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Selwyn Times: August 02, 2016

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2 Tuesday August 2 2016 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News............................3, 5 & 7 WELL, IT is that time of year when students put their books aside and don suits and dresses for the annual formal. This week we have a double page spread on 8 and 9 of the folk at Ellesmere College, and also those who attended the Lincoln University Students’ Association Winterball. Sports photographer Karen Casey was out capturing all the rugby action again this weekend at the Waihora v Lincoln game, see photos on page 18. Meanwhile, at an under-18 clash at Tai Tapu, there were concerns over how long it took for an ambulance to come when a player had a neck injury. Reporter Tom Doudney looks at what happened on the front page. Finally, more than 300 people attended the Sensational Selwyn Award on Saturday. There may be a few familiar names on page 5 for you to check out. Hei kona – Shelley Robinson Scotty Bamford returns for a brand new season of CTV’s Rural New Zealand 17 Local Views......................4 Ball Season......................8-9 Achievers.........................11 Local schools....................13 Sports......................... 17-18 Events.......................................19 Gardening............... 20-21 Taste...........................................22 Motoring..........................23 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 AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN Acupuncture in Lincoln ACC PROVIDER Style is forever TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit CONTACT P: 03 344 0418 | F: 03 344 0420 E: Hong Li PhD in Immunology, BHSc (Acupuncture) SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available Working hard for our communities Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch 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. 66-68 Springs Rd | Email: Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm FIREWOOd 4 SALE Proud installers of Get a Mitsubishi Electric GE42 5.4kW Heat Pump including FREE installation* for just $2,399* *includes cost of back to back install only, conditions apply Phone 0800 324 678 Call now for a free quote Dress to Impress; Whatever the occasion NZ Designer Label | Sizes 6 – 22 SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 3495 646 √ Free delivery √ Eftpos available √ 3m 3 - 14m 3 √ Split and Seasoned Call Rini today 027 451 7300

Jon Griffiths Brenna Sincock Hearing SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 2 2016 3 ews Last-ditch effort to keep car parks on Gerald St • By Caitlin Miles LINCOLN BUSINESS owners have rallied together in a last attempt to stop car parks being removed from the main street. Business owners on Gerald St have presented a petition to the district council to overturn the decision. Under the The Lincoln Town Centre plan, cycleways on either side of Gerald St will see the loss of 75 car parks along it. The district council plans to put in parking precincts to compensate for the loss of parks. It recently purchased a site at 16 William St, near the intersection with Gerald St. The site will provide parking for 40 vehicles. House of Allure owner Lee Parker said the business owners were worried about losing customers because of less parking. “We set up the petition because we are concerned that removing parks will put pressure on the existing ones. People don’t want to park ages away and have to walk. We could lose business if they are taken away,” Mrs Parker said. Car parks will be removed from outside The Famous Grouse Hotel down to the Lincoln Library and Coffee Culture. Hammer Hardware co-owner Carol Townsend said they were not against cycling. “No one is opposing the cycleway, we are opposing having parks removed for it. It would make sense for the cycleways to go around the back of the Winter SALE NOW ON AT UP TO PARIS 7 piece dining suite town to join up with the existing cycleway between Lincoln and Prebbleton. Why does it need to be down the main street?,” said Mrs Townsend. District councillor Malcom Lyall said it was a little disappointing that the petition was not set up when submissions on the town centre plan were called for. “We had a time when people PETITIONING CHANGE: Business owners Gulshan Gulati, Tony Keys, Carol Townsend, Pritpal Anand, Kris Partridge, Lee Parker, Chrissy Partridge and Diane Clark have all signed the petition to stop the removal of car parks along both sides of Gerald St for cycleways to be put in. PHOTO: ALEX PARSONS ​ could voice their concerns and thoughts through the consultation. It’s a shame this has come out after that time,” Cr Lyall said. The group posted the petition to the district council on Friday and are waiting on a response. Cr Lyall said that he had not seen the petition or what the group was suggesting but he is willing to listen and see what the alternative options are. LOVE YOUR HEARING Proud to be Local Hearing tests Affordable Hearing aids Earwax monitoring Riccarton Megastore, 179 Blenheim Rd. Phone 341 3196 • OPEN 7 DAYS • Wait for ambulance at sports game •From page 1 After calling 111, Mr Smith was told by the operator that they couldn’t say how long it would take the ambulance to arrive and to call back if things got any worse. “After a while, he felt like he was getting a little bit of tingling and so the first aiders rang and started to really put pressure on and say ‘things are getting a little bit worse, can we please hurry up’,” Mr Smith said. When Josh McDermott started shaking, they became concerned that he was getting cold from lying on the ground and covered him with clothes and blankets. Mr Smith said the length of time it had taken the ambulance to arrive was not ideal but appreciated that St John had limited resources. Mr Rosario said St John was initiating a first response unit into Rolleston which would be an additional resource for the growing community. Brenna Sincock is Rolleston’s Hearing Specialist Need a hearing test, new hearing aids, or do your exisiting aids need adjusting? Now is the time to LOVE YOUR HEARING Branding / Appropriate Usage Call Brenna today 03 390 2332 PRINT 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Leeston | Darfield | Home Visits 30 % off LOUNGE SUITES SAVE $500 ONLY $ 999 UP TO BUY A PARIS DINING SUITE AND ADD A PARIS COFFEE TABLE for only $ 99 OFFERS VALID 3-8 AUGUST 2016 • DISCOUNT EXCLUDES EVERYDAY LOW PRICE FURNITURE AND ECOCARE. 50 % off BEDS