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Selwyn Times: December 13, 2016

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10 Tuesday December 13 2016 SELWYN TIMES 28cm JD Tough Tractor $ 29 .95 save $ 13 JD Vintage Tractor Toolbox from $ 179 .00 JD Steel Tricycle $ 114 .95 JD Caps from $ 24 .90 each JD 6V Battery operated Gator $ 319 .95 save $ 50 JD 500 Piece Puzzle (4 pack) $ 36 .95 from JD Kids DVD’s $ 24 .90 each JD Mailbox from $ 200 .00 save $ 29 JD Pedal Tractor with Loader & Trailer $ 199 .00 JD Tractor-Opoly $ 59 .95 save $ 20 JD Barnyard Shape Sorter $ 24 .95 38cm JD Big Scoop Dump Truck & Excavator $ 22 .95 each save $ 7 ASHBURTON 832 East St 03 307 9911 CHRISTCHURCH 799 Jones Rd 03 349 4883 www.dne.co.nz 0800 432 633

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday December 13 2016 11 News Hororata Tartan cushions now on sale THE HORORATA Community Trust has teamed up with local seamstress Janine Kirkby to produce cushions made from Hororata Tartan. The Hororata Tartan is a special fabric which was gifted to the area in 2012 by the Scottish Tartans’ Authority and is one of the few registered tartans in New Zealand. Ms Kirkby said she was excited to be making the cushions. “I love the story behind the Hororata Tartan and it is a beautiful fabric which is full of life and colour; just like our community really,” she said. “We have aimed to produce these cushions to the highest quality. The tartan is 100 per cent wool and the fabric comes from Scotland.” The trust is the custodian of the tartan and all profits contribute to it and its work in the community. The tartan has been designed with six colours, each symbolising what it means to be from the Hororata region. People can purchase the Hororata Tartan products online at www.hororata.org.nz/hororatatartan or from Mason’s Drapery or Hororata Garage. Notification of evacuation zones ABOUT 500 Selwyn households close to the ocean or Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere have received a letter with advice on what to do if there is a tsunami threat. These properties are located within an ‘orange zone’ which may need to be evacuated in the event of a tsunami warning. Selwyn civil defence controller Douglas Marshall said the boundaries for the orange zone had been identified based on scientific advice from Environment Canterbury on the maximum credible event that could impact Selwyn. None of Selwyn’s main townships are considered to be at risk from tsunamis with the Douglas closest, Leeston and Southbridge, both outside the Marshall orange zone. Smaller settlements inside the orange zone include Rakaia Huts, Taumutu, Upper Selwyn Huts, Lower Selwyn Huts and Greenpark Huts. “If a tsunami warning was issued, people inside the orange zone may need to evacuate this area,” Mr Marshall said. “We have written to these property owners to advise them to sign up for our emergency text and email alert system Selwyn Gets Ready and to provide advice on what to do in a tsunami threat.” Three types of tsunamis could affect Selwyn. Distant tsunamis are generated from a significant distance, such as from across the Pacific in Chile. There will be more than three hours warning time for New Zealand for these tsunamis, and more likely longer. Regional tsunamis are generated between one and three hours travel time away from their destination. An eruption from an underwater volcano in the Kermadec Trench to the north of New Zealand could generate a regional tsunami. Local tsunamis are generated very close to New Zealand. With this type of tsunami there is no time to issue an official warning and people will need to respond immediately. Three evacuation centre locations have been identified at Lincoln Event Centre, Leeston Library and Southbridge Hall where people can go after evacuating. If there is time to do so, volunteer community response teams will door-knock in affected townships and district council and emergency services will also warn residents using emergency vehicle sirens. “In a close to shore tsunami there will not be time to issue a warning,” Mr Marshall said. “If you feel a long or strong earthquake or see a sudden rise or fall in sea level or hear loud or unusual noises from the sea then people should move inland or go to higher ground as soon as possible.” The orange zone extends between 1km and 7km from the coast depending on local factors. Mr Marshall said it was likely to be reviewed and reduced next year as the initial zoning had been very cautious. •For more information on tsunami risk and warnings in Selwyn, visit www.selwyn. govt.nz/tsunami GET STYLE & PRIVACY The Great Museum Santa Search 3 December to 8 January Bring your family and join in the fun searching high and low for our hidden Santas. You could go into the draw to win a great prize. Visit our website to find out more. Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch General admission free; donations appreciated www.canterburymuseum.com Supported by Your fence, your style! QUALITY • STYLE • PRIVACY CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063 www.stratco.co.nz