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Ring a ding ding, who<br />

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Church<br />

bell taken<br />

from roof<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

THE RING of the 154-yearold<br />

bell was a familiar sound<br />

to Patsy Restieaux, who was<br />

baptised, confirmed and married<br />

at St Mary’s Anglican Church in<br />

Halswell.<br />

However, with a police investigation<br />

yet to yield results six<br />

weeks after the bell was stolen,<br />

the church’s oldest parishioner is<br />

doubtful it will be returned.<br />

“We’re ever-hopeful, but<br />

I doubt it really. We’ll probably<br />

have to get a new one,” the<br />

89-year-old said.<br />

The 100kg bell was cast in<br />

bronze with a wrought iron<br />

clapper.<br />

Patsy had enjoyed its sound<br />

as she walked into the Sunday<br />

service, and said stealing it was<br />

irreverent.<br />

“We’re all devastated.”<br />

Made by J. Warner and Sons,<br />

London, the bell is inscribed<br />

with the words “St Mary’s<br />

Halswell, gift of friends at home<br />

1868.”<br />

A police spokesperson said<br />

the matter remained open, but<br />

there were no immediate lines of<br />

inquiry.<br />

A 50kg cast iron bell was also<br />

stolen from St Mary’s Anglican<br />

Church in Springston in mid-<br />

February.<br />

“Police would keep an open<br />

mind as to any connections<br />

between similar thefts in the<br />

area around the same time,” the<br />

spokesperson said.<br />

Parish administrator Lynda<br />

van Barneveld said the theft of<br />

the bell was very odd.<br />

“Obviously it was very carefully<br />

executed, you don’t just<br />

drop a 100-kilo bell off the roof<br />

without thinking that through.”<br />

At least 10m high, the roof was<br />

undamaged.<br />

“There was just one very sad<br />

looking azalea bush at the bottom<br />

that the bell landed on.”<br />

Although Barneveld was unsure<br />

if the theft was connected to<br />

BEFORE: The<br />

100kg bronze<br />

bell stolen<br />

last month<br />

had been a<br />

feature of St<br />

Mary’s Anglican<br />

Church in<br />

Halswell for<br />

more than<br />

150 years.<br />

the one in Springston, she found<br />

the timing strange.<br />

“Ours had gone missing pretty<br />

much the same week.<br />

“It’s not something you hear<br />

of every day, that church bells go<br />

walkabout.<br />

“We’re just waiting for hopefully<br />

the police to track it down<br />

or tell us that they can’t find it so<br />

that we can acquire another one,<br />

which I’m sure is not going to be<br />

an easy thing to do.”<br />

The ideal outcome would be<br />

for the bell to be returned, and<br />

she encouraged anyone who<br />

could help to solve the mystery<br />

to reach out.<br />

Police can be contacted by<br />

phoning 105 and quoting file<br />

number 2<strong>2022</strong>0/9488.<br />

If the bell had not been melted<br />

down, it could suddenly turn up<br />

somewhere, Barneveld said.<br />

“Someone might be trying<br />

to sell it or take it to the scrap<br />

merchant.”<br />

DEVASTATED: Patsy Restieaux, 89, was baptised,<br />

confirmed and married at St Mary’s Anglican Church,<br />

and misses the sound of the bell ringing as she walks into<br />

the Sunday service.<br />

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​A bid to bring the native birds back<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

A PROJECT has been launched<br />

to bring more native birds and<br />

other species to the Riccarton<br />

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Predator Free Riccarton’s Jade<br />

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The Geology PhD student is<br />

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“At the moment you can buy a<br />

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“It’s quite a diverse area, Riccarton,<br />

and that might not be<br />

affordable for everyone.”<br />

The traps would target rats,<br />

although in future the group<br />

would also like to target possums,<br />

hedgehogs and other pests.<br />

The group is also supplementing<br />

trapping work by doing<br />

clean-ups of rubbish in public<br />

spaces that would attract rats,<br />

and by weeding out invasive<br />

species threatening native plants<br />

that are food sources for native<br />

birds.<br />

While people should nurture<br />

wildlife, she also believed wildlife<br />

nurtured people.<br />

“Especially with Covid, and<br />

lockdown and being overwhelmed<br />

in isolation, going<br />

out into those green spaces and<br />

hearing our native bird sounds,<br />

it’s just incredible.<br />

The project was also about<br />

connecting the community, she<br />

said.<br />

The group was co-ordinating<br />

with Canterbury University<br />

groups including the Student<br />

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Riccarton Community Patrol,<br />

and Riccarton Bush ranger Mike<br />

Steenson.<br />

“With Riccarton Bush we’re<br />

in the process of putting all<br />

their traps that they’ve already<br />

employed onto our project, so we<br />

will manage them.”<br />

“It’s really awesome to have<br />

[Mike] on board.”<br />

Predator Free Riccarton was<br />

also in the process of getting permission<br />

to trap in Corfe Reserve<br />

and hoped this would be the first<br />

of many.<br />

The group had created a trap.<br />

nz site for people to report their<br />

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reach out.<br />

“A lot of the rat trapping is<br />

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When do you rebait your<br />

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“We can’t just go and hand out<br />

TRAPPING:<br />

Predator Free<br />

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Thursday <strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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A SUPPORT worker is frustrated<br />

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disabled people at the recently<br />

opened Dallington Landing.<br />

Amanda Ross went to take<br />

her children and a client to the<br />

Dallington Landing to have a<br />

fish-and-chip picnic, but was<br />

disappointed with the lack<br />

of parking close-by to allow<br />

disabled people easy access.<br />

Unable to leave her young<br />

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tried to find a car park, Ross had<br />

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cycle lane along Gayhurst Rd.<br />

“It just seems ridiculous to have<br />

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“It stops the disability<br />

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Ross said there was parking at<br />

the other end of the bridge, but<br />

this was uphill which wouldn’t be<br />

ideal for one of her clients.<br />

“It’s hard enough sometimes<br />

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disabled people and then you feel<br />

kind of excluded because you<br />

can’t go everywhere,” she said.<br />

“It would be nice to see them<br />

put in some parking and make<br />

them more accessible because it’s<br />

quite a nice place there.”<br />

The city council said after<br />

receiving community feedback<br />

the option for car parking at<br />

Rupert Pl was removed.<br />

“We’ve listened to what the<br />

public has told us and made<br />

some key changes to the design,<br />

usability and amenities of the<br />

Dallington Landing,” said<br />

city council head of parks<br />

Andrew Rutledge.<br />

Coastal-Burwood Community<br />

Board chairman Kelly Barber<br />

said while car parking at the<br />

landing wasn’t something he<br />

had thought much about, it<br />

could possibly be added in the<br />

future.<br />

“The landings have been done<br />

quite early,” he said. “There’s a<br />

lot more development to go in<br />

the red zone and so I guess it’s<br />

something that could be added<br />

down the track. I don’t know<br />

if it’s going to be in the short<br />

term.”<br />

Barber said the footbridges<br />

were the first phases of<br />

development and called it a<br />

“watch-this-space” project.<br />

“These landings and these<br />

bridges are amongst the first<br />

PARKING: Amanda Ross (right) took<br />

her client Kayla Simpson to the<br />

recently opened Dallington Landing,<br />

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accessibility for disabled people.<br />

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Art Gallery and various city<br />

council funds.<br />

“There’s some amazing street<br />

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said city council principal community<br />

arts advisor Kiri Jarden.<br />

“It’s always had a creative scene<br />

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galleries in the area, including Fiksate<br />

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Work from a range of practitioners<br />

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Brougham and Durham Sts<br />

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One of the most recent works<br />

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Distinctive urban artist Jacob<br />

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number of murals created as part<br />

CREATIVE: Some of the better-known street art on offer in Sydenham.<br />

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“There’s this layering effect<br />

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1 orange, zest<br />

150gm butter, room temperature<br />

150gm cane sugar<br />

3 eggs<br />

90gm ground almonds<br />

90gm desiccated coconut<br />

1 tsp baking powder<br />

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Toss the peach slices together<br />

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13<br />

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2. Assessor (9)<br />

10. As a result (5)<br />

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13. Large arm muscle (7)<br />

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16. Deformed (9)<br />

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