Bay Harbour: May 12, 2021

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Further call for 40km/h

speed limit through Redcliffs

• By Samantha Mythen

REDCLIFFS’ residents are again

calling for a lowered speed limit

through their village.

Last week, the Redcliffs

Residents Association wrote to

the Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board requesting

it asks the city council to

implement a 40km/h speed limit

along Main Rd.

Residents’ association

secretary Pat McIntosh said

other parts of city, such as

Woolston and Sumner had a

lower speed limit of 30km/h

and it would be an advantage if

Redcliffs could have something

similar.

The residents’ association first

requested the city council reduce

the speed limit in April 2015,

and it has repeatedly called for

this since.

Residents were told in 2016

and 2020 that the speed would

be addressed in the Main Rd

Master Plan.

However, the implementation

of this plan could be delayed

further if the city council’s draft

Long Term Plan goes ahead,

where they have allocated the

Master Plan to the 2030/31

period.

• Turn to page 7

SLOW DOWN: Redcliffs residents want a reduced speed limit along Main Rd to create a safer area for pedestrians and

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IT IS a no-brainer to lower

the speed limit through the

Redcliffs shopping area to

40km/h.

We report on page 1 today

about another bid – yes

another bid – by the Redcliffs

Residents Association to

convince the powers that be to

go through with the move.

Redcliffs people were told in

2016 and 2020 the speed would

be addressed in the Main Rd

Master Plan.

But as Bay Harbour News

reported last week implementation

of the plan could be

potentially delayed for another

10 years.

So the residents association

has now written to the

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board asking the

40km/h aspect of the Master

Plan be looked at separately.

Let’s see how fast the

bureaucrats will move over

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Controversial logging plan on hold

• By Samantha Mythen

PLANS TO harvest pine trees on

Moepuku Peninsula have been

put on hold while the forester

and city council discuss whether

a resource consent is needed for

the logging activity.

City council head of resource

consents John Higgins said it

believes a resource consent is

required for the logging.

However, Higgins’ said the

forester has a different opinion

and believes no resource consent

is needed.

Last week, Bay Harbour News

learned the city council has been

involved in the conflict since late

March after it received a complaint

on the potential negative

impacts of the logging.

“Our position . . . is reliant

on the factual background and

some fairly complex interpretation

matters,” said Higgins.

“The forester may have some

further information relating to

the background, or with respect

to interpretation matters, in

which case we will need to

consider.”

Higgins said while the activity

was permitted under the National

Environmental Standard

for Plantation Forestry, it

contravenes a rule in the District

Plan, triggering the need for a

resource consent.

PROTECTION: If the trees on Moepuku Peninsula are

logged, locals fear there will be a drastic increase of

sedimentation in the water. PHOTO: MIKE PEARSON

“This is a complex situation

which we’ve received legal advice

on,” Higgins said.

Discussions between the city

council and the forester will

continue but harvesting will not

commence until an agreement

is found.

Last Wednesday, Environment

Canterbury met with concerned

members of the community,

including the Charteris Bay Residents

Association. City council

staff also attended the meeting.

ECan has previously stated the

activity is permitted under the

National Environmental Standard

for Plantation Forestry and a

resource consent is not needed.

However, it told Bay Harbour

News there may be rules under

the District Plan that the harvest

may have to meet. Residents

association chairman Mike

Pearson said the group was not

aware until the meeting there

were rules under the District

Plan that could apply to the

logging activity.

Pearson had been told by

the city council

the logging was

part of ECan’s

jurisdiction,

so the group

had focused on

corresponding

with it.

He said the

association was

Mike

Pearson

grateful for the opportunity to

hear from ECan and the forester

during the meeting.

However, he was disappointed

by ECan’s continual stance on

the issue.

“We were dismayed to find

out ECan’s main approach is

monitoring the logging and

there is no substance behind that

statement,” he said.

“They have provided no

information on what type of

monitoring they will be doing,

where and how.”

The group has since discussed

the potential need for resource

consent with their lawyer, Hans

van der Wal, who originally sent

a legal opinion on the logging to

ECan in March.

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Cinema owner turns 90 and is looking

• By Samantha Mythen

LANG MASTERS, long-time

owner of the iconic Hollywood

3 Cinema in Sumner, has turned

90 and he’s still working seven

days a week.

If you stop by for a movie, you

can see Lang with a big smile

waiting behind the counter, usually

during matinées.

On April 30, friends, family,

and work colleagues, old and

new, gathered at Masters’ home

to celebrate his birthday.

He said he is still eating the

leftovers from the three-tier film

reel cake made especially for

him.

Lang has owned the cinema for

more than 60 years. Hollywood

Cinema was only open on Saturdays

when Lang and his wife

Maureen first took over in 1962.

They painted and redecorated

the 1938 building.

Only now at 90, is he considering

stepping down and is looking

for someone to take over his

share of the business.

“It would be great if that person

was interested in movies,”

said Lang.

“I would hate to see the theatre

pulled down.”

Even if it is sold. Lang said he

would still pop in if they needed

him.

“I enjoy working here – it

keeps you alive,” he said.

Although Covid has resulted

in a movie shortage, Lang said

people have continued to support

the theatre.

“It would be great to see more

visitors though.”

Lang has been running

theatres around the country

since he was a teen. He attended

Christchurch Boys’ High School

and hosted movies on 16mm

film for friends in his parent’s

garage.

In 1981, at the height of Lang

and Maureen’s cinematic empire,

they ran seven cinemas in

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for successor

“The hard part is making sure

you pick the right films,” he said.

“Here, we do better with arty

films not blood-thirsty action

films.”

In 2013, Lang won a New

Zealand Motion Picture Industry

Council award for service to the

industry.

The Hollywood Cinema first

opened in 1938 and has been

screening movies since then. A

second screen was added in 1976

and a third in 1999.

In 2014, the cinema won the

people’s choice award for the

best independent cinema at the

New Zealand Motion Picture

Awards.

In his home on Scarborough

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Hill, Lang has his own theatre,

where friends and family visit.

Lang’s personal favourite genre

is musicals – South Pacific, the

Sound of Music, Oklahoma –

movies accompanied by a chocolate

dipped ice cream.

Lang said running theatres

with his wife Maureen has made

it a very enjoyable life.

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THE CITY council has been

told, at present, it does not need

to remove the rocks at Clifton

Beach as the loss of amenity in

the area is minor.

However, the Redcliffs

Resident Association has been

calling for the rocks’ removal for

the past two years. The rocks are

leftover debris from roadworks.

Said residents association

secretary Pat McIntosh: “The

east end of the beach is currently

affected by large numbers of

surface rocks and there is a high

likelihood that other material

will again be exposed depending

on wind and sea conditions.”

In August 2020, Environment

Canterbury said the city council

was non-compliant with its resource

consent conditions for the

original roadworks, meaning the

city council is required to deal

with the rocks.

However, last month ECan

told the city council removal was

not a priority and no action is

currently required for removal,

until the rocks are exposed

again and amenity is negatively

impacted.

McIntosh said the association

was very disappointed with the

time it has taken to resolve the

issue.

The residents’ association

has since written to the

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board asking it to

request the city council produce

a plan of action for the rocks’

removal.

Heathcote Ward city councillor

Sara Templeton said she

could understand McIntosh’s

frustration. However, it was difficult

to spend ratepayers’ money

when ECan had said it was not

necessary to remove the rocks at

this point.

The issue is set to be discussed

at the community board meeting

today.

Said chairwoman Alexandra

Davids: “We need to be thinking

about where we are spending

money and on what issues and

by how many people are affected

by it.”

She noted members of the

community had approach the

board to say the issue was not

affecting them.

McIntosh acknowledged those

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Clifton Beach rocks to stay

EXPOSED:

Pat

McIntosh

with some

of the

rocks that

are sitting

on Clifton

Beach.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

who did not think the issue was

important but said the residents

association had heard from

many more people who were

complaining about the situation.

“A lot of local people are very

upset about what they see as

a desecration of a much loved

place. There are local people

who walk along the beach every

day and continue to resent the

damage done by the council,”

she said.

The rocks were left on Clifton

Beach after work was carried

out on the nearby road in 2019.

Residents have complained to

the city council about the rocks

since August that year.

The residents’ association

received a response from the city

council the following month,

noting it was evaluating further

options. This was the last time

the residents’ association have

heard from the city council itself

on this matter.

• From page 1

Because of this, the association

are asking the city council to

take action and introduce the

40km/h speed limit now.

McIntosh said improving

public safety for pedestrians and

cyclists is its main concern.

“It will also benefit the

environment and amenity

of the village centre and make it

easier for traffic to enter Main

Rd from the side streets,” she

said.

McIntosh said they

expect the completion

of the Coastal Pathway

will bring more visitors

to the area who will

need to cross the Main

Rd to visit shops and the

parks.

A lowered speed limit

through Moncks Bay is

already proposed as part

of the Coastal Pathway

and the residents’ association

hope this can be extended

through the whole of Redcliffs

from the causeway to beyond

Moncks Bay.

As part of their calls for a

lowered speed limit, the residents

association conducted a survey

in 2020 to deduce the level of

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Improving pedestrian

safety main concern

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you

think there should be a

lower speed limit on Main

Rd through Redcliffs?

Email samantha.mythen@

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community support for this

change.

Sixty responses were received

and 77 per cent of those surveyed

were in favour of a reduced speed

limit.

Heathcote Ward city

councillor Sara Templeton

said residents had been

calling for a lower speed

limit as long as she had

been on the board.

“It is really important

to create safe spaces for

people,” she said.

The community board

Sara originally put through a

Templeton request for reducing the

speed limit, however the

New Zealand Transport Agency

rules at the time prevented an

easy change.

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limit was to be dealt with under

the Master Plan.

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NEWS

THE CARLTON Redcliffs

Hockey Club has been awarded

the NZ Hockey club of the year

for the 2020 season.

Hockey New Zealand held its

annual awards event in Auckland

at the end of April.

It was the first time the

club has won the prestigious

award.

Club president Caleb Ballin,

along with committee members

Pat Barwick and Miranda

Ballin, attended the evening and

accepted the award on the club’s

behalf.

Caleb Ballin said it is the people

who make the club so special.

“I would like to particularly

acknowledge the great work

and efforts of all our volunteers

team within our mighty Reddos

Club,” he said.

“We are particularly lucky to

have such an amazing group.

We all have great respect for one

another and a great culture of

working together, playing hard

on the pitch and being humble.

This award is a reflection and

acknowledgement of that and I

feel really proud what we have

achieved.”

The club of the year award

criteria focused on a club’s

demonstration of best operation

and exceptional standards in

club management, community

engagement, coaching, opportunities

for participation and

development.

Last season saw the club

achieve amazing results, such

as its premier men’s side going

unbeaten and their platinum

girls winning their grade.

The Carlton Redcliffs Club was

established in 1928 and it joined

with the women’s club in 1994.

It now has more than 350

members.

Ballin said the club has produced

and is still producing a

number of Black Sticks players.

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‘Punching above weight’

earns club hockey award

SUCCESS: The Carlton Redcliffs Hockey Club won club of

the year at the New Zealand Hockey Awards for the 2020

season. From left – committee member and coaching

mentor Pat Barwick, president Caleb Ballin and wife and

committee member Miranda Ballin. ​

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 restoration of South New

Brighton Park

DUE TO THE earthquakes

of 10 years ago there was a lot

of damage to the South New

Brighton Park between Bridge

and Ebbtide Sts.

Very quickly, weeds became

dominant and crowding out the

native plants. Pine trees were

self-seeding and small pine trees

popped up everywhere, pushing

Said Ballin: “Whilst we are a

relatively small club we continue

to punch well above our weight.”

Ballin is hoping more junior

players will join the club for the

2021 season.

It runs a ‘give hockey a go’

programme for juniors during

November at Redcliffs School, but

Ballin said reach out if you are

wanting to try hockey out now.

•Email reddos.secretary@

gmail.com or phone Caleb

on 021 884 461 for more

information.

ESTUARY MATTERS

out the existing native plants.

With the city council needing

to think of budgets post-earthquakes,

this park and its maintenance

was, understandably, not

a priority and the park became

badly neglected.

The Estuary Trust has an

active interest in the ecology of

the estuary and its surrounds

and could see that the loss of

native habitat for birds was being

compromised.

In agreement, and with approval

from the city council, the

trust established a “maintenance

group” made up by trust members

and local residents to start

repairing damage, clear weeds

and plant native trees again.

Like with our other four

restoration projects, it has been a

great success with thousands of

native trees replanted.

Truckloads of lupins, grass,

wilding pine trees, blackberry

COLOURFUL: Kathryn Tovgaard and Our Lady Star of the

Sea School pupil Henry Hoogervorst with new cushions

made by the Ferrymead Rotary Club. ​

Cushions brighten

up school library

FERRYMEAD ROTARY Club

members are helping to make

Our Lady Star of the Sea School’s

library more colourful and

comfortable, with cushions.

Last week, nine cushions,

made by club members Kathryn

Tovgaard and Debbie Wolff, were

delivered to the school.

The cushions have been

made in several patterns including

with Lego and Harry Potter

designs.

The club is now working to

create cube covers for the library

seats.

Club president Barbara Crooks

said the project arose at the

school’s end of year prize-giving

when teachers put out a plea to

brighten the library. Ferrymead

Rotary members at the prize-giving

got the message, and the club

set to work.

Said school principal Nathan

Burford: “They have brightened

up what is a somewhat dated

and drab library space. I’m

sure this will lead to far more

engagement by our children to

bury themselves in a book and

use this space”.

Volunteers restore park to former glory

AMBITIOUS: Native plant restoration work by the Avon-

Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust starts in South New Brighton

Park in 2016.

GROWTH: After nearly five years, native plants are thriving

again at South New Brighton Park.

and other invasive weeds have – supervised by city council park

since been removed.

ranger Pieter Borcherds and

Locals have noticed that birds supported by the Sustain New

are returning to this park and Brighton Group, we meet every

it is once again turning into a second Saturday at 2pm for two

native area which is a joy to walk hours work.

around.

No need to book, just turn up.

The Estuary Trust would You can easily spot the volunteers

at work anywhere near the

suggest you investigate this spectacular

park with its stunning playground or near the Pleasant

views over the estuary and its Point Yacht club.

abundant bird life.

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10

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CAFE PASSION: Jo Decartia (left) owner of Dot Com Cafe with barista Susannah Reekie, started her cafe two decades ago. (Centre) – Callum Brownlee’s

first job was at Joe’s Garage. Now he is the cafe’s owner. (Right) – Jo and Ben Holmes opened Niche Coffee + Eatery about a month ago.

Easy to satisfy coffee craving in Sumner

With the opening of

Niche Coffee + Eatery

on Marriner St, there are

now five cafes within

100m of each other

in Sumner. Samantha

Mythen reports

VARIETY: Christine Priest loves visiting all of the cafes in Sumner. Beth Yates (left) and Catherine Saunders always stop at

Dot Com Cafe after cycling two to three times a week.

PHOTOS: SAMANTHA MYTHEN

IN SPITE OF a 40min commute

each day from Ataahua, near

Birdlings Flat, Jo Decartia has

owned Dot Com Cafe for 20

years.

“I’ve always loved the food

industry,” she said.

Her customers keep her going.

She has loved watching families

grow and children grow up over

the past two decades.

Everything in her cafe is

homemade. From the famous

carrot cake to the yoghurt and

bread.

The one exception is milk.

“I did look at buying a dairy

farm,” laughed Decartia.

“But it was too expensive. You

never know though.”

The eggs used in the cafe come

from Decartia’s own chickens.

Decartia originally set up Dot

Com Cafe in the building where

new eatery Niche is. She moved

to the stand-alone building 20m

up the road earlier this year.

“It’s awesome having our own

space and there’s lots of space for

plants,” she said.

Just as Decartia mentioned

how special her regulars are, in

came Ken O’Sullivan.

“Hey Ken, how are you going?”

she said.

“A flat white for you?”

O’Sullivan is a Sumner local of

13 years.

“The cafe moved down to here

and I followed it too,” he said.

Sitting outside were two other

Sumner residents – Beth Yates

and Catherine Saunders – relaxing

after cycling around Godley

Head.

The two women find themselves

at Dot Com Cafe two to

three times a week. It’s always

their final destination after a

bike ride.

“We love what Jo does. The

coffee, service, outdoor area, ambience.

It’s all great,” said Yates.

“We will always be loyal,” said

Saunders.

Niche is the newest cafe on the

block.

Jo and Ben Holmes opened up

just three weeks ago, but their

cafe is bustling.

Ben had been working in business

development selling coffee

beans to cafes for more than

eight years.

He and Jo had the idea of starting

a cafe brewing at the back of

their minds. The opportunity to

make this a reality came up with

the availability of the spot in

Sumner.

“We wanted to build something

different, with a different

flavour,” Ben said.

He explained they wanted to

create a design-led cafe. Their

food is cooked in-house and

follows the seasons.

Their coffee, supplied by Allpress,

is served hot, a main focus

for Ben.

“Sumner is a destination spot

and we want to draw like-minded

coffee drinkers and customers

out here,” he said.

The Holmes couple have faith

the local market will help support

them through winter.

“It’s been incredible and humbling

how welcoming the locals

have been. We really appreciate

the support,” Ben said.

The regular cafe dwellers build

the foundation of the business

and it appears there are enough

DESTINATION: Every

Saturday Lisa MacDonald

and friends end their cycle

ride at Coffee Culture.

people regularly visiting Sumner

to share around. Ben compared

Sumner to St Clair, Dunedin,

where there are also five thriving

cafes in the small beachside area.

“We want to add to the community,

it’s not about competing,”

Ben said.

“We have a lot of respect for

the current cafes that have been

here for the long-term.”

Niche opens early at 6.30am,

perfect for early risers who walk

their dogs along the beach.

Christine Priest, a Sumner

resident of more than 30 years,

enjoyed mushrooms on toast.

She often walks her dog in the

morning and then heads to a cafe

for a coffee to start her day.

“It’s wonderful having the

variety of cafes here, and they’re

all dog-friendly,” she said.

Priest said her dog often followed

its nose and pulled her to

Coffee Culture for her morning

coffee.

They always give her dog a

canine biscuit.

“I like to support all the cafes.

They all have their positives as

they’re all different,” she said.

Sitting outside Coffee Culture

was Lisa MacDonald. She cycles

to the cafe from over Summit Rd

or Gebbies Pass every weekend

with a “gaggle of men.”

“We’ve been coming here religiously

for the past four years,”

said Priest

“We like it here, it has a great

vibe.”

Craig Kiesanowski owns

Coffee Culture, and his son Tom,

who lives in Sumner, manages

the business.

They’ve run it since 2008,

however, the shop itself has been

selling coffees since 1996. It is

the flagship store of the Coffee

Culture franchise.

“Coffee Culture has a long

standing tie to the Sumner community,”

he said.

“Children of the original

guests come in, now as adults.”

Kiesanowski said the premises

has always been a destination for

cyclists and the annual Tour de

Coffee Culture sprung from this

relationship.

He is a cyclist himself, who

stopped frequently at Coffee Culture

before he decided to buy it.

Although now surrounded by

eateries, Kiesanowski said he

liked that Sumner, as a destination,

offered variety to those who

visited.

Across the road, with Callum

Brownlee at the helm, is Joe’s

Garage.

Brownlee grew up in Sumner

and his family were regulars

there. When the time came for

Brownlee to get his first job, it

was a “no-brainer.”

He worked there for two years

and became owner five years ago.

“Sumner is such a cool spot.

The best parts of working here is

the people – staff and customers

equally,” he said.

Brownlee said Joe’s is a place

for everyone.

“Kids come in after school for

milkshakes and fries. Business

people come in for coffees and

meetings. Older people come in

for tea and scones.”

Although, Brownlee acknowledges

Sumner is often a seasonal

destination, he says the locals

always look after the Joe’s Garage

crew.

“Our reaction is not to hibernate

in winter – it’s business as

usual”

Since Niche has opened up,

Brownlee said he had not noticed

any change in customer numbers.

The other cafe, Sunshine

Corner Cafe, was closed on

Wednesday.


Wednesday May 12 2021 Bay Harbour News 11

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OUR PEOPLE – VIV SMITH

Teamwork, friendship, trust – all part of

Governors Bay resident

Viv Smith has fought

fires in the Port Hills,

helped with house

evacuations, worked

at the CTV site after

the February 22, 2011,

earthquake, and taught

schoolchildren how

to get ‘fire wise,’ all in

a volunteering role.

Retiring this year, she

talks to Samantha

Mythen about her past

15 years serving as a

volunteer firefighter

Where are you from

originally?

I am from Hertfordshire,

England. To lose your accent,

I think you have to come here

quite young. I arrived here

in 1990. I married a New

Zealander. We met in Sydney

when I was 25. I had been

travelling with three girlfriends

through Asia. Mike is from

Kaikoura. He grew up on a backcountry

station. We travelled

from Australia back to England.

Then we were in England for

about a year. Mike found it

difficult. It is just too busy. I took

him into London and he only

lasted half an hour and then he

wanted to go.

So we thought: ‘Let’s have a

look at New Zealand.’ I’d never

been there before and if that

didn’t suit we thought we’d go

to Australia, Tasmania. We

flew in and I thought: ‘Wow,

mountains, sea, not too busy. It

was fantastic.’

So we ended up building here

in Governors Bay. This is the

first house we’ve ever owned

and we still own it. It’s a great

community here.

I understand Governors Bay

Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief

Fire Officer Andrew Norris

talked you into becoming a

volunteer?

Yes, it was Andrew’s fault. He

kept nagging me. They were

looking for daytime members.

Andrew was the deputy at the

time and we’re neighbours. He’d

COMMITMENT: Viv Smith has happily called Governors Bay her home for the past 30

years.

PHOTO: SAMANTHA MYTHEN

yell over the fence: ‘Mrs Smith,

you’re at home all day, you can

join the brigade.’ But my boys

weren’t quite old enough, I didn’t

want to leave them. We don’t have

a lot of family around so I waited

until they felt comfortable that I

could just drop every thing and

run, and that’s when I joined.

If Andrew was the catalyst,

what made you stay for all those

years?

Well, if you commit yourself

to something, I think you should

stay. And as Andrew said, I was

home, so I could fill in during

the day. I also really enjoyed it in

a warped way.

What did working as a

firefighter involve?

It is totally volunteer and with

our brigade it is ‘come if you

can.’ When I joined, the training

was fortnightly on a Thursday.

Brigades have to do more and

more now. It’s not just going out

and putting some water on a fire.

There’s first aid and car crashes

and lots of different things, so

the training expectations grew

higher, just to keep us safe too.

So it became weekly training.

Then there is sometimes extra

training on the weekends for

specific things.

Andrew mentioned you were

a rural firefighter. What does

that mean?

Our brigade covers urban

and rural as we have both areas.

We’ve got the village, we’ve got

Cholmondeley children’s home,

the school, Living Springs, the

cafe and the pub, and houses.

Then we have the big rural area.

I chose not to become a BA

wearer; that’s the breathing

apparatus. So I didn’t go into

houses and fight fires. I’m a

bit claustrophobic so I’d be a

liability if I put all that gear on. I

stuck to more rural and fighting

outside.

But I did all the other training.

What did that training

involve?

It was all the basics of running

hoses and knowing how to

turn them on and off. Learning

how to use the pumps. There

are pumps on the vehicles – an

appliance and a tanker – and

there’s also portable pumps that

get carried closer to the fire, so

you have to know how to run

those. Drafting water from

another water source, from a

river or dam or constructing

dams. Working with lines, ropes,

first aid – that’s regular monthly

training. Also learning about

working at different types of

incidents, so not just fires but

knowing how to manage a motor

vehicle crash correctly.

There was also all the theory

behind fires. How they react to

different circumstances, like

we’ve got hills, which makes

it a bit more exciting. There’s

waterways and flooding and

storms. We’ve certainly had a

few things to deal with such as

the earthquakes and Port Hills

fires.

Did you volunteer during the

Port Hills fires?

Yes. We got evacuated too.

My husband had just joined the

brigade about six weeks before

so we were a bit busy, and the

boys evacuated the house. We

volunteered through the five

days. Mike and our sons were

booked to do the Kepler track

though. So after the fire was

contained, we left to go tramping

on Sunday. We were pretty

pooped.

What was it like fighting such

a big fire?

It was, hmm, I wouldn’t say

frightening, but it was aweinspiring.

You just get on with

it. You trust your leaders, who

ever is leading the team, and you

trust your senior officers, and

then management up higher as

well and you just do what you

have to do, what ever your job is.

I wasn’t necessarily always up at

the flames, but I was also based

at the station when there was

the evacuation call that went out

for certain areas. People would

come in and we’d write their

name down and take their phone

numbers, find out where they

were going and then we’d notify

them when it was all over.

You just have to get on with

it really. You can think about it

afterwards. I think we were quite

lucky, well I feel fortunate, I need

to be doing things when there

is something going on. So I was

busy, I didn’t have to think about

it. Those who were sitting and

waiting and don’t know what’s

happening, I think it’s more

scarier.

How do you know when you

are called up?

The siren goes off. There are

pagers, we also get a text. There’s

a system called AMS which also

sends a message. Basically, there

are alarms going off everywhere

and so something usually rouses

you and then you go if you’re in

the bay. If you can come along

later, you can go to the station.

But it usually depends what the

call is. Some of them are over

quickly. But if it is something

like the Port Hills fires and is big,

then you show up, all hands on

deck.

What has been the best part

of volunteering for you?

It’s always great to get to know

other people in the community

and work for your community.

You make really good friends.

You’re plunged into these really

difficult situations and you get

to know people really well. You

have to work as a team to work

through these situations and do

your job. I always liked being

part of a team. It was an honour,

a privilege really.

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being a firefighter

Was it quite a physical job?

Yeah, but I think because it is a

volunteer brigade, you all know

what you are and aren’t capable

of, so the tasks assigned to you

are relevant to your abilities. I

don’t think there’s a volunteer

brigade you can’t join up because

you’re not fit enough or you can’t

run far enough or can’t carry

this weight. You wouldn’t have

much of a brigade if that was the

case.

What was the hardest part of

the job?

The training got a bit more

intense. Some of the callouts

too. We got a fatality at a motor

vehicle incident and that’s hard

on the brigade.

What are your coping

mechanisms in dealing with

these situations?

FENZ is really good at

supporting. After a call, all

brigades come back and debrief,

so they talk through it and it’s

open forum, you say whatever

you want to say. If anybody has

an issue, they can contact FENZ

and get help.

Do you have any memorable

stories?

Well the February earthquake,

our appliance was at the CTV

building and the tanker as well.

Being in the rural team, I was

assigned to the tanker, so we had

teams going in every six or eight

hours. When I went in to do my

slot with two others, that was

difficult. Because Latimer Square

was just USAR and ambulance

all set up on the grass, an

ambulance officer stood next to

me while we were just waiting

for our next instructions.

We got chatting and he said

he’d been called in. It was his

paid work, and he didn’t know

where his children or wife were,

and he couldn’t get a hold of

them. That’s stuck with me.

People were giving up their

time and they didn’t even know

what’s happening with their own

family.

For the funny stories, it has

got to be the social events. That’s

a big part of being in the team.

We’ve done a Christmas one

with all the families. We had

TEAM MEMBER: Viv Smith took part in almost all forms of

training with the Governors Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade.

an assault course and it was

so funny, people go crazy. Mr

Norris gets on the end of a hose

and soaks everybody, and then

we have a big barbecue. It is

really nice having those sort of

things.

Then we’ve had themed

parties, like one that was a mix

of Star Trek and Star Wars and

Doctor Who and we all had to

dress up. I was the Borg.

Also, going down to school

and doing Firewise. I really

enjoyed that, it was so cool.

Having the kids come up to the

station and try on the kit and

hold the hose, it was so funny.

ACTION: A training night at

the Woolston Station.

Alongside this, I know you

also volunteer with the Gov

bus, and write for the bay’s

newsletter. What inspires all of

this volunteering?

I just think you should if you’re

a part of a community. Who else

is going to do it. We can’t expect

council or government. This is

our spot so we should look after

it, and it is rather lovely, isn’t it.

What’s next with your time?

Mike and I really love

tramping so we’ve got a lot of

tramping to do. I know there’s

a group getting together to start

trapping pests and I’ve put my

name down to join that. As well

as planting native trees, that will

be the next thing.

What advice would you give

to our readers for getting into

volunteering at the brigade?

If you’re interested contact the

chief of the brigade that’s close

to you. Go along and attend a

few training sessions and see if

it’s for you. It is a lot of training

but you learn so much. You get

so many skills from the brigade,

it’s just amazing really and it’s

good for your confidence. Young

people should do it. If you know

you’re going to be somewhere

for a number of years, go and

join the brigade. It’s really

good for learning to deal with

situations and working in a team

with different people who you

normally wouldn’t perhaps deal

with. Go for it. It doesn’t matter

if you’re male or female. Just go

for it.

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– Serves 6

Ingredients

50gm butter

1 each: medium onion, carrot,

red chilli

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tbsp grated root ginger

1 tsp each: Ground cumin,

coriander, curry powder

¼ tsp each: Ground turmeric,

paprika, cardamom

Salt and freshly ground black

pepper to taste

½ cup red lentils

400gm can diced tomatoes

3 cups chicken or vegetable

stock

350gm boneless lean lamb, cut

into 2cm cubes

400gm can coconut milk

Directions

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan.

Dice onion and carrot. Seed

and dice chilli.

Saute in butter until softened.

Add garlic, root ginger, ground

spices, salt and pepper. Stir in

lentils, tomatoes, stock and

lamb.

Cover and simmer for 60min,

until lamb is tender. Stir in

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Ingredients

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1 medium brown onion, diced

2 large cloves garlic, crushed

500gm portobello mushrooms,

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¼ tsp each: chopped rosemary

leaves, thyme leaves

Flaky sea salt and freshly

ground black pepper to taste

1 cup good merlot wine

4 cups chicken or vegetable

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7 tbsp flour

2 cups milk

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small saucepan. Stir in flour

until well incorporated, but not

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Gradually whisk in milk.

Simmer, stirring constantly, for

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Remove a few slices of mushroom

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Mazda BT-50 helps complete project

I HAVE THE city council to thank

for completion of a landscaping

project on my front lawn.

Even though I still can’t work

out why, our footpaths were replaced

and I was left with a bit of

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a half load of soil was gently

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case of job done.

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today’s ute has become so popular,

it’s the versatile carryall for

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whim.

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Regular readers will recall I

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Limited in February, this evaluation

focuses on the mid-spec

GTX four-wheel-drive model, it

lists at $58,490, which is a $2500

saving, bearing in mind the seven-model

range starts at $47,490

(2WD). All are double cabs with

wellside decks.

The Mazda BT-50 is all new,

gone is the old Ford Ranger-based

variant. The BT-50’s

release coincides with a new

Isuzu D-Max, I mention that

because underneath, the platform

of the BT-50 is all Isuzu, although

I know that the Mazda Motor Co

in Japan has done a lot of refinement

work on the driveline and,

of course, the body shell is far

from similar.

Even in mid-spec form the

BT-50 is well appointed. Sure, you

don’t get leather and that suits me

fine, but elsewhere there are plenty

of items that will keep buyers

happy and for those who see the

modern double cab as a family

vehicle then the BT-50 easily fits

the bill.

Major items of fitment include

satellite navigation, keyless entry

and ignition and dual zone climate

control. More importantly,

Mazda’s high-spec suite of safety

kit is included, easily keeping

up with the safety functions of

all of its competition. You could

happily say Mazda are leading the

charge in terms of ute safety.

Powering the BT-50 is a

four-cylinder, 3-litre turbocharged

diesel. The outputs are

FORMIDABLE: The Mazda BT-50 is a useful off-road

performer with its low ratio four-wheel-drive system.

MAZDA BT-50: Three grades from $47,490.

rated at 140kW and 450Nm, if

these look familiar, yes, it’s pretty

much the same engine as in the

D-Max. In contrast to the manual

gearbox option that Isuzu offers,

all BT-50s here in New Zealand

are six-speed automatics. I guess

that’s the trend, but it would be

good for those who still prefer a

manual to have a choice.

That aside, the driveline in the

BT-50 is smooth and sophisticated.

I guess Mazda has done the

business in terms of sound-proofing,

for the engine just seems

to tick over quietly and it is a

smooth operating unit.

The power outputs are up to

par and would meet the demands

and load carrying claims. The BT-

50 is rated for a 3500kg braked

trailer and will take just about

one-tonne on the deck. My load

didn’t stretch that parameter but

I can report that with something

on the deck the ride is calm and

controlled.

It’s hard to get a leaf spring/

live rear axle set-up working well

under empty and load-carrying

conditions but the BT-50 excels

in both areas, the ride is smooth

and other than a jiggle through

the tyres over road ripples you’d

find it hard to complain.

Up front a traditional double

wishbone system is fitted and

it, too, has good compliance

along with the geometry to

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance – 0-100km/h,

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• Fuel usage – 8l/100km

provide relative steering feel

and satisfactory handling

characteristics.

A ladder chassis vehicle isn‘t

expected to be the high-country

corner challenger but the BT-50

does steer directly on its 265/60

x 18in Bridgestone Dueller tyres

and rear-end stability is settled.

Dry ground conditions in

Canterbury during the time I

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I was a little wary of driving

off-road, but there is a short

clay track with no foliage near

Burnham which I tackled in low

ratio, the ground was flat so I was

unable to utilise the downhill

descent function, but I can report

that from my previous experience

in the Limited model and D-Max

both are useful off-road chargers.

One area you can guarantee

Mazda has been pro-active in the

production of BT-50 is in terms

of fuel consumption. Mazda’s

manufacturing philosophy is

that of minimising our carbon

footprint.

The BT-50 is rated with an

eight-litre per 100km combined

cycle average. The fuel

usage readout was sitting at

9.8l/100km when it was returned

to the dealership, that aided by a

8.2l/100km instantaneous readout

at 100km/h (engine speed

1400rpm).

Mazda could easily be excused

for abandoning their ute/pick-up

development. The fact they build

amazing cars and sports utility

vehicles for the mainstream

market fits with their company

philosophy.

Nevertheless, given the number

of utes sold globally it’s a productive

market to be in and Mazda

has been served well with steady

sales of all generations of its

Bounty and BT-50.

Mazda should also be well

pleased with its new partnership

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Christchurch Casino has been an active and

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• ACTIS – Aranui Community Trust Incorporated

Society – Funding towards youth and family events

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• Enrich Community Chaplaincy Trust - Funding

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• Canterbury Men’s Centre - Counselling

interventions for men, operational costs, and wages

• Home & Family Society Christchurch - Funding

towards salary of Clinical Leader, residential

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restructuring & employment services

• YWCA Inc - Funding to upgrade telephone

and IT systems for residents in transitional

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In addition to their funding support, Christchurch

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Wednesday May 12 2021 Bay Harbour News 25

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Soul, Space and Style

52 van Asch Street, Sumner 3 bedrooms, 2 living, 2 bathrooms, 1 studio, 1 car garaging

Considered and comprehensive renovations have completely reinvented this

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Sun-soaked hardwood decking flows flawlessly from this hub and is accessed

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the beautifully established trees and landscaping.

Versatility is a key component of this property, with a second living zone

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a spa bath supports the rest of the household. Your comfort is guaranteed

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Wednesday May 12 2021 Bay Harbour News 27

Reaching New Heights

5 Signal Hill Road, Mt Pleasant

3 bedrooms, 1 living, 1 study, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 2 car garaging

In the clear air of Mt Pleasant this home takes full advantage of

uninterrupted sunshine and panoramic views. And the views are worth

stopping for. From the Southern Alps to the Kaikouras, the changing colours

of the sky and sea, and the city lights provide a sensational vista.

Built in 2005 and presented to the market for the first time, this property

was planned and completed with imagination and care by the vendors. It

demands inspection. Open plan living is central, the space extended by a

sheltered balcony and including a well-appointed kitchen. There is also an

office space cleverly built-in.

A master suite on the upper level has associated kitchenette, walk in

wardrobe and ensuite providing a private self contained guest suite or

parents’ retreat. The lower level provides a family bathroom and separate

laundry in addition to two further bedrooms that have access to a second

shared balcony. For added comfort an alarm system, heat pumps and solar

water heating are in place.

The 800m2 approx site features established landscaping, featuring native

planting and a manageable vegetable patch. There is easy drive-on access

and the double garage has internal entry.

Currently in-zone for Mt Pleasant School and a comfortable drive to

beaches and the Ferrymead hub this home will invite interest from

discerning buyers.

Auction: Thursday 20 May from 11am, in rooms at Level 2, 76 Hereford St (USP)

Open Homes: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12.00 - 12.30pm

www.raywhite.co.nz/OPA25307

Simon and Paula Standeven

M. 0274 304 691 E. thestandevens@raywhite.com

No.1 Sales Consultants

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28 Bay Harbour News Wednesday May 12 2021 Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SOLD

at auction

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The market is on

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$920,000

SOLD

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Main Road REDCLIFFS

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Celia Street REDCLIFFS

$980,000

Godley Quay LYTTELTON

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Duncan Street SUMNER

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$761,000

Wakatu Ave REDCLIFFS

$1,056,000

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