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Selwyn Times: August 23, 2016

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2 Tuesday August 23 2016 Inside SOUTHERN VIEW FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News.......................................3, 5 THe mystery of what is causing a series of hot water cylinders to fail in Cashmere continues. Some residents are on their sixth element in the past six years. The city council are doing further testing to prove that the water supply is not behind it. Check out page 3 for the story. Suburbs Rugby Club is taking on a push-up challenge to help raise money for Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge). They will be doing 101,981 push-ups in four hours – one for each family violence incident attended in New Zealand in 2014. The fluoride opinion piece last week got you all talking with letters to the editor. We have a rebuttal to that soapbox on page 5 4 and again would love to see your feedback. Rugby club looks to push family violence into touch Hei kona, Shelley Robinson NEWS Your Local Views..........4 Our People........................6,7 Schools.............................. 8 Achievers.................................8 Bridal Show..................... 9 Community Events......12 Health & Beauty..13-15 Real Estate...........................16 Entertainment..............19 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 starmedia.kiwi NEWS Tom Doudney Ph: 371 0780 tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING John Verd Ph: 364 7496 john.verd@starmedia.kiwi WE SPECIALISE IN THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF TREES • Pruning • Expert Tree Felling • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Powerline Clearing • Branch Chipping • Competitive Rates • Orion Approved Contractor FULLY QUALIFIED ARBORISTS Member of NZ Arboriculture Association For quotes and enquiries phone 03 349 7143 | For urgent enquiries phone 027 272-6710 Email: office@arbor-tek.co.nz www.arbor–tek.co.nz

TM SOUTHERN VIEW Tuesday August 23 2016 3 News Cylinder corrosion cause sought In Brief BASKETBALL COURT LIGHTS • By Tom Doudney ONGOING PROBLEM: Cashmere resident Dean Johnston with a corroded element from his hot water cylinder. ​ HOUSEHOLD WATER supplies in Cashmere are being tested in response to claims that something in the water is behind a series of hot water cylinder failures. The city council has previously asserted that the water supply is not the problem. Head of three waters and waste John Mackie said it was hoped the testing, which is being carried out in conjunction with hot water cylinder suppliers, would help put people’s minds at ease. “What this will do is give hot water cylinder manufactures a good understanding of the water quality which will assist them when dealing with their own customers,” Mr Mackie said. A number of Cashmere residents have had issues with corroded elements having to be replaced multiple times in the space of a few years and the Cashmere Residents’ Association has been collecting information on the matter. The problems have not related to one particular element type, supplier or installer, leading suppliers and plumbers to suggest something in the water supply was causing problems. Mr Mackie said the city council undertook sampling of some wells and reservoirs in the Cashmere area in mid-June and the results hadn’t shown anything to be concerned about. At a meeting with residents and hot water cylinder suppliers Superheat and Rheem, city council staff were asked if further sampling could be done at residential properties and reservoirs. This was due to be completed by early next month. “We are expecting the results will once again be similar to previous results,” Mr Mackie said. Superheat manager Trevor Edwards said the testing programme with the city council was a positive thing. However, Superheat’s own testing had shown very high levels of chlorides, which are corrosive to stainless steel at high temperatures, in some Cashmere residents’ water supplies. Issues could also be related to galvanised pipes being replaced with plastic ones, Mr Edwards said. Bowenvale Ave resident Dean Johnston, who last month replaced his sixth set of elements in the last six years, said he would await the city council’s testing results with interest. “We have just invested in fixing the symptoms ourselves but it doesn’t fix the cause and obviously it’s an issue related to certain types of metals and something in the water.” Money from the Spreydon- Heathcote Community Board’s discretionary response fund is expected to go towards installing lights at Hoon Hay Park so people can play basketball after dark. The fund currently has $16,224.19 which the board intends to fully allocate before October’s local body elections. If there are no other applications, all the money is likely to be put towards the lights. Hoon Hay teenagers have also been fundraising for the lights. ROAD WORKS Maunsell St in Woolston has been reduced to one-way eastbound, starting yesterday and continuing for about the next nine days, while a segment of the wastewater mainline is replaced. SKI FIELD SALE Disabled Snowsports Canterbury is hosting a fundraiser so it can continue to enable Cantabrians with disabilities to try out snow sports. The not-for-profit organisation teamed up with 15 ski fields in the south island to give out ‘bargain books’. The books are ski field passes and cost $110 for the first one, and $90 for subsequent ones. Go to http://www. disabledsnowsportscanterbury.org. nz/bargainbooks for more details. 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