Bay Harbour: July 01, 2020

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LONG-STANDING: Former Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board member Sally Buck (left) with Linwood city

councillor Yani Johanson and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

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SALLY BUCK has resigned

from the Linwood-Central-

Heathcote Community Board

due to ill health.

It marks the end of her

22-year contribution to local

government in Christchurch

and four years representing

part of the Bay Harbour News

area.

Ms Buck served as a city

councillor, representing the

Waimairi Ward, from 1998 to

2013.

She then served a term

on the Fendalton-Waimairi

Community Board before

being elected to the Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board in 2016 where she served

as chairwoman.

Ms Buck was re-elected to

the Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board in

October 2019.

She resigned from her role

as chairwoman in late April

for health reasons, and the

position was taken over by

board member Alexandra

Davids.

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• By Jess Gibson

A MAJOR development planned

for Lyttelton has been derailed

due to impacts from the Covid-19

pandemic.

The Woolstore building on

Te Ana Marina was set to be

transformed

into a

hospitality

and retail

space by

high profile

developers

the Peebles

Group.

Head of the

group Richard

Richard

Peebles

Peebles said work was “effectively

under way” on the project before

the lockdown.

But after discussions with

Lyttelton Port Company,

which manages and owns the

marina, there was a mutual

decision to end their arrangement

around plans for the building.

“All the designs and things were

done but that’s irrelevant really,

Covid has got in the middle. It’s

not the right time,” Mr Peebles

said.

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Climate and ecology in

Redcliffs

Tuesday, 7.30pm

Ecology specialist David Bryce, who

is responsible for the native revegetation

of Drayton Reserve, will be

speaking about climate and ecology

of Redcliffs.

Redcliffs Function Centre, 9 James St

Sumner Tea and Talk

Monday, 10.30am

Enjoy a hot drink and lots of laughter

with a friendly group of residents at

Sumner Tea and Talk.

Upstairs in the Matuku Takotako:

Sumner Centre

Sumner Bridge Club

Monday at 7.15pm and Wednesday

at 1pm

Go along to fun and competitive

sessions. If you have any questions,

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57 Dryden St, Sumner.

Use It Or Lose It

Monday, 11am and 1.30pm,

Wednesdays, 9am and Friday,

11am.

People over 65 can get back to exercising

and enjoying the camaraderie

while maintaining a safe distance.

Classes focus on the key factors that

allow this age group to maintain their

independence, strength and mobility.

For details, phone Kris on 021 262

8886.

Redcliff’s Bowling Club, 9 James St

Art and Craft Market Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, Mt Pleasant

Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd

Go and meet the makers of unique artwork and original crafts.

Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm

The community-owned market

brings you wonderful, locally grown

food every Saturday. For more information,

phone co-ordinator, Di,

on 020 4195 4639.

3 McCormacks Bay Rd, Mt Pleasant

Lyttelton Farmers’ Market

Saturday, 10am-1pm

Nearly all stallholders will be returning

to the market post lockdown. It

may look a little different and will

likely change as more information

comes to hand. However, the same

great produce and atmosphere will be

there.

London St, Lyttelton

Redcliffs Coffee &

Conversation

Friday 10.30am

Go and join a lovely bunch for a

catch-up.

Redcliffs Uniting Church hall, 4

Augusta St

Loopy Tunes Preschool

Music

Tuesday, 9.30am in Sumner and

10.30am in Redcliffs

Children can have fun singing, using

props and learning actions. $2 per

session. Sessions run during term

time only.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre at

9.30am and Redcliffs Uniting Church

hall, 2 Augusta St at 10.30am

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through visual means. Highly skilled, he’s as adept

with a paintbrush as working with bronze. Smith

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‘Islands’ opens on July 4th and runs until the 29th.

‘Land Ahoy!’ …An island in the South Seas could be

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also be a magnet for emissaries of northern empires

with ‘Discovery and Conquest’ on their agendas.

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Islands can also be psychological. Are you at

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Guidance on cruise ships

anchoring in Akaroa Harbour

Jim Dilley

ENVIRONMENT Canterbury

has issued guidance to cruise

ship masters and operators

wanting to anchor in Akaroa

Harbour from November 2021.

ECan previously gave vessel

operators until October 31, 2021,

to undertake independent scientific

studies to demonstrate that

they can comply with a set of

rules, otherwise they would not

be permitted

to anchor.

This included

proving

they were not

causing adverse

environmental

effects,

showing they

have applied

ANCHORED: Environment Canterbury has provided further

guidance on permitted cruise ship activity to mitigate the

predicted lack of data

for consent to anchor and that

the disturbance of the seabed

would only be up to a volume of

5m3.

However, since giving notice

of this requirement, the

Covid-19 pandemic has created

many uncertainties, with the

ability to gather scientific data

being limited during lockdown

or when no ships are visiting.

To mitigate the lack of available

data, ECan has provided

further guidance on permitted

activity including the size of

vessels, and the associated number

of visits that may be made

within any 12-month period,

without breaching rules regarding

seabed disturbance.

This guidance has been issued

to help provide clarity to the

community, vessel operators

and businesses during the current

period of uncertainty.

Said ECan’s regional harbourmaster

Jim Dilley: “By issuing

this guidance 16 months early,

we are clearly communicating

which vessels we believe comply

with the rules well in advance of

the deadline. If we are provided

with scientific data to the contrary,

we will review our guidance

and make any necessary

changes. What this guidance

aims to do is provide certainty

about which cruise ships may

visit Akaroa Harbour from

November 1, 2021 – without it,

that was likely to be none due to

the lack of available data.”

The potential disturbance

of the seabed by vessel anchors

and a reduction in water quality

at Akaroa has been an ongoing

matter of public discussion and

community concern.

ECan has worked with

rūnanga, community groups

and the cruise industry to

identify measures that will

address these issues.

In October 2019 an

independently commissioned

Ecological Risk Assessment

on the impact of cruise ships

operating in Akaroa Harbour

was released.

Mr Dilley said preliminary

findings were that “any potential

effects can be appropriately

managed.”

However, Mr Dilley also noted

that “the available research

is not sufficient to provide a

definitive answer”, which is why

he recommended the further

research be conducted.

In Brief

RETAINING WALL

A new retaining wall will be

installed on the westbound lane of

Brittain Tce to support a slope. City

council contractors will carry out

the work until late August. There

will be some noise disturbance, the

road will be reduced to one lane

and some street-side parking will

be unavailable around the site. For

more information visit https://ccc.

govt.nz/transport/works/show/459

GONDOLA REOPENS

The Christchurch Gondola will

reopen today after being closed

since the Covid-19 lockdown, and

as a reopening special, the first

20 people through the doors will

get 50 per cent discount on adult

tickets. Closure time was used to

complete maintenance, including

essential work on the cableway

towers and time tunnel carts. The

gondola will be open between

10am and 4pm daily.

RUGBY CLUB GRANT

The Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board has approved a

$4000 grant towards the Sumner

Rugby Football Club for its beach

rugby tournament and coaching

programme. The first beach

tournament was held last year

with 10 schools and saw positive

feedback from people involved,

which is why the club now wants to

make the event annual.

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News

Breast cancer patient to

host Pink Ribbon event

DUVAUCHELLE resident

Leanne Fergusson has received

an outpouring of support since

being diagnosed with breast

cancer earlier this year.

And now, she’s become inspired

to do the same for others.

The 45-year-old

mother of four is hosting

a Pink Ribbon event this

month, with funds going

towards the Breast Cancer

Foundation NZ.

Last year more than

525 breakfasts were held

in Canterbury, and now

Mrs Fergusson is urging

others to get on board.

“I’m excited. It’s a way

for me to give back to an

organisation doing such

good work for people with breast

cancer.”

She is planning an afternoon

tea in Akaroa with a few other

women in her community who

have also had this disease.

“I’m looking forward to getting

together with others who have

been through this journey and

sharing our experiences.”

Mrs Fergusson was sitting at

home watching television one

evening in February when she

discovered a lump in her right

breast.

After having her surgery postponed

for three weeks because of

Covid-19, she had to wait until

late April before she could have

the lump removed, and has just

started her first round of chemotherapy.

She said the generosity

she has seen from

her community since

her diagnosis has been

amazing.

“My fridge is bursting

at the seams because

so many people

have made meals for

us, and I’ve had so

many offers of help

with the housework

after my surgery.

Receiving so much

kindness has really helped with

my recovery and people have also

been showing heaps of love for

my fundraising efforts.”

Mrs Fergusson set a target

to raise $500 through her Pink

Ribbon Breakfast but has already

more than doubled it in the lead

up to her event.

Around 400 people in the Canterbury

District Health Board

area are diagnosed with breast

cancer each year.

With more than 3300 women

across the country diagnosed

Leanne

Fergusson

with breast cancer annually, and

more than 650 a year still dying,

the need for support is greater

than ever.

Breast Cancer Foundation

NZ chief executive Evangelia

Henderson said the organisation

is grateful to everyone who

is taking part in Pink Ribbon

Breakfast.

“This year, the Covid-19 situation

has made life harder for

breast cancer patients, so the

need for support has never been

higher.”

“Thanks to the generosity of

Kiwis up and down the country,

we are able to continue our lifesaving

work. The proceeds raised

from Pink Ribbon breakfast will

bring us one step closer to our

vision of zero deaths from breast

cancer. So, please get involved in

whatever way you can.”

•The Pink Ribbon afternoon

tea will take place on July 19

at 2pm in the Trinity Church

Hall (next to Heartlands), 39

Rue Lavaud, Akaroa.

•Tickets are $15, for more

information, email

arct.akaroa@gmail.com

•To register to host a Pink

Ribbon reakfast, visit www.

pinkribbonbreakfast.co.nz

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Port company looks at development options

•From page 1

He said there was “strong

interest” from potential tenants

looking to lease spaces in the

complex.

Some of the Peebles Group’s city

developments undertaken with

his partners Mike Percasky and

Kris Inglis include the Little High

restaurant, Riverside farmers’

market and Riverside retail

complex.

The Woolstore building offers

720 sq m of ground floor space

and features views over the

marina, onsite car parking as well

as a pedestrian link connecting Te

Ana Marina to Lyttelton.

LPC marketing manager

Simon Munt said the company

Six-week surgery break for Peden

• From page 1

Ms Buck has also resigned

from the Canterbury District

Health Board where she has

served for seven years.

“I’ve loved serving the community

and making changes in

the city. It’s been a huge privilege

to meet so many wonderful

people through this role and it’s

been an incredible insight into

the wonderful community that is

Christchurch.

“I’ve loved seeing new

is currently considering options

for the future development of the

whole of the marina area.

It is to assess “how best to

deliver a vibrant and exciting

space for the public.”

LPC’s plans for The Woolstore

were revealed in July last year.

Residents had waited eight months

for the announcement since it

became vacant in October 2018.

Lyttelton Harbour Information

Centre helps promote tourism in

the port town and manager Ruth

Targus said she was disappointed

to hear the development was not

going ahead.

“It was something the port was

looking forward to. It’s a real

shame.’’

ideas and new projects come to

fruition and seeing people enjoy

them,’’ Ms Buck said.

Meanwhile, Banks

Peninsula Community

Board chairwoman

Tori Peden, who was

diagnosed with bowel

cancer in April, will

step down from her

role for the next six

weeks.

She is set to undergo surgery on

Tuesday to remove the tumour.

Tori Peden

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about the

Woolstore development being put on hold? Email your

views to jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi

It was scheduled to be take

place at the end of August or

early September after six

weeks of radiation therapy,

but it had to be brought

forward as the treatment

bought up a skin condition.

“It’s kind of like dermatitis.

[Treatment] has

flared up the skin condition

but they need the skin

to be healed so they can do the

surgery.

“They stopped the treatment

and they’ve decided to go with

the surgery.”

Banks Peninsula Community

Board deputy chairman

Tyrone Fields will step into

the role of chairman from

Tuesday until Mrs Peden has

recovered.

“I’ve had amazing support

come through the community

from many different people and

it has been lovely. It’s nice to

know people care.”

Finalists for

lifesaving

awards named

• By Jess Gibson

VOLUNTEER lifeguards from

the Bay Harbour News area have

been named as finalists in Surf

Life Saving NZ’s Canterbury

awards of excellence.

The awards recognise those who

dedicate many hours to being

on patrol, keep clubs running

behind the scenes, and lifesaving

sport athletes who have shone in

competition.

Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving

Club’s Tisha Bradley-Jamieson,

Patrice de Beer, Dave Smith, Ian

Rae and Louis Clark have all been

nominated for different sports

awards, as have Sumner Surf Life

Saving Club’s Craig Todd, Nick

Tremewan, Huntley Quinn and

Taylor Chamberlain.

General awards nominees

include Taylors Mistake’s Mike

Smith and Sumner’s Wayne Simmons.

Volunteers up for lifesaving

awards are Taylors Mistake’s Kaia

Ross, Tisha Bradley-Jamieson and

Luke Smith and Sumner Noah

Fanene, Liv Austin and Harakeke

Mote.

Winners will be announced on

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slsnzsouthernregion/ from Friday.

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News

Braving the cold sea

for a good cause

THE Scarborough

Dippers have kicked off

their annual month-long

challenge plunging into

wintry waters for a good

cause.

For this year’s “wet

July,” the group will brave

Scarborough’s 9 deg C

sea temperature at 7am

every weekday morning,

and at varying times on

weekends, to raise money

for Sumner and Taylors

Mistake Surf Life Saving

Clubs.

It is the fourth year

the dippers have run the

challenge, and the group’s

founder Kerry Newton says

the number of participants

continues to grow.

She said it is because

people have realised the

benefits of cold water dipping

and “welcomed the

opportunity to raise money

for local causes.

“We started off with

just four of us and this

year we will have at least

13 committed daily

dippers, with several

other people doing a

wet-ish July, dipping

when work and other

commitments allow.”

“The cold water rush is

certainly addictive but it is

also a great way to support

DEDICATED: Scarborough Dippers Sharon Prutton,

Sue Murray and Kerry Newton will be amongst

several others taking part in this year’s wet July

challenge to raise money for Sumner and Taylors

Mistake Surf Lifesaving Clubs.

PHOTO: SUE COOMBES

our local surf life saving

clubs which do such a

fantastic job keeping our

beaches safe.”

Ms Newton said two

committed Scarborough

Dippers are members of

Sumner and Taylors Mistake

Surf Lifesaving Clubs,

which both often struggle

to buy basic lifesaving

equipment, especially as

traditional fundraising

events have been affected

by Covid-19 restrictions.

“Funds raised will be

split between Sumner and

Taylors Mistake and while

Sumner will be using the

money to buy equipment,

Taylors Mistake will use

the money to buy native

plants for the surrounds of

the new club.”

Ms Newton said anyone

can join the group at

any time, but for those

who prefer their Julys to

be warm and dry, they

can support the cause by

donating to the dipper’s

bank account number.

• Donations can

be made to the

Scarborough Dippers

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0814833-00. For more

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Sandra Taylor 021

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WITH MARY IN FAITH

TĀTOU KO MERE E WHAKAPONO ANA

Why Marian College

Marian College is a Catholic school community with a love of faith,

learning and service for the common good. We are a state-integrated

school for girls, which combines high academic standards, and a

progressive approach to education with a genuine commitment to the

Gospel and our special Catholic character. Marian is a inclusive, family

based school, where we know our students well and work together with

whanau. Year 9 students will be supported by our Year 12 Peer Support

leaders as they begin their high school years.

Students at Marian achieve excellent academic results, consistently

performing above the national levels in New Zealand. Marian has a

wide ranging curriculum delivered by a dedicated and talented staff. Our

graduates are women who have faith and understand the importance of

contributing to society.

For families considering Marian College please enrol by July 31st and

feel free to contact the school for further information and assistance.

Enrolment applications for Year 9 2021

close 31 July 2020.

Please visit our website or contact the team at Marian College

to enrol your daughter for 2021 and beyond.

Marian College 122 Barbadoes St, Christchurch

Phone 03 385 8449 exec@mariancollege.school.nz

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Marian College Vision and Values

Marian College

Campus Update

In 2023, Marian College will

relocate to north west Christchurch

on a purpose built three hectare

campus.

espect

Commitment

Core

Values

The new school is projected to

cost in excess of $20 million and

we are all very excited to be able

to welcome students from the

beginning of February 2023. Year

9 students in 2023 will be seniors

at the new Marian College.

This new site provides Marian

College with a future focussed

and sustainable campus to further

strengthen and grow the Catholic

community in Christchurch.

We welcome prospective families

to be part of our community

and help shape the future of

Marian College.

We look forward to sharing more

of our exciting plans as we travel

on this journey together.

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News

Librarian’s fourth book

nearly ready to publish

SOME MIGHT recognise

an echo of Redcliffs in a new

murder romance novel being

written by librarian turned

author Stella Court.

It will be her fourth book in

a series set in the fictitious city

of Salisbury, with much of the

story taking place in the village

of Filey.

The backdrop resembles

Redcliffs, where Court lives and

works, as well as Christchurch.

Court came to writing late

after her career as a teacher

and teacher trainer, both in

Cambridge, England, and in

Christchurch.

When an earthquake brought

her teaching career to an abrupt

end, Court found herself armed

with a background in languages,

linguistics, and teaching.

Needing a change of direction

and a new career, writing and

editing seemed the obvious

answer to her question of “where

to next?”

Court said in academic life,

writing plays a major role, from

writing teaching materials to

papers for conferences.

“Teaching writing skills to

students and teacher trainees has

led me to teaching those same

skills to new authors for the publisher

I work for now. It’s a new

EAGER: Redcliffs author Stella Court will be publishing her

fourth book in a series inspired by life-changing earthquakes

later this year.

life that I really love.”

Her experiences of living

life with the backdrop of lifechanging

earthquakes inspired

her writing and from there, her

characters took on a life of their

own in her head.

Now they write the stories for

themselves.

“People are constantly reminded

of the fragility of their

land, and the ever-present threat

of portaloos and long-drops.”

Her three published books,

Shaken, Missing and Mirror, and

all available at Redcliffs Village

Library now.

Court is waiting for “some

kind of inspiration” to hit her

before naming her new novel,

which will be published later this

year.

•For more information

email stellacourtauthor@

gmail.com

Grant to keep young cyclist on track

SUMNER CYCLIST Amelia

Sykes has recieved a grant from

Sumner Ferrymead Foundation

to help purchase expensive

equipment which will help her

compete at the highest level.

Amelia, a year-11 Avonside

Girls’ High School student, is

the fastest national track-cycling

rider for her age.

After having broken both a national

individual pursuit record

and a national team-sprint record

earlier this year, her sights

are now clearly set on a podium

finish in July at the National

Cycling NZ Track Series at The

GENEROUS: Sumner

Ferrymead Foundation

trustee John Christensen

(left) and chairman John

Taylor present funds to

young cyclist Amelia Sykes.

Cambridge Velodrome.

Her aim is to represent NZ at

the Junior World Champs, the

Commonwealth Games and she

has a dream to race at the 2024

Olympics.

SFF chairman John

Taylor said it was fitting for

Amelia that trustee and Olympic

hockey gold medallist John

Christensen was at her presentation.

Amelia presently competes in

the under-17 grade for road and

track cycling but next year she

will move up to the under-19

grade, and while that will more

competitive, she will be able to

enter more events.

BIRDS OF THE ESTUARY

Tanya Jenkins is the manager of the Avon-

Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust, a non-profit

organisation formed in 2002 to protect one of

New Zealand’s most important coastal wetlands.

Each week she introduces a new bird found

in the estuary. Her column aims to raise the

understanding of the values and uniqueness of the area.

DEFENCE: It is not unusual for adult magpies to dive bomb

people and dogs coming within their territory.

PHOTO: PAUL CORLISS

Playful magpie

can also be a bully

YES, WE all know the easily

recognisable and noisy magpie.

THis bird was introduced

from Australia between 1864

and 1874 for the purpose of

controlling insect pests in New

Zealand. I am sure they were

quite happy about that as they

settled quickly and multiplied to

huge numbers.

THey are spread across the

country now, with the majority

found between Kaikoura and

Southland, anywhere between

the coast and the foothills.

They can be real bullies,

especially during the nesting

season when it is not unusual for

adult birds to dive bomb people

and dogs coming within their

territory.

From personal experience

(including my dog) I can tell you

that such an attack can actually

be quite painful.

Don’t bother swiping them

away as it doesn’t work, instead

move away fast and they will

stop as soon as you have left

their territory.

But far worse is the fact that

they are known to attack and kill

smaller bird species mid-air as

well as being observed stealing

eggs and chicks of other bird

nests.

Their own nests are perched

safely high in either pine, gum

or macrocarpa trees around the

estuary.

A more adorable side of the

magpie is the fact that they are

super intelligent and unlike most

bird species, they are playful as

well.

Young magpie can be seen

rolling around the ground and

play fighting with their siblings

and parents and use any object

they can find to play with.

They also love to mimic

sounds of other birds and it is

recorded that a “pet magpie” was

able to mimic 25 different bird

species, could bark like a dog

and neigh like a horse.

Not surprising then that some

people have adopted magpie as

pets.


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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended to include

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council ad-

2019-2020,

the whole area bit by bit and

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

dresses the budget gap so the

done,” she said during the

a clip-on cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, •“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat

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east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects of this motorway for six

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

Holmes is on a mission on to

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months, but it’s still there. Until

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and maths.

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1 onion chopped

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CALLS HAVE been made to

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

City councillors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

letter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

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as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

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per cent across all ratepayers in

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which is currently under public

consultation until April 5 and

will be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is

the city council needed was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic button. the consequences that will flow

“Calm heads must and will from decisions we make.

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not

“Our residents and businesses signed off for three months so

will be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice.

make adjustments, and we will, A the same time, the council

however, we will need advice is meeting with our economic

on the impacts on all aspects of development agency, ChristchurchNZ,

the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

and other key players so we are

best prepared for the economic

challenges that lie ahead.”

City council chief executive

Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

zero rates rise out.

“We’re considering a series of

options in light of the extraor-

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Wine

A wealth of fine pinot noirs

• By Mark Henderson

KIWIS ARE blessed with easy

access to a wealth of great pinot

noir, much of it from Otago.

It can be easy to overlook the

raft of pinot noirs that

are produced north of these parts.

Marlborough and North

Canterbury have double the

area of Central Otago devoted

to pinot noir grapes and,

while a swag of that goes into

bubbles production, the volume

remaining often means that

pricing is very fair, as seen in

today’s selection.

2019 Hunter’s Offshoot

Marlborough

Price: $24.99

Rating: Excellent

Attractive nose with red fruits,

raspberry dusty gravel, earthiness,

a liquorice-like hint, wild

herbs later. Juicy, bright fruit,

crunchiness and grainy tannins,

leading to a long, silky juniper

and wild herb-accented finish.

Lovely depth of ripe fruit and,

while youthful, there is already

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Vibrant and very drinkable at a

smart price.

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Rating: Very good

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A family scattered. Lovers torn apart. A painting that unites

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notice Alicia’s bookish older sister, Karolina. But when he is

ushered by a servant into their house on Kraków’s fashionable

Bernady ska street in the winter of 1937, he has no inkling of the way his life

will become entangled with the Oderfeldts’. Or of the impact that the German

invasion will have upon them all.

As Poland is engulfed by war, and Jozef’s painting is caught up in the tides

of history, Alicia, Karolina and their parents are forced to flee – their Jewish

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Graphite and charry oak lead

the nose; rich fruit here too yet a

little bound up. Lead pencil, rubber,

rich fruit meet up with powerful

tannins and racy acidity:

this feels like a lot of effort and

ingredient have gone into making

it, yet it still seems to need

time to fully integrate. Time sees

this soften and flesh out.

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2019 Jules Taylor

Marlborough

Price: $32.99

Rating: Excellent

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Vibrant nose, richly fruited

with raspberry and wild herbs,

yet freshness and lift too. Red

and dark fruits frame the powerful

palate, spices, a little tamarillo

with time. Develops an appealing

sappiness and vibrancy,

which adds coolness to the long,

richly fruited close. Youthful, but

already nicely integrated with

superb drinkability, and potential

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2018 Opawa

Marlborough

Price: $28

Rating: Very good

Subtle but floral with red fruits

and tilled earth, spices with

time. There’s a little wildness

to the palate, raspberry joining

the mix along with cranberry, a

stalky nuance and chewy, grainy

tannins. A lightness and aerial

quality to this zestiness to the

palate with red fruits hanging on

the close.

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2019 Main Divide

Te Hau Reserve

North Canterbury

Price: $32.99

Rating: Very good to excellent

Raspberry, dark and liqueur

fruits, oak scents and a brownpaper

nuance. With its youthful

boldness, this a real impact pinot

noir driven by powerful raspberry,

loganberry and spice before

flowing to an intriguing yet

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2017 Mills Reef

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Marlborough

Price: $24.95

Rating: Very good

Fragrance and florality,

rose petal, strawberry and

wild herb, a little funkiness

with aeration. A lighter-bodied

palate showing earth/humus,

mixed berryfruits and a tangy

quality. Aeration brings the first

hints of secondary characters

on that rich, earthy backdrop. A

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Engine options for trendy Suzuki Baleno

I’VE ONLY been to India once,

but once was enough to gauge the

organisational skills that country

needs to manage such a huge

population.

It’s that prowess that has

filtered down to automotive

manufacturing, Jaguar and

Land-Rover are operated under

Indian ownership and the Suzuki

Motor Corporation is one of

several manufacturers that has

seen the value in manufacturing

cars using Indian labour and

technology.

One model that comes off the

Manesar manufacturing plant is

Baleno, a mid-size hatchback that

has been sold in New Zealand in

its latest iteration since 2017.

The Baleno lands here in

two variations, effectively

there are two engine options,

there’s a four-cylinder 1.4-litre

naturally-aspirated engine and

a turbocharged 1-litre threecylinder

unit. Both variants

– GLX and RS – have just had a

mid-cycle makeover.

The changes are only minor

and mostly cosmetic, there’s a

new grille and front bumper, new

seat upholstery and minor trim

changes. Suzuki also claims ride

comfort enhancements and lower

noise levels.

The evaluation car was the RS

variant, it also gets new wheels

and LED headlamps. The RS is

priced at $25,490 which makes

wallet-friendly buying, but if you

really want a Baleno and that was

just a touch out of reach, the GLX

variant sits at $20,750 ($21,990

auto).

For my money I’d be an RS

buyer, not only are the power

outputs higher – 82kW and

160Nm against 68kW and

130Nm – but I’ve got a penchant

for three-cylinder engines. I

once had a Star Media pool car

for personal use and it was an

Alto, the car that essentially

started Suzuki’s three-pot engine

programme.

However, today’s engine is a

far different proposition, it’s a lot

smoother than ever before, and

the harmonics which characterise

the layout are all but engineered

out of the vehicle.

One of the reasons I like the

configuration is the hearty

torque structure, and if you add

in turbocharged boost there is

decisive throttle response from

all points in the rev band. A lot

of that is to do with the area at

which torque is delivered, all

SUZUKI BALENO RS: Turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

of the way from 1500rpm to

4000rpm, and it stops not that

far distant from the point of peak

power at 5000rpm.

All those figures considered,

there is a feisty feel underfoot,

and with the Baleno weighing

in light at just one tonne,

the power-to-weight ratio is

substantial.

It’s enough to propel the

Baleno to 100km/h in 10.5sec,

and it will scamper through a

highway overtake (80-120km/h)

in 6sec.

Drive is channelled to the

front wheels through a six-speed

automatic transmission, and it is a

beauty with quick, smooth shifts.

For those who like to be involved

in the gearchange process,

steering wheel-mounted paddle

shifters provide a little bit more of

that sporty feel.

While the Baleno RS

excites with its under-bonnet

performance, it is still the fuel

miser you would expect from

Suzuki. It claims a 5.2-litre per

100km (53mpg) combined cycle

average. During my time with

the test car the fuel usage readout

constantly listed around 6l/100km

(47mpg), while an instantaneous

figure of 4l/100km (70mpg) is

achievable on a highway cruise

with the engine turning over at

just 1950rpm at 100km/h.

At all speeds the Baleno is

comfortable and feels controlled.

Steerage is informative while

body balance in a corner is

controlled. The suspension is

relatively simplistic, but it does

contain the ruts and bumps well

and equips itself when loaded if

• Price – Suzuki Baleno RS,

$25,490

• Dimensions – Length,

3995mm; width, 1745mm;

height, 1470mm

• Configuration – Threecylinder,

front-wheeldrive,

998cc, 82kW,

160Nm, six-speed

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 10.5sec

• Fuel usage – 5.2l/100km

a corner is presented a bit on the

quick side.

There’s been a lot of talk lately

about vehicle safety, and I’m

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has a five-star Australasian New

Car Assessment Program rating.

My wife always asks me how

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car have, and in the Baleno’s case

there are six.

The Baleno also gets a high

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keyless entry and ignition. Many

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screen display, it also functions as

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smart phone capability through

Apple Car Play and Android

Auto.

That’s a lot of kit for a $25k car,

and with the changes Suzuki has

made through the facelift makes

it even more appealing.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE

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This is a Special Consultative Procedure

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The Canterbury Regional Council (Environment

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proposed amendments to the Fees and Charges Policy.

We are proposing changes to our Fees and Charges

Policy to recover actual and reasonable costs for the

processing of consent applications from applicants.

The proposed changes will increase hourly chargeout

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taken to assess and process a consent application.

The change in cost recovery will affect any

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For more information about the proposed changes,

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haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/feesandcharges2020 or

call Customer Services on 0800 324 636.

Making a submission

You may make a submission on the proposed changes:

• Online at

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• By email to mailroom@ecan.govt.nz

• By post to Fees and Charges Policy, Freepost 1201,

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