Bay Harbour: December 16, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020

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The ‘purr-fect’

burglar

at it again

Page 5

Sign tracks

history of

rail tunnel

Page 16

Time to party for rest home residents

Richard and Beverley Kane were among the Edith Cavell Lifecare and Village residents who celebrated

Christmas together with their families on last week. The event was made extra special by a visit

from 38 Sumner School pupils who sang Christmas carols and handed out hand-made cards to the

residents who gave them ice cream. Said manager Scott Wallace: “I had a giggle to myself when I

overheard one of the children comment to another: ‘See, I told you they’d give us something’.”

•More photos, page 6

Sunday 21

March 2021

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A CYCLE connection between

Linwood Ave and the Ferrymead

Bridge will follow a new route.

The city council’s urban

development and transport

committee has decided to alter

the route of the Rapanui – Shag

Rock Cycleway has been made to

minimise the environmental

impacts

of the cycleway on

the estuary edge.

The cycleway

will now

travel through

Charlesworth Reserve

rather than

going around the

Mike

Davidson

estuary on Humphreys Drive.

The existing cycle lanes on

Humphreys Drive will also be improved

to provide an alternative

route for people who want to cycle

along the road.

Said committee chairman

Mike Davidson.“With the final

stage of the Rapanui – Shag Rock

Cycleway and the last stage of the

Christchurch Coastal Pathway

getting under way next year we

will soon have a cycle path all the

way from the central city to

Sumner. • Turn to page 3

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All visitors are welcome. Please be

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Water restrictions on peninsula

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are now in place for Akaroa,

Duvauchelle and Takamatua as

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everyone over the coming busy

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The city council is setting up

signs at the entrances to Akaroa

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Level 2 restrictions will remain

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• From page 1

“It will be an attractive route

for both local residents and visitors

to the city.”

Work on the Linwood Ave to

Ferrymead Bridge section of the

Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway

will get under way early next

year, starting along Humphreys

Drive between Dyers Rd and the

Charlesworth Reserve Bridge.

Work on this section involves

planting 3000 new plants that

will help with the health of the

Linwood Canal and support the

local inanga species.

Construction of the section

of the cycleway through

Charlesworth Reserve will start

in the middle of next year. The

cycleway will follow an existing

path through the reserve, which

will be widened to 3m and

asphalted.

The cycleway will then connect

back onto Humphreys

Drive on the reserve side of the

Ferrymead shops.

The final stage of the Rapanui

– Shag Rock Cycleway is one

of the Government’s ‘shovel

ready’ projects that are designed

to stimulate the economy and

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BAY HARBOUR

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Jasper the ‘purr-fect’ burglar at it again

• By Devon Bolger

PILES OF socks, underwear,

leggings, and even a bikini have

been mysteriously going missing

in Sumner.

But one resident has identified

the thief – her cat. Mette

Kristiansen says her one-andhalf-year-old

cat, Jasper, has

again been caught red-pawed

with ill-gotten gains clutched in

his claws.

Bay Harbour News reported

on Jasper’s antics last Christmas

but they have now become so

bad Kristiansen has been busy

dropping off flyers to warn her

neighbours within a two-block

radius about him.

“We got him when he was a

kitten and started doing this

burglarising about Christmas last

year,” she said.

Jasper’s main target seems to

be socks, but he had also claimed

gardening and working gloves,

leggings and shoes.

One neighbour reported him

stealing a bikini.

“I have heard that he definitely

does get into people’s homes. He

walks down their hallway and

into their bedrooms. I’ve heard

tales of him going upstairs . . .

even houses with dogs. He makes

friends with the dogs.”

Kristiansen said Jasper seemed

to be “an incredibly intelligent

cat.”

CAUGHT: Mette Kristiansen and Harriet Kristiansen-Benge,

6, with Jasper and some of the items he has previously

stolen from around Sumner. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

“One day I was in my bedroom

and I think he was wanting attention

– he jumped up on my

duchess where my drawer was

open a fraction. He put his paw

down, got one little claw out,

picked up one of my socks and

flung it on the floor. He then did

it again.”

Each day Jasper could steal up

to five items.

“He comes through our cat flap

and just drops them in the hallway

after his rampages around

the neighbourhood overnight.

Sometimes he gets a bit lazy and

drops them around the garden.”

Each day she puts two large

bins out by her front door filled

with stolen items so her neighbours

could collect anything

stolen.

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SPOTTED: Jasper has been stealing items, including this

pair of shoes and gardening gloves.

neighbours, Kristiansen

said most people “love the

story and find it extremely

entertaining.”

“I don’t think a lot of people

realise they are missing items

. . . that’s why I’m finding it really

hard to return things to people,”

she said.

A Facebook page has also been

set up. Neighbour Brooke Carroll

and her three children – aged

seven, five, and two – were just

some of Jasper’s victims.

“He will steal socks . . . he steals

lots from the clothesline, he’s

stolen upwards of 50 socks.”

The morning after Halloween,

they saw a bikini Jasper had

stolen hanging on the front fence.

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Jasper bin.”

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179 99 ea

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$

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$

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399 99 ea

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79 99 ea

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Wednesday December 16 2020

Wheelchair prank for record-breaking runner

HUMOUR: A wheelchair was on hand for distance runner

Judy Brock – thanks to her brother Darryl – when she

returned from her 100th marathon.

• By Chris Barclay

JUDY BROCK had a wheelchair

waiting for her on the tarmac

when her flight landed at

Christchurch Airport.

And although the gesture was

tongue in cheek by her brother

Darryl, the record-setting marathon

runner already had talks

with a surgeon booked.

The 56-year-old from Mt

Pleasant completed her 100th

marathon – the Wanganui 3

Bridges – last Saturday to be

the quickest member of the 100

Marathon Club New Zealand to

reach the milestone.

It is all but certain to be her last

marathon, as a damaged left hip

needs attention, or at least rest.

She was due to have a chat with

a surgeon this week to discuss an

action plan.

“I’ll ask him about doing

half-marathons. I may be able to

become a five or a 10k specialist,”

she said.

Brock clocked 6hr 3min

27.82sec to be the 56th of 69 confirmed

finishers in Wanganui,

though the time and placing was

the least of her concerns.

Crossing the line was paramount,

so she could eclipse regular

running mate Norman Chan,

who took six years, five months

and eight days to bring up three

figures.

Brock ran her first marathon

in November, 2014 – in New

York – so she set the new mark

comfortably, in spite of limping

from the 30km mark.

“It was neat because my mum

(Lorraine) and my husband (Stu)

came up. They held the pink

ribbon at the end for me to go

through,” she said.

“When I got on the plane from

Palmy North they made the

announcement, then when I got

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with a bunch of flowers and a

wheelchair as a joke.”

Brock, who plans to take up

lawn bowls in the New Year, had

planned to post the ton in New

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Merry

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from everyone at

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Event raises $8000

in spite of cancellation

A WOMEN’S club has

raised more than $8000

towards crucial research

for children with bowel

disease, in spite of the

cancellation of their major

fundraising event.

The Inner Wheel Club

of Riccarton was meant to

host a charitable fashion

parade this year, but it

was cancelled twice due to

Covid-19 public gathering

restrictions.

But they were still able

to present $8300 to Cure

Kids as the majority of

ticket holders still decided

to donate the price of their

ticket anyway.

Cure Kids, best known

for Red Nose Day, is the

country’s largest funder of

child health research.

The proceeds will enable

the charity to take on an

intern over the summer,

who will be researching

the safety, feasibility

and satisfaction of longdistance

out-patient

consultations for children

with inflammatory bowel

disease.

“We heard a mother

say how not a day goes by

Ferrymead

when she doesn’t wish for

a cure for gastrointestinal

failure. That rang a bell

with us all,” said Bobbity

Murfitt, of the Inner

Wheel Club.

“So the idea of hosting

a fashion showcase was

born. We wanted to give

love, time and fundraising

to the amazing hands-on

work and research of Cure

Kids.”

The Riccarton club is

part of Inner Wheel – an

international Womens’

Service Club, who aim

to foster true friendship,

service to others, and the

promotion of international

understanding.

The Last Truehart

by Darry Fraser

1898, Geelong, Victoria. Stella Truehart is all alone in the

world. Her good-for-nothing husband has died violently at

the hands of an unknown assailant. Her mother is dead,

her father deserted them before she was born, and now her

kindly Truehart grandparents are also in their graves.

Private detective Bendigo Barrett has been tasked with finding

Stella. He believes his client’s intentions are good, but it is evident

that someone with darker motives is also seeking her. For her own

part Stella is fiercely independent, but as danger mounts she agrees to

work with Bendigo and before long they travel together to Sydney to meet

his mysterious client where they discover more questions than answers.

What role do a stolen precious jewel and a long-ago US Civil War ship

play in Stella’s story? Will sudden bloodshed prevent the resolution of the

mystery and stand in the way of her feelings for Bendigo? It is time, at last,

for the truth to be revealed...

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by Clare Whitfield

What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A

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He is my husband. To honour and obey. Until murder do us part. London,

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After a passionate honeymoon, she returns home with her new husband

wrapped around her little finger. But then everything changes. His

behaviour becomes increasingly volatile and violent. He stays out all

night, returning home bloodied and full of secrets. Lonely and frustrated,

Susannah starts following the gruesome reports of a spate of murders in

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darkest path imaginable.

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coincidence? Or is he the man they call Jack the Ripper?

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The showcase was meant

to feature “models” sporting

the latest fashion for

both men and women

from Maxwell Fashion,

based in Halswell.

Originally, it was to be

held in April at Riccarton

Park but was rescheduled

to August 12 following the

Covid-19 level 4 lockdown.

“But on the evening of

August 11, the Covid-19

level went up and

functions were reduced

to very small numbers.

We were devastated,” said

Murfitt.

“We had to cancel and

we decided not to try

again.’’

THIS BOOK

IN NEED:

Jordan Walker,

of Cure Kids

(left), Bobbity

Murfitt and

Lesley Compton,

of Inner

Wheel Club

of Riccarton,

and Amanda

Piper-Randle

(right) of Cure

Kids, presenting

a donation

towards child

medical

research.

We have one copy of The Last Truehart to give away, courtesy of Take Note Ferrymead. To be in the

draw, email giveaways@starmedia.kiwi with The Last Truehart in the subject line or write to Take Note Book

Giveaway, The Last Truehart, Star Media, PO Box 1467, Christchurch 8140. To be eligible for the draw, all entries

must include your name, address and contact number. Entries close Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020. The book winner

for Contacts is Judith Fenton of Heathcote


Wednesday December 16 2020

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WE ARE ON THE

MOVE AGAIN...

If you would lIke advIce

and treatment wIth:

We will be closed from 12.00pm

Thursday December 24 • Older 2020 persons health • Lifestyle advice

and reopening at 8.30am on

Tuesday January 5, 2021

If you would lIke advIce and treatment wIth:

arlotte

TO A NEW LOCATION IN

FERRYMEAD, DUE TO

EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS

POPULAR: The New Brighton hot pools are close to reaching its 75,000 annual visitor

target, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Visitor numbers heating up at hot pools

More than 60,000 people have

poured into the New Brighton

beachside hot pools complex

since it opened six months ago.

He Puna Taimoana manager

Merryn Skipper (left) said it has

been “great to see this longawaited

community facility

being so well-supported.”

“Our visitors are enjoying relaxation

on repeat and rediscov-

WATCH THIS SPACE

ering New Brighton,” she said.

“Amazingly, we are very

We will keep you informed as to our

new address.

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

• Warrant of fitness checks for men and women

• Helping patients manage long term medical problems

• Removal of skin lesions • Sports medicine • Vasectomies

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New patients welcome Ph. 384 5484

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close to our 75,000 annual

visitor numbers goal, despite

the Covid-19 pandemic keeping

international tourists away.

“Seventy-eight per cent of

our ticket sales are from the

wider Christchurch area, with a

further 13 per cent living in New

Brighton.”

She said five per cent of visitors

to the pools on Marine Pde

were from the South Island,

while three per cent were from

the North Island and one per

cent of pool-users were international

visitors.

Skipper has been receiving

positive feedback on the pools.

“An overall online review rating

of 4.9 out of 5 – making us

the highest-rated hot pools in

New Zealand – is a great reflection

our popularity.

“Sessions are extremely popular,

particularly at the weekends

ferrymead

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unIt 10/2 waterman Place

Phone 384-5484

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and in the evenings. We recommend

online bookings to secure

a spot.”

She said the number of people

at each session is still limited so

the pools are not overcrowded.

The complex is open from

10am to 7.30pm every day. There

are five pools, ranging from

28- 39 deg C, plus an on-site

cafe and sauna. Christchurch

residents also get discounted

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ACHIEVEMENT: City councillor Sara Templeton unveils the new

sign, which tells the story of how the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel was built.

Right – A steam locomotive at the tunnel entrance in the early 1900s.

PHOTO: ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY

Sign tracks history of rail tunnel

A NEW information board

telling the story of the Lyttelton

Rail Tunnel – the oldest in New

Zealand – has been put up on

Station Rd in Heathcote Valley.

The information board has

been developed by Engineering

New Zealand’s Canterbury

Heritage Chapter to publicly

honour the achievement of

the engineers who oversaw the

tunnel’s construction.

The tunnel, which opened

on December 9, 1867, was New

Zealand’s first rail tunnel – and

for many years it was also the

longest. It was also the first

tunnel in the world to be driven

through the side of an extinct

volcano.

It cost £195,000 to build.

“What the engineers achieved

with limited resources is quite

staggering,” said Ian Bywater,

Engineering New Zealand

Canterbury Heritage Chapter

secretary.

“They were so bold and

resourceful to drill a tunnel

through volcanic rock to create a

direct link between the port and

Christchurch at a time

when there was only a

fledging railway system in New

Zealand.’’

City councillor Sara

Templeton, who officially

unveiled the information board,

is pleased the pioneering feat

of engineering is being publicly

acknowledged.

“A plaque has been put at the

portal of the railway tunnel to

acknowledge the engineering

work that went into constructing

the tunnel.

“For safety reasons there is

no public access to the portal so

I am pleased that Engineering

New Zealand have found

another way to draw people’s

attention to the nationally

significant history of the tunnel,”

she said.

The idea of building a rail

tunnel between the port of

Lyttelton and Christchurch was

first raised in the early 1850s

but it was initially dismissed as

unnecessary extravagance.

However, as exports of wool

continued to grow, the need

for a direct connection to the

port increased and, in 1858, the

SUCCESS: The tunnel was opened on December 9, 1867.

Canterbury Provincial Council

decided to proceed with the

ambitious project.

Work on the rail tunnel

began in 1860, but the English

contractors hired to build the

tunnel gave up when they struck

extremely hard rock.

Canterbury provincial

engineer Edward Dobson took

over responsibility for the

project and a new Australian

contractor, Holmes & Co, was

found, allowing work on the

tunnel to restart in July 1861.

Constructing the tunnel wasn’t

easy – there was more hard rock

than expected and ways had to

be found to ventilate and drain

the tunnel.

However, Dobson’s

engineering skills were proven

when the two lines of the tunnel

– one coming from Lyttelton and

the other from Heathcote – met

as planned on May 24, 1867,

when an iron rod was passed

between the break through.

Within five days it was possible

for men to walk from one end of

the tunnel to the other.

Two workers were killed

during construction of the

2.4km tunnel when explosives

were not handled carefully

enough.

The city council helped

cover the cost of the information

board, while Engineering

New Zealand and Heritage

New Zealand also contributed

funds.

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the youngest member of

Parliament.

Swarbrick, at 23-years-old,

was the seventh youngest MP

when she entered Parliament

in 2017. But the youngest MP

had close connections with

our own estuary.

James Frederick Stuart-

Wortley was just 20-years-old

when elected to represent the

Christchurch Country seat

in New Zealand’s first Parliament

in 1853.

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son of the Lord Wharncliffe

II. He arrived in Christchurch

aged 18-years-old and managed

a block of land which

now encompasses the Charlesworth

Wetland Reserve.

The land was owned by

his father; Wharncliffe never

came to New Zealand but

James Frederick Stuart-

Wortley – New Zealand’s

youngest ever MP. ​

vested his son with power of

attorney.

Charlesworth Wetland

Reserve is now a significant

wildlife refuge where more

than 130,000 native trees and

shrubs have been planted so as

to restore the former pasture

land to its original wetland

character.

Stuart-Wortley came on

the Charlotte-Jane and The

Cyclopedia of New Zealand

describes him as “a man of

means, and an accomplished

gentleman.”

His electorate included

much of rural Canterbury

and Westland. He resigned

in July 1855 and returned to

England.

Little more is known of him

other than that he unsuccessfully

stood for the House

of Commons in the United

Kingdom in 1865 as Conservative

Party candidate for

Sheffield.

A keen group of volunteers

tend the plants at Charlesworth

Reserve; if you want to

help you are very welcome to

join the group on Sundays at

3pm at the Charlesworth St

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A taste for Beaujolais

• By Mark Henderson

I RECENTLY attended a tasting

of French wines from a specialist

French wine importer based in

Auckland.

We criss-crossed the country

sampling a mix of wines from

different regions and, while I

was spoilt for choice, one of my

favourites was from Beaujolais,

made from the gamay grape.

The Beaujolais region lies

roughly 50km to the north of

Lyon, the gastronomic capital

of France, where its “bouchons”

(the local term for bistro) are

always well stocked with this

very local wine. This wine style is

often dubbed “vin de soif”, which

roughly translates as unpretentious

and measured by the joy

and refreshment it offers.

This might give the impression

that these wines are simple, but

that is far from the case — some

of the finer examples have great

complexity and potential in the

cellar. It is more a reflection of

the crunchy juiciness and richness

they offer and their capability

to be enjoyed immediately

upon release. Moreover, these

remain relative bargains in the

pantheon of French wines.

This wine style did develop a

dire reputation during the Beaujolais

Nouveau craze where the

race was on to taste the very first

wines of the harvest. Held on

the third Thursday of November

it showcases wines made from

grapes picked just a few weeks

earlier.

At one time a particular yeast

strain was commonly used to

ferment the wines, and this gave

a distinctive banana-like ester to

the finished wines.

While that yeast strain is now

a thing of the past, the Beaujolais

Nouveau fest is undergoing a

small resurgence.

Domestically, we have a handful

of wineries flying the flag

for this grape variety, but with

a scant 10ha planted these are

never going to be that easy to

find.

Today’s tasting includes a wine

from a young French producer

I visited in 2017 along with two

serious New Zealand examples.

2018 Alexandre Burgaud

Beaujolais lantignie

Price: $29.99

Rating: Excellent to outstanding

Smoke, juicy berryfruit,

spices, a hint of funk, fruit jube

and licorice evolve with time.

Fresh, vibrant and zesty, brimming

with berryfruit and raspberry

notes, tannins in support.

This opens up nicely and is oh

so drinkable already, with a long,

long lip-smacking close with a

tingly crunchiness that draws

you back for further sips.

Delicious.

www.alexandreburgaud.fr

2019 Easthope Stone

Aged Hawke’s Bay gamay

Price: $34.99 (cellar door)

Rating: Excellent

Brooding nose of bonfire

smoke, brambles, earth and

river stones.

A powerful start, almost a

bruiser as sweet fruit floods

the palate with fruit jam notes

backed by black tea and leaf.

This softens, adding raspberry

with aeration yet retaining the

vivid, tangy berryfruit crunch

of the variety. Fine tannins and

acidity in support.

Real interest here.

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2019 Rippon Central

Otago gamay

Price: $57

Rating: Excellent

Delightful fragrance, florality,

violets, spices, mixed berries.

Powerfully expressed palate

starts in the red spectrum with

summer berries and crunchy

fruit jube, sherbet and smokers

lolly nuances while drying tannins

flex their muscle.

Moves into a darker, cherry

and raspberry spectrum as it

fleshes out maintaining lovely

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Tasty Bites

Seafood that can be cooked in minutes

Fish is a healthy food

that can be cooked

many ways. These

recipes can be cooked

on an oiled barbecue

plate or in the

microwave

Gurnard wrapped in herbs

– Serves 4

Ingredients

1/2 cup finely chopped mixed

herbs, eg coriander, parsley,

mint, basil

flaky sea salt and freshly ground

black pepper to taste

700g skinned and boned white

gurnard fillets

2 Tbsp grapeseed oil

25g butter, melted (optional)

juice 1 lemon (optional)

Directions

Combine the herbs, salt and

pepper. Press onto both sides of

the fish. Place on a large sheet

of plastic film and wrap up.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Unwrap the fish. Either cook

on an oiled barbecue plate for

about 3min each side, depending

on thickness, or place in a

microwave dish, drizzle with

oil, cover and microwave for 5

minutes, until cooked.

May be served drizzled with a

little butter and lemon juice.

Fennel and orange

salmon

– Serves 4

Ingredients

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tsp finely grated orange rind

1/4 tsp fennel seeds

salt and pepper to taste

4 (500g) skinned, boned salmon

fillets

1 tbsp rice bran oil

1/4 cup finely chopped fennel

fronds

Directions

Dressed-up

white fish

and salmon

Combine the orange juice, orange

rind, fennel seeds, salt and

pepper in a shallow dish. Coat

the salmon on both sides in the

mixture then cover and marinate

in the refrigerator for 30min,

turning once.

Heat the oil in a heavy frying

pan. Pan-fry the salmon on

medium heat for about 3min

each side, depending on the

thickness. Add the fennel during

the last minute of cooking.

Mussels steamed with

lemon balm

– Serves 4

Ingredients

1kg mussels in their shells

(about 40)

2 spring onions, sliced

3 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 Tbsp finely sliced root

ginger

1/2 cup lemon balm leaves

3/4 cup dry white wine

extra lemon balm leaves to

garnish

Directions

Scrub the mussels well in

cold water and cut off any

beards.

Crisp the sliced spring onion in

iced water.

Heat the oil in a very large

saucepan, add the garlic and

ginger and stir-fry for 30sec.

Add the mussels, lemon balm

and wine. Cover and cook

over moderate heat, shaking

occasionally, until the mussels

open — about 5-8min. (Discard

any mussels that do not open,

although those that are slightly

open are okay.)

Place the mussels in bowls

and top with juices and drained

spring onion. Garnish.

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Environmentally-friendly Forester

A SOUTHERLY gale was

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car and the roads were drenched

with rain, not ideal conditions to

be out driving.

However, I was relaxed because

I was driving a Subaru Forester

sport utility vehicle, its permanently

engaged four-wheel-drive

offering security through grip

and composure. It wasn’t just any

Forester either, it was a hybrid,

one of two petrol/electric models

that Subaru has introduced this

year, the other being the XV.

If you are thinking that being a

hybrid jeopardises the concept of

Forester (or XV) you had better

think again, both hybrid variants

are still capable cross-country

vehicles when grip is low and slippery

conditions demand surety.

I’ve always liked the Forester,

it’s a mid-size SUV that makes

you feel part of the car, it always

feels tightly connected to the

road, and when conditions are

bad you, as a driver, can relax

knowing that the mechanicals are

working for you.

The Forester has always been

based on the Impreza floorpan,

so that gives you some indication

of its size; it’s not big, but it does

have all the SUV characteristics

you want when buying into that

part of the market.

The hybrid system is fairly

traditional, think Toyota Prius

and the other hybrids from

that stable, the Forester’s unit is

similar in its function; it is a lot

more than a mild system, it is

fully developed and contributes

markedly to economy and performance.

Subaru rate the Forester hybrid

with a 6.7l/100km combined

cycle fuel usage rating. That compares

to the Forester in standard

form of 7.4l/100km which, over

time, will represent financial

savings.

During my evaluation time,

and considering conditions

were at their worst, l recorded

an 8l/100km average with a

5l/100km instantaneous figure

appearing on readouts when I

was travelling at 100km/h, the

engine firing at 2000rpm.

Of course, as with all traditional

hybrids the electric motor

would want to work the entire

time. It can’t realistically, so the

engine cuts in to generate power

to the batteries and provide drive

through a continuously variable

automatic transmission to each

corner of the vehicle.

All in all it’s a complicated system

made simple through clever

engineering practise. Drive is

smooth and seamless through all

of the processes, and unless you

were told the Forester had hybrid

technology I’d defy anyone really

knowing, bar the comprehensive

FUNCTIONAL: The hybrid Forester loses none of its

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display graphics that inform the

driver of what is happening mechanically

and electronically.

Providing drive in the first instance

is a horizontally-opposed

engine with twin-overhead

camshafts on each bank. Subaru

simply calls the engine a boxer

type, or else as I grew up, that

configuration was known as a

flat-four made popular in those

days by Jowett, Volkswagen and

Porsche. Interestingly, the hybrid

model has just 2-litre capacity, as

opposed to a 2.5-litre unit in the

petrol-only models.

Subaru rates the boxer hybrid

with 110kW and 196Nm.

Of course, you get extra power

through the electric system that

adds a chunky 12.3kW and

66Nm.

Together the Forester hybrid

feels sprightly, and without power

loss through the transmission

there is good acceleration and

healthy overtaking power available

at highway speed. The hybrid

Forester can reach 100km/h from

a standstill in 10sec and cut out

a 120km/h from 80km/h time of

5.8sec.

These figures are adequate for

the Forester’s role, and given

that there isn’t huge weight in

the lithium-ion battery pack the

Forester still feels agile.

Because the weight sits mostly

low, especially up front where the

boxer design sits low under the

• Price – Subaru Forester

Premium hybrid, $54,990

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height, 1730mm

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 6.7l/100km

bonnet, there is little gravitational

shift when corners are presented.

Add in considerable feel from the

225/55 x 18in Bridgestone Dueler

rubber and you get an involving

handling experience, and one

which is dynamic and informative.

I took the evaluation car on

my normal high country route, it

is quiet on the highway, and even

though the roads were wet for

most of the drive I felt comfortable

with the feel from behind the

wheel.

Inside, the Forester hybrid gets

all of the technical ingredients

and features for comfort that

has made the petrol-only model

a big seller through the years.

Safety also has a high presence,

and the camera-based EyeSight

driver-assist technology is also

included, easily contributing to

a five-star Australasian New Car

Assessment Program rating.

The Star Media accountant has

long been a Forester user. Not so

much in recent years when a replacement

brand was chosen, but

I would like to think that car will

soon go up for sale. I’m trying to

convince the keen skier that the

Forester is still the car for him,

and I’ve asked him the question,

would the return in petrol savings

over time justify the extra cost of

the hybrid?

Subaru list the petrol only

Forester Premium at $49,990, the

hybrid in that specification adds

$5000, although if you don’t want

all the bells and whistles a Sport

model lists at just $47,490, and

that would be the car for me.

Also, the extra reward you get

as a driver certainly justifies the

extra cost, and for those who feel

that hybrids are part of the ecofriendly

solution going forward,

choices such as those Subaru are

offering can only be a step in the

right direction.

When the Forester and XV

hybrids were launched, supply

was a problem, and in some ways

that’s a good thing – today’s new

vehicle buyers are well aware of

the benefits of hybrid technology.

Both models are now steady

on stream, and I guess Subaru

is looking at further developing

its hybrid system, watch for it

in other models in the near

future.


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ssue 18 December 2020

Lyttelton Port Company Community Newsletter

eview into workplace

ulture released

LPC has released an

independent review into

workplace culture, which has

clearly laid out the need for

cultural change at the Port.

The independent review into workplace culture

was commissioned by our Chief Executive

Officer Roger Gray in May 2020 with the support

of the LPC Board and led by Maria Dew QC.

The review terms of reference covered

allegations relating to bullying, racial and

sexual discrimination, harassment and unfair

selection of family members for roles.

The review covered the 3-year period from

2017 to 2020.

“The findings of the review are sobering.

Maria has done an excellent job holding a

mirror up to our organisation, and this is a

strong starting point for us to all work together

to continue to change LPC,” says Roger.

LPC will accept and implement all the

review’s 32 recommendations, which include

five focus areas.

Recommendations include specialist training

for all LPC staff on appropriate workplace

conduct, improving diversity and inclusion in

the LPC workforce, improving accountability

for poor staff conduct and reducing the ‘them

and us’ barriers that exist between teams.

“This report gives us clear direction

for change. Our business is full of good

people doing a hard job to support our local

community and economy.

We need to focus on making sure they’re

okay and that this is a place they feel

respected and valued,” says Roger.

LPC Board Chair Margaret Devlin says the

Board fully supports the implementation of

the review’s findings.

“This report is the next step in the process

of change and transformation that the Board

began at LPC nearly 2 years ago.

We strongly support the findings of the

independent review and will be working hard

to ensure that all of the recommendations are

addressed,” says Margaret.

“The changes required at Lyttelton Port

Company are significant. As a Board, we are

committed to ensuring our people have the

specialists and additional resources required

to implement these changes.”

The independent review was given full

access to engage with staff and contractors

and access to policies, procedures and relevant

data.

LPC’s four main workforce unions – the

Rail and Maritime Union of New Zealand,

Maritime Union of New Zealand, New Zealand

Merchant Service Guild and Amalgamated

Workers Union New Zealand – were all fully

engaged in the process of the review.

“I’d like to thank all of the nearly 100 current

and former staff who came forward to speak

to the review and help build a new culture at

LPC,” says Roger.

LPC will be releasing an action plan to

implement the recommendations early in the

new year, he says.

“Following that, we will be publicly releasing

regular 6-monthly updates on progress on

the implementation of the recommendations,

as well as further measures we’ve taken to

support change at LPC.

“I am determined that we will build a culture

where everyone feels respected for their work

no matter what their gender or ethnicity.

Bullying and harassment have no place at LPC.

“From senior managers to our dedicated

workforce, everyone has a part to play in

building a new culture at LPC, and I am

positive about the direction we are taking.

This review is the first step in our

transformation.”

To read the independent review’s executive

summary and stay up to date on progress,

please visit the dedicated Workplace Culture

page on LPC’s website: www.lpc.co.nz


2 PORT NEWS

LPC UPDATE December 2020

New

pedestrian

pathway:

Lyttelton

to Te Ana

Marina

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Soon you will be able

to walk, cycle, run or

scooter directly from

Norwich Quay in Lyttelton

along Sutton Quay to

Te Ana Marina, part of LPC’s

commitment to further

open the west side of the

waterfront for the

community to enjoy.

Works began in mid-November including

the construction of a pathway, two new

pedestrian crossings and the relocation of

the Sutton Quay Port access gate, creating a

pedestrian link from Norwich Quay to

Te Ana Marina.

Currently, there is no pedestrian access

from Sutton Quay to Te Ana Marina, meaning

people must either use the stairs from Simeon

Quay to the back of Te Ana Marina or walk

down to Godley Quay.

Christchurch Deputy Mayor and Banks

Peninsula ward councillor Andrew Turner

says he’s excited to see the Lyttelton

community gain additional access to

the waterfront.

“Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour is a

special place to many people.

We know that, particularly during the

COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown earlier this year,

Te Ana Marina was very a popular spot for

locals to walk and enjoy some fresh air.

“Providing this walkway will mean people

can now easily walk from Lyttelton’s town

centre to Te Ana Marina.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more families

and visitors down on the waterfront this

summer – this is the perfect spot for a picnic, a

walk along the promenade or a chance to take

in the stunning harbour views.”

The new pathway is expected to be

completed by mid-December.

Map showing the new

walkway which will open

in mid-December.

Border protection measures at LPC

LPC staff are working with

Canterbury District Health

Board and Pegasus Health

to ensure New Zealand stays

COVID-19 free.

Marine pilots, launch crews, cargo handlers

and security staff who transport ships’ crew

are undergoing COVID-19 testing regularly,

after the Ministry of Health made testing

mandatory for border-facing staff earlier

this year.

GP Clinical Lead for the Canterbury

Primary Response Group Hannah Gordon

says the borders are our first line of defence

against COVID-19, but it is important to

remember what we are asking from the

people who work in these places.

“Most of them are being expected to have

a nasal swab regularly and again if they

become symptomatic.

“It’s a good reminder that, if these guys

can do this, the rest of us should probably

front up to get a test when we are unwell.

It’s the least we can do.”

Pegasus Health are on site twice a week to

hold testing clinics and support LPC with the

mandatory testing order.

LPC CEO Roger Gray says keeping

our people, community and all Port users safe

continues to be the focus of our response to

COVID-19 at Lyttelton Port Company.

“We’re proud of the way our people have

adapted to a ‘new normal’ way of working.”

Cargo Handler, Shaun

McSoriley, at his fortnightly

COVID-19 test with nurse

Beth Lenihan.


03 PORT NEWS

Pop up

Penguins

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LPC UPDATE December 2020

ight relief: The Lyttelton

ighthouse has returned

s work on the cruise berth

omes to completion, we

ave been able to return the

yttelton lighthouse, a historic

iece of infrastructure, to

ts rightful home on the

astern mole in Whakaraupō/

yttelton Harbour.

The lighthouse was built in 1878, and before

advances in technology, it was an essential

piece of navigation infrastructure, guiding

ships into the harbour.

In 2010, when the first of many

earthquakes devastated Christchurch, it

caused a large amount of irreparable damage

on the wharf the lighthouse sat on, leaving it

on a 15-degree lean.

Our team quickly worked to remove the

lighthouse to save the iconic structure and

prevent further damage.

LPC Engineer Neil McLennan says the

Port team always anticipated that it would

return to its original position.

“The welfare of the lighthouse provided

some welcome light relief during the

challenging early days of our earthquake

response, but we all understood that it

was part of our Port heritage, important

to the Lyttelton community and that we

needed to take care of it,” says Neil.

Moving the lighthouse is no easy feat

as the wooden structure weighs 9 tonnes.

Using a crane, the lighthouse was lifted

onto a truck, moved down Norwich

Quay and through to the end of the

eastern mole structure – the same place

it stood for around 140 years before the

earthquakes.

Although the lighthouse will no

longer be part of the Port’s navigation

infrastructure, there will be a white

display light visible at night.

Lyttelton’s

lighthouse returned

to the eastern mole

in Whakaraupō/

Lyttelton Harbour.


LPC UPDATE December 2020

4 PORT NEWS

The installation of

a new live monitoring

station on Gilmore

Terrace in Lyttelton.

Gathering dust

In addition to the new station, LPC has 13

dust collection sites in the Port and township,

which have provided 20 years of nearcontinuous

monitoring. Together with the

new live monitoring station, the full story of

coal dust will be revealed so that we can best

understand the impact of our operations.

Where does dust

come from?

There are numerous sources of dust in

Lyttelton. These include dust particles

associated with the Port as well as log

burners, pollen, car emissions, soil dust

and even sea salt. It’s essential not just to

monitor dust levels but also to understand

dust sources so that control measures can be

targeted appropriately.

elving into dust

Coal dust resource

consent renewal

LPC is in the process of renewing our coal dust

resource consent, which enables us to store

and handle coal for export. We are currently

working through the steps required to prepare

our application, including detailed air quality

assessments to ensure we meet (or exceed)

national standards for air quality.

This December, LPC is

launching a new live dust

monitoring station

in Lyttelton.

In 2021, LPC will be applying to renew its

coal dust resource consent. As part of this

process, a live dust monitoring station is

being set up in the residential area closest to

the coal stockyard.

Furnished with state-of-the-art

equipment, the station will provide a clear

picture of dust levels and sources over a

5-month period.

This information will enable analysts to

pinpoint exactly when high coal dust levels

occur and, by looking at weather patterns

and other environmental factors, understand

what conditions create dust.

With this insight in hand, our team will be

able to make predictions with a higher level

of accuracy and target our dust minimisation

measures even more effectively.

Three expert organisations have come

together to deliver the new monitoring

station, which will be helicoptered into place.

The measuring equipment is provided

by Mote, an Auckland-based supplier of

specialist instruments.

Crown research institute GNS will

analyse the sources of dust collected at the

station, and Tonkin + Taylor will provide an

independent assessment of air quality effects.

Richard Chilton, Principal Air Quality

Scientist at Tonkin + Taylor, explains the

benefit of live monitoring.

“This station will tell us the hour-to-hour

concentrations of fine particles. Combined

with GNS’s analysis of dust sources, we will

be able to understand where dust is coming

from and what impact, if any, the coal

stockyard is having in the community.”

Data from the live monitoring station will

be uploaded to the LPC coal dust consent

webpage.

Once the results are fully analysed, LPC

will discuss the findings with the community

at a drop-in session planned for autumn 2021.

How we minimise coal dust

New monitoring

station above coal

stockyard

Coal sprayed

with water

Current

airborne

particles

monitored

Underground

infrastructure

To learn more about the coal dust

resource consent renewal, please

visit www.lpc.co.nz/community/

coal-dust-resource-consentrenewal.

To speak to a member of the

Engagement and Sustainability

Team, contact lpccommunications

@lpc.co.nz or call 03 328 8198.

Covered

conveyors to

coal hopper


05 PORT NEWS

LPC UPDATE December 2020

Chinese antarctic research vessel

welcomed to Lyttelton

Last month the Chinese

antarctic research vessel,

Xue Long 2 was welcomed

into Lyttelton in a rather

untraditional way.

With crew unable to leave the ship due to

COVID-19 restrictions, a drone was used to fly

a gift onto the vessel, for the almost 100 crew

members on deck to receive.

Christchurch City Council,

ChristchurchNZ and the Christchurch

Antarctic Office presented a gift to the vessel

for their first visit to New Zealand. LPC GM

Bulk Cargo and Marine Paul Monk was on

hand to collect a gift from the crew in return,

which spent 14 days in quarantine before it

could be opened.

“It’s fantastic that LPC could support the

welcoming of the vessel and crew, it was

a unique and memorable experience for

everyone involved,” says Paul

“COVID-19 has forced us to grow and

adapt in ways we never expected to, with

this event just another example of how LPC

and Christchurch has managed to adjust to

ensure everyone stays safe.”

Christchurch is one of five gateway

cities to Antarctica, with Lyttelton Port

having a long history as a base for Antarctic

exploration for not only New Zealanders but

international Antarctic explorers.

“Being one of only five cities in the world

with an Antarctic connection is incredibly

special and it’s great to come together and

celebrate that,” says Paul.

Lyttelton Port is often used as a place

for vessels to restock and prepare, before

heading straight to the Antarctic, with

supplies for the Chinese vessel quarantined

then delivered through a contact free

process.

Departing from China, the crew were

at sea for 17 days before they arrived in

Lyttelton, and after two days, headed for

Zhongshan Station in Antarctica.

The Xue Long 2 carries members of

the ‘37th Chinese expedition’ to Antarctica

for scientific research, with this

expedition, looking at microplastics in

the Antarctic Ocean as well as carrying

out hydrological, meteorological, and

environmental investigations.

Crew from the

Xue Long 2 with the

gift they recieved

while in Lyttelton Port.


06 PORT NEWS

LPC UPDATE December 2020

ruise berth opening

ew Zealand’s first purposeuilt

cruise ship facility was

fficially opened last month

y the Mayor of Christchurch,

on. Lianne Dalziel.

Since 2018, a dedicated team of contractors,

project managers and engineers have worked

tirelessly to build the cruise berth.

A redesign of the berth in the early stages

of the project has minimised the number and

size of piles in the wharf and significantly

reduced underwater noise, which can affect

marine mammals – notably Hector’s dolphins,

which are endemic to the South Island.

LPC Chief Executive Officer Roger Gray

says the project raised the standard of

practice in protecting marine mammals in

construction projects in New Zealand by

designing with nature in mind.

The redesign of the wharf structure

also presented LPC an opportunity to

significantly reduce the embodied carbon

emissions of the wharf by adopting a design

that reduced steel and concrete use.

Overall, the redesign of the berth resulted

in a 50% reduction in embodied carbon

emissions created in the construction of

the berth.

“As a major player in Whakaraupō/

Lyttelton Harbour, we know we have a

responsibility to not only protect our marine

environment but also play our part in

contributing to addressing climate change,”

says Roger.

LPC remains positive about the berth’s

future as a long-term asset for Lyttelton Port.

“Last month, we welcomed Heritage

Expeditions’ flagship vessel Spirit of Enderby

to the berth, which has been granted an

exemption by the government to operate

domestic expedition cruises in New Zealand

this season,” says Roger.

LPC is also exploring opportunities to use

the berth for other inner harbour operations,

including using the space for fishing vessels,

Antarctic research vessels and some bulk

cargo operations.

“The berth is an asset for LPC and

will free up much needed capacity in our

inner harbour.

While we are disappointed this cruise

season will be impacted by the COVID-19

pandemic, we will be ready to welcome cruise

ships when they do return,” says Roger.

“LPC remains

positive about the

berth’s future as a

long-term asset for

Lyttelton Port.”

2,000

Rock bags placed for

scour protection

2,500m 3

Concrete used in

construction

10km

Of piles driven to build

the berth

148m

Length of the berth

The Mayor of

Christchurch the Hon.

Lianne Dalziel cutting

the ribbon at the

Cruise Berth opening

ceremony with LPC

Board Chair Margaret

Devlin while Maui

Stuart from Te Hapū o

Ngāti Wheke looks on.


07 CUSTOMER FOCUS

“If you spend all your time sitting

and wondering, you’ll never get

anywhere. It’s all about hard work,

determination and commitment.”

LPC UPDATE December 2020

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sustainable

materials

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• Cotton blend nappy

outer for natural

comfort and softness.

• Mānuka Hydrosol is

sourced from New

Zealand Mānuka

Bioactives.

Noopii nappies:

The sustainable solution

Creating sustainable nappies

is not an easy task, but a

successful New Zealand

company is proving these

household essentials can be

made with the environment

in mind.

oopii is a New Zealand nappy brand with a

ocal Lyttelton connection that is driven by

aking products that not only benefit the

nvironment, but as a social enterprise company,

hey are focused on helping wider communities

ith strong social and environmental drivers.

The award-winning products are

eveloped and designed in New Zealand and

anufactured overseas.

The nappies then arrive at Auckland Port

for North Island distribution before they

are shipped to Lyttelton to be dispatched

across the South Island.

Noopii nappies are made from more than

70% plant-based sustainable and renewable

materials, have a cotton blend outer, paper

packaging and contain mānuka hydrosol,

making them naturally anti-bacterial and

helping to prevent nappy rash – a world

first.

CEO Bridget Bodie-Healy says Noopii

was made to be a ‘challenger’ brand to

conventional nappies on the New Zealand

market and will be exported worldwide.

“Whenever we need to make a decision

for the company, we just ask if this is

going to serve children, families and the

environment.

We run our thinking through our

environmental, social and healthcare lens.

If it’s not going to have a positive impact,

then we don’t move forward with it.

In that respect, it’s quite simplistic – it’s

the product design that often provides

the challenge.”

For each pack sold, a percentage of

funds is donated to the Trees that Count

programme through the Noopii One Pack

One Tree initiative supporting reforestation

as well as native species and habitat

recovery organisations Yellow-eyed Penguin

Trust, Forest & Bird and Project Jonah NZ.

When asked about starting a new

business, Bridget says it’s all about

confidence and determination.

“If you spend all your time sitting and

wondering, you’ll never get anywhere. It’s

all about hard work, determination and

commitment. Making a world-class awardwinning

brand takes high productivity,

passion and laser focus.”


LPC UPDATE December 2020

8 OUR PEOPLE

“I’m proud to be an essential

link helping Canterbury in

challenging economic times.”

Gareth Milton

LPC staff

snapshots

Our staff have

breathtaking views

of Lyttelton Harbour

throughout their work

day and love to share

their snaps. Here are a

few of our favourites!


09 OUR PEOPLE

LPC UPDATE December 2020

“I’m proud of working

at LPC because

its such a unique

environment where

our services and our

team, help all of NZ

and the world.”

Kane Robinson

“Proud to know that

I’m an essential link

in the chain of

moving cargo fast

and efficiently.”

Robbie Winder


0 ENVIRONMENT

LPC UPDATE December 2020

ena the conservation dog

Alastair and Mena

were able to locate

20 penguin nests

around the harbour,

including this little

penguin pictured.

As part of LPC’s Biodiversity

Positive strategy we’re focused

on being a good neighbour,

not only to the community,

but also to the animals of

conservation significance we

share the environment with.

The seawalls around the Port are a great

habitat for white-flippered penguins and this

time of year they can often be found onshore

laying eggs and raising chicks.

They breed only on Banks Peninsula and

Motunau Island and are considered to be the

one and only indigenous creature unique to

Canterbury, New Zealand.

LPC’s Head of Sustainability and

Environment Kim Kelleher says we want to

make sure we keep our feathered friends safe

while they’re on land so every year we do a

full survey of our coastal sea walls to locate

the nest sites and protect them.

We have a special helper to do that - Mena

the conservation dog and her trainer Alastair

were back at LPC recently to locate any

penguins that may be nesting in the seawalls

around the Port.

The pair are from the Kaikōura Ocean

Research Institute and work together to

track penguins through a keen sense of smell

as well as visual indicators that suggest the

presence of white-flippered penguins.

Alastair and Mena were able to locate 20

penguin nests around the Port, including this

little penguin pictured.

“One of the main things we can all do to

help protect the white-flippered penguins is

to have good predator control (ferrets, feral

cats and stoats) and keep our domestic pets,

cats and dogs away from the coastal strip

during the nesting season,” says Kim.

“As part of our biodiversity positive

approach, we value nature and support and

protect the special wildlife we share the

harbour with.”

Find out more about our biodiversitypositive

goals at lpc.co.nz/community/

environment/biodiversity.

“Lyttelton Harbour/

Whakaraupō is used

or visited by at least

42 species of marine

birds including the

white-flippered

penguin, shags, and

black billed gull.”


1 COMMUNITY

To follow the trail, download the

Pop Up Penguin app, and don’t

forget to check out Little Blue in

Lyttelton Square. Find out more

about the Pop Up Penguins at

www.popuppenguins.co.nz.

LPC UPDATE December 2020

Pop Up Penguins celebrate

creativity and exploration this

summer in Christchurch

Pop Up Penguins have hit

the streets of Christchurch

with LPC co-sponsoring

Little Blue, which is set to

feature in Lyttelton’s town

square for 10 weeks.

LPC’s GM Engagement

and Sustainability Phil de

Joux and CEO Roger Gray

standing with Little Blue in

Albion Square.

After the success of the Christchurch

Stands Tall giraffes, this summer, 50 large

and 65 small penguin sculptures have been

spread around Ōtautahi, featuring designs

by emerging and established local artists.

LPC is proud to be supporting this

initiative and is sponsoring a penguin along

with two other local companies, Structex

and Lyttelton Engineering.

LPC General Manager Engagement

and Sustainability Phil de Joux says

it’s important to be supporting the

community in a creative and innovative

way, with the theme of penguins drawing

a special significance.

“Christchurch is a gateway city to

Antarctica, with Lyttelton Port being the

connection to the ice, so Pop Up Penguins

is a chance to celebrate and educate

people around the importance of this and

encourage exploration in a new generation.

“The harbour also has a special

connection to the hoiho as one of their main

breeding grounds is in Banks Peninsula.”

The penguin was designed by Diamond

Harbour artist Debbie Porter who was

inspired by the penguins that live in

the harbour, their habitat and diet and

the ocean.

After the 10 weeks on display, the

penguins will be auctioned off, with the

proceeds going to Cholmondeley, a charity

that supports children of families in crisis.

“We are proud to be supporting

Cholmondeley through this project, who

have been operating in Banks Peninsula

and supporting Canterbury families for

nearly a century,” says Phil.


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Season’s

greetings

The garden can

be accessed via the

lane between the

swimming pool and

the playground.

Or up the stairs and

through double wire

gates St David Street.

On behalf of LPC, we’d like

to wish the community

a safe and happy holiday

season with family and

friends. Merry Christmas

and Happy New Year!

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Timber from deconstructed

wharves at LPC has been

put to good use and upcycled

into planter boxes for Project

Lyttelton’s community garden.

The timber has been donated over the last

three years and was used to construct

14 vegetable and flower boxes. Our Civil

Maintenance Team ensured the timber was

safely transported to the community garden.

The garden, which started 16 years ago,

is maintained by a committed group of

volunteers who work on the garden

every Wednesday.

Project Lyttelton Manager Jacqueline

Newbound says the community garden offers

a great chance to get to know people you

wouldn’t normally meet.

“We have a great range of people that

come here, from young to old with everyone

working together towards a common goal.”

Not only is produce available to the

volunteers who help grow it, Project Lyttelton

also donates vegetables to Lyttelton’s

Community House.

Along with the planter boxes, the garden

also has an orchard, a glasshouse, a nursery

and several chickens and plans to install

hydroponics in the future.

For more information

on Project Lyttelton, visit

www.lyttelton.net.nz

“We have a great range

of people that come

here, from young to old

with everyone working

together towards a

common goal.”

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