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Cabbage trees

to rise again

on causeway

Page 3

Firefighters raise

$30k for blood

cancer foundation

Pages 4 & 5

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Buoyant property market continues

THE BOOMING property

market has again been

underlined with a sale in

Mt Pleasant.

The 800 sq m property

at 5 Signal Rd was sold at

auction for $1.17 million -

well above its $890,000 2019

rateable value.

Said Paula and Simon

Standeven of Ray White

Ferrymead: “There’s no

doubt the expansive views

attracted buyers, along with

the lifestyle, with all three

of the registered buyers

competing.

• Turn to page 6

BOOMING: This property on Signal Rd, Mt

Pleasant, sold well over its 2019 rateable

value.

Call for

dedicated

patrol

in port

to tackle

theft

• By Samantha Mythen

LYTTELTON residents want

to take a stand against theft in

the port through a dedicated

community patrol.

The port is a part of the City to

Sumner Community

Patrol’s area,

however, it does

not have a dedicated

team or its own

vehicle.

Rhodry Yates

posted to the

Lyttelton Facebook

group on Sunday

proposing an open

Rhodry

Yates

letter and a petition to “have our

community safeguarded,” with

a night watch programme and

increased police presence.

He asked for those interested in

supporting him to submit to the

online poll on his post.

Within 24 hours more than 100

people have already voted yes to a

petition and letter.

• Turn to page 5

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CONGRATULATIONS to

those volunteer firefighters

who raised money for a great

cause during the annual

Sky Tower stair challenge in

Auckland (see pages 4-5) at

the weekend.

More than $30,000 was

raised by crews for the

Leukemia and Blood Cancer

Foundation. Firefighters had

to carry 25kg of kit up 51

flights of stairs (1103 steps),

competing against crews from

across New Zealand.

That means having incredibly

strong legs, huge stamina

and great lungs – just the sort

of qualities firefighters need in

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Cabbage trees to rise again

• By Samantha Mythen

OLIVER LEWIS’ passion for

cabbage trees prompted him to

start a fundraiser to buy 24 of

the robust-trunked and swordleafed

trees.

His goal: To replace the ones

poisoned along the causeway

section of the Coastal Pathway

in 2018.

Last week, in four hours, a

fundraising goal of $633.60

was reached. In total, $778 was

raised, exceeding the amount

needed to buy the 24 cabbage

trees from Trees for Canterbury.

Heathcote Ward city councillor

Sara Templeton and Mayor

Lianne Dalziel have both supported

the fundraiser.

Lewis started the fundraiser

via a Givealittle page on May 13.

Lewis, a freelance journalist,

reported on the 2018 poisoning

when he was working for The

Press, calling it a “cold case cabbage

tree killing”. The offender

has not been found.

“I’ve always felt miffed that

someone had the audacity to

poison the cabbage trees and on

petty grounds,” said Lewis.

“They should be replaced,

protected and respected.”

The reason behind Lewis’

fundraiser is his long-standing

like of cabbage trees. “I have

worked in Marlborough before,

and along the east coast the

cabbage trees stand out among

the gold of the tussocks and the

rust of the railways. They are

beautiful trees,” he said.

“They’re pioneering, they’re

rugged – I quite like them.”

Lewis said that unfortunately

many people dislike the trees

due to their habit of dropping

tough leaves that often then get

tangled up in lawnmowers.

Lewis has since bought the

trees and there will be a planting

day in June in collaboration with

the Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Group and any volunteers

who would like to help out.

Pathway group chairman of

the Hanno Sander said: “We’re

excited that Oli’s fundraising to

reinstate the trees has been so

successful, with broad support

from the community including

the mayor.

“We’re looking forward to a

joint working bee where we’ll

plant several hundred natives

along Beachville Rd and the

cabbage trees in their original

locations.”

Lewis still hopes to solve the

mystery. Last week he dropped

100 leaflets around Mt Pleasant,

asking if anyone knew anything.

If you have any information

about the poisoning of the trees,

email Oliver on oli.lewis720@

gmail.com

ON THE CASE: Oliver Lewis has raised over $700 to

replace cabbage trees on the causeway that were

poisoned.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

NEWS 3

June date for work on

overgrown footpath

The city council will clear an

overgrown footpath in Diamond

Harbour in June. The footpath

runs from the Diamond Harbour

shops to the new footpath in

Pūrau, but is overgrown with

vegetation and is slumping. Seven

complaints since 2017 prompted

the Banks Peninsula Community

Board to request action.

Donations help brigade add

4WD vehicle to firepower

Diamond Harbour Fire

Brigade has bought a new 4WD

emergency response vehicle, with

donations from the community.

The double cab and chassis truck

is having special wheels and tyres

and a winch fitted. A custom rear

body with locking cabinets is also

on its way.

Worn-out guard rails to get

replaced this month

Work will start this week on

replacing guard rails along

Main Rd and Beachville Rd. The

work was not prompted by any

incidents; rather, the rails were

due to be replaced. Completion

of the work is expected in May.

Festival funding open

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Harbour firefighters raise $30k for blood

• By Samantha Mythen

MORE THAN $30,000 was

raised by Lyttelton Harbour’s

volunteer fire brigades for the

Leukemia and Blood Cancer

Foundation.

Volunteers from the

Governors Bay, Lyttelton and

Diamond Harbour brigades

climbed the 51 flights of stairs in

the Sky Tower Stair Challenge in

Auckland on Saturday, wearing

full firefighting kit.

Lyttelton was the ninth best

fundraising team in the annual

event involving firefighters

across New Zealand, raising

$19,166 for the cause. Team

members were Andrew Legge,

Craig Smith, Peter Lauryssens,

Coral Mazlin-Hill, Walter Gray,

Philip Leabourn and Kevin

Hurl.

Leabourn came 21st out of

139 people in his category with a

time of 14min 41sec.

Legge finished 40th in his

category of 293 people with a

time of 13min 51sec.

THe Governors Bay crew

was made up of Matt Annand,

Anita Norris, Mike Smith and

Vaughan Jones, Rob Dantzer

and Mel Dixon.

THe most impressive time

was completed by Jones, who

completed the challenge in

12min 36sec wearing full kit

with breathing apparatus. He

CHALLENGERS: Members of the Governors Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade stand proudly

after all completing the Sky Tower Challenge. (Rear) – Mel Dixon, Anita Norris, Matt

Annand and Vaughan Jones. (Front) – Rob Dantzer and Mike Smith,

ranked 24th overall, and 13th in

his age group.

Dixon was not far behind,

time wise, at 14min 15sec in the

rural category, placing second

in her rural class. Dixon carried

a chainsaw on a frame, while

wearing the rural firefighting

kit.

Rohin Palmer, representing

the Diamond Harbour

Volunteer Fire Fighter Brigade

raised $2088 and came 54th

overall.

Over 900 firefighters from

around the country competed

and together they raised more

than $1.3 million.

IMPRESSIVE FEAT: Diamond

Harbour volunteer firefighter

Rohin Palmer raised $2088

as part of the Auckland

Sky Tower challenge on

Saturday.

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The team from the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade. From left – Peter Lauryssens, Philip

Leabourn, Coral Mazlin-Hill, Walter Gray, Kevin Hurl, Craig Smith and Andrew Legge in

front.

• From page 1

Yates has been in discussion

about this initiative with Banks

Peninsula Community Board

member Reuben Davidson.

“There is definitely a place in

Lyttelton for a community patrol

to work in tandem with the police,”

Davidson said.

A meeting has been organised

this weekend between community

patrol members and those who

may be interested in a community

watch programme.

“If people put their thoughts

and effort together, we can take

some action and see a result,”

Yates said.

Yates said they need 14 active

participants in order to gain access

to a community patrol vehicle.

Said Yates: “From there I’d like

to see the petition getting a lot of

notice and input, as many people

as possible signing it for the next

steps of action.”

Yates would also like to see the

police based in Lyttelton station

involved in the initiative too.

Said Yates. “We have great local

police here. They do good work

and are good people.

“I want to see how we can give

them more noise and support

so they can get more funding or

whatever it is they need to make

something happen.”

Lyttelton police Sergeant

Wednesday May 26 2021 Bay Harbour News

NEWS 5

Bid to get community

patrol vehicle

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Do

you support a stronger

community patrol in

Lyttelton? Email samantha.

mythen@starmedia.kiwi

Gerard Peoples supports the

effort.

“Community patrols are a

perfect embodiment of how the

community can not only support

police in our role but to also enable

the community to come together

to perform its own duty to prevent

crime and disorder,” he said.

Yates has lived in Lyttelton for

two years, working as a musician,

chef, Hope River Pies stallholder

and gardener. His father, Julian

Yates, was a Black Cat Cruise boat

captain in Akaroa, who was killed

when a detached trailer crashed

into his van in October last year.

Yates said he knew theft had

always been an ongoing grievance

in the harbour.

He realised he too could be a

target after he started his gardening

business Lyttel Helper last

year, investing in a company car

and expensive tools of the trade.

Yates knew there was a community

patrol but had never seen

its presence in Lyttelton. There

have previously been calls to

establish a stronger community

patrol in the port.

Six years ago I spent several days at Birdlings Flat,

an area I had not visited for over twenty years.

It was a visit that would influence my painting

in many ways. It added to my lexicon of places

beside the sea that I often draw upon when

working.

Visually I was inspired by the shape of the hills

and the conversations between sea, sky and land.

I appreciated the austere elemental geology of

the place. Not to get too esoteric about it, but I

felt comfortable being uncomfortable there.

Since then I have visited various parts of Banks

Peninsula on a regular basis and each time I have

come away with something new to explore via

painting.

Unlike earlier paintings these works are not

seeking to capture or convey these landscapes.

They are certainly shaped by it, but essentially

are by-products of time spent walking, biking, or

simply sitting and looking at local places.

Acrylic on canvas 1530 x 1015mm

Acrylic on canvas 1530 x 1015

Brent Forbes was born 1968 in Timaru, South

Canterbury, where he now resides. He completed

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Polytechnic in 1994. Forbes regularly exhibits

throughout New Zealand and has works in private

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‘Market is still

red-hot right now’

• From page 1

“Our vendor was downsizing, and

we were able to attract more than

40 groups through during the open

homes – that competition was also

seen come auction day with strong

active bidding.”

The three bedroom property has

panoramic views across to the Southern

Alps and ocean.

Ray White New Zealand auctioneer

Ben East said the auction capped a

great week for the company with eight

properties selling for more than $4.8

million combined in Christchurch.

“There’s no doubt the expansive

views attracted buyers, along with the

lifestyle, with all three of the registered

buyers competing,” he said.

“The remarkable thing we’re seeing

is terrific success for our sellers

across all price points – ranging from

$366,000 – up into the millions,” said

“The majority of our auctions attract

active bidding and once the competition

really kicks off, and with demand

still outstripping the supply of property,

we’re still seeing some excellent

outcomes for our valued sellers. The

market is still red-hot right now.”

• By Samantha Mythen

TRANSFERRED by road at

4.30am on May 14 and lifted

on site via two cranes and the

help of 20 contractors, the blue

room – once used as the Mt

Pleasant Community Centre –

has found its new home.

It now sits among the fields of

flowers at Aromaunga Baxters

Flowers in Heathcote.

The Baxter family, who have

owned the florist business for

40 years, bought the blue room

from the city council.

After the February 22, 2011,

earthquake destroyed the Mt

Pleasant Community Centre, a

temporary building was set up

in its place – it’s blue walls giving

it the name of blue room.

Because a new community centre

has since been built, the blue

room is no longer needed.

John Baxter said they purchased

the building as their

business is expanding and they

needed more shed space.

The blue room will now we

used for flower processing,

where the picked flowers are

trimmed and bunched for their

shop and at markets.

“We’re excited to have the

blue room here,” Baxter said.

“It has a lot of history.”

Baxter said when he and

one of his brothers Mike went

to view the blue room before

purchasing it, he could already

picture it being on site in

Heathcote.

“It was a little building that

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106-year-old is ‘a real gem’

• By Samantha Mythen (the organisation that owns Edith

Cavell is just older than Mary –

WORLD WAR 1 was in

having turned 106 in February.

its second year when Mary

Mary lived in Bedfordshire

Brackenbury was born on

until, at the age of 90, she bravely

May 13, 1915, in Bedfordshire,

said goodbye to her friends in the

England.

United Kingdom and immigrated

Now, at 106, Mary has celebrated

another year of her life

to Christchurch to be closer to

her daughter.

with friends and family out at her

During World War 2, she

home at Edith Cavell Lifecare, in

was a volunteer with the Royal

Sumner.

Observer Corps, a civil defence

The celebrations at Edith Cavell

organisation that worked to spot

were followed by a family lunch

and identify enemy aircraft over

at 50 Bistro her favourite restaurant

at The George. As she has

Britain.

Still in good health now, Mary

done for the last six years, Mary

has been active in the St Andrews

received cards from the Queen,

Redcliffs Anglican church.

Governor-General,Dame Patsy

Said Wallace: “Mary is not

Reddy, and Jacinda Adern.

really sure of the secret to long

Edith Cavell Lifecare manager

life, but she tells us her four

Scott Wallace said: “We are delighted

to have Mary as a resident

grandchildren and eight great

grandchildren give her a constant

and were even more delighted

zest for life.”

to help her celebrate her 106th

“She is a real gem,” he said.

birthday.”

Wallace said Mary is their

oldest resident, with the next BIRTHDAY CHEER: Mary

resident aged 102.

Brackenbury recently turned

However, he said the oldest 106 at Edith Cavell Lifecare

resident within Heritage Lifecare rest home..

Blue room gets new home at florist business

needed a home,” he said.

Said Mt Pleasant Community

Centre president Rebekah

McCullough said: “ We’re

thrilled the blue room has gone

there and it’s wonderful it can

still be a part of our extended

community.

“We are pleased they can use

the room and that they appreciate

its history.”

Said market and centre co-ordinator

Di Richardson: “We

are so delighted it has gone to

a good home and is still in the

neighbourhood.”

Baxter joked that although

the space was needed for their

flower processing, he loved table

tennis, and the space looked

perfect for setting up a table

tennis tournament.

“We’ll see what happens,” he

said.

Baxter and his two brothers,

Mike and Richard – ‘the Baxter

boys’ – run and own the florist.

BAXTER BOYS: John and Mike Baxter are excited to fill their

new blue room with flowers. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN


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NEWS 7

Peninsula drought worst in 25 years

Frank Film reports

on farmers doing

it tough. To watch

the video go to

nzherald.co.nz

TIM DAVIE, director of science

at Environment Canterbury,

pauses in a stony gully, a narrow

trough between banks of

browning grass. It was not what

he expected to see.

“I was hoping

to show you

some water on

the Port Hills,”

he tells Frank

Film.

“But there’s

nothing here.

Tim Davie

Normally this

pond would be

full of water, up

to my waist.”

On the western flank of

Pigeon Bay, Edward Aitken of

Craigforth farm walks across the

parched ground of his sheep and

cattle farm.

The scenery is dramatic, the

hills a uniform brown against a

relentlessly blue sky. “These paddocks

would normally have new

grass and established greenfield

crops.

“They’ve been fallow now since

last November. There is absolutely

no moisture in the sub-soil.”

Sixth generation Banks Peninsula

farmer Hamish Craw of

Ridgecliff farm said he has never

seen it this bad.

“In the 25 years I’ve farmed,

this is by far the worst I’ve

experienced. The risk is, we get a

cold winter with minimal grass

growth and we’ll struggle to feed

stock to their potential.”

“The dry” – it is a term normally

associated with the arid

landscape of Australia. Now it is

being repeated through much of

New Zealand’s east coast.

Data from the eastern bays of

Banks Peninsula recorded only

44mm of rain between January

and March – the average for that

period is 148mm.

Last year, the region received

only half the usual annual

rainfall.

PARCHED: Dry pastures on Banks Peninsula are causing headaches for farmers.

Droughts, of course, are part

of a natural cycle on the peninsula,

MetService meteorologist

Lewis Ferris said.

“If you have been farming

around Canterbury long enough

you probably would have been

through a few big ones.”

Rain records show a pattern of

dry patches throughout the year,

followed by wet ones.

The drought of 1988-89 hit

Banks Peninsula farmers hard.

“We were unable to sell stock.

The market price was terrible,”

said Ferris.

“We sold lambs for $2 and

ewes for $10. What saved us here

Lewis

Ferris

Edward

Aitken

on the east coast is the irrigation

– there is always someone now

with irrigation who can buy your

stock.”

The difference now, said Ferris,

is that both the air and the land

are hotter.

FRUSTRATED: Hamish and Annabel Craw are moving

stock for grazing elsewhere. PHOTOS: FRANK FILM

“So we see evaporation happening

more readily.”

Said Davie about hydrology:

“The water across Banks Peninsula

is not connected to the

Canterbury Plains aquifers.

“Rather, it comes from rain

seeping down through the

cracks and fractures of the basalt

rock before emerging as small

springs that feed into the rivers

and streams.

“Climate change predictions

are for longer dry periods, and

when it does rain, it is more

intense rain which runs off more

quickly. There is less held in the

rocks, so there are significant

changes we are likely to see in

the streams of Banks Peninsula.”

The long dry spells are expected

to continue, at least until July.

For the farmers of Banks Peninsula,

their choices are limited.

You sell the stock, feed the

stock “or send them out to grazing,”

Aitken said.

“If you can, grazing is usually

the best option.”

Due to limited grass growth,

the Craws are moving stock off

the peninsula for grazing over

winter.

“It is frustrating having to do

this,” Annabel Craw said.

“It’s not what we’ve budgeted

for, or planned for, but we need

to make sure our stock stay in

good condition ready for calving

next spring.”

Aitken is selling some of his

cows, some have been moved for

grazing elsewhere.

“Apart from one small mob,

the whole cow herd really has

gone, and lots of other stock as

well.”

If the effects of the dry continue

for a couple of years, “we will

get some pasture damage. And it

will take us a while to build our

stock numbers back up again,’’

he said.

As with other Banks Peninsula

farmers, he will be asking the

hard question: “Do we have the

right numbers and the right type

of animal on properties such as

this?’’

Already he is looking at changing

his grass mix, aiming for a

hardier, more robust drought-resistant

species.

The Craws too are looking at

improving the resilience of their

farm.

“We probably are going to

experience drier patterns so we

have to adjust the way we farm

the land and look after our pastures,”

said Hamish Craw.

“Other strategies we’ve got is

making sure we’ve got a good

genetic basis – we are targeting

intra-muscular fat in our cattle

and sheep.”

The Craw family has also been

planting native trees to improve

the biodiversity of their farm but

it has been a challenging season

to start the venture.

While trees in the gully and in

the wetter spots have done well,

“there’s a few up on these ridges

that have been hammered by the

dry,” Annabel said.

“We’re looking at planting

more drought-tolerant species

next year.”

As the dry continues, these

farmers are being forced into

planning not just for the seasonal

blip but for long-term changes

on the land.

“The climate has been changing,”

Ferris said.

“We’ve been seeing it changing.

It’s not a future problem. It’s

a problem now.”

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School carving on

track for Matariki

• By Samantha Mythen

A POUWHENUA designed

by the children who attend the

Kidsfirst Diamond Harbour

kindergarten is expected to be

completed in time for Matariki,

on June 24.

The work is part of a project

by local Damian Mackie and the

Whakaraupo Carving Centre

Trust in Lyttelton to create three

pouwhenua.

Mackie said Diamond Harbour

School had been upgrading

classrooms and school grounds

based on a cultural narrative,

collaborating with Te Hapū o

Ngāti Wheke in Rapaki.

Traditionally, pouwhenua

were carved by Māori to mark

territorial boundaries or significant

areas.

One of the other pouwhenua

carved by Mackie will be donated

to the Diamond Harbour

community. The community

itself, like the kindergarten, will

WORK IN PROGRESS: Damian Mackie carves the first

pouwhenua to stand at Diamond Harbour School.

provide input on its design.

The final pouwhenua, 5.4m

high, will be created by the

carving centre for the school. All

three will be located on school

grounds.

“This project helps to shape

and create a community that

is inclusive of every race and

colour, not only for the community

of today but also for their

descendants,” said Mackie.

The first intricately painted

wooden post was designed by

Mackie and the children who

attend the kindergarten.

Kidsfirst teacher Rebecca

Thomas said they had been

teaching the children what a

pouwhenua stands for and had

asked them to brainstorm what

is important to them about

Diamond Harbour and its place

in Lyttelton Harbour and the

Banks Peninsula.

Local Wally Hemapo supported

the kindergarten community

to sand and prepare the pouwhenua

on the kindergarten

deck and the children have been

part of each step in the creation

of their pouwhenua.

The kindergarten children

learned how to draw paua, kina,

fish and octopus. Mackie then

took these designs as inspiration

for carving the 1.7m pouwhenua.

The final design represents

the ebb and flow of the tide in

Lyttelton Harbour.

“Our pou signifies kaitiakitanga

[guardianship], which is a

key value for us at the kindergarten,”

said Thomas.

Mackie is the centre manager

and a kaiwhakairo/carver at the

Carving Centre Trust, based in

Lyttelton.

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Pupils don pink to take a stand

LYTTELTON PRIMARY School

was coloured pink on Friday as

pupils took part in Pink Shirt

Day, encouraging people to stand

up against bullying.

The student council organised

a sausage sizzle, the meat

donated by the Mad Butcher on

Aldwins Rd, and raised $315 for

the Mental Health Foundation.

During the day, pupils handed

out compliments, identifying

good qualities in each other.

Pink Shirt Day showcases the

school’s values of respect, empathy

and perseverance.

Lady golfers keen to keep hands on Boyle Cup

• By Samantha Mythen

THE CHARTERIS Bay Golf Club is hoping to hold the highly

sought after Boyle Cup for the third season in a row.

Last Wednesday they retained the cup with a 3-2 win over

the Everglades.

The Boyle Cup is a prestigious interclub challenge trophy for

Canterbury golf teams.

It was presented to the Christchurch in 2014. The women’s

committee of that club has since administered the tournament.

Challengers for the cup may only be golf clubs associated

with Canterbury Golf. The cup is held by the holder until they

are challenged and beaten by another club.

Charteris Bay has held the cup since 2018, although last

year’s competition was missed due to Covid-19.

Their first challenger for 2021 was Christchurch, and the

Charteris Bay ladies won by a slim margin.

They have four more games to go, with their next challenger

being Rangiora, competing on June 24.

Club secretary Robin Williams said: “We are looking forward

to it.”

Teams are made up of five players and five caddies. The maximum

handicap index is 35.0.

Clubs wanting to challenge, send an application to the club

holding the cup. Challengers are selected by ballot and notified

accordingly. The games are held on the current cup holder’s

golf course.

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Bay Harbour News Wednesday May 26 2021

10

NEWS

LITTLE LANDSCAPER: A Governors Bay pupil helps with the

landscape design of the new school entrance.

PHOTO: SABINE FRIELINK ​

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Youth development funding criteria broadened

• By Samantha Mythen

A YOUTH development fund

has become more accessible,

allowing young people aged

between 10 and 20 years to now

apply.

The decision to change the

age from 12-20 to the broader

age range was approved by

the Banks Peninsula

Community Board last Monday.

Community board

chairwoman Tori Peden said

they made this decision as they

all wanted to make sure the

fund was available to as many

young people as possible.

“This is a great thing we

can do for youth in our

community,” she said.

The board was prompted

to reassess the eligibility

criteria after they were

approached by two sisters for

funding.

Unfortunately, one of the

sisters was outside of the criteria

and so had to miss out.

Said Peden: “If a young

person is going to represent

their city or country, they

should have the chance to

Governors Bay School entrance nears completion

apply for this fund.”

The board had investigated

the eligibility age range and

although it currently falls

within the ranges used to

identify ‘youth’ within New

Zealand, they could see no

reason barring them from

increasing the range, aligning

with other national and

international definitions of

• By Samantha Mythen

THE NEW school entrance to

Governors Bay School is nearing

completion, and the pupils

cannot wait to get amongst it

and play.

Over the school holidays in

April, contractors worked away

on creating the new space.

The entrance includes a

concrete path leading from the

gate into the grounds and a new,

natural play area.

The play area is made up of

three mounds, which reflect the

Port Hills.

Principal Meagan Kelly explained

this links to the school’s

cultural narrative.

“We will use these ‘hills’ as

part of our learning when looking

at local stories and histories,”

she said.

“We consulted with mana

whenua on this space and we are

really excited about being able

to connect to our local environment.”

The final phase of the project

is creating a safe cultural space

at the entrance for visitors to

the school including important

guests, new whānau and

tamariki.

Visitors will wait in space

before they are invited onto the

school grounds.

The school has been working

with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke

and Matauraka Mahaanui for

this part of the project.

Board of trustees member

Terry White has been in charge

of the project.

youth.

The new range acknowledges

that individual youth mature

at different ages due to a varied

array of factors such as culture

and disability.

The fund was established a

decade ago.

“Hopefully this means we will

get more applications coming in

for the fund,” said Peden.

Landscape architect Bex

Jenkinson designed the space.

Her daughter attends the school,

providing a special connection

for the project.

She said her brief was to create

an entrance way that would be

multi-use.

“I wanted it to have the aspect

where children could quickly

run away from their parents,

enter the school and instantly

feel at play,” she said.

Family members of pupils

helped with the planting, as well

as the pupils themselves. Landscapes

Unlimited and the Big

Little Tree Company also helped

out with supplies.

Said Kelly: “We are really

excited to have a better-defined

school entrance and will enjoy

the lack of mud this winter.”

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Te Ahu Pātiki project gains traction

“THANKS TO everyone in

the Bay Harbour area who has

donated, entered our Spot the

Tops photo competition and

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Pātiki park in a myriad of

ways,” says Rod Donald Banks

Peninsula Trust manager Suky

Thompson.

June is the last month to

become a foundation sponsor

of Te Ahu Pātiki park through

donating to the trust’s fundraising

appeal.

“The land purchase settles

on July 1,” trust chair Maureen

McCloy said.

“Please help us raise the last

10 per cent needed to reach our

funding target for the project.

“The future shape of the park

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Bradley Park.

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QE II National Trust regarding

the covenant to be placed over the

park,’’ McCloy said.

Said Thompson: “We are

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Company has come on board

as our first operational funding

sponsor.’’

The port company has offered

a 10-year financial commitment

to help with the core maintenance

work involved with managing the

new park. The trust is working

with sustainability manager Phil

de Joux to sort out details.

“We’ve asked both the city

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through their Long Term Plan

process. In the longer term, we

hopeful that carbon credits will

provide an income once the

native forest regeneration is under The gulls look on, with the peaks of Mt Bradley and Mt

way,” Thompson said.

Herbert/Te Ahu Pātiki in the background.

“In the meantime, back in the

PHOTO: SAM BARROW

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“We’ve had some incredible

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Pātiki is such an amazing and

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Wednesday May 26 2021 Bay Harbour News 15

ESTUARY MATTERS

Huge turnout for planting day

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 a successful planting day at

Charlesworth Reserve

IT IS 10am on Sunday, May 16,

and volunteers are streaming

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car park ready with spades,

gloves and enthusiasm.

Eighteen-month-old Hugo carried

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and the plant he was going to

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here since the start of this wetland

restoration project in 2004.

Even more encouraging was

the number of families present

this year (our 17th annual planting

event) to show the youngsters

how and why we plant here.

The why of course being a list

NATURE: More than 80 volunteers flocked to

Charlesworth Reserve to plant 1400 native trees as part

of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust’s restoration

projects.

of very good reasons including

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food for birds, nesting and

roosting sites for birds, offsetting

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safe cycling and walking, providing

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KEEN HELPER: Merodie Rose and 18-month-old son

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Heathcote Community

Morning Tea

Wednesday, 10am-12pm

Everyone is invited to pop in

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and to get to know some of the

locals. Every Wednesday.

Heathcote Community Centre

Harbour Toastmasters

Wednesday, 6.30-8pm

Learn and improve your

communication, leadership

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Held on the second and

fourth Wednesday of every

month, Guests and walk-ins

are always welcome. Email

celinatempleman@outlook.com

Supper provided.

Lyttelton Community Board

meeting room, 25 Canterbury St

Community Garden Working

Bee

Thursday, 10am-11.30am

Contribute time and sweat

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garden is located between the

community centre and the

kindergarten.

Mt Pleasant Community

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Sumner Silver Band

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Redcliffs School, Beachville Rd

Ferrymead Sumner Men’s

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Thursday, 10am

Probus is all about friendship,

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Monthly meetings are held on

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featuring guest speakers. The

main speaker will be Stephen

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and current activities of this

charitable organization. It

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196 3737

Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling

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Akaroa Library Book Club

Thursday, 4.30-6.30pm

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enjoy stimulating discussion

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of all, read great books. Limited

spaces available. Bookings

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Akaroa Library

French Book Group

Thursday, 10.30-11.30am

Go and join in to discuss

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drink and meet people in your

community. Free, no bookings

required.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

JP Clinic

Saturday, 10am-12pm

A justice of the peace will

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community. There is no charge

for this service.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

Drayton Reserve Working

Bee

Saturday, 2-4pm

Help keep up with weeding,

mulching and watering existing

seedlings, and continuing

clearing and planting in the burnt

area of Drayton Reserve. Meet at

the water bin below the junction

of Main and Avery tracks.

Drayton Reserve, Mt Pleasant

Speakers Corner,

Wednesday, 7.30pm.

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of the Mt Pleasant

Community Centre’s

speaker series, the

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I’LL BE brutally honest, I prefer

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However, as time goes by any

engine that is honest has charmed

me, and it’s fair to say Mercedes-

Benz builds beautiful engines,

strong, smooth and efficient.

I mention big engines because

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and from previous experience

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I can report it is an absolute

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The E-Class sedan also comes

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– the E300 e that is also a plugin

hybrid model, and the E200

which this evaluation focuses on.

I’m not complaining, the

E200 is a beautiful car and it’s

turbocharged four-cylinder

engine surely has the goods to

propel the vehicle in a manner

fitting of the Mercedes-Benz

brand.

The E200 sedan lands here at a

touch over $106,000, if you want

hybrid that will add an extra

$40k, while the E63 S V8 comes

in at a substantial $239,900, but

I’d be saving my pennies for that

one.

That aside, the E200 is a worthy

luxury car, and all those who

know me will tell you I like the

sedan concept and I also like rearwheel-drive.

Obviously the engine sits

longitudinally up front and drives

through a nine-speed automatic

gearbox.

Mercedes-Benz claims

power outputs of 145kW and

320Nm, these are up slightly

from previous generations of

this engine, those fitted in other

models from this high profile

German manufacturer.

The E200 is a big car (4.9m)

and it weighs in quite tubby

at around 1700kg, so it needs

as much energy under the

bonnet as it can get, and being

a turbocharged boosted unit it

develops strong torque through

the mid range, maximum spread

is available from just 1650rpm.

If you take into account peak

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then there is little boost drop-off

anywhere in the rev range.

There’s also a claimed standstill

to 100km/h time of 7.5sec, which

is pretty smart for that bulk, and

it will also scamper through a

highway overtake in 5sec (80-

120km/h).

More importantly, though,

is the sophistication within the

driveline, the complex array of

gearbox ratios means that gaps

are filled seamlessly, the entire

transfer of power to the wheels is

smooth and controlled.

That’s the way it is in a

premium car, and the E200 is

quite simply built for the luxury

market, it cocoons the occupants

with plush deep dish seats

MERCEDES-BENZ E200: Vast array of specification and fitment, especially for safety.

covered in leather. There are all of

the trimmings you would expect

for $100k and the functions are

sophisticated yet laid out in an

intuitive manner. I particularly

like the steering wheel controls,

they have a non-haptic feel, you

just simply slide your fingers over

them to adjust settings.

There is also a wide touch

screen which extends almost the

entire width of the dash panel,

some of the functions can also

be manipulated by a centre

console mouse-like device. This is

something Mercedes-Benz does

well, the trim quality and fitment

is nothing short of exceptional.

That feel extends all of way to

ride comfort. The E200 doesn’t

get the air suspension of some of

its stablemates, but it does have

adaptive damping that imparts a

soft, supple ride.

SEDAN: The E200

is also available

with coupe or

cabriolet body

styles, and a

choice of engines.

• Price – Mercedes-Benz

E200 sedan, $106,600

• Dimensions – Length,

4935mm; width,

2065mm; height,

1460mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

rear-wheeldrive,

1991cc, 145kW,

320Nm, nine-speed

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 7.5sec

• Fuel usage – 8l/100km

Saying that, there is little

handling compromise. The

E200 sits low so there is little

gravitational force working

over the suspension. Add in the

feel you get from rear-wheeldrive

then the E200 could also

be considered a driver’s car, it

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something you don’t ordinarily

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feedback from the low profile

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to the wheel.

I took the test car west to

Darfield and through the scenic

route to Glenroy, the E200

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good use of the cruise control is

recommended. When the flowing

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is sharp, while the push from

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is quickly arrested by a complex

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You don’t buy a prestige car

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to mention. Much of it has been

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the driver to relax his/her hands

on the wheel.

The E200 is also remarkably

thrifty. Mercedes-Benz claims

an eight-litre per 100km

combined cycle average. The

comprehensive fuel usage

displays were constantly listing

around 9l/100km during my

time in the evaluation car. That

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sitting at 100km/h on the

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turning over at just 1500rpm in

ninth gear.

Mercedes-Benz doesn’t sit back

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and with such an extensive range

new models are arriving almost

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The E200 sedan is very

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