Bay Harbour: August 26, 2020

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Pages 3, 4 & 5

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Canty coastal areas second

most vulnerable to tsunamis

• By Matt Slaughter

Ryan Paulik

CANTERBURY’S coastal

communities are the second

most exposed to tsunamis New

Zealand-wide according to a new

study.

Redcliffs Residents Association

chairwoman Christine Toner

said she hopes the study will

help residents in suburbs like it

and others close to coastlines

prepare.

She remembers water reaching

her family home in Moncks

Bay after a tsunami caused by

a magnitude 9.5 earthquake in

Chile 1960.

“We do have tsunami high on

our radar. Any additional, new

information is really valuable

to us and encourages us to prepare,”

she said.

The study by

the National

Institute of Water

& Atmospheric

Research has

revealed Canterbury

only sits

behind Auckland

as the region with the most

residents in tsunami evacuation

zones. Bay of Plenty sits third on

this list.

Evacuation zones are areas

where a threat to human safety

AT RISK: A new NIWA study has found Canterbury is the second most vulnerable region to tsunamis behind Auckland.

requires people to leave.

The zones are coded red, orange

and yellow. Red zones represent

tsunami threats to beach

and marine environments, while

orange and yellow zones are

areas that should be evacuated in

larger tsunami events.

NIWA hazards analyst Ryan

Paulik, who led the assessment,

said overall 430,000 people, or

nine per cent of New Zealand’s

population, live in the zones, of

which, 170,000 are in red and

orange zones.

This includes 150,000 children

and elderly people.

Tsunami evacuation zones

include 490,000 buildings. Most

of the buildings are residential

homes and include 139 retirement

homes, mostly in Auckland

and the Hawkes Bay.

There are 8949 critical

buildings, such as hospitals,

government and emergency

management buildings within

evacuation zone boundaries, including

195 hospitals and medical

buildings, more than 1000

schools and education facilities

and 23 airports. • Turn to page 3

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Wednesday August 26 2020

News

Mitre Hotel faces demolition

• By Matt Slaughter

RELIEF HAS been expressed

that Lyttelton’s Mitre Hotel will

be demolished if a consent is

granted by the city council.

It is anticipated the building

will be replaced with a new one

that will include a licensed bar

called The Mitre on the ground

floor and residential dwellings

on the upper floor.

This also comes with an

element of

sadness that

the historic

building on

Norwich

Quay, which

was first built

in 1849 and

rebuilt twice

Tony Ward

after fires,

could not be

saved in spite of about 10 years

of trying.

The hotel was damaged in the

September 4, 2010, and February

22, 2011, earthquakes.

Mitre Hotel Holdings Ltd

director Tony Ward said he has

decided saving it would be too

difficult as it would cost more

than $3.5 million to repair the

building.

Lyttelton Community Association

chairman Ken Maynard

said it will be a relief for him and

other residents to see The Mitre

Hotel and the orange barricades

in front of it go.

“I know it’s a historic

building and all that, but I must

admit I never thought it had terribly

much of architectural merit.

“Not only the building is an

eyesore, but it impacts on the

road and pedestrian access

around it.

“It is more trouble than it’s

worth in its current state,” he said.

Ward said it will be sad to

see the building go, but the

options for saving it have been

exhausted.

“Probably, sadly, it’s just time

to move on.

“There were three options

we looked at. We looked at just

repairing it as is. Another option

we looked at was to save the

facade and put a new building

behind it.

“The third option we thought

was just a completely new

building and for the last 10 years

we’ve had heaps of reports done

and the best strategy we think

now would be a clean rebuild on

that site,” he said.

• Colourful history, p4 & 5

END OF

AN ERA:

The historic

Mitre Hotel

in Lyttelton,

which was

closed after

the February

22, 2011,

earthquake,

will be

demolished

if the city

council grants

consent.

Below: Some

of the quake

damage inside

the hotel.

Study finds

where

resources may

be needed

• From page 1

“Knowing who and what is

located in a tsunami evacuation

zone provides a starting point

for emergency managers to carry

out detailed preparedness and

response planning,” Paulik said.

He said the study has also

provided more detailed context

about where emergency

management resources may be

needed.

“What we have done is to

provide a focus to better inform

modelling methodologies that

will enable this kind of analysis to

be done on a routine basis.

“In spite of their recent and

devastating impacts on life and

buildings, coastal populations

continue to increase as towns

and cities expand. Evacuation

zones perform an important role

to educate coastal populations

on tsunami threats and identify

locations and routes for

evacuation to safe areas.

“They also highlight a need

for disaster risk managers to

proactively prepare populations

for evacuation based on their

vulnerability to harm and ability

to access resources for recovery

after the event,” he said.

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Wednesday August 26 2020

News

Historic hotel’s

The Mitre Hotel has

been unusable since

the earthquakes.

Fences and a hefty

barrier separate it

from the road, and

from the community

the once grand

portside building

served for more

than 80 years. Bay

Harbour News takes

a look at the history

of the heritage

building

DESTROYED: A fireplace in the Mitre Hotel which

collapsed into the bar during the February 22,

IT’S THE first large

heritage building people

see when they drive into

downtown Lyttelton. It’s

also the first significant

reminder of the

Canterbury earthquakes’

lingering effects.

If the barriers don’t make

it clear enough, it doesn’t

take long for passers-by to

see how badly damaged

the building was during

the quakes that started a

decade ago this week but

which were most damaging

in February, 2011.

There are cracks seemingly

everywhere on the

category 2 heritage build-

2011, earthquake.

ing, bits shaken off and

lost entirely, and some of

the concrete walls are in a

worse state than the others.

The north wall is bowed

and leans markedly to the

south, and the south wall

does the same. The west

wall is tied back to the

building when it started to

separate after the February

22, 2011, earthquake.

Temporary securing

work has helped the building

maintain its shape for

nearly 10 years.

All its chimneys were severely

damaged. The western

chimney was removed

after it collapsed, the area

covered by plywood. The

eastern chimney was

damaged and the fireplace

partially collapsed into the

old bar.

There is significant

damage inside. Most of

the walls and ceilings were

damaged which, in turn

compromised the wall

bracing and the ceiling

diaphragm.

Wire securing ropes

burst through internal

walls and ceilings to hold

the building together.

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long and colourful past

DAMAGE: A crack through

one of the still standing

chimneys.

Cracking and failed internal

spouting and flashings means

rain water has been getting into

the building for years. Rot and

borer have ravaged the ground

flooring and bearers.

Later, in 2013, sewage burst

through the ground floor during

pipe repairs on the road.

Much of the damage is detailed

in an “assessment and repair options”

report by Structex, which

also notes previous work that

says repair and strengthening

may be uneconomic.

EQC and a private insurer have

already determined the building

will be uneconomic to repair. A

low-end estimate in 2014 suggested

it could cost more than

$3.3 million.

It was also estimated retaining

the facade would add another 40

per cent to the overall cost of a

new building.

The company’s demolition

application shows it looked to

source funding from the council’s

heritage trust in 2012, but

was told the building did not

likely meet the criteria. A bid

to get a rates rebate in 2015 also

failed, and led to a court case.

With all this in the background,

building owner Mitre

Holdings believes retaining the

external walls will pose enormous

challenges and that retrofitting

earthquake strengthening

work would further destroy

elements of the building.

The work needed would be

expensive – likely more than

the cost of a new building – and

according to a heritage impact

assessment, would reduce the

new-look building into a replica

of its former self. For the company,

demolition is the preferred

option.

The city council’s heritage

assessment of the site shows the

Mitre Hotel site has been vacant

before. The first Mitre Hotel –

considered the first hotel in Canterbury

– was built on the site in

1849, only to burn down in 1925.

Its replacement burned down

in 1926 to be replaced by the current

hotel.

It was built by Charles Percy

HISTORY: The Mitre Hotel was the first port of call for many

early settlers arriving in Lyttelton.

Cameron, whose family had

owned the hotel since 1878.

Whereas the old was built of

timber, the new one was made of

brick and reinforced concrete.

It had to be: the licensing board

said it had to be made of permanent

materials.

It was about the same shape as

the old hotel, but adopted many

of the hallmarks of the early art

deco period including the elegant

curved balcony, balustrades and

arches on the facade.

Inside, finishes in the ballroom,

the stairway and in the upper hall

were also considered significant

elements from the time.

But the interior finishes have

not survived as well as they could

have – many were removed when

the ground floor was modernised

in the 1970s and some features on

the first floor were destroyed in a

fire in 1942.

A council heritage assessment

prepared in 2015 says the hotel

has architectural and aesthetic

significance as an interwar hotel

that followed closely the appearance

of the hotel it replaced.

It has technological and

MITRE HOTEL HISTORY

The original Mitre Hotel

was the first port of call for

many early settlers arriving

in Lyttelton, and is frequently

mentioned in autobiographies

reflecting on the 19th-century.

Major Alfred Hornbrook

opened a sly grog shop called

The Mitre in 1849 while

squatting on the current hotel

site. The site was shared with a

boat and sail-maker. The next

publican secured the formal

lease for the land.

The first hotel building

survived the great fire of

Lyttelton, in which two-thirds

of the town was destroyed,

in October 1870. It was saved

using the “fermented contents”

of its cellars. It was destroyed

in a fire five years later.

Antarctic explorer Captain

Robert Falcon Scott had his

farewell dinner in the second

hotel’s ballroom in November

1910, before leaving on the illfated

Terra Nova expedition.

craftsmanship significance as an

example of monolithic concrete

construction and detailing from a

period in which such construction

was not widely used.

It also has cultural significance:

it was one of only two remaining

hotels that could trace their

origins to the 19th century, albeit

in a different form. The other is

the British Hotel, on the corner of

Oxford St and Norwich Quay.

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Wednesday August 26 2020

News

‘Memorial’ seat installed on Coastal Pathway

A NEW seat will help a family

remember a son while adding

to a shared pathway project

that will unify a stretch of the

Christchurch coast.

A donation from the Mallo

family of Redcliffs helped the

Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Group install a seat on the pathway’s

Beachville Rd esplanade

section.

Annmarie and Arthur Mallo

said they made the donation in

appreciation of their new community,

of their city and of its

natural amenity and beauty.

They said their love for the

area had only increased over the

A $156,000 payday will help

many of our community groups

keep going – and highlights how

much they need our help.

The Banks Peninsula Community

Board has just confirmed

grants of $169,250 to 25 groups.

There may be more to come:

the city council will soon

confirm how a new Covid-19

response allocation will be allocated.

The board received applications

seeking $341,361 from a

fund worth $191,405.

The money will help groups

past five years, ever since their

daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren

settled there.

While there was no plaque on

the seat it would also serve as a

personal dedication to their son

Chad, who died in 2003, they said.

They encouraged people to

enjoy the seat as the group

encouraged people to take part

in a pathway working bee held in

collaboration with the Redcliffs

Residents Association.

Several hundred low-growing

native plants would be planted

on the section from 9.30am on

September 5. It will be the first

community planting project

that operate across the spectrum,

from sports and recreation

groups to churches and social

agencies.

Some of the money will be

spent on specific projects but the

lion’s share of the is needed to

help pay to keep them going.

Many applicants will use the

money to pay rent and utilities,

and to pay the staff that work

alongside countless volunteers.

Board chairwoman Tori Peden

said the groups were an essential

part of the community, and they

needed community help.

along the pathway.

The residents association

has offered some funds toward

buying plants, and was seeking

donations for more plants, seats

and picnic tables.

The pathway is a joint project

between the group and the

city council. It will be 6.5km,

stretching from the Ferrymead

Bridge to Scarborough beach in

Sumner.

Funding for the final section

around Moncks Bay was

last month announced by

the Government as part of its

shovel-ready projects funding

programme.

Many needed help paying their

overheads because other funders

preferred to support specific projects,

not operating costs.

The boards’ Strengthening

Communities fund helped with

the base-level funding that kept

groups viable, she said.

Many needed were operating

at a level where they needed to

employ staff to provide professional

services.

Volunteers were the backbone

of many organisations, but even

running on the smell of an oily

rage had costs.

APPRECIATIVE:

Arthur and

Annmarie Mallo

and family with a

new seat installed

on the Beachville

section of the

Christchurch

Coastal Pathway.

Grants provided to 25 community groups

“I can’t underestimate the

impact of community funding, it

is huge,” Peden, who also works

for the Handmade Studio charity,

said.

Some of the groups were

operating in areas central government

has – or should have – a

strong interest.

The board’s $10,000 grant to

the Lyttelton Seafarer’s Centre

Charitable Trust was “probably

the strongest” example.

The trust helps the Government

meet its obligations under

the Maritime Labour Convention,

but has struggled for Government

help.

The grant will help pay the

welfare support worker’s wages.

Community boards might

have a role advocating for

enhanced central government

funding of community-level

organisations.

She supported Linwood-

Central-Heathcote board

chairwoman Alexandra Davids’

call for chairs to discuss

advocacy.

This was likely to be discussed

at a future chairpersons’ forum.

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Planting milestone on Quail Island

A NATIONALLY-significant

ecological project has reached

a milestone 22-years in the

making.

The 100,000th tree has been

planted by the Otamahua/Quail

Island Ecological Restoration

Trust on the island

The trust has been working

for 22 years to restore the

coastal broadleaf-podocarp forest

which originally covered the

island.

As well as planting 100,000

trees, all pests except for mice

have been eradicated as part of

an eco-restoration project in

partnership with the Department

of Conservation and Ngati

Wheke of Rapaki.

Trust chairman Ian McLennan

explained the project seeks to

plant the greatest possible diversity

of species to provide a steady

food supply for birds, lizards and

insects.

Native bird numbers are

increasing and three important

species – kereru, korimako

(bellbird) and pipiwharauroa

(shining cuckoo) have been

nesting on the island since

2016.

This is an indication that the

plantings have been a success, he

said.

Another milestone has also

been marked – totara planted

in 1998 are producing fruit, and

seedlings are growing in the

understorey, he said.

This year the trust received

funding to buy 2000 trees and

tree guards from the Ministry

for Primary Industries’ Matariki

Tu Rakau Fund.

A plaque was placed on the

island on Sunday to acknowledge

the funding, and to also honour

the memory of botanist Dr Colin

Burrows.

Burrows planned and

guided the planting on the

island between 1998 and

2014.

“It was a big leap of faith for

Colin and the original members

of the trust to start planting in

DEDICATED: Volunteers from the Otamahua

Trust and Fulton Hogan after an other

successful planting.

PHOTOS: OMAR SEYCHELL & KERRY MOORE

1998 on a dry, bare, pest infested

island,” McLennan said.

“However, the initial plantings

were a success, and soon

thousands of trees were being

planted every year by dedicated

volunteers.”

An intensive pest eradication

programme also started, and

with help from the Department

of Conservation, the trust eradicated

rabbits, rats and mustelids

by 2006.

McLennan said it will be another

100 years before the forest

bears any resemblance to what

was lost.

“The restoration project will

continue and the hard work of

the trust and its volunteers will

be enjoyed by many generations

to come.”


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Craft studio gives disabled independence

Myriad groups help

keep our community

moving. Reporter

Bea Gooding speaks

to the Handmade

Studio manager Tori

Peden about how the

trust helps people

with disabilities gain

independence and skills

in the craft industry

Tell me a bit about the

Handmade Studio Trust and

how it came to be what it is

today.

Handmade Studio started in

the early 80s as a place disabled

people could go to be creative,

help build their skills and gain

independence. Over time, skills

have been perfected and new

opportunities have become

available. Our completed

garments are for sale in our

showroom and at The Tannery

in Wool Yarn and Fibre. We are

hoping to build relationships

with the fashion design schools

as our fabrics are handmade and

one of a kind. Many hours of

love and care go into each piece

that is made.

What items are made at the

studio?

Woollen garments are created

by our artisans using New

Zealand wool woven through

a loom and made into many

different design fabrics. Once

the fabric is complete our

volunteers turn the raw product

into garments such as jackets,

capes, ponchos, and shawls. Any

left-over fabric from this process

is made into soft toy kiwis,

rabbits, and bears. At different

times scarfs have been created

on the looms. Other crafts are

also made in the studio, and

currently, we are working on a

group project creating a handstitched

quilt, to be donated

to another local charity when

complete.

Why is a place like this

an important asset in

Christchurch?

Places such as Handmade

Studio provide more than just

a place to work, it gives a sense

of belonging. Many different

community organisations help

support different groups within

Christchurch. Elderly, disabled,

refugee, youth, and parenting,

all have special requirements

and without these organisations,

our community would be

fragmented and cold. A real

PRIDE: Handmade

Studio manager

Tori Peden (left)

and artisan Fiona

Berry believe

the craft studio

provides a sense

of belonging

for people with

disabilities.

PHOTOS: GEOFF

SLOAN

sense of belonging and purpose

helps someone get out of bed in

the morning, be somewhere, and

be part something.

What are the current

issues impacting people with

disabilities in the craft scene,

and why?

There are a couple of issues

facing all people in the craft

space, that is having outlets

to showcase their work, and

funding to be able to provide

space for artists. Our artisans

are special in that they have a

few extra hurdles to jump when

a comes to being an artist, but

they all do it with dignity and

passion. You ask all of them and

they will tell you they love what

do and they love having friends

around them. It is a bonus to see

their creation being turned into

a garment and then going to a

home to be worn with pride.

Funding at times can be hard

to secure for a lot of community

groups and ours is no exception.

Without the generous support of

funding providers, Handmade

Studio would not be available

for our artisans. We will keep

ticking along, this year like

every year we will continue

applying for grants and hoping

to get money to carry on doing

what we do. We are incredibly

grateful for the support and local

donations we receive; it does

make a real difference.

How can the community

better support people with

disabilities wanting to enter the

craft industry?

As we have all been reminded

lately to shop local but also be

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more on something handmade

because each handmade item

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Tasty Bites

Chuck steak not just for casseroles

Ever thought chuck

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Foolproof chuck steak

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Ingredients

Steak

500-750gm chuck steak

1-2 tbsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Smoky chimichurri

2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley

1½ cups fresh coriander

3 garlic cloves, smashed

1 shallot, quartered

1 chipotle chilli

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

1 tbsp lime zest

2 tbsp fresh juice

2 tsp salt

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp smoked paprika

Directions

Prepare the steak: Sprinkle

steak all over with salt and

pepper. Set a baking rack on

a baking tray and place steak

on rack. Let stand, uncovered,

for 1hr or overnight in the

refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 100 deg C.

TENDER: Not just the

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Place baking tray with steak on

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30-40min, or to desired degree of

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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.

Skylark the subject

of poets for centuries

WHEN YOU hear the

skylark or kaireka you

know for sure that the

bird breeding season has

arrived.

Yet another introduced

bird species from England,

when between 1864 and

1879 just over a 1000 skylarks

were released around

New Zealand.

While in England the

skylark population has

declined to only 30 per

cent compared to a few

decades ago luckily here

in New Zealand they are

doing well.

We do not see large

numbers around the estuary

but we do have a few

resident pairs and you

can hear them around

the Linwood Paddocks,

Charlesworth Wetland and

Bexley areas but you may

have heard them elsewhere

as well.

This tiny bird which is

only about the size of the

common house sparrow

is the composer of one of

the most beautiful and

complex songs of any bird

expressed by the male

from mid-August during

the most-odd mate attracting

spectacle.

It will soar straight up in

the sky where it can hover

and fly in circles for as long

MUSICAL: The skylark can vocalise 300 different

‘syllables’.

as 5min before it dives

back to earth. This hovering

is done at a height of

up to 100m and way out of

our sight.

All the while singing of

what experts call “in syllables.”

The skylark can produce

300 different syllables

without repeating any of

them. No wonder that

the skylark has been the

subject of many poets for

centuries.

Famous Scottish poet

James Hogg (1770-1835)

described the skylark as a

“musical cherub” and its

song as being “an emblem

of happiness.”

Once the male has found

his mate they will produce

up to three clutches of two

to three eggs per season

by building a simple nest

on the ground among long

grass.

Predation by rats is as

once again a main threat

to any ground-nesting

bird and while predator

control around the estuary

is undertaken by the city

council but we can all help

by placing rat traps in our

gardens to support this.

Sumner possum

trapping successful

IT’S AMAZING what

asking for a little help can

do.

What started as two

possum traps in Sumnervale

Reserve at the head

of Sumner Valley more

than two years ago has

expanded to a 4km, 120

trap line that almost makes

its way to the sea.

Members of the Sumner

Trapping Group have been

walking the line in the red

zone up to twice a week

since a Facebook page

asking for help had a group

of six turn up to help in

October.

“The people that have

turned up have amazed

me with their dedication,

innovation and good humour,”

co-ordinator James

Young said.

“It just started a snowball

effect, Land Information

New Zealand, Traps NZ,

Predator Free Sumner,

and locals have all donated

traps to the network of

possum, stoat, rat and mice

kill traps to a line that just

keeps on growing.”

Possums were even being

plucked to generate money

for more traps.

The group has caught

more than 160 possums

and lots of rats and mice,

Young said.

“Our goal is to have

the length of the valley

protected, essentially we

can create a ring around

Sumner and we can be

living in our own reserve,”

Young said.

A recent spotlight survey

picked up five animals in

the trapped area, so there

was more work to be done.

The programme continues

to catch one-to-two possums

a week, but the group

asked anyone with home

traps to especially set them

in October and November.

That is when birds are

nesting and possums become

a lot easier to catch.

He assured people

worried about their pets

that the programme was

operating safely.

“We have trapped for

around 3000 trap nights

and have not caught any

cats or dogs – we use non

meat baits.

“A good thing to do is to

tell your kids not to interact

with the traps for their own

safety and we have suffered a

little vandalism of late.”


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THE MAZDA Motor Corporation

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desirable product – notably the

brand new CX-30.

I first evaluated the CX-30 in July

and related to its size, it is a sport

utility vehicle that slots into Mazda’s

line-up between CX-3 and CX-5;

consequently, it is mid-size, and a

good size for families who don’t need

huge and don’t have a lot of money to

spend on a new car purchase.

The CX-30 lists from $41,490

for the entry-level 2-litre model

with front-wheel-drive only, and

an extra $3500 will get you into the

GTX with a 2.5-litre engine and

four-wheel-drive which featured

in these columns previously, while

a Limited with all the bells and

whistles will set you back $50,990.

This evaluation surrounds the

base model vehicle, and it would

be the choice for me. I, along with

many others, don’t need fourwheel-drive,

and the cloth trim

is preferable in Canterbury’s cold

weather.

Elsewhere, it doesn’t miss out on

much, there are the usual Mazda

niceties and enough gadgetry to

keep the whole family happy. If you

are thinking that the 2-litre engine

would run out of puff against the

2.5 you had better think again.

This is where Mazda is sheer

genius, the driveline combinations

are spread across the Mazda3 and

CX-3 range, and it is a proven

system that will never disappoint.

For the record, Mazda rates the

2-litre unit at 114kW and 200Nm,

that’s against 139kW and 252Nm

for the 2.5, so there isn’t a huge

difference. If you consider there’s a

weight advantage with the frontdrive

model, and with the engine

working through the complexity of

a six-speed automatic transmission,

it never disappoints.

Mazda also claims a 6.5-litre per

100km combined cycle fuel usage

average, while for interest’s sake the

2.5 is rated at 6.8l/100km. While

those figures are similar, you have

take into account that the 2-litre

engine does work a little harder,

which results in comparatively

more fuel entering the cylinders.

That is to be expected, and

during my testing time I couldn’t

get close to Mazda’s figures, but I

did record an 8l/100km average

close to finishing my evaluation.

At 100km/h the engine is turning

over at just 1800rpm, returning an

instantaneous fuel usage figure of

just 5l/100km.

On the subject of figures, the

MAZDA CX-30: The entry-level model is high on value.

2-litre CX-30 will make a standstill

to 100km/h acceleration time of

9.5sec, and it is no slouch when

it comes to making a highway

overtake, a 6sec 80-120km/h time

provides peace of mind.

On the road, the CX-30 in all

forms drives beautifully, there’s a

certain feel you get from inside

the cabin, it is plush beyond its

price tag and there’s a confidencebuilding

connection that makes

you part of the car.

Even though it lacks drive to

all corners you’d be hard pressed

to notice that, the base model

CX-30 steers with direct accuracy

while grip through 215/65 x 16in

Bridgestone Turanza tyres is

substantial.

Because it sits on the platform of

its 4WD stablemates, the default

production process incorporates

fully independent suspension,

and that always promotes a stable,

well-attached feel with the road.

Rear end suspension movement is

noticeable, but that’s a condition

that affords stability and control.

I tackled the tight and

demanding corners out of the

Waimakairiri River gorge, the CX-

30 was delightful with beautifully

weighted steering and good body

containment. That comes without

the spring and damper rates being

overly firmed, occupant comfort has

been a high manufacturing priority.

Powering out of the corner, the

engine is responsive and always

seems to be hooked into the most

responsive part of the power band,

that comes through appropriate

gearing and the number of ratios,

the changes are swift and smooth,

while interaction between the

engine and gearbox is managed

through clever electronic protocols.

• Price – Mazda CX-30 GSX,

$41,490

• Dimensions – Length,

4395mm; width, 1795mm;

height, 1540mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-drive,

1998cc, 114kW, 200Nm,

six-speed automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9.5sec

• Fuel usage – 6.5l/100km

Even though the base model

doesn’t get paddle-shifters, the

driver can manipulate sequential

changes through the main lever.

There is also a sport mode function

should greater engine urgency be

desired.

Mazda are marketing the CX-30

as a traditional family SUV, there

are no arguments there, it is also

another example of the high-quality

product reaching our shores from

the giant Mazda conglomerate.

At a local level there is much

enthusiasm at the dealership. I’m

not surprised, there’s a wealth of

new Mazda product and it’s not

ending any time soon, there’s a new

BT50 ute on the way, and there is a

Mazda vehicle for all tastes – sporty

to practical.

That’s heartening, and Blackwells

will need that vibe, Mazda will

help prop up the dealership while

it transitions through the loss of

Holden. It’s fabulous cars like the

CX-30 that will lure buyers, I’m so

looking forward to a drive in the

Limited-spec model soon, I know it

will meet my expectation.

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