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Selwyn Times: June 07, 2016

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8 Tuesday June 7 2016 Queen’s Birthday honours List Two Selwyn residents hard work within their communities has been recognised in the the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list 2016. YESTERDAY, KIRWEE resident and Malvern Community Board chairwoman Jenny Gallagher and Prebbleton’s Selma Scott received the Queen’s Service Medals. Mrs Gallagher has lived in Kirwee for 44 years and over that time she has worked with numerous community groups, helping raise money for different organisations and received The Queen’s Service Medal for her community work within the Malvern/Kirwee area. Mrs Scott of Prebbleton, a barrister and solicitor, was recognised for her role with the Pacific Community. She is also the Pacific Trust Canterbury chairwoman, Niu Economic and Enterprise Development Trust vice-chairwoman, and is a member of the Human Rights Review Tribunal. Christchurch Community Law Centre’s Pacific Island Project legal education co-ordinator and a legal officer for the Public Service Commission in Samoa. Mrs Scott has held similar voluntary roles with Autaumafai o Fanau Aoga Amata Preschool, the Citizens Advice Bureau, and the Tangata Atumotu Trust. Star Media chairman honoured • By Gabrielle Stuart STAR MEDIA chairman Nick Smith has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for more than 50 years work in media and sport. He was named an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit yesterday. Star Media is the publisher of the Selwyn Times, several community newspapers in Christchurch, The Star and magazines. The company also broadcasts CTV. Mr Smith started work at the Christchurch Star in 1965, as an advertising cadet. “It was the heyday of newspapers. You weren’t competing for eyeballs. I spent two and a half years there, and it was fantastic. I still have a lot of friends from those days, we had a lot of fun together. We used to have boxing tournaments in the lunchroom,” he said. He went on to become a director of Allied Press, publisher of the Otago Daily Times, and chairman of CTV. Although he was a major shareholder, he said he stayed in the background at CTV for several years, leaving the running of the company to managing director Murray Wood. RECOGNISED: Star Media chairman Nick Smith was named an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours yesterday. But when Mr Wood was killed in the collapse of the building in the February 2011 earthquake, Mr Smith said he was suddenly thrust into management of the station. He remembered the first meeting the day after the earthquake, sitting in a dark room without power talking about the future with his distraught staff. “It would have made more sense to take the insurance money and close the station, but to me that would mean we let the staff and the victims’ families down. That to me was the deciding factor.” He has also played a key role in sport over the years, helping to develop Hagley Park, form the University Oval Redevelopment Trust and raise $2 million SELWYN TIMES to establish the first cricket ground in Dunedin. He has also sponsored and donated to many community groups and organisations working in the South Island. “My philosophy has always been what’s good for the province is what’s good for the business, and what’s good for the company is good for the province.” PAINTING FOR GOD Two artists, one known, one emerging. Both from unique and isolated South Island settlements, Banks Peninsula and Port Chalmers. Exhibiting in a combined exhibition expressing a transcendental theme, ‘Painting for God’. James, experienced, former winner of the prestigious Wallace Award and with work in Christchurch Art Gallery’s collection as well as international collections. Michael, successful emerging painter, winner of the Otago Art Society Edinburgh Art Award and work in the Wallace Collection. James’ work, emotive, abstract, subtle and textural. Michael’s work, primitive, intuitive, contextual and expressive. ‘Silent Prayer’ by James Robinson ‘Of Light’ by James Robinson Each bringing life and meaning on to canvas and challenging us on our own internal journeys to evoke a passionate response as we ponder the vagaries of our own lives as we look between the layers of their work. Leona, Mark and the team look forward to being of service for all your motoring needs. Come and have a service to make sure you’re safe on the roads this winter. • WOF Safety inspections • Full mechanical repairs • Servicing and warranty servicing • Tyres • Full diagnostic equipment • Cars, 4WDs, light commercial, all cars including European vehicles • Loan cars available (conditions apply) Mark’s Automotive Ltd Hours: Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm PHONE 349 3344 | 559 Springs Rd, Prebbleton Email A painting by Michael Springer A painting by Michael Springer

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June 7 2016 9 News Lincoln parking losses revealed •From page 1 “In addition to these, the council has recently completed the new library car park, and is looking at options to further expand the network of off-street car parks around the town centre.” The cycle lane is to be established as a continuous link from the Springs Rd roundabout to Kildare Tce. Back down on bus fare increase • By Tom Doudney ENVIRONMENT Canterbury’s decision to back down on plans to increase bus fares by 10 per cent is good news for Selwyn residents, Deputy Mayor Sarah Walters says. Fares for bus users will now rise just 2.5 per cent on average in July. ECan reduced the increase after strong public opposition to the plans. Deputy mayor Sarah Walters, who is the district council’s representative on the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee, said it was good to see that the increase would be lower than expected. “One of the messages that I hope ECan have taken on board in relation to public transport is that the users are actually doing the whole transport network a good turn by using the bus,” she said. “Increasing the costs of the users actually is sending a contrary message to what the transport system as a whole needs.” Cr Walters said there were a number of issues that needed to be addressed to get bus usership for people travelling between Selwyn and Christchurch higher but not raising the fares too much would help. ECan’s decision to raise the fares came in response to a funding shortfall linked to lower than expected bus patronage which created a funding shortfall of about $535,000. About two-thirds of the 119 people who submitted feedback on ECan’s draft Annual Plan, commented on the proposal to increase bus fares by 10 per cent. Commissioner David Bedford said the community’s response to the feedback had been taken on board in reducing the proposed increase. “The figure of 2.5 per cent is even lower than the 5 per cent rise we included in our Long-Term Plan last year but never introduced,” Mr Bedford said. “The balance of the shortfall in operational funding will come from targeted rates.” Detail on the timing and exact fares for bus users will be released in advance of the rises. The draft Annual Plan is to be approved on June 23. Dogcare Day Care and Grooming Professional grooming Doggie daycare Excellent indoor/outdoor facilities. Lots of interesting activities, a great day out. Little dog days Mon-Weds-Fri Great range of accessories Phone 03 349 6024 or mobile 027 434 6643 23 Smarts Road, Hornby For more information visit AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN LIKE US If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit CONTACT P: 03 344 0418 | F: 03 344 0420 E: Working hard for our communities Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch Information for visitors to Burwood Hospital New facilities opening from Monday 13 June Our fantastic new facilities for Older Persons’ Health and Rehabilitation at Burwood Hospital will be opening from Monday 13 June. The new facilities include three new ward blocks, a brand-new and fully equipped radiology department, and a new outpatients department which will be fully open by Wednesday 15 June. Between 13 June and 16 June, Older Persons’ Health wards will be relocated from The Princess Margaret Hospital. Patients and visitors should enter the hospital at the new main entrance at 300 Burwood Road – unless your appointment letter tells you otherwise. There’s plenty of parking, or you can catch the bus – it’ll drop you close to the new front door. CDHBMay001CS Please note that Burwood Hospital does not have an accident and emergency department. In an emergency phone 111. Call your general practice team 24/7 for all other healthcare. For more information visit