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Selwyn Times: August 30, 2016

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2 Tuesday August 30 2016 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News...................................... 3-9 WOW – the Selwyn district is in for a rockin’ good time in March. Today (page 1), we reveal Lincoln is the venue for Sounds of Selwyn, an ambitious project by local promoter David Parlane and his event company 3 Coins Gentlemen. Mi-Sex, Dragon, Jordan Luck, Sharon O’Neill, Annie Crummer, Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood and Jason Kerrison of Opshop and other local bands are the line-up for what is shaping to be an amazing event. There will be great music, fantastic food, refreshments of the liquid kind if you want to imbibe and a time slot that means you can take the kids, and enjoy a fantastic day. Hats off to Parlane and his company for having the you know what to bring the event to Lincoln. – Barry Clarke Couple to leave successful business OUR PEOPLE 12 Schools............................10 Achievers...............................10 Our People..............12, 13 Community Events......15 Sport..................................18 Taste...........................................21 Gardening.......................23 Driven ...................................... 25 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 Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi Experience a tiny hearing aid that outperforms normal hearing in challenging listening environments* A virtually invisible German engineered hearing aid that enables wearers to understand speech in difficult listening situations like busy restaurants, and reduces listening effort throughout your day.* Easy to operate with excellent sound quality and audibility. For further information or to book an appointment for a free hearing screening and hearing aid demonstration FREE PHONE: 0800 72 73 66 Completely disappears Hearing Clinics available: Christchurch, Rangiora, Ashburton and West Coast (Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport). Consultations by Appointment only. *Clinically proven in two independent studies to provide better than normal hearing in certain demanding listening environments. *Special conditions apply Merivale Hearing Clinic 24b Church Lane, Merivale. Call: 356 2324 Greg Foote, Audiologist Organic Training College Learn from the experts Start a career in organics. Reduce your footprint and produce a regular supply of your own fruit and vegetables. Programme Information college@bhu.org.nz www.bhu.org.nz | 03 3253684 Proud installers of Courses • Organic Distance Programme Part time 1 year, enrol anytime • Year 1 Introduction to Organics 44 weeks, starts August 2016 (Lincoln Campus) • Year 2 Applied Organics 46 weeks, starts August 2016 (Lincoln Campus) All fees under $500 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

Jon Griffiths jon@heartlandprint.co.nz Brenna Sincock Hearing SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 30 2016 3 News LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 7 pm start | Doors & Bar open 6.00pm Jeremy Corbett | Justine Smith | Ben Hurley | Tom Furniss at The Famous Grouse Hotel or email lincolnticketsnz@gmail.com Candidates: Send in your bios IN THE lead-up to the local body elections, candidates for the district council, the Malvern Community Board and Environment Canterbury are invited to send a 100-word profile and photo of themselves to the Selwyn Times by • By Tom Doudney A ROADING upgrade which has been labelled a “game changer” by Selwyn’s deputy mayor is back on track after long-running land negotiations were completed. Work on the roads around the intersections of State Highway 1, Barters Rd, Pound Rd and Waterloo Rd in Templeton was initially planned to start in October last year. However, this was delayed after negotiations between the New Zealand Transport Agency and the owners of land it needed to buy took longer than expected. NZTA highway manager September 5 for publication the following week. From September 16 voting documents will be sent out in the mail to elect district councillors, the mayor, community board members and one regional councillor. Colin Knaggs said work was now expected to start either late next month or in October and be completed by before Christmas 2017. “We are working through a tendering process and will announce the contractor in coming weeks,” Mr Knaggs said. Key features of the upgrade will include a realignment of Pound Rd and Waterloo Rd and extending Pound Rd through to State Highway 1 where a traffic light controlled intersection will be installed. Elections 16 •Email shelley.robinson@starmedia.kiwi Road change back on track Deputy mayor Sarah Walters (below), who chairs the district council’s road safety committee, said the upgrade would be “a game changer” in terms of getting traffic off Jones Rd and Maddisons Rd which authorities consider less suitable for heavy traffic volumes than State Highway 1. “I see this as a really important safety improvement for traffic travelling south,” Mrs Walters said. “At the moment there is no safe place to turn right onto State Highway 1 from the north other than Hornby/Halswell Junction Rd until you get to Hoskyns Rd at Rolleston, which is a busy intersection.” Mrs Walters said it was hoped the new intersection at Pound Rd and State Highway 1 would reduce the amount of traffic movements on Jones Rd and Maddisons Rd, or at least reduce the growth in traffic movements. “State Highway 1 is the main traffic route and is designed to carry much higher volumes of traffic better and more safely than either Jones or Maddisons Rds,” Mrs Walters said. In Brief HOUSE OF THE YEAR Two Selwyn homes have made the national final of the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition. They are an historic mansion in Darfield, renovated by Craig Brown Construction Ltd, in the renovations over $500,000 category; and a DNA Structures Ltd home in Prebbleton in the new homes $650,000-$1 million category. The Darfield mansion was one of two supreme winners at the Canterbury final held earlier this month. Altogether, 100 homes from around the country will be judged at the national final, with the overall and category winners being announced at an event in Auckland on November 26. JP SERVICE Selwyn residents now have access to free Justice of the Peace services at Rolleston and Lincoln libraries. Certified JP Raj Bedi will now be based at Rolleston Library every Monday from 12-2pm. Mr Bedi is an interpreter and speaks fluent Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador and works as a marriage celebrant. An existing JP service is also available at Lincoln Library and Service Centre every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. One stop shop for HaberdasHery TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm M cEVEDY FOR MAYOR plus lots of xmas ribbons Barkers Wool & Haberdashery PFAFF SEWING CENTRE 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 listening taking action getting results 9 Witham St Hornby Ph 349 7867 Rolleston - Templeton 9 Shands Rd Amyes Rd Springs Rd Hornby Mall Carmen Rd Main South Rd Russley 66-68 Springs Rd | www.gorgeousfood.co.nz Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm Building a bright future for Selwyn Authorised by C.H. 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