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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2017

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4 Tuesday January 17 2017 News Disruption at intersection near airport MAJOR roadworks will be carried out on the Russley Rd/Memorial Ave temporary roundabout this month, as work on the $112 million Russley Rd upgrade continues. Lane closures and other traffic management will be in place from 7pm Friday until 6am Monday to allow contractors to reconstruct the road through the intersection. The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to expect delays and allow an extra 20min travel time. “Traffic will be closely monitored to try to reduce delays, however, people should plan ahead and allow extra travel time, especially if they are heading to Christchurch International Airport,” acting Transport Agency highway manager Colin MacKay said. “Motorists are reminded to keep to the speed limit and drive with extra care and attention while these changes are in place.” The planned works are weather dependent and may be postponed until the following weekend if necessary. Diabetic teen takes on Coast to Coast •From page 1 “Getting the entry paid has made a huge difference,” she said. The other winner was Mark Dickson, of Sumner. Kylie has followed the iconic multi-sport event for years, heading with her family to the Waimakariri River gorge to watch competitors climb out of their kayaks on wobbly legs and head for the final stage. “Seeing how happy they are and the awesome atmosphere made me want to experience that for myself. It will be fantastic to complete it. Some people wouldn’t know what it’s like to manage their diabetes when they’re sporty, but if you can get your head around it and you can manage it, it’s a pretty awesome feeling,” she said. She ran her first half marathon last year and has taken part in the Spring Challenge women’s team adventure race for the past two years. She is now training six days a week for her first solo event. She loves kayaking and is confident on her bike but says the mountain run will be her biggest challenge. “My goal is to get to the finish line this year and if it all goes to HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ SUMMER Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 14 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people” plan, I’ll do it next year and try and beat my time,” she said. Kylie’s mum Janelle Schnell, also a keen multi-sport competitor, said people had heard about Type 2 diabetes, which could be triggered by diet and lifestyle factors, but most didn’t understand Type 1 diabetes, an auto-immune condition where the body attacks the cells that produce insulin. While Ms Schnell had some concerns about her daughter competing, she fully supported her. “She knows that you can’t let diabetes rule your life, you’ve still got to go out and do things. She’s always had this passion to get out there,” she said. Kylie was diagnosed as a 14- Behind the Green Door Ooh La La Hairdressing Senior stylist Amber Meyerhoff year old after feeling very tired and thirsty and thinking she might have the flu. She was sent home by a GP but a urine test showed high ketone levels, a sign of diabetes, and an ambulance was immediately sent to her house. She spent some time in hospital but since then had managed the disease herself, with help from Christchurch Hospital’s Diabetes Service, injecting insulin four times a day. At first she was shocked by the diagnosis. “It did hit me kind of hard. I thought, ‘Really, me?’” But her resilient, upbeat personality meant she hadn’t let it slow her down. During the Coast to Coast she 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 SELWYN TIMES POWERING AHEAD: Kylie Schnell is training six days a week for next month’s Coast to Coast. will carry test kits to check her glucose levels at transition stages, and have food with her, including fast-acting sugars. Her parents and two older sisters will be cheering from the sidelines. Kylie plans to train to become a nurse when she leaves school and hopes to help others with the same condition. The Kathmandu Coast to Coast will be held on February 10-11, beginning on the West Coast’s Kumara Beach and crossing the width of the South Island, before finishing on New Brighton Beach in Christchurch. Normal entries closed on Sunday but late entries will be accepted until February 5. 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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 5 Half of eligible young voters enrolled • By Tom Doudney OLDER RESIDENTS could have a disproportionate say in deciding who represents Selwyn in Parliament after this year’s election, if current voter enrolment is anything to go by. Of eligible Selwyn electorate residents aged between 18 and 24, 62.71 per cent are enrolled as voters. Latest Electoral Commission statistics show 4145 of the estimated 6610 eligible Selwyn residents in the age group are enrolled. That compares to 65.51 per cent of 18 to 24-yearolds nationwide. The age group with the highest percentage of enrolled voters in Selwyn is the 65 - 69 group, with 2562 out of about 2660, 97.27 per cent. The nationwide figure is 97.25 per cent. Overall, 47,640 of about 53,040 eligible Selwyn residents, 89.82 per cent, are registered to vote. That compares to a nationwide percentage of 89.52 per cent. From the age of 35 up, all age groups have eligible voter enrolment of greater than 90 per cent. MAKING IT COUNT: Just over 62 per cent of eligible Selwyn electorate residents aged 18-24 are enrolled to vote. Percentages are higher in the older age groups. ​ Enrolment of eligible voters in Selwyn electorate by age group 18 - 24: 4145 of 6610, 62.71 per cent 25 - 29: 3078 of 3720, 82.74 per cent 30 - 34: 3247 of 3680, 88.23 per cent 35 - 39: 3749 of 3980, 94.20 per cent 40 - 44: 4713 of 5150, 91.51 per cent 45 - 49: 5525 of 5870, 94.12 per cent 50 - 54: 5225 of 5500, 95.00 per cent 55 - 59: 4894 of 5040, 97.10 per cent 60 - 64: 4082 of 4210, 96.96 per cent 65 - 69: 3599 of 3700, 97.27 per cent 70 and older: 5383 of 5580, 96.47 per cent Total: 47,640 of 53,040, 89.82 per cent • WOF Safety inspections • Full mechanical repairs • Servicing and warranty servicing • Tyres • Full diagnostic equipment • Cars, 4WDs, light commercial, all cars including European vehicles • Loan cars available (conditions apply) Springston on show A SPRINGSTON business will be showcased in Australia’s only trade show for boutique retailers next month. Jamie Kay, which makes baby blankets and clothes, will be featured at the Life Instyle show at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney, February 16 - 19. The business began in 2013, when Springston mother Jamie Fridds was searching for a suitable cot blanket for her second son and couldn’t find one. She began designing pieces in her studio, and soon expanded from cot blankets to linen and organic cotton baby clothing. Now the brand is stocked internationally. Road closed SPARKS RD has been closed between Sutherlands and Hendersons Rds due to the installation of the South-east Halswell Wastewater Scheme. The road is expected to be closed until January 29 to allow for the construction of a pump station at 270 Sparks Rd. A detour will be via Hendersons and Halswell Rds or via Cashmere Rd. Leona, Mark and the team wish you all the best for 2017. Remember to come and have your car serviced so you can stay safe on the roads this summer. Mark’s Automotive Ltd Hours: Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm PHONE 349 3344 | 559 Springs Rd, Prebbleton Email