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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2017

Selwyn Times: January 24,

FREE TUESday JaNUaRy 24 2017 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) 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) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Yep, she’s a rough and tumble game • By Gordon Findlater YOUNG Greendale all-rounder Jesse Frew proved that even those in the outfield can’t escape the dangers of cricket. He may not have been at threat from a flying bat in the Big Bash like Melbourne Renegades wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (below), or facing a barrage of Black Caps’ bouncers like Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque (right), but his take on a somersault sure put his body on the line. The cricketing gods were unable to shine on Frew, playing for Canterbury against Otago at the national under-17 cricket tournament at Lincoln University. Perhaps understandable considering the game took place on Friday the 13th. Canterbury coach Dion Ebrahim said Frew’s neck was fine and he was more gutted about dropping the catch. Confident Driving rse for Mature Drivers fety is vital for drivers of all ages. As part of the Selwyn Council Road Safety programme, mature drivers in the PHOTOS ABOVE: MARTIN HUNTER Lower drink driving limits fail to stop crashes • By Tom Doudney TWO YEARS of lower drink driving limits have failed to change the behaviour of the worst offenders but have reduced lower level offending, Selwyn’s top cop says. Police statistics show the number of alcohol-related crashes in Selwyn have remained relatively constant between 2012 and last year. This is in spite of the drink driving limit being reduced from 400mcg/L breath alcohol to 250mcg/L in December 2014. There were 35 alcohol-related crashes on Selwyn roads in 2012, 28 in 2013, 25 in 2014 and 31 in 2015. The tally for 2016 stands at 23 but some non-injury crashes yet to be processed are expected to push that number up. When counting only crashes involving serious injuries or fatalities, there were seven in 2012, nine in 2013, four in 2014, eight in 2015 and nine in 2016. •Turn to page 3 Free confident driving course for mature drivers Selwyn District Council and Age Concern offer a free refresher course for mature drivers. The informative, enjoyable and informal session starts at 9.30am and finishes at 2.30pm. Morning tea, lunch and refreshments are provided. 2017 course dates Darfield: Tuesday 14 February Rolleston: Monday 20 February Lincoln: Wednesday 1 March Prebbleton: Wednesday 15 March Leeston: Wednesday 29 March To book your place on the course, please contact Yvonne or Deidre at Age Concern on (03) 366 0903 or Ngaire at the Council (03) 347 2901.