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Selwyn Times: February 07, 2017

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2 Tuesday February 7 2017 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News.......................................3-8 THAT’S ONE very lucky young guy on page 5 today. The 19-year-old hit or glanced off a pole at a speed police estimate could have been 150 km/h – and he walked away from it. He was driving like a madman just before the crash – and all because he was late for work. Slow down son. We reveal today on page 1 that the district council is looking at Easter trading. It’s an issue which raises its head every Easter, and there are good arguments for and against it. A major issue is from a tourism perspective; people who arrive here from overseas lament the fact “there’s nothing open.” The district council will do the decent thing and go to the public for feedback with a view for an outcome for Easter 2018. 12 – Barry Clarke Tennis champ selling real estate OUR PEOPLE Schools.....................10, 11 Our People..................12, 13 Local Views............14-18 Sport..........................................19 Events................................21 Gardening............................ 24 Motoring..........................27 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 wanted People to experience a virtually invisble German engineered hearing aid * . Kerbside collection times can change at any time To avoid being missed, have your bin, bags and crates out the night before, or by 7.30am on the day of collection (7am for State Highway 1). For collection information scan the QR code or see www.selwyn.govt.nz/wastedays 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 www.selwyn.govt.nz/wastedays

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 7 2017 3 News Get tickets now ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 4 March 2017 We welcome migrants Fashion • By Tom Doudney SELWYN WILL continue to be a welcoming place for immigrants, whatever else is going on in the world, Mayor Sam Broughton says. Gardening Mr Broughton said multicultural growth was great for Selwyn and that every family, whether new or established, contributed to the fabric of the community. He had raised the issue given recent “immigration unrest” and because it had “been in news headlines that people were Motoring feeling uncertain.” He declined DIVERSE DISTRICT: Stall holders Dasham Bedi and Dianne talk specifically about recent Downward, district council events and recreation adviser events the United States where Dave Tippett, Mayor Sam Broughton, stall holders Nimi Bedi the Trump administration has and Raj Bedi at last year’s CultureFest in Rolleston. introduced controversial immigration bans for seven mainly Muslim countries. Mr Broughton said Selwyn was fortunate to have a growing diversity of cultures. Tasty “Every month I get the Bites privilege of welcoming new citizens to our district through a ceremony held in the council chambers. Over the last two months we have welcomed more Money Work that’S Worth it! Your plumbing & gas fitting specialists Ethical work CJ’s Plumbing Call noW Ph 03 347 4475 www.cjsplumbing.co.nz than 60 new people as citizens, and many more have moved in as residents,” he said. “We show our strength when we welcome new neighbours and say hello to strangers on the streets of our town.” In 2013, 7278 Selwyn residents, 16.3 per cent of the population, were born overseas. In the 2006 Census, 14.1 per cent of residents Quality work Style is Forever nine bands. had been born overseas, indicating the district had become more diverse over the intervening seven years. Infometrics data showed Selwyn experienced a net migration gain of 422 people in the year to last September. This compared with a gain of 286 a year ago, and a 10 year average of 123 new migrants (net). • WOF Safety inspections • Full mechanical repairs • Servicing and warranty servicing • Tyres • Full diagnostic equipment one day. Infometrics senior economist Benje Patterson said that compared to other areas outside the major cities Selwyn had been an area which was particularly attractive to immigrants. “Selwyn has got very strong economic growth at the moment, there have been a number of industries developing a lot, particularly the dairy sector, and there has been a lot of construction happening,” he said. “We have also seen the development of more manufacturing facilities and logistical facilities in Selwyn and around the outskirts of Christchurch, so there has been a lot of job opportunities.” Mr Broughton said Selwyn had a reputation for being filled with friendly people who were interested and welcoming of new residents and innovative ways of living. “If your family has been here for generations, thank you. If you are the first of your family to live with us, thank you. If you are wondering about moving here, come.” • Cars, 4WDs, light commercial, all cars including European vehicles • Loan cars available (conditions apply) www.selwynsounds.co.nz Live in Lincoln In Brief DONATIONS A sum of $102,502, plus interest, in charitable donations towards the rebuild or construction of three community facilities is set to be transferred to the district council. The Selwyn District Charitable Trust has received $18,900 in donations for the Dunsandel Community Centre, $71,821 for the West Melton Community Centre and $11,781 for the Lakeside Hall. WATER RACE CLOSURES About 3km of Selwyn water races will be closed if district councillors approve the proposal at tomorrow’s meeting. This includes 1km of water race through one property on the intersection of Creyke Rd and Miles Rd and 2km through two properties north of Southbridge Leeston Rd. The closures were approved for public consultation in August and no submissions were received. Leona, Mark and all the team are here for all your motoring needs. 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 marksautomotive@xtra.co.nz Bedroom Bliss Beautiful fabrics to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary. Sizes 6-22 Maureen Crowley If you are looking to sell your property now is the perfect time The Team at Smart Real Estate Utilize Smart Marketing Options and Offer a professional service Call Maureen Crowley 0211 537 167 Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 or Office 03 384 8600 Classic Curtains & interiors 817 Jones Road, Rolleston Ph 03 347 4295 Curtains | Blinds | Upholstery | Fabrics | Cushions | Crafts SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 349 5646 www.smithandboston.co.nz Debra Hakaraia