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Demand for homes pushes

up peninsula property values

• By Jess Gibson

PROPERTY VALUES have shot

up across the Bay Harbour News

area, with Akaroa receiving the

highest increase.

New figures released by

Quotable Value show the average

change in capital value across

Banks Peninsula has risen 9.7 per

cent from 2016, based on market

sales from August 1.

It showed properties in Akaroa

have jumped

14.1 per cent,

sitting at an

average value of

$686,600.

Akaroa-based

Bayleys salesman

Rob Berry ​

Rob Berry said

he has noticed

a “dramatic increase” in the

demand for homes and baches

compared to this time last

year.

“We’ve been getting up to

eight or nine bidders at

auctions, whereas a year ago

we would be lucky to get one or

two,” he said.

He said he has been getting

about $100,000 more for the average,

mid-range Akaroa property

than a year ago.

“There is a serious interest in

everything we list right now. A

lot of listings used to pass but we

have sold everything under the

hammer this year with only one

exception.”

However, he said the jump

was not surprising, as it “had

to happen” at some point

following the global financial

crisis in 2008, which left a lot

of waterfront property markets

flatlining.

In Lyttelton, an increase of five

per cent has bought properties up

to an average of $542,200, while

its bays have risen slightly more

at 5.3 per cent, now averaging at

$571,100 a property.

From Mt Pleasant to Taylors

Mistake, a growth of 2.5 per cent

‘We’ve been

getting up

to eight or

nine bidders

at auctions,

whereas a year

ago we would

be lucky to get

one or two’

– Rob Berry

BOOMING: New

figures released

by Quotable

Value show

properties have

gone up in the

Bay Harbour

News area. In

Akaroa, the

average value

has jumped 14.1

per cent.

puts properties at an average of

$772,800.

Woolston and Ferrymead have

risen 2.1 per cent, with properties

at an average of $361,000.

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GOOD NEWS in many ways for property

owners across Banks Peninsula and

suburbs on the flat (see page 1).

Property values have increased across the

board after a lull for quite some time postearthquakes.

Akaroa has had a big jump, 14.1 per cent, the largest of any

area across the Banks Peninsula/Christchurch rating area.

THe average property is now valued at $686,600.

Said Bayleys salesman Rob Berry: “We’ve been getting up to

eight or nine bidders at auctions, whereas a year ago we would

be lucky to get one or two.”

Mid-range Akaroa properties are now fetching $100,000 more

than they did a year ago.

But of course there is a downside to higher property values –

what you pay for rates.

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The Banks Peninsula Community Board has become involved

in the pile-driving saga in Lyttelton Harbour.

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Extra time needed for clock tower

REPAIRS TO the Scarborough

clock tower will take longer than

expected.

While contractors have been

working on the restoration of

the historic structure, they have

found the concrete is in a worse

condition than initial engineering

investigations suggested.

Restoration work was meant to

be completed in January but will

now continue until February.

Sumner Community Residents’

Association coordinator Charlie

Hudson said the group would

have loved for the repairs to be

finished sooner, however, she

does understand they have to do

them properly.

“It’s a heritage building and

with that comes complications.”

City council head of parks

Andrew Rutledge said more

extensive testing has revealed the

need for extra repairs to the clock

tower, as well as New Brighton’s

clock tower.

The landmark along the esplanade,

which dates back to the

1930s, has been fenced since early

last year.

It suffered structural damage

during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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“Both clock towers are about 90

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ROAD WIDENING STARTED

The intersection of Sumner

and Evans Pass roads is being

widened to allow more room

for large vehicles. The work,

which includes line marking

and bollard relocation, started

yesterday and is expected to

last until next Thursday. Hours

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WHARF REPAIRS

The Diamond Harbour Wharf

will be partially closed until

December 20 to allow the

installation of two piles and a new

timber brace below the waterline.

The two piles were identified as

rotting at the seabed in a recent

dive inspection. Work will not

affect the functionality of the

wharf and the ferry will run as

normal, although it may dock on

the northern stairs temporarily.

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• HAVE YOUR SAY: How do these valuation changes affect you? Email your thoughts to jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi

Buyers compete for limited stock

• From page 1

Residential property values

across the city and Banks Peninsula

had risen an average of

about one per cent since the last

district revaluation in 2016.

In contrast to the increases

seen across the Bay Harbour

area, property valuations in

some inner-city suburbs like

Upper Riccarton and Sockburn

decreased as much as seven per

cent.

Quotable Value general manager

David Nagel said the 2019

revaluation changes have created

“somewhat of a rebalancing of

the residential market.

He said following the

February 22, 2011, earthquake

there was a lot of demand for

“safe” homes in Sockburn and

Upper Riccarton, with buyers

competing for limited stock,

forcing prices up.

But that demand had now

dropped as house hunters went

elsewhere.

The new values will apply to

rates from July 1.

They do not affect the total

rates collected by the city

council, which are yet to be set

through the Annual Plan, but

they do influence how much of

the total is collected from each

ratepayer.

Residents have until January

24 to object to new property

values.

MID-RANGE: A listing on L’Aube Reserve, Akaroa, is going for

$36,000 below the average property value of $686,600. It

has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 960 sq m of land

area.

BALANCE: A four-bedroom property in Diamond Harbour is

selling for $590,000, which is more than the average price of

$571,100 for a home in the area.

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They can be made to ratingvalues.co.nz

or by picking up

an objection form from the

city council’s civic offices or a

city council library and service

centre.

Full list of average

property valuation

changes across

Christchurch and Banks

Peninsula​:

Akaroa – $686,600 +14.1

per cent

Peninsula – $456,200 +9.7

per cent

Lyttelton Bays – $571,100

+5.3 per cent

Lyttelton – $542,200 +5 per

cent

Woolston, Bexley,

Ferrymead, Bromley –

$361,000 +2.1 per cent

Linwood, Charleston –

$351,600 +1.6 per cent

St Martins, Aynsley,

Huntsbury, Hillsborough –

$605,600 +2.1 per cent

Beckenham, Addington,

Sydenham, Waltham,

Opawa – $458,600 +2.2 per

cent

Somerfield, Spreydon –

$468,300 +2.8 per cent

Cashmere, Westmorland –

$767,500 +2.3 per cent

Halswell – $558,900 +0.4

per cent

Hoon Hay – $436,200 +1.1

per cent

Central City – $752,500 +7.9

per cent

Merivale – $1,011,600 +3.1

per cent

Papanui, Elmwood –

$599,800 +0.2 per cent

St Albans, Mairehau –

$488,900 +2.7 per cent

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Avonside, Richmond –

$377,900 +0.7 per cent

Aranui, Wainoni, Burwood,

Avondale – $327,900 +2.4

per cent

New Brighton (North,

South and Central) –

$378,600 +0.2 per cent

Mt Pleasant to Taylors

Mistake – $772,800 +2.5 per

cent

Fendalton – $1,251,500 +1.2

per cent

Riccarton, Middleton –

$518,400 -0.1 per cent

Ilam, Burnside – $733,900

-0.4 per cent

Avonhead, Russley –

$577,100 -3.9 per cent

Bryndwr, Wairakei –

$486,400 -1.5 per cent

Casebrook, Bishopdale –

$470,200 -0.7 per cent

Redwood, Northcote –

$500,000 -1.8 per cent

Burwood, Parklands –

$530,500 +0.8 per cent

Upper Riccarton, Sockburn

– $452,200 -7 per cent

Hornby, Hei Hei, Islington –

$477,800 +0.6 per cent

Belfast, Northwood –

$554,600 -2.3 per cent

Northern and western

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per cent

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• By Jess Gibson

Genevieve

Robinson ​

THE BANKS Peninsula

Community Board has become

involved in the saga over piledriving

in Lyttelton Harbour

and hector’s dolphins.

Members want to know

whether more can be done to

ensure the endangered species

are protected while Lyttelton

Port Company builds its new

cruise berth.

A letter

will be sent

to Minister of

Conservation

Eugenie Sage

and Environment

Canterbury

this

week to bring

concerns to

their attention and to question

the procedures being followed

during operations.

It comes following a presentation

by Genevieve Robinson

of Māui and Hector’s Dolphin

Defenders, who spoke to the

community board on behalf of

concerned residents at its most

recent meeting.

Ms Robinson addressed

increased sightings of dolphins

in the inner harbour and

the risk of them either being

trapped for the duration of the

piling or risking re-exposure

to piling noise while trying to

exit.

Said community board chairwoman

Tori Peden: “We are

advocating to the minister and

ECan to make sure things are

being taken care of. We want to

make sure that the processes are

being followed.”

“[The dolphins] are very special

to Banks Peninsula

and someone needs to look

out for them. That is what

Genevieve is asking us for and

that’s why we are forwarding her

concerns.”

Ms Robinson remains unconvinced

a 25-page Marine

Mammal Management Plan

developed by LPC, Cawthron

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Further concerns for dolphins’ safety

Institute, Blue Planet Marine

and the Department of Conservation

is adequately protecting

the dolphins.

The plan includes having a

monitored 450m marine mammal

observation zone that if

a dolphin enters, piling shuts

down to allow dolphins time to

evacuate the harbour when work

starts.

The zone extends southwards

into the harbour but does not

include the inner harbour.

Ms Robinson believes LPC

should extend its MMOZ zone

until the end of piling, which

is estimated to be completed in

about two weeks.

However, LPC has maintained

WORRIED:

Lyttelton

residents are

concerned

about the

impact piling

in the port

is having

on hector’s

dolphins.

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GENEVIEVE

ROBINSON

its stance 450m zone is sufficient.

Said strategic engagement

manager Phil de Joux: “The

location and extent of the zone

is based on hectors’ dolphin’s

sensitivity to noise and modelled

underwater noise levels caused

by piling. This modelling

showed a zone of 450m was required

for the main wharf piling

at the cruise berth.”

Ms Robinson has requested

a list of dolphin sightings,

including during active piling,

within the shutdown zone and

validation of LPC’s modelling.

Her requests have been

forwarded to LPC by the

community board.

BAY HARBOUR

Two injured

on Purau

walking track

• By Jess Gibson

PAGE 5

THE DIAMOND Harbour

Volunteer Fire Brigade was called

out to two incidents near Purau

on Friday and Saturday after

people had fallen on the same

walking track.

Chief fire officer Bob Palmer

said a woman in her 60s had to

be carried out of the track from

Diamond Harbour to Purau on

a stretcher at about noon on

Friday after fracturing her leg and

ankle.

He said she had been there for

about two hours before other

walkers found her and called the

brigade.

On Saturday, a 25-year-old

woman who had injured her leg at

about 5.30pm was also carried out

on a stretcher.

Both incidents happened at

similar locations on the track

which is narrow and has a lot of

thistles.

Mr Palmer said the first

callout was a good example of

why people should always take

a cellphone while walking on

offroad tracks, as well as fluids

and food.

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Christmas!


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• By Jess Gibson

ANOTHER ATTEMPT is being

made make Lyttelton safer.

Vicki Tahau-Paton is trying

to expand the harbour’s

Neighbourhood Support group

to help ward off boy racers and

other offenders, which have been

of ongoing

concern for

residents.

The policealigned

organisation

aims

to create a

well-connected

community

which helps to

improve the

safety, resilience and well-being

of residents.

There are currently 14 out of

59 streets involved in Neighbourhood

Support in the harbour,

and 27 individuals.

To compare, in Parklands

there are 49 streets, consisting of

299 individuals and the Kirsten

Pl group has 78 households.

Ms Tahau-Paton said she

wants to get at least one person

from each street in Lyttelton on

board with the group.

It is one of several efforts

which residents have taken in

response to claims of a lack of

policing in and around Lyttelton.

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Safety aim for neighbourhood group

Vicki Tahau-

Paton

SECURITY: An attempt is being made to lower crime in

Lyttelton.

Private security company

Tactical Response Team was

running free night patrols in

and around the harbour until

November 19.

However, director Shannon

Mudge shut them down as he

felt their resources were no

longer required.

Part of the reason was that

one of Community Patrols

of New Zealand’s vehicles

would soon be stationed in

Lyttelton – another attempt to

lower crime.

The patrol is currently seeking

volunteers.

People who join Neighbourhood

Support would receive

emails and alerts with news

from community partners,

including CPNZ and police.

They would also gain tips

and resources to improve their

household and neighbourhood

safety and learn how to be better

prepared for emergencies.

A “contact tree” would be

set up on participating streets,

which provides residents with a

‘Rest assured if a criminal

wants to go down a street

that’s got a neighbourhood

support sign and stickers

they better think again’

– Vicki Tahau-Paton

list of nearby occupants to call

or text during an event to notify

them it is happening.

“Rest assured if a criminal

wants to go down a street that’s

got a neighbourhood support

sign and stickers, they better

think again,” said Ms Tahau-

Paton.

Neighbourhood Support

regional manager Murray Mc-

Gusty said statistics show that in

areas with “effective neighbourhood

support groups, reported

crime rates were shown to be

substantially lower.”

Senior Sergeant Roy Appley

said police were supportive of

the action.

“It’s communities getting

involved in their own safety and

that’s always a good thing.”

Senior Sergeant Appley does

not think crime is any worse in

Lyttelton.

He said while there are issues

which happen from time to

time, particularly damage or

theft involving cars parked on

the road, incidents have not

increased.

Call for surfers

to wear

board leashes

endorsed

ENVIRONMENT Canterbury’s

deputy harbourmaster Guy Harris

has endorsed a call for surfers to

wear leashes on their boards this

summer.

It comes after a Bay Harbour

News article on November 20

about a head injury nine-year-old

Ryder Townshend received when

a surfer’s board came loose and

crashed down on him.

“It is part of the global ‘Surfers’

code’ and is mandatory in many

parts of the world. Whilst it is a

requirement of the Canterbury

Navigation and Safety Bylaw that

stand-up paddleboards wear a

leash whilst surfing, it currently

is not for surfers, as it is generally

felt that it’s so obviously a good

idea that it doesn’t need to be

explicitly stated.”

After nearly 40 years of surfing,

some of the most serious incidents

he has come across have been due

to surfboards hitting people.

“Leashes are cheap, hardly

noticeable when worn and have

practically zero effect on your

surfing – perhaps other than to

give you some confidence that

you won’t lose your board and

potentially ruin someone’s day –

or even their life.”

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Marina hosts historic vessel fleet

A FLEET of historic vessels assembled

at Lyttelton’s Te Ana Marina to celebrate

250 years since the first onshore

meetings between Māori and Pākehā.

The Fa’afaite, Haunui, Ngahiraka

Mai Tāwhiti wakas and the Spirit

of New Zealand were hosted in the

harbour for Tuia 250 on Saturday and

Sunday.

The crew was hosted overnight by

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a pōwhiri at Rāpaki that officially

started the proceedings.

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Your Local Views

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Further feedback on Peninsula names

Readers respond to the

plan to add Maori names

to locations on Banks

Peninsula

Donald Couch, Rāpaki:

It is unfortunate that the

original article on Whakaraupō/

Lyttelton Harbour place names

proposal did not explain the

background or put the suggestion

in context.

There is a detailed and specific

process to make placenames

in New Zealand legal. We have

been behind in being aware of

and getting onto this for Māori

placenames.

If the New Zealand Geographical

Board approves the proposal

regarding formalising 11 of these

names, the Pakeha names currently

in use will remain for

continued use by those who

prefer them.

May I respond briefly to the

responders (Bay Harbour News)

of December 4.

To Ray O’Rourke, your ancestors’

placenames and heritage

will not change – they remain.

We will simply have our heritage

and our ancestors equally

recognised.

To Costa Harris, we had never

looked at our proposal in your

terms of ‘white guilt’ and ‘colonialism’.

It has everything to do

with current and future generations

who will continue to live in,

DIVIDED: Readers have expressed mixed views on a proposal

to add Maori names to 13 existing Banks Peninsula places

including Dyers Pass, which could soon also be known as

Pukeatua

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

or associate with, Te Rāpaki o te

Rakiwhakaputa.

To Ken Duncan, the proposed

Ōmawete is in recognition of a

Ngāti Māmoe rangatira Māwete.

To Hilary Anderson, the

existing names (in English) will

indeed remain as they are.

To Lynne Clark, yes, we belong

to the other party who signed

the Treaty of Waitangi which

recognised us at the time as ‘British

subjects’ (now NZ citizens).

As such, we also have some rights

under NZ law including those

covering placenames.

To Murray Stuart, these are not

new names – they are actually

older than those currently in use.

To Wal Remu, we haven’t made

any suggestions regarding the

Sign of the Kiwi.

We would be happy to discuss

the proposal further and seek the

support of those who regard this

as a positive development for our

communities.

Norma Powell:

I wish to endorse every letter

in the last issue. The trouble with

Maori names is that you have no

idea where the place is. Maori

folk can enjoy speaking their language

amongst themselves but we

are an English speaking nation so

please let us have names that are

relevant to the majority.

In reply to your correspondent

from Heathcote, a year ago

I had a theft from my garden

and although I knew who the

culprit was the Police were not

interested. I was told it has been

recorded.

Ron Williams:

I agree with all those writers

opposed to changing current

European names to Maori

names. Maori only have a written

language because the English

settlers gave them one. I am sure

when Maori arrived and slaughtered

the Mori Ori, (driving the

survivors to what is now known

as the Chatham Islands) they

didn’t consider their rights.

Jane Robertson & Russ Harris:

We live in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton

Harbour and look out across

Kaitangata/Mansons Peninsula

to Te Ahu Pātiki/Mt Herbert. We

use both Māori and European

names interchangeably to refer to

the landscape in which we live.

We are fully supportive of the

recent proposal made by Te Hapū

o Ngāti Wheke to restore the

original Māori names of features

in and around Whakaraupō as

well as to retain existing names

which have been in long term

use. Personally, we prefer more

melodious and more descriptively

meaningful Māori names.

Exactly how much do most of

us know about Sidney Herbert

or George William Lyttelton,

neither of whom set foot in

Aotearoa/New Zealand. However,

for those who fear the loss

of familiar European names, it is

not a case of either/or but of both,

and we will be culturally and linguistically

richer for the change.

• If you have a view on a local matter,

email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi

Full list of the 13 Banks

Peninsula places and

their proposed additions

of traditional Maori

names:

King Billy Island

Aua / King Billy Island

Mansons Peninsula

Kaitangata / Mansons Peninsula

Coopers Knob

Ōmawete / Coopers Knob

Cass Peak

Ōrongomai / Cass Peak

Dyers Pass

Pukeatua / Dyers Pass

Evans Pass

Tapuwaeharuru / Evans Pass

Rāpaki Rock

Te Ahi-a-Tamatea

Sugarloaf

Te Heru-o-Kahukura / Sugarloaf

The Tors

Te Moenga-o-Wheke / The Tors

Adderley Head

Te Piaka / Adderley Head

Rapaki

Te Rāpaki-o-Te-

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FINAL

WEEK

Preparing for Xmas

IT’S STARTING to look a

bit like Christmas

It was a busy weekend at

our place over the weekend,

ushering in Christmas

month.

This time of year is also

the start of kids’ birthday

season for us, thanks to

Vittoria being a January

baby.

Our first was on Saturday

and Vittoria was her

typical vivacious self, running

about and munching

on birthday treats.

She even managed to

borrow another friend’s

wooden bike as we were

leaving – I mean convincing

a toddler to give up a

toy when you have your

arms full is a tall order.

Later that night, Vittoria’s

godfather Codey

arrived from Australia for

a lightning fast whānau

visit and stayed with us for

the night.

Vittoria was fast asleep

by the time he arrived so

I waited until later in the

morning to take her into

the room and see him/

shock him awake in petty

retaliation for not doing

the dishes when we were

flatmates.

I had thought finding a

grown man asleep in her

room might have surprised

her at least a little, but

as soon as she saw it was

FESTIVE: Have you ever

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tree?

Codey she just lit up and

was happy to giggle and

babble away to him.

Watching the two of them

together while he was at

our place was awesome. She

hasn’t seen her godfather

since her first birthday, but

she was straight back into

playing with him like it had

only been a day or two.

The top game of the

morning? Riding the

borrowed bike through

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down if he wanted to stop

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Wednesday December 11 2019

News

Hopes for bittern boom

Environment

Canterbury’s

councillor Vicky

Southworth

writes about

bitterns, a critically

endangered bird which lives

at Lake Ellesmere

I spent a recent Saturday night

listening out for bitterns booming

on the fringes of Te Waihora, or

Lake Ellesmere, about an hour’s

drive from Christchurch. I was

part of a volunteer team helping

Emma Williams from the Department

of Conservation with her

research on the elusive bittern.

Male bitterns don’t tweet, they

boom. They are advertising to

passing females that they have

found a great nesting spot - pop

in and settle down! A good

nesting spot has dense raupō, or

bulrushes, which offers a hiding

place from harriers overhead.

There were two circling overhead

while I watched the lake – and a

food source close by.

Large flocks of bittern were

reported in the past, and males

could stay in the territory of

just a few hectares during the

breeding season. Recent research

using GPS shows that these days

individual males roam widely,

probably in search of food. This

change in behaviour is thought

to be due to degraded habitat.

Bittern feed using sight to catch

ELUSIVE: A bittern looks over its eggs at Lake Ellesmere.

Increased understanding of the critically endangered bird will

help improve habitat management.

their prey, meaning they need

shallow water that is sufficiently

clear to see into. They are vulnerable

to predation if low water

levels force them to feed away

from the vegetated lake edges.

Only 10 per cent of New

Zealand’s original wetlands now

remain, and much of what’s left

is degraded. The female birds

struggle to both protect and feed

their brood and the population

nationally has declined rapidly in

the last 40 years or so. Sadly, the

species is now considered critically

endangered with less than

1000 left in New Zealand. Understanding

more about these birds

and what they need will help

improve habitat management

around the lake and hopefully

support an increased population

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estuaries where they spend

our summer here with us.

Our Avon-Heathcote

estuary/Ihutai host just

over 1500 birds this year.

Numbers are unfortunately

slowly declining.

Godwits feed on small

cockles and pipi, crabs, marine

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Are you winding up or

winding down?

As the end of the year draws nearer (just two more

Saturdays until Christmas!) I’ve often wondered should

we be winding up or winding down? I suppose winding

down means we are slowing down, getting ready to

finish, have a break before starting again in the New

Year. Arguably, winding up means exactly the same.

In other words, we’re finishing things off and bringing

activities to close before taking that well earned

break. Or, does it mean we’re staying busy, keeping

active, creating new opportunities and preparing to hit

the ground running when 2020 rolls around? That’s

certainly my preference. There’s no doubt that a break

is something to look forward to, but invariably over

the holiday period people are taking time to think over

their options for next year. Buying, selling, securing

an investment property, trading up or trading down.

So, with that in mind, it’s important to know there are

sales consultants working, properties available and

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New Year rush hits, usually around

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Your Local Views

A big shout out to volunteers

Port Hills

MP Ruth

Dyson writes

about the

hard work of

volunteers

in the

community

THE SURF patrols have started

on our beaches, the visits to

people living alone in their

homes continue, the hot, cooked

lunches are served in our local

churches, our fire brigade members

are alert – and hundreds

of other actions and activities

happen which keep our communities

and our residents safe

and happy.

Sometimes we take their presence

for granted. They are there

when we need them. But we

shouldn’t take them for granted.

They are volunteers who add

their service on top of their daily

lives. So to all those people –

patrolling our beaches watching

out for swimmers who get into

bother, our Lyttelton Community

House team, St Johns and

Linwood Ave Union church who

provide meals for so many people,

Lyttelton and Sumner Fire

Brigades, Age Concern visitors,

Sumner Bays volunteers and so

many others – thank you.

Some countries don’t have the

culture and spirit of volunteering

that we have in New Zealand.

It’s part of our DNA and

one that we should appreciate

and nurture. These volunteers

give up a lot of their leisure and

family time so that our residents

have a better life. That’s pretty

special.

So heading into the Christmas

and New Year period which is

often a time of reflection on the

year past and the year ahead,

let’s all take a moment

to acknowledge and thank

those who make our place a

great one to live and play in –

people who go the extra mile for

others. They give us a gift that

tops most Christmas presents

BRAVE:

Volunteer fire

brigades deal

with all types

of callouts,

including

motor vehicle

accidents, fires

and medical

rescues.

and they don’t do it for thanks

or glory. But they deserve

both.

These volunteers are a big part

of why we have such special and

strong communities. I hope that

their summer is not all work

and that they also get some time

to spend in the sun with their

families.

SPORT

New football

coach appointed

ALAN WALKER will guide

Ferrymead Bays in next year’s

Mainland Premier League after

being unveiled as the club’s new

head coach.

Last year Bays

were coached by

Joe Hall and Neil

Murphy following

the departure of

Danny Halligan

to Christchurch

United.

Alan Walker

Walker has a

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FC before coaching Coastal Spirit

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moving on to Mainland Football.

Born and raised in Manchester

as a Manchester City supporter,

Walker achieved UEFA B Licence

in his late 20s and has gone on to

become a New Zealand Football

advanced coach developer, as well as

holding a Oceania/NZF B licence,

with A licence pending.

New store now open

Owned by local Podiatrist Charlotte Russell

Featuring our personally selected footwear to provide

fashionable, functional, adjustable, orthotic friendly footwear

New European MEPHISTO footwear range exclusive to The Shoe Room

Soft air technology for

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Michelle Rossiter

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Email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

WE ARE ON THE

MOVE AGAIN...

Christmas in Curragh

Today, 6.30-9.00pm

Go along to the last day of

Friends of Ferrymead’s festive

fundraiser where every room in

Curragh, the society’s 154-yearold

house, will be decorated

with wonderful modern, old

fashioned and handmade Christmas

decorations. A $10 entry fee

includes delicious festive light refreshments,

old-time games and

sing-a-longs around the pianola.

Pre-school and primary children

are free and groups are welcome.

Details, photos and updates are

on the Friends of Ferrymead Facebook

page. For any enquiries,

email friendsofferrymead@xtra.

co.nz or phone Martin on 027

222 5447.

Ferrymead Heritage Park, 50

Ferrymead Park Drive, Heathcote

Akaroa Craft Group

Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

Go along and join the Akaroa

Craft Group. Sit in comfy chairs

and have a relaxing chat while

working on your project. Share

skills in a wide range of crafts,

including needlework, knitting,

quilting, handicrafts, making

dolls, teddy bears and spinning.

Akaroa Library

Sumner Sunday Market

Sunday, 11am – 3pm

Go and check out a great range

of stalls, from fresh veggies,

amazing food from all over the

world and beautiful crafts. You’ll

find them right next to the beach

as you come into the village.

Cnr Marriner St and The

Esplanade

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Wednesday, 10am-noon

Go along and join friendly

craft sessions. Take your knitting,

crochet or other portable

craft project and enjoy time with

other crafters. Free, no bookings

required.

Lyttelton Library

TO A NEW LOCATION IN

FERRYMEAD, DUE TO

EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS

Redcliffs Lawn Bowls Coaching

Tuesday 10.30-11.30am, Friday,

5-6.30pm​, Sunday 9.30-10.30am

Free lawn bowls coaching has

started and is open to anyone

over the age of 10. Bowls equipment

is provided and soled shoes

are required. From the first

Wednesday of November, after

work ladies sessions will begin.

For more information, email

redcliffsbowls@xtra.co.nz or visit

www.redcliffsbowls.co.nz.

Redcliffs Bowling Club,

9 James St

WATCH THIS SPACE

Indoor Bowls at Tui Club

Monday, 12.45-3.45pm

Celebrate Christmas in Sumner Village

tomorrow from 5pm onwards. You can

enjoy buskers, family photos and late night

shopping from the start of the event until late.

Entertainment like the Sumner Silver Band.

Carols and Santa’s grotto will begin in the mall

carpark from 6.30pm.

Go along for a fun and inclusive

environment at indoor

bowls. The first day is free and is

$3 thereafter. All equipment is

supplied. No previous experience

necessary as coaching is given.

Soft-soled shoes should be worn.

Phone Sue on 389 1849.

Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St

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 Frances for more

information on 027 698 0057.

105 Bridle Path Rd

Carols for the Seafarers’ Centre

Benefit

Friday, 7-8pm

‘Carols in the Church’ is a

fun singalong accompanied by

music from the St Peter’s Family

Orchestra. There will be mulled

wine to enjoy for the adults. A

koha or donation will go towards

the Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre.

For more information, phone

John McLister on 027 8900 308

or email jmclister@icloud.com

St Saviour’s at Holy Trinity, 17

Winchester St, Lyttelton

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

car-pooling with shared costs.

Phone Judy on 384 1269.

Various locations

Create ’n’ Connect

Thursday, 9.30am-noon

Enjoy some great company

and explore your creativity at the

last session for the year. Phone

Beth for more information on

022 678 1252.

St Andrews Church, 148 Main

Rd, Redcliffs

O Christmas Tree

Saturday, 10am-noon

Whip up a paper Christmas tree

using recycled magazines. A perfect

addition to your festive table.

Lyttelton Library

Dr Brendan Smith

from the doctors and staff at Ferrymead Medical Centre

If you would lIke advIce

and treatment wIth:

If you would lIke advIce and treatment wIth:

arlotte

We will keep you informed as to our

new address.

• Women’s health • Children’s & teenage health & wellbeing

• Older persons health • Lifestyle advice

• Warrant of fitness checks for men and women

• Helping patients manage long term medical problems

Dr Gort Stephan

Dr Sophia Harris

Dr Nicola Carey

• Removal of skin lesions • Sports medicine • Vasectomies

• Occupational and company medicine We • will Drug be closed testing

from 4pm Tuesday

• Pre-employment medicals • Stopping smoking support

24 December and

• Travel vaccinations

Dr Charlotte Cooper

• Women’s health • Children’s & teenage health & wellbeing • Older persons health

• Lifestyle advice • Sports medicine • Travel vaccinations • Removal of skin lesions

• Warrant of fitness checks for men and women • Pre-employment medicals

• Helping patients manage long term medical problems • Stopping smoking support

• Vasectomies • Occupational Gort and company medicine • Drug testing

Monday 6 January,

New patients welcome Ph. 384 5484

Ferrymead

MEDICAL

c e n t r e

MERRY CHRISTMAS

and a happy and safe holiday

reopen at 8.30am

2020.

ferrymead

medIcal centre

ferrymead medIcal centre

unIt 10/2 waterman Place

Phone 384-5484

Mon to Fri 8.30am-5.30pm

Dr David Robertson


Ye lies

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Wine

Red wines to enjoy in the warm weather

• By Mark Henderson

FOR RED wine lovers pinot noir

can be the ticket to happiness on

hot days.

Drunk cool, not cold, their

wonderful fragrance and lighter

frame can be exhilarating rather

than exhausting.

2017 Villa Maria Platinum

Selection Organic

Marlborough Pinot Noir

Price: $29.99

Rating: Very good to excellent

Bright and juicy nose, dusty

smoky notes, tar, lead pencil and

savoury nuances. Savoury notes

continue on the stony minerally

palate with juicy, tangy red

berryfruit. A refreshing vein of

coolness runs through this. Time

sees the stony, grainy tannic

backbone become more evident

with a tangy sweet ‘n’ sour note

on the nose.

Better with food for now.

www.villamariawines.com

2017 Tohu Whenua Awa

Single Vineyard Awatere

Valley Pinot Noir

Price: $41.99

Rating: Very good to excellent

Bolder, darker fruits and bonfire

embers: red fruit fragrance

and savoury notes evolve with

time. Powerful in the mouth,

depth and concentration mixing

savoury characters with

a saline hint. The fruit sways

across the plum, blueberry and

cherry spectrum with spice and

oak notes in support. Relatively

grippy tannins for now.

A powerfully rendered style

that shows potential.

www.tohuwines.co.nz

2017 Tohu Whenua Matua

Single Vineyard Upper

Moutere Pinot Noir

Price: $34.99

Rating: Excellent

An alluring perfume leads

the nose, followed by dried

strawberry, spice and savoury

elements. Silky entry before the

tannins flood in: the strawberry

and red cherry fruit dancing

on the palate. There’s a playful,

juicy crunchiness, a little hint of

stalk/herbs, while the structure is

there without intruding.

A delightfully long finish, the

flavours hang in the mouth.

www.tohuwines.co.nz

2017 Craggy Range Aroha

Te Muna Pinot Noir

Price: $150

Rating: Excellent to outstanding

Leads with stewed fruit/

rhubarb before a wonderful

perfumed florality develops

Thin Lizzy

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and grows. A sweet fruit core,

wrapped in some whole bunch

stalk notes, wild herbs and

savoury influences. Brightness

from the acidity, underlying

chewiness from the tannins yet

increasing silkiness as it opens

up. Flows to a marvellously long

fruit and savoury-filled finish.

Superb potential.

www.craggyrange.com

find your

groove

ballet

2017 Vergence Red by Call 03 354 2018 6228 Jules or 0274 Taylor 836 265

www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz

Pegasus Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir

Price: $40

ANNA Price: LEE $34.99 SCHOOL

Rating: Very good to excellent Rating: Very good to excellent

OF Bold DANCE

and bright nose with

Opaque, dark colour. Brooding ripe (almost liqueur) fruits, wets

nose of pencil lead & bramble, stone and dustiness, shifting fruit notes along with lavender

evolving to fragrant

Nor

dried

Wester

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9 x 6.4cm

to rhubarb.

ad

A cherry fruit core

Nor Wester

and

9

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balance, a

with a sweet fruited underlay. allied to chalkiness and stony juicy brightness and refreshing

Powerful and sweetly fruited minerality.

salivatory aspect to the close.

palate with plum, liqueur fruits Playful and exuberant, with Heaps of enjoyment, gorgeous

with a delightful dried herb note appealing vivacity, and while now.

hanging on the finish. Pinot on the underlying structure builds www.riverbyestate.com

find your

groove

steroids with chewy tannins: lots

of ingredient here.

Maybe not for pinot classicists

yet fascinatingly different.

www.pegasusbay.com

2018 Sacred Hill Single

Vineyard Marlborough

Pinot Noir

Price: $27.99

find your

Rating: Very

contemporary

good to excellent

Fragrant nose with strawberry

and fruit yoghurt influences. The

groove

pale colour jazz belies the surprising

palate weight, continuing

jazz

the pattern of the nose, adding

wild herbs and a sweet ‘n’ sour

hiphoptanginess. This builds in weight

with aeration, adding structure,

Monday to Saturday

the sweet Preschool fruit to Advanced flowing to a little

warm hiphop

RTS

glow

RAD BBO

on

JDNZ

the

NZAMD

close.

2015 Riverby Estate

Crowd 116 Sawyers pleasing Arms Road and very easy Reserve Marlborough Pinot

drinking.

Noirballet

www.sacredhill.com

Papanui

jazz

contemporary

and tightens, it is likely to be at

its best drunk youthfully, paired

with appropriate food.

www.julestaylor.com

Price: $35

Rating: Excellent

Subtle yet attractively

perfumed with oak spices, pencil

shavings, dried cranberry and

tangy nuances. The palate is

open and fleshy, mixing cooler

cranberry & currants with darker

find your

groove

jazz

ballet

hiphop

Monday to Saturday

Preschool to Advanced

RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD

Classes near you in

Sumner/Ferrymead

ballet

hiphop

Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265

www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz

ANNA LEE SCHOOL

OF DANCE

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Available in Light,

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WITH MARY IN FAITH

TĀTOU KO MERE E WHAKAPONO ANA

FROM THE BOARD

As the school year draws to a close, it is wonderful to see students’ hard work and

commitment honoured at prizegiving ceremonies. Well done on your achievements.

This year the Board has been working closely with the Bishop and the Diocese Property

Group in overseeing planning for our new school at Papanui in 2023. Alongside

technical work, students and staff have been contributing, through workshops, a

survey and providing input into the development of our cultural narrative, which will

be reflected in the new school buildings and grounds.

While this whole new layer of work progresses, Marian College continues to deliver

high quality teaching and learning and providing wonderful opportunities and

experiences for students. Thank you to Marian staff, Marian College Foundation,

PTA, the Bishop and the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch for your support this year.

We have been thrilled by the steady growth of Rauru – for past students and staff of

Marian College, St Mary’s College Christchurch and McKillop College. To reconnect

with us, please register on the Marian website and follow us on Facebook.

Finally, congratulations to our 2019 graduates.

We trust the gospel values will guide you well,

as you venture forth beyond the school gates.

We wish you all the very best.

With blessings

Jan Paterson, Chair

Congratulations to Marian College Dux

2019 Rebecca Everingham (left) and

Proxime Accessit Samantha Price (right).

ESSAY WINNER

CHRISTMAS HOME BAKING

Congratulations to Malaika Sequeira who has won the Catholic Agency

for Justice, Peace and Development prize, senior category. This

year the essay and multimedia topic was Enabling Communities –

Everyone has a part to play. Malaika’s winning essay described how

to enable communities to ensure the spirit of participation is extended

to everyone, regardless of intellectual, physical, mental or social

challenges. She showed a sound understanding of the principles of

Catholic Social Teaching, such as Human Dignity, the Common Good,

Solidarity and Subsidiarity. Malaika won a cash prize for herself and her

class and the Justice and Peace Cup for Marian to appreciate for a year.

www.mariancollege.school.nz | 03 385 8449 | exec@mariancollege.school.nz

The giving season lasts all year at Marian, with every student completing at

least six hours of meaningful service within the school and community. Recently

some of our Year 9 and 10 students organised gift-wrapped home baking and

hand-made Christmas cards for families attending the Tafesilafa’i Early Learning

Centre. Marian College has a long tradition of service – both students and staff are

actively involved. Pictured here from left are Anna-Naina Aileone, Taylor Poole-

Nicholas, Emma-Grace Bainbridge and TELC Manager Palepa Letiu. TELC is

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Wednesday December 11 2019

Tasty Bites

Vegan alternatives to favourite dishes

Taco lovers - you owe it to

yourselves to indulge in these

delicious meatless tacos.

These can also be enjoyed

with soft tortillas

Tacos de Hongo

(Mushroom Tacos)

Serves 2

Ingredients

For the black beans

1 can black beans, drained and

rinsed

For the mushroom filling

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

vegetable stock

30 button mushrooms, stemmed

and chopped

2 ½ Tbsp (non-spicy) chilli powder

1 ½ Tbsp paprika (plus more for

tomato salad)

1 Tbsp dried minced onion

sea salt

¼ cup fresh lime juice (from

about 2 limes), divided

2 ½ Tbsp natural tomato sauce

For the tomato salad and

guacamole

2 tomatoes, diced

½ red onion, diced

1 handful of fresh corriander,

chopped

1 avocado

garlic powder

For serving

4 lettuce leaves

6 hard-shelled tacos

hot sauce (optional)

Directions

Saute the garlic in a bit of

vegetable stock in a saucepan over

medium heat; add the chopped

mushrooms and sauté, stirring

occasionally, until mushrooms

shrink and become chewy. Add

the chilli, paprika, dried minced

onion, sea salt, and a couple of

tablespoons of fresh lime juice;

stir well to combine. Add the

tomato sauce and cook, stirring

occasionally. Taste and add more

tomato and/or spices, if desired.

Make the tomato salad:

Combine the diced tomatoes, red

onions, and corriander in a bowl

and squeeze some fresh lime juice

over; season with paprika and sea

salt to taste.

Make a quick guacamole:

Mash the avocado in a separate

bowl and season with sea salt, garlic

powder, and lime juice to taste.

Prepare a bed of lettuce for the

black beans.

Heat the taco shells. Build each

taco, starting with the mushroom

base, followed by the guacamole,

then finish with the tomato

salad on top. Drizzle with hot

sauce (if using). Serve with black

beans (simply heat and season as

desired).

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Funny Kid #6

by Matt Stanton

Replace greasy wings at

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Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower

Bites

Makes 6 cups

Ingredients

⅔ cup brown rice flour

2 Tbsp almond flour

1 Tbsp tomato paste

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp dried parsley

1 head cauliflower, cut into

medium florets

⅓ cup hot sauce or barbecue

sauce

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can

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Preheat oven to 230 deg C. Line

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parsley, and ⅔ cup of water in a

blender. Puree until the batter

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House of Travel Ferrymead

because we love touring holidays too.

Mel Hubber

Owner Operator

EMAIL: MELLOWEN@HOT.CO.NZ

PHONE: 376 4018

‘I love small group tours that explore different

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great food & boutique accommodation. We have fantastic operators that

give you an authentic personal experience in a wide variety of countries’

Mel Kim Hubber Beswick

Owner Operator

EMAIL: KBESWICK@HOT.CO.NZ

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Travel ‘Guided for holidays me has are been an excellent a way of stress-free life for more way

than of linking 24 years. together I love all the different experiences cultures you and wish have

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Melissa Hubber May

Owner Travel Specialist

Operator

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Architecturally designed to blend in

to the hill and maximise the sun and

stunning uninterrupted views this 1977

pole house has an air and feel of quality

and longevity about it.

Over engineered and extremely strong,

there are 4 double bedrooms, bathroom

and laundry etc. on the middle level whilst

on the 3rd floor lovely large open plan

living, dining and kitchen flowing on to

a large North, Northwest facing deck,

perfect for drinking in those captivating

and ever changing views.

Cleverly designed to maximise the

winter sun whilst giving some relief from

the summer sun this property is both

sheltered from the prevailing wind and

very very private. Is set over 1723m2 on

2 separate titles which gives the option of

selling one if required. The properties are

both beautifully landscaped and planted

attracting plentiful birdlife and birdsong.

The lower level of the house is a

triple garage with excellent storage and

workshop areas and gives internal access

in to the house. Classical simplicity with

floor to ceiling windows, well insulated

and double glazed, all timbers are treated

and the property is on mains water and

sewerage. Good access and off-street

parking round off a very appealing

package.

This is the first time to the market but

my vendors are retiring reluctantly and

this very special and unique property will

need to have a new owner. Includes boat

shed on Paradise Beach.

Viewing by appointment only.

Tim Dunningham

Min Sarginson Real Estate

(Licensed Agent REAA 2008)

Phone 027 651 5474

or 329 4161

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From 21 December, it will be illegal to own

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Santa will be spreading Christmas

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Plenty of kudos for Holden’s big Acadia

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

HOLDEN’S ACADIA didn’t win

the 2019 New Zealand Motoring

Writers’ Guild car of the year

award. That trophy went to

Jaguar’s fully electric I-Pace.

Nevertheless, Holden New Zealand

and General Motors should

be buoyed that its big seven-seat

sport utility vehicle was a finalist.

It went up against some pretty

tough competition – three electric

cars and other notables.

Collectively, I don’t know

where Acadia finished in the

standings but it certainly scored

well in my own personal tally of

points for the COTY.

The big United States built

SUV is doesn’t have a lot of

competition here, sure Toyota’s

Highlander and Jeep Grand

Cherokee are well established but

the Acadia has presence, it is bold

and captures imagination with its

styling that is just a little out of

the mainstream.

The Acadia comes out of the

GMC stable, GMC is an off-shoot

of the giant General Motors conglomerate

that focuses primarily

on trucks and pick-ups. However,

the Acadia distances itself

from the ute market, it is built

on a sophisticated monocoque

floorpan with fully independent

suspension.

HOLDEN ACADIA LTZ-V: Four-wheel-drive provides

substantial cross-country ability.

Under the bonnet sits a 3.6-litre

V6 petrol engine which is rated

at 231kW and 367Nm, these

healthy outputs are realised tall

in the rev band at 6600rpm and

5000rpm respectively. If you

think these figures look familiar,

it’s pretty much the same power

plant that is fitted to the rangetopping

ZB-series Commodore.

The Acadia also gets the same

transmission, it’s a nine-speed

unit that is characterised by

smooth shifts and ratios which

ease the load on the engine so

that respectable fuel economy can

be gleaned.

Because of its size, and weight

(2032kg), the Acadia needs as

much benefit in this department

as it can get. Holden rate it with

a 9.3-litre per 100km (30mpg)

combined cycle rating. By my

reckoning that’s achievable, the

test car was constantly listing

around 10.8l/100km (26mpg),

taking into consideration I did

a lot of around the city driving

which is never conducive to good

economy results.

On the highway the engine

lopes over gently at 1500rpm

at 100km/h in top gear, using

fuel at an instantaneous rate of

7.8l/100km (36mpg).

The Acadia is also a useful offthe-seal

traveller. It lands in both

two-wheel-drive and four-wheeldrive

variants. The test car was the

top spec – LTZ-V, and although

the driveline won’t get to places a

low ratio set-up will take you, the

mechanicals are perfect for low

grip situations such as the skifield

access road, tackling the tracks

leading into those high country

lakes, or taking the boat to the

slipway. For the record, the Acadia

has a 2000kg tow rating and a

203mm ground clearance figure.

It also travels with compliant

suspension travel. Unlike US

vehicles of the past which have

been quite soft in the suspension,

the Acadia’s spring and damper

rates are definitely biased towards

moderate firming, yet comfort

isn’t compromised.

Pushed into a corner there is

just enough steering feel thanks

to beautiful Continental sport

tyres, and they are big at 235/55

x 20in. There is a lot of rubber

on the road and that promotes a

secure feeling of attachment.

Power out of a corner is vivid.

The quad-camshaft engine is a

howler, it works through the rev

band freely but you don’t have

to have it singing to the red line

to get performance, the torque

curve is just broad enough so that

it utilises the mid-range.

However, if you like to have it

breathing freely for a highway

overtake for example, it hunts to

the red line willingly, there was

never a point where I thought the

wrong gear was selected, the way

it arranges those nine ratios is

very clever. On the subject of performance,

the Acadia buyer can

expect a standstill to 100km/h

time of around 7.8sec.

• Price – Holden Acadia

LTZ-V, $71,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4979mm; width, 1916mm;

height, 1762mm

• Configuration – V6,

four-wheel-drive, 3649cc,

231kW, 367Nm, nine-speed

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 7.8sec

• Fuel usage – 9.3l/100km

As mentioned, the Acadia

lands here in three specification

levels, each with the option of

four-wheel-drive. The entry-level

model lands at $49,990, while the

test car with its high grade trim

and 4WD sits at $71,990. For

that money it is comprehensively

equipped – and you’d expect

nothing less. It is very American

in the way it is trimmed and

it does get all the latest safety

technology that comes out of the

General Motors’ stable.

The Acadia makes no pretense

that it is genuinely American,

its styling is designed to capture

attention, and the luxury feel

inside takes me back to the best

vehicles that have come out of the

States in terms of build quality

and comfort.

However, the Acadia also gets

the benefit of the down under

input. Prior to its release here it

was tested vigorously across the

Tasman for our market. That

development shows, it is an

involving, spirited car that feels

very good to be in.


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Excell Biosecurity wishes to advise that a ground-based

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General warning

• Do not touch poison baits or traps

• Do not touch poisoned possum carcasses

• Keep pets under supervision

• Do not leave children unattended

• Follow the advice on the poison warning signs

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• Contact your local hospital, or dial 111

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