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Selwyn Times: September 27, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 27 2016 7 News Water races under scrutiny • By Tom Doudney SELWYN’S WATER races are the subject of increasing scrutiny over whether they should be kept open or closed. Once the life blood of farming, they are now considered more of a nuisance by many land owners. The district council operates three water race schemes: Malvern (with 967km of water race), Paparua (469km) and Ellesmere (441km). Since a moratorium on water race closures ended in August 2014, its water race sub committee has approved the closure of 75km of water race, 4 per cent of the total network, at the request of ratepayers. Many farmers prefer using piped water but are still charged rates on water races they are connected to. Additionally, the requirement to keep stock out of water races presents another issue that farmers have to manage, while water races that run through the middle of farms are obstacles to the movement of vehicles, machinery and animals. However, water races also provide environmental benefits, are appreciated by the public for aesthetic reasons and can Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on characters created by Charles Addams. WITH THE FLOW: Water races, once an important part of farming in Selwyn, have become more trouble than they are worth for many farmers. Inset: Nigel Barnett ​ be used as a source of water for fighting fires. Water race sub committee chairman Nigel Barnett said the previous moratorium had been introduced because the district council had been getting an increasing number of requests for closure and it needed time to develop an appropriate process for dealing with closures. “The water race system was originally put in place because there was no other access to water from stock but that situation LAWyerS has changed immeasurably with irrigation and well drilling,” Cr Barnett said. “With Central Plains Water they are now able to supply stock water from their pipeline.” Under the district council’s policy, if all land owners connected to a particular section of water race agree that they want it closed, they can make an application to the water race sub committee. The wider public must be consulted before a closure can be approved. BOLD: District councillor Malcolm Lyall hopes his new advertisement on an electronic billboard on the Sockburn overbridge will catch people’s eyes. Larger than life • By Tom Doudney THERE’S NOTHING unusual about a politician putting up a billboard but one district councillor has gone further than most. Malcolm Lyall, who is standing for re-election in the Springs ward, has taken out advertising on a 8m by 4m electronic billboard next to the Sockburn overbridge on Main South Rd in Christchurch. The billboard scrolls between several advertisements, with Cr Lyall’s being one of them. He said he believed using a large electronic billboard of this kind for a politician’s campaign could be a New Zealand first. Cr Lyall, an electrician by trade, installs the billboards around Christchurch for ETC Media. “I got the opportunity to pop something on there and I think a fair bit of Selwyn traffic still goes over that bridge rather than over the motorway, so I thought it would be a bit of a wag to put myself up there and let the public know I am standing for re-election,” he said. Cr Lyall hasn’t given up on the traditional billboards on people’s fences and in their front yards. However, he is sharing space – with he and fellow district councillor Grant Miller appearing on the same billboards around the Springs ward. 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 A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY 28 SEPTEMBER TO 7 OCTOBER FOR SHOW TIMES & BOOKINGS PH 338 4699 OR VISIT WWW.RICCARTONPLAYERS.CO.NZ BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE, NEW YORK. www.origintheatrical.com.au 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