2 4 NEWS CAITLIN MILES [Edition datE] Tuesday May242016 Cream Can Corner history recognised An intersection in Rolleston with a quirky nick-name is about to get a sign explaining it’s history. Cream Can Corner is the name of the intersection of Lowes Rd and Goulds Rd. The intersection gained its name because of the cream can stand there in the 1940’s. The district council is planning to make a sign for the site to explain the history of the corner in more detail and provide background on Rolleston’s history. A date is yet to be set for when the sign will be put in place. Twice a week a Tai Tapu dairy truck would stop at the small wooden platform built at the base of the blue gum tree to collect cans of cream left by local farmers. The stand was used by two farmers during the 1940’s and 1950’s: James and Magaret Brosnahan on Goulds Rd and John and Ngaire Foster on Dynes Rd. In 2008 Cream Can Corner was purchased by the district council and the blue gum tree where the cream was left for collection now has heritage status. CAITLIN MILES Southbridge residents may see some developments and changes around the township since they gained a large sum of money to go towards community projects. The money came from the Southbridge 150th Anniversary Committee. They disbanded following the celebrations and have donated the remaining funds of $25,000 to the township committee. The 150th anniversary celebrations were held on Labour Day weekend last year. A large amount of the money that was raised for the event came from the Southbridge community. Southbridge 150th Anniversary committee chairman and district councillor Pat McEvedy handed a cheque to the Southbridge Township Committee to spend on community projects. Southbridge Township Committee chairman Wayne Palmer said the town really got behind the fundraising. “They did all the work so it’s good to see it come back to the community,” he said. The committee are looking at several projects and upgrades to SELWYN TIMES News tips? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 364 7442. Your opinion? Facebook us on facebook.com/riseupchristchurch/ Community projects funded A SUPERB SELECTION OF PACKAGES Mike Greer homes is new Zealand’s largest residential home builder with a reputation for bringing more choice and more value into the housing market. FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY: Cr Pat McEvedy handed Southbridge community committee chairman Wayne Palmer a cheque for community projects while the fellow committee members looked on. be done around the township, it possible to look at these developments Cr McEvedy said there potentially developing the existing and start putting things was a lot of support from the reserve on High St. in the planning stages,” said Mr community throughout the “Getting the money has made Palmer. journey. Advertorial EstablishEd in Canterbury over 25 years ago, the Mike Greer homes brand is recognised for design innovation and quality construction. Offering a wide selection of home and land packages as well as a comprehensive design and build service, Mike Greer homes is committed to helping Cantabrians own their own home. With 10 offices nationwide, the brand still has its roots in the Canterbury market. This is where the Mike Greer homes story began and this is also home to the Group’s head Office. in response to the residential expansion into the selwyn district, Mike Greer homes is proud to have recently opened a sales Office in Rolleston and a brand new showhome in Flemington. Their dedicated local team are specialists in the area and can help ascertain the best option for you when buying or building a new home. The selwyn district has seen tremendous growth over the last five years and Mike Greer homes has been a significant player in the building market there since the inception of the earliest subdivisions. With an increasing number of amenities being developed and reputable schools in the area, it is becoming a popular location for families, first home buyers, as well as those looking to downsize. Mike Greer homes has a superb selection of home and land packages available throughout the selwyn district in subdivisions such as Faringdon, beaumont Park, Rosemerryn, barton Fields, stonebrook, sterling Park and Flemington. This includes family sized contemporary styled homes as well as lifestyle villas catering to mature buyers who are looking for an alternative to rest home living. The new Mike Greer homes showhome at 15 Craig Thompson drive is open Wednesday to sunday 12-4pm and offers people an opportunity to see for themselves the style, quality and attention to detail that Mike Greer homes is known for. talk to their friendly team today about buying or building in the selwyn area, or visit their showhome for some inspiration for your new build.
SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May242016 5 NEWS Opposition to quarrying plan mounts •From page 1 The city council report found that “the proposal as it stands has the potential to have more than minor adverse effects on downgradient groundwater quality, with associated health risks for downgradient water consumers.” It also deemed that the quarries had “overstated” how much the application being approved would help the rebuild. “There is currently adequate supply of aggregate within the district to meet recovery needs and forecast demand to 2030.” CPAG spokesman Brian Warren said the quarries would leave a full response to the points raised in the reports to the hearing as the issues were complex. “There is absolutely no question that anything in the proposal either exposes or digs into groundwater, that’s one misconception that has been bandied around a fair bit,” he said. HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the quarries be allowed to dig deeper? Send your views to tom. email@example.com CAITLIN MILES Blood testing services at Lincoln were only given two weeks notice to leave the medical centre. Southern Communities Laboratories stopped providing blood test services last month after they were told to leave because the Lincoln Medical Centre because the building needed earthquake repairs. The SelwynTimes reported last week that residents were angry the blood test services had been taken away and wanted to know why. SCL chief executive Peter Gootjes said it was only given two weeks notice to leave the building by the medical centre. “I don’t know why they only gave us two weeks notice, if they gave us a bit more notice we might have had something else in place by then,” he said. Mr Gootjes said he understood why people were angry the service had been taken away, but, they had “no idea” why the medical centre did not want them back. News tips? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 364 7442. Your opinion? Facebook us on facebook.com/riseupchristchurch/ Blood test services given short notice NO MORE: Due to Lincoln Medical Centre going through earthquake repairs blood testing services have been taken away from the area. The medical centre could not answer questions from the SelwynTimes before deadline. SCL are currently looking into options available for temporary or more permanent facilities for Selwyn, Mr Gootjes said. “We’re looking for the best place in Selwyn, whether that’s Lincoln or another area, because there’s a lot of growth,” Dr Gootjes said. They are currently in discussion with Lincoln Community Care about options that are available for the blood testing services to move into the community care facilities. No decisions have yet been made. •Letters, page 8