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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2018

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2 Wednesday May 2 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk IT WAS a fairly busy weekend around the traps for that sprightly rugby side, the Lincoln Lizards. Ron Fabian (our photo on the front page) still has the style and balance to slice through a weakness in the defence, while on page 6 Andy Kitson showed he might not be out of place in a more competitive grade when he whistled by former Australian test player Stephen Larkham. There’s been a bit of criticism about the Golden Oldies tournament over the past month in terms of whether it delivered on the economic promises to Canterbury. But for the Lizards and other like-minded teams, I hear it was a pretty good event, both on and off the field. A grouse old time, so to speak. - Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch Strong support for Anzac Day Community gets behind service About 650 people attended the Lincoln Event Centre’s Anzac Day service. The Lincoln Scout Group laid a wreath at the War Memorial Page 7 Win a Mother’s Day makeover Lincoln women make special offer Nominate a deserving woman for a special treat courtesy of make-up artist Alex Meaclem and photographer Claire Fahey. Page 14 Community event Lego fun Go to the Selwyn Libraries website to find out all the information you need to get your child into Lego. Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm SELWYN TIMES NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Great Range Of Gifts In Store Florist | Fresh & Silk Flowers | Wall Art | Clocks | Gifts | Vases | Lamps | Home Furnishing | Jewellery Mother’s Day Sunday 13th May Page 19 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 20,015 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Kirwee, Arthur’s Pass. New seasons Bay Road Merino’s in store now A lovely range of new colours Autumn Special selected colours now $70 - be quick! Shop 15 Rolleston Square, Rolleston Phone 03 347 1068 Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm Recognising success in our community For more information visit Nominations open 9 April 2018! Who in Selwyn deserves to be recognised for their outstanding achievements? The gala awards evening, held at the Lincoln Event Centre Saturday 4 August, celebrates success in: Arts, Culture & Heritage Community Service Environmental Innovation Excellence Large Business Small Business 2 McMillan St, Darfield Ph. 03 318 8734 Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Sport Tourism Young Achievers For the first time, you also get to have your say and vote for your favourite nominee for the People’s Choice Award. Find us on SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 2 2018 3 News Slim chance of chlorination U-turn • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE CHANCES of the district council back-tracking on its plans to permanently chlorinate water supplies in Malvern are likely to be slim. But residents are being encouraged to make as many submissions as possible to try and change the district council’s mind. More than Sam Broughton 100 people turned out to a public meeting OPPOSITION: More than 100 people have attended a public meeting in Glentunnel in a bid to fight against the permanent chlorination of water supplies in parts of Malvern. ​ in Glentunnel last week to fight against the permanent chlorination of water supplies in parts of Malvern. The meeting was attended by the district council’s asset manager Murray Washington, Mayor Sam Broughton and district councillor Bob Mugford. The district council confirmed permanent chlorination of the Sheffield-Waddington and Malvern Hills Hartleys Road water supplies will start in July and August. Mayor Sam Broughton said while it is the district council’s intention introduce chlorination, the decision is not entirely a closed book. “We are open to hear the views of the community and if there are other ways of providing the public safety that chlorination provides then we will listen to those submissions,” he said. But the meeting’s organiser Brian Thompson said it appears the councillors have made up their mind and a lot of people are “up in arms” over the decision. He said residents spoke at the meeting about the current chlorination in the scheme which was causing sore throats, rashes and eczema. The water supplies were temporarily chlorinated in March after E. coli was detected in the water supply networks. Whitecliffs resident Liz Weir, who chaired the meeting said there was an overwhelming dissatisfaction with the proposal and almost everyone attending the meeting wanted the council to reverse its decision. “Ratepayers expressed the view that it would be preferable to “fix” the system, rather than chlorinate perfectly good, potable water. The question of the cost necessary to upgrade the system was posed at the meeting, but there was no definitive answer from council. Mr Thompson said if the district council does not revisit their decision it is likely more meetings will be held. Councils are awaiting a decision from the Government on whether all council-owned water supplies will be required to be chlorinated as a result of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry. Mr Broughton said while he has been told the decision is “imminent”, that does not tell him when it will happen. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about the permanent chlorination of water supplies in Malvern? Email your views to georgia. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk MAN ESCAPES VEHICLE A man escaped from his submerged utility after it left the road and crashed into the L2 River. Emergency services were called to the scene at about 9.30pm on Friday night at River Rd in Lincoln. Deputy chief fire officer Roger McClenaghen said the man had already freed himself from the four-wheel-drive when emergency services arrived. He said the car was “very water-logged” and the man was lucky to have walked away uninjured. SPRINGFIELD SKATE PARK The Springfield Township Committee has asked district council staff for the construction of a new skate park in the area to be brought forward in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028. The committee previously built a pathway from Rewi Alley to the Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground and had funds left over. It has since asked the district council if the funding can be put forward to the skate park. District council staff have been informed and will be in contact with the committee. Committee chairman Graeme Dawson said in the short-term it will be built as a concrete slab and expand into a skate park. It is planned to be completed within three years at the Springfield Domain. Guy and Kate’s family love playing tennis. So we designed their home around the court to maximise their game time. Start your own story 03 348 1994 | Bowranda PATIO ROOF For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 ⚫ Achieve your outdoor vision ⚫ A permanent, sheltered outdoor space ⚫ Eliminates 99% of harmful UV light – maintains ambient light ⚫ Options to customise and enclose with outdoor blinds ⚫ Immediately increase the value of your home ⚫ Frame constructed of powder-coated aluminium & stainless steel ⚫ Square profile exhibits aesthetic conformity with NZ residential architecture ⚫ Manufactured to clients custom specifications & dimensions