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Selwyn Times: July 12, 2016

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2 Tuesday July 12 2016 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News.................3,4,5,7 & 20 IT’S ALL about rugby this week. Reporter Tom Doudney chatted to Lincoln co-coach Graham Hutchison after the team locked away the Murray Cooper Shield for the year on pages 8 and 9. Over the page, we chat to Riobound New Zealand Sevens team member Sam Dickson, who started his rugby at West Melton. Finally photographer Karen Casey caught all the action between Springston and Lincoln at the weekend on pages 12 and 15. It’s school holidays and we would love to see your photos of kids having fun. Send them through to caitlin.miles@ and they may even be published. Meanwhile, Springston south resident Mike Glover and Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee chairman Allen Lim are our guest columnists. Hei kona – Shelley Robinson Springston books a spot in the regional colts competition SPORT12 Local Views......................4 Our People..................8 & 9 Sports.........10,11,12 & 15 Schools....................................17 Community Events....23 Gardening...............24 & 25 Fashion.............................26 Rural.............................28 & 29 Motoring..........................31 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 NEWS Caitlin Miles Ph: 364 7442 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Proposed Enrolment Scheme Home Zone changes effective 1 January 2017 In order to avoid the likelihood of future overcrowding, the establishment board of Lemonwood Grove School proposes to adopt an enrolment scheme, effective from the date of opening on 1 January, 2017. Consequential amendments to the enrolment schemes of West Rolleston School, Rolleston School and Clearview Primary School are also proposed to take effect from this date. The Lemonwood Grove School new enrolment scheme and consequent amendments to West Rolleston School, Rolleston School and Clearview Primary enrolment schemes are now open for community feedback. Please note the important information below: • Most boundary roads refer to both sides of the road with some exceptions for Lemonwood Grove and Clearview Primary. The ‘Roads map’ will show this distinction or check the written description of the zone which sits alongside the zone map. • Clearview Primary School and Rolleston School enrolment schemes will include a ‘grand-parenting’ clause for families of currently ‘in-zone’ enrolled students, who find themselves ‘out of zone’ at the commencement of this scheme. The criteria around this arrangement are noted in the written enrolment scheme. The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office of West Rolleston School, Rolleston School, Clearview Primary School, on each school website or at In accordance with section 11H of the Education Act, 1989, the boards of each school are now undertaking community consultation. Feedback comment is welcomed by the boards of the schools as below: The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 July Email: Or: PO Box 86044, Rolleston West, 7658 Email: Or: 327 Dunns Crossing Road, RD8 Email: Or: PO Box 141, Rolleston 7643 New Spin Classes A 45 minute cardio endurance class where you control the intensity of your workout on your stationary bike. Classes start Term 3 (week of 25 July) and run: · Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-6.45am · Wednesdays 12.05-12.50pm · Saturdays 9.30-10.15am Classes are $10 or $5 for monthly pass holders. Booking and payment as required in advance or enrol for a Tuesday or Thursday class, this 9 week term for only $80. You can also register your interest and tell us when you’d like a class as other classes will be added if there’s demand. For information phone 347 2882 or email Community Centre Email: Or: PO Box 116, Rolleston 7643

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 12 2016 3 News Low rainfall could have impact on farmers •From page 1 A recent report from Environment Canterbury scientist Dr Brett Painter to the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee stressed the importance of the Central Plains Water scheme on reducing takes from groundwater. “Abstraction of consumptive water from an already stressed groundwater system provides further stress on all that this system supports,” Dr Painter wrote. “The recent introduction of high reliability alpine water from the Central Plains Water scheme has helped to right this imbalance, in particular through the replacement of deep groundwater abstraction in the Stage 1 command area.” Federated Farmers North Canterbury president Lynda Murchison said all farmers would be hoping for some good heavy rainfall in the winter but dry conditions were part of farming in Canterbury. “The advantage about this is you actually know what the situation is and if you know what the situation is, you can plan for it.” Thieves target rural companies • By Tom Doudney BRAZEN THIEVES have been targeting rural companies in the Springfield area – in one case hitting the same place twice within a week. The Springfield Lime Company, Fulton Hogan and a logging company are among those which have reported thefts of fuel, vehicle batteries and other equipment in the last few weeks. Springfield Lime Company site manager Matt Goulding said the thieves had done about $7000 worth of damage over two visits to the quarry. POOL FUN: Daniel Drury joined in the Selwyn Aquatic Centre birthday celebrations. The centre recently celebrated its third birthday with a pool party to say thank you to everyone that has used the facility over the last three years. Over that time there has been 830,000 people who have used the centre. They will also be running activities over the school holidays to get involved in. Check for details. In separate incidents within a week, 16 vehicle batteries, a radio and about 1000-litres of fuel had been taken. The culprits were believed to have used a water tank on a trailer to take the fuel. “Obviously, it’s not the smartest people around who are doing this sort of thing but to come back twice is pretty silly,” Mr Goulding said. Footage from the quarry has been supplied to police. Fulton Hogan maintenance manager Steve Garbett said batteries, lamps, torches and other machinery had been taken from a storage yard near Kowhai River. Senior Constable Andy Grant said it was important for contractors to keep fuel and vehicles as secure as possible overnight. “We would advise people with quarries, and farmers, if they have got things off the main road to shut and lock gates so people don’t have access up driveways and farms and isolated areas.” Police wanted to hear from anyone who had seen any suspicious vehicles in the Springfield area late at night during recent weeks. In Brief GAMES AWARD FINALIST The Hororata Highland Games has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Event Professionals national awards. The games have been nominated in the Best Community Event category of the awards. The winners will be announced in August. CHARGES LIKELY Police have said charges are likely after a Rolleston man, 40, was accidentally shot in the leg by his hunting partner at Glenthorne Station, near Lake Coleridge, recently. The pair and a third man, all from Selwyn, were on a hunting trip when the incident happened. Senior Sergeant Tony Beaumont said one of the men had been unloading his rifle when it went off and hit his companion in the lower leg. PREBBLETON TAVERN APPEAL An appeal by the Prebbleton Tavern against a Selwyn District Licensing Committee ruling preventing it from advertising its off-licence alcohol prices to passers-by will be heard on August 18. The case will be heard by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority at the Christchurch District Court. Tavern owner Shannon Gilmore had argued that it wasn’t fair to limit advertising for its off-licence when supermarkets and other alcohol retailers were able to advertise more freely. AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN 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 Acupuncture in Lincoln ACC PROVIDER Hong Li PhD in Immunology, BHSc (Acupuncture) Do you suffer from any pains? Please call me to talk more on your health. Tel: 325 3323 or 022 353 2996 2 Kilkenny Close, Lincoln. 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