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Selwyn Times: May 31, 2016

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2 Tuesday May 31 2016 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News.................................... 3-14 WELCOME TO your new look Selwyn Times. We try to pack as much news into your paper and this week is no different. Lincoln High School has gone to the dogs, after it started a quirky club for its four-legged furry friends. Meanwhile, in Southbridge, there is a firefighting crew who are keeping it in the family. We talk to professional and volunteer firefighter Steven Maw in this week’s Our People. Your tastebuds will be fizzing after reading about Otahuna Lodge chef Jimmy McIntyre’s food. He shares a few of his secrets on page 22. And finally the combined country rugby competition is heating up after the quarter-finals were played at the weekend. Head to page 23 for the results and photos from the games. – Shelley Robinson CONTACT US NEWS Caitlin Miles Ph: 364 7442 • ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 021 222 7831 • DISTRIBUTION Mark Coulthard Ph: 379-7100 • Springston School kids looking for careers SCHOOL’S NEW LOGO POINTS IN RIGHT DIRECTION NEWS12 ROLLESTON HIGH School unveiled the school logo at an information evening recently. The name of the new logo Horeaka Haemata, was gifted to the college by Te Taumutu Rūnanga, Ngāi Tahu. It means flourishing lancewood. The logo has been designed to capture the idea of the abstract lancewood shape. The arrowheads form an idea of direction and movement through school and school life. The logo references the three main ideas of the school vision, self, community and future. The school also received their first enrolment last week, Rolleston High School principal Steve Saville said the team may have been “a little over excited” by the enrolment. Your views.........................4 Our People......................8-9 Travel.................................16 Fashion.....................................19 Food...................................22 Gardening............................30 Motoring..........................34 Trial the world’s first tiny hearing aid that outperforms normal hearing* A new almost invisible German engineered hearing aid enables wearers to understand speech in difficult listening situations even better than those with normal hearing.* This world first advancement is a complete revolution in audiological engineering and delivers a perfect balance of rich, natural sound quality and audibility. Completely disappears WANTED: 15 people to trial new hearing aid technology. Call 356 2324 to book now. Please hurry – appointments are filling up fast. *Clinically proven - for full details visit Merivale Hearing Clinic 24b Church Lane, Merivale. Call: 356 2324 Greg Foote, MNZAS Audiologist “Exclusive range of pottery, furniture, handcrafts, stoneware & gifts” 395 Brougham St, Christchurch Open 7 days Mon-Fri 10-4.30pm Ph (03) 365-3411 Weekends 10-4pm NEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 1/05/2014 11:51:35 a.m. VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION LOCATION 430 ST ASAPH STREET! Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909 bananas $ 1 .88 per kg HAvE YOu bEEN tO SEE uS lAtElY? OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) RECOVER YOUR LOVED FURNITURE No job too big or small Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture While stocks last Visit us online P. 371 7500 QUALITY FURNITURE SPECIALISTS RE - UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS KEITH HARTSHORNE 0275 663 909

Jon Griffiths Brenna Sincock Hearing SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 31 2016 3 News Lyttelton comes to Rolleston • By Emma-Jane McLennan A NEW multi-million dollar freight hub is opening in Rolleston this week, extending the Lyttelton Port Company’s services using rail. LPC’s new inland port, called MidlandPort, will have on train per day bring moving containers between the Lyttelton port and the new hub in Rolleston - connecting freight throughout the South Island. Located on Jones Rd, running parallel to Main South Rd and linked directly with rail tracks, the port is an innovative way to keep up with Canterbury’s growth, inland port manager Sean Bradley (above) said. “We see a large amount of growth happening in Canterbury at the moment, particularly volume through the port and the surrounding Canterbury region, so we have a port located in Rolleston to assist with handling that volume and reducing traffic congestion through Brougham St.” The inland port will handle a train load of freight every day, carrying 20 containers on a 40-minute trip, taking between 40-80 trucks off the road. There has been extensive work to minimise noise and light disruption to nearby residents. Stages one and two of the development - on a 27ha site - are due to open by the end of the week, Mr Bradley said. “It’s a one-stop shop. We offer full container storage for both dry containers as well as refrigerated containers and we also service empty containers here so we have container wash facilities for MPI washers and also internal washers we have container surveying and container repair equipment as well.” A warehousing facility called I PORT will be built adjacent to the site, so importers and exporters can deal directly with the port. Further stages surrounding the area are earmarked for future development, with stage three likely in the near future, and four and five part of a longterm plan. The port will be a “very positive” part of Canterbury’s rebuild, Mr Bradley said. “I think the economy is continuing to grow in Christchurch - having these types of facilities that have had a significant amount of investment, we’re really keen to continue to be a part of that growth.” OPENING: The new MidlandPort in Rolleston, due to open by the end of the week. ​ PLANS: A concept image of what MidlandPort in Rolleston could look like in future, with the I PORT warehousing at left. Blood testing lost after high demand • By Caitlin Miles LINCOLN MEDICAL Centre could not cope with the patient demand put on them by hosting additional blood services. Last month the medical centre discontinued the arrangement with Southern Communities Laboratories which provide blood test services to the Selwyn area. Centre directors doctors David Finlay and Denis Dumaine said “increasing patient demand for the blood testing service has caused congestion and long waiting times. This has resulted in a growing number of patient complaints.” The medical centre is currently undergoing earthquake repairs and refurbishments, but they said “it will not be sufficient to cope with the requirements of the Southern Community Laboratory collection service”. SCL chief executive Peter Gootjes said the medical centre only gave them two weeks notice to leave the building. Dr Finlay and Dr Dumaine said it was mutually agreed that the blood testing service could not continue from the medical centre and notice was given prior to building work starting. Acupuncture in Lincoln 2 Kilkenny Close, Lincoln, Canterbury Registered ACC Provider • Sport injuries • Arthritis • Women’s issues • Children problems • Mental disorders • Stress Please call me to discuss more on your health conditions. PhD in Immunology, BHSc in ACU Appointments Necessary Call: 325 33 23 or 021 213 2659 Dr. Li Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR in an audiologist? Hearing well is something special Who you choose to trust your hearing with is important Hearing tests | Hearing Aids | Hearing Health Dedication to our customers Selwyn Owned Unlimited, personal follow up care and support You will love our competitive prices 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Call 03 390 2332 HOME VISITS & Clinics in Leeston | Darfield | Ashburton