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WEDNESDAY, MAY <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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TONY SCHAFER is counting<br />

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after nearly drowning while<br />

suffering a heart attack.<br />

The renowned Sumner surfer<br />

was rescued while surfing at<br />

Scarborough.<br />

Nearly two weeks on,<br />

he has spoken to <strong>Bay</strong><br />

<strong>Harbour</strong> News about<br />

the rescue and his<br />

recovery.<br />

The 54-year-old is<br />

taking it easy at home<br />

for a six-week recovery<br />

period, but hopes to be<br />

Tony<br />

Schafer<br />

back in the surf before<br />

too long.<br />

“You get bucked off<br />

a horse you got to get<br />

straight back on, so<br />

if I’m feeling up to it<br />

I’ll be totally keen to<br />

get back into the<br />

water.”<br />

Schafer was pulled<br />

out by friends on the beach and<br />

Learn to Surf participants, who<br />

noticed him drowning after<br />

falling from his board.<br />

“I just remember thinking to<br />

myself, I can’t be here, I can’t<br />

be on the bottom. I have to try<br />

and get to the surface,” said<br />

Schafer.<br />

His rescuers performed CPR<br />

and used a nearby defibrillator<br />

within five minutes of the heart<br />

attack, before he was rushed to<br />

hospital.<br />

“I feel like I’ve been kicked<br />

by a horse. The CPR was done<br />

right, so my chest is still a bit<br />

bruised, but I think it’s a good<br />

pain.”<br />

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2 <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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NEWS 3<br />

New bus route unlikely due<br />

to uncertainty over funding<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

A LONG requested bus for<br />

Governors <strong>Bay</strong> is looking doubtful<br />

as Environment Canterbury reels<br />

in ambitions for route extensions.<br />

For many years, residents have<br />

been wanting public transport<br />

access to the bay through Dyers<br />

Pass Rd and some hoped a new<br />

bus route would<br />

be included in<br />

ECan’s Long<br />

Term Plan.<br />

Christchurch<br />

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believes<br />

the Government<br />

is unlikely to<br />

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Vicky<br />

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public transport funding for a<br />

Governors <strong>Bay</strong> extension to go<br />

ahead.<br />

“This time it’s probably unlikely.<br />

Not least because we haven’t<br />

got confirmation from the<br />

Government as to what funding<br />

they’ll put in,” Southworth said.<br />

Fifteen per cent of Canterbury’s<br />

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Bannock questioned whether<br />

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NZTA was a legitimate excuse.<br />

“It’s a convenient story to tell at<br />

the moment, in spite of a lack of<br />

action in the past.”<br />

Southworth expressed support<br />

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The other Christchurch South<br />

councillor, Paul Dietsche said<br />

more investigation was needed on<br />

the proposed route and did not<br />

wish to comment further.<br />

Ngāi Tahu councillor Nuk Korako,<br />

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for comment.<br />

An ECan spokesperson said<br />

there are no figures available for<br />

the potential cost of a Governors<br />

<strong>Bay</strong> route extension.<br />

During public feedback on<br />

the ECan draft Long Term Plan,<br />

Governors <strong>Bay</strong> Jetty Trust chair<br />

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Miller understands a lack of<br />

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Dump site to be cleared after long wait<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

AN EMPTY section in Mt<br />

Pleasant is finally being cleaned<br />

up after eight years of complaints<br />

to the city council fell on deaf ears.<br />

The city council-owned 1001<br />

sq-m section in Virginia Lane has<br />

been an illegal dumping ground<br />

for years; residents complaints go<br />

back to 2016.<br />

Said long time resident Jo<br />

Doherty: “So many neighbours,<br />

past and present, have flagged this<br />

up with council, that there’s been<br />

dumping going on but nothing<br />

has been done for years.”<br />

Doherty said she had routinely<br />

told the city council as far back<br />

as 2016 of a particular person she<br />

had seen dumping materials. That<br />

person had continued to dump<br />

rubbish over the years.<br />

She said the city council’s response<br />

to her complaints was not<br />

good enough.<br />

“It’s really disappointing. You<br />

just start lose faith in people<br />

(council staff),” she said.<br />

Doherty complained again in<br />

February, and the council started<br />

the long awaited clean-up <strong>15</strong> days<br />

ago. The section will be clear by<br />

Friday.<br />

The person Doherty had been<br />

complaining about was trespassed<br />

by the city council on Thursday.<br />

But the man told <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong><br />

News he considered it unfair he<br />

had been the only one targeted.<br />

NO-GO: City council staff blocked off the entrance to 8 Virginia Lane on <strong>May</strong> 2 in an effort<br />

to prevent any further dumping on the section. Nearby residents have been complaining<br />

to the city council since 2016 to clean up the area.<br />

“There’s a number of people<br />

who used the property for<br />

different things – storing boats,<br />

materials same as me. I did<br />

probably have more stuff on it<br />

but I had an agreement with the<br />

original owner,” he said.<br />

City council head of city growth<br />

and property Bruce Rendall<br />

would not provide an explanation<br />

to <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News as to why it<br />

had taken eight years.<br />

He said staff had not looked<br />

back into records to verify if<br />

the resident’s comments about<br />

how long<br />

they had been<br />

complaining<br />

were “accurate”.<br />

“We have not<br />

undertaken a<br />

review of the history<br />

and neighbours<br />

claims so Bruce<br />

are unable to Rendall<br />

comment on the accuracy of this<br />

and the circumstances,” he said.<br />

Staff were “focused on moving<br />

forward positively and rectifying<br />

the issues’’.<br />

Doherty said concrete, polystyrene,<br />

general waste, building<br />

tools, wood, steel and chemicals<br />

have been dumped on the section<br />

since the original house was<br />

demolished, creating an eyesore<br />

and environmental threat to the<br />

nearby Glenstrae Stream.<br />

“We live in such a beautiful<br />

area, I just can’t believe this has<br />

kept happening for so long.”<br />

Rendall said investigations since<br />

September had to led to multiple<br />

people being suspected of illegal<br />

dumping.<br />

HAZARD: This photo from<br />

September shows the types<br />

of building materials and<br />

chemicals which have been<br />

left at the site. These items<br />

have now been removed.<br />

He said the rubbish clean up<br />

will cost $6300 in total with an<br />

additional $2200 for further vegetation<br />

work on the site.<br />

“If anything in particular is<br />

removed and disposed of that can<br />

be attributed to an individual,<br />

then that cost will be passed on.”<br />

He said the city council is<br />

avoiding prosecutions over the<br />

dumping because of the high<br />

evidence threshold needed.<br />

“The council is confident<br />

removal of the material can be<br />

undertaken at less cost to the ratepayers<br />

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Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

DRONE TESTING is<br />

continuing at Coastguard<br />

Sumner in an effort to innovate<br />

search and rescue operations.<br />

The coastguard has teamed<br />

up with drone expert Daniel<br />

Manchester from construction<br />

company Proform Group<br />

and Canterbury Air Patrol to<br />

evaluate how eight different<br />

unmanned aircrafts could best<br />

assist real life rescue scenarios.<br />

“Sumner<br />

coastguard is<br />

committed to<br />

looking at new<br />

technology<br />

and new<br />

methods that<br />

are appearing,<br />

which can help Anthony<br />

us save lives,” Honeybone<br />

said search<br />

and rescue manager Anthony<br />

Honeybone.<br />

Two weeks ago, Manchester<br />

was flying the drones across<br />

Scarborough, creating 3D maps<br />

of the terrain and spotting<br />

coastguard members on the<br />

rocks who posed as victims.<br />

Manchester and Honeybone<br />

joined coastguard and air patrol<br />

members for further testing<br />

of the drone’s effectiveness on<br />

Tuesday night.<br />

“It’s not our normal area<br />

of knowledge. You know, as<br />

a coastguard we know boats.<br />

We’re learning from their expertise<br />

in Canterbury Air Patrol,”<br />

said Honeybone.<br />

He hopes the coastguard<br />

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Coastguard tests drones<br />

to assist with rescues<br />

MAPPING: The drones are creating a 3D model of the<br />

Scarborough coastline, which could assist in future search<br />

and rescue operations if the drone programme goes<br />

ahead. ​<br />

and successfully launched the<br />

drone programme in the next 12<br />

months.<br />

They will need to become<br />

qualified with the Civil Aviation<br />

Authority.<br />

Using drones to find victims<br />

has major potential advantages<br />

over in-person search operations.<br />

“It has thermal imaging,<br />

which picks up people’s heat<br />

source. It’s just a massive advantage<br />

in terms of finding someone<br />

quickly,” said Honeybone.<br />

The speed in which drones<br />

can find a target compared to<br />

searching in a boat is significant.<br />

“The success rate in finding<br />

someone alive is often in speed.<br />

They might have hypothermia,<br />

so the speed of rescue is really<br />

critical for us,” he said.<br />

The trials over the coming<br />

months will determine whether<br />

the terrain in Coastguard<br />

Sumner’s jurisdiction is suitable<br />

for investing in a drone programme.<br />

“Right now we’re seeing if<br />

we’ve got all our ducks in a row<br />

and if this is something we 100<br />

per cent want to dedicate ourselves<br />

to,” said Honeybone.<br />

He said a drone programme<br />

could be expensive and require<br />

contributions from the coastguard’s<br />

typical funding sources,<br />

such as Coastguard New Zealand.<br />

The idea for drone testing<br />

came from a joint meeting with<br />

Coastguard Canterbury last<br />

year, which discussed potential<br />

technological innovations for<br />

search and rescue.<br />

NEWS 5<br />

Surfer’s<br />

immense<br />

gratitude<br />

after<br />

life-saving<br />

rescue<br />

• From page 1<br />

Schafer is well-known on<br />

the surfing circuit, having won<br />

competitions including the 2000<br />

national Māori championships.<br />

Schafer’s memory of the <strong>May</strong> 3<br />

ordeal is hazy before waking<br />

up in hospital, but he has a profound<br />

sense of gratitude for his<br />

rescuers.<br />

“I feel so lucky and so grateful<br />

to everyone, and to those who<br />

fundraised for the defibrillator, a<br />

big thank you.”<br />

There was no defibrillator at<br />

the surf school until earlier this<br />

year when the Scarborough<br />

Dippers fundraised for one to be<br />

installed.<br />

The dippers run fundraisers<br />

for community projects and<br />

were approached last year by surf<br />

school owner Aaron Lock for help<br />

purchasing a defibrillator.<br />

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<strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

6<br />

NEWS<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Pathway a thriving hub<br />

for active communities<br />

Hanno<br />

Sander from<br />

the Coastal<br />

Pathway<br />

Group updates<br />

readers on the<br />

project<br />

SINCE THE unveiling of the base<br />

pathway late last year, the Coastal<br />

Pathway has blossomed into a<br />

vibrant hub, attracting a diverse<br />

range of users.<br />

This is especially true on Saturday<br />

mornings. The pathway pulses<br />

with energy as at least two running<br />

communities take advantage of its<br />

picturesque 4-metre-wide surface.<br />

Parkrun is a free, weekly 5km<br />

event that kicks off at 8am every<br />

Saturday, inviting participants to<br />

walk, jog, or run the course at their<br />

own pace.<br />

The Scarborough location is a<br />

gem among the 46 Parkrun sites<br />

in New Zealand and thousands<br />

worldwide.<br />

Parkrun starts and finishes at the<br />

Scarborough Fare Cafe with easy<br />

access to the cafe, public toilets,<br />

changing sheds and the number 3<br />

bus. The inaugural event attracted<br />

286 runners on April 13. Learn<br />

more about Scarborough park run<br />

Ferrymead<br />

Mickey<br />

The cat who helped me through times of change<br />

by Helen Brown<br />

From the New York Times bestselling author of Cleo, a warm, wistful<br />

coming-of-age true story about the transition from childhood to<br />

adolescence, and the small stray cat who helped guide the way. It<br />

was 1966 and the times they were a-changing, even in the provincial<br />

New Zealand coastal town of New Plymouth. Skirts were getting<br />

shorter, the Vietnam War was on TV every night and French<br />

nuclear tests in the Pacific turned the night sky a violent<br />

red. Twelve-year-old Helen, the youngest daughter of an<br />

eccentric engineer and a musical theatre fanatic, was living<br />

in a crumbling castle overrun by nature, and overshadowed<br />

by the majestic Mount Taranaki. On the eve of puberty,<br />

everything suddenly is uncomfortable and unfamiliar to<br />

Helen. She feels lonely and lost, adrift in this new turbulent sea.<br />

That is, until her father gifts her a tiger-striped kitten with extra toes<br />

on each paw. Noticing an M on the cat’s forehead, Helen names<br />

her new companion Mickey. Inquisitive, clever and skittish, Mickey<br />

disrupts the already rambunctious household with his mischief.<br />

But as it turns out, he’s just the ally Helen needs to explore the new<br />

world waking up around her.<br />

EVENT: The inaugural Parkrun event on April 13 attracted<br />

286 runners.<br />

ENTER TO<br />

WIN<br />

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at parkrun.co.nz/scarborough/<br />

For those seeking structured<br />

training and camaraderie, Extra<br />

Mile Runners offers an enriching<br />

experience. With a dynamic community<br />

ethos, they cater to runners<br />

of all levels, providing expert guidance<br />

and a supportive atmosphere.<br />

Elevate your running journey by<br />

exploring extramilerunners.co.nz.<br />

The Coastal Pathway Group remains<br />

committed to enhancing this<br />

beloved community asset. Connect<br />

with us at ccp.org.nz to learn more<br />

about our ongoing initiatives.<br />

Better yet, mark your calendars<br />

for our annual general meeting on<br />

Monday, <strong>May</strong> 27, at Club Redcliffs,<br />

starting at 7pm.<br />

Join us as we chart the course for<br />

future projects through an inclusive<br />

community consultation.<br />

book<br />

release<br />

PROJECTS: Daly’s Wharf (above) and Drummonds jetty will<br />

undergo upgrades ahead of the Akaroa Wharf rebuild.<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​<br />

Work to get under way<br />

ahead of wharf rebuild<br />

TWO WHARVES in Akaroa<br />

will be upgraded this winter.<br />

Drummonds jetty and Daly’s<br />

Wharf have been identified<br />

as suitable alternatives for the<br />

community to use while Akaroa<br />

Wharf undergoes a rebuild.<br />

A condition assessment<br />

carried out on Akaroa Wharf<br />

in late 2018 identified the<br />

structure was reaching the end<br />

of its useful life and on-going<br />

repair and maintenance was not<br />

economical.<br />

Construction of the new<br />

Akaroa Wharf is expected to<br />

begin in late 2025, following<br />

resource consent approval,<br />

and be completed in 2027. The<br />

resource consent will be publicly<br />

notified, with a public hearing<br />

COMMUNITY<br />

DROP-IN SESSION<br />

with Vanessa Weenink, MP for Banks Peninsula<br />

Thursday 16 <strong>May</strong><br />

10am - 11am<br />

Sumner at Joe’s Garage<br />

vanessa.weenink@parliament.govt.nz<br />

Funded by the Parliamentary Service. Authorised by Vanessa Weenink, Parliament Buildings, Wgtn.<br />

held in mid to late 2025.<br />

Before Akaroa Wharf is<br />

closed, Drummonds jetty will be<br />

completely rebuilt. Daly’s Wharf<br />

will also undergo strengthening<br />

work, and a crane and diesel<br />

bowser will be temporarily<br />

installed.<br />

City council acting head of<br />

parks Rupert Bool said design<br />

work for the two smaller wharves<br />

is being finalised. The work is<br />

planned to begin in winter and<br />

will take about four months.<br />

“We’re excited to get this work<br />

under way in Akaroa and the<br />

community is looking forward<br />

to seeing this project move<br />

forward. Council would like to<br />

acknowledge the patience of the<br />

community.”<br />

The Royal Librarian<br />

by Daisy Wood<br />

A royal palace. A closed book. A betrayal that will echo through<br />

generations…<br />

Windsor, 1940: Secretly tasked with foiling a suspected plot,<br />

Sophie Klein is placed in the Royal Library at Windsor castle,<br />

where the princesses reside. But when she learns that Windsor is<br />

compromised, Sophie must sacrifice everything she knows to save<br />

the future queen of England… Philadelphia, Present day: Looking<br />

through her grandmother’s papers, Lacey Jones comes across a<br />

mysterious letter stamped with the Windsor Castle crest. But how<br />

did it come to be in her family’s possession? And so begins a journey<br />

that will take Lacey deep into the heart of the oldest inhabited castle<br />

in the world, and change her life forever…<br />

WIN THIS BOOK<br />

We have one copy of Mickey to give away, courtesy of Paper Plus Ferrymead. To be in the draw, email<br />

giveaways@starmedia.kiwi with Mickey in the subject line or write to Paper Plus Book Giveaway, Mickey ,<br />

Star Media, PO Box 1467, Christchurch 8140. To be eligible for the draw, all entries must include your name,<br />

address and contact number. Entries close Tuesday <strong>May</strong> 28, <strong>2024</strong>. The book winner of Judy Bailey’s Evolving<br />

was Judith Fenton of Heathcote Valley.<br />

Read local


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10 <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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3 2 2 2<br />

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Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News 11<br />

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<strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

12<br />

TREASURES FROM THE PAST<br />

Mello Schenkel – unravelling the<br />

• By Carl Bonniface<br />

LITTLE IS known of Mello<br />

Schenkel’s early life except that<br />

he was born on December 5,<br />

1831 in Nes, Ameland, an island<br />

off the northern coast of the<br />

Netherlands, once a centre of the<br />

Dutch whaling industry.<br />

His father Roelof Melles<br />

Schenkel, who was a sea captain,<br />

died when Mello was eight years<br />

old. Roelof married three times<br />

and had 13 children, but five<br />

of those died young. Mello was<br />

the third child from the third<br />

marriage.<br />

In his teens, Mello went to sea<br />

as a ship’s boy, using the birth<br />

date of his younger brother, Jan<br />

Willem, born August 9, 1833,<br />

who had died in 1839, as Mello<br />

himself was too old to qualify as<br />

a ‘boy’.<br />

The next we hear of Mello<br />

is when he shows up in<br />

Whakaraupō Lyttelton <strong>Harbour</strong><br />

in early 1859, where he owned<br />

and commanded a ketch called<br />

“Industry”, registered in Port<br />

Lyttelton. It had been built by<br />

Brown Brothers in their boat<br />

building yard at Koukourarata<br />

Port Levy, which later moved to<br />

Motu-kauati-iti Corsair <strong>Bay</strong>.<br />

Ten years earlier, on<br />

November 8, 1849, Mr CE<br />

Captain Mello Schenkel was a notable Lyttelton identity.<br />

Dampier had arrived in<br />

Ōhinehou Lyttelton aboard<br />

the “Phoebe Dunbar”. He was<br />

PHOTO: CARL BONNIFACE<br />

solicitor for the Canterbury<br />

Association and was granted<br />

land by the Association’s<br />

founder Godley, at what would<br />

become Dampier <strong>Bay</strong> (now the<br />

Te Ana Marina development).<br />

In the late 1850s, Dampier<br />

decided to build a port and town<br />

to rival Kaiapoi, at Saltwater<br />

Creek, in order to be closer to<br />

the North Canterbury sheep<br />

stations and to take advantage of<br />

the booming wool export trade.<br />

He named it Northport.<br />

The only problem was<br />

negotiating the bar and the<br />

Ashley River mouth. Captain<br />

Schenkel was the first to do so<br />

aboard “Industry”.<br />

For his efforts he was given<br />

a quarter acre section at 38<br />

Industry Street (named after<br />

his ketch), Northport, for his<br />

“prompt and spirited conduct in<br />

opening up Saltwater Creek for<br />

navigation”.<br />

Northport was an ambitious<br />

project which sadly had<br />

limited financial success due to<br />

difficulties with accessibility.<br />

Unfortunately, on February<br />

3, 1868, disaster struck when<br />

an ex-tropical storm swept<br />

down New Zealand causing<br />

widespread damage.<br />

Many ships were destroyed<br />

and 40 lives were lost across<br />

the country. Several ships<br />

were wrecked in Whakaraupō<br />

Lyttelton <strong>Harbour</strong>, including<br />

“Iona” and “Three Sisters”, both<br />

locally owned.<br />

Northport did not survive.<br />

By 1870 it was in ruins and<br />

Dampier returned to England,<br />

where he died a year later.<br />

Nothing remains today of the<br />

port or settlement aside from a<br />

plaque marking the site.<br />

Meanwhile, back in Ōhinehou<br />

Lyttelton, Captain Schenkel<br />

married Myra Martha Morey,<br />

daughter of Edward Morey,<br />

on February 10, 1862 at the<br />

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Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News<br />

TREASURES FROM THE PAST 13<br />

mystery of master mariner’s life<br />

They went on to have 11<br />

children, six of them born in<br />

Lyttelton, four in Akaroa and one<br />

in Christchurch.<br />

On October 16, 1862, Mello<br />

was proclaimed a New Zealand<br />

citizen by Governor Sir George<br />

Grey, who backdated it to<br />

January 1, 1861, so that by law<br />

Mello was a New Zealand citizen<br />

when he married Martha.<br />

Captain Schenkel owned<br />

or part-owned several ships<br />

along with “Industry”, which<br />

unfortunately met her demise:<br />

“After crossing the Sumner<br />

Bar on July 24, 1863 the ketch<br />

“Industry” struck on the South<br />

Spit and after a few minutes<br />

severe hammering, filled and<br />

sank. She became a total loss,”<br />

said CWN Ingram in the<br />

book New Zealand Shipwrecks<br />

1795 -1975.<br />

He was half owner of “Julia<br />

Ann” in 1862-1863, which had<br />

been registered in Lyttelton on<br />

18 August, 1860. He was sole<br />

owner of “Linnet” from 1867-<br />

1874, built by Brown Brothers at<br />

Port Levy in 1863 and registered<br />

at Lyttelton on July 13, 1863.<br />

“Linnet” met an undignified end<br />

when she was acquired by the<br />

Lyttelton Regatta Committee and<br />

blown up as a spectacle at the<br />

New Years Day Regatta in 1906.<br />

On October 27, 1868, in<br />

Captain Mello Schenkel’s ship Linnet was blown up as a spectacle to entertain the crowds<br />

at Lyttelton’s New Years Day Regatta in 1906.<br />

PHOTO: TE ŪAKA LYTTELTON MUSEUM REF 14985.102<br />

command of “Prince Alfred”,<br />

Captain Schenkel was involved<br />

in the rescue of the crew of the<br />

ketch “Crest”, which ended up<br />

in a cave on the rugged coast<br />

between Akaroa and Flea <strong>Bay</strong>.<br />

Unfortunately, her<br />

captain,William Ellis and one<br />

crew member were trapped in the<br />

cave overnight and were swept<br />

away.<br />

A tablet made by EW Morey<br />

(Schenkel’s father in law) in<br />

memory of Captain Ellis was<br />

placed in St Peter’s Church in<br />

Akaroa and still remains there.<br />

Sometime around 1889,<br />

Captain Schenkel retired from the<br />

sea and took up residence with<br />

his wife and family at North West<br />

<strong>Bay</strong> in Pelorus Sound.<br />

This move was prompted by<br />

the marriage of their daughter<br />

Alice in June 1885 to George<br />

Semple Johnson, a Pelorus<br />

Sound resident. This is where the<br />

mystery of this master mariner<br />

resurfaces.<br />

Rumours abound. One is that<br />

Captain Schenkel separated<br />

from his wife and went to live in<br />

Waitara, Taranaki, dying there in<br />

February 1896 and being buried<br />

in the Waitara Cemetery.<br />

However, there is no<br />

gravestone, cemetery records<br />

were destroyed, and no death<br />

certificate has ever been found.<br />

The mystery remains!<br />

Descendants of Captain Mello<br />

Schenkel still live in Ōhinehou<br />

Lyttelton today, having been<br />

involved in the local community,<br />

working on the development of<br />

the harbour over the years, and<br />

promoting the history of the port<br />

town.<br />

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We’re making the roundabout way safer<br />

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safe speed platforms.<br />

Work will take place between 2 April and early July.<br />

We know road works are disruptive for you. We’ll work<br />

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18 <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News 25<br />

NOW HOME IN LYTTELTON & THE BAY COMMUNITIES<br />

H O M E C H R I S T C H U R C H . C O . N Z<br />

H O M E C H R I S T C H U R C H L I M I T E D , L I C E N S E D R E A A 2 0 0 8


26 <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

24A VOELAS ROAD | LYTTELTON<br />

DEADLINE SALE: 12PM, 5 JUNE <strong>2024</strong> (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR)<br />

Nestled on 974m2 of prime <strong>Harbour</strong>side real estate, this late<br />

1800s HOME embraces the quirky charm Lyttelton is known for.<br />

Enriched in history while embracing modern conveniences, this<br />

HOME is the boathold you've been looking for.<br />

The HOME offers:<br />

Two double bedrooms & one single, Freehold title, Open plan<br />

kitchen, living & dining, Masport wood burner, Established<br />

landscaping, Dual access from Voleas Road & Cunningham<br />

Terrace, Walking distance to the Lyttelton Hub, Fully insured<br />

and Views over Lyttelton <strong>Harbour</strong>.<br />

Call your local Lyttelton HOME specialists today for more<br />

information.<br />

3 BED 1 BATH 1 CAR<br />

974 M2 (MORE OR LESS)<br />

EDDIE SPRY<br />

021 <strong>15</strong>6 5884<br />

JO GRAMS<br />

021 250 6921<br />

eddie@homechch.co.nz<br />

1/20 GRANGE STREET | OPAWA<br />

JO GRAMS<br />

jo@homechch.co.nz<br />

DEADLINE: 3PM, 23 MAY <strong>2024</strong> (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR)<br />

Discover comfortable living at 1/20 Grange Street, Opawa,<br />

Christchurch. This homely residence boasts an array of features<br />

perfectly designed to accommodate a growing family or multigenerational<br />

living. Welcome to your new HOME, where<br />

location and convenience sit high on your wish list.<br />

North Facing: Bask in natural light and warmth with the northfacing<br />

aspect of this property. Embrace the sunshine all day<br />

long, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere throughout the<br />

HOME.<br />

Convenient Location: Situated in a sought-after location, this<br />

property offers unbeatable convenience. Close to amenities,<br />

schools, and transport links, everything you need is right at<br />

your doorstep.<br />

4 BED 2 BATH 2 LIVING 3 CAR<br />

1/2 SHARE OF 1,012 M2<br />

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Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News 27<br />

46 FRANCIS AVENUE | ST ALBANS<br />

DEADLINE: 12PM, 21 MAY <strong>2024</strong> (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR)<br />

Situated on the sought after tree lined street that is Francis Avenue, this beautifully preserved character HOME has<br />

been restored and rejuvenated throughout to embrace modern living. No detail has been left untouched and no<br />

expense has been spared, 46 Francis Avenue offers immediate enjoyment for you and your family.<br />

There’s a welcoming warmth and understated elegance as you walk through the front door. The floor plan offers the<br />

most thoughtful use of the space, with plenty of glass to capture all-day sun and an abundance of natural light.<br />

The immediate open plan design and its modern features are highlighted by the stunning kitchen; fully appointed,<br />

stainless appliances, ample cupboard/drawer space, generous benchtop and breakfast bar all connecting superbly to<br />

the larger living space this HOME has the perfect setup for entertaining guests. You’ll have the pleasure of enjoying<br />

long summer days in the amazing backyard that the whole family will love, whilst having plenty of space to add a pool<br />

without sacrificing too much land.<br />

Fully appointed master bedrooms with tiled ensuites on both the upper and lower level showcase how versatile the<br />

floor plan is, ensuring space and separation. Downstairs there are three generously sized bedrooms serviced by a<br />

large tiled family bathroom. Upstairs you’ll also find another bedroom, which can also be used as a HOME office and<br />

a loft, providing the perfect kids play room.<br />

This HOME is complete with ample off-street parking space, double internal access garaging, and an easy-care<br />

lifestyle, allowing you to spend more time with your family exploring this sought after location. You can be assured<br />

year round warmth thanks to the fully ducted heat pump system, insulation, brand new pellet fire and sunny position.<br />

This is an opportunity you won’t regret, and I can assure you the lucky new owner will always look back fondly on the<br />

first day you saw this timeless HOME.<br />

KIEREN GRAY<br />

021 363 944<br />

kieren@homechch.co.nz<br />

5 BED 3 BATH 2 LIVING 2 CAR<br />

842 M2 (MORE OR LESS)


28 <strong>Bay</strong> <strong>Harbour</strong> News Wednesday <strong>May</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

FOR SALE<br />

188C ROCKING HORSE RD | SOUTHSHORE<br />

DEADLINE: 12PM, 21 MAY <strong>2024</strong><br />

3 BED 1 BATH 2 OFF-STREET PARKS<br />

1/31 THORNTON STREET | MAIREHAU<br />

FOR SALE<br />

3 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR<br />

52 ROCKING HORSE RD | SOUTHSHORE<br />

BY NEGOTIATION<br />

3 BED 1 BATH 2 CAR + SLEEPOUT<br />

385A PINE AVE | STH NEW BRIGHTON<br />

OFFERS OVER $749,000<br />

4 BED 2 BATH 2 LIVING 2 CAR<br />

10 STOUT STREET | WAIMAIRI<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

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5/112 WILDBERRY ST | WOOLSTON<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $659,000<br />

3 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR<br />

Contemplating a move? Buying, selling, renovating, upsizing, downsizing or investing, talk<br />

to your coastal HOME experts today. Call us directly or pop in to see one of the team.<br />

186 MAIN ROAD, REDCLIFFS | 03 930 1323 34A LONDON STREET, LYTTELTON | 021 250 6921

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