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Selwyn Times: November 08, 2016

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2 Tuesday November 8 2016 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News...........................3-7 & 15 HATS OFF to the organisers of the Hororata Highland Games – what a fantastic event it was. More than 10,000 people went through the gates on Saturday. Star Media, which publishes Selwyn Times, was the games’ media partner and what a great local event to get behind. We’re also getting behind another fantastic event coming to the district – Selwyn Sounds On The Domain in early March. It’ll be day of great music at Lincoln Domain (adjacent to the Event Centre) with headline bands like Mi-Sex and Dragon. But the promoters are also showcasing local acts like Southfield. The duo comprises former New Zealand cricketer Katrina Keenan and aircraft technician Dave McKenzie. They’re pretty good and will debut their first original song at the festival. See page 7. – Barry Clarke Fast pace in Selwyn Running Festival SPORT 17 Prize-giving.................8-9 Your Local Views....10-11 Our People.....................12 Schools...................................14 Sport...........................17-24 Taste..........................................28 Gardening.............29 &31 Community Events......32 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 Buy any pair of Blundstone boots this month and grab 4x bottles of 1.5L Coke on Amare Christchurch! 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 Offer valid for the month of November 2016 only. DIRECT access to best brands Download our latest catalogue 38 Brisbane Street, Sydenham | Ph 377 7994

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 8 2016 3 News Call for patience during motorway construction • By Tom Doudney WORK HAS begun on a $195 million motorway project tipped to drastically improve congestion problems for motorists commuting between Selwyn and Christchurch. A sod turning ceremony attended by Prime Minister John Key was held on Friday as work started on stage 2 of the Christchurch Southern Motorway. The project will see the current four-lane motorway extended by 13km through to Main South Rd, just north of Rolleston. Transport minister Simon Bridges said the motorway would halve travel time between Rolleston and Christchurch at peak times from 30min to about 15min. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall, who lives in Prebbleton, said the completion of the motorway would be a tremendous help in tackling congestion and couldn’t come soon enough. “We’ve got 16,000 cars a day coming through Prebbleton township, many of them travelling from well outside the area,” Cr Lyall said. “Giving them the new motorway to access off Shands Rd with traffic lights is going to make a huge difference to our local community here and the travelling times and frustration felt by motorists from Rolleston to Leeston really.” Mayor Sam Broughton said the motorway would also help Behind the Green Door Ooh La La Hairdressing GETTING STARTED: Prime Minister John Key, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and National list MP Joanne Hayes turn the first sods to get work under way on stage 2 of the Christchurch Southern Motorway. keep population and economic growth in Selwyn strong. “It will make Selwyn and even more desirable place to live and could mean new residents moving into a home near you,” Mr Broughton said. Sergeant Alex Pickover said it was hoped the motorway’s completion would help reduce the risk of accidents for those travelling between Christchurch and Selwyn. “In the meantime there is going to be a lot of congestion and traffic build up so people just need to be patient in those rush hour times,” he said. Mr Bridges said the construction of this extension and the Christchurch Northern Corridor project, on which work also began on Friday, would see nearly half a billion dollars injected into Canterbury, providing hundreds of jobs directly and indirectly. “They will change the way people and freight move around Christchurch city, from the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, the inland port links at Rolleston and to the Christchurch International Airport,” Mr Bridges said. “Well-designed and constructed motorways free up suburban streets for residents and offer opportunities for local businesses.” HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you looking forward to stage 2 of the Christchurch Southern Motorway project being completed? Email your views to tom.doudney@ ON THE DOMAIN MARCH 4 2017 LINCOLN LINCOLN’S FINEST SUBDIVISION Live in Lincoln nine bands. one day. In Brief SWIMMABLE COES FORD The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee has formally agreed to lead a programme to make the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Coes Ford swimmable again. Chairman Allen Lim said the time frame for achieving this had not yet been set as the committee first needed more information on the science involved with cleaning up the problematic Silverstream catchment and how the programme would be funded. Whatever was decided, the programme would need support from the wider community to succeed, Mr Lim said. •River condition defended, p10 MALVERN CHAIRWOMAN Jenny Gallagher was re-elected Malvern Community Board chairwoman at the board’s inaugural meeting on Monday last week. Kerry Pauling was elected deputy chairman, replacing Bob Mugford who was elected as a district councillor in last month’s local body elections. Mrs Gallagher said she was looking forward to another three years as chairwoman. Senior stylist Amber Meyerhoff Open Monday to Saturday by appointment Eftpos available – credit cards accepted 336 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston Situated opposite West Rolleston Primary School Phone: 027 232 6237