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Big Anzac Day turnout

Train speeds

to remain

at 40km/h

through

Heathcote

• By Samantha Mythen

We shall remember them. These words echoed across the region area as hundreds of people joined in on Anzac Day

commemoration services on Sunday. They came together to remember those who gave their lives in service to New

Zealand and to also reflect on the brave work of those who still serve today. The well-attended service in Lyttelton

(above) featured a parade of bagpipe players marching along London St. More than 800 people attended the dawn

service in Heathcote Valley. About 500 people then paraded to the Valley Inn Tavern where keen cooks had been

up since 4.30am preparing breakfast. Members of the Sumner Lifeboat and surf life saving clubs took part in the

services in Sumner. After Covid-19 meant last year’s services usual gatherings could not take place, the large

turnouts this year showed the power of community spirit.

HEATHCOTE residents have

successfully campaigned for train

speed limits through their valley

to remain the same.

A KiwiRail spokesperson told

Bay Harbour News the company

would be keeping the speed limit

for trains travelling through

Heathcote at 40km/h.

Said Heathcote Valley Community

Association chairman

Lewis Low: “This was the correct

decision and the right thing to do.

Everyone is really happy about this

decision.”

It was decided after KiwiRail

representatives Steve Pye and John

Gousmett met with the community

on March 15 to discuss a

proposed change of increasing the

speeds to 50km/h.

More than 60 people turned up

the meeting to share their

perspective on the issue.

Gousmett explained to the

group the increased speed would

actually reduce the amount of

noise as trains would no longer

have to increase power as they

approached Lyttelton tunnel.

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Thursday, 1-3pm, at Halswell,

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Thursday, 1-3.30pm

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If you are interested in playing

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a beginner or an advanced player.

Phone Noel at 322 8636 for more

information.

Rotary Market

Sunday, 8.30am-12.30pm

Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St

A variety of stalls will be available.

Understanding Brain Injury and Concussion, Monday, 10-

11am, South Library. This talk will explain more about brain injury – how

it happens, what the effects can be and what support is available. Free,

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Every Sunday. For site inquiries,

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Monday, 2-4pm

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Go along for a game with a

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Storm hits Sumner businesses

• By Samantha Mythen

A PIZZERIA and a florist were

flooded after Saturday’s heavy

rain saw an overflow of water on

the streets of Sumner.

Fire & Slice manager Pal Singh

said as the water rose on the

streets outside the pizzeria on

Wakefield Ave, it also flowed

over the curb

and in through

the front door.

The water

covered the

entire floor of

the building,

Pal Singh

including the

dining area,

kitchen, pantry and stock chiller,

flowing all the way to the back

door.

It took seven hours to clean

up the water and sanitise the

restaurant once the flooding had

stopped.

Singh said the flooding was

disappointing as just two weeks

prior the road works through

Sumner Village had been completed.

Said Singh: “The building

had flooded in 2019 and after

the roadworks had finished we

thought this problem should be

fixed.”

A previous business in the

building – Stoked – had also

seen previous incidents of

flooding. The owner had raised

these concerns with the city

council when the new street

design came out but their

concerns were not addressed.

The floor of Harakeke florist

and giftshop on Marriner St was

also flooded.

The Sumner Volunteer Fire

Brigade was called out at 9pm

to the village to provide help to

those affected by the flooding.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer,

Darren Wright, said city council

contractors also worked alongside

the fire brigade, digging

out a third stormwater pipe at

the beach, which relieved the

flooding.

Wright explained when

flooding occurred it is important

vehicles drive slower through

the water to prevent waves

which cause further damage to

buildings.

FLOODED: Water inside Fire & Slice’s kitchen, a pizzeria

in Sumner after torrential rain flooded the streets on

Saturday. ​

In Brief

Fatality avoided

on Scarborough Hill

Airbags prevented what

could have been a fatal

injury after a car crashed

into a power pole on

Scarborough Hill on

Saturday morning. The

power pole was knocked

across the road. Orion came

and fixed the pole later that

morning.

The Sumner Volunteer Fire

Brigade was called out to

attend the scene at 12.15am.

Vibrations of trains

concerning

•From page 1

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 explained

their main concerns were about

the vibration caused by the trains,

not the speed. The faster a train

goes, the higher the vibrations.

Said Low: “This shows what

a community can achieve when

they work together.”

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Educating teen parents both a reward

• By Bea Gooding

NO MATTER what life throws

at the teenage mothers of

Kimihia Parents’ College, they

know their little family’s future

is in safe hands.

That’s where Diane Atkins

and her team come in, to ensure

young mothers can see the light

at the end of the tunnel while

juggling the responsibility of

pregnancy, raising a baby and

finishing secondary school.

The head teacher embraces the

challenge because, at the end of

the day, there was always a positive

outcome – something she

made sure to emphasise within

the classroom.

“I’m juggling a lot of balls, but

as long as I catch those balls,

I’m okay. What I’ve learned is

that there’s always a positive

outcome,” said Atkins.

Working with the girls from

when they came in, to the end,

was a “big long journey.” Many

were kicked out of school or had

to leave because they no longer

related to their peers.

“They’ve been bullied at

school, so a lot of them come in

suspicious of another school, but

once they settle in, they make

lifelong friends and lifelong steps

to success.”

Atkins teaches business applications,

digital technology and

runs the parents’ school, having

done so for the past six years.

Until she went to Canterbury

University to study teaching and

computing, the thought of teaching

never crossed her mind.

She did not have to move very

far from her old job to the role at

Kimihia, where she previously

taught at Linwood College for 16

years.

Kimihia is hosted by Linwood

College but operates from a different

site, as all teen parent units

across the country are hosted by

a high school.

It is a chance for 14 to 19-yearolds

who are parents, or about

to have a child, to finish NCEA

level 1, 2 and 3 and develop the

best possible pathway for them,

and their children’s future.

Students could also bring their

babies to school as there was a

childcare unit next door.

SAFE:

Kimihia

Parents’

College

head

teacher

Diane Atkins

and her

dog, Honey,

who has

been at the

school as

long as she

has.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

Strong empathy for the mothers

and having the means to help

them was the key behind the

switch from mainstream classes

to a more specialised school,

designed for up to 30 students at

a time.

Not only did she have the skill

of teaching under her belt from

Linwood, being a mother of two

sons herself brought invaluable

experience to the position.

“I saw it as a change, a different

direction for myself and a challenge,”

said Atkins.

“I didn’t know what it would

be like because I loved what I

was doing at Linwood.”

Each day was a reward in itself

because Atkins was able to witness

the progress of both mother

and child every year.

By the time they left school,

her aim was for everyone to

have confidence in themselves

to move further in life, whether

it was to go to university, getting

a job or even having more

children.

“The best time is at the celebrations

because we have the

whānau in; we see [the girls] at

their best,” she said.

“They’ve achieved level 1, 2

and 3, had their babies and are

doing well, and they’re going

off to a future that’s better than

where they were when they came

in – that’s where my passion

lies.”

Having smaller class sizes

meant teachers could have a

better understanding of each student

and the troubles they faced

outside the classroom.

At Linwood, there were

usually 25 to 30 students per

class, which made it difficult to

see what was happening behind

the scenes.

Christine Maynard’s roots are in the deep South, gateway to

Fiordland, the dramatic beauty undoubtedly having an influence on

her. Self taught, she has taken her creativity to painting semi abstract

landscapes. Layering paint and working into the paint with various

tools allows suggestion of strata, erosion, flora and fauna.

Maynard says of her work “The paintings aim to reveal the essential

nature – or soul – of the landscape. There are many hidden layers

beneath the surface. These are depicted by multiple layers of texture

and colour, often revealed by scraping back the top surfaces.

Each painting shows that the landscape is inherently transient. There

may be solid rock in one area of the painting transformed to shifting

sand in another area. Or there may be a snow-capped mountain in

one area transformed to a flowing river in the other.

The paintings show this evolution in a “deconstructed” way. All

the elements of the landscape exist together in a “patchwork” of

mountain, glacier, river, field and sky. The paintings are another way

of seeing the natural environment, but with a familiarity that appeals

to our emotions . . . hidden essence . . . “

Hidden Essence is Maynard’s second solo show at Little River Gallery,

her first was very successful and served to propel her well into the art

world, her paintings have come to rest in art collections throughout

New Zealand and beyond.

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and a challenge

Said Atkins: “When you’re a

teacher you don’t get time to do

that; I didn’t get a behind-thescenes

look. You don’t know

about their family life, about

the problems they’re having.

Whereas at Kimihia, they each

have an individual programme.

With these girls, the whole picture

comes through.”

Although Kimihia only took on

young mothers, as they were often

primary caregivers, the door

never closed on teen dads.

“If there was a father who

was the main caregiver, then he

would be allowed to come. It’s

just that they’re not there – mums

are the ones who come in when

they’re pregnant.”

Atkins commended the fact

that the students were still coming

to school in spite of the challenges

before them.

The young mothers still did

their best, even when they turned

up exhausted each day following

a sleepless night, due to either

their pregnancies or tending to

crying babies.

A common barrier behind teen

parents missing school was if

they or their child got sick, or if

they needed to attend appointments.

It was why Kimihia introduced

a van service that took students

to and from school, and to any

appointments throughout the

day.

It enabled them to miss part

of the day, rather than the whole

day altogether.

A counsellor and a nurse

on-site meant they could seek

guidance on issues with housing,

money or family. Some were

on the journey alone without a

partner.

Every girl had a story.

“Supporting them through that

is important because they know

when they get to the top of that

ladder, their child will get there

too,” said Atkins.

“At the end of the day, these

girls get off the couch and come

to school.”

Atkins was born and raised in

Christchurch. She loves to walk

her golden retriever, Honey, who

provides an extra layer of comfort

at school.

She only had one piece

of advice for teen parents

considering a path towards

education.

“Get off the couch and do what

you need to do to create a better

life for your child,” she said.

“It’s important for them to see

that whatever they gain, their

child will gain.”

Pupils bring port

narratives to life

• By Samantha Mythen

OUR STORIES, a community

project involving pupils from

Lyttelton Primary School, has

joined with a mapping app

bringing people’s narratives to

life.

The project is now available

as a layer on the city council’s

SmartView website app, which

displays real time information

about Christchurch.

Year 7 and 8 pupils in Lyttelton

have been interviewing people

about their experiences and memories

of growing up in the port.

These stories are then curated

by project director Kris Herbert,

and shared on the Our Stories

app, linking the tales to specific

areas in the community.

Herbert started the project in

2018 and at the beginning of this

year, approached the school to

ask if they would be interested in

helping.

Teacher Rachel Cummins said

the project sat well within their

curriculum which focuses on

“our place.”

When Herbert has an interview

subject, she emails Cummins,

who then picks out the

interviewing pupils from a hat.

Those chosen then go through

the questions they will ask and

plan out their interview.

Said Cummins: “They always

come back after the interview

buzzing with stories.”

Cummins explained the pupils

are always fascinated by the

stories they hear.

One particular story that stood

out was told by a man from

Rapaki.

He informed the pupils about

the rivalry between Lyttelton

West and Lyttelton Primary.

When he was growing up, brawls

were often organised.

This pre-meditated violence

shocked the pupils.

Cummins said the pupils involvement

with the project helps

them to connect to the Lyttelton

community.

Herbert explained the collaboration

with Smartview is

helping to expand the reach of

the project.

“As Our Stories project expands,

we hope to fill the whole city with

beautiful memories of places.”

Our Stories is currently

seeking funding to expand

into more communities. Other

schools are welcome to contact

Herbert to find out more

information on how they can get

involved with the project.

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KINDNESS: Webb spends hours creating unique murals in the sand; his

purpose - just to make people smile.

ANZAC DAY: Webb created this mural on Sunday to commemorate service

people.

Sand mandalas at Sumner celebrate life

• By Samantha Mythen

SUMNER BEACH is being used

as a unique canvas.

Artist Wayne Webb has been

creating sand mandalas on the

beach, which has been attracting

a lot of interest.

On Anzac Day, people walking

along the promenade could

see a sand memorial for service

people.

Webb has made Sumner his

canvas before.

He has created sand sunflowers

and has shared inspiring

quotes, such as “Love life, you

only get 1,” and “Aspire to inspire

everyone.”

Webb’s why behind his artwork

is simple.

“It makes people smile,” he

said. “It costs nothing to be

kind.”

Making the artwork also helps

him to unwind and feel relaxed.

“I feel freedom and I can be

spontaneous. I get to go down

to the beach and just see what

happens.”

Webb started the sand

creations about a year ago

after he had noticed another

man creating sand art in New

Brighton.

As a long time supporter of

mental health organisation Hey

Bro - The Kiwi Brotherhood,

Webb approached the man and

asked if he would create a sand

mural for the group.

Webb said the man gave him

the confidence to try sand art out

himself, seeing it was possible

through helping out with the

Hey Bro mural.

He has now lost count of how

many sand murals he has made.

Webb often works at Sumner,

but he has also created art at

New Brighton, Taylors Mistake,

Akaroa and Okains Bay.

His favourite art work is in

MEMORIAL ART:

Webb’s favourite

creation he’s

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Said Webb: “The ocean always

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Creating the COVID-19 vaccines

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Hillview Christian School in St Martins was a hive of

activity last week as children bobbed and weaved

their way through a range of activities at the Kelly

Sports holiday programme. Activities throughout

the week included dodgeball, indoor bowls and a

Harry Potter Wizard’s Cup.

Samuel Boros, 9, of St Martins. steals the

flag and then went on to make it back

to his side untagged to win the game for

his team.

James Stoney, 11, of Beckenham, gets

tagged after unsuccessfully trying to sidestep

Jake Hutana, 9, of Woolston.

Giulianna Manzano, 9, of St Martins, deals out the cards

during a game of Uno.

Jake Hutana gets un-tagged.

Casey Erkkila, 9, of Woolston on the hunt for

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FUNDRAISER: Members of the Sumner Volunteer Fire

Brigade enjoy a coffee on Anzac. (From left) – Mark Dooley,

Kevin Rowlands, Craig Henderson and Sean Yeates. ​

Fundraiser nets $573

• By Samantha Mythen

JOE’S GARAGE has raised $573

for the Sumner Volunteer Fire

Brigade on Anzac Day.

They donated $2 from every

coffee sold.

The cafe in Sumner have been

running this fundraiser for the

past four years.

They usually pick a random

day during the year to hold the

fundraiser but they decided on

ANZAC day this year as it was

fitting with people in service.

Callum Brownlee has owned

and operated Joe’s Garage for

five years. He said the low-key

fundraiser was inspired by the

volunteer fire brigade’s service to

the community.

“The fire brigade are not just

our customers but they look after

our community,” Brownlee said.

“This is our no thrills way to

say thanks.”

Previously, they have only

donated $1 from each coffee sold,

but Brownlee said, with the increase

in coffee prices along with

everything else, they hoped the

$2 donated would have a greater

impact.

As well as the coffee donations,

they also replaced their tip jar

with a donation jar.

In 2020, they raised $437 for

the brigade.

“This year the fundraiser

is doubly important as the

volunteer fire brigade are in a

temporary station and although,

most of the new build is covered

by Fire and Emergency New

Zealand, there are a lot of extras

which are unfunded.”

Big turnout for fun run

• By Samantha Mythen

MORE THAN $5300 was raised

on Saturday during the Artists

against Slavery fun run event in

Diamond Harbour.

A total of 341km was walked

and ran by more than 60 participants

aged from two to 76 years

old.

Members of the Diamond

Harbour Volunteer Fire Brigade

ran laps in full firefighting gear.

Two members ran 18 laps under

the heat of the noon sun.

The money will be donated

to Hagar International, which

helps rescue and rehabilitate

trafficked people in Afghanistan,

Cambodia and Vietnam.

ESTUARY MATTERS

Bid to turn Mugford Drain

waste area into habitat

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 Tanya

Jenkins writes about Mugford Drain’s industrial legacy

LEGACY: The Mugford Drain in Bexley, which is currently a

focus for the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust as part of

its restoration projects. ​

IF YOU are driving along Anzac

Drive between the Bridge St

roundabout and Pages Rd, you

may notice some work being

done on the city side of the road

and in front of the new Bexley

dog park.

A small drain parallel to the

main road is called Mugford

Drain. Trevor and Shirley Mugford

lived there for many years

after Shirley’s parents ran a dairy

farm running between Bexley Rd

(now Anzac Drive) and Breezes

Rd.

When most of the 40ha farm

was taken in 1964 for landfill,

the family was able to retain a

piece of land near Bexley Rd for

housing.

When European settlers first

came to this part of Christchurch

they described it in 1856 as being

mostly swamp, with flax, toe toe

grass and rushes.

Eels, whitebait, frogs and more

than 100 species of birds were

noted.

The soil and water in this area

are quite salty and ideal for recreating

this coastal marshland.

In preparing the area for planting

in 2019, estuary trust volunteers

supervised and guided by

city council park ranger Jason

Roberts have uncovered a legacy

of the area’s industrial past.

Leather off-cuts, in surprisingly

good condition from a footwear

maker, had been dumped

there.

The origin is not clear, but a

likely candidate is the Arctic

Shoe Company. This was a bootmaking

business that operated

from 1926 to 1939.

Skins were bought from the

Bowron Tanneries in Woolston

and made into sheepskin boots

for sale all over New Zealand.

Haeata Community Campus

students enjoyed the opportunity

to help us design and create a

“lizard island” last year which is

already occupied.

Having completed the

landscape layout and mulching

to prepare the soil the land is

now ready for some serious

planting, mulching and weeding

tasks.

The Estuary Trust will be hosting

several, three-hour Saturday

morning working sessions.

We invite you to contact the

trust on info@estuary.org.nz

to be listed on the “Mugford

restoration team” mail-out list to

receive dates and times of these

restoration days.

Let us turn this waste area back

to an ecological standard where

birds, lizards, plants and insects

can thrive again.

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