Bay Harbour: March 17, 2021

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Crime

wave a

worry for

residents

• By Samantha Mythen

SUMNER AND Redcliffs are in

the grip of a crime wave residents

say.

Houses and cars are being

broken into, and vehicles

stolen.

Beachville Rd resident Shannon

Marshall has recently installed

cameras on his property.

“The crime in my area is

rampant. I often see suspicious

people scoping houses out,

including my own,” he said.

He said the crime has become

worse since construction in the

area has increased.

Marshall has been burgled

twice in the last 18 months and

just last month, a car was stolen

from his neighbouring property.

The second time Marshall was

burgled, the offenders backed a

van up his driveway and stole a

quad bike, dive gear, lawnmower,

and a large tool chest – almost

$16,000 in value.

Residents are now considering

setting up a community patrol.

They have also questioned

whether police are responding

quick enough.

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Train speed to remain at 40km/h

• By Samantha Mythen

HEATHCOTE residents have

told KiwiRail they do not want

train speeds to increase through

their valley.

It seems KiwiRail have

listened.

Representatives from the

company, Steve Pye and John

Gousmett, have stated they will

recommend the speed stay the

same after receiving feedback

from a community meeting held

on Monday at 12.30pm.

Said Gousmett: “We want to be

a good neighbour as well.”

The valley community rallied

together after KiwiRail had proposed

raising the speed limits of

its trains from 40 to 50km/h.

Over 60 people turned up to

share their perspective.

The representatives led the

meeting, explaining their rationale

for increasing the speed limit.

Gousmett explained the increase

would reduce the amount

of noise as the trains would no

longer need to increase power

as they approached Lyttelton

tunnel.

He also said the trains were

currently burning more diesel

and this was counter-productive

to KiwiRail’s commitment to be

carbon neutral by 2050.

However, residents pointed

out, the main issue, was the

vibration caused by the trains.

Care &

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We pride ourselves on the

very highest level of service

Heathcote Ward city councillor

Sara Templeton said she

does not always hear the noise

of the train, but

it makes her windows

rattle.

Another

resident pointed

out, the faster

the train goes,

Sara

Templeton

the higher the

vibration.

“Rather than

increase the speed, it should

come a notch down,” he said.

“The well-being and peace of

mind of the community should

come first.”

Prior to the earthquakes,

the trains travelled at 70km/h

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ISSUE: KiwiRail has agreed to keep train speed through

Heathcote at 40km/h.

through the valley yet requests

from residents to lower the speed

were granted. Residents could

not tell whether the noise and vibration

was from an approaching

train or an earthquake and it was

causing emotional distress as

well as further damage to homes.

Said Gousmett: “This provided

many benefits to you but created

issues for KiwiRail as a business.”

At the meeting, residents

brought other issues to

KiwiRail’s attention.

Resident Rita Beesley asked the

representatives how they were

managing the trains’ speeds in

the first place.

“They fly through at night,’’

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Gousmett assured the community,

they would investigate

monitoring the trains’ speeds

to ensure they are following the

limit.

Another resident asked why

the trains idled so much in the

valley. Gousmett explained this

was because only one train could

go through Lyttelton tunnel at a

time.

Maria Ayala commented on

the fumes from the train.

Furthermore, it was pointed

out the train track is overgrown

and is an eyesore.

Many people were unable to

attend the meeting as it was held

during work hours, a choice

questioned by the residents.

Said Templeton: “It is great

KiwiRail have been able to listen

to the community’s concerns and

are able to change their recommendation,

understanding the

issue is primarily about vibration

and to increase the speed will

increase the vibrations.”

Heathcote Valley Community

Association chairman Lewis

Low said: “This was an excellent

meeting. It’s great the KiwiRail

representatives were reasonable,

surprisingly so.”

KiwiRail is expecting to

receive a new fleet of trains for

the South Island in 2023. They

will be low-emission, dieselelectric

hybrids.

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NEWS 3

In Brief

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The Governors Bay Jetty

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greeting cards in a new

fundraising initiative. Each card

features a picturesque painting

of the jetty by the trust’s ‘Create

to Construct’ local artists. The

cost is $15 for a pack of five, or

$25 for a pack of 10. They offer

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areas. All profit goes towards the

rebuild of the jetty.

COMMEMORATION FOR

MOSQUE ATTACKS

The Sumner community

commemorated the two-year

anniversary of the March 15,

2019, terror attacks on Monday.

Residents came together to write

messages of remembrance to

those who lost their lives, and

messages of support for those

left behind. These messages were

displayed at the skate ramp and

then were taken to the memorial

site.

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Kate loses 36cm of

hair to support cancer

GOVERNORS Bay

14-year-old Kate

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On Saturday, as part of

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a Cure, Kate donated her

locks to Freedom Hair, a

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for those who have lost

their hair as a side effect

from cancer treatment

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Kate also decided to raise

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Anne is the mother of

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Wednesday March 17 2021 Bay Harbour News

• By Samantha Mythen

RICHMOND, CLIFTON and

Scarborough residents are being

asked to offer their homes to

other residents and visitors in

the event of a tsunami.

Putting a green bin at the

end of the driveway indicates a

resident’s home is available for

others to stay in until the tsunami

passes or the area is declared

safe again.

Sumner Community

Residents’ Association deputy

chairwoman, Liza Sparrow said:

“If you want to host, putting

your green bin out shows you

have room at the in. Green is for

go.

“The community and emergency

services have received this

idea really positively.”

The idea blossomed via a team

effort between the residents’

association and local groups,

including the Sumner Volunteer

Fire Brigade, Sumner Lifeboat

Institute, and Sumner School.

The goal was to design a local

response to emergencies.

After Sumner and Taylors

Mistake residents headed for

the hills after the Kaikoura

earthquake in 2016, many

people sat in their cars for hours

overnight. Some people had

collected elderly neighbours and

those with physical impairment

in their cars too, taking them up

the hill while they waited for the

all clear.

When hill residents heard

about this, many said they would

have opened their homes as a

safe and warm place to stay.

The host idea was then

introduced, ready for the next

emergency evacuation.

“This complements our local

philosophy of looking after one

another – not only during a natural

disaster but 24/7,” Sparrow

said.

Sumner valley is classed as a

red and orange evacuation zone,

meaning if an earthquake occurs

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Green bin a welcome in tsunami warning

and it is long or strong, people

must leave the area immediately.

If there are sudden sea-level

changes or unusual noises coming

from the sea, or if an official

warning from Civil Defence

emergency management is sent

out, people must also immediately

evacuate.

The red zone, along Sumner’s

beach front indicates it is most

likely to be affected by a tsunami.

The valley floor of Sumner is

an orange zone, and although

it is less likely to be affected by

a tsunami, it is included in the

HOSPITALITY:

Liza Sparrow

puts our her

green bin

to welcome

people from

the Sumner

valley into her

home to wait

out tsunami

warnings

as a local

community

response to

emergencies.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

immediate evacuation plan.

Sparrow is hoping to run a

community engagement education

programme for this idea

but they are currently needing

funding.

“Our mission is to connect

people and place, believing

a connected community is a

healthy one,’’ she said.

“We encourage our

community to understand

the “long or strong, get gone,”

messaging, and to also check

on their neighbours before they

leave.”

NEWS 5

New app

tells stories

of port

• By Samantha Mythen

A LYTTELTON resident is

bringing her oral history project

to her own streets, and school

pupils are taking the lead on

involvement.

Our Stories, created by Kris

Herbert, is a smartphone app and

website that you can access and

use as a free audio walking tour

around the port.

It is a community storytelling

project, with those who live and

work in the area interviewed for

their stories.

Herbert first brought the project

to Lyttelton in 2016, but is hoping

to amp it up this year.

“It is part oral history and part

tourism, but is all authentic,”

Herbert said.

Our Stories has been connecting

with Lyttelton Primary

School.

School pupils are the centre of

the project, interviewing those

who have grown up in Lyttelton.

Herbert then edits and curates the

stories, matching them to specific

places. When you visit that place,

you can listen to the story.

Stickers with QR codes

have also been placed around

Lyttelton, which you can scan and

then be immediately transported

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Graffiti will finally be removed

• By Samantha Mythen

THE DARK and apocalyptic

graffiti poem on a wall at

Lyttelton Primary School will

be removed but residents want a

long-term solution.

Complaints were first made

about the poem in September

last year.

Paul Dietsche was among

several people who reported

the graffiti to the city council

via their Snap, Send and Solve

feature in September.

“I am all for artistic expression

but this is not appropriate for a

children’s play area. It is dystopic

and suicidal, it seems,’’ Dietsche

said.

Amber Moke’s two children go

to Lyttelton Primary School.

“We need to acknowledge this

is a children’s sports field and it

is used as such every week. We

need to look at it through their

eyes,” Moke said.

“We do not want these messages

floating around our children’s

subconscious and being

reinforced every day.”

Moke said the timing it has

taken for the graffiti to be acknowledged

was unacceptable.

After not hearing any response,

Dietsche went to the city

council again at the beginning

of March. This, and discussion

on the Lyttelton community

group on Facebook, finally drew

a response.

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

asked city council staff why no

action had yet been taken to

remove the graffiti.

Turner was told the wall was

part of an area

owned by the

Ministry of

Education which

was making it

seemingly more

difficult for the

Andrew

Turner

city council

to remove the

graffiti.

“For the good of the community,

this graffiti needs to be

removed,” Turner said.

He plans to keep a close eye

on the city council to ensure

the graffiti is now removed in a

timely manner.

Turner also plans to investigate

why it took so long for the

complaints about the graffiti to

be seen.

Said Dietsche: “I am glad

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CONTENTIOUS: Graffiti on a wall near Lyttelton Primary

School.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

to hear it is finally going to be

removed but it took a ridiculous

amount of time.”

Moke has been researching

a longer term solution to the

graffiti issue.

“Every time it is removed, it

becomes a clean canvas for another

person to graffiti on.”

She is suggesting a mural be

painted on the wall to add some

colour and positive messaging to

the sports field.

The wall ihas been identified

as a significant historic place

with a category 1 listing with

Heritage New Zealand. It is part

of the foundations of the Lyttelton

Gaol site.

This has created potential difficulties

with the mural idea.

The heritage listing also means

a special methodology has to be

employed for the removal of the

graffiti to not damage the wall’s

surface.

• From page 1

Clotilde Romano’s husband had

his car broken into in Wiggins St

and stolen several weeks ago. It

was left on the Esplanade. They

reported it to police and were

surprised the police did not come

to check the vehicle out.

“This is not good service

from the police. It looks like we

are left here alone with all our

problems and this is not good,”

she said.

Cave Tce residents Sarah

McDonagh and her partner

Benjamin Ellis-Jones’ Toyota

Landcruiser was broken into at

the beginning of January.

Ellis-Jones’ builder’s tools were

taken and the truck was badly

damaged with smashed windows

and its front destroyed.

Said McDonagh: “It’s really

affected his workload and business

as the courtesy car he has is

not ideal for running a building

business.”

“I’m still so hurt and on edge

with who has done this. We’ve

had so many robberies around

us and nothing has been done.

It’s a beautiful area but this is the

biggest downfall.”

The police visited McDonagh

two weeks after they had reported

the theft. It was too late, she said.

Adan Soroka had a snowboard

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‘This is not good service

from the police’

and helmet stolen from his Menzies

St garage earlier this year.

Rupert Smith was visiting

Sumner and his four-wheel-drive

packed with his mountain bike,

surfboards, tools and wetsuits

was stolen on March 10.

Sergeant Gerard Peoples told

Bay Harbour News police were

listening to the community’s

concerns.

“We are listening to the concerns

of the local community as

this is reality for them. We want

to effect the level of offending and

provide community reassurance.

“We are planning to re-roster

shifts to later hours to help provide

preventative action in these

area,” he said.

Meanwhile, an arrest seems to

have had an impact on a crime

wave in Lyttelton.

Peoples said police saw a drop

in reported thefts and taking of

motor vehicles in the Lyttelton

area in the week following the

arrest of a man at an address in

the port last month.

The man is facing 61 active

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THE LYTTELTON Harbour

Information Centre’s new

manager wants the public to

know the resource is not just for

peninsula visitors but is available

for the community too.

Jane Davies says the centre

has a wealth of information

about what is happening in the

harbour area, from a directory of

local businesses, public transport

timetables, community events,

and walking tracks.

The centre also has a new

chairman, Chris Brown.

Brown said they want to

change the perception of the

organisation being just a visitor

centre.

“We want to increase local

community engagement,” he

said.

They are hoping to increase

the engagement in time for when

Lyttelton hosts SailGP in January

next year. The centre wants to be

the go-to place for information

on the event.

Said Davies: “We will provide

answers to any questions the

community may have about the

event’s affect on Lyttelton.”

The centre is made up of about

20 volunteers. They are currently

looking to expand their team.

“A lot of the visitors to the

centre are young people and so

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person on the team,” Davies

said.

Davies is originally from the

United Kingdom.

She immigrated to New

Zealand again two-and-a-half

years ago, calling herself a “yo-yo

pom,” having lived here previously.

It had always been her dream

to live in Lyttelton and now, she

finally calls it her home.

“It is a great place to make

friends and the dream was

always the view of the harbour,”

Davies said.

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INFORMATION: Chris

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“It always tugged at my heart.”

Having immersed herself in

the community while volunteering

for the centre since she first

moved back here, Davies jumped

at the opportunity to be the new

manager.

“I love volunteering in Lyttelton,

and most of all, I love

the volunteers that work here.

They’re a great bunch of people,’’

she said.

Brown is also originally from

the UK. He has lived in Lyttelton

for 24 years.

Like Davies, he loves living in

Lyttelton where no two days are

the same.

Said Brown: “I felt welcome

here from day one.”

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McMaster & Heap

Veterinary practice

The Danger of Barley Grass Seeds

We Kiwis LOVE the summer. Long days filled with

BBQs, beaches, sun & spending time with our

family – both human and animal members.

Something that veterinary practices around

the country see during these dry hot summer

months are animals (especially dogs) affected

by Barley Grass Seeds. Barley grass is an annual

grass found throughout the country that sets

seed in summer.

The Barley Grass seed is very sneaky. They have a

sharp point at the end with microscopic barbs present

on the tail end. When these seeds come into contact with your pets coat,

they stick to their fur and the pointed end penetrates into the skin and if not

removed immediately they work their way into deeper tissue and can cause

a huge range of problems once inside, as they begin to track and move

around causing tissue to react and leaves a trail of infection in its wake.

Most common areas:

The most common area we see on a weekly basis during summer months

are the barley grass seeds that have worked their way into the skin between

the toes. Dogs will often start to lick over a toe area or start limping on the

affected leg.

Another common problem is when the seeds go down

your pets ear canals. This is extremely painful and dogs

will show a very sudden onset of head shaking and

scratching at their ear, often holding their head to the

affected side. The more they shake their head the deeper

down it goes until it hits the ear drum. They can easily

perforate the ear drum which is extremely painful. So its

important to get them checked as soon as possible.

Dogs love to dive head first through long grass. So it’s

not a surprise that a sudden cause of a painful closed

eye and a trip to the vet to find a barley grass seed

undernealth the third eyelid. Owners will notice their

dog suddenly holding their eye tightly shut and rubbing

it with their foot.

Barley Grass can enter skin anywhere on the body, but

a favourite location to go is under the armpit where

owners may notice small lump like swellings or hair

matting over the area.

If they are swallowed they can cause a huge range of

problems as they can penetrate any of the tissue from

the oesophagus through the intestines and migrate

anywhere in the body ending up in places such as the

lungs, liver, bladder, and beneath the spine causing

life threatening infections and abscesses. These are

particularly tricky to identify and then find. Often

needing ultrasound to help locate the seed or more

advanced imaging such as contrast CT. Then it is the

surgeons hard job to find it!

Treatment:

If you suspect your pet has a Barley Grass seed its

important to visit your vet as soon as possible to prevent

it migrating further into

the skin. If found early

simply removing and

cleaning the area is

enough. If it has gone

deeper into the tissue

then surgery is indicated

to go in and remove

it before it migrates!

Sometimes they can

be very tricky to find as

they cause a lot of tissue

swelling and reaction.

So prevention is very

important.

Prevention:

Avoid walking your dog

through high risk areas in

the summer time.

Keep your pets coat clipped short in summer so you can check over areas

throughly after each walk.

Keep the hair between your pets toes extra short so you can easily see any

Barley Grass seeds.

Remove any seeds as soon as you see them

Two serious cases

Although we see a lot of Barley Grass problems. Here are

two recent patients stories to illustrate how serious these

tiny seeds can be.

Coin is a lovely gentle Hunterway who presented with

a huge swelling underneath his chin. With Dr Richard

Lucys ultrasound skills we were able to see that there

was a foreign piece of material within the abscessed

tissue. Coin was taken to surgery and after some good

amount of time searching for a ‘needle in a haystack’, we

were able to find the offending object - it was a Barley

Grass seed!

Mia is a gorgeous German Short Haired Pointer who

presented to us in a very different way. Her owners had

noticed a strange hard lump that had come up in her

lumber muscle area. After some initial testing on the

lump came to the suspicion of a reactive process, we

took her to ultrasound to investigate. We found that

under the mass there was a track deep in the tissue

with connected into her abdominal cavity. This is highly

suspicious of Barley Grass behaviour. It could have been

anywhere in her abdomen so we proceeded on to look

harder and took her to CT. The CT confirmed there was

a foreign object in her retroperitoneal space (a special

and very tricky space in her abdomen just under her

spinal muscle area). And required our surgical specialist

Dr Helen Milner to go in, try to locate it and remove it.

Which she did! Mia is one very lucky dog and made a

complete recovery.

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Young mother’s determined

cancer message: ‘It is not my time’

Anne Bay has come

through breast

cancer and has now

confronted brain

tumours. She tells

her story to reporter

Samantha Mythen

“I ALWAYS said I was going to

see my daughter get married,

even if they had to chop the

cancer out of me, bit by bit and

I just had enough to survive and

they had to roll me out with just

my head, I would see her get

married, no matter what.”

These are the determined

words of Anne Bay who has been

battling incurable cancer for five

years.

A year ago she found out her

stage three breast cancer had

metastasised to her brain and she

was told she had just six months

to live.

Almost 12 months later, Anne

received her big miracle. Her

doctors told her all the cancer

was gone.

It took four doctors before

Anne believed them.

“I feel incredibly blessed and

incredibly grateful for all the

support and love I have received.

It has probably been what has

healed me,” she said.

Doctors say they expect the

cancer will return. But the mother

of three young children is 100

per cent committed to “healing”.

“If I have to deal with cancer

again, I will. But I’d prefer not,”

she said.

“I do not see myself as a sick

person, I see myself as a very well

person. I do believe that I will

fully heal. It is not my time.”

After being told her cancer

had gone Paisley, her six-year-old

daughter shouted out: “My mum

is brain cancer-free! Yay!” all day.

Paisley, was 13-months-old

when Anne first found the lump

in her right breast. Anne thought

it was normal as she was breastfeeding

and assumed her ducts

were blocked.

However, the lump did not go

away, it grew to 8cm.

On March 13, 2016, then 29,

Anne was first diagnosed with

breast cancer. She said she was

too young and too healthy for

cancer.

Anne immediately started to

work on healing herself. Pairing

diet changes with detoxes and

supplements, infrared saunas

and cannabis oil. Anne hoped to

shrink the growth of her cancer.

Still in the middle of

breastfeeding, Anne had a

month to wean Paisley before

she went through a mastectomy

in May that year. This removed

the lump as well as several lymph

nodes as the cancer had begun to

spread.

“They wanted me to do

chemotherapy straight away

afterwards but I didn’t feel

right about it. I asked for the

percentages and the survival was

not favourable.

“I thought, if that is all you’ve

got to offer me, then I’ve got to

figure out a way to survive this

cancer, my daughter is only 13

months,” Anne said.

Anne and her family have been

putting remarkable amounts of

effort into researching treatment

options that can help heal her.

She completed a Research Genetic

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specific person and their specific

cancer.

Anne also went to the Hoxsey

Biomedical Centre in Mexico

three times, a clinic which has

been treating patients with cancer

for more than 100 years.

Ben, her husband, said: “The

medical system here focuses on

the treatments we have available

yet there are so many other legit

options out there. But because

they are outside the realm of

TREATMENT: Bay receiving

her first infusions of

Herceptin in 2018.

what oncologists can offer,

there’s a lack of research and

resources available to help you

understand it all.”

Anne said: “I knew with the

medical system and your health,

you had to take control of it

yourself. You cannot just leave it

up to doctors or other people to

be in charge of your health. It has

to be you, doing the research and

figuring out what you need.”

‘I am too healthy, I am too

well, my spirit is too strong

and alive to die. I am too

committed to healing.’

- Anne Bay

Eighteen months from her first

diagnosis, Anne found out her

cancer had metastasised and she

had seven new localised tumours

in her hip and pelvis, ranging in

size from 5mm to 15mm.

She was told her cancer was

incurable.

After this, at the beginning

of 2018, she decided to begin

chemotherapy and Anne was

petrified.

Anne continued with her

detoxing, organic diet, infrared,

intravenous vitamin C treatments

alongside chemotherapy

and radiotherapy.

“I really work on intuition and

what my body needs. I’ve become

very in tune with myself.”

The pain from treatments has

been immense. Anne has experienced

weeks of nausea, diarrhoea

with bleeding haemorrhoids, flu

symptoms and an aching body.

Her skin became raw and itchy,

and her mouth was often filled

with ulcers. She lost her hair.

“The treatment for cancer is so

hard on your body. It is a balance

between killing the cancer and

yourself,” she said.

After seven weeks of chemo, at

the end of 2018, Anne was told

by doctors there was no cancer

they could see.

Three and a half weeks after

her last chemo session, Anne

received her second miracle.

She found out she was pregnant.

With twins!

The couple had to decide

whether to go ahead with the

pregnancy, Anne’s body still immensely

weak from chemotherapy.

It was already extraordinary

she was pregnant. Diagnosed

with endometriosis as a teenager,

she was told she would need to

have children by 21. Yet along

came her three children.

They had decided to go ahead

with the pregnancy and Ralphie

and Knoxie were born.

Anne had done everything she

could to heal from her cancer.

She had moved on with her life

and was busy with motherhood.

Ben was in his final year of a

double degree at university.

But then she started experiencing

headaches and visual

disturbances.

After just finishing breast

feeding, in March 2020, Anne

was diganosed with brain cancer,

three tumours growing in her

brain which had metastasised

from her original breast cancer.

“I turned around to my husband

when I heard the news and

said: ‘No. I’ve got brain cancer!

No’ I felt so shocked but I was

not surprised.”

In May, she had invasive brain

surgery to remove the tumours,

and started radiotherapy.

“After being told I had brain

COURAGEOUS:

Anne Bay with

husband Ben

and children

Paisley (middle)

and twins

Ralphie (left)

and Knoxie.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

cancer, for the next

two weeks I watched copious

amounts of people healing from

crazy things and I thought, if

they can do it, I can heal too.

“I’ve indoctrinated myself that

healing is easy and very doable.

The power of the mind is incredible.”

But more cancer spread

through the protective membrane

in her brain.

“One night after an MRI, I lost

my cognitive ability. I couldn’t

read or write, I didn’t even know

Knoxie’s name. I felt so scared,”

she said.

They went straight to the

emergency department and that

was when they got the devastating

prognosis.

The oncologist told her she had

six months to live. The cancer

was spreading too quickly.

“I thought no, I am too

healthy, I am too well, my spirit

is too strong and alive to die. I

am too committed to healing.”

Anne had not even made a

will, so determined to heal, but

with this final blow, she thought

she would have to finally prepare

for her death.

“Leaving your young children

is so hard. How do you even

prepare them?” she said.

Anne would often tell Paisley:

“We never know when people

will die. People can die suddenly

and that’s why we just value and

love the people in our life while

we can.”

She said: “When I hug my

children I don’t think about

losing them as I don’t want to

pass that fear through to them, I

try and keep myself in a place of

pure love.”

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Yet even after receiving her

death sentence, Anne was still

100 per cent committed to

healing.

She said: “I don’t like the

word fighting, it’s a battle

word. I feel with cancer it is

healing you’ve got to do.”

“My children have been 100

per cent my motivation.”

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IN JUST 14 days, skate

enthusiasts of Sumner put in

more than 200 hours of work

to refurbish the community

skate ramp.

It was a team effort.

Damian Doyle, Phil Elmey

and Trevor Hone carried out

the specialist work, including

applying a new Gator Skins

surface, constructing a ply sub

surface, replacing damaged

woodwork, and installing

larger coping for better grips

and tricks.

More than 25 volunteers

helped with repainting, and

tidying the space up for its

opening again. Local businesses

donated food and refreshments

to the workers.

Said Sumner Hub co-ordinator

Charlie Hudson: “The

ramp was reopened the mo-

EXCITEMENT: Sumner

Hub co-ordinator Charlie

Hudson with the new

Gator Skins surface.

(Right) – Trevor Hone, Phil

Elmey and Damian Doyle

carried out the specialist

work on the ramp.

ment the paint was dry as we

had a crowd of excited skaters

dying to try the new surface.”

February 17, was the happiest

of days for Anne and her

family.

She is healing.

Anne is hoping to write a

book about her journey alongside

starting an organisation

that offers practical support

and resources to others with

cancer.

She is working to keep a

Once the Bays Area Skate

Park is opened next year, they

are planning to donate the

ramp to another community.

The refurbishment

project was funded by the

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board, alongside

donations from nearly 40

individuals, including young

skaters donating their pocket

positive mental space for the

future, for both herself and

the people around her. Anne

is so busy with her children, it

is hard to believe she even has

time for cancer.

“It isn’t easy,” Anne

explained. She’s still

experiencing nausea and pain

as her chemotherapy continues

this month.

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Skateboarders keen on refurbished ramp

money.

The Sumner Hub is planning

to hold a celebration

event on April 11 at 5pm to

thank everyone involved in

the refurbishment.

Keep an eye on the Sumner

Green and Skate Area

Facebook page for more

information on the ramp and

event.

Cancer journey could be told in book

“But it’s my choice to

either stay in bed and feel

miserable or to get up and get

going.

“So I choose to change my

attitude. I choose to have a positive

attitude.”

Each morning, Anne takes

a deep breath, wipes away

her tears from the pain, and

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Team effort to look after seafarers

IT’S A privilege to write this

column, my first, in the Bay

Harbour News as your local MP.

Our community newspapers

are a big part of our local areas

and they do a great job of

covering our local issues.

It would be remiss of me not to

pay tribute to the outgoing MP

for Port Hills, Ruth Dyson. I’ve

been told many times that I have

big shoes to fill, and while this is

indeed true, it became clear as

I knocked on doors throughout

the electorate that it was not so

much shoes but hearts that were

full.

One thing Ruth was always

known for was her excellent

constituency work, and I won’t

be letting that slip.

My office is at 642 Ferry Rd,

you can reach me by email

at Tracey.McLellanMP@

parliament.govt.nz, and my

phone number is 376 4512 –

please don’t hesitate to reach out

and get in touch.

The Government has

announced we will be fixing a

problem that the Bay Harbour

News has brought attention to –

how we support seafarer welfare

centres.

Lyttelton has always been a

hospitable place that provides a

warm welcome to the seafarers

who visit our port. They come

from all over the world and often

work in tough conditions – but

when they’re in our community

they are welcome.

Here in Lyttelton, the

Seafarers’ Centre does amazing

work. But the volunteers who

provide that warm welcome we

are all proud of haven’t always

Tracey McLellan

Member of Parliament Banks Peninsula

had the best support.

They’ve had to rely on

short-term grants and charitable

donations. The Government

will change that by allowing

maritime levies to be raised

on shipping to fund these

services.

Addressing this issue has

been a real team effort from the

Lyttelton community.

John McLister has been a

leader here and nationally

in delivering these services,

while Lyttelton Community

Board members Tyrone Fields

and Reuben Davidson have

advocated for this change,

getting a petition out there and

getting in the ear of MPs and

ministers – and it’s paid off.

Like Tyrone always says, it’s

all about manaakitanga – our

hospitality.

FUNDING: The Government

will provide funding to

national seafarer welfare

centres, including the

Lyttelton Seafarers Centre.

ESTUARY MATTERS

Squatters’ village now prime real estate

The Avon-

Heathcote

Estuary Ihutai

Trust is a

non-profit

organisation

formed

to protect

one of New

Zealand’s most important

coastal wetlands. Each

week, board members

will discuss matters

regarding the estuary,

its rich history and what

makes it unique. This

week Bill Simpson writes

about the history of

Beachville

It wasn’t long ago that some of

the most highly-priced real estate

in Christchurch was a squatters’

village.

We call it Beachville now and

the views over the estuary and

the mountains are magnificent.

The first European settlers

there were squatters, a bunch

of happy fishermen, content to

build shacks and while away

their time enjoying the view, a

tipple or three and each other’s

company no doubt.

In reality, they provided

Christchurch with a constant

supply of fish.

Patiki (flounder) were once

abundant here; the area was

actually known as Waipatiki

(flounder water).

Up until the 1930s Fisherman’s

Flat was a bustling village, with

a wide beach where both cockles

and shrimp were abundant, and

mudflats where residents could

spear flounders and eels.

Redcliffs shrimps were considered

a delicacy and were sent

throughout the country. But the

wide, shallow beach was filled in

NATURAL: Thousands of dead krill recently turned

Southshore beach pink. According to reports the same

thing happened in 1898.

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when a seawall was built in the

1930s, and a nearby sewage outlet

spelt the eventual end of the

shrimp fishery and safe shellfish

harvesting.

Earlier this year large amounts

of krill were washed into the

estuary and the water edge along

Southshore opposite Beachville

turned red.

An early account reports the

same thing happening in 1898.

In May that year, the beaches at

Fishermans Flat were covered

with what was called “whale

food” and then, as happened this

year, the foreshore was said to be

painted red.

It is fascinating to note that

this land we now call Beachville

was part of a parcel of land

bought by William Moorhouse

and his brothers just after they

arrived in Christchurch in 1851.

Moorhouse became

a superintendent of the

Canterbury Provincial

Government and was the

champion of the Lyttelton rail

tunnel which opened in 1867.

The land passed out of the

hands of the Moorhouses in

1877. Later, in 1895, it was subdivided

into 96 sections.

But it seems that it took many

years before permanent houses

were built there. In the meantime

the squatting fishermen

built their huts and enjoyed free

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SPORT 17

Sea2Sky toughest yet tests participants

THE BRAD Richards Building

Sea2Sky Challenge 2021 in

Sumner will go down in history

books as one of the toughest

years to date.

About 400 participants lined

up on Sunday to test themselves

with a swim at Scarborough, a

ride to the top of the Port Hills

and a trail run along Godley

Head and Scarborough trails.

Big surf and very choppy seas

resulted in a shortened swim leg

but New Zealand’s triathlon stars

showed their calibre with former

world under 23 champion Tayler

Reid (Gisborne) coming out of

the water first while Ainsley

Thorpe (Cambridge) led the

women’s field.

Reid was caught on the bike by

youth Olympic champion Dylan

McCullough but Reid once

again dominated on the run and

pushed hard to the finish.

Fellow New Zealand elite

squad teammate Saxon Ward

caught McCullough on the brutal

run; the steep climbs and steps

brought a lot of competitors to a

walking pace.

“My goal is to run the fastest

goal split,” said a thrilled but

exhausted Reid.

“The uphill’s were hard on the

heart, but the downhills killed

my legs, but I loved it.”

The stellar women’s line up saw

Ainsley Thorpe, Sophie Corbidge

and Brea Roderick go head to

head with Thorpe leading from

start to finish.

“That run course; I didn’t know

if I was going to make it,” said

Thorpe.

“I should have done it before,

as I didn’t have enough nutrition

and it took longer than I

expected. I started walking on

the stairs and I thought oh my

god, Sophie’s going to catch me.

But the spectators and volunteers

were telling me, “You just have

downhill to go now”.

Oldest competitor and

Christchurch triathlon legend

John Gordon at 81 came out on

force, as well as three women in

the 70 to 79-years-old category for

the full challenge duathlon, showing

that age is just a number.

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Results – https://www.

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Lidia Belles-Escrig of Sumner.

Deb Rhodes makes the hill climb look easy.

Ready, set, go.

David Fitch of

Charteris Bay won

the 40-49 men’s

duathlon.

A determined Willow

Richards in the seven to

eight-years-old aquathon.

Helen Wright of Akaroa.

Competitors cycle up from

Sumner to the summit of

Evans Pass.


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All charged up over plug-in Mini Cooper

I’VE NEVER owned a Mini,

but my wife still talks about her

classic three-door with much

affection.

It was an original 60s

Morris Mini-Minor 850 that had

travelled more than 60,000 miles

when she bought it, however, it

gave her unfaltering service for

many years.

My wife is a bit ambivalent

about the new generation Mini,

she’s not convinced it’s true to the

concept of old, but she is excited

about the latest addition to the

line-up – a fully electric/plug-in

Mini.

We had the $59,900 Mini

Cooper SE – E for electric –

during four week days and looked

at the model as many would – an

urban commute. For that role it is

everything you would want from

today’s electric vehicle and, what’s

more, it has range, BMW claims a

233km distance between charges,

that’s at best usage.

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As an aside, the 2020 New

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The Mini electric is also strong

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These are quick figures, and

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I also completed a highway

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There are some compromises

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2021

Connecting Your Local Community

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YOUR LOCAL

INSIDE

Have your say

Our Long Term Plan 2021–31 is our game plan for how, and what, we plan

to spend over the next 10 years.

We want you to have a say on what we should focus on. Have we got it right?

This budget is a turning point for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula and we’re investing in our

future. We’re focusing on delivering the basics and doing it better – water, roads and transport

– while keeping rates increases affordable. This comes at a time when we’re responding and

adapting to climate change and COVID-19.

You can see our main proposals over the page, and how to have your say on the back.

ccc.govt.nz/longtermplan


Investing in our future

Our budget for the next 10 years

COVID-19 has had a major impact on our finances. Like many households, we’ve made – and will continue to

make – savings to our day-to-day spending. And with ongoing growth, we need the right infrastructure in the

right place at the right time to support it.

We’ve thought about what you’ve told us is important to you – delivering the basics and doing it better – and

what we need to do to continue making progress.

Our $13.1 billion budget

We’re proposing a $13.1 billion budget over 10 years. We’ve

set our core spending on infrastructure and facilities at

$1.26 billion for the first three years of our Long Term Plan,

ensuring we can do all the work we want to deliver in the

timeframe we’ve set. By locking this in, we’re giving certainty

to the construction and other sectors, and stimulating

economic activity.

Day-to-day spending

We’re proposing to spend $5.6 billion on day-to-day services

the Council provides over the next 10 years. We’ve identified

savings of $52 million to these operational costs – $18 million

in this financial year alone, and additional savings of

$34 million in 2021/22. Over the whole period of the

Long Term Plan, we’re proposing to save $329 million of

operating costs.

Investing in the basics

In the first three years this Long Term Plan, we’re particularly

focused on investing in our roads and water – two of the

issues we hear about most from the community. We’re

proposing to spend more on maintaining and improving the

condition of our existing roads, footpaths and cycleways, and

protecting and upgrading our water networks.

Rates increase

We’re aiming to keep rates rises as affordable and sustainable

as possible. Your rates help us pay for all the services that

keep our city running – for example, your water, your

sewerage, your roads and your kerbside collection. We’re

proposing a residential rates increase of 5% for an averagevalued

house ($508,608) for the 2021/22 financial year. This

comes to an extra $142.25 a year or $2.74 a week. Over the

10 years, the average annual rates increase for all ratepayers

will be 4%. The cumulative rates increase over the 10 years

will be 47.8%.

Changes to how we rate

We’re proposing some new targeted rates. These include an

excess water charge for households that use significantly more

water than the average, a heritage targeted rate to show more

clearly the proportion of your rates that you already pay towards

specific heritage projects, and a targeted rate to help towards the

Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora’s restoration. We’re also proposing

some changes to existing rates such as expanding our land

drainage targeted rate to include all ratepayers, and changes to

who’s eligible for rates remissions.

Sharing costs $722.6 million

We’re proposing contributing to projects that are being delivered

and/or partly funded by the Government and others: the

Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, Metro Sports Facility, the Ōtākaro

Avon River Corridor programme, and more.


Other main proposals

Water $2.3 billion

We’re proposing to invest 41% of our capital spend on protecting

and upgrading our drinking water, stormwater and wastewater

networks. We’re also proposing to charge an excess water

use targeted rate for households that use significantly more

water than the average household. This charge would apply

if a household used more than 700 litres a day – the average

household uses 540 litres a day.

Our roads and footpaths

$551.8 million

We’re proposing investing in upgrading roads, footpaths and

road infrastructure over the next 10 years. For the first three

years of our Long Term Plan we propose to spend $18.3 million

a year on road resurfacing – we’ll resurface a total of 5.3% of the

city’s roads, up from the current 2%. This funding will increase to

nearly $20 million a year from the fourth year. This means it will

take 10 years to get streets back to a state that compares with the

national average, rather than 20 years.

Transport $834 million

We want to give people better and safer options for getting

around, whether by car, public transport, on foot or on a bike

or scooter. We’re proposing to invest $834 million on these

improvements over the next 10 years.

Climate change

Together we can reduce our emissions and prepare for the

opportunities and challenges presented by climate change.

A key focus of our Long Term Plan is reducing emissions by

making changes to the way we travel, the waste we create and

the energy we use. The Council has also developed a Draft

Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy, which is out for

feedback until Sunday 25 April 2021.

Ōtākaro Avon River

Corridor $316 million

Regenerating the 602-hectare Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor is

a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a legacy that benefits

future generations. We’re proposing investing in its regeneration,

including the City to Sea Pathway, ecological restoration, cultural

and recreational facilities, and the Pages Road bridge.

Facilities we’re building

$550.3 million

We propose spending $550.3 million, with a further

$197.7 million coming from the Government, on new facilities

over the next 10 years. This includes Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood

Pool, the new Hornby facility, the Performing Arts Precinct, the

Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, Metro Sports Facility, and more.

Heritage $57 million

Over the past decade, we’ve carried out a massive programme

of repairs and restorations, but we still have some work left to do.

In the next 10 years we’ll continue to restore our own buildings

and support private development of heritage buildings. These

include the Old Municipal Chambers (former Our City O-Tautahi),

Cuningham House in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and the

Lancaster Park Memorial Gates. We’re also consulting on funding

the base isolation of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, behind

Canterbury Museum.

Parks and foreshore

$575 million

In the next 10 years we’ll maintain and improve our parks and

foreshore. We propose spending $515 million on parks and

$60 million on foreshore. A total of 39% of planned spending is

on new developments and upgrades while most of the funding

(61%) is on upgrading what we already have as it reaches the

end of its life. Key projects include continuing the development

of Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, upgrading our sports fields, and

reopening Lancaster Park for public use.

Changes to our services

We’re proposing a few changes to the opening hours at our

libraries and at Christchurch Art Gallery. We’ve looked at when

they’re at their busiest and when we can reduce opening hours

with minimal impact. We’re proposing to close the service desks

at Akaroa and Lyttelton, which are no longer busy with more

people new choosing to use our phone and online services.

We’re also proposing closing the Riccarton Road Bus Lounges.

Fees and charges

We’re proposing to change some Council fees and charges.

In most cases they’ll add less than a dollar or two to the

amount paid, and reflect increased costs or inflation.

For more about these and other proposals, please visit

ccc.govt.nz/longtermplan


What will we spend money on over

the next 10 years?

Check out our new online search tool at ccc.govt.nz/longtermplan. It’s your handy guide to the hundreds

of projects we plan to spend money on in the next 10 years. Search by the area you live in, the type of

project, the project name or even just a key word.

Have your say

You can provide your feedback on the proposals in our Draft Long

Term Plan 2021–31 from Friday 12 March – Sunday 18 April 2021.

Visit ccc.govt.nz/longtermplan to fill out an online submission form. Alternatively, visit

one of our libraries or service centres to fill out a submission form, email us, send us a letter

or visit us at 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Find out more at one of our drop-in sessions at TSB Space, Level 1 Tūranga in

Cathedral Square:

Tuesday 23 March, any time between 11.30am–1.30pm

Wednesday 31 March, any time between 4.30pm–6.30pm

Please note that these sessions may need to be postponed or cancelled depending

on COVID-19 alert level changes.

Can’t make these drop-ins?

Please let us know if you’d like us to attend your community meeting. Or you can call us

directly if you have any questions. Call Katy McRae, Engagement Manager, on 03 941 8037

or email katy.mcrae@ccc.govt.nz

ccc.govt.nz/longtermplan

We’re also consulting on our

draft Ōtautahi Christchurch

Climate Change Strategy

Climate change offers both opportunities and challenges.

We need to reduce our emissions by making changes to the way we travel, the waste we

create and the energy we use. We also need to consider how we can prepare and adapt

to the impacts of our changing climate.

Find out more and have your say until 25 April 2021.

ccc.govt.nz/climatechange


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Wednesday March 17 2021 Bay Harbour News 29

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Elevated Excellence + Exceptional Views

151 Panorama Road, Sumner

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of lightweight concrete and cedar cladding makes for elegant exterior style,

while fresh white walls, engineered oak and polished concrete flooring lend

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Ultimate Beach Bungalow

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