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Selwyn Times: July 26, 2016

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4 Tuesday July 26 2016 News SELWYN TIMES Men’s club may get new home in Lincoln • By Caitlin Miles THE LINCOLN Menz Shed could be getting a new home. It is in discussions with the district council about building on land behind the Lincoln Rugby Football Club. Menz Shed secretary Myles Rea said they are waiting for the district council to provide more information before going ahead with plans. “We’re in discussion with the •From page 1 School principal Sylvia Fidow said she hadn’t been made aware of many speeding instances, but the school would like to see some work done to separate the road from the roadside where pedestrians walk. “The biggest thing would be getting kerb and channelling along Dunns Crossing Rd. That would really help our school.” HAVE YOUR SAY: Have you seen drivers speeding on Dunns Crossing Rd and Lowes Rd and what do you think of this behaviour? Send your views to tom. doudney@starmedia.kiwi district council at the moment, there has been no official handover yet. “We’re waiting for sign-off before we start looking at plans for the land and what we want to build,” Mr Rea said. District council parks and reserves contracts manager Cameron Warr said the organisation approached the district council about the site last year. The district council said development would occur once consents, funding and rental agreements have been met. The site still needs to be cleared and a geotech report needs to be carried out before the group can start looking at designs for the building and fundraising the money needed to start work on it. The organisation is currently storing their equipment in a container. “We want to be able to move it out of the container and get Speed warning for motorists LAWyerS We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Earthquake related issues; and • Advice regarding Retirement Villages TAKE CARE: Waiting at Dunns Crossing Rd to get to across to West Rolleston Primary School. RICCARTON Gentle family dentistry things all set up so we can start working on some projects,” Mr Rea said. The Rotary Club of Lincoln decided to start running a Menz Shed in Lincoln two years ago so retired men could stay social and involved in the community. There are currently 45 ‘sheddies’ involved in the group. The group hopes to have a more solid decision on the land from the district council in the next few weeks. • By Tom Doudney ROLLESTON’S Masefield Drive could be in line for $150,000 upgrade which would see a footpath and kerbing installed along a 320m section. The district council will vote tomorrow on whether to add the project to the current Annual Plan. Funding comes from an unbudgeted Sicon dividend which has now been added to the annual budget. Masefield Drive is classified as an arterial road, and is a key route to the town centre carrying about 4000 vehicles per day. The Malvern Community Board are also considering getting a Menz Shed up and running in the ward. Chairwoman Jenny Gallagher (left) said, there appeared to be a lot of interest in the idea from the community. Rolleston is also in the process of starting a Menz Shed. $150,000 road upgrade Easy PErsonal Cash loans $$ FroM $600 - $20,000 $ Apply on line now – FAst ApprovAl we can say yes when the Banks say NO It is expected to become busier when the Weedons interchange is constructed as part of Stage 2 of the Southern Motorway Extension which is likely to result in Levi Rd and Masefield Drive being used even more as a main route to the town centre. District councillor Mark Alexander expected residents would be pleased at the investment. “It’s an area that used to be rural residential so it didn’t have a footpath but it has since been subdivided into an urban form but there hasn’t been enough contribution from that development to pay for footpaths,” he said. Winter driving Be prepared for all conditions Call John, Brendan or Andrew today on 03 366 8996 to find out how we can help you. Email. lawyers@mclegal.co.nz Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road Christchurch 8042 QcaRd finance available here* *Qcard lending criteria,fees, terms and conditions apply. 62 Riccarton Road | (03) 348 8191 www.riccartondentalcentre.co.nz CAll Us now FreepHone 0800 340 350 Apply on line todAy At www.faircity.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 26 2016 5 News Student UN-bound • By Caitlin Miles A BIZARRE question and lost email led to a Lincoln High School student heading to the United Nations headquarters. Hannah Long has been accepted to the United Nations Youth New Zealand Global Development Tour 2017. Before being accepted she was interviewed by the directors of the United Nations Youth New Zealand. “The first question they asked me was would I rather have ramen for hair or mushrooms for ears. I picked ramen, I got the straight hair gene and I have always wanted curly hair,” Hannah said. The moment she found out she had been accepted to the trip not as exciting as it was stressful. The email notifying her she had been accepted got sent to her junk email. “We got told we would be notified by email if we had been accepted, it had got to 11pm and I didn’t think I had been accepted, then I checked my spam for some reason and it was there,” she said. Fellow Lincoln High student Rafael Clarke has also been accepted for the programme. It involves three weeks travelling around Europe before spending a week at the UN headquarters in New York to learn about global development, international cooperation, and the role the UN plays in both. Hannah has been a member of the UN Youth New Zealand for three years. She has previously represented France at a UN Youth conference. The young people have to gather information on the country they represent and discuss the issues with each other. Hannah has been keeping a keen eye on the news overseas and while she is a little apprehensive she is also excited by the chance to be around so much change. There were 22 people throughout New Zealand selected for the trip. Hannah has started a Givealittle page titled Get Hannah to the Global Development Tour 2017 to help her raise the $9000 to pay for it before the tour starts next year. EXCITED: Hannah Long represented France at last year’s regional UN Youth conference and she represented Singapore this year’s event. She will spend three weeks travelling around Europe before heading to the UN headquarters in New York next year. In Brief COMPUTERS ON FARMS Lincoln University’s role in making the computer one of the essential tools on the farm is told in a new book by Dr Peter Nuthall, an honorary associate professor in Lincoln’s Department of Land Management and Systems. Dare to Compute. The early years in the development and uptake of farm computer systems is written about the Kellogg Farm Management Unit at Lincoln, which Dr Nuthall founded and was head of for all but two years of its existence, from 1980 to 1995. SKATE PARK SITE The site of the former children’s playground near the Springfield donut is being considered as a possible skate park location. Local teenager Cohen Earl, 12, recently suggested a skate park for Springfield and his idea has won support from the Malvern Community Board and the Springfield Township Committee. ELECTION CANDIDATES Nominations for candidates for local elections in October are open until noon on August 12. Candidates must be nominated on an official nomination form available during opening hours from the Darfield, Leeston and Lincoln libraries and the district council’s Rolleston headquarters.