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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2017

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2 Tuesday January 17 2017 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News....................................3-19 THE COUNTDOWN to Selwyn Sounds – the big rock concert in early March – is on. Today we reveal Lincoln High School students, and a past student, will get their chance to shine in the big time (see page 7). The trio will open the concert at Lincoln Domain and what an event to showcase your talent if you are a budding young musician. On a sporting note, young golfer Hororata Dominic Brettkelly has strung together solid back-to-back performances in both Australia and New Zealand (see page 16). We highlight too the deeds of slightly older sporting fellas (sorry Denis!) today with Ellesmere winning the Mugford Trophy for the second straight year. Well done boys, and thanks to The Famous Grouse in getting you guys to the tournament. – Barry Clarke Film to honour WW1 soldiers, horses NEWS 19 Our People................... 8,9 Sport..........................................16 Community Events... 17 Fashion............................. 20,21 Driven................................23 Gardening............................ 25 Back to School.... 26-31 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Tom Doudney Ph: 371 0780 tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi WE SPECIALISE IN THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF TREES • Pruning • Expert Tree Felling • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Powerline Clearing • Branch Chipping • Competitive Rates • Orion Approved Contractor FULLY QUALIFIED ARBORISTS wanted People to experience a virtually invisble German engineered hearing aid * . Member of NZ Arboriculture Association For quotes and enquiries phone 03 349 7143 | For urgent enquiries phone 027 272-6710 Email: office@arbor-tek.co.nz www.arbor–tek.co.nz Do you want to understand speech in difficult listening situations with little effort * ? CaLL nOw FOR a FRee HeaRInG aId deMOnStRatIOn FRee PHOne: 0800 72 73 66 Completely disappears Hearing Clinics available: Christchurch, Rangiora, Ashburton, Akaroa 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

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 3 News New motorway beacon for rural burglars • By Tom Doudney CONSTRUCTION of the Southern Motorway could be driving an increase in rural burglaries between Weedons and Christchurch. The district council published a message from police on its Facebook page on Friday, asking residents to be mindful of security around their homes and properties, to secure firearms, remove keys from vehicles and lock them. The message said the recent increase in burglaries in the area could be related to the increased presence of high-value equipment and machinery associated with the construction of the Southern Motorway extension. It also advised people to close and lock gates, talk to their neighbours and consider other security precautions such as CCTV cameras. Sergeant Alex Pickover said the increase in burglaries had been around the area of UNWANTED ATTENTION: Construction of the Southern Motorway extension has been blamed for an increase in burglaries between Weedons and Christchurch. Maddisons Rd and Newtons Rd. Properties targeted had been lifestyle blocks with electrical items, such as televisions, taken. There had also been two burglaries of business premises between Sunday night and Monday morning with the Three Arrows dairy in Prebbleton having had about $11,000 worth of cigarettes taken, while Lincoln Coffee Culture had about $500 in cash taken. Both burglaries took place while the businesses were closed and CCTV footage from Coffee Culture had been provided to police. The offender or offenders had broken in through a back door at Three Arrows and through a front door at Coffee Culture. Sergeant Pickover said businesses were advised to not leave money in the till overnight and to consider improving their security measures. •If you see something suspicious note the registration numbers and descriptions of vehicles and occupants if possible, and report this to police by phoning 363 7400. If you see a crime in progress call 111 immediately. ON THE DOMAIN MARCH 4 2017 LINCOLN LINCOLN’S FINEST SUBDIVISION Live in Lincoln nine bands. one day. www.selwynsounds.co.nz In Brief FIRE RESTRICTIONS Tourists, who were unaware of fire restrictions in Selwyn, lit a bonfire on the river bed in the Rakaia Gorge on Thursday, which the Hororata crew asked them to extinguish. Fire restrictions were introduced throughout the district on Wednesday. The tourists had to put the fire out with shovels at about 10pm. The fire spokesman said it was a reminder to everyone to check what the fire restrictions were. Extreme fire weather was forecast to continue into today. The district council has appealed for people to take care to avoid any activity which could cause a fire to start as fires ignite easily, spread rapidly and can be very difficult to suppress. UNIVERSITY ROLES FILLED Lincoln University has filled four senior roles. The new appointments include chief academic officer Bruce McKenzie, chief operating officer Philippa Jones, chief financial officer Howard Grant, and director of human resources Emma Gibbons. Three roles remain to be filled, including chief commercial officer, director of kaiarahi Maori, and director of research management. Beginner Salsa Dance Classes Starting Wed 18th January 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm Lincoln High School Main Hall 25 Boundary Road, Lincoln For more info please contact Donna 027 222 6900 | www.latinfire.co.nz Come and see us for a full supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Make a positive start to 2017 Term 1 Recreation Classes - January to April With over 20 types of classes on offer there is really something for everyone. Look out for the brochure in your letterbox* or pick one up from your local library, service centre or the Selwyn District Council. Also available on our websites. Lincoln Event Centre Enjoy the many benefits of Yoga or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) – a mix of boxing, spin and weights. Or enrol your school aged children in Hoops Basketball – only $56 for 8 weeks. 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln 347 2983, lec.enquiries@selwyn.govt.nz www.lincolneventcentre.co.nz Rolleston Community Centre Get fit fast with 8 spin sessions per week to choose from or build strength through a $8 Body Conditioning class. There’s also new Baby and Mini Gym classes on Friday. 94 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 347 2882, rcc.enquiries@selwyn.govt.nz www.rollestoncommunitycentre.co.nz *Rolleston and Lincoln residents only Event Centre Community Centre