeps this vibrant as a little chewy

fruit pith gives texture.

Threatens to soften but spiced

nuts and zestiness hanging on the

long finish hold it together.

www.tohuwines.co.nz

2018 Main Divide North

Cantebury Gewurztraminer

Price: $20.99

Rating: Excellent

While fragrant and floral with

its rose petal and lychee, this gives

a drier impression. Lovely texture

on entry, sweetly fruited, continuing

the lychee theme on a rich

and slightly dry palate. Excellent

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Tasty Bites

Exotic food with the least hassle

If you are going to cook

for a large dinner party,

organisation and preparation

are key, starting with

working out a menu well

ahead of the event. Try

including this tasty Asianinfluenced

starter to your

list

Tamarind chilli crispy-skin

salmon with green mango

herb salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

600g salmon fillets, cut into 4cm

cubes, patted dry with paper

towels

Sea salt

Fresh cracked black pepper

Crispy shallots

Oil

Tamarind chilli dressing

5-10g large dried red chillies

2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced in

a mortar and pestle with a pinch

of salt

5g belacan (shrimp paste)

65g gula melaka, shaved

25g tamarind pulp, soaked in

150ml

hot water, rendered and sieved

1½ Tbsp lemon juice

2 large kaffir lime leaves, finely

julienned

Green mango herb salad

½ telegraph cucumber or one

lebanese cucumber, unpeeled,

shaved into ribbons

1 green mango, peeled, shaved

into ribbons

1 small bunch coriander leaves

1 small bunch Thai basil leaves

2 wing beans, finely sliced

Squeeze of lemon juice

Pinch of sugar

Olive oil

Directions

Season the fish with salt and

pepper and a drizzle of oil.

Place the soaked dried chillies

and garlic in a food processor

and blend until a fine paste.

Heat two tablespoons of oil in

a small saucepan over medium

heat, add the shrimp paste and

mash with a wooden spatula.

Cook for 1min until the shrimp

paste becomes fragrant and

starts to toast.

Add the chilli garlic paste

and continue to cook, stirring

frequently, until fragrant.

Add the gula melaka and cook

until dark, glossy and sticky.

Slowly pour in the tamarind

puree. Cook until slightly

thickened, then stir in the lemon

juice and sprinkle on the kaffir

lime leaves. Remove from heat

and set aside.

Heat a non-stick fry pan over

high heat. Place the fish pieces

skin side down evenly around

the pan and cook until crisp and

golden.

To ensure that the skin is

evenly crispy, you may need to

gently press with a spatula to

keep the skin flat on the pan.

Turn over, and cook the other

side until three-quarter cooked.

Pour over the tamarind chilli

sauce and toss very gently to just

coat. Be careful not to break up

the fish pieces.

Combine the salad ingredients,

and dress with lemon juice,

sugar and olive oil just before

serving.

Transfer the fish to a serving

plate along with all the sauce

and top with the green mango,

cucumber and herb salad.

Sprinkle with crispy shallots and

serve immediately.

Note: Adjust the quantity

of the large, red dried chillies

according to your taste. Also,

leave the seeds in if you like

the dish extra spicy, otherwise,

deseed them.

In any case, soak the chillies in

hot water until softened before

using them.

www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz


Wednesday September 11 2019

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at New World Redcliffs

Creating a supermarket where locals have

a positive experience is the mission of

New World Redcliffs new manager Heath

DeGarnham.

“We really want to establish a community

supermarket where people feel really

included in the products we sell and that

they receive top service to benefit the

local community,” he says.

“We have been working really hard during

the winter to change things so that

our customers have a much improved

shopping experience when they come

here.”

Heath would like to reward customers

even further, with shoppers having the

opportunity to win.

When you spend $50 or more in store

between 9 September and 6 October,

you can go in the draw to win prizes

– New World vouchers, sports packs,

hampers, a month of free coffees and

even a Mongoose BMX bike are all up

for grabs.

“There will also be a free gift available

for all our customers at checkout.”

Heath is keen to see new

customers, and past customers

return to the store to see the

changes.

“Our community deserves a great

supermarket they can be proud of

so we really need their input. “We will

review every request for product range

we currently don’t stock.”

“We just want people to know we are

local, we support locals, we deliver top

service, we have a great range and we

are convenient with our all-weather

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Redcliffs

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Phone (03) 373 6131 | newworld.co.nz

“We have been

working really hard

during the winter

to change things so

that our customers

have a much

improved shopping

experience”

Heath DeGarnham

New World Redcliffs

new manager

Spend $50 or more in one transaction between

Sept 9 – Oct 6 and get a chance

to win some great prizes.

See instore for details.


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To be a horse, or not

to be a horse, that’s

the equestrian!

That line doesn’t really have anything to do with real estate

but it just appealed to my sense of humour. Let’s face it,

you’ve got to have a bit of a laugh sometimes otherwise

work and life can get way too serious. Selling property

is serious business. In most cases we are dealing with

people’s number one asset let alone the emotion and

angst that can accompany the process around buying or

selling. For many it can be a relatively straightforward

transaction, however for others it’s a complete emotional

rollercoaster. One minute you’re up, the next minute it all

comes crashing down again. And as much as our customers

are affected by it, so too are our sales team. Make no

mistake, we feel it too! The responsibility placed on us to

achieve the best result for all parties can feel overwhelming

at times but there is always a sense of satisfaction to see

a great result come from a

well run marketing campaign,

a considered and respectful

negotiation process and a positive sale and purchase

experience. And that’s what we strive to do at Ray White

Ferrymead. We want to be proud of every transaction,

to provide a 10/10 service where everyone we are in

contact with are willing to not only use our company again

but to refer us to friends or family. And if we can all have

a bit of fun along the way, then that’s even better! So,

given that we’ve just had Fathers Day it seems completely

appropriate to let you know that last week my wife asked

me to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot

down!

Jan Edlin

027 433 8025

Patricia Van der bent

027 296 1408

Pip Sutton

027 224 9524

Top Sales

for August

Eddie Spry and

Matt Clayton

working as a team

Feature Properties

Eddie Spry

021 156 5884

Marie Malone

027 489 8349

We are hiring!

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If you have a current real estate license, or you are in the

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Contact Craig Prier anytime!

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Mercedes-Benz puts boot into A-Class

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

I HAVE A certain amount of

affection for the Mercedes-Benz

A-Class.

When that model first appeared

in 1998 it was the first car from

that company I had a chance to

evaluate.

It also stood out for

controversy, Scandinavian

drivers were very sceptical of

the A-Class, it was claimed it

didn’t pass the local elk test – an

evasive manoeuvre procedure.

However, as you would expect

from Mercedes-Benz, evolving

safety systems have long put that

rationale to the bin.

The A-Class has been a solid

seller in the small hatchback

market, and I’ve come to really

like the entry-level vehicle into

this luxury car brand. It must also

be said that I’m even more excited

about the range for it now includes

a sedan and, what’s more,

it’s a beauty in terms of practicality

and driveability.

Sure, the basic fundamentals of

the A-Class haven’t been interfered

with, however, it is a little

longer at 4549mm compared for

4419mm for the hatchback, but

that is marginal, and for the extra

versatility I’d certainly throw my

hat in the ring for one.

MERCEDES-BENZ A200: Available in hatchback or sedan.

It also looks special, I’ve made

no secret of my desire for the

traditional, and the A-Class sedan

looks sporty and almost sits apart

from the hatchback it is based on.

The fundamental mechanicals are

also still the same, the engine sits

transversely under the bonnet and

drive is sent to the front wheels.

The A-Class sedan lands here

with two turbocharged engine

options – A180 and A200. Effectively,

it’s the same four-cylinder

engine other than varying power

outputs; the A180 gets 100kW

and 200Nm, the A200 gets higher

turbo boost, lifting the ratings to

120kW and 250Nm.

Interestingly, the engine is just

1.3-litre, but if you are thinking

it’s a little underwhelming then

you had better think again.

I’ve recently evaluated the B180

which shares the 100kW engine

and it punches well above its

weight in terms of performance.

Forcing an extra 20kW and

50Nm through the system, the

A200 feels feisty and lively, the

engine is one of the sweetest you’d

ever get a chance to experience,

and it delights in meeting throttle

request.

Power is directed through a

seven-speed dual-clutch transmission

– effectively you treat it

as an automatic, there is no clutch

pedal. The gearbox is characterised

by quick shifts and ratios

which extract the power well and

provide the economy an A-Class

buyer would be searching for.

Mercedes-Benz claims a 5.7-litre

per 100km (49mpg) combined

cycle average for the 1332cc unit.

During my time in the evaluation

car the fuel usage readout

was constantly listing around

7l/100km (41mpg), while a

4.5l/100km (63mpg) figure is on

offer instantaneously at 100km/h,

the engine turning over at just

1800rpm.

On the subject of figures, the

A-Class sedan claims an 8.1sec

standstill to 100km/h time,

while it will also complete an

overtaking manoeuvre (80km/h-

120km/h) in 5sec.

All of these figures stack up to

provide wallet-friendly motoring

along with satisfactory performance.

What’s more, the A-Class

is a darn nice thing to drive, it is

quiet, comfortable, and provides

a feel that initiates confidence and

security within the car.

When presented with a few

tight corners, the A-Class steers

with precision. Grip in the first

instance is provided by Hungarian-moulded

Hankook tyres

which measure 225/45 x 18in,

even though their profile is a little

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the fully independent

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bumps are willingly absorbed,

while the firming is such that

body balance stays controlled.

At just over 1.4m tall the A-

Class sedan doesn’t move much

over the suspension and because

there’s not a lot of weight in the

car (1350kg), gravitational force

doesn’t work against balance.

The A-Class sedan is what I

• Price – Mercedes-Benz

A200 sedan, $62,900

• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

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