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Selwyn Times: July 19, 2016

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2 Tuesday July 19 2016 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News......................3, 5, 7 & 8 I DON’T have to remind all the parents out there, but school holidays are finishing up on Sunday. On pages 12 and 13 you may recognise a few faces in amongst the photos we were sent in of school holiday fun. Meanwhile, over in Burnham, a pig farm, that has been the source of complaints from neighbours in the past, have three weeks to remove all pigs from the property. Check out page 3 for the full article. And finally it was a solemn start to the annual clash between Ellesmere and North Canterbury at the weekend. A minute’s silence was held for Utoikamanu Enosi Tuipulotu, 19, after he passed away on Thursday from a rare form of cancer. Not only was he a Lincoln Colt, but he also represented Ellesmere and Canterbury Country. Hei kona, Shelley Robinson Showing no fear on a push to the summit OUR 10 PEOPLE Local Views......................4 Holiday Fun.........................12 Local Achievers.......... 13 Sport..................................14-17 Community Events...22 Fashion.....................................23 Taste...........................24, 25 Gardening.....................26,27 Professionals........28-32 Education.....................34-35 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 Not just a tyre shop! • On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district) • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Agricultural tyres • Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres • Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom Courtesy car available. Kiddie’s toys & entertainment. enjoy a free coffee, massage (chair) & tV while you wait. Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 jones rd, rolleston • fabric house making European fabric affordable Wholesale prices direct to the public 140 Colombo Street Beckenham, Christchurch Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 10am-4pm Phone (03) 365 0172 NEW SHIPMENT INSTORE Stay active this Winter Term 3 Recreation Classes - July to September 2016 Look out for the brochure in your letterbox* or alternatively pick one up from your local library, service centre or the Selwyn District Council. Also available on our website. Lincoln Event Centre Baby and Mini Gym classes are a great way to introduce your babies and toddlers to movement in a fun environment and the Low Impact Circuit for Seniors is a social way to keep active this winter. 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln 347 2983, Rolleston Community Centre Join Spin this term with 4 new classes (mornings and lunchtimes) and the Mature and Motivated low impact exercise class expands in popularity with 2 more sessions. 94 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 347 2882, *Rolleston and Lincoln residents only Event Centre Community Centre

Jon Griffiths Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 19 2016 3 News $12m lake clean-up ‘not enough’ •From page 1 ECan acting science director Tim Davie said Dr Jenkins’ figures, while not incorrect, were selective and missed the point. “There are many different proposed interventions, not just nitrogen reduction,” Mr Davie said. “If you tried to achieve a macrophyte-dominated lake purely by reducing nitrogen then a nitrogen load of 800 tonnes per year would be required. However, if there is a range of other interventions, such as phosphorus reduction and stabilised lake level, then a macrophyte-dominated lake can be achieved with higher nitrogen concentrations.” Mr Davie said ECan agreed that a reduction in land use intensification was required and improved management practises would achieve this. Central Plains Water chief executive Derek Crombie was unavailable for comment. Action over piggery UNDER A CLOUD: These pictures of dust coming from the Bates’ family’s pig farm on Thompsons Rd were sent to the Selwyn Times by an angry neighbour. ​ • By Tom Doudney A PIG farm near Burnham, which has fallen foul of its neighbours, has been given three weeks to remove all pigs from the property. The 20ha Thompsons Rd property has been owned and run by Chris and Melanie Bates and their son Henry Bates since 2012. After the Bates converted the property into a pig farm, outraged neighbours complained of smell, odour, noise and traffic issues relating to the pigs, and the district council issued an abatement notice. In 2013, the Bates lost an Environment Court case with the district council over whether they needed resource consent for the farm which had about 230 pigs at that stage. They were subsequently granted resource consent but that expired in June. Chris Bates recently suspended the application process for a new resource consent and asked for it to be put on hold while he gathered some more information to address concerns that district council planners had raised. District council environmental services manager Tim Harris said the Bates had been given two weeks [from last Friday] to remove all pigs except lactating sows, and three weeks to remove the lactating sows. “Mr Bates has asked for an indefinite suspension to the application and we have advised him by email that the council is not minded to allow the activity to continue while he gathers information for the hearing,” Mr Harris said. “Accordingly, while council have not issued an abatement notice, we have requested that he ceases operation immediately or re-engage with the resource consent process.” The Bates family were unavailable for comment yesterday. In Brief MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT A man in his 40s was seriously injured in a motorbike accident on a private property on Weedons Ross Rd on Sunday. An ambulance was called at about 2.20pm and the man was taken to Christchurch Hospital. FIRE STATION LAND The district council has confirmed the sale of a 3400sqm site on Kidman St, Rolleston, to the fire service. The fire service intends to develop a new station on the site, which is adjacent to the new St John Ambulance facility, in the next three to five years. The sale price of $910,000 was agreed through a joint market valuation process. The fire service has agreed to lease a storage shed on the site back to the district council until construction begins. COMMUNITY CENTRE Construction of the new $3.3 million Dunsandel Community Centre is expected to start next month. The district council has appointed Arrow International as the lead contractor for the construction of the project. Funding for the project is from a variety of sources including grants, insurance, reserve funds, development contributions, community fundraising and a loan to be funded by a targeted rate. See your Orthodontist in Rolleston Orthodontist Phil Murfitt is now based at the new Rolleston Dental Centre, Tennyson Street, opposite Rolleston School. Appointments/enquiries: (03) 375 4418 Luxurious Nightwear Zenza by Essence Jacquard Merino/Cotton SML - XLGE Colour: Royal Made in NZ Shop 48 Barrington, Barrington Street Phone 03 337 6609 LOVE YOUR HEARING Proud to be Local Hearing tests Hearing aids Earwax monitoring Adult full diagnostic hearing tests in June/July for $20 If you have any concerns about your hearing or know you need to get a hearing test, now is the time to LOVE YOUR HEARING Call Brenna today on 03 390 2332 PRINT Mention this advertisement when you book your appointment 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Leeston | Darfield | Home Visits New Builds Project Management Construction Services We are your local builders. Call today FoR a FREE QUotE Phil: 021-0769-669