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HERITAGE BOOST: St Luke's
Anglican Church is located on
Chorlton Rd, in Little Akaloa,
Photo: CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL
THE FUTURE of quake-damaged
St Luke s Anglican Church, in
Little Akaloa, is assured, with the
promise of up to $33,860 from
the Christchurch City Council s
heritage incentive grant fund.
The grant will enable mainten-
ance and a seismic upgrade for
the church, which is listed as a
protected building in the Banks
Peninsula District Plan and a
Category 1 building by New
Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Council natural environment
and heritage manager Helen
Beaumont said the money would
help ensure St Luke s future pro-
tection and continued use.
The building is largely in its
The Rev John Major was
delighted with the generous
grant for the building, regarded as
a focal point in the Banks
The gift encouraged Little
Akaloa in its commitment to
restore and maintain their unique
church and its ministry into the
future, he said.
The church was built in 1905
and 1906. Farmer John Henry
Menzies was largely responsible
for the building s design, construc-
tion, and decoration, as well as its
The design blends European
neo-gothic with internal Maori
style decorative patterns and
motifs and is considered unusual.
New structural steel will be
used in its upgrade.
800 enjoy roadside rest and revival
HEY, STOP: Well rested and revived,
a bunch of young women take a break
at Klondyke Corner on the drive home
over the Main Divide after the Wild
Foods Festival in Hokitika.
Time out: The Driver
Refresher saw many
MORE THAN 800 people took a
break from the road at the Driver
Reviver stop at Klondyke Corner
at Arthur s Pass after the Wild
Foods Festival in Hokitika.
Selwyn District Council s road
safety co-ordinator Ngaire
Tinning was buoyed by the big
It was amazing to see the large
number of drivers and their pas-
sengers who took time out from
their trip along State Highway 73
to Christchurch to take a rest
from driving, she said.
The opportunity for a break
and to enjoy the refreshments on
offer at the popular picnic spot
was truly appreciated.
Council, West Coast Road
Safety and ACC staff and volun-
teers joined forces to encourage
drivers to take a break.
The Driver Reviver concept
encourages safer driving practices
on longer trips by getting drivers
to take regular breaks and share
Drivers completed a small
survey and received Driver
Reviver car tidy bags with fatigue
gifts and information.
Remarks made by those calling
in were all very positive, and
many took the time to stay and
chat, while also giving their
driver a well-needed break from
driving the busy road home, Mrs
One comment in the survey
read: This stop has capped off an
already super weekend. It s a
great idea and it really works .
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