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Everyone loses when
dogs are not controlled
I am writing in response to Bodine Blackburn s
statements in Cate Broughton's article in
Wednesdays Northern Outlook.
When dogs attack sheep everyone is a loser.
The farmer has lost stock from which he earns
The dogs' owner has lost her pets. How easily
this could have been avoided by keeping the dogs
securely contained, either tied up or behind a high
The dogs' owner has no-one to blame but herself,
and I fully support the farmer's action.David Banks
Here's to the good people
We read and hear so much about crime and bad
things happening that it is easy to forget that
there are some really decent people around where
A couple of weeks ago I lost my MP3 player on
Rangiora Dog Park. I was resigned to having to
replace it and all the content in it. However, before
I put my request in to Santa, I phoned Rangiora
Police Station and to my delight was informed
that it had been handed in. The finder does not
want to be identified so I can't thank him or her
in person. But I extend a big and heartfelt Thank
You' and may you be blessed with something that
brings you happiness.
Carols symbolise season
Christmas for us was Amberley's Carols in the
Park -- a gift of generosity and stunning service''
to the community. During the small hours,
volunteers prepared the park for the music and
drama of the concert. A stage was built, lighting
on scaffolding erected, and a speaker system
secured to withstand the norwester. During the
evening, many older folk sat on camp chairs
listening quietly, and as the air chilled, they
packed up and moved on. Kids played on the
climbing frames. Teens sat in a nearby tree
chatting. Sausages sizzled. Entertainers of
awesome talent performed and encouraged the
audience to take part, and as the night drew to a
close, the vibe picked up and folk danced.
Congratulations must go to the dedicated band
of technos who provided a spectacular and
professional sound and light display that was as
good as anything seen in our major cities.
Carols in the Park was a rare, magical time
blessed with an abundance of goodwill. To the
Combined Churches: thank you. Please keep your
energies alive so these concerts become our most
treasured and eagerly awaited community events.
James Drewery and Lois McGirr
By CATE BROUGHTON
TRAGIC OUTCOME: Rescue workers search for Haenga Puhupuhi-Albert,15, who drowned in
the Waimakariri River in 2010.
A CORONER'S report into the death by
drowning of schoolboy Haenga
Puhupuhi-Albert,15, labels the Waima-
kariri River as very dangerous''.
The Waimakariri is not a safe swim-
ming river, especially by its bridges, and
people should not ignore the signs advis-
ing not to swim there,'' Coroner Sue
The report found Haenga died from
drowning while on a family outing at the
river on February 23, 2010.
Haenga, who was not a strong swim-
mer, had decided to swim from the north
to the south side of the river to the west
of the Old Waimakariri Bridge.
His father and stepmother saw him go
under the water as he reached a bridge
He never surfaced.
A police dive squad recovered his body
the following day.
A sign had the message Beware
strong currents -- Think water safety if
swimming'' and showing a large picture
of a swimmer in an arrow pointing to the
Haenga's father and stepmother saw
the sign, but thought it meant the river
was a swimming river. Ms Johnson
agreed the sign was misleading.
Environment Canterbury (Ecan) has
since replaced it with a large sign on the
bridge pile showing that swimming is
unsafe -- with a large yellow and black
diamond showing a swimmer with a red
cross over it.
Three other yellow diamonds show
there are sudden drop-offs in the water,
strong currents and effluent outflow.
Thenewsigns. . .goalongwayto
prevent further deaths by drowning in
this part of the Waimakariri River, but
people need to take notice of those signs,''
the report states.
Ms Johnson asked ECan, the Waima-
kariri District Council and Christchurch
City Council to promote the dangers of
swimming in this part of the Waima-
kariri River, and the importance of tak-
ing notice of the advisory signs.
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