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Selwyn Times: June 14, 2016

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2 Tuesday June 14 2016 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News.....................................3-17 WHO HOLDS the Murray Cooper Shield? Lincoln or Burnham/Dunsandel/Irwell? That will be the big question facing the Ellesmere Rugby Union tonight. Lincoln was defeated by Burnham/ Dunsandel/Irwell but it all hinges on whether the game was a final or a round-robin match. See page 25. We have some smartly dressed young people on pages 8 and 9. Lincoln High School held its formal recently, and it seems the lads were dominating the dance floor with some smooth moves. Finally, on pages 12 and 13, reporter Tom Doudney talks to Annie McGregor who lost her mountaineering husband John Harrison almost 50 years ago in one of New Zealand’s worst climbing disasters on Mt Rolleston. Have a good week. – Shelley Robinson Restoration of historic Racecourse Hill Homestead earns award NEWS 7 Your Local Views..........4 Sport...............................22&25 Community Events...26 Food..........................................29 Food........................... 30-31 Gardening.............................18 Education........................24 Rural Life.......................33-35 Motoring......................... 36 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 NEWS Caitlin Miles Ph: 364 7442 caitlin.miles@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi HEAT PUMPS Which one is right for you? • Single-split, Multi-split, Ducted? • Wall, Floor console, Ceiling cassette, Concealed? • Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Daikin, Toshiba...? Find out with a FREE HOME APPRAISAL from the Independent Heat Pump Experts. BOOK NOW 0800 47 48 97 heatpumpguys.co.nz Work & Income NZ Superannuation is coming to Selwyn THE INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS Ken Stevens, a case manager from the Ministry of Social Development, will be visiting Selwyn in July to answer questions regarding payments, entitlement, and any other matters regarding superannuation. Visits are by PRIOR appointment – to book an appointment please phone (03) 961 9170. Ken will be using these locations: Thursday 7 July 10am-2.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Thursday 14 July 10am-2.30pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Thursday 21 July 10am-2.30pm Leeston Library/Service Centre

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June 14 2016 3 News Display debate fires up • By Caitlin Miles AN ARGUMENT is brewing between the district council and the Rolleston fireworks committee over where the annual display should be held this year and who should pay. Rolleston fireworks committee has lobbied, via the district council’s annual plan, to move the evening event from Rolleston Reserve to Foster Park. It says the display has outgrown the reserve, but to move to Foster Park it needs to put in fencing. The committee has asked the district council to pay $40,000 for this year’s event, an amount that includes lighting security and large amounts of fencing. But district councillors said at a recent meeting the move is unnecessary and have asked the committee and staff to produce a report evidencing the need. Committee chairman Jens Christensen said it also wants the district council to take over the funding and managing of the event. He said it should be fully funded by the district council. “I think they seriously underestimate the amount of planning UNCERTAIN: The Rolleston Reserve may not host this year’s fireworks display Jens Christensen Pat McEvedy involved in the event … we will still run it but we want them to take over the funding. It should be a district event,” he said. “We want to move the event to Foster Park because it has got so big and we need more space, but we need the council to support us,” he said. However, district councillors do not think the event needs to be moved this year. District councillor Pat McEvedy said while the event had grown, he did not think it had expanded to the point it needed to shift to Foster Park this year. Cr Malcolm Lyall said at a recent meeting of the district council that he was concerned that the organisation kept applying for funding when, in his opinion, the gate fees were too low. In Brief CPW SHARES The district council has agreed to purchase pre-construction and construction shares in Central Plains Water for two of its properties to allow for their potential future irrigation. The two sites are Raeburn Farm on Creyke Rd which may become a wastewater treatment plant site in future, and Hororata Reserve. The reserve has a recreation lake on it and water from the CPW scheme may be used to help fill it, or for other irrigation purposes. WATER RACE CLOSURE The closure of a section of the Paparua Water Race Scheme has been approved by the district council. The New Zealand Transport Agency had requested that 0.8km of water race be closed along a section of its land bordering State Highway 1 as part of work associated with the Southern Motorway extension. The district council recommended that a fish salvage operation be carried out. 150TH CELEBRATIONS Registration is open to join in celebrations for Lincoln Primary School’s 150th anniversary. The school opened in 1866. Anyone interested in attending can email 150th@lincolnprimary.ac.nz AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit www.amyadams.co.nz CONTACT P: 03 344 0418 | F: 03 344 0420 E: selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz Working hard for our communities Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch www.national.org.nz A Riccartonian Palace of Varieties An extravaganza of Singing, Dancing & Melodrama in the style of the Old Time Music Hall. 8-18 June 7.30pm Wednesday to Friday Plus Matinees: 2pm Saturday 11 June, 4pm Sunday 12 June, & 2pm Saturday 18 June Directed by Doug Clarke, Donna Buchanan & Karyn Gibson $16 Waged, $13 Unwaged Cash sales and EFTPOS available – No Credit Cards Christchurch South Intermediate School, 204 Selwyn Street, Christchurch For bookings phone 338 4699 or visit www.riccartonplayers.co.nz Warm up with us Seniors two-course LUNCH SPECIAL Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Conditions apply. Soup/Roast - OR - Roast/Dessert RACECOURSE HOTEL & MOTOR LODGE OPEN 7 DAYS from 6.30am for BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER TWO COURSES $20 RESTAURANT & CAFÉ ‘Famous for their roasts!’ CHILDREN under 12 : two courses : from $10 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 www.racecoursehotel.co.nz (opposite Riccarton Raceway)