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Selwyn Times: October 04, 2016

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2 Tuesday October 4 2016 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News....................................3-19 BY LATE afternoon, early evening on Saturday, we are likely to know which one of the five mayoral candidates will be leading the district for the next three years. Sarah Walters, Pat McEvedy, Sam Broughton, Bill Woods and Debra Hasson all appear to have campaigned well. Reporter Tom Doudney reveals on page 1 that there has not yet been a tsunami of postal votes received, and if that continues through this week then the outcome is likely to be super close. The same can be said of the battle for district councillor positions, and Environment Canterbury. So if you haven’t put your voting papers in the post – do it today! – Barry Clarke No stopping economic growth in Selwyn NEWS 4 Your Local Views.......10 Sport.................................20-21 Fashion.............................25 Community Events......27 Gardening...............28-29 Taste..........................................30 Achievers........................31 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch NEWS Tom Doudney Ph: 371 0780 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 230 Barrington st 332 4004 Your Local Friendly Dental Team Easy parking & great service WOF $45 .00 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing Fitzgerald Motors PHONE 03 349 7813 2/193 Waterloo road, Hornby Rolleston’s neW RetiRement village OWN YOUR OWN VILLAGE Woodcroft Estate brings you all the benefits of living in a thriving community while retaining all the rewards of owning your own home. • 78 villas with Club rooms/ Pavilion and a bowling green • 2-3 bedroom villas with single or double garage • On site manager • Secure lifestyle village • 100% capital gain FOR MORE INFORMATION Phone: 03 421 7796 | Email: 34 kEndOn drivE, rOllEStOn

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday October 4 2016 3 News New sports facility • By Tom Doudney was no proper basketball court had yet to raise this idea with the or volleyball court in the town school’s board of trustees. THE NEED for a new indoor and a full size gym was needed. There has been growing interest in basketball with the high sports facility in Darfield will be “Having a facility like that in a looked into as part of next year’s community like this would be, I school going from having one Annual Plan process. think, a positive,” he said. team to five in the last five years. District council staff have been Darfield already has two small The teams had to play all their asked to prepare an analysis gyms at the high school, as well games in Christchurch due to to determine whether such a as the Darfield Primary School the lack of local facilities. facility is needed and if so how it hall and the Darfield Recreation Other sports which would could be funded. Centre – but all have limited benefit from an improved The idea was raised by Darfield High School head of out- capacity. indoor facility could include Mr Dickens said one possibility could be to upgrade one of volleyball. netball, badminton and door education Jason Dickens. Mr Dickens said students at the high school gyms, which A meeting was held between the high school always had to would be available for use by the high school staff, district council travel into town because there wider community. However, he staff, Darfield Recreation Centre • By Tom Doudney DARFIELD RESIDENTS may not need to travel to Christchurch to watch the Crusaders square off against southern rivals the Highlanders next year. An agreement for Darfield to host a pre-season match is understood to be almost finalised. And if the fixture is a success, it could be held in the town every two years. The match would be for the Farmlands Cup which was first contested in Southland farmer Fred Booth’s paddock as part of the Southern Field Days event at Waimumu in February. That match ended in a 19-19 draw. It is anticipated the match will alternate each year between Crusaders and Highlanders country, with the Crusaders to host their matches in Darfield and the Highlanders to continue hosting theirs in conjunction with Southern Field Days. The Darfield Township Committee has agreed in principle to a new permanent fence being built around the Darfield Domain, provided by the rugby club, which would be necessary for the match to go ahead. The Darfield Rugby Football Club and the Crusaders confirmed discussions on the matter had been taking place but would not comment further at this stage. staff and district councillor Sam Broughton, during which it was agreed that district council staff would look into the matter as part of the 2017/2018 Annual Plan process. Cr Broughton said there were other towns which might also argue the need for upgraded facilities so more analysis was needed before it could be determined whether the idea stacked up. “Facilities like these are quite expensive,” he said. “I think a needs assessment is definitely a good first step.” Crusaders pre-season game at Darfield likely Behind the Green Door Ooh La La Hairdressing DARFIELD BOUND: Kieran Read on the charge for the Crusaders during their Super Rugby match in Dunedin last year. PHOTO: ROB JEFFERIES/GETTY IMAGES 25 % LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 7 pm start | Doors & Bar open 6.00pm Jeremy Corbett | | Justine Smith | Ben | Hurley | Jamie | Tom Bowden Furniss at The Famous Grouse Hotel or email off In Brief GIRL KICKED BY COW A two-year-old girl was flown to Christchurch Hospital on Saturday, about 4pm, after being kicked by a cow at a Springston property. A Westpac rescue helicopter spokesperson said the girl’s injuries were “moderate to serious.” DRIVER FELL ASLEEP A Christchurch driver ended upside down in a ditch on Christchurch Akaroa Rd, near Motukarara, after dozing off at the wheel on Saturday at about 5pm. The man, in his early 20s, had been in Akaroa for the day and was on his way home. He was uninjured. Sergeant Alex Pickover said no charges would be laid but the incident was a timely reminder of the need for people to pull over when tired. KIRWEE MOBILE RECEPTION Vodafone plans to improve coverage in the Kirwee area with a temporary cell on wheels site to be installed near the Kirwee tavern. The company plans to install a permanent cell tower in the township but that will depend on residents’ support and consent from the district council and the New Zealand Transport Agency. 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