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Selwyn Times: July 26, 2016

Selwyn Times: July 26,

FREE TUESday JUly 26 2016 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Motorists warned to keep speed down near school Tamarillos $ 4 .50 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) While stocks last • By Tom Doudney SPEEDING DRIVERS near West Rolleston Primary School are creating concerns for parents, residents and police. The school opened in February, prompting the district council to lower the speed limit on Dunns Crossing Rd from 100km/h to 70km/h. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills (left) said police had had a number of complaints about speed on Dunns Crossing Rd and Lowes Rd. “Some people might be taking a bit of time to adjust to the presence of the new school, but obviously there is a risk with the prevalence of the pupils in that area now, so just as a safety concern we will be focusing our patrols there a wee bit more,” he said. “We just ask that people keep their speed down and comply with the speed restrictions and particularly the 40km/h speed past the school requirement.” Senior Sergeant Stills said the road had somewhat of a rural character, being on the edge of Rolleston. “There will be a perception to motorists that it’s open road and the risk is reduced, but the reality is it’s not.” He said police would rather change behaviours than have to ticket people. “History teaches us that when we focus on bad behaviour outside schools, we predominately catch parents with children at the school, which is always a concern but that’s the way it is.” •Turn to page 4 HOLDING ON: Springfield and West Melton played out a 15-all draw in the Colts final on Saturday which means the teams will share the title this year. The contest was a bruising affair as illustrated with Shaun Harrington hanging on to make the tackle on Billy Bates. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY •More photos, p15 Your local vet right here in the heart of Selwyn! Selwyn Vet Centre is a modern, purpose-built totally independent veterinary practice. Nick and Yolande Howell have a total of 40 years veterinary experience between them. How can we help your precious pet? Call us today! Phone: 03 347 7419 - Visit: 829 Jones Rd, Rolleston Email: - Web: