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Daughter’s death sparks calls

for track safety improvements

• By Jess Gibson

THE MOTHER of a woman

who slipped and fell to her

death on part of the Coastal

Cliffs Walkway wants it made

safer to prevent any more

fatalities.

Fitness fanatic April Morel, 35,

was running with the family dog

on a rainy day when she fell over

the Church Bay section of the

track on March 30 – her body

was later discovered lying on

rocks below the cliff.

And as the damp weather

continues in the winter months

the track will get more slippery,

April’s mother Debbie Morel

fears another family could

lose a loved one if safety is not

improved soon.

After April’s accident, city

council rangers visited the

track and carried out some

modifications, including the

installation of steps, to provide a

more clearly identifiable surface

and tread for users.

The only signage is at the

entrance to the track, identifying

it as the Coastal Cliffs Walkway,

but it does not warn users about

risk.

City council head of parks

Andrew Rutledge said staff are

planning a review of this section

of the track and the connecting

linkages along the Head to Head

Walkway.

“Any areas identified as

requiring additional safety

work will be carried out or

managed.”

But the city council did not

know when the investigations

would take place.

Miss Morel said the city

council has an “obligation to

keep these tracks safe.”

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EXPOSED:

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like railing

installed at

this section

of the Coastal

Cliffs Walkway,

where her

daughter April

(below) slipped

and fell to her

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ACTION: Six city counci lors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE b en made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

will be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

n eds to l ok at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

the city council needed was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hit the panic button. the consequences that will flow and other key players so we are

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not challenges that lie ahead.”

“Our residents and busine ses signed off for thr e months so City council chief executive

will be depending on us to we have time to get this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

make adjustments, and we wi l, A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

however, we will need advice is m eting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

on the impacts on all aspects of development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

options with elected members The bi gest b ost is $5.1

as we develop the Annual Plan,” billion towards wage subsidies

she said.

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

for a fr eze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3

shortly after Minister of Finance

•Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10

No review

A message

Councillor takes

Davids heads

Views on

Lively group

over

of love, unity

matters into

community board cricket nets

celebrate

multi-storey

and prayers

his own hands

advocating body sought

St Patrick’s Day

house

for peace

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Eastern

Motorway

Bid to

suburbs

opening

secure

repairs

delay

funding to

could take

brings

demolish

a while

relief

service

RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

centre

the new Northern Motorway are

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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GIRL Page BOSS: Julia 17 Holmes But chief wants executive to be a Dawn geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said GIRL the BOSS: community Julia Holmes are “somewhat

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, •“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects of this motorway for six

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

Consent

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to Rates

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

The former service centre, on

make a difference in the world. any guidance them to back staff together. around

decisions are made to put our

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF The SLOAN year 11 St Margaret’s this, she said.

community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

The year 11 St Margaret’s That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

of tension for years with residents

College student has a passion •Turn to page the 5

relief,” he said.

opportunity granted

of her dreams. of tomorrow in industries that • Turn to page 6

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

Pleasant resident, who is also award for Best Sustainability Centre earlier this month.

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Concept designs reveal new museum

• By Jess Gibson

THIS IS what Lyttelton Museum

could look like by 2023.

Concept designs by Warren

and Mahoney Architects provide

a first look into the $9.9 million

building planned for London St.

Since 1968, the former Lyttelton

Museum

building was

home to stories

of the area and

was demolished

after the

2011 and 2012

Canterbury

Dr Kerry

McCarthy

earthquakes.

Lyttelton

Museum Historical

Society,

made up of volunteers, has been

working to establish the new

museum.

The society’s president Dr

Kerry McCarthy said it will

include exhibition spaces, two

tenanted spaces, a research area,

meeting and event rooms and

storage space.

A resource consent application

is currently being prepared and

will soon be submitted to the city

council, and the society is working

with consultants on a fundraising

campaign for the project.

Dr McCarthy said the committee

would ideally like for the

building to be completed and

DESIGNS: Once completed, the new Lyttelton Museum will include exhibition spaces, two tenanted

spaces, a research area, meeting and event rooms and storage space.

IMAGE: WARREN & MAHONEY ARCHITECTS

open in three years time. There

were “a lot of things that need

to fall into place first,” but “the

wheels are in motion.”

Dr McCarthy said exhibitions

will feature stories about

Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour

and its people, from the first

inhabitants through to the

present day, Lyttelton’s part in

the exploration and science of

Antarctica and maritime history,

among other things.

“We will build on the work of

the previous Lyttelton Museum,

founded over 50 years ago, using

the collection that was rescued

from the old museum building

after the 2012 earthquake.”

Warren and Mahoney Architects

has won a long list of awards

for its projects, including the

Justice and Emergency Services

Precinct, Christchurch Town

Hall, QEII Recreation and Sports

Centre and the restoration of

Christchurch Arts Centre.

Associate and project architect

Fiona Short said the purpose of

the new museum is to provide a

place to actively share, celebrate

and preserve the taonga and

stories of Lyttelton township and

harbour for the benefit of the

community and its visitors.

“We believe this project will

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be another important catalyst

for the regeneration of Lyttelton

township post-earthquake. We

are thrilled and honoured to be

involved with the project.”

Lyttelton Harbour Information

Centre helps promote tourism in

the port-town and manager Ruth

Targus said the project is “really

exciting.”

“We get a lot of people coming

to the information centre asking

about it.”

The city council gifted the land

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in 2017.

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Last year the Sumner Ferrymead

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14 year- old surfing sensation, Ava

Henderson of Sumner, who then

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Grants were also made to other

young people - to attend a

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an Australasian Intervarsity

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In 1993 the SFF was founded

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Sumner Ferrymead Foundation supported the new Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade 4WD vehicle

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Health and Welfare, Sport and

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Some of the organisations that

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• Mt Pleasant and Sumner

Community Centres.

• Sumner Lifeboat Institute and

Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade

• Heathcote and Mt Pleasant

schools’ pools

• Redcliffs Library

Ava Henderson lifts the women’s open trophy

at St Clair Beach, in Dunedin.

• Sumner Theatre Group

• Sumner Bridge Club

• Sumner Cricket, Redcliffs Hockey,

and Christchurch Yacht clubs.

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Trustees

Allan Williams (Patron)

Allan ran a successful South Island trucking business, held many directorships, is

a Fellow of the Inst’ of Directors, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and

was a German Consul General for many years.

Julie Cunningham

An original member of the Foundation and past chairman, Julie has been involved with

many community groups and ran her own Rea Estate business in the area. Formerly a

well known TV and Radio personality and one time Trustee of the Court Theatre.

John Taylor (Chairman)

John has lived in Redcliffs / Sumner since 1960 and has had involvement with

several local community groups. He had an involvement in the real estate Industry

for 40 years.

Barry Geddes (Treasurer)

As a local and international aviation consultant and former aircraft engineer, Barry

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Society and NZIM.

Ken Jones

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Jim Keegan LL.B

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John Christensen

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Hockey gold medal at Montreal in 1976.

Jane Paterson

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the health industry, and was a Director of a large not-for-profit in Australia. Since

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‘Anyone could trip on the steps and go’

• From page 1

“The council is pushing to

make these tracks accessible for

the public and to link them up,

so therefore have a responsibility

to maintain these.”

She said it was “not about

closing the track,” the recent

modifications were not safe

enough. She would like to see

more measures such as railing

and signage.

“It’s still very open on that

side, anyone could trip on the

steps and go.”

April was fit, healthy and very

familiar with the track, as it was

near her father Don Martin and

stepmother Caroline Martin’s

home in Diamond Harbour,

where she had been staying during

the Covid-19 lockdown.

“It’s dangerous. Even in the

summer, we were walking it and

we tripped,” Miss Morel said.

Her family is in the process of

getting a memorial seat installed

263x180mm.pdf 1 26/05/20 3:22 PM

TRAGEDY: April Morel, 35, was fit, healthy and very familiar

with the Coastal Cliffs Walkway.

at the site, but Miss Morel said

she is too scared to take April’s

nieces up the track to see where

it would be installed.

“I don’t want [them] going

anywhere near it.”

Miss Morel plans to meet with

some of the local community

groups like the Diamond Harbour

Community Association

and Diamond Harbour reserves

management committee to find

out what can be done.

DHCA treasurer Thomas

Kulpe said the group has petitioned

to have the maintenance

improved on the track in the

past but has not “highlighted the

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security issues” too much.

“We would all be fools if we

didn’t take the accident as an

opportunity to look at safety issues,

of course, nobody wants to

see something like this happen

again.”

But Mr Kulpe said he would

wait to hear more details on the

circumstances of the accident

before looking into options.

Miss Morel was going to make

more inquiries into April’s death

with the coroner.

In Brief

LITTLE RIVER FOOTPATH

A new footpath will be installed

along Western Valley Rd in Little

River, from Council Hill Rd to

Little River School, as well as

no parking restrictions and a

stop sign. The Banks Peninsula

Community Board approved the

changes on Monday after requests

from residents. A ‘Little River Big

Ideas’ Community Plan identified

that pedestrian improvements

were wanted on Western Valley

Rd, to provide safer facilities for

school children and community.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Vehicles will no longer be able to

park on Wainui Main Rd at the

Barrys Bay Boat Ramp following

French Farm Aquatic Club’s

concerns they have been causing

problems for people wishing to

launch and retrieve boats. The

no stopping restriction will be

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Wainui Main Rd, commencing

at its intersection with the boat

ramp and extending in a westerly

direction for a distance of 16m.

$3200 GRANT FOR TRUST

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Redcliffs pupils farewell van Asch

• By Jess Gibson

REDCLIFFS SCHOOL has

said farewell to van Asch Deaf

Education Centre after nine

years of operating out of its

campus.

A special assembly was held to

thank the centre in Sumner on

Friday, in the lead-up to Redcliffs

School’s official departure on

June 18.

Pupils will

have their first

day at the new

$16 million

campus on

Beachville Rd

on June 22.

Rose

McInerney

Principal

Rose

McInerney

said children shared stories,

performed kapa haka and sang

a song by Tiki Taane called No

Place Like Home while using sign

language.

THANKFUL: Redcliffs School pupils perform Tiki Taane song No Place Like Home while using

sign language to thank the van Asch Deaf Education Centre. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

“It was to celebrate the fact

they only thought we were going

to be there for a few months

and we’ve ended up being their

visitors for nine years, we wanted

to say thank you.”

Redcliffs School moved into

the van Asch Deaf Education

Centre after being forced to

leave its former site on Main Rd

following the February, 22, 2011,

earthquake.

Redcliffs School was almost

closed in 2016, however, then-

Education Minister Hekia Parata

reversed her decision following a

campaign by the community.

The long-awaited opening of

the new school site was set for

May 1, however, that date was

pushed back due to delays

caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The official opening

celebration is still planned for

the original date of June 25 – and

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

has signalled she is still keen to

attend, as has musician Dave

Dobbyn.

Native trees

for Taylors

Mistake

• By Jess Gibson

A NEW charitable trust has

formed to regenerate a Taylors

Mistake reserve using 1600 native

trees and shrubs.

Ngā Rākau ō Onepoto, which

translates to Trees For Taylors

Mistake, will be running planting

sessions at Giant’s Nose Reserve.

It forms the northern headland

to Taylors Mistake beach.

The trust has purchased 1600

coastal native trees and shrubs

with some assistance from the

One Billion Trees Fund, and now

needs volunteers to help plant

them over the next few weeks.

Planting events will be held over

the next two weekends, with two

sessions per day – Saturday and

Sunday at 9am and 1pm, and at

the same times on June 20 and

June 21.

Volunteers can meet at the top

of the reserve, which is accessible

on foot using the walkway

between 125 and 127 Taylors

Mistake Rd. Take a spade and if

possible, either a grubber or mattock

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Hands up!

Final touch

for clock

tower

• By Jess Gibson

SCARBOROUGH Clock Tower

will soon have functioning hands.

The landmark along the Esplanade,

which dates back to the

1930s, was repaired from August

to March – it suffered structural

damage during the 2010 and 2011

earthquakes.

City council head of parks Andrew

Rutledge said all aspects of

the clock mechanisms were refurbished,

serviced and re-instated

before the Covid-19 lockdown.

But the hands required

specialist repair and “weren’t

quite ready to be installed when

the lockdown period occurred.”

He said the city council will

install the hands on the tower

in the next two weeks, provided

there are no “unforeseen circumstances.”

The cost will be covered within

the refurbishment project budget

of $740,000.

Restoration work was meant

to be completed in January but

was delayed until March after

contractors found the concrete

was in worse condition than

initial investigations suggested.

Author’s new bullying book gets launch

THE THIRD and final book in a

series about bullying by Lyttelton

cartoonist and writer, Alex

Hallatt, is set to hit bookshops

later this month.

Hallatt’s inspiration for the

books came from her time at

primary school in England.

“When I was bullied at school,

it was one of the most miserable

periods of my life. I wrote the

books I would have liked to have

read back then. They are stories

that give hope and tools for

standing up to bullying,” Hallatt

said.

But bullying is still a problem

in New Zealand schools. A 2019

Education Review Office study

reported that 47 per cent of

primary students had been bullied,

while 61 per cent of primary

students had witnessed bullying

of others.

Hallatt’s newest book, FAB

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on from Friends Against Bullying

(FAB) Club and FAB Club 2 -

Friends Against Cyberbullying.

The first book’s theme was

general bullying at school and

the second book’s theme was

online and phone bullying.

For the third book, it was time

for Hallatt to turn her attention

to sport.

“Playing sport can be fun, but

not if you never get picked for

the team. And what if the team

you do get picked for has the

world’s worst coach? A coach

who is useless, or worse: a bully,”

the book’s description reads.

And not only does it relate to

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power badly.

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FAB Club 3 – The Big Match

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Taiaroa, law firm, have Summit combined Law. Ngaire forces has to worked create in a the new local

law Ferrymead firm, Summit area for Law. more Ngaire than 20 has years worked and has in the

Ferrymead been a sole practitioner area for more operating than 20 from years The and Sails has

been complex a sole on Ferry practitioner Road for operating the past 10 from years The with Sails

complex Margaret-Anne on Ferry Hill, Road a registered for the legal past executive, 10 years with and

Margaret-Anne Emma Fahey, a legal Hill, a executive registered in training. legal executive, Naahi was and

Emma formerly Fahey, a partner a legal with executive Simon Stock in training. and following Naahi was

formerly his retirement, a partner she continued with Simon to Stock practice and as following Taiaroa his

retirement, Legal with her she legal continued executive to Olivia practice O’Shea as Taiaroa from their

Legal premises with just her around legal executive the corner Olivia at The O’Shea Estuary from on their

premises Humphries just Drive. around Vaughn the corner Hill, a lawyer at The from Estuary South on

Humphries Canterbury, Drive. joined Vaughn their ranks Hill, in a early lawyer 2020. from South

Canterbury, “We both had joined very their similar ranks practices” in early Ngaire 2020. says

“and “We so both it seemed had very a natural similar fit practices” to team up Ngaire and be says

“and stronger so it together”. seemed a “We natural have fit complementary to team up and skill be

stronger sets and together”. bring different “We perspectives have complementary to the way skill we sets

and practice bring law different and the perspectives services we provide” to the way adds we Naahi practice

“which law we and believe the services will only we be provide” of benefit adds to our Naahi clients”.

“which we believe will only be of benefit to our clients”.

Summit Law commenced at the beginning of

May

Summit

and is

Law

located

commenced

at The Sails,

at

1025

the beginning

Ferry Road,

of May

and

where

is

Ngaire

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just along

Ferry

from

Road,

the

where

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Countdown.

previously, just

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along

firm provides

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advice in

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most areas of

Countdown.

general practice

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with

firm

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provides

emphasis

advice

on

in

most

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areas

conveyancing,

of general practice

particularly

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for

emphasis

first home

on

residential

buyers looking

conveyancing,

to get their first

particularly

step into

for

the

first

property

home

buyers

market.

looking

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to get

of

their

advice

first

include

step into

wills,

the

family

property

market.

trusts, estate

Other

administration,

areas of advice

relationship

include wills,

property

family

trusts,

and some

estate

commercial

administration,

transactions.

relationship

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property

not

and

undertake

some

any

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court matters

transactions.

ourselves

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but have

do not

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strong connections

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with

matters

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ourselves

barristers

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and

have

law

strong connections with certain barristers and law

firms who have the specialisation a client may need

The Summit Law team – Ngaire Smith, Naahi Taiaroa, Olivia O’Shea, Margaret-Anne Hill, Emma Fahey and Vaughn Hill

The Summit Law team – Ngaire Smith, Naahi Taiaroa, Olivia O’Shea, Margaret-Anne Hill, Emma Fahey and Vaughn Hill

firms who have the specialisation a client may need

from from time time to time. to time. That That way way we can we concentrate can concen-otrate

we on do what best we but do ensure best our but clients ensure have our access clients to

what

specialist have access advice to when specialist required” advice comments when required” Ngaire.

Although comments they Ngaire. both have clients far and wide in

Christchurch, Although they Canterbury both have and clients around far the and country, wide

the in aim Christchurch, of Ngaire and Canterbury Naahi in creating and around Summit the Law

is to country, be the the local aim “go of to” Ngaire law firm and in the Naahi eastern, in creating

seaside Summit suburbs. Law is to “The be merger the local reinforces “go to” law our

hill

and

commitment firm in the eastern, to this area hill and and our seaside local communities,

suburbs.

to “The our existing merger clients reinforces and the our generation commitment that to will this

follow” area says and our Naahi. local communities, to our existing

Summit clients and Law the welcomes generation all that enquiries. will follow” says

More Naahi. information can be found on its website

www.summitlaw.co.nz.

Summit Law welcomes all enquiries.

Summit Law, Units 7 & 8, 1025 Ferry Road, Ferrymead

More information can be found on its website

Summit Law offices - Units 7 & 8, 1025 Ferry Road, Ferrymead

www.summitlaw.co.nz

The “go to” local law firm for the

eastern, hill and seaside suburbs

Naahi

Taiaroa

Ngaire

Smith

Ngaire Smith and Naahi Taiaroa are delighted

to announce the merger of their law firms to

form Summit Law. We’re friendly, local and

love being a part of our community.

Whether you’ve got something exciting on

the horizon or need help with a problem

that’s worrying you, we’d love to have a

chat about how we can help.

Units 7 & 8,

1025 Ferry Road,

Ferrymead,

Christchurch

Phone 03 384 3880

www.summitlaw.co.nz


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BAY HARBOUR

PAGE 11

BIRDS OF THE ESTUARY

Tanya Jenkins is the manager of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust, a

non-profit organisation formed in 2002 to protect one of New Zealand’s most

important coastal wetlands. Each week she introduces a new bird found in the

estuary. Her column aims to raise the understanding of the values and uniqueness

of the area.

Black swan thriving on estuary

THE BLACK swan, large and

majestic, moves slowly whilst

floating on the ponds and

estuary. It is stunning with its

bright orange/red bill, which is

detailed with a white band.

The male can weigh as much as

7kg and while the females look the

same, they are smaller and reach a

maximum of 6kg in weight.

The black swan were

introduced from Australia,

however, a large number selfintroduced

themselves, and they

are therefore classified as a New

Zealand native bird.

You may think that the black

swan is a common bird in New

Zealand, as the estuary and the

wastewater ponds are home

to some 1000 swans which are

very visible. But the population

across the entire country only

numbers 60-70,000 birds, so we

are lucky to have a large enough

estuary to support as many as it

does.

The herbivores only eat vegetation

submerged under shallow

water, with seagrass being their

favourite food, but at high tide

they often venture grassed areas

nearby to feed on grass. It must

be a healthy diet as they can live

PROTECTION: The black swan thrives on the Avon-Heathcote

estuary and can live up to 30 years.

PHOTO: GETTY

up to the age of 30 years!

Pairs will mate for life but live

in a flock of many other pairs

until its nesting time from July

onwards when they separate to

build large nests made up from

sticks, debris and dead leaves

formed into a large floating

mount or nest on the islands in

the ponds.

I am sure you too have observed

with delight the string

of swan with the male upfront,

followed by five or six fluffy grey

cygnets with the female keeping

an eye on them all at the back.

Be careful not to disturb

swan as they can be aggressive

towards predators (including us

humans) and vulnerable during

their moult in January and February

when they are flightless

for about a month.

What can we do to help the

majestic swan thrive? Keep up

healthy water quality in our

rivers and the estuary to ensure

vegetation growth to feed this

many birds.

Check what goes down your

drains, for example, rinse your

paintbrushes in the sink as

that wastewater will be treated,

not outside where it may flow

straight from stormwater drains

into our rivers and then the

estuary which is detrimental to

water quality.

Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling Club and Function Centre

FUN…FRIENDSHIP & FITNESS

Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm

The community-owned

market brings you wonderful,

locally grown food every

Saturday. For more information,

phone co-ordinator, Di, on 020

4195 4639.

3 McCormacks Bay Rd, Mt

Pleasant

Email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

If you would like your event to feature in Bay Harbour News,

email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi with details before 5pm

on Thursday.

Lyttelton Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 10am-1pm

Nearly all stallholders will be

returning to the market post

lockdown. It may look a little

different and will likely change as

more information comes to hand.

However, the same great produce

and atmosphere will be there.

London St, Lyttelton

People over 65

can get back to

exercising and

enjoying the

camaraderie at

“Use It Or Lose It”

while maintaining

a safe 2m distance.

Classes focus on

the key factors

that allow this age

group to maintain

their independence,

strength and

mobility. Sessions

are held at

Redcliff’s Bowling

Club, 9 James St,

on Mondays at

11am and 1.30pm,

Wednesdays at 9am

and Friday at 11am.

For details, phone

Kris on 021 262 8886.

Whether you are interested in social bowls once

a week or serious competition we have a place

for you. Free coaching sessions are offered on

Tuesday and Sunday mornings, with club bowls

provided for you to “give it a go” and see if you

would like to join the club.

Beyond the actual game of bowls we have great

bar facilities, many social functions and a very

friendly and inclusive group of people.

Full members are able to use the facilities for

their own function at no cost for the room hire.

Weddings, funerals, anniversaries and

conferences……..we are available to be booked

for most occasions.

Businesses and family groups have enjoyed

booking for a game of bowls where tuition can

be supplied, followed by a meal or use of the

bar facilities. Caterers can be recommended or

you can provide your own food. Full commercial

kitchen available.

My 40th birthday party at

the bowls club was a great

success.

Our guests really enjoyed

the different experience of

combining having a go at

bowls with socialising in a

great environment.

- Amanda Richards

FUNCTION CENTRE

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Redcliffs Mount Pleasant Bowling Club

9 James Street, Redcliffs

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Tasty Bites

Winter veggies some of the most indulgent

Seasonal winter

vegetables are arriving

in-store and dropping in

price. So here’s a couple

of recipes featuring two

hearty favourites - leeks

and yams

Kale, ricotta and leek

lasagne

4 servings

Ingredients

300g kale, woody stems removed

and leaves chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

3 leeks, trimmed (about 400g),

halved lengthways, washed and

chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

350g ricotta

150ml vegetable stock

4 tbsp fresh pesto

250g fresh lasagne, about 8

sheets

30g parmesan (or veggie alternative),

finely grated

Directions

Heat the oven to 200 deg C

(180 deg C fan). Drop the kale in

boiling salted water, bring back

to a simmer then cook for 5min.

Drain really well.

Heat the olive oil in a frying

pan and add the leeks with a good

pinch of salt. Cook for 8-10min

or until really soft.

Add the garlic to the leeks and

cook for 2min. Keep 4 tbsp of

the ricotta aside then stir the rest

into the leeks with the kale. Mix

everything well then add enough

vegetable stock to make it a little

saucy but not watery. Take off the

heat.

Put ¼ of the sauce in the

bottom of an oiled baking dish

approximately 18 x 25cm.

Top with 1 tbsp pesto then two

sheets of lasagne. Repeat three

times, ending with lasagne.

Mix the rest of the ricotta with

another splash of vegetable stock

and spread over the top layer.

Scatter over the parmesan and

bake for 20min until golden and

bubbling.

WINTER VEGGIES: (Left)

Kale, ricotta and leek lasagne.

(Above) Yam and brussels

sprout gratin.

Yam and brussels sprout

gratin

2 servings

Ingredients

200g brussels sprouts

200g yams

2 tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic finely sliced

½ tsp fresh thyme leaves

½ tsp vegetable stock or use

chicken

Salt & black pepper to taste

½ cup cream

¼ cup parmesan cheese to garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Blanch the sprouts in boiling

water for 5min. Drain well and lay

them in a single layer with the yams

in an ovenproof dish or skillet.

Dot the butter over the top,

scatter the garlic and thyme and

pour over the stock. Season with

salt and black pepper.

Bake for 30-40min, until tender.

Remove from the oven and

switch it to grill mode, lifting the

rack closer to the grill.

Pour the cream over the

sprouts and yams, scatter over the

parmesan and grill for 10min.

Serve while hot.

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BAY HARBOUR

PAGE 13

ADVERTORIAL

Four Square

here to serve

Redcliffs

Opens Monday 15 June @ 9am

Famous for serving South

Island communities for almost

100 years, Redcliffs is getting

it’s very own Four Square

Supermarket.

“We’re absolutely delighted to

have the opportunity to serve

Redcliffs,” says Steve Alexander,

Group Manager for Four Square

in South Island “we pride

ourselves in providing great

customer service and we just

can’t wait to open the doors and

become a part of this amazing

community.”

There’ll be some very familiar

faces at the store on opening

day, all the Four Square team

members previously worked at

the New World on the same

site at 188 Main Road, Redcliffs.

“We’ve been really touched by

the concern our customers have

shown us while we make the

transition from New World to Four

Square” says operator, Heath de

Garnham, “we’ve been working

hard to support team members

into roles within our network and

I’m pleased to share many have

already been successful.”

Open between 8am and 8pm,

7 days a week, Four Square

Redcliffs offers a full range of

grocery essentials, including

the freshest range of produce,

dairy, meat, seafood and bakery.

The store also has convenience

covered! Customers will be able

to pick up a freshly made barista

coffee from the store and choose

from a range of delicious ‘Food to

Go’ meals options.

Four Square Redcliffs also boasts

an incredible range of boutique

beers, wines and ciders. With

over 1,000 different options - all

specially selected to cater to the

tastes of the local community,

customers will be sure to find their

favourites, or even take a miniadventure

into something new.

Hundreds of specials run

for two weeks at Four Square,

customers can view all the

current specials on-line at

www.foursquare.co.nz, plus a

selection will regularly feature

in the Bay Harbour News.

The opening celebrations will

continue all week with some very

sharp local opening specials and

the chance to get some very cool

Four Square merchandise.

While it’s the end of an era, it’s

also a new beginning, “I’m excited

to be Redcliffs very own Mr Four

Square, the team are eager for

customers to come and see what

we have to offer and we’ll all be

listening for how we can make

their community store something

special for them.” added Heath.

REDCLIFFS

188 Main Road

Redcliffs

OPENING DAY

INVITATION

REDCLIFFS

FREE

SAUSAGE & BACON SIZZLE

AND BARISTA COFFEE

To celebrate the opening of

Four Square Redcliffs, everyone’s

invited for a FREE Sausage & Bacon

sizzle and freshly made barista

coffee on opening day. Plus, for

history buffs, the historic Four

Square Model T Ford working truck

will be making an appearance.

COME ALONG AND SAY HELLO

FROM 9AM MONDAY, 15 JUNE.


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Wine

Isolation heightens focus

• By Mark Henderson

LIKE MANY OF you, I took part in

a number of Zoom meetings during

lockdown, including wine tastings.

The latter involved far more intellectual

rigour than I had imagined — using one’s

senses to explain a wine to others (who

do not have the wine in front of them) is

surprisingly difficult, yet heightens the

focus on the wine in your glass.

For whatever reason, I haven’t tackled

many reds in this column recently, so

it seemed appropriate to explore a few

Central Otago pinot noirs.

2018 Carrick

Billet Doux

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

Price: $36

Rating:

Excellent to

outstanding

Fascinating

nose, humus, a wild and feral quality; delicious

purity of fruit.

Silky and textural entry with a little

prickle on the tongue, showcasing loganberry,

plum and wood smoke with nice

chewiness from the tannins.

Time adds dark chocolate and charcuterie

to the brightness and vivacity, while the

tannins are very fine.

Rather delicious. No sulphur

added.

www.carrick.co.nz

017 Judge

Rock

Alexandra

Pinot Noir

Price: $45

Rating: Very

good

A little shy at

first, building a

quietly alluring perfume.

There’s richness yet a sense of coolness

as well, the fruit mingling with earth and

wild herb notes; a touch of tea leaf/pencil

lead too.

A juiciness to the palate with a tangy

element framing the finish as the tannic

structure quietly builds. Time in bottle

should meld this together nicely.

www.judgerock.co.nz

2017 Maori

Point Gold

Digger

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

Price: $29.95

Rating: Very

good to excellent

Smoke, a little funky wildness, wild herbs

and red fruits in support.

Red fruits and raspberry lead the palate,

with hints of Christmas fruit mix and oak

notes.

There’s fruit sweetness her, the tannins

nicely melded into the wine and a fresh lift

on the spicy close. In the slot and drinking

nicely now. Well priced.

www.maoripoint.co.nz

2019

Hawkshead

Central Otago

Pinot Noir

Price: $45

Rating: Very

good to excellent

Dusty, smoke,

dried herbs,

fragrance building with light cherry tones;

a toffee note with aeration.

Youthfully crunchy and juicy, highlighting

cherry and blackberry, along with a

little herbal backdrop, moving to spice on

the close. Good flavour intensity and while

this shows its youthful brashness, there is

drinkability too.

www.hawksheadwine.com

2018 Misha’s

Vineyard

Cantata

Central

Otago Pinot

Noir

Price: $30

Rating:

Excellent

A deeper, darker register to the nose,

raspberry, dark berries, wood smoke, oak

nuances; quite engaging.

The palate brings out its youthful side,

raspberry and oak spices joined by a lavender-like

wild herb influence with bright

acidity and growing, chewy tannins closing

on a smoky note. Youthful puppy fat here,

but a lot of ingredient for the price.

www.mishasvineyard.com

2018 Burn

Cottage

Moonlight

Race Central

Otago Pinot

Noir

Price: $49.99

Rating:

Excellent to

outstanding

Fragrant and floral nose of mixed berries,

spice and perfumed oak.

Textural entry, berryfruit, wild herbs and

spices are framed by a delightfully lively

palate with fine-grained tannins in

support. Supple, nicely integrated already,

there’s lightness and airiness to this; depth

of flavour without weight, as cherry fruit

and stony minerality grows.

www.burncottage.com

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PAGE 15

The Time to

Sell is NOW!

It has been a long time since we have seen such a deep

pool of buyers in the market than we have right now.

With high numbers turning up to open homes, buyer

registrations at auctions and our Loan Market brokers

reporting record numbers of loan enquiries and preapprovals

there is terrific demand in the property

market right now! Couple those facts with incredibly low

interest rates as well as changes in LVR then I suggest

if you are considering selling that now is exactly the

right time. In the current environment none of us know

what is ahead of us or how the economy, let alone the

property market will look in six months but looking at

our real time data there

is so much evidence to

show there is high energy

and high activity in the

marketplace today. Our

recommendation is to be

part of it, don’t hold back.

Talk to your agent, get the latest sales facts and market

information, be informed (not influenced) and have the

confidence to list your property today. You might be

surprised at how many people will be keen to make an

offer!

Jan Edlin

027 433 8025

Pip Sutton

027 224 9524

Top Sales for May

The Standevens

Ferrymead Office

Feature Properties

Eddie Spry

021 156 5884

Marie Malone

027 489 8349

What people are saying

about us:

Eleanor Corston

027 435 2415

About Rod Cross:

“Rod was excellent, showing a lot of compassion

given the sad circumstances. He generally kept us

well informed and was helpful to the daughter of

the deceased.”

About Eddie Spry:

“Eddie was an excellent agent. I feel he went over

and above what I expected and he was always very

professional. Nothing was ever too much trouble.”

About Simon Standeven:

“Excellent, regular communication which continued

even though they were away on holiday.”

7/79 Beachville Road, Redcliffs

-The Standevens-

2/28 Lonsdale Street, New Brighton

-Eddie Spry & Kurt Polson-

Anna Loader

027 272 7128

Bronny Clifford

021 272 7718

Simon Standeven

027 430 4691

Paula Standeven

027 547 2852

Mark Gardner

021 633 669

Matt Clayton

021 223 3998

Daisy Foldesi

021 328 059

Kurt Polson

027465 6797

Bev Prout

027 495 9586

Contact Craig Prier

Business Owner Ray White Ferrymead

027 434 5299 or craig.prier@raywhite.com

161 Panorama Road, Sumner (section)

-Mark Gardner-

Rod Cross

021 763 763

21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead and 47b London Street, Lyttelton

Phone (03) 3844 179 | rwferrymead.co.nz | /RayWhiteFerrymead

James Shepherd

027 554 5046


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Cheeky Toyota C-HR range revamped

AN ACQUAINTANCE asked me

recently did I like Toyota’s C-HR,

she was thinking of buying one.

I said it is a funky, trendy car

that will never let her down, I also

presented her with a couple of

other options, but the Toyota won

out and she is now a happy C-HR

owner.

The C-HR (coupe high-rider)

landed here around three years

ago and it immediately stood

out for its edgy styling and bold

presence, it is a small sport utility

vehicle that punches above its

weight in terms of looks, it appeals

to those who want fashion in their

new car purchase and want to

make a statement.

The C-HR has just had a facelift

for 2020; it gets some new kit,

while bolder cosmetic detailing

gives it more of an extreme look.

Importantly, it has also had a

major mechanical enhancement,

the C-HR is now available with

hybrid power – as an option.

There are five variants in the

C-HR line-up, this evaluation

doesn’t encompass the hybrid,

I’m due to drive that model soon,

however, the base model vehicle

is a good starting point in the

series and after driving it for a

week I certainly feel it is a worthy

consideration at $32,990.

That price is competitive,

and if you take into account

that the range spans to $37,990,

then there is a C-HR for all

budgets.

Of course the C-HR won’t be

for everyone, at just 4.3m it’s on

the small side and it’s compact

inside. I’m not saying it’s cramped,

far from it, rear passengers have

good leg room and more than

enough height, it’s just that if there

are five in the car, those broad

shouldered in the rear will be cosy.

However, cargo space is generous

at 318-litres.

Under the bonnet of the base

model sits an element of surprise

– a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol

engine. If you are thinking that

that would be a bit wimpy, think

again, there is a turbocharger to

lift the power outputs and also

provide economy.

It is rated by Toyota at 85kW

and 185Nm with the power

outputs developed low in the

rev band from 5200rpm to

5600rpm. Maximum torque is

also developed all of the way

from 1500rpm to 4000rpm which

provides a solid amount of energy

right through the mid-range,

exactly where it is needed for

everyday motoring.

Drive thereafter is channelled

TOYOTA C-HR: Extreme look will appeal to trendsetters.

through a seven-step continuously

variable automatic transmission.

Together, the driveline is very

smooth and seamless, no surprises

there, that’s the way it is with CVT.

While the base model C-HR looks

like a four-wheel-drive vehicle, it’s

not, however, there is an all-corner

drive model and that will add

$4500 to the price.

Nevertheless, the base model

is the quintessential urban jungle

challenger.

Performance is satisfactory.

The power and torque figures

are delivered low in the rev

band (5200 and 1500-4000rpm),

the engine has no hesitation of

hauling quickly through to the red

line if needed.

Against the clock the nonhybrid

model will reach 100km/h

from a standstill in 9.8sec and will

make 120km/h from 80km/h in

6.4sec.

On the subject of figures,

you’d also expect the C-HR to be

economical and you’d be quite

right. Toyota claims a 6.4-litre per

100km combined cycle fuel usage

average. The evaluation car’s trip

computer was constantly reading

around 7.6l/100km during my

time with it, that helped by an

economical 4.8l/100km figure

sitting at 100km/h on the open

road, the engine turning over at a

leisurely 1750rpm.

Even though I carried out my

normal highway open road run,

the C-HR was mostly used in an

around-the-city environment, a

busy new year period necessitated

a lot of short runs which are

never good for fuel economy so

I was pleasantly surprised by the

returns.

The C-HR is also pretty

• Price – Toyota C-HR,

$32,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4385mm; width, 1795mm;

height, 1565mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheeldrive,

1197cc, 85kW,

185Nm, continuously

variable automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9.8sec

• Fuel usage – 6.4l/100km

sharp when presented with a

few quick corners. It rides and

handles with much dignity, the

ride isn’t severe, bumps and

ruts are well absorbed through

a wonderful four-corner

independent suspension thanks to

the engineering that is needed for

its four-wheel-drive stablemate.

With the changes for the new

decade, the C-HR could well be

described as well-specced. There

are a few extras such as a multimedia

8in touch screen system,

full smartphone integration that

incorporates Apple CarPlay and

Android Auto, which are new

inclusions. They sit on top of the

normal features you’d want in a

car such as this.

In keeping with the extreme

look of C-HR, Toyota also offers it

in bright colours, the combination

is very alluring and the entire

package reeks of desire.

That had a lot to do with the

choice my acquaintance made.

The C-HR isn’t big, but it is big on

value and presence.


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